Indian Thali Breakfast, plus an egg.
Not feeling all the great today, but that is a result of sleeping issues and my back and not doing any exercise yesterday. On the other hand, I feel accomplished about yesterday because I found so many online tutoring jobs and other remote positions. Furthermore, I applied for two of them yesterday! In that, I feel gratitude.
However, my back is causing me some worry, as it is not healing as it normally does. My massage therapist thinks I've injured a disc, although I usually strain my quadratus lumborum (lower back muscle), and this felt the same when I injured it and afterward. The horrible irony being that I whichever one is injured, it happened in yoga class--the first class I took at the new studio. No one's fault, not even mine, except perhaps there is fault in letting myself get out of shape and my stomach muscles progressively weakening. It rained all day yesterday, so no excursions for exercise. I'm afraid to do yoga because I am unsure what will help and what will cause further damage. Sitting all day is not helping! During the night, I tend to wake up when I shift positions, because I either feel a twinge, or can subconsciously remember to move slowly and carefully enough to prevent said twinge. Shifting all night and awakening had me feeling unrested this morning. Experiencing a strained back muscle is no big deal: it hurts but it heals. Having a strained disc is something else entirely, and scary. I am really sick of having all these injuries, especially right as I start getting my mojo back with exercise and eating healty! Aargh!
Thali: sambar, chickpea something, potato salad something, spicy soup something, and raita. All from this new place I discovered near the train stop in Glenhuntly. There's a collection of Indian grocers and restaurants and a Chinese market! I will definitely be returning to Glenhuntly to explore those markets!
And the food: delicious! I felt like I was back in Rishikesh!
I ate 400 kcals. over yesterday, putting me 1200 instead of 800. I could not stave off hunger after lunch because I did not eat enough for my first meal. Lesson learned: eat a hearty first meal to feel sated for the day. I ate some of my Indian Thali, but could not accurately count the nutrient factors, so ate too little and guessed. But on the bright side, I munched on celery with peanut butter instead of anything full of sugar or simple carbs. That's great! Also--and I already know this!-- if I sit all day, I get really restless both mentally and physically, which makes me want to munch out of boredom. I gave into this last night and had two dark chocolate squares, very late at night, which is a big No-no! It's interesting to note that if I start out the day strong, it ends strong; however, starting out feeling challenged makes it harder to adhere to my Nourishment Strategy throughout the day--especially at night!
I'm not going to beat myself up or be too hard on myself; after all, I accomplished quite a bit of self-care and several goals yesterday: I spent hours job-hunting, I completed my pranayama and meditation practice, I tracked food intake, scheduled a hike with the women's hiking group (Yay! Finally!), and ended the day with a self-care session of self-massage with lavender-infused coconut oil!
So piss off 400 kcals., today I am back on! Because...
...I can do it!
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!