|Mark and I resting|
Whoa, rock climbing was pretty awesome! A group of us went to Mission Gorge and hiked two routes. I got up both of them although the part pictured below took me two tries before I got it. I actually sort of muscled through it because my pride would not let me NOT do it. Everyone had gotten it easily and even though it had been 13 years since I climbed, there was no way I wasn't going to make it. So... I did it! It was an awesome, beautiful day and I had the best time.
Later that night, I went to SMS' sister's Christmas party. It was a lot of fun, my dress looked great (yay!) and I met his parents who are the most delightful people. I love holiday parties and even though I was on my dumb diet, it was still fun.
Oh yeah! I finished Whole30! I felt/feel awesome and I'm so glad that I stuck to my guns and saw it through! I've definitely gone off-plan at this point and had a mini-holiday. I'm paying attention to portion sizes and not eating too much bread but other than that, I'm just going to eat what seems good (which also means not necessarily healthy although most of what I eat is). I can't wait for Hawaii and a shave ice, but I'm definitely not craving sweets as much as I used to . I DO want a glass of wine, but that has to wait until tomorrow when I'm off call. Yay!
The work week was pretty easy and I got some good cases. Two ears, a neck dissection and parotidectomy- it was awesome! On Christmas Eve, I went over to Mark's parents' for lunch followed by dinner with Zen that night at Banker's Hill. On Christmas, I went to the Boswell's for lunch and had a pot roast dinner here at the apartment with Matt, Bryon, Julian and Chase. It was a lot of fun and great company all day.
Last night, I went to a climber party/Angela's birthday at Bay Ho and met the nicest people. Chad and Jennifer were a super cool couple that I spoke with for awhile. I also met Michelle, a former L&D nurse and current acupuncturist.
Today, I meant to write my paper but instead, got caught up on errands and sleep. Two more days 'till NYE and three more days until Hawaii!!!