Friday, April 10, 2009

Days 219 and 220: All Packed Up – Our Days in Photos!!

Happy Packing!!



Yes- we had a successful evening of packing (thank GAWD since the movers will be here in 9.5 hours). Anywy - I must start this post by saying I feel, thanks to you all, completely normal for turning to food in times of stress! It seems we’re all handling, dealing with, suffering from, recognizing, and/or saying WHATEVER to the fact that we stress eat. I think my mini-not-written-in-stone-goal will be to pay attention this month to WHEN/WHERE I stress eat. Is it at work? Is it during meetings? Is it in the evening? Am I alone or with people? Etc. Then look at these situations and figure out what to do INSTEAD! We’ll see how this works. Again – know that I’m not really that worried about the extra calories or having a much-needed treat here and there – I just would prefer to find a healthier way to deal with stress because, let’s be honest, stress is there. It just is! Whether it’s at work or at home - or both - trying to fit in everything you want to do AND everything have to do and have time for yourself AND time for others can be a challenge, so I need a healthy crutch! Haha Anyway, thank you guys AS ALWAYS for your support and empathy – and if any of you have any tips to combat emotional/stress eating holla! (btw: I wrote back to each of you in the comments section of the last post!)

So let’s back up, ladies! Thursday was a great day – work from home day – woot! Got tons done as always – no distractions are amazing when one of your primary responsibilities is copy editing. I used my lunch to pack, then after work I walked 5.5 miles (a special thank you to Mary T for catching up via phone with me for the first 4 – woo we caught up girl!). Then Austin was home – yay! We made some SIGNIFICANT progress, but stayed up too late again, and finally passed out at 11:30. An exciting thing happened though – the pool table moved! Woo! I heart the pool table movers (same ones who installed it 3 years ago). Nice guys – Reuben didn’t like them though (shocker). Austin said it looks GREAT at the new house though – can’t wait to see it! I ended the day at 1,629 calories, 258 carbs and 25 fat grams – not a bad day (pretty carby though) – here’s what I ate.

Today was great too – different. So I got to work all revved up to get stuff done! I ended up getting the bulk done! I even walked 3.5 miles during lunch. But then at 2 p.m. my boss’s boss sent an AIM – go home! Like – go home 3 hours early for Easter weekend! Eek – I wasn’t ready! I had JUST eaten my spicy southwest chicken wraps and was in the middle of an assignment! So I finished my work and headed out around 2:45. I wanted to go to the gym – but I was SO FULL. So I headed home hoping I’d go at 5 to work out (yeah right). I got in my PJs and got in bed- then Austin got home at 3:30 (off early for Easter too). So, alas, I omitted the other 2.5 miles and ALL the strength training I had planned and instead relaxed and packed with Austin. We even took a break and went to our fave pizza place Fellini’s for salads + cheese slices – YUM! Nice to get out. We are OFFICIALLY all packed up. (again, good thing - as if we had a choice!) The house is so mover ready – all stacked boxes and furniture ONLY – the rest was already taken up or is in my car now! (i.e. lamps, a bowling ball, trash cans, etc.). Afterwards we had some wine and discussed “the end of an era.” We’ve been in this loft for almost three years – we’re going to miss “the city” but we’re ready for the ‘burbs and know it’s only a cab ride away! So today I ended up at 1,680 calories, 190 carbs and 48 fat grams – not bad! (dinner had to be estimated though!) Here’s what I ate.

Below are some photogs from the last couple of days! But first a BEFORE shot (taken when we first moved in - but not much changed - just added more color with red!) :)




The inside of a pool table...


Going, Going...


Gone!



And now the legs are gone and it's back to our messy place with stuff everywhere!


Reuben, our furry snowball, was sad to see it go. He went over there several times throughout the remainder of the afternoon and laid in the place where it used to sit. He'd lay, flat bellied on the floor, and look up at the light - no longer blocked by the bottom of the table. Poor little fella lost a comfort zone! In other news - YES - he's super fluffy and we have an appointment with a new groomer on Wednesday! And back to photos of today...

Me and my pull truck. It's borrowed from work - i heart it. The last time I borrowed it to move I kept it for weeks taking groceries in and stuff. Austin thought I was crazy, as the neighbor strangers likely did too, but I thought it was fab - like my own personal wagon!



TA DA! Where the pool table used to live - woo!! I'm going to miss that view... bye bye Buckhead!



So we don't get Internet until Sunday - hopefully I can post some then but, in the meantime the in between time, HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND, talk to you all soon and hope to catch up on your blogs ASAP!!

9 comments:

Jessika said...

true its normal for people to stress eat.. but that doesnt mean you have to keep that habit! I just wish I knew how to deal with stress

Happy Easter!

Mica said...

Wow, that is an intense packing job. Props to you for 1) having a pool table and 2) disassembling the pool table and packing it up for a move!

Poor Reuben, he looks so sad...but as always, adorable!

Best of luck moving!

Monica said...

Ahhh...I can't believe it's official!! Are yall going to be around the new house on Sunday early evening at all? We're all going to my parents for Easter and would love to stop by and see the progress. Have a good weekend!

prettyface said...

Lookin good! You're so cute hahaha

dailygoods said...

wow you are a packing monster! look at you go! im so bad at packing, and i procrastinate so baddd! you guys did an awesome job! love all your pics! good luck with the rest of the move! it's almost over!!

Neesha and Dustin said...

That Reuben is so freaken cute! Now I can't wait to see what your old stuff looks like in your new place! Woohoo! I love pics!

fittingbackin said...

Jessika: Agree! haha Happy Easter to you, too!

Mica: Thanks girl, it was! Oh no - we didn't disassemble it - we had the billiard dudes do it! haha he does!! Thanks girl!

Mon: Yes, very official! Oh I hate that I missed this post - we were there!

Prettyface: thanks! haha

DG: I WAS a packing monster! I had no idea we had so much stuff tucked into that space!

Neesha and Dustin said...

That Reuben is so freaken cute! Now I can't wait to see what your old stuff looks like in your new place! Woohoo! I love pics!

fittingbackin said...

Jessika: Agree! haha Happy Easter to you, too!

Mica: Thanks girl, it was! Oh no - we didn't disassemble it - we had the billiard dudes do it! haha he does!! Thanks girl!

Mon: Yes, very official! Oh I hate that I missed this post - we were there!

Prettyface: thanks! haha

DG: I WAS a packing monster! I had no idea we had so much stuff tucked into that space!