Saturday, May 18, 2013
I've been keeping up with the walking. I've even started doing the longer route whenever possible. It usually takes me 52 minutes to complete and today it only took 47, so that was cool. I ended up with a sun rash though, which was less cool. I'm hoping it can be prevented with sunscreen, but I need to google that to find out. (Also find the sunscreen.)
I haven't been keeping my calorie limits at all. I mean, mostly I've stayed below 2,000, but always over 1550. Part of it's because we've gone out every night this week. The other part is that I've been ravenous, and I've been drinking plenty of water, so I know that's not it. I'm hoping maybe it means my metabolism is at least a little better than it was.
I've been finding I really enjoy my walks. Thursday I took a walk even though I was going to the library to shelve for two hours. The thought of being surrounded with screaming children without having gone for a walk was kind of unappealing. Er, more than usual, that is. Also one of the days I forgot to turn the tracker off when I was done, so I had to manually imput my time to prevent the gps tracker from thinking I'd gone six miles when I'd actually gone two (I drove to the grocery store and it counted that).
I don't think I'm going to make goals 2 and 3 for this week, but at least I'm doing well on 1. That's a nice consolation.
Also, I'm pretty sure I know which school I want to go to, so now all I need to do is figure out how to fund it and I'm gold. That helps a little with the stress. Plus the folks seem good with the decision even if they're making this whole money thing seem like an insurmountable challenge. (Which, let's face it, it kind of is, but hey! That's doesn't seem to stop other people from sinking money into things they can't afford.) I mean, I'm still pretty stressed, but having the decision practically made makes me feel a little better.
Now I just neeed to lay off the sugar and caffeine and everything will be aces.
Oh, and sunscreen. Can't forget the sunscreen.