Friday, November 5, 2010

Mindless Eating

We are supposed to practice mindful eating not mindless eating, but this week my stress level was up pretty high. I had to fill in for the Head Master's assistant while she's out having knee surgery. My executive skills are a bit rusty so I was a bit tense around the shoulders (you know, the shoulders in the ears trick?). Then a woman in my own department had to have some weird neck surgery today so she was out and handling her job along with filling in for the Head's assistant has made me a nervous wreck. On the inside. No one sees that I'm nervous. They all think I'm calm, cool, and in control.

Night before last I dropped my tripod on my toe. The one next to my big toe. Hurt so bad I almost cried. I don't cry easy any more, so let's just say it hurt like a mother really, really bad. The day before that I got a fever blister on my lip. Haven't had one of those in about a year. Stress? Um-hum. Last night I went to bed at 8:30pm. A new record for me. And when the alarm went off at 5:45am, I felt like I could sleep another hour or two.

Tomorrow morning I have to help my mom with a craft sale. She got this brilliant idea to make jewelry and sell it. Of course, I'm getting roped into helping her...this time. If she has more of these, I explained to her that I'm not that interested in making this a regular Saturday event. She understands. I'm just worried about myself and my inability to say no. It's a simple word, but I have a lot of trouble saying it.

I think I might have to bow out of the challenge. I've not really been into keeping track of calories or passing on dessert. Might be BS, but this week will have to go down as a royal waste of time. Better luck next week.

Now that I've whined about stuff (and read over what I just wrote) let me take a moment to say what I'm thankful for:

1. I'm thankful that people at work have faith in me to do whatever is asked.
2. I'm thankful the tripod didn't hit my big toe :)
3. I'm thankful that my mom is still trying to be a participant in life.
4. I'm thankful for blogger friends.
5. I'm thankful for second chances.

I hope you have a great weekend. Take care of yourself.


  1. just a quick early morning poke!

    You can do this. :) I know you can!

    And No is hard to say to people you love. I use "busy with a prior engagement". It helps me monitor my activities! teehee!

  2. Never quit. If you just have to sit in one place for a week that is okay. You can get back up next week when you are feeling better about things.

  3. Hey.... I need more Tena... You can;t give me teh first hit for free then not have more available!!! :)

  4. Take photos of mom's jewelry and post them. Maybe we'll buy.
    Also, I'm all for bowing out of challenges.

  5. Hey Tena -
    You are a blogging buddy I am thankful for!
    Just checking in to say "Hi!"

  6. Tena, just popping in to tell you how thankful I am to have come to know you through our blogging community. You are a beautiful person inside and out and I am grateful to have come to know you.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.