Yeah. So… Daily posting just isn’t for me. It’s not that I didn’t give it a good try, I did. I just hated it.
I’ll go back to posting when the mood and/or inspiration strikes. Today? Not much striking me other than the desire to lay in bed, watch movies and eat marshmallows covered in peanut butter dipped in caramel sauce. Which I.SO.DID. and they were yummy.
Updates on a few things: I’m still sticking with that whole diet & exercise shtick. I’m managing to make it to the gym 5-6 times a week and having fun trying different classes, spinning & generally harassing the trainers every chance I get. I’m good like that. Pounds lost to date (since mid-September) 41 1/2 and I’m back in a size 12. My goal was to fit very comfortably in a size 10 so I’m almost there. I’d actually be ok with not loosing any more weight if what I had was firmer. Not liking the squishies so much. Softness? Yes. Squishy? No.
I’m still on a major soup kick. I’ve pretty much perfected the Spicy Black Bean soup and the Turkey Chili. I’ve made my second batch of Kielbasa Bean Slow Cooker soup this weekend and kicked it up a notch or two on the spice-o-meter. This one’s broth based which I’m ok with, but I think I may blend up some of the extra veggies and beans next time to thicken it up a bit. Low-fat and high-fiber are the two key ingredients for most anything I’m trying these days.
We’ll be headed up to Monticello next Saturday for our family reunion. It’s the only chance each year I have to see my mother’s side of the family. There are 9 brothers and sisters, their kids & spouses, and now their kids all gathering together in what could number over 100 folks all together. This year we decided to color-code ourselves to better differentiate which of the original 9 you’ve descended from. Sometimes you can look at a little face and instantly know who they belong to (my daughter is case in point – MINI ME). Others, not so much.
That next day I’ll get to see my sister from Dallas who will be in town defending her Ph.D. thesis at FSU. I haven’t seen her since August and I’m dying to attach myself to her hip for the only day I’ll get to see her while she’s in Florida. Can’t wait.
Valentine’s Day came (and is going out) with a fizzle. Nothing to report there. Move along…
I actually did get a few text message greetings today from some guy friends wishing me a Happy Valentines. These are guys who I’ve known for years, have walked with me through some pretty crappy times, and have always been there with an encouraging word just when I needed it. Thanks guys.
Tomorrow is a holiday for us. I’ll spend it kid-free, sleeping late, drinking way too much coffee & then head to the gym with the girls for another brutal Power Line workout. Friday’s left me limping from a jacked up hamstring. Hopefully I’ve rested it enough that it won’t wimp out on me again. My afternoon will be spent cleaning house. Or not. I could decide to just window-shop the rest of the day away. Does it count as retail therapy if I don’t actually buy anything?