Well, I'm feeling MUCH better than I did last week. Not a 100% stress-free - but substantially better. After tomorrow (when hopefully, this whole doctor switching thing gets resolved), I'll feel like my old self again!
Thank you for all of your supportive comments! And yes, I happen to think that my hubby is pretty fantabulous. Like I said, in these crazy and hormonal times, I'm surprised that he hasn't run away, shrieking in terror. He'd be perfectly entitled, though!:-)
New week, new start. That's how I like to look at things. Regardless of whether the past week was good or bad - we all get a clean slate when a new day begins.
This is what I'd like the week to hold for me:
- good, healthy eating
- 4-5 days of exercise
- some "me" time
- getting stuff done that's been eating away at me for ages
And as always, to accomplish something, one needs a plan.
EATING: I'm going to start journalling my food intake. It suddenly dawned on me yesterday (while the hubby and I were on a VERY long drive somewhere where we didn't want to go - but that's another story in itself) that I haven't been getting adequate protein intake. I've always hated journalling about every morsel of food that goes in my mouth. It's cumbersome and painful. But also very revealing. I think it's time to bring some awareness to my eating habits, and to ensure that I'm getting the balance I need. So, starting today, I'm journalling.
EXERCISE: Swimming tonight (I haven't gone in awhile, and I miss it!). The gym tomorrow. Yoga on Wednesday. And a 5K walk on Thursday. That's if this bloody awful heat dies down. If not, I'll take Thursday off and go to the gym on Friday. That's the plan, and I'm sticking to it!
"ME" TIME: I've scheduled a massage appointment on Thursday evening. I will listen to the new Morrissey single this week - it's been sitting on my desk since last Thursday! And, I will start my new Zadie Smith book.
GETTING STUFF DONE: Small goals here. I need to start preparing for a course that I'm teaching at a local university this Fall. I'll read at least the first couple of chapters of the text book! And, I'm going to organize some stuff in my bedroom that's been driving me insane for the last few months. I can't ignore it anymore!
So - that's that. It's achievable - I just have to buckle down and DO it. Easier said than done, I know. But weight loss and healthy eating doesn't come without planning or premeditation, does it?
I will post tomorrow if (okay, when) this whole doctor saga gets resolved. I will be one happy girl!