But it actually started yesterday. Had a very balanced eating day, followed by Thai Boxing last night. For whatever reason, I was just “on.” I felt good and my form and technique were en pointe. Even Mr. Helen commented about it as we drove home.
Then, this morning, I got up and ran. Only 4 miles but 4 enjoyable miles. It was like running in early summer with our higher than normal temperatures. Gorgeous. Plus I was a bit faster than I have been, so yay for that.
Made tonight's dinner already! I had some homemade pesto leftover from another recipe that I tossed with three-cheese tortellini and then added some grilled chicken breast. That will be so yummy with a salad. Yes, it was easy but still it felt nice leaving my house knowing I don’t even have to think about it.
Packed healthy breakfast and lunch to take to work.
Got to work on time!
A couple of you have asked me if any of our loss from the flooding will be covered by insurance and unfortunately, that’s a no. Even if we had flood insurance (which we don’t because it’s not required for us) there’s a question as to whether or not we would have been covered because some of this flooding was considered ground water. The water table was so full, after the rain sunk into the ground there was no place for it to go but people’s homes. There are teams from FEMA here and if our county is declared a disaster area we may be able to claim our damages through that. We’ll see.
Shelley and Katie J commented yesterday that they think I should skip the scale this week and I’m considering that. One of the reasons I don’t want to skip is because I was supposed to weigh myself Good Friday to see if I made my goal of 176. The scale was scooped out of the flooded area and banished to the garage (by Mr. Helen) and I couldn’t find it so I missed my weigh in. Not that I wanted to find it as at that point I was still stressed out and wet vaccing. But, I do so want to make another short term weight loss goal to reach by the end of my dojo Biggest Loser Challenge on May 1st so I’m leaning towards weighing in and taking whatever that scale says with a grain of salt.
Interestingly enough one of the contestants on last night’s Biggest Loser episode had a low weigh in (“only” 2 pounds) and was talking like everything was worthless because of that. Bob and Jillian right on her and Bob said something like he wasn’t going to let her wipe out all the hard work she’d put in and negate everything based on one weigh in because it did not reflect her journey.
I’ve been thinking about that all morning. The sum of my being is not about one weigh in, is it?