I haven't done a workout yet this morning, but it's been an "active" one. Who knew bombing for bugs was such a chore. I got a "deep penetrating" bomb, so smoke alarms had to be disconnected and things put away that could be contaminated. Three hours out of the day, plus prepping everything and then cleaning. I just hope this takes care of it and I don't keep getting chewed on all night. However, I have enough to do it a couple of more times, if necessary.
Also on the agenda is lots of cleaning, including shampooing the rugs, cooking and preparing food for the week, laundry, etc. At least I am being productive, which feels good.
I have some work to do this week if I am going to meet my DietBet challenge. However, I missed a couple of days of my BP medication, which always makes a difference, since it has a diuretic in it. I plan to do high protein/low carb this week to hopefully move things along. I'm going to have to get some workouts in, and I should probably spend some time in the hot Texas sun and sweat, sweat, sweat. I know I have lost some weight that isn't showing up on the scale yet.
Breakfast this morning was pepper bacon and scrambled eggs, along with a banana. For lunch I made a stir-fry chicken dish. I would say this one was a success. I usually don't like mine as well as what you can get at a restaurant. I never can get as much flavor. But this turned out good. It had chicken, onion, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, orange bell pepper and I added a Fresno chile. It had a slightly sweet sauce using honey and soy sauce, among other things. There was also fresh grated ginger and minced garlic in the stir-fry. I thought it needed a little more heat, but a little Sriracha on top took care of that. I didn't have it over rice, as I usually would, since I am going low-carb. It was very tasty and satisfying, though.
I got the living room rug shampooed and it's time to put my room back together after the bug bomb. Lots more work to do!
As of 6:20, I've pretty much worked all day so far, with periods of rest. Everything is much more pleasant around here. It's interesting, but I have not had a lot of appetite. I haven't craved bread, etc. at all today. I have had some fruit, as in a peach after lunch and some grapes after dinner. I had a 100-calorie bag of almonds mid-afternoon. I had the leftovers from the stir-fry for dinner. Oh yeah, I had a little cottage cheese after lunch. That's it. I'll eat something else this evening if I am hungry and I won't if I'm not. This feels good.
So, as it got later in the evening, I was feeling a little hungry, but more than that, I wanted some carbs. I thought about eating some crackers -- I had the points for them -- but I really want to meet my goal on the DietBet challenge, so I want to stick to the low-carb thing this week, anyway. I counted up my points and I had 14 left for the day. I ate another 100-calorie pack of almonds and a banana. That will probably be it. That's all I'm hungry for.
I'm having some pain the last few days. I have some plantar fasciitis going on, from walking without shoes every once in a while on my cement floors. I really don't do it much, but it doesn't take much. I'm also having pain in the right hip kind of radiating down the thigh. And sometimes I have some pain in my arm, but not consistently, thank goodness. I think working out will help this, not hurt it, and I really have to get back to that in the morning. No excuses.
I made some good progress this weekend on things that were bugging me. Now I feel more ready to get up and get going in the morning.