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Not an auspicious beginning...

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

These first couple of weeks of the BLC #14 were not the greatest for me. I didn't really accomplish anything the first week, and then by the end of this last week I was so sick. I think I may have given myself a nice little case of food poisoning...spent most of the weekend curled up on my couch wondering if I'd be better off dead. emoticon

Gotta look at the bright side of everything, right? So the good part about me being so sick I only managed some soup in roughly 39 hours is that I dropped about 2 pounds. Combine a nice (albeit unintentional) boost to my efforts with a renewed desire to give my body all it needs to be healthy and my motivation has received quite the kick to the posterior. Now I just need to remember that when 5:45 am rolls around and my alarm goes off. That early in the morning it's awfully hard to remember why I want to be healthy.

I am absolutely LOVING having the house to myself right now. I am able to eat at 4:30 when I am hungry for dinner without anybody griping at me that "It's too early to eat!" When my day ends at about 9 pm I don't want to be eating dinner at 6. I am also planning my first vegetarian meal. I've never quite dared such an attempt before--not really sure how the whole "vegetarian" thing would fly at my house. However, I am quite excited to try this new recipe. It's a southwestern black bean and corn salad. It's got jalapenos, red onions, cilantro, and all sorts of deliciousness. That, and I just love salad.

Sooner or later I need to upload more pictures. I've got some nice shots from a hike I took awhile back that I've never gotten around to putting up, and now I've got more I'd like to show off. I just got done dog-sitting for my friend's dog Luxio, and I got some absolutely adorable shots of him being...well, adorable! He just went home last night, and mostly it's just nice to have peace and quiet again. I'm accustomed to an almost 18 year old Cocker Spaniel, not a 1 1/2 year old Pomeranian. It was rather nice to have a dog that wanted to play and receive affection, but at the same time he was a bit much for me. emoticon It may have given me a bit of work for this summer though--some former coworkers of mine asked if I'd be interested in watching their dogs while they are at a dog show. Normally only one of them can attend the show, but they would love to both be able to go. I was rather flattered when Don said that there aren't many in the county that he'd trust with their "babies." emoticon

Wish me luck in keeping up my motivation to get my body back to healthy!
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