Thursday, July 04, 2013
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming! Well, sort of.
Made it to the gym just now, for the first time in several days. The last couple weeks have been hectic, but mostly in a good way. After I posted last time, a good friend and her 3-yr old daughter stayed with me for a few days. It was fun hanging out with them, but very busy--we did all the touristy stuff (Aquarium, science museum, zoo, parks), and spent a ton of time just catching up.
After they left, things got crazy-busy at work: my volunteer program had a nice write-up in the paper, so we've been meeting and interviewing potential new volunteers like crazy, with something like 60 applications flooding in! Because my volunteers work directly with children, the screening and interview process is pretty time-intensive for each applicant. Meanwhile, our federal reporting, where we tell the government how we've spent their money the past year, is due. So, yeah, crazy...but mostly good stuff!
Then we had a nutty hot spell (96 degrees in Portland is nutballs. We die.), and all I did was sit on my couch, read, and melt. I make no apologies for my uselessness.
And so, today, at last, I made it to the gym. Whew! All I did was the elliptical, but I'm jazzed I went back after some life distractions, and did a few more minutes than the last time I was there. :)
And, not only am I not going anywhere where I might overindulge in BBQ treats, but I'm actually going to help a friend move later this afternoon, so there should be some good calorie-burning happening there--bonus!
Foodwise, I'm re-evaluating the vegan eating. It hasn't been difficult, but I've got to learn how to better manage my protein so I'm not ravenous all the time! I fess to gaining 3 lbs in 2+ weeks, and I also fess to eating carbs like they're going out of style. Bread, crackers, tortillas, rice...no bueno! So for the moment, I'm bringing back a bit of dairy and eggs, and really monitoring my hunger and cravings. I don't mind messing up along the way, as long as I'm learning, too.
Hope everybody has a happy and safe Fourth!