*My little sister, 13 years younger than me, got engaged. I am not.
*I showed up at the gym with no water bottle and two different shoes.
*I have tried not once, but twice, to sign up for Weight Watcher eTools, unsuccessfully. (see below)
*I have been stood up. (see below)
Add to this, a raging case of PMS and you have enough tears to put out any forest fires currently burning and leads me to ask WTF?!
eTools: I confessed that I am a Weight Watchers meeting attendee who does not actually track and just tracks my points in my head. I love spreadsheets, charts, my Mac, and my BlackBerry and with the pro-eTools comments on that post I was excited to sign up. Just like the website said, I faxed a copy of my weigh-in booklet, my info, and my Canadian postal code. It says that it can take up to 7 days to receive your access code but that you'll likely get it within 2 - 3 days. I waited impatiently and I got my code near the end of the 7th day. They did warn me. The link they gave me took me to the US site. Naturally, that didn't work once I started entering my Canadian address. I went to the Canadian site and tried the code "this access code is not valid". Sigh. I emailed back explaining that I was in Canada and was given a code for the US. The following day I heard back with a new code. "This access code is not valid". Double sigh. Now I've emailed her back again saying that I apologize for being such a pain and I'm pretty sure I'm not doing anything wrong but that this code is not valid as well. If I don't hear back by lunch time tomorrow, I'm taking a long lunch and walking down to the head office to straighten this out. Trouble is, I was pms-ing, already upset and was actually excited about eTools. Seriously, I'm mostly a rational person and realize this sounds silly but during a week that feels like the big things are crumbling on top of me, I'd just like for the little things to work, you know? That first day, I had the access code in my email, I decided to walk the 20 minutes home instead take my transfer bus just so I could enter the activity in when I got home and signed up. Once the access was denied I didn't even want to go to the gym. I went and did the run and the Barbell Blast. So glad I did. It significantly improved my mood. I increased the weight I was lifting and the instructor was in a crazy mood and he cracked us up all through the class. Such a long paragraph, all for eTools.
The Positives: Yes, there are positives.
*After bawling my eyes out over my sister's engagement, I still did my run and my Barbell Blast class.
*After forgetting my water bottle and having two different shoes, I still did my run and my Barbell Blast class.
*I walked the 20 minutes home yesterday instead of taking my second bus.
*After not being able to sign up for eTools, I still did my run and my Barbell Blast class.
*While sitting in the lounge for 30 minutes by myself, I was self-conscious but I wasn't so uncomfortable that it was unbearable.
*After being stood up, I didn't shed one tear, I just went home and cracked a Bud Light Lime.
*Despite not being able to get into eTools, I have tracked everything for the last three days. I will get into eTools dammut!
*Tomorrow night I have another dinner date with a friend and I'm going to give her a quick call to confirm. ( I paused here to call her, not only is she meeting me, she's excited about it!)
|16 Year-Old Me|
*YOU ARE NOT FAT!! STOP FRICKING CALLING YOURSELF FAT! If anything you may be too thin.
*I love you. You don't love you, but I love you.
*You kick ass at math, calculus, physics & english and that is so damn cool, own it.
*You are not the parent. Don't pressure yourself like you are.
*You will move out of your parents house and be self-sufficient really soon, so don't worry about it.
*Don't date men 10 years older than you till you're at least 25.
*Don't try to make everyone else happy so much, do what makes you happy.
*Ignore that a-hole pervy volleyball coach and keep on playing.
That's what I could think of off the top of my head. Hehe - if I was tweeter, I could keep adding to this.
Thanks everyone for sticking with me through the dark week!! Totally thought I'd lose blog followers but I gained three! Whoop Whoop! I'm not promising there won't be dark weeks ahead, see me in 28 days :)