The Busy Life

This past weekend, I had drill. It was very busy, as not only did I participate in a full physical, I received a number of shots (there are at least five holes in my arm right now) and I stood out in the cold for a few hours waiting in line to get my hearing tested. On top of that, I started a new job last week, and I am now into my second week of learning my new position.

That’s left me with some odd food choices. Last week, I ate mostly pre-prepared food that my wife made for us. With the exception of one day last week, I was able to eat Paleo food. Saturday, however, was a different story. At drill, my Lieutenant wanted to eat sushi for lunch, and who was I to tell her that it’s difficult for me to find food there? I decided “The heck with it,” and just went along with it. For science. No, seriously, I wanted to see how well my body could handle an off-the-rails lunch. It turns out that my body took it all in stride and with the exception of a little bit of sweating at night while I slept (as my body was burning off the excess carbs), I was okay. My weight held steady the next morning. Oh, and yes, the sushi was delicious!

Sunday, I ate wings which is typically a Paleo-ish lunch, and dinner at home. This week, I have some really delicious Paleo foods to eat that my wife made on Sunday while I was at drill, and Thursday evening, I will be traveling to San Francisco for a weekend there with Sherry for Valentine’s Day (weekend). I know I’ll be eating and drinking all kinds of ridiculous things then, and I’ll be beating myself up for it afterwards, but it is what it is. I’m going to enjoy myself, and the time there with my wife.

In terms of exercise, a knee injury is keeping me from running which is troubling. I think I may have done some damage to my knee, and if the pain persists after my weekend trip, I’ll be visiting a doctor to see what’s up. I am buying an knee brace today, and hopefully that helps resolve the tendon/ligament pain I’m experiencing. Wish me luck!

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