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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sometimes I wish I could bottle up the energy I get before TOM and ration it out during the month. I get this insane desire to cook and clean that's even surprising to me. I've noticed this pattern happening for the last 6 months.

With the cooking I challenge myself to see what I can cook up with things on hand in my pantry and refrigerator and stay on the healthier side. The added fact that we are also on a tighter grocery budget pushes me to this challenge also. This is actually fun at times. Not all meals are a hit but then I tell my family they are lucky I tried at all! I've learned to cook by trial and error, using cookbooks, cooking shows, and the internet is a great source of finding recipes very quickly.

Then I become insane with the house cleaning. This all usually lasts for a week maybe longer. What I'm trying to figure out is how to put that energy into a really great workout. I do exercise but it is mostly sporadic. Not that housecleaning doesn't burn calories and it does need to be done. But taking care of my body is also very important. If I'm going to reach my goal by this round of BLC I need to push the exercise. Calorie wise I am doing very well most days and I do allow a day here and there where I'm not so restrictive. It just seems that as I age it gets harder to lose so I really want to get things done now.

So today I cleaned and I cooked. Dinner was great. Everybody was happy. But I was in an emotional funk. I know it's the hormones but I still just wanted to bust out crying feeling like I'm not appreciated, life couldn't get any worse blah blah blah. This weather doesn't help either. So I am treating myself to a glass of wine, snuggle up with hubby and watch a movie, and try to get over this moodiness. I'm sure tomorrow will be a better day!

I feel better already!

Some random pictures closest to showing how I feel today. LOL

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    It right before my TOM and I having been cleaning like a fiend! Hmmmm maybe there is a correlation there;}
    2660 days ago
    I know what you mean.
    2892 days ago
    Shar - I think you should come visit me before your TOM! I could use a little inspiration around here! Hope you're feeling more appreciated today.....
    3033 days ago
    I just want any spare energy!

    I found that yelling at myself while exercising, makes me do more! My cats and husband eyeba;; me funny but.. then..

    What about incorporating into your ceaning. Use the bustling to do walking lunges, make sure you squat when lifting and do 5 at a time before you actually pick up the item!

    maybe you can hook up a solar panel to your self and keep it charged up!!

    emoticon emoticon you will do solar fitness! :)
    3033 days ago
    I'm there today for sure! Normally, russ does all of the house work except what crazy stuff i come up with on the weekends. but normally, he has the dishes done, he makes me coffee and breakfast everyday and this morning he didn't want to get out of bed and it flat out pissed me off.
    3034 days ago
    LOVE the pictures!! Moodiness sucks. Beer helps emoticon
    3035 days ago
    Hey why don't you come to my house the week before, I'll let you groom my dogs, do my laundry, clean the bathrooms.....And let's not forget you're a great cook...My door is always open, you're welcome any time... emoticon
    3035 days ago
    I'm glad you're cuddling up tonight and just relaxing. Enjoy...and, yes, tomorrow will be better. I promise you that.
    3036 days ago
    Shar, you are more than welcome to come over my house and cook and clean! I'll even take your moodiness!
    3036 days ago
    Wanna come to michigan and help me clean up after a 22 month old who gets into everything and then you have no idea where there are. Take care and have a great night. What ar eyou watching?

    3036 days ago
    Is that my problem? Today I cleaned the whole house and cooked a fabulous dinner and still have veggies roasting in the oven for tomorrow. Come to think of it TOM is just around the corner. I guess that is the only perk. Enjoy your wine, hubby, movie and relax, It's only life and nobody gets out alive! LOL
    3036 days ago
    oh man, you wanna come over my apt before your tom??? i NEVER clean! i hate it! haha. go you for trying new recipes and such. i only started learning to cook when i started on sp; i still don't enjoy it. but i know it's better for my health and my wallet (as you mentioned). just go jump on your bike and watch a movie emoticon
    3036 days ago
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