Monday, September 05, 2016
The fact that today is the 5th and is my first blog in eons should speak volumes about my life. My last blog was just after a younger sister died suddenly and I have been working extra hours at both jobs since then. I must get the overtime $ when it's offered. BF's cancer has returned. My weight is climbing and, no coincidence, the lower back and hip aches have returned and the tendonitis has flared again. The vicious cycle of not exercising because I hurt because I weigh too much has started again.....
Looking forward: I will, once again, miss the Corporate Challenge walk/race around AT&T Park, home of my San Francisco Giants. I am still using a cane, more for security than need, but the tendonitis flare and the weird hip pain that I've never felt before will keep me from being in one of the most beautiful parts of the City on Thursday night.
After doing some reading, I am changing my food choices again. Not all-out, just some adjustments. Basic stuff such as adding more protein and veggies. I read an SP article that said to ask yourself when feeling hungry: Would I eat an apple right now? If the answer is yes, then the hunger is real. Eat the apple. If not, then it is emotional hunger and don't give into it. I can do that.
I have hit the vacation cap at job #1 so I am taking tomorrow off. I worked my butt off at job #2 Saturday and did not have to work yesterday. That means a rare consecutive 3 days off!
I will take the 19th off to stay under the vacation cap. That weekend, I will work my butt off on Saturday and spend Sunday with a very good friend. Her birthday is later in September and the 18th is the 10th anniversary of the day we met. She was hired to replace me when I changed jobs and I trained her. We became very good friends and have remained so even after her layoff. We're going to Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly sanctuary. She is a pro photographer so the trip will be well documented. We will eat at our favorite Black Bear Diner and I am not likely to be on plan that meal. We will do lots of walking....
Other than those two days, it will be a month of long hours punctuated with as much exercise as I can handle.
By the way, a shout out to Bobcat76. She posted a link to an awesome video that she made. If she gets enough likes on Facebook for it, she wins a starter jacket and other goodies from her alma mater. Check out her Sparkpage to read her blog and LIKE her video!