Monday, December 01, 2008

154.0 - Ugh, & Random Chattiness

Thanksgiving was good. Too good.

Our dinner with the family turned out to be a lot of work but it was really worth it and everything came out great. Everyone raved about the food. We are a family of good cooks. The gravy was gourmet and fabulous, just as we'd hoped. And I really enjoyed all the cooking on Thanksgiving day. The prep & shopping was the hardest part.

My food intake was simply out of control. Not just during dinner, either. I pretty much had a f*ck it attitude all weekend, and man am I paying for it now. My waist has grown by several inches and I've got a muffin top again. My pants are tight on my thighs & behind. I'm spilling out of my new 34C cups.

I did run twice--3.3 miles on Wednesday and 5 miles on Saturday (with niece in law Kate, which was really super fun).

I really do feel uncomfortable in my own skin, and I don't like it one bit. I can also feel the winter depression already coming on, which is a bad thing because it makes me want to eat and eat and eat.

It's gonna be a long 3 months, I'm afraid.

I'm seriously thinking of looking for a February or early March half marathon so I have something to train for and keep me motivated. There's one in California that a few of my blogger friends are running, but I can't justify the cost and travel time, so I'm going to have to figure something else out.

In other bad news, I've got carpal tunnel symptoms in my right hand. I had carpal tunnel with both pregnancies, really badly--both hands were completely numb for 6 weeks before and 6 weeks after delivery of my kids. This isn't that bad now. My fingers are going numb with fine motor work, like putting on eyeliner. And I'm waking up with it numb & sore. So I got my brace out and am wearing it, which helps. It's just a pain in the behind and one more thing to deal with.

I put up the Christmas tree yesterday (random note: I've never had a real tree, always artificial; turns out I'm alergic to pine--gives me a headache-- so it's just as well). I put on the lights, and Sophie put on the ornaments. I adjusted the ornaments to the areas she couldn't reach this morning. The kids each have a 3 foot tree in their rooms, which they love. I haven't dragged anything else out yet. Not sure if I'm up for putting up all the decorations. It's fun to put it out; it's a bitch to put it all away a month from now.

Really behind at work. I basically did nothing last week except Thanksgiving prep, so now I've got two weeks of work to do this week. Plus getting ready for our office open house on December 12th. I look at the calendar and just can't believe it's December already and can feel time catapulting me toward January.

I hope I find a way to slow things down and enjoy life a bit instead of watching it fly by.


Vickie said...

I hear you on the putting the decorations away - one of my least favorite things!!!

Wonder if one of those sun light bulb things AT WORK would help you???

I thought about you and all your company all weekend - glad everything went well!!!

Heather said...

I hear you! I didnt have the best weekend either in terms of food. but at least you got some exercise in, and you know what you need to do.

MCM Mama said...

I'm with you on the muffin top (and incidentally, the pine tree allergy). So not happy about its return.

Good luck with getting motivated again. I'm trying to hang tight for December and then pick it back up in January as I train for three halfs.

Helen said...

Girl, I SO feel you...even down to the arm problems. :-( But if there's a running event in California, you are more than welcome to come stay with us!!! :-)

Jill said...

Oh lord the muffin top...mine is extra muffiny today!!

I feel ya on the cloudy weather thing - one cloudy day is nice, 40 cloudy days in a row = a depressed me!! =(

Glad you had a good TDay!!

Debbi said...

After explaining on my blog that it's tedious to leave comments with dial-up service, I felt I had to take the time to encourage you to take vitamin B6 for the carpal tunnel. 50mg, 3x/day allowed me to postpone surgery for eight years. Having said that, I'm glad I had the surgery and sorry I waited so long! Also, of all the bloggers I read, you're the most tenacious at getting back on track.

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

I feel you on the winter blues. I think a marathon---wherever you need to travel to one---is a great goal, Laura! Something to keep you going right now.

Cindy...154 said...

We are at the same weight. I am sluggish and sick. Not even worrying about food at the moment. Behind on blogging, too. glad you had a good dinner.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura, Thanks for the thanks, but that was a different Debbi who left you the carpal tunnel advice about the B6. I have carpal tunnel too, and had never heard of B6, but it sounds like a viable solution...I got it from knitting the same thing too much. Took a big long break from knitting, and now it just flares up now and then. I wore the brace at night which really seemed to help. Never did wear it during the day. I am really aware of keeping my wrist in 'neutral' position, though.