Do you hear that? That flushing noise? That’s the sound of me guzzling water and trying to flush out the teeny weenie bit of sodium that I consumed over the weekend which is now wreaking havoc on my body. It’s quite ridiculous actually and something I’m going to mention to my doctor. I had one White Spot burger on Saturday afternoon. Not even the whole thing actually….more like 3/4 of the burger. And I am paying the price BIG TIME this morning (and a little bit yesterday but I didn’t get out of my jammies yesterday so I didn’t notice it too much in my waistline). I need to make a doctor’s appt this week anyway and I think I am going to bring this up. The only thing is that I’m worried that she’s going to prescribe me something stupid like water pills.
The weekend was pretty good, spinning on Saturday was insanely hard, the instructor that I originally started out with back in February was back and I remembered why I had nicknamed her “Satan”! She ran a killer class and having had a few glasses of red wine the evening before, it killed me! Ray and I spent the late morning & early afternoon napping and then went for our burger (as noted above) and groceries. Sunday was a Jammy Day, toast for breakfast, egg sandwich for lunch and turkey burger for dinner. Ray slept until 1pm yesterday (graveyard) so I layed about and read. All in all the weekend was very relaxing!
I made an African Sweet Potato & Peanut Stew on Saturday afternoon for my lunch this week. The smell is insanely delicious and the taste is not bad too. The problem is that the recipe called to cook the sweet potatoes until ‘very tender’, which I did. Problem being that once you stir the stew, the yams break down and it’s more like African Sweet Potato & Peanut Smoosh. It’s dead easy to make and very cheap so I’ll definitely do it again….but next time I’ll roast the yams first and then let them cool. That should form them a bit of a ‘skin’ on their outsides so that they can hold themselves together. Then I’ll put the sauce over the yams, chickpeas, green beans in a pot on the stove rather than the slow cooker for several hours. Lesson learned.
Tonight I have Body Combat….but I also have a dislocated butt cheek. Well, not really…..but something is twisted or pinching my sciatic nerve and my butt cheek lights up with every step. I’ve brought my gym bag with me in order to go right after work. If I go for a walk or spin, the pain eases as I warm up and loosen up….so I know I would do alright in Combat………it’s the day AFTER combat that I’m worried about. I only have four more Tuesday morning spinning classes to attend so I definitely don’t want to miss one because of a faulty butt cheek. I’m not really sure what I’m going to do when that’s over either. I really love getting a good spin in first thing in the morning but I really hate working until 4:30 and then fighting traffic all the way home. If only they would move that 6am class to an hour earlier….then I could have it all! LOL!
Love List ~ November 28, 2011
This morning I am grateful for: