Friday, October 23, 2009

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses...

I can barely think straight. I am so tired. I got three hours sleep last night and I am absolutely running on fumes right now. I continued to eat well today although I admit that I did not do great on the exercise.

I try not to write on this blog too much about things that are not health related, but I feel compelled to unload a tad… Today a family member had surgery due to a health issue and I was at the hospital for approximately seven hours waiting with his wife for him to be released. He is fine – the operation went well – but there is a sort of follow up visit that I will likely be attending with them in two days. I am scheduled to meet with two friends tomorrow – one who needs to talk and the other who asked for assistance with some information gathering. On top of that I am in dire need of finding more time to work on and complete two separate huge, detailed projects that I have committed myself to finishing for a birthday party that takes place this Sunday. Working on one of these endeavors was the reason I was up so late last night and I was able to use the rest of my free time for this today as well, but even with all that time already put in I still only finished a couple parts of a very large whole. I even have a Halloween party I am supposed to attend on Saturday evening, but – with no costume planned and less availability – I doubt that I will be able to go.

Life just got really busy, really quickly, and I wasn’t expecting it. I am the only one I have to blame. I’m one of those sickos who has trouble saying ‘no’ regardless of the fact that they are feeling completely overwhelmed. Plus, I love helping out and despise the thought of turning down someone who needs my assistance.

Anyhow, I guess that’s my lame excuse as to why I didn’t workout properly today. As I have been writing this, I have been trying to build up the energy to push out some lunges or stomach crunches to make myself feel better about having such poor activity levels, but my stores are all tapped out. I need sleep.

- 8 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 peach
- 4 cups of Caesar salad with shrimp, croutons, Parmesan, and pepper
- 1 banana
- 1/2 mug of decaffeinated tea with milk
- 8 whole wheat crackers
- 8 pieces of a spicy California sushi roll with soy sauce
- 1 mug of chai pumpkin spice steamed soy milk

- 15 minute walk
- 5 sets of 15 squats


  1. I too have a hard time saying no. It just goes against my nature to refuse to help someone when they need it. I have gotten better at it though.

    It sounds like you have so much on your plate right now that you are having trouble seeing the forest for the trees. I would just encourage you to schedule some time for yourself. Oftentimes if I didn't put myself on the schedule I would get overlooked! And then I'd get frustrated, and then I'd eat. It wasn't good.

    Take care, and like your previous post said, "You are strong!!"

  2. I ditto Diane's comment.
    Put yourself first, no one else is going to.

  3. Sometimes, the gym workout isn't nearly as exhausting as the workout life sends your way... You're a strong woman... one day off the workout won't ruin your progress!
    You're doing great!

  4. you MUST put yourself first...this is the time to be "selfish" - we're talking about your life, your health, your future!
    Would you skip taking medicine for someone else? would you skip dialysis? NO....don't wear yourself out trying to save the world. I was "that person" for years...once you break away from it, it gets easier!
    Hope you have an AWESOME day!!!

  5. Sometimes life gets in the way. Just concentrate on your food intake those days. Whether or not this is an attainable lifestyle for you will be proven in those days that aren't ideal.
    You can do this!

  6. I'm the same way. I never say no and it messed up my whole week this week. Back when I lost 100 pounds I was more "selfish" and I need to get to that point again. Hang in're doing great!

  7. I totally understand! I have a hard time saying no too, which is why I continue to have hard time getting in my workouts. The only time it is good for me to say yes is when one of my friends asks me to work out with them. Keep up the good work!

  8. Hang in there girl, I think it's a woman thing,to not be able to say no. Do you ever see a man who takes on so many projects at once? I never have. I am that way too, and it has cost me a lot of time and money (way too much money). I totally agree with everyone else, this is time for you to put yourself first. I think that is honestly why I was so overweight, I was always putting everyone else first and I never had time for me. Now my kids are almost grown and I have time for me.

    You are doing great, sometimes life just gets in the way of our greatness.

  9. Wow, your schedule makes my head spin, I couldn't do it. You must be worn out. Maybe there are actually advantages to being in a new town where I don't know anyone yet..... :)

  10. The first time you say no it is difficult and you feel guilty; but it gets easier the more you are able to do it. YOU will benefit so much and you will be happy to watch others jump in where you cannot. It will get done by someone and it does not always have to be you . Self-governance is vital x

  11. It's okay to say no, it's okay to put yourself first! And it's okay to have a bad day. Get some good sleep and tomorrow's another go at it.

  12. This is so funny, I just posted about Saying no the other day, it was my weight watcher meeting topic. I used to be just like you, helping everyone I could, I really enjoyed it. Of course my weight crept up and here I am over 100 pds overweight. The next time someone asks you to help out you should tell them you will check your schedule and get back to them. This way you don't impulsively say yes and can really think about it. If they are good enough friends they will understand if you can't.

  13. No, no, no, you are all wrong!!! Sorry, just practising saying 'no'! Lol!

  14. well, hope it clears up soon. Things like this usually back door me. I say yes to something two months ago, yes to something one month ago and then I spend four days running around like a chicken with my head cut off cause I didnt consult my own calendar. lol. Have a good Tuesday.