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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Where does the time go? And....Weigh in.....

Busy, busy, busy.  Sigh.........I suppose all my friends out there in blog land get sick of hearing how busy I am. I am quite frankly sick of being so busy, but I'm doing my best to keep up.  This week is zooming past which is fine. All the sooner for the weekend to arrive.

Here's the recap on my life:

Friday was my birthday. Happy Birthday to me!  It was a lovely day. I took the day off which makes any day better, but even more special when it's your birthday. I went to my girls' school and read to the class and had lunch with both girls although I didn't eat with them. 10:30 and 11:00am is too early for lunch for me. I did bring them the Subway lunch and the novelty alone is very exciting for them. After that, I headed to the mall. Now generally speaking I don't like the mall. It's loud. It's bright. It's crowded. So I take it in very small doses. I saw not one, but TWO movies all by myself and it was great. Some people don't like being alone. I relish time spent alone.

I saw the Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 1.  I am a fan of the books, for the most part. I like a little more Vampire in my vampire movies. But I didn't care at all for this movie. Too much love sick kissy kissy teenagers for my liking. And I don't think they needed to split this into 2 films. Would've been better without stretching it out.  I also saw Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Man that was a good movie. My big mistake was that I had just started reading the book and it is a complicated story. There are parts of the movie that are very disturbing, but it is a fabulous mystery and I loved the movie. Only thing is that now I'm not sure I want to finish the book. Now I want to move on to the next one. That way I'll finish the book before the next movie is out. I wish I had gotten the advice from Al who left a comment and advised me to wait before I went, but alas too late. Anyway it was a really good movie. After the movies I shopped a bit and found some great buys at Nordstrom where I had a gift certificate. I love spending money when it's not my money. Grin. 
Pretty flowers office staff got me

We were supposed to go out Friday night, but my husband spent all last week in bed with a pinched nerve in his back. Instead we're going to try for this week. He's better but not healed. He surprised me by ordering pasta and pizza from our favorite Italian. Not exactly health food, but I ate a small amount. I didn't have cake, but I did have some chocolate covered strawberries which I see as almost health food. (kidding of course)

The rest of the weekend was spent being lazy. I did take down the Christmas paraphenalia. I'm always so glad when that chore is over. I took the kids to see The Muppet Movie on Sunday and the loved it. My youngest has been walking around acting like Animal since then. Too funny. Also singing the Mana-mana song constantly.  We did watch football as college gave it's last hurrah and NFL playoffs begin.

Monday I weighed in with a 2.8 pound loss. I was quite pleased but know I have a ways to go. I worked out Monday with my trainer and he kicked my but. And my quads. And my abs. After about 100 squats and 50 lunges and a lot of other stuff I am soooo sore!  Yesterday I went to TKD class despite knowing it would be painful.  And it was. We did kicking drills for 30 minutes straight. Ouchy! That was after the 150 crunches and push ups and other crap. I thought I was going to DIE. But, as usual I survived. It was a great workout. Today I am SUPER sore in the quads especially. Using the bathroom is particularly painful as getting down to toilet level and back up hurts a lot. Now keep in mind that I am drinking 120ounces plus of water each day and you can see where this is a REAL problem.  Needless to say, I am not doing much exercise today. I had planned to run, but HA I can barely stand to walk. Rest day it is. Maybe some stretching and such but that's it.
Me after working out with my trainer on Monday. The back of my shirt was drenched, but couldn't figure out how to take a picture of the back of me.  Burned nearly 700 calories.

I'm doing well on my diet this week but the scale has gone up. I'm assuming it's water shifts from all the exercise and I'm not going to panic. Staying the course, eating well, tracking and I'm exercising tomorrow for sure.

In the office we had a surprise departure of a long term employee who decided to move back home to Arizona. Sad to see her go, wish her the best and we're back to being shorthanded after only one week of being fully staffed. I hate hiring. Other than that the office is zooming along and busy with the cold and flu season upon us.  The kids are back to full swing at school and homework is buzzing, activities, and all the hub-bub that comes with school. It's exhausting, but it's so cool to see my youngest learn to read and my middle daughter is learning the joy of reading as well. She's started these books called Dear Dumb Diary and they are hilarious. I genuinely enjoy her reading to me from them. Reading is one of my very favorite things to do in the whole world. I love seeing my kids learn to love it also. My son retires nightly to read before bed. It makes me proud.

Today I'm wearing a new outfit I got at Nordstrom. I'm undecided on it. I like it, but maybe I'm just too sore to really like my body today. I had the damnedest time trying to get a picture of me to show you, but here goes. I'm wearing my long black boots. I was wishing I had gray ones, but haven't found any I like yet.  I've gotten lots of compliments, but I'm just not used to wearing clothes that show my body. The skirt is short, above the knee. Freaks me out a little

So what have you done so far this week to meet your goals?  How do you feel about wearing different styles as your weight changes?  Have you ever felt uncomfortable with your weight loss?


  1. Well Happy Belated Birthday! I'm go glad you had such a wonderful day.

    It's taken me some time to get used to dressing in fitted clothes again, to get comfortable seeing myself revealed to the world! It's been hard trying to figure out what looks good, what fits properly and what is 'hip'. Praise heaven I have two college age daughters with impeccable taste who have been helping me navigate through my wardrobe update.

  2. Happy birthday!! I love that last picture.
    My gray shirts look the same as yours.. met my goals too.

  3. How cute are you?!? Love the sassy outfit! Let me know if you find gray boots - I bet you and I share the same large calf issue...it's not easy to buy boots, but they are so fun to wear!

    The Muppet Movie soundtrack is great and your kids would love it. My kid (ok, he's 24) bought it and now it's on my iPod - I'm having a blast listening to the songs (and singing when no one is around!).

    Glad you had a great birthday - doing what you want? Sounds awesome.

  4. You HAVE been busy!! Glad you had a good birthday :)

    That outfit IS cute!!

  5. Happy Birthday! Love the outfit. It's a keeper. Bet your husband likes it too! You're going great guns with weight loss and exercise. You inspire me. I love reading too. If you haven't read it yet, read Gabaldon's Outlander. A great book. (I'm a librarian, I know about books!)

  6. Happy Birthday!

    I have a terrible time wearing clothing that is form fitting enough. I tend to go a bit loose and Mr. Helen and my co-workers spend a lot of time telling me my clothes are baggy. I'm trying to get better but I think when I wear form fitting clothes I feel like all my lumps and bumps are showing. Sigh.

    Your outfit is adorable and I love the boots with the shorter skirt - good pick!

  7. Love the way you spent your BD. Good for you. Also congrats on that weight loss. Here is to hoping you ring in the next one weigh less!

    Hey, I tagged you today. I know you are busy, but you are also fun! Michele


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