Today marked a couple of NSVs for me. We went to the movies this afternoon and two things happened that have not happened in quite some time:
- I didn’t get popcorn. This is a very big deal for me, because popcorn is one of my absolute favorite snack foods of all time. I really had to fight Fat Girl on this one, because they were popping it fresh. And as I approached the concession stand to buy a bottle of water, I kept eying the popcorn cascading out of the popper, and smelling it…it smelled SO GOOD! But when asked if I could be helped, I simply asked for a large bottle of water, paid for it and WALKED AWAY. Also? I’d packed some jerky in my bag (shhh, don’t tell on me!) as a substitute so that made it slightly easier to walk away from the popcorn (but still difficult).
- My husband and I could both put the armrests on the seats down and were not sitting in each other’s space. This is also a big deal, because before, we always had to put the armrests up, and even then, it was still pretty uncomfortable. Not any more!
My husband made a comment as we sat down in the theater seats: “This will give us an idea of what it might be like on an airplane.” I thought about it, and then remembered that seats in coach are now even smaller than they were the last time either one of us flew, so I’m guessing that it might still be uncomfortable anyway. I most likely will not be flying anywhere any time soon to find this out.
When we got home, I sat down to make another playlist to listen to while I walk the treadmill tomorrow. I’m discovering that I can power through an hour on that friggin’ machine as long as I have the right music to match my pace. So when I make a playlist, it’s a challenge to find the right songs to match my pace at the time the song comes up. I build the list so it starts off kind of slow, then gets more intense, gets super intense and then backs down to something more calm. What I’ve put together so far has worked well. The list I’ve got to listen to for tomorrow looks and sounds pretty good so we’ll see how it goes when I’m actually working out. I build each list to be around an hour long so that I can try and get in at least 2 miles if not more during that time. Right now I’m averaging nearly 2.3 miles in an hour. I’d like to be at 2.5 miles an hour by January 1, pushing toward 3.1 miles an hour by March 1.
Today’s food was all eaten away from home as we were out and about all day long. It is the last weekday of our holiday break before returning to work Monday for the rest of the semester (for me, anyway). Protein consumed today: 104 grams. Carbs: 46 grams, and fat, 35 grams. Carbs were higher today since I am going to the gym in the morning to walk on the treadmill. Good thing, too since I will be sitting on my ass most of the day tomorrow grading student work, ugh…
Leftover smoked chicken and pork loin were eaten as a late dinner. Pintos and a hushpuppy will be eaten tomorrow morning in advance of my date with the treadmill.