I know - I've been missing from these parts. Work has been crazy - life is a little crazy. And well, this whole band thing has me challenged.
Good news about general stuff - tomorrow night DH and I are going to a hotel downtown to stay and celebrate our 2nd anniversary. I am looking forward to just spending some time with him away from our house and things. It will be nice to have a good dinner and I think I'm going to surprise him with a carriage ride afterward. Then to stay in a place I didn't have to clean before or after we are there. I love that part of hotels. Monday night we have tickets for the football game. This will be my first regular season game - so, I'm excited to go! I guess I just gave away where I live to anyone who is a football fan.... ahh well.
DH also was offered a job this week. He was laid off about a year and a half ago, but has been going to school. I was fine with the lay off as long as he was going to school. We did unemployment for a while and then he started doing some teaching work for his professor. But I know he feels better about now getting to do some of the things he's been learning about on a regular basis. I'm proud of him. But, I know that things will get a little crazy around here and that I will be seeing less of him for a while, until school is over.
So, in band news - I gained this week. Only .6, but if you have been around here much, I've been going up and down for about a month now. I know I am not doing my best. I am eating less than I ever have. I went to breakfast with my mom and sister and niece and nephew this morning and had only 1/2 of my omelet and 1/2 of the hash browns and 2 pieces of toast. Once upon a time, I wouldn't have left anything. However, I kinda feel like that's more than I should have had. I also know I'm not drinking enough water. I am trying...but especially on my days away from work, I'm struggling with getting even a decent amount in. I just need to get more aware - and really start carrying some with me everywhere I go. I have been walking more. I am trying to keep up with everyone at work and their progress. Have I mentioned before that the woman who is leading us all has been AVERAGING over 30k steps a day! A DAY!!!
It is not me in the lead.
In fact, I barely do 1/6 of her work in one day, unless I am really getting after it.
But some days I do great.
So...food - needs to get healthier and more protein filled. Water needs to be consumed more. Exercise needs to be up-ed.
I am also going to go ahead and get the fill scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving. Plenty of time to adjust to a fill into the holidays. And that will be 6 weeks after my last one.
So, I also joined in the challenge that Kristen is hosting. Today is the last day to get in, if you want to be in!! It's a great chance to motivate and win some moolah - both things that are completely bonuses!! Plus, I am finding new people to follow. I need a job where all day long I read blogs. Just saying.
Speaking of blogs - I'm going to let you all in on a little secret here in my world. I follow blogs that focus on - and have developed a pastime for - finding good deals, mostly at grocery stores. For instance, today, I got some free lactose free milk (for DH) and free turkey bacon - 4 packages. So excited. Yesterday - cheap weight w@tchers frozen meals. cheap enough that I don't care if I don't eat the whole package. That makes me happy.
Now, I'm off to make some homemade applesauce - chunky kind - to use up some of the apples I've been a buying.
I hope you all are doing well!!!