I had been dreading the day that D would be gone again since the first day he was home on leave. I know he was really excited about it, so I did my best to be happy for him instead of being selfish.
(1/3 C. oats + cinnamon + 1 egg white + 1 tsp. peanut flour, sugar-free vanilla Torani, & fat free cream cheese)
I had to work all day, and wouldn’t see him until after practice. I wanted him to be able to get some good rest before the big day, so we decided that I would only stay for a few hours.
(1 handful frozen spinach, 1 scant scoop vanilla whey protein, 1/2 C. frozen pineapple, 1/2 packet of Superior Oranges)
Work kept me busy and my mind off of the fact that soon I wouldn’t be able to talk to D on a whim. He won’t have his phone over there, but he will have computer access which means lots of Skype dates in our future.
(1 end piece of Arnold 10 grain bread + sugar free apricot jam & 1 sonoma jack’s light pepperjack cheese wedge)
(Steamed kale, 1/4 avocado, cherry tomatoes, and sliced orange pepper with peach balsamic glaze for dressing)
(3/4 C. low-fat Cabot plain greek yogurt + sugar-free vanilla Torani & cinnamon)
Truthfully, this was the first time in a long time that I just didn’t feel like eating…My glands have been swollen and I’ve had a sore throat for the past two days. I’m achy all over and tired, so don’t think I’m just being dramatic about D leaving
(1/4 C. peanut flour, 1 tbsp. unsweet cocoa powder, & sugar-free vanilla Torani mixed together for some dreamy chocolate peanut butter along with baby carrots for scooping)
As you can see, I did stomach quite a bit of food, it was just on and off throughout the day…Besides, when you’re sick with a temperature, your body is fighting off infections and viruses, so it is expending more calories. I made it appoint to fuel properly so that I feel better faster!
(Deep chocolate Vitatop)
Practice was only an hour and 1/2 long because there was a playoff game for the 4th seed in our conference. We had to be out of the gym by 6PM, which was perfect for me because it meant that I would get to see D sooner and for a longer period of time (sorry, no picture of the HR monitor, but I did burn 400 calories). I showered at the gym and hit the road.
(1 bag broccoli slaw, 4 meatless Quorn meatballs, 1/2 C. light Ragu + 2 tbsp. Cedar’s garlic lovers hummus)
Eating dinner while driving probably wasn’t a great idea, but I managed. My time there felt like a whirlwind. It was here and gone before I knew it. I did get to stay until about 12AM – unlike I planned – but it didn’t feel like enough time even then.
These two handsome guys got dressed up to take some pictures together before the big day arrived. I totally lit up when I saw D in his uniform for the first time. How can you not? I mean, look at him.
He and his father are a lot alike. I could tell they were both swelling with pride, which I found completely adorable. They should be proud. They are amazing guys.
Of course, after a family photoshoot, I got an opportunity for some pictures with my Army guy as well.
I’m pretty sure the ones that his Father took came out a lot better than the ones on my phone, so as soon as I get them, I will post!
I did pretty well when the goodbye part came… I didn’t even let him see me cry, which I was pretty proud of. I saved the tears for the drive home.
My belly was growling when I got home (yes, at about 12:30AM)…not sure exactly why, I basically ate all day…but I obliged in the best comfort a girl could as for…
Please pray for a safe trip to Germany for D. I would really appreciate that!
I know he will be safe in God’s hands