Monday, July 8, 2013

Mad Monday Weigh in times 2! Crazy week!! Week in review!

Holy Crap!! Has it really been 10 days?!?!? Crazy!!

My grandfather was in town last weekend so we were pretty much busy visiting with him. He is 87! And going strong!
 Sunday was a painting day. The girls painted something different from the rest of the class. That is becoming the norm. But they do a really good job.
I, on the other hand, painted this! I love it! My quote says, "Don't forget to Dance in the rain."
We decided on steak for dinner with friends after painting!  
Last Mad Monday's weigh in, (7/1/13), more of the same! 208.2. No loss and no gain, This was pleasantly surprising. I was expecting a 2-3 lb gain due to my not so good eating and lack of exercise.

Monday and Tuesday I literally sat around with the girls and did nothing. I slept in, and watched TV. Haven't done that is a REALLY long time. But this was the week where I needed to get my office in order so, the rest of the week consisted of cleaning my office. That basically took 2 days and a lot of hours. No exercise, my eating wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible. But I had to get it done, this week is the week I start working from home and I needed a place to do that. My office has been filled with boxes since we moved in 3 years ago. But I got it done! The girls helped. Now, to get all the work that has been sitting caught up!
How was everyone's 4th? Ours was good. We spent it at the reservoir with my lovely and the kids! We went paddle boating! It was fun. And there was a great breeze at the lake.

We did get a couple of boxes cleared from the basement. The girls had to go through their old Barbies so we could give them to a friends sister. She was so excited to get them! The girls had a blast going through them and trying to dress them. They were destructive to these poor dolls Half of them were missing parts! YIKES!!
Friday was the first time I had worked out since the 29th. Talk about a lazy week. But I got on my treadmill and ran 3.25 miles. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to since it had been a week but I successfully did it!!
I finally finished the painting I had been working on at home Saturday night! I am really happy with the way this turned out! Next project is a painting for my brother. Not sure what that will be yet. Stay tuned.
This week is brand new. Today marked the start of my working from home. So this morning I got up and ran 3.18 miles outside! It was SO hot!! I didn't get started til 9 and it was already 75 degrees by then. Great calorie burn today! 742 calories!! Off to a great start this week! And today's food has been pretty good too! This coming Saturday is the Color Vibe 5K run. My first one! I'm excited!! NEVER EVER thought I would ever participate in a 5K walking or running. 
Oh, today's Mad Monday Weigh In...208.8. Gain of .6 lbs. I am not devastated by this. I think I am struggling with my first plateau since surgery. My goal this week is to break it! It's been like 5 weeks....
So I continue to hover around 208. Still below 1/2 way so that's a plus. Anxious to get to onederland.
So my totals are:
66.0 lbs down since 8/22/12!
51.4 lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!
OK Work tomorrow. Gonna catch up on some of your blogs and head to bed. I hope everyone is doing well! Cheers until tomorrow!
Sleep well! Gnight!


  1. glad to see you're still out there. Love the paintings- I would love to do that, seems like it would be very calming.
    I hope you bust through your plateau and get to onederland soon.

  2. Wow, your paintings are great! The dripping rain is a really cool touch. The colour runs look like so much fun (doing one is one of my future goals). Good luck on Saturday!

  3. These pictures make me smile, so much fun stuff!

  4. Good to see you back... sounds like life has been pretty good these last few days.

  5. your grandfather doesn't look his age!! Looks like you are having a blast. Because of you I looked into going to Pinots Palate. I haven't signed up yet but I am thinking about it.

  6. I haven't been paddle boating in...decades. Envious of the fun! You have a young looking Grandfather:)

  7. Sounds like you are enjoying the important things in life. :-) I love how the lighthouse painting turned out, and the water/waves.