Saturday, November 26, 2011
Last night I went to my 30 year high school reunion. It was overwhelming at first. Over 100 alumni showed up. I was very thankful that there were name tags, because I had a hard time figuring out who was who. A few looked exactly the same, most looked a lot older (hair and wrinkles) and had gained some weight. A LOT of the men were balding or totally bald and had beer bellies. We all hadn't seen each other in ten years - I guess going from the late 30's to the late 40's is a huge time for physical change!
I was fortunate to graduate with a class of 470 students who had some "cliques", but also had a lot of compassion for people. For our homecoming queen Senior year, we chose the most compassionate, friendly, hard working girl- not the most physically beautiful girl. I will always be proud to be part of my high school class.
It was nice to see everyone and hear about what they have been up to. Everyone talked to everyone, regardless to how close anyone was with another in high school. I went to school with several of them from first grade through twelfth! One is now a record producer, and another who was very quiet growing up ended up being very high up in command in the military. I can't remember the title, but my husband who was in the Navy was very impressed. Another is in charge of the Trauma Unit at a local hospital.
A couple close friends from high school attend, but the majority did not. My BF couldn't go because she lives in Texas and already has to fly up a lot to attend to her sick mother. I am not sure why the others didn't come, but now I have decided to catch up with them on my own. It is so nice to hear how everyone is doing.
And, no matter how much older everyone looked, it was really neat to see them act and talk the exact way they did in high school - that will never change!
So, I regard attending as a positive experience.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Consumed 1267cals today. I lost another pound!!
My husband and I had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving today. We also celebrated getting engaged 25 years ago today! He took me out to dinner at the restaurant where our son works. I thought I was going to have a choice of the buffet or dinner menu - it was just buffet. I was very careful with my portions and choices - tossed salad, broiled salmon with stewed tomato, 1/2 sweet potato (served with brown sugar sauce), 4 shrimp, and fresh fruit. They didn't have any good veggies out - just succotash and a string bean casserole. I think it is the first time I didn't have turkey on Thanksgiving - I passed over it, the ham and all the trimmings including dessert! I am not gaining that pound back...Yayyy!
I got a lot done at home today. Finished lining all my drawers with lavender paper, and switched all my fall decorations over to Christmas and snowmen decor.
It was quite a workout - constantly carrying heavy things up and down the stairs. I had to sit and rest my foot for a while after a couple hours. My husband, Roxy and I also took a little walk.
So, I am happy with not going over my cals today.
I hope you survived well too!!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
consumed 1150 cals today
It was a long, stressful day at work. I have to fire someone that has worked for me for 7 years. She has gone totally downhill the past year and a half and I can't take it anymore. I am going to place a "blind ad" on-line and see what comes up. I also have "feelers" out at the University near me. I had hoped she would have gotten another job and quit, but it hasn't happened. She isn't a good manager anymore - decided to be "friends' with some of the employees A LOT younger than her (bar, bunch of crap on facebook, constantly texting, etc.) She is having a HUGE midlife crisis -- I could write a book! Other employees are getting upset and it's messing up our "team".
The good news is I didn't go off of my eating plan. When I am stressed I tend not to eat.
Hope you had a better day!!
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