Thumbs missing: Blogger’s block. I haven’t had much to say lately. Well, maybe that’s not exactly right: I think of stuff to say but then can’t think of how to say it. But maybe this is a thumbs up because for the most part, I just haven’t felt a “need” to spend as much time in the blog world. Okay… maybe that’s what I’ll write about!
Thumbs up: Blog recognition. I’m much belated in saying how tickled I was to be included in Cranky Fitness’s list of Best Weight Loss Blogs for 2012. Super thumbs up “thank you” to those who voted for me. I had no idea this was even going on!
Thumbs up: Work. Still going well. Thumbs down that I get nervous still with the “register.” It’s not at all intuitive IMO and we have to manually make price adjustments for our frequent promotions. And there are so many exceptions or unusual situations to learn. I know I’ll eventually learn it all. Thumbs up that I am at least now ringing my own sales. And making sales! Thumbs down though that I still have self-doubt creep in regarding so many aspects of the job. I need to get over that.
Thumbs down: Work. So… my biggest complaint about work has to do with scheduling. Not knowing when I’ll be working, having to ask for dates off for things like my many trips lately and a variety of appointments. Thumbs down that it has made life rather more complicated. Thumbs down that I cancelled my blogger meet up in April:( Thumbs up that my boss does allow us to take time when we need it. Phew. Otherwise this just wouldn’t work for me. (No pun intended.)
Thumbs up: Zucchini pizza. LOVE!!! Thanks to Caron for introducing me to this delectable meal. You can find the recipe I use here; my only change is to cut it into round slices, not horizontal ones. My mom’s been loving it too:) I had this for lunch every single day last week. And I don’t even like zucchini!!!!
Thumbs down: Heartburn. It started one afternoon and continued for several days. Not horrible, but consistent. Worse when actually swallowing food or liquids. It was very reminiscent of what I experienced when I started on an aspirin regime several years ago. So I talked to my pharmacist (who happens to also be my friend) and switched one medicine from before bed to mornings with food and, voila, no more heartburn. Or the burps that were accompanying it. Thumbs down that I really struggle to remember to take it in the mornings, since all my other meds are at night.
Thumbs down: Brain fart. I went to my twice-weekly workout with my mom and trainer an hour early. Twice. Now in my own defense, we workout at different times on different days. But still.
Thumbs up: My calf. Maybe? I’m being optimistic but I think it is finally noticeably improved! I’ve stopped wearing the calf support. When I get back from my upcoming road trip, I hope to finally gradually start back with cardio.
Thumbs up: Being a mom. One son is home from college, although I don’t see him much. But I’ve gotten some fantastic hugs. The other son graduates this coming Saturday and I know there will be all sorts of hugging going on then:) I believe that my greatest accomplishment in life is my boys. And being a mom.
Thumbs up: Eating. I’m considering myself maintaining. Mostly easily. Mostly. I’ve even done well lately with eating out and special events.
Thumbs down: Eating. So… this past week I had my first binge in months. I’m not sure what set me off, but I know exactly the first thing I ate that was not what I’d typically eat. And it was followed by a slew of “off plan” food that is in the house right now, thanks to my nest no longer being empty. Can you say “bread?!” It was ugly. I had a stomach ache. It never ceases to amaze me that when I eat crap I feel like crap, physically and mentally. Okay, confession and bingeing are both over. Back on plan.
Thumbs pending: Road trip. We leave Thursday and return the following Monday or Tuesday. So you won’t see me around much in the coming week. I’m not the least bit worried about my eating this time, even though eating well on the road will be complicated with the addition of my boys (and their snacks and needing to stop with them for meals when otherwise I’d just pack them) in the car. And another road trip is planned for early June when my son officially moves east.