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South Beach Diet -- Phase 1.5, Day 8 -- soooo tired and grumpy today.

Monday, March 31, 2014

I did not get a good night's sleep last night. AT. ALL. I was in that weird, limbo state, where I'm half awake and half asleep until about midnight. Then I woke up every single hour. I don't know what the deal was, but my bladder just felt like it was going to burst. It kept waking me up all night and making me run to the potty! So annoying! I try not to drink too much water or anything in the afternoons/evenings, but maybe I drank a little more than I realized. As a result, I was absolutely exhausted all day today. Plus it is a Monday, and I'm always a little tired on Mondays. Plus I'm going to be getting my period in a few days, so that makes me a little tired as well. Pile all those things together and I was just NOT feeling it today. Tired, grumpy, foggy, blah, crabby, exhausted. ALL. DAY. Of course this made the day just drag on and on...grr. Who knows...maybe it also has something to do with me being so sick all Friday night and all day Saturday.

I went to the grocery store on the way home and bought some more "diet" friendly foods. (I really hate that word). I got stuff to make a roast in my Crock-Pot later this week, chicken breasts were on a KILLER sale today so I stocked up on those (I plan to separate and freeze them)...the Steam-Fresh frozen veggies were on a Buy-One-Get-One-Free sale, so I stocked up on those, some more salad fixin's as well. Came home, put everything away, and made dinner. Sat on the deck with Husband and Daughter after dinner, and enjoyed the warm sunshine. It was 76 degrees this afternoon. So lovely! I ate my last two medjool dates in that sunshine and I was in Heaven.

Our good friends are moving back to the area tonight, from up north, and we are SO excited. They should be arriving tomorrow night, so hopefully we can see them very soon. Since we started trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, we actually lost quite a few of our friends (long story), so we are very happy to have some friends nearby again. I would love to be able to hang out with these guys a lot. They have a daughter a grade younger than mine, we've known each other for almost 20 should be fun and I can't wait! I have always enjoyed being alone and I love Husband dearly, but sometimes I get so lonely for a girlfriend...and for another couple to hang out with.

I'm already in bed for the night. Just too tired to do much of anything. Hopefully tomorrow I will have more energy.

Here's my run-down for today:


Day 8


Breakfast: turkey bacon, eggs with reduced fat cheddar, almond milk.

Lunch: salad (mixed lettuces, tomato, cuked, reduced fat cheddar, leftover grilled shrimp, leftover grilled mushrooms & green peppers).

Dinner: pan-grilled pork chop (very thin), green beans, brown rice, one small slice of watermelon.

Dessert: two medjool dates.

Snacks: string cheese, 2 pieces turkey sausage, skim milk, crunchy peanut butter, almond milk.

Activity: none...too dang tired.


I don't know if it was just being so tired and out of it, but I had a pretty lousy attitude today. This morning I was feeling really fat, almost kind of in a funk about how far I have to go to lose this weight, etc. Just in a really bad mood about it. I guess we're all entitled to be in a funk from time to time. I stayed on track all day, though, and rested my body when I finally got home -- and got done with dinner. My mood was much improved by this afternoon, but I am still just so worn out. It's time for a DVD, and sleep.
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