Saturday, September 04, 2010
I woke up this morning planning to do a lot of exercise. My tendon felt rather sore, but not bad. BUT a while later, I could not even stand on that foot. As long as I stay off my foot, I feel fine.
I lost 2.1 this week! I was amazed becuase I still feel quite chunky. This week has been TOM, the first I have had since April or May, so to see a decrease, much less one that exceeded my goal, was astonishing!
This week's results give credence to the SP philosophy about eating more to lose. I just have to find the balance...
Friday, September 03, 2010
Today was the big day at work. Our CEO has retired and today was the party to celebrate his birthday and his contributions to the company. It was not sad, which surprised me a little because I know the people who work closely with him are sad to see him go.
We had a catered BBQ for lunch. I ate very lightly.
Steve LOVES cookies, so we had a cookie baking contest. There were 18 contestants with 2 dozen each. The top 6 were prize winners and I placed #4! I am not someone who enjoys being in the kitchen. I made "no bake" cookies and have not even eaten one because they are definitely not SP! My prize was a package of 3 cookie sheets with a cooling tray!
Then, I was honored to "Ask the Last Question" during all of the ceremonies. We have All Hands meetings where everyone attends and, at the end of the talk, it's open for questions. I am usually the first person to ask a question and, the few times I have not been at a meeting, Steve asks for me. So, I was honored to ask the last question! When he called me up for the cookie prize, he told the assemblage I am his favorite person at the company! Me! I am so far down on the ladder! There are four levels of management between us! WOW!
I did make a huge mistake today, though. Lunch was so early that I ended up waiting far too late to have dinner and, before I knew it, I had inhaled 4 pieces of pizza! There were no brakes, no stop and think, nothing! ARGH! I know better!
Only 8K steps today, but I have been able to walk every day this week! What a victory!
Tomorrow is another day and I will make better decisions!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
I was going to call this blog "Snarly Mood = Head Down at Work and an Opportunity" but I found a much more positive title!
I was pleased to discover this morning that yesterday's 10K steps did not aggravate my tendonitis too badly! I felt it, but I did not wake up in pain. That is progress. I got in 9861 today. I thought about taking the stairs a couple of times but did not want to reawaken a cranky knee.
I realized early in the day that I was just out of sorts. In a snarly mood and I know exactly why: TOM. Actually have not had that happen for months, so I should have anticipated this one would be a challenge. (Age, nothing serious happening). I tried to keep to myself at work because of the little things that I found so irritating. I did not want to have to eat my sharp words later!
A manager (not mine) said she had too much to think about, too many facts for her little brain. She asked me for a tax exempt certificate and I asked to see the invoice so I could see how the taxes were characterized. It was a utility bill, so I figured there'd be a ton of little fees like cell phone bills. She sent me a statement which had no detail. When I sent it back and asked again for the invoice, she said she didn't realize I wanted the invoice and then made that stupid comment. A manager who chooses not to understand the elements of what she's managing? I don't respect her, though I respect her position. It was all I could do not to say anything. That taps into my lack of patience with stupid.
The menu at the onsite cafe had an entree that I thought sounded great, but, when I got there, they had switched the choices. I chose something I was curious about. The chef does traditional ethnic foods with a California twist and sometimes the combinations are pretty good. Not so today. It was flavorful, almost too spicy, but it was greasy, which I had not expected. To make matters worse, the carry out dish leaked all over the front of my shirt. Thank goodness I had a t shirt in my workout bag. It was a company t shirt so it looked ok even though today was not casual dress day. I was glad no one sent me home. I hope the shirt washes out because it's one I really use!
I received an email today for a nationally known, possibly even internationally known, charity. They will be having a fundraiser walk in November in San Jose. At work, they've been doing a wellness thing all year with an incentive of up to $250 at the end of the year if you do all kinds of different self improvement things such as eat more veggies, attend a stress management seminar, get all your annual check ups and participate in a community event. If I do this walk (never been good at fundraising), it would benefit this child charity, contribute to my $250 incentive AND get my butt moving! A triple win!
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