Friday, November 05, 2010
I still have my headache, I still have the sinus issue and I still have the tinnitis, but everything is less intense than it was yesterday. I made it through the day at work more by stubbornness than anything else.
A few days ago, I was in the grocery store and the bagger commented that I have lost a lot of weight. I don't remember ever seeing him before, so I think he was thinking of someone else. I just said, "Thanks, I am working on it."
Today, a coworker saw me heating up my lunch which included 2 cups of mixed veggies and he said something about how that was a lot of veggies. I said I am trying to lose some tonnage. Every time he walked past my desk, it seemed as if I were eating. I don't feel quite as self-conscious about it as I used to.
This coming week, my Toastmaster club is doing a "grab bag" meeting. No one knows what their role is until they get there. That means I have to have a speech ready. In order to get credit for doing a manual speech, it has to be a new speech. I am going to prepare #3 which is get to the point. I am going to talk about walking and why I use a pedometer and why I use the one I do. Someone on a message board asked me about that and, from that dialog, a speech will be born. Who knows what my role will be? But I will at least have a speech ready for the next opening.
If anyone would have said that exercise of any type would be a part of my life, that I would volunteer to do a fundraiser walk, that I would deliver a speech advocating walking - I would be sure you did not know me! I have very far to go. While I don't see a huge change in the mirror and that "these clothes feel looser" is a fleeting feeling, - when I read about the marathons, the pounds and inches that others on SP have done and lost, I feel as if I am not doing enough - but today, I was thinking about that and realized that comparative thinking is not healthy, - I take credit for this incremental change.
While I did not walk much today, I will walk this weekend. Even BF does not think I can do the fundraiser walk in 2 weeks. That comment last night hurt, but I am using that to get into that "I'll show you" mode! I may even walk the route twice!
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Left work early because of the migraine yesterday and stayed home today. It's actually a combo headache, migraine & sinus. And the ringing in my ears is loud and constant.
No exercise today, low on every nutritional metric.
Thanks for the comments & spark goodies!
I hope EVERYONE had a better day than I have!
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
As I end the day, I am hungry, but I have eaten all I can eat today.
I got the tough project finished today - at least the first part. Now I wait for the responses and keep going on other things. My supervising attorney was at a seminar all day so we will have our weekly meeting tomorrow. Joy....
Tomorrow is also the day of the parade for the San Francisco Giants. They will replicate the route the team traveled in 1958 when San Francisco welcomed the team. I am not going, though my heart will be there. I am sure I would get so deep in the crowd that I would not see anything. I will have my radio at work, so I can listen to the coverage (intermittently). Work and a Toastmaster meeting will intervene.
Over 7K steps today, slightly sore, but I feel thinner if that makes any sense! HA!
Monday, November 01, 2010
Today was an interesting day that faded into a tense evening iced with euphoric surreal joy. I mentioned briefly yesterday that I was going to make increased cardio a goal for November. Today, the company newsletter came out with a very edited version of my blurb about the charity walk on November 20. The published version did not even include the link to my fundraiser page! So now I need to figure out how to do a flyer and post it around and hope that people will contribute.
I decided to skp yoga. My knee has been horribly swollen and very sore. This morning, I almost could not walk with it. But, I thought, with the 5K coming up, I had better start working on endurance. I walk a lot, but not all at once. I decided I was going to walk 3 miles during lunch. It was a gorgeous blue sky day with that softness in the air that autumn brings. I did not make it for 3 miles, but I did 2. Something to build on.
That made the afternoon pretty nice. I was still fighting with work - working on a project that is mind numbingly boring, but, as I occasionally stepped away, I was amazed how wonderful I felt. Where I work, the terrain is very hilly, so I walked up and down some long hills. I don't think the fundraiser walk is going to be on such terrain, but I don't want my back to lock up on that day!
I came home in time to watch Game 5 of the World Series. It was the pitching duel that Game 1 (same starters) was supposed to be. Even after we scored 3 runs, I was not complacent. I could not breathe during the last inning. I burst into tears when the final pitch was called a strike. I am so happy, so thrilled and still in happy disbelief.
Food wise - chips called me. As soon as the game started, I did not want to leave the TV to fix something to eat. I was hungry (there was zero time between leaving work and first pitch), so I inhaled a bunch of tortilla chips. I had bought them for the potluck. They were called "fright bites" in normal tortilla chip color, along with orange and black in Halloween shapes. They were at a discount store and that became obvious why - super salty! This was after a day of ignoring the candy and the Oreos at work. I love Oreos, but I know if I have one, I will have all. I walked past them 4 times!
Tomorrow is election day. I voted weeks ago. I have permanent absentee ballot voter status and I love being able to read my booklet while drinking coffee on a Sunday morning and to vote in peace. My polling place is a school and it is usually chaotic. One year, it was in the cafeteria during mealtime and I honestly expected a mashed potato food fight would mar my ballot! Ugh! The polling spot has no privacy - everyone can see me mark my ballot and I just hate the idea! I never miss a chance to vote. The privilege to do so comes with a very high price and I treasure it. Off my soapbox.
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