Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cost of Health

I have been thinking about the cost of health.  I've always thought that eating healthy cost a lot of money. Lately it seems even more so.  It's been a while back but the store had peaches.  They looked so good.  They were $3.98 a pound.  How can you buy fresh when it cost so much.  I guess you then have to weigh it against the cost of medical problems if your not at good health.  Why can't it all just be so simple. 

I have a nephew with a journey to health blog, also.  He reminded me that we buy healthier if we shop the outside of the store.  What a good reminder.

I went and got a Bountiful Basket today.  If you haven't heard about this program you can go to their blog,  So for $15 this is what I brought home.
1 head of leaf lettuce                        5 bananas
2 heads of broccoli                           1 carton of strawberries
bag of grapes                                    5 baking potatoes
1 yellow squash                                4 apples
5 plums                                             4 tomatoes
2 red peppers

Living in a small town, I know their are some that won't buy from Bountiful Baskets because it takes away from our own store.  I feel that all it does is free up my budget a bit to buy things that I might not always have the money to buy.  I'll probably end up at the store today to buy a few more things to make a great salad.

So maybe it isn't so expensive to eat healthy.  You just have to be committed and be creative.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Enough or Not

I'm having one of those nights.  I know that I've had enough food tonight.  I had a nice salad, cooked carrots and pasta for dinner.  I then had a snack of carrots with a bit on ranch dip.  I am sitting here feeling hungry.  My stomach is growling, or so it feels like.  I just want to go eat.  But I can't imangine that I could truly be hungry.

I didn't get on the bike or in the pool.  I should have gotten in the pool.  I'd probably feel better.  I mowed all my lawn today after school.  I did O.K.  I was hurting a bit but not mad at all.  Then I sat down to catch my breathe.  Big mistake!  I then tightened up.  When I tried to move it was almost impossible.  My feet hurt, my knee was tight, my shoulder hurt and my hand was sore.  So I haven't done much this evening.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cold and Short

I choose not to ride the bike tonight.  I wish I knew when was to much and when I should just  keep going.  My knee buckled a couple of times today.  Is it to much bike or should I just keep going and get it stronger.  I had the shortest pool time tonight, ever.  I don't know why but I got in and got chilled.  I couldn't get warmed.  The room heater was on.  The pool heater was on.  But I was cold.  I finally just got back out and ran upstairs to get dressed.  I think there was a hint of blue on my lips.  :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Good Night

Last night . . . nothing.  I don't know why but I was so tired.  I even had a hard time getting myself to read.

Tonight. . . 15 minutes on the bike and 35 minutes in the pool.  I do have to say I feel good. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tiny Steps

With my knee the doctor said the #1 exercise was aquatic and #2 stationary bike.  Since he told me that 9 months ago I've been going to dig my bike out of the corner of the basement.  Saturday I finally did.  Tonight I went down stairs and rode for about 12 minutes before getting in the pool.

Work = Stress.......what more do I need to say.  Being an emotional eater and being stressed today when I finally left school at 5:00 I had a decision to make.  I was walking to the car thinking, "I need a shake."  Then out loud I said, "Silly, MarJean, you don't eat ice cream on Mondays!"  I came home and have been just fine.