I didn't end up doing that much Friday night. The headache was more intense than usual and I couldn't get it to settle down. I don't feel like doing anything when it is like that. I did keep my eating in check, though, and I finished the week with 23 weekly points left. I didn't intend to do that. It's just how it turned out.
Saturday morning I got up, still with a headache. I didn't know if some of my immediate family members might come by my place after the reunion, so I wanted to make sure things were presentable. Things were not really that bad as I sometimes feel like they are. At least, it didn't take that much time to set things to right. I would give myself 20-minute intervals to do concentrated work during the morning, and would either read blogs or watch TV in between. I really was not feeling very well.
I did walk Cas early Saturday. So I did that and I cleaned, with the method above, most of the morning. My daughters picked me up sometime after Noon and dropped me off at the reunion. They were going to do something for a few minutes before coming themselves. Bethany (who has mono) is still not feeling well at all, but was sick of being at home.
I got to visit with family that I have seen fairly recently and cousins that I haven't seen in many, many years, if ever. We had a good time, although my headache kind of dominated everything. The menu was barbecue and lunch/dinner was not served until 3:00 p.m. I had eaten a little breakfast at about 8:30, and nothing but a 100-calorie pack of almonds since then. I was pretty hungry. However, it didn't feel like I ate that much. Certainly not enough to feel very full. I had a little bit of meat, some cole slaw and some potato salad. I did eat 2 rolls. There were several kinds of dessert, but I did not eat any. I drank a bottle of water, and none of the other things they had to drink that had sugar in them. I was there probably 3 or 4 hours. Bethany was about on her last leg, so we left.
We stopped by the grocery store for a few things. My daughters are planning to start on the paleo eating plan Monday and needed groceries, and I was almost out of fruit. I also picked up a fruit tray to take to class Sunday morning. I got home pretty wiped out from the headache. It just would not let up. I finally decided that going to class on Sunday was optional enough that I let the leader in the class know I would not be there and that someone could come by and pick up the fruit tray, if they wanted to, since I lived downtown. She just had someone switch with me, so now I have the fruit tray to eat myself.
The headache is not quite as persistent this morning, but I woke up with a bit of a stomach issue (which is very unusual for me). I am not wanting to get very far from the house this morning, if you get my drift. I ate a light breakfast, including fruit from the fruit tray. We will see how the rest of the day goes.
I am totally in love with the blog 300 Pounds Down. I cannot tell you how much it inspires me. Holly has so much insight, as do her children. Her children are such blessings. I have spent a good part of my free time this weekend reading this blog. Almost every post has a fantastic message that she has learned from her life with her children. Such a beautiful, beautiful person and family.
I have struggled today. I am hungry, but just not feeling like fixing myself anything. I have extra points to use but can't settle on anything. It's not so much from temptation as much as I just can't decide what to eat. Now my daughter is bringing me a burger from Chili's. It will have a lot of points. I am planning on eating half of the burger and a few fries. I can eat the other half for dinner. I am not really in a throw it all to the wind mode, so hopefully I can hold things in check. I just looked online. The meal has 43 points! I am already thinking of ways to cut that down, besides just eating half of it. It has 4 pieces of bacon. I can take 2 of those off. I am hoping, since it is "to go," the dressing will be on the side. I will try to scrape off a lot of the condiments. It also comes with "tortilla strips" (?). I don't know how those go on a burger, but I will be taking those off. I may also only eat half of the bun -- I know those things have a ton of calories.
Okay, my daughter arrived with the hamburger and fries. This is what I did. It had 2 big pieces of bacon -- I gave both of those to the dog. It had the ranch dressing on the side, I didn't eat any of that. It had a big hunk of melted cheese on it -- I took off half of that. The bottom bun had a glob of mayo on it. I just left the whole bottom of the bun off. I didn't see any "tortilla strips" on it. So basically I had a top bun with a piece of meat (it was kind of thick, but not particularly greasy), half of the cheese that originally was on it, jalapenos and some of the lettuce, onion and tomato. I left some of that because it was glopped with mayo. I ate about 8 fries with it. So I think I did pretty well on that. I will have to figure up how many points I think that is. I was plenty satisfied with that. I threw the rest out.
I was kind of haphazard the rest of the day with my eating. Nothing really bad, but not focused. I don't like it when I'm like this. The headache is still being persistent, although I did have a break for a bit when I had taken a muscle relaxant. I solved the family issue I spoke of in my last post, which was to retrieve my car. I got back and napped a while, but had waited too long to take medication, so my headache was out of hand again. Ugh!!!! The most interesting thing I did this evening was I tried out my Yonanas machine. I used 2 bananas and some blackberries. It made a very creamy soft-serve. I give it a thumbs up. I will have to play with combinations, but this is definitely something I like. Sometimes a sweet, creamy treat is just what you like and need. And it was 100% fruit. I only ate half of what is pictured. I was going to put the rest in the freezer and see how it was later, but dropped the bowl while putting it up and it broke. A bowl from my nice, pretty dishes. :(
I have not really made any progress on planning and preparing food. This headache thing is really messing with me. I need to get a few more groceries -- I still forgot a couple of things yesterday when I went. More planning and preparation needed.
That's it for today,