Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Extra Steps

It's getting a little easier to eat my own packed lunch now. Last weekend, Sylvain and I worked on making the perfect pizza and Sunday night we came up with a pretty good one, then we modified it on Monday night for pizza number two and...voila! I had two great leftover lunches in a row! We also bought some really good mustard, which made a surprising difference, especially on Chicken Nugget day when I had to remind myself that my ham and cheese sandwich was even better than usual. I was really good about making a Salad every day - the Kroger bag of romaine lettuce hearts lasted exactly five days and made five great salads! Yum!

Now that I'm on a roll with the lunches, I thought I'd mention a couple things that happened this to boost my health, however small they may be. First of all, the copy machines at my school have been moved from around the corner to the complete opposite side of the building. My first two trips to the new copy room were filled with moans and complaints, but on my third or fourth trip I realized that this big move will probably result in at least a couple hundred more steps a day, which is acutally a good thing. So, I concentrated on the extra step idea when I went to park my car for my night class on Tuesday. I decided to park on a street where there is usally a free spot, even if I have to circle around the block a time or two, just so that I can have a wee bit of a hike to the classroom building. It was the best idea ever! I had such a nice walk through campus, in particular a part of campus on which I haven't set foot in years! It was a very nostalgic stroll, especially with my new ipod blasting all of my favorite college dorm-day tunes.

As for school, I'm holding my own. I had to avoid the teacher's lounge like the plague today because there were brownies, cookies, donuts AND bagels! Yipes! I made the mistake of putting my pineapple and cottage cheese in the lounge fridge so I had to walk past all the goodies to get to my snack. That won't happen again! It was dangerous. All in all I had a pretty good week as far as school food is concerned!

1 comment:

Laloo said...

I'm trying to be back on the wagon today after yesterday's debauchery of pineapple-upside-down cake and brownies --I had carrots with my lunch and have a nectarine waiting for me on the counter. Ho-hum --we'll love it when our tummies are flat, though! :)