Wednesday, October 31, 2012

High's and Low's

Last week was well???   Interesting, fun, sad and emotional. Here's a highlight of the past week.
Monday-  Worked (not very exciting)  but during work I went into a texting match with one of my best friends and not the fun kind.   It is a long story but to make it short,  I am hurt and angry with her and very sad that after 25 years of friendship we are going through this change.  I basically had to tell her  this friendship is bring me more pain then joy and I needed some time to process how I am feeling. It wasn't easy for me to be honest but I don't  regret it because I don't want to lose the friendship and sometimes it is best to have some time apart.    
Tuesday and Wednesday- worked a lot of hours
Thursdays-  Work till 5:30 ( it was my last day at Carefor it was hard to say goodbye to my clients)  then went to my very first clothing swap/ recycling party.  Met some new people and my friend who hosted the party  put on a great spread of food.    I also scored a few items for myself and my cousin. 
Friday- Went shopping with my cousin to help her pick out a new fall wardrobe.  We were able to find everything she was looking for and had a blast in the process.  I even bought a sweater for myself.    Side note:  I was showing my cousin the clothes I picked out for her at the clothing swap they were in my trunk and I accidentally locked my keys in the car!  oops!  My step dad was  nice enough to pick up the spare keys from Rob and drive them to mall for me. My hero! 
At night we went to Saunder's Farm it was fantastic!  We went on a haunted hayride.  I have to admit I did scream a few times.  We also went into a haunted house it was pretty creepy but I loved every second of it!  Another thing I can cross of our bucket list.
Saunders Farm

Saturday- Worked till 6pm, then rushed home to get ready for a Halloween Party.   Pictures to follow.    I absolutely love dressing up for Halloween and over the past few years I have gotten Rob into the Halloween spirit.     I drank a tad too much and ended up going to bed at 3am!  
I was a Lady Bug

I am dating Hulk Hogan!  I just loved Rob's Costume :)

Sunday-  Crawled out of bed at 7:30 a.m to get ready for my 5 km race ( I know!  I am crazy who parties the night before a race??   But to be fair I didn't realize the race was Halloween weekend until after I signed up for it and once I committed I do it!)   

About 10 minutes before the race I started to get really nervous but I knew once I started jogging I would feel better. The horn blew and we were off.  The first half of the race was bad I was  judging myself by what everyone else was doing but once I hit the 3 K mark my mind set changed and I starting having positive thoughts.  I starting feeling proud and thankful that I have a healthy body to accomplish this no matter what speed I was going. 

 I ended up finishing at 46:36 that is over three minutes faster then my last run in May.  I was so close to my goal of 45 minutes. I will get there next time :) 
Thanks Rob, Mom and Richard for trying to cheer me on!    We went out for breakfast and basically I crashed for the rest of the day. 
Rattle me Bones 5K (My third 5K)

So Sunday was my highlight of the week and yesterday was my low of the week.  I couldn't stop crying it started off with me weighing myself and let me just say it wasn't pretty.  I am actually up 4.6 pounds for the month which to me is heartbreaking.  I am upset that I try and try and I do not see the results I want.  I basically had a pity party and was feeling fat and ugly.   I am also very upset about the fight I had with one of my best friends and I feel she doesn't understand me anymore.  I am sad that I am not further in life and that we are in debt.  I know this is not earth scattering especially with what is going on on the world right now but it just sucks that I  try so hard to improve myself and be a better person and I do not see the results.  Overall it was just a really bad day. 
Today I am feeling a bit better and trying to be thankful for all the wonderful things I do have in my life.  
What was your high for the week?  What was your low? 
Thanks for reading! 


  1. Okay Joy - we're going out for dinner together one night! Sounds like you need a friend :)

  2. Awww that is very sweet of you Laura and I would love that!

  3. I'm so sorry you're having a tough week, but on the bright side...go you for running that 5k! Especially after partying the night before!!

    Don't get CAN do it!