[Sigh] We’re already 4 days into 2011, if you can believe it! I had an enjoyable New Years Eve with Jeff and our small group of friends (actually my two sisters and BIL’s and my cousin and his wife). We went to a german restaurant in Portland called the Rhine.lander. A fairly genuine article from what I can tell. The food is always amazing, and they have an accordion player who goes around playing for different tables. Really had a blast! Then Jeff and I went home and enjoyed the show on TV until midnight, then went outside and watched the fireworks going off around us (about a half mile away on all sides, but around us the same). And then… We went to bed. LOL, I’m only 28 but every time we go to bed instead of staying up to 1 or 2, it makes me feel like I really am getting old!
2010 was a tough year for me. It ended with 2 and a half years of not getting pregnant (AF even came for a visit on Christmas. How’s that for a Christmas present?!?), and included the deaths of 3 people I was a caregiver for (all within 1 month of each other), my Grandpa, two great uncles, a great aunt, and numerous elderly ladies from where I work. All in all, around 10 people I had felt close to, or was related to.
The positive side; Jeff finished school finally (though he’s still looking for a job), and every blog I’ve read in the last few days talks of people’s resolutions which generally include drinking more water and remind me to take a sip! I’m doing great on cups of water this week!
I have my weigh-in tonight, and am thinking it may not be good. Since last week, we’ve had cheese, sausage and crackers around the house, and I’m really enjoying all of them! I’ve been pretty good about giving the sweets etc, to other people (who have good metabolism), but the cheese and crackers are going to end up being things I enjoy myself, simply because they’re my favorites. I haven’t tracked them the last couple of days, although I should have, so I’m pretty sure I’ve over eaten them. However, I’ve started tracking again today, and I am pretty determined to track every bite.
I’ve also still been unable to exercise because I am still sick. I think it’s getting better finally though, because although I’m still coughing a bit, it’s a lot less than I was before. Also, my back is doing a lot better. I’ve been seeing the chiropractor a couple times a week to get things in place, and that’s helped a lot. And then two nights ago, I was doing something and badly strained a muscle in my left arm, between my chest and my bicep, so I still haven’t done anything really physical. However, I am pretty sure that the muscle is much better now and my back, though still a little tender, is working properly and without pain and the Bronchitis is mostly gone, so I will be back at water aerobics next week.
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