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For 3 days I left the house! BREAKTHROUGH!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

This Thursday for Thanksgiving we went to our friends' home and had our big family dinner with their entire family with both sets of grandparents, another couple, and 2 Airmen in training from the Air Force Base! Then Friday I went out to the latest Twilight movie with my friend Cissy and it felt so odd leaving the house without Juan and locking the door with MY key. Then yesterday we went over to visit and play Jeff's new board game and hang out with Jeff and Cissy and on the way over I realized that it was the first time I'd left the house for three days in a row in YEARS. Since early 2006 actually! Today I wiped out and had a huge nap to "defrost" when I got chilled after dinner, and we didn't make it out to grocery shopping, BUT I got two of the things done I really wanted to do today. We watched The Godfather because I'd never seen it and it's been on my long list of movies I need to watch, and we had Italian food for breakfast and dinner to go with it. We decorated the apartment for Christmas together and mostly kept my tradition of kissing under the mistletoe and putting it up first, except it was really second because Juan helped me put the wreath up first. We came up with a solution to our kitties versus tree problem that was different this year because now our television is on TOP of our entertainment center instead of INSIDE it. I stuffed towels in a vase to hold just the topper part of our artificial tree, then stuffed more towels in my pretty metal urn and put the vase in that, wrapped the vase in ivy, and tah dah little Christmas tree topiary!

I'm feeling hopeful like I'm getting to have more of a life again. I'm also trying to not overdo it to the point of wiping myself out, I know I still have fibro flare ups to deal with and fatigue will get me if I over extend myself. But I've been able to do my walking workouts up and down the hallway for 45 minutes on a much more regular pattern lately and I'm loving that. I've also been having some days where I feel just really REALLY hungry all the time all day long to the point where I have trouble thinking and hunger PAINS even though I check and it looks like I'm getting well over my minimum calories. I'm not sure what's happening there but I'm hoping it will balance out and I won't have many frustrated days where it's hard to stay within my calorie goals.

I thought it was funny that I did my walking workout Thanksgiving morning, and told myself it was OK to eat ALL my calorie limit for the day, and then when I got home and tracked it all I'd only hit just over 1700 calories! And then to top that the day AFTER Thanksgiving I woke up and the scale thought I'd LOST two pounds. I know it's within my current 4 pounds variation that I consider my current weight but it was still funny to me. So my big calorie day this week was Saturday instead of Thanksgiving, when I was hungry ALL day ALL the time and then had pizza with our friends.
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    Way to go Elise! I'm proud of ya!
    2277 days ago
    sounds like you are meeting goals you thought you couldn't do. Great Job! Keep up the good work.

    2278 days ago
    Great report, and welcome to the "I ran away from home for a few days" club. Try to plan more of those....you're gonna love it!

    2279 days ago
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