Happy Friday. I had a pretty good week despite a couple setbacks. On Monday I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Food for Life class was still being held. The agency found some extra money to hire the intern at least until July. Then, if they can come up with more funding, they will hire her permanently. Keeping my fingers crossed. I really like her.
One positive note on Monday. It was the first time in a long while that I was able to go without my back brace. Pain was at a minimum, and I felt so good.
On Tuesday I had wanted to attend a Sciatica lecture, but noisy neighbors interfered with sleep, and I just wasn't up to going out. Took a nice long nap in the afternoon. But first I made a huge pot of veggie and bean soup.
Carrots, celery, a package of fresh mixed veggies, lots of chopped onion, 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies for a little spiciness, 5 packets of no sodium chicken broth, garlic powder, parsley, oregano, bay leaf, and black pepper.
On Wednesday I had to wear the back brace again. I told hubby that I am going to cherish each day that I have a let up of pain. It's not easy waking up and going to bed with pain. But I keep myself going because I have to. The busier I keep myself the less I concentrate on the pain.
Mindfulness class was awesome again. I absolutely love that quiet time. As with the first time, after the Reiki, the ringing in my ears was less. Another thing I cherish. Those days when the ringing is low.
Sadly, I came home Wednesday feeling fine, but within two hours found myself doubled over with stomach cramps and running to the bathroom. By the time I went to bed, everything was cleaned out of me.
When I went to my WW workshop on Thursday, all I had in my tummy was one slice of dry toast. Really thought I would do well on the scale, maybe even back under goal, but I only took off .2 pounds. Still have 1.4 pounds to go to get to goal. I'd best do it next week because after that, they are going to charge me for the etools as well. Grrr!!! This maintenance stage is so much harder than the weight loss stage. I think it's because when I was losing I had a goal to look forward to. Now the only goal with maintenance IS maintenance. Does that make sense?
Have a wonderful weekend.