Well, today was a good day. Nothing spectacular event wise, but I am happy with how it all went down. I weighed 188 this morning. Yup. I’ll just leave that nugget of information for you right there.
Getting dressed in the morning is quite the struggle lately, as I literally lay in bed pondering what item of clothing, which actually fits me, I haven’t worn in the past few days. Today’s lucky winner was this ensemble, complete with a bloody big smile. Cheeeeeeeeeeese!!
At work I avoided these CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS just hanging out in the kitchen. As I’ve noted before my office is a gold mine of sweet, sweet temptations, but today I fought the treats, and I won (woot!).
For lunch I ate my leftover dinner from last night (chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, topped with half a can of Campbell’s broccoli soup. It was “hmm hmm good.”), and an apple and a slice of cheese for my afternoon snack.
I worked until six (and let it be known, I LOVE the project I’m currently working on… so much so 5pm and weekends are inconveniences to the project. Yea… I know!!), but at 6pm I pulled myself away, and headed north to meet my friend for a walk (we walked for 1.5 hours!), and then ate dinner out at Jack Astor’s (a cliche, terrible-for-your-calorie-wise restaurant.) I ordered the world’s most over priced mundane “California Chicken Salad” (it was $18!), but despite the insane cost (vs a $12 hamburger & fries), I was happy with my good decision to eat healthy.
And now I am home, and here I am. Telling my boyfriend my blog about my day about nothing. Oh, the exciting life I lead!! Ha! But really…. those skinny photos of mine I posted last night really motivated me. I kept popping in and looking at them, and was honestly so shocked that was ME, and when I found myself in the kitchen getting water, yet secretly eying the cookies, I walked away thinking, “I did it once, I can do it again!”
(Also, thank you sooooo much for all the support from yesterday’s post. You guys are the best. Thank you. xo)
This weekend went by in the flash of an eye, and I have to admit, it wasn’t one of the best…
I left work on Friday all lollipops n’ sunshine as it was finally the weekend, but then (oh-so-very-sadly) was hit with one of the worst migraines of my life just as I stepped inside my door. The migraine crippled all my plans for the next 24 hours, and I literally did not leave my apartment from about 6pm on Friday, until this morning (Sunday).
When I wasn’t curled up in a ball in my bed, or throwing up (yup, my migraines are that bad), I ventured to my couch and completed one of the best marathons of my life; two words, y’all; Tim Riggins. Oh, Friday Night Lights… how I love you.
Netflix got all judgy on my ass, which I did not appreciate. At all.
YES NETFLIX. I’M STILL WATCHING. YES, NETFLIX, I’M THIS LAZY.
I also, because whatever, we’re living in today’s world, & don’t lie, you do it too, I took a selfie of myself, because trust my hair to look awesome when I am feeling sick up in my ‘hood, and there is nobody there to see it. (#firstworldproblem right there)
Black & white for your artistic viewing pleasure (or, because I was pretty much in the dark, and this photo is super grainy).
So yup. My weekend was SO LAME and painful (ugh. migraines. UGH.), but then I woke up this morning feeling all new & refreshed (10 hours of sleep and A LOT of Advil will do that to you!) and ventured out to meet my sister for a little Farmers’ Market Action, which luckily turned this weekend frown, upside down…
I went to dinner last night with Amy, who virtually lives over at The Little Honey Bee. We headed to Tabule (which I highly recommend - so yummy!), and discussed all things marathon training (she’s training for her first!), CrossFit, dating, weight loss, and life. She is incredibly sweet, and if you’re looking for new yummy recipes, or inspiration, click through to her blog!
I haven’t posted many outfit posts lately because I haven’t exactly been looking stellar lately. But I ordered this skirt from Old Navy, and I really like it. So here’s my outfit today.
Peach season is in! (And Avocado season, sigh, is out). I highly recommend you great a peach this week, as they’re so juicy and yummy!
I went for a walk on lunch with a colleague, and we saw these flowers, and they were just so pink & beautiful, I thought I’d share.
I have no plans tonight, so I’m going to go for a run/walk. I type this, because I need accountability! I’ll report back post run/walk :)
It’s 5:30pm on Friday right now, and I’m about to leave work, which is ah-ah-ah-mazing. Today I sat at my desk and pondered if I was a “workaholic,” because I know me, and that’s just something I don’t think I am. And my conclusion was just that, I’m not, I’m just soooooo busy at work right now. But I’ve got TWO long weekends in August and-and-and-and an entire week off to head to cottage-country with the family. Wahoo! So excited.
And I got good feedback from my boss today, which was also ah-mazing.
And tonight I’m seeing two of my very best friends
And tomorrow is “Sunshine Saturday” (a charity event I’ve helped out with)
And Sunday is horse-riding (sigh, it’s been too long), and a birthday party in the evening.
And did I mention it’s the WEEKEND, and I am EXCITED, and I’m leaving my work laptop right here, at work.
And there are lots of ‘ands’ in this post
And I’ve eaten super healthy so far today
And the guy I’m seeing is back from his vacay soon, which is excellent
And I am going to start running again (mini goal: 5k). Truth be told last time I ran I had an AWFUL run, and have just been so scared of getting back out there.
And my apartment is clean as I type this, and I have *three* different vases of yellow flowers
How am I? Oh, you know… well, wait. I suppose you don’t.
I’ve been quiet on the Internet front the past few weeks for several reasons. The first and foremost honestly being I am so busy. So busy, in fact, that sometimes I truly don’t understand how I used to pop into this space so often, and find time to document my life so consistently. Good for me, because blogging takes time & effort and how have I been doing this for over 5.5 years?!
But there’s another reason, I must confess, and that’s that I’ve become awfully self conscious of this life I lead. The words I write. The photos I take. The places I go, and things I see. I don’t know. I don’t know whether I’m worried about being judged, or that I feel like my life is so boring (to others) it’s odd to upload a photo or story or snippet about an outfit, or run, or every day things. I mean, really. My days through and through are just so, well, ordinary.
So… with that said, let me take advantage of this pint (or two) flowing through my veins, and the vulnerability that comes with the clock striking 2am. I’ve been dating a lot. Let’s start there. Nothing serious, I think. I don’t know. One guy, whom I met through a mutual friend, has been around now for a few months. It’s fun, it’s casual, and it’s nice to have a consistent person to do something with. We actually openly discussed what we’re doing the other day; it’s certainly not a relationship because our lack of communication and/or check-ins is quite impressive, but it’s also not a, ummm, for lack of a better term, booty call. We go on dates. Lots of dates. And hang out and watch movies and order food together. He cooks, I clean. It works well. And it is what it is, and I’m, we’re, happy with it, especially because my time (and his) is so limited these days due to work.
Speaking of work, I am taking advantage of being single these days. I have no obligations come 5pm. No person to meet. No children to pick up. No places to be, and expectations to meet. So I work. A lot. When I look back on my corporate career I spent my twenties plotting and planning to travel the world. To escape to literally the other side of the world. And that, I did (yay!). But now that I’m back? Well now I am concentrating on my career. Twenty nine is the year of my life I have dedicated to my career. I work hard in the office (and often miss social events because of it), but then when I can, I’m also very kind to myself outside of the office. Because if working fifteen plus hours a day means I lay in bed and watch Netflix until 3pm on a Saturday, even when it’s sunny out, and the birds are calling my name, I don’t really care. Because I know I’m working hard for a company I love and believe in, going after promotions I want, and putting in my time to make a place for myself in the corporate world. It’s exciting, and I love it, and have a grand plan to continue to work my ass off for, well, as long as I need to to define this chapter of my life.
Speaking of my ass, it’s grown. Well, wait. I shouldn’t say that. This morning I weighed 182, so really, I’m sitting around where I was at the beginning of this year. So my good, old, ass has actually stayed the same. It’s not ideal, but given how much sitting I do these days, and constant battles not to eat all the office treats, I’m okay with this. My Personal Trainer is going well, it’s a huge struggle to make it to the gym for our set times each week (because of work), but I enjoy the feeling of muscles returning (slowly) to my body, and the sore feeling the day after a good workout. I’ve been meaning to get outside and run for a while… umm, remember how I ran four full marathons? Good Lord, how did I ever do that?
I’ve also started volunteering for an *awesome* organization called Project Sunshine. I’ll be sure to devote a whole post to this soon, as it’s an amazing charity, and I truly feel so lucky to have been accepted as a board member. The commitment is fairly extensive, but it’s something I am passionate about (they help families with sick children in hospitals), and I can’t wait to raise money through awesome events, and volunteer with the kids and their families.
What else? Horse riding, Baby Lily, Seeing friends, and family. I am living a content, full life, and I am thankful for every moment of it. My family is heading to a cottage next week, which will be sad times as I can’t go for work, but I’m going kayaking on Saturday, a bbq on Sunday, as well as Tim McGraw *yeehaw!* in the evening. I’m also online dating when I can fit it in - but folks, that’s a whole post in and of itself. Okay. Okay. I must get some rest. My boss told me today that people who are productive at night (me!) have an on average higher IQ, so I’ll rest my head thinking about that, and not how I have to be up in a mere few hours.
I wonder how many stranger’s stories we make it into? You know, maybe someone saw you in passing and told their friends about how pretty the girl in the lavender sweater was. Or maybe they overheard you say a joke and repeated it to their friend, confessing that they heard it from some guy at the store.