- Saturday Jan 06, 2007
Ugh. I got this nasty flu bug that's been swarming around town for a while now. I was so sick Thursday and Friday, but i'm feeling better now, thank goodness. We went out sledding again this afternoon. I was wiped out since I hadn't been feeling the best - but it was good to get outside and do something meaningful instead of lying on the couch complaining.
Still doing well, even with being sick i've managed to control my eating and stay focused. Today i've missed my vitamin intake, but will start again tomorrow.
This week starts those new yoga classes i've been talking about. I hope i'm ready for Tuesday - Monday will be a kickboxing night so we'll see what kind of shape i'm in for yoga on Tuesday. Hopefully all will go well.
Trying to plan a snowboarding trip, but will have to make some phone calls first as we're such amateurs (not even, we've never tried snowboarding before), to find out what we need to know about it. It's exciting though, trying new things. I swear someday we're going to go skydiving too, just have to find a day when bf is certain of his courageousness!!
- Tuesday Jan 02, 2007
Today went well and now i'm off to bed - early to sleep, early to rise. Or so they say...I challenge that notion though, as I sure do love my sleep.
Crystal Light with water; two ham sandwiches; yogurt and vegetables with dip.
A friend talked me into going to the gym - I was going to go sledding again but boy does that workday wear a person out!! The gym was okay, did some treadmilling and stretching and called it a good 'back to the drawing board' day.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow since my cousin will be visiting for the night. He's added excitement to our lives a few times now with his guitar and zany attitude. My boyfriend also plays guitar, so it will be a sing-a-long night!
Today my pants are not so tight.
- Monday Jan 01, 2007
Thank you for your comments! I do feel better now, just needed a little extra 'me time' I guess.
Today we went out to the park and went sledding with our dog and lots of other friends. It was so much fun! But i'm wiped right out now, and it's only 5pm. I think i'll take a nap.
Our New Year's party was amazing. We had so much fun playing games, watching the fireworks and having friends over. I had quite the spread of food laid out on the table, which we thoroughly enjoyed, might I add. Now it's back to the drawing board, and i've done quite well today:
Lots of crystal light and water, strawberries and a banana for lunch as I woke up later than usual and missed breakfast. And after our sledding experience (which lasted well over 2 hours), we made a batch of ham sandwiches and munched on crackers and cheese. I will have a light snack after my nap, and that will be my day. Back to work tomorrow, and I can truthfully say that i'm looking forward to getting back to the grind. Life is pretty darn good. We need to remember days like these more often.
All the best!
- Friday Dec 29, 2006
Christmas time has come and gone...and back to work for these bludgeoned and bloated fingers. Next year, i'm taking some extra time off during Christmas and New Year's. It was so busy that I had to escape it all by going to the office - but that didn't end too well because...I was going back to work.
I don't really have any good news; things are at a standstill and i'm just trying to sleep my ****iness away. Today was especially gruesome - I feel quite sorry in retrospect for the people who had to work with me all day long. The funny part is that I was waiting all day to tell someone off, but it never did happen. And I probably wouldn't have had the guts anyways. Bravo legcramps, I do believe you've reached a new 'low'. Not only depressing and angry, but now pessimistic and skulky on top of it all. Nah, it's not that bad.
BF has gone bowling tonight and so the dog and I are alone and I think he's feeling a little unattended. He's usually very happy to see me by the end of the workday, but today he just sort of sniffed at me and turned on his haunches. So we've been ignoring each other - he at one end of the house and I at the other. Yes, he's pulling attitude on me, and is quite right to do so as i'm not quite the most appealing person to be around. It will all change, doggie dearest, when I get my beauty rest.
Have just finished Anne Rice's book "Christ the Lord - Out of Egypt". This one has been on the backburner for a year now due to its' reviews, but I rather enjoyed it and am glad I opened my mind for the brief number of days it took to read. I went all hog-wild and even watched Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ". I'm glad the curiosity is out of my mind now.
Have a wonderful New Year's!
- Friday Dec 22, 2006
The Ballroom Dancing is starting on the 18th of the New Year, and yoga will start on the 9th. I'm looking forward to both, especially now since there are no more classes to go to because of Christmas and New Year's and i'm putting on amazing amounts of weight. I really am. It's almost disgusting, but obviously not disgusting enough to make me stop. Every morning starts out great, but I end up stressing over the holidays or finding some other excuse to not think about how much i'm eating.
My back is almost killing me now - it seems ever since I went to that doctor's appointment i've been feeling pain every day, all through the day. It's funny how that is - I should have never gone but what if something would be wrong? Besides that, the doctor only told me that my muscles were enflamed. Wow. I didn't think chronic back pain for the last eight months could possibly be due to sore muscles. Gimme a break. I was so enormously angry with him that I said the next time i'd see him is when I can no longer get out of bed. I'm making an appt with another doc in the new year - one who wants my whole medical and health history before she even begins to figure out what's wrong with me. That sounds better, doesn't it?
Adding unneeded fuel to the fire is my unbearable clumsiness. I've now fallen off the front steps twice, slammed my toe into the table legs, twisted my ankle and have had a nasty rash entertain my entire face and neck for a whole day.
I think I might now hate winter. Or at least December.
But Merry Christmas anyways!
- Sunday Dec 03, 2006
That growth chart is such work, I tell 'ya. Got some more christmas shopping done today - a few more things and I should be good to go. I managed to work on the exercise room in the house, and it's looking good - just need to get my boyfriend to carry up the stationary bike from downstairs and some weights and I can get started.
Checked out the new yoga classes that I want to take - should be interesting, i'm definitely going for it. Also going to sign boyfriend and myself on for ballroom dancing. This would be hilariously fun for us - we love to dance and learning a new style will be awesome! Too bad there wasn't swing dancing - that would be great. Maybe in the future...
Anyways, not much else going on at the moment - the weekend was much too short, but isn't it usually?!
- Thursday Nov 30, 2006
It's getting pretty late tonight and I should probably head to bed right away, but wanted to check in and see how everyone's doing.
Everything's still going well for me, although i've had those ups and downs as per normal life. It's a darn good thing I have friends to keep me active and working out!! Otherwise i'd be a total squishamabobthingy.
Still some painting left to do in the house, but it looks awesome - very happy with the result.
I'm hoping to start some yoga classes in January. I love the yoga class I have each week, but i'm looking for more; my flexibility could be a lot better. Having some problems with my back but hopefully will get that checked out with the doctor within a week.
Christmas is coming upon us quickly and i'm so not ready, largely due to the fact that i'm trying to be crafty and making some growth charts for my wonderful, beautiful little nieces and it's taking up a lot of my time. But worth it - i'm sure they'll love it.
Let's see, what else - read a book, watched Superman Returns, attending birthdays and a christmas party this weekend. Yeah, we're doing pretty good - i'm on a lucky streak!
- Friday Nov 24, 2006
Oh my goodness I don't believe it...a break in the day to write a little note!
Wow, it's been so busy. Work, home, work, home - that's all it's been, with a few minutes in between to grab something to eat. I haven't been able to use the stove because we were renovating in the kitchen. Hopefully today is the day we can fire it back up! Everything we've done looks absolutely wonderful but i'm comparing it to what it used to look like and that was not a pretty sight. Anyways, i've been living off of Subway and snack food. I mean good snack food though - like bars and muffins and yogurt, cottage cheese and oranges and fresh veggies.
I'm still feeling pretty good, although quite tired but I think that's only because of the work we've been doing. Still kickboxing and yoga-ing and volleyballing and gyming. It's going well at the moment and i'm pretty happy. Haven't had a pretty happy feeling in a few months. I think a lot of it has to do with the house. It's amazing how much better you feel emotionally when you walk into a place that you are starting to like more and more!
Well, back to work for me. Everyone take care, until next time.
- Sunday Nov 12, 2006
Well, it's Sunday morning and we're in the middle of renos. This house is a mess; we can't walk anywhere without shoes since there are nails just about everywhere.
I've started to paint and boy is it ever a work in progress. Seriously, I very much doubt that it will look good by the time i'm done!! If I can find a scanner in this town, i'll prove my point to you. It's frustrating because it's an old house and the walls aren't straight and the drywalling isn't done properly, etc. blah blah. whine.
I'm doing amazingly well these days. I feel quite good; regular exercise and chicken or fish apparently go well with me. And I did get that massage too - oh it felt good, but at the moment my back is killing me (too much bending and painting I imagine) and my hip is out of place so there's a sharp pain flowing down my leg. But we'll deal. The massage felt awesome, i'm going to try and do that more often. I'm getting a pedicure tomorrow with a friend. That should be interesting - never had this done before.
Hmm, what else can I tell you? I'm off work for four whole days and i'm going to spend my time on me. Well, that and painting.
- Monday Nov 06, 2006
I happen to be feeling pretty good in general today - and i'm here to update and see how all of you are doing.
Kickboxing, yoga, volleyball and the gym are my regular exercises these days. As well, we're starting some renovations in the kitchen and are working towards painting, then tile for the floor and backsplash, and eventually laminate flooring for the living and dining rooms. At this time, i'm waiting for bf to finish mudding and sanding so that I can start painting. I'm going with a 70s theme - beige/brown tones with grey and light yellow designs. Haha, with the grey tile I picked out and the colorful array of tile for the backsplash (burgundy, deep blue, grey, yellow and brown) this kitchen is styled just for me - not for resale, which is our main goal. But oh well, I like to be creative and goshdarnit that's what i'm going to be!
My diet needs a good kickstart, which i'm hoping to achieve today. I'm kicking the coffee habit and drinking Crystal Light instead. I'm also trying out the six small meals a day and have an assortment of treats to incorporate. Yogurt smoothies, nut and yogurt bars, cottage cheese cups and yogurt cups, grapes, pears and oranges, muffins for breakfast, brown rice and either chicken or fish for dinner.
I've been feeling crappy lately and I think it has a lot to do with what I was eating. Hopefully this will help to boost my mood and give me the energy I so badly need.
This week i'm also making an appointment for a massage - something I don't regularly do, but will attempt to from now on. They feel good and that's what I need right now.
So wish me luck!