I walked to work this morning. I'm sort of questioning the wisdom of that decision. Although it's beautifully sunny, it's really cold. -15 celcius, -24 with the wind chill. Super windy and I was walking into the wind the whole way. My forehead and thighs were aching. I have to say, I was happy to see the end of that walk. I'm halfway toying with asking my boyfriend to pick me up after work, because it will be dark when I walk home and even colder. But as long as the wind direction doesn't change, the wind will be at my back. We'll see. Such a change from yesterday when it was 0 and sunny.
My kids are off school tomorrow and my son is having a friend sleep over tonight, so I'm mentally preparing myself for the chaos. My daughter is trying to make arrangements for her and her friends to go to a movie tomorrow afternoon. If they manage to coordinate it, it will be her first such outing without a parent. I will drop them off and pick them up.
Saturday I am going to an all day Scrap & Yap, and very much looking forward to seeing my friends. A series of lucky coincidences mean that both of my kids have been invited to sleep overs on Saturday night, so I will be able drop them off at their friends places on Saturday, go to my scrap, and spend the evening alone with my boyfriend before picking the kids up on Sunday morning. After the past two weeks of chaos, it will be a nice break.
I think I spoke too soon about being into the 230s
. Back up at 240 today. Fluctuations are normal, I know. I was extra hungry last night and ate some salty almonds (they were actually kind of gross, I won't buy them again) at 10pm, so maybe all that salt has me retaining some water. And I do feel a little bit backed up, if you know what I mean
. I'm just really looking forward to the day where I get into the 230s and stay there. I know that day will come.
When I got home last night, after spending much longer than expected at the dentist with my kids, my boyfriend had started preparing dinner -- had made the stuffing for the stuffed peppers we were having. He would have cooked the peppers too, but I had bought them at the grocery store earlier so they were in my car. The stuffed peppers were delicious. I have some left for lunch today.
I think my hamstrings have recovered enough to do another kettlebell workout today. I want to try to do directly after work so it's done with. I think my boyfriend will cook tonight -- it's "meat dinner" night. Meat dinner usually means barbequed steak or pork chops, traditionally made with packaged noodles. I will make a bean puree instead of the noodles, and add some veggies -- green and yellow beans I think.
Oh, I had wanted to mention the vitamin D comments I received from many people on my blog the other day. A lot of you suggested taking vitamin D to help with mood, especially during the winter when we're not getting a lot of sun. Funny thing is, I had been taking a vitamin D supplement until about a week or so ago, when I ran out and didn't bother getting any more. So, I wonder if there is a connection. I've bought some more and started taking it again. I've convinced my boyfriend to start taking it too.
8 more sleeps until we leave for Cuba!!