The long and winding road to fitness, day 172

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Woke up feeling lousy.  I wanted to stay in bed, call in sick.  But I didn’t do it.  I forced myself to climb out of bed and go to work.  I had some DayQuil gel tabs at work and took a couple of those.  It did help for several hours. 

I just took some NyQuil gel tabs (the liquid makes me sick), so I’m hoping I’ll get a few hours of sleep tonight before that alarm clock starts blaring at 2 am…yes, you heard right…I said 2 am.  We’re going in at 3 tomorrow morning…seriously…who does that?  I guess we all know the answer to that one.  I just keep telling myself, two more weeks, two more weeks.  Actually, two weeks from right now I’ll be at my stepsister’s house celebrating a family Christmas.  Looking forward to that.  It’s been much too long since I’ve seen the kids.  It’ll be a good get together, I’m sure.

I ended up eating six servings of fruits and veggies today.  The sandwich was delish!   I haven’t made one for tomorrow and probably won’t as I’m beginning to feel the effects of the NyQuil.  I’m thinking it just may be time to say good night before I write something totally unintelligible (more so than usual).  I hope everyone has a great Friday night!

The long and winding road to fitness, day 170

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Ho ho ho…wouldn’t you know…I’m moving slow…ho ho ho!!  Moving slow tonight for sure.  I’m just so tired, didn’t sleep well last night…again…I don’t even know how many times I woke up last night.  What I wouldn’t give for a full, uninterrupted eight hours of sleep.  Now with a 5 am truck in the morning, I know I won’t be able to get that much sleep tonight.  But I am going to go to bed as early as possible.

I had a good day with my eating today.  Ended the day with five fruits and veggies.  I made my version of a Subway sandwich for lunch…delish!!

Exercise?  Well, I did do a few minutes of strength training before work this morning and then did a ton of walking around all day.  Another crazy busy day…all day…

And I’m not sure what the deal is with people feeling free to make what I perceive as insulting remarks over the past couple of days.  I had an older couple come through my line.  I asked them if they’d like to sign up to receive our ads and coupons via email.  The lady declined, saying she already gets too many emails that she has to delete.  I told her I end up deleting numerous emails every day without ever opening them.  The man asked if I was on the computer every day.  When I told him I was, he said he valued his time too much to waste time on the computer every day.  Well…okay…I told them that I write every day…he said he didn’t have the time for that.  The entire time, his wife was telling him to shut up…I guess she understood how it sounded.  You know, I think we all do things that other people might consider a waste of time.  We make the time to do what’s important to us.  But to say things like that?  Do people no longer feel any kind of obligation to at least try to be polite?

What about you?  Are you one of those people who mull things over before making a comment?  Or do you just say whatever you’re thinking?  And then how do you feel later about what you said or didn’t say?

The long and winding road to fitness, day 135

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Thank goodness I made it through this day at work.  Crazy, hectic, busy, late truck, lots to do, in a bad mood…yes, me.  I finally realized it was because it was going on noon, I’d been up since around 2 am (couldn’t sleep), and I hadn’t eaten anything.  That always affects my mood.  You’d think I’d be adult enough to realize that and do something to avoid it (oh, like eat breakfast?), but no…I’m trying to get a lot done…quickly…so I don’t want to stop and take the time to eat.  And because of that, my mood gets worse and worse.  Until I finally give in and eat something.  That reminds me, I need to leave a little early in the morning to buy a few things to keep in the freezer at work.  I had planned to go out to Subway for lunch today, just to get out of the store for a while.  But I changed my mind since it was pouring down rain…blah!  So I settled for the only thing I still had in the freezer, a breakfast Lean Pocket…Subway would have been better…

And, to make my already bad mood worse, I found out that our six-day work weeks actually start this coming week instead of the following week like I thought.  So I don’t get the weekend off, I get Saturday off, then have to work Sunday and every weekend until Christmas…yippee!!

Anyhow, did some range of motion exercises this morning and that’s all I did for exercise other than all of the walking and lifting I did at work.  I don’t feel too bad, other than being awfully sleepy.  Seems like my bed time is coming earlier and earlier…but what can I do?  Gotta get me some sleep, please let me sleep tonight…please…

My eating was pretty good, not enough fruits and veggies today, only three servings.  But I’m definitely going to buy produce for some salads for work.  Easy way to up the veggie intake.  But I was under on calories today, so that’s a plus. (Or maybe a minus, at least on the scale)

Do you realize that Thanksgiving is fast approaching?  I actually have to work on Thanksgiving…boo!!  What are you going to do?

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…

The long and winding road to fitness, day 40

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Forty days…you read that right!  Today wasn’t my best day, for sure…too much junk food, not enough healthy food…too much stress at work, working outside until noon, sweating my head off, ending up with a terrible headache.  But tomorrow will be better.  I’ve already prepared my lunch and snacks, so no excuses tomorrow about no time in the morning.  Plus, after tomorrow I have the weekend off..yea!!

I’m not going to write much tonight, but I do want to mention that today is my 50th day in a row of writing something….pretty cool!  My goal for tonight is to get to bed early and get at least 7 hours of sleep.  In order to do that, I have to step away from the computer and get ready for bed…so that’s what I’m going to do.

What kind of goals have you set for yourself?  Do you follow through or forget them after a few days?