Yesterday was a long day.
I got into Austin at about 9pm Wednesday night, went to bed, and went straight to work in the morning. Let me tell you what – I was not happy to be there. You send me home for a week and a half to hang out with family, work out, sleep, read, and relax – I am not going to be happy about working again. I know, I know – I have a job, I got over a week off – I’m lucky. I’m also moody and whiny.
Naturally, what does my brain do when I am in a bad mood, exhausted, and sitting at a desk? Food. All I wanted was food. I had a decently sized lunch, a snack at about 2:00pm, and I was full. But whenever I smelled anything even moderately food related, I WANTED IT RIGHT THIS SECOND. I wanted it so badly that my grammar doesn’t make sense in this paragraph.
So I ate a bowl of Fiber One cereal. Why that, do you ask? Because, and here’s the kicker, folks, that’s all I had. Ladies and gentlemen – if I don’t have it, I won’t eat it. Things didn’t used to be this way – there are restaurants around campus and vending machines and all sorts of terrible things. But at least I have curbed that part of my cravings – I won’t pay money for bad food. That’s a step in the right direction, eh?
And today, I decided to treat myself for the 20 pounds that I’ve lost. Over lunch, I got a manicure. Just so everyone knows, this is a genius idea. It totally broke up my day, and it was unbelievably relaxing. Plus, my nails are now rock-star, metallic grey:
(Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post – I cooked a meal tonight. A whole meal. All by my myself. What is that.)