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Donkey - Monday Oct 01, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 126.0

I wasn't going to write an entry because today is not a weigh-in day, and I didn't want this weight to be my mark on the progress chart for October, since this number is really for September. But then I thought, this number ain't so bad. This week's weigh-in could be - and probably will be - higher.

I was so cold at work today. I realize that I need to adjust my meals and snacks from cold foods, i.e. raw (salad, raw vegetables, fruit) to something that can be heated up, so that it warms me up.

I will also need to add an extra layer of under clothing, to help with warmth.

Ate too much bacon at dinner, feeling out of sorts afterwards.

Going to bed soon. Need sleep.

Progress as of today: 60.5 lbs lost so far, only -10.5 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 10/02/2018:
Soup! Also a base layer. Not from Walmart. Danskin is terrible.

BearCountryGG on 10/02/2018:
Layers.....I wear them year around....air conditioning bothers me as much as heat.

horn_of_plenty on 10/02/2018:
we also work in a very cold temp environment at work. I also HAVE TO wear layers. I now have bought a couple vests (no sleeves) to wear over my shirts. Today i'm wearing a "nice" sweatshirt and the vest over it and finally feel good...try to dress to be warm, in layers, so you are comfortable...i also have this issue at work of always being uncomfortably cold so i've went and purchased with all my free money i get from old navy when i use their card (really!) ...purchased sweaters and sweatshirts. and two vests.

it helps to keep your neck warm with a scarf.

Donkey - Sunday Sep 30, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 126.0

Thank you for your comments - I replied as well. :-)  I meant to update my entry last night, with a recap, but ended up heading upstairs for the evening, and never got back on the laptop to update.

I has been a very productive, satisfying weekend for me.  I accomplished picking up, breaking down, and bagging all of the small to medium willow branches that fell down last week during the big storm.  So all that is left are big branches that have to be chopped up with an axe.  It loooks like drizzle for most of the day, on and off, so that might not happen.  It was very satisfying to see the lawn bags fill up and pile up.  I have 6 bags and 1 can going out to the curb for yard waste pick-up on Tuesday.

Got my laundry washed, and now it's ready to be folded while I watch morning TV. 

Had a nice date with my husband at the hardware store in the morning, and then another "date" at Wal-Mart in the late afternoon to do a little necessary shopping.  Ended up buying a "take-and-bake" fresh pizza, and had that for dinner.  It was very good; I had a big salad with my dinner, too.  Funny when I do have carbs (pizza crust, in this case), I don't feel that craving for dessert to "top off" the meal.  

It is cold, cloudy, and drizzly here today, so probably not doing too much outside today.  My son is home; my daughter has to work this afternoon, so she won't be home for dinner.  Tacos is the plan.

Tomorrow, my husband is meeting up with his mom (who is blind and deaf, and lives in assisted living) and his brother to discuss what to do with mom.  Mom asked to live with her son (BIL, not my husband), which he doesn't want, even though he lives in a 4-bedroom house alone.  I do not think that she can come here, and even if she could, she would not be happy here.  I believe that my brother-in-law will ask my husband to do more, after all - husband is home all day doing nothing, right?  They don't seem to understand that my husband is SICK and in constant PAIN, and can hardly take care of himself, much less his needy mother.  He cannot drive, safely, alone any more -- brother didn't know that.  

Mom is very self-centered and very upset that her husband left her (died), so now she needs to take care of herself, and she doesn't want to.  I get that, I've been there - but that's not how life works. All those years when dad was around, she never learned how to be self-sufficient, and so now that he's passed, she's bitter, lonely, and helpless.  My BIL has always been the favorite son, and neither parent did much of anything with my husband, with our family, with our children - EVER.  And I think she wants someone who will step in and entertain her, drive her around, take her out, do things with her, etc.

She really cannot live alone, so assisted living is probably right for her, and she might be able to move into an apartment or condo, and have a homecare person come by for a few hours a day.  She would probably need to get one of those "Life Alert" systems, though, for nighttime.  I don't know.  I don't think that would make her happy either.

I apologize if I sound ungrateful, which I'm not, but that family dynamic is so messed up.  It's not my place to say who should do what to any of them, but I WILL stand up for my husband and not allow him to be railroaded or dumped on.  I think my daughter said it best:  We here are all working to help (my husband) with his limitations.  Taking care of another person - who never showed us much of anything - would just not work, on many levels (ours and hers).

So we'll see how it goes.

AFTERNOON EDIT:  My step-father's brother passed away last night.  Like my step-father, he had cancer.  I will attend any services if there are any and if someone will tell me what, when, and where.

Progress as of today: 60.5 lbs lost so far, only -10.5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/30/2018:
If she is in assisted living now...….would the other choice be nursing home?

Donkey on 09/30/2018:
I honesty do not know what she has in mind as an alternative. She is too healthy for a nursing home.

And I do feel bad. I mean, how awful is it that your kids don't want to take care of you when you're old. But she really needs to be as self-sufficient as she possibly can be -- and she CAN be more independent. I think a lot of it is -- and has been -- her choice not to be so.

BearCountryGG on 09/30/2018:
I went to the FB pages you recommended...and joined...they look like fun...Thank you!

Donkey on 09/30/2018:
Fun is right :) I am no fashionista by any means - I go for the comfort, basic colors, sensible shoes, etc. But it's fun to see other ladies takin' it to town.

BearCountryGG on 10/01/2018:
Condolences of=n your family member death.....I hope they share the date and time with you.

graindart on 10/01/2018:
Getting to the point of trying to figure out future plans for my parents / in-laws as well. Right now my parents are doing fine, but my father-in-law is probably not going to be able to live at home for much longer. He's several states away and has lived in the same house for the past 45 years. Mother-in-law takes care of him, but his mobility has taken a nose-dive over the past couple years. That's what happens when you decide to stop going out of the house and just decide to sit in front of the TV all day. He's had a few times where he's fallen and MIL had to call friends to come help him get back up. We're going there again for Christmas this year and kind of think this will be his last Christmas at home. Pretty sure if he's still above ground next year it will be in a nursing home.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/01/2018:
So very productive indeed! So much packing with all the tree branches! cheers to your work! love it, really!!!

Also, you have a good idea to fold laundry while watching TV...what a pleasant way to do a routine task. I'm not joking when i thought it was a very nice idea! Most of my laundry, like 90%, i hang, so i fold only really t shirts and things i wear around the house (that's how i get outta folding!) haha...otherwise, i'd take up the TV idea.

I totally am with you with the carbs in meal vs craving after the meal. I am same exact way as you. if i satisfy my carb needs in the meal, far less cravings after. same! Taco dinner can be hugely healthy. Bulking up on veggies, good meat, some grains but you can choose how much of the tortilla / shells you want. one taco shell is surprisingly low cal if you look at the packages i was impressed when i checked many years ago! i think it said 60 cal per shell! So, i'd have 2-3 of them if that were a dinner for me!

Let me add this comment, before it gets deleted :)....

Horn_of_plenty on 10/01/2018:
I agree 100% with you that it would NOT be a good idea to have your Husband's mom come and live with you. NOT at all. You are overloaded as is, taking care of him and working your job. Definitely remain in control of this situation and stay on top of your opinion as to not need to be swayed on it. I do agree this is NOT your responsibility to become her caretaker.

Wow. your daughter said it quite perfectly i would say.

if she is in assisted living now, can she afford to stay there? i would think that it's the perfect scenario for her.

happy-1 on 10/01/2018:
Hugs... I agree. Not a good idea.

horn_of_plenty on 10/01/2018:
I am sorry to hear of the passing and due to cancer.

Donkey - Saturday Sep 29, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 126.0

Good weigh-in.  I guess I wasn't as stressed out as I thought I was.  OR perhaps everything after 127.5 will be hard-earned << That's probably a more accurate assessment.

So I actually got an apology from Male Co-Worker -- in an email, but I'll accept that.  He seems to have felt bad about this past week, and I told him that I understood.  We all have our days/weeks that are difficult.  I did tell him I would try harder to keep lines of communication open; I do believe that this last incident was completely due to miscommunication in our office (mostly because he's been so unapproachable that I didn't want anything to do or say with him).

Anyway, I'm not thinking about work any more this weekend.

I have a date with my husband to go to the hardware store.  They remodeled recently and are having a "grand re-opening" with some good sales.  I try to support the smaller businesses when I can, and if they're having a sale, well, sign me up!  (Bird seed, lawn bags, duplicate key service...)

We had a bad storm earlier this week, which knocked down several branches - a few of them quite large (5 inches in diameter, 15 feet long), so I will try to spend some time working on those, if the mosquitos will let me.

I have other misc. shopping to do for the week.  And of course, the neverending laundry...

We're starting a new month in a couple of days, and I've mentioned here a couple/few times here that I have the urge to change things up or set new goals for myself.  However, I'm not yet inspired to make any specific changes, right now.  Maybe that's a goal unto itself.  We're visiting my mom in Vegas for 3 days, so that will be a much welcomed change/break.  

Getting to and staying at a Maintenance Mentality is not as easy as one might think...



Progress as of today: 60.5 lbs lost so far, only -10.5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/29/2018:
Maintenance is hard...I've failed at that a few times.....that if it becomes a plateau...it will be so easy.....I have several plateau places and getting to them is hard...but staying on them is a cinch……..If you find yourself wanting to go up or down a little always to the same number....your body really wants to stay there and it will be so easy you will almost be able to forget the scales...….and it will take a lot to get you off that.

Donkey on 09/30/2018:
Maintenance in the winter is VERY hard for me -- but that's an interesting point about being able to forget the scales. I'm not ready to let go QUITE yet, but that would be the true goal of maintenance.

When I visit her, I'm going to ask my mom about her maintenance journey, how she managed to step away from the scale.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2018:
I'm so glad male coworker communicated with you. me and you take things very personally and different than most people...especially in a workplace where we are surrounded by folks all day long...try to keep on and stay where you are. you do such good work. continue to work on yourself and your fitness as your side hobbies.

wow! huge branches indeed, maybe you can get some help from son...either way, good exercise! i have decided to totally be lazy with laundry and wait till my day off, monday, to do it. lately, with my schedule of not even attempting gym during the week anymore since i have my equipment ready and at my apt, it seems gym looks more and more inconvenient (but it is a slightly better / longer workout there due to even more equipment)...but thank gosh for the home workout this year!

anyways tho, my point, i kicked laundry to the curb just to know that there's one key thing to do today...and to alleviate stressing when i'll go..i can go anytime now that laundry is not being done (lol, unless i have time early in the evening..)..a friend female is coming to sleep over before a long day trip to Philly tomorrow...hence my strategy to keep today as a major exercise day with everything else on the backburner!...ok too much...let me continue to comment on your entry relating back to you! :) :) :) ....


Vegas for 3 days is a nice, short trip. try not to overdo there. get out and enjoy the weather. and take things with a grain of salt - vacation mode.

also, about changing things up for a new month, changes can be small. changes can also just be to continue to brainstorm and keep in mind that you want changes...it took me forever to work out at home...and i had to think about those changes for a long time to do so. just to get all equipment in order and ordered and delivered with back and forth returns till i had it right, it took me all of September!

so changes take time...remember this.

a month is a long time actually...

changes do not have to happen even each month. you just started with your weights again right?

also, i had a goal of cardio increase for September. i reached that goal i'd say 75%...like just passing on a test.

i did cardio, but it wasn't always running. maybe this is enough to get me thru the Winter if i progresss in the same manner each month. see!? you just helped me think of my cardio goal - knowing i will have limits on my energy and with daylight hours decreasing...

it's important goals are attainable....this is something i have learned big time during the last 5 years...attainable without hurting oneself in the process... :)

Donkey on 09/30/2018:
I did well with the yard clean-up -- just in time for more severe storms Monday night! I will write more about this in my next entry.

I completely agree with you about goals being attainable. You know, I might not have any for October. Kind of what Gains was saying a week or 2 ago, not really inspired but just doing the same ol' same ol'.

graindart on 09/30/2018:
Funny where "date night" leads you after you've been married for awhile. We got a 2nd Walmart in town a couple years ago and that was where we went for date night once.

Donkey on 09/30/2018:
Funny you mention this - we had a 2nd date yesterday - AT THE WALMART - LOL!

It was a learning lesson for me: we have complete different styles of parking (where to park, how to park), bagging (bringing your own versus getting plastic), checking out (self-checkout versus cashier), etc.

I kept telling him (in a joking way) that he was impossible, and he kept saying, I'm never shopping with you again, and then after we're in the car, he says, "I guess that wasn't too bad" - ROFL!!

happy-1 on 10/01/2018:
OMG... You need a real date. No wonder you are stressed!

Donkey - Friday Sep 28, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 126.5

Yesterday, work was awful. I cannot work productively with Male Coworker because I'm afraid to go anywhere near his desk. So I make changes in the computer but not on the physical file, and if it's not on the file, Male doesn't look any further.

I felt very bad and anxious all night about yesterday's incident, but this morning, I realized that this is Fate telling me to get up off my butt, and get some difficult administrative things done, which I've been putting off - because they are painful to face and deal with - to clean up and sharpen my portfolio, so that I can feel that I would have the freedom to look for other employment, and not feel that nobody else would ever hire me, so I'm stuck at this job forever, because I am not good enough for anything else.

I've learned that if I ignore these hints from Fate, they end up happening anyway, but not in a good way. There is something to be said about the doctrine of pre-destinstion.

Did alright with food and exercise yesterday. Daughter finished Oreo dessert Wednesday night. THANK YOU!!!

Oh I forgot the most important thing that happened at work yesterday: Queen Bee announced that she's going on another diet! Yet another diet - this one is keto for 2-3 months. (What??)

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -10 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2018:
If male coworker is such a J*erk...yes, good idea to not go by him too much! good job with that...

you always do good work so i don't know if you should leave or considering leaving your job...you seem to always leave due to politics...but you always do good work...

LOL...2-3 months keto before Christmas...she'll be even fatter by January 2019...once she goes off keto and into the holidays.

Donkey on 09/29/2018:
I can say from experience that once you come off of keto, the pounds come back VERY quickly. This happened to me, coming off of South Beach Diet, which became very difficult for me to stick to during the cold, Midwestern months. There's a reason why it's called "South Beach" -- fresh fruits & vegetables and fish are much easier to come by in Florida, versus Chicago.

You're absolutely right that I tend to leave jobs due to emotional reasons, like stress, long commute, conflicts, rather than the work itself, although my last move was because I knew I really wanted to do real estate and contracts, and not litigation. I'm just not cut out for the agony of litigation.

Still, I'd like to have options for myself, maybe not for now, but in the future - say, for example, if we move to Las Vegas, where real estate procedure is completely different. And I think cleaning up these "administrative" things will help me make a transition if/when necessary.

happy-1 on 10/01/2018:
Hugs. Good job. Forget sink and swim... Get ready to float.

Donkey - Wednesday Sep 26, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 126.5

Accessing DD through my phone, so my access is limited as far as convenience in commenting on other entries. Please know that I'm reading all updates and cheering you all on.

I had to log in though to tell you that the hostile work environment is really helping me stick to better eating. Today, Queen Bee & Male Coworker (who is not talking to me this week) took the girl who makes a million mistakes in every file she touches out to Panda Express for lunch. Didn't mention it, just slammed the door on the way out. Saved a bunch of calories for myself.

Then, we had cheesecake for Associate Attorney who had a birthday today. Male Coworker and Queen Bee deliberately did not attend, out of animosity. Had a few bites of cheesecake, excused myself, and threw away the rest. So rude of them... I'm so sick of this toxic work environment that has come about. The other lady who was excluded said, "I've never worked in a place where everyone was so angry."

Well, anger is great for weight loss. That's all I can say.

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -10 lbs to go!

graindart on 09/27/2018:
I'm the exact opposite. Stress and unhappy surroundings drive me straight towards junk food. Then eating the junk food just causes me to feel like crap, so I comfort myself with more junk food. At the time it makes perfect sense....

Good job on weathering the storm without turning to food for "comfort".

horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2018:
yes, let the environment indirectly affect your emotions and directly affect your appetite and eating! way to go!!!

also, nice job on taking a taste of the cheesecake...best way to keep calories low is to allow for tastes! if you have it with coffee, your stomach will be satisfied too...or water :)

nice job!

horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2018:
and congrats on a nice weight.

happy-1 on 10/01/2018:
I feel like you should take up boxing.

Donkey - Tuesday Sep 25, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 126.5

Lost power at home right before I got home, so dinner was salad and cold cuts again. Drama is high at work again, so it's been easier to stick to lower calories. I was excluded from an office cookout, because the chef isn't talking to me this week. Whatever.

Right now, though, I feel like asking husband if he would split the last of Oreo ice cream dish that's still out in the freezer. It's probably melting, you know, and should be eaten.

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -10 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/26/2018:
LOL!? WHAT!? excluded due to the chef!? weird!? your drama sounds as strange as mine as of late...mine is very weird too...at work.

good idea to split it.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/26/2018:
and that shows hubby that you manage what you eat, not deny yourself completely...something he may wanna consider ;)

innerpeace on 09/26/2018:
Work drama...must leave that crap alone...or else don't piss off the chef! Kidding. stress fee is the way to go.

BearCountryGG on 09/26/2018:
HMMMM...so the chef at work...and the chef at home...were both kaput......

happy-1 on 10/01/2018:
Hugs. People suck. I like you. I think you’re great!

Donkey - Monday Sep 24, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 126.5

This week's focus is on food and intake. Last night, as I was getting my jammies on, I felt, strongly, that I ate too much over the weekend. It was a munchie weekend.

So my focus is on portions and making the most optimal nutritional choices.

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -10 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/24/2018:
Good plan.....setting goals and watching them happen is so powerful.

legcramps on 09/24/2018:
You got this!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/26/2018:
I am also feeling a need to hunker down on what i'm eating..it got a tiny bit out of hand yesterday....working on it :) also...you know we always have to review what we are doing ...diet is a constant variable!

happy-1 on 10/01/2018:
Every minute is an opportunity to turn it all around

Donkey - Sunday Sep 23, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 126.5

I realize that I am sabotaging my own romantic life by eating foods (or too much of a food) that makes my stomach feel bloated, heavy, and upset. I will be tossing the remainder of the oreo ice cream dessert. There are healthier treat options that I can choose for myself.

MIDDAY EDIT:  I'm getting kind of ticked off:  when I make entries or comments at DD, and I autocorrect spelling errors, the correction doesn't go through when I submit.  I'm rather honked off by this, so please know that if I type something very unusual as a comment or entry, it's my **** phone.

I've been fighting the munchies today.  Took a brief afternoon walk with my daughter around the neighborhood to scope out 2 more houses that just came on the market this weekend.  I told my husband yesterday that I'm kind of sad that it's not us moving, but what I am really feeling is the urge for something to look forward to, rather than the same old hum-drum.  I think the change in season has something to do with this hum-drum too.  And munching certainly won't help fix this feeling either.

I'm done with cardio today, and my plan is to pick up the dumbbells for something brief with the upper body - biceps and shoulders probably.

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -10 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2018:
I get bloated from veggies, but I am sure that is not what you mean here?

All i know is one thing: when you are hungry, try to make it a healthy meal. Try not to eat ice cream like for a meal. but also on the same thinking, i have learned that if i want a snack or treat, to eat it INSTEAD of a meal or as a snack, but not after a meal...because the calroies just add up to too much in one sitting...for me, it's best to separate the two if you know what i mean?

Donkey on 09/23/2018:
I know what you mean, and I would have preferred to have the dessert later after dinner, but then that would have been too late to be eating. I feel like I should say to myself, "What does that TELL you?" I can be such a donkey sometimes.

BearCountryGG on 09/23/2018:
Possibly lactose intolerance?

Donkey on 09/23/2018:
Actually, I think it's because there was so much sugar in the dessert, that it was a shock to my system. This "treat" certainly did backfire on me because that feeling was no "treat" to endure.

I thought for sure I'd have bathroom problems this morning, but I didn't.

I learned a LOT with this lesson, believe me.

BearCountryGG on 09/23/2018:
Sugar is addictive...when you get away from it for awhile....it can be a problem when you add it back in again....probably a good reason to avoid it......

happy-1 on 10/01/2018:
OMG... Finally you tossed something bad for you and your family. So proud of you.

Donkey - Saturday Sep 22, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 126.5

I FINALLY DID IT:  reached the 60 pound weight-loss mark!  Even if it was just for a day, an hour, a minute -- a "snapshot in time" - I did it!  I really think that what did it was having a few meals that were meatless, i.e. vegetables.  Fats are OK:  salad dressing, cheese (as a condiment), butter.

I'm still undecided on what changes to make to my exercise routine for autumn/October.  I had considered doing a Fall routine/challenge for myself, but missed Day 1.  I know it's not too late to get started -- ANY DAY can be Day 1 -- but I have nothing in mind.

As I commented in a few entries this morning, cooler weather has settled in.  Mentally, I need to make the switch to my cooler weather wardrobe, which means wearing clothes that actually fit me properly, rather than loose-fitting bottoms.

In addition to the never-ending laundry, I will go to the library today.  I just finished the book I was reading last night.  I was thinking, "Well, what will I read next?" but checked into my email this morning and saw that the library has my next "hold" book in, so I will go pick that up and get started.  

I just realized that although I'm contemplating changes in my routine - maybe my menus, too, to incorporate more vegetable-centered meals - the biggest challenge ahead for me is going to be  mostly mental:  motivation, determination, follow-through, etc.

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only -10 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/22/2018:
Congrats on hitting the mark....such an accomplishment!!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2018:
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! congrats on hitting the 60 mark!!!!!!!!! what an awesome accomplishment!

i love your other thoughts regarding goals! 100% on the same path as you and supporting you.

It can take time to make changes and think what they need to be?

Like my home workout, it's def starting to take speed now. I did it once on Friday night even being home late and starting ultra late, i was able to be here and home when i was done...it was so much simpler than going out to work out.

I may be working out at home all this week until Monday, actually. Just because it's so convenient and makes it easier to fit cardio in, which i'm doing...it's staying at the same level, so like you, i will have to keep working on it!

graindart on 09/23/2018:
Congratulations on the 60 pound mark!

Donkey - Friday Sep 21, 2018
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 127.5

I did not sleep well last night. The wind woke me up, and I kept thinking that I heard Mr. Donkey walking around downstairs with his cane... but he was already in bed.

Did well - I think - with eating out at lunch with the boss and the realtor, but oh my word, it definitely cut into my activity and step-count (Fitbit).

Grateful that it's Friday and I will have the weekend to relax and recharge.

Progress as of today: 59 lbs lost so far, only -9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 09/21/2018:
My fitbit watch stopped working on me about three weeks ago, and I haven't replaced it yet. At first, I went crazy wondering how many steps i'd gotten in that day, but i'm over it now. And I probably don't walk as much as I did when I had the fitbit. They are pretty great things.

I read your post from Thursday; sounds like you are going through some things with hubby lately, sorry to hear. It's unfortunate when your partner doesn't want the same things you do - I sure hope he can find it in himself to support you as you support him with whatever choices he makes in life. Maybe you guys can find a way to make the love life feel a little better, you never know what kinds of great ideas might come from a good talk, letting each other know what you're looking for.

Have a fantastic Friday, Donkey. It's your time.

BearCountryGG on 09/21/2018:
I'm glad for you that it's Friday......enjoy your weekend and you can sleep in hopefully.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2018:
seems we are all having trouble sleeping but mine i think is particularly due to caffeine...

i feel you on being out longer than you want to regarding work...today i chose a stupid choice. my coworkers wanted to play a trick on another coworker all in good fun. they were seriously there 40 min late and i stayed around watching just to see the creative ideas my coworker was doing with simple art...i did it because it was interesting to watch....but i left 40 min late. i didn't learn much, but i cannot say i didn't learn anything...it's just difficult to do my own thing after...but worked quite well because Ricky picked me up from the train (i didn't need the bus), we stopped at convenience store for simple snack and caffeine, i drink some on way home and the rest at home, and he stayed over during most of my workout! success!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2018:
yes, and i worked out so late tonight that i'm contemplating not working out sunday and using it to rest just like you are doing this weekend...(since saturday is too busy)...and maybe i'll stick to home workouts all of next week after work! it does work out so welL!

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