Monday afternoon. I think I'm still enamored of the site's new look, which is good because the redecorating caused havoc with my Monday morning schedule. Once again, bless C for being a whole lot more on top of things with my job commitments than I am, because he woke me up this morning at 8:05am...about five minutes after I was supposed to be at work printing out timesheets for the contractors. Whoops! I was up so late getting everything spic and span after the messiness of the renovations that I completely forgot (again) about having to be in to the office early on Monday's for the next few months. It's things like this that make me feel completely incompetent and have me questioning whether I can ever do anything right. (Yes, I know this is a sweeping generalization, but I'm feeling a little dramatic today, so cut me some slack, OK?)

On the health front, this week starts another mini challenge for my eDiets challenge group. Last week was water consumption (I didn't meet my goal of 840 ounces for the week and I wasn't even close) and this week is veggie consumption. I have to keep track of the different veggies I eat all week and how they're prepared. I think the team with the greatest diversity of veggies "wins", although it might just be total veggie servings consumed...I'm not sure. Yes, it's a little anal to count your veggies but you'd be amazed how motivated you can be to eat veggies when there's a little competition to fire you up.

On a truly pathetic note, yesterday was my brother D's birthday and I didn't manage to get a card in the mail or make a phone call. I feel like poop! I have the card, I'm going to send it tonight, but that just doesn't make up for not sending it prior to the big day itself. As to not calling, I simply have no excuses except to say that I just wasn't in the mood for a long conversation and didn't want to ring up, say "Hi. Happy Birthday! I love you, love the kids, love G (his wife), and I hope you had a great day. Talk to you later" and then hang up. I know it's incredibly selfish and self absorbed and I am ashamed of myself. Does that fact make my actions any less reprehensible? Sadly, I think not. I've sent off a Hallmark ecard in the meantime and am thinking of ways to try to make it up to him (suggestions very much welcomed, by the way).

Weeks until LA Marathon: 24
Weeks until Christmas: 14
Exercise today: None, it's a scheduled day off on my official marathon training schedule -- WHOOPEE!
Veggies consumed at lunch: Beets, carrots, celery, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber, which doesn't include the pinto beans with my Amy's Enchiladas because those are counted as starches, not veggies)


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