Well, tomorrow it's back to work. I was out all week last week - which is absurd - I think my boss would probably agree. But I have had this awful viral bronchitis thing with fever and coughing and lots of tissues. I am now on my third box of Kleenex - that is just crazy - that doesn't even count the mega roll I used up when the tissues ran out.
I am still coughing and blowing but I know, I have to go back to life and pray I don't relapse but continue to climb out of this. I don't remember ever missing a week of work in my life. Anyway, it is what it is. I will return, hopefully people understand this is not my norm and I can get back to work with little drama. I have been sooo bored being home. Just didn't feel like doing anything.
So I feel like I am starting fresh tomorrow. I made it to the store yesterday, so I am doing some preliminary cooking today for the week. I am going to cook my two bags of turnip greens - haha. It feels good to be getting back to my routine. I am glad healthy eating is still on my list. Many times, an illness has upset a diet and I never returned to it. This time, I tried to keep eating healthy in and around the times when I gave in, like Friday night when I just didn't feel like cooking and the family had pizza for dinner. Only two slices and no snacking after and yesterday tried to be healthy. I feel like I am where I need to be in the process.
I am not as strict as I could be, but so much better than I used to be. I can live with that for now. The scale is moving slowly but realistically. I can live with that. I feel like I am eating in a way I could continue eating the rest of my life. It's like when I gave up frying foods a long time ago, only I have gone to the next level.
I am happy with this. I feel balanced in my eating and I am working on my exercising. I may decide at some point I want to become more rigid and make faster time in this, but for now, slow and steady wins the race.
What can I say? It's a new week, and I'm cooking greens. I think that's something to be proud of.
That's all - Thanks ya'll!