Saturday, February 23, 2008

Another crack in the bottled water plan

So, I didn't stick with my own bottled water rules. One of them was that I would ask for tap water at parties. I went to a family party last Sunday and the host asked what I wanted to drink. I replied, "water" and he brought me a cold bottle of water. and it was Dasani, which is just filtered tap water. I took the bottle. I didn't feel like I knew him well enough to say, sorry, I can't drink from this bottle of water. Or maybe it's more accurate to say, I didn't feel like explaining it all. Lesson learned. Next time the answer is, "just tap water please."

So, bottles of water consumed to date: 3 pre-England trip, 2 post-England trip, 1 at the family party=6 for the year. By now, I normally would have consumed approx 200 bottles since the start of the year.

Suddenly a ton of my energy has come back. I went to "centergy" class at the gym this morning, which is a combo of pilates and yoga. I haven't taken pilates or yoga for a long while, and I forgot how difficult it is (though this is the first time I've ever taken "centergy"). The class was really packed, too. That gym is crazy busy. I really want to go to groove tomorrow, but it's at 8:30am. On a Sunday. Which means getting up at like 7:40 and trying to shove breakfast down. It's hard for me to eat breakfast as soon as I wake up. But I really like the way I feel after groove, and I couldn't go to class on Friday because of the snow.

After the gym I made my first trip (wow, two firsts in one day!) to the PA Dutch Farmer's Market, which was really neat and had yummy yummy BBQ pork sandwiches. I'm sure that sauce was loaded with sugar, but it was good. Mmmm... Tonight I went to Target to buy gifts for my friend's daughter for her birthday, and something for her brother, and I did the grocery shopping, half the laundry and cleaned upstairs. I think I've got my mojo back. I want to try to do some sewing tomorrow, wrapping and I want to finish off the reviews of Hawaii and other places that Canister vac and I started long ago. I think this desire to finish off the reviews is because I'm working on documentation at work, and the reviews are like unfinished documentation. Oh, and I want to cook dinner too, and wash all the cups from the week. Does the excitement ever end?

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl

Tonight's subject is a tribute to Groove (gym class).

Hey now, big excitement on the environmental front. Tonight was the first night I used cloth bags at the supermarket! I only brought three, which wasn't enough, but I'll bring more next time. Very exciting! I do use the plastic grocery bags for my kitchen trash, but this will allow my plastic bag stash to dwindle.

Things are still going well on the no-bottled-water front. Or good enough. One of the plastic sports bottles I bought is not even on the bottom, so it wobbles! Another somehow lost its knobby plastic piece that keeps the water from coming out, but I didn't know that until I threw it into my cotton tote bag and realized that water was dribbling out of my bag onto the sidewalk! At the gym someone walked by my ramp with a mat in hand, and their mat knocked over my sports bottle (different bottle than the other two just mentioned) in such a way that it released the cap and the water starting pouring out onto the floor. Thankfully my hand towel was right there to soak up the water.

On Sundays I wash all my plastic cups from the week (12-ish) and plastic bottles (3-ish). At work I wash my cup at the end of the day or sometime during the day. But it's not such a big deal. I'm also using a plastic bowl for cereal, so I wash my bowl and spoon at work. It's all very easy.

Otherwise, I've stepped up my gym visits to 4 per week and am eating better than ever--lots of fruit and veggies. I'm also more tired than ever. Are they related?