Monthly Archives: August 2011

A fun weekend so far – not really

Stupid Irene kicked it off.  While she just waved to us as she went on by, she may hurt some people I love and I am not feeling it.  Vibing for you guys!

I’m fired up.  We bought a few things for updating and making over our kitchen and I wanted to jump all over it today.  I wanted to start with the floor because it’s currently covered with a  pretty cheap maple laminate and does not match the hardwood we found under the carpet. And it was starting to warm and curl at the edges.  And we have some nice tile that will work with whatever countertop we eventually choose (but I’m pulling for Blue Pearl or some other silvery solid goodness).

So there I was with a plan.  I pulled up the board with the most curling and discovered that it was damp underneath.  That is not something I wanted to find.  I decided to cut a slit into the underlayment and found a damp subfloor.  We either have a leak or our dogs’ daily water bowl dumps have done damage.  Either way I am not looking forward to what else I find.

Why is this a post for a healthy lifestyle blog?  Because it’s been a day of work!  I got in my sweat time by loading and unloading stuff from the truck and ripping up flooring.   And because my mood over the next few days will be determined by what happens to the floor after I run the dishwasher tonight.  I may not be nice to be around.

Family, friends – you have been warned.  And I apologize now if Angry Sherrie takes over for a few days.

Peace.

Still sore – Could I be Sherrie the human barometer?

Stupid stormy weather and increased pain seem to be buddies lately.  When a thunderstorm is about to hit, whether reported beforehand or not, I feel it.  A deep throbbing in my bones.  Add that to the regular aches and pains of my semi-broken self and you have a whimpering mess.

Well, not much whimpering comes from me.  The dogs, Big V in particular, whine and whimper when I’m not running about with them.  The nightmares about my legs crumbling as I walk do not help motivate me to move more than I have to.  Creepy dream, eh?  More than once now and it’s freaking me out.

Anyway, I wonder if I am feeling more due to the weather.  If cold can affect people, then surely storms can, too.

So can stepping in a hole and twisting an already aching ankle, but that’s another post.

Man I’m rambling today.  I blame the hurricane.

Be safe, friends.

I’m loving Jackfruit and WW

Last week I watched my portions and got in more produce.  The result was a 2 pound loss and looser pants.  My usually bloated tummy looks smaller – to me and hubby – and I feel pretty good.  Even the three day migraine didn’t mess things up much.  Yay!

I logged most of my meals on SparkPeople and realized how I regained the weight.  I let fattier foods and larger portions take over my plate for the most part and did not get in the sweat time I need.  Food is a big part of it for me, and I know how to do better.  I am doing better.

And speaking of food, want a recipe?   I’m in love with Jackfruit.  I my first batch of Jackfruit Carnitas last week and made my second last night.  These Enchiladas came together quickly because of the leftovers and convinced me to keep it on hand.  It’s perfect – it’s a non-soy, fiber-rich, all-natural meat substitute.  Yay!

Speaking of SparkPeople, I’m leader of two teams, Charleston Sparkers and Vegetarian/Vegans with 100+ to Lose.  V/V is small, only 6 members, and was a good place for me a few months back.  The leader disappeared, so I stepped up.  Knowing that others are expecting me to help them stay motivated will help me stay motivated.  Join me?

Migraines

I get them and they suck the life out of me.  I’m working on day three and it’s the worst day so far.  I am so not loving myself right now.

The headaches started when I was 12-13, but back then adolescent migraines were not diagnosed.  The ped called them stress headaches and recommended a visit to the orthodontist to see if my bite may be responsible.  Yeah, didn’t help.

Twice a month, every month, my skull tries to hold my throbbing brain in check while I have trouble seeing, thinking, tasting, moving, hearing, and sitting still. I want to sleep for a week when they come on, but that’s not possible.  

I take meds, but they are sometimes worse than the headaches.  Feverfew and valerian help more and don’t leave me feeling hungover.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know where I’ve been and why I’ve been quiet.  I’m going to go hide in bed with an icy sleep mask now.