Monday, September 24, 2012

Lazy Weekend

Had a pretty laid back couple of days this past weekend. I'm actually lucky I even got a shower in there since I was mostly a hermit. Saturday, I lazed around all morning and then ran on the TM when Emmeline went down for a nap. I was pretty proud of myself, I actually ran the longest time without stopping that I have yet to date. Nine minutes! I had started off running originally using the C25K, but then kind of trailed off and started doing my own thing. I can't decide if I want to pick it back up (I'd be around week 5) or just keep on keeping on.

We decided to actually stop being shut-ins leave the house and head over to Target Sat. afternoon. Miss Em needed some new clothes now that fall weather is setting in and her warm clothes don't fit anymore. We also managed to load up the glass bottles that have been accumulating in our basement for over a year and took them to the recycling place. Hallelujah! Two recycling bins and a large trash can that were overflowing with beer bottles, wine bottles, pickle jars and other assorted glass are now empty! Wow, did I really drink that much?

Dropped the usual $100 bucks at Target, but got some cute stuff for Em including new shoes.
Little Chucks, are they not the cutest?

Yes, she wore her jammies all day
 Although it was a huge struggle, I did not buy any clothes for myself. Mostly because Jason wouldn't even let me go over to the women's section. Killjoy. I did, however pick up Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. I plan on starting that on October 1 with a bunch of great ladies on the Mama Laughlin's Fit Camp Facebook group.

I have mentioned before that I have a hard time maintaining friendships, but it should be no problem with this great group of women. Despite the fact that there are over 5000 members in this little group, everyone is united with a common goal of becoming healthy and fit. And everyone on there is so supportive. I have not seen one nasty comment or any troll looking to stir shit up. Blows the mind when you think about how catty and mean some women can be especially on the internet.

Back to Jillian, I will be sure to post my before pics and stats as I'm sure you're dying to see them. I'm not expecting to drop a ton of weight, although it would be nice, but will take the inches lost as a better measurement. Gotta love smaller sizes! Speaking of which, I dug out an old pair of jeans on Saturday and tried them on and they fit! They were actually even a tad loose, woohoo! I used to wear a 14/16 size pant and to have a size 12 be loose is so rewarding. Now Jason will have to let me go shopping. Heh heh.

These are the pants I wore today. You should see the sag in the butt.
As a close to my lazy weekend, I busted out my culinary skills and made Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes and homemade gravy a la The Pioneer Woman. I realize that it is not weight loss food by any stretch of the imagination, but it was sooooo good and you need to have a cheat meal every once in a while. All in moderation, right? Plus, J's a good ole southern boy and this is his favorite meal and I like to show off for him in the kitchen.

What is your favorite cheat meal? And who has a good store suggestion for pants? 


  1. Cheat Meal = Any pasta dish. Those chucks are adorable. I just bought Elle the pink one's for Hip Hop class. Love them:)

  2. You just listed my FAVORITE cheat meal, J and I both. He would ask me to make it every week if he could, but I care about our arteries a bit too much for that!

  3. I have a hard time maintaining friendships, too. I want to write up a post about it. I think it's easier to be a blog or facebook, when you can connect as you choose to be available.

    I'm glad you picked up the Shred! I am going to try the Ripped in 30. Cheers to us! :)