27 September 2008

Doing the happy dance....

My laptop has been shipped!!!! I'm very excited and can't wait for it to get here!!!!!

26 September 2008

It really is the little things.

I've done a complete 180 with my life recently, and I love it. I felt trapped on this island and in my job, so now I'm changing it all. New place to live, new career. Woo Hoo!!!! In the process I noticed some things.

I had fallen into a real rut with the way I dressed. For work I wore shorts and t-shirts because I didn't want my nice clothes to get ruined. When I wasn't working I generally hung out in workout clothes. After a while I noticed that almost all my clothes were workout clothes or shorts and t-shirts. I hardly ever dressed up and really dreaded going out anywhere. It was not good.

What I didn't realize was how something so innocuous as clothes could profoundly effect your life. It was during this time that I felt fat and lazy and out of shape. I overate way too often and working out was a struggle. I didn't think it was any harder then normal but you never notice that when your in the throes of it.

So then a month or so ago things started to change. I was going to be going to school, as a student and a teacher :) I needed to be able to look the part. So I went shopping. I got some great clothes that fit me well and I really like. Since I've started wearing them things have really changed. I feel a whole lot better about myself. I eat better without really thinking about it. I can actually turn food away - that's a shocker. Working out is much easier even though getting up is still hard. I feel good about myself and I want to do good things for myself.

It's not so shocking that this happened. What is shocking is how slowly and quietly I got into that position. It's really kind of amazing when you think about it. People who don't have a weight problem wonder how someone can let themselves go to the point where they weigh 400 lbs. What they don't understand is how it can sneak up on you and you don't even know it. That's what is such a shocker. I had no idea what a rut I had gotten myself into. Anyway, I'm out and it feels good.

Now, maybe it's time to look into European cruises for once my fabulous life kicks in and all is right with the world.

24 September 2008

Can't keep up with anything.

I was just looking through my email and I have a ton of things to catch up on. I have invites and requests and offers, it's insane. I will have to sit down and take care of them and I will do it by this weekend. I have to set a schedule for everything or nothing gets done lately.

One good thing about all this insanity lately is that I'm losing weight. My clothes are getting looser, and honestly it pisses me off since I just went shopping :( But it doesn't look like I'll be needing any diet pills for a while. That's a good thing.

Well, I have books to read, emails to send, and TV shows to watch :)

When you're tired....

the days pass quickly. Seriously, I have never been this tired for such a sustained period of time. I'm getting sleep it's just that there is so much to do. I'm cramming a lot of stuff into the hours I'm awake. I go to bed at night and fall almost immediately asleep. I wake fairly easily but I just don't want to get up because there's too much to do :) Ahhh, the circle of life............

Anyhoo, I've been getting as many workouts in as possible and that's a good thing. This morning it wasn't in the cards but that's okay. I've made some wonderful discoveries and someday I'll sit down and write all about them. But right now I have to get in the shower and get off to work. At some point in the next week or so I have to get some auto insurance quotes. I've been carrying the same coverage for 8 years and I don't know if it's right or wrong. I also don't know why I just thought of that. Have to write it on my list of things to do...

22 September 2008

So, where was I??

Right, I was trying to sleep. My sleep has been weird lately and I'm not sure what to do about it. When I sleep good, I wake up every morning around 3am. I'm wide awake at this time but determined not to get up. I generally toss and turn for a while then drift off again. The problem is that sleep is deep and I have a hard time getting up with it's time. I'm thinking I just need to get up when I wake up. That's kind of early though. Then last night I could not go to sleep. I think I was having hot flashes. I could not get comfortable and I tossed and turned for a couple of hours.

I really hate when my sleep is messed up. I don't mind if I get a little less sleep, but having it disrupted in the middle is insane. It drives me crazy, makes me tired, and makes me grumpy!!! UGH!!!!!

Anyway, I've been working out and going to school and reading and trying to sleep. It's been raining a lot here. Good thing we have patio furniture covers although here it's called lanai furniture.

Well, I'm sure there's some pressing project I need to work on.

21 September 2008

Easy like Sunday morning

Okay, I saw that post title on no less then 4 blogs, I decided I had to join the party.

I ended up going to WW yesterday (weigh in was not good, but it also wasn't real) and then coming home and working out. I did my strength training and apparently used more weight because this morning my back, chest, and arms are a little sore. It's good sore, not the I can't lift my hand to my mouth sore. I'll live.

Yesterday ended up being a very easy day. After working out, showering, getting the laundry going, and eating lunch, I took a nap. Then I did some school work, played with Sammy and generally goofed around. It was nice to have no pressure, no running around, no craziness. I like it. Today we are meeting some friends for breakfast then it's home to clean house and finish school work. Fun times I tell you.

I got an email to try a new weight loss product that I'm debating. I generally don't go for things like that, I know eat less, move more really works it's just hard :) But I'm thinking about giving it a try. It's not a fat burner like Anoretix, but it's supposed to help you eat less. Hmmm.....maybe I'll give it a try.

I think I'll go hop on the elliptical for a while before breakfast. That should be fun.

Social media holiday

I've decided to take a break from social media. I spend far, far too much time just scrolling through Facebook. Yes, I get a lot of in...