I am feeling much better today after a decent night's sleep. Even though my dog woke me up at 6am wanting to go out, I feel rested. My knee pain is about 30% improved and I am continuing the meds and compression sleeve, staying off it, etc. I have had zero desire to overeat or eat junk this week and I am guessing my reduced caloric intake will give me at least a pound or two loss by Sunday. I am staying off the scale until then.
I am so, so sad about my little doggie being gone. My daughter wakes up and says, "tell me it isn't real, tell me it was just a dream," wishing him back to life. She writes him notes and asks me to tie them to a balloon to send to the Rainbow Bridge in Heaven, and she tells me every day she misses him. It breaks my heart.
Other than that very real sadness, I am feeling better and more hopeful about all the things I am working towards in my life. Sometimes it seems stagnant, even to me. But like a glassy, still lake, there is much going on under the surface. I am never really stagnating. It just takes time to see the results of the work I am doing.
Tonight's dinner: chicken breast cubes sauteed with baby Portabella mushrooms, onion, peppers, and broccoli, then mixed into a sauce of light coconut milk and curry. Might add some canned tomatoes, too!
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