Post Memorial Day Wrap

Being the asocialites that we are, my husband and I usually plan to avoid everything outside our apartment walls on holiday weekends.  But the timing worked out so that my mom and dad drove over from Florida for a 4-day visit.

Tons of people in Austin bike, so it’s attracted our interest and I asked dad for some advice about bikes.  He showed up with 2, one for each of us, along with helmets and tools and tire pumps.  I suppose there is some truth to the adage “it’s just like riding a bike,” except that adage says nothing about getting on and off a bike (the really tricky parts) after 20+ years.  ;)  We may end up getting new bikes, but these are excellent for trying biking out.

Mom brought me my old/her old sewing machine, and I’m excited to sew again.  We made a few trips to the craft store and scored some patterns for $0.99 each, and some nice fabric which I will most likely have fun destroying while attempting to make clothing.  heh.

In between the brief, but plenty stressful bike-riding lessons, we hit Ikea, Chuy’s REI, the thift store, Target, Sprouts, and Starbucks at various times, and ate our faces off basically everywhere we went.  Somehow I didn’t manage to gain too terribly, just the same 3 lbs I’ve been struggling with since last August.

But I’m now ready to kick it into high gear.  I’m excited that a few of my really good friends are doing WW and kicking it as well.  I’m going to make an inaugural walk to work on Friday (3 miles) and hopefully make it part of my routine to walk in a few times a week.  Or at least once a week.  hah.

My parents left early this morning, but I had already scheduled the day off, and I decided to take it and enjoy it.  This morning we went to the library to pick up some books I had on hold, then we ate the best burger in the world at Diner24. Then I napped, crocheted, took a walk, ate some leftovers, and now I’m watching Rome with the husband and feeling surprisingly zen about work tomorrow (3 day week has that affect).

All in all, excellent!

2 Comments on "Post Memorial Day Wrap"

  1. Cori says:

    I love that there are so many of us doing WW, or doing the weight loss/healthy lifestyle thing right now. It’s definitely helpful for my motivation and accountability… like when I whine about having to get out of bed to go to the gym and you all yell at me for being a lazy ass. I was also shocked that I didn’t gain at least five pounds after this weekend, where I ate my face off with carbs, and RED VELVET CHEESECAKE. OMNOMNOM.

  2. Cristy says:

    Hey there! (Followed here from LJ.)

    Very cool about the bikes. I’m glad I’m not the only one who had a hard time with that part (getting on and off) after not doing it for years. :)

    I have done WW in the past, but lately I’ve been doing a kind of free version of NutriSystem – basically, most of my meals are frozen meals that I know are low-fat, etc., and my snacks are similarly measurable, and I’m trying to do the walking thing regularly, too. Luck to all of us! :)

    Enjoy your short week!

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