Friday, September 17, 2010

Cooking, eating, running

I know this isn't a big deal for a lot of you. But it is for this overwhelmed working mom.

I didn't eat restaurant food once this week. I did rely on several frozen meals and frozen veggies, but anything is better than drive-thru. No fast food for me!!

I have been cooking, too. I rediscovered Roni's food blog, and I am in love. I have made a lot of her recipes the past few weeks, and not one has been a dud. The raspberry stuffed peaches are divine. I just had the chick pea/cilantro/feta salad, and it was fabulous.

There are so many great things about her recipes. Not too many ingredients. Serving size for 4 or less (I don't need a lot of leftovers). Quick and easy to prepare. Nutritional data included. Comments from readers with their tips and tricks. And they are yummy and healthy.

I don't know why she doesn't have a cookbook yet. I just hope she never stops writing new recipes.

I've run 3 times this week-- yay! Long run of 7 miles planned for tomorrow. Hopefully I can do it.

It's been a good week.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I don't want to jinx myself, but I'm doing OK on the food front. I wasn't, and I'd gained some more, but I've been doing better and I feel better. The pounds are creeping down. I don't feel food crazy.

But I hate to even whisper about doing well, because of the jinx factor. It's been inevitable lately...I blog about how well things are going, and the next day I fall apart.

I just want to be consistent. Consistency was key in 2007 and 2008. That's what I need to find again.

I haven't been running according to my plan for the 10/10/10 half marathon. It's so frustrating. I have a treadmill so there's no excuse other than at the end of the day after I get home with the kids, I'm spent and have no energy to even put my running shoes on (by far the hardest part of working out is just getting dressed for it). I did 4.25 miles on Saturday morning, but that was it last week. So far this week I've done 0 miles.

Mark left for Philadelphia for work last Friday. He gets home late tonight. Sophie had a dizzy spell and a stomach virus (vomiting for 12 hours, poor kid) on Saturday, and the dizzy hasn't left yet. She missed school yesterday and today. It's her first spell since April, and it's not horrible. She can walk and do things, she just can't move quickly or bend down, and school is too much of a challenge for her. She can't think if her head is spinning inside. I think orange juice may have helped set this one off; it's the only migraine trigger she had more of in the days prior to the migraine. She's not had problems with it before, but she's not a big OJ drinker. That plus a virus plus a weather change on Saturday & Sunday must have been enough. I just don't know why it takes so long for them to go away, even with migraine abortive meds.

Dad is slowly declining. He's having more trouble breathing, is having more pain, is having more trouble moving his fingers to use his joystick mouse to communicate. We are hoping the hospice nurse allows him to go to the hospice center soon. I'm praying every day his suffering, and ours, ends sooner than later.

All in all, I'm doing OK. I just hope the universe doesn't hunt me down & put a pox on me for uttering that out loud.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

I'm here

So sorry. It's been very busy with work, kids, dad drama, funerals (two in 4 days for men from church), and trying to just keep it together.

No slowing down over the next week or so, so no real update for a while.

But I'm here. Same stuff, endless days of it.

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