The scale continues to move down. . . . nice. I was a little concerned because I ate out with KC last night. I had almond-crusted tilapia with lentils, zucchini, and onions: actually a pretty healthful meal overall, but I wasn't sure if lentils are permitted on Phase One of South Beach and the veggies obviously had a lot of butter on them (sigh). I also skipped my evening walk last night because I went out to dinner instead. Yes, I put having a leisurely dinner with my best friend before exercising with my dog.
I will walk this evening. Tomorrow night I might not, depending on how far I get with the work I need to complete, and Thursday night I definitely won't, because I will be with MM.
I woke up with a headache this morning. Not sure if I slept wrong--stiff neck and shoulders--or it was a budding migraine--I didn't yet have any associated migraine symptoms--but I took ibuprofen and Imitrex and felt OK by 10:00 and 100% by 1:00. Whew. Don't know what brought this headache on; I hadn't had one in over a month.
MM and I met for lunch today! I suggested it when we were on the phone last time, as neither of us had a very demanding day at the office planned today. I miss him a lot when I don't see him during the week, and I know he feels the same, 'cause he often mentions how much he misses me when we talk. I am still happy with our current date schedule of two nights most weeks, but I think it's nice to do lunch, too, when we can. It's brief and low-stress; we don't work that far from one another either, so it's not terribly inconvenient.
I think I'm going to look for a house soon. I'm not yet totally committed to the idea of actually purchasing--still have some commitment-phobia about it--and I'm also not sure that I am in the right financial position to do this at present. But I think the time is right for me to at least explore my options.
To that end, I have asked my hairstylist's partner, who also does hair but is a real estate agent besides, to locate some properties that fit my desired criteria. He sent me a couple of emails with places yesterday and today that looked intriguing. I'll be out of town this weekend, but on Sunday 1/20, I'm planning on visiting some houses/townhouses.
MM is excited about my buying a house and wants to go with me to look. In fact, when I mentioned all this at lunch, he said that he wants us to go look on our own some this Saturday after our planned brunch with friends. LOL
Back to work! I've been quite productive so far this week. . . .