5.25!!!!!

I’m down 5.25 inches! Dance party time! Measuring tape is waaaayyyyy better than a scale. I still haven’t stepped on the scale and I won’t until I can shimmy my arse into a particular pair of pants that go by the name of “Joe”. But… 5.25 inches is an exciting number on it’s own. (Sidenote: my bust measurement is actually up .5. Not sure what that means or how to feel about that. Hopefully that .5 is front and center and not hiding somewhere on my back.) It’s been about a week and a half of liquid dieting (taking the entire last weekend off) and pretty much no exercise except what’s involved naturally in my day. I just felt like too much of a flabby slob to run (hey, let’s just be honest here) and I had such a busy week that there was stuff scheduled during the times of my favorite gym classes (lamesauce). Excuses aside, I’m happy about what just food intake can change. I will admit, I’m hungry for solids. Mostly out of a boredom and comfort thing though (I keep thinking about potatoes covered in cheese), not just actual hunger. Actual hunger-wise, I’m really not feeling deprived. I drink all day and I’ve been eating warm soups which fulfill my cravings for salt. Oh, and did I mention that I’m doing these measurements during “that time of the month” so I may even be less if some water weight goes away next week. (Which, now that I’m thinking about it, may be why my bust magically grew. Oh well, of all the places I’m least worried about those babies growing if you know what I mean.)

My amazing running schedule plan to run a 10K this spring has not played out. I just am bad at committing to running when I feel so bad at it. And so floppy. We’ll see if I can kick my own butt enough to actually start it. I do have that shuffle now! 😉

Edward has been a bit frustrated by the lack of “together” dinners these last weeks but he is talking more and more about all the healthy things we wants to cook once I’m ready. We were in a bit of a funk but one of our favorite things has always been cooking together so I’m excited that he is excited for that again as well.

The Nifty Fifty List…

To keep life interesting (but mostly because it’s way more fun than new year’s resoLAMEtions) I put together a list of 50 things I want to do. Not necessarily this year, but just in general. Follow along by clicking on the link at the top of the blog.

2009: Was it good for you?

Found this fun 2009 recap on Food Exercise Express and thought it would be a great way for me to sort through my thoughts on saying goodbye to 2009 and HELLO to 2010…

Was 2009 good for you? Yes. 2009 was the first year I felt like I had come into my own, stood on my own feet, and was myself, fully and unapologetically. It was freeing, exciting and terrifying all at the same time.

What was your favorite moment of the year? Some of my professional successes in 2009 were things that I would have never anticipated and made me happier than I could have ever imagined.

What was your worst moment of the year? Dealing with the fallout of a bunch of different relationships. It’s becoming increasingly hard for me to trust people enough to become anything more than surface acquaintances. Sad and equally true.

Where were you when 2009 began? I can’t even remember. Holy crap… where was I?

Who were you with? Edward, I’m sure. But I can’t for the life of me remember what we were doing.

Where were you when 2009 ended? At work. But I did steal a few sips of champagne. 😉

Did you keep your new years resolution of 2009? I made a 101 in 1001 list and checked a lot off.

Do you have a new years resolution for 2010? Yes, a few. I didn’t make a very organized list but basically it boils down to getting back in healthy and fit shape, running a 5K and 10K, building up my professional life even more, saving for a house and some other good things.

Did you fall in love in 2009? I fell again. 2009 was about finding a comfortable rhythm with Edward and figuring out the real day-to-day ins and outs of love. And I fell in love with him again.

Did you make any new friends in 2009? I made some, and lost them. Then I made some more. Hopefully these ones stick around.

What was your favorite month of 2009? May

Why this month? Because it was my vacation month, and vacation month is always amazing!

Did you travel outside of the US in 2009? Yes, I was in the Caribbean. I have a personal goal to leave the US at least once each year. Travel is a top priority to me. I NEED it.

How many different places did you travel to in 2009? Seven

Did you miss anybody in the past year? Yes, to be a broken record, I miss the friends that left my life

What was your favorite movie that you saw in 2009? Twilight

What was your favorite song from 2009? Kings of Leon: Use Somebody

How many concerts or plays did you see in 2009? Saw DMB and a musical

Did you have a favorite concert in 2009? DMB was quite an experience. I think it’s the closest I’ll get to understanding what my mom lived through in the 70’s 😉

What was your favorite book in 2009? Hm…. I really loved reading Eat, Pray, Love

Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year? No

What was the biggest lie you told in 2009? You can hardly expect me to own up to it.

Did you treat somebody badly in 2009? If I did, I either apologized or am still not aware of it

Did somebody treat you badly in 2009? Yes, a few in fact

What was your proudest moment of 2009? Fulfilling one of my professional goals about 5 years before I expected to.

What was your most embarrassing moment of 2009? Probably saying something stupid. I say stupid things when flustered.

If you could go back to any moment of 2009 and change something, what would it be? Not sure that I would

Where did you work in 2009? Same place I work now

Favorite TV shows(s) of 2009? GLEE

Favorite New Band(s) of 2009? Kings of Leon

Favorite Food in 2009? Eggplant Napoleons

Favorite Drink in 2009? Sangria

What are you most looking forward to in 2010? The growth of myself personally and professionally and the shrinkage of my waistline 😉


So proud of myself…

I did not eat junk food today! After no time for making meals at home (or even eating meals at home because I was out of the house all day long), I refused fast food while STARVING in the car and ate trail mix and a peanut butter granola bar that I had stuffed in my bag this morning (so there’s something to this whole “planning ahead” thing after all). While I most definitely did NOT get enough water today, which I’m sure I’ll be feeling tomorrow, I did eat a power bar later in the afternoon while working and then at a big plate of salad (something I’ve been craving like CRAZY) and a bit of pasta + a roll. Oh, and… purple onions. I’m all about purple onions now. I have HATED onions all my life and now, I can’t get enough of purple onions. (In fact, that reminds me that I need to add them to the grocery list…. done.) I can literally eat them just by themselves. My mom would be SHOCKED.

I don’t have any photos because I was too busy working to take any but, I thought I’d still share. I skipped the 30 Day Shred yesterday because I’ve been so sore from it that I could barely walk and I needed to be able to walk today since that’s pretty much what I spent all day doing. And now, my legs hurt too bad to think about shredding myself. So, I’m going to call this one a day.

Did I mention how proud of myself I am? No junk food today! And it taunted me all day long!

BOW TO YOUR QUEEN EVIL JUNK FOODS!