Friday, February 27, 2015

February happenings

February - the shortest month of the year - absolutely flew by!

Here's some of what happened:

I made my first spaghetti squash - and it was really good!


I ate some pizza and some wings


I tried to balance it out a little with fruit and a mini bagel at work


I got my nails did


I tried my first Barre class


We got our taxes done


We took the teens out to pick paint colors for their new bedrooms


We went out to eat before the snowstorm hit


The snow came


I used my new FitBit Charge HR's heart rate monitor feature for the 1st time during a spin class. 

I need to figure out what the "custom" rate is

I drank wine out of a red solo cup because hubby packed all of my wine glasses.


What was supposed to be a follow-up sonogram turned into a diagnostic mammogram, an ultrasound and then a needle biopsy all in the same morning. I'm actually still waiting on the results of the biopsy.


We had more snow.


AND drumroll please...

We settled on our new house yesterday!


So yes - February was quite a busy month for me and March probably will be too because that's when we're actually going to be moving in.

I didn't get many workouts in during the month of February so during March I really need to get back into it - my weight has slowly been creeping up on me which is no bueno with summer right around the corner!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February Already?

The weekend was a lot of fun - but again - not the healthiest.

Friday night hubby and I went to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore since we each had some free slot play on our cards to use. I didn't do so hot but hubby did. He did well enough that he gave me enough money to erase my loss so I kind of "broke even" for the night. Unfortunately we stayed out so late that we ended up having to drive through McDonald's for our very late dinner.

My stomach really wasn't happy with me the next morning

Saturday morning I lounged around and watched the finale of The Biggest Loser while my tummy recuperated from the previous night. I had avoided all social media mentions of the finale winner because I didn't want to know in advance who had won. I was glad that at this year's finale everyone looked like they had lost their final weight the healthy way.
  

While I was laying in bed watching tv and drinking coffee I decided to update MyFitness Pal. I can't believe the creamer I was using had so many calories! Normally I'll use plain creamer or sugar free - that was so not worth the calories!



When my stomach settled down I was able to get in a workout before hubby and I hit the streets for the day!

Saturday's workout

Saturday we had to go to the car dealership to figure out what we're going to do with my car. The lease is almost up so we can do one of three things - walk away from it at the end of the lease, buy it out, or go into a new car for a new lease. Since the twin teens will be turning 15 next month and getting ready to take Driver's Ed soon after - it's something we need to consider carefully.

Saturday night we ended up at a different casino - Maryland Live. Our intent was really to go to dinner at one of our fave burger places - Bobby's Burger Palace. They have the BEST burgers and we always split the fries! The casino wasn't too nice to me or hubby that night so it may be awhile before we go back to either one.

Sunday I did the weekly meal plan/SuperBowl food planning before we went grocery shopping. I made sure I got my workout in BEFORE the big game so I could get my steps in. My secret goal for myself is to get 10K steps a day in for the month of February.      

Sunday's Workout

I ate a bunch of junk food and one beer during the Super Bowl. Let's not talk about the outcome of the game though. I'm too depressed to relive the final seconds.


Monday's lunchtime wog
Tuesday I hardly had any steps in so I hopped on the treadmill before bed for another one of my wogs. I can't wait for the weather to get warmer though - I do miss my outdoor runs.