Friday, August 31, 2012
It has finally rained for an entire day!! I wish our neighbors to the south hadn't had to take such a beating for it to happen, but in the wake Isaac it has actually been raining most of the day here. I walked out of work into air that felt like a wet blanket--much more what I am used to in Missouri than the dry heat we have had all summer. I'm a little achy with the barometric pressure change, but I can and will live with it.
In the meantime, I have continued to do pretty well this week, in spite of being both tired and overworked. I did slip on the calories today (almost 2200) and ate at Steak N Shake (which explains the calories and a little extra money spent), but made a deliberate decision that I wanted to do that, so I don't feel badly about it at all. I also did an hour on the treadmill, in spite of the achiness, so I ran a lot of it off.
Only missed one day for getting at least 10 minutes of exercise, and don't feel badly about that, either. Yesterday, I was at work at 7:30 AM, didn't get away until almost 5:30, and had rehearsal at 7:00. I knew that was going to happen, and had planned not only to eat out, but what I was going to eat, so that was all good. By the time I got out of rehearsal and gave someone a ride home, it was almost 10PM, and I had to get up at 5:15 this morning to be at work by 7:00. I knew something had to give, and it had better not be sleep. So, not even 10 min. of WiiFit, but did so well otherwise (250 minutes this week) that I am feeling good about the week in general.
This weekend is going to be busy again, and I am really glad it is a long one. My SILs parents are throwing a garage sale next weekend, so I am getting stuff pulled together, dusted off, and priced this weekend to take over to that. I also do volunteer work at church, and need to make some calls for that and then turn up to help, and I am throwing a Laid Back Labor Day picnic there as well. It's my kind of party. I turn up with some drinks and some ice and a few extra chairs and blankets. Other people show up with chairs, potluck dishes, and a few yard games. We sit out behind the church and visit until all of us are relaxed and ready to go home for a quiet evening. Stress free, even for me, the planner.
Next week is going to be busy at work again. Believe it or not, my do-nothing job has been really busy this last month, and I got an entire 1 1/2 hours of over time during August--and have been told that this must absolutely not happen. Geeze. I've decided that I am going to take a little vacation time each week, and let the time keeper sort out how much to charge to that after any overtime is accounted for, and the boss agrees with the plan. I discovered when I talked to Benefits that I have to use all of my vacation time before I retire, and I have almost 30 days right now. I am looking forward to NOT having to work 40 hours a week and still get paid for full time. Sort of the best of all worlds, even if I was annoyed by getting an attitude for helping out in other areas than my own a lot.
Going to continue the same program next week: watch the calories, eat out only on Thursday (inevitable), and get at least 10 minutes exercise in each day. It seems to be working for me, so why mess with the program?