Strangest thing, my neighbor was out walking his dog on Saturday, May 21st around 3:00pm EST….
WOW! We are all still here, who would have thought??? So does that mean we are all really really bad? : )
What an amazing week! I haven’t been this happy and excited since I can’t remember when! I am sincerely enjoying my new job and all that I am learning and doing. It is a big change from being consistently beat down. No details about the past, but I will say that I can already feel my self-esteem and confidence returning.
I did say that my challenge would be not having The Juicy Cafe right inside my building and I was so right about that one. My stomach has done quite a bit of suffering from the lack of food or poor food choices and I am trying to get into a groove of taking food with me. It is not so easy when you are up at 5:00am and not home until 7:00pm. I have to make a conscious effort to ensure that I have healthy food with me at all times. What I have learned is that I am amazed my husband is still alive now that I work with him and now know all of his poor food choices. You would think that after surviving cancer he would have a change of heart before he routinely crammed donuts and Chinese food down his throat but he clearly seems to have the mentality that he is invincible. I am going to have to be sly and sneak healthy foods into his office because what I have learned is if there is food there, he will eat it. ; )
As for me, these are my confessions:
I am now at 198.8lbs so, yeah, it looks like I ate one too many Chinese and pizza lunches myself. Shame on me. One night this past week I didn’t eat dinner because we had to take my oldest son to the ER, slept in our car at our work and then I ran in and stuffed a maple bar into my mouth as quickly as I possibly could; I was so hungry! Now, if you are following my blog then you know that I am gluten intolerant so you can imagine how well that little impulsive moment went for me. For the first little while I was almost dancing in my office about how much I missed maple bars, the next thing you know I am thinking, “What the hell is wrong with you, dumba$$?”, as my stomach began to protest. That delicious, 30 second maple bar munch cost me an entire 24 hours of suffering. Any sympathy? Nah, I didn’t think so. : )
Goals for the week:
- Drink plenty of water daily. I find that I am not drinking water like I was before.
- Pack my lunches at least 3 days a week (baby steps, baby steps)
- Lose 2 lbs
Life is good!