Thursday, March 24, 2011
154.0lbs, 24.9 BMI :)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wow, what a busy few days it's been. We spent the entire weekend packing and moving, and then the closing on my condo happened on Monday. FINALLY! I'd been trying to sell since October 2009. I now live at the condo my husband has owned since 2007. We already had been staying here about half of the time, but having all our stuff here now is both more comforting but also really crowded. We're still unpacking and getting organized, and it's only going to get better from here.
I joined Work Out World and was pleasantly surprised to find out that a) the membership includes unlimited access to any other Work Out World, and b) the amount of time it takes to drive from work to the one I picked, and then from the gym to my new home, is only five minutes longer than just driving straight home would be. In other words, it's way more convenient than I'd thought!
I was UNPLEASANTLY surprised to see how run down the gym was, and also the policy about signing up for classes 30 or less minutes before a class and getting a ticket also seems like a big hassle (people were asking what to do if they wanted to go to two classes in a row, and the guy at the front desk admitted that is a flaw in the system), but this gym is super cheap and they have the classes and machines that I like best, so I'm happy. Even with the move I haven't missed a single workout, yay!
As if moving weren't hectic enough, work is very busy right now too. This week we've started our No Child Left Behind testing, which is called MCAS in Massachusetts. I am one of the MCAS coordinators at my school, so things have been CRAZY! I'm in charge of fifth grade, which started today, and yesterday I THOUGHT I was all prepared at 3 P.M. so I could leave work assured that all was ready to go. But when I checked my email one last time, I had THREE big last-minute changes to deal with! Why do people wait until the very last minute?? I couldn't sleep last night, and I think my mind was still racing from the MCAS prep. Then there were two MORE last minute changes this morning. But we made it through.
EDIT - BREAKING NEWS - I just read an email from my mother-in-law. Her brother had a meeting with his oncologist today about the results of his last-ditch-effort round of chemo. He had been expecting to discuss hospice care but instead the doctor was stunned to report that the cancer is currently completely GONE! What amazing beautiful news.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Last time I posted a blog was Monday, four days ago, and I was 159.8. Today I was 154.8! I'm eating 1,700-2,200 calories a day and not doing anything different this week exercise- or nutrition-wise. I'm not going to complain about unexpected weight loss, but this is pretty extreme! Maybe I have a tape worm. Just kidding!
I'm moving this weekend!
There's a 4.7 mile route that I've been running a lot lately. Today may have been my last time running it since I'm moving, unless I happen to squeeze it in again tomorrow or Sunday. Today it was 70 degrees (!) and I ran in a tank top and felt fantastic. I'm down to 52 minutes (yesterday) or 53 minutes (today) for the route, which is still slow, but that includes hills, waiting to cross at intersections, etc.
My BMI is 25.0 today! That is 0.1 point away from the healthy range. Yay!!
Monday, March 14, 2011
I got a haircut yesterday. It's a lot shorter than I'd intended, but I kinda love it! Here's how it looked after I went to the gym this evening:
The closing on my condo is a week from today - getting closer and closer to being ready!
Exercise, eating, and in general being organized in my life are all going really well. I've been reading Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi, in which she talks about her eating disorder. I decided I better try not to lose weight too fast, so I sort of planned to not lose any weight this past week - and I didn't. I'm holding steady at just under 160 - I was 159.8 this morning. I would like to lose a pound or so this week though, just to keep my morale up. I'm starting to even think I'd like to start trying for a baby in a few months....Jess wants to wait until we have a house. I have hemmed and hawed in the past, but I do think it would make my life feel more complete, and it would make me fall even deeper in love with my hubby. I just hope I could be a decent parent!
We've been cleaning and organizing a ton with the move, it's got me in a nesting mood I guess. We'll have less space, so we're talking about creative storage solutions like racks to hang our wine glasses to keep more cabinet space for other things. We scoured Lowes and a few other stores yesterday. We also talked about growing some fruits and veggies in a window box or even on the roof of Jess' (soon to be mine too) condo building! Imagine being hungry and going to pluck a ripe tomato for a snack - so exciting. I just hope we have more success with growing than the few lame attempts we've made in the past. Living in one place has to help though - we can actually water our plants every day.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
It's been a week, so I figure it's time for a blog even though I don't have much to report. Work is busy. Last Sunday we got up early and went to Wachusett for morning skiing before a lunchtime birthday party, and then we went to the gym. So there was a LOT of exercise and a LOT of eating that day, and the next day my weight was up six pounds! Funny how I didn't feel like blogging after that, huh...anyway, it took me until yesterday to get my weight back down to pre-Sunday levels. Today I'm at 159.6. In sum, I've lost 8 pounds in 7 weeks. Not bad.
We've been slowly but surely starting the moving process - each time I go to Jess' I bring a box of stuff over. The closing is March 21 - just over two weeks away!! I am pretty sure I will join Work Out World after I move.
It's a little past 9 A.M. right now. At 10 I have Body Pump...Saturday classes are soooo crowded but I'm not sure I'd be able to make it to class tomorrow after staying at Jess' tonight. And then at 11 I have Body Combat - I'm doing a double this morning. :) And then Trader Joe's...I loved Chef Meg's White Chicken Chili the first time I made it, so I'm going to buy the ingredients to make it again.
Have a great weekend, all!
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