I’m not dead, I swear.

It’s been an interesting few weeks since I’ve posted.

Work has changed dramatically with more changes to come, for sure.  Antonio has resigned, which for him is probably for the better.  For those that don’t know Antonio is my boss and the former owner of Tabblo, which was acquired by HP.  With him gone HP is trying to figure out what to do with us…which should prove interesting.  I thoroughly love my job and will continue to do so until something better comes along…my peeps need me…but there are ALWAYS new peeps.

I spent the holidays in Florida, which was different than usual.  I got  to spend a lot of time with my in-laws and the rest of that side of the family, which was fun.  Florida is so very flat…and foreign to me.  It was also pretty cold, but not as cold as it is now.  For most of the time it was between 55 and 65 degrees and damp…which for a place called “The Sunshine State,” it’s lacking.

I’ve come to the determination that regardless of where I am or who I’m with, after 5 days I’m ready to get home.  I’m ok with that.

The new year also brings with it some personal changes.  About a year and a half ago I went through a physical transformation from about 240lbs to 190lbs and I felt great.  Over the last 18 months I’ve put almost all of it back on and I currently top out at about 227, which is far too heavy.  I’m going to attempt, once again, to get my weight down in the 185lbs range.  Before the wedding I spent about 4 months in the gym, about 1.5 hours a day.  I was doing weights and almost an hour of cardio daily but I didn’t see ANY changes, which was quite disheartening.  Of course diet has as much to do with fitness as exercising…but I thought I was doing things right.  It turns out that protein bars, while full of protein are loading with other baddies…so I was basically eating candy bars every 2 hours thinking I was feeding my workouts.  WRONG.  How frustrating.

Now I’ve got to find some sort of motivation.  It seems that, at 40, I’m out of enthusiasm work my ass off.  It’s all mental…and if I’ve discovered anything about myself in the past 40 years is that I’m mentally stronger than most.  I’m not trying to brag and I apologize if that statement was interpreted as conceit but I’ve been tested, and I know.

So…time to get motivated.  Anyone has a Survivor CD?

I’ve got to do some work on my car as well.  It still runs pretty decentlywith 130,000miles on it.  Every car, regardless of make, that has 130,000 miles on it will have a few things wrong with it.  There is a sensor in my right door that has failed and my gauges indicate the right door is open…so the door light stays on and it dings every few minutes.  There is another sensor in the drivers side seatbelt head that’s not functioning…so my airbag light is constantly lit, a distraction.  But the big thing I want to have repaired is the suspension, which provides a VERY hard ride.  I know that sports cars are not supposed to be cushy, but I feel every crack in the road…so it’s time.  I’ve been putting these repairs off until after the holidays, which is now…so time to schedule an appointment and bite the financial bullet.

So…those are 3 of the things going on with me right now.  I hate to say that I’m boring, but ‘boring’ means a lack of drama…so I’ll take it.  =)

F_M

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One thought on “I’m not dead, I swear.

  1. I’ve lost about the same amount of weight since the summer, and I’m determined to keep it off (and lose more!) Cutting out the carbs definately helped immensely. (for me that was mostly beer! haha). For meals I basically eat meat and veggies, and skip the pasta, rice, etc. Hope this helps.

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