Tuesday, February 27, 2007
And then, after work, it happened: I went to the gym and did some cardio. And then I lifted weights. And now it's about 8pm and I am exhausted! I'm proud to say that I also ate well today. Lots of fruits and veggies. Whole grains galore. I'm a winner today!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Yeah, I'm procrastinating. Wanna make something of it? I need a couple of minutes away from my national boards stuff. I spent the morning at my friend Cathy's new (and beautiful) house where we read some of each other's work and made comments and corrections. So, here is my update...I'm on:
- draft 5 of the first entry
- draft 4 of the fourth entry
- draft 2 of the third entry
- draft 1 of the second entry
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I'm still pluggin' away at my national board stuff. I have to have it in the feds' hand by March 31st and there is still a ton of work to be done it. Every time I read goosestepped things I find something I want to change. It's gotten to the point where my brain just wants to burst...but that's why I'm doing this right now instead of that. I worked on them for quite some time this morning, and I won't let myself spend all day on them or else I'll kill someone when I get back to work on Monday.
Monday, February 19, 2007
I brave weigh in yesterday and I'm at 178.6 (I think...could be .4, but I'm unsure) so it's back to the core drawing board for me, but I'm okay with that. For example, went to SOBs for lunch today...I made polenta chips to eat with the salsa, ate black bean soup for lunch (yummy) and I was happy and completely on core. I didn't even have a crack-a-rita. I'm gonna save those for special occasions...don't want them to lose their "umph!" as it were.
I've been watching tons of movies (especially horror) recently even since I got my Blockbuster card re-entered. In the last week I've seen: An American Haunting, Silent Hill, Grudge 2, Running with Scissors, and Lady in the Water. I don't usually watch movies, but something has got me hooked lately. If I can just keep my hands off of gummy bears and malt balls, I'll be okay. (I'm kidding, I don't have any candy in the house!)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
There is just something nice about having a surprise holiday. It soothes the mind.
Monday, February 12, 2007
The scale this morning was a total slap in the face. My body has been crying out for help and I've been completely ignoring wallowing in my over scheduled stress. I think I've got a handle on this for the moment. I have a nice apple in front of me and I plan on eating it as soon as I'm done visiting with you all here.
Catch ya later!
Friday, February 09, 2007
I am sleeping in tomorrow, going to buy fresh fruit, and a little grocery shopping, and I will begin Core full force on Monday, along with a half-assed tri program, dependant on how peeved I am with myself once I'm totally sober. (I went for drinks with 2 guys from work who are totally awesome...we are like the only 3 people who work down county, so we have "down county happy hour" complete with crack-a-ritas...everyone else goes to a townie bar in the next county up. I like to think we have more fun!)
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
On a happier note, I remembered breakfast this morning. I didn't eat it at home, but brought it with me to work: fat free Greek yogurt with fresh blackberries. Yum! My mojo is working it's way back to me. I might even try to get to the gym this afternoon...key word is might. The heart is willing, but the body is still groggy and I've been up for about 4 hours..... I'm just glad to be back on the Next 10 Challenge with Marta on our quest to make our pudge budge!
Monday, February 05, 2007
Despite this amazing scale-related discovery this morning, I forgot to eat breakfast and bought a multi-grain bagel from Starbucks. Not as good as eating my high fiber cereal, but certainly better than a muffin or cinnamon bun....right?
Friday, February 02, 2007
I truly believe that the change in my routine is what is throwing me completely off. The library has been closed, so I haven't been doing that. My last bunch of Saturdays have been taken up with national board support meetings or other workshops. I'm teaching a grad class instead of doign Homework Help on Mondays. I'm just all over the place. I've got to figure out a way to make myself feel more settled about the new schedule. I've got things I've got to get done, it's true, but I don't need to eat pudding while I'm doing it...I think that might be half of the point.
I am going to take advantage of the fact that my students that I have for the last 2 periods of the day happen to be absent to get some extra national board writing done....that'' make me feel somewhat better...at least for a minute or two.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
- Some of my co-workers are making me crazy. Especially the extra crazy one. The other co-workers probably wouldn't be so irritating if Looney Tunes was not so annoying...but oh well.
- I'm eating better than I did last week, but I'm still not completely on program. I just can't find my mojo. I have no motivation. I can't find an ounce of motivation in me, to be honest. I think I have to do some meditation this weekend to try and find it.
- The snow that everyone was talking about has been demoted from "storm" to "wet weather". I don't think we'll ever, ever have a snow day this school year. I've still got my fingers crossed for a 2 hour delay. I could use the sleep.
I think I'll be back later....only time will tell.