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Quick blog, Working Woman

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Whew! I've been busy learning new things. I'm in the middle of my second online class and spent yesterday at a tech school taking a class.

Going to bed earlier
Getting up early enough to
have some quiet meditative time
eat breakfast
fix coffee and take my own
Planning ahead in the evening by
packing my lunch and snacks
setting out my clothes, including workout clothes to put on first thing
knowing what's for dinner
writing myself notes about anything I have to remember on the way home
Getting in extra exercise at my desk, on breaks and lunch

Not so successful:
Urge to munch before bedtime when I'm really really tired - did NOT give in tonight

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KIMPY225 10/12/2012 1:19PM

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Have a great weekend!

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LYNNIERN 10/12/2012 8:21AM

    Wow, that is an impressive list of all the things you are doing well! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 10/12/2012 8:17AM

    You are doing great! Do you like your new job?

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TAMPATINK67 10/12/2012 12:10AM

    Sounds like you are doing great!

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CHANGING4ME49 10/11/2012 11:07PM

    When your successes far out weigh the not so successful, count that as a job emoticon! You are doing great my friend. Keep it up!

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ANGGEL40 10/11/2012 11:02PM

    Awesome..way to go working are on point..I take a glass of ice to bed every night, so if I get the munches, I can chew on that!

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KOKITTY 10/11/2012 10:49PM

    Great job with the successes! Waking up early to exercise and fitting in exercise breaks at work are two things I'm not good with, so good for you! Keep up the awesome work!

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1EMMA2011 10/11/2012 9:45PM

    Great job! You are really doing well!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SBARGANZ 10/11/2012 9:26PM

    Wow! Those are some nice successes!

Bedtime tip: brush your teeth earlier, when you SHOULD be done eating for the day.

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First day at new job

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Good day! I drove in a downpour that fortunately let up when I got there because I discovered that I'd left my umbrella in my choir bag. I had a gentle pleasant start. The person who really knows my job was out, so I had time to get acquainted with my office and the piles of stuff in it. It looks like a different place than what I walked into this morning and will be more welcoming tomorrow. It is quiet, no MUZAK, thanks be. I think I'm going to like it very much.

1335 calories & 30 fitness minutes. I did a SP video this morning and another this evening. I'll get the routine figured out soon!

Thank you for all the good thoughts coming my way today.

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ROXYZMOM 10/7/2012 9:02AM

    Sounds like you are off to a fantastic start!! Great job on your calorie intake and your exercise!

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KAI_ZEN 10/5/2012 12:09AM

    Yay! Thanks for letting us know how it went!

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TAMPATINK67 10/4/2012 12:21AM

    Sounds like a great day!

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NDTEACHER1 10/4/2012 12:08AM

    Good for you!

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POPSY190 10/3/2012 11:48PM

    Sounds perfect for you. Lovely to have a gradual introduction to it all.

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NUTTMEGG9 10/3/2012 11:47PM

    Glad that you are going to like it!! emoticon

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1EMMA2011 10/3/2012 10:22PM

    So happy for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 10/3/2012 9:23PM

  So glad that you're settling in!

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New Job Eve

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Another full day, with room for fun in it. I had the last of my appointments, did the crucial errands, and gave myself some treats.

Lunch with my mom. We had great 330 cal salads.
Bought a new planner with serene nature pics.
Bought a new sketchpad with a hobbit cover! Can't wait to use it!
Checked out an audio book for my commute.

Good dr visit today; wish I had more time to blog about it. She wants me to try Paleo, and I've decided not now. I don't need the stress of drastically changing my eating along with starting a new job, new routine, and many new things to learn. I will look into it and see if there are small steps I can take to start with.

1413 calories and 54 fitness minutes. Ten minutes into a job-related video, I thought why just sit here? I can work out. I got out some dumbbells and resistance band and went at it for 35 additional fitness minutes. emoticon emoticon
OK, fellow emoticon, I am ready!

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CATBEFIT 10/3/2012 1:12PM

    You sound so prepared! hope your first day rocks!

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ROXYZMOM 10/3/2012 8:07AM

    You are ready, my friend!! I hope you enjoy your first day! Remember: it takes 3 months to get used to a new job.


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POPSY190 10/3/2012 1:42AM

    Your new job sounds great and I'm sure it will be for you - once the initial strangeness and unfamiliarity are over. Will think of you tomorrow. Hope the commute goes smoothly and you float serenely through the day! emoticon emoticon

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NUTTMEGG9 10/3/2012 1:01AM

    emoticon and have a great day!!

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TAMPATINK67 10/3/2012 12:58AM

    Enjoy it!

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ILOVEMALI 10/2/2012 11:25PM

  You'll be great tomorrow!!

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1EMMA2011 10/2/2012 10:43PM

    emoticon Thinking of you. Best of luck to you tomorrow!

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DLDMIL 10/2/2012 9:45PM

    Congrats on the new job.

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Monday Monday

Monday, October 01, 2012

Totals yesterday: 1484 calories & 49 fitness minutes

Totals today: 1412 calories & 26 fitness minutes

I'm getting there! Chiropracter and dentist today. Tomorrow I have a dr appointment, the only one I didn't need to change this week. I will find out tomorrow afternoon exactly when I start work. I told husband that the way this last week has been, going to work will be a relief!

I made a trial run this morning to see how long my commute would be in work traffic and where the backups would occur. I'm glad I did it; I hadn't thought about the school zone I'll be driving through. Not a bad drive. I'll have to look for some good audio books for the car.

I made a Sparkrecipe for dinner, the macaroni & cheese that calls for butternut squash. That was one of the first recipes I tried, and I think it's delicious. You'd never guess about the squash. Also made a loaf of banana bran bread with Splenda, extra bananas, no nuts, and a cup of a high fiber cereal I was not impressed with. It may not be much as a cereal, but it made great fake nuts!

SABLENESS is going to bed early--like now. emoticon

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POPSY190 10/2/2012 2:16PM

    Sounds good. I like the way you think ahead to make returning to work as stress free as possible.

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KAI_ZEN 10/2/2012 11:39AM

    I was thinking about you all day, wondering if you'd started work yet. Doing a trial run is just the thing I would do. All your prep is going to pay off with a great start back to work! Good job!

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ILOVEMALI 10/2/2012 2:46AM

  Oooh! Gotta try that recipe!

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SOPHIEDO13 10/1/2012 10:49PM

    Good deal on the test run of your commute always a good thing to do !! Hope your Doctor appts go well and have good news. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 10/1/2012 10:34PM

    Glad you had a great day - hope all your appointments end with good news!

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AMCMASTER 10/1/2012 9:46PM

    Ha! I made the butternut squash mac&cheese too! I'm not a big salt eater, but I think I didn't put enough in. Maybe I should measure next time. Wish I could go to bed...still have to do my last pharmacy CE course so I can submit my recertification.

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Sleepy Saturday and low energy

Saturday, September 29, 2012

SABLENESS feels sleepy and sluggish this morning. Since I got the call about my soon-to-be job on Tuesday, I've been constantly on the go. I think my body is saying, "ENOUGH. GIVE IT A REST."

I do have things that must be done today. The cats are almost out of dry food, I have a big basket of laundry to put away, and I'm sure I could easily make a long list. But the world won't fall apart if I don't do them, aside from the cat food.

My choir has a concert at 5, rehearsal at 3:15, which means leaving the house around 2:20 to drive across the bay to pick up another choir member on the way. I need to make sure my folder is in order and review a spot or two.

Cats and choir are non-negotiable, and I will feel better if I devote a timed period to basic house maintainance. I had intended to ride my bike this morning, and I may yet do it, but I woke up with such low energy that I decided to do something gentle instead. I've done my daily morning stretch routine and a 14 min SP yoga video.

What to do?

Put the laundry away; I'll feel better with it done and out of sight.

Find the cat food coupon and get myself to the store. Walk from one end of the shopping center to the other while I'm there.

Take 10 min to arrange choir folder and look over music.

That much will do. To uplift my spirits, sit down with Mama's Back-to-Work Cookbook that my daughter made for me . Hm. Should do that before getting cat food so I can pick up ingredients to make one of her recipes.

Start now with the quiet time for meditation that I was too sleepy to do earlier.

PM edit: I realized that two days of the very bottom of my cal range or below, plus not enough protein for breakfast, contributed to my tired day. I got the cat food, walked for 20 min at the shopping center, and sang in an excellent concert. Afterward, husband and I went out for dinner to celebrate my new job.

Dinner choices:
No glass of wine; stuck to water with lime
One roll, no butter
Ordered steamed broccoli instead of pilaf or potato
Final choice - share dessert OR finish my delicious dinner. Dinner won. I figured the rest of my entree was probably fewer calories than half a decadent dessert anyway. The best I can figure, I ended up within cal range AGAIN!

327 breakfast
345 lunch
70 snack
636 dinner
30 snack 2

Total 1409 + 40 min fitness

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MADAMES 10/1/2012 12:32PM

    Congratulations on your new job! I believe that we need to listen to our bodies...if we feel tired, then we probably need to rest! Looking forward to the fall challenge in a few days!


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XHENA16 9/30/2012 12:43PM

  Nice work - I can identify with low energy days when there is so much to do. It looks like you made the most of your day :)) emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 9/29/2012 7:01PM

    Sounds like you have your priorities straight! Enjoy your day!

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ROXYZMOM 9/29/2012 1:54PM

    You will get a nice schedule going after you start your new job. Spinds like you feel like you are thinking it you won't have time after you start working. You will have time. You also have a nice, caring husband who I am sure will help you!!

I run one errand per day on the way home from work. They are written in my calendar so I don't forget. Now that Fall has arrived I know I won't get anything done if I go home first. It's getting dark earlier now and tends to make me feel like not doing anything either.

Try to relax - you are going to do great!!

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AMCMASTER 9/29/2012 12:19PM

    Me too. Don't feel like doing much at all, so I'm only doing the essentials, like laundry. The underwear situation is getting desperate! emoticon
Couldn't find the cookbook last night either. There must be an easier way to search. I'll try to "sort that out" tomorrow.
See you shortly!

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ILOVEMALI 9/29/2012 11:38AM

  Cut yourself some slack. Do the must-dos and let the other stuff wait. What's the worst that will happen if you don't get every little thing done today? emoticon

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    Decide what has to be done and do it. Things that should be done but don't have to be done, do them if you feel like it. Stuff that could be done doesn't deserve your attention.

Make This a Great Weekend!

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