Sunday, September 09, 2007

First time

210.2 (so close. . . . )
I saw 209.6 on the scale Friday morning and haven't been under 210 since! Well, my eating hasn't been horrible since Friday, but it hasn't been great either. Friday night at happy hour, I didn't eat much, but what I did eat wasn't very healthful: tostada, taco, enchiladas, and a margarita. Mom and I went out for brunch yesterday, then got take away from Pei Wei last night for dinner. I had a stir-fry with tofu & vegetables with brown rice, so it was relatively healthy. . . but I know the portion was more-than-a-meal, and eating Asian food always makes me retain water because of all the sodium.
Today hasn't started out too much better. We went out for brunch again, and I had cream cheese-filled crepes, in addition to eggs and sausage. I do have a healthy dinner planned, though: chicken breasts stuffed with green chile and a tossed salad with avocado, tomatoes, and provolone.
And I *did* do my treadmill workout this morning. (You know: the one I'm supposed to be doing 5 mornings a week. LOL) I slightly increased my jogging vs walking time and completed my 2 miles in 30 minutes, 44 seconds. Again, I note that I have been full of energy all day after getting in my morning exercise. You'd think that alone would encourage me to do it regularly.
Things are quite different here at my apartment with my mom here. She loves to watch TV, so it has been on pretty much nonstop since she returned Friday. (She does at least turn it off at bedtime.) She's watched several classic movies; they have been a special interest of hers since I was a child (& probably before that!). At least they beat the usual drivel that's on the TV. . . and they certainly are better than most of the shows to which SL used to subject me!
I don't realize how much I appreciate my "aloneness" until someone is here 24/7. So in addition to the enjoyment Mom's visit has brought me, it's a good reminder to appreciate my usual daily life.
Mom had her first-ever Starbucks coffee today. She said it was "too strong and too expensive." :)