So…I worked a lot over the weekend and skipped out on the internet. Meh.
So today is day 11 of the reset and I actually have more days behind me than ahead of me which is AWESOME. This is the longest I’ve stuck with something so restrictive…really glad I’m doing this with Diana and really glad I’m doing this in general. The food has really been good. There have only been a few things that I haven’t liked or haven’t wanted to try and I’ve been full basically the whole time. Except yesterday. Yesterday I was hungry ALL. DAY. LONG.
This is week two which marks the beginning of “Release” week and that means poo powder. It’s nasty and thick and looks like dirt and hasn’t exactly been the most effective producer of elimination in the world. Next week is “Reclaim” which means big ol’ horse pills full of stuff. At least it’s not another powder is all I’m saying. And…I’m actually looking forward to maybe being able to work out which is not normal for me. Guess it really is a reset!
Work work work like always. Orlando is coming sooner and sooner and I really need the break and the yearly reminder of why I love my job. The post-Joint Commission haze is fading and it’s back to business and chart audits as usual. Epic starts May 5th and I’m actually looking forward to it because it should eliminate a lot of issues. Should. Hopefully. Hopefully. Seriously- hopefully. I feel like I need a refresher course though…
May is finally here which means a blessed new crop of residents- Couldn’t come soon enough. Some of my favorites are back on the unit which makes me stupid happy and they’ll be available for birthday dinner and drinks before the Official 30th Birthday Weekend Roadtrip with some of my work girls!! Plus I get to see my Rachel Allene for lunch one of those days which makes me way happy. Austin here I come!!!
ATCN Certified!! So if you look up from your ICU bed after a trauma and see me…you’re gonna get some kick ass trauma nursing. Planning on taking the instructor course next month- Level 3 here I come!!
Day 6 was okay. Not the best food ever…but not awful. Oatmeal for lunch, quinoa salad and a regular green salad for lunch was pretty good. I got the quinoa salad from the premade food section at central market and it was fantastic- vegan and everything and way better than anything I would have made. Dinner was just kind of meh. Roasted root veggies were good but not awesome and the zucchini-cashew salad had a nice initial taste but an odd after taste. I’m feeling pretty energetic though throughout the day and not really having problems with hunger or cravings which is really nice considering there were cookies and muffins and full size candy bars all over ATLS today (Thanks Dr. Gandhi…for nothin’!)
Successfully took Layla’s staples out because why on earth wouldn’t I do it??? I’m totally qualified to remove staples as it is something I do on a regular basis at my job. Staples are out, incision site looks fantastic and whatever little cold/allergies/whatever she had that had me take her to the vet in the first place is gone and she is as energetic and jumping around like always. Love her. Seriously.
I’m ready for May. May means new residents (Thank Jesus) and my niece’s birthday and the Life Gift Second Chance Run/Walk and NTI in Orlando and of course it means it’s almost June which means it’s almost my birthday!!!!!
Day 7 starts tomorrow and another day at work, which means Day 8 and it’s “Release” powder is coming soon…let’s hope they clear the tub room!!!
Quick prebed post on Days 4 and 5.
Day 4 was my first day at work on the Reset and it went pretty well. I ran out of time in the morning and had a Shakeology for breakfast and it kept me surprisingly full all the way until lunch. Lunch was the LifeGift Joint Council Meeting so I had my lentils and salad while everyone else had their awesome looking Pot Belly sandwiches but it’s okay. The lentils weren’t as good the second day by half. They were actually a little gross. The lime that made them so great on Day 3 was blech. Dinner though…OMG coconut oil is my new favorite cooking tool. There were veggies stir fried in coconut oil plus quinoa and a salad and it was AWWWWWWESOME. The coconut oil made the veggies taste amaaaazing.
Day 4 was another small challenge because Diana and I were taking day 1 of 2 for ATCN- Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses. Which was catered by the hospital. With fajitas. Also queso. Thankfully we had each other to sit by with our quinoa salad and hummas but man did the queso look good. Another round of stir fried veggies tonight…super quick to make too, I’ll definitely be keeping this particular recipe around. It was a good one. Bought the food for week two and a TON of fruit. Lots of fruits and veggies- I even branched out and got some beets and asparagus so we’ll see if I like them. My fridge is WAY full. Plus the freezer because I had just bought about a weeks worth of meat and pasta for dinners before I decided to do the reset…Whoops!Q
Tomorrow is Day 6 of the reset and the second day of ATCN. The testing seems pretty intense but I’m excited to have another set of letters to go with my trauma swaggers. Love me some trauma swaggers!! Working all weekend and then three days off. Week 2 of the reset – Release- starts Sunday…scary!!!
Late…about to go to bed…
Things I learned today:
I only like seaweed when prepared by professionally trained sushi chefs. No other time. It tastes like ocean vomit.
Also…Diana and I are officially local AACN chapter officers…she’s Secretary and I’m Hospitality Chair. Woot for reasons to bake every month!!