Days 2 & 3 of my goal opened much the same as they did on Day 1 - granola (apple cinnamon or apple strawberry) with either yogurt or milk. I had a late working day yesterday (1 - 9pm), but walked to and from work because it's fabulous weather right now - it reached 17C today!!! - and it's light out until 10:00 p.m. I also managed to lock myself out of the house when I changed to a lighter jacket, and cleverly left all my keys in my other coat pockets: house, car, work...argh! Fortunately the other tenant was home when I got back and he let me in!
So I got in an hour's walk over the course of the day yesterday. Today I walked to work and then walked with a friend after work, so got at least an hour in. She called me up during the afternoon and asked if I wanted to go and I was glad she did. We walked along the river and then had a coffee at Starbucks (sort of defeating the initial purpose, but it was a very nice visit and a beautiful evening) and have decided to do the same thing tomorrow evening as well. She and I are similar in that if we don't do it without stopping at home first, we won't do it. I think tomorrow I'm going to take my camera to work, so that I can get some photos of wherever it is we decide to walk.
Spending hasn't been great, however. Yesterday I bought two books ($49.30). One is the German textbook that the German instructors at the college were using, and as I've decided not to take the distance education course at this point, I thought this was a suitable alternative (plus it's $685 cheaper than the Uni course) as I can work my way through it over the summer and be a little bit ahead of the game when classes start again in the fall. This way I can practice with my friends and get some help with pronounciation and whatnot. Obviously it won't be the same as with an instructor (homework and comprehensiveness-wise), but as I already have the basics down pretty well, it's a matter of just working my way through it and getting some clarification when/where I need it.
The other book is one that I'm hoping will help me simply and set goals. It was 50% off and so far I'm enjoying it. It feels very timely (fitness, food, fashion, friends, family & finances: the author's six f's of simplicity) and there's a lot of good stuff in it (recipes, worksheets, etc.).
Otherwise, some bad spending and stuff that I really need to pay attention to. Stupid stuff like buying snacks and/or lunch at the cafeteria, when I could have spent some time during my days off to do a little baking. I have to be more prepared and organized next week and make some things that I can freeze: muffins or mini-loaves, healthier snacks and make stuff for my lunches for the week. I know this is where I fall flat (this and DVD box sets...) as I don't like cooking. It's more unmotivating to cook for just yourself and my storage space is limited, which makes keeping large quantities of anything a challenge. I still have loads of food in my pantry from my gigantic shop at the start of the year, so will start opening tins and making things like tacos, which...yum!