This post's title is in honor of my AWS schedule (alternative work schedule). In a pay period (2 weeks), I work 8 nine hour days and 1 eight hour day, and I get one Friday off. Before I started this schedule, I thought my days off would consist of sitting around and watching tv and not doing anything. Yeah right. Now my days off are more busy than any other day. I always make myself a to-do list a million miles long. I actually started my chores tonight because I have so much that needs to get done tomorrow.
My office had a bake sale today to raise money for our annual picnic. I donated some snickerdoodle pinwheel cookies, but I forgot to take a picture. I split the batch into 2 plates, and one sold for $6, and the other sold for $5 so I'm glad someone bought them! I got nervous this morning worrying about if anyone would buy them or not. There were lots of tasty looking things. I wanted to buy something, but I knew that if I bought anything, I would eat it all! Plus I feel stupid buying things that I can make myself, especially because baking is the one kind of cooking that I can actually do!
Also, I started using MyFitnessPal on Tuesday, and now I'm counting calories. I was really not aware of how many calories I was eating before. Really I tried to just ignore that part and eat whatever I wanted. No longer. Exercising is not enough, so I am now watching what I eat. It has been a hard adjustment over the last couple of days though. I am used to eating more, so I am kind of hungry!! I know that will get better and I need to learn to make better choices on what I eat. I am trying to make it into a game to see what I can still eat and not go over my calories. For instance, I have eaten out every night since I started and been able to stay under my goal. Today I wanted cereal for lunch, so I actually got out the measuring cups and measured how much cereal I was going to eat. I can promise that was the first time that has happened! I was actually eating much more than I should be just by filling my cereal bowl all the way up. I'm doing better about learning how much you should eat, but I'm sure I have a lot more to learn!
I'm hoping to stick with it (I realize it has only been a couple of days) and be at my goal weight by my birthday!