Second Half of The Month
Sunday, October 18, 2020
We're on the downhill slide into
NO MORE STINKIN' DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME!
LOL - I know. So many people, especially working people love it - they're so glad it's still light out when they leave their office. But for the larks among us - DST is so awful, robbing us of daylight when we are most awake and alert. It was worse when I worked and wanted to get a run or walk in before work - only - it wasn't safe. Running in the dark on a 1 mile dirt lane was a guarantee of twisting an ankle. Besides - I simply love that cozy feeling of darkness at dinner time. Like a warm velvet blanket falling over my shoulders - I feel so loved when darkness comes early.
Which prompts me to wonder - What was it like before electric light - or even gas light - what was it like in 18th century when night fell so early? Makes sense that Dinner was the mid-day meal because cooking by candlelight would be tedious at best and dangerous way too often. And eating a big meal before going to bed - well - we all know how that feels.
Anyway - this has nothing to do with how my week went - it's just something I'm looking forward to. Early dark evenings in my brightly lit kitchen. The other half of my readers will get their turn in the spring to be happy.
As for how I did this week - well. there was cake. oops. I forgot. And it was eaten too fast. So while I got the first burst of sweetness joy - I didn't S A V O R the fun - which is something I really need to start doing. I'd feel much better about having cake if I really really enjoyed it.
There was also some tummy trouble and evidently I didn't track anything accurately for a few days - so it will be difficult to fill in the chart with accuracy. I'm not sure quite what happened except that I lolled around in bed a LOT. I am all fixed now though and ready to begin a new week. And I am also happy to say that even with cake there was no weight gain. No loss, either, but no gain. There was a bag of Cheez-its too. And dessert plus a second glass of wine in celebration of a 49th first date anniversary. Well. Humph. I knew this would be a tough season for saying "no" to cake and wine. That's why my goal is so very tiny.
I understand the chart below - but it's not intuitively clear. I may fiddle with that this week and come up with a better one - but the first number after each objective was my first week at this effort and the subsequent numbers each represent one week. So in 4 weeks I have lost 2 lbs. Definitely a turtle pace - but I expected that. Let us see if I can do better, though, in this coming week.
Days at points limit: __1_ 2_2_2
Weeks within total points:__0_1_0_0
Days with adequate water:__6_ 5_6_5_
Days walked:_6__6 plus 3 DVD workouts_5_3