Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I found an old WW weigh-in booklet and realized my losing streak is in nearly the same spot now. I am eating much healthier than I have in the past --- but I still need a major overhaul and a drill sergeant to get me to exercise. What will it take for me to get my head in the right spot? I have made so much incredible progress - including today when I whizzed up the hill of hell. I have never gone up it so fast. Granted, I felt like laying on the ground when I got up it, but my attitude towards that hill has totally changed. I embrace it. I used to walk around the longer way to avoid it, and then, ahem, take the elevator.
I am doing it. I am moving along. I just need a kickstart to get myself going in a major way. I want to be one the downward trend again.
All is well. Just another rainy day on the east coast. We have not had rain for so long, I think i forgot how to deal with the dreariness (plus the allergies, and the work stress, and the tiny little bank account.) ha! I am slightly worn down but I will be back in action. I have come too far to let myself retreat now.
Monday, September 27, 2010
The hot and spicy food fest was a bit of a bust. It took under 2 hours to get there so it was not a complete waste of time. We did buy some smokin' hot "ghost" pepper stuff that would burn a hole in the roof of normal people. Hubby Rick does not qualify there so he was only too happy to get some of that along with some kicked up preserves, rubs and hot sauces. Thanks, Heartbreaking Dawn!
We came home and cruised to one of the neighborhood towns to check out a flea market. We actually came upon a town wide yard sale. We walked through it for miles. My face was BEET RED towards the end which I mistook for sunburn. After we chillaxed afterwards, the red all but dissipated. I guess I was just HOT.
I bought a wire scroll plant holder that I will use for a jewelry display at the craft fair ($1), a teddy bear in very good shape for a friend who collects bears ($1), a set of wine charms which I will use to harvest the beads (50 cents), and a free book on gift packaging. It was towards the end of the day where the person just wanted it hauled off. ha ha. Thank you!
I love having fun on only a little dough. Our finances are kind of strapped again, so this will be a good way to keep us rolling along. We're doing fine, just tight towards the end of the budget before I get paid. (monthly!)
Wishing you a happy sparky kind of day!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Love what a great day I had.
Set up a few errands - bank, post office and library in one walking trip and had to be back at 9:30 to train a new student hire. I got my stuff done, had a delightful experience with the post office dude...he stamped "love you" on the pkg I was sending my mother. Had to book kind of quickly to get back to my office, and I felt like RUNNING -- I was having my wheeeee on a walk. I knew better than to break out on a walk, but I felt great.
Did the training session, squeezed in a couple of hours of working on the phones, and then went off to work the special event I have been dealing with all week. Went smoothly --- despite having too turn away many folks. Packed house. More walking to the event, and then while working it and took off my pedometer after I hit 10K steps.
Had to work longer to make up for the crazy busy day. I got no work done today other than answering tons of phone calls and dealing with the event. It was such a satisfying day. I know I will sleep well tonight.
Tomorrow we're going to a hot n' spicy food festival and a farmer's market. I'm tickled. Hubby LOVES spice things. ;) We'll have a good ol' time.
Have a great weekend, sparkies! Enjoy your life......
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Yes, actually it was all in one night. And oddly enough, I was sitting on the couch.
Along with better eating habits and motivational tips, I have received an even bigger gift from sparking and fellow sparkies. Last night I did something that even completely amazed me. I FORGAVE MYSELF.
I forgave myself for all the times I let myself down because I was full of self doubt and was afraid to try. I forgave myself for all of my transgressions, for the things I should have done, but didn't, for getting kicked out of school (well, the girls academy) but I was never really much of a Holy Angel anyhow. I just let it all go and I stopped blaming myself and pointing out the what ifs.
Here's what happened. I just about floated off the couch. I felt lighter. I felt happier. I felt, wait for it, wait for it.....NORMAL. That right there has not happened for a long time, and I even acknowledged that along with everyone else I am human.
I went to bed feeling relaxed and happy.....and FREE. I have not feel like this before. Just free. unburdened. I concurred with myself that I liked myself. Heck, I love myself. :)
I went to bed around 11:30pm and woke up somewhere around 3:45am. Decided that since I was up and awake that I "might as well" go to the gym and find my wheeeeeeee (from a blog or two ago). I left the house about 4am, drove a quarter of a mile and realized my wallet was sitting at home. Oops. Drove home and got it. Left again, and arrived to gym happy and awake and rode the bike for 35 mins. It was awesome. I felt euphoric.
My crazy week has all but evaporated. It is not any less busy. I am just not living on the edge as I was all week because I've had no physical workout. I can't go on without those. Working out keeps me sane. It keeps me from calling a co-worker a moron (to his face). :) I had a very lively day. It's close to the time for me to run out of here, but I had to share my delightful with all of you.
Hope life is treating you well, Sparkies. Remember to cut yourself some slack!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Working many hours this week and finding myself short on sleep, I decided that instead of going to the gym this morning, as I wanted to, weird though that may be, I would instead do some stretching, from the comfort of my own bed.
On practically my first move, I decide I should do my legs. With one big stretch, I get a giant charlie horse. ha ha ha. Normally, this would not make me laugh and in fact, yeah it hurt. But there was also something so funny about the whole thing to me, I burst out laughing. Thanks, universe, I needed that. :)
Been taking myself way too seriously lately. I need to lighten my load (literally) and things will be better. I don't believe in the magic of getting thinner makes you happier, but I do believe in magic and getting thinner. :)
Maybe I should stop writing blogs before coffee. ha ha ha.
The good news is that all of the special event tickets have been distributed, so we should quieter days ahead. yay! This is great, because I have a lot of work to do and need to take a walk. NOt just because I missed my gym time, and ahem, my stretching this morning, but because my library book is overdue. I don't want Public Safety showing up to claim the book. :)
Hope all is well in Spark-land. Have a super day! Hope you get to laugh it up.
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