Friday, January 30, 2009

fantastic friday

i am having a really great friday. i have an interview next week. i have a delicious bowl of steel cut oatmeal in the fridge. i found a dime on the street. can't be beat! and my boyfriend and i are going out for dinner tonight to milestones. it's just a chain but a nice one and we have a gift certificate. we usually eat at home so going out is special.

last night i saw the movie "bride wars" with a few girlfriends and it was really cute. a little cheesy, but i liked it a lot. i am the biggest movie critic and never like anything so that's saying a lot. great fashions! jen, i never would have noticed that purse if you hadn't mentioned it in your blog. i loved the outfit emma was wearing while she had that bag.

my week of proteining it up is OVER (thank god - i don't normally eat that much meat) and i am down 4.8 pounds. can you believe it? i can't. that really works for me. actually it's probably protein 40% no salt 60%. it's so hard for me not to use salt. i used so much mrs. dash it isn't funny. so now i'm back in the middle of my maintenance zone and pretty happy about it. last night i made a batch (4 servings) of steel cut oatmeal. it takes 30 minutes to cook on the stove so making just one serving at a time wouldn't be very time efficient. i'm having a serving for lunch with pumpkin mixed in, sweetened coconut and toasted almonds sprinkled on top, and a scoop of PB2 chocolate. it's a dream come true.

this morning i tried the 20-minute hatha yoga #2 download. it was pretty good. a few different poses, some sort of challenging due to my lack of flexibility. i have trouble arching my back. when i was a kid i practiced every day until i could finally do a standing back arch. now? i would probably wind myself falling flat on my back trying. i love yoga because it really focuses on stretching hamstrings.

fun weekend coming up. dinner tonight, tomorrow possibly some dancing (my favourite thing), and sunday... oh boy... getting together with some girlfriends for a GONE WITH THE WIND movie watching party! hoooooray! we are going to watch half, break for dinner (potluck style) and then keep on watching until our eyes fall out. today is such a great day. oh, and after work i'm going to loblaws to shop for a few things. it's my favourite grocery store and i never get to go there since there is a metro literally a 2-minute walk from my building. loblaws has a great natural foods section, and it's all together unlike metro which puts everything with the like products. for example, organic ketchup with the regular ketchup. organic soups with the regular soup. i want it all together in an organic wonder aisle! not spread out! the end. have a nice weekend.

8 comments:

Vanessa said...

Good job on the loss! Have a good weekend :)

Lainey said...

Oooh, the "no-salt" thing would kill me! I must have my salt. I was so happy this morning because my blood pressure (I have (had?) high blood pressure, but my doc just told me to lose weight, and didn't say anything about cutting down on salt, so I didn't) was normal--NORMAL!!!-and I haven't cut my salt at all.

Loblaws sounds better than Superstore, which is odd because they're the same company.

SeaBreeze said...

You sound positively bubbling in your post. I am beyond impressed with how well your plan worked and your enthusism.

Julie said...

You know, I came to live in BC for a year and I actually miss Loblaws! Lainey, it IS better than Real Canadian Superstore. I'm moving back east to Toronto this summer (just so that I can once again shop at Loblaws - kidding!).

Fatinah said...

Seabreeze is right - you're just about jumping off the page with this post!!

I can't believe that worked so well for you....I may have to try....I've never tested my body to see how it reacts to increases/decreases in things like proteins and such....

fittingbackin said...

Aw your weekend sounds super fun!! WOW on the weight loss - congrats, girl - anyone who can go that long without salt is my hero! (or a freak of nature... hehe) Your happiness radiated through this post and made me happier - so thanks for that!! Have a great weekend!!

Crystal said...

Sounds like you not only had a good friday but a pretty good weekend. I love Gone with the Wind. I have watched the movies hundreds of times and never get tired of it and the book was pretty good too.

Great job with the weight loss!

carla said...

how fun does that GWTW party sound.

Now Im thinking I should have thrown one tonight in 'rival' with the superboal here :)

Miz, who loves her PB2.