Friday, October 11, 2019

Relief

This week is almost in the books!   Thank heavens!

It had been a rough one.   I came back to work and the vacation and then return to work really emphasized how I have utterly no work/life balance.   I knew it before...but a week of vacation made it a blaring issue!   We are talking and trying to figure out some sort of solution!   We know that’s not healthy!

My sun poisoning is still hanging around.   Here is what my arms looked like about 8-9 days after this issue cropped up!  So they are so much better in this picture.

This picture was taken on Wednesday...so they look a bit better now!

My body just aches!   I was so tired all week long...and my body just ached!  My legs were quivering in pain by the evening!  It was crazy!

By mid week I gave up and started wearing not only jeans to work...but also tennis shoes.  I do sometimes wear jeans but not tennis’s shoes....keeping my outfit on the more dressier side of casual. But I was trying anything to heal...anything to feel better! So tennis shoes it was!

Food wise...I did good...it was steady for me to get right back to ‘normal’.  Being a creature of habit came in handy.  You see...I just followed the ‘normal’ routine and went back to my healthy lunch...my light breakfast...I just packed and did what I had already been doing for months before my vacation!

I was leading training this week at work.   That could have affected me a bit in terms of my lethargy...but who knows.   But by Thursday night I had decided that the kitchen was closed! Usually I am so tired that I close it on Friday’s...this week I couldn’t even make it to Friday...I closed it down on Thursday!  I didn’t even fuss about the delivery fees!   Because yes..I am cheap frugal and try to pick up our food if at all possible to save that money!  (Seriously...8-10 bucks for delivery fee and tip each time adds up!!).  But last night I didn’t care!   I would have paid 20 bucks to have it delivered!  I fully expect and plan to do the same tonight...well tonight is a Friday tradition!  

I am hoping that a weekend will be just what I need to knock the tiredness and hives/rash/sun poisoning out of my system and bring me back to 100%!   This is not just weight loss...this is a fight for living a healthy life!   It’s time to take care of me a bit more before I get back to my daily walks and exercise!!  But I’ll be back!!

Whatever...I have made it to Friday!   

11 comments:

Amy said...

Ugh! Hope the weekend is rejuvenating for you!

Shelley said...

Wow, that sun poisoning really got you - I'm glad it's easing up now. Your exhaustion does sound like you have to be all work during the week and yeah, that definitely can get to you. I do hope you get to relax and rest and maybe spend the weekend watching movies or something non-taxing like that.

mxtodis123 said...

I used to get the sun poisoning when I was younger and sat out in the sun although I never realized what those rashes were. Have a wonderful weekend.

MaryFran said...

Thanks! Me too!

MaryFran said...

I plan on it...although Jason is talking bike ride!

MaryFran said...

I had sun poisoning once when I was young...under ten years old..but have been fine for the last 40 years!

Anonymous said...

Wow that sun poisoning looks painful. I hope you’re better soon. I struggle with that work/ home balance. Some weeks just knock the stuffing right out of me! So glad that know you & Jason had such a good time on vacation.

Paula C

jen said...


Hope this weekend has found you resting and relaxing and recovering your strength.

MaryFran said...

Thanks! Work life balance shouldn’t be this hard should it???

MaryFran said...

Thanks! So far so good...I think!

Mrs Swan said...

I hope that your feeling better!!

I worked Saturday and am spending Sunday relaxing before a M-F week.

I need to focus and finish my meal plan and blog.