I’ve always thought that if I can get myself to Thursday, that I can handle anything. I needed this thought process more in high school than now. What was I dealing with then?
My day started out a bit of a mess. I walked into cardiac rehab having little clue on what I was doing and where I should be. My first patient would require the use of a phone translator but a specific phone somewhere in a message room? And um…what langauage exactly? I was in the dark about that for a bit. Oh and then the patient never showed.
Once I tried going into my office I realized that I no longer have an office. It seems my new office will be the “library” which was taken over for flu shots for the day. I felt like I was one step away from having my office in the bathroom.
Luckily I was only over there for slightly over an hour. The rest of my time was spent on outpatients where I had my usual desk.
Between patients I stole candy for the pregnant dietitian.
Don’t worry, I told her that I was stealing it while I was grabbing it!
My last patient of the day was a younger person for weight loss. Let it be known that “younger” people don’t need to get caught up in weight loss. I keep these appointments short and simple. There’s no need to get fixated on food!
Today was “strength” training day. In the past I’ve been doing the arms and abs portion of The Shred, but I felt like I just can’t take Jillian Michaels anymore. Instead I popped in a Harry Potter DVD and did my own arms and ab workout. It’s one of the best ideas that I’ve had in a long time.
I needed an appetizer before starting on dinner.
One square really hit the spot!
My pre-prepped shells dinner has officially been eaten and I had to make dinner from ground zero. I still kept it simple with a meal revolving around vegetables. I made fajita style tacos!
Tacos were filled with black beans, onions, bell pepper, corn, avocado, a sprinkle of cheese, and Crystal hot sauce! No side vegetable made since the meal basically was vegetables with a tortilla.
The rest of the night involved being tortured with the debate. Why can’t we all just get along? Politics divide us so much.
I finally made my way to the kitchen to make running fuel treats that turned out sub-par. I blame it on the fact that I was distracted with snickering at Romney’s on-the-brink-of-crying-face every time Obama talked.
This morning I woke up so hungry. I need a snack on my bedside table. I made pumpkin oatmeal. I’ve been out of pumpkin and Aaron brought 3 cans last night!
I made this with 2 scoops of pumpkin, 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice, 1 crumbled square of graham crackers, 1/2 tsp brown sugar, and spoonful of sunflower butter. This is also a bigger portion that what I’ve traditionally made. I always used 1/2 cup of oats but it’s no longer keeping me full. I’ve bumped up my portion to 3/4 cup oats (when dry).