I promise I’m going to do better this week about updating in-between the challenge posts. I have a recipe to post, a revelation to talk about, and I’m sure I’ll throw up some more bad lyrics/poetry since I’m currently on a creative kick.
This last week was interesting for me as I had houseguests that did their best to make me want to throttle them, I had a bad reaction to the German water (something I should really learn that my body is never going to like), but I also had some great times with my husband. Besides, I capped the week off by accidentally showing up at a strip party that our favorite pub was hosting. I only wish I was joking.
Questions of the week
1. What progress have you made on your goals this week.
Goal Recap and Update
1. Lose 10 lbs – down 1.5 lbs
2. Try 5 new recipes – 1 tried
3. List 70 things I like about me – 63 left to go
4. Read 20 books – 3 down, 17 to go
5. Play an instrument 3x a week – check, check, and check!
Let’s see, I lost 1.5 lbs from my highest weight which is awesome, only downside is that my highest weight was actually 4lbs heavier than I thought. It’s okay, I’ve bought a scale and B and I are both committed to dropping some weight. The new recipe will be up soon – I made a nutella cheesecake last Monday for our July 4th bbq. This last week I read Old Man’s War by John Scalzi and the first two volumes of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Sharing Knife series. I’m also about half-way through Phantom of the Opera right now.
2. What did you do to make yourself feel fabulous?
Great question, like I said above, I felt sick for most of the week thanks to accidentally drinking some tap water. So, I went out and bought a water cooler for the Culligan bottled water. These normally run some 200 bucks, but I found one at a yardsale for 40. Water that doesn’t make me sick and a deal? I’m sold!
3. Did you have a moment in your life where everything changed for you, an epiphany moment, or has it happened gradually?
I’m not really sure how I’m supposed to answer this, but I’m going to do my best. As far as being who I am, I have a strong personality and I’ve pretty much always been this way. I never had rebellious teen years (I got those out of the way at 2, yeah, I’m an early bloomer) but that’s really because my parents were never afraid to encourage us to just be who we were, even if that scared them. Thanks to that, even though we’re all really different, we’re all really close – because no one always had to agree with Mom and Dad or think the same things as each other. I’ve always been a musician, always wanted to be a musician.
The big epiphany moment in my life, was meeting B. When we met, I was a few months out of the 2nd relationship in a row that I was cheated on and I’d pretty much decided I was done. I had two really great jobs teaching music and I was on a good track to turn one of them into a full-time with benefits gig. I loved my work, had my friends, and didn’t need anything (or anyone) else in my life. Three weeks after meeting B I knew I wasn’t going to be happy with that status quo anymore. 2.5 months after meeting him I agreed to not renew those precious contracts of mine and to move off to ND where he lived once summer came around.
4. What made you get involved with the Beat the Heat challenge?
I completely bombed the Spring Fling challenge and I’m not used to messing up. So I’ve decided to try again. With a little bit better goals and a more relaxed attitude about it.
5. What’s your favorite TV show at the moment?
Funny question, I haven’t had cable/satellite in any apartment of mine since 2009. That said, B and I do like to buy DVDs of TV series and we’re currently working our way through HIMYM, Dexter, and Community.
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know you were here and I’ll come visit you too!