to NOT vote today. Does that mean I was a completely informed voter? Absolutely not! I had grand plans to fully research each and every candidate. But alas I did not. But I'm proud of myself for voting in any case. My voice was sounded and it was heard.
Now off to the returns to see if the state voted the way I did.
I've been spending most of the past hour reading articles about getting fit and sticking with it even when you've met your goals. It seems so easy, I mean, you wear a FitBit or something, decide to hit 10K steps each day, or the majority of the days each week, and with a little attention to what you put in your mouth you're able to reach your goals. Zip, zop, no muss, no fuss. I'm great about the wearing of the FitBit, however I almost NEVER reach my goal of 10K. I mean, really.......I sit in the car (45 minutes in the morning, 120 minutes in the evening), I sit at work (8 hours a day). By the time I get home I am beat and flop on the couch and watch Grey's Anatomy or read a book. That gets me to about 2K steps a day if I'm lucky. Many times I don't break 2K. There is A LOT of room for improvement!
If you've mushed around this little corner of cyberspace, you will have read all about my training plan. How I was going to do an eight week walk/run training plan to get back into shape. Did that ever happen? Um, honestly, not even close. I think I will need to re-commit to that plan again. I think tomorrow when I spend time filling in my planner for the coming week I will need to put in some training walk/runs. I mean, really, if a 5% loss is enough to dramatically decrease many comorbidities, I have to get on this bandwagon!!!!
My FitBit is charging now as we speak. I am going to figure out when and for how long I will be able to walk/run this coming week. I have to take a more active role in turning my life around.
How are you turning your life around? What are some steps you are taking to improve your life? What changes are you implementing? If you care to share I'd love to hear all about them. I am in the market for a life shake-up.
So it is a week into my medical leave. On the one hand not much has happened, but on the other hand things are progressing. Not sure how to classify that. Friday was my first treatment and it was a no-go. I woke up from anesthesia and the doctor (whom I love) told me that they weren't able to administer the treatment. They put me to sleep but weren't able to get me relaxed enough to administer the treatment. I was MEGA disappointed. I mean, an IV for NOTHING?!?! I am not a fan of needles, like AT.ALL!!!!! But then I had two full days to recoup and get ready for Monday.
The weekend was nice, I think. Honestly I don't really remember it all that well. But Monday came and we went in and the nurse who was in charge of starting the IV wasn't able to find a vein on the left side (which, FYI, they NEVER have trouble with when I need a blood test or am donating blood). He went back to the right side and got it going fairly easily. This time the doctor was able to administer everything and it was deemed a success. Thank goodness. Enter Wednesday, and woah mama!!!! The same nurse was unable to start an IV either on the left side OR the right side. And he jabbed me twice. They called in the big guns, a nurse from a different unit who specializes in starting IVs. She was unable to start it on the left side, after jabbing me in a VERY painful spot right above my thumb. She moved to the right side and thank the good Lord she was able to start it. So all in all I was stabbed four times before they had a viable IV line. The moral of the story is to make sure you drink a TON of water the night before!!!! I thought I had been diligent about drinking but obviously I had not been. Lesson learned.
Each morning of a treatment day I come home and promptly take a good long nap. Today was rather abbreviated, which I guess means they got the level of anesthesia just about right. I'm still foggy about what all happened, but I think that is for the best.
The biggest news to come to me today was in the form of an email, from Ali Edwards. Her "Week In The Life" posts are going to be starting very soon. I am trying to remember to document my weeks so I can join in, but man let me tell you, it is hard to remember to take a picture with everything I do. Especially since I'm not doing all that much each day. Speaking of which, I just took a picture of me sitting here at Peet's. The weather is absolutely delicious!!! The sun is shining but we are sitting at a table with an umbrella shade. I could eat this weather up!!!!!
I'd love to hear what your favorite things to do outside in such gorgeous weather is, if you care to share.
My favorite blogger/vlogger, Jennifer Ross over at Pretty Neat Living, posted about getting her Ali Edwards' Week In The Life supplies the other day and that sparked an idea in my head!!! What if I used my time off to do this "pocket scrapbooking"? What a fabulous idea to keep me busy, engage my creative side, and get back to something I formerly loved, scrapbooking? And I think, gasp of excitement, my supplies came today!!!! A whole day early!!!!! If I can swing it I will post an "unboxing" of sorts. But first I must check all the packages that came today. But a BIG p.s. my mother is SUPER unhappy with all the boxes by my door. That means I've been shopping.....bad news bears!!!!!
Anyway, I will attempt to blog my way through my "Week In The Life" here and maybe over on Snap Chat (check me out at one000miles--that is the word one, three zeros, and the word miles). I'm not so experienced with Snap Chat so bear with me as I learn. Please feel free to comment and Snap back.
How are you going to engage your creative side this month?
Why I'm Blogging
Just your average 40 something trying to find the way in which she can make sense of her life. I hope you'll join me for this journey.