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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Okay, back from vacation. It was a great vacation. I didn't watch what I ate, but I ate only stuff that tasted good. We walked everywhere all day every day. I hit up the gym 3 or 4 times while we were on the ship and the other days, I counted the all walking as my exercise.

Anywho. Back to tracking as of yesterday. I skipped Sunday, but we'd opted for healthIER superbowl options. Like, fruit with a low fat vanilla yogurt dip. Or some cheese with crackers. We skipped the greasy, the fried, and the pizza. Partially, you know, because we were just back from vacation and we were tired of heavy foods, but mostly because we're both wanting to lose some of our weight. Go us.

Yesterday went well until I got home and then it's like I hadn't seen food in a month. Some candy hearts? Why, sure thing! Air popped popcorn? A-ok! Oh, look, chocolate...! Wait, what? Oh well. You know. I logged it, I owned up to it, and said "tomorrow is a new day" (since it was 10pm when I realized what I'd eaten and, let's face it, I wasn't giving up on the day since there was no day left and sleep beckoned).

Today IS a new day. Let's see what I can do with it. i'd like to really make progress and I'm getting things set up to make it happen. I've been moved to a new department. No, really. We're a new department. So we don't have a microwave, yet. We don't have a toaster, so I'm thinking I might just buy one and bring it in rather than justify it. We have a fridge. We don't have easy access to water, but walking up and down two flights can't hurt. I hope.

Oh, but my ankle isn't 100% yet. Getting there. Some of the walking was KILLER - after awhile, I couldn't walk as far as fast as I'd like. Of course, it's not like I was walking on a track, but on city sidewalks... which were uneven and crumbling or cobblestones. One point, I was clearly overtired and twisted my ankle twice in a few steps. We stopped, rested, and got back. It did swell, some. I took some pain meds (ibuprofen) and rested. The next day, I still had soreness, but I didn't twist and I didn't swell. I'm so happy.

Our basement is done (with this phase) so my exercise bike will be heading back down there. I'm hoping it's cooler. I might close some of the vents to make it so.

Let's see how long it takes me to lose 5lbs. I can do this!
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