Blah day - and the Christmas tree war
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Today has just been a blah day all around. Nothing really happened, just a long day at the (almost) end of a long week. Mostly I just want to to go soak in a hot tub, but alas, I don't have one. Bummer.
My 5% fall challenge is coming to an end (tomorrow - final weigh in is Saturday) and it was a total bust. I think I'm going to be right about where I started which is disappointing. I'm going to have to find a way to lose that 5% and then some after the challenge is officially ended.
My food has been a little better this week. I'm spending my week without chocolate as part of my horror team challenge. I'm a little surprised at how much that has affected all of my other food as well. This week's challenge was to give up something unhealthy. I chose chocolate and because I chose this I'm feeling a lot more in control. The weird thing is that my other food choices have been better. I've still had more junk than I should, but I haven't really missed chocolate the way I thought I would, and since I'm "allowed" to have any other junky stuff I don't find myself really wanting it. I was craving Subway for supper, but I think that was more because I didn't want to cook than anything else. I came home and made pumpkin pancakes for supper instead.
I know what my biggest problem is - no exercise. I just can't seem to make it work. I know it's all about priorities and I need to put exercise higher on my list, schedule my workouts, etc. It doesn't always work that way. Today I had a walk scheduled during my planning period, and got called into my principals office for a meeting instead. It's not like I can tell him no. By the time I finished with a student after school, got a few groceries and got home it was full dark. Plus my little guy was starving so it was time for supper. Then all the evening rituals and bed. By the time he was down I was ready for bed myself but I came here instead. I suppose I could put in an exercise video now, but frankly I'm beat and if Jilian Michaels appears on my tv right now it could push me right over the edge. Of course, if I were exercising regularly I wouldn't be so exhausted and I'd be better able to handle the stresses of everyday life and maybe even be able to face Ms. Michaels without wanting to throw things at her head. Maybe. (love the workout, hate the audio)
It's all a giant circle isn't it? I just need to figure out how to get off this merry-go-round and get back onto the one I was on before. That was the healthy one, this is the eat crap and don't move one. I like the scenery better on that one, even if I do have to push myself along instead of just riding.
Those of you that have been following my statuses all week know that I'm engaged in an ongoing battle with my cats over who owns the Christmas tree. I say the humans of the house do, the cats disagree. Sunday night the second I went to bed the cats attacked. Monday morning I came out to a bunch of ornaments on the ground so I put them all back up on the tree but higher. Tuesday morning there were more on the ground so I put them back up too. At this point all of the ornaments were on the top half of my tree. My poor funny looking, top heavy tree. Then last night I had a dream that one of my cats took a flying leap from halfway across the room into the top of the tree and started batting all the ornaments to the floor. (or was it a dream?). I've been saying that I'll be finding ornaments stashed under furniture clear until next summer, but I wasn't really too worried. I just figured they were playing with them, not stealing them. Well, today when I got home from work my tree just looks empty. I started really looking and there are quite a few ornaments that I know I put on the tree that aren't there. I am seriously going to have to start moving furniture this weekend to recover what's mine. They may have won the battle, but I will win the Great Christmas Tree War of 2012.
Happy Friday tomorrow everyone.