• Posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Back to work, back to what passes for normal around here these days.


My Monday’s always start with a 0700 conference call, and this week was no different. Fortunately it’s usually quick and innocuous, which it was today. And remarkably, even miraculously, I had a crazy light meeting day. It’s one of the few good things about summer, half the people are out of the office at any given moment.

I managed to get in two hallway walks before lunch. A straight walk is 1/10th of a mile; I think with all the extra bits and turns I do I can give myself credit for an extra 1/10s or so for every loop, so that would mean I did about 1/2 mile before lunch. Go me! Let’s see if I can get another two laps in before the end of the day- AND keep away from the ever-present bowl of chocolate that sits just across the aisle from me.

I’ve got a Fresh Direct delivery (gods I’m going to miss that when we move!) coming this evening with all sorts of fruits and veggies and yogurts and lunch stuff, and fixing for another shrimp stir fry this week. Hopefully it will be a bit better than last week’s- which didn’t suck but wasn’t anything great. So tonight I intend to portion off some of the fruits and veggies into bags and containers so they’re ready to grab and pack or grab and snack. I have to remember that I still have some grapes in the freezer for that purpose.

Third hallway walk after lunch- done. Not sure I’ve got the spoons for a fourth, but I’m good with three. My goal for this week is 3 laps each day. Next week I can get myself up to four.

There are 250 steps in 1/10th of a mile. At least the way I walk. I did a fourth walk today, just straight, and counted. I KNOW that I’ve added at least 170 steps to my walk down the hall, probably more now that I’ve added the nook I found. So I’m definitely adding at least 1/10 to a there-and-back walk, possibly even another 1/10th each way. Will have to count that tomorrow. But I walked more than a mile during the course of the day. I’m rather impressed with myself today. I just have to keep it up during the week, and maybe get outside and start doing a 1/8th each way walk that’s been marked out. I’m still keeping my goal for the week as three walks a day, with all my maneuvering to maximize it. My stretch goals will be to add a fourth walk, either inside or outside, depending on spoons and weather.

Second goal for the week: 30 minutes of self-care- either meditation, yoga, stretching, some combination thereof.

Breakfast: Starbucks venti soy latte

Lunch: Raisin bran with soy milk

Dinner: TBD

Snack: 1 rolo, 1 snack pack of FD mixed nuts and raisins

Countdown to closing: 8 weeks from today!

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