Monday, November 29, 2010
I had to help with the re-count of ballots for Governor of Minnesota today.
While I didn't plan any exercise for today (I did walk 5 Miles with Leslie yesterday!) I did pack my lunch.
That's nothing too special. I packed my lunch most days for 29 years while I worked at the bank.
I just was surprised that NO one else packed a lunch.
They must have thought that we would get a lunch break.
We did, for about 20 minutes.
Some left the courthouse - for coffee, etc.
One got a can of diet soda pop.
One went to the vending machine and got a pack of meat sticks, snack mix of some type and a regular soda pop.
While I had to eat faster than I like to - I had my planned, packed lunch of:
String cheese, raisins, applesauce, Greek yogurt & crisp bread sticks. This is a typical lunch. I ended up with 2 fruits and NO veggies. I usually have atleast one of each - but didn't have any raw veggies or V-8 to bring with me.
It held me over for the afternoon and I didn't get that dip in blood sugar at 3:00-4:00 p.m. like I used to. Spark People has helped me learn to eat a bit more protein rich foods at lunch to ward off that afternoon dip.
I came home and just ate a regular dinner. I wasn't starving like I think some of these people must have been by now.
Again, if I plan, I can succeed.
Oh, yeah - the hand recount of ALL the ballots in our county went very well.
It took most of the day - as planned. It was a real learning experience for me.
Many Minnesota counties will take several days to complete their hand recounts.
I am glad that we were able to get it all done in one day!