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Ramblings of an overworked, stressed madwoman...

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Prepare-- it's a rambling mess:

Have to admit, Getting back to the healthy eating made a huge improvement in my mood & sleep quality. Or maybe it was a combination of that and starting my birth control pills? I don’t know, but finally, after a horrid week of moodiness, no sleep, lethargy, irritation I feel “normal”. I was eating like crap, TOM and just downright exhausted. Gotta keep track of stuff like this and figure it out.

I made homemade soup last night and it helped me stay full and has tons of veggies in it! I loosely followed Chef Meg’s southwestern soup recipe, but used less olive oil, no avocado or cilantro(I didn’t have any cilantro, otherwise it would have been in there!). It turned out well and is pretty tasty!

Haven’t really gotten back to my exercise regimen—my ‘buddy’ is on a road trip with her husband who is home on leave from the military and I don’t have the accountability I’ve had in the past—but I did garden (and weed and sweat and get covered in dirt) both Sunday and Monday. I would have yesterday but it rained. I didn’t realize how much work gardening was! I cleared so many weeds--- I HATE WEEDS! And my allergies were kicking my ass, but I overcame the obstacles and got a lot accomplished. I hope it doesn’t rain this evening—I’d like to go for a 4 mile walk outside. I guess I can resign myself to the treadmill if it does. I just have to DO IT! This weight isn’t going to lose itself.

I had a cruddy week last week, but am trying to pull it together and not lose sight. It’s a forever change, there’s going to be both bad and good day—but as long as I continue on, I’ll reach my goal, maybe not as quickly as I want, but eventually.
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  • SNUZSUZ
    Glad you finally got some rest and you got a lot of exercise in because gardening IS hard work! I think you are doing great:)
    1955 days ago
  • STRINGI719
    I saw a great picture on Facebook the other day -
    it said, "Don't mistake a bad day for a bad life."

    We all have bad days once in awhile. I think the goal is to make them fewer and farther between, and really focus on all the great days! Gardening and soup both sound awesome to me - way to go!!!
    1959 days ago
  • CROWLEY123
    It sounds to me like you are just getting your thoughts together to get yourself back on track! Nothing mad about that.

    WAY TO GO!
    1959 days ago
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