Wednesday, January 08, 2014

What's in my desk (157.2)

So today as I was pulling a bottle of water out of my desk drawer at
work, and I had a mini epiphany.

I used to store chocolate bars in my desk. Now I have water bottles.

Why water stored in my desk? I don't drink tap water (the amount I
drink a day gives me a headache and makes me tired. Researched this
years ago, and it's probably the copper and whatever trace minerals
and junk are in tap water). And the college doesn't have a water
filter (old office has state of the art fancy shmancy filter and was
fine; Britta isn't strong enough) and I only have one clean canteen
that I bring filled from home. So I have a case of water bottles in
the large bottom drawer of my desk.

A little over a year ago, I never, ever went without having a Hershey
bar or three stashed in my desk. Every afternoon was chocolate break
time. Now I have green tea in the afternoon.

In my desk, along with the green tea and water, I also have a box of
"weight-loss" oatmeal (more protein, less sugar) and a bottle of
cinnamon for the oatmeal. A jar of peanut butter in the fridge. And I
bring my lunch everyday.

Yes I still have work to do to get where I want to be physically. And
I will always be a sugar addict. But today I feel good about the
changes I have made since last October when I went to my first OA
meeting.

Sunday I leave for Indy for 4 days of financial aid training. I drive
home Thursday night. Only working 2 hours next Friday since the drive
time counts as 6 hours of work. Then we're off for MLK day, then back
to Indy for two more days of training that week. I'll go again the
first week of March for 3 days of advanced training. And on Jan 31 I
am taking Sophie to St Louis (day trip) to see Dr Bridwell for a check
up.

I love hotels. I love to learn. So as long as Mark and the kids keep
it together this will all be fine. And they have been apart for me for
days at a time before--Florida half marathons--so I know they'll be
fine.

Best news--I now have employer-sponsored health insurance!! 30 days
employment today and I'm a card carrying United Health insurance
member. I swear, I'm so stinking proud and excited of that thing. I
want to frame my temporary card and hang it on the wall.

6 comments:

debby said...

Those are huge and wonderful changes you have made in your everyday life! Congratulations and congrats on the insurance too!

Toledo Lefty said...

Glad to hear it is all going so well! Mark and the kids should be able to take care of themselves for a few days. Congrats on the insurance!

Laura N said...

weight is going back in the right direction. 156.6 today.

Vickie said...

I smiled all the way through this post. Water vs chocolate is a very good comparison. Really great post. Glad job is going well. I think it will be great for you to have training trips, friends at new job, new life pattern. Are you thinking all of that is positive too?

Cindy...154 said...

Glad you are doing good!!

Vickie said...


http://www.fittothefinish.com/2013/12/low-fat-or-fat-free-condensed-cream-soup-mushroom-onion-or-celery/

Not sure if that would work with non-cows milk. But I was excited to see it. Sodium is such an issue for me. I could see myself making crustless chicken pot pie with it.