Monday was good and bad in the diet department. I managed to get 5 glasses of water down yesterday. It wasn’t so bad. However, I nibbled on some fudge and few rye crackers and that totally threw my carb count out the window. I am not going to punish myself by checking the scale. No doubt it will have fluctuated up, I screwed up and I know it. I don’t need a visual reminder to tell me that.
Today’s menu has gone better so far. Eggs and a small slice of ham for breakfast; a lean ground beef patty and green beans for lunch; the salad is made for dinner and soon I will be preparing a kung pao chicken recipe I got off the internet this morning. I also have some fresh broccoli florets cut up and ready in case the need to snack prevails tonight.
I haven’t been exercising as much as I need to these last 10 days. I managed to get on my treadmill for what may well be the first time in a year. I’m not sure. I can’t recall the last time I took a walk on it. I eked out 20 minutes at 3 mph. Sounds lame, right? But if you could see the sweat pouring off me and feel how fast my heart was pounding, you’d know I got a good workout. I will build up. It takes a little time. Anyway, according to the treadmill calculator that factors in my age and weight, I burned 152 calories. I am happy with that for my first time back on board. I will probably stay at that level for a week or two until I feel I can safely add some more minutes or nudge the mph up a bit.
I’m already drinking water today, too. Its earlier in the day than when I remembered to start yesterday so maybe I’ll match or beat yesterday’s number. Here’s hoping it all comes together.
As for the novel writing, I did open the file and skim over it yesterday to get re-familiarized with my characters. As soon as I post this, I will start in on it. Tomorrow I will post the word count for today. I don’t have a specific word goal in mind just yet. I normally write until I’ve bright the current scene or the next one to a conclusion. We’ll see how it goes. I’m a little rusty in this department too.