Sunday, March 23, 2014

What I did this week: March 17-23

Cherry Velvet dress from Gwynnie Bee
This was a busy week.  I finished up my in-person classes and grades for the term, and had a lot of meetings with students. Wednesday I went out of town for a speaking engagement almost 3 hours away -- drove there Wednesday and back Thursday morning. Friday was the bad day I already described.

Saturday was a date night out -- movie first, then dinner.  We saw "Monuments Men," which was okay but not terrific. It didn't live up to its story -- it was basically a buddy movie with a bunch of aging actors, and the seriousness of the subject matter really only came through in flashes.  The restaurant was much better -- a gastropub that does fancied-up comfort food. I followed the advice from The Diet Fix to enjoy as little as possible to feel satisfied, and had enough of my entree left over to split with my husband for dinner tonight. I wore the vintage-style dress pictured at left and felt appropriately dressed for the kind of hipster hangout that it seemed to be.

Today I got to spend some time with my very cute nephew, who just turned two and is getting big very fast. His favorite words are "Mine!" and "No!"


Monday: 20 minutes running, 10 minutes walking in the morning
Tuesday: 50 minutes of Spinning in the morning
Wednesday: 30 minutes running, 10 minutes walking in the morning
Thursday: 20 minutes walking in the evening
Friday: 20 minutes walking  in the evening
Saturday: 1 hour Pilates in the morning, 15 minutes walking  in the evening
Sunday: 20 minutes running, 10 minutes walking in the morning, 1 hour swimming in the evening

I've decided to make 20 minutes walking my minimum daily exercise, for the "nothing-goes-right" days. On good days, I want to shoot for two workouts a day, even if the second workout is just a walk around the neighborhood.

I'm starting to get "You look like you are losing weight," comments from people. I was down a couple of pounds on Wednesday.  In Pilates class on Saturday, it did seem like I could see a difference in the mirrors, especially in my thighs and waistline.  I'm just surprised that a couple of pounds could make a visible difference.  I'm not going to spend a lot of time worrying about that, as I'd rather just keep working on my food and exercise and let the results take care of themselves.


  1. I love the dress you are wearing in this photo. Very flattering!!!

    1. Thanks! It was a fun one. I have loved about 90% of the things I have gotten from Gwynnie Bee -- and I have bought four pieces so far.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07