Monday, June 02, 2014
...albeit from a most unexpected source.
So, there's this little old man that is alternately sweet and obstinate/infuriating, that frequents my bar. Friday, I think it was, might have been Saturday the Old Troll as I'll call the elderly, grumpy, fussy little man who used to work in a Hostess factory in Washington, tells me a story about working there.
He explains to me the process that he went through at least 3x a week while employed by the Twinkie company in which rats were fished out of vats of cream filling with a net. This anecdote pretty much makes me think I might never let another baked/fried goodie from them pass my lips. OMG!!! this is just ICKY, ICKY, ICY!!!
So, helping me NOT to eat processed, commercially processed junk foods!!!
IF this happens at Hostess how much more ICKINESS is lounging out there from all the forms of Junk food that one is presented on a regular basis for consumption.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
...on the week that's not really pay day! Somehow, last night was no where near as busy or physically challenging at work but I made more money in a single night than any other night this week. Weird but AWESOME cause my body needed a break and a few OTC pain meds with two sugar free red bulls to keep the ouch at bay. It was wonderful though to make an actual grocery list for my Love who's going to Missoula today instead of trying to figure out what I could get by with for $40 in produce for the week. I may have mentioned a time or two that I don't shop well so Hubby does most of it. O.K. so that's an understatement: shopping gives me panic attacks more often than not. Anyhow, it occurs to me, (at our after hours "picnic table party", which is mostly employees but a few patrons that were up to hanging out after last call, drinking more than any of us should that this is just the start of the season as it is for us and it's kicking all of our butts, the bartenders and other wait staff mostly now at one table venting about our weekend thus far and comparing notes), that I am going to have to find a better routine for this time of night/day whatever you want to call it.
Maybe more exercise during the day before working nights? Maybe just making better nutrition choices all around? More yoga? Yoga planned for 3 am? hmmmmmmm....I am not sure yet but hopefully will come up with something. I never really managed to figure this one out before either. Thus the return of the pounds I worked so hard to lose before. All I did was comp for the booze and junk food after hours if I was even motivated enough to honestly track it all which sometimes I was and sometimes I wasn't. It's funny how that little voice in the back of your mind can convince a usually rational person that "that didn't count" or "wasn't anything to worry about" because of ____________ (insert whatever BS excuse the little voice thinks you'll swallow this time here).
Granted, we all agreed that, this is just the first busy weekend of the season and we're out of shape after a really crappy winter for tourism. All of winter's snow should NOT come in Feb. Bad for skiing, snowmobiling and not having early was bad for hunting season all of which impact how busy we are at the bars. But, while there are nights like Sunday was for me where I actually ran for 4 1/2 hours without stopping dripping sweat and make-up and didn't really much care when it was done what I ate or drank so long as I did, most nights are not like that and yet we often find ourselves drinking and snacking after the bar closes like they are.
I tracked what would be four and a half hours of walking even using the slowest pace listed in the fitness tracker and it was 1290 calories burned but looking back at my nutrition tracker under "snack" for the same day I took in 1497 after work in drinks and chips and salsa and half a granola bar!!! WHEW! And this is how things look in my world when I'm trying to make BETTER choices! Also, even though it didn't put me over my caloric range for the day, when adjusted for the physically demanding night at work, it's sad to admit, that this is on the not so terrible end of the range of my habits most nights that I work lately, (I've made worse choices yet over the last two years I've been slacking off on my health). DUH! Go figure my cute jeans now suck to put on cause I can't convince my belly that it should go in them!
So, one night a month or maybe if it's an insanely busy summer one night a week is truly THAT busy and it's not going to be the end of all my productiveness and efforts to take better care of myself if I find myself at the picnic table party which might not be so bad if it wasn't almost invariably followed by a 3 am communal munch fest on c-store junk food with a group of co-workers who've had our butts handed to us but I absolutely do not need to eat and drink like that 5 or 6 night's a week. I have to keep reminding myself that it's completely nonsensical to think I've "blown it" and give up trying to do better and paradoxically enough binge in an emotional eating stressed out frenzy. That's some of that little voice logic at work there again!
~big sigh~ On that note, I'm going to take a nap so I can get up in time to take my dogs for a hike, do some yoga and get ready to do it one more time this week. Maybe I can come up with a healthier plan to manage this more often over my days off.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
...but hopefully better prepared to meet my day! I got a nap in to make up for the late night last night. Then I got up, got dressed in my workout clothes and took the dogs for a walk, meditated outside on my favorite rock around my fire pit afterward, made myself sriracha tillapia and stir fry veggies for lunch, tracked my spark stuff, heading off to do my yoga practice and hop in the tub before getting ready for another holiday weekend night at the bar. ~fingers crossed that the chaos the universe has for me this round is past~
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