Friday, July 15, 2011
Closet room is DONE!!! I am SOOOO excited. I will post some pics probably tomorrow. I still have 2 or 3 little things to do. But it looks great! I feel like it's MY room now, not just some room I moved into. It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do.
Phew! It's time to crash on the couch.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
It's been a nuts-o couple of days. Yesterday was the soft opening of Brad's new restaurant - I think it went well, it was just SO busy. It was so busy, in fact, that I had to work as a prep cook! It's a good thing I knew how to do stuff from home - I prepped trout, cut steak garnishes, got cheese ready, and tons of other stuff. So much for the cute hair I had when I left my house! But Brad was SO happy I was there. He thanked me a million times for my help. And he told me that the owner's brother told him "you would have been screwed if she wasn't here."
Today I went out to buy some paint - my closet isn't going to paint itself! It's all primed and ready to be painted. And I'm really looking forward to getting organized and KEEPING my closet that way.
Bread is in the oven - Brad has a meeting tonight, and I have no idea when he's going to be home. Late, I assume. Bleh. Looks like I'll be eating cheddar-broccoli bread by myself. Oh well, he's very happy at this new job, so I'll take it!
Off to get some water...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I can't believe how much I love being married. It's funny - it's like everything changed, but nothing changed. We still love each other, we still have our house together, but it just *feels* different. Swoon...
Yesterday I picked out some paint chips to paint a few walls in my closet. It is SO boring and I couldn't stand it anymore, so I headed out yesterday to pick up some new curtains and some accessories. I bought some beautiful stuff at Pier 1 - some sumptuous teal silk curtains with peacock feathers (you can see them on the website - GORGEOUS!), a blue and teal vase, and an antique-gold wire body figure (like a dress-maker has, but not life-size. Still fun.).
I am really looking forward to getting my closet room in shape! I can't wait to have a really special place that I created for myself.
Did my morning weights. I feel good. Pizza is baking (sauce-less pizza, we don't have any sauce! argh!) and I'm finishing off my coffee from this morning. I may look for a new desk today...
Have a super day!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Going back to the beginning of Spark is interesting... I have had to make a conscious effort to drink all my water, and I have gotten back into taking little walks around the little loop in our neighborhood. I had forgotten how much I enjoy those little 10-minute walks after a meal.
Today I ate half a homemade pizza - it was small, but the point is that I put half on my plate and said to myself "well, I can eat the rest if I'm still hungry." And I sat down AT THE TABLE with my half a pizza, concentrated on my food, and realized that I *wasn't* hungry after the pizza. Hm. My routine as of late was to eat in front of the TV or computer, and I think that was a serious problem for me. One of my new Spark challenges is to eat at the table for every meal. It's already made a difference.
I woke up late this morning - I slept really horribly last night - and didn't go to the gym. I said "oh, I'll go later" but I didn't. If I don't go in the morning, I just don't go. Simple as that. Bleh. And here's my excuse for the day - my hamstrings are SO sore from my weightlifting session on Saturday. Like hurts-to-walk sore. This tends to happen when I start a new workout... tomorrow morning I WILL GET TO THE GYM first thing after I wake up. I have to.
But I suppose the whole point of going back to Stage 1 is to figure out what I need to do to be successful at this weight-loss thing.
Off to drink some more water!
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Yesterday I went back to Stage 1 in the Spark thing. I didn't re-set everything, I just went back to the beginning.
I think it all came from some recent pictures... I mean, compared to 30 pounds ago, I look great. But when I look at some pictures, I get a bit of the same feeling I did 30 pounds ago. "Those arms could be smaller," "Ooooh I could use more of a waist..."
It's not in the same pathetic, sad tone I used over two years ago, but it is in a tone that makes me want to get back on the ball. I am off for the summer. There is no reason why I can't spend more time at the gym and more time on my wellness! I have the time to spend on Spark, reading articles, interacting more with my Spark friends... I should be using the time to do just that!
The big difference is that this time I am "starting" Spark, I'm doing it already loving my body. I know what it can do. I like the way it looks. It has muscles. So this time will be different.
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