Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Weigh-In

Happy Friday and what a gorgeous day it is! I was up early and got the house scrubbed clean, worked up a really good sweat while I was at it and definitely counted that as my Friday workout. According to The Fitness Partner's excellent activity calculator, I burned over 400 calories whilst housecleaning. The weigh-in was good, another pound down for a total of 93 pounds gone, 184. The bad news is my husband lost two pounds out of nowhere so I'm still one pound heavier than he is. The nerve of that guy! Oh, well, next week maybe. Speaking of which, I will be doing my next weigh-in on Thursday morning. Although I'm going to eat sensible portions on Thanksgiving Day, it is a planned indulgence day. I'm not going to annoy myself by getting on the scale Friday morning and see the wine and dessert bloat. I know I'm going to stay balanced and on track during "The Holiday Season" no matter what! I have a strategy review post coming soon, so watch this space.

In other news, after not being able to wear my rings for so long, I made it a priority to have my engagement ring sized. It was a total squee moment when I found out my ring finger is now a size 5! I just picked it up this morning. The jeweler made the perfect size, tightened the prongs, dipped and polished the mounting and cleaned the stones and oh my goodness, it looks so beautiful, just like new. It feels so good to wear it again.

Phew! It's been a crazy busy month, I feel like I've spent more time at work or in my car than at home. But I'm all caught up and have the rest of today to myself (and Grey's Anatomy and the Project Runway finale) and the whole weekend to spend with my husband instead of working or doing "to do" things. I'm going to make a cup of ruby red chai and put my feet up. I hope you are enjoying the day and taking good care of yourself.


  1. Wow, it's amazing how many calories are burned by everyday activities like housekeeping. Congratulations on the ring! What a great feeling. Hope you enjoy all your free time. What is ruby red chai? A special kind of chai?

  2. Ruby Red Chai is a chai spiced tea made with rooibos tea instead of black tea. It's caffeine free and really tasty!