Take care of You…

Every year when Lent presents itself people decide to give up all those bad habits that eat away at our insides.  Sometimes it’s food…chocolate, candy, soda, sugar in general, fast foods, you get the drift.  Sometimes it’s the internet,  Facebook or social networking.  Indeed, giving up the computer can definitely feel liberating.  Oh the joy of closing that box at night and going to bed.  I’m yawning as I type this.

Although I have a secret love for my laptop that is matched by no other (I lie…my treadmill is right up there with it…oh man, my camera is, too),  I think it’s the unending supply of reading material to feed my need for constant entertainment.

This year I think I reached my max.  Right about the same time I was being diagosed with Celiac I found myself reaching my limit with those people you find you have to be acquainted with but you aren’t sure you really like very much.  How do you handle that?  I chose to take a step back. Too much stress probably. This is why I never had a lot of friends.  I don’t handle these things well. If you aren’t going to be very nice, I’ll either tell you or I’ll step out of your life.  I don’t need to be involved in that, it’s not good for me.  I feel liberated.  I think this is healthy sometimes, to just step back and reevaluate.  At the end of your time off you have so much more clarity.

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Yep.  I get the irony there. But I was mildly amused.  😉

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Still doing okay with Celiac.  I did, however, have an epiphany.

With a good healthy gluten free way of eating, there is no way to just grab and go.

With regular eating, I can grab a bagel or something equally quick and I’m on to the next thing because I can’t be bothered preparing something.

With Gluten free everything has to be prepared even if it takes ten minutes. Well in ten minutes I’ve lost interest.  I just can’t be bothered.

In my next life I’ll be rich and I’ll have a chef because trust me…I would LOVE someone who would prepare the food for me and then, yep, I would eat it.

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I ran this morning right before work.  I was running a bit late (no pun intended) so I only got in about 2.25 miles but it was in and done.  It felt SO good.  The weather turned on us and we got blizzard conditions this afternoon so no running outside.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to pull off 3 miles!

Nah…I probably just jinxed it.

Run on … take care of  you. 

 

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4 Responses to Take care of You…

  1. Tess

    I love running outside vs. treadmill!!! But this winter there’s not much choice…..anyway Happy Hump Day!

  2. tess conley

    I do love running outside, too! But I have a secret love of running late at night in my quiet house on the treadmill. If I ever stop crashing I’m picking up that habit again. It’s a favorite. Happy day to you!

  3. catherine

    Its not the same as a conversation with you but catching the blog is like a cupcake bite of you. I love it. It helps me feel connected with you. I hope you get your three miles.

    • tess conley

      Hi Baby! I haven’t talked to you in far too long! I am heading out right now. As predicted it did not happen this morning. I am sooo very tired. But I really want to do it so maybe now I can pull it off. 🙂 Love your face Sister Friend!