Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Does anyone know what happened to Turquoise Ribbons? I used to read her blog everyday and now it is on lock down and only invited readers can read her blog. I would love to contact her by email but I don't know her email address. If anyone out there knows information can they please contact me. I enjoyed reading her blog and commenting but now I can't. :(

Thanks again,

Friday, June 26, 2009


Happy Friday to all!

I'm off in about 45 minutes to a wonderful weekend of packing and cleaning my apartment. Not so fun!

However I will have some fun.

The fun includes:
  • Hopefully seeing my friend S and her family after their day of wedding dress shopping! (So jealous) we are going out to eat hopefully.
  • Going tubing down the river with the boyfriend and some friends.
  • Eating a massive bowl of ice cream while washing it down with some beer.
  • Swimming until my hearts content.
I have a lot to do but I'm looking forward to my weekend.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
See you on Monday!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Weight Loss

So I was thinking the other day that I haven't posted much on here about my weight loss efforts but I guess now is a good time more than ever to go into that I guess.

So here goes my story:

In 2005 I graduated high school and then moved onto to college. I went to a local college but I still gained the freshman 15 or more like 25 through my one and a half years of college. (I left college to tend to sick parents) When I was in school and transitioning into a full time job I was dating a boy named D (real name is not d). D was very skinny and could basically eat anything his little heart
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desired. He has just gotten out of the army and so he was in good shape but he was SKINNY. I mean like super skinny. Any who we would always hang out at his house and just watch TV. It was pretty boring and all we ate was Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizzas w/ Pepperoni and Ranch Dip. Yeah sounds awesome doesn't it? No wonder I gained so much weight. Since we didn't move out of his house very often there was little exercise going on. I didn't burn off any of the weight because all I did was go to class, eat,drive over to the convenience store and get Pizza, drive over to D's house, eat the pizza, and watch TV. Yeah life was pretty boring. When I moved into my full time job I was so excited that there was so many fast food options around me that I ate pretty much fast food every single day at work. Gained some more weight. By the time I had gotten my full time job (2007)and was settling in, D and I had begun to fight and we broke up. After almost 2 years of dating I decided that I needed to do things my way and take care of myself. It took a while for me to take care of myself but I slowly but surly started working out after work and trying to eat more healthy. The weight didn't come off partly because I wasn't still eating right and I was losing my will to exercise.

Then in 2008 I decided that I needed to make a change. I made the resolution that I would lose the weight and be more healthy. So on April 1, 2008 I joined Weight Watchers. A decision that would make the most impact on my life and change my life forever. I started to lose weight and it felt really really good. I was becoming more confident and I was feeling better than ever. In July 2008 I met my now wonderful boyfriend. I met him a day after I had moved into my new apartment and started living on my own. I started losing weight, was active, had a new apartment, and had a wonderful new boyfriend. I now realize that joining Weight Watchers opened so many doors for me that for a long time I had seen closed. I didn't think I was going to be able to find anyone for a long time, I didn't think I would be as active for a while, and I didn't see myself moving out for awhile. Weight Watchers changed my perspective on life. I was able to live life and go out and do things.

The boyfriend is an exercise nut. Seriously he is and he pushes me so much to always do better and be the best I can be. Part of my love of "exercise" now is because of him. I love hiking now outdoors, I found a new love of swimming, I fell back in love with biking, etc. He is skinny w/ lots of muscles :) and can eat anything too but he is extremely healthy and actually likes moving around more than D did. I just have to remember that I do not look like the boyfriend and we do not have the same metabolism so therefore I should not eat all foods that he eats.

So far with Weight Watchers I have lose 42.4 lbs. That is some serious weight loss. I have done extremely well so far however these past few months have been extremely hard to lose the last 25 pounds. I have maintained my weight or have either gone up or down and then stayed the same weeks from then. Finally I'm starting to get back on the wagon and get down to serious business. I'm tracking everything I eat again and working out more than I usually do.(I usually work out 3 times a week, now I'm working out every single day) It's feeling really good and soon I'm hoping that I will be down to my goal weight. Hopefully soon I can announce that I'm down for good.

I know that it's a tough road and a road I don't always like but this changed my life and I don't ever want it to go away.

*just a little story to share with all of you*


I'm moving in less than a week now. No I'm not moving out of the state like I had hoped but I will be moving into a MUCH bigger apartment. I still yearning to move to maybe TN or somewhere but I think it might have to be put on hold for a year or two.

Right now I live in a studio apartment and while it has been nice and everything after a year in close quarters I'm ready to move on up to a BIGGER apartment. My new apartment has all the same things my old apartment had (A/C, dishwasher, oven/stove/fridge, the possibility of a washer/dryer hookup) but everything is full size. I'm so excited. Plus I actually will have a bedroom this time, a patio, and security.

I can not tell you how excited I am to be able to finally sleep in a bed after a year of sleeping on a futon, walk outside or open windows if I want to, finally feel safe in my apartment, and to finally have enough room for cooking/baking!!

I technically move July 3 all of my furniture, etc but on July 1st my cable and electric will be turned on. I have some things packed but I def. need to get a move on the rest of my packing!! I hate packing and it just seems so overwhelming! Fortunately by next Saturday, July 4th I will be in a new place setting things up for a splendid new apartment!

*The other plus....boyfriend might move in next year or earlier, rent would go down and so would expenses for just me! Plus it would be wonderful! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I promise they are coming. I promise.

Just been editing all of my pictures and finally got them done last evening. The pictures have been consuming my life right now, along with Mario Party and oh the internet.

I am taking off the internet from my apartment at the end of the month because I never use it. I seriously do almost everything at work and if not there then at the BF's house. Now that I'm home (for a few days) I find myself online and this is a problem because I'm trying to reverse my decision in my head that I DO need the internet. However head this is NOT going to work. I DO NOT need the internet.

I think I need to practice more because right now I really want to keep it. Stupid things like Facebook and Myspace are a problem. I don't even like them but they are so tempting.

Anywho enough of my rambling. I promise that soon updates will come. Just be a little more patient. ;)

Hope everyone has a splendid day! Lots of Love!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I know that I haven't blogged a lot lately. I feel like a bad blog friend. I'm sorry. Work has been insanely busy lately and after work I'm just so tired of being in front of the computer that I just don't have the energy to write any more. I also have been super busy after work that I'm not even at my apartment much right now.

I have much to talk about. I'm so excited to share things with you but it must wait a day or so. I'm exhausted and have much work to get done before I leave in a half hour.

Some key notes to look forward to is:

  • Vacation-here's a clue as to where I was:
  • Apartment-another clue:
  • Boyfriend-well there's no picture for this but he is awesome and oh so handsome! :)
I'm excited to write about it and share with you I just need some down time. Hopefully tomorrow or Thursday I'll have some time to sit down and share with you some.

Again my apologies for being a bad blogger but like I said I have much to keep you entertained.

Have a wonderful day and week my fellow friends. Lots of Love to All