Thursday, June 14, 2018
Pizza Party, Carb Crash, and Tugie the Toy P
Hello there! Well, we had a little pizza party yesterday for lunch (at work) and it was sooooooooo good. I have missed the taste of a real pepperoni/meat lovers pizza. At my defense I will say two things: 1) fat is important in a diet and 2) Sometimes you need to have a higher calorie day.
But I will also say that most likely due to the enriched flour/bread amount - I could see a dramatic change in my mood, my energy, and how I felt. It was pretty dramatic. I went from energetic to lethargic, craving more carbs, and had next to NO energy by the time I got home. I did not have the mindset to do anything, care about anything, and did not want to do anything. So if nothing else, this was a lesson learned. I don't know if I'll be able to stave off a pizza party participation though. Pizza and spaghetti and burgers are some of my favorite foods. But I can figure out the burger and spaghetti easily as far as alternatives b/c we don't usually have burger parties and spaghetti parties. And at home I can do the Cauliflour pizza but I really did see very easily how it impacted me.
Nutrition is real and when you get the nutrition you need you feel so much better and when you make poor choices (even though it looks and tastes good) it can really impact your energy, mood, and body functions. The mood I guess is connected to the brain not getting what it needs. But goodness. I'm hoping for a better day today energy wise. I was going to have a shake this morning but George fixed me (with my permission) a fried egg. I put on whole grain (1 slice) with a little olive oil mayo. That is sort of my substitute for having a bologna sandwich craving. lol So still not the perfect thing - but not too bad. Not as bad as that pizza yesterday.
Well, I watched Below Deck Mediterranean last night. It's so addicting. I hate it when it ends and shows the teasers for the next week. George watched The Simpson's on DVD (his Netflix rental) and so I took the opportunity to read some in the book "Overboard!". It was really getting good. I can't imagine waves as high as 20 to 30 feet. I just cannot imagine! I mean these are higher than buildings!
Sleep was good. I had some weird dreams though.
Sybil had asked how Tugie the Toy P is doing. Well, she is 17 and she is on heart meds. The last few days I have noticed that she is coughing more. So I imagine that her heart is getting weaker. She is a sweet girl and she keeps on ticking. We have loved her and taken good care of her. And she has lasted for a long while. She still has quality of life - can't hear much, but still can see. She sleeps a lot but tries very hard to keep up with the others. She doesn't enjoy the outside very much anymore. She is ready to come in instead of walking around. She barks at us when we eat dinner now as she wants a bite - she used to mind us and would not bark if we told her not too - then she would just "mmph" - but she has no regard now - she just barks regardless (yes it's annoying). I am wondering if she is about to go at some point here in the next few weeks/months. She is such a trooper though. She has surprised us in the last year or so. Every time we think she is about at her end - she surprises us. She loves us and we love her. And I truly think that has kept her going. She loves her pack. Well she may not be totally head over heels with Maisy - but she loves being around and amidst her pack. And she loves anything soft - like our clothes, pillows, and so forth. She does not want to be in our laps anymore.
Well, I better get ready and go! Ya'll have a fab day. I'm glad it's almost over for the week. I think I'll be making chili tonight for dinner.