Cabin Fever

Today is the second day of confinement to the house.  The roads are covered in a thick layer of ice, and since our temperatures haven’t gotten above freezing and won’t rise too far above freezing for a significant amount of time, it’s likely we’ll be stuck here for a couple more days.

This is problematic in more ways than one.

As far as food goes, we’re good there.  I went to the store for us on Wednesday, the day before the proverbial shit hit the fan weather-wise, and picked up a few things.  We have plenty to eat, so I’m not worried about that.  I am, however, worried about being bored with what is available to me.  Being bored with my food is not a good way for me to be.  When I eat the same things over and over again, I get really tired of those things and don’t want them, and actively seek out other things to eat, many of which are not beneficial to my current eating program.  I’m trying really hard not to tire of the things I’ve got available, but it’s tough, especially since I am one who likes a lot of variety in the things I eat.  I didn’t realize that when I decided to have this surgery that routine in my eating would become something I’d have to get accustomed to.  But alas, here I am, having to do that very thing.  And I don’t like it one bit.

The weekend is when I have made time in my schedule to go to the gym because my weekdays are so packed full that I can’t go then.  I had to find an alternative form of exercise today to replace the cardio I would have normally done at the gym this morning.  So I decided to play Wii boxing and Wii tennis for a little over 30 minutes today.  Not quite the workout I’d hoped for, but at least it got me moving more than I’d moved all day.

I’ve got some serious cabin fever.  I despise being confined to any place for an extended period of time for multiple reasons.  In the case of confinement due to inclement weather, what’s most frustrating is that I can’t leave my house because the streets and my patio are encased in ice, making it unsafe for me to travel anywhere to do anything.

So here I sit at my house, attempting to do some work for school (ha, ha!) and trying to stay entertained.  I wish the sun would come out, melt all this damned ice and warm things up, because I hate the cold.  I hate it even more now that I have a tough time staying warm–this has been a constant struggle of mine since I had surgery, and I’m afraid that it will continue to be like this, UGH.

Today’s eating was pretty okay.  I got in 89 grams of protein, 40 grams of carbs and 38 grams of fat, so I got my fat grams down from what they’ve been all week long.  This is something I need to work on a little more vigilantly as I lose more and more because if I don’t, I’m afraid I’ll slow down my weight loss to more of a crawl than I want to.  I’m so close to my December goal, and I’d like to hit it before I go on Christmas break from school if possible.

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Today’s food choices, from upper right: Trader Joe’s beef jerky; Italian chicken vegetable soup with shredded mozzarella and oyster crackers; Trader Joe’s chocolate nibs; multivitamin and calcium supplements x2, iron supplement; Swiss Miss diet hot cocoa; Trader Joe’s roast chicken patty; Boars Head sweet slice ham, egg and sharp cheddar cheese omelet.

Also?  The Trader Joe’s chicken patty tasted like a giant chicken McNugget and I will NOT be getting that again.  Ew.

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