Life and Weight updates.
So I know I said I would update on the flood situation, but there was really nothing to update. Around three that afternoon my husband arrived home from work early so we could clear out his musical equipment from the basement. We had moved a lot of his guitars last month when we were at risk for flooding but since the river was due to get higher that night, we also moved out his PA system and a bunch of amps. In other words, the heavy stuff.
Around four we got a message on our phones that we were under a mandatory evacuation.
We sat around and weighed the odds. I had been checking the hydrograph all day and so we did some math and decided we were going to stick it out. We had full view of the river and knew that if it got to a certain point we would just grab the pooch and hit the road to my husbands parents house a few towns over.
We stayed up and watched and waited. I should note that my anxiety level is normally high on a good day, but this day it was through the roof. The dog could sense it and she was extra nervous and needy as well. My poor husband.
We finally decided to get some sleep and set an alarm for midnight which was when the river was predicted to crest.
Long story short, the river came VERY CLOSE to overflowing the bank. My neighbor that lives across the street on the river side, had a couple of inches flowing over his concrete porch, but then it started to recede.
So I wasn’t happy with all the drama it caused, but in a way I’m kind of happy that we now have a benchmark to know how high the river has to get with the hydrograph to know when we will start flooding. It kind of takes the guess work out of it for next time.
Anyhoo, that was that. Onto the weight stuff. As of yesterday I am officially down 7 Lbs in a month. This makes me very happy. Not just for the loss, but because I am finally starting to feel the motivation again. For two years or maybe even longer, I was floundering. Just gaining and gaining and not caring because I had zero desire to do anything about it. That led to more depression which led to more not caring and eating, and it was just a vicious cycle that I couldn’t break.
I’m really getting into eating more whole foods and less processed crap, and I’m even enjoying it. Who knew? The key, of course, is being prepared. I had gotten really good last week and prepping all my stuff for the week in advance. The next two weeks are going to be harder as we are going to be going into hardcore rehearsals before the show goes up. That means more late nights and less time to prepare. So having said that I am into eating less processed crap, I do foresee a lot of frozen dinners in my future when I get home at ten at night or later.
Still though, I am going to try my best to stick with my daily routine of overnight oats or yogurt for breakfast, a pita sandwich for lunch and fruits and veggies for my snacks. My new fave combo btw is red seedless grapes and colby jack cheese bites. OMG, so yummy!
So that is about it, just a quick update. I’m just glad to feel the motivation and willpower again. It’s been a long time, and I’m glad to welcome them back into my life.
Remind me of this next week when I am sleep deprived and just want to eat that doughnut. 😉