Saturday, August 17, 2013
It's been a very relaxing week-and-a-bit since I last posted and I've had a great time just enjoying being at home without any obligations beyond keeping myself, my fiance and my cats alive and fed. Has it been conducive to eating healthy and exercising? Um, not really- but I didn't make a point of it.
My eating's still been out of whack, but when I'm home with nothing to do that's more likely to happen. Tomorrow is my very last day of summer vacation before work starts back up again on Monday, so that'll be back to pre-packed breakfasts and lunches, which ought to keep my portions more in check.
I have been cooking a lot, which has been great! Tonight I made minestrone soup from scratch. We had so many leftovers in the fridge- half a can of black beans from one night's taco salad, a decent amount of chopped bell peppers and mushrooms pre-seasoned with basil, oregano and parsley from pizza night with friends, and half a jar of tomato sauce from that same night. I added chopped celery, a diced potato, a coined carrot, and two cans of chopped tomatoes to make a pretty awesome soup. We topped it with sauteed shrimp and shredded mozzarella cheese.
I've tried to go to the gym a few times, to no avail. My fiance won a 10-pass to our community centre's gym ages ago, and the first time we tried to redeem it a few days ago there was some kind of issue and we couldn't. We went back a few days later and they honoured the pass and gave him an ID card with the 10 passes loaded on it. I had brought my gym bag and he hadn't, so we asked the front desk if I could use one of those accesses and they said absolutely not!
That last time was a few days ago too. Tomorrow my fiance's going to go to the gym in the morning, and I'll just pay the day rate and see if I like it.
I'm excited to get back to work- my department is myself and another woman, and we have big plans for this year. I'm dreading waking up early in the mornings though!
Weigh-in tomorrow morning. I've rejigged my program to reflect my goal of at least 20lbs lost by Christmas, and am hoping to just see stability on the scale this week.