Finally a day off today! Warm here, too, but it's supposed to cool back off to the 40's tomorrow. I worked 6-hr shifts on Sat and Sun, 10 hrs Mon and Tues. My body is not happy. Will be seeing the nurse practitioner at LLBean tomorrow for a followup on my hands - I have a bit of carpal tunnel and was hoping the job they gave me wouldn't aggravate it, but ten hours of anything that repetitive is making my hands ache. I've been sleeping with a brace on my right wrist, and just took a heavy duty does of Aleeve since aspirin wasn't doing a thing. Feeling better now, but I'm sure part of that is due to the rest today. They're asking people to work 6 10-hour days in a row, so not sure if I can handle that, or want to. The extra money is nice, but it's crazy, especially since I'm out the door at 5am.
Today I relaxed, did yoga stretches, and did a major grocery haul. All the t-day food was gone and the cupboard was bare. I plotted out dinners with DS, since DH doesn't cook much and gets home late. DS is home most afternoons so he's in charge for the next few days.
I cooked today - salmon, asparagus, baked potato. Also threw a small portion of a ham/cheese quiche in the oven - enough for 2 days on my early morning break. Made a smoothie and will have that plus an Odwalla bar in the car on the way to work. Last week I did hard boiled eggs, will probably do some of those again. But I bought lots of individual yogurts and cottage cheese, V-8, etc. Dinner tomorrow is a greek spinach casserole ready to go into the oven topped with crescent rolls that I never used over the weekend. Not exactly healthy, but right now I'm just trying to keep my head above water and eat relatively healthy foods. Friday night DS will do a pot of chili, I have a pork tenderloin ready to go for Saturday - something easy that can be stuck in the oven.
I also went to my favorite discount store and bought nuts and granola, split them all up into snack sized ziplocs. So now I can grab a bag of nuts every day and have something to mix into my yogurt. I also got grape tomatoes and some baby peppers - love those stuffed with soft cheese. So I think I'm ready for the next week. Ugh! I don't know when I'm going to Christmas shop. Luckily I've gotten the big things ordered, but all the little stuff we like to do is going to be tough. I need to find some things to send to DD in Australia that will fit in a tiny flat rate box that's only 1 5/8" thick. So far I have Christmas socks. Will try and get a tiny balsam fir sachet, maybe some maple sugar candy. I don't think my cookies will survive the trip, which is pretty sad. I've never had a Christmas without her - not looking forward to that!
Restart : 1/8/13
Restart Wt: 184.4
Round 1: 1/5/09
Beginning Wt: 191.6
Goal #1 Met: 160.0 7/09
Goal #2 Met: 155.0 3/10
Ultimate goal: 150-155 without having to kill myself with exercise or give up chocolate, ice cream, or wine!