Went to the Y first thing (only a short walk with the dog first) and did 20 mins on the treadmill (taking it easy) and about 20 mins with the weight machines. Everything hurt this morning, but I’m feeling better now. I think maybe I didn’t drink enough water during and immediately after my workout on Monday & that caused all the terrible muscle pain yesterday.
Went to work & it was beautiful out. Met with a colleague to discuss the major, graded some, looked out the window and realized “43 & sunny” is the best weather we’ve had all winter. Then I remembered the flash on the TV at the Y this morning, “more snow in the forecast,” it said. So I headed home, piled the dog into the car & we hit the dog park.
Got home starving, but I’d already prepped some tabouli for dinner…I make it with low-fat chicken stock, onions, garlic, grape tomatoes, and peas, and I had a lovely stuffed sole ready to go. Now the tabouli is my “salad” interpretation. Oh, I know, it isn’t leafy greens, but I made up for that with some frozen spinach. Delicious!
So I’m half-way through the sole when I realize I don’t need to go the whole way through it. Or do I? So I stop, munch a carrot, munch a raddish, munch another carrot, and in my head I address the sole, “okay, so we both know I could eat every last bit of you tonight without a second thought, but you have stuffing so you’ve got more calories than I really need right now, and if I save you, I can have the rest of you tomorrow night & your little friend the two nights after that.” Another carrot & I’m resolved. So I finish up the spinach & tabouli and wrap the sole up for dinner tomorrow night. Amazing what I can talk myself into when I stop to think about what I’m eating.
Then I wrestled the muddy dog into the tub, climbed into my jammies, & settled in for some more grading…& I’m done…just in time to get 20 paper drafts tomorrow that I’ll need to respond to, at length, by next Thursday. Arrrrggghh!