The long and winding road to fitness, day 153

Indiana Hoosiers men's soccer

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I almost wimped out on blogging tonight.  I’m plumb tuckered out (as my grandma used to say)….worked 11 1/2 hours today…going in at 4:30 tomorrow morning.    But I was checking out Facebook and noticed that IU was playing tonight, so turned on the game and figured I might as well write during half time.  Go Hoosiers!!

Today was not a good eating day at all.  Oj and vitamins for breakfast at home, heated up a Lean Pocket a few hours later at work.  Lunch was a burger and fries (I know, I know…I could have just gone with the burger…that wouldn’t have been too bad) from Steak and Shake….I had a couple of small sugar cookies at work and 3 cashews, dinner was a roast beef sandwich on grilled french bread…as you can see, not a lot of veggies today…oh wait…I meant to say no veggies today.  Sheesh…what’s up with that?

Exercise?  Some range of motion exercises for my extremely sore shoulder then a ton of ladder climbing and walking around at work.  I’m exhausted.  Am seriously planning to go to bed very, very soon.  I think the Hoosiers can win without me…

The long and winding road to fitness, day 131

Tuesday

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Whew…thank goodness this day is over.  I only worked twelve hours today…still didn’t get everything done that I wanted to get done.  But someone once said that tomorrow’s another day and I guess they were right.  Another early, 5 am, day.  But I have Tuesday off work, so that’s going to keep me going tomorrow.

I did do strength training and range of motion exercises this morning and walked for 35 minutes.  But I’m feeling the pain tonight.  I did a lot of lifting at work today and my poor shoulder is telling me about it.

My eating wasn’t filled with the highest quality nutrition, but I did come in under my goal as far as calories are concerned, so that’s something.

My eyes are just about to close and who knows what kind of writing that might lead to.  So I’m going to wish everyone sweet dreams and I’ll talk to you in the near future.

The long and winding road to fitness, day 128

Christmas decoration at a shopping mall in Brazil

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Wow!!  What a wild day.  Nasty weather, temps dropping, rain and mist all day, windy…brr…definitely not a good hair day…ha!!  And believe me, I sprayed on extra hair spray this morning before I left the house…all to no avail…when you’re outside in this stuff unloading a truck (really, there has to be a better way to do these trucks, if only I could get those bigwigs to listen to me)  there’s no point in worrying about how your hair looks.  And now there’s a frost advisory for tonight…there go my little volunteer grape tomatoes…

Oh my gosh, I just read a blog about one of the healthiest sounding chili recipes…Nikkianne posted this blog and I’m determined to make this recipe for chili…just the way she made it.  I’ve been wanting to make a pot of chili for a while and keep putting it off.  No more…this will be the one.

http://nikkianne.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/cocoa-corn-chili/

My eating was pretty good today.  I was tempted to go out to eat lunch even tho I’d brought my healthy lunch from home.  I think, more than anything, I just wanted to get out of the building and away from people for a while.  But I went back to the break room and nuked my lunch and was satisfied.  Ended the day with five fruits and veggies, so that’s decent.

Other than working the truck and doing some range of motion exercises for my shoulder, I didn’t do any exercise.  Of course, working that truck is constant motion for over eight hours.  And I’ll be right back at it at five tomorrow morning…trying to get some extra work done…ho ho ho, I love Christmas so much!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I don’t have to buy a lot, but I have already purchased a few things.  Should probably get with that so I’m not doing it any closer to Christmas, you know, going into stores and stuff…I shudder at the thought!

 

The long and winding road to fitness, day 126

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Today was a pretty good day.  I had a lot of work to keep me busy (now that’s funny, when don’t I have a lot of work to keep my busy?) and was able to accomplish a few things on my list…you know, that list that just keeps growing and growing.  As soon as I cross one task off, I end up adding three more.  But we’ll get there, yes we will…

I ended the day with five servings of fruits and veggies, so at least I hit my minimum goal for the day.  I also did core exercises and walked for 20 minutes before work…and then, at work, oh my…up and down that ladder a million times…okay, maybe not quite a million, but quite a few trips up and down the ladder.  It’s kind of sad really, that I’m so short I have to climb at least two steps on the ladder to do things that most people can do from the floor.  It’s not fair, I tell ya!  But really, who told me life would be fair, certainly not my mom.  How about yours?  Did your mom kind of sugarcoat everything or was she more of a realist?

The long and winding road to fitness, day 125

One hundred twenty-five days…and still standing.  Who would have thought that would happen?  And my 125th day was a pretty good day…ended up eating 8 fruits and veggies for the day, so that’s a vast improvement.  I stopped to pick up lunch for my boss and thought about getting something for myself…then realized I’d brought a good healthy home cooked meal for my lunch, no need to buy fast food when I had good food sitting in the fridge just waiting to be warmed up in the microwave.  That’s a step in the right direction.  And I’ve already got tomorrow’s lunch and snacks prepared and ready to go.

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Exercise?  Well, I did walk for 20 minutes and did range of motion exercises for that crazy shoulder of mine.  And we did have a truck that it took us about 3 hours to unload and stage, so a lot of walking and lifting involved in that.  So not a bad day for exercise, not the best I’ve had, but not bad.
 
I was kind of not in a good mood when I first got to work.  I guess I get a little discouraged when I see how much work there is to do and start wondering how in the world we’re ever going to be able to get it all done.  I just have to keep reminding myself that it’s just that time of year when it seems overwhelming, but that we’ll get through it…somehow…
 
Halloween..it’s coming…what in the world am I going to do for a costume for work?  And why do I always wait until a few days before Halloween to think about it?  Any quick and easy suggestions?
 
 
 
 

The long and winding road to fitness, day 119

Cards.

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A nice rainy day today.  I thought I’d go out and run a few errands, but when I got out there, I just wasn’t in the mood.  So I ended up stopping to get gas then ran into CVS for a couple of things (bought 2 Dawn dish soaps and 1 Natural Instincts, spent not quite $3…had some good coupons and some ECBs to use, not bad).  Then I just came home and enjoyed the rainy afternoon, sat upstairs reading for a couple of hours.  Isn’t that just the best, sitting listening to the rain drumming on the roof, knowing you don’t have to get out in  it?

I did design and order my Christmas cards today.  I’ve never been much of a scrapbooker, but this site just might change my mind…

http://www.michaels.com/on/demandware.static/Sites-Michaels-Site/Sites-Michaels-Library/default/go/midesign/midesign-at-michaels.htm

I designed a Halloween card and then downloaded it to use as my desktop wallpaper…too cute….

I ate a little  better today.  At least I ate several servings of fruits and veggies.  Still had too many calories, but at least the fruit and veggie count was higher than it’s been for the past couple of days.  My only exercise was walking for 20 minutes and doing some range of motion exercises.  I’ve kind of gotten out of the morning exercise habit.  I’ve been going in to work so early that I can’t seem to get enough sleep if I exercise in the morning.  Of course, I had today off, so I can’t really use that as an excuse, can I?

Did I make that chili I talked about yesterday?  Uh…no, no I did not.  Why?  Mmm…because it was a rainy, lazy day?    I did eat soup for dinner though…vegetable chicken noodle…pretty tasty.  Maybe the chili will be on the agenda (and the stove top) this weekend.

You’ve seen the pictures of Spooky wearing her little Halloween costume, well, this shows how she really felt about the whole situation.

The long and winding road to fitness, day 117

Oh my goodness, was I ever glad to get out of that mad house this evening…crazy place!  It felt so good to walk through my front door and be greeted by that  silly little Spooky girl…

Now, before you go nuts thinking I left that poor sweet little kitty wearing a dress all day while I was at work, this picture was taken a while back.  No clothes on the cat today (that I know about…who knows what she gets up to while I’m gone).

Eating today?  Ooh…not so good…did a lot of eating in response to stress today…did I mention how stressful this day was?  I know eating isn’t the best way to handle that stress, but it’s what I did today.   I ended up with only 2 fruits and veggies for the day.   Tomorrow will be better…

I did do core exercises and range of motion exercises this morning before I left the house.  And I did walk for 20 minutes..so at least there was some exercise involved.

Right now a long soak in a hot tub sounds like just about the best thing in the world…and I’m going to be doing that in just a few minutes.  And then…ahh…sleep…I hope.  I woke up last night at 2 am and was awake for about an hour.  I don’t like it when that happens.  It makes it even more difficult to get up when that alarm starts blaring.  I hate my alarm…but I don’t hit the snooze button, isn’t that weird?  When that alarm goes off, I pull myself out of that cozy bed regardless of how much or how little sleep I managed to get.

How about you?  Are a snooze button pusher?

 

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