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Happy Thanksgiving

This is my 100th post!

I really thought it might be more inspirational or exciting but that’s just not going to happen today.

I’m still sick, this is day 5.  I am slowly starting to feel better.  I don’t feel like I’m actually going to cough up a lung today but I’m still sore, sniffling, and tired.

I don’t think a run would be in my best interest today, but I will take my dog out for a 30 minute walk at some point today.   Any exercise is better than none, right?

Plus here in Canada it’s thanksgiving weekend, and I am cooking 3 Turkeys!  so I need to rest up today to feel better for the 3 day turkey marathon I’m headed into.  How did I get roped into cooking 3 turkeys you ask?

1. Tomorrow is my friends 30th bday and his wife is throwing him a surprise 30th thanksgiving dinner party.  She is vegan and asked if i could cook the turkey as it really grossed her out buying it.  Couldn’t say no to that, could I?  (If I’m feeling up to it, we (the wife) and I are going for a run while before we start the turkey as she is my running partner and we are in training for the half in feb)

2. Sunday, My husband’s family is coming to our house for dinner.  I do love hosting family events and I love cooking for people so it was easy to say come on over to our house!  My great mother-in-law will help me with cooking and cleaning to.

3. I work the holiday monday. As I’ve said before I work in a group home (highly functioning kids, just some hellions, love ’em though) anyhow there are 7 group homes in my agency.  So I invited all the houses to come over for dinner.  It’s a potluck as well so all I have to cook is the turkey and stuffing, and I’ll obviously make gravy!  I like showing the kids how to celebrate holidays and that you can have a family away from family.

And then after cooking 3 Turkey’s I will be making a copious amount of Turkey soup! Can’t wait for that.  If I’m still sick that will be the best meal.

Happy Thanksgiving!!



taking control while sick

Another bump in the road
I’m sick! And my hip has been out for a week

sick as a dog

I go to the chiropractor this Friday coming up but I haven’t gone for a run in a week. I did a short run last week, 4k and struggled through it because of my hips. I’m all out of joint. The earliest I could get in to get that straightened out is Friday so I’ve put my training on the back burner, I’ve done some weight training in the mean time but Monday morning I woke up with some stupid cold that’s been going around and have been on the couch since. Since I haven’t been able to work out (took my dog for a 20 min walk and needed a 2 hour nap after) I’ve decided to do some meal prep for the rest of the month. I made a list of foods we have in the house, a list of foods I want to try out (new recipes, Pinterest/looneyspoons) and made a grocery list.
I’m going to go grocery shopping when I’m not hungry so I don’t throw extras into the cart and I’m going to go without my husband as he makes grocery shopping more expensive as we have to go up and down every single isle which we all know means you buy things you didn’t need.

I want to empty out my fridge/freezer/pantry so we don’t have expired food sitting around and I want to stock up on healthier items.

My husband has gout.   He refuses to go to the doctor to deal with it, which makes me soooo happy!

 A few well-known things that bring on gout- meat (beef), sugar, alcohol, caffeine, fried food, sauces (gravy), fatty foods!

My husband sticks to ground beef, McDonald’s and other fast food, nachos, red rains (to stay up all night), booze on occasion, but overall has a very poor diet. So when he is suffering from gout I find it hard to feel bad as it is avoidable if he altered the way he ate all the time, but he will only avoid those foods when he is suffering, then he goes back to eating all that crap.

Which has made it very hard for me to continue to eat healthy when there is always a bunch of highly processed and crappy foods.  So it’s about time I take some control and start making some healthier choices for the both of us.

I’m excited to tweak some favourite recipes as well to be healthier and see what he thinks, tonight we’re having shepherds pie but with ground chicken.

But I’m tired again from standing and making lists of the panty and deep freeze so I’m off to have a nap and work on beating this sickens before I can take more control.