My body does not want to get up at 6 a.m. I fought an internal battle of wills this morning to get out of bed - really, it was more my will v. my desire to sleep in. I made it, though. I was at work for 7:30. It was a close thing. I am trying to keep foremost in my mind that I can do anything, and that, if I want to make up the billables I missed when I was taking care of my dad, I need to put in an extra 1.5 hours 3-4 days per week, or lose every weekend for the next 6 months. Plus, two of my bosses (yes, I have several bosses - I think 7 of them) went office to office yesterday to discuss billables and revenues with each attorney. Pressure!
I have to push myself, but I know that I have to also take care of myself. For example, Tuesday was a good work day - up at 6, in by 7:30, billed 8+ good hours before I left early for a City meeting. But... the meeting went on forever. I didn't get home for dinner until 7:30 p.m. Then, I just had no juice left to do anything but relax. I had no gym in me. On days like these, something has to give. I can't have a City meeting, work a 9 hour day, go to the gym and be supermom all in one day. Something has to give! Schedule: bend to my will!! Ugh. See, I'm totally bonkers.
The diet is going well. I am in ketosis - I have been in ketosis for 8 straight days. I don't have any hunger issues, but I'm noticing that I'm starting to have some carby cravings. There is a mental element to it, too. I caught myself thinking "I can never eat this again". Yes, I was talking about fried chicken, and yes, it happened last night when I was exhausted and succeptible. So, I got myself a low carb cookbook and I'm going to see what I can do about making some fried chicken - there is a recipe in there, but it looks like I will have to get on the internet to buy the stuff I need. Where do you even get vital wheat gluten flour??!!