Today was lovely. I met up with an old friend from college (from my first time in college about 10 years or so ago) and we walked around Town Square here in Vegas with her awesome dog. We walked a lot, and for the sake of walking rather than window shopping as one might expect at Town Square. We kept up a pretty healthy pace the entire time, did 2 flights of stairs, and enjoyed catching up on conversation in the process. We started around 9:30 and called it a day around 1:30 which is 4 hours, though we did take approx. 1 hour to grab a bite and two 15-20 minute breaks to let the dog get some water and play with his toy. All in all I feel quite confident that we did at least 2 miles, possibly more. I know our pace was slower than my usual pace of 3.4 because we were chatting as we walked but we weren't moseying either. Even at 2 mph, which feels like crawling to me when I do my "cool-down" on the treadmill every day, we would have done 2 miles in 60 minutes (obviously), but we walked for at least 2.5 hours so I'd say we probably did even better than planned.
Tomorrow is cycle day which means I can eat a little more (calorie wise) than I have the rest of this week but I still don't want to go over 1,600. Cycling is a way to revitalize the metabolism with a few extra calories so that it doesn't get "comfortable" with a low calorie diet and slow down as a result. I've stayed under or extremely close to 1,000 all week so I'm very happy with myself for the second week in a row.
Tia: Thank you for getting out walking with me today and giving me an excuse to drag myself out into the real world for a few hours. Working from home and going to school on the internet means that the only time I really leave the house anymore is to do the shopping, eat out, and go to the gym. It was really nice to engage in a grown-up conversation, have our not-so-girly version of "girl talk", and catch-up on the past ten years with you today. I look forward to hanging out again.
6 glasses of water
1 iced double-espresso
1 chicken panini on wheat, no mayo
1 serving tortilla chips & pico
Daily Caloric Intake: 840
Walking: 2 hours or more @ at least 2.5 mph probably just a little bit faster