Tuesday, March 08, 2011
36 minutes walking, 10 or more glasses of water, 7800+ steps. I am well under on food. No real appetite. Going to bed early but I doubt I'll sleep much. I am so congested it's hard to breathe. It was hard to think at work and I am sure my boss thought I was on something today. (I wasn't).
I hope it's something with the sinus and not a cold. My stepmother will not be pleased if I arrive with a cold and give it to the children! My nephew has to fly back to Japan next week! I'm not coughing or running a fever, so I think it is sinus.
Tomorrow is my last day of work until Tuesday!
Monday, March 07, 2011
55 minutes walking, though not at once and a snort Kettlebell workout tonight. Water? Check. Food - within range on most things, low in others.
The cold seems to have taken away my appetite, a temporary state.
TOM appeared this morning, a really cruel joke. After a 3 month absence, TOM arrives the week I will be traveling. Why not last week or next week?
I read an article over the weekend that one of the things that happens with menopause is decreased ability to stay focused. That makes me wonder. What the article did not suggest was a solution for that. I'd sure like to know!
The long weekend will be full of food. Obviously I cannot take my kettlebells, but I sure can walk and plan to do so as much as possible, weather permitting. I hope this will be a time of renewal and relaxation, though I expect with the four youngsters, relaxation may be relative, pun intended!
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...
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