Awesome weekend

The best part about my new job – other than the part where I quite love it – is that I only work Tuesday-Friday. that means that today – Sunday – I am only mid-way through my weekend. I love that.

Yesterday I got all brave and made my own laundry detergent. All the ingredients cost about $10, and I’ll be able to make at least 4 batches, each of which should last me 2-3 months. Also, I know what’s in my detergent (water, soap, washing soda, a bit of borax, lavender essential oil – sorry architect). And, it’s WAAAY cheaper than buying my Method laundry soap ($10/year is what I’m guessing).

ETA: I was remiss & didn’t originally link to my laundry detergent source. Here it is – with color photos, ingredients, directions & everything.

Today, I took about 60 of the 80 tomatoes we had lying about (or, in other words, all the ripe ones), bought some peppers & onion, and am making salsa. I’m hoping to can about 6 pints (because that’s how many empty pint jars I have, and I forgot to buy more).

I also went for a run this morning. I met up with the Ambitious One & Junk Miles. My plan was to run 5 miles. I didn’t so much – only about 3.5.  But – since I’d run 3 miles Friday, that means I ran 6.5 in 3 days, and that’s about as much weekly increase as I should be doing. I’m going to try for a total (Monday-Sunday, starting tomorrow) of 10 for this next week. (2-3 on Tuesday, 3 on Friday, 4-5 on Sunday).

I did end up getting on the elliptical last night, so that was good. I didn’t go quite as long as I’d meant to, but I did it, and that’s the important part, right?

As for WW – I don’t think I can do it. I’d forgotten just how crazy it made me – before I rejoined, when I stepped on the scale & it was higher than I wanted, I just readjusted my food intake & was back to where I’d been maintaining. Now, when I step on the scale, I get all freaked out & stressed. I lost a little last week, but I’ve gained it back, and I feel stressed.

I think that now that I’m running again, my weight will readjust to the lower range I’d been maintaining in. I’d still like to lose about 20 lbs, but I don’t think I can do it this way. WW worked for me for my first 65 lbs (and for all the people who are shocked when I mention how much weight I lost, I’ll have photographic evidence tomorrow), but it’s not going to work for me now.

I think I’m going to buy a copy of “intuitive eating” and check out another book that my health/nutrition coach recommended (can’t remember the name of it right now, but I wrote it down somewhere).

Anyways – Sorry HTC – I just can’t do it. The good news is I won’t make you trek downtown for Monday meetings anymore!

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