Monday, December 14, 2009

Day 6

Back at work. Did the toast and butter spray to eat in the car on the way to work. I have been waking up with a bit of a headache – not sure if it’s not enough sleep, stress, or lack of caffeine – maybe a combo of all? I had a dream where I was wearing a tank top under a shirt but I was so big that I couldn’t get the tank top off by myself. The more typical body-stress dream is usually in some sort of school setting (a frequent sign that I’m stressed about something!), and I’m trying to climb up to a top floor or bunk bed or something that requires agility and upper body strength, and I’m continually frustrated because I can’t pull myself up.

Dr. R. has set me a goal of 5000 steps a day. So, I got up just now and walked around the entire floor of my building. It’s 600 steps! If I can do that 5 times a day, that will be a big dent in my step count. And it took maybe 7-8 minutes (okay, no one said I had to be fast!)

I got gas on the way home tonight and realized (after the fact) that I had just missed a chance to get in some additional steps - while I was waiting for the gas to finish I should have walked around the car a few times rather than just stand in the cold. Next time.

I went out to dinner again tonight with a friend in from out of town. We were going to go for tapas, and I was prepared to deliberately splurge on a few of my favorite small plates (but skip the sangria). But we ended up going for seafood, and I think I made pretty good choices, eating a spinach salad (yes, with dressing, though), then only one small roll with a little bit of butter, and some trout crusted with almonds. It did come with a scoop of mashed potatoes though, and yes, I succumbed.

Dr. R. said not to eat within three hours of bedtime. This is hard! I don't want to eat much, but I am a bit hungry (5 on the 1-10 scale), and I did have some tea, but that didn't really do it for me tonight.


  1. You go, girl! One step/mouthful at a time. I found you on the Web and I'm cheering for you!!!!

  2. that's awesome, Jen!
    did you know that standing out in the cold itself, can also help you burn calories? know that standing at that gas station was not wasted. :) that's what gets me through standing outside w/ the preschool kids at lunch, these days! It's quite frigid. So, I'd say steps are great, but doing it in the cold are even better. go you!