Saturday, October 08, 2011
Had the best luck at yard sales/thrift stores today. I bought my sisters bday presents, xmas for my nieces, clothes for me, including one pair of size 16 jeans that fit perfectly (I've been a size 18 for about 3 years now). I found about 8 new shirts all for around a dollar a piece and they ALL fit perfectly. Most of them are large, and I have been in mostly XL for a few years now. I also bought about 10 pieces of handmade jewelry from a young girl at one of the yard sales. She made them all last night, really lovely things, in all the colors I like, all for less than 3 dollars a piece. It was a really fun day. I love deals! It is so exciting to spend a couple twenties on a carload of goodies that would have been over a hundred retail. I also picked up a couple of really cute purses and shoes at the thrift store, even found an all leather FOSSIL brand purse for two dollars, and B.O.C (Born brand) leather boots for five bucks. It was a really, really fun day. I felt like this was my first big rewards day. I was going to do this for every 10 pounds, I waited till nearly 15, but I really got enough for two ten pound reward days!! Anyhow, though I'd share the exciting treasure hunt with you all. It really is fun to hunt for goodies, you never know what you will find, and it all feels like it was meant just for you! I especially love when I find gifts that way. I feel like I can really give the nice things I want, without breaking the bank. Now for some yoga tonight, and a nice sunday with my honeybear tomorrow.
Friday, October 07, 2011
14 pounds and 17 inches lost in less than 2 months!!! Wow, I am pretty happy today!
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
OK, so I've had The Spark book for over a month now, and even though I had the tools in my hand, I just couldn't put it together until now!! I finally did the math to figure out what I have to do to loss a steady 2 pounds/week. And I figured it out!!!! Since 3500 calories burned/not eaten=1 pound lost, and 2200 calories (with regular exercise) is what it takes to maintain my weight, I did the math and figured if I eat 1400 calories/day and burn 200 calories per day, I am good to go, that will equal a two pound loss per week. And so far I've been burning a lot more than 200 calories, but also usually eating a little more than 1400, so I've been kind of at a stall, but I also realized for how many calories I've been burning, I don't think I've been eating enough, thus putting me in starvation mode, thus sabotaging my weight loss. Anyhow, this was a big revelation to me!! And if I eat a little more it would be pretty easy to exercise a bit more, and if I really have a bad week I still should be able to loss a pound if I am steady at the usual 1400/day in 1400/week out. Wow, funny how those numbers match, I just realized that!!! I should be able to remember this! So cool, now I just have to put it into practice!!!!
Monday, October 03, 2011
I woke up crying this morning, didn't want my husband to go to work, thought he was going to have an accident on the road (he is a truck driver). Don't remember any bad dreams, have never done that before, kind of strange. So I got up, made breakfast, went to my mom's, had some coffee, talked her ear off and went on a historic stroll through my town. Still feel a little out of sorts, but much better than when I woke up. Here is what I saw:
These sidewalk plaques are all over the old town
Opera house, 1895
One of the structural wonders
Another lil gem
Brightest house in town
Street lined with lavendar
Side view of local "mansion"
Front view of "mansion"
I was raised in a small mining town in the Mojave desert, so even though I have lived in Northern California for about 6 years, I am still blown away by the beauty. It is fun to take a stroll in my own town, and see things that take my breath away everytime I see them.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
My Michaelmas/Fall festival today was wonderful, quite a lot better than I'd expected. I have been hearing of this festival for the past few years, but have never been, until today. I was there 3.5 hours and didn't even see half of it! Many people were camping, and I see that would probably be a great way to go for next year. Great food, great music, fun contra dancing, lots of great kids activities, workshops, wonderful homemade goods, perfect weather good company...........yep, it was a great day. Plus, counting 3 hours at work before the festival, I was on my feet for nearly 7 hours today, that must account for some calories burned, and I stayed in my calories, while eating super yummmm/healthy goodies. (Butternut/goat cheese/carmelized onion pizza on organic soudough crust, oooowwweeeee!!!)
So many pumpkins!!!
Baby pomegranate, so pretty and small.
Pumpkins, and my sis
View on Full Belly Farm
Sweet cheeks (my niece) climbing the hay castle
She "drove" that tractor like it was her job!!!
Very fun day, never watched contra dancing before today, it was so neato!!! I will definitely try it next time I get a chance. Kind of like line dancing with an old European twist, very cool.
Hope your weekend is going well!!!
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