Hello everyone. Sorry there was no post last week. I am completely swamped with work and school. This post will be mostly a recap of the things that have happened in the past couple weeks. I won’t weigh officially until October 1st but I had to weigh for an insurance screening at work and I was up several pounds. I’m exercising like crazy. I’ve got an A+ 100% average as far as exercise goes and I have had that average for a long time now. As I’ve stated before, my problem is food. Since Monday, the 9th, I’ve been at about a D average as far as calorie intake. That’s terrible. I have to do better than that. I’m so tired and frustrated all of the time and I’m turning to food on the weekends. I am doing well today and I’ll face many challenges this week/weekend. The biggest challenge will be my first football game on Saturday. What’s frustrating is the rate at which I can gain weight. It’s just ridiculous. I honestly feel a bit overwhelmed with stress and the added frustration of gaining weight is a bit much for me to handle right now. I’m trying to maintain a balance. I feel like I will struggle for this for a while so that’s what I’m dealing with. It’s tough, y’all. I won’t lie. I’m not giving up though.
I don’t have a recipe this week but I wanted to share some photographs that I’ve been taking while on my morning runs in the cemetery near my apartment. I don’t get a whole lot of time to myself. That’s fine because that’s the life I choose. I like to stay busy. However, it’s important to have some alone time to gather your thoughts and take a deep breath. I have been immensely enjoying my runs in the mornings because the weather is cool, the sunrise is stunning and I can clear my head. It’s not easy to force myself to get up but once I do, it’s meditative and almost spiritual and I desperately need this. I encourage all of you to take time for yourselves without anyone there or anything that can cause a distraction.
I’ve been going and going for a few weeks with little indication that I will slow down any time soon. The above picture/link is to the Mumford & Sons concert I went to in Birmingham. They were awesome.
I was also able to see Fun in Tuscaloosa last week. They were also great.
Lastly, my brother, Cassandra and I went to Atlanta for Music Midtown. We got to see Journey, the Red Hot Chlii Peppers, Imagine Dragons and others. It rained for hours on Saturday so it was a muddy mess. It was quite an experience. There were some miserable moments but for the most part, it was fun and I’m glad I got to spend the weekend with my brother.
I also hung out at my friend’s brewery. It’s a place called Druid City Brewing Company and if you’re ever in Tuscaloosa and you like beer, please consider stopping by.
Lastly, my parent’s dog, Greyson likes to pretend she’s a lap dog. Clearly, she is not.
That’s all folks.
Pray that I can get my act together!
“And I never thought that I’d be in these places on this day
And now I don’t know how much more that I can take
I’m breaking at the cracks
And everything goes black
It’s another heart attack
And I can’t handle that…” Breakin’ At The Cracks – Colbie Caillat