The long and winding road to fitness, day 50

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Yes, you’re right.  I kind of skipped day 49.  I was just way too tired last night to write a blog post.  I knew I needed to get to bed as early as I could (and that wasn’t early enough) because I had to get up at 3:15 am to go in for our first day of inventory.   Now that day is over, thank goodness.  Just one more day of inventory to get through and then I’m on vacation for the rest of the week..yes!!

Well, my early morning kind of threw me off my routine.  I forgot to weigh in this morning (heck, it was all I could do just to get ready and get out the door in time to make it to work by 4:30), didn’t pack a lunch, didn’t work out before (or after) work, and didn’t get anywhere near enough sleep (can you say, “three hours”?  that’s how much sleep I had).  As far as total calories are concerned, I did okay.  But my food choices were pretty awful.  The only fruit/veggies I had all day were watermelon and oj.  We brought in donuts for everyone and I ended up eating two of them over the course of the day…boo!!  The funny thing is, donuts aren’t even really something I’m crazy about.  Oh well…

I did take a little nap when I got home.  And I’ve already packed my snacks and lunch for tomorrow.  So tomorrow should be a much better day.  I’m sure I won’t be doing any exercise simply because I’m going in early again.  After tomorrow we’ll be finished with inventory for another year, so there is something positive about the situation.

One good thing I managed to accomplish over the past week was only drinking one diet soda for the entire week.  Of course, my goal was to drink none, but to go from drinking at least one a day to only one for the entire week is a pretty good step in the right direction.  I’m  taking an iced coffee with me in the morning.  I’m thinking I’ll be needing that jolt of caffeine to make it through the day.  Ahh…but then there’s that little vacation to look forward to at the end of the day…

I was trying to be offended


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Really, I was.  That may sound strange, so let me explain.  I had finished my appointment with the eye doctor and was walking back through the local mall.  When I walked by one of the kiosks, the young lady there walked over to me and handed me a free sample of the product she was trying to sell.  Then she said, ” Oh, are those your nails?”  I told her they were (I’ve always had very strong, quick-growing nails), then she kind of pulled me over to the kiosk and said she wanted to show me something. (Like she doesn’t say that to everyone, right?)   She used this buffer to buff out the ridges in my nails (seriously, where did those things come from? I didn’t have ridges in my nails a couple of years ago.)  Then she used the same little doo dad to put some kind of shine on my nails.  They really did look nice.  Of course, she was wanting to sell me the entire set of products..and at $50 for the set, I wasn’t willing to do it.    She continued her sales pitch even after I told her I wasn’t going to buy the product.

She was so sweet and funny, that I couldn’t really get mad at her.  I tried…I really did.  I wanted to be offended that she wouldn’t take no for an answer.  But I just couldn’t take offense.  I told her that her sales persona was very effective, but that I just didn’t want to spend the money even though I liked the product.  She gave me a quick hug and thanked me for stopping by.  I’m not one who enjoys hugs from strangers, but even that didn’t offend me.  I think this girl has a very strong future in sales.

Okay, I know my hands aren’t anywhere near as pretty as the hands in the other picture, but my nails aren’t bad.  Hmm…think I’m going to have to use my hand lotion a little more faithfully.