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Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

I'm back at the hospital today.  I got home about 1:00 and into bed by 1:30, but slept until after 8:00.  Steph texted and was needing some caffeine for a caffeine headache (funny how morphine doesn't help with that), so I had to hurry through my time at home this morning.

I took Cas for a walk, made sure the pets are taken care of for the day (they watched me forlornly as I walked out of the apartment) and headed out.  No time for a workout, unfortunately.  I don't remember if I said yesterday, but I was down another pound yesterday after doing a "protein bar day" and I was down another 1.4 this morning.  I didn't post today's weight on DietBet, because it is likely to pop back up a little before it settles there.

I stopped by the grocery store on the way to the hospital and got me some fruit and some more protein bars.  I will use them when I want to, but wasn't necessarily planning to do another protein bar day today.  I did have one for breakfast, along with some fruit.  I stopped and picked up Steph some Starbucks on the way in, too.   I was hungry at lunch, so went down to the grill (which is the only cafeteria they have here).  They always have very healthy choices here.  I had a grilled chicken sandwich with sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms.  I put about a teaspoon of mayo on it and had some pop chips with it.  Their food is very healthily made.  I always have to add salt because it is low sodium.

I met a lady on the elevator this morning when I was taking Cas out to walk.  I told her about having to be at the hospital and how he had a lot of pent-up energy.  She said I could put him in doggie daycare for $10 a day and that they would exercise him there so he was tired out when I brought him home.  I had no idea it was that reasonable.  I wouldn't want to do that every day (financially), but every once in a while would be great, especially at times like these.  So I'm going to look into that.  I need to take him to the vet to get this year's shots first, but after that I can.  It would be good for my daughters' dogs at times like this, too.  They are being a little unruly because they are not being exercise with both girls being sick, etc.  It's a little more for bigger dogs, but only a dollar or two.  I wish I had known this a long time ago!

So far, this hospital stint is not throwing me off on my eating.  And I will get back to workouts as soon as my schedule settles down.  I do have a my shoes with me so I could take a brisk walk today, so I'm going to try to do that.

Today is the 9th anniversary of my divorce.  I call it my "Independence Day."  I believe in "until death do you part," and I tried every way I knew to make my marriage work.  But there came a time when I had to say, "No more.  You are not going to treat me like this any more, and if you do, than I must separate myself permanently from you."  I have no control over the choices he made, so I had to do what was best for me and my children.  And that day was day one of my healing.  It's a long road out of abuse, but I am so happy to be free.  So, Happy Independence Day!

It's been a quiet day.  I've read a blog most of the day, in between helping Steph with what she needs.  I've been hungrier today.  During the afternoon I had fruit, and for dinner I had another ground sirloin burger on a wheat bun.  I wanted something to go with it, but not chips again.  So that's all I ate.  We'll see if it holds me.   I just tracked everything on WW, and it says I have 11 daily points left, so I can hunt me something else down.

I'm not sure about tomorrow.  Steph will still be here and I hate for her to spend the whole day all by herself.  I have the time available.  I will have to decide whether I want to try to take all or part of the day off.

That's it for today. 


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  2. Hang in there - I think you are doing great not being in your normal routine! The hospital my husband was at had the shittiest food - burgers, fries, hot dogs - their salad bar had like three or four things on it - lettuce being one of them.


    1. Thanks Biz! I have had to do this so often in my life (this is my daughter's 16th surgery lifetime -- long story), I think it is time I learned how to master the situation. I am doing much better this time.


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