Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I spent most of the day reading statutes, which I hate to do. I find it mind-numbingly boring. But I have to find the info for my attorney. Panic is starting to set in. What if I can't find what she wants? I will appear stupid and she won't hold back in her criticism.
Perhaps it is that stress that made me HUNGRY all day. I did very well, for the most part, until evening. Then I went carbo crazy. Not conducive to success!
The Giants are leading in the game, but the lead is tenuous and there is a lot of time left.
One of my SP friends is feeling down. I hope she sees my blog and sees that I am thinking of her. I sent her a Sparkgoodie that matches her favorite sport. I hope that perks her up!
The fundraiser walk is exactly a month away. A few people have donated generously and I am humbled. I still have a long way to go for the donations. For the two of us, I need to raise $500. I sent an email to the publisher of our inhouse company newsletter but I have not yet heard whether or not she will publish the article. It is not a company-sponsored thing, but they run "ads" so I am hopeful. I don't feel right about using company supplies (copier, etc) to solicit donations, but I need to do something. I have not had time to work on a flyer nor do I have the artistic abilities. I picture things, but they always look as if I child produced them! Of course, that might be fitting for a child charity, but....
I MUST get back on track tomorrow!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My head feels better, but my stomach hurts when I eat.
I got in over 10K steps without a lunch time walk. Not sure how I managed that, but I was busy all day. I am still feeling really overwhelmed, but I just realized tomorrow is Wednesday not Thursday, so I have some extra time for some research I need to do. I am not a huge fan of researching statutes. Reading statutes puts me to sleep! Of course, if I were better at it, I might not feel that way.
I finally got back in to the charity site and finished setting up my fundraiser page. A coworker already donated so I am committed! I drafted an article for the company newsletter but I don't know if it will be published or not. As I said in my earlier blog about this, the SP policies prevent me from specifics. If you are interested in donating to a health cause for children, send me an email with your personal email address and I will send you the info. Obviously, this is not an arm twisting situation, just a note that the opportunity exists if you are interested.
I scarfed down a handful of tortilla chips until I put the bag away. It was as if I were watching someone eat them. I really don't like that....!
I ordered a CD of my performance on local TV. This will be fun. I will learn a lot by watching everyone. The next time I get to do that, I will do a better job.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thank you for the wonderful thoughts and SparkGoodies today. I am fighting a cold/sinus infection/ear infection - probably due to the season change and being in a hot-cold-hot-cold situation on Saturday at the seminar. At times, the room was hot, at times, cold.
I have had zero energy and even took a long nap this afternoon. I went in to work to do some urgent things and got one done before I realized there was no point in me staying. I came home, taking the day as a vacation day.
I did not meet many metrics today: no exercise, low in water and food. Tomorrow should be better, but I am not going to put in overtime. This has the feeling of something that could hang on for a while. My supervising attorney worked from home today also fighting a cold. Maybe we won't have our meeting tomorrow...That would be fine with me.
When I woke up from my nap, I wanted to keep sleeping but was afraid I would not be able to sleep tonight, so I got up. I was craving salsa so I went to the corner market and got some. Probably craving the C. It is HOT - I make mine without jalapenos and this had them. Added a few chips and followed with garlic bread. Odd dinne, but that was what I wanted.
I have to be careful about that. Eating strangely when I don't feel well is part of the reason I lose so slowly. Speaking of which, I lost about half a pound this week. Considering I was not pushing the exercise or strength training, I was happy. Unfortunately, this week is starting light in that arena as well.
I really appreciate my Spark family! You are the brightest part of my life right now!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
No exercise today. Totally drained. I did what I absolutely had to do and no more. Going to bed early. Back on track tomorrow. The day will be busy and I hope to take part of the day off, but it very likely won't happen.
Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand was paralyzed below the neck after making a tackle during a game against Army, and he will remain hospitalized for the near future.
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/foot
Sunday, October 17, 2010
In the middle of the night last night, BF woke me up to let me know he needed a ride in the morning to retrieve his bicycle that he had locked up about 15 miles from home. I had already realized I was going to have to leave home very early so as to be able to drive to the paralegal meeting without fighting the glare of the rising sun. Great. So having to run him up there meant I'd have to get up and leave even earlier. Plus, I would be starting my drive to the meeting place from a very different spot from where my downloaded directions started. (I don't have GPS, a printer at home or a phone with email). Only now, at the end of the day, do I remember that I could have gotten those new directions at work, which is between home and his destination.
Last night, I learned a friend was going to the paralegal meeting and I had called and asked if we could carpool. I left her a voicemail and did not hear back. After I dropped BF off this morning, she called me. We met up and drove to the conference center together. Marsha finished the paralegal program at the end of the quarter before I did and I had not seen her since. It was great having the chance to reconnect!
The day was not what I expected. The material presented was very elementary. I thought I was going to learn the nuts and bolts of mediation and it was what I had learned in school, but less so.
The vendors sponsored the food, so there was a lot of food! I tracked everything I ate and ate carefully. I skipped all the candy, most of the pastries, all of the desserts at lunch and the whole cocktail scene. My snacks were not chocolate or cheese, but fruit and water.
The lunch was mostly heavy food. I had a salad without dressing and, oddly, beef. The beef was the only protein not drowned in breading, cheese or other calories. I was very proud of myself! I had moments of hunger, but I was not stuffed like everyone else was. I enjoyed the fruit for my snacks and the crunch of broccoli at lunch.
I did not get to do all the networking I wanted to do. I never saw some of the board members except when they were on stage. At lunch, I ate by myself. Not by choice. No one joined me and so I ate and went for a walk around the beautiful estate that has been turned into a conference center.
With the schedule I had, I ended up not getting on the computer until this evening. First time I've done ALL my sparkpeople stuff at one time. Speaking of SparkPeople, I mentioned it to someone who asked me how I was losing weight. I was not preaching and, as I talked, she continued eating her fettucini or chicken parmagiana or whatever it was.
A week or so ago, my laptop was stolen and I have not been able to update everything. I just got an email from my wireless carrier that my online access to the account has been blocked because someone has attempted 3 times to get in. I feel sick. I am scared.
BF got angry at me this evening for something really silly. The degree of anger over something so minor really shocked me.
Yvonne emailed me that her elderly parents are not doing well. She has a cat dying of kidney disease and is feeling overwhelmed. I am sure part of that is the quality of the relationship she has with her parents. She is scared. I know how she feels, but I also know my words are of little comfort.
The San Francisco Giants won their game tonight!
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