What a WEEK.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Well, returning to work in fast forward has been just as challenging as I thought it might be. "Drinking from a firehose" is a phrase we used a fair bit this week, while being introduced to a really overwhelming amount of information in a very short time, but it's going well.

Thank God my husband is motivated and willing to cook dinner, he's even progressed beyond the basics like pizza and spaghetti to a point where he's actually cooking like I would (look in the pantry and fridge, mentally assemble stuff in your head until you come up with something that sounds edible, get it all together and make FOOD, you know?). When we met he was a "meat and potatoes" guy, which usually involved ground beef, a skillet, instant mashed potatoes, gravy mix and canned green beans or peas. Repeat.

So grateful for my daughters too, one is at my friend's house wrangling her kids and keeping life a little more sane so she can work between hospital visits. The other is here at home, going to school in the evenings and looking for work in the daytime, but she's been getting up early every day with the pets, and waking me up with coffee every day.

I rescheduled the brides who were planning to come taste and check out my cake skills this weekend, one's coming two weeks from now and the other the following weekend. So today I'll get my stuff in progress out, make sure I get some real headway made on them, and feel better about putting them back on the shelf for another week.

Food this week has been good because I'm forced to eat breakfast before I leave the house, and at least it's generally at a reasonable time when my tummy feels ready for it. I don't think I'll be asking my hubby to pack my lunch very often, as he gave me enough for three people yesterday, but it sure was sweet of him to do it for me, I was just WAY too tired. At least I didn't mindlessly try to eat it all!

As far as weight-loss is concerned, my Dr. thinks that the stress from going back to work will make me produce more cortisol and so I'll probably stay stuck and stalled out for a couple of months until my system gets used to it. And then hopefully it will all fall off very suddenly again. I've put 4 lbs back on again, and I really don't know how, but whatever, I got rid of them once, I'll do it again.

My chiro is starting to see some real improvement in the stability of my lower back finally, so I'm hoping he's going to let me start up some kind of exercise again soon. I'm probably looking at one hot yoga class a week on a day off and one private ballroom class plus a group class and a "dance party" per week. So that would be about four hours of exercise per week that I'm not getting now, and I really miss it!

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    Glad you had a good (though busy) first week! It's awesome to have such a supportive family when you are starting a new job and changing up the routine. GREAT news from your chiro...continue to do what he recommends, try not to get too stressed out, and hopefully soon you'll be able to add in some exercise! That'll also help with the stress levels emoticon
    1915 days ago
    Glad you have great family support. Hang in there and have some fun where you can emoticon
    1917 days ago
    Hang in there! HUGS
    1917 days ago
    Awesome! Glad you rescheduled your brides to ease up some of the stress on you!
    1917 days ago
    Glad the week went well overall.
    1917 days ago
    No matter what disappointment or struggle we are going through, there is always relief. It always happens. Glenn
    1917 days ago
    Wake -up coffee from your daughter--impressive! I hope it makes you feel appreciated. :)

    And getting your lunch packed? Girl, you are getting spoiled!!

    Is there a fridge where you can store Lunch #2 & #3? I love being able to bring several days of food and then not worrying about lunch for a couple of days. It feels very luxurious.

    Pace yourself--glad to hear that you're returning to your usual routine.
    1917 days ago
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