Monday, September 24, 2007

We have organizations!

Aaah Monday. Don't always love it, but I was actually almost happy to get back to work after a crazy weekend. Okay that's a lie that I'm telling myself in attempt to remain positive, but I guess it isn't so bad really.

This weekend was chock full of activity, but all good. I had an hour 45 minute run on Saturday, which went really well and I was really happy with, especially considering I had three glasses of wine on Friday night. I then spent most of the rest of the day on Saturday moving my pantry items from my dining room, where they've been stacked on various step stools and chairs and what not for the past 8 weeks during the kitchen remodel, to the new cabinets. It feels so good to actually have a place to put everything!

And as you can see - I'm actually organized. I also moved all of our food, which, admittedly, isn't a lot right now, into our shiny new refrigerator. It is so beautiful and bright and white. I just love it. So of course, I had to show it off with some pics. Yay!

We still don't have an oven or dishwasher or anything and they're still doing lots of work, but at least we're getting closer. I'd take a picture of myself, curled up on the couch watching Heroes, but I went on a run after work in the rain tonight and I am not a pretty picture right now.

On that note, I'm off to snuggle with the boy and enjoy my evening. Hope you all enjoy yours!

Friday, September 21, 2007


Hey guys. Okay so today was good, although it probably could have been better but hey, that's pretty much every day at this point.

This morning I woke up and got ready for the day, which started by welcoming the painters to paint the kitchen. Most of you know this, but for those who don't, I've been without a kitchen for the last seven weeks or so. We are on the home stretch, but I have to say, living without a kitchen is really not conducive to weight loss. Eating out all of the time is just not good.

So suffice it to say, I am very excited, because the kitchen got painted today, and our new frig and microwave are getting delivered tomorrow. After that, it's just the backsplash, finishing the floor, and then we're finally done! Hooray!

So anyway, we finalized the paint, and off I went to work. I had a busy but great day at work, and went to visit an amazing gym over my lunch break. I'm definitely joining this gym. It has two pools! One indoor, one outdoor, and the outdoor one is heated all winter! Yes!

After work I had a glass of wine with some colleagues and then an amazing small plate dinner with my hubby, including a delectable cheese plate. mmmmm...... cheese.....

So now he went to meet some friends, and I'm getting ready to tuck in early since I have to get up for an hour 45 minute run in the morning. All I have to say is, thank god this half marathon is getting close. I love running, but I swear, I cannot get up at 6 a.m. on Saturday mornings anymore!

Tomorrow is my run, waiting for the appliance guy, and then a passion party! OMG I do not want to go to a passion party. I told my friend I would though, so I think I'm just going to have to have a LOT of vodka to get through it all.

For those who don't know, a passion party is when someone comes and shows a bunch of silly girls a bunch of "toys" for various uses. It's not really my thing, but I think I can handle it. in fact, I'm just going to try to make it as much fun as possible. I mean, what is life really if you can't make it as fun as possible.

I think I may be over my flex points for the week, but I'm going to try to make this weekend a good one and just do the absolute best I can. Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I'm back. I guess I couldn't take that long of a break. I just miss writing. And I miss you guys! If anyone is still coming around here.

Things are good with me actually. I joined Weight Watchers again about three weeks ago and it is going well so far. Going to WW is interesting to say the least.

I've done the online program before, but I've never been to the meetings. To be honest with you, it feels a little bit like pre-school. I mean, the second week, when they were talking about activity points and working out, and I was thinking about the fact that I ran 8 miles the Saturday before, and the whole "park further away from the meeting" thing just sounded so silly.

But it's not silly, because I wouldn't be there, sitting in the meeting, if I was in perfect shape and at my goal weight and as physically fit as I wanted to be.

And I'm not where I want to be yet, so I am back at WW and I'm actually making an effort to participate in meetings and listen to what they have to say.

Things are good so far. I've lost a total of 6.6 lbs in those three weeks. So that's good. The first week was amazing, the last two weeks have been okay. Kind of slow and steady, although I know I could be doing better. But I know I'm doing a lot better than I had been, so that's good.

Training for the half marathon is going well, it's really tapering down now. I've skipped quite a few of my weekday runs lately due to boredom and business, but I'm getting all of my long runs and I feel ready to run the race. I'm nervous, no doubt, but I'm feeling good and I'm excited to get an actual race under my belt.

I'm also excited to get it over with, to be frank. I still haven't joined a gym, but I've been looking, and the idea of getting to some classes, taking yoga and lifting weights and maybe kickboxing and swimming and spinning just makes me happy. I miss working it out at the gym.

So I'm going to do that.

The half marathon is in 3 weeks. By that time, I'm hoping to be down a few more pounds, but most of all I'm hoping to be just feeling fresh and happy and ready to go. That day, I'll celebrate my one year anniversary with my amazing husband, and I'll complete a goal I've been working toward for a long time.

Then, I'll go to the Ritz! In Beaver Creek! Woo hoo! We're going to relax, hike, relax, hike, and just enjoy being together. And I cannot wait!

So I'm back now, and I'm weighing in on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays depending on my crazy work schedule, so I'll try to update here. I'm also going to try to make a sidebar or something like that so I can keep better track of my weigh ins.

I'm also going to try to come around here more often, probably not every day, but more than I have been!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Taking a Break

Hi guys. Sorry I haven't been around. Work and life in general has just been overwhelming and blogging is taking a backseat. I do plan on coming back full force, but right now I'm going to take a little blogging break. I'll still be reading though, so don't you guys quit on me like I'm doing.

And don't worry - I'm still working on losing - I actually decided to go back to Weight Watchers last week, and I lost four pounds this week!

So I'm not gone, just in hiding for a little bit. Be back soon!

ETA: You can still reach me at if you want!