Hi all! Today has been a funny and good day.
I got to work and discovered that the lights were out. An electrical failure can be a real crisis in a retirement community and nursing home, even though there's a generator for emergency functions such as oxygen delivery. So I went around checking in on my "regulars" who attend our religious activities, just to be sure that they had something to eat and were warm enough. Most of my stash of healthy stuff ended up in the tummies of Independent Living residents who didn't have any non-perishable food which could be eaten at room temperature. This also got rid of my pre-WW UN-healthy stash, too. Which was a blessing because I hate to throw things away.
So I was standing in the hall with the activities director and I jokingly said, "Let there be light!" And the lights came on! I'm not kidding. Told him that it's one of the perks of my profession.
It took awhile to visit everyone and make sure that they were able to fend for themselves, as the optional meals service was slow getting started and the nursing patients had first priority. Today was a lovely day of feeding others and making sure that everyone was comfortable once the lights came back on.
I went to my WW meeting, kinda expecting to get a little setback, because how could it match the rest of the day? Plus, I've only been on the program for two weeks, and the first week was a break-even after factoring in the difference between my casual clothes and (much lighter, because nursing homes are always over-heated) work clothes.
To my amazement, I'd lost another 6 pounds this week! The only explanation that I have is that (by God's grace) I've been able to significantly lessen my medications after only two weeks, and this helped some of the side-effect weight to come off. So the total is 8.2 pounds so far.
While it's still too soon for me to undertake a formal exercise plan (though the doctor suggested that I could do it when I got down to about 225, which is only eight pounds away!), I've been moving around more at home, especially shoveling snow, and pointedly taking more steps at work.
Anyways, I am rather boggled by it all. I'd keep with it even if I weren't losing because I feel so much better. But it was so nice to get a reward on the scale this week too.