Thursday, March 28, 2013
Today was a tough one.
Yesterday daycare called my school and said that I needed to come get my son who had a fever (100.7). So I ask the gracious teacher next door to keep my class and then I ran to get my son. 100.7 is the magic number at day care. If it gets to that or above then they aren't allowed back the next day. Grrrr....what makes me frustrated is that it is due to teething. He is getting all 4 of his 2 year molars in and they cause his temp to rise and fall more than normal. In addition, he is a naturally warm child anyway. After using a sub day on Monday with my daughter being sick to her tummy, I am left with one sub day left and I need that one for my sister's wedding. I really need for the kids to stay healthy and happy for the next two weeks. When they get fussy, day care starts thinking they are sick and I can't afford to have that right now....after the wedding, sure; just not until the wedding! We managed to have my mother in law watch him in the morning and my husband was able to get his work done by 11:15 am so my MIL could go to work. I was so thankful they could help out so I didn't have to use a day.
However, all of the stress has taken a toll on me. I always struggle with eating when I am tired or stressed. When the kids aren't doing well, that is when I get tired and stressed. I was shocked at how well I did when my daughter got sick Monday but today was rough. I wasn't prepared mentally or physically. I didn't get enough calories in during the day so by the time I got home at 4:45 pm I was starved. I didn't do awful but I had bites here and there of things I shouldn't eat. The kids had a Easter party at day care...there was a Reese's. My son had chicken nuggets for dinner, but he didn't eat one. I didn't over eat or anything, but bites add up. I hope I didn't do too much damage, but regardless, the past is in the past and I am looking toward the future. I have three days at home and I plan on getting things squared away and back on track now, before it ends up worse than just a few bites. I also just started my period and am feeling pms symptoms on top of everything. But that is ok. I can do this.
With all of the stress, I wanted to jog at lunch also and I think that did more harm than good in a sense. Jogging is the only thing that helps me relax. I have so much nervous energy even on a good day and jogging is the only thing that eliminates that. However, jogging also is a bit much for me right now on this eating plan. It wears me out a bit too much maybe. I think that contributed to my hunger. I did get in 2 miles though and I felt much better stress-wise after that. But also felt hungry and all my veggies and protein was at home!
I plan on enjoying the weekend, cooking some healthy things, and resting as much as possible. And I guess I'd better get some laundry done too.