I did have to work late last night (10:30 p.m.). But, I was working on my budget yesterday and I have certain goals I am working toward by the end of August, when I move. Last week set me back a little, so I am going to try not to resent the OT. I don’t usually resent it, but did a little last week when I was going through all the stuff with my daughter. I knew this was a part of my job when I took the position. (So did management; I don’t know why they complain about it so much.) Anyway, I have some cash put away – part of it is birthday money my boss gave me and the rest is cash he gives me here and there when I work extra late or do personal business for him. I have more than enough to buy the Electra Cruiser I was wanting and I don’t really want to have to spend it on moving expenses or anything.
For dinner last night, I had a grilled chicken salad from Subway. I have been thinking lately how many carbs are in the Subway sandwiches (especially when I have baked chips or something to go with it), so am trying to do other things to offset that. The salad, along with grapes, was dinner. I used my Newman’s Own dressing on it and added a half of an avocado to it. God did good when He made avocado, didn’t He? I love them! That was it for the day, so I had a very good day.
So far, so good today. I got up and did a workout on my recumbent bike. I did a 20 minute hills program and then 10 extra minutes. Those “hills” programs are really not accurate. Even though it looks like a hill on the graphic, if you were really doing hills, once you reach that top resistance, to be going down a hill, you would really have little to no resistance. Instead, it just lessens the resistance little by little. So, really, it is harder than a true hill. But that is okay. Hopefully it is getting me ready to ride outside when I get a bike.
Unfortunately, I have flared back up a little and am not walking as “pain-free” as I was for a few days. I guess it was caused from sitting around the hospital room too much and sleeping on the recliner and/or hospital couch. And my neck and arm are still sore. My neck feels kind of “pinch-y.” Hopefully it is a temporary thing and not the kind of thing that led to my having a double cervical fusion. I need to get my muscle relaxant refill picked up – I am out. I am trying to do some stretching to work some of this soreness out. The loft community I am moving to has yoga classes you can go to. I am looking forward to this and hoping some of the stretching in yoga will help with my pain issues.
I did not get sick (thank the Lord). I think my congestion was allergy related and then I was just really tired (I can’t imagine why). I still am tired, but don’t feel like I am getting sick, anyway. (I may have aches and pains, but I rarely ever get sick.)
I am a little anxious to see my official weigh-in number tomorrow. I am hoping I will squeak by with a small loss, but could also show a small gain. Essentially, I maintained over the last couple of weeks. I’ll take it, considering what all was going on.
For lunch I made my own “Subway” sandwich (which comes out less calories because I use the sandwich thins for bread instead of a sub roll. I brought some celery sticks and peanut butter for a snack. I didn’t have time to spread the peanut butter on the celery before I left for work, so brought the whole jar. I have to be really careful with peanut butter. I like it too much and can get carried away on it. But I plan for just thin spreads on each celery stick. Protein, right?
One victory – last night when I got home, Bethany had made red velvet cupcakes. She was taking them to work, but she left three out for us. After my day Wednesday, I didn’t want to go there and I passed it up with no problem.
Stephanie said she is having more digestive issues today than she is comfortable with (she is afraid of being in that much pain again). I suggested maybe she was eating too much (in type and quantity) too fast. She said maybe so and left a message with her doctor to call. We certainly don’t want to go there again!
My girls were fussing this morning (they are 25 and 22). Nothing puts me in a worse mood, especially first thing in the morning. I am a very cheerful, don’t-sweat-the-small-stuff person. We just went through a life threatening illness with my daughter last week and for them to be fighting because one of them wore the other’s jeans just doesn’t set well with me. I see both sides. They will be moving out on their own in a couple of months and hopefully I will be spared these petty squabbles after that.
Lots of talk about dogs on the blogs today. I had to post a picture of our three. I think they were having a revival or something. Lol.
|Marley, Tucker and Caspian|
Have a great weekend everyone! Planning on getting my four workouts this weekend.