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.