February 18, 2020 - Day 7 and on to Week 2
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Listening to an Audible book by Molly Burke (an awesome Canadian)
I gleamed something everyday on my ride to work...yesterday I was in tears at the loss of her first guide / service dog. This resonates with me cause I know a wonderful person who raises guide dogs for the blind and that I also plan to raise a service dog with CCI. It did bring back the feelings (and tears) from the loss of my own 3 yellow labs over the years. Of course she has another dog now (which she fought as she didn't feel she could 'replace' her first. Even though it hurts to lose a pet, a new pet helps to fill the hole left in your heart.
Today, it included having a positive affirmation (or two) session every day. I think since I am on this huge wellness and health experience, I should be doing something more for my general mental outlook. Lord knows I need it in this current atmosphere in America. So signing up...any suggestions on sites?
Phone call with my coach yesterday was good. She thinks I am doing well, even with a few slips. Tomorrow I forego caffeine (which includes chocolate which I have not had all week) so a had a few pieces of chocolate (albeit a foray into the forbidden sugar)
It was nice, but pretty easy to stop at the suggested serving size of 8g of sugar. Not a temptation really.
One thing I have noticed is to eat well and on this plan it takes a ton of planning and even more time to prepare food. This is not convenience dining. I have to get up 20 minutes earlier just to put together my pre-planned lunch and breakfast. And last night I did a bunch of prep and cleanup...nearly 2 hours after working all day. But I still got my 10K steps, had my 30 minute brisk walk and slept well so the investment is worth it.
I'm worth it.