Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blogging Helps

I took a minute to reconnect with my blog acquaintances, and it looks I am not the only one going through winter AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dark/ice/school delays/anxiety/terrible scale numbers/work/committments = yuck.

But I see I'm not the only one, so obscurely, and probably uncharitably, I feel a little bit better.

This morning my geste in the face of chaos was Eziekiel toast with butter and 2 eggs. I made tea. I haven't consumed any diet soda yet, though I feel it coming on. Last workout was Jazzed Pilates on Monday with my daughter (yay!)

I need to relax and imagine that I have time, and maybe it will magically become true :) And I need to take one minute to remember the following:

my husband
my kids
safe warm house
gainful employment
good health
my sweet father even if he is 2,000 miles away
car that works
nice bloggers who help me even when they don't realize it
friends near and far
naturally curly hair
new progressive lenses that don't make me all that sick

Today's task is to enjoy things as much as I can, relax, and find something for dinner that is warm and pleasing and not too blatantly carbolicious. Suggestions welcome :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Yikes, Third Iteration

Time for a terse bullet-style post.

*It's January WHAT? Found out my car inspection is 6, yes, 6 months out of date. Hopefully none of my readers are local police.

*Slip-SLIIIIDIN' away, Paul Simon style. Though I am not losing my hair. I believe he has a very nice rug these days anyway, and to his credit, he was never fat.

*I think Diet Pepsi is currently a big problem, as is slipping chocolate multiple times a day.

*I have been loving certain things not being a problem, such as achy bones, a wary attitude towards movement, shopping in the Big Girl store, and phobias about cameras, scales and fasting bloodwork. Not to mention certain other current non-problems which might become problematic again if care is not taken. I know what I mean by this++. Nuff said.

*Zumba yesterday-- yes, I was as graceful as a box of rocks, but I did it. Weights today-- 36 lunges total as I don't want to be crippled.

*Working on the basics of the plan, which is eating 4/5 times a day (without slipping chocolate chips an additional two or three times), exercising every day that is not a 10 hour workday (I have those now) in some way or other.

*Making iced tea. Drinking water daily. This I can do.

*Will report back.

*How are YOU?

++Just say, hypothetically, all children safely disposed of, putting your bare legs in your husband's lap, having him mutter something mildly positive and then lean forward and become riveted to the movie. If this hypothetically ever WERE an issue, it is decidedly a NON-ISSUE now, but it would be pretty unpleasant to have it recur, wouldn't it? Hypothetically.