I got a little surprise this morning when I weighed myself – I’m back under my goal weight. I’m not going to say my little bout of food poisoning was worth it, but I shamelessly exploited the opportunity to get my portion sizes reined in by the day and a half of not eating it gave me. It’s one of those silver linings you hate to admit but it’s true – spend a night puking your guts out and the next day afraid to eat anything and your stomach shrinks a little, and if you take advantage of that you can ride that on in for a nice little dieting kickstart. Which I did.

Tonight my husband was heading out to spend some time with some friends of ours, a couple who live across the Bay. I wanted to go but I still needed to get a workout in for the day. I thought about staying home and going to the gym but I really didn’t want to miss the chance to see friends I haven’t seen in a long time. I knew that my husband would be spending some time outside working on some martial arts techniques for part of the evening with the husband, and then I remembered – these friends have a treadmill in the garage! And they are totally on board with my diet and exercise weirdness. So I packed my gym bag and we showed up and I said, “I have an odd request. Can I use your treadmill for a half hour?” And you know what? It worked out perfectly because my friend needed to finish up some work while her husband was outside with my man, so I got my workout done in the garage, changed back into regular clothes in the spare bedroom and got to have a lovely catch-up with my friend after we were both done with our needed activities for the day.

I’m back at the hotel this week for work, eating conference catering and sitting in a conference room all day every day. I know that the block the hotel sits on takes just under 15 minutes to walk fully around, so I’m putting that knowledge to use. Beats sitting around eating a cookie or a brownie during the break.


2 Responses to “Opportunistic”

  1. Caron Says:

    I’ve never put it in words but you’re right about taking advantage of not being able to eat. It will allow you to rethink what you are eating or NOT eating because nothing sounds good or won’t stay down. Overall, you had a very good day! šŸ™‚

  2. Andie Says:

    I love that you worked out on their treadmill – that rocks. We went to visit friends one night & I walked in place/danced a little bit in their living room while we caught up so I could at least get in my 10,000 steps. It helps so much to have supportive friends!

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