Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekly Weigh-In & Weekend Recap: 10/28/13

DateWeightB.F. %Steps
10/28/13132.425.8%59,924
10/21/13131.625.3%84,052
10/14/13131.425.2%76,427
10/7/13131.625.0%73,905
9/30/13130.025.5%-

Ergh...erp...ehhhh. Sorta kinda not the greatest of weeks last week. Oh well, there's nothing that I can do about it now. I'll just have to make sure this week is better. And that's exactly what I did and why this post is delayed a day. Between bringing home my work laptop last night so I could put in an extra hour of work, grocery shopping, preparing lunch for today and making oatmeal to have for breakfast, I think this week is going to be better than last. I had a little argument with myself last night about whether I should do the food planning for the week or just get in a run. I'm glad I did the food planning because it was definitely more important.

This past weekend, we went to my cousin's Halloween themed wedding. We stayed in the Omni New Haven which is the same hotel we got stuck in due to the stupid hurricane two years ago. Fortunately the weather was just cold and windy this weekend. No hurricanes, yay. Eric and I had a good time at the wedding trying to remember our ballroom skills, but we totally failed on about half of it. It was still fun though!

While I didn't wear a costume, I did pretend to be a candy corn vampire.

And she had the coolest cake-topper!



It's like the less adorable version of Warm Bodies.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekly Weight & Weekend Recap: 10/21/13

DateWeightB.F. %Steps
10/21/13131.625.3%84,052
10/14/13131.425.2%76,427
10/7/13131.625.0%73,905
9/30/13130.025.5%-

Despite the large jump in step count, things aren't moving in a downward trend. That's fair though because diet is 80% of it and I'm not even logging my food. I'm secretly harboring the wish (desire, whatever you want to call it) to be able to eat without logging my food and maintain. I guess I'm sort of doing that? Kind of? I know I'm struggling to get the momentum going in respect to diet; It's just hard to find the mental energy to care right now. I'd list out all the reasons why, but it already sounds like excuses in my head. The best I can do right now is stay steady, because I'm pretty sure this is cyclic and eventually the motivation will return.

We finally got around to hanging our dining room light fixture this weekend. Well, Eric did most of it. I just stood on a chair and held it from falling off the box we put it on. Oh, and I played with the breakers. It was our first lighting fixture installation and we were pretty scared it was going to light the house on fire as soon as we turned it on. That might have just been me. Not sure. It didn't though and I was pretty proud of Eric's handiwork. The dining room needs a paint job wicked bad too. It's an ugly orange color that doesn't exactly inspire me to want to have family gatherings in there. Plus the previous owners did a crummy job painting the trim, so if you rub it too hard with a sponge the paint slips right off. It drives me nuts, and I'd like to have it fixed before Thanksgiving because we're hosting but I'm doubtful.

Oh, and I also made some more cupcakes this weekend.
Snickerdoodle cupcakes!
The frosting tasted fine but looked terrible. I cleverly covered it up with a teeny little snickerdoodle cookie. They must have been a hit because I didn't come home with any. Eric also made something, but I'm saving that photo for Friday.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Clumsy

Yesterday didn't start out that badly. I snoozed my alarm more than I should have so I got to work a little later than I wanted. But, it's not like I was actually late for anything so it wasn't a big deal. I started out a pretty good mood because I got a new, shiny and powerful work laptop. It boots up in less than 20 minutes and doesn't sit there and spin the stupid little circle cursor every time I want to use an internet browser. All positive things. Better than that, it came with a real backpack instead of one of those stupid cross-body laptop bags that always leaves big long bruises on my shoulder. It wouldn't have really taken much to make me happy in comparison to my old laptop though.

In fact, everything went fine until lunch. I went down to the cafeteria to get a bowl for my stew and returned to the microwave to heat it up. As I took my steaming hot bowl out of the microwave, I realized I didn't have any utensils to eat it with but didn't want to go back to the cafeteria. One of my nice coworkers has a box of plastic cutlery in his cubicle, and he doesn't mind if I take one every so often. It happened to be on my way back to my own cubicle so I figured it would just be easier if I grabbed a plastic spoon from his. I walked into his cubicle and promptly tripped over my own feet, dumping my bowl of stew all over the floor behind his chair.

Isn't this crap only supposed to happen in bad teen movies?

Neither he nor his office-mate were in the cubicle so I'm grateful that I at least didn't dump it all over one of them. That would have just made me feel even worse than I already did. Frantically, I grabbed every visible napkin and the trashcan then plunked down on the floor to clean up my poor lunch. When I ran out of napkins, I got lucky and found a roll of paper towels hidden behind the the desk. When my coworker and his office-mate returned to their cubicle to find me sitting on the floor with paper towels and a trash can I can only imagine the first thought was, "What the heck happened here?" I apologized profusely as they laughed at my story, then escaped off to find a real lunch.

Let's just hope I can keep my food in its bowl today. Cafeteria lunch two days in a row would be kind of lame and I don't think another dose of stew would do the carpet in my coworker's cubicle a bit of good.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Weekly Weigh-In & Weekend Recap: 10/14/13

DateWeightB.F. %Steps
10/14/13131.425.2%76,427
10/7/13131.625.0%73,905
9/30/13130.025.5%-

I had a so-so food week but quite an industrious weekend.


We attacked the what will eventually be my garden on Saturday. Nate came down with a weedwacker, two rakes, some sort of three-pronged soil-stabbing tool and a something else to stab the gigantic weeds. It took several hours of hard work, but we finally got it down to a point where I'll be able to turn it into something next spring. In its current state, it's just too big though. There would be no way that I would have the time to maintain it and work. My goal for next spring is to build a couple of raised beds inside the space that we cleared, something of a more reasonable size.

On Sunday afternoon, I spent time with my favorite dog buddy!

He creates a path of toy-destruction.

In an effort to tire him out, I did my C25K Week 3, Workout 3 in our driveway with him. On our fourth run down the driveway, he started snapping at something behind me. At first I thought he was being a little jerk and trying to nip my heels, but it turns out he was trying to grab his leash in his mouth. He succeeded at that and then ran ahead of me a little bit with the leash in his mouth and looked at me with the, "C'mon human! You're not going fast enough!" look on his face.  He's quite the little character.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in & Weekend Recap: 10/7/13

DateWeightB.F. %Steps
10/7/13131.625.0%73,905
9/30/13130.025.5%-

At least my body fat percentage seems to have gone down? I sincerely doubt that it actually decreased by that large a drop, but I feel like I need another couple of weeks to establish an actual trend. Ooh! Maybe I'll plot a graph and post it!

Well, besides the weigh-in, I don't have much to report about the weekend. I spent most of it indoors with these books:

In these pajamas:
That's totally how I planned for the weekend to go, as I've hardly had a moment to myself in the last month. After I finished my second book, I decided I'd try to find myself a new video game to play but I just ended up playing Plants vs. Zombies because I couldn't find anything to my liking.

I'm taking suggestions, so if you've got any, leave 'em down below.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Photo Friday: Rain Forest

Almost six months later, I have days where I wish we were still on our honeymoon.