I didn't mention anything about the election on my blog, namely, because who I voted for has nothing to do with my weight loss journey.... however, I do have a big smile on my face today. And I stayed up until 12:30 to listen to Obama's victory speech. And, in between Charlie Gibson calling the election at 11PM and when I went to bed at 12:30, I did have a few celebratory glasses of wine. Which also means I slept in this morning. But... when I awoke, I had this revelation about one of my research projects and what direction I want to take it in for a conference in February. I leapt out of bed and jotted my idea down quickly. Awesome.
You guys crack me up!! I know that I can't use my extended calories to eat pizza, chocolate, or gelato or to drink a half bottle of wine (um... sorry, I did do that last night). But I also made a lovely chicken stirfry with peppers and onions for dinner and so I didn't splurge so much foodwise, just celebratory wine wise. Therefore, your advice (warnings?) are duly noted.
I went to spin again last night. I got there a little later than I wanted to (texting with E about Castro and Black Panthers... and dealing with said chicken), so I had to figure out my bike measurements/adjustments. I looked it up, and then about a minute into our warmup, I had this thought... "WHERE ARE MY KEYS??" I usually leave them up front at the desk (they have a little hook system), but I couldn't remember if I did or not. So, I got off my bike, got a lot of weird looks, ran to the front desk, saw my keys hanging on their hook, and ran back to the gym and got on my bike. I have to say that yesterday's class went a lot better. I didn't get so sore, maybe because I'm getting more used to how the resistance on the bikes work, and also that I realize that I sweat ALOT and this makes my butt slide on the seat, so I need to use my abs and legs to keep me in place. This instructor was a lot less yell-y than the other one, and I really liked the class. So, Tuesday nights are a keeper, and I'll be home in time to watch the Biggest Loser too!