Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Bathroom Saga ends

We finally finished the bathroom!!! Words cannot express my excitement that after almost 4 years, the bathroom is done! And now, some pics....

Please ignore the splotches on the camera. I didn't realize the lens was dirty.

Picture of tub surround

Close-up of the tumbled stone. By far, my favorite feature

Picture of vanity area- painted cabinets, new pulls, new vanity light fixture. I keep thinking I need to do something with that mirror since it looks so plain now.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

I'm a Daffodil?

I'm not sure I agree with this but...

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"You have a sunny disposition and are normally one of the first to show up for the party. You don't need too much attention from the host once you get there as you are more than capable of making yourself seen and heard."

No one that knows me would describe my disposition as "sunny". I *am* typically the first to show up at parties because I like to be punctual. I don't require much attention because I am more comfortable in the background and do not like to be the center of attention. I am so not capable of making myself seen and heard. Sigh...will these quizzes ever get it right?

Fruit Flush Day 2 and 3

Well, I lost a total of 2.5 pounds on the Fruit Flush. It's about what I expected. I have never been a fast loser so this is quite typical for me. Day 2 called for eating fruit at the same 2 hour increments throughout the day and another salad with protein for dinner. I’ve packed 1 large apple, 1 c. cherries, 1 c. pineapple, 2 c. strawberries, and 2 c. melon for my “meals”. I ate the apple at about 8:15 and surprisingly, my stomach was not growling at 10:15 but I did feel the gnawing sensation of hunger. Maybe it’s the green tea I drank in between that kept me going. The flush doesn't allow caffeine but I did what I had to do to stay on plan. On the plus side, I didn’t feel as tired or irritable as I did on Day 1. Day 3 was a lot harder, for some reason I was not as satiated as Day 2 and ended up quitting and eating a regular low carb lunch. I still call it a success because it has helped me refocus and appreciate my diet plan because it allows me to eat so much more than fruit, protein shakes, and salads. 130s here I come!