Day 17: Just another Wholeo Sunday

Sunday vibes are drastically different from Saturday ones. Sunday always have a sense of calm witha twinge of anxiety. Personally, my favorite Sundays are in the fall when football season starts. It brings such a sense of nostalgia and comfort.

However, we’re not there yet. Right now I’m just chugging along, waiting for summer to end, because that’s when the action starts for me. So Sundays now are just filled with a little sadness and a little anxiety. I am legitimately sad when weekends are over and I have to go back to work.

I wanted to do so much art this weekend, but since I’m working on a large piece, it takes up the whole length of my art table. I ended up only working on that one yesterday and filling my time with other things today.

I woke up later than I planned, I was tired, I fell asleep on the couch again last night. I ended up being fairly productive today, although that’s not how the day started out. All in all I got two loads of laundry done, a load in the dishwasher, and multiple sink dishes (cooking all the time is too many dishes!), I took a shower, I cleaned the dining room space, I hung the shelf above the fireplace, I swept and mopped my entire apartment and I wrote a tiny bit of my book.

Also – I took half of my English test for college placement. There was a malfunction after the first test, the proctor closed the room and I got locked out and couldn’t take the second test. It took me 45 minutes to do the reading one – I passed and then it took me 1.5 hours on with support to figure out what happened, the whole time he was saying when we get this fixed you’ll take the test. Needless to say at 7:45, after more than 2 hours of dealing with it all, my test score was lost and I have to retake it – next week.

I was way more frustrated about wasting the hour and a half with them because had I not – I would have gone for a walk. I had a lot of energy at that point, probably because I spent the majority of the day on the couch watching music videos on Youtube, in between my spurts of productivity.

Not going for a walk today is fine with me because I know we will be walking all week. I love that I’m having the energy though for all this and not feeling lethargic or fatigued. Just after 9p, I hadn’t eaten dinner yet or prepped for tomorrow. To be honest, I wasn’t feeling hungry, but I didn’t eat nearly enough today to not have one more meal.

I had 2 eggs and 2 bacon for breakfast with a lot of fruit. I had a turkey sausage fried up in the skillet for lunch, just because I was right in the middle of hanging my shelf when I realized my assessment time was near. I only had about 10 minutes, so I just made that so I didn’t get hungry during the test.

Maybe it was frustration, or not getting the same high from healthy food that I do from the junk but I wasn’t inspired to cook yet. However, once I realized I needed lunch tomorrow and didn’t want to pay for more food – I threw some sweet potatoes and broccoli in the oven and pan fried two more sausages. I had half for dinner, just after 10p and the other half is neatly pack for lunch tomorrow, with a hardboiled egg and fruit for breakfast as well as a mason jar full of unsweetened english rose black tea that I made a big pitcher of today, so I can have iced tea this week instead of coffee.

Hmm, I wonder if I can put almond milk with rose tea? #veryEnglish

Now it’s just after 11 and I’ve folded and put away 1 load of laundry, did the dinner dishes and cleaned up the kitchen and now am blogging. I love sitting here, with a really fresh and clean and tidied apartment. I didn’t really watch TV today, save the 100 of macklemore videos from earlier.

I would love to just lay on the couch and watch a movie, to be honest, I might because I feel like I need the mental calmness. However, as an adult I should just be proud that I took care of all of my needs today and set myself up for success tomorrow. I should go to sleep to try and salvage as much rest as possible.

I can’t believe it’s been 17 days already, it feels like a lifetime but also so natural. I love this kind of challenge, very strict and specific, food is such a weird part of my life. I love taking some of the thinking out of it, I feel like it opens my brain up to think about other things. That’s a nice feeling.

Too much fruit. The rest is packed for breakfast tomorrow.
I should have taken a before pic, it was covered in art and empty boxes! But I’m happy with this for now.

One thought on “Day 17: Just another Wholeo Sunday

  1. My brother is a keto guy, hasn’t had a piece of fruit in years. You might consider death preferable to my diet of the same thing everyday. No choice. Life is quite monotonous, when you’re retired, but then again, not really….the trick is to start over everyday as if it was new, unique, maybe the last one of your life. Variety in the desert? Ha ha ha.

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