Starting my first class tomorrow to make up for deficiencies in my education so I can get my PT license in Oregon. So 20 hours of class plus 40+ hours of work per week. It sounds a little terrifying, but the terror only lasts 10 weeks. By August 3rd these classes will not be haunting me anymore, and I'll be that much closer to getting out of Baltimore.
When I first started this diet, and I was looking ahead to this moment when these classes would start, I thought this would be the moment I would fall off the wagon. I'm not really worried about that anymore. It's going to be just as difficult whether I'm eating veggies and a HB egg for lunch, or a sandwich. In fact this will be even better, because I won't be getting cravings and eating sugar to keep me going. AND I'll be closer to my goal weight, and probably within the clinically normal weight range, at the end of it all. Two victories for the price of one!
I went to the farmer's market, and then the grocery store yesterday. Got some things I can stash in the fridge at work for emergencies: low-fat string cheese, tomato juice, eggs (for hard boiling). I've got my breakfasts worked out. The dude will make dinner most nights, or if he can't manage, we can eat at our local restaurant, which has a very SB friendly salad on their menu currently. I think I can do this. I can remember being this busy at another moment in my life, and having this experience I like to call the "efficiency high." You get so focused that you have a hard time unfocusing, and can take on more than you ever dreamed at those times. Last time this happened for a prolonged duration was when I had two jobs, was in school 10-40 hours per week, and was maintaining a long distance relationship by phone. I only got one B in that entire year-long course. The rest were A's. Also, my car got stolen that year, so I had to deal with that, and taking the bus for a minute, then buying a new car. This isn't going to be nearly as long. Equal chance that my car might get stolen again, though. It is Baltimore, afterall. But I have much better car insurance these days.
Wish me luck!