Friday, February 05, 2010
Hey all....I feel the need to update today, so here it goes....be prepared, this is RANDOM! LoL
On work: one word....UGH. I've had a negative week here and there production wise...this was one of them...and my dad has gotten a bad cold, so he doesn't want to work. I'm canceling the day tomorrow b/c of the snow coming...why pay staff to come in for only a few people. Oh well.....tis the biz. I did, however, announce to my coworkers about me going back to school....the office closing/retirement announcement, has been put off for another 3 months and we will go to the end of the year, so we still have plenty of time to break the news to everyone....my dad isn't ready to tell them he is retiring and I'm not about to do it for him....he's a big boy, it's his life...he can do it.
On school: FINALLY got everything up and running....bought a new computer JUST for school and installed an extra browser after much technical nonsense and now all is well. I am slowly figuring out the bio lab (Which is SO cool) and I still have to install the chem lab. I took 2 quizes and got only 1 wrong on each of them....not to shabby for a rusty, old fart! LOL But seriously, I always loved school and science, and it's neat to show my kids some new stuff too. Hubby has been great letting me figure things out and has been very supportive, as usual...gotta love him!
On mainatenance: an up on the scale week, leads to tracking once again, and that in turn leads to feeling better overall....last weeks period and full moon really had me bloated and heavy feeling, so i counteracted that nonsense with exercise and tracking...the result was a 135 on the scale. Don't hate me.....I'm sure it's a fluke, but in the meantime, I can say I'm in the healthy BMI index! LOL I can't even recall that number in my life...ever, so it was kinda nice to see.
On hubby: hubby has had a lot of anxiety issues over the last year....we're contributing it to a mid-life crisis!! LoL....seriously tho, he's seen the doc and everything, and he is in fine health, a little overwieght, but that is all. So a year ago, he cut back on eating and salt a bit...dropped from 210 to 204 and maintained that for a year. A new bout of "whatever" has him watching what he eats...overeating causes him to feel ill, which then makes him 'mental' - so he's stopped the overeating part, and lost a few more pounds in the meantime. I'm proud of him for realizing this on his own. I started my weightloss journey in the same way, and that is why I AVOID a lot of foods now - they make me sick, so I'm happy for him...he's eating to live and not living to eat. He's about 200 now...I'm sure it's going to go lower if he keeps this pattern up.
On me & hubby: Some one asked me the other day: How does you husband like the new you? So I asked him this morning....I can tell you this for sure - he's always loved me for me and so it is a non-issue as far as we are concerned....we met when I was 190. So his answer was thought out and he said, "Well, you are going to do what you are going to do to feel the best you can and I support that - as for your body, I miss "the girls" a bit but you have other parts to enjoy even more now." Hahaha.....he's so funny. So there you go, whoever asked the question - it's straight from the horse's mouth!
A patient at the office who hadn't seen me in 2 years first asked if I was "OK and not sick" and then said, "well, he passed the husband test" - which I kinda thought was rude to say, especially about my husband that she doesn't know. I smiled sweetly and just "haha yes'd" her....ick, people are so dumb sometimes...like if you are heavy you have to stay that way forever. dummy. Just a pet peeve that had to be aired...I'm done.
I will say this...the ladies at the office said that I was thinner than my middle sister now...which is kinda hard to believe becuase remember, I AM the fat sister...but the last time they saw her, she was a little on the heavier side for her. There are just some things that are hard to absorb, and one of them is the self image that we have in our head. Facebook had a "find your celebrity Doppleganger" profile pic going on...weird to even search for someone with a thinner face, I automatically think 'heavy' in my head....even a year and a half later. Anyway, my point was here somewhere...oh yeah, the weightloss thing is a weird thing to comprehend, no matter what size or shape you are. There is a lot of mental work that goes into this, aside from the physical "calorie in-calorie out equation". I like the "Biggest Loser" a lot because it touches on those points a lot.
Anyway...time to get the kids to the busstop...time to babysit and do lots of other things too. Told you this was random, I never lie...well, not NEVER, but you get my drift
Oh oh oh - before I forget! I saw this woman on QVC pushing a nutrition scale - a mom of 3 who's story was that she had worked out and worked out and lost 10 pounds and then stopped losing weight....until she started concentrating on tracking her food and her portion size and how she found that NUTRITION is such an important part of her weightloss...which incidently she pointed out she lost another 40 POUNDS by watching her nutrition intake while doing her normal exercise routine. Just something I wanted to share with everyone....food for thought!
NOW GET TRACKING!!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Hey all....thanks for all of the support when I stressed blogged last night....I felt better, but that feeling of "OMG LIFE STINKS" was still hovering even today...but as I always say, "Knowing is half the battle" and over the years on Spark, I've learned a lot about my moods and myself, and usually, my TOM and the full moon reek HAVOC on my psyche and stress levels. It usually happens every calendar quarter that I just LOSE MY MIND and the proof is in the pudding...I can trace back blogs and other entries as to my nuttiness too...another reason I highly recommend blogging ;)
SO here is what I did today to break the FUNK...
I walked to work
in the snow
and it felt SO good to be out in the open air, snow stinging my eyes, my iPod in my ears.
WHY today? Well, after knowing me, myself and I for the last 2 years (yes, I found me during this time period)...I knew I had to do SOMETHING. I might STILL feel like I want to kill someone, but at least I will have expended some of that energy in a positive way...and it might help me destress a bit in the process.
~~~~sidenote: stressful patient from yesterday just walked in the door asking for an adjustment and the Doc is busy, & I pleasantly told her to come back in the afternoon....see, I didn't rip her head off...that is progress for today - ROFL!!!!~~~~~~~
Here's another thing that my subconscious was stressing about....waiting for EMAILs stresses me out...yup, they do...especially when it comes to my courses. I was waiting on 2 emails to just START my 2 courses, and I was just about to email them as to what was going on when I got one last night...the organic chem course, which I am telling you right now, I'm already projecting ickiness because the book reads like hieroglyphs, and I'm SUPER rusty in chem. Hmmm...I wonder if the have an "Organic Chemistry for Dummies" book out there? (Gonna have to google that one now.) But I digress.....
Anyway.....sometimes, the best thing to do is grab those bootstraps, pull yourself back up, and change your course of action/mindset/energy flow and see what happens. What is the worse thing that can happen really? not much...but a lot can be affected by just changing an x-factor or variable in your life.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I DEEP FRIED TONIGHT
OMG - the SparkGods just smote me with FIRE and BRIMSTONE for THAT one!!
But seriously....how many times, does one reeeeeaally deep fry at home these days? Let me re-phrase this one: How many times should we really give in to the deep frier in our lives?
We all know it's not a good thing, but there are just SOME things in life that it is just a necessity...well, at least for me, it's once every 2 years....mainly buffalo chicken wings. Tonight was a special treat...one of my best friends from high school came over last night bearing gifts: homemade Filipino eggrolls from his mom - how could I NOT break out that deep frier!?!?!
Anywho...hubby was out at a football gathering (Sorry Jets fans....my condolensces) and it was getting late, so I decided to get going on the frier. NEVER have I EVER done this...and honestly, it was the simplest thing I have ever done in my life! It was FUN even!! ROFL I set it up outside too, so that the oil wouldn't stink up the house too much. hubby came home just in time to throw the wingees in for me while I made some ginger/scallion sauce for the eggrolls.
They were SO yummy I was a piggy too and ate 4 of them! Most of my buds know I don't eat the fried stuff...ever, but this was a special case. Yes, you are hearing the justification slip from my subconsious, through the keys and onto the screen right now...another thing I rarely do! ROFL Hey, I'm human...it happens!!
I will tell you one thing...tomorrow is a detox day...my usual Monday ritual of water water water (like I EVER not do that one) and yogurt and fruits & veggies. It's all about balance....which is one of the reasons for my deep frier confessional!
Keep balance and fun in your lives. It's such a hard thing to do, especially when you are under the weather, or stressed, or at a special occassion, or undertaking a new challenge. Spice things up and give things a whirl, but keep in mind that there will be the detox days to follow with a healthy dose of moderation....well, until the next time.
Friday, January 22, 2010
When was the last time you felt so silly you couldn't stop giggling??? I can flash back to certain times in my life very clearly...most of the time, I'm feeling a bit squirrelly, like today...the definition of which is "essentric and changeable".
I remember a time when I was a kid....me & my brothers and sisters were waiting in the car (because in the 1970s it was OK to leave your kids in the car while you ran into the supermarket) and me & my siblings couldn't stop giggling and it just got worse when one of us would calm down enough to say "stop it!" and then it would start all over again!
....and then there was another time, in bed with my husband (and NO there was nothing going on at the time) but something set us off that was so funny we couldn't breathe or fall asleep for a solid 2 hours....I'm talking crying and hyperventilating laughter here...the very best kind!!
I have high school memories of me & my friends hanging out at my house, watching horror movies and eating Reeses peanut butter cup minis and laughing so hard we couldn't stop...we never drank, we just ate chocolate and laughed our butts off and even to this day, when we get together, we just laugh and laugh....and the cocktails are so not needed even though we are legal now!
I love those silly times...I see them in my kids now...they have that same giggle I have and when the boys get going...they are unstoppable!
So tonight, in honor of all silliness, hubby & I are going to watch "The Hangover". I saw about 20 minutes and wet my pants and then stopped the movie because I just knew my husband would love a good laugh. We're huge fans of Ave Ventura, Caddyshack, Tommy Boy, Zoolander, and Dodgeball (I couldn't breathe when the guy was throwing wrenches at the Average Joe guys).
So grab a beer, throw in your favorite comedy and have a good laugh this weekend! It's good for your body & soul!!!
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