News at Home: Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! We sure did 🙂 I had the week off school and y’all, I think it’s the first break I can honestly say I spent NO TIME on work. I do have a couple things to do today to get ready for next week, but nothing major and nothing out of the ordinary. I’m so proud of myself for really taking the week.
I took it pretty easy, honestly. Sunday I went to the gym and spent the day reading, for the most part.
Monday I went shopping… I had a LulaRoe dealer near me doing a pre-Black Friday sale and I let myself go a little crazy. The thing is, my LulaRoe clothes still fit as I lose weight, so they feel like the best purchases. Then I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in over a year for lunch. Then I came home and read, until I wen to the gym. Then I came home and read some more.
Tuesday I went to the gym in the morning, finished reading my book club book, went to book club, came home and did laundry.
Wednesday I went to the gym in the morning, gathered up the books I wanted to sell and donate to the local library. Shampooed carpets, sold books, picked up my brother (he was staying the night for Thanksgiving). Left my driver’s license at half-price books so had to go back and get it, got dinner with my brother, talked way too late and watched a couple episodes of Gilmore Girls with him. Oh and he surprised me with his old XBOX ONE! He got an XBOX ONE X for his birthday and I’m happily accepting his cast offs 🙂
Thursday morning we had our Turkey Trot! It was so much fun! Then I came home, made bread pudding for Thanksgiving, watched Temple Grandin and went to Franky’s mom’s for Thanksgiving dinner. Left there around 7pm to go to my sister-in-laws for second Thanksgiving dinner… which I ate none of. Y’all would be shocked by how little I ate, but I didn’t get sick and that was the goal 🙂
Friday I went to a 10am Turkey Burn Spin Class then picked up the boys (Franky and his little brother Jesus) to put up our tree. We made some ornaments and just hung out for the day. At one point the boys and my husband went on a long walk and watched Outlander.
Saturday I went to the gym in the morning – a fun dance cardio class – and we went to the waffle house for breakfast. My knee started bothering me, so I spent a lot of the day with ice on it and blogging/reading. I also got my hair done – it was in desperate need!
So yeah, that’s what you call a low key week, right?! Pretty great! Today I’ve got a 10:15 HIIT class and then I’m going to do some laundry and a little bit of work to get ready for next week. But I’m feeling refreshed and ready for the 3 weeks until Winter break 🙂
So I’m officially done blogging for the month of December! Woo-hoo! I spent a lot of time Saturday on my blogging and it was worth it. I’ve decided to go back to trying to visit blogs every morning, since this weekly visiting just isn’t working. So I’ll be starting that today. #fingerscrossed
I finished our Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge… sort of. Technically there is 1 novella and 1 full length book left for me to read, but I read the series in audio and they aren’t available in audio yet, so I’m calling it finished, even if technically I’m not. 4 books is a win for me!
I gave up on #NaNoWriMo, for this year. I think I just have too much else I’m trying to accomplish right now to write successfully. My mind is very focused on working out and eating right and just taking care of my body. Its a lot and I don’t want to get side-tracked from it right now.
Here are my November goals and how I did this week:
- Do yoga every morning for 10 minutes (minimum): I have fallen off the yoga bandwagon 🙁 I plan to start back up today!
- Drink 64 oz of water daily: did it!
- Eat 70g of protein daily: Fell short every day, but only by like 10g
- Go to the gym 3 times a week (Sunday – Saturday): Went Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday… 6 times!
- Walk 8000 steps a day: Fell short every day except Thursday
- Do 1 5k walk with Buffy each weekend: Did Turkey Trot 5k on Thursday
- Lose 20 lbs: So far this month I’ve lost 14.2 pounds. Which means I’m 5.8 pounds away from my goal with 5 days to go… so I might make it and I might not.
Days since surgery: 109
Total weight lost since surgery: 79.2 pounds
I feel pretty good about this past week – I’ve been doing really well with getting to the gym. And I did really good not eating a lot for Thanksgiving. I felt really good this week, in general with my progress. I actually did another progress photo:
But I’m anxious that I won’t make my goal for the month 🙁
Last Week on the Blog
- [21 Nov] Top Ten Books I’m thankful for this year #TTT
- [22 Nov] #bingewatchersclub ~ Sorry, It’s been a busy week
- [23 Nov] Happy Thanksgiving from @Limabean74 & BerlsS
- [25 Nov] Non #review of Warcross #MyTBRList
- [25 Nov] A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet ★★★★
- [26 Nov] Sunday Post with Berls | Happy Thanksgiving!
- [26 Nov] Turkey, Blogging, Reading and a Cold ~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls
United by Melissa Landers #audioreview
2018 Reading Assignment Sign Up #2018HW (a couple of changes coming!)
Bubbly Berls is Babbling About: Deaths in Harry Potter
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
I just finished…
I finished On the Plus Side and with the exception of one major annoyance, I really liked it.
I also read Turtles all the Way Down by John Green for book club. It was pretty good – I gave it 3.5 stars.
For audio, I finished book 4 in the Just Junco series, and it was meh. I go so back and forth with that series.
Oh and I totally read a guilty pleasure Monster Porn recommended by Carol – Bested by the Bigfoot and it was super fun.
I’m just starting Beyond the Veil which I have on both ebook and audio… I’m starting with ebook, but might continue on audiobook after I finish my current audio read.
I’m listening to The Trouble with Twelfth Grave and it’s just great! Every time I pick up a Charley Davidson book, I feel like I’m being reunited with good friends.
For self-improvement, I haven’t been reading much, but I’m reading Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents.
For audio – I want to start kicking butt on my audio review reads, so one of those I think. Otherwise I have no idea.