Holy Thunder Thighs Batman!!
I bought a new pair of sleep shorts, do you know how long it has been since I have seen myself in shorts?!?!? Last summer at 155, that's how long. At least I have a pair of PJ pants on while I run around the house as to not frighten the children
. But, yay me moment. I hopped back on the SB wagon a week before I saw that! So vanity wasn't my final enough is enough moment. But, on the other hand, I do not think I will be wearing shorts in public for a while!
Okay, no park and no walk yesterday, bummer. But, I went to the grocery store mid morning and stocked up on a few essentials. Just to have a personal moral booster, I grabbed a fave vintage blouse and pumps. So I pushed a heavy cart around the grocery store for an hour in 2 1/2" heels, then carried bags up the steps, from the street to the yard, across the side walk, then up the six steps to the porch. That has to be worth something. Then, the spinach and cheese and spinach stuffed chicken was awesome, but it took twice as long to bake as what the recipe said. Then, by the time my youngest finished eating, it was nap time. Then, she slept for 3 hours, so by the time she woke up, we had 30 minutes to get ready for an evening appointment.
But, while she napped, the rest of us were outside doing some much needed yard work. It felt so good to be outside doing, instead of curled up on the couch either in pain or sick as all get out. I wielded the rake for over 2 hours without feeling overly tired. I was worried that it would take me forever to not only be physically active again, but not feel like a limp noodle by the time I finished. Especially since last summer, before the trouble started, I was completely in charge of our yard, with an old-fashioned push mower, but I also cut my Grandma's 2-3 acre yard-riding mower with hers- plus cleared over a dozen truck loads of brush and brambles from her yard, and I dug up, leveled and installed a new brick side walk in our yard!
That was from May to the beginning of July. I was so busy, I did not take the time to post at the beginning, then I forgot. Then the cramping started, and the bleeding that wouldn't stop, and the testing. I fell behind in my yard work and my Grandma's. It is very hard to push an old mower when you can hardly stand up right, but my DH really doesn't have time to help with that, nor do I expect him to. I am a SAHM. The yard, house, shopping, finances, anything and everything that the girls or he needs, is all my responsibility. And he did try to help, but we were also still trying to finish the upstairs of our house at the time too. Had my surgery at the end of September, started walking and resumed working upstairs to the point of in November, I installed our new floors. That was an experience, hand nailing over 1000 square feet of tongue and groove bamboo.
Then came the super strain of antibiotic resistant strep combined with something else. Six rounds of antibiotics to kick its tail end from about Thanksgiving, to taking my last pill just as I started back on SB. Plus all the extra doctor stuff cut into my grocery budget. So reduced veg, canned fruit or apples and bananas on sale, and lots of rice. I really do not recommend not being active with eating rice, bad combo. Now we are finally to where we are now, when I can go out and have zero distress over spending 2 hours raking except for blisters
Okay, I just rambled a really long time! Any way, yesterday was god on food. I found I do best only having beans once a day and I found that thread with the bean muffins--thank you every one that contributed, awesome and delish! So had snickerdoodle muffins with lunch and no chickpeas with dinner. But I did not feel deprived, in fact, I did not even want a dessert after dinner. Today, I am trying a spin off in crockpot meatballs some one posted in the recipe forum--Turkey(instead of hamburger) and spinach meatballs over hot broccoli, just because I like broccoli and hope the flavors will go together nicely. And I made up a fresh batch of quiche yesterday using cottage cheese instead of shredded and fresh mushrooms instead of green pepper, that way I do not get bored with my breakfast. So today:
B: veggie quiche w/2 mini flax muffins, tomato juice
S: 1 Tbs peanut butter
L: Turkey meatballs over broccoli with a snickerdoodle muffin
S: Cottage cheese with sweetener and cinnamon
D: Loaded veggie salad--have started adding broccoli slaw mix on top, yum!
S: SF Popsicle
Okay, time to get lunch into the crockpot!