Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A list.....and eating habits while moving

I'm finally breathing somewhat easier today- after weeks of planning, prepping and packing, it's come down to the last few days before I load up the U-Haul and get my stuff to Charleston.

I signed the lease on my apartment today, the renters of my house signed last Saturday and the moving truck and movers are scheduled. I decided to pack and load the truck myself (with my parents' loving help) and hire movers to UNLOAD and move it all UPSTAIRS. My poor Dad and Mom- I mean, they're still young, but not as agile as they used to be- I decided to give them a break. It was pretty inexpensive to hire 2 movers for 2 hours. DONE deal!

Packing is ALMOST, almost complete- I have a few odds and ends and my main closet to pack yet, but everything else is pretty much packed and my house looks like a flea shop. lol

I've come up with a list of items that I still NEED to still buy (yes, need. As if I don't have enough things already...):

1. Microwave. The unit doesn't come with one. Dumb. I did notice that the tenants currently in the apartment had one on their counter. Believe it or not, there is more counter and cabinet space in the apartment than my house. ha!

2. Queen Bed. I'm going to have guests and a HUGE priority for me is for them to have a queen bed. For the 3 years I lived in my house I only had an air mattress (BAHA!! Sorry guests). Now I'm searching for one. I found a GREAT deal for a queen mattress and boxspring on Craigslist for $60! No stains, 4 years old- I'll take it! Hoping the dude gets back with me on that.....

3. Full-length mirror. I need a full-length floor mirror. I have such expensive taste and all of the mirrors I love are $300+. Think: West Elm. I love their full-length mirrors OH so much. The price? No.

Guess what I also saw on Craigslist the other day?! A COUNTER top DISHWASHER! LOL. I seriously had no idea those existed- where you plug it up to your faucet. It's a HUGE thang....I mean, really...at that point I'd rather just wash by hand, mmkay?

Not sure if I've told you all, but I've actually gone down in weight and inches since finding out I was moving- I guess that's what being busy does to ya! I'm SO proud of myself for staying FAR, far away from JUNK! I'm finally at that point where if I eat anything that isn't good and healthy for me, I wanna vomit immediately. FINALLY! ;) Now, that's not to say I don't like sweets and salties, but trust me- I'd much rather eat chicken and broccoli.

My lifesaver is and always will be Shakeology. I drink it for breakfast still and it's been such a help in getting in my vitamins and good carbs and protein.....My favorite recipe is the Butterfinger recipe, which you can see below.

Seriously? If you haven't tried it, please do. It's good stuff. It's not a weight-loss magician, but that's a PLUS. It's just a well-balanced MEAL that doesn't need any thought or preparation. LOVE it. As you may know, you can buy the shake through Beachbody VIA my website....the link is here.

Other than Shakeology, I've just been trying to eat sensibly. Nothing hard there. Moving and the stress of life can be daunting and exhausting, but that doesn't mean you should compromise your healthy habits.

So, that's whats happening in my life as of today! I'll update in a few days how the move goes! :) 

Much love!!!


safire said...

I spent a lot of money on my full length mirror from CB2 that props alongside the wall. I am in love with it though so it's money well spent. I didn't get it until almost 7 months after I moved into my house. Now I can't part with it.

Good luck with everything and your new exciting chapter!

LWLH said...

That dishwasher is ridic, I think I'd rather just wash by hand than have that eyesore on my counter.

REBrown said...

That dishwasher looks so dumb! I don't have nearly enough counter space for that.

Megan said...

I got a full length mirror for a really good price from Home Goods. I think it was around $90 and it looks like it costs much more than that.

I wasn't suprised when you said you lost weight b/c of Moving! ;) I knew that was coming! When you move, you actively have to do things.... and literally "MOVE" a lot of things. So, I totally expected the weightloss! haha :) Congratz! ^__^ Now.. the hard part is to keep it off.. after your done moving -__- ...LOL!

Jenny said...

LOL- YES! Totally- to keep it off and lose more is the plan :)

Back to Insanity workouts Monday morning! I cannot WAIT! Moving will be done and I can just "relax"....by working out. hahaa

Ivy Jane said...

I've been hearing a lot of good things about shakeology, and seeing that they have a butterfinger flavor I think I'm sold! Yummmmm...

Btw, I'm a new follower!! Check out my blog when you get the chance!

definitely! I've followed you on google
your blog is lovely by the way,waiting you on my blog xxx


Marion said...

Wow girl...you've been busy! I am so darn excited for you :)
1) I wish I lived near you as I have a beautiful microwave just sitting in storage.
2) There is a fab full-length mirror at IKEA for $100. Not sure if there is one near you, but it really is gorg.
3) and that dishwasher is hilarious!

Can't wait to read-up on your next chapter!!
XO - Marion
Ps - thanks a lot btw. I am now craving a chocolate shake. Or a butterfinger. ugh.

You definitely have a big list so I hope you get it all done and I really like how you break down the shakeology. I've never heard of it before. Following you now & on FB


Stephanie said...

Welcome to Charleston! We moved here 6 years ago from Mobile, AL and LOVE it.

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