I don't know -- either I really loosened up after finals finished (and I got my .4cc fill) or he misjudged again and maybe took more out. It's hard to tell. However, I can say that going from NEVER being hungry for four months to feeling hunger again -- I no heart that. Though not "starving," the hunger has really driven me crazy this month. I'm not sure what he'll be doing tomorrow, but a fill is DEFINITELY in order.
And though it's hard to believe, classes start again on Tuesday. Is it a bad sign when you talk to one of your new professors and, upon telling him you're taking 18 credit hours, he laughs at you? o_O Not quite sure how to take that, lol! But yes, boys and girls, it's back to the grind. Last semester I took 17 credit hours and got two A's and three B's (came thisclose to making the Dean's list again, but I only made a 3.42) -- but that was with only five classes. This semester it's one extra credit hour, but it's SIX classes. I think I'm certifiable. No, no... I'm certain of it. I'm one fry short of a Happy Meal. WTH am I thinking? Oh well...
Okay, so this means that as of Tuesday, my exercise starts back up in earnest. Though I didn't exercise in the traditional sense during my time off, I was busy and active nearly every day, often logging more than my 2250 calories-exerted goal. I can't believe how much stuff I got done during my break! It makes it seem like way more than 33 days went by. But it feels good and I feel like I accomplished something, especially considering in the "old days" I would have simply stayed online playing Mafia Wars and other video games all freakin' day while watching trash tv. Instead, I got rooms cleaned, closets cleared and organized, stuff donated, flooring laid, trip taken to see the folks, and I'm sure some other stuff I missed.
The one good thing about having so many classes this semester is that I will be on campus four days a week. Not that that in itself is good, but that's one extra gym day for me if I choose to work it like that -- Mondays I start at 10:30am, and I like to exercise before school, which means an early morning for me unless I exercise in the basement.
Ideally I'd like to step up my exercise to five days a week. Also for 2010 is my commitment to myself to start logging meals and really keeping track of what I'm doing rather than just "playing" at it. When I was exercising my ass off, I wasn't seeing the scale budge. Maybe the inches were improving, but I wasn't really keeping a good tab on that. The result: Upset and much swearing that the scale wasn't budging.
So for 2010, my plan is to enhance what I started in 2009, improve upon some things I let slack, and exercise a bit more -- especially in my "new" basement. I really need to be accountable to myself and track what works and what doesn't, and make sure I'm recognizing all my progress -- which will mean not JUST focusing on the scale.
Here's to a new year and an improved me. I want this year to be the year I do a 5K AND get to goal. That's all I want. Well, that and my mom and dad's new dog: