I didn't start out with the intention of making these adjustments, they just sort of happened. And I'm happy with them.
For whatever reason, I've been requiring more sleep lately. Not in a depression way, it's just that I've been sleep deprived for decades and I decided that an extra hour is a good thing. So I've moved my morning workouts to the evening which has a three-fold benefit: 1. Extra sleep in the morning, 2. Exercise, and most importantly, 3. Less time to troll through the kitchen with dramatically reduces the "hominy oatcake" opportunities.
Turns out, I've also stopped with the coffee in the morning. And why not? It's never been a lifelong habit with me, I just picked it up while living with Bick. It wouldn't be a big deal if I drank the stuff black, but as previously written, I drink coffee punch - real cream and fake sugar. So why not just leave off those calories? I haven't even missed it. I'm at a point in my maintenance that further calorie restriction feels, well, restrictive and I have a really hard time with this.
Yes, I'd like to get into the 140's and be able to stay there, but these last few pounds are difficult and if I get there by restrictive means, I won't stay for long. Witness the last year - I think I've dipped down there a couple of times, only to come back up. So, I'll take this easy shot at shaving off a few calories while I can with the whole weekday morning coffee. I cannot out-train a bad diet.
And speaking of adjustments, I got the results of my bloodwork back. Seems while my overall cholesterol is okay, my bad numbers are too high. So I do need to work that out. I probably eat too many eggs, as it's been my breakfast staple for ages. I need to investigate perhaps quinoa as a breakfast cereal. Everyone's fallback steel-cut oats doesn't work for me, so I've got to find something else. Eggwhite omelets are also on the horizon. It will take some adjustments there, as if I don't get enough good fats in my diet, then I stay unsatisfied.
Today is restorative yoga at lunch - I really look forward to that relaxing time. And I've got a meeting tonight.
As for the Planes, Trains and Automobiles, well, I've allowed that to be off the table for now. I've agreed to keep The GrandBeast (and his CRATE) for the holiday weekend while the kids go camping. He's adorable and wonderful when he's not left alone, so I agreed only if I can crate him when I have to leave. Otherwise, I'm hoping for good weather. Hell, if they weather is bad, they won't be camping.
But I did take some time to look into this. The train does sound interesting, but I don't know that OKC does. I could go to Hot Springs, but when I mentioned this to Pebbles her response was "Jesus, Mom, are you like seventy?" Plus she told me to make sure I wasn't confusing train travel in other areas with train travel here. She's done the OKC a few times - anyone remember Little Drummer Boy? (Gotta google him). She said it's not a fun experience - however, her idea and mine may be different. And of course, I'd love to visit AZ again and hike with the dear Dana, but I don't know that I can get there before the summer heat does. So, this is all still up in the air, or should I say grounded for now. But I am going to keep an eye out. Something fun to think about.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Adjust when necessary.