Archives for: June 2004, 01
With all the computer issues I've been having with my laptop, my mother asked me if my laptop has a revert function. Hunh? Apparently if you really mess something up, newer systems have a function that gets you back to where you were before you did whatever stupid thing you did (intentionally or not) that deleted that file, messed up a program, etc. You can go back ten minutes, an hour, 24 hours, and then NOT make the same mistake.
Sometimes I really wish I could do that with my body - when I think I can get away with eating something I shouldn't, and I'm in so much pain from gas and bloating 5 hours later and I wish I hadn't eaten it. Revert! Revert! Go back to five minutes before I made that mistake and I won't do it again, I swear!
I've done well the last few days in spite of eating out and having the pot luck here at work. My body is telling me much more quickly when I shouldn't eat something, which is great in some ways, and a pain if I WANT to eat something that is bad for me. One of my colleagues brought some brownies last night, and I wanted to see how they were, so I took a small (1 bite) chunk of brownie and ate it. The very second it hit my mouth I coughed, HARD, for two solid minutes. Thought I was going to choke to death! Revert! Revert!
Did enjoy a couple of crabcakes, and though I'm sure there was something in them that wasn't good for me, they were tasty, and far better than most of the other choices available. I did have a few cornchips and a piece of fried chicken, but avoided the rest of the chips, potato salad, desserts and everything else that was there. Even so, I felt heavy and a little bloated when I got home yesterday, and slept for about 10 hours.
I drank a lot of water when I got home, and ate a banana for 'dinner'. Was in bed by 11:30, and slept from noon until 10 pm tonight, and slept really well.
I've been good about walking at work, most every break I have I'll do at least one lap around the building. Last night I walked about a half mile, which is pretty much the least I'll ever walk. Usually I'll get in at least 3/4 of a mile, and I strive to walk a mile per night.
I've got a ton of food in my place right now, and lots of fruit to eat, so I'll be eating that for days, and eating well in general. I've got a banana and cherries for snacks, a lamb chop for lunch, hard boiled eggs, and I think I threw some spinach in there, too, unless I left it on the counter at home.... Already had a fruit smoothie for breakfast, and a cup of soy milk before I left the house. I'll be fine as long as I eat so that I can avoid wishing I had a 'revert' function.