-- I've always been a scale girl. I weigh myself a few times a week- even when I'm gaining and in complete denial about my poor eating and lifestyle choices. Well Synergy may have once and for all ended that habit. After three weeks of eating better and working out consistently, my button up shirts aren't as tight, my back looks trimmer (read those tiny rolls are almost gone), and my face looks less swollen-- but the scale hasn't really moved. My trainer says the 96 ounces of water I drink every day and muscle gain are the culprits. Scientifically cool, but still annoying. However, I'm confident the scale will reflect all my hard work eventually- but for now I'm not going weigh myself so much and just keep at it.
---On another note: my work out schedule seriously puts a damper on my social life. In the last two weeks, I've had to say no or show up late to every birthday dinner or happy hour I've been invited to. And then say no to drinks and pretty much every item on the menu. Then again, lots of high calorie drinks and food are how I got fat (no reason to sugar coat it) in the first place. Luckily my friends are supportive. And I always have shredded chicken and a hard boiled egg waiting for me at home-- no, seriously I do.
-- Confession time: I'm only putting a half ass effort into my finance/accounting refresher course. It is an short class (only 6 weeks) that I started last week, and also a per-requisite for the infomatics class that I'm dreading taking this summer. A "C" will be just fine, as I am not planning on working in finance and I am confident no one in the grand scheme of things will care how I did in this class. Including me.
Pro tip: if you think you may ever get the inclination towards grad school, and may or may not have chosen communications as your major to avoid having to take a second accounting course and a statistics course- take the second accounting course or statistics. That way you don't get stuck having to take a refresher in grad school. Ah, who am I kidding, I still wouldn't have taken them in undergrad. #slacker
--- And a quick rant on Ebola. I've had to sit in several meetings on this of late and have gotten the facts, because I work in health care. The result: my distaste for news pundits is at an all time high. The only thing they have accomplished is putting irrational fear into people. I personally stopped watching tv news years ago and this fear mongering irritates me to no end. It's going to be ok y'all.
--- Speaking of moronic news pundits, I am very grateful that most of my friends on Facebook have kept this election cycle off my feed this year. I suspect it's because both sides have run of the mill candidates who aren't going to do jack you know what if elected (or reelected). Ten points for consistency? I need to go vote this week, because there are some local issues on the ballot that will effect funding for my organization and also a proposed (and much needed) metro rail expansion.
As far as the state elections, well quite frankly, I try not to think too hard about the knuckle heads representing my state, or the future knuckleheads about to be elected. The fact our current and future governor will continue to reject expanded Medicaid, which would give hundreds of thousands fellow Texans access to health care, is beyond frustrating and simply wrong. But I try not to dwell on it and instead focus on the positive, aka the vulnerable population my job is privileged to serve here in Travis County.
If you are a new reader- I'm a single issue voter and that issue is health care access for everyone. I don't talk politics often, but this country's health care system makes me angry and sad at the same time.
--- While on the topic above, I do have some positive news. My mom recently went in for tests and we were very worried that the C word may come back (cancer). Yesterday her results came back and it's not cancer!!! Her diagnosis is curable and she should be on the mend. It's a huge relief for my family and the best news of the week!
--- And last but not least, I watched the first part of Death Comes to Pemberly earlier this week. Masterpiece and PBS never disappoint me. I can't wait for part two this Sunday.
Ok so I talked diet, school, politics, a cancer scare, and Jane Austen-- I think we are good! Have a good one.