Saturday, October 13, 2012
My husband and I look forward to this annual event nearby. In fact, we're near enough to walk, so we did.
I LOVE Greek food, but am staying motivated by the Fall 5% Challenge, so I ordered a combination platter, immediately asked for a take-home box, and packed up enough for two more lunches that I'll take to work on Mon & Tues. With what I did eat, lunch came out to just under or just about 500 calories, as best I could estimate. And we got in a 40 min walk to add to the 30 fitness minutes I already have today.
I resisted the beautiful jewelry--and the icons. I have a small gallery of them already. I bought a book and a small stocking-stuffer gift. We glanced at the baked goods section and did not stop, in spite of the baklava calling. I'll have some another time.
Friday, October 12, 2012
For those who've asked, YES! I love my job. So much about it is ideal for me--7 hr work day, school calendar which allows me to make my annual retreat in the summer as well as fit with husband's vacation, M-F which means I can keep my Wed/Thur/Sun choir job, getting off at 3:30 which makes it easier to schedule appointments without taking off work, and a reasonable commute when I listen to choir music or audio books. I'm currently enjoying Jane Austen's Emma in the car.
The work itself is satisfying. I'm at a resource center for ESE students. In this first week and a half, I've taken one online class, am in the middle of another, and spent Wed at the local tech school. My very basic tech skills are multiplying. I still have a LOT to learn, but am not letting it overwhelm me. An iPad came with the job, so I'm learning about that, too. I think husband is jealous!
I'm getting by so well because of all the helpful suggestions so many of you have made. My mornings are relatively unstressful because I do as much as possible the night before. My crockpot is cooking dinner right now, and the house will smell wonderful when I get home and am greeted by three hungry and lonesome cats. They miss me being at home.
All that said, I'm very grateful that today is Friday and that I don't have to pack my food or set my alarm tonight.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Whew! I've been busy learning new things. I'm in the middle of my second online class and spent yesterday at a tech school taking a class.
Going to bed earlier
Getting up early enough to
have some quiet meditative time
fix coffee and take my own
Planning ahead in the evening by
packing my lunch and snacks
setting out my clothes, including workout clothes to put on first thing
knowing what's for dinner
writing myself notes about anything I have to remember on the way home
Getting in extra exercise at my desk, on breaks and lunch
Not so successful:
Urge to munch before bedtime when I'm really really tired - did NOT give in tonight
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Good day! I drove in a downpour that fortunately let up when I got there because I discovered that I'd left my umbrella in my choir bag. I had a gentle pleasant start. The person who really knows my job was out, so I had time to get acquainted with my office and the piles of stuff in it. It looks like a different place than what I walked into this morning and will be more welcoming tomorrow. It is quiet, no MUZAK, thanks be. I think I'm going to like it very much.
1335 calories & 30 fitness minutes. I did a SP video this morning and another this evening. I'll get the routine figured out soon!
Thank you for all the good thoughts coming my way today.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Another full day, with room for fun in it. I had the last of my appointments, did the crucial errands, and gave myself some treats.
Lunch with my mom. We had great 330 cal salads.
Bought a new planner with serene nature pics.
Bought a new sketchpad with a hobbit cover! Can't wait to use it!
Checked out an audio book for my commute.
Good dr visit today; wish I had more time to blog about it. She wants me to try Paleo, and I've decided not now. I don't need the stress of drastically changing my eating along with starting a new job, new routine, and many new things to learn. I will look into it and see if there are small steps I can take to start with.
1413 calories and 54 fitness minutes. Ten minutes into a job-related video, I thought why just sit here? I can work out. I got out some dumbbells and resistance band and went at it for 35 additional fitness minutes.
OK, fellow , I am ready!
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