Well, maybe you can. But I sure can’t! I’ m not sure I’ll even finish this post tonight.
I haven’t gone anywhere in particular, or even been working that much. I’ve just been doing other stuff. When I get in that mode where I am blogging regularly, there are other things that go by the wayside. I don’t watch movies, don’t do much quilting. But if I am quilting, creating, reading, cleaning the house, watering the garden, cooking, and talking on the phone, guess what goes bye-bye? Well, you know. And now you know what I’ve been doing for the last few days.
If I am going to the gym regularly, I tend to take shorter walks with Noah. When I get in the mode where I am challenging myself to run and go longer distances, I don’t go to the gym as often. That’s what happened today. Since I worked yesterday, I was planning to go to the gym for a weights workout and a swim. But I got out pretty early while it was still cool for a walk with Noah, and I felt like running (yay!) We went 4 miles, with a good combo of running and fast walking/hiking. Then tonight (have you noticed it is getting dark a lot earlier) it was cool again, and we took a short but intense walk/run again. No gym in between–got busy doing a bunch of various chores AND a bunch of time creating/sewing–FUN! And, I got in a good bit of reading too.
One of the books I was reading was my ‘Do You Use Food to Cope?’ workbook. This is hard for me to do sometimes. But I’m kind of determined to keep going. And today I had a real insight about why I eat sweets to cope with anxiety and stress. Only thing is, I can’t be specific here because I…well, I just can’t. But I can say that I realized for the first time, that there were things that were very stressful when I was a kid, and sweets really helped me to not think about/deal with these things (that I had no control over) for a while. There’s more to it than that. And I can hardly believe this is the first time I’ve put all this stuff together.* So maybe it is good to delve into these things a little bit more. Now the $100,000 question is, will this knowledge help me to stop eating when I am stressed and/or anxious? Only time will tell.
The Ten Best Movies to Watch When You’re Feeling Down. A good list. I have watched most of these, and like them quite a bit. The others I will be checking out on Netflix.
What looks to be a really good bran muffin recipe. Only 114 calories. Only thing is, they might be kind of small. Still, I love all the ingredients in the recipe. I’ll let you know how they taste when I make them.
Doggie Update: Noah is growing up. He is getting better and better in the house, which is good for both of us. Here is a rare sighting– Noah and Sophie sleeping next to each other.
*Just so you know. There was no terrible childhood trauma or anything. I actually had a pretty great childhood. Its just that I don’t want to hurt anybody who might sometime read this blog. I think you have to realize that when you put something on the internet, ANYONE can read it.