Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Christmas on Valentine's?

Today is Valentine's Day. My husband and I had our first date 8 years ago on this day. It's hard to believe we've been together that long! We dated for 3-ish years and have been married almost 5. He made me steaks tonight...and then we split up to do our own things. He worked on building a new computer and I watched a couple episodes of Battlestar Galactica on Netfilx. Romantic, I know! I also cleaned the bathroom and took down Christmas decorations.

Yes, I actually made an effort to decorate for Christmas this year. I was so proud of myself that I couldn't bear to take them down and wanted to enjoy my efforts for a little longer. Now that I've finally taken down the decorations, everything looks so bare! At some point in my life I would like to actually make an effort to have a style to my home decorating. For now, it is pretty plain. I signed up for Pinterest a few weeks ago, but haven't been able to take the time to look around. I hear there are lots of good ideas floating around there. My laptop that I use is 8 years old and needs reformatting badly. If I have too many tabs open in my browser or there are too many graphics on the page, my computer gets tired and doesn't know what to do. Then, I have to hard reboot and it takes 20 minutes to pull up the log-in screen. So, by that point I move on to something else because I get frustrated.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Weight Loss and Thermometers

My Jillian workouts have been paying off the last few weeks. Since my last weight post, I've really tried hard to have consistency in working out every day. I miss a couple days here and there, but overall I'm keeping with it. In the last three weeks I have lost 4.5 pounds putting me down to 173.0! That averages to about 1.5 pounds per week. I've been more conscientious about my diet as well, so I'm trying to really limit the snacks.

My sister gave me a pair of her jeans. They are my "goal" pants. I'm hoping that if I lose 3 more pounds I can fit into them without having a muffin top. My legs, arms, neck, and chest have really trimmed down, but my abdominal area keeps holding on for dear life, especially my love handles. I'm trying to go walking during lunch break every once in awhile to help get more cardio in hopes that my abs will start to burn away.

In other news, I've been tracking my BBT since my last period, but I swear my temperature is bi-polar. I see a bit of a trend, but it's really up and down.We'll see if my first month TTC with this method is successful. I'm hopeful for good news, but am okay with having to try again next month. It will happen when it's supposed to happen!