"That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger".
A few times last week it felt like my life would do me in. Going back to work has been a huge challenge. Actually, going back to work is not so hard...getting ready and out the door with 3 kids is the challenge. The baby was really fussy for a couple of days and wanted to be held constantly. Then two of the three kids got a stomach bug. When two are throwing up and one is a newborn...life can be a little hectic. Tending to the baby, rushing kids to the bathroom, cleaning kids up, changing kids and sheets, laundry every hour! Yikes!
I somehow managed to lose a few ounces - not as much as I would have hoped. I have been following the Weight Watchers points system. The good thing about working is that I don't have the time to snack all day long. What I eat and the portions that I eat are predetermined making it much easier to stay on points. The problem is, I have been feeling really hungry. I thought back to when I was a leader and what I would have told someone in my position to do. Surprisingly, the answer would have been...eat a little more - of the right things, of course! Especially with the nursing and increased activity - working at a preschool is much more daily activity than I get at home! So, I'm trying that route and will see how it goes.
Most importantly, despite Valentines Day candy, brownies in the office, coworkers bringing leftover birthday cake...I haven't broken my Lenten promise of no sweets...except on Sunday which traditionally isn't counted as a day of penance during Lent - it's always a celebration of Easter. So, I do the Sunday "cheat" thing, which isn't really cheating but it feels like it is which makes it more fun! Everything in moderation - I just don't use Sunday as a day to go crazy with sweets.
So, this week I'll focus on getting stronger because I really don't think my life is going to kill me at this point...maybe make me really tired though!