Friday, May 23, 2008

Stronger than yesterday

My world is changing before my eyes. I am gaining energy. I am walking faster. I feel like my back and spine are healing and my mobility is increasing. My mood is better. I am also doing well with this getting up early for work. What good doctor care, exercise, sun (when it comes out), good food and motivation will do to a person.

Not to revel in my own accomplishments but I am proud of how hard I am working. It's one small step but a step in the right direction and I'm hoping that my health only continues to improve!

Sorry it's short but sweet, just wanted to post since I have not been keeping up, and I wanted to just post something positive for once! Hurray! :)

An addendum: I stepped down from my secretary position for the PTO. It will help tremendously. I also cut back some chiro appointments and work out sessions the past couple of weeks, but I will be upping those back up to what they were before in 2 weeks to get myself back on par. Overall though, the break did help me regain some of my sanity and hopefully I will not be as overwhelmed as I was before.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oriento, Bellingham, WA

My husband and I finally had a date night recently and went out to dinner at Oriento, a Chinese restaurant here in Bellingham. We had it once before and really enjoyed it a lot, so when we were cruising around trying to find a place to eat, he said, "Want to go to Oriento?" I wasn't really in the mood for Chinese food (imagine that!), but I said, "Why not?". We went in and had a table in a little corner and no one else was around, it was real nice and quiet for us. We decided to order the meal for two again with the following:

I think this was Egg Flour Soup? I can't remember. It was okay, last time it was better, but I enjoyed it:

Egg Rolls, and Cream cheese wontons (gross, in my opinion, but the Egg Rolls were nice). And no, the Egg Rolls did not come like this, I just made it all pretty for the picture, heh:

Pork Fried Rice- I could eat this alone with nothing else and would be a happy girl. If you don't make the fried rice the way I like it- you'll never see me at your restaurant again. Fried rice is the *ONE* thing about Chinese food that has to be right or forget it (at least with me):

Beef Broccoli, this is different than the kind I eat in California but I really like Oriento's Beef Broccoli a LOT! It's very delicious and full of those water chestnuts which I love so much:

And last, it also came with Sweet & Sour Pork, which was absolutely delicious and tangy. Not too sweet and not too sour- just right:

Yum. We had so many leftovers it served as dinner for all three of us the next night, and under $40 with tip for two (and many leftovers later).


Sunday, May 04, 2008

My week

last week was stressful. The first three days of work went terribly wrong, I had to deal with some problematic issues and by the end of the day I was just exhausted. I decided to ask if I could possibly take Monday off as a personal day, and I was allowed, which I really needed. So tomorrow I will go work out as normal and then go get adjusted by my chiropractor. Hopefully relax a bit too!

It's times like those that remind me that I need to take a step back. Right now I am feeling incredibly overwhelmed with everything I am doing. I feel like there are not enough hours in the day to achieve everything I want to achieve, and it leaves me with little energy by the end of the day, more so lately than ever. You would think that with my exercise routine for the past two months, the better diet and vitamins that I would have more energy, but honestly, I feel even more drained. I don't know what it is, but there's something I need to step back from. The chiropractor wants me to come in 3x/week but it's at the point where I just cannot do it anymore. I'm going to tell him regardless of my re-examination, I'm cutting it down to 2x/week. I just do not have the energy or time and I understand that I need to have my back and neck re-aligned, but at what cost? My sanity? All I want to do is go home and relax. I usually go to the chiro then go work out, by the time I get home it's almost time for my husband to leave for work, then my daughter gets home within a half hour of him leaving, and I have to peel myself off the couch to get dinner started, and help my child with her homework. I don't know what is wrong with me. I expect more energy by now. Yes, I realize that getting up at 3:30am every morning is taking a toll on me, but to avoid the cost of afterschool care and to be here for my child, I have to continue to do it. I think when our supervisors do another shift alignment I will be asking to be switched to the 6am shift instead. Getting up at 4:30am isn't nearly as bad as getting up at 3:30am. Maybe it's just my shift. I don't know.

I just don't understand why I'm so exhausted and have such little energy despite the doctor care and diet/exercise.

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