Friday, June 28, 2013
I am SO sorry about the status post yesterday and lack of follow up blog that I promised. I got ridiculously busy at work rather unexpectedly.
And now I’m going to make you wait for it just a little bit longer, after I talk about actual spark related stuff!
I went to the doctor yesterday for my heart. The doctor ordered me to go for an Echo & to pick up a Holter monitor to wear for the weekend. As she said – it is better to know than not know if something is wrong and she is glad that I came in. The type of flutter I described and what brought it on (the run!) could be indicative of a problem, but it could also be nothing. She knows the anxiety of not knowing is worse for me, so we’re taking a few steps to make sure that I’m okay. That being said, that anxiety has kept me from doing too much exercise and she recommended keeping it light until we’re sure. I am walking, slowly, and I have met my “spark recommended steps” each day. I usually aim to double that but I haven’t been. I was also in training three days this week which threw off my usual lunch walks. I am going to hold off on weighing myself for two weeks. I found that I was getting too emotional about it all and that is the LAST thing I need right now. All of that being said, after I do the tests today and wear the monitor all weekend – we will know for sure that hopefully I am just crazy and one of those weird people who just have a heart that likes to have extra beats.
Eating wise I’ve had sushi twice this week, by accident. The other night my bf and I made giant taco salads. I cut up fresh romaine hearts, we had ground turkey on top with trader joe’s taco seasoning (I feel like it is better for you than others? Maybe?) and salsa. I crumbled three lime Tostitos on top. I ate the whole darn thing and it was overflowing from my plate. Why did I feel so guilty about it?! I think it was the volume! We had hummus grilled chicken wraps Monday night, which always end up looking really gigantic (I put tons of veggies on mine) and I always feel guilty after finishing those too – like – why do I put so much volume into my stomach?! And then I had one “bad night” where BF and I split a small crab pretzel and wings, and I had one beer and a shot of tequila… because…
Thanks in part, I’m sure, to all of the positive vibes from you guys – my BF got a new job! I know I mentioned on here how down he has been at his current job and how I’ve been struggling to keep up a positive attitude seeing him so sad. He found a GREAT opportunity and he starts next month! He is giving his notice to his current job today and last night I saw him smile more than he has in a longggggggg time. It felt SO good! His boss was extra stupid towards him yesterday and he just sat there taking it because he knew he was moving on. This job isn’t just getting him out of a bad situation, it also sounds like an EXCELLENT next step to advance his career, so he is very excited to be learning and growing again. Both of us get really agitated by stagnation and it is awesome to see the fires lit in him again!
This also means… dun dun dun… we’re going to have to move. It is a bit complicated. My job is very north, his new one will be very south. We’re trying to find a good middle ground. We’re both going to end up having to commute longer. I’m not very worried about it because my newish job has a gym and all, so I know my exercise will be covered either way. He has never commuted more than five minutes in his life, so it will be a big change for him. I think we’re both tired of our current neighborhood. Now begins the search for finding a new place! Eek! We’re going to get to explore some new neighborhoods and get a fresh start. I know it may be stressful at times but we are on this journey together and that feels good too!
SO that’s my news. I may or may not have a heart problem and my BF has a new job which will bring us some exciting change!
Today is our company picnic. I am going to check it out before I leave for the doctor stuff. They are serving veggie burgers, which I am going to lettuce wrap. Woo hoo healthy options! The Oriole bird and Poe the Raven are coming. I know they are just random people in giant furry suits but I love them and never miss an opportunity to get a picture with them! Maybe I will even post one on here if it works out – say what?!
I’m probably going to lay low this weekend. This monitor kind of has cables everywhere and hangs around my neck, so I might go see my parents and do some living situation hunting from home. There are a few redbox movies I have been meaning to watch. It will be sad not to get to the pool or anything, but such is life. Now I just have to make sure I don’t sit at home and EAT all weekend. Pfffft! Anyways, I hope that you all have had a great week and enjoy the weekend!