Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I struggle with depression. So does my significant other, but I don't think even he knows how severe mine is. I take an antidepressant, which keeps me at a functioning level, but it's still a struggle sometimes. Things get bad around PMS time, and also during times of stress. And it's been stressful for months now. I'm having a heck of a time trying to stay positive.
Last night's healthy barbecue dinner was sidelined by a huge storm that rolled through the Chicago area, knocking out our power (and a few trees around here). We both bucked under the weight of impending hunger and headed to the local Chinese buffet, which we usually avoid because it's not very healthy for either of us, and it's actually not very good. The only perk is that it's immediate. Walk in, get food. I did try to stick to the veggies and whatnot, and didn't load up on fried food. But there was a cool moment in the restaurant.
As the Dude and I sat down with our plates, I spotted one of my students a few booths away with her parents. She saw me and smiled. I smiled and waved, and she lit up like a Christmas tree. It was nice to see one of my kiddos out in the community having a good time. I love my kids, even though they are all goofy. Seeing her really did brighten my whole evening.
The dinner ended up not agreeing with me, so I think it's safe to say that I won't be succumbing to any more buffets for a while! I have the afternoon to myself (the Dude is at a job interview--fingers crossed). I did the 6w6p (ow) and I may do a Leslie video in a little while. Another storm is about to roll in, so I think outdoor walking might not be a stellar idea.
60-90 minutes of exercise a day: walking/cardio and strength
8 glasses of water a day
Healthier food choices (those nighttime munchies are my downfall)
Get the house in order
It sounds much easier than it is...