Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rockin' and Rollin' and What Not

Well, it's Day 3 and I'm feeling like blogging about what's going on with me is helping, so I'm just going to keep it up. I don't know how many people are even still out there reading, but I guess this is mostly just for me anyway. If you are out there, hi! 

Today I'm up early, for me anyway, mostly because I woke up about five times last night itching my hands like crazy. My hands are both swollen, itchy, and if this is anything like the last ten years, some of my fingers will probably swell so much they crack, and in other places I'll scratch the skin right off of my hands, usually while I'm asleep. I know it sounds gross but it isn't that bad, I'm not skinless or anything. This is just another product of my psoriasis, which I've had since I was 18. Since I have psoriatic arthritis too I'm on an injection that is supposed to help both, but every once in a while I get flare-ups like this. It usually happens when I've been traveling, when the weather gets hot, or when I'm too hot when I sleep. I have no idea why, maybe dehydration, but I hate it. Itching is the worst. It drives me absolutely insane. 

Anyway, so there's that to deal with, but other than that I am feeling good. I made some amazing choices at dinner, and while I did have two bites of chocolate cake and two chocolate covered strawberries, I am absolutely fine with that. Because people, look at the things I encountered, but did NOT eat yesterday.

tortilla chips
chilled queso
cheesecake bites
warm Italian bread
three types of pasta

I mean really? Really? That is a lot of delicious food that I did not eat. But I woke up this morning feeling springy (springy? yes I just used springy) instead of with a massive food hangover, and that feels great. 

After dinner last night I came home to find that my DVR was not recording the Biggest Loser season finale, and I was pissed, but come to find out the show was on for three freaking hours, so I got to see the last hour. I wish I would have gotten to see more of the transformations, but I'm glad I saw the final three anyway. I'm actually kind of bummed Helen won, I thought it kind of sucked that she stayed and let her daughter go home. But hopefully they worked that out between the two of them and there won't be any resentment or anything like that. And hopefully the money will go toward something positive. Tara looked amazing of course, she is hot. And Mike, he's so cute. But I have to say he looked totally uncomfortable in his hipster pants. I don't think he was quite ready for that. 

Jillian and Helen are supposed to be on the Today Show this morning, so I'm hoping they come on before I leave for kickboxing. I just love Jillian. 

Aight, that's it for me. Have a wonderful day! 


Jess said...

I'm still reading, and loving this. I think you really have your shit together and I am very impressed. Although that list of foods you didn't eat was not a good thing for me to eat in the middle of my liquid diet.

Alea said...

I'm still reading too but not commenting as much as I used to... So far it's been quite hard to get back into the swing of things with blogging and losing weight, but I'm getting there. I'm actually just starting over today and I'm all fired up. Hope it'll last this time! You seem to be doing well by the sounds of it - way to go for resisting all those tempting things!!! Hope your hands get better real quick, it sounds very hurtful.

Foo said...

You got me at the warm Italian are a rock star. I'm such a sucker for caving when it comes to bread. Throw warm into the description and all willpower goes out the window. I'm glad you are feeling more like blogging too, I just feel like I'm boring people, LOL. Hang in there, we can totally do this!

Alea said...

Yes we can! We've done it before, right? I'm looking forward to more blogging time with you again. And of course the good results that come with it... ;)

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

ha! you thought we didn't read. We are professional STALKERS! (don't worry, I don't know where you live).

Congratulations on being strong enough to not eat that list of food! Way to go on sticking with it! You could have eaten them if you wanted to but you DIDN'T want to! And as a result, you woke up feeling SPRINGY! the description!