Friday, June 29, 2012
I've just really had nothing I want to write about. My weight is embarrassing, so I don't want to talk about that. I've been on track with my exercise just about forever, and back to tracking my calorie intake for the past couple of weeks, and though I initially saw a drop of a few scary-high pounds at first, I've been stuck with my weight still way too high and not moving ever since. I know the number on the scale isn't everything and I have some muscle, but I don't fit into last summer's shorts.
School has been out now for a week and a half, and I've enjoyed having very little to do. I have one more week of freedom and then summer school. We refinanced our mortage to save about $80/month and had the closing the other day. The closing was in the city at 10 A.M. and then afterward we went for an early lunch and then I spent the rest of the day in the city while Jess went to work, and then met up with him for dinner. I spent several hours at Barnes & Noble..I read a few fitness magazines, and then I read a book about eating paleo. I was wondering whether to try it, but then I read online that it's one of the least safe and least recommended diets out there. I already try to avoid too many grains while I'm trying to lose weight, but I don't really want to give up dairy or beans, and don't seem to have any negative reaction to these foods. Anyway, after B&N I went for a long walk around the city and luckily despite the ominous clouds there was no rain storm, and then met Jess for a lovely dinner.
The next day (yesterday), I went BACK into the city (I live in the city, technically, but I mean the part of the city tourists would actually go to) to get my hair done. It's a once in a great while treat for me. Well actually it's not a treat at all....I hate trying to figure out where to park (and ending up paying $32 for valet garage parking), the huge expense of the hair treatment, the 3 hours it takes to do it, and the sting it brings to my eyes...but I LOVE having straight, shiny, soft hair. I wanted Yuko but my stylist siad my hair wasn't healthy enough. :( (I bought a deep leave-in conditioner to help fix that situation) and got a Pure Brazilian instead, which is like a Keratin but new. The best part is that there is NO waiting to get your hair wet or creased. With other procedures you have to wait 2 or 3 days which means, of course, no working out, no going outside if it rains, and no showering! Ew! This was a bonus. But, this procedure REALLY stung my eyes - the chemicals had the same amino acids that are in onions apparently...I was sitting there under the dryer crying away... and also it only lasts 2-3 months, and it probably won't be that straight after I wash it...she did say it eliminates frizz which is great for summer. But you know what else would be great for summer...NOT weighing 172...ugh. I'm rambling. This is why I don't blog anymore.