Meal #1: 9:30am – 8 oz green juice, 2 slices Ezekiel toast, 1/2 T butter, Cherry Smoothie ( 1 c soymilk, 4 oz frozen cherries, 2 oz pineapple, 18g vegetable protein, 20 drops stevia)
Meal #2: 3pm – 4 oz shrimp and 1 c brown rice, sautéed in a pan with a little olive oil spray, 1 t Old Bay seasoning, Frank’s hot sauce, diced onions and fresh garlic; sautéed zucchini and onions
I used frozen shrimp from Kroger, already deveined and peeled, so this meal only took 15 mins to prepare
Meal #3: 9pm – 5 oz ground turkey on a bed of mixed baby greens, beets, cilantro and 1 oz goat cheese, 1 T NO, 8 oz red potatoes with carraway seeds
30 mins bicycle CyclOps trainer. Felt easy and good.
My spiritual life feels virtually nonexistent lately. Worked 15 extra hours last week and will work 12 extra this week. This when I was barely hanging on with the new job’s regular hours. Should be back to normal next week. But talk about survival mode! There is very little attention to higher thoughts when I can barely get in all the work, sleep and meals; exercise is the next to suffer, so I’m very grateful I’ve been getting that in.
I did finally catch up on the phone with my mom and then my sister, which is good for my soul.
I had to have a talk with my partner, about why I have such a short fuse lately – survival mode! Not much humor or patience in that state of mind. Although the times I got upset were when I was having a really nice time, finally managing to catch a little downtime, just doing some mindless shopping, or playing, and felt like I was being asked to account for my time or whereabouts. That was what I was trying to get away from! It really feels like a matter of mental health to have some unscheduled and unrestricted time with no place to be and no deadlines or commitments–“downtime.”
I was pleased that I was able to become objective about it, be calm and state my point of view, not make anyone else wrong and ask for what I need, and feel heard. So some sanity exists in all the time pressure and stress.