Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up and other assorted things...


After work on Friday, BFF & I went to Taverna for dinner and then tried the local frozen custard.  It was okay, but not as good as Woolley's, that stuff is heavenly.  After that, we headed to the opera.  We have season tickets to the musicals at this venue, but this was the first opera experience.  Our musical tickets are about 10th row center.  These tickets were located about 5 rows from the top.  It was very steep and my fear of heights came out.  I just wanted to jump off and fly down to the stage.  It is such a weird feeling.  I spent the first half keeping myself from hyperventilating.

But after intermission we moved over a seat which gave me some room and extra air and I was able to relax.  I enjoyed the second half immensely.  If you are a first time opera goer, I think the Barber of Seville is a wonderful choice.


We were late getting home after the opera and it took a while for me to get to sleep.  I actually woke up to the alarm at 9:30.  I can't remember the last time I needed an alarm at 9:30!  I went and got my lashes filled and a pedicure...rough life.  I did some other errands and chores and then it was time to leave again.  BFF & I went to Gloria's this time for some Tex Mex.  I was very pleased both nights with my choices and my portions.  The ballet was wonderful.  The first half was split into three sections and our friend's niece was in the first part.  She is really good!  The second half was the Firebird where she played a princess and it was lovely.


After church, which was the very long Palm Sunday Mass, we had breakfast.  It was a rainy and gloomy day, so I spent most of the afternoon flipping my closet.  This year was a lot more fun than last year because everything fit!  Last summer, I was about 10 pounds heavier than I am now.  I had wanted to lose 40 pounds this year, but I'm not going to turn up my nose at what I have done. 

I spent the late afternoon watching the Rangers then catching up on TV. 

Other randomness

This morning I was slightly disappointed that I had "only" lost 4 tenths of a pound this week.  But after my almost 4 pound loss last week, it was great that I kept going in the right direction.  I quickly got over it. 

The big excitement of the day for me was at CrossFit this morning.  Today we worked on strict pull ups which I cannot do.  If I used two very heavy duty bands, I have been able to do them, but mostly I hang on the bar tensing my shoulders trying to will some movement.  Today, with only one green band, I did a full on strict pull up.  I don't have video, but this is an example:

I know it doesn't seem like much and honestly, most everyone else can do it.  But I still weigh a whole lot and I have been working at this for almost 3 years.  I almost couldn't believe I had done it.  I was really proud!! 

I got several awesome emails and comments from last week's post about happiness.  It is so great to hear about the different ways people find happiness.  No two stories are alike.  I think the important part is figuring out what is right for you and not spiraling and wallowing in unhappiness.

Today's Nutrition Plan:
Breakfast:  coffee with cream (x2), boiled egg, 1/2 chicken burger patty
Lunch:  chicken soup, cheese & crackers
Snack:  Greek yogurt
Dinner:  leftover 6-layer dip with tortilla chips. 

Today's Fitness Plan:
CrossFit, check!  I'm also planning to walk somewhat leisurely at lunch.



Connie O said...

I've never been able to do a full pull-up, even when I was much lighter and very fit, so I know it's a big deal. Congratulations!

I've been to a few operas, but maybe only four or five total over the years. In a couple of weeks, I'm going to see Carmen, which I've seen once before—so far, it's my favorite! The Marriage of Figaro is a fun one also, good for newbies. I haven't seen Barber of Seville yet.

Vanessa said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend!

Rhonda said...

Your weekend sounds really eventful! I love pedicures, but have never gotten false lashes... does it hurt? I was considering trying it soon.

FitBy40 said...

I finally got a computer in the house so I'm just now catching up on so many old blog posts! Good to be able to catch up on your life happenings!