May 4th, 2013


Good things

So one good thing about being here is that I seem to be getting lots of exercise. Up the hill, down the hill, through the gardens, along the water front. I'm ending the days with my calves feeling worked. I suspect that's a good thing.

Another good thing is I'm managing to spend lots of good time with people one-to-one. That makes for much better connecting time, plus I get to ask them all about themselves which doesn't happen if you're in a group thing. So I've had good catch ups with a bunch of people.

I've also been getting to eat lots of good food. After losing so much weight, to be honest, I'm glad to see food that looks like stuff I want to eat. Tonight I had green chile enchiladas at the Santa Fe Cafe and then chocolate cream pie at some pie place on Capitol Hill. And I've also had two margaritas tonight and last night I had two Long Island Iced Teas. I suspect this is very good for the relaxation but probably not so good for getting an early start in the mornings. But seriously, if I was in a genuine walkable neighborhood like Capitol Hill or the ID, I could do this every night. :-)

Finally, I've been taking it really easy about not planning too much and trying to take each day as it comes. This has helped keep my stress down. I woke up this morning with my upper lip looking like Donald Duck, but my noon it had gone down almost entirely and I was in good shape when I had my driver's license photo done later. And my spots are really down. That's probably also because I got some stuff sorted out about what I'm going to do when I come back so that's off my mind as well, but I think not feelign pressured to do too many things has been good for me, too.