Working on being healthy in body , mind , spirit..135 lbs lost, then Maintained for a few years, and lately some regained. Working on it -in and out of Pjs
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Go Go, Gone
Busy week at work. Long hard days with cramped hands and neck--computer work. So tired I took a nap at lunch yesterday and actually slept for 20 minutes. Some great and healthy meals and some just average this week. A couple of lapses in to eating out . One emotional snacky binge afternoon. I know clearly why it happened, I managed to get a grip on it and work through it and stop. I have to remind myself that it isn't the end of the world and it doesn't mean I'm a hopeless and total failure. One small glitch.
And other things. A Go Go's outdoor concert under a magical moon. As in the 1980's Go Go's. Something weird about 50+ to 60+ aged women wearing mini skirts, pigtails, and leather outfits. From where we sat, they could have been teenagers. Probably not so much on the front few rows. But, omigosh, they can rock and the music was awesome....their "non hits" are so much better than the pop hits. A little bit of tension on stage between the ladies--hard to imagine it's been 30+ years.
I, on the other hand, at 48 have been having knee / joint problems and after what little bit of dancing I HAD to do and climbing stairs to the parking lot, I could barely walk by the time we got home. Extra aleive, ice packs, and aspercreme and soaks in epsom salts. My knees gave out about halfway through Zumba Friday too. I'm going to baby them and wait to call the ortho doc as a last resort. I have to remind myself it's not the " the end of the world and it doesn't mean I'm hopeless and a total failure. One small glitch." Kinda hard to burn calories when you can barely walk.
So in other words trying not to get too bogged down in the failures and not worry that I'll never Zumba again. Plenty of good getting done most of the time. The Go Go's kinda inspired me, though they rendered me immobile for short time.
The dogs get flea baths and nails done on thursday. I'm just a wee bit closer to the blessed weekend. I think the movie The HELP starts this weekend. I come from a part of Alabama that is probably identical to the setting for this movie, so I'll probably see it. I've held out on reading the book until after I see the movie. I always have less disappointment that way.
I'm a Geek for many things: Food, Pajamas, Coffee, Chocolate, Movies, Books, getting and being fit and healthy, 80's music, and the list goes on and on .....A nurse, a diabetic, I've lost over 130 lbs and have more to go . And I actually enjoy working out.
I chose the names of Ms. PJ Geek and PJ and Pounds because I have happy memories of childhood, coming in dirty and sweaty from playing in the yard. Then taking a bath, putting on a fresh nightgown and feeling all new again . I felt like a princess. Fresh renewal. .........
All names and situations will be changed to protect the innocent and the guilty, and so I can keep my job. While I am a nurse, I do not intend this to be a blog with specific directions or guidelines for healthcare. And.....though I have a college degree, that was a long time ago ya'll, and I don't remember proper punctuation or grammar.