Not a smoothie technically but I just made a drink I have to share with my Dingo sisters. I tossed a quarter of a lemon, a handful of fresh mint, a little honey and a couple cups of water int he vitamix and I have never found a drink more refreshing. This may become a staple around here!
Shanti - I need you to come here and make these smoothies for me! They sounds divine!
No running. I just couldn't get out. Just couldn't make myself do it. I'm going to start fresh next week, I think. I am going to commit to cutting the sugar and carbs again. Why I have to learn this over and over and over again is beyond me. Why stress sends me straight to crap is beyond me. Not going to give up on trying to rewire that though!
Bec - Sugar and crap = path of least resistance. My diet is completely whacked right now but I'm home so rarely that I've sort of surrendered. Happily the cast parents do a big potluck dinner every night before rehearsal so that the kids (and I) get to eat before working. It's a really nice time to have everyone together relaxing and fueling up. Of course it tends to be mostly noodles.. Though the other night our local fisherman dad cooked up a ton of fresh caught salmon for everyone. It was the best fish I've ever had!
Nic -It would be socially irresponsible of you to go visiting into an area where people who have to live can't get enough access to basics. Am I right?
Real - Congratulations! And yes, I'd do the invitational race, I mean not that I'd EVER be invited, but if I were!
Gotta fly. Sorry for the small sampling of personals, I'm thinking more than I have time to type.
Total breakdown this morning. After being left by dh to take out the trash, the cardboard recycling, and clean up the godawful mess he made in the kitchen, I totally lost it with the kids and started sobbing. Not good. At least they are now somewhat more motivated to get some cleaning done/help me. Doesn't help that I haven't run since Tuesday because my stomach is in an uproar. Must have eaten something gluten or dairy by accident, this is a bad one. Sigh.
Sorry mamas, I'm kind of down this morning.
Oh Nic Something must be in the air this morning because I am just recovering from a similar start to my day. The sweet and sunshiny part of my morning so far was cleaning up raw eggs from the floor and then several surprises of dog vomit and poop all over the house. Then my girls had one doozy of a nasty fight while I was working my way through the mess in the kitchen. I was probably hiding in the bathroom sobbing at the same time as you Do you work today? Can you make yourself some of the magic soup and see if that heals your spirit and your stomach? Can you get outside for a walk even if you aren't up to running yet?
Here's some joy vibes coming to Nic and Shanti and anyone else who needs some relief from the day-to-day grind. We're getting into that season where the pressure is on to be constantly filled with gratitude and goodwill but the kids still won't pick up their #%*$ing stuff or put away their #&*$ing clothes. Being sick and under extra pressure too is just not fair.
Mommajb - I'll PM you with details but did I mention that my visit to SD is a done deal for Feb? Let's make sure we find a time to play. I can't promise I'll be running but I can promise that this time I know I'm going to be in the right city!
Sparkle - That's so great about your perfect papers! I hope you put them on the fridge!
Nic and Shanti ~ I really hope the day improves for both of you.
Plady ~ SD in February?! I am jealous!
sparkle ~ yep, put those papers on the fridge and give yourself a gold star!
bec ~ join me on the no sugar/no grain train. I started yesterday. So far, so good, although I had some nasty carb-flu symptoms last night (headache, cravings, crabby).
Real ~ yes! Do the race! And congrats on qualifying too, Speedy Mama .
RR ~ PT exercises and hopefully a short run sometime today.
NRR ~ kids are off school today. I made them clean their rooms before giving them their iPods. DD2 is going to friends' (twins, my grammar is right!) house to play. DD1 and I are going to find her some more shirts. DS is planning his birthday party which is tomorrow night. We had parent teacher conferences last night. DS is doing awesome and has been recommended for math and science enrichment (LOVE his teacher this year), DD1 is doing great academically, but shows her volatile temper on occasion , and DD2 is also doing well academically but cries when things don't go as she expects. Yeah. I know.
JG - I'm going to join you come Monday.
Nic, Shanti - I have been there with the dog messes all over the house. It isn't a fun place to be. And I have been there with having to clean up everybody else's messes. It is certainly not fair, especially when you are feeling sick and drained already.
I am very happy to report that my husband has returned! I am so glad to have him back home! He has 2 more nights next week that he has to travel, but then he's home for a month. It's been so hard to be the only adult on call! Oh, and he brought me special mud from the dead sea!
Still no word from the organizers of the Hot Chocolate 15k on my results. I've sent them two emails, and not even an acknowledgement that they know I'm trying to talk to them. Really don't want to do this next year. I did, however find some pictures. So, at least I have some proof that I ran the damn thing. Also, some pretty good photographic evidence of heal striking! I need to ponder that bit of information!
Running? What is this activity you speak of?
Unfortunately, when I'm "off the wagon" it's not indulging in the stuff I dream about when I'm on the wagon. It's more like "what easy carb can I cram into my face" ~ plain bread being the go-to binge food. If I were to binge on the stuff I dream about, it might be a lot more enjoyable. Maybe I should try that! Like your friend, I only go up and down by 10-15 pounds, but it's not the weight but the emotional toll of my forays off the wagon that kill me.
This morning we have a fall-comfort-smoothie winner.....
and yesterday's smoothie boosted my mood and energy after a terrible start to the day -
I am off to a craft show today. Was there all day yesterday and not one sale so hoping today makes the gas use and time not studying and not with my kids worth my while!