(ONE) i have worked hard this week and stayed on track with my food/fitness. so far this month, i have lost two pounds. this is after nearly two months of nothing happening. finally i am seeing some progress! and that’s encouraging. (2) i am going to attempt to buy paul mccartney tickets next week. there’s a concert this summer not too far from where i live. i could not be more excited. it’s not a sure thing, but i’m hoping it is! wish me luck! 🙂 (three) i got my birchbox yesterday. i was kind of disappointed because for the second time in a row, something busted open during shipping. ugh. this time it was shampoo. luckily, i only lost a little bit of the actual product, but i had to wash off two other things in the box. i’m excited about the CC cream and the shampoo. the KIND bar will most definitely get eaten very soon. (4) i am going to try some new middle eastern recipes this weekend. i love cooking, and it’s been more challenging since i’ve changed my lifestyle. so when i found these recipes in my new women’s health magazine, i got excited. it was quite the ordeal to track down all the ingredients. i had to go to four different stores! but i have everything ready now. i am looking forward to spending a few hours this weekend experimenting with the new recipes and flavors. (FIVE) and last but certainly not least… even with all of the craziness in the world, i hope everyone has a renewing, peaceful, and HaPpY eAsTeR!