It was a bit of a rough start to the day today. I got up at 6 am with the baby and immediately noticed how incredibly tight my band was feeling. So tight, I was really uncomfortable and wasn't sure what to do. I woke up my husband to take care of the baby while I paced the house like a woman with labour pains starting. At first I thought it was just gas but it didn't subside. It took about two hours before I started feeling better. What a relief that the pressure eased. Not very fun. The rest of the day was great. I felt quite good and even managed to eat a scrambled egg over the course of an hour or so. I am concerned though that I am not getting anywhere near the amount of protein I should be consuming. I considered drinking a protein shake throughout the day but the mere thought of it made me feel like hurling. I guess there's no recipe how each day will go during this healing period. It's just hard when you don't really know what's coming your way next.
On another note, I had a lot of fun this afternoon trying on clothes to see what fits. I was amazed, as was my husband, that I have dropped down two sizes. Clothes I was wearing a year and half ago are very loose. I contemplated doing a cartwheel but decided to forgo that attempt until I am closer to goal. It's hard to get to the gym when you're in a body cast. I remember a few summers as a kid, all my friend and I did was cartwheels, back walkovers and handsprings. I sometimes miss those days. Lazy warm summer days with nothing to do but hang upside down from the monkey bars. Life was good...and is...just in different ways in different stages.
I have been thinking about some ideas for rewarding myself for achieving certain milestones. Since I won't be celebrating with Ben & Jerry (we broke up), I thought perhaps a spa day would be a great reward for staying the course. Maybe Ben could do my massage and Jerry my pedicure. Or, how about a pedicure with Ben & Jerry's (ice cream) as the moisturizing wrap instead of the wax. If you can't eat it, soak in it!
Speaking of food...it seems to be on my mind lately. Namely the lack of interest in eating it. I am however, interested in watching it being made. Being home this week, I have had time to watch the Food Network. Wow! It's pretty amazing that an entire channel devotes itself to food. I wonder if this is a good thing. With society's ever expanding waistline, should we really put that much emphasis on food. It's interesting how television programming reflects the current state of society. I have to say, I am kind of glad I don't usually have any time to watch much of it. Just a little food for thought (lol..okay, I must be getting tired).
Tomorrow will be a wonderful day. I am going to make the very best of my last day before going back to work. I wonder if anyone will notice I have been losing weight...