First off .... *BLUSH*! It was a couple of days before I even read enough of the comments to realize I had a featured blog, and I felt so completely overwhelmed and behind just trying to catch up with my friend's feed and teams, that I'm only now getting a chance to read the comments on the blog.
I'm glad so many were given new food for thought by my way of applying an analogy. My brain seems to run non-stop when I'm toddling along on the elliptical (or any other cardio, even walking).
So, yeah, as the title says I have been feeling really scattered the last while. I've been trying to think back today to figure out when it started. Maybe as far back as when I paid for the glasses and then had three days of no cell service.
It's not notably affecting my health and fitness journey. I'm loving the gym, loving the workouts. It's not affecting my eating habits. Well, not for the most part.
I had to really laugh at myself last night when I finished tracking my food. See, many days I pre-enter the things I know I'll be eating, then know the room I have for snacks or fillers. Yesterday I had a decent amount of room and knew I had frozen veggies I wanted to eat at least one of. So I made a bag. It's a grocery store brand "Steams in the Bag". Absolutely delicious sweet yellow corn. I ate the entire bag.
Then I went to track it. Searched and didn't find, so entered the data from the nutrition label. Serving size. Okay. Servings per bag ... O_O ... 4? Eh, it's a vegetable. That's nothing to worry about, right? ROFL, well over I went. From eating corn. Unsalted, unbuttered, just simple natural sweet corn. Over 300 calories worth.
Okay, so I was only around 100-110 calories over the top of my range and maybe 30 over in carbs, but it just really made me laugh and shake my head at myself. If I had looked and tracked beforehand, I'd have known better than to eat it all.
Anyway, being scattered. I was consistently reading an ebook. I've been very spotty about doing that. I made a goal for April to track my sleep. I've thought about it maybe three times this month so far - only once on a night I was up past 1:30 am. I was keeping my room neat, doing my chores without fail, keeping close track of my budget - now there's a bit of disorder, I'm behind on laundry, and while I haven't had any major issues, I've three times forgotten about one thing as I spend money on another and had to juggle a little.
The last few days are bringing it to a head - I need to figure it out and deal with it.
Sunday night I decided to put laundry off until last night - just didn't want to be out that late with Sunday bus schedule. Monday I do my full body workout, so I get home later, so I delayed laundry until today. Guess what I didn't do tonight and delayed until ... well Wednesday is full body again, so Thursday? (Thankfully I have enough clothes to get by, but it will be a full heavy bag on Thursday!)
On top of that, I didn't update my bus card properly for April, so I'm using cash while I'm waiting for the electronic update to come through. Monday night I picked up a $20 from the bank so I'd have bus fare this morning. But getting home late meant I didn't break it and the buses don't make change.
All leading to this morning. I'd forgotten to turn my normal alarms on, so i was woken by my phone alarm which is my "finish up and leave" notification. Rush rush and out the door with change for the fare. Bus arrives, I'm plunking in $2.00 worth of change including pennies. Finally get seated, reach for phone ... oops! I'm not going to go the day without it, so off at the next stop where there's a store. I can break my ... oh, I don't have the $20 on me. Fine! I buy a water bottle and get $20 cash back, broken so I can buy a day pass. Back out, bus comes, day pass bought, and off to hurry home for the phone. Grab the phone and the other $20, back out to bus stop. Oh, I didn't mention that it's drizzling, sprinkling, raining throughout all this, but that's okay because I have the umbrella in my gym bag and pulled it out to use. Except, at some point between leaving my house the second time and getting off the light rail, I left it behind ... and it's raining harder.
Really, Jennifer, REALLY!?
So, something has got to change. It's not a funk I'm in. There's no moodiness, no depression, just ... scatter-brained. That's not even quite right because I'm clearly still thinking a lot and not brain-fogged. But even unimportant things like my game time have been scattered and unproductive.
On the plus side, even things I've been procrastinating on, I haven't let go too far. My taxes are now refiled with updated response to hopefully get the e-filing successful. My protein powder is ordered (I'm down to maybe three servings left - definitely like having it as an option). I'm even temporarily caught up on my friend feed and blogs from that, though I'm sure I've missed blogs from teammates.
Hmmmmmm ... I look at the time and suddenly wonder about my sleeping habits. I can think of at least two nights I've been up later than my usual 12:00 - 1:00 am, one of them the night I took an Aleve at around 5:00 am. Methinks it is bed time. I need to figure out a way to track this better. (Is it sad that I've been seriously thinking about one of the more fancy monitors for heart-rate, calories and such because it can track sleep?)
Good night Sparkers!