Thursday, May 29, 2014

TMI on a Thursday

Well would you look at that, I'm back again. And I'm so happy to be back. After all of the comments on yesterday's post I'm reminded of why I enjoy blogging, connecting with my readers.

To connect with y'all {sadly, I'm not from the South} a bit more I'm going to share this "TMI" survey I saw on Carolyn's blog a couple of weeks ago. As she said, it's not really TMI, just some questions that will let you learn a bit more about me.

1. What are you wearing?

Old, old shorts from my high school's football team that I some how got my hands on when I was a freshman and a Washington D.C. tshirt from last year's visit to see Chelsea. Pajamas man, I stay in them as long as possible.

2. Ever been in love?

I've thought so. I mean I've said I love you and stuff but looking back now I'm not so sure if that was really love.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

Any breakup is never a good one really. My last breakup {3+ years ago now. woof!} happened after my boyfriend came home from school for a weekend and didn't see me at all. Even lied to me so we wouldn't even see each other for a few minutes before he left. Finally over Skype {he went back to school} that week he ended things.

4. How tall are you?

5'7''

5. How much do you weigh?

As of yesterday morning 204.4.

6. Any tattoos?

Nada.

7. Any piercings?

My ears are double pierced and I have the top pierced once {whatever that's called}. I'm really horrible about wearing earrings so more than likely you won't see me with any in.

8. Favorite song?

How do I pick just one? Anything Justin Moore is for sure at the top of my list. I especially love Wheels from his Off the Beaten Path album.

Country Fest 2011
9. Quality you look for in a partner?

Honesty! Confidence and laid back but driven. {No one wants a bum but let's not be too hard core.}

10. Favorite quote?

"Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be. But don't be afraid to be willing to pay the price." - Lane Frost (10/12/63-7/30/89)

or

"You've got to really want it all the way to end...If you run too hard you lose interest or you lose focus and you've had enough before it's over. You've got to pace yourself so the entire season is just as important from the start to the finish." - Dale Earnhardt Jr.

11. Favorite actor?

I enjoy Zac Efron. Like a lot. But who doesn't when he ends up shirtless. Am I right ladies?

12. Loud music or soft?

Well I love to crank it up in the car so I can have my own concert so I'm going to go with loud?

13. Where do you go when you're sad?

My couch to watch something on TV.

14. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Well today will be pretty quick, I'd say 20 minutes. But if I'm going to be straightening my hair it can take a good hour, start to finish.

15. Ever been in a physical fight?

Nope. I'm a lover not a fighter. ;)

16. Turn on?

A man with confidence but not cockiness.

17. Turn off?

Cockiness and poor personal hygiene.

18. Fears?

Not finding "the one".

19. Last thing that made you cry?

Can't remember the last time I cried to be honest. I kind of teared up at the NCIS season finale with the good bye to Gibb's father. {The actor who played him died in real life.}

20. Last time you said you loved someone?

On the phone with my momma.

21. Meaning behind your YouTube name?

Well it's either because of my real name {personal account} or because of this blog {blog account}. How exciting, right?

22. The relationship between you and the last person you texted?

Tammy Jo and I are friends that met through blogging.

23. Favorite food?

Pasta and seafood for sure! Combine those two and I'm in heaven.

24. Place you want to visit?

Any where a blogging friend lives; Texas, Portland, Florida...

25. Do you have a crush?

Nope. Unless you count my celebrity crushes, like Zac Efron?

26. Last time you kissed someone?

Uhhh, over a year ago I believe?

27. Last time you were insulted?

Nothing specific comes to mind so I'm not sure.

28. Favorite piece of jewelry?

My Pandora bracelet and the necklace I got from my parents for my 18th {golden} birthday.


Well, I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little bit more this fine Thursday morning. Now I guess I have to get myself ready to earn that paycheck.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Confessions

Hey there! Nice to see you again. I know I have been MIA around these parts lately and I said last week you would see some new posts from me (and then I never showed up) but the important thing is that I DID come back!

I don't have a good excuse for why it took me so long to come back from my blogging break. If you've been around the blog at all you might know that blogging and my weight loss journey seem to go hand in hand. When I'm working out and eating better I'm blogging quite regularly. And then when I'm off the healthy lifestyle wagon I'm not posting, like at all. It's definitely on my to-do list of things to work on along with figuring out my why. But more on all of that stuff later.

I decided today was as good of day as any to link up for the first time to share my confessions so here goes.

+ I confess I haven't weighed myself since May 7th. I've been off the wagon and hiding from the truth about letting myself go. Until today. I got back on the Wii Fit board (and that little guy "ooo'd" at me so major side eye to him!) and was happy to see the damage wasn't too bad.
Today's Weigh In: 204.4
Gain: 0.9
Overall Loss: 3.3

+ I confess to staying up until midnight (at least) every night for the past couple of weeks. Staying up late leads to staying in bed until 9 almost every morning. Sounds awesome until you realize all of the stuff you used to do in the morning before work isn't getting done.

+ I confess that I STILL have not written out thank you cards to the people that deserve one for helping me with my move...in March. I'm horrible when it comes to writing thank you cards in a timely manner, obviously. Let me just add that to the to-do list of things to work on ASAP.

+ And finally, I confess that I wrote this entire post on the Blogger app for my iPhone. I will have to edit this tonight once I'm home from work to add the buttons (confessions and weigh in Wednesday) and to post my weigh in stats.
Vodka and Soda

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Freak Out

I'm back! Vacation was great and of course I never wanted it to end. The only bad thing I have to report about vacation is I came home sick. Such horrible timing! But I'm on the mend and feeling better every day.

Vacation was a fantastic way to reset and come back to work refreshed. But now I also feel like I am starting over with running and changing up my eating habits again. If you recall I skipped out on running and grocery shopping the week before vacation so I am now trying to get back on the wagon after two weeks off. It's damn hard.

I lost the momentum I had going during the month of April. I know I need to just get out there and do it. But I'll be honest, being sick is holding me back. Grocery shopping really has nothing to do with being sick other than I just really felt like doing absolutely nothing since I got home Saturday night. Running on the other hand I feel like it does have a lot to do with being sick. I'm hesitant to get out there when I feel like I wouldn't be able to carry enough tissues on my short little runs to handle my running nose. Being able to breath when running is a requirement and with a cold sometimes that's hard to do.

So this post is me committing to myself and to all of you that while it's slow going I will be back on the wagon soon. I haven't given up! Just give me a little bit to regroup and catch my breath.

Before I leave here today I have to share my surprising weigh in results.


SW: 207.7
Today's Weigh In, May 7: 203.5
Loss: 1.8
Overall Loss: 4.2

Freak out with me for a second, okay? Who takes two weeks off from exercise and really caring about what to eat, including a week of vacation which included eating out quite a bit, and then sees a loss on the scale?! I'm rather shocked. And I hope it wasn't just a lucky fluctuation of the scale this morning and that I can maintain the loss next week. With hard work I know I can. Here comes that first 5 pounds lost!

And with that I'm out of here. I need to get over to the jewelry store to pick up my mom's mother's day present!

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