Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Change is in the air

I can feel it. And I'm looking forward to it.
 
In money related news, I haven't been spending much on anything but groceries. Despite the heat (and thus the use of our air conditioning) our first electric bill was totally reasonable, which I'm happy about.
 
I still haven't gotten my tuition reimbursement from my July class, although I've been bugging HR about it almost daily. I will bring down another copy of what I submitted last month to them today; hopefully that will get things rolling.
 
In fitness related news, I've been going to the fancy gym every three days or so, and I like it a lot. I hope to go tonight to do a pilates/yoga class, and I have a personal training session on Friday. I've been doing yoga or something active almost every single day, and I love it! I feel so much better.
 
I tracked my eating and exercise habits for two weeks using LoseIt!, an iPhone app recommended by Krystal at Give Me Back My Five Bucks. I did really well staying under the daily calorie allowance to lose 1.5 pounds per week, but I didn't lose any weight at all. However, I feel different and I feel like I LOOK different, and that's what was more important to me--I don't really care what a scale says as long as I can fit into my clothes and feel fit and flexible. I don't think I'll continue to use the app--it's pretty annoying to have to search for foods that I made from scratch or from non-chain restaurants, but it gave me a good idea of how many calories I can eat during the day without realizing it. I never counted calories before in my life, so that was eye-opening.
 
And in general, not-related to anything else news, here's what's going on with me:
* I seem to have hurt my toe and/or gotten an ingrown toenail. It HURTS. I can't wear heels, no way.
 
* A girl fainted on my train platform today. Luckily she was standing far back from the edge. I was too far to get to her before she was swarmed with people helping her, giving her water and orange juice, calling for help. I have fainted on the subway before and it was easily one of the worst, most frightening experiences of my life. A woman helped me, and I swore I would pass it along. I wasn't able to do that today--at some point, too many people helping becomes a problem of its own, so I stayed out of it when I saw that she was in good hands. I keep thinking about her though--I hope she's ok.
 
* I have been reading a LOT lately. I've been reading manuscripts at work during down time instead of roaming around the internet, and it's been a lot of fun. I've made it through most of our spring list in the last few weeks, which puts me at a great advantage in meetings--I should have done this from the beginning. I can't wait to get my eReader, so I can take stuff with me out of the office, too.
 

1 comment:

  1. My favorite iPhone app for tracking both fitness and nutrition is the Livestrong App (formerly www.thedailyplate.com). It has tons of accurate info for almost all foods, including restaurant foods that you cant seem to find any nutritional info on.

    BTW: Thanks for recommending Drop7. I am addicted!

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