Let me attempt to explain this (hopefully in terms that don't make me sound absolutely ridiculous) - I am SO glad to be home. I enjoyed my time at the DFC, and made friends that will hopefully last a long time - but I was ready to come home. I am ready to be here - I missed my friends and family. That being said - doing your own shopping, prepping and cooking are extremely overrated! Seriously - I could come up with so many better ways to spend that time! I have gotten spoiled by the cocoon that is the DFC! I have jokingly referred to this extreme amount of time spent on food prep/cooking as my part-time job (let's face it - any overweight person who has tried any of the "diets" out there knows exactly what I am talking about. Prepping fruits and veggies, so they are ready to eat - so you are more apt to eat them. It is exhausting, but necessary). I now have a new, permanent, part-time job. It won't make me rich, but it will make me happy.
Monday was exhausting... I came home armed with a list of specific things that I should be trying to eat. Arnold's sandwich thins instead of a bun, delicious Galeo's dressing, fixings for spinach manicotti, the makings of chocolate tofu parfaits (taste tested by Mackenzie - and they were given rave reviews), more veggies and fruits than we have had in this place in a long time. It was hours of shopping and cutting. I lost it - I dropped the jar of marinara into my pan of manicotti - because I was so exhausted! That is ridiculous! It is amazing how hard that can seem when you have done so little for yourself for a month straight. Times...they are changing. Sunday is going to have to be food prep day - so if anyone wants to come visit, I can put you to work! It will be really good bonding time! Maybe I could trade healthy cooking tips for food prep? I think I might really be on to something....
Today was my first day back at work. It got off to a great start by me forgetting 1/2 of my lunch at home in the freezer. I went and got a veggie sub from Subway. That was a first - but it was kind of delicious! I had veggie overload with my salad as a side. The girls in the office were going to Chipotle, but I was feeling strong enough to resist today (yea for me!). It was so nice to see everyone! My office was very organized - everything in it's piles. I cannot thank my coworkers enough! They totally took care of everything, so I could go for a whole month, worry only about myself, and come back to organization. They are fantastic!! I got to work the bulk of the day on getting my new phone set up (I love returning to work, and getting a new gadget), catching up with everyone, and trying to fit in a little work. It was great having this time off, but it is equally great getting back to work. I am hoping my mush-brain subsides soon, now that it has some thinking to do!
I have to go for now, but will be back tomorrow with new reports. Have a great night, everyone!