Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Getting Into Habits.

8:51 a.m. The downside to trying to be healthy is the habit of thinking about it more than I should.

Now that I got that thought out of the way, I should say I slept alright. I woke around 4 a.m. and fed the cats, then slept another four hours or so.

I tried to sleep in, and my body was very comfortable on the bed, but I still buzzed with enough energy that I had to get up.

I did my computer daily tasks (I really need a simple name for this habit) and got the rest of the cats fed. I got my clothes from the dryer and made my bed. 

I totally didn’t intend on that rhyming, but I’m going with it.

Now the question lingers on what to do with my day.

Strangely enough, while I can hop on the motivation to eat healthier, exercise requires something more.

I tend to treat exercise like ‘the next step’ as in, I want to see my body be affected a little first just by diet...even build up a bunch of energy...before I almost have to start exercising again.

But who knows? I may surprise myself.

Yes, logic and science says that if I do both, I’ll see results faster, but it’s really more to do with my motivation and energy.

I don’t want to jump into a diet change, well hopefully a lifestyle change, this big and immediately go out and bike a few miles as I did months ago. (Before I slipped.)

I mean yes, it can’t hurt. But it’s too much all at once for the start of getting my body back to normal.

The good news is I’m really motivated to eat more veggies, especially my greens. Unfortunately it comes at a time when we’re running low and we don’t go shopping again until maybe Sunday. (Today is Wednesday.)

I totally forgot to buy frozen veggies last shopping trip. Or at least at the last minute I remembered, but I didn’t want to bother with them at the time.

I’m broke, outside of savings, and Rick has the truck to drive 30 miles to get it (fresh), so I’m just gonna have to wait. 

Anyway, we’re now on day three of all this. I’ve had very little added sugar in my diet (Idk what they sneak into frozen packs of unseasoned veggies, but I make due) and not feeling too bad.

Very minor headaches here and there, but then again I guess the withdrawal symptoms shouldn’t be huge...considering this is not my body’s first attempt at limiting my added sugar intake.

I still eat fruits, of course. Just hoping to eat a lot more veggies to sustain my diet. I feel like that may give me the best results. 🤗

See what I mean, though? Being healthy also means I’m thinking about my food a lot more than when I ate unhealthy. And to be honest? That can’t be a good thing. 

Considering scripture says not to worry about what we will eat and drink in the first place, cause God will meet my needs. ‘Seek the kingdom, and these things will be added unto you.) Luke 12:29-31

9:33 a.m. Officially hit the 16 hour IMF mark! Everything past this point is a straight up win! ❤️ 

9:53 a.m. Okay. So right about now my theories about me and delaying biking are looking a bit...silly. 😂

I went walking around the yard a few times, commenting to myself on what a lovely day it was. And I just wanted to keep doing that. Walking. Fitness. Lovely day. So it looks like it’s on the agenda after all, having more energy than usual to expend. How exciting!

Not only for the health aspect, but yay for positive thinking and results. Praise and thank the Lord God/Jesus. ❤️

She’s back! 🤗😂😋

10:10 a.m. Scrounged the house for a penny to add to the savings jar. Yes, even a penny a day counts.

And I’m about to go out and enjoy my bike ride! ❤️ Praise the Lord God/Jesus.

11:16 a.m. I got to the park at 10:40ish...exhausted. Worse was I couldn’t find a place to sit for too long because the gazebos were taped off and it’s the season for ants covering every square foot of land (very literal sense) including the ones with benches. :(

I finally decided to head home, but got the sudden idea to sit in the thrift shop a while and cool down.

I didn’t bring money. So I won’t be spending it. 

Speaking of, there’s a help wanted sign for the fruit/veggie store. With God’s blessing, I want to apply. ❤️ Lord knows I could use a decent part time job. Would certainly help with the savings/charity goal.

11:21 a.m. Correction. NOT a fruit stand. Looks like they’re right here in town.

11:44 a.m. Home and SO exhausted. Practically all I could think about was getting an interview for that job. And answering in my head common interview questions. 🙏❤️

Looks like both Rob and April are asleep and I need to calm down a bit before making the call. First impressions are very important.

Or not.

11:56 a.m. Showered and ready to get the call over with. 😬

11:57 a.m. Scratch that. Rob is busy talking to several people on his device...the only phone we inevitably, I’ll have to wait. 🙃

12:15 p.m. There were two numbers. One went right to voicemail and the other ‘wasn’t taking calls.’ So I called the first one back and left my number and a voice message. ❤️🤗🙏 Praying it works out, if God wills, in Jesus Name, Amen! God is able to do above all we ask or think!

12:34 p.m. Well. I’ve surpassed the 19 HR IMF mark and the hunger pangs are kicking in..right on time. 

Now I just have to want to get up from April’s ultra comfy bed to make some food. 😳

God bless. Jesus loves, loves, saves. All glory, praise, thanks, and all things be to God on the highest forever and ever in Jesus Name, Amen! God is able to do above all we ask or think.

1:14 p.m.  I’m very full. Feeling great! I ate a banana, broccoli, black eyed peas, grapes, a little of that kids fruit juice (small bottle, mind you. ALSO it’s ingredients listed water as the greatest ingredient) and regular water. All good. Thanking and praising God for blessings in Jesus mighty name, amen!

P.S. Oops. Got hiccups. 😬🤭 That doesn’t happen often. 

1:19 p.m. Apparently, gargling water is a cure for hiccups. For the moment that seems to do the job, which is a huge relief!!

1:25 p.m. *briefly researches hiccups’ effect on the body.* 😂

3:10 p.m. Hung out in April’s room, now back in my room.

My bladder is torturing me today. Hardcore. ☹️

5:02 p.m. YouTube. Taking a car trip to the mechanic with April and Rick.

5:08 p.m. April stopped the truck, and for a brief moment, traffic to move a turtle that was crossing the road. 

5:41 p.m. On the way to Dawn’s now, with April and Rob. 

Played on the computer after we got home from the mechanic thing (which was just dropping Rick off.) And I got so into it that I didn’t hear April calling and she almost left me. 😳

P.S. Job lady has not returned my voicemail. ☹️🤔

5:59 p.m. On the road. And each of us are listening to our respective music.

6:12 p.m. We’ve arrived. 🤗

6:49 p.m. Chilling out with friends, as we always do. All on our respective devices BUT I snapped the cutest pic of Courtney, Jonathan, and their baby Caleb.

They were discussing who gets to change his diaper. 😂 In her defense, she said she did it a lot today. Lol.

P.S. I got the hunger pangs going on...Egads. 

Contemplating asking April to stop on the way home so I can buy some frozen veggies, but that may eat into my birthday cash budget. Just saying. Decisions. Decisions.

The other part of me says be thankful for what I already have and wait. 😂

8:36 p.m. On the way home. April let me stop at the store and picked up some much-needed veggies! Thank you Lord God/Jesus! ❤️🙏

8:38 p.m. iPod randomly shut down! 😳 It’s bad enough the battery has been awful lately.

But thank God I didn’t lose my whole entry for the day. Yeah. 

Anyway, I got eggs, a head of brocolli, frozen veggies for meal plan food, spinach leaves, and a ‘huge’ bottle of water to take on fitness trips. I lost my original one. 😂

P.S. I didn’t drink enough during today’s workout, so my upper legs are hurting bad! At rest, ironically.

It’s all that lactic acid that leaked in my muscles. 😑

Almost home. Update later!! Mwuah! What a day, right? Much better than I thought it’d be.

9:36 p.m. I ate a tuna omelette a little while ago with a side of spinach.

Winding down the night with some educational YouTube videos on health before going to bed.

Since I ate around 9 p.m. 

To reach my 16 hr IMF goal tomorrow, if I do my best to avoid late night eating, I’ll have to eat at 1 p.m. Later than I’d like, maybe, but it’s been a different kind of day. 

Still laying heavily off the added sugar so...bonus. ⭐️

11:51 p.m. YouTube and computer playing done. Time to go to bed, in between being at war with my bladder problems. 🙏☹️

All Glory, Praise, Thanks and all things be to almighty God on the highest forever and ever in Jesus name, amen. God is able to do above all we ask or think!

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