Day 3 has been much better!
My mom reminded me this morning, I walked around on this injury, basically a broken/almost broken bone for 3 months. 3 months!! That’s a lot of wear and tear. So one, I should be grateful that the bone did not completely and totally fracture. And two, I’ve been resting for 3 days… I can’t repair 3 months of damage in 3 days. This will take TIME, as many of you pointed out. Patience, patience, patience,… never was my strong suit 🙂
And then, I had a few things that brightened up my day a bit.
- My birthday is April 20th and I’ll be 22. No, it’s not a “big” birthday but still, the fact that it looks like I’m going to be on crutches ON my birthday sucks. BUT my mom, my two cousins, my cousins’ mom, and I are going to take a trip to the mountains on my birthday weekend. At first, I was actually bummed a little. And honestly, still am. Why? Vacation on crutches – well, that doesn’t sound too great. But it’s still a trip to the mountains and I can still have fun.
- My boss called with some great news! She promised me that she would try to think of some way that I can still work but be off of my feet and she found a solution! Just call me the Computer Lady 🙂 Let me explain – where I work at the after school program, we have 3 different groups that are divided by grades (K-5 and 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and 3rd and 4th) and we have 2-3 “counselors” (that’s what my position is called) with each one. And each group rotates through different activities like craft, computer lab, and gym. So I am going to stay in computer lab and work with each group as they rotate, which allows me to sit down the entire time. I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to do and I know that they are just allowing me to do this because they love me and they know I miss working BUT it will be better than sitting around my house all day and I’ll give to see my kids. But this is only if, and it’s a big if, I am feeling better by April 5 (which would be my first day doing this as they have spring break next week). And by feeling better I mean that the injury feels better, I will still be on crutches. So I am praying, praying, praying that I will be feeling up to doing it by then. Because as much as I hate to go out in public on crutches and deal with the sympathy, this will make me SO much happier to have my job back. And you better believe I am going to be resting as much as I possibly can until then.
- Blockbuster, oh how I love you. My dear mother took a little trip to Blockbuster and got me two movies, New Moon and Julie and Julia, both of which I have seen and love. AND Season 1 of Gossip Girl (also love this show) and Season 1 of the original 90210 (which had to be ordered so it won’t come until next week). So now I have some more entertainment 🙂 And I can’t wait to see the original 90210 as I love the new version.
- Daytime TV, not so bad. I’m getting into Days of Our Lives again (oh soap operas… how crazy you are). I used to watch it all of the time but I kind of got out of it. And I love the Rachael Ray Show (the daytime show, not her cooking shows).
Breakfast this morning was some PB & J oats.
This batch was even more delicious than usual, not exactly sure why but I’m not complaining.
The base was my usual banana whipped oats (1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk, pinch of salt and cinnamon, 1/2 very ripe banana) and then I topped it with two different Crofter’s spreads, North American and Asia, and TJ’s Roasted Salted Almond Butter.
This bowl tasted EXACTLY like the PB & J of my childhood. Yummy…
Lunch was… well in theory, a good idea.
This was a wrap with sweet potato, baby spinach, 3 egg whites, and pumpkin butter.
Sounds pretty good right? It was ok but it was kind of missing something but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was.
I really want to try a wrap with sweet potatoes though, anyone have any tried and true recipes?
Lunch part 2/snack was VERY filling.
I had a pomegranate Chobani with a HUGE Fuji Apple.
Yummy but I was stuffed afterwards!!!
I was really not that hungry when dinner time rolled around… so I waited an hour… and still wasn’t hungry but knew I should eat anyway. So I had some Brussels…
Roasted with this incredible mango/coconut/tequila sauce that has one heck of a KICK to it!!! My mouth was on fire by the time I got done eating!
But ketchup helped to put on the flame…
Ketchup was also delicious on my “hot dog” 🙂
Which was composed of Great Harvest bread…
And an apple chicken sausage…
With plenty of ketchup and mustard, of course 😀 What’s a hot dog without ketchup and mustard?
So even though I wasn’t that hungry at dinner, I just had to fit in dome dessert 😉
Vita-Top topped with Thin Mint frozen yogurt. Can it get any better? I think not.
Especially when consumed while watching New Moon. Oh yes, Friday night fun to be had here 🙂 Chocolate + Jacob, well that’s how I roll.
By the way, assuming you are into Twilight, are you on team Jacob or Edward? Team Jacob all the way!!!! C’mon now…
Jacob, will you come be my boyfriend?
I actually have a good friend who looks just like Jacob (a.k.a. Taylor Lautner)… with the incredible abs. I kid you not…
Don’t forget, you can vote for me over at Cook’s Mission!!
Guest Posts: As my life is not going to be very exciting or eventful in the coming weeks (here’s to hoping the only eventful thing is my healing), I’d like to throw in a couple guest posts each week. SO if you would like to write one for me, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)! You can write about whatever you would like – recipes we should try, your story of how you got on the road to health, running, swimming, other forms of exercise you enjoy, a poem, a story, overcoming an injury or eating disorder, product reviews, absolutely ANYTHING!!! I would really appreciate it if you would be so kind – I think it will make the blog a little more interesting
*I have gotten some GREAT bloggers who have offered to do guest posts soooo… be excited my friends!!! And I can still use some more guest posts so keep them coming, pretty please!
And now for tonight’s Ask Me Anything question…
Were you ever in treatment for your Eating Disorder??
No, I was not. In retrospect, I probably should have sought treatment. I kind of just dealt with it on my own and kept it all inside, most of my family did not even know that I had a problem. They were suspicious and were concerned about my weight but that didn’t know the extent of what was going on. Physically, I overcame my eating disorder and am at a normal weight now. Emotionally, it’s another story. This injury has forced me to face my eating disorder, yet again, and realize that it’s not gone. I’m not sure it will ever be completely “gone,” but as I deny my ED what it wants, I am slowly gaining the upper hand. I do plan on seeing a nutritionist once I begin exercising again.
"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." – William James