Monday, April 08, 2013
There's a lot in my head right now so forgive me in advance for this being rambling and directionless and scattered. :)
I'd been thinking about getting a Fitbit for a long time. Two weeks ago I was in Singapore and walked A LOT around and I really wished I had one because I was curious how much I had walked that day. My guess was 3-4 miles but I was not sure.
So I got home and last week I finally got around to ordering the Fitbit. I got it on Thursday.
Friday I went to New York with my niece and by 3-4PM I was up to 3.87 miles.
By 5PM the Fitbit was missing.
So, yeah, I had a Fitbit for about 24 hours. That little sucker cost $100 and I lost it in less than a day. I think it came off in a fitting room in NYC, but I really am not sure. It was clipped to my pants facing the inside so there's really no reason it should have fallen out, and yet it did. I called the store three times but no one ever turned it in. It probably didn't help that they didn't really know what I was talking about and the best description I could give was "it's a black plastic thing with a clip on it that kinda looks like a flash drive with a button on it."
I'm really pissed off that I just wasted $100 like that. There's a new version coming out (the Flex) that's a bracelet so maybe it will stay put a little better. I will probably get one of those once it's out - and be MUCH MORE CAREFUL with it.
NEW YORK CITY
My niece turned 21 at the end of February, so my Christmas/birthday present was a surprise trip to NYC. We walked A LOT - it is New York, after all - and like I said earlier I was up to 3.87 miles just by 3-4PM (the last time I remember looking at it before it vanished).
We also ATE A LOT. :) Even though it was my very carnivorous niece's birthday trip, there's this vegan restaurant in NYC that I'd heard tons about and I really really really wanted to try it so I dragged her to Candle 79 for dinner. OMG it was so freaking amazing. I had a really nice drink that was basically tequila and cherry juice, we split some ravioli as a starter, and I had seitan piccata as my main, then we got the peanut butter chocolate bliss dessert to split. Holy crap every single bite was freaking amazing. Brit wasn't as in love with it as I was, but she did admit her spaghetti and wheatballs were pretty good so I considered that a success. :)
I wish we had a place like that in VA/DC. The calories were totally over the top (as were the prices) but it's just amazing for a special treat every now and then.
We also went to Eataly and had lunch Saturday. Again high in calories but OMGSOGOOD.
And there was cheesecake. Because, hello, it's NYC and I'm really only about 90% vegan. :)
We had a great time and B's totally ready to go back and explore more. There's only so much you can fit into two days.
HELLLLLLLLLO, TWO WEEKS IN THE CARIBBEAN
I had a vacation planned in Grand Cayman with some friends starting on the 27th. Then last week my boss tells me he can't make this meeting in Barbados that starts the 22nd and asked if I could be so kind as to go. Hmmmmm, spend the last two weeks of April in the Caribbean? Letmethinkaboutitforasecond ....
So I leave in two weeks for Barbados, come home on Friday afternoon, and leave again Saturday morning. (Oddly enough, you really can't get from Barbados to Grand Cayman for less than 37 stops and 8 million dollars, so I made it two round trip tickets and stuck with my original GC itinerary.)
Anyway, I'm still up about 6-7 pounds from December, so I'm taking the next two weeks and really seriously focusing on clean eating and regular exercise. It's unrealistic for me to even think about losing 7 pounds in two weeks, but I can lose something if I really try.
Two weeks. I have my running group Mondays and Wednesdays, I will cross-train (elliptical, rower, stairmaster) and strength train Tuesdays and Thursdays, and do a longer run on Saturdays (3-4 miles).
I will cook my own meals and not have any alcohol except for some wine on my girls' night on the 20th.
I can do this.