Saturday, February 26, 2011


Things have been tiring lately. Really tiring. I haven't posted in so long due to the fact that, well, I got ate by my job.

My hours doubled recently and I've been working my butt off, constantly. Add to that a few health problems flaring up, and I've just been too tired to post much. Or at all.

My eating habits have been sporadic at best, thanks to getting up too early, getting home too late, and having a bunch of other things to do once I get home. I also get no break at work, so I don't have any chance to eat during my work day.

I haven't been to the gym, even though I went and bought new gym pants. It's not so much I'm too tired, but I have issues with joint pain. Very severe joint paint issues. I end up crippled in bed after a 10+ hour work day. I'm not in much of a mood to even get up and go eat much less get up and go to the gym.

Despite all this, I did weigh myself this morning and I'm not nearly as heavy as I would have expected. I came in at 206.5lbs today. Sure, that's not much progress from my last post or even the posts before that, but it is some progress in quotes. Hopefully now that I'm feeling better (some new shoes plus some very expensive insoles have been cutting down the pain in my hips and knees), I can get my butt to the gym more often. If not, then I think I'm going to be investing in one of those home elliptical machines for various reasons. Maybe a Gazelle. They're inexpensive and they work the same way. Plus, then I can park myself in front of the TV and watch cartoons while I exercise. That sounds pretty good. And if I get too tired/feel too much pain, I can just fall back into the couch.

This actually sounds like a pretty good idea. I think I may be doing this as soon as I can find room in the living room and get myself $100.

I'm hoping to start posting more frequently now that I've told my boss I refuse to take any extra days on top of my normal schedule (which is already close to 40 hours as is) anymore. They were just wrecking my body. Overtime isn't worth it when I can't even get out of bed after I get home and all I do is curl up and cry.

On a good note, all this work means I should qualify for insurance through my employer soon. That means I can go and get this pain thing checked out and figured out. Hopefully it's nothing too serious and it's something I can get taken care of pretty easily.

I have been keeping a food journal, on paper, despite not logging into my Spark People very often or logging onto this blog. While I haven't really been keeping track of calories, I have been keeping track of exactly what I eat and making sure I start eating more vegetarian meals (I eat too much meat) and fewer sauces. Fruit has also become my main snack over Yan Yan (these cookie biscuit sticks you dip into flavored cream).