Okay just in case you couldn’t guess it, 154 were the number of days that I had left before I caught my flight to Europe to do an early 60th birthday celebration. I got a message from my airline company announcing they were not leaving on that day but instead were changing the departure date to the next day. Well that was not good for me. I was stretching my schedule to try and enjoy the cities in Europe as much as possible for that one day delay meant that I would probably lose 2 days in Europe which would ruin so many plans.
Now I’ve got to find another airlines to fly me and I think I found one, only I would leave on a Monday and I would get 2 days extra. This would get me to London on May 2nd which is the day after May Day. Now when I was last in Europe, I didn’t have any idea about May Day and we had a lot of trouble trying to find a hotel. I might be able to avoid this because I’m going to be trying to stay in hostels and Airbnb places and hopefully I can find some good places.
So then I found another flight cheaper than the original flight day and had a choice of Saturday or Monday departure. The Saturday flight is $32 more than Monday but would give me 4 additional days. Yes that sounds great but what shocked me was that I forgot that the airline was charging Euros and the USD is still kind of weak compared to the Euros. However, it would give me more time and I think that definitely sounds much better but then again I will run into the problem of trying to make sure I have a place to stay for May Day. I guess I’ll wait and see about my accommodations later. Right now I have to figure out what I want to do concerning my flight.
Now I had started working out after Christmas after I got off of work. I had a hard time because I only had enough energy to work out every other day and found that I was letting myself eat what I want, hoping some frackin’ miracle I would lose weight so I could be in good condition when I went to Europe but I haven’t lost any weight and can you believe it, I gained 2-3 pounds. I know, I know….what in the world was I thinking. Stress is causing too many problems.
Then stupid me saw advertisement on the television late at night about a diet pill and thought I could do this and continue with my exercise and maybe I could lose some weight. Big problem. I would have to increase the number of meals I ate as well as take the pill 30 minutes before I ate. Well it went okay for the first week but the next week is about the time that I had to start taking my mother around and my eating habits as well as sleep habits were all thrown off.
So despite taking the weight pill and exercising, I found myself gaining more weight. I just wasn’t exercising enough but when I did really push myself, I would have coughing fits because my sinuses were getting the best of me. I’m struggling to keep my allergies in check and to keep the fluid from leaking down into my lungs. Well that was a lost cause because I have some fluid already in my lungs and only vigorous activity and meds will bring it up and out.
Needless to say my plans are rapidly flowing down the drain. I’m still trying to go to the gym but it is hard because I enjoy working out only I get kind of stimulated after working out and hard for me to go to sleep at night. Yes I take hot or very warm showers only I’ve already scalded my neck under the shower from my so-called very warm showers. I know, I know, not a smart thing to do but no one ever said I was smart.
Any way I would work out after work and then go shower and was then wide awake. Only I had to stop for a couple of weeks because I was having to take my mother to doctor’s appointments or for surgery and the appointments were for early in the morning so I could go to work which was at 3p.m. On top of all of this, the mountain cedar count has been extremely heavy and being out in the outside air only made it worse thus why I possibly have problems breathing and why I’ve had to stay in the gym to exercise.
So 154 and although I’m approaching 90 days, that just isn’t happening at this time. I’ve still got to book a flight there and take more time off from work although be it only 1 additional day but now I’ve got to figure out logistics of when to leave and where to stay in Europe.
Oh and I’m still frustrated because I still can’t figure out how to transfer things from my tablet onto a USB drive. I’m trying desperately not to let things get to me. Maybe I’ll just buy a ‘My Cloud’ so I can send my pics from Europe directly into My Cloud and won’t have to worry about losing them. That will be one way to relieve some stress from my mind.
Then I have to address the problem of my weight. I’ve got to do something and do it quick. I hate the idea of being trapped in the plane for over 9 hours for my possible flight to London but that is just the way things are going to happen. Now it would be nice if I had lost at least 25 pounds between now and May so I could fit in the airline seat a little bit better, than it would make me kind of happy.
I have way too much stress here at work and my night-time visits to the gym have to be kept short so I can go home and get some rest before I have to get up early to take my mother around. I’m half tempted to take a few days off to jump-start my attempt to go back to Primal Blueprint but the idea of having to take days off when I’m using so many this year is kind of nerve-racking. I might just have to do this to save my sanity. I guess I’ll have to figure it out this weekend.
Maybe by that time I will have bought my airline ticket for my new departure date and I will have already started a diet Once Again. Boy I wish I could go back in time and kick myself in the butt for allowing myself to gain so much weight. If I knew back then what I know now I would be a slimmer and healthier person.
DOES ANYONE HAVE A TIME MACHINE I CAN USE?
Well it didn’t hurt to ask. Since one isn’t available I’ll just have to struggle forward but maybe I will take a few days off and try to get a jump-start on the beginning stages of a new diet. One last note, on top of all of the stress I’ve been feeling lately, I’ve lost more feeling in my fingers from my Carpal Tunnel problem. Right now life sucks but I will continue to struggle and maybe, just maybe I can figure out what the heck I’m doing.