Monday, February 17, 2014
Ahhh, the sweet bliss of a craving fulfilled.
Ahhh, the sweet curse of a craving denied.
Or is it.
I find the thing I ended up really really craving - chocolate - is typically my demise.
Recently I read, that some people with food allergies, actually crave the very thing they are allergic to and that can wreck havoc.
I am not allergic to chocolate.
But, it is my bugaboo.
I think I can handle it, and let it sneak by - oh, just a cup of cocoa, just a little dark chocolate (but who can have one bite, and resist the open bar).
Every time I go off track, that is the main culprit.
So today - I only had one cocoa, with my decaf to make a mocha, and a couple of chocolate chips. I am sure I may have another cup of cocoa.
I have avoided buying the candy bars I so easily bought at the holidays for gifts. Those I snuck a nibble in here and there.
Right now I have to retreat back from the sneaking of a slice of toast, or english muffin, or the occasional piece of chocolate. So hard to do, but will do me so much better if I avoid it.
So at the grocery store, I bought blueberries, more fruit, yogurt, and for the occasional treat - dark chocolate covered fruit. Real occasional.
Is it an occasion already?
Monday, February 10, 2014
Today I brought my hubby to physical therapy for his humerus fracture/recovery range of motion exercise. We also went to the mechanic, and walked around one store briefly. He didn't even use his cane, nor use a riding cart.
After supper, he sat down in our dual recliner and wiped out. Other than neuropothy really making his feet hurt (I gave them a gently rubbing with coconut oil mixture - a homemade salve from a friend that makes it, along with some tiger balm). I also got him a beanie bag heated up, and put it on his shoulder, and tucked him in comfortably with a snug blanket. He is sleeping nicely.
Meanwhile, it meant that I walked today, a whole lot. 2.5 miles. My husband, knowing how lousy I had been feeling, encouraged me to sleep in this morning (til 10 a.m.) and it helped. I am still hurting, but not any where near as badly.
My turn to go put my feet up and watch the Olympics.
I was impressed with the Men's single skater from Russia Plushenko - that won the gold - and he has had an artificial disc implanted in his spine. I told my husband, that's my new hero. My Olympics - after not being able to work, and being told I would be more disabled, I am working. I just worked a 30 hour week, and am getting ready for my second.
I am grateful. Healing can be wonderful. It can be painful, but it can be encouraging.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
When you don't feel so well,
you look for comfort..
a warm blanket,
a soft kitty,
a cup of something hot to drink,
something to relieve pain.
That's my day. going to just relax,
and hug my cat,
and stay warm.
Have a good weekend.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Oops, Missed it.
It was two days ago, but I did not get on the computer at all.
Now that I am glued to a computer for work, I have not been getting on at home.
This weekend - I came home with a migraine, and my neck and shoulder have been suffering since about Monday.
Between Sunday and Monday I painted in my "new" studio.
I think I overdid it.
I went way beyond the 10,000 step goal on my fitbit.
Now I have been suffering.
This morning - the aftereffects of migraine - or migraine in the eyes.
neck/shoulder pain - trying to relax that one off.
So I will be afc again, and offline. At least for today.
So after 4 years -
I can say I have about 23 lbs off my original weight despite surgeries, etc. Post surgery, I couldn't lose anything I had regained til last year. Right now, so busy, I haven't paid attention.
I am able to work again, and my hours have been increasing. I have to find a balance there.
I drink more water, I eat healthier, less of the junk I used to partake of.
I eat more fruits and vegetables.
I walk more.
I am healthier, considering everything I have dealt with.
I sleep much better, with less interruptions than I had.
Let's see what the next year brings fellow sparklers!
Saturday, February 01, 2014
I love lists.
Perhaps too much.
I love the act of crossing things off my list, just to show that I have accomplished something.
I started out making a list today, and dove right in to try to get things tackled.
I got waylaid at the first turn.
I went in the basement to get my laundry and we had water leaking from somewhere. I figured it was the dishwasher overflow. Then I started laundry, and that started overflowing too.
Add to the list calling the septic system guys to pump it out.
So that kind of took precedence.
Instead of doing one side of the list, I replaced things into my kitchen, now that there are knobs on the upper cabinets. I emptied nearly half a dozen large boxes. I went as long as I could, then I couldn't do anymore.
I will take pictures of the finished product, as soon as I get rid of the other clutter in there.
Then I had to use my TENS unit to alleviate the back sciatica spasms.
Now, I will go relax for the rest of the night, though I have another load of clothes to throw in the dryer.
Check that one off my list.
Walked about 3.5 miles, including going up and down stairs a lot!
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