Wednesday, June 13, 2018
I have written down what I ate today and will record it tomorrow, I am basically just checking in to be loyal to my commitment. I spent the morning at the best food pantry in town, Living Hope Ministries (which is a church). I am not Christian, I am Jewish, but I think this church serves one of the original intended purposes of Jesus, it is NOT an institution nor is it a direct handout. Part of the reason it's the best is that you get A LOT of food compared to other food pantries, and the second is that every single recipient involved in the process contributes labor and also perhaps makes a financial donation each time, once a month. An extra dollar was requested since I was accepted (there is a huge waiting list) and other than this month, I have been giving it because the pantry there requested it to beef up their food supplies. $400-$500 is the projected amount needed. It meets monthly and I do not attend the prayer breakfast, but they are so kind because I can't do much with my poor balance (which is aggravated by the medication I take to travel in a car)--I usually get the chore "Sweep the co-op" but this chore is assigned to several people and sometimes I dust and sometimes like today, I hold and empty the dust pan! I was grateful today, because even though I only took 1/2 my medication for the car, my balance was very off in some cases. I am really glad I didn't take the whole pill! I would have needed to sleep then.
I didn't do anything this afternoon but sleep, because of the medication but also because the heat has arrived! It was 105 degrees yesterday, I can only imagine what today was. It's coolest in the front of my apartment, where the AC unit is in the wall, not my bedroom. I woke up at 5:30 pm and thought it was 4:30. Poor Harleigh, my little cat has a lot of black in her fur, yet she was the one who felt cool enough to insist I get up. I ate a really "naughty" lunch from a SP perspective before napping--think what the Peanuts gang ate in their Thanksgiving special and you have some idea! I actually got a lot of healthy fruits and vegetables, and two premade salads, and of course bread. I only wish I had eggs and my almond milk, but I have enough for at least a week, and then some.
I have been knocking myself out exercising this week--did 5 miles Sunday and 5 miles yesterday. I am buckling down, because I need to get back to the weight success I had achieved with SP prior to an attack last year. I just have to be really careful in the summer because I feel better with my disease but if I over do it, I can cause myself to have an attack/episode. And I really do not want to re-start again by resting for months and then doing only chair exercises. I want to start from right here!
So tomorrow morning I expect to really put in some exercise effort with Leslie Sansone (as much as I can safely) and then use the cooler front of the apartment to do kitchen chores, because I have a lot of vegetables and fruit along with bread to portion and to chop up and store in the freezer. All the while making my regular recordings in SP that I usually do. See you all then!