Friday, August 27, 2010
Well, I got up and tried to do some more organizing. Last nite, with all my sorted piles all over the floor, I tripped and knocked over the shelf on the entertainment centre and the TV and the Cable box. So, today when I turned on computer, it didn't work right. Had to call dh and get directions over the phone how to get it all up and going again... Not a great way to start the day. But it certainly convinced me to clean up the piles.....
I threw out garbage and boxes and went over to the principal's house but he was in town picking up new teacher. So he came over to school later for a bit and will be there tomorrow. I unpacked some school stuff and was going to photocopy some first days stuff, but copier jammed and I couldn't get it undone, so that was a good enough reason to come home. It was about 8pm and getting kinda dark. When I talked with dd and dh in city, they had red alert weather and it started lightning. We have really loud thunder here now and apparently there's 70 mm rain and possible hail called for....(summer in Canada) and now the lightning - guess the rain isn't far behind...
So the latest experiment with taking the sleeping pill each nite results:
Tues.....BS 8.9 Wt. .... 202.5 Pedometer - 12253
Wed. ....BS 7.1 Wt. .....201.5 Pedometer - 10882
Thur....BS 9 Wt... I forgot to check! Pedometer - 10003
(Didn't sleep very well- took a long time to drop off)
I've started a new book by Lori Lansens called "The Girls" about conjoined twins (joined at the head). I haven't done any exercise as such today, but I walked back and forth in the school to the office and around house and am already over 10000.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I tried - I went through boxes, and then sorted stuff - you have to realize this is all like school worksheets and books type stuff. I have about 8 empty boxes, 1 box of books to give away, and some garbage to throw out.... and piles (sorted out by topic) all over the house.. DD told me tonite she pulled all the g.kids clothes out of their drawers and then if it fits, fold and return, - if not, dispose of.... that sounds so much easier.
So the latest experiment with taking the sleeping pill each nite results:
Tues.....BS 8.9 Wt. .... 202.5
Wed. ....BS 7.1 Wt. .....201.5
Trying to figure out if getting a decent sleep will reduce my stress hormone cortisol and help in reducing weight...
Well, I did take 10 min. on elliptical, and then when I called dd and dh, I turned on my WATP, but I didn't stop for supper, so I 'm just eating now at 10pm, not good.
Breakfast - oatmeal cooked in milk with almonds and cranberry bran muffin and 1/2 cantaloupe
Lunch - corn on cob, blue grapes
Supper - pepperoni stick, mini bagel w/ cream cheese & jam, Green Giant broccoli w/ cheese,
Must go post and see where my shortfalls are today...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
No travelling required, don't have to go to school yet, and no one here but me!!!! Yahoo! I did take sleeping pill, but guess added with the caffeine, it took a fair while to work... I woke at 9:23, kinds stiff and sore, but once I get back to my exercise hopefully that will work out the kinks.
So, I showered and checked my bs - 8.9 - gotta get that under control again too... Weight showed 202.5....I may just take a sleeping pill each nite and check what it does to my weight and a.m. bs. cuz not enough sleep is definitely stressful. Dr. gave me a req. to have thyroid, cortisol, B12 all checked, once I told him my hairdresser told me my hair was breaking off at the scalp and could be medication-related. Didn't I forget to get it done with everything else in my crazy day yesterday. So maybe when I go back to the city mid-Sept., I will get that and my regular bloodwork done again.
So breakfast was cottage cheese with strawberries and nectarines.
Lunch was shrimp, onions, mushrooms, red peppers and garlic and a corn on the cob with yogurt and strawberries.
Supper will be Low GI Curry Chicken. - was planning to make a couple salads, but even though the stuff is all sitting on counter, didn't get to it yet, but maybe try before I go to bed.... gotta put it away anyway..
(I was going to try for four 400 cal meals today since that seems to be all the rage lately... But, so far, I am way under....and I have to carefully plan to use all my fresh stuff and not lose out on its freshness)
Am working on organizing and dishes and laundry, but gotta remember to put my Coach Nicole's exercises (can't find the disk?) and Zumba in there... Haven't got to the Zumba yet, but did get lots of stuff moved around... don't know how organized it is, but there is just so much...... and even as I check it, it all still seems good and worthwhile.... guess that's what makes teachers packrats.... we see a purpose in everything we have.
I called my sister and remembered that that is a good time to put on my WATP DVD so I did.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Well, it was raining when I woke up today and there had been a call from my dr. on my call display so I called them to see if maybe they were calling to let me know my appt for today was cancelled... but not! Anyway, the rain stopper by the time I got on the road, so it wasn't too bad. The dr. office told me he wanted to discuss my mammogram results with me. I've never had that happen before, it's always just a letter saying OK.. so that got me a bit nervous.
Oh yeah, before I left Conklin, I went to school to drop off some supplies and pick up some I was returning. I found a letter on the scy. desk with my name on it. I picked it up and found a contract in it that was dated June 14 with a postmark June 26. This is most annoying and confusing for anyone following my blogs knows I was laid off on the 25th and didn't get my contract until July 31.... what's going on?
When I got to dr. office, I had appt. with a nurse who does the checks to save dr. time. I hadn't met her before, but anyway, I mentioned SP and she knew it, she apparently took off 15 lb. with them last year... small world, eh? So we talked, she did pap and we discussed the very specific mammogram results, they specifically listed the lumps they found, but want a follow-up in 6 mths. since they don't have a baseline since I'm new to province. Hopefully, it's just the fibrocystic breasts I've had all my life, but their results saying, "likely benign..." was a little nerve-wracking. Anyway, from my diabetic appt. last week she had suggested I take a sleeping pill every day, so the nurse and dr. both agreed and I got a presciption. So it was an hour wait for the drugs, so I went to next errand. (This is where the craziness started.... the pharmacist put in my number and had it come back "coverage cancelled" so it was $43 out of my pocket....)
I asked a couple of ladies how to get to the cop shop and got good directions. I decided since it was almost 3 I should go then to try to avoid rush hour. There was a lot of construction! I got to RCMP office and they sent me on to a different office to pay my $15.75 and I had to come back and fill out papers and get that done. THeir machines were down, so if anyone comes back with my name and birthdate, I will have to go back and get my fingerprints taken... Then I will have to go back and pick up paper on Sept. 7. Because it is a legal document, they can't mail it to me. But, I will be mailing it to my school division..... !!! I tried to go to TACO BEll for a burrito, but there was no parking!!
So by the time I got to eat, it was A&W for mama burger and fries at 4:30.
Then to the library and got some audio books and other books too... must see how much reading I can do before school gets back in...
So picked up drugs and an ice cream, gassed up and returned the folders the store overcharged me on last time I was in town. And I was on my way by 5:45 and home by 7:15.
Tiring day.... but with all the little annoying things that happened, I took out my frustrations on a box of chocolate mint buds....
They told me at the dr's that I should take the sleeping pill a half hour before I go to bed... what a concept..... going to bed and going right to sleep.... I'm tempted, but still have such an aversion to drugs, I will have to convince myself... but I am tired...... and everything will still be here in the a.m.... won't it?
Monday, August 23, 2010
Well, after a blowup by dd who said she was busy and couldn't cut my hair...I'd gotten it colored and foiled last nite, but she said she would cut it in a.m. I packed my car with my hurt feelings, and went out and got my car gassed up and came back and got my hair cut. Anyway, I like what she did this time. She only went dark blonde. I really like my own color (dirty blonde) but she always gives me something too dark and I don't usually like it.
Then I got on my way.. all alone.... prayed for safe travel and to keep alert...
I stopped in Ft. Sask. for an hour and went to Dollarama and got headphones for school kids. Then got lots of fresh groceries at No Frills. Then I stopped at Taco Bell and got a $1.35 Double Beef and Cheese Burrito... They're so good and proves to me that you can eat on the cheap. Hopefully it is healthier than if I got KFC or something.... Then I drove for another hour or so and stopped for an Ameretto soft serve cone (interesting btw)... This store brags 24 flavors... that is only my second.... But, I decided being alone in the car, it was worth the $3 to stop for a few minutes and take a breather. Then I drove the next hour or so and stopped for gas and picked up a few more fresh groceries and had a banana to eat. On to the last leg of my journey, 130 km. to Conklin. This was the interesting part... today I saw a deer, a young moose with velvety antlers and a black bear..... I'd say I must have been pretty alert to see all that... I wonder what I might have missed?
Well, it was 7:30 when I got home and unloaded the car and called to check in and let dh et al know I made it safe and sound. Then I grabbed a Reeses peanut butter cup (they didn't get all eaten while g.kids were here) But, then I put groceries away and made supper.... It was very colorful and tasty... pink jumbo shrimp, yellow corn on cob, red tomato, white cucumber and an orange orange... and some red strawberries.
The next job I had was to debone chicken breasts I bought while in the city. Then I decided not to waste the chicken bone stuff, so I put it all in a pot and cut up onions, carrots, kale, mushrooms and handful of rice/lentil/pea mixture and after it all cooked, I threw in a handful of red pepper. Since I finished tracking for the day and have 200 calories left over, I get to sample the soup. My kitchen is so full of fresh fruit and veggies... I even bought blue grapes - no one else likes them, so my treat. I think I will freeze some of them, cuz I did buy a basket....
And in the middle of this, I had to put away the dishes from where we left for the city. I have to get my library books ready to go back tomorrow and off to bed. I got some of Coach Nicole's exercises downloaded while in the city, so I was going to do some of them, but, that may have to wait till tomorrow. So, even with the little exercise I did today, my pedometer says 6551.
So despite the 1.5 hr. drive to town tomorrow for pap test, I may not call db & sil, but just make my trip, do my business and come home. Dr. appt. - Library - police check (for work) and probably some lunch.... busy day, but if I'm not late getting home, either zumba or Coach Nicole, here I come.
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