Friday, August 10, 2012
I may have a clue about what keeps dragging me down. Coffee or artificial sweetener. Today was a much better day and I realized I the past two days I haven't had coffee or anything else with artificial sweeteners. I hadn't been drinking a lot of water lately. I started drinking diet flavored teas and coffee with sugar free creamer when the work contest was over and cutback on my water. Yesterday and today I was back to drinking only water and herbal tea.
I also found a way to make my lunch better. I ran out of the Asian style dressing I like on my broccoli slaw salad and can't find it again so I started using a peach one. Once again, too much sweet, so today I went to the old standby. Low fat ranch dressing. Tasted good! Then on my way home I stopped and got a little zucchini to try a spark recipe I found for zucchini Parmesan. Didn't turn out crispy like it was supposed to, but I loved it anyway. I found another recipe to try soon. Much better than my last try with eggplant (nasty!).
There's a gluten free food fair I think to tomorrow. I know the name of the store it's at, but not the branch. So I'll go to the closest one first even though I think it's at the other one because it's bigger. I can't find anything online so I hope it's tomorrow. Either that or it's next Saturday.
My kids at work are fascinated by the hermit crab in the lobby aquarium so I got permission to buy one for the room. Now I just need to find one. I stopped at PetCo but they didn't have any. There's another one near where I think the food fair is so I may stop. Better than dealing with the traffic to get to the other side of town. Then again, I would like to go to the bigger mall since this Bath and Body Works doesn't have the scent I'm looking for. I just hate dealing with people and construction and traffic.
Now the temperature is getting better so hopefully I'll be able to sleep better. My husband and I have different ideas on the right temperature for sleeping. He likes 80-90 and I can't handle that. I go to bed before him and he won't put the A/C on until he goes to bed. At that point if I'm still awake I give up and move to the couch. Problem is, by that time I generally have to get up in about 5 hours. Then I always have trouble sleeping Sunday night because it's the end of the weekend. I need to work on that.