Hmm, that's an interesting strategy. It would definitely work for some events! Or I could do the reverse, snack freely during the first hour, and then stop for the rest of the evening.
*waves* Glad to have you back!
Zero week was pretty sweet! I had the chillest work week ever...the kid I support is away, so no preschool, just before and after-school care and about eight or ten hours of housework and meal prep to split between the remaining days. And. Two out of five days both kids were out of the house on play dates with friends, a situation I typically try to avoid (especially when one of my bosses is working from home, awkward..."don't mind me, I'm just gonna be down here organizing your kids' clothes and watching D&D live plays...") but due to friends' schedules and the kids saying "pretty please, we were at our house last time..." I let it happen. Actually, one day, the parent said he was going to drive kid + friend by his place so they could feed the cat and then drop them at home, and I was like "sweet," but he still hadn't arrived by the time parents came home, so I guess the kids talked him into staying where they were? I could have used a text. Whoo, that was a lot of work update, please excuse.
All that is to say, I got in two strength workouts, including one that was bonus-point ready! And both my runs! I signed up last minute for British Science Week's Run With the Ancestors, a virtual 10k interspersed with informative tidbits about prehistoric humans in the British Isles. It was fun, although it took a bit of tweaking to make sure I didn't overshoot my distance for the week - walked the first km and then started another tracker going for the next nine. The weather was beautiful...can't tell if it was too warm already or if I'm just not used to two-digit temperatures yet this spring, but it was lovely to get out in the sun and the crocuses sprouting and the cherry blossoms hanging low overhead. I had a tough time getting into it, kept having to stop for a walk break. Evidently I was really pushing the pace, but by about km 4 I'd settled in to something fast (for me) but manageable. Need to work on pacing, I guess. Although with all that I didn't burn out and maintained my faster-than-my-average pace pretty much the whole rest of the run without burning out.
Snacking this week was not super. I enjoyed more than my six points of weekday snacks, and more than a reasonable number of those points were donuts (I usually allow myself 0-1 large baked goods of the sort, other snacks have to be much more modest). And Board Games Night fell on Pi Day, and we had two pies, so I'm currently sitting at 3/15 points for evening fun times snacks. That said, snacking was also not terrible? I will do better the next two weeks, since it's spring break and I'm pretty good at keeping my food intake healthy when little eyes are watching. In fact, one day last week I was feeling a little light headed and asked one of the kids if I could have a slice of her apple and she was like "...are YOU HUNGRY? You're NEVER hungry!" Oh child, how little you know. Also you've clearly forgotten all the times I've told you about how hungry I am for lunch, haha. "OMG GUYS I'M STARVING ARE YOU HUNGRY TOO I AM SO HUNGRY." *cooks grilled cheese sandwich* "NO YOU CAN'T HAVE A BITE OF MY LUNCH I AM TOOOOOO HUNGRY TO SHARE."