Good evening friends!
Wow! What a week! I am exhausted! I feel like since Friday, my life has been a blur. I will get you all up to snuff with me if you are interested. I worked 4 days this past week & it seems like i go to work, come home, cook supper & then pack my lunch for the next day & start all over again. But I am off this entire upcoming week and I am rather excited about it! I have so much to do around the house so I am hoping to make some headway with getting some fall cleaning done. The weather has been fantastic...sunny & beautiful every day & they are forecasting great weather up until Thurs. YAY!
So OK, last week...it was crazy! We had a party with the girls from work at one of the girls cottages on the lake. I live in Erie, PA and we are blessed to have beautiful Lake Erie and a beautiful peninsula that is 14 miles long that has beaches, walking trails and it is truly one of my most favorite places to visit. So peaceful & serene & a great place to clear your head. So anyways, it was a sleepover & many of the girls from work were going to do that. I opted to just go for dinner & stay to chat for a while. I left around 10pm. The girls I work with are very close knit and they do alot together. I have worked there about 1 1/2 yrs and although they are such a great warm & fuzzy group of nurses, I still just don't feel like I am completely a part of the inner circle. But don't get me wrong, I love them all & love to spend time with them. So we watched the sun set (it was spectacular!) and then went in for dinner. OMG! It was soooo good! Fresh breaded perch from lake erie that one of the gals hubbies caught, homemade macaroni & cheese, a shrimp & rice casserole, salad, fresh fruit, wine....it was delish! Then Saturday was weigh in day but I opted not to get on the scale this week because I did indulge at the girls night out party the night before. I didn't want to miss out on enjoying the wonderful food so I opted to pass p the scale this week. So I stayed for the WW meeting then my sister got free tickets to a huge annual event at our convention center called "For Women Only" and OMG, did we have a blast!!! We were there for over 4 hrs and we were tasting wine slushies, all kinds of yummy foods & there were over 160 vendors from tupperware to health clubs to you name it. We decided that we needed to walk off the calories we consumed so we did 2.5 miles that evening. I tell ya girls, my sister is one of my bestest buddies! We have so much fun together!! So then this morning, 3:30am I wake up to use the bathroom & then cant fall back to sleep. arrgh! I was up til 6:30 am tossing & turning! The alarm went off at 7am & hubby said "are you getting up for church"? I told him to go to the early mass & that I would take the girls to a later mass so I could sleep a little longer. Why is it that darned alarm always goes off when you fall back to sleep?! So we went to mass then came home & changed & off & running again to a double header softball game for my daughters high school fall ball team. Got home at 5pm, threw some food down the hatch & off & running again @ 5:30pm to take my daughter to a friends for a sleepover & then to walk with my sister again. We are taking advantage of the beautiful weather & walking as much as possible & as much as our feet will allow us to. So far, so good! :)
So here I sit, almost 10pm and I finally have time to blog. Weight wise, I feel great. The scale didn't say anything new, it was up just a smidge this morning but I'm not getting excited over it. I had a great on plan day & the exercise component has been an added bonus in that I do feel so much better. my sister & I are going to try out Jazzercize. They had a vendor booth at the women's expo & they are offering unlimited classes until the end of the year for $50. They do 30 mins of cardio & 30 mins of strength training. We are gonna give it a whirl. My ww leader does it and she loves it! We need to do something over the winter & I think this will be a good fit. I was going to go back to the gym but I still just cant seem to come to terms with paying that $125 enrollment fee. they had a booth at the expo and it said if you join this weekend they would waive the enrollment fee. I thought, wow, that's a prayer answered but after talking to one of the staff, when he found out I was a former member, he said I would be exempt from the discount. I gotta tell ya, that just pissed me off! This gym is so unwelcoming to rejoining members that I just don't think that I want to give them my business anymore. I say shame on them for being that way! I told him I had to quit for medical reasons & he said that they frown upon people who quit their memberships. Can you believe it???!!
Holy cow, did I just ramble or what!!?? Sorry girls! So that's whats happening here. My goals for the week are to eat clean and exercise every day. I am hoping for a nice loss on the scale this coming week. I feel hopeful!
I hope you are all doing great!
((HUGS)) to all.....