Veto Power and Other Random Thoughts

Veto Power
So, I had my annual violation visit with my doctor last Friday. As as I eluded to a few days ago, it wasn’t the best of news. On Wednesday, I got more news regarding the visit – my test results were in. (I swear they drew 10 vials of blood from me – I’m surprised I’m not dead.)

I have high cholesterol. It’s been high for a long time. I know this. When I first found out 4 years ago, I tried taking Lipitor. It made me feel awful, so I vetoed the doctors orders and started taking fish oil supplements.

So, the nice nurse called to tell me they called in another Lipitor prescription for me because it was still high and I needed to get it down. So I whined and moaned and she didn’t really care. So I asked her to send me the lab results. And I was THRILLED with them! My cholesterol IS down. I’m no longer undesirable in the total cholesterol category, I’m borderline! That’s huge for me!

Is it wrong to use my power of veto again and just not get the prescription? I don’t want to take it. Am I just being a baby? Should I suck it up? She wants me to get rechecked in 4 weeks. Should I just do the 4 weeks and then tell her I’m done? I really don’t know what to do, so I do nothing!

Other Random Thoughts
1. I heart Google Reader. I am aware I am probably 40 years behind the technology but I love it! I don’t get 400 emails a day from my daily bloggers. I don’t know about you, but as soon as an email hits my inbox, I have to read it, file it or dispose of it. It can’t sit there. Makes me crazy. But with this Reader thing, I can read whenever. I even have it on my phone! Technology is grand!

1a. I subscribed to my blog on Google Reader. I think I’ve posted this week because I want to read my blog on my phone. I am that girl!

2. I did not want to run today. (From now on, when I say run, I mean walk/jog – just go with me.) However, I promised myself 30 minutes. I whined (in my head) the whole time. I thought about things I’d rather be doing – root canal, running into an ex-boyfriend, working, etc. I did 27:17. I felt that was close enough. And I was back at my car. No judgement please.

3. My legs wanted to run today. I hear these fables from runners about it hurting more to walk than run. I figured they were urban legends. But no, my legs wanted to run today. I ran (actual running) more today than probably all week. It was strangely odd and exciting at the same time.

4. If the weather is ok tomorrow, I’m running (see #2) from the office to my mom’s house to get my long run out of the way. I should probably figure out the exact mileage. I’m scheduled to do 7-8. I should be close. Mom will then drive me back to my office to get my car.

5. I have the best mom ever!

On that note, the best mom ever may kill me if I don’t get my taxes done soon. And I have time to do them tonight. Anyone care to place a wager on completion? Me either!



Motivation….Is That You?

Don’t freak out – it’s really me, blogging, again, in one week. Crazy, right.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my last blog post and boy was I having a moment. I wasn’t just having a moment, I was feeling DAMN sorry for myself. I woke up super early on Monday morning with my mind just turning. Basically, I have two options:

A. I can choose to accept my current circumstances and pout.
B. I can choose to accept my current circumstances and make some changes.

I chose B.

Source: via Pam on Pinterest

Then I found this!

Taking one thing at a time….

1. I’m blogging again. I realized I could bust out a post in 30 minutes. I search the internet for 30 minutes a day. Write a blog post. Done.

2. I’ve sign up for this half marathon in May, might as well try my best. So, on Monday I walked/jogged 5 miles. And today, I logged a 5K. That’s 8 miles in two days! YAY me! My plan is to do another 3 miler Wednesday or Thursday with the other day being a rest day. Then Friday bust out a long walk/jog (7-8 miles). I’ve been jogging .25 miles and walking .75. Puts me around a 14 minute mile. I’m not out to break any records here, just want to finish.

3. I’ve decided to do the Advocare 24 day challenge.  I’m not sure when I’ll start because I need to work it into the budget but I’d like to finish the 24 days prior to the half. It’s a kick start.

I feel better. I feel like things are ok. Damn you endorphins!

Still haven’t finished my taxes. Must finish those this week! I can’t believe I’ve waited this long!

Have you tried any Advocare products? Or the 24 day challenge? Any advise? Finished your taxes yet?


Absolutely No Excuse

Oh little blog, I’ve abandoned you. Not intentionally. I think of you all the time. If only I could force myself to sit down and pen an incredible blog entry that will make you happy.

Unfortunately, the only reason I’m writing today is because I am avoiding my taxes like the plague. I’ve balanced my bank account, downloaded all the pictures from my phone and updated my iPod. Now, I’m blogging.

I’d love to tell you that Insanity is going GREAT, training is right on track and I’ve lost an incredible amount of weight. Alas, none of those are true. Insanity is hard. And my motivation is soft. Training is hard. And my motivation is soft. Cookies are good. And my will power is soft.

I’m a bit discouraged at the moment. The job is great, but again, I don’t want to be working. My weight is at the highest point ever. I will be walking about half marathon in May when I was hoping to be running the entire thing. I’m moving home at the end of April. All of these points will be detailed further in future posts.

There are still lots of things that make me happy!

Like the Shamrock 4-miler on St. Patty’s Day!

Friends who like to wake up at the crack of dawn and do the Shamrock 4-miler with me. Some even travel from Alabama to play with me. (Or were already coming anyway and made time for me!)

Being Coach Pam and working with my amazing Girls on the Run team!

Handsome men in my life!

And last but not least, my beloved Kentucky Wildcats are headed back to the Final Four! C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS!

Now back to the taxes. 😦