Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sleep: 7.5 hours. Lights were out by 10:40 pm. Ten minutes past my self-imposed deadline. I still call that a success! My coworkers were soooo confused today - I'm normally pretty quiet and antisocial at work, but today I was a regular chatterbox, haha. Ah, sleep - how I do love thee!
Food: All good today. No grains, very little added sugar (I had a couple pieces of dark chocolate, but I did go with unsweetened coffee again this morning. Outside of an orange, that was it on sugar. Yah, baby!), and no nuts. Win win win!
Exercise: Well, there had to be room to improve somewhere? I only got in 8000 steps today, though I did do some bodyweight exercises. I also made a couple of coworkers freak out when I climbed up onto a lab bench to move our radio. Hey, it's not my fault some tall freak put it up high where my midget arms couldn't reach it! And those lab benches are built to support, like, hundreds upon hundreds of pounds of heavy equipment. I know I still have some weight to lose, but sheesh, it's not like it was going to collapse under me! Silly people. I was in no danger of falling down (though I am glad our new EH&S person didn't walk through while I was up there!). Climbing onto and off of counter tops kind of counts as exercise, right?
I also did something wildly spontaneous, at least for me. I decided to go in on renting a house with a random group of first year grad students in my program! I've never met these people and it could turn out to be a disaster...but I have to admit, I'm pretty excited! Rent is going to be much cheaper than it would have been in a studio, and this way I'll have a guaranteed social life - and people to split a CSA share with!
Plus, I always eat better when other people are around. I was thinking back, and even though I was always overweight growing up, that was just because I never learned the right sorts of things to eat. The other issues - the late night eating, the never-ending pints of ice cream, the disordered unhealthy relationship to food stuff - that all started when I moved into my first apartment. I don't think I actually *like* living by myself. It's nice to have other people to unwind with when you get home at night, and do stuff with on weekends, share meals with...I am just chuffed at the thought of having housemates, even if it is a huge risk moving in with total strangers.
So things are totally moving in the right direction in my life. It's kind of a thrilling change of pace! Now I just need to stick with these healthy habits and head on into the future. :D