Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope 2015 brings more laughter than tears . . .

and more calories burned than consumed :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Coming Out of the Holi-daze

After a long long long week with the inlaws in West Virgina, I am back at home. While there were many awesome things about the week we spent with family, let me tell you - I don't know if I've ever moved so little and eaten so much. It was like food coma 24/7.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Self Sabotage

Last time we chatted, I was feeling pretty confident that I would be able to be sub 15 pounds by Christmas. I was down 13 pounds and had 14 days to lose the next 2. Totally doable. Right? Right.

Unfortunately, at this point it looks like my goal isn't going to happen.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sweatin It Out Sundays

After an indulgent Saturday filled with cookies, chips, cheese, and hot chocolate left me feeling bloated, I really needed to work up a sweat at the gym today.

Mission accomplished.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bad Workout

So it happened. I had a bad workout. I felt like crap all day today and by the time 5 o'clock rolled around I REALLY did not want to go the gym. No no no. I was tired. I was hungry. My back hurt. All I wanted was to go home and order pizza.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Quick Update

I wish I had time for a long post right now, but in four minutes I need to start getting Jonah and myself dressed so that we can get out the door in time. The morning hustle is intense in this house.


I've got some exciting news to share!

I'm down THIRTEEN pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excuse me while I do a crazy happy dance.

Remember when I said that being down 15 pounds by Christmas wasn't realistic? Well all of a sudden it seems like that goal is totally attainable.

I have 10 days until we leave for WV and 14 days until Christmas.

Let the count down begin.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sweatin It Out Sundays

I hit the gym hard this morning and got a good sweat in. Sometimes there is nothing better than zoning out at the gym. It clears my head. Gives me peace. It puts me in a good mood.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Meal Planning

Every so often, Neill and I sit down and go through our finances to make sure that we are still on the right track. A few weeks ago, we did just that. Much to our dismay, we came face to face with the realization that more money was going out than coming in. And when we looked to see where the money was going, we discovered that we were spending an inordinate amount of money on groceries. Like, a lot a lot a lot of money. The worst part of this for me was that I often felt like there was nothing to eat in the house. Plus, there were lots of times when we ended up throwing unused food away after it had gone bad. It was not a good situation.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

The scale doesn't lie!

Well I did it. I was brave. After I woke up this morning (5 am - ugh), I stepped on the scale.

Blogging for Bitcoins

Over the years I've discussed some pretty personal topics on this old blog.

I've talked about my child, religion, money, and my personal struggle with weight. And I've done my best to keep it 100% genuine. But, as I get more and more readers it is a struggle to keep myself honest. It is one thing to be totally transparent when no one is looking and quite another when there is an audience.

So, I have decided that I will be setting up some sort of system in which there will be a teeny tiny fee to read my posts.

I'm not exactly sure how it is going to work, but ideally I'd like to accept a small amount of bitcoin for each post. I'm working with my tech guy (also known as my husband) now to come up with a system that will work for everyone.