Saturday, September 1, 2007

Food is Good

Over the past week I have been focused on intentionally eating more food, backed off on the weights, and threw a few walks in.  Sure enough, my enthusiasm has rebounded and my body weight dropped another pound to 194.  I was just trying to do too much.

On Thursday I walked maybe 3 miles in the morning, 2 in the evening.  Friday, another 3 or so in the morning.  Friday afternoon was my performance review at work, which went well all things considered.  Now that I've been with the same company for 5 years, I get an extra week of vacation.  Whoo!  It also looks like I can get the company to pay for some of my PMI meetings and training seminars, which will be great.  That stuff is expensive.  I tried to get a shorter worker week with no success, but got a nice bump in pay.

As a result of the burnout last weekend, I've been paring back to the essentials everywhere.  Life just seems to go better when I do that.  I've decided to budget $60 a week for groceries and reduce my reliance on prepared foods.  I'm working on pulling away from time on the internet as much as possible.  I've cut my gym sessions to twice a week and am enjoying the time spent in the forest instead.

Overall, I am happier for doing these things.  It's funny how the same things that I gravitated to when I was just starting out are the best things for me now that I am more established.  Money really doesn't buy happiness.

On that note, I got paid yesterday, which means $100 to blow!  I'm getting pizza