Wow, its been a while since I posted. I don’t know why, except that I didn’t have much to say. My trip to Sisters is coming up this week, and I find myself obsessed about the food I am going to eat, more so than usual. Not sure what that’s about.
I do have a general plan in mind. I checked, and there is a Costco, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods within a few miles of each other in Bend, which is the town right before I get to Sisters. So I can stop there and stock up on groceries for the week. I have a general plan to have two dinners out, and one lunch out on the way up. The retreat serves lunch, and I usually don’t have a problem with that. I take a protein bar with me, and if I don’t care for what they are serving, I can usually pick a bit out, and supplement with the protein bar. So I don’t know exactly what I’m obsessed about. Except the usual, of wanting to eat a lot because I am on vacation, and NOT wanting to eat a lot because I don’t want to gain. Oh, and then there’s that whole thing about ‘I’m not supposed to eat until I’m hungry.’
Have to be honest with you. I am only being about 70% compliant with that now. I’ve had a little non-specific anxiety, and just ate early. Not bad choices or anything. Just eating when I wasn’t hungry. Still, I feel I have learned a lot from this experiment. Like, I really am fine eating a little less food. And I think it is a very good habit in general. So I plan to continue to pay attention to that, and to try to stick with it as well as I can.
I am VERY excited about this trip. The two teachers for the quilt workshop really do beautiful work. I have my collection of fabrics ready to go. Plus I have plenty of free time planned. And after the workshop/retreat is over, my best friend is coming over to Sisters and we will just have fun hanging out for a few days.
Today was laundry day, so I brought in my suitcases, and am packing as I fold my laundry!
I want to take my bike with me, as I think it will be so fun to bike around Sisters to get some exercise in. I hope I don’t chicken out. Its a little nerve-wracking to think about that bike rack on the back of the car, just held on by straps.
Oh, here’s a bit of news. I went back to my weights workouts last week. It felt so good to get back to it. I worked out on Friday and Sunday. But then Monday through Wednesday my knee, and all my joints just really ached. I don’t really think its due to the weights workout, but it did make me a little hesitant to continue. I started a ‘knee journal,’ to monitor my pain level, what I eat, what meds I take, and what exercise I do, to see if I can figure out what makes it better or worse. I’ve got a feeling that it is just random arthritis, and might have been exacerbated by the change in the weather. I am also mulling over the possibility of swimming through the winter, because I do miss it already!