Friday, August 24, 2012
The new plan update + current crushes
We've really kicked butt on exercise. I've been sore everyday in different places letting me know my intensity wasn't wasted. I surpassed my 4200 calorie goal by 200 so far and a walk later will put me about 450 over but doing 'active recovery' exercises so I can give my muscles a rest. I've been getting in my water like clockwork which means I've also been sleeping less since I'm up 2-4x a night. I swear my bladder stores wee like a squirrel storing nuts for the winter. Yet somehow I've felt bloated this week and yes, I watch my sodium like a hawk so I have no idea what's going on there. I've done some good calorie cycling this week, hopefully keeping the body guessing. I seem to have adjusted to cutting the peanut butter oat bars. I do get hungry sooner but no weak spells like Monday night so yay! I can only hope for the best on the scale tomorrow and I haven't peeked all week. I don't even try to guess anymore.
We rented Chimpanzee last night. I want Oscar. SO adorable and of course I bawled at all of the appropriate moments. I recommend it but caution those sensitive to the ugly side of nature that it has some cringe worthy parts even if they don't exactly show it.
Let's get to what I'm crushin' on.
I am absolutely pining over this multi-function stockpot from Sur La Table. It may or may not have anything to do with me accidentally nicking my non-stick coating in my stock pot. Mmm...teflon. So this thing is definitely on my wish list.
Also at Sur La Table is this awesome wire vegetable basket. They have one for fruits too. It makes me want to buy them and skip through the farmers markets for the rest of the season. It wouldn't look ridiculous at all. At all.
I am sooo digging this industrial shelf dohicker from World Market (probably because I bought an industrial cart very similar from there). I can see putting my food photography stuff in it and being a little better organized in there as I'm kind of running out of room on some stuff. I have no idea where it would go but I'm pretty sure if I wiggle my nose, a space of that exact dimension would magically open it. It could happen.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I am in love with Edison filament bulbs. I think anything looks sexy with those babies plugged inside. I would love to have this aged steel reflector filament pendant light from Restoration Hardware. Seriously, I would love this hanging anywhere in my house right now and at under $150 that's like bargain basement prices for that store. (Too bad my wallet doesn't quite agree)
It wouldn't quite go over the Josephine bed that I'm sure Restoration Hardware would like to donate to me because they're generous like that. (I can dream) It would probably take up our whole bedroom but then I would be forced to hire a butler because people who own this bed obviously have one, right? "Jeeves, I shall take my Earl Grey tea with a sweet scone and a side of devonshire cream. Please see that you fluff my pillows before tending to your other deeds for the day, will you?"
I could be here all day but you know, we've all got stuff to do so I'll just leave you with that right now.
The Mr unfortunately has to work from home tomorrow so we'll be home Saturday but we have a road trip coming up this week I'm looking forward to (you'll hear about it next week) so I'll just have to grin and bear it. So I'm going to live vicariously through you guys...
What are your plans for the weekend? Have anything you're crushing on right now?
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