Getting Seasonal

Writing

Writing Prompt: The holiday season: can’t get enough of it, or can’t wait for it all to be over already? Has your attitude toward the end-of-year holidays changed over the years?

I pretty much discussed this in yesterday’s post.

It could have something to do with childhood innocence, but I used to love Christmas, our house was always festive, there was always a ton of food and so many people would be at our house, and naturally the gifts, I just remember there used to be piles and piles of gifts under then tree, for a long time after that Christmas was never just a one-day events it was a lead up that happened the day after Thanksgiving and just exploded on Christmas day. As I got older things changed, now the day after Thanksgiving just pisses me off, I can’t do anything or go anywhere without being trampled my people, and it really has become a day that I hate. Putting up our Christmas tree used to be an event that I couldn’t wait… we would listen to music… now it’s just a lot of work… I am seriously becoming the scrooge, and I’m okay with that. What happened to all those wonderful Christmas feelings? Is this how it’s gonna progress for the rest of my life? I used to love this time of the year,but now I just feel blah about it… and can’t wait for it to be over.

 

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In Due Time

Writing

 

Writing Prompt:What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it?

There hasn’t been an pressing deadlines or appointments lately, oddly enough December has been an “easy month for me”. Health wise I’m feeling a bit uncertain about my upcoming oncologist appointment, but seriously every time I there I’m feeling stressed and uncertain. These days I wake up and go through the motions not sure what the day was, yesterday I thought yesterday was Tuesday, and was shocked to learn that it was not. So imagined my surprise when I realized Christmas was only days away. Like Thanksgiving, Christmas has always been just a time for celebrate and be thankful, but this year it feels me with a little bit of dread, I’m already thinking, “I got get dressed and drive over to my parents house early in the morning, I have to deal with stupid jokes that aren’t funny and listen forced to listen to Christmas music when I do want to (now let me just say that I enjoy Christmas music, I don’t think that it should simply be limited to just the holiday season, I often listen to it in the extreme heat to have “winter thoughts” to cool myself down) but this year I haven’t even listened to one song, put up one decoration… nothing.

I wonder if my feeling this way has something to do with the fact I didn’t go through the holiday motions… my holiday shopping was done before Thanksgiving, and gifts were wrapped soon after, I haven’t watched my favorite holiday themed movie “Love Actually”, or it could have something to do with me not feeling well and being super fatigued all the time, or the fact that I’m still trying to deal with the unexpected death of my cousin (due to an undiagnosed heart condition), it could be a lot of things. This year Christmas will be just another day. …maybe next year will be better…

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An Extreme Tale

Writing

 

Writing Prompt: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

When was the last time that sentence accurately described your life?

Just because you asked I would say every damn day, but that would be me being overly dramatic; but seriously the last time I felt that was this past Thursday on Thanksgiving, I love the holidays, I’m very close with my family so I see them at least once a week, but holidays just reinforces that when you want to be around family and reflect and be thankful on all the things that  have happened in the past year, but  if you read this post it wouldn’t be all that shocking to know that this Thanksgiving was a bummer, I was really struggling with finding something to be Thankful for, I was on the verge or tears the entire day, and to be honest it’s been like that ever since.

Years from now I hope that looking back I’ll remember this particular Thanksgiving and remember despite the curveball that life sent my family, despite the grief and the sadness, I was able to find comfort and be thankful for the little things, and at the end of the day that’s what it’s really all about? So at the very core say it was the best of times, it was the worst of times is the only way that I can put it.

 

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Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers – Week 11

Fitness

Last week was a rough week and this week will be do different. Funny thing is while you’re losing weight real life still happens, and more than anything I think last week taught be that despite unexpected circumstances along with a major food holiday I can manage to stay on target.

The past 2 or 3 weeks have been gains when I got on the scale, so I was determined to stick with the program and be moving more, I gotta say K-Pop really saved my butt this week… 30 minutes od dancing to 2pm, Got7 and Exo. even though my cat thought that I was having spastic fits. I found at the end of the day it help me get my ActiveLink to 100% or sometimes over..

Yesterday’s meeting was pretty sparse and I can just assume that it’s because of the holiday that people were out of town or still had family visiting them, like I said real life happens. Well this week I’m happy that when I got one the scale I showed a loss of 3.6 pounds..

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Strangely enough I felt the absolute worst on Thanksgiving, what and the amount of food was pre-planned, I ate a breakfast before I set out to my parents house and my dinner consisted of a banana and yogurt, but lunch after I had eaten it I felt like I couldn’t move then I realized that I hadn’t eaten that amount of food in one sitting for a very long time. I certainly could have eaten half of what was one my plate and been totally satisfied.

So my plan for this week is to do more of the same as last week. And also it’s the start of a new month so Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans has a new challenge and it’s a different exercise everyday, so that should be interesting and besides next week I’m supposed to be getting some new Weight Watchers swag!!!

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If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10

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