Thursday was a stressful day 😦
Daily Weight: 147 lbs/66.8 kgs
Goal Weight: 155 lbs/70.5 kgs
I sure don’t like stressful days. Makes me want to nosh around on food… thank goodness I only have healthy choices around me, but even too much of a good thing can be a not so good thing!
My stress centers around changes to my work schedule without consulting with me. They just toss me to the wind sometimes and see where I land. I am about the easiest going, “fly by the seat of your pants” kinda gal, but when it seems to be changes made with the wrong intent, it gets my hackles up.
Then after the schedule change stuff, I went on morning rounds and had to stop due to the stress of dealing with people who give misinformation. Formula (baby poison in MY humble opinion) is passed out like candy here. Women being told that they don’t have any milk in their breasts… it does my head in.
So… two things I’m concentrating on to get me out of my funk…
1. My job ends here in 10 weeks and 5 days and I will go home, for good… maybe, at least for now… and…
2. I won’t be doing birth work full time when I go home. I will be starting my own diet and fitness business. I am very excited about this.
Oh… and a 3rd thing… because they’ve changed my schedule to go to Guangzhou July 12, I will be near Hong Kong and being near Hong Kong means I can go to a movie theatre and watch ROCK OF AGES… now THAT will make me happy and get me out of this funk… I saw it in the States last month and I want to see it again! I’m listening to the soundtrack to ROA as I am typing this post!
After work I walked to the grocery store to pick up some veggies for the dinner I made for Vivi and Olivia. Vivi is my new personal assistant, having replaced the amazing Kitty, and Olivia is a translator in our office. I wanted to have them over for dinner for helping out with Tits the Cat while I was at home on vacation. Their request… an American dinner. So I made them steak, carrots with splenda and cinnamon and mashed potatoes with aged cheddar… I didn’t eat the carrots or the potatoes… although they both appeared to be big hits, given the fact there was nothing left over! I also made a nice salad with greens, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers.
While the carrots and potatoes were boiling, I showed the girls how to use the wii for bowling. Neither had bowled before. They did pretty well for their first game. While I was finishing up supper, they bowled their second game and Vivi scored a 201! She did almost as well on game 3… note to self… stop teaching people how to play, they’ll beat you! LOL
All in all a very nice night. The girls cheered me up. I walked them down to the corner and got Vivi in a taxi home. I then did a walk around the neighborhood.
Breakfast: 2 tea eggs, coffee
Snack: 10 almonds
Lunch: left over pork from the dinner out with Jerry… when I heated this up in the staff canteen here at work, the chef came over with chop sticks and had a few bites… lol. I’m working REAL hard on the lack of personal space… real hard!
Snack: 1 ounce aged cheddar and 10 almonds
Dinner: Steak w/ onions, salad and a tea cup of wine
Water: 2.5 liters
10 minute morning flow yoga, Walk to work (1 mile) Walk from work to grocery then home (1.9 miles), walk around neighborhood before bed 1.2 miles)
So… deep breaths, positive outlook, awesome soundtrack, meditation… in and out… 10 weeks, 5 days… ahhhhhh
One last pic… my little baby from Tuesday… his mommy IS exclusively breast feeding… that’s a rare thing here! 🙂
What a love you are to cook that ol’ American as apple pie meal 🙂 They sure look like they enjoyed it.
They did love it 🙂 I’m glad I get to cook for them… I miss cooking for a clan! 10 weeks, 3 days… counting.
Ahh, let the countdown begin!
Awww, baby! So cute. I definitely don’t miss the formula ads. Or being accosted by women in white nurses uniforms at the grocery store trying to sell me imported formula that will make my baby oh so smart!! I can still see their expressions of shock and horror as I rolled the cart down the aisle bending over, singing a made up song with F bombs, giving Soren the na. Oh China.
LOL, Kira… Those “nurses” crack me up. I can imagine their expression as you nursed your toddler in the grocery store here… Love you and your brilliant F bomb self 🙂 xoxo
You can come cook for me anytime..
I’d love that, Mom 🙂
Awww, cute baby :). And your business sounds exciting! I look forward to hearing more about that! Good luck!
Thanks, Brianna… working on putting that business together… details in a month or so 🙂
Beautiful baby! 🙂 Rock of Ages was amazing! I loved it too. It made me just feel good!!
It made me amazingly happy… Ahhh, the 80’s 🙂
Loved the gun tats 😀
Hi Sandi! sending positive vibes your way 🙂 You business idea sounds fab look forward to hearing about it. The girls looked like they loved your food, I love to entertain, we had 12 round for dinner last night- BBQ , friendly and delicious, sat in garden till 1 am. Great you are on my Facebook – hope you liked the photos of Harry -we went uniform shaping today for secoundry school he looked gorgeous in his blazer:) x
Harry is adorable!! 12 for BBQ? Mmmmm! Isn’t summer wonderful?
Meant to say BBQ dukan friendly!