This is last week's check-in, quite a few days late. In my defense, last Friday I had to frantically finish some work before noon, and then I took a road trip. So no time to blog about my week, which was pretty much just as bad as the week before.
It has been a hard month, but there have been some high points, too. I'm still mostly glad that I put off my radiation therapy because I have been able to enjoy some sunny days on the water. The weekend before last was nice. On Saturday, it was cold and really windy, and I got strange looks for being out on the water, but it was excellent practice for handling my canoe and surfing the waves in my upcoming race. On Sunday, it was a lot calmer and the sun peeked out, so I took my team-mate Barbara out for a spin in the double.
I took this pic of her with her camera
then she took this one of me
She was afraid to go out by herself, but she was actually great in the double. I hadn't intended to leave the little back channel where our docks are located, but she was so stable and calm that I decided to take her for a ride downtown. This excursion improved my mood immensely.
When I wasn't paddling or working, though, I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself. Luckily, I've started seeing a therapist and she is helping me work through my feelings. She's also helping me realize that I am distancing myself from my partner and I need to communicate with her better. So it's already paying off to see her. I've also been doing some emotional eating and going out to eat more, and it's showing in my waistline.
At a place called "Brgr" with my coworkers, prior to pigging out
I've also been enjoying plenty of kitten therapy, of course.
Wow, that's several weeks in a row with the catpix. If my little dogter knew, she would feel so neglected! I will include a dog pic ext time I blog, or maybe the time after next because I'm planning to write one about my first outrigger canoe race.
OK I really need to get back to work, so just a very quick summary of last week on my goals:
FITNESS - ok. Got in a couple long runs and a couple good paddles. ST can wait until next month.
NUTRITION - not so good, again. Making sure to eat my fruits, veggies, fiber and protein but also going a LOT of over-eating. Eating out AND eating junk food at home in the evenings. Hence the weight creeping up, despite the intense workouts.
OTHER - weight is coming up slowly, and I expect that to continue until I go back to tracking and get my snacking under control. On the mental front, I'm taking care of business by going to see a therapist. On the physical front, I had my CT scan for radiation on my breast, and I finally put on my big girl pants and start my treatments on Halloween