Journal Entry: Feb 8, 2016 (Slowly but Surely)

Journal Entry: Feb 8, 2016 (Slowly but Surely)

Journal Entry: Feb 8, 2016 (Slowly but Surely)

Weekly Weight: 203.3 lbs, that’s 1.6 lbs down from last week!
Brushed Teeth: Yes
Walked: Yes, 40 min 1.92 miles
Healthy Breakfast: Yes
Shower: Yes
No Dunks or Starbucks: Yes
Mood: Productive, content and then the dread creeped back in

I am very happy to report a loss of 1.6 lbs. It’s not massive but, honestly you’re only supposed to lose 1-2 lbs per week for lasting success, so I’ll gladly take my weight loss slowly but surely. I had a great workout at the crack of dawn which is when I usually work out but, this time it was more imperative because a snow storm was coming. Both kids had no school. I got out before it even started snowing. I ate mt healthy breakfast and then after my shower I put on PJs because why waste an outfit on a snow day? I watched Game of Thrones and Hannibal Burress’ new special on Netflix. I drank hot cocoa with marshmallows and I ate sensibly all day, except for lunch which consisted of two bowl of lucky charms. I had a nice roaring fire and then I just felt the dread creeping back in. I wrote a post devoted to it: The Dread.

I tried sleeping it off but, I couldn’t sleep for very long. I know I complain about it constantly but, I am just not used to feeling so dark. I couldn’t sleep for long so I blogged about it and then I went down to watch a little TV with my daughter and eat dinner. She’s rewatching One Tree Hill and I thought it was very funny when I heard a character say, “come to my place I’ve got DSL.” It was the new big thing at the time. It cheered me up a bit to hang out with my daughter. I finally went to bed. I think I need to start giving myself to do lists, keeping myself busy all day. I just worry that I’ll get overwhelmed but, I think it may be the only way to stop the dread from coming. Keeping my mind occupied. I don’t want to over schedule my day though because that never ends well. Maybe just a loosey goosey list of things to be done. I hope it will help I’ll try starting Tuesday. Wish me luck! I hope this post finds you well or on your way to wellness.

Journal Entry: Jan 27, 2016 (Productive Day)

Journal Entry: Jan 27, 2016 (Productive Day)

Journal Entry: Jan 27, 2016 (Productive Day)

Brushed Teeth: Yes
Walked: Yes, 1 20 min mile
Healthy Breakfast: Yes
Mood: Mostly content, somewhat anxious

I walked slowly today because it hurts my calves to walk and I thought maybe I just need to slow it down and build up to the speed I’d like to be at. It still hurt a little but, not as much. I start PT Friday morning which I can’t wait for, I think strengthening is so important and that will be the focus.

I got a lot done, that’s been a recurring theme this week thankfully. I sorted through all my mail up to the letter M and paid some outstanding medical bills I found. I recycled about 30 lbs of mail and sorted the important stuff that needs to be filed. I promise someday soon I’ll stop talking about mail.

I often participate in Twitter chats, today’s was #MHchat. They were discussing anxiety which I have a lot of experience with. You meet wonderful people in these chats. @SynableBish and @SuperADDMom were particularly kind to me when I talked about not being able to meditate. It seems a lot of people have that problem because that tweet of mine was RTd and liked a lot. @SynableBish even posted a breathing exercise for me called Brahma Breathing and let me know that my WP theme Sugar & Spice was full of worms. I really liked that theme. That is the reason for the recent change. I hope you like the new theme. @SuperADDMom suggested creative meditation like coloring which I started to do last year but, stopped for some reason. I plan to do some tomorrow, maybe I’ll even post it if it comes out pretty.

Well, here’s hoping tomorrow is just as productive. I hope this post finds you well or on your way to wellness.