Two miles rowing yesterday, and today I did two miles plus an extra 50 meters in one minute less than yesterday or last week. So I guess I should be happy with the small victory of endurance and efficiency.
I worked out with a new weight machine today, and it is going to work the exact arm muscle that I've been wanting to improve. It is also likely to mean that tomorrow I have no ability to raise my arms, LOL.
Down three lbs. more. Would like to be further along, but trying to be upbeat with small advances so as not to burn out.
Having lunch tomorrow with someone I haven't seen in a very long time. I have already planned out my order in advance so as not to mess up. Small caesar salad with grilled chicken, water, and coffee. Friend is a big eater and will want me to join, but I will be standing tough. I'll ask them to not bring my salad until her entree is done so we eat at the same time. I am actually not looking forward to the meeting. I have been trying not to be around people who have not been close during this time with the nightmare my father figure put me through because I don't want to field the, "What's new? How's your folks? Wow, your face has aged are you under a lot of stress?" and all that jazz. I should have absolutely said NO, but on the other hand, she has become isolated since her husband left her, and her adult kids all went away to college so I know she needs this even if I don't. I am working on my responses ahead of time so I don't inadvertently say something that will give way to more inquiries.
I have some brie and GF crackers for my Halloween snack tonight. Everyone else has donuts, cider, and popcorn for the evening.
I have to say that I am finding tht it does help me mentally to do more advance planning like this. What am I going to eat at a particular restaurant, or what would be an okay snack for the holiday so I don't feel so deprived, or if I can't get to the gym, what can I do at home to make up for? That last one, the current thing is stretching exercises and jumping jacks with a few squats. Not exactly the workout that rowing and weight machines are, but on the other hand at least it is movement and calorie burning.
Proactive. I guess that is my thing this week. Be more proactive instead of letting life smack me and interrupt getting healthier.