Sunday, August 29, 2010

Down & Dirty # 3&4 (Weeks 6 &7 of 39)

I have been MIA the past few weeks. Packing and moving.. unpacking and doing all over again. Finally everything has been removed from Bobby's apartment and the apartment has been cleaned. I am offically done there.. however my place is a total disaster. I have worked my self to the point were I was literally ready to drop. Apparently all my work wasn't quite enough... because I am up a pound. Getting close to TOM so maybe that is the culprit in my gain.

The good news is.. I should now be able to get back into some sort of exercise routine and just normal life routine since I am no longer trying to live between two place.  That in itself is totally exhausting.  So I am looking forward to a better week next week.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Fifteen more day to go.. then I will be mid way through my week vacation, and will be enjoying myself at Virginia Beach! I SO can't wait!!! This will be the first (and probably one of the few) vacations Bobby and I will have alone. Everything we plan always seems to turn into a family affair (with his family).  I understand family is important to most of us but geesh. I really would love to be able to have a vacation with out family being included.

We had planned to book a cruise next March for our honeymoon. We wanted to go to Bermuda, but couldn't afford the ones we found so were going to settle for a different one, that I am sure would have been just enjoyable. A few days before we were going to book said cruise, Bobby get a call from his parents, who proceed to tell us about Bermuda cruise in April (that is in our price range) so now, my honeymoon is turning into a honeymoon/family vacation. I am less than thrilled about this. But saying anything about it only causes trouble.. so I have decided to roll with the punches. I only hope we do have some time to go out and do our own thing, and not have the whole family around 24/7.

But no matter what the outcome ... I am going to BERMUDA!!! Which I am SOOOO SUPER excited about.  I will make the best of it no matter what.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week #3 of Down and Dirty (6 of 39)

The past few weeks along with the week ahead has been and is going to be hectic. Last minute moving, and getting things in place before the final move on Friday. Along with that focusing on what I have or have not been eating has kind of fallen to the way side a bit. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that I didn't do as bad as I thought, and stayed the same this week. Still have a long way to go, I really don't want many weeks of staying the same, but it sure does win over having a week of gaining.

After the move is complete and things are finally back to some normalcy, (and I am finally not trying to go back and forth between two "homes" ) I am going do my best to find my exercise groove again. Once I find it, I will be ok.. just getting there is the obstacle.

Along with the move, I will also resume commuting to work everyday, which is an hour and a half each way, if I don't run into any issues. So with all that extra sitting (on top of the sitting I do at work all day) I REALLY need to get moving.

My game plan is this (hopefully I can stick to it):

Walk 20 minutes on the treadmill (equals 1 mile) before work to get the blood flowing.

Since I will be carpooling, and looks like I will be arriving at work about a half hour to forty-five minutes early (they like getting to work super early for some crazy ass reason) I will take advantage of the time to walk before beginning work in the morning.

Walk my 15 minute morning break at work.

I am also going to try to get in the habit of taking lunch with me (trying to spend less money too) and trying to walk a part  (or all, if I can manage to eat while I work) of my half hour lunch break.

Then finally utilizing my gym membership that I have been paying for and not using in the evening after the long commute back home.

Sounds like a lot, but this is what I did before... its works. I feel better and I was able to lose weight pretty quickly. Just have to stick with it this time, and not let anything get in my way or throw me off track.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Weekly Check In # 2 Down & Dirty (Week 5 of 39)

Looks like I am finally on the right track! Two weeks in a row the scale is going DOWN... even if it is only a pound again this week, at least I didn't gain a pound. I am so thrilled, hopefully I am out of my rut for good. It has been really difficult to fnd time to exercise with all of the overtime at work I have been putting in at work. Although I need the exercise and to lose weight just as much as I need the extra money, I kind of let exercise fall to the wayside. 

Looks like things will be calming back down at work soon, so that means getting back to the gym and getting my workout on. Looking forward to a big drop on the scale next week.

Hope everyone did a great job this week!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Simple Things

When was the last time you stopped and looking around at your surroundings? I mean really look and take notice? There are so many simple things in life that we take for granted. We get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the stress of jobs and families.

When things seem to feel a little overwhelming, take a moment to step back and look, really see those little things that we often pass by and never realize they are even there.

Sometimes all it takes are the simple things in life to put a smile on your face.

Here are a few of the simple things I found to put a smile on my face this week.




So relax, and sit back and enjoy some of the little things life has to offer.

Week #4 of 39 and Down & Dirty in 30 Weigh In #1

Last week was the first weigh in of the new challenge over at the Sisterhood.  Also week 4 of my 39 weeks until my vacation/honeymoon. I was down a pound this week...honestly, not sure how. I have been on a sweet junk food kick since I had to celebrate 100 birthdays (ok maybe not 100 but 4 or 5).  This past Tuesday was my fiance's birthday and on Sunday, I made him a cake (my first attempt to cake decorating)

Bobby's birthday cake

I have only had one peice of his cake. Half of it went to his family, because neither of us really need to be eating it.  So, now I need to somehow leave the junk alone! I've never had such issues with junk food, I almost feel addicted to the stuff. Crazy, since I'm usually not one to eat alot of junk food.

Heading to the store tomorrow (payday) and stocking up on some healthy food for the next week or so. Hoping for a better week next week.