Thanksgiving was a complete epic fail. Why? Because this year we decided to use a pre-made brine that made everything taste like cloves AND it made the turkey drippings overly salty / clove in flavor which made the most nasty gravy. I’ve never really ever failed at cooking so I’ve taken this very personally.
Also, just physically, everything is going downhill. I have this mysterious non-stop agonizing pain in my upper left chest area that radiates down my left arm and makes it feel weak (was checked out, it’s not my heart or lungs) and combined with my standard migraines… I feel like crap and exhausted all the time.
I’m trying to focus on the positive, for example I pretty much have my toddler, Tristan, taken care of for Christmas and we have some really amazing gifts for my oldest son, Daniel. Plus my two year marriage anniversary is coming up next week.
This week Danny starts an after school program, two days a week, to help with his reading. We are all super excited about it because that’s really the one area where he struggles. It runs through February and I am very curious to see if by the end of the program, if his reading will be noticeably improved.
Let’s see… what else…
My husband and I are back to counting calories, using MyFitnessPal after I noticed that I gained back 30lbs since September (literally the moment I left the hair salon after the salon owner completely fucked up my hair, I basically haven’t stopped eating. Totally sent me into a “shame spiral” or depression basically) and that just isn’t acceptable! I pre-cooked a ton of quinoa today to have on hand through the week, made a dinner menu plan, and sent my husband to the grocery store with Tristan to stock up on more veggies since we were almost out and of course my precious avocado.
I’ve also ordered the Zumba Core game for our Kinect. I had downloaded the trial and even Danny totally loved it! I love that it doesn’t judge you LOL! You really can’t do wrong with it as long as you’re moving consistently.
I think that’s about it really, so let me know in the comments how you’ve been doing lately!