Skip to main content

Year Two,Day 171: Anything but Normal






Last night my daughter fixed my hair in a bun.  I like that looks of it from the rear view. But not so sure about my face with a bun.  I'm having a hard time looking like an adult. I like my hair long and flowing.  Adjusting to mid life is a constant battle for me!



But battle I continue to do.

I had a really good sweaty workout this morning and then returned home to a nice bowl of vegetable soup. I packed a hard boiled egg, a dill pickle and some gluten free crackers to snack on in between students.

I have a friend. I'll call him "C". He saw one of my dating ads. He knew me from back in the day. He is a competitive body builder. He is on my Theory of 9 list.  Just a nice guy to talk to when I am lonely. We just text. I explained to him my feelings about sexting. How I just don't go there.

So he is one of my "pocket fellows". I can just pull my phone out of my pocket when I need a friend. He usually always responds. Pleasantly. :)

We were talking about weight training and my continued battle of the bulge. He told me that diet is 90% of the equation. Interesting. He trains like a beast.  Yet he still watches his diet. Especially pre competition.

So I am once again going to the next level. Portion control. Whole foods. Lots of water.

I know I sound like a broken record.

But I am determined to overcome!

I am looking for a part time job for my upcoming slow time over the holidays.  I am thinking Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.  So that means I will have to rise super early to get my workout in. 

It's a good thing. Money means more freedom. And working more means less time to worry.

I put up another ad on the dating app. My Theory of Nine has dwindled significantly. I paused over the body type description:  Slim, Athletic, Average, A Few Extra Pounds, or Big and Beautiful?

I am determined to be authentic. So I chose "A Few Extra Pounds".  But I am looking forward to the day when I can chose "Atheletic"!  (I would settle for "Normal").


I can't believe I just typed that. I have always prided myself on being anything but normal!

Life is strange. And so am I...And proud of it!



On that note, Happy Thursday! :) 


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Year Four, Day 31: Sleep Business

I did it! I survived my sleep study.
It was quite intense. I think my expectations were a bit skewed. I was envisioning more like a mini retreat.  
It was all business. Sleep business.
And the minute the lights went out and the door shut behind the sleep technician as she whispered, "good night", I went into full panic mode.
Luckily I was really tired.  She had asked if I wanted to watch a bit of television before I fell asleep. But I declined. I knew to take advantage of the heavy lidded, dull brained feeling I had when I was really sleepy. Television might wake up my brain.
As she was attaching my electrodes, I watched a show on Animal Planet called "Lone Star Law", about Texas game wardens. I was hooked!  It was fascinating. I rarely watch tv, and we don't have cable at home, thankfully.  But this show drew me in. In retrospect, I should have continued to watch it until I fell asleep.
Something about being hooked up, tucked in, lights off, door closing, fel…

Year Four, Day 41: The ER

This morning about 4 a.m. I woke up with severe stabbing pains in my jaw.  My whole head, face and neck felt like someone had it in a vice. And was turning the lever.

I had already taken a dose of Thera-Flu before bed. Since Wednesday morning is my time with Gracie, I wanted to make sure I was well rested.  I didn't want to be groggy on Gracie duty.
But with the pain I was experiencing, I was questioning how effective I would be at all. 
I was wide awake, holding my jaw as everything throbbed.  I made a decision to take another dose of Thera-Flu.  The package said I could take one dose every 4 hours.  
So I boiled some water and sat hunched over the kitchen table.  I poured the hot water over the powder. As I waited for it to cool, I put my face close to the cup. The hot steam gave my poor face a bit of relief. 
I was wondering if I had a sinus infection. My throat was sore and raw.  I was congested. Had a bit of a cough. The jaw pain was troubling. Last week when my allergies we…

Year Three, Day 308, 309 and 310: I'm Back...

...from the brink of death.

Most dramatic am I.  But I feel like I went to hell and back this weekend.

One mistake was to take over the counter medication (Tylenol, Thera-Flu and Ibuprofen) and drink massive caffeine in order to make it through teaching classes on Friday.

I felt really good until early evening. Then it felt like my head was going to explode. My cough returned with a vengeance, dragging along massive sneezing and nose dripping.

Then like a big dummy I downed another mug of Thera-Flu before bed. I didn't even consider cancelling Saturday breakfast with my mom. And definitely could not afford to cancel anymore piano lessons.

Oy, I felt miserable Saturday morning. But I managed to get up and stagger down the road to the bus stop just in time. I was halfway to our regular restaurant before I remembered it was St. Patrick's Day. I looked down at my outfit. Not a speck of my favorite color green. So, before I joined my mom, I stopped at Rite Aid in search of a little…