Happy Tuesday dear Sparklers! I'm headed out for another birthday luncheon today. Oh my! I did fairly well yesterday. We went to a restaurant in the Promenade where I display my jewelry on Saturday mornings at the farmer's market.
We had eaten at this restaurant a long while back with the Friday Night group and I remember thinking it was GHASTLY expensive. Well, things haven't changed much. Honestly looking at the menu I thought it was the 'dinner' menu...prices of $17.50 even $30.00 something...for LUNCH??? Luckily one of our ladies had a coupon for 50% off...so I'm sure they just raise the prices to bring the meals down to a more reasonable cost (still too expensive in my estimation)!
I hadn't picked the restaurant so I was happy about that! The place was gorgeous and had a fairly good crowd in there...yowsers...I hope they all had coupons too! But the food certainly did not substantiate those kind of prices! Or maybe I'm just getting spoiled by cooking our own REAL food at home more. Honestly when I eat out now...I'm almost ALWAYS disappointed by the quality of the food! Not to seem ungrateful for the sweet fact that they treated me to my meal...but seriously $17.50 for a salad...NO salad can be THAT good...right?
Today is another lunch out day...but we will pick something much more moderate and I'm sure it will probably be just fine. But the more I cook at home using REAL food...the more I think that's the only way to go!
I start my third art market this Thursday at Coconut Point...I'm hoping it is better than last Sunday. It was SO COLD that very few people were even out and about. It was my all time WORST day ever...and I was working on ME BIRTHDAY to top it!
Oh well...I did survive..and I'm happy to say I lost another pound this week so there must be SOMETHING to the fact that you burn more calories in cold weather. It's supposed to stay frigid all week...so I'm hoping I'm on a weight loss roll!
I'm up for my running challenge with Karvy this month...I'm so happy that she has pressed me to get started on my running adventure. I'll have to do them on my treadmill building up slowly...no way...am I running in public yet...but I'm stoked to get rolling!
We have friends coming in to stay with us towards the end of January so I've got to get busy getting Josh's room in order for guests. It will be sad clearing his things and making it more neutral but I have always wanted to make it an exercise room anyhow so looks like this might be the push I need.
I'm also going to start tracking my nutrition daily to keep me on track..and I'll earn more points that way too...yay!
I am committing to at LEAST 30 minutes of exercise daily..and the runs will help me burn more calories yay!
I want to lose at least 2 pounds per month...I've lost 30 pounds now and have another 30-35 pounds to go...yay!
I need to remember to take my vitamins daily and to drink at least 8 glasses of water!
I'm going to join the Couch to 5k team to learn more about running safely! Yay....
All in all..pretty do~able goals I think! My priority right now is to keep up with my jewelry inventory for my markets..three markets is a bit nuts...but then I've always stretched further than the average bear..so this is really kinda normal nuts for me!
I made up some more of Carolyn's baked nuts last night...absolutely awesome! Yummmm O!
Take care and stay warm my Sparkling friends! It's going to stay cold here for at least another 10 days...wowsa...lots of calorie burning jumping around trying to keep warm!
I'll take burning calories any way I can!