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Day 238 - Trying to Start Blogging Again

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

I go back and forth about to blog or not to blog. Some days I have so much I want to sort through and other days I don't want to bother with it. So I guess I'll give an update today and then deal with tomorrow when it comes.

I've been dealing some severe drops in energy, particularly in the mornings. I'm not sure why it's happening, but my workouts have not been happening for over a month. I'm still active as I teach dance several days a week. And I babysit once a week and we play. But I'm not doing any kind of planned workouts.

As for the eating, I've had trouble getting back into a more "normal" healthy pattern of eating. Leading up to and recovering from the gall bladder removal, I had a hard time eating anything other than carb-heavy foods. And the desire to try to eat a more balanced diet hasn't been there. I guess it's possible that the crappy eating has led to the lack of energy.

So I guess, all in all, 2020 has completely derailed me.

As for today, I woke up and had a protein shake with my cereal in hopes of getting in more protein. It was made of 2% milk, vanilla collagen protein, and cinnamon ucan (a superstarch that is supposed to release steady energy throughout the day). It tasted like a liquid version of a cinnamon roll. Due to the low energy in the mornings, after breakfast I've been spending some time reading. Then I usually do chores. Today I had hoped to put some sealer on my outdoor furniture. My grandfather made it and I hope to preserve it as best I can. I got everything all set up, then opened the can of sealer to find it had gone back. It was completely solid. So I went inside to look up where I could find the same stuff. It was what my grandfather had recommended I use. I can't find it anywhere. So I called my mom to ask her thoughts as she also has furniture my grandfather made and she has to seal hers regularly. By the time I got off the phone, it was 3:00 and I hadn't had lunch. So I made a grilled cheese sandwich and some popcorn. Not the healthiest I know, but it has worked for me and I don't want to change too many things in my diet at once. (Baby steps.) After lunch, I vacuumed and worked on some curriculum development I've been trying to do. I set some due dates for myself just to keep on track and I instantly fell behind. I always think it won't take as long as it does. I end up finding more things that I want to do right and not just make do. Then it was dinner. I had done a faux-fried chicken recipe from SP the other night and we ate some of those left-overs tonight along with some brown rice and some garlic toast. I also sliced some strawberries and ate those, while my husband had some peas. I struggle in the fruit and vegetable department. It's hard for me to find things that I tolerate, much less enjoy.

Thanks for reading my blog. I hope to be more consistent in blogging. I think I shied away from it the last couple of months because I had taken a step back on the "healthy lifestyle" stuff. I knew I needed to change something, but I didn't know what. And I know when I post on here I get a bunch of different recommendations and it can get confusing what I need to do. My hope is that we can all cheer each other on and not feel the need to "fix" each other.

Have a great rest of your week! Let's crush our goals!
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    Just do your best today. I use this formula, one day at the time. It works for me. Can't think/plan for more than a day. It's easier to keep it simple. emoticon
    244 days ago
    we all go through things that derail us, life happens. No need for you to beat yourself up over it. You are doing the best you can right now and that is good enough. Be kind to yourself. emoticon
    247 days ago
    We all have been derailed in 2020! I need to re-focus, also! We CAN crush our goals! We've done it before! emoticon
    248 days ago
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