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Back after a great week

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I am now officially a Mrs! I had my dream wedding with my dream man on October 12th. After 15 years of knowing each other we finally tied the knot. We probably should have done this years ago but I was a different person back then and made bad choices in relationships. We only just started dating a couple years ago.

We had a wonderful beach wedding in Florida and perfect weather. The day itself was so wonderful. Having a very small wedding is the way to go! There was very little stress. I was unhappy with my hair but I was able to rush through and redo it myself. Ceremony went off without a hitch and dinner went great too. We just went to a restaurant and we both ended up ordering burgers for our wedding meal.

We had 3 days after the wedding at the beach and it was so nice to relax. We went grocery shopping so we weren't eating out for EVERY meal. We also went for walks every night and swam in the ocean a bit. The last two days we went to Universal in Orlando. Thursday we seriously probably walked 8-10 miles. We walked 5 miles just to and from our hotel to the park and then all around the park all day. My legs were sore, I had blisters all over and then did it again the NEXT day but with slightly less walking.

Since it was our honeymoon, I didn't worry about how many calories I was eating. I had butterbeer flavored ice cream, burger fries and a shake for dinner, and then we ate at a buffet one night. Oh and I also had two frozen Starbucks drinks. Stuff I normally don't allow myself at home. On our way back we stopped in Atlanta to visit friends and had an amazing ranch burger (I love burgers but try to avoid them usually) and indulged in way too much beer.

I got home and weighed myself and I was actually 1 pound lighter than when we left! So I maintained or lost about a pound. The past two days I haven't had time to go to the gym and today I may not either but I have a ton of leaves to rake which is a workout in itself.

I'm back on the healthy eating train of yogurt for breakfast, salads for lunch, carrots and apples for snacks, etc. I'm trying to get right back on track because if I don't, it'll go into multiple weeks of being off track.

Here's some photos of our great day

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/22/2014 9:04AM

    You guys look so beautiful and happy - congrats!!!

Sounds perfect as does butterbeer icecream - yum!

And great job on the weight loss

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/22/2014 8:38AM

    emoticon emoticon May you have a happy and blessed marriage!

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Why do some adults still act like children

Monday, October 06, 2014

This past January, I had a falling out with a friend of mine. It was over the smallest comment/joke (I said I was so full I felt like throwing up) that escalated into her saying all of these awful things to me, calling me an attention whore, saying I'm a bad friend, etc. I had no idea how to react to these hurtful things she was saying so I chose to not respond at all (it was in an email the next day). I was confused and flabbergasted how she could fly of the handle like that but at the same time she did it once before years prior and we didn't speak for a few months. I thought I was taking the better route not responding and hurtful emails continued.

After speaking to my fiance and my therapist I decided it was best to end the friendship and no longer be friends. I never said one hurtful thing to her. I am not that type of person. The one problem is that we had a mutual friend in common that we were both quite close to. I never said one word to this mutual friend other than "We had a falling out and aren't speaking to each other." I didn't want her in the middle of it.

What is hard is that ever since then, the mutual friend has become very distant. I've done my best to not bring up the friend or any of the drama. If I hear she's seen her, I am supportive. I don't want her choosing sides and think they should still be friends. I just cannot be friends with the girl. My friend had a birthday party this weekend and posted about it on her blog this morning. I commented "I wish I would have known, I would have loved to be there." and was hurt I wasn't invited. She sent me a text and said "Anne was invited so we couldn't invite you. She was really upset when you were invited to our bonfire last month and she wasn't." I was like "Okay, I understand. Just so you know, from my end of things, I'm okay being at the same event as her. I can be civil, not cause drama. I would just smile, say hello and talk to other people." She responded back with "She's still not ready to see you."

I'm sitting here sorta like, really? I'm 31 years old, the former friend is 37 years old. We are adults, we are not high school teenagers. I'm being made to be the evil one and all I did was say I was full from a delicious meal!

It just makes me sad that I'm pretty much losing the mutual friend because of this. We used to do breakfast once a week and now we don't anymore. I guess, I should just move on and realize that I do have other friends out there. It's just hard when it's something so ridiculous.

That's my vent for the day.

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JADED_CHICK19 10/6/2014 2:04PM

    Oh boy. I'm sorry you are having this problem. I have had this happen to me in the past and unfortunately some people just can't get over the fact that they do not have to choose a side. I'm sorry that you are loosing another friend over such a trivial thing. Keep your chin up. One day they will realize the amazing friend they gave up.

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HMBROWN1 10/6/2014 12:19PM

    Sounds like they are both stuck with high school mentality. Too bad! I had some friends and acquaintances like that and I cut the ties myself. Life is too short to wonder when they will blow up over something totally ridiculous. I hope you make some new friends - new, mature friends! Best wishes!

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Woah, what just happened?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Woah. emoticon emoticon What happened in the last 24 hours to me? Yesterday for lunch I had a sandwich from Jimmy John's. It was just a basic ham and swiss and not one of their huge ones but still I rarely order out for lunch. Then for dinner, I had Wendy's. I have not had Wendy's since January of 2013!! I blame my friend. I was ready to go to Tropical Smoothie Cafe and get a light sandwich and a water from there but he wanted Wendy's. My PLAN had been to get a side salad and a baked potato. Somehow I walked away from the counter with a Son of a Baconator, small fry and small Dr. Pepper!! SAY WHAT!?

Then this morning, I'm grabbing a banana and a yogurt and there I see my car keys on top of a Krispy Kreme donut box. I look in it and there is one (thank god only one) donut. It's a GhostBusters themed donut with a marshmallow filling. My lovely fiance bought it for me. I love him and he knows I'm watching calories but he wanted to share at least one with me. So of course that's my breakfast.

My lunch today is not the hard boiled egg and apple I brought. Nope. It's a ham and cheese omelet, hashbrowns, and wheat toast from the diner down the street from work. I met dad up there.

So...just about ALL of my poor decisions were based on other people. I'm not blaming them by any means. No one stuck a gun to my head and said "EAT UNHEALTHY!!" It's just hard to say no to delicious amazing food and stick to my boring food I eat, day in and day out.

My wedding is 11 days away. You'd think I'd be the strictest right now but I've just fallen off. I even skipped my workout yesterday! I'm NOT skipping today. No way.

What has gotten into me? Well I'm really anxious and scared about my work situation. I almost got another job but turned it down to stay where I'm at with the hope that things would improve. We had some good signs and orders when I turned down the new job, now that stuff has changed or been put on hold. I laid 5 people off on Monday. I have more to lay off this week. I processed two paycuts for payroll today. We laid off 12 people in the past two weeks in addition to the 5 I just laid off.

Emotional eating at it's best. Everyone comments how calm I seem about work and how happy I am. I'm focusing all of my energy right now into the wedding and just being excited and happy about that. However, once I get back the $h!t will hit the fan. I need to take my emotions and workout instead of eat.

So now that I've rambled about that. Let's move onto October! Yay!

I love October. I love the fall leaves, I love the cider mill, haunted houses, Halloween parties, halloween costumes and passing out candy. I'll tell you what I hate about October, the cold weather and Pumpkin Spice everything and everyone obsessing over it. Sorry, not a fan.

Okay so my plan:
Gym twice a week (except honeymoon week but walks on beach every day)
Eating out once a week (except honeymoon because it's my honeymoon!)
Resist Halloween candy
Look for new job.

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JADED_CHICK19 10/1/2014 3:55PM

    I am the same way! I start the day with a great plan and then I get invited or offered things that are SO much better than the boring food I'm supposed to eat and I cave. Today I brought soup for lunch...did I eat it? NO...Subway instead...thank god that's the only restaurant close to work or I'd have been toast!

P.S. How can you not like pumpkin spice everything! HAHA! I just had a pumpkin pie spice yogurt! :D

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BRAINYBLONDE5 10/1/2014 2:40PM

    it happens to us all - but it looks like you looked inside and realized what is causing you to agree to these other meals! I am so sorry you are having a tough time at work but everything happens for a reason! 11 days weeeee so excited and cannot wait to see pictures!!!

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Sore all over

Thursday, September 25, 2014

My body is sore all over. How do people who do heavy weights on a regular basis survive? Is soreness a constant feeling or do you eventually get used to it? I've been trying to focus on doing half cardio and have weights in my workout and I can barely function after!

Tuesday was lower body/leg day. I did leg press, calf raises, weighted lunges, weighted squats, deadlifts, plus intervals on the treadmill and a tiny bit of abs.

It's Thursday and I'm STILL walking funny. Sitting down or standing up from my office chair is rough. In one aspect, I'm like YES. I got a good workout in and I'm happy to be sore but it makes stuff difficult as well.

Yesterday I did upper body and I'm sore that way as well. Not as bad as my lower body but I did wake up in the middle of the night with shoulder pain and I have no idea if it was from my workout, the way I was sleeping or something else.

I love the sore feeling but I hate it too. Today is going to be a rest day because I'm going to the Tigers game after work but I want to do legs again tomorrow.

Any tips to help with soreness?

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BRAINYBLONDE5 9/26/2014 1:52PM

    epsom salt baths are amazing and relaxing!

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Color Run

Monday, September 22, 2014

I did a 5k race. It's the only one I've done this year. I pretty much gave up the idea of running because I'm just not good at it and I always have some sort of foot pain but I couldn't say no to this one.

It was the Color Run and it took place at Cedar Point. I did The Color Run in Lansing last year and had a blast and I also did Run or Dye in Hazel Park and that one had been disappointing. So I had high hopes for this Color Run. My friend who asked me to do it is not a runner and it was her first 5k ever. They were making a 'team' to get the discounted price and her sister runs races a lot with her friend. It was going to be a girls sister weekend but one sister backed out which is how I got to go.

Since it was my friends first race and she isn't into running I didn't train for it. I worried about hurting my foot worse. So we went into it saying we'll walk it but jog some if we can. We did jog a decent portion of it but walked as well. It was awesome to go through Cedar Point before it was open. To be able to look around at some of the HalloWeekend stuff and not be dodging people coming this way or that way. We're all going the same way so it worked well.

We were done with the race at 8:30. They must have started before 8am because I have never done a 5k in 30 minutes and that was with walking. Either way, it was fun but I didn't get as 'colored' as I had hoped. We did the little Color Throw after I got a little more color on me.

After the race was done we hung around for a little bit and then finally was able to get into the park at 10am to ride the rides. So we did a 3 mile race and then spent the next 7 hours walking around, standing in lines and riding the rides. I haven't been in 4 years and it was great. Not only that it was just a great girls weekend away. We drove down there the night before and had a blast at Meijer and Target being silly and immature.

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JADED_CHICK19 9/22/2014 1:18PM

    Looks like you had a blast!!!

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