Monday, November 15, 2010
Hi..I'm having some Montana Wild Huckleberry Tea tonight as I'm relaxing and watching my favorite show.."The Closer" Anyone else like that show?
Tonight I'm doing a quick update of November goals...
#1 Tea is going really great :) I've had tea every night in November and since I made it fun..by inviting you all over to join me..and using my little yellow tea pot and fancy cup and saucer and trying new teas...it's helped me not snack in the evenings, upped my fluid intake, helped me get under 200 pounds and made a bunch of new friends besides...I'd say it's been really successful.
#2 Amp up exercise..well I've been getting my exercise in with farm work and painting...I've been riding my new bike almost every day. I haven't been doing crunches or got back to 30 day shred..I did buy the dvd in Minot but it's still in the plastic!! Great intentions!! Once fall work gets caught up I'll have more time for more organized exercise.
#3 Amp up water..see tea #1 :)
#4 Healthy foods...I've been eating a small serving of almonds almost every day and included frozen berries most days, and trying all these teas :)
#5 Staying home more so I'm not eating at restaurants, to save money and calories and get stuff done at home. Well we have been on the go more than I hoped..but the scale has been good to me anyway. As for staying home..I have been getting lots of Christmas shopping done... better now than in December..I just heard we're supposed to get more snow in December than we've seen in 100 years. Hope I can stay home more for the last half of the month!!
#6 Home improvement projects are coming along good. I finished the bathroom and started on the kitchen. It also had a wallpaper border which I spent most of this afternoon taking off..yuck..not as easy as the bathroom..bigger room, higher up and more stubborn. I'm pretty stiff and sore from yesterday and from the border scrapping !! I put a bit of the paint on the wall to see what it looks like..hope I like it. I want to do some fall cleaning too in the rooms that don't need painting..I still want to paint our bedroom, the 2 porches , the family room and the living room..will I soon be sick of painting? You bet!!!
#7 Christmas prep..going along great. I have almost all the gifts bought or ordered. Christmas baking ingredients are almost all bought. Got the cards, pictures and writing paper..just have to type a letter and print it out on the Christmas paper, then address them. I've been using the flylady Holiday cruising missions.
#8 Next was streaks..been tracking food, water, exercises daily and blogging most days..yeah!!
#9 I haven't been charting like I hoped but I have been keeping pretty good track of stuff..tho I was going to track how many miles on the bike..I'll try to do better next month.
#10 Reach "one"derland....woo hoo 199.5 :)
I've finished my pot of tea..hope you enjoyed the tea and the chat. Have a very successful week and thanks for all the comments and visits to my blog..come by any time for more hospitali "tea".
We spent this morning getting the truck and load of bales unstuck..then hubby hauled a few more loads, then he helped a neighbor by hauling his tractor to town to get fixed. When he got home he tried to haul another load of bales and got stuck again :(. We also had to work on a tractor to get it started and moved into the yard before it turns really cold in a few days. I did make some progress on painting.. I also rode my bike for 30 minutes and put on 6 miles.
Well. time to sign off..keep on Sparkin'