Now, Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Dear Readers,

  Please accept my apology for my recent disappearance.  Work has been absolutely, positively a bit insane lately leaving me without a lunch break and working late.  There was no room for blogging in my schedule and my mind was a bit of a mess due to anxiety.

  Oh, there were tears shed last week and many mornings where I felt like a child.  All I kept saying to Rob was “I don’t want to go.”  Alas, things have calmed down and I’m feeling less anxiety. 

I spent the majority of today cleaning and organizing my boss’ office.  He’s been with the company for about 10 years now and never had an assistant before me.  There were loose papers scattered around his office dating back to 2003 and dust blanketed many areas of his desk along with the wine bottles that sprawl across his bookcase.  By the time I was finished I felt like I breathed enough dust for a lifetime! 

My favorite part after I was finished was taking a picture with my cell phone and sending him a picture text with the caption “Do you believe it?”  His response was “Wow! I cannot believe it!  It looks great!”  Haha.  I know he’ll appreciate it even more when he’s actually able to work efficiently.  An entire drawer was filled with reports from 2006 that we don’t even use anymore.  Now, it contains all of his meeting notes filed by date and type of meeting.  Ah, I love when things are clean and organized!

I wish I had taken a before pic, but I do have the after pic to share with you.  His office is still a work in progress, but we’re much better than when I started.  As of Monday you couldn’t see the surface of his desk.  Look at it now though:

Ta Da!

Besides his office, I also tried cleaning up my boss’ e-mail inbox.  Would you believe the man had over 1400 unread e-mails ?!?!  I cleaned them up to 1322, by deleting e-mail chains.  I’m afraid to delete anything else in case it might be important.

Aside from work, I have been getting some gym sessions in.  I have to update my stats page because I FINALLY got my body fat tested last night.  I’ve been wanting to get that done for months!  I’ve been a little obsessed with the scale lately and extremely frustrated with my plateau; however, I keep telling myself that my body composition must have changed.  I’m able to fit in pants I wore 2 summers ago when I was 10 pounds lighter.  I must be doing something right….right?  😉

The trainer and I both came to the conclusion that I’m not eating enough which is preventing me to lose the last bit that I would like.  She, along with Rob and my family, don’t think I really need to lose weight.  Currently, I’m weighing in at about 136 lbs.  My body fat last night came in at 23.27%.  I’m definitely in the healthy range.  I think that if I up my eats a bit I should be sitting pretty by the end of the summer.  At the end of August I have my sister’s engagement party and in October I have a friend’s wedding.  I know that I want to look my best for both occasions and I’m on my way to being at that point.

After getting my body fat tested, I made a quick run to the grocery store, since I never made it over the weekend.  Rob and I were both tired this weekend.  A lot of lying around was done, because we just couldn’t muster the effort to do anything else.  I did have a nice chat over coffee with my sister.  We sat on the boat, soaking in the sun and chatted for about 2 hours.  I have to make a mental note to do that more often.  It’s so relaxing and it was especially nice to spend quality time with my sister.  After whipping up a quick lunch for her and Rob, she left to run errands.  Rob and I headed out to see if there was enough wind for him to play around with his new monsterous kite.  He made quite a few runs on the water with it.  I took pictures and got a bit sea sick from the rocking of the boat and trying to focus the camera on him doing jumps.  I’ll have to get the pictures back from him so I can show you.

Anyway, we headed back to the house, cleaned up, took a nap, ordered in and watched Inception on tv.  It was a nice, relaxing Saturday.

Sunday was Father’s Day.  After having our usual Starbucks weekend breakfast together, Rob went fishing with his dad, brother and nephew.  I got in a great workout and then treated myself to a mani/pedi.  Father’s Day is a rough day for me (and I’m sure my siblings).  I called my dad, but haven’t really celebrated a Father’s Day in about 10 years.  Rob’s brother had invited us to a BBQ at his house to celebrate and it was nice to be surrounded by his family.  I can’t wait to be able to include my family on these types of celebrations.  I know it’s something we’ve been missing for years.  I love being surrounded by family and friends.  It makes me feel whole and loved.

On our way back home, we watched as the sun set.  It was a beautiful evening which we decided to extend by getting into the hot tub until dark.  In moments like those I realize that there’s really nothing for me to complain about.  Life is never going to be perfect, but as long as the good outweighs the bad I’m a happy gal.

Ok, enough rambling.  It’s time for me to get back to work.  Only an hour left and I’m outta here!  Rob has “Guy’s Night” tomorrow night, so I’m going to get as much Rob time as I can this evening.

Wishing you a great remainder of the day!



Saturday Success

It’s late and I’m a teeny bit tipsy.  Please give me a pass for my rambling and possible spelling errors.  😉 

So, it’s been one week of not stepping on the scale.  One week of no binges.  I woke up this morning knowing that I could weigh in today and was honestly a little scared.  I kept thinking that maybe I shouldn’t.  I was worried that if the weight didn’t change or if I had gained a pound (gasp) I would have freaked out and gone back to my dieting ways.  Eventually, I pulled the scale out from the closet I tucked it in.  I hesitated as I stepped on and literally closed my eyes for 20 seconds before looking down.  I lost three pounds!  All these years of being restrictive and harping on every single calorie made me crazy.  One week of listening to my body and eating what I wanted (within reason) and I lost weight.  I wish I knew this 10 years ago!  Better late than never at all. 

Those 3lbs plus the 2lbs I had already lost from when I initially started the blog made me think that I should try on  a pair of jeans that had gotten a little snug.  I pulled those suckers out of my closet and slid one leg in.  The other followed and they went straight up! Success!! 

I did a little happy dance and then got moving because there was a lot I needed to get done today.  Before heading out, I made a breakfast of banana stove top oats.  I mixed some cottage cheese in for a protein kick.  I haven’t made oats on the stove in years!  They came out thick and creamy.  I forgot how much better they can be when cooked this way.  


After eating, I was out of my apartment for the rest of the day.  I drove all over creation, trying to hit sales I had heard about.  I bought a new plate set, which I ended up ordering online, instead of at the store.  I had never seen the line before, but it seemed picked over when I got to Kohls.  I decided to come home quickly and order online so that I could still get the sale price.  I’m so excited and can’t wait for the package to come!  You know I’ll share with ya when it does. 🙂 

If you noticed, I didn’t have my usual coffee with my breakfast today.  That’s because I knew it was hot out and that I was going to want an iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts.  I may have been on a mission for sales, but iced coffee I did have. 



So Good

Don’t worry.  I was parked. 😉 

I then hit up Whole Foods. I was only going to get my favorite english muffins, but I ended up with two bags worth of goods.  Here’s what I ended up getting along with the english muffins: 







I already got into the fruit this afternoon, as an addition to my snack.  I’ve been eating so much frozen fruit that I forgot how delicious fresh berries can be.  I can’t wait to use them tomorrow with my pancakes!! 




Plus, some cherries for good measure.  I mean, someone’s got to try them to make sure they’re sweet, right? 


Tonight, I headed off to a bbq.  Sadly, no pictures were taken.  Only the person I went with knows of my blog right now.  I promise I’ll be more comfortable with it in due time.  Just know that yummy food and drinks were consumed.  As a result of those drinks, this chick needs to head to bed. 

I hope you had a wonderful Saturday! 



Can’t Get Movin’

Happy Saturday Everyone!

It’s a crummy day, weather-wise, here in CT.  All I want to do is get wrapped up in a blanket and lounge for hours.  I should really be out getting my list of errands accomplished, but I can’t seem to get myself movin’!  My morning has been filled with cleaning out my dvr and fixing up a yummy breakfast of a breakfast burrito, a veggie sausage and a hot mug of coffee. 

In My Breakfast Burrito: 3 Egg Whites, Spinach, Tomato, Onion, Red Pepper, 1 Sliced Veggie Sausage & a pinch of 2% Shredded Cheese.  I then doused it with some Frank’s Red Hot before devouring.

My belly is starting to forgive me for yesterday.  😉

I think that I’m going to make Saturdays “Stat Saturdays”.  I happen to be one of those gals who weighs herself daily.  I know this isn’t good mentally for me.  A good number on the scale can have me walking on sunshine while a bad one has me down in the dumps all day.  I’m not going to let a stupid number dictate how my day is going to play out.  Instead of weighing daily, I’m only going to weigh on Saturdays.  Once a month I will take my measurements and post those, as well.  I’m not sure if I will post my numbers or if I’ll let you know if the number has moved (+/-) by a certain amount.   My stats will also include the number of times I made it to the gym and whether or not I had a binge.  What do you think? 

I’m hoping that this will keep me accountable.  It’s funny because there are only a few of you that I actually know.  If it weren’t for a little stat section in my WordPress program I might think that I’ve been talking to myself over the past few weeks.  Amazingly, that isn’t the case!  I don’t like to disappoint others and I think the fact that others will be reading about my experiences will help keep me in line.    Making promises here helps keep me true to myself, if that makes any sense.  Sometimes I’ll state something here and not particularly be in the mood to do it, when the time comes.  However, the promise keeps replaying in my head and eventually I get it done.

So, these are my promises:

  1. I will weigh myself only 1x/week.
  2. The number on the scale will not dictate how my day will go. (I’ve already gotten a lot better about this over the years)
  3. Measurements will be posted 1x/month.
  4. Total number of workouts will be posted weekly.*
  5. I will admit to whether I had a problem with a binge 1x/week.

*Tomorrow I will be posting goals for the week, which will include the number of workouts I plan on getting in. 

Now, for my stats…I started this blog weighing 142 lbs.  This morning my scale said 139.5.  Hurray!  I’m so happy to be back in the 130s again!!  Now, if there were no change I can still tell you that I would have been happy today.  After all the dress twirling yesterday morning, I feel confident in how I look in my dress.  My weight today wouldn’t have changed that.   I love getting dressed up.  It makes me feel pretty!  I forgot to take measurements before breakfast this morning, so I will post those tomorrow.  Not even my pinky toe will make its way onto my scale until next Saturday.  Pinky Swear!

Well, it keeps getting darker and darker outside.  I better get out there to do my thing before the heavens part and wash me away during my errand run.  I hope you have a wonderful day!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a ton of goals and possibly a new recipe I’m thinking of trying.