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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Weekend Challenges

Weekends are a challenge for me.  Not because of poor food choices or wanting to snack or anything like that.  Almost the opposite, to be honest.  During the workweek, I have a schedule that looks something like this:

5:15 am (don't ask CME how many times snooze is hit some mornings) - rise and shine, shower, etc.
6:00 am - vitamins (calcium, B12, D, Biotin), Prilosec and coffee (x2)
8:00 am - Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal
8:30 am - coffee #3
9:00 am - bottle of water #1 & multivitamin
10:30 am - morning snack
11:00 am - bottle of water #2
12:30 pm - lunch & calcium
2:00 pm - bottle of water #3 (IF I'm freezing, maybe coffee)
3:30 pm - afternoon snack & multivitamin
4:30 pm - bottle of water #4
Whatever time - dinner

It's routine.  It's easy to remember to take my vitamins.  It's easy to remember to drink all my water.  But during the weekends, it's a challenge.  I either sleep later than normal and totally miss out on breakfast and then I feel like my whole schedule is thrown off, or I'm on the go and miss other things. Today, I was up early, but we were out of the house early (before breakfast)...got back home around 10:30 am, took my morning vitamins and grabbed a banana.  Remembering vitamins and drinking all the water I need to, usually doesn't happen on the weekends.  I've had ONE bottle of water today and its 9:30pm! I've had lots of coffee though - (just finished my 2nd cup of decaf since dinner.)  I did have one snack today - a protein bar.  But in general, my whole schedule is off and I know I've not really taken care of myself the way I need to.  Heck, I even needed sleep today and really couldn't for various reasons.  Oldest daughter, son-in-law and gbaby visited (truly a blessing!!) and nixed the first attempt at naptime.  Then when I'd try to nap when gbaby was napping, I may have dozed off 10-15 minutes, but would get a call, or a text, or be awakened by a barking dog. 

Anyway, that's what I struggle with during the weekends.  I'm thankful for weekends.  I just need to be more aware and intentional in my actions during the weekends.  So thankful that God takes care of me even when I don't!
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14

1 comment:

  1. For the record. On your workday schedule, you need to add at least two cups of decaf coffee in the evening. I'm glad I got you to switch to decaf in the evenings. I was tired of answering the questions about you having trouble sleeping!

    But, as for the day in question. You actually slept for about 1.5 hours with the largest non-interrupted part being over 45 minutes. I was awake in the chair beside you and did my best to keep the dogs & baby quiet. They just had other plans.