Not that I had any doubt about yesterday being a workout, but wow--today, the soreness reconfirmed.
I slept well and centered my focus on a few things before making my way to see mom in my hometown. I hadn't visited with mom since the day of cousin Dale's funeral, so we were due a good visit. Mom has been doing exceptionally well with her walking, sometimes twice a day. She's out walking as I write this! She reports that one of her challenges of late includes loose clothing. That's a wonderful problem to experience. I'm so proud of her.
We dined at our favorite Mexican restaurant and of course, I always order nearly the same thing and I always follow the same self-imposed Mexican restaurant rules: Consult the calorie budget--then decide how many chips to eat...separate from the bowl by counting out that many chips, the rule being, once they're gone, that's it. No beans, no rice and this evening, no cheese. It's all calorie budget maneuvering. That's why I like to dine at Mexican restaurants, number one--I love the taste--but also because it's flexible and totally adjustable, depending on my budget.
After dinner, the two of us took a tour of our old neighborhoods around town. We've always enjoyed driving through and reminiscing about times long ago. As we drove past our old apartment, F-207, south of Stillwater, Mom expressed how much she would love to see inside once more. I feel the same way, but neither of us would want to intrude on the current residents who are naturally oblivious to the important personal history of our lives that took place in that small two bedroom. Now, all we do is drive by and look at the windows. Mom recalled how she would place the Christmas tree right there and I always recall placing my stereo speaker in my old bedroom window, blasting my favorite songs into the neighborhood because apparently I felt it was important to share those tunes.
I wore a pull-over shirt today. It's significant because I've never been too comfortable wearing a simple pull-over-polo style shirt. It took a little mental convincing, but I did it and it was good.
My weight loss seems to really be showing lately in more dramatic ways, or maybe I'm just noticing it more. Probably the latter. I'm grateful. Not as much for the physical, which is great too, but more for the mental and emotional changes I've made an important part of my transformation.
For about fifteen minutes tonight, I contemplated stopping at the lake on the way out of Stillwater for a good 5K walk. The more I thought about it, the more I noticed how tired I felt--as if my body was doing its best to talk me out of it. My body won. I decided to make it a rest day. I believe it was the best decision.
Usually I'm up late Sunday night and it tends to make Monday mornings a little more challenging. Not tonight. I'll be in bed by 10:30pm.
My Tweets Today:
Good almost afternoon! Dark roast w/sugar free hazelnut creamer (1tblspnX2cups). 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/c2oWqNteoK— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 3, 2015
3 wht/1 whl egg omelet w/1 slice mozz, 6.4oz 96% lean beef, 178g red potatoes & onion. Strwbrs, 1/2 apple. 605 cal. pic.twitter.com/re2Oq2ynGA— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 3, 2015
Out for dinner with mom. 12 chips counted and separated from bowl w/fresh mild chunky salsa. 175 cal. pic.twitter.com/wg2hK1wddd— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 3, 2015
Fajita chicken (8oz) tacos w/sour cream (30g-2 tblspns), lettuce & salsa. Not eating the giant jalapeño. 495cal. pic.twitter.com/5dGL8FjwmU— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 3, 2015
43g roasted & salted almonds, Anjou pear & 2 cups water. #watergoal #lastfoodofday 360 cal. pic.twitter.com/QrUoGJ7BBc— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 4, 2015
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