Monday, April 6, 2009

Panic attack/hissy fit over

Ok, I am in a better frame of mind today. I think part of the reason I was so frustrated is that I am so freakin' (excuse my language) tired.
My iron level is still really low and all I want to do is sleep. And I am sleeping well at night. But after working all day or even yesterday doing 5 loads of laundry just exhausts me.
James and I have been eating much better and trying to take better care of ourselves. We are eliminating "white" foods, white potatoes, white pasta, white rice. We have switched to brown rice and sweet potatoes when we have them. We have wheat pasta and even wheat, low fat biscuits when I make breakfast on Sunday morning. We have added oats to our diet, oatmeal for breakfast and adding oats in things like turkey meatloaf (made with white meat turkey). While I am not a big bread eater, James eats sandwiches while he is on the road. They are just more convenient to carry when he goes out. He has switched to a 35 calorie bread. I am proud of him.
We have started growing our own vegetables. So far, the lettuce, tarragon, mint (oh my do we have mint), sage and parsley are the only thing that we have been able to harvest. So we supplement with plenty of fresh veggies to make salads with.
I know it is going to take a long time to turn us around, but it is time. I have two grandsons that love me as well as a daughter and son in law that love me also. And I have a mom that is dependent upon me to take care of her. Not to mention, my husband is my life & my love and he needs me.
But mostly I have gotten to a point with my health that I HAVE to take better care of me. My health issues are such that I have to eat better and exercise more to feel better. It won't make me well, but it will make me feel better.
I want to thank all those who left me messages. It is strange. Having people I consider to be friends that I have never met. When I was a teenager I had a pen pal in another state. I never met this person, but for two years we were extremely close (then we found BOYS and drifted apart). Having friends online is like having many, many pen pals! I delight in reading everyone's blogs and messages on my Yahoo groups. I love and applaud for you when things are going well or you finish a piece of needlework! And I have cried many many tears for those of you who have lost friends and families or who have been hurt by others. You are my friends away from home. Thank you for reading this blog and thank you for being here for me.


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I am glad you are starting to feel a little better.
I feel the same way about my online friends. (I actually told hubby the only reason for internet is friendship since there really are not many offline friends in my life.)

Terry said...

Glad that you are feeling a little better today. It sounds like you are on the right road with the healthier eating and exercise. I'm with you on the eating better. I've been getting more fresh veggies and salad items at our local farmer's market. I'd love to have a veggie garden but have to wait until next year. Good luck with the exercise and don't stress the Tree. People will come out of the woodwork with finishes and by the deadline you'll probably see more than you expected.

With that being said, I recently finished stitching Peace, Love and a Cure but haven't finished it. Any suggestions? I'd like to donate it to you for the tree. Keep in mind, I've never finished anything other than to put it in a frame. It was done on 14 count so it might be a tad bigger than you need but it's still yours if you want it.

Carolyn NC said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. We're always here for you.

Karan said...

Glad you're feeling brighter. You will feel so much better once the changes kick in & those changes very quickly become second nature. Yup, online friends are the BEST! :0)

Gabi said...

Good that you're feeling better. We changed years ago our diet to what sounds familiar with what you're describing. After couple of years following this diet we couldn't go back to what it was before that ever.

Shelleen said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. I also am overweight and really want to be around for my kids and grandkids, not to mention my husband. I bought a Wii and got the sports package plus I bought the Fit. it is so much fun and even though I don't eat all that great my fitness age is a couple of years under my real age, woohoo.

CindyMae said...

Donna, I am glad that you are feeling a bit better! I am also very proud of you and your husband for eating better and trying to take better care of yourselves. When you get it down to a tee and not struggling, my husband and I could use some tips! LOL You are an amazing person with such a HUGE heart! No matter what, I am here for you!!!

Meari said...

Good for you on switching to healthy eating habits. My niece was giving me a hard time over the weekend because I was reading labels checking for fat and calories. She's a thin, athletic girl and doesn't think about things like that (yet).