Before I get to the good stuff, I want to put out the disclaimer that every product mentioned in this post was paid for by me, with my money.
First, I’m loving that I’m still on plan. I’ve missed my treadmill night the past two nights, but am hoping to get back on it soon. Food-wise, I’m doing good. Friday, as you know, I had a bit of an unexpected situation, but I dealt with it and tracked it. Last night, I was so freaking exhausted from stress and lack of good sleep that I had a fairly good-size piece of cake (yup that one that I didn’t think was so great). But I counted it and didn’t let it sway me off course. I’m doing good today, as well. I just had my previously mentioned homemade mac ‘n cheese favorite for dinner (but the portion-controlled variety). I’m still utterly exhausted – I even had a two hour nap this afternoon and feel like I could sleep for another 12. But through it all, I haven’t lost my way!
I love the new Thomas’ Bagel Thins. I’ve had both the “Whole Wheat” and “Everything” varieties and love them both. While I was afraid to try them at first, I think I might actually like the “Everything” ones a bit better. You can’t beat one point for a bagel. I’m going to try to make a mini pizza from them tonight for a snack.
While we’re talking about carbs, I’m also loving the Mama Lupe’s Low Carb Wraps (only one point). I’ve used them for all kinds of things like breakfast burritos:
I love the pre-portioned Weight Watchers cream cheese packets (one point).
I’m loving my Weight Watchers scale that hasn’t failed me a single day in the past 3 1/2 years – still going strong with the same battery – and though there are a few bad reviews, I’ve always gotten a consistent reading (same weight each time I step on it). I remember ordering it the week I started following WW in June 2006. It’s become an old friend:
I’m loving my Terraillon kitchen scale that I got at Dillard’s. I haven’t had much luck in the digital kitchen scale department. I originally had one of the Weight Watchers scales, but it constantly timed itself out and shut itself off before I was ready for it to. Drove me nuts. I then bought one from Bed, Bath & Beyond that was nothing but a pain in the ass and rarely would actually come on when you wanted it to. This one, I love so much that I re-bought it when I dropped the other one and it broke. So if you get one, just don’t drop it! (Though it was on top of the fridge when it fell). It only has one review on Amazon, a bad one, but I really like mine.
I mentioned the other day that I bought a SurfShelf. I freaking LOVE this thing. Using it, time flies by so fast on the treadmill that I barely even realize how long I’ve been on there. The only thing that I don’t like is that it covers the digital readout, so I have to lift my laptop a bit to check my speed and time. I can keep track of my time, though, on my laptop clock and not being able to see my speed has actually made me go faster than I normally would. I think it makes me workout harder because I’m not paying attention to how tired I am and based on my sweat output (eewwwww), I’m definitely working out harder. The last two nights, I even fogged up my glasses. The first night, I took some time checking e-mails and such, and then started catching up on The Biggest Loser episodes online. The next night, I spent almost the entire time reading through blogs. (Though I almost fell off of it at one point when one blog post had me laughing too hard.) When I first installed the thing, I was extremely skeptical. When I strapped the base to the treadmill (before I attached the shelf that the laptop actually sits on), I was thinking that there was no way it was going to work. It just didn’t seem sturdy. Even with my laptop strapped to it, I was wondering, but I now feel very secure about it. I have even bumped it up with my arm a couple of times and it didn’t go anywhere. Two overall two thumbs up.
I’m loving that my friend, Riley, is in a magazine. I mentioned this the other day, but I ran to two Barnes and Nobles this weekend before I found it and bought two copies. So happy for her! (Of course, the fact that one of my favorite actors, Shia LaBeouf, just happens to be on the cover didn’t escape my notice.) Go Riley! I’m also loving that she and Shawna are vacationing in Hawaii right now (What is the deal? Seems like everyone I know is going this year), but am so jealous! Though going to Hawaii would involve bathing suits and that’s not. ever. gonna. happen.
I snuck a Dove milk chocolate promise from my mom’s stash yesterday (I counted it!) and love what it said inside:
Another thing I’m loving (always) are your blogs! Seriously. You guys keep me going!
As far as what I’m not loving right now:
I’m not loving that I accidentally left a kleenex in my pocket when I threw my laundry in tonight. Argh! I hate that!
I’m not loving that we have to tail my dad every time he does the stairs – and I know he hates it, too. I’m sure it’s going to get annoying for him real fast if it hasn’t already. But it’s necessary right now and we’re looking into several temporary options until we can figure out something more permanent.
I’m not loving that it’s Sunday night. Why do the weekends go by so fast?!
So anyway, I just thought I’d share some of what I’m loving (and disliking) right now! Of course, I’m also loving that so many other people who have seen it are loving that movie that I won’t name. 😉
I did some minor tweaking to my site earlier (very minor), such as adding previous and next post links within individual posts (so you don’t have to go back to the main blog page), adding time stamps to my posts (I may or may not leave this turned on), rearranged some things in my sidebar, and added a Google Friend Connect box. Please take pity on me! 🙂
Again, I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Is there anything you’re loving right now that you’d like to share with me?