I’ve realized how much time I waste daily on Facebook….and what does it accomplish?  Nothing… What does it keep me from doing?  Oh, little things like clean the house, go to the gym, do laundry, etc., etc., etc.

I think it’s time for a FB detox.  Effective tomorrow I’m limiting myself to 1 HOUR daily.  It may sound like a LOT of time, but I probably waste 3-4 hours on FB after work, and two to three times that on the weekends.

I spend my work days in front of a computer for my job, and there is no sense in spending my weekends and evenings wasting my time in front of one as well.

I did really retty well this weekend.  All the stuff I had set aside for Goodwill is gone – including some things in the garage I had forgotten about.  I just LOVE how de-cluttering my house actually makes it feel lighter.  

Did pretty good on the eating.  Of course there was the one McD’s incident yesterday, but I’m fast food free today.  Calorie-wise I’m doing okay, just could have made some better choices.  But nothing that could be considered a binge.

I also finalized the menu for this weekend’s Halloween Bash.

  • Meatballs
  • Hot Garlic-Artichoke Dip w/Garlic Bread
  • Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Veggies & Dip
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Crackers & Cheeses
  • Bacon Cupcakes (That’s right – BACON Cupcakes)
  • “Car Bomb” Cupcakes
  • Good Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Ribbon Pumpkin Bread
  • Tequila Sunrise Punch (I think)

I have the ingredient lists all pulled together, now I just need to make up my shopping lists, and figure out what days I need to make what.  Sounds like a lot of cooking, but I *think* it’s going to be doable.  Though I do generally tend to bite off more than I can handle.  ;)

With all the planning, and cooking, and cleaning, I do plan to make time somehow to get my cardio in… The Evil Trainer is again out of town, so I don’t need to worry about fitting him in, and I already did my Pilates for this week.  So that leaves 1 hour of cardio, and swimming one time.

Okay – time to do some cleaning in my office  :)

Couldn’t sleep last night, and when I did finally fall asleep I had horrible dreams.  So when the alarm went off at 7am I was NOT ready to get up and get my butt to Pilates… But I did.  As usual, my butt got kicked – she says I’m improving, but it still hurts like hell.

And right after Pilates I had to get my butt to the salon to get my brows down, and my hair colored and cut (aka “my widge flipped”).  And I was STARVING!  I had yogurt for breakfast, but it had worn off before I even got to Pilates… So I did something “bad”… I stopped at McD’s for an Egg McMuffin & Hash Browns.  And you know what?  It wasn’t good.  I had built it up in my head, and it just wasn’t the fabulous taste I thought it would be.  I suspect it’ll be easier for me to stay away from it now…

I know it wasn’t the best choice I could have made, but I could NOT wait 3 hours until after I was done to make a healthier choice – and frankly if I had tried, I suspect I would have wound up eating something MUCH worse.

So my Fast Food Countdown begins again…

On the PLUS side my hair and brows look FAB-U-LOUS!  Love the guys who do my hair and the girl who does my brows.  And I’m sooooo happy that they are all coming to my Halloween Party!!  YAY!

AND I accomplished one more thing today…  drum roll please….

I FINALLY took the stuff to Goodwill!!!!  Hurray!!

House feels so much lighter with it gone! Of course I already spotted some things I missed, but I can drop those things off tomorrow (famous last words).

I also went to Whole Foods to pick up some sushi, pirate booty, and meringues.  Now I get to relax for the rest of the day… ahhhhh….

Man I enjoyed the hell out of today – just relaxing and staying in by the fire.

I did do some things – I made a big dent in cleaning the kitchen.  I think EVERY dish and piece of cookware I owned was stacked up to be washed!  I did one load in the dish washer, and as soon as it’s dry, I’ll do another.  Feeling better in there already!  :)

I think it’s supposed to be warmer tomorrow, so I’ll plan on making the Goodwill run then.  Also going to hit the gym – not sure if I’m going to do cardio or swim yet – I’ll see what my knee is feeling like before I decide.  Also going to check off one more item on my 101 in 1001 – going to get rid of my stash of computer cables and assorted crap like that – taking it to Goodwill as well – that includes the printer I never use anymore.  I just don’t have space to keep crap around that I’m not using.

In the spirit of getting rid of things I don’t use anymore, I’ve finally decided it’s time to sell my beloved little iMac.  I haven’t even unpacked it in the over year I’ve been in this house, so it’s time for her to find a new home…  *sniff*

I also have a Pilates performer I bought YEARS ago from QVC – it’s been in the garage since I moved in here – plus I’m taking Pilates with a REAL instructor, so I don’t need one at home (to use improperly).   And of course the hated MagneTrainer – hurts my knee worse than anything to use.  Craigslist here it all comes!  :)

Did NOT see the hoped for 2 lb. weight loss on the scale this morning… Instead I saw a .6 lb. gain…  FAIL!  :(

Just shows me how important the cardio is.

So I’m at a 4.2 lb. loss for the Biggest Loser Challenge – which is on track for my goal of losing 2 pounds per week…

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I do so love the first snow of the season.. Yep, here in Denver, we get snow starting in October – I grew up here and most every halloween costume I had as a little girl wound up being covered up by my winter coat  :)

Once the weather turns cooler, I actually have more energy and interest in doing things, so I’m looking forward to that as a way to help me motivate my butt to the gym.

Since the Evil Trainer has gone hunting for a week, I plan to hit the elliptical and swim tomorrow morning in place of having him torment me.  I won’t have made my Cardio/Swim goals for week 2 of the Biggest Loser Challenge, but I’m hoping to see a 2 lb. weight loss when I step on the scale tomorrow morning.

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The massive amount of magzines, junk mail, boxes, etc have all been hauled to the recycling center – YAY!

Didn’t make the Goodwill run – plan to do that tomorrow after work since it’s just about 1-mile from my house.  And I TRIED to install the damn hallway lights – but they defeated me.  I can’t figure out how in the hell to get them up.  I’ve got the one upstairs wired, but I can’t get it tight against the wall.  After about 30-minutes of sweating, and cursing, and having having my shoulders & arms feel like they were on fire, I gave up.  I’m having an electrician come out to do some other things, so I’ll just add the lights to the list.  But that really pisses me off.

Needless to say, I didn’t make it to the gym either, but seriously, I think the lights were quite the upper body workout for me…  ;)

Plan for tomorrow (after work) is to load Squeaky the Wonder Truck up with stuff and haul it to Goodwill.  Then hit the gym afterwards for some time on the Elliptical.

I did really well on the food today.  I “needed” some sort of snack, so I bought some Pirate Booty.  Not my favorite snack, but it satisfied my need for something crunchy and snacky.  I had been having thoughts of picking up some Wendys (spicy chicken sammich specifically) – calling it my “free day”, and trying to justify it by NOT having a Frosty.  But I talked myself off that ledge thankfully.  Yay for me!  :)

Oh sure it was cold this morning, and I would have MUCH preferred to stay in my nice warm, comfortable bed rather than get up and go to Pilates.  But I drug my butt out of bed and went.  And (as usual) she worked me hard – though the hated leg circles did seem just a *touch* easier for me today.  But I was exhausted when we were done, so after stopping at Whole Foods, I came home and took a nap.

I do get to check a couple things off my goals for this week (and my 101 in 1001 list):

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