Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Lately, I have been giving thought about committing to Sparkpeople less. Now, before I go any further, I LOVE Sparkpeople.
I do not want to leave. (I know no one is kicking me out.) But, it takes alot of my time up. I am very active on the boards including my two teams that I am a leader of. I feel like I made friends here and I am on here more for support than losing weight.
I don't really log my food or my exercise anymore. Mind you, I did not go back to my old habits. I still follow but I have been counting calories for the last two years, I kinda know if I am in range or not. The only time I track my fitness is when I am in competition with a sparkfriend for more minutes.
With that said, I will be working 30 hours a week, full-time college, playing intramurals and training for a Half Marathon. To say the least, I have a full plate.
This is where I turn to you all for advice.
What should I do? Go on a Sparkpeople sabbatical and stay kinda invisible?
Monday, January 24, 2011
I am totally stressed... and it is only the first day of classes.
It started last week, Thursday, when I found out my phone was shut off due to not paying my bill. Yup, I am not perfect. Basically, I was going to pay it to current as soon as I got my refund from financial aid.
I was getting my refund than I figured out that they were sending it to my old account from when my wallet got stolen. I called the bank, on the work phone (remember I have no phone), and they are supposed to bounce it to my new account. I have yet to see it.
I babysit two boys, ages 5 and 7. It was fine. Kinda relaxing to get away from everything. I got paid in check form so it won't be applied to my bank account until tomorrow or Wednesday. So, this means I still won't have a phone.
This morning I tried to turn on my laptop. Nothing. I just got back from bringing it in, for the four time in like the last couple years, and they will probably deem it as a lemon. This means I will get money for my new computer which I will put towards a new mac. If you have a mac, do you like it? Any issues between macs and PCs?
I went with my BF, who is going for network specialist, and vented a bit about my frustration. I made the mistake of saying I don't trust PCs because they suck. He said it's because I buy crappy computers.
Okay. Let's stop right there. I am not stupid about computers. I did go for Visual Communications Technology which is graphic design and web design. Anywho, I am not too happy.
THAN... if this isn't enough, today I dealt with...
-Not being able to buy textbooks because I don't have my refund yet.
-Being neauseus from being so stressed out
-Class from 8-12, 1-2
-Work from 3-7
a. Tired of friend leaning on his health issues (long story)
b. A friend's friend being cocky about a hard class. He thinks it will be "easy".
c. Just tired.
Anyhow, I needed to get it out with someone that is supportive. Whenever I said to my BF I had a long day, he's like I am there with ya. Yes, you had a 10 hour day... but no, I kinda just wanted to someone to listen to me.
So, here I am.
And, even though I want to binge on the chocolates I got, I know I won't. It won't make things better. If anything, worse.
Tomorrow, I have badminton, , another class, counselor, than work from 3-10! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I am part of the half marathon team on here. I love it! They are really friendly and welcoming to new runners participating in half marathons.
Today on one of the threads, Nancy suggested the book, Runners Anatomy. I checked it out online and seemed like a book I wanted to read. As a poor college student, I got my tush to the public library. Only to find out they didn't have it. I think I am going to order it when I get more money.
Anywho, while I was there I picked up two other running books that should be fast reads along with talking about injuries and nutrition. When I checked out, the nice librarian was like, "So, you are a runner." My response was, "Um, sure, I guess."
Am I a runner? What does it take to be a runner? I run three times a week. Now I am reading running books. And, even, training for a HM. Sure, I am!
As a side update, if I am MIA, I am still here.. just kinda busy. Here's my next few days... and beyond.
Today - Supper with an old friend and work until 10 pm
Tomorrow - Work from 2-10
Friday - Sunday - Babysitting two kids, ages 5 and 7 (I think)
Monday - First day of classes again
Once classes start, I am going to be going full-time, working for Residence Life from 3-7 pm on Mondays, working for the YMCA from 3-10 on Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays, and when I am not doing all that.. I will be studying and exercising my butt off!
No big deal.. I don't need a social life, hehe! Anywho, if it seems I have disappeared, I kind of will be.. but I love you all the same!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Some people restart their spark page. Honestly, I have no idea how they can erase all their work and never see it again.
I love looking at my page. When I am having a bad day, when nothing makes me smile, it does. It is wonderful to see how far I have come. I realize one day I probably won't be on here... so I am making a scrapbook with pictures, race bibs and my blogs. Sometime tangible to hang onto.
Anywho.. tonight I was updating my introduction to my sparkpage. I decided long time ago, I need something new, fresh. In fact, I have been thinking of changing my background photo, too. I had it all written, saved a few times over the course of re-writing it. I looked at it.. and than that is when I realized that my race history is gone from the first 5K I did.
I think I will take a moment to pout.
Than, as I start to try to rewrite it, I realized all my times are gone too. Can I cry now?
I think I will.
So, I guess I could try to remember all my races or consider them history. I do have a few race bibs and photos but not all of them.
Any suggestions? Advice? Condolence?
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the EXACT reason you could write them down on a hard copy of piece of paper.
Whether I try to remember my past races or not, I think it will have to wait until tomorrow. I am too sad to think about it tonight.
EDIT: 01/17/11 @ 10:59
So, I was pretty bummed about the racing dates and times and I was telling my BF. He is just SO sweet. He is really good with computers and is going to college for Network Specialist. So, proud of him! Anywho, he asked if it was on the computer. Basically, he was going to go into the computer and find it for me. How awesome would that had been.. if that was the case.. but it wasn't. I told him how much I really appreciated it. Than, he's like... "*hugs* I'd do d*mn near anything for you." I found this really sweet and just about melted my heart which I HAD to share!
As for the dates/times, they are history but I have my races for 2011 all set up again. Hopefully I don't erase them!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Sorry, but I need to vent to someone about this.
In the first few weeks, I noticed.. let's call it "catty". Not sure if that is the right word though. Basically two of the people that have worked there for a while was trying to get one of the guys fired. Okay, fine IF he's not doing the closing tasks. I found out this week that SAME girl asked the guy she was trying to get fired to work for her!!! Pretty low, if you ask me!
Anyhow, after I have gotten everything done at work, I sometimes sit in the office. I have asked for what else I can do. My boss started to give me some projects but I get SO bored so easily. I cannot put things away because we have been busy so people are using the weights and all. *sigh* Anyhow, I feel like these two girls brought it up to her. Mind you, just this past Friday I worked because the guy that works Fridays (and only Fridays!!!) got sick. Keep in mind, I saw him the night before at like 9 pm so I am not sure if I am buying into it but okay, sure, I will help you out... I will work.. on three hours of sleep! That's the problem.. I will bend over backwards for my job and usually I don't get it in return.
Okay.. deep breath.
Today, we got an email saying we shouldn't be in the office for periods of time. Yes, I know we shouldn't. I have everything done. What do they want me to do? Stare at people working out? Sometimes people just do not want to chit chat when they run. They want to be left alone!
I am really wondering if this job is going to help me in the field. I also am concerned about balancing this job with my class load.
Okay, I think I am done. Thanks for listening!
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