Sunday, August 21, 2011
It has to be. Grandad is getting better, and mum is back tomorrow which means she can take some of my responsibility which is going to free some time up for me!!
I am taking tomorrow off uni. Call it a mental health day. I need a day off to rest, catch up and collect myself. I plan on going for a run, eating well and finishing an assignment that is due on Wednesday.
Last night (Russells birthday) was awesome fun. I ate pizza and cupcakes. We also watched this video and decided to recreate it all over west Auckland
Apparently getting 2 sax players slightly intoxicated makes them do silly things. We did a McDonalds, a supermarket security guard, night fill staff at another supermarket, a service station and a bum who came up to the car and asked if we had 50 cents. It was very very funny and the hi-light of my night. For reals. And yes, we did film it.
Anyways, wish me luck for the week ahead!!
Friday, August 19, 2011
My eating has been awful the past few days, and unfortuntly it will continue for today as well.
It is Russell's birthday party today, and he has requested pizza and cupcakes. Can't really say no, can I? I WILL be better next week, I WILL get to the gym, I WILL go for a run, I WILL eat better. Eating and exercise is just the one thing I can let fall to the wayside if needed. I can't flag work, or uni, or visiting grandad (where admittidly I sit and do my assignments anyways because he mainly sleeps), so exercise and planning my eating go. I start eating out and getting take aways and thinking "skrew it" and having dessert. And I know I shouldn't. The scale really knows I shouldn't. The mirror knows I shouldn't as well.
Next week WILL be better. It has to be.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Grandad was admitted to hospital on Monday afternoon. The meds he was on for his heart can cause dehydration in the elderly, and this is what happened to him. He was servely dehydrated and his kidneys may never recover their normal function. He will be in hospital for a little while, so my workout time (eg. my ONLY free time) has been reallocated to sitting in hospital with my grandad. My aunt, nana and I are taking turns sitting with him, since he is so sick he is having trouble talking and processing information, so he needs an advocate at all times. My mum is in Aussie, so I am pretty much filling in where she would be.
When life decides to get in the way it REALLY gets in the way, huh?
Sunday, August 14, 2011
OK, so as some of you know I have a busy week coming up. I am working 5 days and I have assignments AND I need to get some exercise in!
First things first, lets review last week. I worked out 3 times, which met my goal of 3-4 times per week. My eating was OK, except for last night. A few too many chippies and desserts. BUT I registered a loss of 700g this morning. Eat well, put on weight, eat badly, lose weight. OK, I know thats not how it works, but thats how it has seemed so far!
This week will HOPEFULLY go as follows:
M - Uni 8-2, work 3-9.30 (I KNOW!)
T - Spinning after work
W - Boxing after uni
T - Run before work
F - OFF (work :( )
S - Run inbetween assignments
S- OFF (work)
So, lets see how that goes. Wish me luck, I am going to need it!!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Well, the title says it all!
I have been rostered on for 4-5 shifts a week for the next 3 weeks. I CAN'T do that many hours! I am in my last semester of uni, for goodness sake. When I asked my boss if there was anything he could do about it he said no. He then told me that if I can't handle my hours I need to 'think about my priorities and my work/life balance". Ah, excuse me? I am on a part time contract and agreed to work 2-3 days per week. That can give me time for my priorities and my work/life balance. Working DOUBLE the shifts I signed on for? Not so much. I was floored, and livid. He basically told me to quit if I didn't like it! Seriously? Could he not have asked the other staff if they would pick up a few extra hours? He said IF I start having trouble keeping up with uni then he will reassess. Why wait until I am stressed and exhusted to make changes? I am saying now that I can't handle the hours, so I don't understand why he refuses to make changes! This manager has only been here 3 weeks and everyone already hates him. I think I am going to call HR on Sunday, because this is not right at all. The only saving grace about this company is that they are big, so I do have the option of contacting HR for advice and support. This has kept me up half the night! That and deciding which lectures to skip, since I can't work those hours and go to uni!
Then, I went to the doctor. I haven't told y'all this but I have been having trouble with my lips. Basically they were red, swollen, sore, itchy and...scaley. They have been for months but they are just getting worse. I saw my regular GP 2 weeks ago and he told me I lick my lips and gave me some zinc and castor oil cream to protect the lips. I DO NOT LICK MY LIPS. I use lip balm for that very reason, because when I was a kid I would lick my lips and they got chapped. My regular GP wouldn't listen and the cream just dried my lips out further and made things waaaaaaay worse. So I went to another doctor last night who told me that my GP should have listened to me! This doctor gave me steroid creams and within an HOUR my lips were feeling waaaaay better and looking better. I basically looked like Bobo the clown before because I had a big red outline around my lips from where it was sore and irritated. I am to use the strong cream for a week, the weaker cream for a week after that and then I should be fine! I am seriously thinking about changing doctors. It is so much nicer to have someone who listens to you and takes you seriously.
THEN! I got home from the doctor and my parents were drunk. They drink a lot, but last night they were definatly drunk. I had planned on knuckling down and finishing an assignment last night but I hate being around my parents when they are drunk so Russell took me out to dinner. I just couldn't cope with the responsibility of my drunk parents last night, because they generally end up fighting and then I have to take care of a now drunk and depressed (diagnosed) mother. I had enough on my plate.
Russell took me out for Thai. Nice, healthy choice, lots of veggies, no cream etc. Then dessert. At Denny's. Sometimes you just need chocolate and last night was one of those times. I own my choices.
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