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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Normally I write on my blog & just repost the link here, but thereís a lot going on lately that I only feel like sharing with my fellow sparkers.

On the one hand, Iím super excited because Iíve signed up for 2 5Kís in July (one of them is Color Me Rad, where you run in a white shirt while people on the sidelines throw colored chalk at you. Too fun). Iíve even enlisted a coworker & a friend to participate in both with me, so weíre keeping each other on track for training! It also seems like a lot of my social network is working in their health (maybe just for bathing suit season, but Iíll take it!), which makes things infinitely easier on me. Even my boyfriend, who has always hated ďdiet foodĒ & working out is going to be quitting smoking, takes regular bike rides with me after work, & is eating (mostly) healthy lately. I canít believe what a difference in makes when youíre surrounded by likeminded individuals. Iíve even saved up to hire a trainer, who has made me a personalized plan & who opens the gym at 5am (when I usually get there) two days a week to keep me accountable. Things are looking pretty bright for me & fitness in that aspectÖ

Having said that, last night was a bad one as I had a LOT of diet soda & a brownie. Stress eating mostly. My dad had back surgery Friday & he seemed to be doing fine until yesterday morning when my mom brought him to the hospital with a fever, shortness of breath, & abdomen pain. Itís looking like it was probably just gas build up from the surgery, but we lost count after the 8th Dr. that saw him & they seem to be unsure about whatís going on. There was some talk of possible surgery for a punctured colon, & then someone else said it might resolve itself. Pretty much just waiting around to hear updates now. And as if that werenít enough, Iíve got a burlesque show coming up Friday night, today is Jonny & my 2-year anniversary (though weíre celebrating Saturday) & itís my time of the month! Can I catch a break, plz? Either way, the unhealthy eating happened & Iím not going to get down on myself about it. Iím here now, back on track, & thatís all I can do for now. Bummed that I havenít been able to work on my blog much lately, but life happens I suppose & hopefully things will calm down soon.

Iíve got a lunch seminar to go to today & Iím bringing a tuna burger I made for this week in case the fare is less-than-healthy. The office is also buying us lunch tomorrow Ė Chinese food, but Iíve already chosen one of the healthier options Ė Chicken & steamed veggies, so Iíve set myself up for success on that front. All in all, Iím feeling pretty good. Just worried about my dad mostly, but hopefully that will turn out for the best also.

Sorry for the rant!
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    Hope they figure out what's wrong with your dad so he can recover quickly. It's great that many of your friends are aiming for a healthier lifestyle - makes things so much easier!
    1262 days ago
    hope dad is doing well, this was weeks ago, but i get behind on reading blogs. dont let the stress eating worry you just dont let it become a habit. well enough preaching, hope you had a good show too.
    1267 days ago
    hoping that your dad is ok. from his surgery that must be scarey. Glad that you have someone in your life to do things with that are healthy. this is great!
    1279 days ago
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