I wrote this last Sunday but somehow it stayed as a draft rather than publish to the blog. Oops 🙂
As of last weekend I’ve lost almost 10 lbs and am feeling in the zone of following my plan. More than that, I actually WANT to follow it which makes things so much easier than when I was fighting with myself every step of the way.
I’ve been working with Weight Watcher points for so long that reading recipes and food labels doesn’t require major brain twisting to understand whether something is a good choice or not at any given time. The best part is that I don’t have to give up anything, just get comfortable with eating less while balancing what I actually do eat.
It’s a quiet time of year if you work in academia and especially in a law school, where there is no summer school. The building is deserted of the usual hustle and bustle of students and staff members are taking vacations so the office is emptier, too. Economic uncertainties with budget cuts and potential layoffs have made this a stressful spring and it’s a relief to see this fiscal year coming to a close.
The Maids are coming to deep-clean my apartment the day before my parents arrive later this month. In a way it feels like cheating; I know how to clean and really should be doing it better than I do. I just hate it (that summer as a hotel maid kind of backfired). On the other hand, they send a team of 4 people who clean everywhere at the same time, including the floors on their hands and knees. My knees can no more contemplate that than fly to the moon. So the apartment will be sparkling clean – and as I told my mom, I’m not doing it for HER, I’m doing it for ME. I think it’s probably a bargain and a service I may want to outsource a few times a year.
Tessie is waking up earlier and earlier, along with the sun which starts streaming light way earlier than I want to get up. Yesterday she sat on my back, played with my hair, and meowed at 5am so I’d get up and keep her company – and feed her, of course. It was not my idea of the best way to wake up on a weekend day and today was not much better. Good thing I’m not on vacation or I’d be really cranky. She desperately needs to have her claws clipped but I’m trying to hold out until closer to my parents’ visit so she doesn’t accidentally puncture the Aerobed if she happens to jump on it. Although we plan to keep the door closed, she is tricky so we need to expect anything.
Today is a quiet day with chores and errands to run and probably a walk outside in the warm sunshine. Maybe a nap, if the kitty will allow it.