Saturday, December 04, 2010
Okay, so the Vlog thing didnt work. I mean, it DID but it was taking years to post....and I didnt like how I said 'so' every three words. Made me sound like a moron. I will try again another time.
Doesnt anyone else have issues with loading videos? Do you find it takes a looooong time? Or am I the only one?
I got a new doctor, a much nicer doctor and for that I am happy! He's a very kind man and I appreciate him taking me on as a new patient. He's Nitz's doctor so that was how I got in, since he isnt taking new patients unless they are recommended to him.
Other than that life is okay. I will post more some other time but I've spent enough time on the PC today.
Caio for now!
Sunday, November 07, 2010
I havent been on here as there hasnt been anything new ot report. Well, not really anything ineresting/newsworthy.
Nitz made so much chili today it was insane! It is his best batch yet, and the left overs are very welcome :) Looks like I will have plenty for lunches and this is a healthy chili made with beans, veggies and lean meat.
We were to have friends over but my girlfriend cancelled because she was feeling ill. I was ill for a day a week or so ago (first sick day in 3 years) so I know how she feels! She works too hard and needs plenty of rest. It's too bad, I really wanted to see her, but it isnt worth her health. Rest is what she needs.
A week ago I took 5 hours and cleaned our 750 square foot apartment until it shone. It was an awesome feeling and quite the workout. I've been trying to keep it up ever since.
But other than that, life has been pretty quiet. Dante is glaring at the mobile heater. He doesnt know what to think of it, but he isnt afraid of it. My diet is going well. I made cupcakes, but I only eat one a day. I find I dont really want anymore than that. I suppose that's a good thing. I got my hair cut earlier in the week. I hate cutting my hair. I have trust issues from people cutting too much off over the years, so I had to drag myself to the salon, even for a trim. I felt better afterwards though, which I knew I would.
I wish I had more news. I will be sure to write something exciting/intriguing/interesting next time!!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
This week has been tough, really tough.
Thanksgiving was last weekend and I have felt bloated and gross ever since. I've been trying to eat as clean as possible and only now do I feel slightly more human. It doesnt help that my TOM isin the next few days. I dont want to feel like a marshmallow any more! It's frustrating when my pants feel tight. It makes me feel like a lump. ICK!! DDR high scores, here I come!
Monday at work is pizza lunch. Our company took a few hits over the last year or so, just like many others, but we're climbing back and my boss is thrilled at how we closed the gap. We arent caught up but we're winning this battle with determination and drive, just like many people on Spark People are! But we arent celebrating in the most healthy way, hence pizza lunch.
My boss will be able to help. She's a vegetarian and looks after herself. You cant tell she's had 3 kids and just celebrated a milestone birthday of 50. She looks like Charolotte York (I suppose it would be Goldenblatt, not York) on Sex and the City. So she'll order better pizza with healthier toppings. We usually order 2 pizzas, one for the girls (there's four of us) and one for Joe, which is usually a meat-mix because his adversion to veggies limits things severely. Every week he gets a lecture about how he just eats onions (he'd eat a whole raw onion as a snack if given a chance, he loves them so much. We tell him thats why he's single). We tell him all veggiies are delicious. And we praise him whenever he eats a salad. I think it's working! It must be tough working with 3 women and having a female boss. That's why he keeps chocolate in his drawer.
I find October to February a difficult time for healthy eating. There's a few birthday obigations during this time with family, not to mention Thanksgiving, Christmas, office parties, New Years, and Valetines Day. Any advice from other sparkers about staying on track during this difficult time would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to develop a better coping strategy for a solid foundation of healthy eating and this time of year is always the worst.
Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!
Thursday, October 07, 2010
My boyfriend and I just came back from dinner. It was dark, and we were walking through the park and out of the blue this guy asks us if we have any change. Nitz says no and we keep going...
....the guy started following us.
We walk at a very fast clip on a good day. We dont dawdle, but knowing this guy was following us made my skin call. I wasnt scared, I was actually calculating the odds if the creep jumped us. He'd go for Nitz first, I figured, and I have a sprayable hand sanitizer to butt into his throat to cut off his air or spray in his eyes. If it wasnt for Nitz, I think I would have been mugged. We turned a corner and found a busier street and we lost him. Why wasnt I scared? I know what an adrenaline high feels like and I wasnt feeling that. I felt....capable. Like I knew if he tried anything we could take him. He seemed our age, and the only thing I 'feared' was him snatching my purse and running off. He had longer legs, and though Im a 'scary sprinter' (a term I got in college, Im deceptively fast for about 50 meters) Im not sure I would be able to catch him. Nitz has bad knees and was a distance runner. Bursts of speed arent his thing. But if he actually tried to jump us I feared nothing. I find this disconcerting.
It's over now, whatever it was.
I havent really been in a fight per se, but I was bullied in school and I snapped. One day my tormentor followed me on his bike, saying the usual things, making the occasionaly swipe at me then biking out of range. My brother was with me and I didnt feel like putting him through this. I grabbed a tree branch and shoved it through the spokes of the guy's front wheel and he FLEW. That wasnt good enough. I dragged him up and proceeded to pin him to a hydro pole and rained kicks on him while he feebly attempted to block them. He never bothered me again. He tried to shout at me a few times but I just made a motion to walk up to him and he shut up.
Maybe this is what I felt in this creep. Cowardice. Maybe that's why I wasnt afraid.
We all have the ability to be ourselves. Many of us have been bullied in our lives, and I implore us all to stand up for ourselves and one another,
Monday, October 04, 2010
I should really start looking after myself more....
In my early 20's I dove into all physical activities with reckless abandon. I cant do that anymore. I'm only 27, but I want my joints to hold out until im 90!
I say this bcause of two things:
A) I got my gyno exam and everything checked out great. Now to wait for the pap results and I will be set up for another year with my pills. I was no nervous that I turned red as a tomato. It's so embarassing. I guess I caught my jerk of a doctor on a good day because he reassured me on all the icky/uncomfortable parts and let me know I was doing okay. He must just hate clinic duty because he was fine in his office today. Still trying to switch doctors though. Then I should start getting regular check ups. Today made me realize I should put myself first a bit more.
B) I hacked my finger open. I was using a dull knife to trim a bone remnant out of a boneless chicken thigh, the knife slipped, and the next thing you know blood is pouring out all over the place. The bleeding has stopped and I have bactroban on it but I should really be more careful. Had that knife been sharper it would have hit the bone. When it comes to my own injuries (and there have been many....) I am rarely faint-at-heart, so I think I handled it almost a little too deadpan if someone saw me.... *Cut* "Heh....better rinse that....lot of blood. Heh."
My chicken coq-au-vin will be made with love...and my DNA! YUM!
I just have to be careful....
Today at work a friend approached me and told me an old classmate of mine had passed away on Friday. He was 27 and went to my school. He married a local girl and they had a baby girl. He was out fixing something in a neighbouring town when a storm blew up and lightning struck him dead. My heart goes out to his young bride and his baby girl. I feel just awful for them. I did not know him personally, but Im sure I met him in the halls or had run ins with friends. We werent in any of the same classes. It just hits so close to home because of his age. I cant help but think "What if that was my husband? How would I feel if a police man came to my door?" This is the second couple I know that have suffered such a terrible loss at such a young age.
The other friend I knew very well. We were in every class from grade one to most of highschool. Her fiance was a kind man, who stopped on the side of the highway to help a driver in trouble. A plow hit a guide wire and it struck him in the head, killing him. So sad.
My thoughts and prayers are with both families at this time, and I hope they push through their grief. They may not know I am thinking of them, but I am.
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