Saturday, October 26, 2013
I'm a cheerful morning person, but one thing I don't deal well with first thing in the morning is change. Since I haven't logged in for a while, this is the first time I've seen the new start page; I will reserve judgement until I've had my coffee.
I got in an extra 500+ steps yesterday beyond the recommended 10,000. That's because I had to drop off my car to get the winter tires on and I didn't see any way of getting a ride to work. Work is roughly 3 miles from the auto shop, so I figured, what the heck, that's not a hardship, it's good exercise. Clearly it was good exercise, I slept better last night than I have in a long time.
My eating had gotten pretty out of control over the last several weeks, and I knew that plunging right back in to a very different diet again would be a mistake. So this past week I've just recommitted to having a good Eat to Live breakfast. The rest of the day I just try not to be too unreasonable. It's working beautifully, and I even seem to be dropping weight (more on that later). I figure I'll allow myself a full month of this just to set the habit, and then I'll move on to lunch.
This morning I'm having a huge salad with fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. I added a bit of lemon juice to keep it fresh. I added cinnamon, but that isn't quite working as well as I hoped it would. It needs something a bit less bitter. Oh yes, and dried currents, just about 1tbs.
I'd better get cleaned up and dressed. I have social obligations today; I'm meeting 2 different groups in restaurants. I'll have coffee with the first group, and lunch with the group meeting in the ETL-friendly organic place for lunch.