July 07, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

Its going to be another scorcher today (we have a chance of breaking the record of 98 degrees), my  hair is frizzy, and my tiny serving of cereal went down way to fast.

Why is today so wonderful, you ask?  (Okay so even if you didn't pretend like you did.  'Kay?)

It is Weigh-in Wednesday after all.

I run with the Sisterhood

But the scale isn't why its wonderful either.  I decided on the drive to work (before I got on the scale) that today was going to be wonderful.

The wonderfulness actually came last night.  I worked out at lunch, so I got to go straight home after work.  I tidied the house up a bit, but a load of laundry in the washer, then started cooking dinner. 

I was inspired to try a new recipe.  If I'm completely honest, I haven't had the energy (mental or physical) to try a new dish in a while.  What if I put all that effort into it and it doesn't turn out?  I just didn't have the umph to spare.  Last night I tried a balsamic new potato recipe, enjoyed cooking, and the potatoes turned out great!

I ended up loading/running the dishwasher, doing some pots & pans by hand, doing 3 loads of laundry, fixing dinner, unpacking my workout bag, repacking it for today, and packing my lunch for today.

The best part?  I wasn't worn out after I finished all of my chores!  I could have kept going if I had needed to.

I was quite pleased with the evening's accomplishments, so I decided to hit the couch and start a new book.  I'd finished 2 books in the Stephanie Plum series over the weekend, so last night I started the 3rd that a coworker let me borrow last night.  By the time Jay got home I was 1/3 of the way through the book.

I'm sorta scared to say it, scared I'll jinx myself, but I think maybe the infusions worked.  It just took a little while for the Benadryl to work its way out of my system so I could get out of the tired slump it had put me in.

I'm even going to try running today at lunch.  Just a mile.  And I promise to stop if its too much.  For the record I was never told I couldn't run, just that I couldn't do anything that made me out of breath or fatigued.  Running did both of those. 

On to the scale - no change to speak of this week.  I'll certainly take it because I ate like a cow this weekend.  To my mother-in-law, food is love and when your at her house she makes sure you eat well.  And by well I mean she stuffs you, not that she feeds you healthy food. 

Cause I'm quite certain those macadamia nut cookies turned into ice cream sandwiches weren't health food.  As much as I tried to reason, that apple pie ala mode doesn't really count as a fruit and dairy serving either.

Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday as well!


  1. Lol!! My hubby would try to claim the apple pie as fruit, too!

  2. food is love to anthony's family too...and mine, actually. we see his family more often though...

    glad it's a wonderful wednesday on your end--it's sure to be here too!

  3. Glad to see the positive outlook, Brooke. You're doing great!

  4. I love this upbeat Brooke! Sounds like you've got yourself a new lease on life!!

  5. I think it's like that in every family. My dad is constantly pushing food -- it's his way of communicating his love. Glad your energy level is picking up. Take it easy on your 1st run especially with the heat.

  6. Glad you're feeling better! You're just adorable today, your bubbly attitude totally put a smile on my face :)

  7. Wow - this is GREAT news!!
    It had to work at some point :D
    And I had to laugh - YES that is what mothers and MIL's do right?? - cook, cook, bake, bake, stuff, stuff - ha ha.
    The Macadamia nut cookie ice cream sandwiches sound heavenly!

    Enjoy your run and have a GREAT day!

  8. YUMMMO!!!! my mil doesn't make anything unless its from a box so that sound FABULOUS!! :)

    I am so glad you are feeling better!!!!

  9. Glad you are feeling better!! And no change after "eating like a cow" is for sure a good thing!

  10. I'm glad you're feeling so wonderful!! I hope you didn't overdo it at lunch!

  11. You are so positive and that is awesome! And great job on not gaining despite indulging. That's the best!

  12. So glad you are finally feeling better!! You ROCK!!

  13. its amazing that setting yourself up for a good day can actually do!

    mmm, that ice cream sandwich sounds yummy! :)

  14. I'm liking this energetic, ray-of-sunshine Brooke! I hope that you are right and the infusions have done their job. I hope your run went better than mine today (holy frak was it hot and humid this morning). Just don't do too much and end up backsliding! I don't want to have to go all Mom on you or anything :P

  15. Be careful in the heat. Sorry I have been MIA. We are playing in the world series and we have been playing at some crazy times. 10pm was the latest!
    Keep up the great work!!

  16. Good for you in choosing positive - Joy is truly a choice and not always an easy one! So glad you are starting to feel better - even if you it is temporary, it IS and you should enjoy and take it in. Too often, I think we take our bodies for granted and don't appreciate how incredible it is that everything works together and supports us!

  17. That sounds yummy! And good job with working out, but not pushing yourself. I'm keeping my eye on you...even when you think I'm not looking!

  18. Wow...you had quite a busy day. That makes me tired just reading it. I so need to clean my house, kitchen was done yesterday, now just to pack up all the stuff from the garage sale left in the garage.

  19. They may not have been health food, but those macadamia chocolate cookies sound heavenly, with or without ice cream! Yum.

  20. Love, love, love your positive-ness!!! :)


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