Monday was the 2nd PP (Pure Protein) day in a row (2 more to go).
Daily weight loss: 0.9 lb/0.4 kg
Total weight loss: 50 lb/22.71 kg
Today was my first full time day back at work since last week’s trip to HK. First thing I did was look at the temp… 41F… brrrr. I have to psych myself up for the 1.5 km (1 mile) walk to work, but I layered, thought about what Kath says (shivering burns calories) and headed off. First stop… the egg shop, where I pick up my daily 2 tea eggs 🙂
A bit of history for those of you following… I’m a South Florida girl who loves the sun and the heat… I wouldn’t move to the cold parts of the U.S. for a million dollars a month… well, maybe a million, but not a penny less!!! I just finished living in the Middle East for 3 years, where 41 was normal… 41 CELSIUS THAT IS!!! Warm, sunny, low humidity… ahhhhh! Now I’m in China… let’s just say it’s not so warm and sunny… LOL. The job is pretty good though, and I have goals!
I saw two new couples today in my clinic (both from the States) and that considerably brightened my day!
I walked to the halal restaurant to meet Lucy for lunch and had the beef with cilantro and garlic stems… yummy!
Afternoon of creating PowerPoints for staff development, I left a bit early to go to the grocery store (round 2… see yesterdays blog)… and it was SHIFT CHANGE for the taxi drivers! WTF??? This was not happening… I need groceries… I even had my assistant, Kitty, offer a 100 RMB tip to a driver… who turned it down! Then I look to my right and see a taxi man waving his arms (he had just spoken with the driver who turned us down) and he says come on, I will take you… oh thank God!!! So in the car we go, Kitty tells him where we need to go and he gets us there in pretty good time. When I go to pay, I hand him the fare and the extra 100 RMB… he refuses to take it… I insist… he says no, and moves his shirt collar to show me a wooden cross… I’ve had my Random Act of Kindness for the week and walk away with a big smile… even in the land of loogyville… nice things can happen 🙂
Edited… LOL, I forgot to add dinner in my blog, I was so excited about the RAofK 🙂 Dinner was a stir fry of pork tenderloin, whole onions and garlic stems… it was super yummy! And my before bed snack was a pot of FF yogurt with splenda and bran… Now it’s complete 😀
Quote of the day: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama