Monday, September 23, 2013

Breakin' At The Cracks

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!

Roll Tide!


“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

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