| Friday Five, Time Change, Diet, Gyms
||[Mar. 14th, 2008|10:43 am]
1. What do you see when you are looking out of the window closest to you?
Trees, a street and an office building.
2. Who was the last person coming into your room?
The last person to walk by my desk was one of our paralegals, Rosa.
3. What is the most predominant colour around you?
A sort of yellowish light beige.
4. What is right behind you?
5. What is on today's calendar sheet?
My boss is at a mediation. I’m catching up on filing and billing, but I also have some discovery to work on and an Answer to revise. I’m taking one of my co-workers to lunch for her birthday. This evening I’m going to go to the grocery store, clean and do laundry. Tomorrow morning my computer guy is coming to put in more memory (2 more G) and update my drivers and I’m going to be trying to keep D Kitty away from the windows because the people tromping through our yard to get to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade get him all worked up.
Today, for the first time in a week, I am not stumbling around half-asleep and exhausted. I don’t feel like sparkly sunshine or anything, but I do feel not-sick and reasonably coherent. Thank goodness! I hate feeling exhausted all the time. And I hate this time change.
I have a skirt that I bought to take on my upcoming trip that didn’t really fit me. I could get it on, but I couldn’t zip it all the way and it kind of bunched up. It was obviously not wearable the last time I tried it on, two weeks ago. I tried it on last night and it zipped and fit perfectly! So it should be fine two and a half weeks from now when I leave. Also, my back and legs don’t hurt as much or as often. I am so happy to have some tangible results from the dieting I’ve been doing. It hasn’t been unbearable, but it hasn’t been easy, either. Most nights when I go to bed I do it with fairly bad hunger pains. I’m eating between 1,300 and 1,500 calories a day (usually about 1,475 or so). I like most of the food I’m eating, but I miss cheeseburgers, potato chips and such.
I’m going to have a cheeseburger for lunch today. I give myself one day off a week and since I’m taking someone to lunch I’m going to make that today instead of tomorrow. I feel a little guilty about it, even though doing it hasn’t really set me back. I’m going to spend part of today working on not feeling guilty.
I’ve also changed my goals this week. Originally I had the trip in mind and was hoping to lose enough that I hurt less at night and could wear certain clothes on this trip. I’ve met both those goals. So now I’m thinking further into the future. I’d like to have dropped at least one or two sizes by summer. At two pounds a week, I think that’s a fairly reasonable goal.
I am also going to join a gym. I can't remember if I mentioned this before, but the firm pays $50 a month towards a gym membership. I didn't know that or I would have joined one before. I'm going to start when I get back from my trip at the beginning of April. I've narrowed it down to three, which I'm going to take a look at when I get back. I think Trophy Fitness Club will probably win out unless it's too expensive. I like that yoga and pilates classes are included in the membership, I like that it's across the street from the train station, and most of all I like that it is next to and affiliated with a spa. That means I can treat myself to a massage or pedicure as a reward and even give myself a day at the spa for my next birthday. I think that will help me stay motivated to go. I am almost tempted to go on and join now, but I am trying to save money until I get back from this trip, since I have no idea how many $100s more it's going to cost me.