Howdy folks! I have had a hard time slowing down this afternoon–could it be the first diet coke after 9 days off?(I still haven’t had coffee yet. I talked to Vicky about how I’d like to only drink coffee on special occasions, well, once or twice a week, but I was worried about it making me jittery or having headaches on the days I didn’t drink it, and she said, well, have a small cup on those days…Brilliant. I mean, really, why can’t I think of these things on my own?) Really, the busyness is just playing catch up from my day of rest, and knowing I have to go to work tomorrow! Okay, here are my new glasses. I really like them still. Can you see the little line of sparklies on the side?
I also got fitted for new contacts, and this time it looks like I will have to wear 2 (last year I only had to wear one in my left eye, which was quite convenient, and also cheap! The eye doctor came after my workout with Vicky and my weigh in–my weight is one pound lower than my lowest weight 4 weeks ago!!! (sorry, Miz, for my glee, and yes, you are right, I did notice that my pants fit better today!) Vicky put me through a whole new regimen of exercises which were of course extremely hard, and she showed me a few new machines–well, they were more like gadgets because they used your own body weight to work you out. I remember one was called the Roman chair.
Came home, stacked some more firewood, and had a pretty late snack, and then dinner time rolled around and I wasn’t hungry for any of the things I had planned to cook. So I am going to have a late dinner snack of zucchini, a fresh peach and yogurt, and one of those bean brownies, as soon as I am done writing this.
Here is a picture of me and the reluctant Sophie. For some reason she loves being held and cuddled at every time except when I am trying to take a picture of us! Which picture do you think I should use if I decide to make one of those Avatars?
Here is a rare scene (rare for me. I don’t know why there are not more sunrises where I live. I am certainly up early enough most mornings.) I happened to see it as I sat here reading blogs this morning–a really brilliant and beautiful sunrise! Created by the good and beautiful God!
Lori over on findingradiance.com put a September challenge out there. I am a little gunshy of challenges–don’t want to commit to something I can’t achieve, etc., but I really like Lori, and so I thought for a while about what would be a good and achievable challenge for me. And I realized that I am close enough to make my challenge getting back to my original 100 pound weight loss, which is 155.5 pounds! I was really excited to make this my goal for the end of September. When I told Vicky about it, she added to the goal/challenge by challenging me to reach 155.5 on HER scale (consistently 3 pounds higher than mine) by October 6. These are achievable goals, and I will really be so thrilled to be making consistent strides in my weight loss again. It will be fun to go see my BF at the end of October and weigh what I weighed a couple of years ago when we got together. I’m telling you, people–GO GET A BUNCH OF FRESH PRODUCE. You can eat a lot of food, and be satisfied by it, and best of all, you won’t want the junk anymore! My refrigerator is so full of fruits and vegetables that some of them had to be stored on the kitchen counter!
Habanada, and I’ll see you on Thursday!