Photo Dump

I’m going to pull a Skinny Runner right here and dump some photos right now.

I saw these little prints outside my car this morning.

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I hope those are cat prints.

My princess sitting on my lap while I was watching TV the other night:

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I simply love this cat so very much.

Do you like my hat?

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How about this one?

2012-12-21 08.17.58My Mom made it.

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Your Mom


Good things and good times

I’m happy to say I made it to the gym Saturday AND Sunday this weekend. Super proud of myself. Saturday was just all cardio and today I did cardio and weights. My body is going to hate me so me so hard tomorrow.

The husband and I went out to breakfast this morning and I promptly forgot to take pictures. I’m awesome like that. I wasn’t really in the picture taking mood because I’m feeling strange. My stomach is bothering me and I feel like my body might be fighting something. This annoys me. I refuse to get sick. It isn’t going to happen.

We hit up Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Costco and Target while we out. But this was the coolest thing I saw while we were out.

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All the geese! There were so many of them! I don’t know what they were all doing there but I was flashing off pictures like crazy. There were a lot of people doing the same thing. They normally go South for the winter. Maybe they were confused?

I got the husband to go see “Sliver Linings Playbook” and he loved it. So there!



Well… you know…

This week was going so well! And I blew it last night. But, I’m not beating myself up about it, because honestly it’s not worth it. I’m picking myself up, brushing myself off and moving on. It’s kind of what I’ve been doing a lot of lately.  Which is why my weight has gone up (and up) over the past year.

Breakfast (which is pretty typical for the past 3 years).

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Oatmeal, strawberries and a little PB2 on top. Or rather, a lot of pb2 on top. I have an unhealthy love for that stuff. I’m thinking I may not buy anymore for awhile.

And of course, you need a little coffee to go with breakfast.

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A little Stevia mixed in there, but mostly black. I like my coffee to put a some hair on my chest and to burn out my nose hairs thank you.

Work was mad busy so I really just wolfed my lunch down at my desk and forgot to take pictures. It was some left over pulled pork from the Gracious Pantry, some couscous and green beans. I had some grapes and Chobani yogurt as well.

Tomorrow I’ll hit the gym for the first time in a week. Please make sure you dump some cold water on me if I hit snooze on the alarm at 7am tomorrow. It has t to happen people. My sanity DEPENDS on it.

I’m still adding to my favorite links, so if you don’t see yourself there yet, you’ll be added. I haven’t forgotten you. And thanks so much for commenting yesterday. It was a pleasant surprise this morning when I checked my email.

Plans for the weekend? Besides the gym I want to see “Silver-linings Playbook” but I doubt the husband is up to that. We saw “Argo” last weekend and it was good.

Right Ben?

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Weigh in Thursday

I’m trying to get myself back on track. 2012 did not really go the way I had planned. I had a fantastic 2010-2011 after going from 240 down to 157, I was feeling fantastic.

I stayed around 160-165 for most of the fall of 2011 and continued to run 4-5 miles a day 6 days week. I figured once 2012 hit, I would kick it up a notch and finally hit my goal of 150 (and maybe 140 since I really wanted to get there as a far away goal).

No. It wasn’t meant to be. I got bronchitis in February. On Valentine’s Day no less. I had just rejoined my old gym and was really feeling good. And it all kind of fell apart.

Anyway, here is where I stand as of this morning:

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It’s not pretty. I suppose it could be worse. It was worse last week. I was 201.8 last week. I managed to drop 2 pounds this week and I’m proud of that. And I worked out only 3 days this week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And Sunday was only a half ass workout I did because my cell was dead and I didn’t have any music and didn’t go to gym or hit my treadmill at home. I just pulled some workouts off and did that instead. It was SOMETHING, right?

I’m going to up it this week and try to hit the gym 4 days.

What are YOU going to do for workouts this week?

The first post

I’m ready to bring the blog live. Slowly, but surely I am going to start blogging over here. My old blog will no longer be where I update. And I’m ready. It’s been a long time coming. I still have to get the header done and a few other things all settled in, but I’m ready to start the blog and get it out there.


I hope that you will come along for the ride. If you are a reader from my old blog, hello again. If you are a new reader, welcome! I look forward to getting to know you. And please know that I plan to work on this blog and make it the best I can.