Saturday, December 26, 2009

Report From Ladder Company 40 -Day 100

Hi Team!

Welcome Laurence, AKA Fireball, my newest team member!!  I am very glad you have joined my team.

It's Day 100!!!!!!!  YAY ME!!!! 

I am very excited that I have been climbing this ladder for 100 days now.  I have made good progress, though I wish I had the self discipline to have done more.  I know that can only come from within and I will just have to give more to get more.  I'm not talking about weight loss, that is coming at an appropriate pace for long term success.  But I could be working a lot harder on the fitness end and I should be doing more to get the sleep issues under control.  These comments are not me kicking myself either.  Just honest observations.  As I've said before, honesty in this blog is a must for it to be useful in reaching my dreams.

Today I did not put Pete back to work.  I felt like #&;%(!!  Sometimes being a woman is not all wine and roses!  Every month, I suffer!  Sometimes it is so bad I can barely do the things I HAVE to do.  Thankfully, this month, the worst of it hit during my days off.  Today I felt like I got run over by the tiller.  In addition, even though I drank my fluids yesterday, today I got a bit dehydrated.  Funny how fast that happens when your body is used to getting fluids and you miss most of them for the first half of the day.  I felt so crummy that I have slept most of the day.  When I awoke from a three hour nap at about 4:15 this afternoon, I felt like I hadn't had anything to drink in a month.  My head hurt and I felt weak.  I knew I needed to rehydrate so I made myself some gatorade.  I hate that stuff, but it works!  Two 20 once glasses later I feel a whole lot better.  The Midol helped too. 

So, I did get plenty of sleep both last night and today.  That is 1 for three.
I did get my fluids, even though the first half of the day wasn't so good, I have now made up for it.  I am at about 2 1/2 quarts of herbal tea and gatorade.  That is 2 for three.  I'm not going to make it in the exercise department so 2 for three is my final score for the day.

Well, tomorrow I hope will be a better day.  And I am looking forward to what the next 100 days of climbing will bring.  Thanks so much for all of your support.  Your words of encouragement and occasional kicks in the posterior are a big help to me.

Until we blog again, stay safe!

Hotflash out.

1 comment:

  1. Karen,

    thanks for the welcome wishes.i'm glad to be a new member on your blog and read your adventures:that is hard but i know that you can do it!!

    never give up!

    take care.