Thursday, February 4, 2010

I bet you thought I forgot about this blog...

or you thought I'm never going to get married.

Well, I didn't forget and I am getting married. Someday. Maybe? Hopefully... I have loads of updates, and I'm going to attempt to cover them all.
  • I lost 18lbs! It's not that much considering I've been actively trying to lose weight since June, but I have not gained a single pound back since I started losing. No yo-yo-ing. Just seeing the numbers on the scale decrease is a wonderful feeling. I'm down one pant size, and I can fit into some of my old clothes again.
  • I bought a wedding dress! You can see it here. Want to know what's even better than the fact that it's gorgeous and exactly what I wanted? It was originally $2100, and I got it for $300. No, ladies and gentlemen, that is not a typo. I am the queen of thrift!
  • On a similar note, my aunt (who I forgot was a florist ::palmface::) offered to do our flowers for cost as a wedding gift. Woot!!
  • We still have no wedding date, but Josh finally gave up on his priest. For those of you who may not know, the whole issue was Josh's priest not wanting to travel to New Orleans to marry us. You know, because it's five states away, and the wedding's next weekend, and priests simply cannot ask another priest to fill in for one afternoon mass. (Did you catch the sarcasm?) On to Priest #2.
  • My Maw Maw died :(  She passed away New Year's Day at 1:04am at 101 years old. She was the heart and soul of our family, and we're all very sad she's gone. Priest #2 was very close with her and the rest of my family. Out of respect for the situation, Josh and I decided to wait a while before asking him to marry us. We haven't spoken yet, but we have been playing phone tag for the past week or two.
  • I have a new blog devoted to my book reviews. It's something I've had in my head for a long time, and I finally put it together. It can be found here.
  • I swore I'd never do it, but I've become a twit. I'm so disappointed in myself for not resisting.
That's it for now, but I swear I'll get back to posting more often!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'd like to thank the academy...

of fellow bloggers for this award.

Ok, I'm really not that snotty, but I did receive blog awards from two of my fellow bloggers. I'm sure I was mostly awarded because these girls are my friends and not because my blog is life-altering, but whatever. An award's an award! Thanks Christen and ShoeFanatic614!!

Here are the rules for receiving a blog award:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I'm not sure if I actually follow 15 blogs, but here are the ones I've awarded:

Cooking with Christen
Scrumptiously Sassy
There's a Bear in Your Kitchen!
The Wilsons
The Meyers... Plus Two!
The Hurricane Hannah Chronicles
The Blogs of a Southern Wino
Pink Tales
Life of Lacy
Sweet Tea and the Red Sox
Reading is Sexy
Skinny Food by Amy
When October Falls

Monday, June 29, 2009

Diet: Day 31

Well, one month and 5.5lbs down! June was a pretty good month diet/excercise wise. Work has been giving me hell, wedding planning has been practically nonexistant, but weight loss has been going pretty well.

Here's my weigh-in from yesterday:

171.5(down 1lb from last week, down 5.5lbs overall)

I'm really starting to feel proud of myself! I feel like I have a lot more energy, and my jeans are getting loose. I was actually able to slide them off without unbuttoning them today. I had to do a little bit of wiggling, but they came off! Looks like Jamie's going shopping for new jeans soon! I'm a little mad about that because I somehow jumped from a size 8 to a size 12, but I'm trying to look at the bright side.

July 1 also brings *hopefully* the start of wedding planning. Josh is Catholic, I'm not. We're having a Catholic wedding, Josh is in charge of getting the priest. Said priest has been in the process of changing churches, so we haven't been able to get in touch with him regarding scheduling a meeting, getting permission, yada yada yada. Today is his first day at his new church so Josh is supposed to try to get in touch with him today. ::fingers crossed that this actually happens:: If we don't meet with the priest soon, there won't be a wedding because I will have killed someone. Do you sense my impatience?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Diet: Day 22

Monday Morning Weigh-in!

(no change from last week, down 4.5lbs overall)

I was actually very surprised there was no change from last week. Josh and I got busy and picked up food three times last week ::gasp:: I know, I know! It was awful. Plus I didn't exercise at all. I do have a good excuse for that, though.

Meet my foot:

(This is just so you can see that I don't have abnormally fat feet. )

Josh gets mad every time I bring it up, but I'm really starting to worry that something may be wrong. We went swimming last weekend and I kicked a metal ladder. It swelled, I put ice on it. It bruised, I put ice on it. It's only gotten uglier and more painful. So, you see? This is why I haven't been walking. If it's still not any better by mid-week, I'm freaking going to the doctor whether Josh likes it or not. In Josh's eyes going to the doctor = spending a lot of money, which is true I guess and I really don't want to spend a fortune for someone to tell me it's just a bruise either. However, if I wake up tomorrow morning and my entire foot is black, I am going to kill him.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Diet: Days 12-15

So, I really couldn't tell you what I've eaten in the past few days, but it has overall been pretty healthy. Oh, and Friday I drank an entire bottle of water. That might not seem like something to brag about, but if you knew how much I hate water you'd be proud, too. Josh is still cooking up a storm and trying new, healthy dishes. You can check out his blog for the details.

I've been doing my wimpy push-ups and crunches every night. I was determined to get some actual excercise in over the weekend, and Sunday we went swimming. Unfortunately I kicked the ladder and practically broke my freaking foot, so I haven't been walking since. Maybe another day or two and I can put a shoe back on.

Yesterday was weigh-in. I dropped another 2.5lbs and am now at 172.5. Yay! Making progress.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Diet: Days 10 & 11

I didn't get a chance to post last night because things have been a little crazy, but more on that later...


Weight : 175lbs*
Breakfast : one everything bagel with 1tbsp margarine
Snack : nada
Lunch : leftovers
Snack : honeydew, grapes, cherries
Dinner : Beef Bourguinon (link to follow)
Drink : about 1/2 bottle of water, one can diet coke, one glass V8 Splash, Crystal Light tea
Exercise : am - FAIL!
pm - FAIL!


Weight : 175lbs*
Breakfast : nada
Snack : 100 calorie pack Cheezits
Lunch : Lean Cuisine Cheese Ravioli (surprising pretty good!)
Snack : nada
Dinner : chicken (link to follow)
Drink : about 1/2 bottle of water, one can diet coke, one glass V8 Splash
Exercise : am - FAIL!
pm - FAIL!

First of all, I must add that I did two sets of crunches and ten push-ups Tuesday night.

Recently, Josh's aunt decided she wants to learn to cook and she wants Josh to teach her. So, last night was the first of probably many lessons. Josh cooked a Beef Bourguinon that was absolutely to die for. TO DIE FOR! He hasn't updated his blog yet, but I'll update this post with links as soon as he does. We didn't get home until close to 11pm and I stayed up until 2:30am working. Bleck. I'm about tired of this work crap. I really have no desire to become one of those famous bloggers who end up writing books and making movies, but sometimes I wish people would start reading the stupid shit I blog about so I can sell it and sit on my ass for a while. Hmmm... a girl can dream.

Anyway, back to reality, I skipped breakfast this morning because I literally woke up 10 minutes before I had to leave. I also skipped my afternoon snack because I got so busy I lost track of time. Josh cooked some chicken stuff tonight. I'll add the link once he updates his blog, but I'm going to be honest and say I didn't like it. I really felt bad telling him. He's been working so hard to find healthy recipes to cook every night so we don't end up picking up crap. I did eat it anyway, though. I do hope there are no leftovers because I don't think I could suck it up a second time.

Can I just say thank God it's Thursday already?! This week has been farking ridiculous, and I am so ready for it to be over. There is a bottle of wine with my name on it and a tub calling for bubbles. I am coming home and chilling the eff out. I definitely need it. But, I swear, I will be doing some sort of excercise over the weekend. I got an email from one of my friends suggesting that she, another friend, and I walk/do Pilates together. We all live within about a mile from one another, so it's really convenient. Looking forward to a great weekend; hope everyone else has a great weekend, too!

*This is what I weighed Monday. I only weigh myself once a week. I'm down a total of 2lbs.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Diet: Day 9

Here are the facts for the day:

Weight : 175lbs*
Breakfast : nada
Snack : granola and blueberries
Lunch : Lean Cuisine French Bread pepperoni pizza
Snack : honeydew, grapes, cherries
Dinner : grilled chicken salad
Drink : about 1/2 bottle of water, one can diet coke, one glass V8 Splash
Exercise : am - FAIL!
pm - FAIL!

I've been working late the past two nights, so I haven't been able to exercise and I had to skip breakfast this morning. I did eat regularly throughout the day, so that was a plus. I also only drank one diet coke; it's practically killing me, but I'm trying really hard to limit them. Because we got home late Josh didn't have time to cook what was originally on the menu, but he did throw some grilled chicken and salad together. For only taking ten minutes it was really really good. The link is above - check it out! I do have to add to yesterday's blog by saying I did two sets of 15 rep crunches and 10 push-ups last night. I feel pretty wimpy for not doing more, but the whole point of this is to take small steps in creating a healthier lifestyle. I'm trying really hard to not discourage myself.

*This is what I weighed Monday. I only weigh myself once a week. I'm down a total of 2lbs.