It’s been a little over two weeks since I re-started my medication. I’m in that window of
“holy crap, I can’t believe how much better I feel, I can’t believe I ever stop taking this!”
and the numb blahs that will eventually lead to:
“I feel too good to be medicating myself, medication is stupid and I don’t need this.”
Still. This is probably the first month in a year that I didn’t have violent pms.
I hate needing medication, but I hate being an emotional rollercoaster even more. It always amazes me that after just two weeks I’m sleeping through the night again and not biting my nails. Because everybody knows, if my nails are a mess, so is my head.
First tell tale sign of a spiral.
I really love the Livestrong food app for my iphone. It’s been easier to keep track of my calories and my exercise while using it, I think every single thing I’ve eaten (good or not…including a box of Mike n’ Ike’s in a weak moment) has been searchable on it. Even if it isn’t, you can manually key it in.
Two weeks since the diet started, I’ve dropped enough pounds to get me motivated to get back to my pre-bakery weight. (that means 7lbs to go. Then that 7 extra that was hanging on from the babies…)
I’m trying SO HARD to be good, so I’m still eating well (enough) and trying to stay interested. Exercise wise my sciatica is killing me in both of my legs again. Every time I start to work out again, that stupid pain comes back, radiating from my ass through my legs. Brutal.
But back to food, my real nemesis…This dinner was so easy it’s embarrassing that I didn’t think to do it more before. I took a plain pork tenderloin, salt/pepper/a little olive oil and threw it on the grill. I chopped up a head of cabbage, a bag of baby carrots, and a red onion and threw it on a cookie sheet on 400 for 20-25 minutes. In a half an hour we had a kick butt low carb dinner. Stupid easy, and that’s exactly what I need right now. I need it to be so easy, and so filling, I don’t feel deprived. I just hope 2 weeks from now I’m STILL feeling this way.
Let’s be honest, my house isn’t the most delicious place to be when we’re on a diet and we’ve been doing the juicing thing. But I’m trying to get myself re-motivated in the kitchen and Bob might be making me just a little.
I found this low carb recipe, but I wanted to make it lower in fat (yolkless) and needed to adjust what I had (or didn’t have) in my house.
Spinach & Goat Cheese Egg White Frittata
- 12 egg whites
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 lb fresh spinach
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove minced fresh garlic
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 4 oz goat cheese
- salt & pepper
Preheat to 400. I cooked down the spinach with a little water (no oil), but not to the point of soggy. Whisk the eggs, salt, pepper, garlic and milk with a fork. Throw everything else in the bowl with the egg, make sure to break up the goat cheese into tiny pieces. Spray a medium size casserole dish with cooking spray, dump everything in and bake for 25-30 minutes (check at 25 but mine took 30). Make sure the eggs are done, they’ll get a little browning on the top. The fresh cooked spinach will be somewhat moist, just make sure it’s not raw egg.
It’s delicious, and happens to be awesome slathered in salsa.
Stepford has been shaken hard by the FLYING PIG. Swine flu is spreading faster than zombie-ism in Sean of the Dead, and I’ve been a paranoid lunatic lately because we are going to Disney and you know what that means….all of those stupid things you pre-pay for are paid for and OH MY GAWD if someone catches H1N1 we can’t go!
I’ve doused myself with enough Wild Honeysuckle anti-bacterial hand gel that I could probably disinfect a hospital just by walking through it.
Okay so this post has 3 purposes and I need YOUR help.
1. An excuse for why I am absent.
Getting ready for the trip.
2. I need Disney advice.
My girlfriend/neighbor dropped off some really helpful info and guides, but if you have a tip for being in the park with a 10, 3, and 1 yr old, let’s hear it! Please post a comment, tip, link anything that might help because I’m all ears.
3. Lowe’s has had its Christmas stuff up since early September, but why the HELL do they sell a $60 light up yard ornament of a FLYING PIG?
I started out by talking about swine flu of course but it makes me think of this ridiculous flying pig I took a picture of while shopping. Seriously, why would Lowe’s sell flying pigs for Christmas?
I am SO mad at myself. How the hell did I walk into Walmart to pick up Brinn’s new glasses, and walk out with a fluorescent green plastic pumpkin and a monster bag of Combos? Which I ate 98% of the bag by the time I got home.
This Saturday is the Susan G. Komen
race for the cure here in Charlotte and Maeve, my sisterinlaw Debbie and I are running in it.
I haven’t run a 5k since July 2000, and I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that Maeve doesn’t make me look like an old, sloppy, slow poke.
No more Combos. At least not until after Saturday.