Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Checking In

I just realized it's been nearly a month since I've written anything. We spent a long weekend in Savannah for my birthday in September. Rob was terribly sick with bronchitis and sinusitis while we were there but he's a trooper. We had a good time, some really good food, and an epic Old-Fashioned cocktail at the hotel lobby bar that I will remember fondly for years to come.

My back went out again, that long walk on the beach that did such good things for my spirit, sent my pelvis out of whack, which in turn, sent my back out in the shower while shaving my legs two weeks ago today. I'm still in a little pain, but a few trips to the Chiropractor has me mobile again, and I visited another Chiropractor who specializes in gua sha. I'm going for another session tomorrow. I got some decent pain relief for my Achilles' tendinitis. It hurts like hell during, but it feels great afterward!

I'm other news, I just booked tickets to see Matt Bellessai at Atlanta's City Winery in December. I love him and his brand of humor. I'm looking forward to that.

I'm still doing well with a whole foods, low grain, low sugar, dairy free Weight Watchers way of eating. I'm feeling pretty good, but want to be more active. The pain keeps getting in the way. I need to get out with Tally every morning for a walk, no excuses. And if I keep getting less pain in my heel, I'd love to get back on the rowing machine. Ugh, why couldn't I have been one of those people who just decides to go running when stressed, instead of running for the chocolate?

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!