Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Slip Up

I knew it was bound to happen I just didn't know when. I had been doing SO well for the past 4 weeks. Yesterday was not one of my better days. I did not eat well at all and I did not go to the gym. I binged on 100 calorie packs before I went to bed too. I wrote it all down in my paper journal and I am trying my hardest not to beat myself up about. These things happen. The 13 lbs I have lost in the last 4 weeks are not going to come rushing back because of one slip up. They will come rushing back with repeated and frequent slip ups. If this occurs, this is when I need to be concerned. My more prominent hip bones that I can feel aren't suddenly going to hide under a layer of fat after one late night snack attack. Key word one. I am aware of what happened. I need to accept it and move on. Today is a new day!

I was at the gym a little after 9 and did 20 minutes of weights, 50 minutes on the arc trainer, and 62 minutes on the treadclimber. For breakfast/lunch I had oatmeal with crasains. I will be drinking lost of water today and eating a sensible dinner. I also need to work on research for a paper that I have due on Monday.

I am going to the Iroquois Steeplechase in May here in Nashville and I am SO excited. I have told 3 friend that I am excited about going and they all seem shocked that I would be interested in such an event. I am definitely not a Nashville Socialite, but I do like to have a good time. Who wouldn't want to dress up and buy a big hat and drink and eat with good friends???? It is the day after I graduate and it is going to be awesome! I found my dress at Anthropologie last Sunday, I just didn't know it then. I couldn't justify spending $178 on a dress without somewhere to wear it. I now have a place to wear it. I am in love! I just need to make sure it fits right and actually purchase it ;) I also will need to find a nice big white hat with blue ribbon.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Things I am longing for

Sometimes I am a little impatient. I do realize that I will in fact get most of these things. I however want, or am longing for, them now.

-A nice big kitchen stocked with kitchen utensils to my heart's desire
-A good set of knives
-A fully stocked spice cabinet
-A place of my own
-A dog
-Every single specialty cake mold at Williams Sonoma

I'll keep you updated as I am sure the list will increase.

This morning I had a lemon poppy seed muffin that I had been wanting for a while. While I enjoyed it, I soon realized that it wasn't as great as I had hoped it would be and I no longer had any desire for one.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Listening to My Body

I have been trying really hard recently to be more aware of my body and how it reacts to certain things and how I feel. When I eat better and normal size portions I get full faster, usually before I have completed the entire meal. I am gradually working on not feeling like I have to clean my plate. I also have been trying really hard to figure out if I am hungry or just bored or some other emotion before I snack. I think this has helped immensely. This week I have been going to the gym, but I just have not been feeling it as much. I have been working out, but just not as long as usual. Last night I was in bed at 9 and slept in until 7:30. Listening to my body is a novel concept and I am giving it a go.

Today was an interesting day. I have been asked to go out to lunch with co-workers that past 3 days and I have declined. I have been doing really well with bringing my lunch and the places they pick aren't the friendliest in terms of food. Why buy a salad out when I made my own salad?

Also today was my mid-year review. Of course I did wonderfully. However my boss has noticed a change and I am not my normal chipper self. Well duh, my job has sucked the last couple months. I just find myself more and more frustrated. The prospects of graduation have had my mind filled with the ideas of moving and finding a new job. He asked me what my intentions were for my position which I don't think is a fair question. I of course lied, but there is a possibility of a new position opening up and I told him I was interested in it. He seemed very pleased. I have no clue what is going to happen and I sure know that it is none of his damn business either.

Tomorrow is Friday. Yeah. I need the weekend. I needed it yesterday.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I have a new boyfriend...

and his name is Gym. Seriously he is awesome :) He's there for me whenever I need him. He doesn't talk back. He supports me and pushes me. It's a beautiful thing.

I was joking around with a friend today and I told her who my new boyfriend was and we both had a good laugh. I have pretty much decided I am not going to look for a boyfriend this year. I am most likely moving by the end of the year and who wants to deal with a long distance relationship? Plus, I am doing a pretty good job of staying social and busy.

So last night the person I had drinks with was the ex. Great conversation for 2 hours or so catching up and sharing some laughs. I am amazed that we have maintained a friendship. I am amazed at how much I feel I have matured in the past few months. I am amazed how I no longer have strong feelings for him other then feelings of friendship.

My interview went great this morning!

Eating was wonderful as well. I passed on Chili's for lunch and ate the lunch I brought. I just couldn't justify spending the money when I have plenty of food I need to eat and taking a 1.5+ hour lunch.

I headed to the gym after work and it was SUPER crowded. I really wish people would stop going, so I can have my old Y back. Weight 25 minutes, treadmill intervals on random-30 minutes, treadclimber 60 minutes. I would have liked to do more cardio, but there was just no way after the treadclimber that was happening.

Tomorrow should be a relatively easy day at work, besides the mid-year review. Hopefully I can get to bed early tonight!

So Much for My Almost Resolution

I never really make resolutions, but I had been attempting to drink a little less this year. That all went out the door last night. 4 Jack and Diane's last night and 4 motrins this morning and I was at work before 7:30 AM? Unpossible! I had the points to spare yesterday so I guess it's ok. Oh, and as mentioned before, I looked hott.

Today is going to be a long day. I have a lot to get done at work and I have to prepare for my mid-year review which is tomorrow. I have a meeting with the founder of the business I am writing a case study on as well this morning. I feel totally unprepared and I hope I don't make a fool out of myself.

I got on the scale this morning, just out of curiosity. It showed me down 2 lbs since Monday. That's pretty typical after a night of drinking. I am sure I am dehydrated.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I am not gonna lie. Today I looked hott. I actually put an outfit together. An outfit that looked amazing if I do say so myself. I had on these boots
and off white tights.

Paired with this dress:

And an off white long sleeve t with white stripes and puff sleeves. I wish I had my camera with me because I look that good ;)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 21, 2008

On Care Packages

Care packages and packages in general rock. Especially when they are from my mom. I can not wait until I have kids, so I can eventually send one of these bad boys to them and put the same thoughtfulness and love as my mom does. I am not saying I have never sent one to a friend, I just think it will be a different experience to send one to a child.

With that said, the package I received on Saturday was a mix of Christmas presents from family (because I did not actually go home for Christmas) and assorted fun gifts from my mom.

Contents included:

2 books: A Pocket Guide to Herbs and Berries: 40 Delectable Recipes for all Seasons. The food in this cookbook looks so yummy! I love it because each recipe is accompanied by photos. There is a recipe for chocolate crepes I am dying to try. The crepe batter has chocolate in it! Oh man I could really go for a crepe with Nutella served to me in Paris :)

4 tall plastic glasses. When I was home for Thanksgiving my mom had theses awesome tall plastic glasses that I LOVED. They were great for water. Because she is so kind and would give me the shirt off her back she said I could have them. Even though I loved them, they were being used by her and my brother quite frequently. She got me glasses!

Chicken Bullion Cubes. I knew she had a ton that she wasn't going to use, so I asked her to send a few.

A spiral bound journal from the Hallmark (Product) Red line. It has a rubber band on the right side. My mom knows I love journals like that. The front says "Believe in a thousand impossible things you've never believed before."

A cute little Mary Englbreit notecard

My straightener I left at home

Some hand lotion I order from a friend

The Christmas gifts included:

Desk Clock
Coin Purse-I took this back because I will never use it.

My mom is awesome.


I had another loss this week!!! I lost 3 pounds! On Saturday I stepped on the scale at the gym (I know, I know, it got the best of me.) and it showed me up, but I was also fully clothed with shoes on and had just had a HUGE pasta dinner the night before. It definitely re-enforced that fact that I should only weigh in once a week on my home scale. I was going to try to post my results this morning, but I ran out of time.

I was at the gym by about 7:45. I did weights for 45 minutes, the arc trainer for 45 minutes, and the treadclimber for 45 minutes. I rushed home, showered, and then went to pick up my little sister. We spent the whole afternoon together shopping and lunching. We had a great time and were able to catch up since the last time we saw each other. I am so tired right now, I am ready for a nap. If only I had tomorrow off as well.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

It's Sunday, but it's like a Saturday!

Yeah for being off tomorrow! Last night was interesting and awkward. Don't get me wrong, I had a great time, but there were some thing I observed that pretty much left me speechless. I had one crappy bud light. I shouldn't have even had it. So not worth the 2 points.

Today I got up and was at the gym by about 8:45. I really, really did not want to get out of bed. So I am pretty proud of myself that I even made it. I had planned to hang out with my little sister around noon, so I knew I had to get my workout in early. I did 45 minutes on the arc trainer and 60 minutes on the treadclimber. The treadclimber really is my new favorite machine.

I called my little sister's grandmother to confirm the day's plans and she was at her mom's. So, we are going to hang out tomorrow. It is a little frustrating trying to plan things because no matter how hard I try to confirm things, the family does other things.

So I ended up spending the afternoon with a friend. We got a late lunch/early dinner at Pei Wei. (I have been on such a Pei Wei kick the past 2-3 weeks.) We shopped around the outdoor shopping mall and then headed to the indoor mall. The Gap was having an amazing sale. I got 8 shirts and 2 dresses for under $70!!!!! I might take 2 of the shirts back though because I didn't try everything on in the store and one shirt is too big and one shirt is too small.

I tried another pumpkin muffin recipe. This one was not quite it, but I think I can make a few modifications and I will have it. As soon as I get the recipe finalized I will post it.

Good luck everyone if you weigh in tomorrow!