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Day 397 - SPRING! OMG! SPRING!!! New beginnings!

Open the windows and wash the winter gear.  It doesn't matter that it snowed a few days ago and it is currently hailing.  I don't care.  It is Spring, the flowers are blooming, and I am loving it!  I made it through another New England Winter.

#1 got accepted to college and got an amazing scholarship that I am still wrapping my brain around.  He has a serious case of senioritis but it is ok.  We are so proud of him and cannot believe he is leaving for Colorado in three months.

#2 is riding and riding and riding.  

I am still working and cleaning and driving and driving. 

Toby now has a few friends to play rough with.  phew.  I was thinking I might have to tie him to my car bumper and drive him around a neighborhood.  There is literally nothing I can do to wear this dog out!  He just got neutered and I am not ashamed to admit that I like the calming pills they gave us for him.  I have already asked for a refill.  The vet laughed.  I'm not sure why.  I wasn't joking.

Craig and I received our second shots.  #1 has received his first.  School is still in person, with masks, but the state and city mask mandate has been lifted.  I think I might scream if I see someone without their mask on.  I lie.  I will probably just whimper.

In all this mayhem, I started a new healthcare routine.  The pandemic has not been good for my thighs.  If you have never heard of carb cycling, let me tell you it is not for the faint of heart.  I have eaten more protein daily in the past two days than I usually eat in a whole week.  Hang in there kidneys!  So today is my third day of a less than desirable amount of carbs and I feel pretty good.  I usually go to bed before 9pm but have been managing to stay up a little bit later and still function the next day.  I am never hungry which is weird because I am consuming what I consider to be an unreasonably low amount of calories.

I am also working out.  The workouts are more like torture sessions resulting in my sweating and swearing and wondering why I even care about my health anyway.  I'm sure it will be worth it.  It is only a month-long challenge. I can do anything for a month.

Tomorrow is my carb day.  I am going to have a bagel with cream cheese.  A Finagle bagel with real Philadelphia cream cheese.  I can almost taste it!   Apparently, I have to wait until after my workout to eat it.  Whose idea was this whole carb-cycling thing anyway?

Toby was so excited about his car ride to the vets.  
Ignorance is bliss.