Sadly, I am not holding the winning PowerBall ticket that was sold in Florida. Or Tennessee for that matter. Shattered dreams! All the good I could have done with that jackpot...I hope the three (at current count) winners choose to spread at least a little of their newfound wealth around to help make the world a better place.
It's day 14. It feels like it is taking FOR.EVER. for the halfway point to get here. Did I mention I'm sleeping like a rock? This morning Mr. P. woke me up and I asked him if it was 5:15 or 6:15 because the clock on his nightstand got moved just a hair and the ceiling projection was right on the edge of a soffit that is over the head of our bed. Turns out it was 6:15. I said "great, why didn't my alarm go off at 6?" as I blindly grabbed for my phone. He said "It did...at 6" Oh. Hmmm well, it WAS like a foot away from my head so - wow really? I slept thru the alarm. Ok then - time to change the chime I guess! I was tired yesterday. I did go to bed around 10. I am kinda struggling this morning. I'd like to go back to bed.
Not going to happen - especially since I didn't win the PowerBall.
Alas - I'm up and there is already a large reptile in my shower, so I guess I'm not going back to bed.
Breakfast: chicken salad, fruit and a little almond butter
Lunch: Apple Cider Vinegar chicken, sweet potato and fruit (let it be known that I sat in our break room ALONE eating my lunch surrounded by trays of food from the catered lunch today - Caesar salad, rosemary chicken, alfredo pasta, rolls, butter, cookies, brownies, tropical chips, sweet tea and soda)
Dinner: Apple Cider Vinegar chicken, steamed broccoli, cauliflower and baby carrots plus a small glass of cranberry juice (I am rather tired of water, I don't drink coffee and I can't stand unsweetened tea - that's just not southern!)
- I can't see a difference, but I'm not struggling with my seat belt
- For the most part I am not hungry
- Planning is key
- It's easy to say no
I wish I had taken before photos and measurements. If you're thinking about doing Whole30, be sure to do those two things. You're not allowed to weigh or measure yourself during the Whole30. They want you to focus on the food, your cravings, what you struggle with, your overall relationship with food - we all know it's typically all about the number on the scale. I will never be skinny. I have NEVER been skinny. I don't have a desire to be skinny. I want to be average. Just plain old average. I sort of want to get back into running. I'm not looking to get into marathons or even half marathons, but to be able to run (or at least jog) a whole 5K again would be great. I remember back in 1997 when I went through a bad break-up I did the stress-depression diet and dropped 35 pounds in a couple of weeks. Once I was out of bed I started walking to try to keep the weight off. That turned into jogging and then running. I had a two mile route mapped through our neighborhood and I did it every day. Sometimes twice a day. I started taking a gym bag to work and changing into my running gear before I left so I just parked the Jeep and went running before going into the house for fear I wouldn't do it once I went inside. I didn't lose any more weight, but it was enough to keep me from gaining any of it back once I started eating again. I can find time for two miles again.