The first time i managed to maintain an average of about 1250 calories/hour for one hour on the cross train machine, and it didn't seem that that bad. Today i was able to maintain an average of 1269 calories/hour for one hour, and it seemed much more difficult. I'm not sure it that was because of the extra 19 calories/hour, or just the mood my body was in.
On the downside, i managed to bang my knee coming down one of the walls today, and now it's sore =P
I did end up deciding to "invest" in gift cards for Daphne's. I bought three of the $30 cards on monday. The free bonus $10 cards don't become active until january, but i was able to use one of the regular cards today for dinner.
Also, i stopped by Cost Plus World Market and was happy to discover that they've got a lot of their candy on sale, so i ended up spending about $20 on a bunch of Haribo and licorice (but unfortunately not Haribo licorice, because they don't carry the assorted kind for some strange reason) and, on a whim, some "sticky toffee steamed puddings".