Thursday, October 13, 2016
Well, my last post was a "bummer" - let's see if I can do better this time.
My ankle has improved enough that I can put weight on it for a minute or so while transferring from scooter to recliner or chair to scooter. It hurts some to do that but it's a dull aching pain rather than the sharp agony it was before. It does hurt enough to make me not want to try anything more than standing.
Hurricane Matthew was supposed to go out to sea...however it surprised us by continuing up the coast. NARROWLY missing us by a few miles only. By then it was only a tropical storm, I believe. That day we had a strong Westerly shear wind...at first I was worried about failures due to falling trees and branches...but then I found out that the wind was what was keeping the storm from touching us. The wind blew for a day and a half until the threat from Mathew was past us. Thank you Lord! I know You sent that wind...thank you for that gift.
I was doing well, eating only the food I needed to stave off hunger and losing weight....then I ate out for three meals. I am glad to say that for each of those meals I only ate half of what they gave me and I did not bring any of the remainder home with me. I haven't weighed myself again. I'm scared to. I know the scales should not have that much power over me...but as an ex-anorexic there is not a lot I can do to control my emotions about it. All I can do is not weigh myself every day.
I've been stuck in my house for months now. This past week I began to attempt the deck steps so that I could attend 3 MD appointments. I did it. It hurt but not to the point of tears. And it was so worth it to get outside and take a drive marveling at the beautiful trees and blue sky. I do really live in a gorgeous area. People from all over the country come here each October to see the trees (we call them "tree peepers").
I did it.
I just weighed myself. I am down another 3 lbs. I am now at the lowest weight I have been since 2011! I have to be careful that my jubilation doesn't lead me to let my guard down and eat everything in sight. LOL
I made an excellent vegetable soup last night. Potatoes. Parsips, celery, and carrots cut up into bite sizes. put that in the slow cooker (Or Instant Pot) and add to it cream of broccoli soup (Mix it with a can of veggie broth until smooth) and a quart if vegetable broth. Throw in about a tablespoon of rosemary. (the Cream of Broccoi has enough salt in it that you don't need to add anymore). I had wanted to put beans in it...however I couldn't find a can of beans here anywhere so used wild rice instead. Next time I will add the rice for the last hour, not cook it the whole time. Cook on high for 4-5 hours and be prepared for a creamy but not thick soup that tastes amazing. And it was easy enough that even I could do it with greatly impaired stamina. I just sat down for the peeling and chopping parts. The house smelled so good while it was cooking. It's been a long time since I"ve made a meal from scratch due to health issues. I'm very, very happy and grateful that I was able to do this.
That's all the news that's fit to print.
NEVER GIVE UP