Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Good day

Yesterday was a good day. Joseph left for a 3-day conference in Portland, Maine, on Sunday. This time, I was prepared. I was organized.

I ran in the morning yesterday, walked Dingle Doggie, walked to and from the garage, walked around at work. It got in over 16000 steps. That's about 7 or 8 miles. I stuck to under 1600 calories for the day. I ate at work. It was a perfect diet day. The only thing better is if I had less carbs but this is week one of Phase I so it's ok.

Today we took peter to lunch for his last day. I get one cheat meal in two weeks but day 2 is too early. So I ate half the meal which was HUGE and quite tasty and was quite disciplined about it. The only issue is the amount of carbs.

As for dinner, I am going to keep doing this. Or try to. I'll eat early, at work if I have to, come home and just feed JJ and be done with it. Who says I have to screw up my eating just because I am feeding the kid? It's good to show him that he isn't tied to conform to what other people eat and when they eat. Which is what happened to me. And then I end up feeling bad. Which begs the question "why? What does it matter?"

So this is it. I must eat early.

And no wine. Or less of it. Today it would have taken me over the calorie limit. I get red when I drink because, like 99% of all Asians, I don't have the enzyme to metabolize it. Doesn't mean I can't drink. Just not every night. Screws up my system. I just don't know how. I should google it.

Today was a good day. My thinking is slowly changing. It's hard but I have to keep thinking this way.


Time for a change

Actually many changes.
Every single watch I own needs a new battery.
And I own about 20 watches.

This time instead of buying a new watch, I will replace the battery.
In this case, it's batteries...
20 of them.

It's time.
I think I made a pun.

Oh. Except for the one with the purple strap. It's still running. But I can't exactly where it with anything I own which is probably why it's still in a box.



Monday, August 30, 2010

Seen this morning on the back window of a car

Brookline High School.

I struck me as a bit odd.
Since it's the only high school in Brookline.
So why not have one that just says High School?
Better yet, we all know it's in Brookline so why have it at all?
Unless you want to tell the world you have a high school kid.
A teenager.
Not sure why that would be a badge of honor.
Other than the fact that you are dealing with on.
In which case you deserve a medal.

I think I got it.
Never mind.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

7:30 is the Magic Number

And everything is just faster at that time of the morning.
Leave after that and you end up in nightmare traffic and it takes you 15 to 30 minutes longer to get where you want to go.
It's not right.
But it's how it is.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Coral Seafood off Route 85 in Marlboro

Coral Seafood.
Kinda Florida-ish.
In New England.

The entire leadership team here is for the Oracle CVC this week. So to kick start the week, we went their for dinner.

Nicely stocked bar.
Good service.
Nice menu.
Reasonable prices.
Good portions.
Tasty food.
A nice wine list.

In the middle of Marlboro?
In a strip mall??

Who knew.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


GAH! My toast is toast. I made and packed my breakfast and I forgot the toast that is still sitting in the toaster at home in my kitchen.


I am so damn annoyed.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Productivity is the spice of life

Ok. Maybe getting out of the house is the spice of life.

After a week of working from home because of JJ and his tonsil surgery, I am happy to say that I survived and I am now at work in my office. And even though I didn't do much but sit around and wait for some possible life-threatening bleed and even though Carrie was there to watch him, I know that my productivity decreased somewhat as the week wore on. Actually, as the week dragged on.

But what I didn't know was how looking forward to coming into the office I was until this morning when I went through the usual harried morning routine before coming into work. And as stressed as I was to get out of the house, I was so happy to be getting out of the house!

Now I know at least two things:
  1. I cannot be a stay at home mom. Not at all. I would become miserable, unproductive and depressed. Not to mention never see the light of day.
  2. I cannot work from home as my official office. Once in a while is fine. But every single day is definitely out of the question.>/li>
I am coming to the office all week.
All. Week.

I am sooooo happy.

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