I know I posted about getting 5 days off, and really I do have 5 days of no physically going to school and no going to work. But this 5 days is hardly me getting to goof off or really relax a great deal. I spent my first day off being pretty productive in general. I have a paper that is supposed to be a group project. The group has been less than useful to date, so I began some research in earnest last week. Well I gathered a great deal of info and began putting it together this past Sunday. I got about 2/3 done but ran out of time, so today I got it done, or at least the body of it. I am going to do the citations page tomorrow and try to get a power point for the presentation started. I also got the Christmas tree and the tree decorations down for tomorrow's festivities. Kathy and Lauren and I always put the tree up after Thanksgiving dinner. Well I put the tree together, they decorate it, I guess. but it is a family affair.
So in prep for Thanksgiving, ya'll recall me talking about my 5 miles a day challenge for myself I am sure. And I also planned on giving myself and extra 500 calories to navigate the day with. I thought up just one more wrinkle today while getting my walk in. I decided to take 250 from today's bank and 250 calories from Friday's bank to even out the excess. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get myself down to 1250 calories, especially considering the extra activity I planned and especially with today's extra activity I did not plan. Lauren and I went on a nice length bike ride and did a lot of racing during it, then we climbed up and down the attic stairs dragging the tree and boxes of decorations, then a Wii tournament. It has been much easier than I imagined to stay below 1250 calories! I just moved some eating times around, cut some stuff out I normally eat, and had a super good supper and voila, 1200 calories for today! I also plan on moving a few calories around tomorrow to allow me to eat at a reasonable level for the actual thanksgiving meal. I see no reason why I shouldn't be able to be successful given today's triumph! So score one for the Shane-meister! Day 1 is a win!!