Friday, August 30, 2013

Five Things on Friday

1. I'm so happy it's Friday.  I'm exhausted.  I haven't figured out a good work-life balance yet and I'm all thrown off.  I can't wait to sleep in tomorrow and possibly feel refreshed, unlike now where I feel like I'm going to fall asleep.

2. It's a long weekend and the only plans I have is to go to a bingo hall with a friend tomorrow night.  I'm excited for the low-key weekend.

3. Still loving my new job.

4. It's been a long week...

5. I know I mentioned we got a Keurig, but I want to reiterate how much I love it.  I use it every single day and am currently drinking coffee I just made.  It's so convenient!  I highly recommend it.

Have a nice weekend!  Sorry this is so short, I am just too tired right now to even think.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Weigh on Wednesday

I'm having trouble rotating my picture and I'm short on time so this will just have to work.  Okay?  Okay.

252.4 lbs
Down 1.4 pounds from the last weigh in.  I'm okay with it.  The Minnesota State Fair is here and I ate more than enough food on Saturday, so I'm happy with a loss at all.  

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Five Things on Friday

1. It's Friday!  I made it through my first week at my new job.  It really flew by and I love it even more than I did on Wednesday.  The people there are SO NICE and welcoming!  Also, Centennial Lakes Park is across the street from my building and it's fantastic.  It's like a secret garden.  This was today's lunch view.

I love this!

2. I got some super random Bible study invitation in the mail.  It was addressed with my maiden name.  No idea how or where this little (well I imagine her to be little) old lady got my name and address.  It also doesn't list any sort of church affiliation on it.  Seems a bit sketchy and creepy to me...

3. I have swimmer's ear.  Whomp whomp.  I used to get it all the time when I was a kid, but haven't had it for a few years.  So painful!  But, my internet search (a.k.a. Pinterest search) for a home remedy has been helping.  It's 5 to 10 drops of equals parts rubbing alcohol and vinegar.  It doesn't hurt as much today as it did yesterday.

4. Gary the Grand Am (my car) is getting working on by my father tomorrow.  Gary is getting new front rotors and brakes.  Shall be a grand time.  Lemon tree is also looking super sad.  She will be staying at my parent's house for a bit because she needs heat and humidity.  There's no where for me to put her outside currently in our apartment, so she's going to sit on my parent's deck for the remainder of the summer/early fall.

Sad lemon tree...

5. The Minnesota State Fair started yesterday.  I did not place at all in the three baking competitions I entered.  Ho hum.  Everything was perfect, too.  It saddens me.  Sean and I are going to the fair on Sunday, so we'll have to see if my stuff made it into the refrigerated display cases at least...

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday


With starting my new job this week and getting up earlier I completely forgot it was Wednesday today.  And I didn't weigh myself and subsequently, no photo. 

I'm sorry, friends.  I'll get back to weigh in Wednesday next week when hopefully my brain in screwed on correctly.

Also, side note.  I love my new job.  I'm not really doing much yet, but I already love it.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Five Things on Friday

1. I made a fun graphic!  Thoughts?

2. I'm hanging out with my best friend tomorrow and I'm SUPER excited out it.

3. Today is my last day at the job I held for three years.  End of my first adult job.  It's memorable and terrifying and I'm so excited for the next chapter!

4. I have happy hour with some work friends tonight and I'm looking forward to keeping these friendships going even after my last day.

5. Remember that time I registered for 14 items to enter into the Minnesota State Fair Creative Activities?  Yeah, those items are due on Sunday and I'm busy on Saturday.  Looks like I'm not making 14 items, but instead will make as many as possible.

What are you doing this weekend?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Getting real, real quick

I'm going to get real around here.

Have you noticed my lack of posting?  Have you noticed I only post on Wednesdays and Fridays?  This has got to change.  And I've got to let you all in on a little secret.

I am a habitual starter of things that I never finish.  It's true.  Ask my husband, he'll tell you.  I'm super horrible at starting projects, weight loss, exercise, ideas, etc. and I hardly ever finish.  I've got to get this to change.

Ugh, I need to get over this.  Does anyone else struggle with this?  I struggle with this majorly.  Does anyone have any inspiration?  It's not even strictly related to weight loss and exercise.  It's related to the foods I eat, things I do, everything.  It seems I get sick of the routine and repetitiveness of something.

Ugh.  That's all I have to say about that.

In an effort to get out of my not finishing things rut when it comes to blogging, I need to push myself to blog more often.  Here's to starting.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday

Well, it's about time I get my act together and post for today.

253.6 pounds - week 5

Down .2 pounds. And that's okay with me. Sean and I ate out a lot this week. Wedding, anniversary dinner, breakfast on Sunday, last night... The list goes on. Because of the eating out, I'm happy I've maintained for the last week. 

Back on the wagon. New day, new beginning (or some other motivational crap like that).

Sorry for the short post. I want to get back to enjoying my evening while not at work. The last two weeks have been some of the busiest weeks at work and I'm ready to be done.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

One Year

It has been one year today that I married my very best friend.  I can't imagine life without him.  Let's recap that day, shall we?

First, Sean patiently waited for me for our first look, even when Charlie came running.

Finally, it was time to see each other.  The pictures from our first look are my favorite from the entire day.

I cry when I get emotional at all, so there were many very happy tears.  We posed in the church.  I love the next photo, minus everyone upstairs.

We had a fantastic wedding party.

We had the cutest ring bearer and flower girl.

We then got hitched.

We took pictures with our families.

We danced our first dance to this song.

We dance the remainder of the night and fun was had by all.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Five Things on Friday

It's Friday, finally!  It is just me, or has this been one of the longest weeks ever?  Maybe it's because I'm counting down the days until I start my new job... Let's get this started!

1. First up, a oldie but a goodie song to get you pumped for Friday.

2. Sean and I are going to a friend's wedding tonight.  I still need to figure out what dress I'm going to wear.  Maybe I can contemplate that all day.

3. Tomorrow is our first wedding anniversary.  It's hard to believe that a year has already flown by.

4.  Did I mention a couple weeks ago Sean and I gifted ourselves a Keurig for our anniversary?  We've used it every day since we got it.  Definitely worth the investment.

from my Instagram feed (and yes that is a piece of Pyrex holding the K-cups)

5. It's going to be another busy weekend for me.  Sunday is Juniper's baptism and I'm excited to see my family again for a second weekend in a row.  On Monday, my mom and I are going to ValleyFair.  She's staying at our apartment on Sunday night and then we're headed there Monday.  I'm looking forward to it!

And a bonus one!

6. I jogged at the gym yesterday (and it was fantastic), but on the way to the gym there's a Goodwill that I regularly shop at.  There was SIX pieces of vintage Pyrex there.  I bought four of them.  All brown in color.  The two I left there because I had one of them already and the second one was kind of scratched on the bottom and definitely had been dishwashered because the glazing wasn't very shiny.  Super excited about the new Pyrex.  I'll post pictures of it soon.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Beginning - 30 Day Challenges

Well, the first day of my 30 day challenges are complete. The squats were easy, simply because I don't mind doing squats. It is the push-ups that I know are going to kill me.

Much to the dismay of Boots, I'm headed off to the gym now. I leave you with a cute kitty picture. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday

Clearly, it is Wednesday.  I definitely did not want to weigh myself this morning because I knew it wasn't going to be below what last week's weight was.
253.8 pounds - week 4
The scale is up one pound.  I've got no one to blame but myself.  I haven't been giving this the 110% that it requires.  I haven't been working out.  I've been a lazy pile. 
But!  In my laziness last night, I was browsing Pinterest.  I found a 30-day push-up challenge and a 30-day squat challenge.  Each 30 day challenge has five different variations of the squat and push-up.  This will keep things interesting!  I've printed out the charts and directions for each variations and will be starting this tomorrow.  First up, I have five push-ups, one of each variaton, and then six reps of each variations, so 30 total squats.  By the end of the 30 days, 50 push-ups will be done and 200 squats done.

Anyway, that's my tentative plan for now.  Now, who wants to do push-ups and squats with me?!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Five Things on Friday

1. I quit my job!

2. I'm super excited to go to Charlie's 3rd birthday party on Sunday.  He was so cute last week when he called me and asked if I was coming to his party.  Speaking of Charlie, I was cleaning some files off of my work computer and I found this photo compilation of Charlie I had created a few years ago:

Look at how adorable he is!

3. Sean and I picked up a watermelon from Trader Joe's on Wednesday night.  I cut it open last night and it was probably the reddest, most ripe watermelon I've ever seen.  It's also the most delicious.  Sean informed me it's his favorite fruit, so this is the second one we've consumed this week.

4. Speaking of food, being in Minnesota means eating produce seasonally.  I love this time of year when the strawberries, peaches, pineapple, watermelons, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all in season.  I obviously prefer fruit over vegetables and I love all of the fruit that is in season.

5. Weight-wise, I my goal for next Wednesday is to be in the 240s.  I weighed myself this morning, and let's just say that I'm headed in the right direction!

What are you doing this weekend?  Sean and I are going to an art festival with some friends tomorrow and I'm definitely looking forward to that.  The next three weeks we're pretty busy, so it's going to be a whirlwind for the first few weeks of August.

On quitting my job...

Remember last Friday during my Five Things on Friday post I had said I had an exciting morning?  Well, I had a job interview.  Then, I got a phone call on Monday morning to come in on Tuesday for a second interview.  And then I got the job on Wednesday. 

What  a whirlwind.  An exciting whirlwind!  Also, terrifying.  This means I'll be leaving a place where I've been comfortable (and unhappy) and getting out of my comfort zone.  It's very scary and nerve wrecking, but exhilarating at the same time.  I can't explain it very well.

From someecards

A friend at work recently quit this week as well and she pinned this on Pinterest.  It makes me smile.  I'm moving on to bigger and better things.  My last day at this job is August 16 and then I begin the new job on the 19th.  I "officially" put in my resignation notice today. This is the first adult job I've had that I quit, so that's why it is so scary.

I'm very excited!