TERRIBLE migraine today. Had it since yesterday evening. I had a long long long board meeting last night. Didn't get home until 10pm. Other than the headache I feel really good.
My food has been great. Yesterday I was around 1000cal. I'm still holding off on the exercise, but I do plan to start again this weekend. I don't know where I'll start, but being off for the last 6 weeks is going to make it hard to get back to it. I have to be careful about getting discouraged. In the past when I've gone for long periods of not exercising I've gotten discouraged about the amount of decline in my fitness level. This has led to my giving up in the past. Also I have to be careful not to go too fast which could lead to my being overly sore or hurting myself and then I'll REALLY be upset if I have to quit again for a while.
I'll likely start with the stationary bike and walking. I hope to work back pretty quickly. I have no idea what to do about the C25K. I figure I'll try walking and some intervals of running and see how I feel. I was nearly done with the program before I got sick. I may just do it over with the idea that it would improve my times. I won't know until I try.
Man, I'm cold all the time. Is anyone else experiencing that? Today I am FREEZING and I have on a long sleeved shirt. My nose is cold and my hands are like ice. I used to just sweat all the time and I was never cold. I used to be hot most of the time, but I am definitely changing.
Of course it may be the low fat ice cream I had for lunch. Sometimes when I have a migraine, cold stuff helps. I don't know why. But in lieu of food, I had the ice cream, 225 cals. Not the best choice, but hey, it's a dairy, right? And that's all I wanted.
I am wearing my size 14 jeans today and they are comfy. It feels really good. but, I keep looking at myself and thinking, "Am I REALLY a size 14?" I mean that is down from a 22-24 last year at this time. I look in the mirror and I still see huge hips. My legs are definitely smaller. Even I can see that my legs, especially my lower thighs, above the knee are shrinking. It's like my brain knows I'm smaller,but my eyes don't see it.
My wedding rings are getting really big. It won't be long and I'll need to either get them sized or stop wearing them. At my son's football game Tuesday. They almost flew right off when I was clapping. Guess I need a new one. Have to tell hubbie either I need an upgrade, or I'll have to quit wearing it. Ha ha. And speaking of the boy- his broken arm is healed. We had the Xray. He's out of the brace except for football. Thank goodness. That thing was getting stinky, even with washing it.
I'm wondering how all of you choose which blogs to follow. I have a long list. I like that because not everybody stays active. With a long list, I usually have some people to read. There are some I absolutely MUST read and others I just don't connect with much. Others still I am finding I really don't agree with most of what they write or they are just plain downers. I know we should be encouraging to our fellow bloggers and I certainly do that. But, when do you say that's enough. When do you decide it is affecting your attitude? I don't know about you all, but when I read about one person having a splurge here and another there, It really gets my bad side going. You know the old, "All my friends are doing it, why can't I?"
I certainly appreciate all my followers. I still find it hard to believe that this many people care what I have to say. Some days it just amazes me the support I get from all of you. If only I'd known that all that was just waiting for me earlier.
Looking toward the weekend. I have a few social obligations this weekend. I'm sure it will be a busy one, but then when is it not busy in my life? Friday night we have a carnival at my daughter's school. These things are always crowded, loud and annoying, but something you have to do for your kids. So we'll go for a while and then leave. I usually don't get too tempted at these things because of the crowds and noise and the fact that the lines are long. So, I'm not worried about temptations there.
Saturday night we have a neighborhood chili supper. We're supposed to bring adult drinks and a dessert to share. I'm bringing my whole wheat low cal brownies. That way I know I'll have something I can eat. These taste so good they don't really taste diet at all. As far as the chili and such goes, I'll eat a healthy snack before I go and drink a big glass of water. That way if they don't have anything that I can safely eat, I won't be hungry and I'll eat when I get home. We'll be watching "How to Train Your Dragon" outside on the big movie screen, so the kids will have fun.
Only 2 glitches. First, Friday night is game 6 of the Rangers series. A MUST see. Of course they lost last night, but hey, it is the Yankees we're playing. We only need one more win and we're in the series. I feel good about it. The whole office is wearing Rangers gear tomorrow. Should be fun.
Second, OU game is Saturday night and it's an evening game. Sigh. We play Missouri, but I think we'll win. Good thing we'll have TIVO. If it weren't for the movie, we could go, mingle and leave early. We'll see how it goes. I hate watching a game after I know who won. Maybe we'll be done at the party by half. We have to go this time because the last gathering for the neighborhood we missed to go to a wedding. We've only been in the neighborhood a little over a year and we haven't met everyone yet. Of course, I could always acquire a migraine and send the hubby and kids...............evil, but maybe necessary. A quiet house. Beer. Football. Smile.
Am the only one enjoying apple season? I've been eating all different kinds lately and yum yum yum! This week alone I've had honey crisp, macintosh, cortland, pink lady, granny smith, and fuji. I'm an apple eating fool.
Well, this was a bunch of randomness. I hope everyone is enjoying their day.