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 168


What a dreary, rain-soaked, nasty day this was.  But people still have to shop and that’s just what they were doing.  I thought about doing some shopping after work, but felt so sick that I decided to just go straight home and climb into bed and pull the covers up to my head.  I slept for quite a while which is probably a good thing as far as battling this cold goes.  But when I woke up, I looked at the clock and saw 6:03…thought I’d forgotten to set the alarm and overslept. Then I realized I didn’t have to work on Tuesday.  Then it finally occurred to me that this was today, not tomorrow…don’t you hate that fuzzy thinking when you wake up from a long nap?  Or it could have been the DayQuil messing with my head.  Or maybe the onset of dementia…yikes!

Anyhow, pretty good day of eating…or drinking…drank some V8 Fusion, some oj, some more V8 Fusion.  Early in the day, I was planning to go over to Subway for lunch.  When the time came, I just couldn’t force myself out in the rain once again.  So I dug into my stash of frozen dinners.  I’m kind of getting tired of them though.  After a while, they all start to taste the same.  I think I’m going to have to come up with something different to bring to work for the next week.  Maybe a simple sandwich and salad. (Hmm…I could even bring lunch for Chris too.  He told me he didn’t eat a meal at all yesterday, just snacks…good way to get sick.  Oh wait, he’s already sick.)  I’ve got some cheesecake pudding mix that might go well with frozen blueberries…Anybody got any other suggestions?  I don’t want to have to spend time on my day off cooking.  Heck, I’ve got to get out and do a little Christmas shopping (Nooooooooo……..).

Exercise?  Mmm…just the usual running around at work, did quite a bit of ladder climbing early in the morning…that has to count for something.  I’m so ready to get back to a regular workout routine.  I’m thinking about taking off the first week of January, well, most of it…after I work the New Years Day weekend (my regular weekend to work) and that Monday…then take off  Tuesday through Sunday…that would be the perfect time to get right back into the daily exercise habit.  It’s hard to believe that this is something I’m looking forward to.  I guess, after being in good shape, and allowing myself to slip back into some bad habits and gain a lot of weight, I remember how good I felt when I was exercising daily and eating right…and I want that feeling back!  Great gift to give to myself…well, that and that Kindle that I’m coveting…

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 43

I felt much more rested today and was able to get a lot more done over the course of the day.  I went out a little after 6 am for a walk…it was still terribly hot and humid, came home just a bit sweaty.  But it was much nicer at 6 am than it was this afternoon.  Whew…I hate to say this, but I’m ready for fall.  Fall has always been my favorite time of the year in Indiana and I’m sure this year will be no different.  I like those crisp mornings and the vivid blue skies, the humidity drops to a much more humane level, and you can sleep with the windows open.  It’ll be here before we know it.

I walked for 30 minutes today and worked in the garden for another 30 minutes.  That was the total of my exercise for the day.  I’ve skipped strength training for a few days, time to get back with it.  My eating was really good.  I’ve had a little less than 1500 calories for the day.  I got a lot of cooking in for food to take to work (tomorrow’s lunch is grilled veggies on whole wheat focaccia…which I made myself).  I also canned some pickles and peppers…the kind of canning where you store the jars in the fridge rather than in the pantry.  I put both of those on my veggie sandwiches…yum…better than Subway.

My next day off I’m going to have to do something with zucchini.  I think I’ll make some zucchini bread (a healthier recipe) and then just shred the rest and put it in the freezer for later.  I’ve only got one zucchini plant, but one is more than enough this year.  Maybe I’ll whip up that zucchini crust pizza I mentioned the other day.   We’ll see…

So, did you do any cooking this weekend?  What are your plans for the week?