Sunday, March 06, 2011
I'm still fighting the cold so I did not do much exercise today. BF usually does laundry during the week here in the park, but he has been sick. So today was a day to load up the car and drive to the laundromat and spend hours there. At least I will have clean clothes for my trip!
I am going to go to bed early...
Thursday, I am flying to Albuquerque to meet my brother and sister and their children at my stepmother's house. (She's their mother) This will be the first time we have had 3 generations together. I splurged on a new little digital camera with case, extra batteries and memory cards.
There is a chance I will get to meet my eldest cousin. Jack lives in eastern New Mexico, almost Texas, and he will be in Albuquerque on the 14th for prostate cancer treatment. That's the cancer that ultimately killed my dad and it is very important for me to finally meet him while I can. I leave on the 14th, so I hope we can connect for lunch on Sunday or something. Jack is the first born of my generation on my dad's side, but his mother (dad's sister) was killed in a car accident when Jack was about 2, so he was raised by his father's family and did not know his mother's side until later in life. Because I was always thousands of miles away, we've yet to meet.
This trip will mark my first break in being on SparkPeople in more than a year. I doubt I will be able to access the internet, so I'll be active through Wednesday evening and it might be a full week before I get back on - depends on how sleep-deprived I will be!
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Amazingly, my boss replied to my email today and I've booked my flight! It cost almost $200 more than it would have if I'd been able to book last night, but less than it would had he not seen my query until Monday.
I will be flying to Albuquerque on Thursday and returning on Monday. In between, I get to see my stepmother, her husband, my brother and his son, my sister and her two sons and daughter. This will be the first time we will have had all 3 generations together and the first time in years that the siblings and cousins have been together.
We're going to have "Thanksgiving" and a big birthday party because several of us have birthdays this month and next month.
I'll cross the financial bridge later. This is a trip of a lifetime.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Not a productive day, but at least I did not overeat! Victory!
Late this evening, my brother called from Japan to say he is going to be in Albuquerque with my nephew. My sister is bringing her children, so it will be a mini family reunion. I have sent an email to my boss asking for an extended weekend next week. I will go into debt to buy the ticket, if I go, but it would be wonderful to see my family again. My BF is not invited (my stepmother has not opened her home to him), so that will be an awkward conversation, if I go.
BF talked to my brother before I did and he told him about my exploration with kettlebells. I am not quite ready to broadcast that to my family, but the cat is now out of the bag...
Thursday, March 03, 2011
I ate above range today and that was just thoughtless. I had a salad at the cafe with the lady they hired for the paralegal position that I wanted. It was a great salad, but I threw in too many sunflower seeds. Just did not think.
My throat is really sore and, as the day wore on, the daytime cold meds wore off and the cough returned.
I did get 39 minutes walking, but no KB workout tonight. Going to bed early.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
A very light exercise day. I skipped the Toastmaster meeting because I woke up with a sore throat that got worse as the day progressed. I thought being in a small conference room would be unfair to everyone else. Instead, I walked at lunch, not much, but more than I would have if I had gone to the meeting.
I am all over the map today nutritionally. A bit hungry, but I don't want to give in. I weigh over 2 pounds more than I did the last time I stepped on the scale and that is not acceptable. If I were kidding myself, I would say it's the KB workouts, but that's not true. I have barely started with them and I have been overeating.
The next few days at work are going to be very challenging, so I am going to bed early.
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