Nic---I loved hearing about your weekend. Oh man, what a time to be in NYC w/these temps. If you had to be inside all day, sitting, at least it was in the AC. I get antsy in those kinds of things too, but I do find if I'm interested and engaged in the workshop/meeting, whatever, it makes a big difference. Sounds like this was true for you once you got past that first rough day w/not enough sleep. So glad to hear the vertigo left you alone after that initial attack.
Lori---OMAD is something that only happens for me when it works. I have a rule about any kind of woe---I don't do uncomfortable hunger. No reason to, blessed as we are. One can solve that problem w/anything from a LC snack to a small or regular sized LC meal and be much better for it, imo.
I've had a recent stretch of OMAD working for me, and like Jaz, it can come easily to me due to my natural rhythms. But it's not something I need to make a lifestyle of. You are so active, even with your healing wing, and exercise and activity stokes the appetite. That's just a fact Jack. So, imo, let it work when it does, and when it doesn't make other smart decisions.
Jaz---Oh girl, you did GOOD on that Henredon chair AND ottoman! Henredon is one of the finest names in furniture still made here. It IS expensive, because it's so well made and can last and last and last. But of course, that assumes your taste will not change for years and years, and buyers have become increasingly less interested in investing the cost for that kind of quality when they may change their mind about what they like.
I just LOVE that you threw out the offer and stood your ground. Knowing it was the last day of the sale is all the difference, and they should have marked that chair and ottoman down long before. Not at all surprised the buyer said take the hundred bucks. Furniture, even the best, w/few exceptions, is kind of like a car. You should buy what you like and can afford, NEVER consider it an investment and don't expect to get near what your paid for it when you try to sell it.
Oh, and please tell me you're not going to drag that tread mill you never use into your lovely living room. Trust me, you won't use it more there, it will just crowd the space and not be as convenient to hang clothing on.
Also, wish you the wind under your wings w/your no dairy challenge! Know it's a continuing issue for you, and think it would be interesting to see how you feel after you've giving it up for a month---perhaps long enough to get far enough beyond the cravings to feel the benefits.
steadyed---I like what Lori said. One thing I would advise, start w/a beginners class in yoga and work your way up. At a time, I did all kinds of exercise videos and by far, yoga was the hardest for me because I thought since I was fit, I could do harder yoga tapes. Well...they were the work outs I could never finish. And worse, it soured me on Yoga, when really I had just jumped ahead of my body's abilities as imo, Yoga is very much its own discipline and a deceptively rigorous one.
I say start slow and basic and give yourself a chance to grow into it before you decide if it is or isn't for you.
Last night was just totally fab. Pal and I had a great dinner, hubby ducked out and that was fine. Would have been great w/him, and was also great w/out him--don't tell him I said so.
Then she and I came home and hit the pool around 8. OMG, it was gorgeous. The heat broke here yesterday. So it was just cool and breezy and the water was perfect. Haha, hubby came down at 10 because that's when the pool closes and to make sure we hadn't drown or were locked out because I'd forgotten my keys. Yep, we floated around on our noodles in the water for 2 hours chatting away.
Then the three of us watched an absolutely stellar movie. We all just really like it. Hubby actually stayed up past midnight, sound the hallelujah horns!
This morning hubby made we girls an unbelievable breakfast, and then my pal left and hubs and I were both feeling low energy as all get out. Don't know why as we were so lucky here to have escaped the heat dome. Gads, it was a gorgeous day here. mid 70's, breezy, sunny and no humidity.
Great, but the kind of day it's hard to make excuses to lay on the sofa and read. So I did manage to drag myself down to the pool for my work out. I got water weights from my SIL for my B'day and really gave them a work out today. Also ordered an "aquatic belt" which I'll say more about when I get it and experiment w/it.
In any case, I am loving water exercise, getting deeper into it, and starting to think about how I can continue it after our pool closes.
Oh, made it on plan thru yesterday's fun, even though I gave myself permission to have a treat night. BUT, then today, I just decided I need a treat night and am off to enjoy it.