Happy Monday- a day late.
To be honest, I planned on writing a post for yesterday… but football wouldn’t let me do it. Or rather, my superstitions wouldn’t let me do it. I don’t know if you’re aware (or if you care), but there was a pretty big, important game on Sunday. I write my posts the day before they are published and knew that I’d be mentioning the outcome of the game (which didn’t end until 10:00 pm here on the east coast), and didn’t want to jinx ANYTHING by writing about it beforehand. Yes, it might be silly- but it worked. My RAVENS won!
More on that later.
We’ve been doing a lot of home improvement stuff lately- getting rid of junk and clutter, making a lot of donations to Goodwill and cleaning like crazy. It’s easy to do these things in the winter, because it’s usually too cold outside to do anything fun. (But actually, this weekend was pretty mild!)
I’m a little scared about how cold it’s supposed to be today and tomorrow. Eek!
On Saturday morning, I got up and did my initial weigh-in for DietBet first thing.
The game officially started yesterday, but we were supposed to get our starting weight either Saturday or Sunday. I plan to weigh in every Saturday morning – although some people are weighing in every day (which I think is nuts, since it can fluctuate so much). I have 4 weeks to lose 4% of my body weight- a little over 6 lbs. I’ve actually been following a specific weight loss program (which I will discuss at a later date) for about 6 weeks now, and have been steadily losing 1 – 2 lbs. each week (with the exception of a 2 lb. gain the week after Christmas, which luckily came right back off). Through all of the stress and craziness of life transitions this fall, I managed to put on 10 lbs. I’m chipping away at that slowly, and plan to keep going until I reach my healthy goal weight. Having the incentive of DietBet definitely helps!
Greg did some yardwork and I cleaned/organized inside the house on Saturday. We also installed our new microwave, which was part of our collection of brand new kitchen appliances!
(Please excuse the clutter…)
Ahh… I love them. Having new, shiny, functional appliances makes me so happy. And our kitchen just looks so much nicer! We had the delivery guys set up the fridge, oven and dishwasher but opted to install the microwave ourselves to save a few bucks. (And we will probably not be doing that again. It. sucked.)
We made a big Goodwill trip on Sunday, which included getting rid of the old, falling apart table in our kitchen because we just don’t need it. It basically serves as a place to set things, since we either eat at the island or in the dining room. The dogs are a little confused though… they like to lay under the table and hide.
That’s Lance’s current favorite toy.
Aside from all of the cleaning/appliance setting up, I practiced the new release of Bodypump. A lot. A group of instructors got together on Sunday afternoon to run through it, which I love! It’s always fun to compare notes, since I rarely ever see them. I think we ended up talking more than practicing, but it was worth it.
And then there was Sunday night… game time! You may remember that last year had a similar match-up…
Funny story- I was cleaning out my closet and found a Ray Lewis jersey that I had bought after the last season ended, and completely forgot about! I got to wear it just in time!
And I get to wear it again in two weeks!
Since the game was late and we both had to wake up in the 4:00 hour the next day, we did not have a party or a big “soup off” like last year. I did make some tasty chili and cornbread muffins though!
I had mine over a big bed of spinach and the combo was delicious! We had enough leftover to have the exact same dinner again last night. And of course, it tasted even better the next day.
The night ended in a most excellent way of course, with my Ravens winning! My husband is still recovering his team’s loss- but I’ll have him rooting for the Ravens right along with me for the Superbowl!
My week is off to a busy start (that seems to be the theme for life right now), but life is good!
How was your weekend? Do you have an easy time “getting rid of things (clutter)?”