Cramps, Shopping, & Sushi

Any guesses what my title signifies?

Yep…still waiting. But it’s okay. I wasn’t as upset as last time and I am just trying to go with the flow (no pun intended) and walk in faith. But back to the three parts of my post.

Cramps! Even after almost 6 months of having my cycle back, I am still not used to those suckers. Ow! I started yesterday morning and did not expect it to impact my early morning spin class at all. That was a mistake. I felt nauseous because of how bad I was cramping throughout the class. It was not fun. I survived, but why does being a woman have to hurt so bad? [Source]

After spin, I headed to lunch with Lindsey. Read about it here. Also, check out Lindsey’s blog! She got it up last night and I’m so excited she did. If you enjoy reading mine, I know you will love reading hers. She is one of the healthiest gals I know.

Once I left lunch, I knew the remainder of my Saturday was going to consist of things I vowed to do if I wasn’t pregnant this month. First up, a shopping spree! I mentioned before that I think one of the biggest things triggering negative self image for me right now is the fact that a lot of my summer clothes aren’t fitting comfortably. And I only have one pair of jeans I really feel flatter me these days. So I vowed to go shopping for clothes I feel good in and to pack away all of my size 2 pants that aren’t cutting it. The size may be two sizes bigger….but it is size healthy as Angela would say. And that is all that matters to me right now.

Some of My Buys

I went a little bit crazier than I anticipated and spent over $250. I didn’t feel guilty one bit because I know it is something that will make me more confident and happier overall. I already feel healthier…and sexier…and more confident just by wearing things that flatter me the most. I got a lot of cute things – 4 shirts, 2 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of cargo capri pants, 1 pair jean capris, 2 pairs of shorts, 1 jean skirt, and 1 navy skirt. So I basically restocked the basic bottoms I needed for warmer weather.

Then I finished the night off with a delicious dinner. I have been craving sushi and we haven’t had a weekend night open to order it in awhile. We only order out on weekends for budget purposes. Last night I made sure we got some food from a favorite restaurant of ours. Moto serves both Chinese cuisine and sushi. I was craving a mix, so I just got a basic spicy tuna roll since it’s smaller. I wanted to sample some of Peter’s steamed chicken & veggies tossed in a sesame sauce and share some steamed potstickers in addition to the sushi. Plus, its cheaper than the fancy rolls I normally love. It worked out for a beautiful plate.

my plate

I think I ate all of that in about 2 minutes. Clearly, I enjoyed it. 😀

We finally ended the day with some feel good Friends episodes on DVD and icecream. And the best part of all of this is that while I enjoyed favorite foods, I didn’t eat just to eat or try to eat my emotions away. I still ate intuitively by having a green monster for breakfast because I wasn’t too hungry, the wrap + fruit for lunch because it sounded good, the sushi/Chinese plate for dinner because I craved it, and icecream because I was still hungry and wanted it. I think that was the best feeling. To know that I have grown in the past years and that I can handle disappointing days much better than before. I know I have the strength to make it through as long as I need to wait. God has helped me become this person and if he thinks I can handle it, I know I can. 🙂

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16 Responses to Cramps, Shopping, & Sushi

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love that you’re handling this so beautifully. It’s wonderful that you’ve treated yourself so kindly this weekend, and that you’re witnessing such personal growth.

    I’m sorry that you aren’t pregnant, though. I know that you must be sad.

    Ironically, I just got my first PPAF yesterday. This, after much praying, focus on healthy eating, mileage decreasing, herbs, acupuncture, and the discontinuing of breastfeeding. I guess we’re on the same cycle. 🙂

    • Tina says:

      Now hopefully are cycles will end together too. 😉 But YAY for a regular cycle. I know that feels like a blessing in itself. 🙂

  2. Morgan says:

    you are amazing, and have such a positive outlook on everything. I’m sure you look fabulous, no matter what number is on your pants!
    I know it will happen for you soon. My fingers are crossed for you!

  3. I admire your attitude! you are right, walk in faith, and trust that it will happen for you and Peter soon.

    When my clothes don’t fit, I always feel the WORST about myself. Good for you for purchasing items that make you feel great about your body, despite the price tag!

  4. Jennifer says:

    I am so glad that you are able to take any situation and not allow it to affect you negatively. You are placing your life and future in God’s hands and that is so awesome! I really admire you for your drive and perseverance.

  5. That is crazy about the cramps! I rarely ever get them an have always attributed it to working. Glad you are keeping a positive attitude, girl.

  6. lauradishes says:

    I’m glad that you’re going with the flow and trusting that some things aren’t in our hands. 🙂

    Looks like a successful shopping trip. Any time I’m shopping for something in particular, I don’t find it… and then when I don’t need anything, I find a bunch of things!

  7. homecookedem says:

    Beautiful attitude, my friend!! 🙂 I have a feeling my monthly friend is going to pay me a visit any day too, so oh well, just more time to try for both of us. God knows better than we do and will bless us both with babies at the perfect time for each of us. 🙂

    Glad you went shopping for new clothes!! I finally started buying new clothes after I gained weight and it totally made me feel so much better. We owe it to ourselves to be comfortable and happy in whatever we’re wearing.

    Happy Sunday!! 🙂

  8. lisaou11 says:

    im so glad you went clothes shopping. clothes can have so much power in how we feel about ourselves and a pair of jeans that fit can feel like heaven to me…and yes, mark healthy on those tags k!

  9. Amen on the size healthy!!! Good for you for doing something for yourself by going shopping. I totally agree that clothes can certainly help make us feel a little better.

  10. cardiopizza says:

    I went shopping too!! Yah for new clothes! 🙂

  11. healthyGLAM says:

    Yay for shopping sprees and your new size healthy outfits!! As for the cramps, I get really bad ones that time of the month. What really helps me is taking some Aleeve! It’s the only thing that seems to work for me. Have a great day 🙂

  12. Mellissa says:

    Sending baby making thoughts your way! I know it will happen soon.

    I think if guys had 1 month of cramps they would bow to us and realize how much we deal with.

  13. brittac says:

    sushi shopping and ice cream may be some of the best cramp cures 🙂

  14. I love your positivity and willingness to grow and change, Tina! You are such an inspiration and I’m so so happy to have your blog in my life!

    The sushi sounds and looks awesome. I just love the stuff! You’re right- it’s so nice to have people to share with though- you need to go out with your sister!

  15. Hey Tina

    Commiserations! Next month… fingers crossed!!

    Weird – I have been reading your blog for a while, but just started my own – check it out – you will see from that that I had a day of shopping and sushi too on Saturday!! Great minds.

    Your little girl is soooo gorgeous btw!

    Julia

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