Monday, February 10, 2014
For the first time in a long time I did a nutrition plan for today. 1200 calories, adding protein powder to my smoothie so I take in enough protein, it's good. I haven't done this in a long time, I was surprised how easy it was. I will stick to it today, I don't think it will be hard because the foods I will eat today are filling and nutritious, I don't think I will be hungry.
On a totally different note, David (my boyfriend) got a letter after a blood test that he's got mild hyperthyroidism, which means his thyroid is overactive. Of course the doctors here are very chill about everything (Paracetamol is prescribed for everything and anything, it's like that's the miracle pill here, but getting a blood sugar test? What are you thinking?!), so they said don't worry and come back in 6 months to repeat the test and we'll see what happens then. 6 months? Really? I thought thyroid problems are to be taken seriously... Anyway, David is almost never out in the sun (which is bad for the thyroid, among other things), partly because the sun comes out quite rarely in this friggin' place, but also he's just an indoor computer geek type of person. So I told him that the first thing we should do is, when we see that the sun is out, we go out. Of course it's cold and he shouldn't take his clothes off, but the sun still catches his face, neck and he agreed to pull up his sleeves so the sun catches his forearm too. We already went out a few times, of course he hates it, which annoys me, same old same old (never underestimate the level of laziness of a gamer). I even went out without him twice because I started to like it. I realized how out of touch with nature and the forces of nature I am (David too obviously). Maybe that's why I complain so much about the weather, I'm too used to the perfect stagnant indoor temperature and I forgot how nature itself really is like.
On that note, our heater in the house is broken since Friday, and we're looking forward to at least 2 or 3 more days without it, and that's if they can fix it with the piece they ordered and if that is the only problem. If it's something else, we'll be without heating for longer. It's already freezing in the house, our bedroom is relatively warm, compared to the other places, but I still wear two pairs of trousers, two socks, and (let me count real quick) 4 layers on top. 5 if I'm still cold. The house being cold makes it even more unappealing to go outside for some reason. You have a feeling of 'if it's this bad inside, how bad can it be outside?!' :) . I feel like the bears that sleep through the cold season and only come out when it gets warm. I really do feel like that. If I didn't feel any guilt about it I would stay in the warm house for about 4 months every year during the cold season...
Anyway, that's enough whining for one blog post...:)