Day sixteen is not so sweet in so many ways. Today was pretty stressful. I felt it too, at dinnertime I was very hungry. I did examine the trigger or cue and realized that I was feeling anxious, not hungry. Naming and knowing the nature of my true feelings is how I can become more fully aware. The more self-aware I am the better choices I will make;
Why so stressful today? It’s Monday! The first day back to work and I had an 8:00 AM faculty meeting that I facilitated with my coaching team. My husband and I did an excessive amount of running around bringing kids where they need to go. My husband had to pay a registration fee online (that went on my list of to-dos). We had good news too, we have a newly licensed driver in the house! That too, even though it’s happy news, is stressful!
Since Mondays are very busy I wanted to elevate whatever stress I could by having a quick prep meal that everyone enjoys:
I had a 1/2 cup of Success Basmati Rice and 4 oz of Hillshire Farms Turkey Kielbasa with peppers and onions. I did use 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. I counted this as 10sp. I used a total of 29sp today.
There were some struggles as I said we have a new driver, and so we celebrated with:
I cut it into four pieces, one each for my kids and two for my husband. He is very fit and can have an extra piece of cake every now and then. I didn’t feel left out, that cake isn’t going to help me get to goal…
The weather was sort of gloomy and it was so hectic at work and home. All of this contributed to a challenging day overall. It’s 10:02 PM I’ve washed my face, brushed my teeth. I am very happy to be in my favorite pajamas. Finally, the house is calm again. When I think about it I did a lot of things right today: I made my lunch for tomorrow, I had a plan for dinner right away, and I bought a very small celebratory cake.
In all the running around I didn’t get a chance to find much bueaty but here are some beautiful pictures from yesterday: