Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Humps

Soooo - I did some fun stuff Wednesday. Getting to work at 7:30 meant leaving early. I didn't have breakfast before work so Matt and I had a weird brunch. Raising Cane's - two chicken tenders and fries for 20pt+.

After work, we went to the fabric store to get supplies for our Halloween garb. I had a pb&j for dinner for 6pt+.

Here's a sneak peak at what I spent the evening working on....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Marathon Tuesday

Work Tuesday lasted from 9:30am to 9pm with only 30 minutes of down time for a quick lunch. Sooooo beat. I haven't been grocery shopping so hopefully I'll get around to that Wednesday! I had two egg whites and one egg for breakfast for 3pt+.

Megan took me to lunch at The Carving Board Cafe and we both got roasted cauliflower soup. It was ok at best. To cheesy, too thick. I had 1/2 cup for 1pt+ with four saltine crackers for 1pt+. No photo, I forgot my phone.

The afternoon at work was cray cray. I was going from 3-9 without a break. I shoved some falafel chips down my mouth for 3pt+ and a few tortilla chips for 2pt+ at our monthly trainer meeting. At 9:30, I went for a walk with the hubs +1 activity pt, and promptly passed out.

TOTAL: 10/26
Weekly Points: 0 remaining

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday Funday

Monday was incredibly long, but overall good. I started the day off with a walk into work for +2 activity points.

Liz and I grabbed lunch at Guadalajara for lunch. That place is like a magnet to us! I had a few chips and a cup of chicken soup for 9pt+.

After work, Chris was driving through our neighborhood with some sweet furniture he picked up on Craigslist. We sat on the couch in the back of his truck talking and enjoying the perfect fall weather. Matt and I had planned to get some lab work done in the evening, but weren't ready to stop hanging out so the three of us went to Fry Spring's for dinner and drinks. I had two glasses of pinot grigio, steamed mussels, and two slices of pizza for 22pt+.

After dinner, we went and worked in the aerogel lab for about an hour and walked around on the Rivanna Trail checking out the woods and moon +2 activity pts. It was a good night. I had a beer on our walk for 5pt+. (Digging into my activity points for the week. I've never done that before.)

TOTAL: 36/26
ACTIVITY: 4 today / 14 week
Weekly Points: 0 remaining (4 activity remaining)


Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday - Kickball and Sons of Bill

I slept in Sunday morning since Megan and I didn't get back from Bridgewater until the wee hours of the night. Matt brought me Bodos for breakfast in bed! 15pt+ for my plain bagel with ham, egg, and american cheese. Geeze Louise, I love these.

We had our Sunday kickball game and it was my first one of the season. I played catcher pretty poorly. We lost the game, but it was nice to be outside and active for a while +3 activity pts.

After the game, Matt and I had dinner at Christians on the downtown mall. I had a slice of pizza for 5pt+.

And the real reason we went down town was the free Sons of Bill concert and celebrating the 100th birthday of The Jefferson Theater, a local music venue in Charlottesville. 

First, go listen to Sons of Bill.

Second, fall in love with Abe.
"I'll sit here and linger on the same old worn out page, and we'll all 
give the finger to the spirit of the age" - Abe Wilson 

Go on, you know you want to. Who doesn't love the youngest brother?

I had a few beers and snacks at the concert for 15pts+ and a late night small fry for 6pt+. No food photos. You'll just have to look at another picture of the band.
The Sons also rising
Sons of Bill

And my sweet new hat.

Hope you had a delightful weekend!

TOTAL: 41/26
ACTIVITY: 3 today / 10 week
Weekly Points: 0 remaining (gotta be careful from here on out!)


Band photos:

Chocolate Festival and Cook Out

Saturday was beautiful. My perspective might have something to do with all the laundry cooking napping I got done Friday. I was up by 6:30 and since my apartment mates were still sound asleep, I decide to run a 5k!

I had planned on going to the chocolate festival in downtown Charlottesville that morning and decided to go early and run in their chocolate chase 5k. The race overlaps part of the infamous Charlottesville 10 miler meaning we got to take part in some brutal hills. Since the race was somewhat of an impulse decision (I toyed with the idea throughout the week), I didn't have a clear goal in mind for the race.

Since a bad plan is better than no plan, I quickly made a goal to run or jog the whole way - no walking. Having been sick and virtually sedentary for 2 months, it was a challenge, but I'm proud to say that I was able to do this and finished in ~37 minutes! Its a good base to start with and I'm already itching for another race.

I RAN THE WHOLE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

I got +7 activity points for the run. I turned on Endomodo to track my progress, but I forgot to hit stop when I finished. Oops - here's my data.

After the run, I grabbed the hubby and made him come to the festival for the chocolate pancake breakfast and a walk downtown. My pancakes were 8pt+.

We went home and got some chores done before heading to Becky's for an afternoon cookout and doggie date. There was beer.

And corn hole.
Musroom burger, pickles, arugala pasta salad,
pear and feta salad, roasted brussel sprouts and carrots
 And puppies.

Good times were had by all. My portions and drinks were 18pt+

Megan and I went to a blacklight birthday party in Bridgewater that night and had dinner and drinks there for 22pt+. Buffalo chicken dip is my weakness!

TOTAL: 51 / 26
ACTIVITY: 7 day / 7 week
Weekly Points: 15 remaining


Nap Time! aka Friday night at 25

By Friday, I was in need of a break. Between lab work and real work I was beat. Skipped breakfast in my stupor to get out the door.

Went to lab over my lunch break and grabbed a 6pt+ salad from work on the way back.

Grabbed some falafel chips and peanut butter when I got home around 6 for 6pt+.

And passed out around 8 for four hours....

...Woke up starving at midnight. Had some pizza 10pt.

Passed back out until 6am. When did I turn 80?

TOTAL: 22/26
ACTIVITY: 0 day / 0 week
Weekly Points: 40 remaining


Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday - Star Hill Pint Night

Thursday morning came far too early after leaving the lab after midnight Wednesday. I grabbed celery and peanut butter before heading back to the lab for some chemical washes before work for 5pt+.

After that, I headed to my real job where I had two stuffed pepper halves for 6pt+ and a few pinches of the cheese I topped them with for 3pt+.

After work, I went to my weight watchers meeting and weighed in at 155.4 lbs for a loss of 1.8 lbs from last week. I didn't stick around for the meeting because Star Hill was sponsoring a pint night at The Blue Toad, a hole in the wall bar some friends and I found while brewery hopping a few months back. Matt and I met up with Chris, Brad, and Megan for dinner and some Star Hill brews. I had their BBQ chicken sandwich sans cheese and 1/2 a bun with fries for 12pt+. I also enjoyed one and a half crypticals for 8pt+

After dinner and a few drinks, we went to Chris's house to catch up on The League. I kind of love/hate Rodney. Who is your favorite character?

TOTAL: 35/26
ACTIVITY: 0 today / 0 week
Weekly Points: 40 remaining


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Well, that's not good

Can some one take this bag of cheese away from me? I swear I don't know how this keeps happening.


Wednesday - Lab Day

Wednesday was far too long. It started as a "wow its only Wednesday??" day and ended as a "holy mother of God, can Armageddon come and end this day?" I got to work a little before 7 to work with a student and her trainer. I subsisted on coffee until close to 9 when I popped back home for an omlet 3pt+. I grabbed an apple and some peanut butter at the last minute to give me some staying power for 3pt+ before my 10am meeting.

...which lasted for ev er

...chatty parents are great for so many reasons. The number one reason being, its generally an indicator that they are heavily involved in their kids lives, which I loveloveloveloveloveLOVE. #goodparentsstrongfoundations HOWEVER, as I work very closely with parents, it often means I have no clue how long meetings are going to take and my schedule ends up changing a lot every day. Normally a great thing, but when you're carpooling to and from work, notsomuch. When you forget your lunch and your hubby has already left with the car because your meeting ran over and he assumed you changed your schedule, notsomuch. 

Pretty Much...
Moving on. No lunch for Casey. Left work around 5 and stuffed this in my face for 10pt+.

Before heading out on a ~3mi run. Megan and I ran our normal loop and I thought I was going to die. I got a headache midway through and walked 1/4 mile to recover before jogging the rest of the way home. +5 activity points.

After the run, Matt and I scampered up to my old grad school lab to work on a project for his research. Matt is actually doing some thermal and structural charecterization of the thin film aerogels I fabricated for my master's thesis. I'm now broadening the fabrication techniques to look at the impact on their properties. #nerdout

We had a few processes where we literally had to pour a chemical onto the gels and wait two hours before doing anything else, so we hopped down Ohill to Fry Springs Station for a brew. I got the Victoria Lager, my favorite Devil's Backbone beer. We crossed the street to Durty Nelly's pub when Fry Springs closed for another beer, some chips and salsa, and some photohunt. 12pt+ outing.

TOTAL: 28/26
ACTIVITY: 5 day / 11 week
Weekly Points: 9 remaining


Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Matt and I got going late on Tuesday. I needed the car in the evening so we had to carpool. I had kombucha for breakfast for 1pt.

I listened to extremely boring webinars most of the day about our new marketing platform. One of those tasks you put off at work until you just know you're getting behind. I'm planning on finishing them Wednesday and updating the system in the afternoon. #boredeasily 

For lunch, I had Santa Fe Style Stuffed Peppers from Gina's blog. I didn't use LF cheese, and I added a little sour cream so I added 2pt+ to the peppers making them 6pt+

Stop what you're doing and make these now

Look at all the good stuff that went into them! Jalepenos, turkey, tomato, black beans, onions, cilantro - can't go wrong with that.

I went to a rejuvenation yoga session at A Place to Breathe. It was really relaxing. WW estimates +4 activity pts [It felt more like 3] for the hour and fifteen minute session. My legs are slightly sore this morning.

Matt and I did some quick lab work before heading home to make dinner and watch the debates. I grabbed a few falafel chips to tide me over before dinner 3pt+.

Matt grilled salmon, asparagus, and zucchini. I had 1/3 piece of salmon and lots of veggies for 7pt+. Amazing! I also had a small glass of wine for 3pt+.

I must have whine wine with my politics. Did anyone else watch the debates. I actually really enjoyed last night's debate despite generally not liking the town hall style. I thought the moderator did a great job at coming off non-partisan and giving both candidates equal opportunity. Obama and Romney did get heated at some points, but I think the questions that were asked were great ones. Did anyone come away with any "aha's"? Other than, "Wow, these guys don't like each other despite what they're saying."

TOTAL: 21/26 [first day I've stayed under, what what!]
ACTIVITY: 4 today/ 6 week
Weekly Points: 11 remaining 

Hope to see less of each other next time!