Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I just wanted to apologize for my lack of blogging this past week! Nate and I are moving on Friday (less than 2 days to go) and I've been a little bit pre-occupied. I am trying to stay active and control my portion sizes and have lost about 2lbs this week and hope to keep it up. In the meantime, thanks to all of you who have encouraged us through this and helped us to get the boxes needed for moving!
Here is a photo of our current entryway/dining nook

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hump Day

Today was a great day. I finally am feeling much better after going on antibiotics for a sinus infection and starting Mucinex D for my congestion. Work went well and quickly which is always nice. Tomorrow is my Friday and I can't wait!
Tonight Nate and I worked on packing up our apartmentn more. We currently are about 1/4 of the way packed. The biggest hurdle we have to pack up is the kitchen. We will probably pack that up Friday.
We worked out yesterday and plan on going tomorrow as well. Eating is tough right now, since we are trying to use as little as possible, we have ordered pizza a couple times and will probably end up eating out several times in the next week and a half. My goal is to try to limit my portion control as much as possible.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Still Sick...

I'm still sick! Today is day #6 of head congestion, sore throat, sinus headache and just feeling cruddy in general. Quite honestly, I can't wait to feel 100% again. I think my least favorite part of it is the fact that I haven't worked out since Thursday. My plan tomorrow--regardless of how I feel--is to work out for 20 minutes between my two breaks. I'm not going to work out too hard, just enough to count.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


This week was a long week and an exhausting one as well. Nate and I got approved to move into a new apartment, we are upgrading to a 2 bedroom apartment that is twice the size as the one we live in now. We are moving in less than 2 weeks. So it's time to start packing up and organizing.
On the same day that we got this news, we found out that my dog's cancer had progressed to the point that we needed to put him down. It's been an emotional weekend and I'll be the first to admit that all I wanted to do was eat junk food and pig out on margaritas and beer. I feel like I controlled my consumption pretty well, I only had a few margaritas yesterday and I actually lost my appetite.
I haven't worked out since Friday at work, however, I got in 3 good workouts last week. Nate and I plan on working out at least 3 if not, 4 times this week. I'm looking forward to it greatly and hope that it will get me back on focus. I'll admit, I've lost a bit of my focus this last week, but I'm getting back on track again.
Here's a picture of my beautiful puppy, Midas, and myself from Christmas of 2010!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Favorite Holiday

Today is one of my favorite holidays that we celebrate in the year. I love getting to show people how much I love them AND I love the fact that there is a whole day dedicated to showing people just that. I have never seen Valentine's Day as a day to mourn that I was single or rub the fact that I'm in a relationship in other's faces. I simply love getting to love on others! For three years in a row, I had three valentines. They were under 10 years old and the most amazing kiddos!

Tonight my husband and get to celebrate our first Valentine's Day as a married couple! We are headed out to The Melting Pot for a nice dinner. Today, in preparation, I had an Herbalife shake for breakfast and a light lunch. I did enjoy some Valentine's Day candy, but I attempted to hold off so that I can enjoy dessert tonight! I hope all of you are enjoying today and your week is going well.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Snow Day and The Weekend

Saturday we had snow and a rather busy day. Woke up to a couple inches of fluffy snow on the ground, nate and I enjoyed breakfast and then headed out to get my phone upgraded. I got a new iPhone and I'm loving it! (I'm not one for techy toys, but I'm really enjoying this.) Then we went to Panda Express--Chinese is the best on a snowy day--and went to look at a rental location we are considering moving to. We loved it and are going to apply for it this week! Then we headed to my parents house and had a game night with my sisters--Amy and Christa--and David, Amy's boyfriend. It was a wonderful day.

This morning we slept in and went to the late service at church and then got to go out with a friend and her family to celebrate her birthday. She celebrates her birthday on Valentine's Day. After lunch, we went to my work and I got caught up on some data input. When we got home, I laid down for a nap for about 2 hours. It felt so wonderful. Nate and I did not get to the gym at all this weekend, however we plan to go 4 evenings this week. I'm quite pleased with how the weekend went.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Making Progress

I feel like I'm truly making progress! Probably not in the number on the scale as much as I would like, however I am seeing consistent improvement in my activity level and eating habits. Nate and I have started having a salad with dinner 5 days a week and I'm enjoying a Herbalife shake for breakfast 5 mornings a week. I also have started having All Bran buds for my snacks at work twice a day, which is keeping me fuller longer and is just sweet enough to curb my afternoon sweet tooth.

As far as activity level, Nate and I have consistently worked out 3-4 times a week over the last 4 weeks. I'm enjoying feeling more alert and having more energy. I'm starting to see a difference in how my clothes are fitting too! I have a new top that my mom bought me that is slightly tight and my goal is to wear it to my mom's book launch on May 5th. I expect to wear it proudly and comfortably that day! (Below is a picture of said shirt!)

Monday, February 6, 2012


I'm amazed Monday is already over! The weekend flew by and now I'm through Monday too? WOW

So I was pretty excited because Saturday and Sunday I ate well AND worked out! My goal this week is 3 more workouts (Monday-Friday) and to continue core work. On Saturday I worked out with my friend, Becky, and she pushed me to do some core work for the first time in months. I'm still sore! However, yesterday, I did more core work and was so proud of myself for keeping it up. Today we were going to work out after work, but Nate forgot his workout stuff so we came home and are enjoying some spinach spaghetti with chicken instead. Healthy and yummy.

Here's to a good start to the week and meeting my work out goals!

Friday, February 3, 2012

End of the Week

Hard to believe it's the end of Friday! Wednesday we got home late and I did not get a post up (obviously) and last night, was David's--my sister's boyfriend--21st birthday. Today I had the day off and slept in because we were up until about 1:30 celebrating! I have not worked out more than 15 minutes in the last 3 days, but I have tried ot keep my eating reasonable. Last night, we went to The Melting Pot for David's birthday dinner and it was the first time I've left there not feeling stuffed to the brim! I was so proud of myself. I skipped the salad course--had a few bites of Nate's salad--and shared an entree course with Christa (my 11 year old baby sister). I was very conscious about making sure I could enjoy my favorite courses--the cheese and chocolate of course!

My plan for the weekend is to have a shake for breakfast both days and work out for at least 30 minutes each day. Tomorrow I'm meeting with my friend, Becky, who is a huge motivation for my health goals. We are going to go for a long walk or meet at the Y for a while. I'm excited to catch up with her! Sunday we hope to go look at the duplex with our friends who we are considering sharing it with. Hopefully we will have more details then as to whether it will work for all of us or not. I hope y'all are enjoying the snow (for those of you who are local) and have a lazy Friday night.