Friday, March 13, 2009


It's not bad enough that I eat when I'm bored. I eat when I'm stressed. I seem to be stressed a lot lately. Dave doesn't sleep much anymore. I don't sleep well.

I need to find other outlets for stress. I know exercise is supposed to relieve stress. Exercise - what a concept! I've been walking 2 or three times a week with my friend Donna. Normally, I can't exercise in front of people I know. I can work out at a gym in front of strangers with no problems and few dings to my ego. With people I know, I get all self-conscious about the shortness of breath and the dorkiness of my body in motion (at least these days). But walking with Donna has been great fun! We talk about nothing and everything and it, mostly, takes my mind off my huffing.

Dave says he's going to devise a plan of exercise based on how well he does in his poker tournaments (he plays online a lot and is actually pretty good!). I think I should also devise a plan of action concerning my knitting. For example, for every 20 minutes of knitting, I have to do 10 push-ups or stretch or sit-ups or something.

I need to eat more regularly, too. I eat breakfast anywhere btw 8a-10p, lunch btw 11-2p and dinner around 6p. I also wait until the kids are in bed (8p-ish) before I have a dessert. Mostly, selfishly, because I don't want to share my dessert with them. I think, if I continue to "need" a dessert, I should have it at lunch and not eat anything after 7p.

Breakfast - 8:30a
snack - 10a
Lunch 12p
snack - 3p
Dinner - 6p

More water and no food after 7p. I'm going to try this regime for a week and see how I feel. Because the way I feel nowadays is ravenous or overly full.

Here we go!


  1. May I suggest the Fluffernutter sandwich? It's doing wonders for my butt. Um, I mean my mood.