I have decided to knock back my pill to 1 a day. If it helps with my pain AND I start losing weight again - then I'll leave it at that. If I still don't lose anything, I'm going to look into some other options. I'm also thinking of just living with the pain. I'm sure at some point I won't be able to just deal, but for now I REALLY need to get healthy. Sometimes things seem so unfair. I've worked so hard - I am NOT going to let this sideline me.
So I promised some pictures. They are not exciting pictures - but they look good to me! :-) Today I pulled out the trusty old crockpot. I made a veggie soup - zero points. I figured, if I get hungry then I can just snack on some soup. I know I'm out of my mind - its been in the low 90's - but I had to use up some of these veggies before the spoiled! I had a taste and it is REALLY good! It's got chicken stock, broccoli, leeks, carrots, celery, tomatoes, garlic, and kale. VERY tasty!!
Then for dinner I made chicken terriyaki with brown rice and cabbage/carrot/broccoli sautee. This came out REALLY good!
Even Susie agrees:
That's all I have to say about today. I hope tomorrow I feel a lot better emotionally. I'm thinking I may try throwing in some weight training. It's hard to juggle going to the gym with my crazy life. I'm going to have to try to do it right after Pete gets out of work. I'm way too tired after dinner!
So here are a few pics from our summer vacation! We went to the Oregon coast - it was BEAUTIFUL! Cold, but beautiful! The kids had SO much fun at the beach! I got a really beautiful panoramic shot of the bay - I may have to blow that one up!!
Well, that's about all! Have a WONDERFUL night! Thank you for reading!! -Monica