Thursday, June 27, 2013
I called in sick yesterday and ended up with four days off. The first two were spent in some quality friend time and getting to meet one of my favorite authors of all time, Neil Gaiman. That ws fun! The past two days, however, I've spent in complete seclusion. Seriously - the only time I left my room was to eat and use the bathroom. And you know what? I needed that for some reason. Part of it was because on Friday I woke up with a patch of shingles so close to my eye it was affecting my vision and my tear duct. Super annoying and painful and EXPENSIVE. That just bummed me out enough that I didn't even want to leave the house, plus the medication for it makes me super dizzy and out of it, so no driving for me. Oh well - who knew that staying home and watching kung fu movies for two days could be therapeutic?
Anywho, I was shocked to get on the scale this morning to see I've hit an all time low of 185.8 pounds. Absolutely shocked! For one, yesterday was the first day since my last blog I stayed in range on food. Sunday I gorged on Tex-Mex that left me feeling positively gross, and Monday night I unwittingly read the nutrition facts wrong and ate a 500 calorie slice of cheese cake... after eating Jack In The Box. :X After those two days I felt so gross! Tuesday and Wednesday I stayed home and ate food around the house, which is probably the first two days in weeks that I've refrained from "eating out" of any kind. That's definitely got me to rethinking exactly how I'm getting my calories and what I can do food-wise to speed up my weight loss.
Some day this week I plan to do a cleanse of the fridge and the pantry to get rid of old and unappealing stuff, so I can make way for a good trip to the grocery store (I slack off more and more on that front. : \ ).
In other news I still haven't started studying for the big certification exam I have on July 18th. I really need to get my butt in gear on this one! But of course, as often happens with me, the moment I'm supposed to hunker down and do something serious, my brain decides it would rather do other things. Let's just say that yesterday was the first time in YEARS I've made actual progress on my "novel" project, and I know it's because I should have been studying instead! Hopefully I can get myself revved up and on top of it, but like with fitness I know I will never be able to force myself to do something when I'm not ready or willing to do it. Hopefully my subconscious or whatever knows what it's doing.
Hopefully this will be a good work week for me (I'm off to a good start with starting a day late) with less stress than last week, and making some serious progress on the weight loss front. It's about time that I sit and rethink a lot of the things I'm doing in my life, both my fitness/weight loss thing, financial distributions, and of course that test. With any luck this will be the week I make definitive decisions in progress in all those aspects. Seeing that shock on the scale this morning has me motivated to say hello to the 170s as soon as possible!
Well I don't have much time before I have to head in to work, so I'm going to read as many blogs as possible - I always read them, even if I can't comment! - and will do my best to spend more time on Spark! Hope everyone is having a great day and gearing up for a great weekend!