Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I can't believe how much garbage I ate over the weekend. Before this weekend, I can't remember the last time I had a hot dog or a hamburger. But over the weekend, I had at least two of each. I think I ate chips every day since Friday. Ugh.
So this morning I got on the scale like I do every morning and, boy, was it not nice to me.
I've written about this pattern of mine before - I start to get complacent about watching what I eat. "I'm doing great, I can have more chips." "I'm not as big as that other girl, I can have another hot dog."
This is not a good thing.
Tonight is my first CSA pickup of the season, so it's a great time to start a new nutrition commitment. When I read books and articles about eating clean, I get totally excited about it and swear off processed foods. I'm all gung-ho about putting good food into my body. So maybe part of June's Nutrition Commitment is going to be daily readings about whole foods and clean eating. Starting today, with my first CSA pickup. And even if I read the same passages over and over again, it's ok by me.
- water water water! The heat is making me do really well with water drinking.
- Some sort of cardio tonight. I have the itch to get back into swimming...
- Gather nutrition articles for June
Have a great day!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
It's ant-in-the-house-season here in the Poconos. They are all trying to escape the humidity (and the tourists?) and are making their way into my house. I am on Ant Patrol, running around with the hand-held vacuum, sucking them up left and right. I guess there aren't *that* many, but it seems every time I turn around, there's another ant.
Don't feel like putting together a blog, so here are some things. In no particular order.
- Spent Thursday night through Saturday afternoon with no electricity or water. It sucked.
- Went to a picnic today. Had a good time, except someone spilled sangria on my skirt. My *white* skirt. I did learn that a mixture of baking soda, dish detergent and hydrogen peroxide takes out red wine stains. (I didn't wash the skirt yet, keep your fingers crossed!)
Brad is home... hooray!!!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I haven't taken a nap since Sunday. This is very strange for me... I LOVE to nap. And I'm a great napper. I can nap on the couch, in a chair, in the bed... at noon, at 3:00pm, at 7:30 pm...
What I've noticed is that my sleeps have been better. Even last night, after having a lot of good food and wine... I woke up this morning at 5:00. Five o'clock!!!! Holy moly. I already put in a load of laundry, packed my lunch, and got some Sparking done.
So I may continue this no-napping thing for a while.
Water drinking has been really good. The hot weather always brings out the best drinker in me.
Friday was a big hot mess of carb-y stuff at work... we had a parent breakfast. Too many baked goods, not enough fruit salad. Last night was Restaurant Week Awards night - I went with a girlfriend and had a GREAT time. Even though I ate a lot, I made sure I was only eating food I really liked. I didn't eat much of the ribs - they weren't that good. Brad makes WAY better ribs at home. And one of the desserts was very meh, so I didn't eat it all. (And leaving a dessert on a plate is just CRAZY for me.)
But there is good, of course. I have been eating fruit like it's going out of style. We loaded up on fruit at the store, and I have been making fruit salad since Sunday. Fruit is so delicious in salad form. I have to keep this in mind - it makes eating fruit a lot more fun.
I am on the next stage of my workout (The New Rules of Lifting...). It's *finally* stage two. I did my first workout on Monday - HOLY MOLY. Those squat/push press things are hard! But I am going to have an awesome rear end after all this. There are so many lunges and squats and dead lifts I can hardly even stand it.
(This is my emoticon for ME time.) My flight to New Orleans is booked - mom and I are going at the end of June. I am SO excited! And when school is out, one of the girls at school and I are going into NYC to celebrate the end of school. And then I'm going again with another friend. I LOVE the city.
Last night was a massage - I feel so wonderful. It hurt like hell, but I feel great today.
Exciting stuff!!! I recently went in to the jeweler to have my engagement ring cleaned, and she noticed that the band was getting a little oval-shaped. This is because my ring was too big. TOO BIG!!!! So she measured it all out and I had it re-sized from a 7 1/4 to a 6 1/2. AAAHHHH this is totally exciting. It fits like a dream and it looks so little (the band, not the diamond) now. Yay!
Memorial Day Bikini-Wearing Pool Party Day is coming!
Have a great day!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Brad called me earlier tonight about a special event tomorrow. It was recently Restaurant Week here, and tomorrow night is the awards night. Since he can't go, I got two VIP tickets.
Food samples from local restaurants, wine tasting, good company, hob-nobbing with local up and ups...
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