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.