Even with the most boring of posts I often spend an inordinate amount of time writing them. But I don’t have time today, so I’m not going to agonise over every sentence (and still not be happy with it) I’m just going to get my thoughts down on the page. And after that? Bed time!
Work was worse than I thought it was going to be, because I completely forgot that my favourite work buddy has gone on holiday for three weeks. How could he do this to me?! On the plus side it means I don’t have to stress about reaching my performance target. When he’s in the temptation to natter is almost too much for us both. The last time I saw him I was literally in tears over some silly joke he made and I can’t even remember what it was now.
After my shift I wanted nothing more than to get into my nice warm snuggly bed, but I knew I was running out of nut milk to use as my Healthy Extra and that I had also eaten the last of my tomatoes. I HAVE to have tomatoes in the house, it’s the law. I also managed to get some sriracha mayo which popped up in Aldi some months ago. The vegan Slimming World community was going nuts for it because as you may have guessed it’s vegan friendly, but also it’s only 2 syns per tablespoon. I think normally mayo is at least 4 syns and probably more. Well I couldn’t find it in Aldi for love nor money but Tesco’s have just started stocking it. Woo! I’m ridiculously happy about this.
After my fruitful shopping trip I got into bed, but do you think I could sleep? Nope. Eventually I had two separate two-hour sessions of very broken sleep which is obviously not enough! And I couldn’t find my fancy eye mask either, which makes sleeping in the daytime that much harder. Hopefully Mr Postman will deliver my replacement by tomorrow, at which point the original one will no doubt turn up. Ho hum, at least I’ll have a spare.
I spent the afternoon spending quality time with Pea. We both have to get back into our routine, her especially, as she seems really confused that we aren’t spending as much time together now I’m back at work. It won’t be long before she adjusts though, clever thing that she is.
Speaking of routines I’ve decided to switch mine up a bit so that I have a sleep just before work. I find it really hard because on the one hand I like chilling out before I go in, but on the other hand it’s just too long a time between me waking up and actually getting to work. By the time I get there I’m ready for bed. So this week is not only about achieving goals but is also about being doing the sensible thing.
As such I’ve already prepared tonight’s work lunch and tomorrow’s too, had an early dinner, and prepared a low-syn snack to eat just before I go to work. That way there’s not a huge gap between my work lunch and the last time I ate. If I’m too hungry that affects my energy levels and concentration at work, so I have to be careful. If I actually stick to it, then this routine could be one I’ve been looking for. We shall see.
Because I am so pumped about being back on plan and am feeling so determined right now, I did something that could be disastrous. But it won’t be. I had an email telling me that a website I subscribe to has new vegan halloumi in stock, and I just HAVE to try it. It’s been around for about a month now but as soon as I try to buy it it’s sold out. So I clicked the link, and it hadn’t sold out at that point! But (and I’m proud of this) before I completed my order I checked the syn values. A quarter of the block is a very reasonable 6.5 syns, so I can try it and still have absolutely no reason to fall off the wagon. It’s dangerous, but I can handle it. Perhaps I won’t even like it. Either way I’ll find out tomorrow, because there is only one option for next day refrigerated delivery for, wait for it, £7.99 (shock, horror!) In my defence the only other option is travelling to London to get some and in all likelihood they’d be sold out and I’d come home empty handed anyway. There we go, I have justified the purchase to myself!
Right, now I have half an hour left to relax enough to get off to sleep. I can potentially get another two hours (that’s the plan, anyway). Here’s hoping!
Thanks for reading,