Thursday, November 11, 2010
So what happened in a month? Two people in my life died and work is hyper. Plus many people came for the funerals and one last visit. Only one person is still here who does not normally live here. Soon a new normal will be arriving although so are the holidays and they are never 'normal'. plus other potential time demanding situations are lurking. But this week we kind of woke up around here. Suddenly it is chilly, and food has rotted. Today I started to smell again. Literally.
I have a big stomach! Lots of people brought food to the place we were eating, which was good since we regularly had 14-20+ mouths to feed. But it was usually comfort foods which is code for not so good for you (typically; but my thanks to those who chose otherwise). Those fruit (not flower) baskets are pretty great though. Little kids think half cantaloupe spears on a stick and strawberries on a stick are the coolest things ever.
I had a few days in a hotel. Brought my workout clothes and shoes. Once saw the gym from an elevator. Slept as much as I could when I was not working. Although I did walk over 4 miles in the park one day, to reflect and say I saw something other than a hotel. Then I flew home and told someone it was ok to die.
So rededicated to being rededicated to being rededicated?
I have done better at not overeating typically I guess. Not drinking enough water, but that has meant not enough fluids period I suppose. I will declare this not good but better than drinking all high calorie items. While I have not really lost much except for when I could barely eat, I have not gained tons more. Must keep up that trend through the end of the year and beyond. I bought tight jeans because I wanted a treat. They fit with a bit of muffin top, but the size up I can be pantsed in. So clearly time for those ab exercises to join more consistent walking!
I did get new socks and running shoes although the shoes are black and I am not so sure about that. Make me think of Grandma or teen.
ORIGINAL GOAL: 14 pounds down by the end of the year is the rough plan, but the over all plan is happier and healthier. So many around me are ill, work is full, and other things are too, so what can I control the best? Myself, and doing that will help me do everything else, clear my head to be smarter, etc.
What have I done this week? Got a massage and bought a better fitting pair of work out pants. Made lunches for work. Got 7+ hours of sleep most nights. Kind of pathetic but ahead of the curve.