Project Scale Down: Day 3


Though the evil forces of the Dark Side came together to conspire against me, the Force has prevailed. Despite coming home to find water surging down my outside wall onto my AC unit and inside the unfinished side of my basement over the furnace, hot water heater, washer and dryer … learning that the source was the vacant unit above mine … being unable to turn off the water for the offending unit (which is in MY basement, btw), even with the assistance of a concerned and helpful male neighbor, because the valve was so heavily corroded  … and being told that the association plumber was close to an hour away …

I worked out tonight.

I took pictures of the damage and then sat in my coat and scarf updating FB with my trials and tribulations, until the plumber arrived. Once he turned off the water from the valve in my unit and did some damage control in the water closet in the vacant unit from whence the water surged, I gratefully escorted him to the door. I then proceeded to put on my exercise gear and hit the wetter for the wear basement for Day 3 of Project Scale Down.

Day 3:

  • 10 minute Abs of Steel routine (a.m.)
  • 30 minute of BBL Bum Bum, a cardio and lower body sculpting routine (p.m.)

Knowing that you guys were “watching” really helped motivate me to suck it up and not make excuses not to exercise.

Oh, and today, one of my best friends and colleagues (who is implementing her own PSC) told me about this free App, Lose It! It allows you put in your weight, height, age, exercise routine and weight goals to determine what your calories should be for the day and then track them. But the awesome thing about it? It scans barcodes on food packages!!! So, although I don’t count calories, because I know what my diet needs to be to lose weight, I thought it would be so cool to see my actual caloric intake from day to day and see if my guesstimates are right! Shoot, it’s FREE! So, I’ve already scanned a few Lean Cuisines and my frozen blueberries. We’ll see how long the novelty lasts ;)!


7 responses »

  1. The Force is with you! You are the WOMAN. If you can work out after your drama today I have no excuses. After reading this, I called my personal trainer who has been texting (stalking) me since Tuesday. I’ve been on vacation for over a week and returned to work (half heartedly) today. It is time to get it together and get back to the physical maintenance. We have to keep motivating each other. Thanks for the reminder. Hope everything works out well with your home.


    • Yea!!! Knowing that these posts are helping someone else get motivated is what it’s all about … well that, and lighting the fire under my butt;)! Thanks for “watching!” Knowing that someone cares will help make me keep up the posts. I thought it would be pretty cool at the end of the 28 days to pull up the category (Project Scale Down) and see every day logged:).


    • Thanks all! Petra, did you see my post on Color Options with BAQ Henna? It was from about last Wednesday I guess. The link to the “Henna for Hair” ebook is within it as well as some henna/indigo ratios for achieving various colors. The ebook provides a whole chart. And thank you for the recommendation Erica ;)!!


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