Cro was sick ALL weekend and is still feeling not so great. He is a bit better than he was at the beginning of the weekend and I hope the two days of sleeping will mean recovery soon. He has to work sick today (as he did Thursday and Friday). I suspect that working while sick is what is causing him to still BE sick.
Even though sick, he insisted on fixing my sandal last night at 1am. Silly sweet guy. He also insisted on making his veggy-beef soup Friday night even though he didn't feel well. He worried all weekend that I would get sick too, but I think my superpowered immune system is the one good aspect of having MS. Not sick yet and hope it stays that way. I've been taking lots of those "Airborne" Probiotic effervescent vitamins to be on the safe side.
My birthday is Saturday! Yay. And I've asked for Thursday and Friday as vacation days even though I'll probably spend them alone (Cro can't have vacation from his job yet). I'll probably end up working from home anyway since I have a big project to present to a client on Tuesday of next week. Working from home means I don't get distracted by other projects though, which will be a good chance to focus solely on that project.
Matt plans to treat me to a movie (Where The Wild Things Are) Sunday or Monday after work (my choice of which day). I suggested Monday after work since Matt lives downtown and my office is downtown too. He says he also has goodies (presents) for me. Fun! We treat each other to a little birthday celebration every year and it's always a great time.
Reflecting on last year at this time:
- Cro rented a cabin for us for the whole week of my birthday.
- I had only lost 60ish pounds at the time (I'm at over 100 lost to date now)
- Dad was still trying to have his back surgery scheduled
- I ate only 23 carbs per day then
- I was proud of how far I'd come and looking forward to future weight loss (nothing changed in that respect)
- And here's my blog post on this day last year. :D It's so nice to have it to review.
So, here goes the tiny adjustment and truly, when my carbs are low I believe I naturally keep the calories low too. Recording the number of calories makes me a bit obsessive. 500 calorie days are just too low and I know that, I've known that for a long time and yet I still write down those numbers and I still try to outdo myself each week with a smaller number.
That's not working. Not healthy. Not something I can do as a way of life. So no more aiming for 500 calorie days (I will still be conscious of them though :)).