Wednesday, February 23, 2011
HAHA. I was feeling pretty good yesterday, but then I kept going until I utterly conked out last night too late and now I'm tired again.
Felt sick on Sunday and Monday - called in to work. Mostly just felt super tired, but was also having stomach issues - mostly horrible headaches and my stomach just being completely turned off by food except for simple carbs, and even then not most of the day, just random hungriness that I then overreacted too I think.
Tuesday morning I weighed myself to assess the damage of the weekend with - OH YEAH!
THE SURPRISE PARTY! I hadn't blogged about it here in case DH came and read my SP Blog, but I planned a Surprise Party for him to celebrate the completion of his Doctorate. :) It was reallly fun. There was LOTS of food and I ate a lot of it - and delicious cake made by my friend Crystal. We all had a blast! :)
So anyway - that was a success but I'm wondering if the food somehow led to the sickness? In any case, I felt mostly better by Tuesday morning, just still not feeling food most of the time but I felt I was definitely ok to go to work. I weighed in .5lb down from Friday, hoping to get at least another .5lb down by Friday when I do my scale back Alabama weighin for my team.
So not so bad. Honestly if I keep losing 1lb a week, I will be happy because it will be consistent movement in the right direction, I just don't want to backslide!
Last night I hula hooped a bit before zumba, but I started feeling my heel (like PF style not achilles style) so I stopped to make sure I was good to go for Zumba. Zumba was great, although most of my class was unable to make it. And then it was off to aquajogging - a long one last night, 44 min.
And then I hit the grocery store. DH was supposed to make pizza dough, but he for some reason put 1.5cups of water in the recipe instead of .5 cup and when I called to say I'd be home a little later than I said he was like, "I made yeast flour soup!" :( hahahahaha. So we decided I'd swing by Earth Fare which has fresh pizza dough for sale and get some of that, and when I got there I figured I'd do our week's shopping as well. So I have fresh FRUIT again! And I bought a little fruit mix container to use the pineapple from for pizza and the rest to eat w/ Greek yogurt which I did this morning. WOOT.
Anyway. Tonight is Aquajogging - 9x2:30 /30sec recovery intervals is the plan for tonight, and then BIG BAND. woot.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
My "GROWN WOMAN" is in full swing, AKA TOM, AKA Shark Week.
WAH. That's all I gotta say about that.
Tonight is Zumba + mega long aquajogging. I emailed DH to ask if he can put in some potatoes to bake so when I get home we can have fast and good food fast when I get home. Microwave some chili, pop some greek yogurt on that mess and chow down! I brought snacks to help see me through the day after work and whatnot. There is dark chocolate on hand as well.
Band was AWESOME last night, though - totally made my night even though it was a long day. We read some "new" (to the group) charts to see if they would fit in the regular line up. Some were just really awkward arrangements and got vetoed, but a few were really great. One was a favorite of mine, thanks to Fred Astaire and the Band Wagon. There are SUCH great songs and dances in that movie... the plot is kinda .......... weird. Not REALLY but I kind of always get slightly irritated at movies that have some old man winning a young gorgeous woman. But Fred Astaire is awesome so I'm ok with it.
It's "A Shine on My Shoes". I wonder if you can YouTube his routine alone... that'd be awesome. Try to look it up. Anyway, it was VERY fun to play - trombones getting the melody a couple times. I was actually the only trombone at rehearsal last night so I forget which songs had an actual trombone SOLO or just a Trombone Soli that turned into a Solo since it was all me. Everyone in the band is always surprised when I know these old songs... most of them are older and I guess they figure I'm too young to know this kind of music, but why do they think I'm playing with them??? :D Because I LOVE this kind of music. HAHAHA. Granted I love a lot of music, but still... I love old musicals and I love old Big Band, and we often play songs from musicals and big band pieces. Also chachas, tangos, polkas and waltzes, which I know none of. And other little latin dance tunes that I'm not sure what proper dance form goes with them - but still I love it. My lips got a GOOD WORKOUT last night, too. And didn't give out until the very end. Great success! haha :D I need to practice outside of rehearsal. The books stay at the rehearsal space- I wonder if I could get some copies or be allowed to take mine home to play with. I need to find out next week.
Anyway - I'm scheduled pretty heavy right now with the aquajogging + zumba + band + knitting group.... but it's not for forever. I'll have more flexibility in my schedule when I'm able to actually run on the ground again. I'm not 100% sure I'll stay on the aquajogging plan for the full 9 weeks, but I'm FAIRLY sure I will. I don't want to rush anything and I know that doing all the aquajogging will help me maintain some running fitness due to all of the supporting comments on that that I saw while researching doing it, so I feel less afraid of missing all this time on me feet on the road. I'll be ok. Running is a lifelong thing for me anyway, so there is no rush. Get better. Then run. THE END.
I had WANTED to try to do Chicago this year, but I'm sure it'll sell out before I can think about doing it financially let alone physically. But that race is in no danger of disappearing. I have time.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
So... my sweet DH asked if we could go to Steak & Shake last night after meeting the Employment Specialist guy and I said yes because hey, we didn't do anything on Valentine's Day and I haven't been there since before we got married, so I just decided to go with the flow.
They DO have a couple salads at Steak & Shake, but let's be honest - who wants to get a salad at Steak & Shake? So I decided to declare last night my splurge meal. I'm sure the calories were atrocious. My burger tasted good, but it was kinda gross to eat because the OUTSIDE of the bun was greasy. ??? What is the purpose in that?!? But the guts of it tasted good. I would have preferred a nicer bun for sure. And I got a Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake. I didn't feel overstuffed or anything, amount of food was not volumetrically huge - but I know the calories were through the roof.
Now I gotta be ON POINT the rest of this week! I want to have a good weighin for Friday and my scale back alabama team. Plus it's Shark Week so I'm not really expecting great things from the scale this week, but I need to make sure my behavior still stays in check, because I know that if it does, then the scale will follow eventually no matter what circumstances are causing it to sway in the short term.
I think the meeting w/ the employment guy was quite productive, he gave some great tips on HOW to network exactly. People always say - oh you gotta network! But that means nothing to me. So that was useful, I think.
Tonight is aquajogging and then Big Band. Rehearsal was cancelled last week so I'm looking forward to getting to play again. Gonna use the shorter of Mon&Tuesday's workouts for today since I need all the time I can get to get to Big Band on time - 5min wu, 8x2:30 hard w/ 30 sec recoveries, 5min cd. Tomorrow will be nearly an hour of steady state. YAY. (5min wu/cd, 40min steady = 50min total!) and that's after Zumba. woot. (by woot I mean, I will be so tired... but ok I can do that. hahaha)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Um....100% awesome? :)
I did VALENTINE's DAY ZUMBA! A TON of awesome ladies dressed in red and pink were SHAKING IT at the gym last night - my friend from work came with me and got a great workout along with me.
They did a drawing for these cute Zumba tanks w/ hearts on them and a month free gym membership, but I didn't win anything. :( But it was ok. :) It's hard to be down after all the endorphins are rushing.
They had a lovely spread of healthy looking snacks afterward, but my Fattitude Adjustment teammate and I passed on by, heading home to our honeys! :)
She was preparing a much more elegant and healthy meal than I was (steamed shrimp and grilled asparagus) - whereas my DH requested BLT's! :) HAHA.
I budgeted my calories wisely, allowing room in case there were any surprise valentine's treats but to my amazement I was NOT bombarded with any! The department next door had a spread of donuts and cupcakes, etc.etc. - but my department was surprisingly devoid of commonly shared goodies.
Then my DH wisely gifted me with NO food items, instead a GORGEOUS pair of earrings from an artist we have visited at one of my favorite places in the world - the Lowe Mill / Flying Monkey Artist's Market. Local artists rent studio space in this converted Mill, and they also host a bazaar type market on Saturday afternoons at which other local artists set up tables on the 2nd floor area to peddle their wares. This artist makes jewelry, cheese trays, spoon rests, and candle holders out of recycled glass. The cheese trays and spoon rests are basically glass bottles melted flat and they are so lovely! The cheese tray comes with a little knife. hehe. The jewerly is a wide variety of earrings and pendants that are shining and gorgeous. The candle holders are chains w/ wire votive holders on the bottom that have a bottle attached over the chain w/ the bottom cut out and decorated w/ dangling beads. You slide the bottle UP the chain in order to switch/light the candle inside - so pretty.
Anyway - I've been lusting after her earrings for ages now and he surprised me with a color I don't remember ever seeing! She has like reds and some yellow, lots of green and blue colors - some with little specks. We got my mom some blue w/ DEEP red (can be seen as brown or dark red depending on what's complimenting it) earrings for Christmas. DH found some that were CLEAR w/ black flecks! There are little bubbles and/or white flecks inside that just catch the light so beautifully. I can't wait to wear them! (I didn't today because I'm wearing the most brown outfit ever, pretty much the one outfit I own that just doesn't really go HAHAHA, but TOMORROW! FOR SURE!)
And an amazing card, also from the artist's market, with an amazing heartfelt long message inside. He's the best!
I'm getting into my knitting and beginning to enjoy some birthday gifts. My sister gave me a gift card - last weekend I used it to purchase a makeup bag set (one small one larger - Hello Kitty!) because my makeup has been in a heavy duty ziploc for AGES now. HAHA. It's about time. Also got a compact mirror, and some JEGGINGS. Yes - Jean leggings. I need to wash them so I can wear them cause of the dye, but oh so cute and I had to keep sizing down! HAHAHA. Apparently I might be a smaller size if my particular shape didn't restrict me from certain areas of the pants I try on because to get a waist that didn't feel like it was just gonna disappear off my bum I had to go down to an 11! Either that or these are ridiculously upsized becaue usually if I try on a juniors type sizing, I gotta be in a 15. It was flattering, but nonsensical. HAHAHA.
So anyway, back to the knitting I started the first project in my FEARLESS KNITTING book which really isn't a project, but a little sampler learning ribbing techniques. I learned to purl finally! WOOT! and a Long Tail cast on - soooooooooo much easier than what I was doing before even though it looked kinda complicated in the instructions, once I figured out what to do it was a piece of cake. I won an ebay auction lot of knitting needles - not quite sure what's in it but there were so many for such a little price and it ended in 15min that I had to go for it - 2 round needles in a size 8, and the remaining description was 4 plastic sets and 10 metal sets, various sizes. So I'm HOPING that will give me a good variety of sizes to work with as a beginner without having to invest too much money until I know what I'm doing more. ($4.24+$3.95 shipping = $8.19 for all that!)
And now I'm getting some yarn and stitch markers. YAY!
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