Tuesday, November 18, 2008

148.2 - Three good days under my (loosening) belt

Monday was a successful day. Ran 4 miles (in the cold! It was 39 degrees, brrrr). Ate well, didn't eat junk at night. It paid off this morning with a nice loss on the scale.

No workout today, but my food has been good. Hopefully I'll at least hang onto the loss I've got right now.

The rest of this week is going to be nuts. Busy work day tomorrow, and I'm organizing Thanksgiving plans.

On the getting the house ready for 20 guests front, I spent 3 hours Monday night after the kids went to bed (yes, I was up until after midnight) removing toys and cleaning and reorganizing furniture in our "front" room. Our house was built in the 80s, when it was the norm to have a fancy living room in the front of the house. Ours was a lovely sitting room until we had kids. Then of course we had to move the computer stuff to the fancy living room and it became more of an office with a piano and a loveseat included. Then when the toys were overflowing in the kids' rooms, we moved the excess toys into the fancy living room and renamed it the Toy Room.

After taking a bunch of stuff to Goodwill and moving the sentimental/good stuff to the garage (didn't I just clean that thing out?!), there are no more toys in there and it's mostly back to a lovely sitting room. There's still a computer/printer on a desk, and my desk with my untouched-for-almost-2-years scrap booking stuff. But the love seat and two rocking chairs are facing each other in a conversation area, so it will be a nice place for folks to talk if they want a break from the kitchen/family room chaos. Rounding out the room are my piano and a tall chifferobe, which is the 3rd piece of Sophie's bedroom furniture set, and it just won't fit in her room with all her toys (I bought her furniture from my best girlfriend when she moved to Texas, and it's Art Deco and gorgeous) .

Annyyywwayyy, I'm feeling like I'm getting there, with time to spare. I set out my few Thanksgiving decorations tonight and have the dining room table ready with a new table cloth and centerpiece (two candle sticks with flower rings, Male & Female Pilgrim figurines, and a small flower arrangement in the middle--it's all what I had on hand, except the table cloth).

Now I'm figuring out The Food. I want to shop early--before the weekend--to avoid the crowds & make sure I get my 10 sweet potatoes. Those always sell out early.

And, we saw Christmas lights tonight. At two different houses. One with just a tree, another with outside lights already turned on. I just want to scream at them--"for the love of pete, put them up if you must, people, but don't turn them on until after Turkey Day." It's all just flying by too fast.

7 comments:

MizFit said...

Im with you.
I shopped way early because when I dont I get caught up in the frenzy of it all and grab stuff (JUNK) I never planned to/which is way off my list!

LG said...

Great job on the organizing and cleaning. :-)

I'm impressed with you running; I know it's already way colder out there and you're sticking to it (and the food plan!). Once again, you're AWESOME!

Twenty people? You're a stronger man than me, Gunga Din. :-)

LG said...

Great job on the organizing and cleaning. :-)

I'm impressed with you running; I know it's already way colder out there and you're sticking to it (and the food plan!). Once again, you're AWESOME!

Twenty people? You're a stronger man than me, Gunga Din. :-)

Vickie said...

garages are like big accumulation magnets. . .don't you think???

what is your menu?

what are others bringing?

Jill said...

THAT is why we have Thanksgiving at my mom's house every year!!

My mom and my sister and I divide up all the TDay food so no one is doing ALL the cooking. Mom still does the turkey/stuffing/gravy because no one can make it like mom can!!

You go with your cold running self!! I think I read somewhere once that exercising in the cold burns more calories because your body has to work harder to keep you warm. I don't know if it's true or not, but it sounds good!!

Pleas send some of your organized, getting-things-done-early vibes my way - pleeeeeeeeeeze!!!! =)

MCM Mama said...

Good job on the running, eating, and organizing! Want to come clean out my house? LOL

Dana said...

I'm a long time fan of your blog coming out of lurkdom. I too fight the comfort eating (and just eating :))"less than ideal" foods. Then I get all puffy and uncomfortable. For me, I think it was hormone related, and I really got it under control by making sure I get enough calcium and vitamin D per my ob/gyn suggestion. It took about three months, and life has improved a lot for me, all month long! Now I have so much more control over my eating, even when I'm really stressed out. My running has been going a lot better too. I admire you for your Thankgiving plans btw! 20 people!