There’s a reason I’ve been freezing at work

… And it’s not all because I’ve been sick.

Enjoy this gratuitous picture of my cats, in a rare moment of togetherness.

Enjoy this gratuitous picture of my cats, in a rare moment of togetherness.

Yes, I did break out the afghan — and no, it’s not easy to use a computer mouse when you’re wrapped up like a burrito. It can be done, but the feat would be much easier if I had a Snuggie. Until last week, I’d never seen the need for one of those things.

On to one of the reasons I’ve been freezing: The vents in my aisle had been turned off.

So when I spent last week shivering, it wasn’t just because I was sick. Good to know.

I’m always complaining about how cold the office is … but when I’m wearing my fingerless gloves and wrapping myself in an afghan, everyone else seems to be fine. I thought I was going crazy — but it’s not so. There was a very good reason for me to be cold.

I heard on the John Tesh radio show that being cold boosts your metabolism so you lose weight faster, or something like that. I’d rather be comfortable at work, though.

011613 treadmill workoutSpeaking of weight-loss tactics, I did manage to hit the treadmill Wednesday morning — even if I did forget to turn on the Nike+ app to record my mileage. I hopped on first thing after breakfast, knowing that if I didn’t do it right away, it wouldn’t get done. I ended up walking for 25 minutes, mostly at 3 mph or less — but I bumped up the speed to 3.5 for a few minutes so I could cover more than a mile.

The workout earned me 2 Activity Points, which I proceeded to eat. I was super-hungry again Wednesday. Boosting my veggie intake didn’t help as much as I’d hoped … so today I’ll try eating more protein.

I’m going to figure this out, darn it!

On another note, today would have been my mom’s 69th birthday. Instead, she’ll have been gone 10 years in July.

Yikes. Hard to believe I’ve been an orphan for almost a decade.

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