Today the temperatures in the 50's. The forecast is for ice Friday and snow Saturday. That wouldn't be bad except I have to drive 160 miles + on Saturday. The wind is very strong today and that is making Abby (long-haired miniature dachshund) very nervous. She paces and growls and then crawls on our laps and shivers from nerves, then paces and growls some more.
I still haven't gotten sick (yea!) Everyone around me has been sick or is sick. I'm doing all I can to stay healthy, washing hands frequently, vitamins, good diet, rest, etc.
I've been trying to figure out what is the best diet for me. I did very well on low carb a few years ago but now that I'm older, have ra, and because heart disease, cancers, strokes, run in the family, I'm not 100% sure I should follow that now. I don't know why I'm questioning it really, I didn't protein load, I usually had between 45 and 60 grams of protein per day and that's not too much, but then again I did start eating bad proteins, sausages, red meats, things like that, instead of fish and chicken. I like the raw diet but I seem to gain weight with all those carbs (fruits) and I tend to eat a whole lot more fruits and nuts than vegetables. For some reason, vegetables often give me a stomach-ache. I don't do well on straight vegetarian because I eat too many potatoes, rice, carby foods. I think I'm answering my own indecision here, I seem to do well staying on low carb and the other diet plans I over-carb.
I am in such a wishy-washy mood lately. I hate that. I do that at the end of "seasons". Seasons for me being our schedule seasons, not weather seasons. For instance, just before Christmas ended our theater, first semester season. I finally let my "have to get up and get this and this and this done NOW and keep on schedule" energy relax and right now I"m not having to think about too much extra stuff....and I know I'm going to start gearing up for our next season later this month when we start driving 6 days a week, 160+ miles every day. I think that's what is getting me brain-fried right now, knowing what is ahead and knowing it doesn't matter what the day brings, I have to make these trips and keep up with the home front too.
I've been missing Dad lately too, that doesn't help. There's so much I wish I could share with him and I think he would be so thrilled to see P. perform and know how well he's doing.
On a totally different note. I went to a friend's Chinese restaurant today. I had some rice and broccoli and some rice noodles. All carbs which is why I've got a carb headache this afternoon. It was good to see Lu though. He and P. have become good friends and talk about ancient Chinese history quite a bit. Anyway, I think the carbs are why I feel kind of loopy. Again, I seem to answer my own questions and doubts about diet. I'd love to follow the Mediterranean but there's so much wheat, of course I can still eat the seafood, beans, fruits, vegetables and nuts/seeds. And I could do that low carbing too. I make things way too difficult some days.
I'm making chili tonight. I'm glad I checked ingredients before grabbing the beans. Bush's chili beans have wheat in them. I bought red kidney beans instead. It sounds warm and comforting. I feel I need that tonight.
I KNOW WHY I"M OUT OF SORTS!!!!!!!! My Dallas Stars lost big time last night and played HORRIBLY! First game I get to see on Center Ice and they played like newbies on ice! and to top it off P. and M. were talking loudly thru the whole game (those darn non-hockey people) and I finally got frustrated enough I went upstairs and watched it on the itty bitty tv that's so small you couldn't see the puck or anything else for that matter. No wonder I'm in a mood today
You know, I can't stress enough how much better I feel gluten free. I feel like a different person and the great thing is those around me have noticed. I've been told I look better and look more energized. That's nice to hear. I find myself searching every ingredient of every item I buy. I didn't used to be so diligent and I could tell by my health. Oh, and I am in absolutely no ra pain at all today and haven't been for a couple of days now. What a great bonus!