Let there be light!

I am not a happy camper today...Joe even asked me twice this morning if I was ok.  Really, I'm totally fine, I'm just annoyed because I know I'm going to have to use the damn treadmill again tonight.  They've changed the forecast again and now we're supposed to get rain this afternoon/evening then 3-5 inches of snow overnight.  Which basically means it's not enough to create a state of emergency/day off from work but enough to keep me from running outside.  I'm pretty sure Amanda and I will be hitting the treadmills together so maybe that will help.  I'm also planning to use one with a tv on the display so that I can't watch the time tick by.  Wish me luck...

1/10/11 - Oh Monday...I woke up without issue, probably because I fell asleep before 10 on Sunday night.  I didn't have any problems picking out an outfit, I wore my purple Cynthia Rowley jacket from TJ Maxx for the first time (good thing too, it's almost too big now) with a black cami, black pants & black heels.  I got a lot of compliments on the jacket throughout the day! 

I was super excited to make my breakfast sandwich (= 299 calories) since Joe had picked up some tomato!  I used the new ceramic knife I got him for xmas (from Oprah's favorite things list) to slice it and it worked great!  I still think it's funny that it has a white blade though.
I wasn't hungry all morning until Dawn & Jo announced they were going to lunch, within 5 minutes my stomach was growling.  Joe picked up some new fruit cups at BJs but didn't realize they're 2 servings per container so I need to figure out how to work them into my meals.  I'm trying to eat the fresh fruit (clementines & apples) first anyway so it doesn't go bad.  Lunch = 300 calories. 
I was absolutely ravenous in the afternoon so I grabbed a sugar free pudding for a snack = 70 calories.
After work I went to meet Christina & Amanda at the gym for group power.  I hadn't taken power since December 20th so I was concerned about overdoing it and being super sore all week.  I went light on my weights but I think I may have gone too light though, I wasn't really struggling at all.  This is definitely one of the downsides to training for a run, I end up doing a lot of cardio and slacking off on my lifting.  I was starving by the time class was over!  Luckily, Joe had the day off & dinner was ready when I walked in the door.  Turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheese (thanks for teaching him that one Tammy!) and sides of mashed potato & broccoli = 733 calories.
After dinner we worked on a house warming gift for Shana & Bill while watching some tv.  I wasn't hungry anymore but when Joe got out an ice cream bar from the freezer I had to have one too = 110 calories. 
Earlier in the afternoon Joe mentioned that he got me a present from Harbor Freight, I thought this was odd since that's a hardware store...but who doesn't like presents??  I totally forgot about it for most of the evening until right before we went to bed, I was thinking it might be a new shower head because ours has been leaking but when I went in the bathroom it was the same...  Then when I got into bed I noticed a glowing coming from the closet...he had installed a new light for me!  Now you need to understand why this is so exciting, here is a shot of my closet before, it had one tap light on the wall
Here is the after shot with the overhead lighting Joe installed.
I can see my sweaters!  I usually spend a lot of time pulling things out, bringing them into the light, realizing they're the wrong color, putting them back and starting over again.  I am absolutely giddy with the prospect of getting dressed in the morning now!  Yay for Joe!

How did I do on my January goals?
1. drink 64oz of water every day: check, every day total
2. track all my food & burn at least 500 calories a day for at least 25 days: 2303 burned - 1512 eaten = 791 total burned, 7 days total
3. 1000 fitness minutes, not allowed to count walking at the restaurant: 60 minutes today, 285 total for month
4. run 20 miles: 0 today, 8.6 total
5. 15 spend free days - nothing purchased, 4 days total


  1. Joe is the best!
    So no slacking on the strength training ok! I have it set up for me to do it on Mondays (you can go to power) and Wednesdays. Now, like I said, we have a 2 mile run AND ST on Wednesdays. That is how you work it in! It will help you run better/faster! Have fun at the gym tonight!

  2. Is this your way of checking to see if I'm reading?

    Gift?! What is it? Come on, tell me... dooo it you know you wanna..