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Back to what works for me


Saturday, September 04, 2010

During a very stressful week of caring for my critically ill lab, Busy and arranging for day care/boarding for my foster Belgian Malinois puppy Tara, I switched from my typical fresh non-processed foods to whatever I could eat on the run. I didn't get to work out at the gym, although I was doing some serious lifting of my 75 lb lab as he could not walk. I averaged 2 hrs of sleep a night when he came home from the ICU at the vet hospital... I didn't lose any weight, but I didn't gain any either.

I've sadly arranged for the puppy to go to another foster home so that I can focus on giving my "baby" the best quality of life we can with whatever time he has left. Looks like he's out of the woods for now, but is still unsteady on his feet (was having seizures/canine vestibular disease). While I miss her, I am grateful for having had my first good night's sleep in about a month.

My breakfast - my beloved healthy breakfast - is now back. My homemade organic 2% yogurt is turned into yogurt cheese over 2-3 days of straining. I have a tablespoon of this yogurt cheese and fresh blueberries. I don't get hungry all morning with this combination and I just feel better when I have it. Breakfast cereal (I was having Special K w/Red Berries, which isn't too bad), just has too much sugar and doesn't fill me up for very long.

Only 12 lbs to go...Trying to focus on my successes (losing 68 lbs) rather than this temporary plateau. Have a job interview on Wed and need to study my stats for that, but will be back on track with my exercise at the gym after that. Working out at home for now until Busy our lab is safe to stay alone.
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