Archives for: February 2004, 26
I knew I'd get some babysitting jobs to help me make ends meet! I will be sitting for this family next Wednesday and the following Wednesday. That will be grocery money and will help me pay off one little debt that I want to get rid of ASAP!
So I babysat for an 18 month old little boy - he is a gorgeous child, blond hair, brown eyes, and when he flashes that smile of his, it melts my heart! Unfortunately, yesterday he was not smiling much! He was so tired, and had a bit of a runny nose, and I couldn't get him to go down for a nap, couldn't get him to eat, and no activity was acceptable for passing the time. And it didn't help that I'd had only 2 hours of sleep and that his mother and I both hoped he'd take a LONG nap so that I could nap, too. In my frustration, fatigue, and partly because of the lack of decent food in the house, I ate two chocolate chip cookies, and only afterwards thought about them being wheat and about me not wanting to eat wheat again until my birthday. Oops. Didn't even make it a day! But I went to the grocery store and bought good stuff, and I'll make sure to take food with me next week so that I have better options and WON'T succumb to the cookies!
After the grocery store, I headed home, threw all the food into the fridge, got into bed (it was 5pm), and slept until 11:10 pm. My alarm went off at 10pm. It was pouring outside, and was great weather for sleeping, which I could have easily done until morning. Instead, I dragged myself out of bed, put on some warm clothes, and came into the office. I'm hoping it will still be raining in the morning so that I can easily sleep tomorrow.
I didn't eat much at all today - had a banana, some soy milk, 2 choc chip cookies, and some wheat-free toast with almond butter on it. And all that was before I slept tonight. Had a few bites of chicken pesto sausage tonight, but that's it so far. Just not very hungry! I do have a smoothie here, though, and I'm trying to drink that down - it's got pineapple juice, a banana, and a ton of supplements in it.
Tomorrow once I wake up I want to go work out at the gym - I haven't been there in days and days. Sleep is a higher priority! But it's time to try to get some consistency back into my workout plan.