Thursday, June 17, 2010
"The best laid plans...." and "The road to hell is paved w/good intentions" and....
I had great plans to eat WELL at dinner last night, but blew it instead. I'm not beating myself up about it even if I should (I doubt beating ourselves up is ever good). We were celebrating our anniversay (41 yrs w/the same poor soul), and we rarely get to Macaroni Grill so I subcumbed to temptation and had the Penne Rustica. One thing we both noticed is that portions are smaller than they used to be (that's good); and secondly, I brought home 1/2 of my dinner and ate it for breakfast this morning. Still, it's a lot of calories.
As if paying penance, I burned a bunch of calories already today: worked at the animal shelter for well over an hr and a half - heavy duty cleaning of the kitten room. There are several new kittens (of COURSE I played them a few minutes!) and two were in separate cages due to conjuntivitis. So, I had a totol of 4 large cages to clean and re-outfit, as well as the usual work on the floor, etc. As I've mentioned b4, I sweep the room, vacuum it, mop it then dry it using a towel. By the time I finish just the floor, I know I've burned a lot of calories. Then there are several litter boxes to sift thru and re-fill as needed, washing dishes so the kitties have clean ones to eat and drink from, lots of bending and lifting of stuff. I enjoy the work, and am pleased to burn so many calories.
I take a 20 oz bottle of water and imbibe freely while I'm cleaning, finishing it off on my way home. Since then, I've had another 24 oz of water. I may float away! Haha!
I plan to do strength exercises when I'm finished here, then shower so others can stand to be around me.
I'm treating today as a new day, and I know I'm getting stronger and healthier, even if it's two steps forward and one step back.