Ah, Thursday. Why are Thursdays usually so long and taxing? My mood was good yesterday but I was thoroughly exhausted and longing for my pajamas and my bed or sofa by the time I left work. I was busy all day; the kind of day where I had very few breaks in between. I was working on one primary client throughout the day and got nothing else accomplished. I really don’t like leaving the office with my desk covered in files and papers. It certainly makes me dread heading in on Friday morning.
I envy those people who have Fridays off. Heck, I envy those people who can manage to work four days a week . . . or those people who can work half days. I would love to work half days. It seems I am most productive in the morning anyhow; it would be dreamy to leave for the day at noon versus just my lunch break.
What about you? Do you work a conventional Monday – Friday job? If so, do you find yourself finding it easier or more difficult to follow your dieting/exercise/weight loss goals on the weekends? Myself, I seem to do better on the weekends. I can follow the 3 hour rule between eating (at least certain foods) more diligently since I am generally on my own timetable and not the boss’s or a client’s. I also have access at home to my refrigerator, a microwave, a toaster . . . I work out of my boss’s home office and therefore I don’t have a break room. I have no microwave, no toaster, no refrigerator. It makes lunches very challenging some days and on others, downright impossible. After all, we all get tired of cold sandwiches after a while, or a salad, right?
Starting Weight: 144.4 pounds (I gained .4 – – blech)
Exercise: Walking G morning and evening; taking the stairs at the office
Acid Reflux: None. I thought I might have felt some coming on after lunch but nada!
Mood: Good, productive but tired at the end of the day
Morning Snack: Apple slices
Lunch: Two slices of cheese pizza (I decided to treat myself and ate at the deli down the street. Their lunch special is the pizza with a drink for $5. In days past, I would get the pizza, a soft drink as my drink and even get one of their delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies. I was good and only got the pizza and chose water out of the drink machine – – even though they have changed to Coke products and now have Dr. Pepper! I just reminded myself of how awful I felt last week going through caffeine withdrawal and the water looked that much better.)
Afternoon Snack: None (working, working and meeting with a client)
Dinner: Popcorn chicken (This was a bit of a cheat. I am not supposed to have breaded chicken but I was tired and Hubby did the dinner. I also had a side salad but was too full after the chicken to eat it)
Beverages: Water (plain and with the flavor packets added)