I walked to work this morning. I need to make a few tweaks to my layering system though, as I arrived at work sweaty but with frozen fingers. I need to find a way to warm my extremities but not my trunk, as that gets warmed fine from the exertion of walking. Tomorrow is another chance to figure that out.
Tomorrow I will also step on the scale and see just how bad the damage from the last two weeks has been. To recap: Moving from one city to another, with all the attendant kitchen-less days and eating in restaurants, plus Thanksgiving, plus a little housewarming soiree on Friday means I’m expecting a gain. I intend to be very strict with my diet over the next few weeks until Christmas. My exercise plan is to walk to work every day. I haven’t figured out yet how I can get some high-intensity exercise in, as carrying a gym bag plus purse plus lunchbag on my walk to work every day isn’t really feasible.
One possibility is to walk home after work, grab my gym bag then go back to work (where my gym is) with my bag and do my workout then. This may be feasible 1-2 days a week, but I suspect this plan will evolve over the next few weeks as I figure out my new routine in my new home and with my new commute.
Overall I’m very optimistic about the coming weeks and my ability to manage my weight. Last night I remembered something important – when I’m not ravenous, I can enjoy the smell and only the smell of food that I probably am better off not eating. It doesn’t do any damage at all to appreciate how something smells, so I indulged to my heart’s content.