As I talked to my therapist yesterday, I expressed that I wanted a quick way out of the reminders of the past 18 months’ grief. Most of the grief and trauma has been in our home. For the sake of my heart, I’d love to sell it. And, I’d love to sell it quickly so I can move on. She kindly reminded me (and I love her because she reminds me…) that there isn’t a short cut. No selling of our home is a guaranteed fix for my heart.
I’ve struggled dealing today. I definitely walked too much during the job interview and therapy appointment yesterday. I had lots of pain after all of that so I’m resting today. That’s frustrating to me because I have been feeling so good. It is also frustrating because I want my weight loss progress to be quicker.
In the middle of my frustration, I’m feeling sorry for myself. But, I’m trying to remember the words of my therapist. Nothing will fix my grief overnight. And, nothing will fix the weight loss overnight. This is going to take time and hard work. Bad days come and go but it doesn’t mean I should eat chocolate by the handful to cope. And, resting days are ok as long as they aren’t everyday.
So, here’s my rundown for today:
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Whole wheat tortilla, 2 servings oven roasted turkey, 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, spinach, 1/2 tablespoon BBQ sauce, banana. You’ll be seeing this a lot on my menu. It’s a quick, filling lunch for me and it fits in my plan nicely.
After dinner snack:
1 frozen banana blended in NutriBullet topped with 1 small homemade cranberry biscotti crumbled. Amazing way to finish off my eating for the day.
Water: 123 oz
Movement: Really limited today. Definitely trying to baby the surgical pain.