Sunday, September 27, 2009

September 27, 2009

Item #31: Considering we've made the same recipe six times ... I think we may be done with this one ... but I have several other bread recipes I want to try, so I am not going to cross this one off the list just yet!

Item #51: Although we already made our target goals of a 15 pound weight loss each, we are continuing to work on losing more. H has lost 30 ... and I have lost 20! We're going to keep it up, too! Feeling fabulous, looking good!

Item #86: Forgot to mention going to the farmers' market on the way down to my parents house. This goal is now done. But as above, we'll keep on going, until they close for the season! Lovin' it!

Item #95: We are establishing a holiday shopping budget, so we can stick within it. I think we'll do well with this one!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September 8, 2009

We spent a weekend in downtown Chicago, were we checked a few items off our 101 list & made a dent in another.

Item#36: Visited the Adler Planetarium on Saturday. Got to see a really cool exhibit, narrated by Jim Lovell & got to see a space capsule on loan from the Smithsonian. Those things are super tiny!!

Item #37: Visited the Shedd Aquarium on Sunday, along with a bazillion other people. We went to the things we specifically wanted to see -- the beluga whales & the sea otters -- then we escaped the throng of humanity!

Item #57: Forgot to mention this, but we officially completed our 2 weeks of eating only food made from scratch! We both lost some significant weight & will be trying to be more careful about where we're getting our food from. We'll be slowly using up the food we already have that has preservatives & will not buy more to replace it.

Item #99: We've now visited 22 new local restaurants. We had dinner at Petterino's on Saturday & enjoyed it thoroughly.

We went to Elephant & Castle on Sunday (a bit of a "cheat," since I tried it for the first time a little over a month ago, but we decided it counted) for a comfort-food dinner.

And on Monday, we tried South Water Kitchen for brunch. It was just okay.

We have 40 items remaining on our list to complete ... so we are almost 2/3rds of the way done!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 1, 2009

Item #51: Stepped on the scale this morning. I've lost exactly 15 pounds. Yesterday, H weighed in & has lost 20! YAY!!!