It was definitely a mistake to try to start Atkins while I was still jet lagged. While I was feeling relatively bouncy on Monday, just hours after we got back home, yesterday was spent in a slo-mo haze. Plus, I woke up today with a splitting headache; probably the combination of going cold turkey on both caffeine and carbs while my body is struggling to adjust to the Pacific time zone again.
I have an appointment with Robert to begin working out again today, so after dropping Megan off at school I set up shop at my home away from home: Starbucks, where I'm already on my second toffee nut latte and am trying to finish uploading our photos so that next week can be devoted to a normal work schedule.
Coming back to California was a welcome shock to my system. It truly is an amazing thing to wake up looking at Big Ben from your hotel window... facing the cold, gray damp of a January day in London... and come home that afternoon to the bright warmth of Los Angeles. The weather has been gorgeous: clear, sunny and in the mid-70's.