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Progress report on my (not so?) lousy week

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Friday I wrote about my dread of this week, and listed some goals to make it semi-productive.

This is day 6 of staying alone in Georgia while my bf and my roommate are enjoying the festivities of a good friend's wedding. Today is their wedding day, and I can't help but hold a smile in my heart when I think of my Joey getting MARRIED. I saw on fb last night that a lingering storm system on the Outer Banks has forced them to move their beach ceremony indoors to a nearby pier, which sucks, but in way it still fits. I can imagine them inside the small, sea-smelling clapboard room of Jennette's Pier, their closest family members and friends all crowded around them while rain drizzles outside--how intimate! I wish I was there..

But alas, I am here. It's been good and bad. On one hand I've gotten a break from the frustrations my roommate brings, on the other I miss my bf terribly. When a big wave of loneliness hits, I've been getting some retail therapy.. which isn't looking so good for my credit card! Also, it wasn't smart to begin an apocalyptic horror novel about zombies when I'm home alone.. haven't slept well the past 3 nights!

With a few healthy meals spinkled in here and there, I haven't really been eating well. My main food group has been pasta.. I even ate it 5 meals in a row. Not good! Two days this week I found myself with about 200 cals left at the end of the day. To meet my goal I chose to eat low fat froyo, fat free whip cream, and lite hershey syrup sundaes. Each of those foods have an ingredient list a foot long.. it's all junk! I've got to focus on nourishing my body. Just because I feel like crap emotionally doesn't mean I need to make myself feel like that physically too.

One thing that's been great this week is that I'm finally beating my bf on endomondo! If you're unfamiliar with endomondo, it's an app for smartphones that tracks your workouts through gps. For the first time ever, I've done more activities this week than Andrew.. yes! It's also good because I've been taking my dog along on my runs. She's a 6-year-old lazy lab mix who's been putting on some weight recently. Already I can tell a difference in her cardio stamina. Friday I did the virtual 5k race and took her along, I thought she was going to die. I was basically dragging her after 2.5m so I took a detour and dropped her off at the house while I finished. Last night I was breaking in some new shoes and we walked about 3.4m (ooohh, the blisters I have today!) and she kept up right until the end. Awesome for both of us.

I have a glimmer of hope for my social life though. Tonight I'm going to a "meetup" for coffee with the Geek Girls group. I've had a meetup account for about 3 months now, but this is my first event I'm actually going to attend. All the girls that RSVP'd look really nice, and I hope I meet some new friends!

I'll check back in later and let you guys know how it goes!
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