Sunday, October 21, 2012
I have a CRAPLOAD of homework due but I had the best day today and couldn't wait to share it!!! A group of us did a 25 mile ride in the country today, and it was the best ride I've had all year!!! It was my first ride with the group since JUNE, when I got my foot casted and stuffed into a boot...so no, it was no century, but it was SO GREAT to be with my friends on a road ride again.
I'm still astounded at how fast my bike is. When I first started riding with the group, I had a hand-me-down commuter bike and I was always last! And for the past 3 months I've been riding to and from school on my mt. bike, because my road bike is too nice for the potholes on College Avenue. WOW. Riding that thing is energizing. I could've kept going!!!! But instead, I came home and made dinner and took a kid to youth group...and now it's time to really take care of this homework. *sigh* :/
I'm also really proud of myself because I did not have any doughnuts today. The community band I'm in had a performance this morning at a church, and in between the 2 services we played at, they had doughnuts and coffee set up for us in the lounge. Not only did I not have a doughnut, but I also brought a banana and some peanut butter from home, and I had that instead. The other flute players saw me come to the table with that and they were all like "WHOA! Where did you get THAT from?!" I think I made a good choice. ;)
Oh yeah, and I couldn't resist the temptation, but I weighed in this morning and I'm down a half pound. I'm so happy the scale is moving. I've been watching my food really closely, staying in range, skipping snacks between meals and drinking extra water and eating extra vegetables at every opportunity...it's all paying off for me right now. This is the best groove I've been in for a long time. :D I'm praying for it to last! I'd like to lose 10 more lbs. by the time my sister gets married in December, and I'm on track to do it. :)