Whew…I hope everyone had a great three day weekend! I was so tired after my three days “off” that I felt like I needed another two days to recover. Chris and I wound up using the weekend to tie up some more loose ends for the wedding.
Friday: Kicked off the weekend with cheat meal dinner at Olive Garden with Chris and a 10 PM showing of Pirates of the Caribbean 3. Crawled into bed at 2:40 AM.
Saturday: Woke up in a panic when I realized that I had a hair appointment with Dante at 10:15 AM and had to motor at high speed to the salon. Left a while later a bit lighter on my pate and wallet with an appointment set for the morning of the wedding for a trim and style. Drove directly to DSW Shoes in Altamonte Springs to look for a pair of shoes to wear on the big day. Realized with some annoyance that my feet must have shrunk in the past few years or shoe makers are indulging in vanity sizing for bloated American feet as well as inflated American waistlines. (I normally wear a size 8 or 8.5 running shoe, but in dress shoes I could wear anything from a 6.5 up to a 7.5 at the store. WTH?) Found a few okay pairs of shoes, but nothing I considered worthy of a $49.95 price tag. Spent next few hours scouring Shoe Carnival, Ross, TJ Maxx, Macys, Dillards, Charlotte Russe, Shoe Dept., Journeys, Payless, and finally Sears before finding cute, not too high, comfortable, and under $30 shoes at my final stop. (I got them in a pale silver, not the pictured black.) Drove home at 5:30 PM starving and in a grumpy mood from being forced to spend the day in crowded malls and stores. That was way too much humanity for me.
Spent rest of day online examining photos and price tags of flower arrangements, bouquets, and party favors while bulk cooking some more food. Went to bed appalled at how much people spent on wedding junk.
Sunday: Hit the country club where the wedding and reception will be held with Chris to iron out details like number of tables, how much alcohol to order, and what decorations will be needed. Visited Old Time Pottery and Lowes afterwards and bought enough red glass bowls, mirror panels, and tea lights for 20 centerpieces for under $43 total. Will be snipping free gardenias off our bush next to the garage to float in the bowls as a finishing touch. Also stopped by Joann’s Fabric where I used a 40% off coupon to score a fake pearl and rhinestone tiara and gave Chris the 10% off total purchase coupon for a few other wedding decoration items, including a $14.99 veil.
Got home with swag, split up as Chris went to geek out with his buddies and I placed some online orders for more wedding stuff. Played around with veil and tiara and decided that tiara was a bad idea with current edgy razor cut, layered hairdo as there wasn’t enough hair left for a secure mounting of sparkly headgear. Determined that tiara must go back to store for full refund Monday. Not so sure about veil either.
Monday: Returned tiara, but kept veil. Went to grocery store to buy salad fixings and fruit. Attended Memorial Day BBQ at friends’ house and ate too much. Develop a migraine headache by 6 pm and have to go to bed early after taking two extra strength Tylenol knock off caplets to get rid of it.
Tuesday: Planned on starting TT Hard Core Fat Loss manual, but was awakened by loud PDA alarm reminding me of 7:10 AM dental appointment to put in a new porcelain crown. Settle for a quick 30 minute YF cardio session before appointment instead. Get pretty new crown installed and fitted, then drive directly to gym where I defaulted to a TTFW weight workout and 30 minutes of intervals on a stationary bike. Worked late.
Wednesday: Finally did a TT HCFL workout (Day 3). Was bummed to see that it included more front squats as I was getting tired of them from TTFW Phase 4. Did them anyway. Stayed late at work again, partly to finish a Star Wars UI redesign and partly to participate in a company-sponsored life drawing session for staff artists. Got home around 9 PM, watched DVR’ed History Channel special on Star Wars, and fell asleep reading David Bach’s Smart Women Finish Rich.
Thursday: I got my workout done this morning:
– 30 minute TT interval B run on the treadmill (60 seconds @ 8.5 mph/ 90 seconds @ 4 mph x 6 sets plus 10 minutes steady state at 6.5 mph)
– 30 minute recumbent bike at level 6-8 / 80 rpm
Depending on how late I have to stay at work, I may do 30 minutes of YF flex or cardio tonight.
I’m extremely hungry right now, but I am holding out until my next meal at 6 pm. I am officially giving up on the 1250 calorie low zigzag days. I just blow meal 6 and add extra carbs when I try to stay that low and usually wind up right back at 1400-1500. I can still lose fat at that range, so why set myself up for failure?
1) 1.5 c. oat cereal, 3 walnuts, 1/2 c. light soy milk, 1/4 scoop protein powder
2) Pineapple soy protein smoothie
3) 3 oz. grilled pork loin, 1.5 c. asparagus veggie mix, 1 pear
4) 2 unsalted rice cakes, 1 T. all natural peanut butter
5) 3 oz. lean beef with salsa, 3 c. lettuce/spinach/tomato salad, 2 T. light French dressing
6) 1 c. light soy milk, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1/2 oz. walnuts/almonds