Friday, November 25, 2011
Thanksgiving turned out pretty decent. I slept in Thanksgiving day since I woke up so early the day before. I ended up not going to my brother's for Thanksgiving, and decided to spend it with my Aunt Charlotte, my cousins, and my mom. I wish I could have had more time with them while they are in town, but it just didn't work out. I had already made plans to go shopping for black friday with my bestfriend, and then I had to work today at 5pm. I did really good as far as eating on Thanksgiving Day. I had a little piece of turkey, a spoonful of mashed potatoes, greenbeens, corn and stuffing and one roll. Then later that evening I had a turkey sandwich on a roll for dinner and some Lay's chips then went shopping. All that standing I did, I'm pretty sure I burned EVERYTHING off. LOL! I haven't tracked my calories or exercised much though. Bad girl.
We went to Wal-Mart, that was a complete mad house! We ended up getting seperated and of course I didn't have my cell phone on me; it was with my friend. So thankfully some nice lady that worked there let me use her cellphone to call my friend after searching for about 20 minutes. After we got out of there we stopped by her house to drop off all the stuff she got, and had some wine. Then we went to Old Navy, they had jeans for $15, so I thought I could get a couple of pairs of 18s while they were cheap. After that we stopped by target to get some DVDs, I ended up finding ALL the Twilight movies for $3.99 each, and then I got Bridesmaids for $10. Still a good price, because it just came out recently. Then we made a stop at Meijer, they had DVDs for $3.00, and they also had a couple things my friend wanted to pick up as gifts. We didn't finish shopping until about 5am. Needless to say I slept most of the day. Once I was awake, I just laid in bed watching movies until 3:30 and then I got ready for work.
Work was so dead; they ended up sending me home at 7:15. Wasn't worth going in for 2 hours, but at least I got my paycheck. After work I decided to go to the mall to do more shopping for myself. I got some foaming anti-bacterial soaps from Bath & Body works, 3 candles from Yankee Candle Co., and a tank top from Lane Bryant. I don't buy Christmas for anyone but my bestfriend, and her husband. I know that probably sounds selfish, but most of my family is tight on money. I have the ability to buy my brother, dad, and mom things, but I don't want them to feel obligated to buy me something in return. So we've just always agreed that gifts aren't necessary. Needless to say, I'm shopped out for awhile. I rarely by myself things, so I usually treat myself around this time of year because of all the sales.
Thanksgiving is finally over, and I'm starting to pull out all my Christmas stuff. I might set up my Christmas tree tonight! I want to wrap all the gifts I have for my bestfriend, and her husband but I'll wait. I might forget what all I got them if they are wrapped up.
I'm going to wrap this up, and put up my tree so that I can decorate it before bed. I have to work tomorrow 9am to 7pm, so hopefully I manage to wake up on time. Goodnight Sparkies!!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I started my morning at 5am. Completely unusual, but it's a short week at work, and I needed all the hours I could get. Coffee was definitely in order for this morning. Salted Carmel Mocha from Starbucks... yumm! All 330 calories of it.
I'm enjoying every bit of silence while it lasts, just listening to the clock tick- tock. At least I have a chance to blog, and collect my thoughts before everyone else gets here. Although there won't be many here today. Only about 6 in my division. We collectively decided yesterday evening to order chinese takeout today for lunch! Yes, I plan on tracking my food. Not the days I missed, I've forgotten what I ate but from here on out I need to make it happen.
Last night at work I had some free time so I decided to check out Old Navy's website. I have been needing some new pants for work, and figured it couldn't hurt to look. I have officially found my motivation! I plan on purchasing a couple of pairs of pants in size 18s, so it'll be my reward for working hard. There is no reason why I need to still be wearing size 20s. I always have to wear a belt with them, and I'm constantly pulling them up throughout the day. I think once I lose 10 -15lbs, I'll be able to fit more comfortably into size 18s. Not only that but once I lose 15lbs, I'll have reached my goal for the New Year challenge!
I don't think my coffee is kicking in. I'm ready to crawl under my desk, and take a nap! Lol. I should have brought a blanket in!
My cousin Dee should be coming into town this evening with my aunt Charlotte, and her son Jesse. I think her other son Jacob, and his wife Nikki are spending Thanksgiving with her parents. I'm not sure when they are actually going to get into town, but hopefully when they do I'll be able to leave work early and spend some time with them before tomorrow. I'm still going back and forth about whether to stop by my brothers for Thanksgiving. He invited my mom and I before we found out my aunt Charlotte was coming up with my cousin Dee. My mom already told my brother she wasn't going to stop by, because she wants to spend Thanksgiving with her sister, and I completely understand that. I can't really blame her either, but now I feel obligated to stop by my brothers at least for a little bit and possibly bake a greenbean casserole to take with me. I mean, we did say we would come, and I don't want to completely bail on him. Although, I would if it weren't for anyones feeling getting hurt. I just don't know what to do. I don't know if my cousin Dee, her son Jesse, and my aunt Charlotte will come visit Indiana for Thanksgiving again. More than likely my brother will have another Thanksgiving at his house, and I've already spent a Thanksgiving with him. Not that I don't want to spend another one with him, but when you have those two choices in front of you, most people will choose the unlikely situation simply because you just don't know if you'll have that opportunity again. And then again, maybe I'm thinking too much into it.
Now that I've been at work for an hour and a half. I should probably do something! Haha.
Hope everyone has a fabulous day, and if I don't get a chance to hear from you before tomorrow, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! We all have a lot to be thankful for, just remember that.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I find myself making poor food and drink choices lately, and they are slowly starting to increase by the day. I'm not sure if I'm allowing myself to do this because it's around the holidays or what, but either way I need to put a stop to it quickly before the calories add up. At the rate I'm going I already have to lose 2.5 lbs per week to reach my goal by the end of the 6 weeks, I don't need to make it anymore difficult on myself to accomplish that goal; it's already going to be hard enough. I haven't been tracking my calories very well this week, so I need to make sure I'm doing that as well. Jillian Michael's 30 day shred DVD is an absolute MUST for tonight, and the next 5 nights. It's crunch time. I also need to make sure I'm getting my water in. Cokes, and diet cokes aren't going to get me anywhere! In fact I just poured out the rest of this diet coke on my desk, and replaced it with water. 6 weeks isn't a lot of time, and I'm the one that controls the outcome of the next 6 weeks. There isn't a lot of room for errors!!
I need to call maintenance at some point VERY soon. The faucet in my bathroom is leaking. I have the hot and cold water turned as tight as humanly possible, and there is still a steady leak. I'm not looking forward to seeing my water bill this month.
After today at 4:15, I only work one more day this week at the DNR. Off at BOTH jobs on Thursday, and then I work at 5:00 pm Friday at the dealership. So I still have time to do some black friday shopping. Then I work Saturday, 10am - 7pm like normal. Then off course OFF Sunday at both jobs as well. Not a lot of time to spend with family for Thanksgiving, but I guess it could be worse.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
So, yes I realize this blog is technically "tomorrow", and not "today" but to my credit I haven't actually been to sleep yet so it is still "yesterday"! Lol, if that makes sense to any of you.
Today was pitch in # 2 at the dealership. I didn't got into my other job so I could have lunch with everyone. I made puppy chow as a pitch in item. So many food choices, but I did good considering. Our GM fried a couple of turkeys and they bought a couple hams from Honey Baked Ham. Delish! I had a little piece of both. I also had some greenbeans, greenbean casserole, corn casserole, mashed potatoes (I'm such a sucker for potatoes!), one roll, and that was it. Just a little bit of those things. Everything was YUMMY! I sent ALL the rest of my puppy chow home with a girl a work who LOVES it, and that way I'm not tempted to eat it. Although I did have a bowl full of mashed potatoes and ate that for dinner at the dealership. Potatoes are definitely my weakness!
I did the Gazelle while watching Juno, for all of about 30 minutes. Then sat on my bed and watched the rest. I love that movie! I just love the personality of the main character Juno, she's definitely selfless. I also forget how much the end of the movie makes me CRY like a baby. There are just too many emotions at the end of the movie, it's hard to hold back the tears. I guess I needed a good cry. Tomorrow I'll be starting the 5 day streak of Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. Oh yeah! Major calorie burn. Can't wait! I need it.
I called my dad to ask about Thanksgiving at my brothers, and the first thing he asked was if I was still mad at him. I told him I'm not really mad, just a little frustrated he couldn't just listen to what I had to say about the dealership without taking sides. So we're cool I guess. Lol. I love my dad too much not to be cool though.
Thanksgiving is 3 days away. Mealtime with my cousins, and aunt Charlotte that are coming up from NC is at 1, and mealtime with my brother is at 2. Not really sure how I'm going to swing this since I want to spend time with both, although I'd rather spend ALL my time with my cousins and aunt. Is that sad?! Lol. I think I'm going to make a greenbean casserole to take to my brothers, stay for a bit, not eat anything and then disappear. Then arrive fashionably late to the other place. : ) We'll see how this goes!
I'm ready for Thanksgiving to be over with though. I'm tired of looking at all the food people surround themselves with during the holidays! Plus, I want to decorate for Christmas, and I just refuse to do this until AFTER Thanksgiving. Lol.
Tomorrow... or today, however you look at it, is my eye appointment. Hopefully I get my contacts! I love this brand, so I'll get them, but my Dr. is rechecking my eyes to make sure the prescription is correct. I had a malfunction with the last pair of contacts that briefly changed my prescription so he's hoping that the trial pair corrects it.
Hope everyone is having a great week so far!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I didn't wake up this morning with high hopes for my weigh in, but much to my surprise I managed to get some good results. I'm back down to my lowest weight! Although if I weighed in tomorrow it'd probably say I gained, since I've eaten poorly ALL weekend long! I haven't been as active on spark lately, but I need to get a handle on that quickly. Spark definitely helps keep me on track.
Aug 16 (starting) - 255
Aug 21 - 252 (-3 lbs.)
Aug 28 - 249 (-3 lbs.)
Sept 4 - 246 (-3 lbs.)
Sept 11 - 245 (- 1 lb., Starting weight for Feb. 2nd Challenge)
Sept 18 - 243 (-2 lbs.)
Sep 25 - 241 (-2 lbs.)
Oct 2 - 241
Oct 9 - 241
Oct 16 - 240 (-1 lb.)
Oct 23 - 240
Oct 30 - 240
Nov 6 -243 (+3)
Nov 13 - 243
Nov 20 - 240
Nov 27 -
Dec 4 -
Dec 11 -
Dec 18 -
Dec 25 -
Jan 1 (final) -
Total lost -
6 more weeks until the NEW year. So hard to believe!
I had brunch with my mom earlier today, it was nice. I rarely get to see her since she lives so far, and it always makes me wish I didn't have to work two jobs. It makes me kind of sad that work consumes most of my life.
This evening I went with a couple friends to see Breaking Dawn Part 1, AMAZING! : ) Afterwards we went to Red Robin. Yumm!
Also just got done making some puppy chow for a pitch in at the dealership. I plan on stopping by to drop off the puppy chow, and that's about it.
As much as I don't want the holidays to be here, they are fast approaching. 3 days until Thanksgiving! I refuse to decorate for Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving. I can't wait to decorate though! I got some pretty new ornaments for my tree. Hopefully my cat doesn't try to mess up my tree this year.
Now it's time to exercise before bed! Hope everyone had a nice weekend.
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