Saturday, August 1, 2009

Life goes on

Thank you for all your very kind comments yesterday. I really appreciated it during my little breakdown. I agree with everything you said. I've come a long way in the past 18 months, and I'm much happier now than I was when I started this journey.

I still struggle with food at times, and sometimes it seems unbearable. Yesterday was one of those times.

Today I feel better, stronger, like I can handle this. It's okay, life will go on. I won't gain back everything (one of my greatest fears), and I will get to goal. Eventually.

Speaking of life...

It's 3 a.m. Saturday, and I can't sleep. I have a million things to do before I leave for Tulsa this afternoon, and I can't shut my brain off. I slept about three hours last night.

Yesterday was frantic to say the least. There was one emergency after another with our Tulsa vendor. The trip was on, the trip was off, the trip was on again, off again, and finally it was decided we're going regardless if things are perfect or not. This next week will be a challenge.

Today I have things to do for work, things for the trip, personal things like a manicure/pedicure. I haven't even unpacked my suitcase from my Fairbanks' vacation. Laundry, shopping for a few things, changing around some of the reservations. Of course my number one priority is the gym. My flight leaves at 6 p.m.

It's going to be a crazy day/night, with a 7-hour layover in Dallas tonight. We have hotel reservations in Dallas but we'll barely be able to get to the hotel before we have to leave again for the airport. Fun times traveling space available as an airline employee on business. Who knew the whole world wanted to go to Tulsa this weekend.

I plan on blogging while in Tulsa. I'll have a laptop and internet access. My coworker, who is also a good friend, wants to see the sights of Tulsa. Looking online it doesn't exactly look like the most exciting city. I'm sure there's something to do, maybe a museum or the movies and of course, eating out. I'm actually taking my scale with me. I know, crazy, but I weigh every day and get a little weirded out if I can't. It'll keep me honest when I eat out.

We also have access to a brand new gym across the street from the hotel. My coworker is a big gym rat and he's already agreed to hitting the gym every day with me.

Yes, life does goes on, even when I have little mental breakdowns over my weight. I guess since I can't seem to stop this merry-go-round, I'll just enjoy the ride.


Amy A S said...

There are a few things to do in Tulsa. Google these: Philbrook, Discoveryland, Gilcrease, Tulsa Zoo, Brookside, Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks Riverwalk.

A couple of my favorite places to eat in Tulsa for healthy options (both chains): Pei Wei and Jason's Deli. There's also a great Korean restaurant behind Toys-R-Us at 71st and Memorial.

If you're interested in American Indian stuff, you may want to visit the Five Civilized Tribes museum in Muskogee (40 miles from Tulsa) and/or the Cherokee Nation sights in Tahlequah (60 miles from Tulsa). You can also float the Illinois River in Tahlequah. There are also a couple of Branson-style shows in Tahlequah (River City Players and Downtown Country). Carrie Underwood was a featured player in Downtown Country when she was a college student in Tahlequah.

Ron said...

I have many cousins that live in Tulsa.. but thats all I know about the place LOL

Amy A S said...

Diana-The Illinois is a GREAT time. If you're looking for a place to eat while in Tahlequah, I have three suggestions: Sam & Ella's Pizza (on the north end of Muskogee Ave near the university); Napoli's (Italian--on the south end of Muskogee Ave near the post office); or Fino's (Authentic Mexican--on Hwy 51 near the city golf course--going toward Hulbert).

antgirl said...

You be human, Super Girl. It doesn't mean you're not strong. Look at them weights you're slinging about. You are steel!

Sounds like you're super busy and stressed. Bet that contributes boat loads to your mood.

You're going to be fine. You will.

Have some fun in Tulsa.

Ida said...

Tulsa, eh? Well, it could be worse, but I don't know how. LOL (just kidding, Tulsa is a great little city) You'll do fine. We just gotta keep on keepin' on.