Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 23: TGITuesday

Today was my sign that my real life is coming back to me....soon!  My alarm went off at 6:30am, as it always does.  I felt like I could use some extra sleep, so was going to reset my alarm for 7:30am.  I thought that was what I did - but while doing that I shut my alarm off.  I woke up, extremely rested, at 9am.  What?!?!?!  That is entirely too late to be sleeping!  But I guess i needed it, since I had 3 people in 5 minutes tell me I looked really tired yesterday.  Today - no one told me I looked tired!  Yippee!!  That is progress!!

I did some walking on the treadmill, and some walking in the pool today.  I am going to miss having a pool at my disposal, whenever I want to use it.  The pool at my gym is only 3 feet deep, and is always packed!  At least it is hopefully going to be warmish, soon...... so the outdoor pools will be open.  I am definitely going to try and take advantage of those this summer!  It will be some added incentive to get my rear to the gym, if I can go veg by the pool after!

I have my meal plan made for the first couple of weeks, when I get home.  Now I just need to make myself a shopping list, and I will be set for my new life!  I have realized it is a really good thing that I took Monday off from work.  Not only will I have a lot of laundry to do (I miss my washer and dryer the most!) but it is going to take me FOREVER to get this first grocery shopping trip out of the way!  Honestly - - so long!  Hopefully I'll get in the swing of things quickly, and be able to shave some time off - but for now, I am planning on hours....  I can think of a lot of other things I would rather be doing for multiple hours! (that sounds dirty)  It is time to put all of this (well - hopefully there is enough to call it "all") knowledge to good use!!  I have also had requests from a few people to share my new helpful tidbits.  I am MORE than happy to share anything I have learned - so I'll try and get myself somewhat organized over the next few days, and then I am willing to share with anyone that is interested!

I am currently in the midst of my final "fast" to have my blood retested tomorrow.  I am hoping for some pretty serious improvements in my "lipid" counts.  I had decent levels (I have only my gene pool - which is apparently fantastic - to thank!  Lord knows I wasn't doing anything to help!) when I arrived - but I still have plenty of opportunity for improvement.  Tomorrow I also have a 2 hour class about "taking the DFC" home.  Hopefully they will have some useful tidbits for me to use as well.

For now, I am going to sign off.  I have Biggest Loser to watch!  I am so glad no one tried to make me cry and talk about my feelings while also making me run on a treadmill!!  Duke is way better than the Biggest Loser Ranch!  Granted - I would still like Bob or Jillian to volunteer to be my trainer!


  1. Nad, It is crazy to think you are on your last week. It has gone by rather quickly, but we have missed you.
    You will have to come teach your parents a cooking lessons when you get back and then we will treat you to some music videos on the garage wall. Andy got this going and it is great fun and really pretty cool.
    I will also need a refresher course on my i-pod, as I am ready to take the Buick for a ride!!! And of course I need some great music.
    Glad to hear things are going well and will celebrate a bit when you get home.

    Love Dad

  2. Good Morning Nad,
    Hope all went well today~That you 'passed' your blood tests :=) Not much new. You will probably return to a very different Minnesota-the snow is almost gone. My new drainage ditch is showing up in all of it's glory. Oh yeah....It is not a ditch....it's a berm. Life has returned to normal here. Miss Prissy is no longer sniffing and hissing at Rosie because she smells funny when she returns from Candace's. I learn alot that has gone on here.....reading your blog and comments. Go figure! Funny! I suppose JaLisa is getting excited for the trek home. I will definitely need copies of your recipes...a marinade that makes chicken taste yummy - I thought I only got that when I went out and pretended like it was healthy chicken. I best get busy - Take Care, Love, Mom. Happy St. Pats Day!!

  3. Hey Nad! Just met with my landscaper and am still plotting my pool...lots of water walking potential. You can be the traveling pool bartender and walk drinks out to the guests! :)

  4. Hi Nad, sorry it's been a few days since I talked to you. Monday flew by, and Tuesday I took Grany and Carol Kath to Rochester shopping (yes it was a fun day with the blue hairs) and I also went to see Vesta and Molly, they are moving her today to the Cities I hope they can do wonderful thing for her, but we'll have to wait and see. Today is scale day right? hope that continues to go well for you. It's beautiful here today, the 8 foot high snowdrift by the pool is almost gone. speeking of pool you are welcome to use it ANYTIME you are in O-town. Also hope oue blood work goes well. It's wonderful to here what you've acomplished in just 4 weeks, way to go. Every time you talk about the tredmill,I think of Wen in gym class with John Oatmealbuns and her yelling at him to let go of the handles,couldn't she have just reached over and shut his machine off before his pants and undies were ripped off? I know I laugh for five minutes everytime I think of that. Well I'm off for now, hope you had a good day.Talk to you soon. love you Buggis and Steve


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