Working on being healthy in body , mind , spirit..135 lbs lost, then Maintained for a few years, and lately some regained. Working on it -in and out of Pjs
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Great things. I have had ........
Several days now of fewer calories, balanced meals, recognizing hunger, sitting with hunger when it is appropriate, exercise that my knee can do, sleep, and work. This is good. Knees are not perfect but not worse either . That's good too.
Here in Atlanta we are finally getting cooler weather and Friday's high is to be in the 50's. Now that it's cold, I remember how poorly insulated our house is and how cold it is. I bought a hallway dog bed for Lillie our little blind dog who has taken to lying in the hallway much of the day , so she can hear my husband and me working ( we both telework for different companies).
Apple cider vanilla warm 'smoothee'---ok, this was a random chance I took. I get hungry in the afternoon and will tend to drink hot tea or even another cup of coffee versus actually eating food. I had a couple of old packets of sugar free apple cider(as in maybe more than 2 years old-not sure). I wanted something different to drink and I was hungry enough to know that I needed some protein to get me through work, exercise and to the next meal.
I mixed in 1 scoop vanilla protein powder with one packet of hot cider mix, and added extra water. I wasn't sure if this would be a total fail, and I really wanted cider so I hesitated (a couple of times) about this. But, It was awesome! It was like drinking what I think a hot buttered rum would be like (from the name). I highly recommend it
I'm a Geek for many things: Food, Pajamas, Coffee, Chocolate, Movies, Books, getting and being fit and healthy, 80's music, and the list goes on and on .....A nurse, a diabetic, I've lost over 130 lbs and have more to go . And I actually enjoy working out.
I chose the names of Ms. PJ Geek and PJ and Pounds because I have happy memories of childhood, coming in dirty and sweaty from playing in the yard. Then taking a bath, putting on a fresh nightgown and feeling all new again . I felt like a princess. Fresh renewal. .........
All names and situations will be changed to protect the innocent and the guilty, and so I can keep my job. While I am a nurse, I do not intend this to be a blog with specific directions or guidelines for healthcare. And.....though I have a college degree, that was a long time ago ya'll, and I don't remember proper punctuation or grammar.