I left on Monday Morning and managed to eat healthy at lunch; I had a lovely green salad with strawberries, sesame seeds, grilled chicken and blue cheese...but by the time I finished my appointments, got lost, checked in to my hotel, and had a swim, I was famished. I went to the Hotel Restaurant intending to have another salad, but...
|Perkin's in Sudbury|
The burger was so big I couldn't bit it; my mouth wouldn't open wide enough. It was amazing. I don't know if it was fatigue or stress or what making me appreciate them more, but the fries were the best I'd ever tasted. The place had free wifi so I watched Supernatural on Netflix while I ate; bliss.
The next morning, I didn't have the energy I'd enjoyed for the past 3 days on nutriblasts, but I chocked it up to a very poor night's sleep. My room was full of a chemical smell from the hotel cleaning staff and my window wouldn't open. I was up 5 times with asthma attacks and at 4:30AM I just gave up and went outside to breathe the (not so fresh) Sudbury air. I asked to see another room, but it had the same smell as mine so I didn't bother switching. I'd assumed that the windows didn't open in any of the rooms because my window didn't even have a crank, but I was told that all the windows open, and mine must be broken. The desk clerk sent maintenance to my room to fix the window.
I was the first in line when the doors to Perkins opened at 6:00 AM. They give you an unlimited pot of coffee for only $2.99, and it was the best coffee I've ever had at a restaurant. Hands down best. I watched more Netflix before heading back to my room. The maintenance guy had left the window open and the air quality was already a bit better. I spoke to the cleaning lady and asked her to please not clean my room; I explained about the asthma and she told me she suspected the carpet cleaner to be the problem. She said it affects her breathing, too. She promised not to use any cleaning solutions in my room at all.
My appointments on Tuesday were long and I was stressed out from getting lost driving in Sudbury. I went to the big Mall in Sudbury and wasn't impressed; our Station Mall, here in the Sault, is MUCH nicer. Prettier, too; situated on the waterfront as it is. I bought some ginger body wash at the body shop; I love the Body Shop because it has the only fragrances that don't affect my asthma, and I LOVE the ginger. I stopped at the Walmart and bought a mini watermelon, a knife to cut it with, and some containers to keep it in, and headed back to the hotel. After my swim, my tablet and I went to Perkins where I ate chicken strips and yet again more fries (they truly were delish), and watched Third Rock from the Sun (soooo funny!).
I slept a lot better last night because the open window let fresh air in, and the chemical smells had gone down quite a bit. I had planned on going for a swim this morning, but was just too tired. I ate some of my watermelon for breakfast, and headed back to the Sault.
I stopped at Wendy's for the strawberry chicken salad (half size; yum) and kept driving. I had to stop 3 times; I was so tired.
I went for a walk in the park behind Bobber's Restaurant in Bruce Mines. I had to do short bursts, from bench to picnic table to the next bench to the next table, lol, but I managed to walk to the marina and back without having an asthma attack by resting often, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a lovely day.
|Elantra rental car|
I had lots of treats, but they really did a number on me. My idea of treats is an actual trick of my brain; I like the idea of the non nutritional foods, I like the taste, but boy, those foods don't like me.
I"m so looking forward to having my nutriblast tomorrow.