My mood continues to improve since yesterday, and today my energy has returned as well! The sun is back, I am back on plan A, and life has settled down a great deal. I still have stress, but it is manageable now. My elderly dog is doing so much better on Lasix! He is perky again (well, as perky as a 13-year-old dog can be!) and not coughing nearly as much, which means I am getting a bit more sleep. I still wake up every morning at 5 and lie in bed for an hour trying to go back to sleep before the pup starts whining at 6. Not sure why I am waking up at 5 but I do, like clockwork.
After four days of hell last week when I barely had time to use the bathroom, I took a breather day yesterday as the beginning of a much-needed 3 day weekend. I took time yesterday to relax, rest, and just *be* without pressure to get anything done from my list. I just allowed myself a day to regroup, and it helped me so much! I did things I enjoy, like play with my dog, do agility training, play games with my little girl, and cook. I feel like my well was going dry and yesterday it got refilled. Today I am still taking it easy, not going out anywhere or pressuring myself to get anything done, but still catching up on things like cleaning, mopping, laundry, and yard work while enjoying time with my kids and dogs. My stress level has dropped by about 90%, thank goodness.
Scale still stuck at 200, no gain and no loss this week, and I am just going to wing it this week with the exercise and the scale. I might skip weighing for a few days. I did that last time I was bordering on 199, and it helped. I am easing back into my exercise plan now that I have the time and energy to do so.
That's all for now! Enjoy your weekend and eat your Superfoods!
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