I went back to the doctor today to talk about my blood test results. The news was almost all good. My blood sugar and cholesterol are fine, and my thyroid’s fine. The only issue is that I’m a little anemic, so I’m going to get a few more tests, and I’m under doctor’s orders to eat more steak. Bummer. 🙂
I’ve been doing really well the last couple of days. I’m getting up at 5am again (yep, still sucks) and going through my morning routine–walk, water, meditation, stretching, breakfast, and reading. If I get those things done, it seems so much easier to stick to the plan for the rest of the day. And if, for whatever reasons I don’t stick to the plan, at least I’ve achieved those things early in the day. One thing I realized after getting up early yesterday is that as much as it sucks to get up at 5am, once I am up and moving, by 5:15 it doesn’t really feel much different to being up at 6:15 or 7:15 if I’ve only been awake for 15 minutes.
Once I’m out there putting one foot in front of the other, it’s all pretty much the same. If anything, it’s cooler at the earlier hour, and it means that I’m much more likely to have the time to get everything done in the morning, even when I have extra things like a doctor’s appointment. I just have to get through those first few horrible minutes when the alarm goes off and I have to drag my sad, sorry arse out of bed. And once I get going, there are things I really enjoy on my morning walks that I don’t get on the treadmill. Not least the sense of accomplishment I feel every single time I get back home.
I went a little bit off the plan with my meals today, but it’s worked out pretty well, anyway. I wasn’t feeling hungry at all this morning, but didn’t want to skip breakfast completely, so I ate some fruit. I think that’s a first. I finished the day on 47 points, with 9 left to spare, 4 of which will roll over to my weeklies. Which I will probably be using when my wife takes me to the local Vegan Market this weekend (my wife is vegan, I am definitely not, but I enjoy trying new things).
So all in all, it was a pretty good day. I hope you all had a good day, too.