Coming up short but thankful for accomplishments
Sunday, March 03, 2013
So my goal weight of 130 by March 9th is now impossible (unless I lose an arm or something). But you know what, I am super thankful in the progress I have made and the culinary explorations I made in February.
This week was kind of a mess - stress levels are high -- I had a job interview in Hartford, CT this week and although it went really well and it appears I have the job, we are entering into the salary negotiations phase and that scares the crap out of me. Since I negotiate for a living it should be a piece of cake, but I am emotionally invested enough for it to be a mess.
The other thing that happened this week was that I made an awful dinner. Since I've been married there have been maybe 1 or 2 times that we haven't been able to stomach what I cook (I am a proud cook!) so this is kind of a big deal. I found this recipe on the internet that had brown and wild rice, mushrooms, butternut squash, spinach, and figs. Sounded good. It made a huge meal, like 10 cups of what looked like goodness. I learned 2 lessons: 1) I hate fennel seed, which was a main spice; 2) figs in food - not good. It was so sad throwing away all that food - when so many of the ingredients were so tasty, but these two ingredients overwhelmed and destroyed the entire meal. So we ordered pizza. (after 90 minutes of cooking I was done) Sigh.
So I am going on vacation Saturday (yay!) and I pulled out our summer clothes, and my husband can fit into his shorts (he was not even trying - just healthier dinners!) and I am about to go try mine on too after I get out of these sweaty workout clothes. I figured that I would appreciate the accomplishments I've made this year.
1) Big step in career (pending)
2) Shaved minutes off my 4 mile running pace
3) Learned to run on a treadmill. (why don't we live in CA?)
4) Went from tight size 6 to comfortable size 4
5) Found out that I enjoy a number of tasty vegetables. Also tried and enjoyed bison, salmon in a can, a variety of greens that I never knew existed.
So vacation, then when I come back as long as the job thing goes as planned, need to learn how to eat healthily and exercise while extreme commuting. (4 hours/day).