Today, as I ran the daily nutrition report, I saw for the first time (in a while!!!) no red dots on the top part of the charts!!! A full week and I feel it...
I am always low on calcium,despite the fact that I start my days with FF Yogurt and often have cheese as a snack. I compensate by taking a daily supplement. My iron is also low, but this is typical too.
What I am most proud of today is the fact that during these 7 days, I manage to resist beer and a feast at St-Pat Day -I swear, no cheating, I actually was on the road to the airport to pick up my daughter / I was happy to have a week for myself, but I am very happy to have her back!!! - and I asked for the light meal at the Mess Dinner (military function) that I had to attend last Thursday.
I went for my second run outside since the race (my lungs have almost recovered) and it felt great to be outside enjoying the COLD (-5C) sun!!! Running is like an escape for me, I get into that zone where I let my mind go and I try not to think too much - or I focus on the moment, my alignment, my breathing and letting it go. I needed it - it is much better to manage stress that way (compare to my recent binge eating episode!!!)
So what was I thinking?
Mostly about my family. I miss my mom and as a result it got me thinking about what kind of mom I am and want to be. When I look at my daughters, I am very proud of both of them. I guess this is one aspect of me that define me... it takes most of my time, beside time for myself (mostly training and reading) and my work.
Then I started thinking about work... ... ... no stress!!! ... I am running!....
So I thought about friendship! Well, I miss my friends from Kingston. Since we moved to Borden last summer, I feel kinda lonely. I work in a small unit and because of my rank and position, I can't really have friends at work, I am the supervisor! I laugh and have great days - too much to do, which keeps me busy and then I have time - on the job to train - I am lucky, military comes with expectation of being fit and a gym membership! (and I am making good use of it...)
Cheers for now - it is very late and I am lacking sleep; stayed very late working on complicated cases two nights in a row... Here is my best uniform look (in my formal mess kit!)
I am on for another 10 more days streak of "in range" eating before Easter! I can do this...
BTW, the scale is moving in the right direction!!!! wohooo!!!