I was planning a “day 2” or “day 3” title, but it’s taking too much brain power to figure out which day of my new better thyroid diet I’m on, so there you go.
We’ve eliminated most, if not all, of the bad foods & have started walking every night (okay, only 2 nights so far, but that’s a start). Last night only 2 miles, but we had a long sauna in the afternoon that wore us both out. Yeah…I’m dragging hubby along for the ride here. A little over 3 miles the night before last. Again, it’s a start. I’m hoping to do 4 tonight. And tomorrow I plan to walk into town to do some work at the coffee shop, which will add to my mileage for the day.
I didn’t bring the scale with me since there aren’t any perfectly level floors in this house anyway & the summer I did try to weigh here, it was just frustrating as all hell trying to get any consistent numbers. So I’m going to have to go by the fit of my clothes to see how things are progressing. First sign will be the loosening of my new watch band…the clerk made it a little tight by taking out too many links, but I decided to leave it that way. A skoch uncomfortable, but a good & constant reminder that I don’t need any cookies or other junk!
Yeah, that’s pretty much it for these parts. We’re trying to eliminate the bad foods & highly processed foods (so anything with more than 8 ingredients is out without a second look), walking, and taking long saunas. I have to admit that I haven’t felt this relaxed in months. In fact, I took some time this week to settle in with a book my MIL gave me for Christmas, a new PD James mystery & it’s been lovely just reading for fun. Unfortunately the book is done & I have some serious revisions to make to a couple of articles within the next week, but that’s okay…that’s all I have to do with my days right now.
Being at the UP house has been great so far. It’s practically empty except for the stuff that we left here for the tenant to use during the winter & the stuff we brought from the other house…next to no clutter, no TV, no office to go to every day, and while we’ve got some light repairs planned for this place (and I need to hire someone to paint the exterior), there are no reminders here of the work we have to do pulling wallpaper & painting the new house. It is, as I had hoped, a nice little summer retreat! With luck hubby will find it easy to get his diss finished up here. If it looks like that ain’t happening, though, we’ll have to head home.
Okay, I’m boring me now. Time to check in with your exciting lives!
Update: I updated my blogroll…didn’t want to remove those links (1 fit chick, Josephine, soclose), but I’ve added some new ones from some wonderfully inspiring chicks. I’m also joining the W8Challenge that Delitaagain apparently won last month. I don’t think I’m in the running for a win, especially this late in the month, but I think it might provide some motivation to get me moving. Keeping very simple goals: food goals are to eat breakfast every day, eat at least one salad a day, and drink 4 pints of water (ugh, better get on that one); exercise for me is going to be one hour a day & I’ll be happy with my two dinky stars a day. Very happy.