I am not sure where to start today. And I want to end this post on a positive note. So lets try this. When the film The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly opens up it introduces the three main characters in the reverse order of the films title. So here goes.
The Ugly Part 1:
I have been dealing with some work related stress, due to the fact that my supervisor has resigned from the company. He is a great guy and will be missed by lots of people. I have never had a better boss. He has been very supportive of his staff and even helped me through some tough times a couple years ago involving my son and school. My department is understaffed and fills a vital role. His leadership will be greatly missed. I can not emphazie that enough. I'm not worried about my job, it's all the work that's coming our way. Plus, we are supposed to have enough staff to cover 24/7. We only have 4 men, so good luck with that. I want to take 2 weeks off next January for the marathon trip. Even though it is so far out, my boss would have worked with me on that. Not too sure what will happen now.
The Ugly Part 2:
My wife called me over to the computer tonight to show me our cell phone bill. Have you ever seen a 4 figure phone bill? I almost had a heart attack right then and there. I was sick.
My kids both have cell phones and they text all the time. It drives me crazy. In December my wife went to visit our cell phone provider in the mall and changed our plan to include unlimited text messaging. Well, it turns out they never applied the change to our account. Every text my kids sent out from mid December to today was billed at 45 cents per text. The store remembered my wife had been in and we had proof, but because the amount is so high the credit must be approved by a District Manager. Could be three days. I'm still sick about it.
Friday has always been a rest day for me. But I did not exercise Saturday or Sunday. I have not been coping well with the stress that I am allowing myself to feel, and I have been eating more than I should. A lot more. Nutty Bars, Pretzels, Tostitoes and cheese. My head is screaming Enough, Enough, Enough!
Ok, now for something good. I did exercise tonight after work. Happily, it was before the phone incident. After a short 7 min warm up on the ellipticle I hopped on the treadmill and managed the best 5k that I have had in months. 3.1 miles in 29.20 minutes.
I received an e-mail from our high school band instructer at school, and it looks like next years Jazz concert would not interfere with having the family come down for the marathon. Finals that week could remain an issue though.
Oh, and one more very important thing happened today. I registered for the race!!!
I almost booked the hotel today too, but I am waiting just a day or two more before I do.
If it's just me then it's Scopa towers. If my family can make it down then perhaps French Quarter.
Sorry for this long venting post guys. I will work on viewing the glass as half full and not half empty going forward.
Not posting food today. I have already stated how it's been going. Tomorrow I will work on sticking to the right decisions and will be posting points again.
Go Team Voice!