Saturday, April 14, 2012
I am sooo tired today! Why???
I slept through the night with only one wake-up from Little Dog. And I had 7.5 hours between bedtime and the alarm going off.
I did have a horrible, terrible dream that felt like it lasted all night. I figured after I worked, I'd go back to bed for a bit and napped for an hour or so. Got up and did some cardio.
sufficient sleep? Check.
I don't understand how I can have no energy! I may go to bed around sunset tonight, but that feels like such a waste of perfectly good weekend.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Okay, so I had a few goals this week on which I wanted to focus. How'd I do?
1.5 pounds down this week. (Go big or go home, right?)
-Weigh in's tomorrow, so I don't know yet. Not holding my breath. I may bend down and kiss the scale for giving me a .1 loss this week. =)
Make one new recipe.
-I did, and it was awesome! So awesome, in fact, that my husband insisted on cooking it again the next day. I didn't get it from SparkRecipes, but rather, from a magazine, so I don't guess I can post it or a link, (EDIT: Found the link! www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,1000
0002011072,00.html ) but it was called "Warm Peanut and Sesame Noodles."
Do the one small thing I've been meaning to do for THREE YEARS. Just do it already.
HOLY GEEZ! I DID IT!
Kind of. I did send an email making the request. I was so anxious about it that the email was probably very dumb, because they sent me an email back seeking clarification, which I gave them. This was on Monday. I hadn't heard back by today, so I resent the email...we'll see if it can be done, and if it can't, then that was the worst that can happen, and really, is that so bad? Is it really SO TERRIBLE that it had to wait THREE YEARS?
Do one relationship-building activity per day (emailing old friends, calling family, etc.)
-Monday, I emailed my old boss.
-Tuesday, I texted an old friend to see if he wanted to get together the next day (he was unavailable).
-Wednesday, I made my MIL cry, but in a good way.
-Thursday, I texted a friend to see if we could get together sometime.
-Today, I emailed some ladies who are coming for a meeting next week at my office to see if they want to get together outside of the official meeting.
All in all, really liked this particular goal. I need to keep this one up, because I still have a lot of people I could have--and should have--contacted.
Do one irregular house chore per day.
-Monday, I dusted the windows in the bedrooms (achoo!)
-Tuesday, I washed and changed the sheets.
-Wednesday, I wiped the fronts of the cabinets in the kitchen.
-Thursday, I vacuumed the furniture.
-Today, I attempted to clean the shower. It was not as successful as it should have been. I guess that's what happens when routine bathroom chores become "irregular"ly done. *Sigh*
In sum, I really did a good job on these goals for this week. Except for the weight loss one...and who knows? I could still pull it off. And if I don't, it's cool.
I liked this. I think I'll do it again next week. Some same goals, some different ones. Yeah. Maybe some specific daily tasks that may help with "Lose x." Staying in my calorie range, etc. Werd.
Friday, April 06, 2012
I'm thinking it's about time for some Awesome.
Thing is, there hasn't been any Awesome coming my way for awhile now. This is evidenced by the blogs I seem to have a penchant for writing.
Incredibly, there is no eye-rolling emoticon.
So, anyway, I'm thinking to myself that I need some Awesome, and it hasn't come around for awhile. Ugh, when is it going to come around?
That's when I realized that Awesome doesn't "come around." You have to go looking for it and find it on your own. It doesn't come to you, at least not all by itself.
Like that quote from Seneca about luck being where opportunity and preparation meet.
I guess I have to get up and go seek out Awesome on my own. Or at least an awesome opportunity. For which I'm preparing by...seeking it out? Right?
But WHAT am I seeking out? WHAT is the Awesome? That's what I gotta figure out before I go a-seekin'.
WHAT is the AWESOME? Is it the little things? Should I accept the little things as the Awesome? It's a nice thought, really. Contemplation on the birds and the flowers and the wonder of nature. It is hard to argue against it being awesome. But should I accept them as the Awesome?
I want the Awesome to be, well, awesome.
I've been considering the Awesome for much of the day and have some ideas about it. One thing I realized is that getting down to my goal weight is NOT THE Awesome. It would be great, and I can't envision an Awesome future without it, but it's more like a given. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.
So I'll be seeking out the Awesome (opportunities) and pressing my luck...get me some big plans...and let's go!
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