Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I'm really feeling motivated again, eating, breathing, dreaming about Spark People and Fitness and Healthy Foods. Good thing, too, since I'm a bit under the weather right now (really, just a ginormous abscess that's got my face swollen like a basketball), I need a lot of motivation in reserve, since I've been advised NOT to do strenuous exercise right now, but to save my body's energy for healing for a few days. I can live with that, it's not like I'm on bed rest, or unable to exercise *at all*! I'll just try to refrain from doing those butt-kicking, sweaty workouts that I love so much.
My eating is also undergoing some changes, to strictly soft foods (the softer the better). I can't chew or even bite down without pain, so I'm just trying to be creative about ways to fix my meals without relying on smoothies for 100% of my nutrition. It's working better than I had thought it would as well. Life is just full of surprises that way - I was prepared to be all bummed out until I could get my tooth fixed (or extracted) and now it's turning out that it's not the end of the world after all! I must confess, however, that I did add brown sugar to the cream of wheat that I ate for dinner last night (was feeling pretty nauseated from mixing antibiotics and pain pills). The cream of wheat always makes me feel reminiscent of my childhood, and we always put butter and brown sugar on it, so that's what I did. I didn't even think about it, so that might not be such a good thing, but I think it's still OK. I'm not eating sugar now, and don't plan to.
OK, I'm actually still taking the pain pills, and they might be making me a little bit loopy...maybe I should just stop now and come back later.