Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Today was like a practice for Thanksgiving.
I ate too much.
I worked out for 22 minutes, but it wasn't terribly strenuous.
I also did practice my Zaatar bread recipe. I didn't mean for it to be practice, but since it turned out disastrous, I am going to start over tomorrow. The bread will be better fresh anyway.
I walked during my lunch.
But I still ate too much.
Tomorrow, we're going to have steak instead of turkey. A couple years ago, our exchange student from Germany was allergic to poultry, so we made steak instead. It was FANTASTIC. We had no idea what to do with all the extra time we had on Thanksgiving Day without having to baste anything. Steak tastes better, and takes about 8 hours less time to cook. After that, we started doing it every year.
We'll also have the Zaatar bread, salad, green bean casserole (which isn't that bad...I put it in the SparkRecipes and was surprised by how few calories it was), mac and cheese, which is that bad, but also delicious, stuffing (which I won't eat), and pumpkin pie. Small pieces. =)
Happy Thanksgiving, all!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I got the rest of my dental work done. They said one of the cavities was deep, and maybe too deep, but they tried to fix it. They said if it hurts, I may need a root canal.
How long should I wait? I mean, I just had it done. They just drilled the bajeezus out of my tooth (which also really hurt). I really don't know why they were so stingy with nitrous...as in, none.
I also bit my tongue while it was numb. And my lips hurt. Now that I think about it, I think my lip hurts because he was pressing against it with a tool, and it did hurt while he was doing it. So all in all, I'm having a hurt-face day.
I didn't get any exercise in today. We'll see about 10 minutes strength training. I may have eaten in-range. I have to go check and see.
I'm moving December 1, and my last day at work is November 30. My jerk boss rejected my request to use a little bit of my leave (3 days) to give myself time to transition. Thanks for reinforcing that I made the right decision. I've got a lot packed...but there is certainly more. At least everything that's left will be husband's problem when he moves a few months later.
I'm feeling quite tired, depressed and deflated after writing this. Maybe because it made the tooth thing more real to write it down. Today wasn't all bad. I got my new glasses in. They look good, and holy cow, I can see! I don't know how I lived with the other ones for so long! I do know I put in my contacts a few days ago just to not have those lenses in front of my eyes. It was really bad.
Let me go see how I did nutrition-wise.
Monday, November 19, 2012
I left work early today to get some dental work done. I had the right side of my mouth today, and I'll get the left side done tomorrow. I have four fillings on each side! That sounds really bad, but it's over the course of almost 3 years, because my dental insurance changed 5 times in 4 years, so it was hard for me to make appointments with my dentist, since I'd make them, then have to cancel when the insurance didn't cover. The last cleaning I had, I paid for myself, because at that time, the change was to NO dental. *Sigh* So they kept making a checklist of stuff to fix. Now, the same day I put in my notice at my current job, we switched back over to awesome dental insurance. So I gotta get it done before I go.
I was sooo hungry when I finished. I didn't eat lunch, because I started flossing and didn't want to start over. So I ate all numb and tingly in my face...but it was a bit too much calorie-wise. Although I did half an hour of exercise, there's also trivia tonight, so I don't anticipate staying in my calorie range for today. I need to remember to put in my food beforehand, though it is really hard when you are sooo hungry. It's like I go into tunnel vision!
I can't believe this is my second-to-last Monday in the DC area. I emailed my...clients...to let them know, which was really, really hard. We're having a big gathering over the Thanksgiving break, so I wanted to make sure they were informed beforehand. It'll be hard to say goodbye to them, but I can't stay just for them. They all leave me eventually or would if I were still here at the end of their programs. That point was driven home to me when I emailed my old ones to let them know and give them my personal information (and offer them sticker letters!). No one was interested, though I got a few thank yous.
So life goes on for everyone, even without BeatleTot, as unimaginable as that is for BeatleTot herself. But I know intellectually that it makes sense. It'd been years since I've spoken to some of them.
I don't know if this is apt, but it makes me think of that Tom Petty song, "To Find a Friend," where he says, "And the days went by like paper in the wind. Everything changed, then changed again." I'd even go so far as to quote the next lines..."It's hard to find a friend. It's hard to find a frie-eh-end."
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I don't feel like taking the little dog to get his nails done. I feel so lazy. Anyway, he's sleeping, too.
I hopped on the bike and watched "Breaking Amish." It was a pretty boring show, and after suffering through that, I didn't want to watch TV or do the bike anymore. I picked up a little bit and vacuumed, thinking if the carpet were clean, I could do some ST. But then "Judge Judy" didn't come on, so I turned off the TV and now feel like doing NOTHING.
So I haven't been completely worthless. I Freecycled some kitchen items, vacuumed, got 27 minutes of fitness in and started to write KOKITTY back (whose letter I received yesterday! Yayayayayay!).
But is that enough? After the small success of actually working on the lawn for a hot minute yesterday, I want to call it quits on working for the weekend, but I don't think I really should. And if I don't, where do I even begin? There's too much. Basics like folding laundry and doing dishes. Weird things like packing up my life so I can move it elsewhere. Self-improvement things like reading up on minimalism, to get inspired to get rid of more junk. Time-consuming things like cleaning baseboards. Gross things like cleaning the bathroom floor or figuring out the best way to get rid of the grime in the shower. Stuff I said I would do like taking Sammy to get his nails done. Then, the one thing I want to do...sleep. I don't think that many successful people sleep instead of doing other more valuable things, but gosh, how do you get in the mood to do anything?
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I got a workout in today, and I ate within my calorie range.
Overall, it was a productive day. I was extra-efficient with my work, clipped some coupons, and we spent time cleaning up the yard. We are soooo lazy; some branches fell during Hurricane Sandy, and we just now cleaned them up. Fortunately, my neighbor had some kind of saw that he used to help us. The exchange student helped, too; it was his first time doing yardwork. There's more work to do outside, but I don't know if we'll get any of it done tomorrow. We also got some of the kitchen stuff packed and put on Freecycle.
I'd like to get Sammy's nails done tomorrow, and a bit more packed. Some laundry? And of course, eating in-range and at least 10 minutes of fitness!
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