I went to a lovely little retirement gathering yesterday, cocktails and nibbles, got to see a lot of my old fellow teachers, only had one glass of wine as I drove a few of my peeps, made a few new social connections, told hubby to eat our leftovers and when I got home about 8ish I made a nice bowl of steel cut oats with walnuts, a small chopped apple, blueberries and a splash of our delicious fall RI cider.
So far so good, right?
Then, while I was massaging and icing my foot at the computer I indulged in a single square (square, not serving, which is seven squares) of delicious Dove chocolate.
I watched the Red Sox lose to the Cardinals
and was in bed around 11:30,
took my 1/2 Ambien and a melatonin and felt sleepy.
Then I was awake until about 2:30.
From one square of chocolate!
I have already learned to limit myself to 1-2 cups of coffee, max, before 2pm at the latest.
I have given up my afternoon tea, unless I have some decaf on hand.
Now, must I also eliminate one of another of life's simple pleasures or limit it to early in the day?
Luckily, I had already decided to skip Tai Chi this morning as I am resting my PF foot so I was able to sleep until 9.
I'm seriously considering doing 20 min on the elliptical and some ST this morning.
What do you think?
I'm feeling stiff and cranky already and I do my best stretching at the gym.
On a happy note, I have been accepted into (another) weight loss study, this one at Brown University/Miriam Hospital. This one is primarily online with periodic check-ins (they're about an hour away). Might be like a small scale Sparkpeole. Orientation is Monday night so I will learn more then (and still may be dropped from the study). I'm looking for a bit of fresh perspective on my wt loss struggles.
Have a wonderful fall Friday!
Not a peak year but pretty beautiful in RI right now.