A week has gone by, and I'm not sure exactly how much I've accomplished.
I was going to weigh myself this afternoon, tough to lie to a scale. But I have discovered, after locating the scale in the linen closet, that it needs a new battery. So, later in the week then. And don't even kid yourself that I'm going to tell you how much I weigh. I'm not going there. But I will let you know if it goes up or down and by how much. There may be a widget I can put on the side, I'll look into it.
It did cool down considerably last week, and there is a large pond/ small lake on the border of my town and another called Park's Lake. And there is a park around it, complete with walking/running trail. I believe it's a half mile (if I remember correctly). On three afternoons last week, I walked from 2 to 3 laps. I was going to walk 3 laps this weekend with Curt, but he was busy on Saturday, and it poured yesterday. But three afternoons is better than none, right? I did not go today as I had a considerable number of errands to deal with, but weather permitting I should be able to go every day (maybe only 1 lap on Thur) this week. I think I just need to make it a habit.
Another thing I did, was drink a bottle of water every day. i know that doesn't sound like a lot, but I rarely drink water. My main beverage in life is coffee, with the occasional tea thrown in. I really don't like water, unless I am extremely thirsty, or on a road trip (don't ask how that make sense, I blame my relatives). The way I made sure I had a bottle of water, was that I brought my lunch 4 out of 5 days last week. My "lunch" was basically half a breakfast. I leave for work at 330 am. I do not wake up early enough to eat. ( I set the coffee pot on timer, so I do have time to fill 2 travel mugs on my way out) By 1030, I'm usually hungry. So when I go out for another cup of coffee, I end up getting oh a Sonic's breakfast burritto, or a DD grilled cheese flat bread, or a spicy chicken snack wrap from Wendy's. So I made a bagel thin sandwich, cut it in half , made myself eat half with my first cup of coffee, and put the second half in a cooler with a frozen water bottle. So I didn't buy any crap food last week, and by the time I got off work between 1 -230, I had an ice cold, but not very frozen water bottle. This week my big goal is to watch my portion size at dinner.
I finished my biography ( all 533 pages of it) and have started Alice. I have managed to read anywhere from 20 min to an hour, almost every day. I joined goodreads to keep tabs on my reading, and may eventually put a widget on my sidebar. Currently it wouldn't do any good, because I spent a lot of time this weekend, while trying not to overreact, and remind myself that sports isn't life or death (not very successfully most of the time I might add) going through various lists on Goodreads and checking off the books that I have read already ( much better for my self-esteem than the 1001 list) So the widget would show weird books I read 10 years ago. And just to show that I really am not out to retake English Lit from hell, I did check out a nora Roberts book when I returned my biography this afternoon.
Hopefully I haven't bored you all to tears with this post! Another post in a week!