Thursday, May 14, 2015

It's getting better

Have I mentioned that I am doing "Insane Inflatable 5k" this weekend?  Seriously, go check it out, it's a little crazy. 
My sister, Barbara, found it (in eastern WA) and brought up that it would be fun to do.  Her son wanted to do it, and then her daughter decided she did, and her ex-husband.  She knows I run, so she invited my other sister and I and anyone of our families to do it as well.  My sister, Nancy, and I and Damian are all going over there tomorrow (well, Maddox too, but he's too small to do it).  It looks like it will be fun, and really hard, so I'm a little intimidated by it. 

My sisters and I, Nancy is on the left, me, Barbara, and then
Tami (who lives in N. Carolina and won't be doing this). This
was taken just a few weeks ago after my aunt's funeral.
Yesterday Damian had a parent meeting for his summer baseball league that he wants to do, so Chris and I went to that.  Since we moved back to Mt. Vernon, I've mentioned several times that I want to go to the library.  I listen to a lot of audiobooks and have been craving reading an actual book.  The meeting we were going to was passed the library and Chris asked if I had gone, when I said no, he asked if I wanted to stop on the way home.  So we did.  Just being in the library and reading dust jackets made me so happy and excited to be reading a book.  I couldn't wait to get home to read something.  :-)  I made myself a salad for dinner and then just sat and read while I ate (it was leftover night and I had leftover steak in my salad, yum!!).  Then I went outside and read, and then I took a bath and read, it was heavenly.  ;-)

It seems that the end of April and even into the first week of May I wasn't eating very well.  I felt sluggish and bloated and just not my "skinny" self.  I had recently bought a new water cup for work ($1 area at Target) and have been using that instead of my old water bottle.  I think the difference in size and having to drink through a straw had made me start drinking less water during the day.  So I decided that I needed to increase my water again and I started keeping track on my cup.
And it seems to be working.  I feel much better this week.  Plus, I'm eating better, less crap, and more good stuff.  I avoided getting on the scale all last week, I think it was a fluke that my weight was so low on the 1st of May (I forgot to update that on here, I'll have to do that when I finish).  Yesterday it was in the 146 range, and today was a little more (147ish).  But even if it's higher than it was at the beginning of April (144.8) I feel so much better this week than I have for 3 or so weeks. 

I really think it was the stress of moving that hurt me at the end of last month.  I was eating a lot of fast food and just plain crap because we didn't have much ability to cook (at least the last week of April and into the first days of May). April was just a hard month.  Car problems, having to move, not completely sure I wanted to move to where we were moving to, just a lot of stuff going on all at once. 

Right now I feel so much better. I really do love the house we landed in, even if the kitchen is tiny (I'll have to take a picture for you, it's seriously tiny.)  But the rest of the house is very nice, and I love the neighborhood, and the deck outside.  Plus, I never felt settled in the Burlington house, we moved there because we HAD to, and even though we loved the house, we always knew it was temporary, even if it was a year or 2 years, it was temporary, this house is somewhere I feel we can stay awhile.  It doesn't have that "temporary feel."  We are back in Mt. Vernon and I don't need to worry about Damian's school (we never did tell the school district we were in a different town, we just hoped they didn't find out). 

Even the library was a worry to me.  I didn't want to go to a new one, and I didn't want my old one to find out we were in a different town.  Now I'm back in Mt. Vernon, I just feel less on edge and it's good. 

1 comment:

  1. Yay to finding a house that you are really and truly happy with! :-) can't wait to hear about your run from this past weekend!