Thursday, May 26, 2011

#1 Complete

Hooray! I completed my very first goal on my 101 in 1001 list!! And it so happens to be #1:

1. Finish my 101 in 1001 list

That's right... I now have all 101 goals ready for your viewing pleasure. Just click on the link above or on the tab at the top of this page. Some are big, and some are silly, but they are all things I would like to accomplish. I had a couple duplicates, but I think I caught them all... If you happen to spot one though, please let me know. ; )

I'm really looking forward to working on my list over the next couple of years. I went over some of my goals with Matt, and he wasn't all too excited about all the (semi-costly) trips I had on there. But I let him know that him accompanying me on those trips wasn't part of the goal... Ha, ha!!! (He didn't think that was funny)

Weigh-In Wednesday

Yet another Weigh-In Wednesday on Thursday... I weighed yesterday morning, but never got around to posting it. And yet again, I missed last week's weigh-in. Such a slacker!!

As far as my goals from my last post, I did work out when I got home from church that night. But Thursday night I had the worst headache... I didn't even go to book club. So I didn't work out that night... or any other night since. : ( But I have been watching what I've eaten. I've been trying to eat a big, healthy breakfast, a medium-sized lunch, and a small dinner. Usually just a sandwich or bowl of cereal. And I think it's actually paying off! : ) In fact, even without working out, I lost 1.3 pounds. Yay! : )

This week: -1.3

Total: -10.3
Total weeks: 15
Avg. per week: -0.7

Back up to 10 lbs lost! Woot, woot! ; )  Soooo, my goals for the next 7 days will be to work out EVERY DAY and to keep watching what I eat. And to weigh in and post the results on Wednesday!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Weigh-In Wednesday

Wow, I'm actually posting this on a Wednesday... can you believe it!? ; )  And I didn't even weigh in last week. But I haven't worked out at all, so that's probably why I forgot. If I had worked out, I would have been anxious to weigh in...

And since you know I haven't worked out, it won't surprise you to find I gained this week. It may surprise you, though, to find I only gained 1 pound. I'll take that... I deserve a lot worse. : (

This week: +1.1
Total: -9
Total weeks: 13
Avg. per week: -0.7

Awe man, I dropped below 10 pounds. Ughhh... I seriously need to get motivated!! Ok... even though I have church tonight and won't be home until probably after 9, I AM GOING TO WORK OUT!!!!!! And tomorrow, I have book club... but I WILL WORK OUT AFTERWARDS!!!!! I just have to stop making excuses and start making time to exercise.

I keep making these ideal situations in my mind... like if I get up at 5, I can do a 20 minute workout and still have plenty of time to get ready for work. And then I can head to Curves after work. But then I wake up late, and I just decide the whole day's a bust so I'll try again tomorrow. : (

I have to stop thinking that way, or I'll never lose this weight! And I need to stop trying to concoct ways to motivate myself and just do it!!!

So here's to hoping next week's post will be a lot less frustrated and a lot more excited!! : )

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Giveaway Alert

Hi there! I've got 2 giveaways to tell you about...

The 1st is a cute little orange, flower picture frame over at A Few Sprinkles Short of a Sundae :
You can click here to go straight to the giveaway... And you are able to get up to 3 entries. : )

The 2nd giveaway is at a new blog I follow... My Dolce Vita. And it is for your choice of 8 different items from the 1 and only Tiffany & Co!! I won't post all 8 pictures, but here's my fave:

Yes, please!!! : )  You can get up to 3 entries on this one as well. Click here to find out how... 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Another Lovely Mail Day

Wow, I really need to work on how often I blog!! I've been such a slacker lately... But here's a little mail love until I can work up a bigger post.

Mostly postcards on the outgoing this week:

The only letter that went out... to the wonderful Sarah

Postcrossing to Serbia

Postcrossing to Finland

Postcrossing to Taiwan

Postcrossing to the UK

A little love for Lauren
And lots of lovely postcards received this week:

Pretty flowers from a direct swap with Marjolein in Amsterdam

And check out the cool stamps she used : )

More pretty flowers from a direct swap with Penny in Australia

Gorgeous scene from Tracy in Canada, who also sent me her definition of beauty:

"I believe beauty is anything which ignites any or all of your five senses in a pleasurable or satisfying way - could be the simplest thing that takes your breath away or something complex and intense."
I've been trying to find a photo-album type book to keep my postcards in, that'll let you see both the front and back of each card. But no luck so far... all the ones I've found have either slots that are too small for the postcards or have an attached insert preventing you from seeing both sides. Do any of you know where I could find something that would work?

Hope all you moms had a wonderful Mother's day!! And hopefully I'll get another post up sometime this week. : )