Category: Natalie (AB)
Music: Ironically enough, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benetar
The Personal Note
This past week has been crazy; to use a cliche, more like a roller coaster. The most disturbing thing? Last Saturday, my husband got into a fight outside the bar b/c a drunk was insulting us as we walked by. Why am I not surprised??? It had been 2 weeks since my "O" last exercised to any great extent. I'm beginning to notice a pattern. Usually, we get into verbal fights over little things when he hasn't exercised - this time though it was an all out brawl with some young thug who was much taller and thicker than the two of us. Surprisingly, my O actually wasn't touched at all - avoided punches quite well and gave the other guy two blows to the head/jaw line, some kicks (he takes karate) and a kick to the nether regions. Then the cops came. I'm good now but I was crying hysterically for ½ an hour after and was completely shook up. It had been a bad day at work too.
It all started when we were walking out of a deli on the boardwalk that evening (I NEEDED a tuna wrap - I'm sure you other AB's understand) before going back to the bar/club. Then the insults came as we walked by two young men and Carlos lost it. I was so worried. I never realized how much I hated fights ‘til I was in the midst of one. I tried to stop it but instead the ruffian grabbed me by the shoulder, which added to my hysteria. Not a good Saturday. Carlos was so sorry he made me cry and told me to run away if a fight were to break out again so I wouldn't get hurt. He then admitted, to his disgust, that he really enjoyed the fight. I basically said "not to worry, I understand, you're you" (you physco O !!!). So, if you're an O, with all that pent up energy and rage.....please go to the gym or park or run or swim or whatever on a regular basis. Our friend, Paul, is one of the calmest guys we know. Nothing phases him. He's an O as well but he goes to the gym every day.......coincidence?
The Food Note
Avoids are creeping into EVERYTHING and it's making me angry!!! I feel like it's a conspiracy sometimes and "the powers that be" want the masses to be dumb and uninformed AND grouchy/discombobulated b/c of what they eat. But maybe I watched too many "X-Files" in college :-) The good news is, Ezekiel bread is back in my life (every time I went to the supermarket last week, they were out!!!) I love it. Makes for excellent turkey sandwiches or my quick breakfast on the bus. I find it's always what my body wants. On the bad side, I ate 8 chocolate donut pop-ums yesterday (why are we serving this has snack to the kids??? Where are the apples?) After work a bunch of us went to Long Beach here in Long Island. Too cold for a swim....(well not for my crazy O's) but nice for the toes and lots of tossing of a football that the boys have named "Wilson" (for obvious reasons). I was sweating by the end, we played ‘til the sunset. Then we went out for sushi.
My phoenix roll had spicy tuna, salmon, rice & avocado and I had some mackerel sashimi. (Almost All Beneficial!) I should have been fine since there was VERY little avocado in it but then Carlos ordered 2 dragon rolls for the table - Avoid Central. The place was closing so,......I had basically a whole roll. The dragon roll contains LOTS of avocado, shrimp tempura, and eel in that yummy sauce. It used to be one of my favorites before the diet. Sure enough, when we went to the ice cream parlor later that night, I had a stomach ache. Not a bad one, just that constant churning sensation I always had before the diet and every so often a sharp drilling pain but that only last for 5 seconds at a time. Not fun but, they happened so often before, I just learned to deal with it. I was full from sushi (not to mention the tummy rumbling) so I didn't have any gelato. I did enjoy the smell of the waffle cones as I sipped my water though! :-)
We will be going to Ohio for a wedding so, no more entries ‘til next week. I promise to be more diligent and write more often in the future. Enjoy yourself!!! Eat lots of Veggies!!! (Just not lima beans and corn! I have a story about that for next time!)