Sunday, February 5, 2012

Feeling "Meh"...

It's Superbowl Sunday and though I'm generally ecstatic about the event, this year I'm feeling pretty "meh" about it--I don't really like either team. I'm  thinking, though, that my "meh" is about more than the mediocrity of the football game. I have a really long week ahead of me, which always bums me out a little bit, not that I'm lazy or don't like to work; rather, I like to look at the week ahead and see my workload, and more importantly the few moments when I might have time to breathe and catch-up with myself.  This coming week's not one of those. Let's see, I'm also not losing weight like I think I should be, and honestly, I'm a little bit bummed that e-checks take so long to transfer and I still haven't gotten my premium theme files (hence the continuing red headers and hyperlinks).

So, I spent the whole morning preparing for Monday's classes so I can watch the Superbowl this afternoon. I'm going to be lecturing about avoiding plagiarism, incorporating in-text MLA citations, and how to make a MLA Works Cited page. This is actually pretty tough material for beginners, so I tried to make my slides as clear as possible. Hopefully, they'll catch on if I'm really careful about making my explanation both slow and thorough. Then, after working from 9-3pm, I have a meeting from 3-4pm. Then, I have to go home and make sure Matt has dinner, so I can get to Melanie's by 5 or 5:30 for thesis writing group. Tomorrow's going to be busy, busy, and I never look forward to overly long days. I'm thinking I might try to make it to the gym sometime in there, too, maybe when I get off work at 4pm, we'll see.

Tuesday Chewbi has to go to the vet for his next round of puppy shots. He's a sweet (and naughty) little guy, and he never minds going to the vet, but he also doesn't always mind at the vet. We had to take him for a check-up last week because he was crying and I thought he might have a blockage. Turns out he was just being dramatic about having a crusty behind... which he wouldn't have if he let me clean him up instead of screaming his puppy head off. So, my day off will be filled with vet visit fun and I'll probably also try to get my thesis worked on.

Wednesday and Friday I work, and Thursday I have an internship meeting, so it's looking like I won't have a moment to breathe until Friday afternoon, when I get off at 2pm. Next weekend cannot come quick enough--I love that next week is our Anniversary!! Oh, and I'll likely get some thesis Chapter Two corrections back from my committee members this week, too, which is always nerve wracking. No time to breathe during the coming week.

Regarding my complaints about weight loss, all I can say is that nothing's happening. I've not lost a single pound in the last nearly two weeks. It's frustrating! I'm doing weight watchers (not as diligently as I should), going to the gym (not as often as I should), and generally getting more activity and better food into my life. You'd think that if I lost weight doing nothing but laying off sweets, when I actually try to lose weight something would happen. But, I'm thinking that since I've lost 25 lbs over the last few months, I might be on a plateau, so I'm going to redouble my efforts, try and stick more diligently to my WW plan (after Superbowl Sunday, of course), and get more exercise than I have been. Maybe if I keep on keeping on, something will start to happen for me again.

So, with any luck, I'll be able to get through the week, kick my "meh-itude" and start losing weight again. Because you know, as hard as it is to change my habits and to face a really full week, it's made easier by wearing smaller jeans! ~.^