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Wiped Out

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Whew. Oh man.

The past few days at work have been crazy. We've been short due to people calling in sick and vacation time, so I have been doing triple duty since the weekend started. Today I did so much work I didn't even leave my computer to use the restroom, and at the end of the day I felt completely and utterly wiped out. It's kind of good, because my calories are just under 1200 for the day. But it's bad because I don't believe I'm going to get much rest in the coming days.

Today I work until midnight - another triple duty kind of day, no doubt. Then I have about five hours to sleep, get up and ready, and completely packed. My mom has to be driven to a doctor's appointment by 6:30am, and that's going to take all morning up until my ride comes to pick me up for Austin. Sheesh. And I'm already exhausted as it is. I don't even have the energy to stress out about not having time, let alone the ability to stress out about the trip itself. Ugh.

I'm seriously tempted to call in sick to work today. Even though I can't be 100 percent packed until tomorrow morning, I'm wondering if a day's pay is worth having the extra time to prepare, destress, and SLEEP. I was counting on a full paycheck on replenishing my savings account after this trip, though. :\ I'm terrible at these kinds of decisions.

Anywho, with four people and four suitcases in a subcompact car, it doesn't look like there is going to be room for a cooler of healthy snacks and meals on this convention trip. Plus since we'll be stopping in Austin for a night, I don't know how long my planned salads and yogurts and whatnot would keep. Right now my plan B consists of talking my fellow convention goers into stopping at a local grocery store just before hitting the hotel Thursday, and maybe I can find similar products to the ones I originally intended to buy before leaving and get them into the hotel before they spoil. Otherwise I don't know how I'm going to navigate all the terrible food options I know are awaiting me in downtown San Antonio - especially the expensive ones.

Unfortunately I don't think I have a clear enough mind to talk about anything else! Hopefully the next 48 hours go off better than I'm expecting them too, and that I get some sleep at some point. Still haven't decided if I'll be calling in sick to work - maybe my supervisor will take pity on my and let me leave an hour or two early? Anywho, I probably won't get the chance to blog again until I return after Labor Day. If that's the case I hope everyone of you have a fabulous holiday weekend and make fabulous choices for yourselves and your journey!
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FAVALL 8/27/2013 12:26PM

    It sounds like your work efforts are valuable and effective. Good for you! A lack of sleep can really drain us and lead to "tired" food choices so be on the lookout. Maybe you'll get to nap during the car ride. Pack some apples and oranges and then keep your eyes peeled for other healthy food options, which are available almost anywhere (even in the hotel gift shops). We have 7/11 convienence stores here that carry small salads, fruit, nuts, cheese sticks, yogurt and tuna or turkey sandwiches on whole grain bread (300 cal). Watch the alcohol - stick with white wine. Choose to stay on track with your food choices most of the time and then PLAN for a minor splurge item each day. Afterall, you are going to a special event and you should have some fun, too. Have a safe - fun trip!

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