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Shit's getting real.

One month into the new job adventure. Recent developments.

One of my uglier character defects is zealotry with a side dose of self-righteousness. I do believe sugar is poison and no one who cares about their health has any business messing around with gluten, but it's not my place to tell anyone that or to diagnose their eating disorders/need for OA, when I won't even admit to actually being in or and refuse to call my 37 days since my last binge "abstinence."

Meanwhile...last week we had to send in measurements for our uniforms, which means actually putting a tape measure around various parts of my anatomy. That was fun.

We also had to send in our bids for what shifts we wanted. Somehow, I ended up with the 2nd bidding position, although I offered to be flexible if someone else needed it. I'm hoping to end up with an all late-shift sched ule that gives me Mon/Tues off. Partially having to do with my preferred OA meeting and yoga classes.

I wore the size 8 Dockers yesterday. Not loose, mind you, but room to breath and sit. (I also carried my own food, since I refuse to trust anything they might make or serve at the airport.)

24 days to my 50th birthday!


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Oct. 1st, 2014 02:35 am (UTC)
Congrats to you on a lot of these points.

And happy early birthday!
Oct. 1st, 2014 02:40 am (UTC)
Sounds pretty much all good. Tape measures can be your friend, esp. if you think what it would have measured last year.

I agree, don't tell anyone to lay off sugar or gluten. My sister in law always told me to exercise when I mentioned any of my problems. Um, thanks. Not.

Have a great early birthday!
Oct. 1st, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
I got really grandiose the other day and I owe someone an amends for it. On the other hand I'm NOT providing any sugar/gluten for the informal birthday bash...and if anyone asks why, I will tell them.
Oct. 1st, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
I'd ask myself: what's more important, people have a good time at the birthday bash (including the birthday person)or making a dietary point that will probably make people uncomfortable?

As you would know better than me, there are a lot of good things you can bring to the bash. If it's tasty, nobody will care. Think of it like alcohol. Do you go to parties with a bottle of sparkling water and tell people, "I'm an alcoholic and alcohol is a poison that will destroy your body and mind. In fact, you look like you've had a lot already"?

Just my two pesos.
Oct. 1st, 2014 02:35 pm (UTC)
I might spring for some fruit. That's about it. It is an informal bash. I'm totally not reserving any seats. Putting up that sign is a nearly perfect way to insure that nobody shows up. I've seen it happen to too many other Mint folks, whose friends PROMISED them they'd be there. It's awful to see and I'm making sure it doesn't happen to me.
Oct. 1st, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
...actually putting a tape measure around various parts of my anatomy.


Edited at 2014-10-01 02:53 am (UTC)
Oct. 1st, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Tell me about it. The worst part is the bits and bobs don't really match up.
Oct. 1st, 2014 02:55 am (UTC)
Rock on!
Oct. 1st, 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
We've finished learning cards, which was a foreign country to me, and now we're on travel, where at least I know the language, but have to make sure I understand the exact Amex dialect.
Oct. 1st, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
I've always gotten the late night shifts; it's just nice to experience the quiet.
I think I'm a little perturbed that you've gotten into those size 8s; I'm blowing up like a balloon! And tape measures will never touch this body again! Don't wanna know:D

Wish you loads of luck and hope you get what you want.
24 days? Heh heh, I hope you have a birthday blast! :D
Oct. 4th, 2014 04:34 am (UTC)
Would you consider going the nutrient dense/anti-inflammatory route? (Low carb, high protein, and fat is NOT the enemy.)
Oct. 6th, 2014 06:05 am (UTC)
Sure! I know I keep my LDL under control pretty much with a lot of oatmeal; I've begun hitting higher doses of Vitamin D because I'm having some bone issues but I need a full physical too; I've got a lump under my right rib that's been growing for the last two years. It's not painful, just uncomfortable and annoying as hell, especially when I sit. I like my fat, especially in winter; along with my hot flashes, I have a very good time with them :D
Oct. 7th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
Living La Vida lo carb and getting my fat (real good fat, not any margarine or "reduce calorie" bullshit) has been an excellent trade off. I'd probably tell you to ditch the oatmeal too.
Oct. 8th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Never use margarine and avoid "reduced" anything. My fat is good only if I'm stupid enough to try rollerblading again :) I took the oatmeal over taking statins for high LDL; otherwise I'd prefer not to have oatmeal again. :D
Oct. 9th, 2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
Cholesterol isn't necessarily the enemy and I'd have to say that oatmeal isn't really anyone's friend. I don't want to be THAT person who knocks what might be working for you, but I'd recommend this book to maybe take another look at the situation. (Your doctor will probably throw a hairy conniption fit.) Cholesterol Clarity followed quickly by Eat The Yolks
Oct. 11th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
Much thanks; I will go for those books.

I was surprised at the diagnosis but NOT crazy about their wanting to put me on statins. Given the choice and knowing my family history of cardiac, respiratory and other health issues, I opted for dietary changes. Steroid medications for asthma didn't exactly leave me in a good place heart-wise, either but I'm always looking for something better dietary-wise, to stay out of the doctor's office!
Oct. 1st, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed being with you Sunday. A little surprised you didn't say anything about that.
Oct. 1st, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
Perhaps I did---I'm sorry I was being self-righteous and wenchy and I promise not to do it again. We all have to paddle our own canoes and how others choose to do it is not my business.
Oct. 1st, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
I don't think you were being the least bit self-righteous. I just meant i was surprised you didn't mention the fun we had Sunday in this LJ entry.
Oct. 2nd, 2014 04:00 am (UTC)
Very cool news and happy early birthday!
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