Sometimes I feel like I don't have enough hours in the day to do everything I need to do. I haven't posted in a few days, mainly because I haven't had time.
Thursday night Bev and I went to a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It was a singles auction, and was really a lot of fun. Everyone keeps asking me if I "bought a date" and the truth is, I probably would have if I'd had some extra money. I mean, it was for charity after all, and it's not like I'm meeting guys every day.
Friday after work, Rhea, Bev and I went to Stix, a fabulous Asian restaurant. the food was great! They were too busy, though. It's really better on week nights rather than weekends.
Saturday morning I participated in another fundraiser, standing on a street corner asking people to donate money to a local homeless shelter and soup kitchen. It was fun. The day went downhill from there, though. My dad was bitten by some kind of spider and had to go to the emergency room. His arm was swollen (almost to the size of a tennis ball) within a few hours. The ER doc didn't know what kind of spider, but said to watch it for 48 hours in case it was a brown recluse. My dad says it looks okay today, so I think there's nothing to worry about. I did get to spend several hours with my sister's kids Saturday, so that was good. They are getting so big, so grown up! It's amazing to watch them grow.
Today, I tried to relax but it didn't quite work out that way. I ended up having to go shopping for some work-related stuff. I went to a craft store and bought 60 feet of red ribbon for our ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and a fairly large pair of scissors. Not as large as I really wanted, but oh well.
Managed to get the 45 minutes of cardio I'm required to get every day. My first week on this diet, I lost 5 pounds. My second week I only lost 1 pound, but did manage to lose 2 inches in my waist and 1 inch in my hips, which I'd say is pretty good progress. Losing weight is extremely hard work! And you really have to plan ahead. So to further my efforts in that area, I packed tomorrow's lunch tonight. Well, everything except the sandwich, which I want to make fresh in the morning. I included such treats as strawberries, cucumbers, baby carrots and an apple. I think that, along with a sandwich should be enough for lunch. And so much better than french fries! Tuesday and Wednesday I won't have to pack a lunch, because I'll be at lunch events, so there will be food there.
Speaking of Tuesday, it's going to be a loooong day. We have an event in the morning, one at noon, and one at 6 p.m. I know I'll be exhausted by the end of that day. I think I'll plan to skip the exercise on Tuesday and make it up throughout the week. I can do a lot on Thursday, since I'll be off that day, thank God!
Anyway, this post is getting very long and it's almost 9:30, so I'm going to go and start getting ready for bed. I'll post again tomorrow.