Saturday, January 24, 2015

I can really emphathize

I don't know what I did, but I work up yesterday and my left shoulder was killing me.  Must have slept on it funny.

Today it's better, less painful and more sure and stiff.

As I was putting on my pants today (one leg at a time, stopping in the middle to let the pain pass) it hit me.  There are people that live like this all the time, and I'm being a baby for being in pain for 2 days.  I know that in a few days I'll feel better.

I have a new respect and sympathy for people living with chronic pain.

I also had NO idea that your shoulder is so connected to like.. every move that you make!  This make my weekend plans of cleaning, cutting fabric, and surfing the Weight Watchers site for recipes a little difficult.

When the spousal equivalent gets home it's off to the store.  I have a Fresh Market card and I'm in the market for healthy snacks.  Then to Target.  I need tube socks and rice.  Maybe I can get him to help me clean.....

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

That darn wagon!


I honestly don't know what came over me.  All I know is that I was HUNGRY.  (I suspect my monthly visitor is to blame)

But man, it wasn't pretty.  There was pie and chips and a margarita involved.

But I can't dwell on it.  I know dwelling on it will lead to beating myself up about it, which leads to just chucking the whole getting healthy thing.

Instead I'll take a different approach.

I've already tracked what I plan to eat today.

I got out for a run.

I have healthy snacks at work.

I need to meal plan and make a shopping list....

But the important thing is this:
The important thing was... I got up this morning, had a healthy breakfast and ran.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Long weekend and Balkan Cuisine

I  posted this to the college's instagram when I was hosting.
It was an interesting week this week.  We had an ice storm.  Misty went to the vet and is healthy.  It was a cyst!And I hosted the Life @ WM Instagram account.  This best of the bunch is looping to the right.

Yes, that's me... on a rolling desk chair... scooting down the hall.  Friday afternoons bring on weird things!

From their Facebook
In other news, we'd seen a new restaurant go up a while back.  I mentioned this on Facebook and within a few hours, a group outing was arranged!


For lunch yesterday we went to the Balkan Cuisine Restaurant.  The name wasn't very inventive....

I'd never had Balkan food (other than the little Greek that I've had) So I wanted to try it!







The place isn't hat big.  It's a storefront in a strip mall.  Our party of 6 overwhelmed the place a bit.  It overwhelmed the kitchen.  It seemed like it took forever for the food to get out.  (But the waitress brought the kids an extra plate of fries What an angel!)
They honor their heritage.  I liked this display!  And had really good food!

I had a shish Kabob.  The chicken was lightly seasoned and nice and tender.  Not being a mushroom fan, I wasn't thrilled with the PILE of 'shrooms on the plate.  But apparently I'm odd for not liking mushrooms.  Next time I'd go with rice instead of fries.  ($6.50)
The BFF had the Salko's Pljeskavica which is basically a hamburger ($14.99 with goat cheese, $13.99 with less interesting cheese)  She said it was good (a tad spicy at times, though), and I want to try this the next time we're in there.

The BFF's hubby got the Cevapi,which wasn't what we were expecting.  It was 15 tiny sausages on a big bun.  I'm sure it was a bit awkward to eat. ($12.99)

The spousal equivalent got Gulas ($9.99)  He said that some of the meat was a little fatty.

We didn't get a picture but the Veggie in the group had a Pite.  Which is more like bread baked with things in it rather than a pita pita... He had the Zelijanica ($7.99), which was spinach and cheese made into dough.  It looked like if you made spanakopita into a bread.

In all the food was good.  And for the most part, not that expensive.

The only negatives:

  • sodas and water come in bottles, not from a fountain so no free refills.
  • I swear someone was smoking in the kitchen before we left.  The cigarette smell was strong.
I'm definitely going back so I can try other things!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I'm a worried momma

Yesterday, the Spousal Equivalent was petting the Misty.

He found a lump under her fur.

Cue me freaking out!

This is my baby!  She's only 7!  I can't lose her now!

(Because I always jump to the worst conclusion... see below)

I called the vet.  They said that she needs to be seen, bit it's not an emergency and not to panic.

Well, I'm panicking.

We're also going in tomorrow to see what's going on with my puppy.

The interwebs said that it's probably nothing.

But I might not sleep until the vet also says that it's nothing.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The cost of doing races

I put my medals on the wall.

I have a lot of medals.

This means I've done a lot of races.

What does that mean?

I spent A LOT of money!

This totally has to change for 2015!

What I'm doing this year:

  • I took a calendar and registered for the races I REALLY wanted to do.  
  • I looked at the half marathons that I did in the Fall, and decided to pick one.  (I'm still deciding between the two)
  • I decided that I don't want to run bay Days again.  Instead I'm looking for a March or April race that won't cost me a fortune.
Races are awesome!  Races are fun!  They are also EXPENSIVE!

I'm saving for the 2016 Princess Half!

Maybe instead of races I need to organize some group runs!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year.. and end of my vacation...

It may be hard to believe, but I've been home from work for a little over 2 weeks.  Let me tell you, it's been glorious!

It also means that I have to leave my house soon and get back to the real world.  As y'all know, I tend towards homebody.  Especially when the anxiety flares.  (My most recent anxiety: people will get into my house when we're not there.)  I know that leaving to go to work on Monday is going to be hard.  And we all know it's going to be hard on Misty.  She's had me home for two weeks.  That's like a year in puppy years!

On the weight loss front...  I don't want to start.  I've been trying to work out every day.  And for the most part, I have.  Though I have struggled to reach my 10,000 steps goal.  (an aside: where the heck IS my FitBit right now....?)  The scale ins't kind.  My tummy and head haven't been kind either.  Rain is forecasted for the next two days so running is out.  Time to brush up on the indoor activities.  I'll have to rely on them heavily when the weather gets bad this winter.

As for resolutions....  I don't have much.

  • I do this Weight Watchers thing.... I need to do it better.  I need to track better.  I need to make better choices.
  • I make cleaning schedules and work out schedules.  I NEED to stick to them!  It will lessen the anxiety!!
  • Exercise- 5 days a week.  I need to do this for my health.  I also need a variety of exercise, so I don't get bored!
Ok folks... I'm off to work out! I go back to work on Monday.  Wish me an anxiety free day!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Blues

As y'all know.  I LOVE Christmas.  I especially love the lead up to the holiday.  The holiday itself goes by in a blur, leaving blue feelings and scraps of ripped wrapping paper in it's wake.

from imdb.com
My Christmas Day was a rather low key affair.  We went to see Into the Woods in the morning (after I made a point to go running, and after presents were exchanged and stockings ripped into)

John got my charms for my bracelet, and a magical cardigan of many pockets.  I got him Pocky for his stocking.  Misty got toys both from us and from my mom.

After the movie, I decided to cook.  I had ham from the day before. Vegetables from the day before.  And I thought I was being smart by cutting and freezing potatoes.  I defrosted them overnight.

Somehow the potatoes turned black and molded in my fridge overnight.  And liquefied.  It was SO disgusting!

In the end, we had enough food.  Friends came over for margaritas, leftovers, cards and Christmas specials.

form tv.yahoo.com
I capped the night with tea, freshly made Irish brown bread and the Call the Midwife Christmas Special.

(seriously, who was surprise that Cynthia became a nun???  No one)

Today I'm going to make some lunch, and after the Spousal Equivalent gets home we're going shopping.

And maybe I can talk him into getting pizza.

At least it won't be ham.

Happy Boxing day everyone.