Well, okay...I gained a pound.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
oh where oh where could it be?
Oh, wait. Cool! I see where blogger has added a video option. You go Bloggy boi!
This massive career change has really consumed me hook, line, and sinker... I am realizing self-care isn't just nice, it's survival. This new job is really, really stressful and I have to really practice active relaxation techniques and make sure I eat right, exercise---or, ka-pow!!! But, somehow I love this job more than anything I have ever done...weird.
Gotta take Grayson to the university vet school for an echocardiogram tomorrow morning. He's kitty no. 2 falling into the category of heart failure. Atticus is still going strong, but now Grayson, who has an enlarged aortal arch, is starting to develop a chronic cough and continued tachycardia. I'm afraid we're going to lose a couple of critters this year, which I can't even fathom going through that all over again...
One very interesting proposition I made to my husband the other day-- "You know, I need to really take better care of myself, get this extra weight off I've packed on during graduate school...say, if I get down to 149 pounds, you can book a trip to Paris...*snicker*"
To my surprise, he agreed. I clarified immediately that we were talking about THIS PARIS and not THIS PARIS.
Yep, he said he would walk straight to his computer and book the trip if I got healthy and reached 149. I am currently 181(ugh).
He established the rules of deflabulation:
1) I can't starve myself (or cut off necessary limbs for instant weight reduction).
2) I have to eat right.
3) I have to exercise.
In other words, I have to get healthy the old fashioned way--the only way that works.
This all came about after I had a meltdown after an extremely stressful family session that was quite toxic. I thought I had debriefed enough with a colleague, but au contraire, as I was to find out...after I got home, up came some bubblin' crude...
oil, that is...otherwise known as a stressed-out meltdown.
THUS, Operation Glue Your Shit Back Together was initiated. The payoff is quite nice:
1) lower blood pressure
2) reasonable cholesterol
3) less junk in my trunk
4) and a frickin' trip to France
Damn. I'm feeling downright lucky.