Thursday, June 30, 2011

Feeling like nothing works

So I am in a bit of a funk. I feel so lost with regard to my efforts to lose 20 lbs. I am working out like crazy and though there are times when I over do it with my nutrition for the most part I'm eating well and yet my scale does not move and in fact sometimes goes up. I had a DR appt and my thyroid is once again acting up but with my current meds it is in the high normal range. I feel like she should give me some more synthroid to bring it to the middle. I'm sure this is the reason for my fatigue and weight gain. Blah. She is having me come back for more blood test and a recheck in a month or so and if it is still high or higher then she will do something. In the meantime I have a nutrition consult on July 11. Maybe I can get some guidance there. I hate being this much above where I like to weigh. I dont like the way I look nor do I like the way I feel about the increase in my weight.

This weekend we are having a barbecue with many of the neighbors. I'm doing some fish and brats and then making a lightened version of potato salad and a lower fat dessert as well. All the neighbors are bringing food for the grill and a side so we ought to have plenty. Afterwards, about 7:30 we will head to York Field for the 4th Fireworks. I'm hoping to maybe go to Calloway on Sunday because they have some fun stuff planned. Also we can rent bikes or go on a hike out there. I think it would be nice.  Monday is Thunder on the Hootch downtown so if we want to go somewhere on the actual 4th we can go see what that is all about. Its the last weekend before Paul heads back to Knox for a week so I'd like to spend it doing something fun. The week he is gone though I'm going to clean this house like its been infected with a plague as well as wash and detail my car. My car is gross! I plan on being busy so I shouldn't miss him too much and honestly I can sleep in the bed without him waking me with snoring or even worse, gas! LOL

Will check in again later. I've got to figure out dinner. Thinking sausage and pepper pot with mashed cauliflower....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day two of my sugar detox

and so far so good. I've even got Paul doing it and he is having a hard time but hasn't as far as I know given in. I have a little headache though so I had to make a smoothie and use some of the higher glycemic index fruit in order to get past the cravings and help with the headache. I wish I'd remembered to take pics of it because it was so good. I will post the recipe in a bit.

I slept in the spare room last night because Paul wouldn't stop snoring and I slept so great. Im just going to do it from now on at the first sound of snoring rather than fuss with him all night. Not worth it. He still snores and I get no rest.

The last two days at the gym have kicked my ass but I'm hoping that by really sticking with my diet and working out hard I can drop some weight before Mike comes home at the end of July. I also committed to joining the Columbus Road Runners. I have wanted to for awhile but always felt as though I couldn't keep up. Hell I may not be able to but at least it will get me into more of a runners mode and also into training for the half in November which I need desperately.

Mango/Pineapple Smoothie

6 oz greek yogurt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup pineapple
1 cup mango
1/2 cup ice

Blend well. Serves 2.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers Day

So I woke up before 7:00 and no I didn't get up so early to make Paul breakfast. I was forced up by his constant snoring. I'm seriously considering sleeping in another room and only coming together for conjugal visits. I'm exhausted all the time.

I'm still slightly irritated at him over the whole birthday/optometrist thing and if you know me personally you know about this. If you don't lets just say he behaved poorly and really hurt my feelings.  Anyhow I still took him to brunch and we are going to head to a movie this afternoon. Probably going to see the new Pirates movie though I'd rather see Bridesmaids. Whatever, its his day so I'll save the other one for a day this coming week and go myself when its really hot in the afternoon.

Tomorrow I begin the 21 day sugar detox. Scary scary scary simply because the last week I've eaten like a sow and included all sorts of crappola. I'm also back to the gym tomorrow which I'm so glad for because I have missed it this last week. I hate when I'm not exercising.

So, there you have it. I'm going to update this thing at least a couple of days a week and include the new recipes I try as well as some pics of the things I make. I always enjoy seeing what other folks eat so why not.