I’m much better this morning. I took a nice bath last night, which made me feel like I had nothing in the world to do. It was a good feeling! I love just laying there and floating with my eyes closed. I set the alarm for 5:00 and told the husband I’d make the call in the morning if I was truly better or not. I felt fine when we woke up and the thought of a easy workout was appealing, so to the gym we went.
I had a piece of oat/nut/flax toast with a little PB and J before we left –
At the gym I took it easy and just did the elliptical on a lighter resistance than normal. While my body feels fine, my stomach still feels a little funny, so Everyday with Rachel Ray wasn’t what I was in the mood to read with all the food – but all I have in my magazine stack is that and Cooking Light! Is there some kind of magazine mail strike? I haven’t gotten any of my main ones in SO long!
Spring is on the Way!
It was also great to wear SHORTS again to the gym!!!! It’s a mild 60* here this morning and I’m loving it! I think I take North Carolina’s mild winters for granted because there are some days that are freezing here (I was cold 24 hours a day for most of January) but the good thing is our winters are super short. I think the high today is 70*, which isn’t normal, but I hope it will at least stay in the 50s and 60s for a while.
So since my stomach isn’t quite ready to handle giant bowls of oatmeal, I decided to have cereal this morning. Cereal doesn’t fill me up nearly as much as oatmeal does so we’ll see how this goes. I had 1.5 cups of Kashi Heart to Heart with milk, banana, a few walnuts and ground flax sprinkled on top. Surprisingly, my “light” breakfast was the same amount of calories as my normal oatmeal! AND I feel about the same amount of fullness. I guess this isn’t a true test of the two since my stomach isn’t 100% normal but we shall see if it holds me over until lunch. I have cereal more frequently in the summertime and it’s usually about an hour less than oatmeal.
Raspberry tea –
This breakfast was about 425 kcal –
The husband has a JOB INTERVIEW this morning. Cross your fingers for him! This is a horrible time in the market to look for a job and he’s put so much effort into networking and his search and just keeps encountering “Sorry, we’re not hiring” with everyone. This position would be something really creative and I think he’d be perfect for it, but we’ll see….
I’m off to Chem, Physio, Lunch, Blogging, Lab ( 👿 )…
Then tonight, we’re going to Uptown Charlotte to see my favorite history professor from Davidson speak on her new book, Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement. I wrote my senior history thesis on Lucy Stone and her marriage with Henry Blackwell during the early women’s rights movement so this should be really fun (she is best known for being the first woman to keep her last name upon marriage and for refusing to have “obey” in her wedding vows – part of the reason I kept my name and wrote our wedding vows). I haven’t seen my professor since graduation – when I was 30 pounds heavier – so I hope she recognizes me!
The talk and reception start at 7 so we’ll have to grab a quick dinner somewhere on our way up. We’ve tentatively planned a stop at Fuel Pizza, famous here in Charlotte but we’ve never been, to get NY-style by-the-slice pizza. Something we wouldn’t normally think to do but would be fun for a change from sandwich and salad places!
Off to Winthrop!