Thursday, October 14, 2010
If you saw my status update from earlier today, you know I had a stressful day, but I was handling it. I feel overwhelmed at work and home, but it will pass.
Today was capped off by what I thought would be a routine exam at the doctor's office. I left work an hour before the appointment figuring I would need time to park, walk to the office (find it) and check in. It took 50 minutes to drive 5 miles. I have no idea why traffic was so horrible! I was late and, as I drove in, I thought fleetingly of not showing up. Then I decided that I would go and be prepared to reschedule. But they let me go ahead and have the exam. This is an exam I have skipped off and on all my life. But part of my SP journey has included learning to take care of me. That includes doing the preventative care that I didn't want to endure, pay the copay for or take the time to do.
The doctor's scale said 174. My shoes are about 3 pounds, so I am concerned. I wonder what the scale will say when I weigh on Saturday. Today's weigh in was late afternoon, hours after lunch and about an hour after a glass of water and fully clothed. Hmmmm. Maybe this is why people usually weigh in first thing in the morning.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Jordyn Kay-Ann Wilson, 8lbs 19 1/2 inches!!
Mom and baby are both healthy!.
Thank God :) 55 minutes ago!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
They went to the hospital last night, but I still have heard no word. It's been nearly 24 hours, so I have to guess that it was a false alarm and that Jordyn is not ready to be born yet.
Yesterday was my sister #1 birthday, today is sister #2 birthday and tomorrow is niece #2 birthday! October is getting to be fun. The sad thing is that I have not seen these sisters since they were in grade school and have yet to meet this niece or her siblings and cousins. I hope it will happen. Fractured families can impact generations.
I am going through a very tough time right now, the particulars of which have nothing to do with SP. What is different about how I am handling it, at least today, is that I am not turning to food. I ended the day within range in all nutritional metrics except being too low in fat, of all things. I usually end up short on calcium, so I am happy to see it within range.
I emailed my former boss today, thanked her for the offer of the tickets and declined. It was the right decision. No fun for me (part of the bad time)! But the seminar on Saturday will be a brain drain (in a good way) and I don't need to be overtired behind the wheel late at night in a part of the world with which I am unfamiliar.
Even though my numbers (weight and measurements) are not where I thought they would be by now, I feel very good about this journey. The fact that, even for a day, I can manage not to turn to food when stressed, sad or scared is a big deal!
Thank you, Spark Friends, for holding me accountable, for encouraging me, propping me up and just being in touch. It truly helps!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tonight was the taping of the community access channel show. The show was an abbreviated Toastmaster meeting. I was the evaluator. The speech was an advanced speech (a tall tale from the story telling manual) and the speaker was really, really good! She was so good, I almost forgot to take notes. At one point, I looked past the tiny studio audience, saw the cameras and froze. I drew a blank! It was long enough to feel excruciating to me, but the audience said it was not long.
We had pizza afterwards so I ended the day above in calories...ugh.
I got in nearly 10K steps. but I did not push it.
I've been offered tickets to the corporate formal at Blackhawk Auto Museum. They are, for me, expensive ($40 per person), but they would be free to me. I have nothing to wear and I will be at an all day paralegal seminar on Saturday until about an hour before the formal starts. Hmmmmmmmmmm How to gently decline the generous gift from my former boss?
Funny how life does this....I spend most of my life with a blank social calendar, but every once in a while, everything happens at the same time.
Tomorrow I must stay on plan nutritionally. I have been HUNGRY for days! I have not given in every day, but it is starting to be a real challenge!
Still awaiting word of Jordyn's birth. She was due yesterday (10/10/10). My stepbrother is going to be a grandfather. He is the same age as I am, so this is quite surreal!
BREAKING NEWS! Thanks to FB, I know that Jordyn is on her way. Mom and dad are at the hospital and, presumably, labor has begun! Prayers for safe delivery of a healthy baby girl!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
When I first started on SP, whenever I lost weight, my feed reported I lost more than I did, as if it rounded up. I worried about that because I knew that if that continued. the tracker would soom be way ahead of what the scale was telling me.
Then I started losing ounces, hit a long plateau and stopped thinking about it. This morning, my scale showed 1.8 pounds loss and my friend feed said I had lost 1! Justice, I suppose. I have not lost that much in a while and, YAY, it finally means I am solidly in the 160s! I was at about 170 when I graduated and have been fluctuating between 173 and 169 since the end of June. This morning, I was at 167.9!
This week, I was more strict than usual about measuring food. Even when you think you know, it helps to step back once in a while and confirm that your eyes have not been playing tricks on you! An ounce of Mozzarella part skim cheese is not much at all! BF laughs when I show him what a serving of cereal looks like. I was vigilant about water and got steps in every day. If you saw my blog yesterday, you know that my tendonitis flared up big time. We had errands today, so I did get some steps in, but nothing major. I also am not increasing my steps this week.
I also decided it was time to move to Stage 3. I spent a long time on stage 2 because I was not ready to move on earlier. We'll see how it goes.
The biggest thing that happened toda y was that I discovered I had lost the key to my supervising attorney's office. I was sick about it because it was the first time I've lost someone else's key. I was not looking forward to telling her about it. BF found it in my car on the floor almost under the passenger seat. I have been giving thanks all day!
Giving thanks continues. Thanks to SparkPeople, for my Spark family. My success is shared and I know y'all cheer my success as I do yours. WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!
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