A bit premature?

May 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm 7 comments

I hate to jump the gun, especially because I have a tendency to hop back on the bad habits bandwagon every time I see a hint of progress, but I jumped on the scale Saturday after having ignored it for weeks, and voila! I appear to be about ten pounds lighter.

I’m not sure if this may be partially due to my lack of gym time recently (aka muscle turning to mush), my crazy-busy schedule, my tiny (and therefore barely usable) kitchen or just the fact that I am eating less (both intentionally and accidentally), but I find it interesting nonetheless. A huge change has been my conscious effort to watch portion sizes. In a truly un-Laura-like fashion, I’ve been cutting my beloved hamburgers in half and taking the rest home to enjoy as another meal the next day. This is in direct conflict with the little voice in my head screaming, “Eat this entire plate of foooood!! It’s so tasty!! It will make you feel GREAT!”

Does anyone else grapple with this little voice?

(I swear I don’t have beef-induced schizophrenia.)

Great, now I really want a burger. Shouldn’t have looked up that picture…*facepalm*

Anyway, I titled this post “a bit premature” because I don’t want to get ahead of myself. This new “journey,” if you will, is all about creating small, attainable yet challenging goals for myself and achieving them one at a time. Next on my list is to get back into my exercise routine — no easy feat, considering I’ve been out of commission and permitting my extreme laziness in an effort to get over this cold. I know without a doubt that I could have been back at it several days ago, if not far earlier. I am human, however, and let it get away from me. This doesn’t mean I’ve been “bad” or that I’m an awful person…it simply means my mind and body wanted a break for awhile, took advantage of the livin’ made easy, and will need a little extra push to get back into the habits and routine that I know makes me look and feel the best.

The question is — what will this “push” be?

Still too broke to buy some cute new Lulu gear…although I’ve been eyeing this bad boy for quite some time…Not sure how I feel about calling the color “toothpaste” though :/

A few random thoughts and images to occupy your brains on this loverly Monday afternoon…

  • There is a rather interesting debate/comment thread going on over at The Frisky right now. I’ve been a reader for quite some time, and, as many other regular readers may have noticed, their content appears to be going through a transition right now. The site was bought and has been shifting writers, strategy, tone, etc., and their readers have been letting them know in the comments. The site editor, Amelia, wrote a letter from the editor to address some of these issues, and the conversation going down in the comments is really heated. If you’re a regular reader, or even if you’re not, you might want to check it out! The conversation is centering on the expectations of writers/bloggers in regards to nasty comments, criticism, constructive vs nasty, and feminism. Interesting stuff!
  • I like to make silly faces:
  • I spent a good 15 minutes last night packing my breakfast and lunch for the day. This morning, I forgot the best part — the salad! :( Sadz.
  • Tina over at Carrots ‘n Cake is doing a blogger bake sale. Even if you, like me, are not a big sweets person, I’m sure you’ll still find something to drool over — I’m eyeing the soft pretzels!
  • Before moving the other week, I caught Molly snuggling with my teddy bear. Too funny!! (insert crazy cat lady joke here)image
  • I’ve spent a day back “home” at my parents’ house the last two weekends — one for Mother’s Day, one for an ill family member (happy times, sad times). While I was waiting at the train station to head back into the city, I had a lovely view of the adjacent park and the river. Excuse the poor photo quality, but it was still lovely!
  • imageI bought some cute organic mini peppers the other day. And lots of cucumbers. That is all.


Have a great rest of your day, lovelies!!


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lafemmeroar  |  May 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Cutting portion size is a good idea. I’ve tried it before, but I lose the battle when I reward myself with dessert for not eating my entire entree. The battle goes on. Good luck with yours :))

    • 2. Laura @ prettylittlewords  |  May 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      I do the same thing! Or just get carried away in how delicious the food is…Here’s to wishing I had a little kid’s metabolism!

  • 3. lafemmeroar  |  May 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Sort of off topic, I don’t know if you have a Macaroni Grill in your area, but any restaurant in general that lists the calories on their menu and you wonder why it’s so low … it’s because they’ve cut the portion size. I remember when I was in high school, my friends called me the glutton because I ate anything I wanted and not get fat. Time has a way of making food you ate catch up on your body :((

    • 4. Laura @ prettylittlewords  |  May 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      I agree, those icky Lean Cuisines and other frozen diet meals do the same thing — of COURSE it’s going to be low calorie if it could feed a four year old!

      • 5. lafemmeroar  |  May 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm

        In a perfect world people should be able to eat more as they get older .. that’s my fantasy …

  • 6. DressySJP  |  May 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Your cat is so adorable haha :-)

    • 7. Laura @ prettylittlewords  |  May 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Haha, thanks!! I was cracking up when I found her like that, I was like — What are you doing???


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