good Morning Monday!

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Registered: 09-25-2003
good Morning Monday!
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 9:49am

 I'm baaaaaccckkk.   Phew!  After being At a meeting with 2500 of my closest coworkers I am mentally and physically drained.  Now, back to my normal schedule!  Because I was so busy with meetings from early morning until late at night I did not work out once when I was in Nashville.  So it felt so good to do yoga on Sunday.  Now I'm back to my normal routine as normal as it could be.  So lots of workthis week I have a possible line dance Date, dog training, and I travel this weekend to see my mom and daughter. I am hoping to get yoga and at least two additional times this week as well. I am also sticking to about 80% of the cleansing diet which includes no caffeine, no added sugar, no gluten, and I am not adhering to the no animal and no alcohol. I tried no animal products and my energy level plummeted, and when I want to have a glass of wine I'm going to have it. So what are you all up to this week?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:31pm

Sounds exhausting, FSN. 

I'm still fighting some unexplained fatigue.  Could be allergies?  DH and I both slept a lot the past few nights and we're still feeling a little sleep deprived which doesn't make sense.  

One client this morning and a cancellationt this afternoon so I'm getting my hair done.  My roots are so bad and my hair is two different shades of red so when all the gray comes in, I feel light there is a giant blinking neon sign pointing to them.  :P  I did strength training this morning, but I'll admit, it was lackluster.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 2:24pm

Fresh, I've heard about that cleansing diet and I think I would starve to death if I tried it. I eat so much "animal" these days. 

My daughter had a blast at the skating rink and it was an incredible eye opening experience for me. I took my granddaughter and let her play with the other little kids/toddlers there. It was so painfully obvious that she is handicapped. Well meaning grandparents kept coming up to ask me what was "wrong" with her and then remarking on how cute she is and how it is amazing what "they" can do with children "like her" these days. I was so happy she was having fun but my heart broke for the stares. 

I have the hvac people here today because I turned on the AC this past week when the temps got to the 80s and I did not get the results I had expected. I am just praying we just need a tune up. The system is nearly 18 years old so I am preparing myself for worst case scenario. 

I'll be doing a weight circuit tonight. Leftovers for dinner. 

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 3:24pm

Yikes, "meeting with 2500 of my closest co-workers"... Words I hope I never have to post!  I can't imagine how draining that must be, meeting, 2500, co-workers.  I have an event tomorrow night w/ some co-workers/clients, maybe 25 at most, at a 10 year anniversary event and I've been dreading it already.  Hmmm, should I bring a gift?  It should be a nice event at a restaurant.

I had an exhausting weekend at a dance convention in Portsmouth.  Exhausting as in Marriott is on my bad list now. No electricity and no help but they were great about spouting the company line about the importance of good service.  Bad traffic getting back last night and I had early morning clients so I'm wiped out.  So wiped out that I actually took two mini-naps today.  I might go to Zumba tonight.

Oh, I actually got in workouts both days in Portsmouth, one day at the hotel gym, intervals and lifting, running the next w/ friends.  I was doing pull ups at the gym and this know it all guy tells me if I position my hands differently, I can hit my biceps and if I turn them around facing the other way, I hit the triceps. Yeah, ummm, right.  I should have asked him where he learned that piece of fiction but didn't want to bother.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 9:13pm
The amount of stuff that happened in the past week boggles the mind....there were some great one liners though..I love when people can see the humor in horror...sort of the 'some day we'll laugh about this' (and I am NOT downplaying the anguish and horror, just saying life has to go on). Someone at the Red Sox game had a sign 'Boston Police Department - Hide and Seek World champions!'. A post on Twitter 'somewhere in Watertown, a wife is saying 'I told you that boat would be nothing but trouble'. And maybe my favorite 'remember when you watched '24' and thought'How could all that happen in one day'...we had a moment of silence today at 2:50. My department gathered together...it was voluntary, interesting to see who came...and we had to Google and then agree on how long a moment was...two minutes one. It was strange to have the floor quiet for so long, and very moving. FSN - the cleansing diet sounds interesting. Keep us updated on how it goes. Karla- I think people who ask about a handicapped child are well intentioned. Raising any child seems very difficult to me, and when you have to give even more to help the child grow to adulthood, that is a special kind of love. Jean - a hotel without electricity? Way beyond bad...Gymrat - allergies make me tired, but maybe that's the drugs....I went to the gym yesterday, swam 100 laps and did abs, then tonight -2 minute bike warmup (I guess tht is Luke warm). Then lifting for chest/back, abs, and ran 1.75 miles in 24:35. Two people are here from our Poland office and I am playing a little hostess so no gym again until Thursday...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 7:54am

I agree w/ sj that they're probably well meaning but I can understand just wanting to blend in.  Asking what's "wrong" with her is awkward, at best. Nothing is "wrong" with her, at the risk of being too politically correct.  Saying a child is cute is great but maybe people don't know what to say/do but want to be friendly.  I've also read some people in wheel chairs have said they become invisible as if people are afraid to acknowledge them.   I would love to have cross conversational groups about this.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 7:58am

I love the hide and seek line.  The way the whole thing played out was incredible--from the guy who identified them to the end w/ how they found them. It's really true that the key to terrorism isn't all from the government but from the ground up. I have to admit, I look twice when I see someone carrying a dark backpack now.  That know it all guy in the gym carried one into the hotel gym and put it down. Who brings a heavy backpack to a hotel gym???

I've sent a complaint to Marriott about the hotel and will see what happens.  I think the problem is Marriott is franchised and has gone downhill since it's expanded. They have no control over individual properties any more so have lost their ability to control quality.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:19pm

Yes Jean, it would be very interesting to have cross conversational groups about addressing handicapped people.I realize most people mean well when they ask about my granddaughter since she is a cute baby and I love talking about her, it just makes me feel weird. 

Karla
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