Meteorological Spring

March 1, 2011 at 10:14 am 8 comments

Hark!  ‘Tis March!  This means that Spring is a mere three weeks away.  If you want to get all meteorological about it, we are technically in Spring as Meteorological Spring is March 1st – May 31st.  It’s a beautiful, sunny day.  Henry has his four-month doctor’s appointment today, so I hope we can walk there instead of drive (love living in Toronto!).  There is a McDonalds nearby so we can stop for some free small coffees afterwards.

Since it’s the first day of March, I must re-cap on the goals I made for February.  I truly embraced my New Year’s Resolution of failing by not successfully completing these goals.  So, yay?

1.  Drink a Green Monster every day — FAIL

I pretty much drank one every day for the first half of February, but by the end, I was enjoying a mashed banana in my morning oatmeal rather than having it in smoothie-form.  I also got kind of sick of cleaning my blender every day.  These are my excuses and I am sticking to them!

2.  Lose 2 pounds – WINNING! (phrase stolen from Charlie Sheen)

I would go weigh myself to confirm (or deny) this, but I have a stomach full of oatmeal and a pair of jeans on.  Everyone knows that jeans easily weigh 10 pounds on their own (don’t try to tell me otherwise).  The last time I weighed myself, I was around 174, which is a 3 pound weight loss, so let’s go with that.

I’ve been eating my usual amount (possibly more as I finished a whole bag of Zesty Doritos in a mere two days all on my own!), but have been walking more.  Henry continues to be my personal trainer with his demands for rocking/lifting/swaying.  I don’t even need to lift weights anymore!

3.  Check out the community/early years centre in my neighbourhood – DRAW

I haven’t gone there physically, but I did check out their list of programs online.

4.  Try a week of vegan eating – WINNING!

Success!  This is the goal I am most proud of accomplishing.  I had a fun week of eating tofu and drinking almond milk and experimenting with recipes.  I haven’t used cow’s milk for my oatmeal or Green Monsters since.  I felt really great during my week of vegan eating, which is not to dispute the fact that I felt pretty great while eating cheesy pizza afterwards too!

5.  Put $500 into my high interest savings account – WINNING!

I sure did.  See, this is why I get excited about free McDonalds coffee.  It’s all about frugal pleasures!

6.  Sell something in my Etsy Shop – FAIL

I added another listing to my Etsy shop, but still no dice!  I continue to crochet dish cloths, though, with the idea of giving every man, woman, and child I know one for Christmas this year.  ‘Tis the season…to wash dishes?!!??

So two FAILS, three WINNINGS, and one draw.  Not bad, I don’t think!  I haven’t made a list of goals for March, though.  I’d just like to go for more walks, try some new recipes, and have fun with Husband and Henry.


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  • 1. Therese  |  March 1, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Sounds like a pretty awesome month and your wins were total wins!!!

  • 3. Sarah  |  March 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    charlie sheen wanted to lose 2 pounds as well???

    ummmm as i reminded you last month, your goal is to fail. so you are failing at failing because you won three things above. i think you need to go spend all the $$, eat a chocolate cake and maybe a steak (is that the opposite of vegan eating?) LOL

  • 5. Clare  |  March 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Thankyou for the Spring arrival information! I needed that–it’s about this time in winter that I start to seriously consider emmigration. The early years centres are lovely when you have one or two babies/toddlers. I LOVE any type of story/circle time activity but unfortunately my little boys have turned out to be the “rambunctious” sort so they don’t work as well for us now 😦
    Green monsters are over-rated…they started to gross me out after a while–try to have something green with lunch and dinner and you’re good to go.

    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  March 2, 2011 at 10:02 am

      Yeah, I really need to GO to the early years centre. Today a new friend with a baby close in age to Henry is coming over. I’m looking forward to it!

  • 7. Erika  |  March 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Its good youve stuck to some of your goals. I cant believe its March already! Very anxious for Spring to get here. Great job on the weight loss, you and I weigh the same! LOL!

    • 8. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  March 4, 2011 at 8:57 am

      I just read that it’s supposed to be a colder than average Spring. Let’s hope that’s a lie!


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