Progress

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Big Ol' Thank You - TTT Style

1.  A great big thank you to everyone who commented on my last post.  It does help to know that I'm not necessarily alone in my lunacy.

2.  Yesterday was a better.  I hit the gym right after work and did 9 miles on the bike and 1 mile on the treadmill.  Today is a rest day for me as my arms are tight as heck from that Body Works class (yes...from MONDAY!  WTH?) and just needing some family time tonight.

3.  I got my daycare situation figured out, at least temporarily.  My mom is going to pick them up on Wednesdays.  I hate inconveniencing her like that but she offered and I do like the idea of my girls being able to spend a little more time with her.

4.  I was worried the kids would be a little upset when I told them yesterday was their last day at the center but when they found out they'd get to go to Grandma's house every Wednesday for awhile, they were excited.  So that's a load off off the shoulders there.

5.  Remember all those medical bills I had been putting off paying?  They are all paid now except for one.  And that particular one shows how screwed up insurance companies are.  I got a bill for $7 to a radiology place (from my stint in the ER in March). I called to pay it and they show us owing $143.  Say what?  The very nice lady on the phone looked into it more and said that although they bill the insurance all in one statement, the insurance pays out by individual code and they haven't made their way through all the codes yet but each time the radiology place gets a payment, they generate a statement.  So since the insurance hasn't made their way through all the codes yet, there's no point in paying it yet.  She said she'd note my account so that it doesn't show me late or anything and we'll wait another couple months until the insurance is done processing everything.  Seriously?  I thought I was terrible because I went to the ER in March and hadn't paid yet only to find out the damn insurance hasn't finished paying yet.  What a mess!  And I got individual bills for everything!!  One bill for the ER itself, one bill for the doc, one bill for the scan they did at the ER...it's absurd!  *sigh*  But it's a small bill left even if insurance doesn't pay anything else so another weight is lifted.

6.  It's not a secret that I hate protein bars.  I've never found one I liked...same with shakes.  The issue with the bars is more textural.  I hate astronaut food.  I found one that I absolutely LOVE!  Zone Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.  It, LITERALLY, has the consistency of cookie dough and it's delish.  It's not a meal replacement and the carbs are a LITTLE high but there are 10 grams of protein and since I'm not real hungry in the morning, they work perfectly.  They should rename all protein bars into some kind of cookie dough because that apparently allows me to overcome the mental texture thing.
On my desk - I've been having one every morning this week
7.  Yesterday's Check In:
There's my list of No's:
NO Starbucks - Check
NO carbonation (easy one but I still list it because it will always be a temptation) - Check
NO fast food - No Check (mall food)
NO eating lunch out during the workweek. - Check

Then my list of DO's:
DO work out at least 4 times this week. - 2 down/2 to go
DO drink at least 64 oz's of water every day - Check
DO go to bed at a decent hour - Check
DO resist urges for sweet treats - No Check

8.  I had dinner with BFF last night...did alright with the dinner part...actually went to the mall and ate at the food court but I had a smashed potato with chicken, peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheese.  YUM!  But then we had a drink and cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory.  Oops!  But it was delicious!

9.  Hubby and I were thinking of driving north this weekend to do some hiking and escape the heat.  I'm thinking this is a great idea.

10.  So my boss' boss is starting to mentor me and he gave me 3 tasks, one of which was to tell him what I want to be when I grow up.  I considered this for over a week before providing him an answer.  I really struggled because, honestly, I haven't had a "career path" at my company because I never considered it a career, so much as a job.  I think it's official though.  I have a career.  That's very grown up!

Happy Thursday everyone!  And thank you again for the amazing support.  I sometimes forget what an phenomenal group of people are in this blogosphere and how much you can get out of blogging when you really open up.  :)

7 comments:

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Have you tried Quest bars? I have loved every single one I've tried, but my favorite by far is the PB&J.

Yay for getting daycare figured out - it's such a worry!

Chris said...

Good for you for so many things:
- daycare figured out - YAY
- payments mostly done - DOUBLE YAY
- you went back to the guy - OMG YAY
- your check-ins looks really good - CHECK FOR THE YAY
- you now say stuff like "hiking is a great idea" - WOO HOO TO THE YAY
- you're thinking grown-up thoughts about your career - Yay. (need to make that one professional-sounding!)

In summary,

YAY YOU!!!

jennxaz said...

Grandmas do rule---especially when they can take your guilt away and let you do something fabulous for yourself like work out---so damn happy for you!!!! I love that your bosses boss had that convo with you...frankly all bosses should have that convo if they truly want to keep someone and it helps to make you feel like a person and not a number!

H said...

Have you tried PowerCrunch bars? If you like those wafer sugar cookies, you might like these. I am a big fan. I think the breakdown is 10 carbs (about), 13g protein, 5g fat and about 200 calories. They are spendier than most bars though ($1.50 vs $1.00).

Jen said...

do you like Luna bars? I love the Lemon ones..

I'm so jealous that your mom lives so close! That's a fantastic weight off your shoulders to have that taken care of I'd bet!

So excited you have a plan on what you want to be when you grow up!!!

Ronnie said...

Dangit, I must be reading all my blogs out of order, b/c I haven't seen last night's yet.

Glad you figured out your after school situation! :)

AND... proud of you for sticking to your goals. I consider the smashed potato not fast food, b/c there were no fries involved. lol

RockBand Barbie said...

I hate protein shakes too! I have NEVER drank a whole shake. I do like the Special K Strawberry Protein bars. They have a like yogurt type coating and I eat those sometimes for breakfast. Maybe I will try the cookie dough one too!