Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Biggest loser challenge has been going great, and I'm down about 5 lbs since it started 2 weeks ago! I started medication for my anxiety on Thursday, and it's had a major affect on my appetite. I'm not eating nearly as much and am skipping meals because I'm just not hungry. It'll be interesting to see what that does to the scale next Thursday on weigh-in day.
Life's still crazy. My husband was traveling last Monday-Wednesday, and I don't like being home alone. After barely surviving Monday night, I decided to pack Presley up and head down to my parent's house Tuesday after work. I couldn't get her cage in my car by myself, so I just figured we could barricade her in the kitchen, I'd sleep on the couch, and everything would be fine. Unfortunately, Presley was not having that. I ended up having to pull an armchair (which thankfully reclines) into the kitchen and I slept on that. She spent all night going back and forth between sleeping on my stomach and sleeping on the floor. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep that night. Oh well. This week I'm traveling, so DH can deal with her ;)
I'm struggling to get back into training for my races I've committed to for June. I've been so worn out and I don't think the medication is helping with that now. We went for a 20 minute walk yesterday afternoon and when we got home I was exhausted. I'm hoping to get out for a short run today to see how it goes. Wish me luck!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I figured I was overdo for a blog, so here it goes!
My DH & I had an amazing time in St. Lucia back in January! If you're ever trying to decided on an island to visit, go to St. Lucia and stay at Sandals Halcyon Beach! It was amazing! The food was delicious, the people were awesome, and there was so much to do! We got back home after midnight Saturday morning and then went and picked up our puppy at 9am. She is awesome! She's a chocolate lab named Presley and boy is she a ball of energy! I'll be glad when we're past the bitey phase though! My new job is great, I love it! It keeps me busy, but I like that :) Next month is going to be a crazy travel month, 4 days in the Chicago area, possibly a few days in Tampa, and then a week in Germany (I'm really looking forward to that trip!), but it should be interesting.
Last Friday DH & I started our very first garden! We are starting tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapenos, serranos, sweet peppers, parsley, oregano, basil, chives, and cilantro in the house. We also have corn, cucumbers, green onions, and strawberries all ready to plant and still need to get rhubarb, raspberries, and grapes. I may have gone a little overboard, lol. This morning I noticed my first little seedlings! My oregano has sprouted! I'm so excited!!! I can't wait until we can get everything planted outside :)
I'm participating in the Biggest Loser Spring Challenge here on SP, and so far, so good! Today was the end of week 1, and I'm down 2 pounds! My team is great, super active & supportive! They're awesome! They've been helping keep me active on Spark, which always makes me do better :)
On a more serious note, my dad had a heart attack this past weekend. He's doing fine now and is back home, but that was the scariest phone call I've ever received. My mom called my Sunday night to tell me she was at the ER with him and what had happened. DH & I put Presley in her crate and headed to the hospital. They did angioplasty Sunday night to open up the artery that was 100% blocked, and he has an appointment with the surgeon in a few weeks to discuss bypass surgery. This has been so scary, but one positive outcome has been the affect this has had on me and what I eat. I really need to start eating more fruits & veggies and less cookies & sweets. Hopefully the garden will help with that.
Friday, January 24, 2014
It has been WAY too long since I've blogged on here! David & I got married in September, and the whole thing was amazing! Everything far exceeded our expectations and it was a week we'll never forget :)
I started a new job on January 2nd, and things are going well, I really like it! I'm still trying to get my arms around everything, and change was scary, but I can see myself here for a very long time.
Earlier this month we picked out a puppy and we get to pick her up next weekend! We still haven't picked out a name, but I'm sure it will be easier once we have her.
And, tomorrow we get on a plane and head to sunny, warm St. Lucia for our honeymoon!!!! I can't wait!!!! I packed my running clothes, and my goal is to continue on with my 10 mile race training while we're gone, wish me luck!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The last 24 hours has been emotionally draining. Last night my grandma called me to tell me she's not going to be able to come to our wedding. It's a destination wedding and she doesn't think she can handle sitting on the plane for that long. I'm completely devastated. My mom is disappointed also, and is trying to talk my grandma into go, so we'll see. I really hope she changes her mind. It would absolutely break my heart if she wasn't there.
Then, at work today there was a big shake-up in management, and I now have a new boss. There will be some big adjustments, and the unknown is kinda scary. Each of the engineers in my department met with our new boss one-on-one (are new boss used to be one of my teammates, which adds to the adjustment) and he assured me that I am not at risk of losing my job which made me feel better. The next few months will be interesting, though.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
So, it's been quite some time since I've blogged. But I'm back now and recommitting to myself and my health. The best way for me to do that is to get active here again.
David graduated from school in May, and was offered a job an hour after his last exam! How awesome! Right after that, we started house hunting. After about 2 weeks of looking, we put an offer in and had it accepted! We closed on our first home July 1. We spent all of July painting, cleaning, and moving our stuff. I spent very little time at the gym, since we had some much going on with the house. Did I mention I was also playing rec volleyball 2 nights a week about 45 minutes from our new home? It was a crazy ridiculous month! Now that we are officially out of our apartment, I've had more time to get back to working out and eating better. We signed up at a gym near the house last week, and it's been going really well. I'm back to lifting 3x/week and running 3x/week, as well as walking at lunch with a coworker. I'm feeling better and have so much more energy, why did I ever slack on exercise in the first place?!
Next month is the wedding and I feel like there is still so much to do! I can't wait to marry my best friend though :) I would love to drop about 5 more pounds before then though ;)
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