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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Alright, so as you can tell simply from the title, I've been MIA for a few days. I didn't mean to be completely gone, but it happened. So, I did go to the movie with my friend and it was very fun. We did eat the ENTIRE bag of popcorn between us. However, I got the nutritional information mailed to me today from Empire Theatres and it wasn't as high as my old number had said it was, so that's good. I didn't work out at all since Friday. I may have done something on Saturday but I don't think so. I'll double check. Anyway, I haven't been eating healthy at all and I haven't been tracking at all (big no no's for me). So, today, I'm back and going to at least try to track (even if what I eat is crap - though I'll try not to eat bad stuff) and do at least 10 minutes of activity. I know I can do this. I just need to be consistent. So, here's the list from Saturday:

Must Do:

1. Do 30 min cardio - did not do = 0
2. Stay within Calorie Range - I stopped tracking part way through the day but I doubt it = 0
3. Drink 8 cups water - did not do = 0
4. Brush Teeth - did = 1
5. Go to Movies - did = 1

Remaining List:

1. Do dishes - did = 1
2. Relax for 15 min - did = 1
3. Go to bed no later than 12am - I don't think I did but I don't remember lol = 0
4. Eat 2 freggies (lowered to try to be more consistent) - apparently I did = 1
5. Have a shower - did not do = 0

5/5 = 100% So, I could have done a lot worse. LOL. However, it was just the start of my downwards slope.

I woke up in the middle of the night Saturday night with a weird sensation of my head pounding with my heartbeat. I tried to ignore it and went back to sleep. When I woke up on Sunday 1/2 hour before I had to go to work, I was very very very dizzy. Every time I tried to blink, move my eyes, move my head, limbs, etc, I got very dizzy and the world spun. So, I made it to work (probably shouldn't have driven in that state but I had no other way to get there and I didn't hurt anyone or anything) and then made it through 1 1/2 hours of my 5 hour shift. I tried but I couldn't do it anymore. I went home and promptly fell back asleep for about 4 1/2 hours. I was still really really dizzy when I woke up again, but I couldn't sleep anymore. So, I watched some TV shows and had some food that Mervin made for supper (roast beef with mashed potatoes and green beans). I ate quite a bit of it actually. I was very hungry at this point. Anyway, I didn't exercise because every movement made me feel like I was going to faint or topple over. I also ate very very poorly although I didn't track it so I have no idea how much damage it was. I know it was bad because I had some KFC and a large bag of chips and 2 helpings of potatoes from supper. *sigh* I knew I was being bad, I just didn't care at the time. That night, I couldn't fall asleep for the life of me. I was still dizzy but couldn't fall asleep until 3am or so.

Yesterday (Monday) was still not very much on track but could have been worse. I woke up on time to get ready for work. My head hurt but I wasn't dizzy anymore so I could make it. I didn't have time to eat breakfast though before work, so I grabbed some dried apricots to bring as a snack I could munch on. I went to work and made it through the whole thing. I had a little frustration moment when I almost quit because of the way someone treated me, but a co-worker let me vent for a few minutes and solved my problem so I let it go and stayed. My HR lady (Carolyn) talked to me seriously about working there as I'm still missing quite a bit of time. She wanted to know if I had thought that maybe I should look for a job somewhere else (in a nice way). I said I already had started looking but I didn't want to lose this one until I'd found something else. She said that made sense and said she would give any kind of employer letters that I needed. She is very nice and I wish I could stay at that job, but I don't think I can. So, I'm going to have to start looking more seriously (or at least fill out the forms I've already downloaded). On the way home from work, Mervin (driving) and I were in a small car accident. Basically a long line of cars slammed on their breaks in the lane we were trying to merge into. He was checking his blind spot to make sure he had room to get in when the break slamming happened. He slammed on his breaks and almost avoided the other car completely but not quite. No one was hurt and the damage didn't look to be more than a scratch. As Mervin put it, we transferred dirt from our car to their car. LOL. I was stiff after that, but I think it's just because I tensed a bit when it happened so any impact would have hurt a bit. We exchanged insurance info with the girl because it was her Dad's car and she wanted to make sure that she had it in case he wanted to go through insurance. I then went to my Dad's for supper (Mervin stayed home b/c his nerves were still shot and he didn't feel well all day). We had steak, home made french fries and carrots. It was good. Then we started to watch a movie on Netflix and didn't like it so we switched to playing cards. I won 2 out of 3 games and then we did the crossword puzzle from the paper together. A good time was had by all. I then went home and watched a show or two and ate some tostitos chips and salsa. I know I was probably over because of it, but I was impressed that I only ate 1/2 the bag before I stopped. Normally I used to eat 1 1/2 bags of whatever chips I had. So, I was impressed that I stopped at that 1/2 bag. Not perfect, but definitely a step in the right direction.

So today, I have the day off, but it's busy. I have a phone meeting at 11:15, then I have a meeting with my therapist (with homework I have to do before hand) at 2:30 pm. Then I have to make my Dastardly Garlic Breadsticks (at least I said I would and I'm going to try making them with some whole wheat flour in them for the first time) for the Potluck at the Weight Management Class tonight at 5pm. It should be fun. I am hoping that after my meeting, I can do some Just Dance 3. Again, I'm going to aim for at least 10 minutes but hopefully get in 30 minutes. Then I hope to have a shower and relax and do some sparking before bed. Here's my list for the day:

Must Do:

1. Do 30 min cardio -
2. Stay within Calorie Range -
3. Drink 8 cups water -
4. Brush Teeth -
5. Go to Therapist -

Remaining List:

1. Do dishes -
2. Relax for 15 min -
3. Go to bed no later than 12am -
4. Eat 2 freggies (lowered to try to be more consistent) -
5. Have a shower -

I can do this! I know I can!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Only look forward - not behind!
    2344 days ago
    One thing for sure is that what is done is have the power to move forward and your doing that .. listen to you body too..
    keep sparking have a great Thanksgiving
    2344 days ago
    Hang in there. I been there at work and home both. I fought my way through it. Now I am respected, responsible, and given a whole area to manage by myself. God helped me through this. One question Don't you think a doctor visit would be wise? If you don't feel better go.

    2345 days ago
    As long as your result no less than 100%, I think you still maintain your great result, Woohoo! I'm so tempted to write update blog for several days on holiday instead of daily but that will be temptation for me to go waaaaay off from track LOL
    2345 days ago
    Yes you CAN do this Amalia! But it takes effort on your part. Put it behind you and plan for success.

    Maybe a little chat with your movie friend. I think I remember you saying you had no saboteurs but sounds to me like this could be yours. Unintentionally I am sure, but let him or her know you need support.

    So now bend over... I will give you a cyber kick in the butt and hope that helps you to get right back on track.
    You can do this. You are worth it. Make your health a priority. You have what it takes. Keep sparking!
    2345 days ago
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