Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I know what I'm doing tonight...

So, this happened.

It looks like I'm going to Minneapolis tonight do a little jogging (soft j) and walking with the Ben Does Life Tour.  I think Katie should come with too.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I want to run again.

I want to run again.

I want to get up early in the morning before work and run.  I want to run in the quiet while the neighborhood is waking up.  I want to run and see people bringing their dogs out for their morning walk and potty break.  I want to run and only hear my footsteps on the sidewalk and the wolves from Como Zoo howling.  I want to run again.

I'm going to start running again.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

To-do list update.

Last night I posted about things I needed to complete last night.  Let's see how we did, shall we?
  • Treats for Sean to bring to work, check!
  • Finish designing RSVP and map for wedding invitations, check!
    • Bonus, I got them printed.  Over lunch I'm headed to the post office to get postcard stamps and then invitations can be mailed out this week.  Woo!
  • Finish up baby gift... not check.  That is the only thing on my agenda tonight though.  Sean will be mailing it off tomorrow morning.
  • Miscellaneous wedding projects... not check.  The card box will be completed this week.  Also, I want to get the vases used as table centerpieces spray painted the correct color.
  • Cages for tomato plants are done.  Also over lunch I'm going to head to the garden quick (time permitting) and drop off the last of the cages and do a little watering. 
Side note.  I planted my tomato and jalapeno plants on Saturday afternoon.  Then, Saturday evening we got some crazy wind and sideways rain.  For a while, the rain was really coming down hard.  Luckily, only one tomato plant was damaged.  It was a roma plant, so I'm not too worried.

What's going on with you?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Things going on right now.

Things I'm working on all at once right now:
  • Making treats for Sean to bring to work tomorrow.
  • Finishing up designing RSVP and map for the wedding invitations so they can be mailed out this week.
  • Finishing up baby gift for Rebecca, Sean's sister.  Baby Gutwin will be here shortly!
  • Working on miscellaneous wedding projects.
  • Finish making cages for my tomato plants -- only 12 more to go!
That's what I'm trying to complete tonight.  Do you think I can do it?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Aw, crap.

I just did a little math of when I need to send out wedding invitations and when the RSVP deadline should be.  If I make the RSVP deadline one month (four weeks) before the wedding and "they" say to send out wedding invitations eight weeks before the RSVP deadline.  The date I would need to send out the invitations is tomorrow.

Cue the swearing and freaking out in my head.

We're getting married 12 weeks from tomorrow.  TWELVE WEEKS.

We have a lot to do.  First though, I need to design the RSVP and map to be printed.  I need to do this stat.

Cue the freaking out some more.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Bike Ride to Work

I timed myself going to work this morning.  I shaved off two minutes since the first and last time I timed myself.  Yeah!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Favorites and Real Talk

Can we please talk about the fact that I have come down with a cold since coming home from Columbia, Maryland, for work?  I forsee this weekend to be a lot laying around on the couch intermixed with working on my garden.  Other favorite things, plants in my garden!

Things that have sprouted in my garden:
  • Peas
  • Sunflowers (I had more sprouted when I went there last week, I think a bunny had a snack)
  • Carrots
  • Onions (my dad gave me some of the onions he got from Travis)
  • Daisies
  • Marigolds
  • Gladiola (only one so far)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
And I still have plenty of room to plant my 20 tomato plants and eight jalapeno plants.  I think 20 tomato plants might be too much.  Hopefully I can give some away to Katie when she gets home from her two week trip in Europe.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Favorites.

  • I've been working on wedding projects again.  A necessary thing.
  • Gardening!
Honestly, I can't think of anything else.  I've got wedding and gardening brain.  Leaving for Maryland for work on Sunday.  I have to start packing and such. 

What are you up to?  Big plans for the weekend?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1st Thoughts.

Happy May Day!  I can't believe it is already May.  Where has the time gone? 

So, a topic I haven't been blogging about and trying not to think about.  My weight.  I weighed in this morning.  I'm down .4 pound(s?).  I suspect I'm down more than that since I haven't weighed in since April 4, 2012.  I was in a funk.  I was angry about gaining 1.7 pounds.  I'm past that now.  I'm refocused.

What refocused me, you ask?  Well, I was reading an issue of Allure.  I can't remember if it was April or March's issue.  I tried finding the article online, but alas, could not.  Anyway, the article was about weight loss and the discipline it takes.  It was one woman's account of how she lost weight through thinking of a diet as a discipline.  It wasn't about motivation or self control.  It was about discipline.  And when I think about the food I'm going to eat during the day, I think about the discipline of weight loss.  The article really shed some light.  I'm going to keep trying to find it.  It was a good one. 

Instead of finding motivation (or waiting for it) I've found this works for me.  Over the past week, I've noticed I'm not snacking unnecessarily (very much).  I'm not eating out of boredom.  I'm getting my eating habits under control. 

For most of April, I wasn't paying attention to what I was eating.  I wasn't logging my food into LoseIt.  I wasn't being successful at all.  Right now though, I'm happy with my plan. 

I've been exercising.  I'm working on the Couch to 5K plan again.  I went for a "run" last night.  By "run" I mean run for specific time, walk for specific time.  On Sunday, Sean and I did some garden work at the community garden.  I'm signed up for the mowing work group, so I did a bit of mowing.  The non-self propelled push mower definitely worked my arm and shoulder muscles.  Also, shoveling dirt is a full body workout.  Over the weekend I did some Jillian Michael's Extreme Shed & Shred.  So, I've been trying to be active. 

Now, it is time to buckle down.  I've got a wedding in 101 days to prepare for.