|My first ever pair of|
Why, yes they are. Thank you for noticing. I could have cried this morning. I went to Value Village (thrift store) on Thursday, spent $150.00, and got an entire fall/winter wardrobe. Love that place. Where else can you buy Banana Republic khakis, and a Banana Republic button shirt that look just like new for $15? Value Village, that's where! Anyway, I easily get off topic. I also got a pair of very low rise skinny jeans from Old Navy...and they fit like a dream. No muffin top or anything! All pants size 12, all tops size large (for more fitted ones) and medium. I actually almost, ALMOST look skinny in my skinny jeans!
Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my lifestyle change. I would give you an actual number of pounds lost, but I'm going for my official weigh-in on Wednesday...so I'm waiting till then to see where I am. I'm bummed I won't be seeing Dr. Stephen ('cos he doesn't work Wednesdays), but next time. I'm going back to my every two week weigh-in starting on the 19th. I'm back and forth to Peterborough every two weeks again, so I can book all my appointments in advance. I did fine over the summer on my own, but I still like the routine of having official weigh-ins, as well as the accountability. I'm hoping to get my "at goal" certificate by Christmas. It would be the best Christmas present I could get!
Yesterday morning I ran my first 10k. I upped my mileage significantly this week. I ran 36k and burned just over 3000 calories. That's up from 32k last week and a burn of 2670 calories. That is of course not counting the calories I burn from walking Finn 6k about 5x per week, and the swimming calories. I'm not too sure how much I burn swimming. It's more recreational and while my hubby and I swap off minding the boy to get some laps in, I only do about 20 minutes of laps per pool session. It's hard to say...OK, I just looked it up. I burn 109 calories by swimming for 20 minutes. That blows! Running is a much more efficient calorie burner!
|Contigo travel mugs.|
I have a very horrific story to share. I wasn't going to ever speak of this...but I feel like I need to share my trauma because so many people could run into the same ghastly experience I have. Lots of people have these coffee travel mugs from Costco. I used mine every day for my drive to work. I'd finish my coffee on the way to work, bring it in the house with me when I got home, and hand wash it for the following morning. Every weekend, it got put in the dishwasher. A couple of times I had to get goopy sludge stuff out of the lid with a skewer. It was gross, but would build up over time. The one thing I didn't like about the mug was it was next to impossible to clean the lid properly.
So a couple of days ago I'm driving to work and drinking away. I'm about 45 minutes into my commute. I can feel things falling on my upper lip every time I take a swig of coffee. I put the mug into my cup holder, and notice something moving on the top. I take a closer look to discover...MAGGOTS!!!!!!!!! That's right folks, I was drinking maggots. What was my reaction? Well, I didn't lose control of the wheel as expected. I simply shrugged, put the mug in the back seat holder after killing all live maggots I could see (about 3), drove to work, came home, told my husband that I was no longer drinking out of that travel mug and threw both that we owned out. I was mortified, but could do nothing about it while driving 120k per hour. Instead I talked myself through the horror and convinced myself it was all good because I got an extra boost of protein first thing in the morning. I believe the added protein helped, for some strange reason, I had no appetite all day!