Plan of Attack

I’ve been such a lame blogger that I just realized on Friday that Blogger has all these new templates to choose from! Please tell me they haven’t been around for a month or something. I’m playing around with my design, so don’t be surprised if you see it change, and please tell me what you think. Is my current design too busy?

I wish I could write and say that our air condition woes are over, but sadly, they are not. We got the unit cleaned on Monday, per the warranty’s request (and at our expense), but we STILL have not heard whether they are going to cover the cost of the new compressor the A/C company says we need. We put in the claim on Wednesday, and despite calling every day, we’ve just been told there are lots of claims and that we might hear on Monday. It’s beyond frustrating, and did I mention it’s summer, and it’s HOT? Fortunately, my parents bought us an in-room air conditioner back when we lived in a townhouse that had horrible upstairs air, and we have it going in the living room, so if we don’t move at all and just stay in there, it’s not so bad. 🙂 And our A/C also works well enough that it will cool down to 75 degrees at night, and with two fans in the bedroom, we have been fairly comfortable. I know it could be so much worse, and there are people who live without A/C all the time, so I am trying to be patient, but it is challenging, and I have to keep my negative attitude in constant check.

As for weight loss, well, I am back up to 169 after being at 167.8. I’ve had a sinus infection for 2 weeks, and that coupled with the no A/C issue has just left me sapped. However, the header on my SparkPage says, “No excuses, only results,” but what I’ve been doing lately is more like, “Lots of excuses, no results!” Guess which one makes for a happier, healthier Erin? That’s a no-brainer, right? It’s RIDICULOUS that I am less than 10 pounds from my goal and just fluctuating from week to week! I am nipping this wishy-washy pattern in the bud!

With that in mind, I give you my plan for the week. Please keep me accountable and hound me about posting updates!

1. Work out 4 times this week. This isn’t much, but it’s what I’m aiming for to ease back into working out.

2. Log ALL my food at least 5 days this week. I have gotten lazy about this lately, and I’m sure that laziness plays a part in my inability to get to a new low weight and stay there.

3. Run at least once. I went for a short run/walk on Tuesday, and it just felt SO good to run again! I haven’t run much since I decided not to run the half marathon, and I am starting to get the itch again.

4. Read my Bible every day. All of my routines fell by the wayside when we moved, but it’s been two weeks since then, and my spiritual life needs just as much commitment as my physical life.

So there you have it–my plan for the week! I am planning to blog this week and update you all on my progress. Thanks to those of you who have stuck around in spite of my infrequent posting. I truly appreciate you.

What are your plans for the week?

May, Where Did You Go?

I can’t believe it’s almost June and I’ve only blogged once in May! Of course, I think I only blogged 2 or 3 times in April, too. Goodness.

Life has been crazy. As you know, the hubs and I bought a house (yay!), and we move this weekend. Naturally the past month has been crammed full of house stuff, from inspections to insurance to closing to painting to cleaning and-of course-packing! I am SO ready to just be in our home and be able to relax again.

I have no idea what my current weight is because my scale is in a box, but on Sunday my weight was 169.8. That’s right-160s, here I come! I honestly don’t know the last time my weight was in the 160s, but it was at LEAST 10 years ago. It is so exciting to be so close to my goal, and yet I have not made much effort the past week or so. I was doing great with 30 Day Shred and feeling like I was ready to move on to level 2, but then I didn’t workout at all since last Thursday! That’s not to say that I haven’t been active because I did paint over the weekend and have been packing some, but that’s not the hardcore physical exertion I need in order to drop these last pounds.

After we are all settled in our house, it is my plan to make a plan for the rest of the summer-the Get to Goal Challenge, if you will. As soon as I figure out just what the plan is, rest assured I’ll fill you in on all the details.

I hope you are all doing well! I miss my bloggy friends!