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Thursday, August 16, 2012

I appreciate all the lovely comments on my blog yesterday. I don't get 'those' days too often, everything just snowballed up on me and being short on sleep for so long just made it all seem that much worse. I am usually a 9 hour a night person and I have been going for about a month now on 6 hours or less.

We are missing Ferris, but glad that he isn't hurting anymore. We found a resting place for him in a nice little patch of woods that I drive right by most days in my errand-running for work. We gave him a nice soft towel and a box with crinkly paper in it...two of his favorite things.
He was always so cute after a bath, all frizzy and hopping around or burrowing in a towel to dry off and keep warm.

Work was more bearable since the new company was not there, my phone still rang off the hook and everyone still needed me to do this and that, but at least there wasn't the background noise of a dozen truckers there all day long! Lots of noise wrecks my nerves most of the time.
With all the hours I have been putting in at work, I have been eating like total garbage. I even ended up stopping by BK this afternoon for lunch. I thought I would be able to get off work just a little earlier today and it didn't work out and I didn't have enough with me to eat.

I am still waiting for my tastebuds to tell me not to eat something because it is too salty, I thought between the bacon, the burger, and small fries...SOMETHING would be too salty....but honestly, the fries didn't seem salty enough.
Between exercising and my blood pressure always having been in a good low range, I am not too worried about the salt. I drink plenty of water, but it still makes me physically uncomfortable because my fingers and toes will swell up for a day or two.

As for my ankle and knee...
My ankle is stiff if I stay off it too long and a bit sore if I stand on it too long, lol
My knee is pretty much ok, except for the missing skin from the entire front of it! Ok, maybe I exaggerate a little, but it took a two inch square bandage to cover it.

We didn't go to the gym and didn't go walking today. I am just worn out. We did go by the Fresh Market store and I got some sushi to bring from lunch tomorrow. Way healthier than what I have had for lunch all week and easy to eat. No fuss, no muss. I am also bringing lots of fruit with me. The only fruit I had today was a half cup blueberries with breakfast.
After I got home, I grabbed a protein bar before we went to the store. I couldn't figure out why I was so hungry, I think I actually drooled a little when we walked by the precut fruit trays at the store! My beau pointed out that maybe I was hungry because I didn't have my usual amount of fruit today. I felt better after dinner I had a cup of grapes.

My beau passed his pre exam for his new job and has an appointment on Saturday afternoon in Baton Rouge to take his real exam and get his insurance license. He is supposed to start work on Monday! Yay!

I am so blessed and I am stronger than these little setbacks and obstacles. I can do anything with my awesome support system!

Namaste, my SP friends and family.

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FATBASTICH 8/17/2012 9:49AM

    Hang in there, kid!

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KAREN608 8/16/2012 11:56PM

    Glad some things are better. I still crave fast food (no way for me to get it out here on the hill) so I drooled wishing for some just once. I don't drive so walking 4 miles one way for a burger just stops me cold. I hope by the time I get fit enough, I won't want fast food.

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Calling quits.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Not enough sleep for the last couple of weeks.
Found out today that my ex husband (my kids' dad) was arrested yesterday and held on $100k bond.
No skin off my nose except how it affects my kids. They are all grown so they are dealing with it pretty well. I only have one up there living with him and he is 18 and working and has a vehicle so he is able to move out if/when he chooses (which we talked about tonight).

Tedious day at work today. (Language has been edited for your reading pleasure....that is why my work statement is so short.)

Ferris, our ferret died this evening. He had been sick for a bit now. In reading up on his symptoms, I think he either had tumors on his pancreas which would drop his blood sugar, or an intestinal blockage. Both would make him too weak to eat and I had been feeding him high calorie vitamin mix and started mixing in beef baby food with an eye dropper yesterday.
I feel horrible because I couldn't afford to get him to a vet until this coming Friday.

When we went out for a walk/jog, I scooted off the edge of the road because a car was coming at the end of our block. Stepped in a hole and twisted my ankle and banged up my knee. The only lucky thing is that it wasn't my bad knee.

I give, Ok?
I call quits.

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POSITIVELY_EB 8/17/2012 9:30AM

    Glad you are able to see "through" all the things going on! You will come to the other side, then look back and laugh over what happened!


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KAREN608 8/16/2012 11:36PM

    Hope you are healing up from your fall. Being tired just adds to the pains of the day. Hope things improve for you. What difficulties!

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2BEHEALTHY10 8/16/2012 9:09PM

    You're in my thoughts & prayers. Sorry about Ferris. Hope your ankle/foot feels better soon. emoticon

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JACQUEBO 8/16/2012 4:14PM

    Rough day. Boy do I know about those. I hope today has been much much better. Hope the ankle/leg is doing ok. I rolled my ankle last month and still have twinges with it if I move it the wrong direction. Take is easy on it.
Work, yeah that's all I'll say on that subject right now.

Smile and be thankful for the good things you have. emoticon

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ON2VICTORY 8/16/2012 9:00AM

    Oh man....one of THOSE days... That is really tough to handle and feels like an avalanche. Hang in there


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BEAUTY_WITHIN 8/16/2012 12:09AM

    Hang in there! THings will look up soon!

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HONEYLEA 8/15/2012 11:40PM

    emoticon I hope things look up soon! Hang in there!

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 8/15/2012 11:09PM

    so very sorry for ur bad bad day. and loss of ferris too. i can definitly say it has got to get better. my thoughts and prayers r with you. emoticon emoticon

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EWL978 8/15/2012 11:07PM

    Sorry that lousy things usually come in twos and threes...guess you've had your share for now and things will (I hope) start looking up for you!! Can you get around or are you staying off the foot for a while?? You take good care, hear me?? emoticon

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RRBSKI 8/15/2012 10:45PM

    Ouch...definately a tough day and most definately sorry to hear about Ferris and your fall. Hope the twist/sprain isn't too bad....but, at least both legs are now equal. I think it's safe to say.....tomorrow WILL be a better day. Sure wish you all the best and please don't take my attempt at humor as non-concern...just trying to give ya a smile on a most trying day. All the best, take care. emoticon emoticon

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MATTBETH49 8/15/2012 10:42PM

  Nooooo.. Hang in there.. I know it is easier said than done.. we have all had those days..

Consider that your ex is no longer your problem & you have kids that you can TALK to.. Sometimes the conversations are more meaningful than others.. But, you must have done something right..

Work.. eh.. Work can be hectic and overwhelming.. But, good to have a job.. And you can feel sorry for all of the people who are stupid and/or mean & happy that you are not..

Ferris was a part of your life, and may have brought you some smiles at times.. We all have things that we cannot afford.. And, unfortunately, a pet is not a priority when it comes to our basic human needs. But, you have been able to meet your needs & would have had some extra funds for a vet. I am very sorry for your loss..

And you hurt yourself when out walking.. But you were out there.. You did not let your bad day get you down enough to miss that.. You made a good choice and went out there. Your body will heal. But, think about the positive resolve that you are showing.

Hang in there.. You are inspiring to others.. Allow you to inspire yourself.. emoticon

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(Not so short) Update

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Things are really picking up at work on the sale.
I got all my paperwork filled out for the new company and spent the rest of the entire day running around rat-killing as my co worker put it. Finding this or that and copying paperwork and other assorted 'stuff' for my co workers.
Its not that I mind doing it, but it grates on my nerves when my regular work falls behind. On top of being behind, I have a HUGE deadline for everything to be done by Friday afternoon/evening, not just to get caught up, but because that will be IT for my company, tout fini.

I am excited to transfer to the new company, but sorta sad too. This is the first job I have had in YEARS that I have really liked. Honestly...it fulfills some part of my little...undiagnosed OCD issues. I love having a big pile of something to work on and get it all organized and put together all nice and neat how it should be.
Right now, all my neatness is in scrabbled up piles all over my office! Argh!

I worked 10.5 hours Monday, over 11 hours today, probably the same tomorrow and Thursday, and I have no idea what sort of marathon I will be working on Friday which will be our last day as our current company.

I didn't have much time to eat much on Monday, today was way worse, I ate cheerios and blueberries for breakfast...mostly soggy because people started coming in to work and the little requests started. I forgot all about any sort of protein.
After a 2-3 hour meeting I didn't really have time to kill fixing up the stuff that I brought for a snack, but someone brought doughnuts and McDonalds...I thought the breakfast burrito would be quick and a bit better than a sausage biscuit because sausage sticks to my body like...well sausage! I ate the breakfast burrito in about 6 bites....and tracked nothing until I got home this evening.
Lunch was worse, since we had so many people at the office, pizza was ordered. I usually decline it because they always get thick crust, but the salesman pointed out that he ordered thin crust for me. I didn't have just one slice, I gave in and had two and I actually did remember to grab the salad I brought from the fridge.

I somehow managed to stay within my calories today but am not happy with feeling that I do not even have time to zap something healthier in the microwave and have to use 2 hands to eat it. I know that I am allowed a lunch break but since I don't actually go anywhere for lunch since my beau lost his job (which was located conveniently at the business next door), I don't see the point in leaving, especially when I have a giant workload in front of me.

After dinner tonight, we went for just a walk because there wasn't time for the gym or pool, I am looking forward to jogging day tomorrow, especially after my meltdown on Sunday. I just wasn't in the right headspace to go, too much stress, too worn out, I'm not sure, but it was the first time I didn't feel accomplished. I felt like I was being punished and very limited. I burst into tears while we were out but spent a lot of time talking with my beau about it after we got home. He is my main support and I have y'all on here and some other family and friends as my support system.

I am so blessed.


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JACQUEBO 8/15/2012 7:10PM

    I'll return the sentiment you sent me. Breathe, take it one step at a time. It will all work itself out. You must take care of you.

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POSITIVELY_EB 8/15/2012 11:32AM

    You are very blessed!!! emoticon

Good luck with the transfer in your business! Sounds crazy-making!

I know it's very tempting to skip your breaks, but try not to! YOU deserve your time to de-stress just a bit. Even if you do nothing but find a quiet corner where no one can find you, take the time for a short vacation in your mind. Close your eyes - takes several deep breaths - and relax! You'll thank yourself later! I promise!


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RRBSKI 8/15/2012 10:45AM

    Namaste emoticon

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My heart isn't in it today

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I can't seem to get moving today. I was up last last night...correction, I was up late every night for the last two weeks watching the Olympics. Last night was no different. The only reason I dragged myself out of bed this morning was in hopes of catching the men's marathon....which I missed. I also missed the women's marathon last week which upset me because I forgot all about it. I have a terrible memory which really pisses me off sometimes.

I started off with a good breakfast and then got sleepy...I managed to stay awake for a few hours and was wide awake while I ate my snack. Ten minutes later, I was ready to fall over again and could feel everything in my body screaming at me to lay down...my back has been sore for a couple of days and my legs still feel a bit wobbly from the 5k walk we did a few days ago.

Needless to say, I was out for the count the second I gave in and stretched out on the couch and tried to console myself with the gymnastics instead of the marathon that I REALLY wanted to see.

I woke up a while later...2 hours? 3? I really don't know. I know when I got up I felt all fuzzy headed and pissed off that I slept the day away. I got no housework done and had not eaten anywhere near what I should have, no lunch, no afternoon snack, and it was time to start cooking supper already...oh yea, and I had about 8 oz of water all day...MAYBE 8 ounces, if I was lucky. I ate a few crackers and some tomatillo salsa and got to drinking some water.

I feel a little better physically since I started downing the water and dinner was good. Problem is that I just don't want to do anything. I want to sit here and watch the closing ceremonies at 7:30, go to bed and try to be prepared for my busy Monday at work tomorrow.

I'm not going to do that though...with switching my jogging schedule at the last minute last week, I only ended up with two days instead of three. I am not going to miss out on any days this week. I am repeating week 2 of my c25k again because I didn't actually finish it last week and I don't think I will be able to progress to week 3. Going from a 90 second jog time to a 3 minute jog time is a bit intimidating. So, same as being stuck on week 1 for a month, I will stay on week 2 until I think I can move forward.

I still don't want to get up and go, I have about 15 minutes left for getting my butt in gear and getting out the door if I expect to be back and showered for the night in time to watching the closing ceremonies.

I really apologize for my lack of participation in the forums and on y'alls blogs and sparkpages this weekend, I hate being so worn out and fuzzy headed and falling behind.

I promise that I am still thinking of you and celebrating your successes...even if I have been quiet about it.

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FINCHFEEDER80 8/12/2012 10:17PM

    I totally napped today for the first time in ages, sometimes you just need a recharge. Sounds like you've got a plan of action and you're ready to get back in the saddle! Good luck to you tomorrow, you'll do great!!


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RRBSKI 8/12/2012 10:14PM

    Nothing wrong with a rest day every now and then emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 8/12/2012 9:03PM

    Maybe you need to listen to your body. Sometimes it needs to be heard!!


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Jeeze Louise...my beau found today's song selection!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Just listen to what my beau found.....I have no idea how he came across this or why he was looking for it.....


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RRBSKI 8/12/2012 10:55AM

    LOL...a new SP Theme Song....I like that, put it in my favorites. Don't look Ethyl!!!! Have a great day.

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