I swear I don't only write about negative stuff. Today will be all positive!
First, I had my physical on Wednesday. My weight stayed the same as last year, but my labs have improved. I had borderline high cholesterol the last two years. This year, I had a drop so that my number was safely in normal range. The doctor even said that the drop was all with my bad cholesterol. Maybe that whole thing about drinking red wine being good for you is true. The whole month before I had my labs drawn, I had been drinking a glass about every other night.
I weighed in at 240 in the doctor's office, but that was at 11 a.m. after I had been eating and drinking all morning and I was fully dressed. Any REAL dieter knows that the only weight that counts is the one first thing in the morning, stark naked, after emptying everything you can possibly can from the innards.
I managed to count calories today and ended the day with 1710. Garmin tried to tell me that I burned over 900 calories from my steps today, but I'm calling BS on it. All I did was mop the kitchen and walk around Target for a bit. There's no way I burned that many calories. Hell, I didn't even walk 6,000 steps.
While I like keeping track of my steps, I highly doubt the accuracy of the calories burned. Sometimes I even doubt the accuracy of the step count. One time, back when I was using the Fitbit, I got 100 steps in while sitting at my desk stuffing envelopes. Hahahah.
It's one thing for me to be fat, but when I'm responsible for another living being who is also getting fat, it kills me.
I don't have human children, but my dogs are absolutely my babies and when the vet told me that one of them needs to lose weight, I cringed. Hard. How could I let my girl get so big? Nobody knows her breed for sure, but we're certain she's a pit mix.
She's 7.5 years old now and has started plumping up in maybe the last year or year and a half. She still runs after every squirrel that dares enter her backyard and she loves to run after tennis balls.
We currently have a large bag of dog food to go through, but then we'll start her on a Healthy Weight food.
It's times like this that I'm glad I don't have children. The guilt I feel over a fat dog is enough to make me want to cry. Can you imagine if I had an overweight child? If a child ever mimicked my behavior, they would surely be overweight. At least with a dog I can completely control what is eaten.
Do you ever feel like you're living in that song Mr. Cellophane from Chicago the Musical? "You can look right through me, walk right by me and never know I'm there...."
On Thursday I had a really shitty day at work and called my husband to vent. After I asked him how his day was and he talked for a few minutes about his own bad day, I said I was having a bad day and he said "oh I've got to go," and rushed me off the phone. I thought he would ask me about why I had such a bad day when I got home, but he never did.
Then I got home from work Friday and he asked me about work but interrupted me to start talking about himself right away. I just wanted to tell someone that I feel very bad about a huge mistake (like I effed up royally, seriously) and I can't even talk to the only person I live with.
I thought about calling my mom to tell her, but she works night shift and her sleeping schedule is so messed up that I don't want to bother her. I could call my sister who has never held down a real job in her life and has never worried about money so she doesn't understand that some people need jobs in order to not be homeless (she married up....way up).
Anyway, I'm just feeling sorry for myself so I thought I'd blog about it because isn't that what blogs are for? To dump all of our feelings in a very public forum to be judged by complete strangers? I kid, I kid.
A coworker has convinced me to go to a free Crossfit class in the morning. I'm VERY nervous because of my very low fitness level. Honestly, the lady who wants me to go is in worse shape than I am so I guess that makes me less nervous. Also I believe there's a chance she'll cancel. We'll see.