Lasts and Firsts

This was a week of lasts and firsts. Typically, you see people talk about firsts and lasts, but since I’m most excited about my lasts, I’ll start with those.

My last week of the 21 day cleanse! Thank goodness! I’ve practically ended it 2 days early since I have no desire to return to a grocery store or spend any more moments in the kitchen. I’ve enjoying finding how many vegetables I like and all the new ways to cook them. I won’t miss the awful smoothies and look forward to going back to the regular ones. I’ve lost 7-8lbs in total. I’m happy with the experience overall. It has taught me how to say “no” to food just becuase I think I want it. I’ve also formed better habits about eating. Now, I eat when I’m hungry, not because of a clock or because I’m parked in front of a TV. I can’t tell you the last time I snacked after dinner. (Ok, I can, it was before the cleanse!)

My first week as a Yale New Haven Health System employee. Although orientation on Monday had me feeling like I betrayed my roots, I have realized that I am exactly where I need to be. I have had more fun at work this week than I’ve had in a very long time in my life. I work with the most amazing team of people. I laugh, deep gut laughs, constantly throughout the week, which I must say makes a huge difference in my life. I’ve learned a lot and actually got to accomplish a lot. It’s really a supportive, team environment. I am so blessed.

I received my last paycheck from YMG and so am officially no longer tied to that place at all in terms of being an employee.

I had my first meal at a Buffet that didn’t lead me to get sick. I woke up before my alarm on a work day for the first time.

Last Saturday, I went to confession for the first time in a very long time. Making Sunday the first time I received Eucharist in a VERY long time. All around, this has been the most amazing week ever.

And I can’t wait for another week and to get back to less time in the kitchen and resuming crock pot meals!!



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