Today was basically just a Monday. It started off kind of crappy. When we went to bed last night, it was raining. At some point early this morning, the power went out. I woke up at 5:56am...something woke me up and I realized my sound machine wasn't on. I was glad we didn't over-sleep, but Husband always uses his phone as an alarm, so it wouldn't have been a big deal. The first thing in my mind when I realized there was no power was, "Oh no! MY HAIR!" I'm a pretty low-maintenance gal, but my goodness. I HAVE to do my hair in the morning. My hair is an absolute disaster when I wake up...to the point that it makes me laugh sometimes. Anyway, Husband called the power company at about 6am and someone in our neighborhood had already reported it a few minutes earlier. So, we got out the ONE candle we have and the ONE flashlight we have and began getting ready. (I figured I would just stay in bed a while longer since I couldn't do my hair!) I also couldn't put together my pot roast for the Crock-Pot like I was planning to do, since I had no idea when the power would be back on. Around 7am the power came back on, so I decided to put a little more effort into getting ready. I got ready and went to work. I'm on my bus this morning and I pull over to get gas. The darn gas cap was not working with the key (the maintenance guys got me a new one today, thankfully). The rain stopped just long enough for us to go outside, which I was THRILLED about. The day itself was pretty good, after the random upsets from this morning passed. I got home, and after three days of asking, FINALLY got Daughter's report card. She's getting an A, a C, two Ds and an F. Her dad told her after the last report card that if she didn't get her grades up, the iPod was gone and she was done with the track team. She gave me her report card and I waited to say anything until Husband came home from work. He said he wanted to deal with it. He took away her iPod and told her track was over with. It was kind of nice to not be the "bad guy" for a change. I'm going to contact her teachers and we're going to really focus more on helping her improve her grades. I swear, stress from the in-laws, pressure at work, Daughter struggling in school, being on this "diet"...sometimes I just feel like life throws rocks right at my head while I'm trying to swim up-stream.
Well, here's my run-down for today:
SBD -- Phase 1.5, Day 15
Breakfast: turkey sausage, crunchy peanut butter, almond milk.
Lunch: raw broccoli, raw cauliflower, ranch dressing, two small apples.
Dinner: lemon-pepper French vinaigrette-roasted chicken breast, steamed cauliflower, steamed baby carrots, two rum & La Croix.
Snacks: string cheese, dry-roasted almonds, banana, crunchy peanut butter.
Activity: none...rest day.
Today I had my rest day, and I had a couple cocktails. It was SO nice. I just came home from work and SAT. I never, ever do that. I really needed it after this weekend. But that was today. I'm planning to workout Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week, and then taking Friday off since my dad will be here. I've been doing really well with working out for 3-4 days in a row and then taking a day off. My knees haven't been killing me either, so I think this is working out for me. I will just keep it up. I need to figure out how to incorporate my Couch to 5K workouts into my Jillian Michaels workouts. I want to PUSH myself. I'm proud that I've lost almost 18 pounds, but just felt funny today. Today I felt so lardy. I was also just so painfully aware of how far I have left to go. Annnnd, my butt still hurts from my bike ride yesterday.
*sigh* I hate this sometimes. I really do. I wish I could just wake up and have the body I want.