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Sunday, November 25, 2012

It looks like I survived Thanksgiving without going overboard. I decided to track everything but not limit my calories that day. I ate 2400 calories. Totally reasonable for a holiday. Then yesterday we went to the movies, and there were no healthy options there. I really wanted pretzels with cheese but they were 1600 calories! I couldn't justify that, so I got 530 calorie chicken strips instead, and a water. (It was a wonderful, uplifting movie, by the way - Silver Linings Playbook. Great insight into living with mental illness and a beautiful love story.)

I'm going to have another mini-retreat today like I did last Sunday. Just spent three hours in the silence of the bedroom with some incense, meditation and books about mindfulness and acceptance. I am trying to make it a regular thing. Since resuming mindfulness/meditation practice I have felt much more at peace with myself. I am trying to learn to be happier with what I have and who I am.

Tomorrow work resumes and I will have a LOT to get done by December 21st, before Christmas Break. We also have my first funder meeting tomorrow, and I am a little nervous about that. Dom is finally done putting in his internship applications (he submitted 27 total) so by then we should also hear back about internship interviews. Then we are taking two weeks off for Christmas break (thank goodness my work grants me Christmas Eve through New Years Day as a paid holiday.) I know the next few months are going to fly by.

Overall it's been a great and restorative vacation and that is something I am truly thankful for.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOHNTJ1 11/25/2012 8:53AM

    I hope your mini retreat is all you hope it to be

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DILLONNAN 11/25/2012 8:49AM

    Great self-control picking movie treats! emoticon

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