Monday, November 09, 2009
Somehow I knew the break from Manic Mondays would end and today was it. Backed the car out of the garage to go to the gym and something sounded strange. Went slowly down the street a couple of houses and pulled over, got out and looked. Guess what? A FLAT TIRE! aarrgghh!! I was not happy because I was so looking forward to going to the gym wearing my Cuddles inserts for exercise. Thankfully DH had been working at home, so he put on the spare tire and went to see the mechanic. I decided to do a Leslie DVD since there was no way to predict when he would return.
He called about 1 1/2 hrs later to say that the mechanic found a large piece of window glass imbedded in the tire, which we probably picked up while driving on the freeway. Neither of us could remember driving through debris, but it could have been at night when you can't see something until you're upon it. OK, so when would he be back? Well, since the car was already in the shop, he had them check the brakes. Lo and behold, the front brakes need servicing otherwise the rotors will be damaged. He let the brakes go too long a few years ago and it was very expensive to replace the rotors and other stuff. So, we're talking a couple hundred bucks instead of 4-5. Dang, there goes more of the insurance money. aarrgghh!! Plus, since DH wasn't teaching today, we had planned to walk around the Botannical Gardens to see the fall foilage. Now, we have to wait another week or more if it's raining next week.
I was feeling pretty down but decided to logon to SP before I ate the entire contents of the pantry, frig and freezer. I checked out some of the "Voted Popular Blogs" from recent days and I was inspired and also laughed a lot! It really is so helpful when people post their ups and downs. Sometimes my life doesn't look so bad in comparison, sometimes I'm better able to laugh at my circumstances, other times it makes me thankful for what I do have or have accomplished.
One thing I realized is that I've let goal setting and failure to meet last month's weight loss goal become bigger creatures than they should be. My inner perfectionist is still fighting the reasonable person that has moved in to make some needed changes in my thinking; particularly in how I handle stress and disappointment.
This is not simply about weight loss, it is about becoming an entirely different person. Thanks for being part of my journey.
I planned out my menus on Saturday and purchased the groceries, so that's done. I had my workouts planned, but it really wasn't a big deal to switch the gym workout with the DVD today. Thank goodness for DVDs.