Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ready.... Get Set.....

I've been pretty happy with myself this week. There are plenty of updates with everything!

I have been a LOT happier this week with my progress. I've barely eaten out- in fact, I don't recall eating out since my last post. I've brought my lunch every day to work, and if i forget it, I've gone to the grocery store near the office and gotten something sensible. Although I still have sodas during the day, I offset it with water. I have been keeping a gallon jug on my desk, and a large cup filled with ice, and that tends to hold me over. Yesterday I had a little water, but more soda so there would be less-frequent bathroom breaks. I was the primary emergency operator, which meant I needed to be at my desk as much as possible. I am having a cup of coffee today, and for breakfast I had a turkey sausage bowl. Lunch will be chicken and dumpling soup, and dinner will be chicken and biscuits. All really sensible. Except on Saturday. Saturday I made myself some awesome chicken and waffles. They. Were. Exquisite.

I wish I could say that the weather has been fabulous lately, and I've been running daily, and I'm feeling great- that would all be a great big lie. We're starting to reach the triple digits here, so last week I ran 3 days, then the rest of the week (Thursday to Saturday) I didn't. Sunday I got up early and ran, and those conditions were perfect. Yesterday, however, I thought I was going to die. I kept my pace really slow to avoid overheating, but even so I still got a little lightheaded and had a little trouble taking a deep breath. Once we got home I took a nice cool shower, and I was fine from there. My girl did the same thing, though she alternated her running and walking to give her a quicker pace. She's doing well, I have to admit, and she seems to really enjoy coming with me to run. Unless InuYasha is on. Then she's going to stay home, like she did on Sunday. We're going to be running every day this week except Sunday. I'll have it actually be a true rest day, unless I skip a day of running.

The family is well. The hubster is working and playing his Xbox. Nothing new there. The girl is out of school. Not only did she make 1st chair symphonic band, but she is also 1st chair in jazz band. And only 2 flutes get into jazz band. Needless to say I'm thrilled. She and I are also joining a fife and drum corp. We go for our uniform fittings on Thursday. We have the music already, we just need to work on memorizing it since our first performance is on the 3rd of July. So, she will have symphonic band, jazz band, orchestra, flute choir and fife and drum corp, as well as a few AP classes and her regular school work. Thankfully there is no structured Girl Scouts now. We can go at our own pace. In fact, we start this Friday when we hit up the Dallas Women's Museum. It's going to be fun, and I think it'll be something she'll enjoy. We're coming to the hospital, where they have an awesome bronze hand display and we'll look that over. We'll then have lunch in the hospital cafeteria, then head over to the Women's Museum. It'll be a nice all day trip, I think. I'll have to make sure the batteries in the camera are fully charged and let her take the pictures. I'll just take the notes for the scrapbook. It'll be a good summer.

Nothing big on the artsy front lately. I did finish the Cupcake Scarf. I'm rearranging our front room again, so as soon as it's done I'll hand wash the scarf, then block it to dry. It's going to look good! And the rearranging shouldn't take but another day or two, I think. This weekend maybe? That way I can begin sewing again, and painting, and just giving myself another creative outlet. And add back to my Etsy store. Get that cash rolling in :)

I think I failed in almost every one of my goals. I did drop almost 3 lbs, so I made that, but everything else? Nope. So I guess I'll keep them. Even if I don't log in to blog daily, I need to at least keep it on paper, then transcribe it the next time I log in. I think that will be rather helpful. So here we go...

  1. Drink at least 64 oz of water daily.
  2. Run every day
  3. BLOG DAILY!!!!

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