171 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride

Day 171

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Temperature: High 42° / Low 30°

 

What Kind  of Day Did I Have & Why?

I don’t have a word for today yet. I just went through the motions today… I was kind of like a well-oiled machine. Quick workout, running errands, training my replacement, dinner & drinks, work… It all was just a whirlwind for me. It was nice to see my old coworkers and was even better to be in in a better place physically. I got some closure today and it felt good.

 

How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

I took a double dose of my “emergency meds”, also know as Prednisone this morning. I did the same last night and I think it was really helpful. Let me rephrase that: I took a SINGLE dose last night. I’m not going nuts with the steroids! A great benefit of prednisone is that it is a corticosteroid that is very effective in decreasing inflammation, the problem is that it also causes weight gain among other unpleasant side effects. For that reason, I only take it in case of an emergency, which translates to when I feel a flare coming up. Thanks to me taking it easy yesterday and Mr. Prednisone, today was about a 5.5 / 6. I’ll take that!

 

 

Workout Time & Duration?

About 30 mins of cardio was all that I could bring myself to do this morning and quite frankly, I’m not sure how I was able to get it done. I know that getting my blood pumping helps my condition, so I did what I could. Plus, the errands I had to run combined with training my replacement at my old job left little time to do anything else. I think it was for the better because by the end of the day I was exhausted. I didn’t do too much...I did just enough.

 

Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

After going back and forth between the 2 finalists for our napkins, I made my final decision and sent her a message to ask her to move forward with looking for some options for us. I haven’t talked to Che about it yet because there isn’t anything to actually SHOW at this time. I just liked her responsiveness and willingness to stick to the budget. I can’t wait to hear back and see what she finds for me...I mean us!

Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

Nope,  I was just happy to be feeling better and able to make it to the office for training. I was lucky to be able to squeak that email about the napkins out in the first place.


Loving Black Love Moment?

I’ve been sleeping on ASICS. And I didn’t know that ASICS is an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano" - a sound mind in a sound body. At least, that’s what the tag said. Pretty fitting for my goals at this moment. Maybe if I wear these, my body will be healed.

I’ve been sleeping on ASICS. And I didn’t know that ASICS is an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano" - a sound mind in a sound body. At least, that’s what the tag said. Pretty fitting for my goals at this moment. Maybe if I wear these, my body will be healed.

So...I was expecting my new protein pancake mix package but was pleasantly surprised by a box of ASICS that Che ordered for us.

NOW, I’ve never had a pair of ASICS so I was looking at the box half-afraid of what I was going to find...but the gesture was super sweet and I’m usually pleasantly surprised by Che’s fashion choices. Plus, he did recommend the Red Lipstick, so he’s on my great side right now anyway!

 

These beat a box of pancake mix any day! And he knows how much I LOVE surprises! My Receiving Gifts Love Language was satisfied today!

 

And I got another one too:
I know I said this back on Day 186, but we really have a good time together watching The Affair. I wasn’t at 100% and was pretty tired by the time we started watching it tonight, but I enjoyed the pause-n-chat session that we had during that show. My Quality Time Love Language was satisfied too! Yes - I have two!
 


What am I happy for?

Medication.
Yeah, I said it: I’m happy for medication. There is a lot to say about Western Medicine, but it is working for me at the moment. I’m sure that there are some Allopathic methods that I should be trying, at this isn’t a knock on that at all. I’m just happy that my meds are working right now. That’s all.

 

What am I doing tomorrow?

Hopefully feeling better than today and getting some more work done. It is supposed to be pretty damn cold, so I gotta make sure I stay warm and healthy. This weather is tryna keep a sister down!

What could I have done better?

Not much to improve upon today! I did pretty damn good considering the state I was in yesterday! Can't ask for much more.