Monday, June 27, 2011
Last week very social. Thursday night restaurant for friend Val's birthday, Friday night a friend Daveís large BBQ and the guests brought fabulous desserts. Saturday night company's annual lobster boil Ė yes two lobsters please. Sunday we had a friend Ruta over for pasta night.
The weekend was a lot of work. Saturday we packed all the dishes in the dining room. We rounded up 2 loads of things to donate to the YMCA garage sale. Sunday we purged the house, yard and garage for things to go to the dump. There is still a lot to do.
I learned to talk to moving companies. You donít ASK what they can do, you TELL them what you need. You tell them what criteria you are comparing, why their quote is not in the range, ask for suggestions and negotiate. Last week I almost passed out with the quote of $14,500! We are selecting our mover today and itís $5,000! Yes we are getting rid of more things, just to be sure it's not over 7,000 pounds. A bedroom suite is 1,200 pounds so I sold the one we had for the guest room and will just take the mattresses.
OK on to Sparking. The final weigh in for the Spring 5% Challenge is this Saturday. I have never quite made the 5% but I want it so bad and will work harder this week to get those pesky 3 pounds gone and hit my goal.
We are spending more time with friends... wining and dining, but I wonít blow it this week. I am strong and will focus on exercise. For several years I walked 5K on my trails. The one hour 5K seems good, and this summer I would like to make it 10K in 2 hours. It takes discipline to make time to do it. Last week I did it 3 times. I love the challenge of doing the 10K. When you have proven to yourself you can do a 5K it's the new personal challenge. I am doing it in the rain today, which is ok it still counts!
See photos in link.
Spring Challenge Weigh Ins
Goal Weight: 208.4
That means I will get under 200 pounds in the Summer Challenge!
Here is your invitation to join the Summer 5% Challenge. It feels great to record your exercise and earn air miles to travel the world!
Have a great week everyone!
to everyone for you best wishes on my special anniversary last week.