Second blog post for today :)
I finally feel like my brain has turned back on. As of this afternoon, after a lunch of turkey sausage and celery, it's like the bulb went back on instead of flickering on and off like it's been the past four days. I think my brain was fried from extreme stress. I wish I could tell you what was/is going on with one of my kids; then you'd understand. But I respect his privacy so I won't say more. I think anyone would lose it dealing with this kind of thing. The last time I was this stressed was back when I had the cervical cancer scare with a LEEP surgery. Yikes. Talk about stress. I guess it is a natural response to stress, but I hate the feeling that I am not running on all cylinders and my brain is shorting out! The migraines were awful and there was a recall on Excedrin this week, meaning I had nothing in the house that I could take to quell the pain. I am much better now, no pain medicine needed!
Scale still says 200. I think my body likes to get stuck here for some reason.
Doing Plan B today and going back to A for the rest of the month tomorrow. I am making a pot of delicious lentil soup for dinner! Easy:
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
3/4 cup dry lentils
1 stalk of celery with leaves, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
3/4 cup of canned diced tomatoes and their juice (5g carbs or less per half cup)
1 teaspoon olive oil
a few shakes of thyme and a few grinds of black pepper
Throw it all in the crock pot, give it a stir, and cook it all day on low. I give mine a stir halfway through cooking. Add sea salt to taste at the end. Partially puree with a stick blender if you like a thicker texture.
Makes 6 servings:
1 g fat
6 g protein
14.5 g carbs
6.5 g fiber
Yummy, soothing, nourishing, and not as high in carbs as I had imagined. This even fits into my plan B and allows me to keep my calories and carbs low.
The sun is shining outside and that brightens my mood even more! And now I am going to watch my daughter practice ballet and help my son with algebra while the old dog naps and the pup chews her bone.
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