As mentioned last week, I will no longer be tracking body measurements weekly. The next measurements will be taken on May 3rd. Instead, I'll be adding my Fitbit stats up here. This past week a friend invited me to a Workweek Hustle challenge and I was within a few hundred steps of one of her friends most of the week - but he pulled ahead by a couple of thousand on Thursday. Next week, good man, next week! 😅
Weekends are still the bane of my walking existence but I'm getting there! My daily goal right now 4,000 steps per day. I've re-started walking on my morning and afternoon breaks and added walking on my lunch break. That definitely makes hitting that goal easy, as evidenced by Monday and Tuesday!!
Weight/BMI stats for this week:
Not a lot of change but Saturday we had our Easter dinner - and with good ham comes lots of sodium. This isn't something I'm going to fret over - but definitely need to refocus. Which I've said how many weeks now? 😖 A big challenge this week was.....vegetables. I was so over vegetables this week. My favorite, riced cauliflower with peas, carrots, and green onions and I couldn't eat them. After talking to my coach Thursday, I went out to the food truck (I'm fortunate in that my employer allows local vendors to set up shop for lunches) and got their cheese salad. We're talking the basics, here. Iceberg lettuce, shredded cheddar, and their house ranch (they do cajun foods as a specialty) and talk about hitting the spot. So Friday I brought a similar salad to work as well. There's also been some Panera goings-on for breakfast Friday and Saturday, so I definitely have some work to do.
Saturday I went in to town with my husband so I could pick up a bit more overtime. I had a seasonal greens salad at Panera for lunch and tweaked it a bit. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to eat raw kale....haha He had a "working interview" Saturday afternoon and we ate in Hill City again. He'd had the initial application and chat Friday night and we splurged by eating at the Alpine Inn. The menu consists of 6-ounce or 9-ounce filet mignon, iceberg wedge, house dressing, baked potato and Texas toast. Nice and simple, yes? Well.....until you get the dessert menu! If you're ever in Hill City, SD, you must check them out. But get there early - the lines form quickly!!
Saturday night we chose a different restaurant and opted for a buffalo/elk burger. Yum!! But it was also 8 ounce, plus the bun, plus sweet potato fries, and dessert. I really, really should have eaten only half and boxed the rest - I was physically uncomfortable the rest of the night. But his "working interview" seemed to go really well and perhaps there will be news on that front next week.
In other news, I have a cousin getting married this fall and so I've started to crochet one of my favorite afghans. It's the Very Victorian by Maggie Weldon. So his socks and my shrug are on a back burner again! But not for long - I crochet fairly quickly. I am using my new Trindle drop spindle and get a little bit more spun now and again. I'm hoping there will be time soon to get my weaving/spinning bench built so I can get my spinning wheel out. I'm working on a couple of alpaca/merino/silk blends that I'm hoping to spin into a fine yarn with which to weave a wrap on my Kromski Harp rigid heddle loom. It's nice having a front patio to sit on, but I have to be able to sit! My wheel sits a bit too tall for any standard chairs so we bought the supplies to build this bench and hopefully we can work on it this spring, along with a lazy kate for plying the singles I spin.
And, some Skoolie progress. My husband was meandering Menards last weekend looking for insulation. We had thought the foam boards we planned on using were a lot less expensive than they actually are - but he managed to find rolls of a wool blend for $2.50 a roll - the regular price is around $25! He grabbed it all up - there was 14 rolls, and there's just a wee bit left. The best part is it takes the R factor from 7 to 15 and he said when he and Dad were installing it you could already feel a difference. Nice Skoolie Skore!! We're very fortunate and grateful that Dad has, as a wedding gift, said we can stay in his driveway another year to test it all out rather than trying to find a place to park it in town. I'm hoping we'll be "living" in it by June but there's still a lot of work to do.
Until next week!