Another mad dash this morning.
3:48 am – Franklin wakes me up. “Lisa, I need you!” Not a good way to wake up. Thank God it wasn’t an emergency emergency. He was having a nose bleed while he was getting off his dialysis machine, so he couldn’t use his hands. It was dripping. I grumbled later for him to say “I’m having a nose bleed, I need help getting paper”. Waking up like that is not fun.
3:49 am – Lucas wakes up crying
4:14 am – Lucas goes back to sleep. I try and doze off
5:30 am – Alarm goes off
5:45 am- Alarm goes off
6:00 am – Alarm goes off
6:10 am – Get out of bed
6:11 am – Lucas wakes up and is clingy
So, as I scramble to get things ready. I go to make my shake for my breakfast. I only have 1/4 cup of skim milk left. Great. Do I use the Homo milk in the fridge?? Ugh. What’s the point of dieting if I’m just going to have full fat milk?!? DING! I bought almond milk. I use that for the rest of the 1.5 cups and 2 scoops of powder. I only put it in a water bottle and gave it a good shake. All the while I’m thinking “Franklin said he was going to do this. Thanks for your support pal”. I’m tired and grumpy.
I sipped it on the way down to work because I am so hungry. It’s OK I guess. But, I still would prefer to eat. I would usually grab a banana. But, there wasn’t any fruit for me to bring. So, when I get to work, I was OK. I wasn’t starving. I plow through some work. But, by 10am I am starving. Like really really hungry. Boss Lady shared 2 ginger snap cookies from St. John’s bakery. So good, and helps tide me over. I go for lunch at 11:45am. Delicious. Food tastes so good. I had ho-fun noodles in a spicy soup with fried chicken pieces. Probably not the healthiest, but I didn’t eat all the chicken, so that counts right?? On our way back to our desks, my colleague wants a coffee from whichever has the shortest line. Well, McD’s wins. I treat him to a coffee and order a muffin with it. When you add a muffin to a coffee it’s very minimal charge. He’s thankful for the coffee and I already have my afternoon munchy.
It was a busy afternoon, so I didn’t have a chance to eat it. Which is good. But, sitting on the GO train home, I ate it. I wasn’t even that hungry. Ugh. It was the orange and cranberry one, so at least it’s one of the lower fat ones. LOL oh, the rational I tell myself. I chuckle to myself as I write it!
I eat dinner at the ‘rents. Delicious home cooking. Pork chops, baby bak choy, rice, steamed egg with ground pork. A little o f everything. I didn’t even eat a whole pork chop! And all done eating before 6:30 pm. Hope I don’t get the late night munchies.
What I’ve learned is, I HAVE to bring some form of morning snack before lunch and for the afternoon when I work from the office. I also ate 2 Halloween size smarties. Can’t keep having those for my snack everyday.
I didn’t have extra energy. I was more hungry in the morning. I think I’ll try to incorporate a lunch time stair climb and bring healthy snacks. Maybe that will help tomorrow.