Monday, February 11, 2008

Checking In Between Renovations


Okay...I was a good girl. Sort of. I only had two pieces of pizza (not very big squares). And I drank water all night. No wine or beer. But I did shove my hand in the peanut M&M bowl several times. And the chocolate covered pretzels called my name a lot. There's just something about a food that's salty & chocolately at the same time that gets me everytime. And I ate a brownie. A small one. In the morning I ate a few mini blueberry muffins with my coffee.

I'm not even going to try to add up what I ate. Because even though I ate more than I should have - it was still less than I would have otherwise. And I had fun!

Now I have to get back on the exercise roll because I haven't done anything in several days. It's so easy to get lax and let one day slide into the next and before you know it you've gone a whole week doing nothing. And me being the "all or nothing" type...well, nothing happens pretty easily sometimes. It's so darn cold here right now that walking is definately not in the stars. All of our schools were closed this morning due to the extreme cold. The wind chill factor made things pretty frigid. I wasn't going out. Not in booger freezing weather! And instead of doing my DVD I was busy stripping wallpaper again all day. Not really exercise. And a lame excuse not to...but it had to be done. Yesterday was spent ripping out the kitchen cupboards. My kitchen is a total disaster area now! Half the cupboards are sitting where they will be when all is said and done. The pine hutch is in the hallway because the fridge now sits in its place instead. The stuff that was in the cupboards we tore out is strewn all over the kitchen table. The cupboards yet to be installed are all over the living room. Things are a mess for sure!

So.... I haven't even had time to really visit all my favorite blogs. But I will! I miss the inspiration when I don't get time to peruse in the morning with my cup of Joe and fleece blanket wrapped around my legs in the wee hours before hubby wakes up.

Right now I'm headed of to bed. I'll be back in the AM - Joe in hand - to see what you've all been up to!

8 comments:

Hanlie said...

Renovating is hard work! I hope to never have to live with that mess again!

CactusFreek said...

What's a joe?? And why are you having it while reading my blog??? lol

Renovations are supposed to be messy, don't worry about it.
And stripping wallpaper is great exercise! The last time i stripped wallpaper, my arms hurt like hell! lol

Pattie said...

I agree with everyone: stripping wallpaper IS exercise - and darn hard exercise, too!

Thanks for letting us know how your girls-night went. Sounds like you stayed AWARE of what you were eating. I think that's critical: to stop that blind eating we all do and be mindful of the food we're putting in our mouth.

I wish I could transport you here to sunny southern California, where it reached 80 degrees yesterday. We could go for a walk together!

jb said...

Glad to hear you had fun the other night! It sounds like although you treated yourself, you probably were more mindful of your eating than you would have been before.Good luck with the renovations.

Honi said...

good luck with the renovating.. and thats great exercise i would imagine .. stripping in walmart.. I mean stripping wall paper.. I have had a rough insurance from hell day at work... and I misread what you said earlier :-)

Heather said...

that is hard when temptation is all around. but dont dwell on what you ate..just focus on doing what you can to make things right. its not the end of the world and I know that a few days of clean eating will undo any "damage" you may have done.

anonymouse said...

Hello, Lora! It's nice to meet you, through the Healthy You Challenge. I am close to your age (I'm 52), also a Christian, and a grandmother. Stripping wallpaper is not exercise? I disagree on that one!

HappyBlogChick said...

Your attitude about your tasty treats is good. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

Hey, I need to do some work on my house. Wanna come do it with me? You know you do ...