It's not as if I didn't go anything during my time off. I actually did get quite a bit of writing - well, really editing. Now I just need to make the changes in Word. As mentioned before, despite my interest in an iPad or eReader, I like to work from printed pages. I also got other things done but a vacation is mostly about relaxing and that I did, now onto 2011.
Since getting back from Florida this past Thanksgiving, I've been dieting. After gorging on Thanksgiving festivities, returning and stepping on the scale I was stricken with grief for nearly all my gains (or rather losses) from 2010's earlier dieting had vanished (or rather gained...whatever). Now since watching what I eat, I am down 3 pounds which actually includes a tick up of a pound for Christmas - a girls gotta have some leeway. I find the site LoseIt.com helpful in tracking what goes in my big, fat mouth. Just like watching your finances, writing everything down helps. You wouldn't believe the amount of consumption that happens. This time I'm not purposely limiting myself to certain foods. In fact last night I had ice cream and pasta. It's just staying below your maximum daily caloric intake that matters.
Additionally, for exercising, I've been using the Shakeweight which I asked Santa for Christmas. Despite the SNL parodies and awkward gestures one must perform in order to work the thing, I find it quite effective. It's not really something one should use to lose weight - in fact I think I've gained a bit of muscle weight from it - but I find it good for firming the upper body.
Okay onto something completely different...
Yesterday, while shopping for rock salt at Home Depot and then traipsing to the men's room to relieve myself of the too-much-coffee I had drunk, I spotted a garage door insulation kit. I never knew such a thing existed; being the non-handyman that I am it had never even occurred to me to insulate such a thing but I am now excited to do so. The great room, with it's two exposed walls, above our garage is difficult to heat. I think this will help dramatically and I shall be purchasing one within the near term. I'll keep you posted as you can probably imagine I will.
Today's the day where we box up Christmas for another 10 to 11 months. This is always a chore that, unlike putting it up, I don't find much fun. The house always seems so boring after all the decorations are down. In anticipation of this drabness, I purchased some tulips during yesterday's grocery shopping. After all they are my favorite flower and despite them being $8 a bunch I thought it a nice segue into a much anticipated spring.
|Spring Tulips and Christmas Tree Scented Candle|