06 April 2012

Long week


It has been. I am just extremely thankful that it was only 4 days long. I am in need of a 3 day weekend.

This afternoon we were having a conversation about smoking in the faculty room. Turns out there is one teacher that smokes. I found that so amazing that I still can't get over it. I know so few people who still smoke now, it's a real shocker when I meet someone who does. We were talking about how to quit. Seems almost everyone in the room had smoked at one time, but we all quit a long time ago. We discussed all the various ways to stop smoking. One person just went cold turkey. She just decided one day that she was done smoking and quit. I thought that was awesome. When I quit smoking it took a long time and a number of tries. I tried everything; the patch, gum, pills, etc. What finally worked for me was hypnosis. Really, hypnosis. I went in for an hour session and I walked out and never smoked again. I still get cravings from time to time, and I haven't smoked in 20 years, but I have never given in.

The interesting thing about this entire conversation was that the smoker is the one who constantly talks about her health and what she eats and working out, etc....I find it interesting that the one most worried about her health is the smoker. Maybe her health would not be such a concern if she quit smoking...Hmmm.....

01 April 2012

Stocked up and ready to rumble


This is what my counter looks like now. I just went shopping and totally stocked up on things that I know are good for me. I bought lots of fruits and veggies, hummus, Kashi frozen meals, etc. I am sick and tired of feeling the way I'm feeling and eating the way I'm eating, so it's going to stop. Since I started riding my bike I've been buying lunch at the cafeteria at school. No more. While at NSTA I purchased a nice little lunch bag that will fit nicely in my backpack. Then when I get to school I can throw it in the fridge. I bought apples, bananas, grapes and clementines. This way I can have a fruit with every meal. I had that as a rule for a while and it worked out well, so back to it. I'm excited. Ready to start back on track and start feeling like myself again.

I was just listening to my neighbor carry on about someone who was on TV that weighs like 450lbs. This from a man who probably weighs 400 lbs, can not do much physically at all, he has trouble walking to his truck. He's probably going to end up in one of those assisted living homes. With any luck he'll end up in a Texas assisted living home, that would be awesome.

Okay, enough nonsense. I'm busy prepping for tomorrow...

One Day


It appears that I never really adjusted to midwest time. I came home last night, went to bed around the time I always do and woke up this morning bright and early. Granted I'm not the most energetic today but I think I'll be fine. I have a lot to do today to "recover" from my trip. I have all the normal unpacking, laundry, putting things away, etc. But one thing that is really, really important is to get back on track nutritionally. I have been grabbing food that's available when it's available which has meant hot dogs for breakfast at 11 in the morning or a soft pretzel for lunch at 3:30 in the afternoon. I have also not been drinking water, or at least not enough of it. So for today, I am back to my one day mantra. For one day I will eat right and drink my water. For one day I will focus on my health and not succumb to the junk that is so very tempting when I'm weak like this. For one day I will follow the straight and narrow.

I am very, very glad to be home though. I got up at 11:30 Friday night - Hawaii time - and got home at 8:30 Saturday night. Most of that time was spent on planes, though there was some down time in airports. I am so very, very happy to be out of that cold midwest weather. I took along some sweatshirts and a jacket but it really wasn't enough. And my jackets like those cool Joe Rocket Jackets, it was just a boring old jacket.

Anyway, lots to do but most importantly, time to get back on track.

Ramblings

Don't really have a whole lot to write about today, so it will probably be a bunch of unconnected ramblings. Tomorrow is my birthday. ...