Today was one of those days that would normally send me into stress eating mode. NOTHING went right from yesterday evening until I left my office earlier this evening. It all started when I forgot my son at the After School Program. It wasn’t like I left him there for hours, I realized there wasn’t a plan in place to pick him up with thirty minutes until closing. I felt like the worst mother in the world. ACK! I raced down and made it with seconds to spare, but he was the last kid there and it broke my heart. STRESS. Thankfully he was a good sport and said, “eh, it happens.”
From there, I rushed to get allergy shots and then remembered that today was picture day at school. Nate’s hair resembled that of a fluffed out Q-Tip, so my husband took him to get cleaned up. After haircuts, shots, dinner, homework and showers I was wrecked,I was supposed to pack for TomorrowWorld, but after all of that racing and stress I said screw it. I ate a dinner of chicken fajitas and yellow squash. Done, son and good night.
This morning, I was sleeping comfortably. Warm, cozy and I could hear rain on the windows. I was floating between dreams and Steve’s alarm went off. Wait, if Steve’s alarm is going off that means it’s HELLA late. So yeah, I totally overslept and the rest of the morning was a complete blur of racing, stress, activity, and never-ending STUFF. This would be the perfect opportunity to stress eat, but I didn’t. As a result of my oversleeping, I didn’t get to pack the normal lunchbox that I take to work so I figured going out to lunch with my friends from the office would be a good idea. We went to Willy’s Mexicana Grill and I ordered a burrito bowl with steak, no beans, no rice, no cheese…just lettuce, salsa, and cucumbers. The steak was horrible, almost inedible (and naturally I had to servings of it) but I ate as much as I could stand to get satisfied. I was so disappointed. Somehow I made it through, though and now I’m off work for the rest of the week as I am going to TomorrowWorld…well, tomorrow. I should be packing my clothes, but I’m worn out from today so I’ll just pick it up tomorrow.
So the big challenge…camping and maintaining my Paleo diet. I feel like I’ve planned well for what’s ahead and am taking raw veggies, easy fruits like apples, and sunbutter. I know there will be meat options there and I don’t plan on drinking so it shouldn’t be TOO hard to stay on track. I don’t know if I ‘ll have the ability to post from TW, so I’ll be back on Monday with a recap and updates to the Lurong site. I really really really want to make it to two weeks clean. Wish me luck!