Today was a much better work-from-home day. I at least had several meetings throughout the day which broke up the silence. A coworker and I had success in a presentation we had to do, so more funding for our special project. It always feels good to have things work out that way after a lot of hard work already. I even had a really good interview, so in all, it was a good day.
I did try the warm water and lemon first thing this morning. I will admit it was tough going down so early in the morning, but I did it. I know it’s too early to say “it’s working” but I definitely felt a difference in a few areas. It may, however, have been responsible for some heartburn that I had throughout the day, although I get that sometimes anyway so I guess it isn’t fair to blame a little water and lemon juice. My dad got me a fresh supply of lemons, so I definitely want to see if I can keep this up for a bit and see if it does make a difference.
The heartburn and crazy tastebuds made it challenging to find something to eat today. I made whole wheat noodles, but they felt like they got stuck in my throat. I tried some individual-size Stove Top stuffing which was ok, but not great. Then the good stuff came: Mom made a banana-pineapple bread (of which I ate half already) and rice pudding. Trust me, I know these things are not quite what I planned to be eating, but desperate times bring desperate measures! Calories are important these days, and we’ll work on healthier eating in the better days ahead.
I read a great article today on Dr. Andrew Weil, in my Whole Living magazine. He says there are five basic steps for achieving and maintaining good health: “Be physically active; deal with stress; get good rest; make appropriate use of preventative medical services; and avoid processed industrial foods.” He has several books, and restaurants, so I’ll have to check them out. There were a few accompanying recipes that looked good also.
Good news – only 1 Christmas card left to write out!