For some reason, I feel the need to check in daily.
Or at least every weekday. Even on days when I don’t have much to say.
All is well. Water is being consumed. Lunch was a salad. Took my vitamins. Healthy habits are in place.
Tomorrow I’m going to the doctor for my annual physical + my medical exam for the NZ visa paperwork. I’m a tiny bit nervous but overall excited. I like getting progress reports from doctors about healthy (or not) my body is. I’m crossing my fingers for all good results.
I’m feeling very stressed out from all the stuff I need to do regarding the NZ visa/money/moving back. It’s a lot and more than I expected in every way and it’s stressful in the midst of more family stuff and work and wedding plans. I’m trying to just keep my head above water at the moment and not revert to feeling sorry for myself or revert back to unhealthy habits.
All I have to do is keep myself together until October and then I’ll be golden. I’ll be off to NZ with a job and the man that I love. I can’t wait to go relax on the beach after all this stressful stuff has passed. Until then I’m trying not to go too insane.
So that’s what’s going on with me mid-week.
What about you? How’s Wednesday treating you?
In the scheme of things Wednesday’s are ‘hump’ day so at the very least, our work weeks are almost over. That being said, I have to say I am kinda feeling stressed a bit as well but for different reasons. I am having an enormous amount of difficulty getting myself back on track in my healthy lifestyle. I do well with certain aspects, healthy breakfast, decent lunch (I pack everyday) and home cooked meal every night…however where I fail is with the little things that creep into my day. The two double stacked oreo cookies today for example. I know that I shouldn’t have eaten them, however I consumed them. It is a rather frustrating situation. I feel like I have the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other and although I try really hard, that devil side of me sneaks in during the day. Oh well just have to try and do better for my next choice.
I hope that you continue to do well and keep your head above water Mary….you are doing a FANTASTIC job!!! You should be very proud of yourself.
Hope you have a great rest of the week!!!
I’m so sorry you are feeling stressed. Obviously I know the feeling. ;)
Good job on doing so many healthy things! Health breakfast and lunch and dinner is HUGE! Really! You are probably doing a better job than you are giving yourself credit for. You might have eaten a couple cookies but overall it sounds like you are doing pretty well. It’s easy to not think that way though because it’s easy to get caught up in the small things that you do wrong and dwell on those because you feel guilty. DON’T let that happen. You could even work in those tiny things like a couple cookies into your healthy lifestyle if you plan for them. They won’t make or break you if you account for them and then you can skip the guilt and stress that comes with feeling like you’ve eaten something you shouldn’t and have ruined your whole day (which you probably haven’t if it’s just a cookie or two).
That’s just my thoughts on it though.
Thanks! Have a great week!
Alexia (Dimple Snatcher) says
Mary, how long are you moving back to NZ for?!
Technically my visa will be for 12 months. But I’m hoping to get a different visa once I’m there and stay for a couple years.
And you get TWO summers…you were here for our summer and will be in NZ for their summer! Two summers! That’s like Christmas!
I’m sort of in an endless summer, really. I was in NZ for summer, then US for summer, then back to NZ for summer. I caught a tiny bit of tail ends of other seasons but it’s mostly summer for like two years!
Funny thing about endless summer… it makes me want to go snowboarding! Random, I know!
Sounds like you’re doing a great job of keeping your eye on the prize and maintaining accountability/awareness of the stressors and potential self-sabotaging things you don’t want to do. Keeping that awareness and self-reflection is half the battle IMO!
Diana @ frontyardfoodie says
Aww, I hope all that stuff gets figured out quick. I know being in limbo causes anxiety but in not time at all you’ll be a happy wife and things will settle down.
The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh says
Nothing stinks more than when you are trying to get a situation taken care of where you are relying on others to get something done for you or people are making issues where there don’t need to be. That’s why it’s so important to focus on the things you can control like healthy eating and exercise. It’ll all work out!
There’s a health conference coming up this weekend so I’m looking forward to getting some free schtuff and getting free health screenings just because I loathe having to pay a co-pay to my doctor to refer me to another lab to pull blood. HA! Workin’ my way around the system is what I’m about!
Jack Sh*t says
You could just keep alternating between Memphis and NZ and skip the winter months altogether. Think about how much you’d save on coats! Well, most people just need one or two coats, so I guess it wouldn’t be that much of a cost savings, especially considering the travel costs. Okay, forget I said anything…
BTW, Happy Death Week! Anita and I were hanging out on Beale Street yesterday and spotted Elvis drinking a Hurricane. Really! No fooling!
Haha. Nice! Since I work downtown now I’m seeing Elvis all over the place!
Good luck on all of your paperwork. My Wednesday is fine, not good or bad, and certainly better than last Wednesday, which I spent on a plane. I’m looking forward to pilates after work, since i missed it the last 2 wednesdays! i love pilates!
Lily Fluffbottom says
I just finished my 3rd bag of 1 oz chips. For some reason my brain thinks I’m starving.
I’m not. Still have a couple of hours til work is over. I think I’ll go have some coffee.
You have a job in NZ?!!
CONGRATS!!!! Is it your Memphis job ,but overseas as you
were hoping for?
I am so happy for you-I can only imagine what a huge load that is off your
shoulders about finally having a job(and a great one!) overseas.
YAY Mary!!! :)
Im just staying with the company I’m with but working remotely. :) It is a huge relief and I’m very excited!
Promotional Gifts says
Good Luck with the move New Zealand it lovely
GOD BLESS YOUR TRIP Mary.Aal Izz Well Mary. Some Advice’s: Just focus and relax, Just think one Happy memorable moments in that place before you live so that your mind and body will not be stress and lastly keep safe.
Jason Riot says
G’luck with your move!