Monday, April 19, 2010
I like everything all sewed up. That is just my nature. I like things to either be perfect, or to not be at all. That thinking has not done so well for me in the past. I realized (last night) that I can have imperfect plans. Things don't have to be just so, or perfect to be fine. Sometimes I get paralyzed into thinking things are not good enough and I get stuck in not being able to improve them so I give up. It's weird even as I talk about it, but I am also realizing things can be different.
Here's my improved baby step.
I wrote down what I was having for bfast and lunch today. This morning oatmeal and I took my vitamins. Check. I followed through. I wrote down: bagel thin, Cottage cheese, string cheese, banana, pudding and water. Made another note that my water bottle was in the fridge. I do tend to remember things better when I write them down.
Genius! I packed my lunch this morning, according to plan and ate the oatmeal. I stayed on track with my commute time, (leave at 6:30am) and made notes for my work day also.
The imperfect part for me is that I have always thought that I "SHOULD" have my meals mapped out at least a week in advance,.....and have never done it. This is much more manageable for me. I can do this. It actually felt really good to get this done and do it well. WOO HOO!!!! Mission accomplished!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Had some orders to drop off at two different offices. Frequently, I would send my staff out for this purpose. Not today! I did it myself and enjoyed a good stretch of my legs while completely these little errands! It is good to get out in the fresh air too. I'm not up to 10,000 steps yet today, but I am a heck of a lot closer than I was 15 mins ago. Woo hoo!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Been a busy week but have had lots of opportunities to shine. I am very good at playing the mentor role at work --- and I am doing it all very well right now.
I have one more super busy week after this one, and then vacay for a week.
I am keeping myself on track with walking at least 5k steps a day. Once the pollen counts reduces in the next couple of days, I'll re-up my ante to 10k, and try to make up for my "lost" steps this week.
I am handling going to be a smidge earlier and getting up a smidgen earlier better - at least I could do it last night.
The house looks FAR from perfect, but good enough for a couple of delivery guys to drop the new tv and stand and pickup the old stuff. Tonight I can make a few more adjustments before the FIOS guy comes Sat morning, and it will be good enough.
I did let my husband do the lion's share of the stuff this week in terms of prepping for the FIOS guy. I really had to work to let that "all" go but once I did, it made it better for both of us. I had to recognize that I could not be in both places at once. I'm being up front that that yesterday and today and Thurs-Fri next week are days where I will potentially get home late. I was glad I had a lean cuisine in the freezer last night. It took the guesswork out of what I was going to have. :)
Looking forward to another great day! I'm drinking all of my water, not eating in the car, and walking at least 5k.
Woo hoo for Friday!!!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I told my husband that I am in the busiest time for me right now at work. Today and tomorrow are two big days at work, where I have to participate and do a lot of advance work to help make things go smoothly.
He is Mr. gung ho at getting FIOS installed in the house immediately. Not sure why it needs to be immediately. But, since he is on a tear, I told him ok --- but I just can't be around right now to help so he is pushing ahead and doing most of the prep stuff on his own. I feel bad about it, but I think that I shouldn't. I asked for more time, like couldn't we do it after vacation? but his postponement was from 4/3 to 4/17. Gee. Thanks. (I was visiting my sister last wknd).
I am praying that God lets me release my impatience and irritation about the whole scene. I know that everything will work out if I just let go and Let God.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I was seeing my sister this past weekend and I had to clean out my car. For one, she gave it to me when she bought a new car. Since then, I've racked up 50,000 miles on it, maybe. Quite a lot in any case. I'm messy marvin. My trunk is still full of stuff. junk. junk. junk! But the inside doesn't look bad. There's not a lot of stuff in it currently.
Having cleaned it, I actually DECIDED to stop eating in my car. Sometimes, I eat breakfast on the way to work. Sometimes, I eat pieces of my lunch in the car, (for breakfast), or just plain snacking. Nope, no more eating the car. It will help the car to stay cleaner - and who does not feel better having a cleaner car when you have an unexpected lift to provide - or just even for yourself.
This morning, I stopped at WaWa for gas which normally has meant that I would go buy food from inside. Sometimes a bagel sandwich, or a sandwich from their refrigerated section, or a pretzel --- any number of things that by themselves are not so bad, but I would tend to eat them in larger quantities and often while driving in the car.
I just got gas today, and resisted the urge to go inside. I also had a little relaxation in the car where I told himself I would have a calm, safe, courteous commute and it all went so fast. Yay! The 25 miles to work flew by without aggravation and without extra calories! It was great!!!
I bought cottage cheese with pineapple for breakfast and ate it when I got here.
I am completely fine. Resisting the urge to eat in the car and the subsequent urge to stop at Wawa for something besides gas were averted today! YAY!
I've made some good strides (oh that pun was so intended!) in my walking habits recently and now it is time for my nutrition to follow suit. I know how to take care of biz, I just need to do it!!!!
Off to a great day!
And I am still soaking up the good bday wishes from yesterday! Thank you all! Six of my lovely graduating college seniors came in and decorated my office yesterday as a surprise for me! Streamers everywhere! You can't complain about kids like that. :)
Have a wonderful day!!!
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