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A jog makes everything better

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Yesterday was a long and stressful day. Once I made it home, I went for a nice jog and that helped. A lot. I am so glad to be where I am with my exercise. The stress relief it offers is something that I haven't found anywhere except for with food. When I used food as a stress reliever, I usually felt worse later. Exercise almost always makes me feel better.

I don't use food for stress relief anymore.

I ate fairly well today. Our band department bought a Mexican lunch for all the teachers, but I passed on it and ate my lunch that I had brought from home instead. Mexican food is my favorite. All time favorite. Love it. I must admit that I am incredibly proud of myself! I still ate a lunch that was delicious, but healthy too. I had a salad that I have name veggie salad. It is just loaded with stuff. Cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, pickles, banana peppers, fat free catalina dressing. Yum. I also had some chicken salad that I made at home the night before. I was satisfied with it and proud of my decision.

I came home and opted to skip a workout. I am crampy as I started my period last night. That also might explain my emotional challenges lately! I took a well needed rest.

I actually did a lot of thinking though. I have wanted a puppy for a while now. Before Christmas. I keep checking the shelters and will see one that I like and think, "ok, if its still there on x day, I'll consider it." So far they all must find happy homes before the weekend or whenever. There are two pups at one of the shelters that look adorable. I just don't know if it is the right time. I know I want another dog. I want a bigger dog. My husband goes and does a lot. Sometimes he is gone late at night playing with his band. My brother has a German Shepard and I got to thinking that I'd feel more comfortable home without him if I had a bigger dog. We have a cockapoo (cocker spaniel poodle mix). He's an awesome dog, but smaller. Anyways. I am leaning towards wanting to get this dog Saturday if she is still there. My husband thinks we already have too much with our one dog and two kids. I know what he means, but.....
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    Good luck on the dog decision. I have two dogs and somedays I wish I didn't...
    1793 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on passing on the mexican you love so much. I hope in time you can find a way to have healthy mexican food. Remember that having foods you truly love once in a while is OK.
    Best wishes on your journey to better health
    1793 days ago
    Great job passing on the Mexican food!!
    1793 days ago
    Running is wonderful :) Glad you found that relief.
    1793 days ago
    I am happy that you have something that relives your stress other than food. I to use the exercise bike in the workout room at my apartment building.

    1793 days ago
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