This weekend went by way too fast, and now I’m riding solo until Friday since Eric’s at a conference… It shouldn’t be too bad (I hope) and in a matter of hours after him leaving yesterday, I managed to (1) break some old jars and (2) bang Deck’s forehead against a doorway… I cried twice… The little guy is fine, but I’m bummed about my bottles and can only blame myself… C’est la vie!
On Saturday – we went to my niece’s house in PA for lunch and to swim in her pool… It took a while for the little guy to get accustomed to it since it’s much bigger than our pool, and he finally warmed-up though and as you can tell by the pic below – he was fine and dandy by the time we drug him out of there… My brother made homemade ice cream, which is something we used to do all the time growing up… I did give him a hard time though since he forgot bananas and peanuts – c’mon now! Yesterday, Eric went to look at a riding mower since the leaves are horrendous in the fall and came home a few hours later with our very own John Deere… It came with a 2-bag attachment and trailer so I think we’re set! Now we just need to get that shed built so I can park my car in the damn garage… Ahem!
NSV – I took my measurements this morning (which were overdue) and am proud to say that I’m actually making progress! Yay! Since May – I’m down 5.25″ which seems small, but the bulk of that was lost since starting weights and jogging last month… And the pants I’m wearing today are pretty lose, so that’s another sign that I’m doing is working (even if the scale says otherwise)… Let’s hope for a loss this week!
Deck enjoying his cousin’s pool…
Our new riding mower – yee haa!
I could not be happier that today is Friday… I’m enjoying the quiet before the storm of next week’s annual meeting and since all my printed projects are done – it’s just a matter of updating the website next week as the events occur (two website actually)… I would LOVE to go see a few sessions, including George Lucas, but we’ll have to see if that’s feasible since I’ll be the only one from my department in the office… Either way, in less than 2 weeks – I’ll be done, done, done with this meeting for another 2 years… Hot damn!
I apologize if I talk about greek yogurt too much, but it’s become such a staple in my lunch that I feel like I still have much to learn… I was emailing with a a friend of mine and she raised a question about how to flavor plain yogurt… I did a quick google search this morning and came across a list that shows 100 ways to flavor plain yogurt… Some of them sound really good so I may try a few next week – stay tuned!
I’m also happy to report a NSV (non-scale victory)… When I unpacked my winter clothes – the pile of “too small” was much larger than the pile of “kinda fits”… A pair of capris that I wore all last summer were super tight and when I got them out this morning, I put them on, and voila – they fit! Maybe after a solid month on WW, I’ll have to go back to my “too small” pile and see what else fits… So happy!
Any exciting weekend plans? Eric and I are slowing crossing things off our list of things to do before June, and we might tackle installing a new, storm door since ours is old, rather heavy, and doesn’t lock… I’m really liking the kind that have a built-in screen, so I think that’s we’re going to get… The more cross-thru ventilation the better and since our LR window isn’t being installed until the 21st, this will help in the meantime… Plus, I think Deck will enjoy having another window to look out of since he’s so into the outdoors…
Speaking of outdoors – we were in the kitchen last night and I saw a hummingbird come to the front window, looking for the feeder… We had been holding-off on putting them out until it was a bit warmer, so I think it’s time… We get quite a few hummingbirds in both the front and the back, so I’m excited to see them again…We’re also getting a nice batch of lettuce so I think it’s time for our first salad of the season…
Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Happy Friday!
the alarm went off at 5:30 this morning and i only hit the snooze once… by the time i got to the gym around 5:50, they said the spin class was full but to check – the guy had the sign-up sheet and only 2 spots were open – so i totally lucked-out… it was the same instructor as saturday so i knew the workout would be good, though he used the same music… WTF!… and i am happy to say that i felt MUCH better during this class and did not throw-up when i got home (i’m convinced that i had a bug last week since i’ve heard of other people having similiar issues)… i have to say, it feels great that i already have than under my belt for the day – just have to do my workout later this afternoon when i get home from the dentist…
NSV update: i’m wearing a pair capris that were too small about a month or so ago (size 10) so i guess this whole ‘workout’ thing is paying-off after all… whoo hooo!
had a huge NSV last night, i went to see the movie ‘juno’ with a girlfriend and her 15-year old daughter (excellent movie, by the way) and we grabbed a bite to eat beforehand at macaroni grill… i’m sure you know the place – their menu is chocked-full of italian goodies like lobster ravioli, lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, etc. etc…. how can one even WANT to eat healthy when all that is staring up at you? but i’m here to say it IS possible, my friends, i ordered the skinny chicken with a balsamic glaze, fresh broccoli, and asparagus… i did had two small pieces of their yummy bread and a small salad but all in all, another dinner success… i also had a few SMALL handfulls of popcorn during the movie but that’s it – no chocolate and no soda… yay me! )
i got home after 10 and was all ready to watch LOST when once again, my VCR revolted against me and decided not to tape the damn show… i think one one of the settings was messed up so PLEASE don’t say anything! i may wait til sunday to watch it with eric but it will be difficult to say the least… i have no plans this evening besides finishing my book and watching ‘how to look good naked’… )
my weekend plans are pretty low-key with eric being out of town… i’m going to the gym tomorrow morning and then plan on spending the day with my mom – we’re going to a chocolate sampling thing in a little town north of where she lives, it should be fun… then i have to help her take the tree down and put away xmas stuff, which involves going thru the 3rd apartment and up into the attic… fun fun! i also need to install the new CS3 on my mac and home and i’ll be good to go! )
hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
update: i just ran 5 miles in 55 minutes – that is a first for me (going that far AND going that long)… what a rush! and to celebrate, i’m enjoying my boston cream pie yogurt as a snack – mmm mmm… )
i’m happy to be back on the never-ending, weightloss rollercoaster – my scale showed a 1.8 pound loss this week, so i will take it… i’m still not down to my pre-holiday weight but that’s okay, i have chosen to be more imperfect than perfect in the last few weeks and i feel that is more realistic for the long haul… it’s important to stick with something that you KNOW you can keep doing, regardless of the situation you’re in, and i think what i’ve been doing, is good for me right now… )
i had to do some errands last night, one of them included going to target since i prefer their greeting cards over the ones a the grocery store… i quickly glanced thru their clearance racks and found THE cutest black, mock-wrap dress, in a size medium… “do i dare to even TRY it on?” i thought… what the hell, right? i’m glad i did because it fit and it looked good and best of all – it was marked down to $12… talk about a score! i’m wearing it today and feel oh-so-very sexy, even got a few compliments already… it’s going to be a great day! ;o)
so after my tar-jay spending spree, i had to pick-up some things at the grocery store and grabbed a few yoplait light yogurts – have you tried these? OMG they are so good! i had the apple turnover last night for dinner and it was incredibly creamy, apply, and just plain tasty… to see what other flavors they have, check out their website, i can’t wait to try the boston cream pie! )
work should be quiet today so i’m looking forward to catching-up with everyone… i’m also meeting another girlfriend after work for dinner, we haven’t decided where we’re going so i may need to do some research and find a healthy option… i tend to be a bit more lenient on weigh-in day, since it’s the beginning of a new week, but i don’t want to blow all my flexies on one dinner… ;o)
happy hump day…