Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stuff a stuffy nose

I'm sad to say I'm still sick.  This cold has grabbed me and is holding on with both hands! 
I have finished our Robitussin, Musinex, NyQuil, and our puffs with aloe.  We've never been "out" of cold medications before!

When I'm sick...I want to eat.  I have been fighting it for days.  It is helpful that my nose is so stuffed I have to chew with my mouth open.  Many would just stop eating.  Maybe drink some broth or soup.   But I am a food addict...I still want to eat.  I am finding myself eating about every three hours.  Thank goodness I am not eating very much each "meal".  A third an order of boneless ribs and rice, tomato soup, oatmeal.  Not foods I choose very often, but they are here in the house (well, I ordered the Chinese) and I'm home alone so that is what I'm eating. 

Tonight I'll have soup again, but tomorrow I'm going to make chili.  I'm going to cook it up and put it in the crock pot to stew all day.  I really hope I can smell it stewing!

Hope you are enjoying the fall weather...its is my absolute favorite time of the year!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

sick, blech

Just a very quick check in to apologize for not keeping up the blog.  I've gotten sick, and it's wiped me out!
I cannot believe how tired I am with this cold.  I have mild asthma and I get these colds and it goes right to my lungs and it's simply exhausting...SUCK!

But, I wanted to let you know that other than crackers with my soup last night, I have remained on plan and am down six pounds! 

Thanks for staying with me, and I'll be back soon!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Back on Track...again

I have allowed myself to eat what I want when I want it for the"while". 
I haven't eaten my abstinence foods, nor have I had any desire to do so.  I just haven't been planning or pre-cooking or all the things I do to stay on track.

BUT that stopped this week.

My breakfasts and lunches are planned, cooked, and ready to be eaten.  My suppers are planned in the mornings so I don't have to figure anything out when I'm hungry after work.
Now I just need the weight to FALL off of me!!  Come on fat...fall!!!


Don't we all wish it was that easy???

Meanwhile, I am on week three of a problem with my foot.  It feels weird and sometimes turns red and swells.  I went to my regular doctor and she was "stumped".  She sent me to a sports medicine doctor thinking it was a tendon issue, and she was "stumped".  Those two doctors chatted today and have decided to send me to a dermatologist.  I'm sure it's nothing, but the feelings are there, and they are fairly consistent, so we need to get it figured out.

Wish me luck at my THIRD doctor tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'm falling apart

I'm falling apart.

Not mentally...thank goodness my mind is intact...well, as intact has it has ever been. 
I mean physically.  The list of pains in my body seem to grow DAILY!

I've had four car accidents within a one year time span (none of them my fault) so I have neck pain, upper back pain, low back pain, and I visit the chiropractor often.  It seems my pelvis is tilted.  Because of this I have trochanteric bursitis, psoas muscle tightness, and piriformis syndrome which causes my SI joint to seize and put my back out.  My feet have gone completely flat (probably because of being extremely obese and not wearing proper shoes) so I have IT band tightness, along with arthritis and bursitis in my knees and I'm destroying my patellas. 

What's that?  You don't know what half these things are?  I didn't either.  But you learn fast when you're in pain.

So....I went to the doctor yesterday.  I think that I have some weird infection in my foot as it's red and slightly swollen and it hurts to wear shoes.  Wait, it doesn't hurt, it feels like my foot is extremely sunburned and therefore my shoe rubs on it and it's very irritating.
My doctor is stumped.  It's not an infection, it's not cellulitis.  She wonders if it's tendonitis and is sending me to sports medicine.
Great...yet another thing wrong with my body.  sigh....

However, I will not stop living my life!  I just won't do it! 

I am going dancing on Saturday night.  We're going to a state park on Sunday to enjoy the leaves and have a picnic.  I am going to the gym each night to do my physical therapy.  I will walk the neighbors dog.  I will crawl around on the floor with my nieces and nephews.  I will clean the house, I will rake the yard, I will do whatever I need to do and will NOT let this issues stop me from living life. 
Because I believe that once I stop moving, I'll never be able to start again.

What about you?  Will you keep moving?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Full of fun!!

I love to be out and about.  I love to have things to do and I have already started planning for Christmas (yes it is October 4th).

So the fact that I cannot decide what to do this coming weekend is KILLING me!!

I can go fishing or dancing

Fishing pros:
The walleye are biting! 
The weather is gorgeous.
It's charter fishing, so I don't have to prepare anything but snacks.

Fishing cons:
It's a 2hr drive each way and 4hrs of fishing, so it's a full eight hour day.
Did I mention the 2hr drive each way??

Dancing pros:
My favorite local band is playing
My friends want to go dancing with me so it will be a big group
It's a 15min drive and free parking

Dancing cons:
Did I mention the fish are biting???

So you see my dilemma.  Too great options for the weekend. 
I've tried to figure out how to do both, but if I charter fish in the early am, I have to be up at 5, and I'm not sure I'd have the energy to dance until 1am...that's a LONG day.

Oh what to do what to do....

Monday, October 3, 2011

For the love of popcorn...

I traveled last weekend to another state to visit my family.
(On a side note, the leaves are changing colors and it was an absolutely gorgeous drive!)

I left right after work on Friday and got home at 6pm on Sunday.  That means that means 7 meals were either on the road or a touch out of my control.  My family is pretty good at meeting all our various food needs, but when there are so many at some point you give in and just make a meal. 

So on Friday night I stopped at fast food at 5pm.  By the time I got to my hotel at 9:30 I was hungry again so I stopped at a grocery store and got cheese/fruit cup (yummy!!).
Saturday we had omelets, then grilled meats and chips (I don't eat chips so I had grilled meats and veggies and an apple), then we had chili. 
Now chili is a strange item for me.  I don't crave it, but when I do eat it, I want it to be thick with cheese and crackers.  So much so that it should be more of a casserole than a soup.  Therefore, I don't have it very often. 

Sunday we had eggs and fruit (there were bagels and donuts but those were not for me), and I had a lunch of fast food on the road home. 

By Sunday night, I was so out of my element of food that I couldn't process what to have for a meal.  I also wasn't exactly sure I was hungry?

When this happens, my solution is popcorn.  Just popcorn.  Probably too much popcorn?  I try to avoid carbs, so of course popcorn is not a food I eat very often.  It's made when we have backyard fires, or when sports are on TV.  Or, for me, it sometimes serves as my supper.

I'm not sure how I feel about this.  I don't believe I am addicted to popcorn. I don't usually buy it when I go to movies.  I can skip it when others are making/having it.  I HATE microwave popcorn. 
But I'm not sure how I feel about substituting popcorn for a meal?

Are there certain foods you tend to eat when you can't figure out a meal?