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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Day Zero Project

Happy Monday!   I'm in the process of starting the Day Zero Project and I am having a lot of fun coming up with the goals for it.  If you are not familiar with Day Zero Project, it's where you set 101 goals for yourself to complete in 1,001 days.  I have September 1 as my start date, as I'm still in the process of selecting goals for myself.   It's a lot of fun, and I figured this would be a great "project" for me to learn more about myself and as a chronic list maker, it's great to be able to check things off for the world to see!   If anyone has any ideas for me to add to my list, please feel free to share! :-)

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was pretty good.   Friday evening, I went to the gym. Then, Saturday morning, my friend Michelle picked me up and we went to the gym and then to Weight Watchers.    Afterwards we went to Ruggles Green and I had an awesome dish - it was a quinoa pasta with black beans, plantains, chicken, and all sorts of other delish things... It's something I could totally recreate at home.   Quinoa pasta is gluten free for those of you who are trying to reduce wheat in your diet, and it tasted great.  It didn't taste anything like quinoa.  I love quinoa on it's own, but I know a lot of people don't care for it's texture.. with the pasta, there is none of that texture to worry about.     Afterwards, we went to Whole Foods and bought some of that quinoa pasta! lol    Instant gratification!    Then, we drove by her slab... that sounds funny, but she's building a house, so we went to look at the progress.  The frame is up, and pretty soon it will look like a real house!    After that - it was shaved ice time!!   I LOVE shaved ice, and there is a place by my house that has sugar free flavors... DIVINE!

Sunday - I slept in till about 8:30... then hung out with the puppies while John had to work.   I stayed in my pajamas until about 3:30 then I decided I needed to get off my lazy ass and go to the gym.  Although I called myself a lazy ass, I did get 2 loads of laundry done and the dishes done and kitchen cleaned in my pajamas! LOL

And now here we are at Monday again - It's going to be a suckfest of a week because of month end, but hallelujah for a 3 day weekend coming up!


Sabrina said...

First, I hope I am not late in saying this, but I love your new blog layout!

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I LOVE Whole Foods, but the closest one to me is about an hour and a half. Makes me sad.

The zero project sounds interesting. I am going to look more into it, I may join you in that. Happy Monday!

Pamela said...

I'm going to check out the Day Zero Project as well. I looked at it some time ago and got side-tracked but I have some serious goals on my list and the Day Zero Project might be just what I'm looking for!

Pamela said...

I'm in! Just finished my list - that was fun and really got me thinking about some things I'd like to cross off my list in the next 1001 days.

Jennifer said...

I have one of those too but I didn't know that was what it was called! I started it so that my end date is 11/11/11. Pretty cool huh? I am working on two of the items, run a half and a full marathon. I signed up for the half in Nov. and the full in Jan. YEA! I was just thinking about how I need to revisit my list to see what else I need to work on and what I've already accomplished! Thanks for the reminder.

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

Wahoo, I got my list completed... Now to start working on it! :) I got one item done (deleting my myspace account that I hadn't logged into in months!)

*Tracy* said...

your project sounds great! i hope that once i get these surgerys outta the way and get myself back on track as much as i can that i can start to have some goals for things! have a good week

Bill said...

I've been working through a 101 in 1001/Day Zero list for a few months now and it's very satisfying to complete items from it. I'll be watching your list with great enthusiasm. Good luck with it!