Sunday, August 21, 2011
What is it they say about "the best laid plans"?
I had a beautiful start to the week, last week. I had fresh produce. A food and exercise plan. I was set.
Then, I was lazy on Monday. (I ate okay and I moved a ton at work-but still, it wasn't the day I "planned"). Oh, but I did get to spend time with my daughter (it was the day before school started for her and we went out to lunch and had a good time). And it was the day we killed a mouse at work, had just finished cleaning it up when the state inspector walked through the doors. (I passed inspection--go ME! But talk about ANXIETY!!!)
Tuesday was my school orientation. It went well and I got a TON of walking in. Plus a delicious vegetarian Mediterranean lunch. (I'm sure it was waaaaay over in sodium and fat, but it was good-and it was "good" fat). Yet, I had wanted to go to Zumba after work, but had to go home to see how my "baby's" first day of school went. (yes, there are times when loving on your kid is more important then loving on yourself, besides, I really did do a ton of walking).
Wednesday I meant to work out after the am shift at work, but I found out my MIA friend was back in the hospital with Pancreatitis (after having her gall bladder out the week before to cure the Pancreatitis). So, I went to visit her and find out what she needed from me in way of helping out with the family.
Thursday was a planned lunch with my co-worker and our boss. Before lunch I went shopping for food to cook for my friends family. Went to lunch (ordered super bad fried stuff--later, I experienced why I do not order stuff like that anymore
) Went home cooked food for friend's family, went back to work, went home and tried to deliver food at my friend's and no one was home. Phooey!
Friday started off bad with total panic over whether the car pool was going to pick up my DD. (I got a voice mail questioning the need to pick her up that morning. OF COURSE you have to PICK HER UP! Yikes, I couldn't get a hold of the Mom and then called another person in the car pool who assured me they would get her. Phew!) Then I went to the hospital and had my TB test looked at (it's all good) But my best friend's Mom was getting her 2nd round of chemo in the same hospital I have school (and hence the TB look) so I went and sat with her for 3 hours) I went home for a quick minute, picked up everything I needed for our Summer Camp Party, and promptly locked my keys INSIDE my house behind me. Thank goodness I had my cell phone and my Mom was able to rescue me-car keys were with house keys. I was late for my last shift! OH MY, Friday was the LAST DAY of Summer Camp, so we were all emotional and crazy. I love working with kids for all the awesome stories and the pure lovin' you get. Parents and kids were singing our praises talking about how much their kids loved camp this year and that they want to come back next year. (which has made those of us in charge feel happy and sad all at the same time--see, none of us thinks we will be back next year--this was the summer of magic
Gosh, I feel like I am blathering on. What is my point?
My point is that I could have made better choices. (I didn't even mention the beer and White Castle evening I had with my bro Friday night, or the lazy Saturday with boyfriend.) Better choices. Will power weak this week? Or, perhaps I simply turned it off??? I start school Monday. I am going to force myself to exercise this week. I've got a game-plan for food. Knowledge is power. Denial is not. I own it.