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Day 156 Mother’s Day Exercise

Yesterday was Mother's Day. My husband had work on the side of town near where my mother lives, so I decided to go with him and take my mom some Swiss Chard from my garden and a bouquet of Krazy Daisies and a Mother's Day balloon. I'd already sent a card earlier in the week.

On the way out, the van was not riding real well and my husband thought it was the tires, which have probably been on the van for at least five years if not longer. He just bought the van for his business about a year ago.

So we stopped at a tire shop to find out we needed to get a new set of tires.

My point in telling you all this is after spending the day out with my husband, visiting my mom, we were finally near home waiting to get tires. My husband asked if I wanted to walk over to the grocery store, which was about 1/2 mile away. I had decided to wear a pair of sandals my mother in law gave me a couple years ago that I just love and held onto even though I could not wear them because my feet hurt so bad.

But not anymore, so I wore the sandals yesterday.

And I walked 1/2 mile to a store wearing those sandals.

Six months ago I would not have been able to do that. Thanks GAPS.

I found out that I don't tolerate watermelon well. What I don't tolerate about it is because it is so sweet I can't stop eating it. I binged on watermelon. It was so delicious. I had more today, and I also had a peach.

I decided today I'm going to stop worrying about stopping eating fruit.

In the past, I have had more luck with letting go of control when it comes to food.

I have promised myself doing GAPS is not about losing weight. I want myself to believe that, so I am going to stop worrying about fruit for this month.

I think as soon as I let go of the control over eating fruit, it will lose it's glitter and I will be able to avoid it easier.

We'll see. I'm tired tonight. I worked for several hours on the house on Saturday. I was out all day Sunday. I think that is to be expected that I would be tired.

So that makes two days in a row where I got some exercise. I worked from home today and did not have extra time to exercise.

Thanks for reading my GAPS journey.

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Day 154 Brain Fog and Energy Levels Improving

Quick update.

Today I located my favorite exercise game, Nintendo Wii's Dancing With the Stars. I played for 50 minutes. It is so addicting and fun. And you really get moving around and it feels great.

I actually got quite a bit accomplished today. I washed dishes, cleaned the kitchen, used my cream separator for the second time (it wasn't put together correctly the last time and it was a challenge to get it together correctly) and got 1/2 cup cream out of 1 gallon of milk. I cleaned off the dining room table, sorted through three small boxes of paperwork, sorted receipts, vacuumed the living room floor, swept and mopped the kitchen floor, put three loads of clothes through the washer and dryer. Whew.

I think I have more energy.

I noticed when I played the Wii game that I was better able to manage the eye-hand coordination on the game.

I noticed during the week while at work, that my mind is clear and I am not foggy headed like I was for the last couple of years. I am still forgetting some things, but my mind feels clear.

My ankles and fingers have not swelled up since going on GAPS. This is great. I always used to worry when they would do that.

Last night I made chili verde, a stew made with yellow hots, onion, tomatoes and pork. I cut off all the pork fat and then I ground it in our meat grinder attachment of the KitchenAid. I seasoned it to be breakfast sausage, but ended up making it for dinner tonight as meatballs. I also made a mushroom-tomato soup/gravy to pour over the meatballs. My husband *loved* these meatballs. I was afraid he wouldn't like them as he seems to only want hamburgers or hamburger burros.

Last night I also made chicken drumsticks (hubby can't eat the chili verde) and I used the broth (which gelled very thick and solid) in the mushroom-tomato soup tonight, and also in the green beans.

I am tired tonight, so I need to go so I can get to bed. I love my bed so much.

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