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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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

On the one hand, I’m super excited because I’ve signed up for 2 5K’s 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). I’ve even enlisted a coworker & a friend to participate in both with me, so we’re 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 I’ll take it!), which makes things infinitely easier on me. Even my boyfriend, who has always hated “diet food” & working out is going to be quitting smoking, takes regular bike rides with me after work, & is eating (mostly) healthy lately. I can’t believe what a difference in makes when you’re surrounded by likeminded individuals. I’ve 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 aspect…

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. It’s 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 what’s 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 weren’t enough, I’ve got a burlesque show coming up Friday night, today is Jonny & my 2-year anniversary (though we’re celebrating Saturday) & it’s my time of the month! Can I catch a break, plz? Either way, the unhealthy eating happened & I’m not going to get down on myself about it. I’m here now, back on track, & that’s all I can do for now. Bummed that I haven’t been able to work on my blog much lately, but life happens I suppose & hopefully things will calm down soon.

I’ve got a lunch seminar to go to today & I’m 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 – Chinese food, but I’ve already chosen one of the healthier options – Chicken & steamed veggies, so I’ve set myself up for success on that front. All in all, I’m 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!
    1775 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.
    1780 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!
    1792 days ago
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