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Ahh! So much food!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I have to consume a lot of calories to get to my minimum and it reminds me of why my metabolism is so ridiculous. It seems like I'm constantly eating ... well because I am. :) I eat about every two hours when I'm eating right. I haven't actually gotten back to that yet but I'm working at it.

Right now I'm baking some apples and blueberries in the microwave and I'm going to add a little crunch with some Natures Path cereal THEN I still have to eat a bag of popcorn before I leave. Well I don't have to per se but it's in my plan and I'm struggling to get to my minimum calories today. It's really my own fault because I didn't have a snack this morning.

I'm 200 short of my lowest calories right now so I think I'm just going to drink a protein shake on my way home to make it up. Oh well this is not a bad problem to have right?

Okay have to go get my apples and blueberries.


Vacation over

Monday, August 25, 2014

I did okay not going crazy with the food. Now this week I'm stepping it up. I skipped breakfast today which I know is a bad thing but I just didn't feel that great. I have a bit of a headache and it's causing me to feel a bit off.

For lunch I had leftovers from dinner last night. I went to this Mediterranean place for dinner because I wanted a lentil salad. I thought that was the place I had seen one on the menu but it was not. So I ended up ordering falafel and chicken shwarma and eating 1/2 for dinner and the rest for lunch today.

I still want lentil salad so I think I'll make my own this week. I've found some pretty decent recipes. Snacks today are veggies and Greek Yogurt dip and fruit. I bought some bananas to make smoothies with. The lady at the store said she freezes hers and then cuts them up and puts them in the blender to make her smoothies creamier so I think I might try that. I do not like bananas but I can stand them in a smoothie.

Tonight I will finish up my shopping and get the frozen fruit, greens and other stuff I need so I can start making one every morning. Actually I might do it at night as a kind of dessert - haven't decided.

I just wish this headache would take a hike! I'm pretty sure it's allergy related so I took a Zyrtec and an Aleve today.


Life ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What can I say? Life got in the way. Ever since I found out my company was being sold and I was going to be out of a job at the end of this year I have been working more hours than ever before. The company sold on 8/1 and I spent the last two weeks just getting all the reports etc out of the way and establishing new processes for me and my team to work with the transitional team.

This week I'm on vacation. When I go back next week I'm committed to working 40 hour weeks - in at 8 and out at 5 and taking an hour for lunch every day. No more ordering in or sending someone out for fast food. No more junk from the vending machine because I'm too busy to stop for lunch or I look at the clock and realize it's 8:00 PM and I haven't eaten since breakfast. NO more!

I started eating within my ranges yesterday. Not clean quite yet and not as healthy as I want to be but I'm working in the right direction. I have decided to get the shot in my back to short circuit the nerve pain so I can get on with life. I have to do it now while I still have insurance.

I'm moving to New York next year and I have to get myself healthy and lose some of this weight. I have no stamina whatsoever. I can barely walk right now without back pain but I know that's because I've been sitting at a desk for 60 or 70 hours a week and then sitting and sleeping on the weekends just to catch up on my rest.

I have tons of things to do this week and the first most important thing is to get myself to the grocery store. I have basically nothing in the house but a few bags of brown rice and canned veggies. My freezer has some stuff in it and I need to go through it and figure out what is good and what needs to be tossed. That will be tomorrow when I overhaul my kitchen.

I almost titled this "Here we go again" but I'm so tired of that same lame title every few months. Life ... it just kind of got away from me. I'm going to do my best to get it together and keep it together to get healthy.

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KNEEMAKER 8/19/2014 10:07PM

  Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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COOLRAIN 8/19/2014 9:36PM

    I empathize. Life got in my way about 10 days ago when my beloved Miata of 18 yeas died. I've had to buy a new car--an automatic transmission, which I HATE--but a cute Kia Sportage, which I'm sure I'll come to love. Got to get a name for her. Wishing you the best, and hoping for a less stressful time soon.

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    The hospital I work for just went through a transition last fall, it has been stressful to say the least. I'm sorry you're losing your job, but try to think of it as an opportunity to start fresh. I stayed through the transition but there are a lot of days when I wonder if I should have taken the opportunity to move on ... hopefully it will all work out well for you.

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ROXYCARIN 8/19/2014 9:07PM

  Good luck

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Friday, June 27, 2014

It has been a long week. With my company being sold and me being out of a job sometime later in the year (no date yet) things are pretty stressful but I'm doing my best to deal with them. I hate not knowing my own future, it's just so scary. I'm having dinner with two of my work friends tonight and I'm very much looking forward to that. I'm hoping to spend some time with my family this weekend if things aren't too crazy for everyone.

I have a lot of work to do and a lot of discipline to get back but I am taking some steps to get back to healthy eating. This week was tough because Monday night I had dinner at a Mexican restaurant with a friend and I don't think what I ate sat well. It's Friday and I'm still having issues with my stomach although it is definitely improving. I think with the stress lately, not eating properly if at all and the Mexican food my body just said "Hey okay I give up!" :)

So today is the first time all week where I've had a decent appetite. I'm eating clean as much as possible today. We are going to a pizza place tonight and the plan is to split a pizza and have side salads so I'm watching my intake for the rest of the day so I can just enjoy it.

This weekend I'll have to get some work done around the house and get some proteins cooked. I'm going to pull out my blender and start mixing smoothies in the morning I think. With some protein powder it will be a great kick start to my day and really the only reason I don't do them is I hate washing the blender. I read recently that if you just blend some hot water, a drop of dish soap and a splash of vinegar it does a great job of quick cleaning and keeps your jar free of hard water build up. Then I can just give it a quick clean during the week and a good thorough cleaning on the weekends! Voila! Smoothies on the way to work.

I'm not that hungry and am considering skipping lunch but I think that would be a mistake since I'm trying trying trying to get back to grazing all day so I think I'll just cut up some veggies and eat those for lunch. I do need a protein and I have some canned tuna but no bread or yogurt to mix with it and I do not think I can stomach tuna without. Maybe I'll see what's in the fridge that I can borrow.

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SNOWYOGA 7/3/2014 1:26AM

    I'm really sorry, but I hope things will be getting better emoticon

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COOP9002 6/27/2014 5:01PM

    Hopefully, a job will turn up soon for you. The stress of not knowing is difficult as you know. Our family dealt with that a couple of years ago. Not a good experience.

Hopefully things will turn around for you soon.

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AHORSEY1 6/27/2014 2:30PM

    Sorry to hear about the job, but at least you have a little warning and an opportunity to look before you are paycheck-less.

Have a great weekend!

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Been missing in action for a while

Friday, June 20, 2014

1 - MRI - no major issues other than the arthritis so that's good. I'm taking more medication for pain and some additional muscle relaxers etc and getting PT. The PT guy is helping me to improve my posture, build up my abdominal and hip flexor muscles and overall change how I walk and stand. It is not easy but I'm doing it. I can't work out until he gives me the "okay" and he's not thrilled with my slow progress. I do see a difference. (feel really)

2 - Where have I been? Well that's a long sordid story. My company is being sold and my job is being eliminated. I love my job and have been here for ten years. I'm worried about looking for another one and finding something that I love as much as this.

So needless to say all of my focus and energy have been on work right now while we transition through the buy out. I'm working twelve and fourteen hour days and bringing work home on weekends etc. It's not fun but I'll do what I can until I can't. I'm not eating well although I'm sleeping soundly because of one of the muscle relaxers the new doctor prescribed.

Oh and I have had bronchitis too and that certainly doesn't help my situation.

Anyway, I'm trying to keep my head up and not get too down about all this. I can't really even look for a job until I know when my last day will be and that won't be until a couple months after close. Frustrating!!

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MARY1964 6/22/2014 2:05PM

    Sorry for the typos I am using talk text. Oh and they have offered an amazing stay bonus so I can't leave even if I wanted to I want to see this through to the end.

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MARY1964 6/22/2014 2:02PM

    You know at first I sort of felt like that like why do these things keep happening to me? Then I just had to step back give my head a shake and remind myself that there are people have things so much worse than I. So I'm done feeling bad and I'm done feeling sorry for myself. Now I'm just going to focus my energy on the things that I can change. I have really great day really good days and then I have an occasional bad day but I'm going to be okay with all this. Right now I'm just taking things one data time focusing on getting back to eating healthy because of course that flew right out the window. Boy I deceived myself for a long time telling people that I am not an emotional eater. Lol. Whatever happens I have to take care of myself and my health. So PT exercises every morning and every night taking the medication that the doctors prescribed keeping my eye on the price going healthier happier slimmer and eventually find a better job. emoticon

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SNOWMAIDEN 6/21/2014 10:40AM

    Oh Mary, bless your heart. Do you ever get a break? Can you not "jump ship" before the company is sold?

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