Thursday, December 3, 2009

Birthday, Funny Book, Great Workout and Great Get Together!

I want to start this post by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful sister! Isn't she a doll?! Happy Birthday, Devie!

One more thing... today I busted out a book full of cheer: Sloane Tanen's Bitter With Baggage Seeks Same, The Life and Times of Some Chicks. It makes me smile. Here are a few of my favorites (of which there are MANY).

Alrighty then, on to my regularly scheduled programming. So Tuesday was a blah one fo sho. VERY nice to have all of the meals prepared, but it sucked primarily because:

It rained (goo)… which led to bad traffic (boo)… which led me being late (pet peeve)…all to get back to a place I so enjoyed being away from (no explanation necessary)! Then I stayed busy. So busy. Had to work through lunch and a little late. Got home and worked for 3 hours. You guessed it, no exercise. And a bit of stress eating to boot (grrr).

Saving graces: I carpooled – yay for Jenn! I came home to the two cutest things – Austin and Reubs of course! I watched One Tree Hill (dang! Crazy vivid ending) and Gossip Girl (joy of joys – what is that little Eric up to? And could Serena BE any dumber?). I fell asleep early and got a wonderful night’s sleep! I ended up at 1,773 calories, 220 carbs, 46 fat grams and 113 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Wednesday was a little different. Rain still. Commute doubled. BUT the day was much more under control and I was able to be productive, get things done, and take a lunch/work out during it – woo! Lunch workout: walking 3.5 miles (burning 177 calories). After work I hit the gym again, walking 1.25 miles/running 1.25 miles (burning 161 calories in 25 minutes!) and doing back/biceps burning 56 calories. Total burn: 394 calories – woo! Then I ran home, showered, ate dinner, visited with Austin and then me and Reuben were off to Shana’s house for drinkies! SO fun to catch up with her – it had been too long. She’s doing great though - good times!

I did get SOME bad news yesterday....the fridge delivery has been delayed. DAMN THEM. And my weight is back to 120 again (shocker). But, for reals, if these are my biggest setbacks I think I'll be happy? Perspective. Gotta love it. (or hate it depending on whether or not you’re in the mood to wallow, of course). I ended up at 2,087 calories, 167 carbs, 44 fat grams and 120 protein grams. Here's what I ate. Thank you, alcohol...keeping me at 120 since August 2009. I need to make t-shirts.

Today (so far) has been fairly uneventful. No workouts, just work, hanging with Reuben, catching up on shows, working on the hall closet and getting the fridge ready for tomorrow’s delivery – woo! K – I’m outie (channeling clueless). Tomorrow I’ll post the review of November (not too bad!) and December’s goals…. Assuming I do goals for December. I may not as I kind of have a new idea with them. Anywho – I’m out and off to catch up on your worlds!
Have you ever read bitter with baggage seeks same?
Is there a book you look through every once in a while to make you laugh or smile? If so, do tell!


Thinspired said...

Happy Birthday to your sis! That is an adorable photo!
If it makes you feel any better, I would LOVE to weigh 120! ;)

Anonymous said...

Haha, that book is funny. I've never seen it before.

I have this little book of dogs that I sometimes look at. It makes me smily.

I blame alcohol on me not losing 10 pounds like I want to.

Anonymous said...

Those chicks crack me up! Thanks for the smile today!

That picture of your sis is adorable; it could seriously be a holiday card!

Don't stress about the 120. I always gain weight around this time of year. I don't weigh myself but I can tell my skinny jeans are more like leggings these days than actual jeans...

Melissa said...

I'll buy one of those shirts too....but mine would say "keeping me at 140 for like forever". :)

Mica said...

Happy Birthday to your sister!

I've never heard of that book, but the pictures cracked my shit up.

Aww, coming home to Austin and Reuben sounds so cute. :)

Big Pissy said...

YAY!!! Happy Birthday to my oldest pretty girl! :)

You know how very much I love "Bitter with Baggage". Thanks so much to Jill for giving it to me for Christmas that year. ;-)

You will be fine weight-wise and your fridge will be delivered! Woo Hoo! ;-)

homecookedem said...

Awww, Happy Birthday to your sister!! What a pretty, pretty picture of her!! :)

Alcohol ALWAYS messes me up... ugh... but obviously I don't care enough to give it up! ;)

Anonymous said...

Aww, its my birthday on the 3rd of December as well! Happy B'day to your sis!

Looking forward to hearing your wrap up of November... your a huge inspiration to me *hugs* I look forward to the day I weigh 120lbs!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Happy b'day to your sis! She is beautiful. Great pics from the book!!

Laura said...

I love that picture of your sis... so pretty!

Don't worry about not losing a few el bees- I'm all about maintaining this time of year! ;)

fittingbackin said...

Thinspired: Thanks!! I love that photo! :)

Inmytummy: oh you have to get it - LOVE it! awww that sounds cute! Yup - but then it's like would you give it up for the 10 pounds? Hmmm.

Angie: :) Thanks - I know - total framer! "skinny jeans are more like leggings" LOL I'm SO feeling you!

Melissa: haha "for like forever" hehe

Mica: oh yeah - the sense of humor is SO you - you must get it! They're a fun little pair - they don't stress out like ever!

Pissy: I know - I love it!! Yes, Jill rocks - how long have those chicks been in ourlives? I'm so obsessed! Thanks, Mom - I hope you're right for reals!

Homecookedem: Thank you!! Oh I know... same here! hehe

Theskinnyjeans: HAPPY BIRHTDAY! How fun -I hope you are having a great day! Aw thanks girl *hugs* right back!!

Dawndishesitout: Thank you so much - I agree of course! :) haha I love them!

Laura: True, true - I definitely weighed the same on November 1 as I did on November 30 so at least Thansgiving didn't work against me! (silver lining!!)

~~Lina~~ said...

Just found your blog! I like it and I think you can help me inspire me loose the 20 pounds I'm working on loosing! Keep your good work up!

april said...

Happy birthday to your sis! She is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

awesome pic of your sister!

120 is a fine weight--once these holidays are over Im sure itll go right back down to where you like it!

Monica said...

Don't worry about your weight at 120!! I think you look amazing! And it's good you're keeping things in perspective. Remember what we have talked about to each other so much...we love being healthy and working out and if I am 5 lbs over my goal weight because I drink, then oh well...I am NOT giving that part up :)

Can't wait to hang (and continue to add to our 5 lb alcohol weight!) on Saturday!!

Shelli Ryan said...

I would love to weigh 120! I just ordered that book for my sister off Amazon! LOL - she loves that stuff! I hope your fridge comes soon!!

SmallStepsForLola said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful sister, love that photo! 120 pounds...pshhhh...I would love to weigh that!! ;)

Happy Friday!

Kelly Olexa said...

AWWWW your sister is almost as adorable as you.
Perspective. I love that you said that, I'm working on that myself.

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