Wow, it was strange not writing blogs and reading blogs for a few days. Blogging has become a habit, maybe even a ritual for me. I missed it. I spent the entire weekend painting. When we bought out house every inch of it was brown, every wall, every floor and even the outside is brown (except one bathroom they never bothered painting and the laundry room). The people who built this must have had a brown obsession. The only lived here six months after they built it so they didn’t have a chance to realize that they made a bad choice with all the brown. Upon buying it we knew we didn’t like the brown but would change it over time. We have now rid, 4 bedrooms, the living room, sitting room, kitchen/dining rooms, the upstairs hallway and the foyer of the brown. All that there is left is 2 bathrooms and the carpet. The Carpet guys were supposed to come measure yesterday but did not and will be here tomorrow. Hopefully the new carpet will be in soon! I did not take before pictures just because I was in the let’s do this zone and didn’t think of it but here are the pics I have. The pics are not the best because I am still waiting for Canon to actually do their job.
Original brown walls
Hallway/stairwell landing. Painting two story tall walls is hard!
Hallway: tape is still up and paint trays on the floor but you get the point.
What happens when you beagle decides he needs to sit against the wall and constantly wag his tail against it. his tail is not supposed to be white it looks naturally white, but it is not.
Contrast with new color
Almond white on main walls and baked scone on the accent wall (fireplace)
The kid approves!
There you go, that was my weekend in a nutshell. We did also do some shopping around for all mounts for the TV and a new media center. No luck finding what I have in mind. I am very picky I guess. I am hoping to have everything done by the last weekend of the month. I am hosting a jewelry party here and it may be a good thing to not have the house a disastrous mess.
I did well with my food intake over the weekend even with keeping busy. I would have rather had take out all weekend just because it would have been easier. but once I actually made an effort to cook, it was not as bad as I thought it would be. I was so close to falling into my old mindset of being busy means that you should just eat what is quickest and came in a take out box. Whew, crisis adverted. I did get a bit of exercise in but not as much as I would have liked. but painting was pretty hard on my hands with the dip in the weather this weekend. My body hates temp changes. Especially when it drops down like it did. I froze my rear off at Emma’s game on Saturday morning. It was so freaking cold! I wish Michigan weather could make up its mind! Anyhow, I rambled off there for a minute. back on topic now. Exercise. I didn’t put in as much effort as usual. But painting had to be done and it was work so it counts as a bit of my missed workout. All, in all I still was active. The main thing that I was lacking in was my Les Mills Pump. I missed one session of Extreme. Just did a quick Challenge session instead. I skipped Flow, but no biggie, it’s just a 20 minute yoga workout. All in all I think I could have done worse so I am okay with it. Got back to it full force yesterday.
I suppose you all want to know how I fared with week eleven, here are my stats for the week:
- Chest: 32 inches (- 1.5 inches)
- R Arm: 12 inches (- 0 inches)
- L Arm: 11.5 inches (- 0 inches)
- Waist: 32 inches (- 0 inches)
- Hips: 41 inches (- 0 inches)
- R Thigh: 24.5 inches (- 0 inches)
- L Thigh: 24.5 inches (- 0 inches)
- Weight: 171 pounds (-0 pounds)
- Pant Size: 12
- BMI: 29.5
Minus 1.5 inches this week. Not too shabby. I would still really love to see the scale start moving though.