Monday, February 04, 2008

The start of a new chapter...

It's nearly the end of my first day back at work after fifteen months.

I can't believe it. Suprisingly, I haven't melted down in angst with missing my daughter. I've only called home five times today. Not bad, if you spread that out over a few hours. It was nice to put on a smart outfit, do my hair, wear make-up, and carry a purse to work (instead of looking like a disheveled crazy lady in track pants and a massive diaper bag!). Except I have to do this everyday for the forseeable future. Ah well - will keep doing it until the lottery comes through.;-)

I slaved away in the kitchen for a few hours yesterday, and made the following healthy meals for the week:

- lemony lentil and vegetable stew (SO good and easy - I made the whole thing in the pressure cooker)
- Corriander-spiced tofu
- Indian-style mixed vegetables

The fridge is stuffed. I get to go home (in 25 minutes!), hang out with my daughter, and then no cooking! Yay.

Today has been great foodwise - I had a smoothie for breakfast, some toasted almonds and berries for a morning snack, some quinoa-vegetable soup with chick-peas for lunch, and a protein bar in the afternoon. I feel good. Only 1.5L of water. My first day, I was feeling nervous about carrying a water bottle around, so I have to do a bit better tomorrow.

I would really love to go to the gym this evening, but I'm so wiped after my first day. "Going to the gym" sounds amazing in theory, doesn't it? I can actually imagine myself there. Lacing up those shoes and walking over there, however, is another matter entirely. Ah well - I'll give myself a break tonight depending on how things feel when I get home.

You know how busy people get more stuff done? I think I'm like that. The more I have on my plate, the more productive I am. I hope that means I'll have the energy to go to the gym a few nights a week.

I know I shouldn't be blogging from work - but it's my first day back, and things are a bit slow.;-)

Boring blog entry. I'm tired after a long first day of work (didn't sleep a wink last night!). I miss my little girl too.


Fatinah said...

wow, that's quite a first day! And kick ass food eating to boot! Woohooo!!

Veg*Triathlete said...

Not boring at all, Sonya! I'm so impressed with your food for today - I need to be better about planning, again! I know what you mean about your busy theory - I think I'm like that, too. The more I do, the more energy I have. I hope this transition goes smoothly for you and your little one!

Christy said...

Even though I was a bad mommy friend and didn't write you to wish you luck and give you words of advice, I WAS thinking about you... while I was driving to work this morning.

You sound like you're doing well though, and I'm the same, the busier I am, the more productive I am!!

And ah the gym... I was supposed to go, but hubby was home late so we are only eating now and seeing as it's almost my bed time I don't think I'll make it.

Thinking of you this week!

jodi said...

glad you survived the first day back to work... i, on the other hand, cannot wait until i no longer have to work (baby or lottery, which ever comes first)... ;o)

Healthy Mummy said...

Glad your first day went well. I need to plan my meals like you. I would it if you could share your lemon lentil stew recipe some time.

jeannie* said...

Glad your first day back wasn't too bad! GREAT work planning meals. It will be great to go home tonight and hang out with your little one :)

Keep up the great work!

Teresa said...

Glad to see you survived the first day back. Hope you're not too lonesome for your daughter. All the best for a great week. Food sounds delish.

Anne said...

Glad to hear everything went well your first day back!

Thanks for the kind words, Sonya :)