It is 8am on Saturday… And I haven’t had coffee yet…
Goodness knows what my fingers will end up typing. Jus’ sayin…
I woke up hungry this morning. I haven’t woken up hungry in a long time. So something must be changing in my body. I’ll count that one up as a “good” thing.
Just because I’m still pre-coffee (still brewing… …I can smell it all the way from the kitchen) and in a grumpy mood, I’m going to whine about my sinuses. I thought I was coming down with a cold. I may be but it may also be allergies. I’ve got this awful drainage which is causing me to cough this icky gunk. All clear so far so no infection but it is DISGUSTING!
I’ll be right back. The coffee should be done by now.
Back. jus a moment while I take a sip….
There is nothing quite so delicious as that first sip of coffee. It is a signal to the body that the rush is coming. Moving on..
Stuff I did gooder on Thur & Friday…
Yes, “gooder” is a word. But in case you’re not up on your lingo. “Gooder” means:
I prefer, however to view the situation at home as “having my priorities in order.” After all, when the great tally at the end of life is done and folks are standing around with little cups of punch balancing small plates of snacks, I don’t think that “He kept a clean house” will be an epitaph by which I’d care to be remembered.
So, what does this have to do with the tea in China? Actually it does have to do with tea. As in the Green Tea that I’ve switched to now that I’ve mostly given up Diet Coke. I’ve only had two (maybe three?–can’t remember for sure) glasses of Diet Coke over the past 2-3 weeks. Yay Me! Go Team Tony! Uh-huh Uh-huh Uh-huh!
So.. I’ve been working on getting everything in place so that can drink Green Tea at work instead of Diet Coke:
- Buy four jugs of Organic Green Unsweetened Tea from Whole Foods — Check!
- Take half of my supply of Stevia from home to work. — Check!
- Snag a handful of individual packets of lemon juice from QT. — Check!
- Feel ever so slightly guilty at snagging the aforementioned lemon juice then getting over it quickly. — Totally Check!
- Remember to buy an extra “souvenir” spill proof container from Disney World while I was on vacation to use as my “Tea Glass” for work with lots of fun Disney Characters on it to make me smile when drinking tea. — Check!
- Take all those items to work. — Check!
Awesome! I so rock! Woo Hoo! You *can* tell this is going too easy right?
Ok, ok, ’nuff silliness already! This is serious stuff here! 😉 I’m following my own advice and rejoicing in the little things. Because those little things eventually add up and “Voila you have met your goal!”
This has been a good week! And I’ll get to check off some of the things on my “Check List“. So in no particular order, let’s get on to the recap.
The switch has been flipped…
The gauntlet has been thrown, the tide has turned, the balance has shifted, midnight has past, and the dawn has begun; a lot of what I’ve been doing over the past month, but especially this past week is happening in my brain rather than in the “real” world.
In other words: I’ve been “thinking” a lot. And it hurtz! Owie! I needz somebodies to kiss itz and makes itz bettersz. (Preferably some hunky guy in a speedo–Yummy!) *AHEM* But I digress… 😉 Back to the topic at hand…
It boils down to this: (1) Being healthy is now my top priority and (2) creating positive momentum is vital to working on that priority.
My health and fitness, or current lack thereof, affects everything in my life. EVERYTHING. It seems simple doesn’t it and very rational to make the thing that affects everything else in your life your top priority? Sounds good to me! Sadly, in life, the things that seems conceptually simple are actually incredibly complex and difficult to execute.
Today’s post is all about patting myself on the back. Bravo! Cue the Applause! Yay! Woo Hoo! Yippie! Good Job! I rock! I am FAB-u-LUS!
I’ve actually done quite a bit this week towards my goal of “being healthy” and “living healthy”. Each of the things, in and of itself may seem tiny but each tiny step is still a step.
So here, in no particular order, are some of the things I’ve done this week which move me closer to my goal:
- Coffee: Finally bought a bottle of plain white vinegar to use in my coffee maker to clean accumulated oils and coffee gunk from the guts of the machine. (How to Clean a Coffee Maker With Vinegar)
- Morning drugs: For two weeks now I’ve been taking my morning “pills” which consists of (1) a daily mufti-vitamin and (2) my high blood pressure medication. I’m not counting this as a “done” thing yet because you really need to do something regularly for three weeks before it really becomes a habit. On my shopping list for this week is “Calcium with Vitamin D”. There is a history of bone problems on both sides of my family in the guys and the gals so I figure it is time for me to start doing the supplement. (Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium) (Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Multivitamin/mineral Supplements) (18 Tricks to Make New Habits Stick)
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I’ve been giving a lot of thought to priorities lately. And choices. And stress. And “to do lists”. And how much or how little time we actually have in a given week. And how much control over our lives or rather how little control we may or may not have. And money or the lack thereof. And what I’d like my life to look like.
OMG!!! I’m having a mid-life crisis!
*PANT* #GASP# “I need bon-bons!” Where’s my fuzzy slippers and my tiarra?!
*Ahem* Sorry about that, my inner Drama Diva took possession of me for a moment. In all seriousness, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to basically three ideas which are intertwined:
1. Being healthy, living healthy is HARD.
2. Being healthy, living healthy takes TIME, lots of it.
3. Everything is connected to EVERYTHING
Which means friends and neighbors that if you make living healthy a priority, then it is going to take time, it is going to be hard and it is going to affect everything! So, that’s where the “start with something small” comes in. And celebrate every completed goal, even the smallest of who’s. Oh, sorry, wrong story. Smallest of Goals is what I meant! [a moment aside…. Those who are new to my blog and who didn’t get that I just alluded to the character of Cindy Lou, one of the smallest Who’s in the Christmas story “The grinch who stole Christmas“… well stick around a while. Soon my world will seem normal and everyone else will seem weird and yes, to those who are interested, that really is how my mind works. Squirrel!]
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