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Sunday, March 09, 2014

So, first lemme get the whining out of the way...
-Last week, I tried so hard, but I think the one night we went out for Mexican food sabotaged my weight loss amt for the week- only lost 1 lb, when I had intended to lose 2. But better than 0.
- I'm feeling pre-depressed about work- I will have to be immersed in stuff I hate for the next 8 weeks and work 80hr/wk again. There will be a mental count down every step of the way. On top of that, I have several big projects coming due that I will need to complete on top of the 80h/wk work schedule. And my husband will have the opposite schedule from me- so I will not have a day off with him for at least 5 weeks, and maybe more- perhaps the full 8 weeks. This makes me sad.

Ok... done with the whining. There is nothing I can change about the above stuff. So, I'm gonna have to suck it up and just move forward- through it. Life will be better after those 8 weeks, and we are almost finished with residency. *almost*
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Also, this next 8 weeks will be an exercise in dealing with stress. I internalize things, and I'm not good at letting go. I'm sure my stress hormones and my perfectionist attitude have contributed to my weight gain and difficulty in weight loss, so I shall also take this opportunity to work on dealing with these things. Taking deep breaths, and letting things go that piss me off.

So on to good things. We have had this weekend off together. Yesterday we hung out with his family, and today we are chilling at home and cooking meals for this week!
On the menu for this week is his healthy spinach lasagna from the America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family cookbook (he has more cooking skillz than me), and some veggie sides- I believe swiss chard and orange and purple carrots are involved. And I'm cooking tabbouleh and cod with roasted tomatoes and lemon from the SP cookbook!
Yay healthy eating!
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LITTLELENNA 3/10/2014 6:29AM

    Wow! I can't blame you for being "pre-stressed". Take it one day at a time and you'll make it through. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 3/9/2014 12:54PM

    You have a very stressful job and adding more coping skills for the future will be a win- win for you. Just remember that you are now closer to the end. You are an amazing woman! emoticon emoticon

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