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  • #31
    Feeling pretty good today. Tired, but energetic.

    ...stupid dark when I leave the house... *grumbles*

    I find myself not eating breakfast most days. Coffee and then out the door, then either eating around noon, or a little earlier if I'm hungry. I suppose it's good, but it does make for an earlier lunch sometimes.

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    • #32
      I am happy with myself.

      Today, I've been in a funk mood-wise. Nothing specific, got pretty good sleep, work is not horribly overwhelming. Just a blah kind of mood.

      Decided to have a cappuccino. It's kind of chilly and rainy today, thought this would make me feel a little better. The coffee shop in the hospital was out of whole milk though, had to settle for 2%. Still it's a fabulous cappuccino! They do a much better job than Starbucks...

      The reason I'm happy with myself is that I was pretty seriously considering getting either the GINORMOUS rice krispy treat or the equally GINORMOUS frosted cinnamon roll.

      And got neither. I decided what I really wanted was my cappuccino.

      I'm pretty sure my leftover chicken, mushrooms and coconut oil over fresh spinach, with blueberries for dessert will be amazing when I have it.

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      • #33
        And now it's lunchtime and I am not really hungry. Now the question is, do I go ahead and eat, or wait awhile until I'm actually hungry? Think I'll wait a little while. It'll help later when I'm trying to get dinner ready and have three kids going in the fridge wanting something "RIGHT NOW!"

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        • #34
          Sounds like you are doing well! Keep it up! Good idea on waiting until you are hungry - I find that is a big key for me. Eat when I am not hungry and it seems to start the 'eat just because you feel like it' mode. I can relate to trying to get dinner going and kids falling apart because they are hungry NOW!
          Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
          Primal low: 186 lbs
          Current weight: 221.4 lbs
          Goal weight: 140 lbs

          "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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          • #35
            Thanks for the encouragement! I really feel like I need it today.

            Yesterday, my mood just tanked! Work was discouraging in several different ways. Found out late in the afternoon I'll be covering one of my co-workers today and Monday. Got home and discovered I had to dump my kombucha due to mold. Just a tiny little fuzzy bit but DAMMIT! I had to dump the last batch because it got too vinegary too quick. I can't afford to keep buying bottles of it.

            The evening was difficult. Absolutely every little thing my kids did caused almost uncontrollable rage. I'm not even sure why, it was nothing different than they usually are in the evenings: happy, bouyant kids. Couldn't give myself a timeout because my husband wasn't there to distract them for me.

            Got a couple of hours sleep last night, then I was literally awake every hour and looking at the clock until it was time to get up. I'm exhausted! And have a very busy day ahead of me...

            *sigh*

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            • #36
              Those days sure are tough! I find the kids tend to get my mood taken out on them, when I am out of sorts for some reason, unless I am very intentional and decide to focus on being kind and set my feelings aside until I can figure out why I am so grumpy. Doesn't always work - of course, but it can help me to redirect my feelings a little. I just apologize to the kids and say that Mommy is having a bad day and I am sorry that I yelled etc. I know it doesn't fix it all, but they understand bad days, they have them too! Hang in there ... try to keep pressing on even when you feel as though the carpet is being pulled out from under your feet. Keep eating primal and drink lots, breathe deep whenever you get a second. Hope you survive your day ok!
              Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
              Primal low: 186 lbs
              Current weight: 221.4 lbs
              Goal weight: 140 lbs

              "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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              • #37
                Thanks Coll! It definitely helps having someone else tell me to just keep going

                Yeah, I tried very hard not to take things out on my boys yesterday, and tried to give them extra hugs. It wasn't their fault I was getting so angry.

                I'm going to do what I can today at work, and try not to worry about the stuff I won't have time for. Had to take an anxiety med though, having some chest pain. Mostly fasted so far today, except for caffeine. Water in front of me now, no more coffee today! Hamburger and spinach for lunch, and a ginger snap larabar for a sweet snack this afternoon. Yum!

                Tomorrow, going to the Rennaisance Festival with my husband, where I will have mead and a GIANT turkey leg!

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                • #38
                  That should be a blast! And hopefully release some of that stress too. Just don't let stuff you can't do until Monday bother you until Monday Please tell me you have a costume!

                  I just bought some mead from the farmer's market.. I've never had it before, and I'm waiting for a special occasion to crack it open (Especially as it cost double what I would normally spend on a bottle of wine.. I hope it's worth it!)
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                  • #39
                    Oh I WISH I had a costume. I keep looking every year and hoping...someday I'll have an awesome wench costume!

                    I love mead! And I don't usually drink sweet wines. It's just the perfect thing for warm days, or heat it and it's good on cold days!

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                    • #40
                      Ooh, I never would have thought of heating it! I will have to find out where I can buy it once the market is over. (Which is soon. This is Canada, folks, winter is a comin'!)
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                      • #41
                        You mean it isn't already winter there? I mean, our winter here is like 8 or 9 months long, so yours must be longer...

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                        • #42
                          It's actually law in Red Deer that the first snow fall is on Halloween. Often, the law is broken but Mother Nature is notorious for missing her court dates, so enforcement is pretty lax :P But there was a frost warning the other night! Which is crazy, I know my MIL's tomatoes haven't even started ripening yet..
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                          • #43
                            Mead, we are in the thick of making our own for the first time. Our pear mead was ready to be drunk green so we have started sipping on that - only a small bottle of that We have 5 gallons of plum wine fermenting away and a gallon each of blackberry and peach meads. Hopefully they turn out yummy ...

                            Hopefully you have a lovely time at the festival and get to relax and breathe deep and forget about the mess at work for the weekend! Get outside and sweat a little if you can - helps me unwind, might help you too Keep on going and enjoy your turkey leg!
                            Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                            Primal low: 186 lbs
                            Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                            Goal weight: 140 lbs

                            "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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                            • #44
                              I should learn how to make mead. I really should. Right now I'm still trying to figure out kombucha, with 33% success.

                              The Ren Fest was fun! Beautiful sunny and warm day. We had mead, wandered and looked at jewelry and weapons. Looked at the quarter mile long line for turkey legs, and decided to try the lamb on a stick instead. It was...disappointing. Just a greasy, fatty, stringy lambchop. With a stick stuck in it. Yep. Just stuck right in there and serving no purpose...

                              The turkey jerkey, however, that we found later on was WONDERFUL!!! So was the mead.

                              Got home so covered in dirt that a shower was required. A lovely day in the sun

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                              • #45
                                Sounds like you had a good time Hope this week is a good one for you... the turkey jerky sounds good. A dirty day in the sun is great. THere is nothing like a shower after lots of sun and dust - feels SO good!
                                Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
                                Primal low: 186 lbs
                                Current weight: 221.4 lbs
                                Goal weight: 140 lbs

                                "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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