Since I threw my back out there has been no exercise except for stretching the muscles in my neck and back. I have really improved my eating though. I have eaten NO fast food this week and only drank ONE soda....a Coke. My I need to detox off the fast food so I actually went to the store, bought bread, lunchmeat, lean cusine entries and fruits and veggies and have been making my lunch for four days in a row!
I am presenting at a historical conference this weekend and it has been a challenge to get it all together! I did oral history interviews with people who lived through and participated in the Civil Rights Movement. Tomorrow is the anniversery of Dr. Martin Luther King's assination and many of the present day leaders are braodcasting from Memphis at the museum that I saw last summer. One of the National Civil Righs assiocations has made the hotel and the hotel room made into an exhibit. The room and the hotel look EXACTLY as it did the day he died. It was one of the most errie things I have ever seen. Doing this project has really made me appreciate all of the changes that the people who contributed to the movement brought about. The trip I went on last summer was really a life changing experience and one of the factors that made me really WANT to quit smoking. I mean, I met all these people were willing to give up their lives to fight for change and I was busy throwing mine away!It made me think that some people would die to live one more day and I was killing myself slowly by engaging in bad lifestyle choices.
Although I feel honored that I was able to attend that trip and present my research and project to others; lets just say making and editing a documentry is REALLY hard work! If I would have know it was going to be this hard I probably NEVER in my right mind would have signed up to go! I need to work non-stop for the next two days to get my presentation together and then I just have to finish editing the interviews and transcribe them! After that and finishing my thank-you letters, I will be done! I will post after this weekend unless they happen to have internet access at the conference.