Saturday, September 16, 2017

Pain is NOT a Lifestyle!

I love Saturday but hate when Rob's away. He hasn't been away over a weekend in years. But it's the nature of the job and I'll have to get used to it again. I planned plenty of things to keep me occupied. I took Tally for a nice walk, did some cleaning, invited a friend for supper this evening, and tomorrow I'm meeting my BFF for lunch, when we'll go to the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Lunacy event. Then work on Monday. 

I tend to struggle a little with my eating habits when Rob is away. I was a mess early in the week. Loneliness snacking is the worst! But my WW meeting helped get me motivated and back on point and I've had a mostly a great week.

I'm still sticking to a mostly Paleo way of eating, along with sticking to my WW Smartpoints. It's pretty easy. Just spend points of protein and fats and eat vegetables and fruit to my heart's desire. My pain is managed best with this way of eating. That's the bottom line, letting food be my medicine. 

I'm making this Rachael Ray recipe for my company tonight. My sister made it and raved about it. Peaches, Vidalia Onion, and Sausage tray bake. I got some beautiful nectarines (the peaches were hard as rocks) at Sprouts Farmer's Market the other day and I'm excited. I love sweet and savory. 

We fared well in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma, but the previous week had a giant tree limb fall on the roof. So dealing with that was a bit of ball ache. Still have to meet with the insurance adjuster, that's going to be fun.

I'm off to do more cleaning. Bulletproof coffee gives me more energy than I know what to do with.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Day 31, and DONE!

Day 31 and I'm doing the David Venable HAPPY DANCE!!!

Benefits of this round in order of happy dance-ness~ my pain levels are the lowest they have been in years. My skin looks fantastic. My anxiety and depression are locked in the dungeon with the sugar dragon. GIRL, BYE! My hunger signals are starting to make sense. I am sleeping like a champ. I feel energetic and have a mental clarity that I didn't know was possible at this age. MY PAIN LEVELS ARE THE LOWEST THEY HAVE BEEN IN YEARS!!! I lost six pounds.

The not so happy dance~ I have tremendous food boredom and I'm sick of being chained to the stove.

Going forward~ I'm going to stick with a Paleo-ish template within the WW plan, perhaps looking into the Simply Filling rather than the straight up points tracking. I haven't figured out my re-intro plan yet, though I"m pretty sure I want to stay wheat, sugar, and dairy free mostly because I need to keep the pain levels down.

We're going out to eat on Friday night. I'm going to have Pho, I'm craving urpy--slurpy-spicy noodles, we'll see how rice does me. And someone else gets to cook and clean up, SQUEE!!!

I'm off shopping and to treat myself to a pedicure.