Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday Progress Report

I have to say, I kinda love the construct of "Theme Day." I muscled down and got through a ton of piles, and my Inbox now boasts 50 e-mails (none of which I want to deal with, so it's not like I can dust off my hands and chirp "Problem solved!" Still, 50 seems so much more manageable than 118 . . . and maybe they'll look less onerous another day).

Of course, once you make a phone call and answer an e-mail and complete the paperwork, yada yada, there is generally a response of some sort, and the whole process just keeps going. I still have a pile in front of the computer, it's just a smaller pile. Nothing ever seems to be 100 percent done.

But still. Definite progress. I got registered for the Naviance (college search) site, I talked to my AAA guy about our summer trip to D.C., our tax-related info is pulled together tidily for the Tax Man — progress!

Now, about that weight loss . . .

My steely revolve was promptly derailed by pie. In an effort to save a kitchen full of aging fruit (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes), I made a bumbleberry pie with a brown sugar-oatmeal streusel crust on Friday night. Everyone in my house likes pie when it's hot out of the oven, but they tend to eschew cold pie that's been on the counter for two days. If I don't eat it, no one will (and it's delicious). So — I had pie for breakfast.

And I couldn't have felt less like cooking dinner, so we all had burgers from the yummy burger joint down the street that we've just discovered.

For lunch, though, I had skinless boneless mackerel from Trader Joe's, plus a green salad with seven vegetables and rice vinegar for dressing, plus 12 reduced-fat woven wheat crackers, and Fat Secret loooooved that lunch. So despite my excesses, I still came in under my calorie count for the day. Amazing!

And I'm done eating now, just another cup of coffee before bed, that's it.

I'm calling Day 1 a win!

Lady C

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