Thank you Shad for coming up with a theme and getting us into a new month. Year flying by indeed! Zooooom. Time is running like mad but it still seems like forever to retirement. We never seem to get closer.
I will promise you a renewed committment to the weight loss efforts this month. The more I read, the more I am starting to believe that my "fuzzy eyes" are not so much from getting older, but perhaps an effect of the pre-diabetes which scares me to no end. So I'm going to try harder than I have in a long, long time to get some weight off. I did weigh in the first of August at less than the 1st of July - not by much but by enough to start the momentum downward.
Well Shad, after reading your last post I promise not to complain about the office conditions. No matter how bad we have it, it does not compare to being squished into cattle class on a crowded airplane for 8 hours.
I am sending you good vibes that you get a decent seat - or at least an aisle
That is specificially the reason DH does not want to go to Hawaii. (Where my boss is now btw - hope she is having a grand time as she REALLY deserves a vacation after what's turned out to be a very stressful year). And I hate to tell you but youknowwho is not about to change her ticker, you will just have to disable signatures I think
Annie - it sounds like you have a really fun weekend planned. I was watching Last Comic Standing and the last female comedienne did a bit on girls drinking and how after a few we get to thinking we are John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.
What we THINK we look like and what we actually DO
My response is this is why Cindy Lauper wrote "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" - get it where you can and have a great time. Chicken Pecan Salad is the best. There's a great one at Portillo's up in Chicago. I miss it dearly. Hope Mom feels better - those orthopedic surgery boots are all the rage right now. Too bad you can't decorate them like a cast. And finally - lots of caffeine on an empty stomach and 2 Excedrin will give you a cheap buzz. An uncomfortable one, but one no less.
I guess I have gone on a bit of a quarterly spending binge. Ordered 6 pairs of shoes online - they have free shipping and returns so is not a big deal. Had to rotate 2 of them to different sizes - one a half size up, the other a half size down, 2 did not work at all. So really, I only bought 3 pairs of shoes. It's very hard to find something that is comfortable but not too clunky dunky. Found a new brand - Softwalk. They have an "egg crate" type of cushiony insole that feels wonderful. Was one of the shoes I had to reorder in a smaller size - I'm anticipating DH's reaction to what dah heck are you buying so many shoes for??????? I will beat him to the punch when we go to the post office to return 3 pairs tomorrow.
I also reordered 2 of my most favorite teas - one is Jasmine Pearls that I absolutely love. I am most grateful that they fixed the air conditioning in the office so that I can enjoy my cup of hot tea again. I also got some delicious cranberry melange which has bits of apple in it and makes the most refreshing iced tea. DH will enjoy that too. I still have a few tea samples in the cabinet to use up. I find that I didn't care for the black teas - too strong so I gave them to my sister. Some of the green teas smelled lovely (as does this cranberry one) but they were rather bland. Either that or I have to pay more attention to subtle tastes. Shad likes fragrant roses, I like fragrant teas
I ordered some books on keeping the brain and mental state in good health as well as 2 books on diet and pre-diabetes. The doctor's office never called me back with a dietician reference - thank you very much. So God helps those who educate themselves and I will also tap into my friend Michelle's resources
I did find an educational program that looks good at the hospital - had them call my doctor for a referral - will bug them again next week.
And then I wrapped it up with buying 2 pairs of shorts and 2 pairs of slacks. It's taking so long for them to get here that by the time they show up I won't want them.
I'd say I overspent
I will have to be REALLY nice to DH
And that's kind of about it. It's going to get really hot here again. I should get off the computer and into bed. Told DH I'd help him finish weeding tomorrow and it will be best to get out early in the morning.
Good night for now and Happy Active August to you