Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I know there is good stress and there is bad stress. Well, today I had to toss out all my plans to work with our internet/phone/cable provider that managed to cut our service on Friday instead of making sure our service at our old address was actually stopped. We had gotten a bill two weeks after we stopped that service and we should have gotten a refund for that time that had already been paid. The company got it wrong and also cut our current service. On Saturday we got cable and internet restored but our phone service is still out. To add insult to injury there is a recording on our number that allows for messages to be left. However, we are unable to retrieve and of the messages because we have no dial tone, no ringer and no access to anything from our phones. I'm trying to be patient as I was told by one person to unplug phone from modem. That meant having to move some very heavy furniture. After I did this, the next person said not to disconnect. And so it went. After five calls today I am now waiting to hear back from someone named Samuel who is supposed to call my cell when the service is restored. So, all my plans for the day have gone into the trash as I wait, wait, and wait some more. It is so frustrating and stressful to talk to people who don't seem to know what they are doing with this. I am angry, but trying to suppress that. I am stressed and know this kind of stress is not healthy or diet friendly. To calm myself I think I'll do some exercise here in the house. Here come the jumping jacks and push-ups. Maybe I'll even do some running in place and around the house. Hopefully, this will resolve before the day is gone. I can't go through this again tomorrow. Gotta love that service provider! Yuck!!!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I so enjoyed the nice walk to watch the 1/2 and full marathoners turn into the final stretch. I waved. I yelled. I clapped. I saw a few friends along the way. But, I was on the sidelines.
I've not been able to run in many years thanks to complications from MS, fibromyalgia and arthritis. But I used to love to run....back in college and just after. So, it was still a thrill to watch the competitors and wonder if one day I will be able to at least walk a 5K or 1/2 marathon??? The last time I walked about 7-8 miles I ended up in the hospital for more than two weeks with hallucinations and other struggles having to do with ms exacerbation. So, my dh says no long treks for me. Still, I think I might give it a try next year. Meanwhile, just walking to watch and cheer gives me a pretty good workout. It is a joy to be so near so much activity. Now, I can walk to so many things and the joy of the journey is not to be dismissed. Have a great weekend everyone.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I'm so up and down in my healthy/not so healthy routines that I feel like I'm on a roller coaster. I go from a great exercise day to a couch potato day. I go from a healthy eating day to a terrible binge day. I mix and match these ups and downs over and over and over again. The only way I can get myself on a truly exceptional track is to look to those healthy times, figure out what was going on to encourage my good choices, and then try really hard to replicate the good stuff. So, that is my goal for the next week. I will think about how I made the good choices and do that again. Hopefully, by this time next week I will be in a much better place. It is time to get off this ride once and for all!
Monday, April 11, 2011
After much snow, rain, and lots of cloudy weather, the sun is out and the forecast is for a pretty pleasant week. So, knowing I'm not likely to get caught in a storm, I so look forward to getting outdoors every day this week. Just getting me away from the kitchen temptations is an amazing way to eliminate a lot of those extra calories. So, I'm making my lists and figuring out which errands I can walk to, which I can hop on light rail for and which I will need to drive to. Andy for each outing I'm writing in some extra exercise. So, I'm very eager to see if this tact actually leads to weight loss. I've been stuck for a long time fluctuating up and down a few of the same pounds over and over and over again. Hmmm....we'll see! Have a great week!
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