Merry Christmas

2014 is right around the corner and I PROMISE I am going to be a much better blogger.

Pinky swear!!

Hopefully 2014 will be the year I (finally) get pregnant but until then I plan on losing weight and all the stuff everyone else says they want to do for the new year.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. I promise to post more about that, too!

 

Whiskers on Kittens

Guess what? I enjoyed “The Sound of Music Live” last night! So there! Was Carrie Underwood a fantastic actress? But neither am I so I’m not going to complain about it. I watched it and sang along to all the songs and laughed and giggled and enjoyed it.

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It wasn’t the same. It was based off the broadway show and not the movie. I kept expecting Stephen Moyer to start looking for Sookie (if you watch “True Blood” you understand) and for his vampire teeth to pop out. But it was FUN! It was a live musical and it was good! The singing was AMAZING! I wish I could sing like that.

And who knew that the Laura Benanti from “Go On” could sing like that???

benanti21I didn’t get to see the entire thing because if I stay up past 10pm on a weeknight I turn into a pumpkin, so I had to findĀ  “Edelweiss” tonight. It was awesome. Of course, I still love Christopher Plummer’s version but it was still great.

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Oh hi!!

Why yes, yes I am the world’s worst blogger in the world. And I’m so sorry.

1455941_10151713833573414_1081526311_nHere I am last week at Thanksgiving. We hosted the family and I was super excited. Do you like my apron? I wasn’t unhappy with this picture when my sister posted in on Facebook. I don’t LIKE the way I look, but I’ve been heavier. A LOT heavier. My weight didn’t matter. What mattered was that we had fun, that the turkey came out FANTASTIC. That my family had a good time. And that I didn’t binge on a holiday for the first time in I don’t remember how long. That is my husband in red carving the turkey and my nephew in the hat making the gravy. I was so tired by the end of the night. I swear I felt hungover on Friday morning but no booze was consumed on Thanksgiving.

Speaking of being binge free, I have been binge free since April 1st, 2013. I’m pretty impressed with that. I realize what a big deal that is for me and I couldn’t be happier.

I’ve started the process to find out why I haven’t gotten pregnant yet. It’s not a BAD thing, but it’s frustrating, too. Today I had a procedureĀ  that was not very comfortable. It left me feeling a little faint and sweating. I can handle pain pretty well, but not this time. I don’t want to complain about it because these are things that NEED to be done. And I want a baby so badly.

This husband is in Texas on a work trip right now. It’s tough with the holidays and I miss him so badly. He comes back on Saturday.

I found out yesterday I have 38 hours of vacation time I need to use (that is a week people) or I’m going to lose it by the end of the year. I think I can take another week off this month. Christmas week sounds good.

I switched to the gym that is in my town and I am so glad! It’s the same gym, just closer. I don’t know why I didn’t. It’s 3.5 miles away. It takes me 5 minutes to get there and it’s never busy.

I’m nerding out about “The Sound of Music” tonight. I grew up loving that movie and watching it with my Mom every year. I can’t wait to watch it.

If you celebrated Thanksgiving last week how was it?

Do you like “The Sound of Music”?

Lockdown

I decided after a rocky September/October that I needed to be in lockdown for the month of November.

What does that mean? Well, it means no more eating ice cream, pizza, or whatever I want to put in my hole without counting my points. And it also means that to try and log 20 miles a week on the treadmill. So far for November I’ve hit 7 miles with Friday and today.

Friday night has been pizza night around here but not last night. I threw something together in the crockpot and we had chicken tacos. Pretty awesome. Tonight I’m making meatloaf.

I survived Halloween, too. We had two kids for trick or treating, which were the neighbors across the street. Super cute kids, too. I had a few of the candies, but let the rest go to my husband. I’m over it. I really don’t want candy anyway. It’s not my thing.

Tonight the hubby and I are going to relax, watch a movie and just chill out. Thanksgiving isn’t too far away and we’re having it at the house. I feel like I have so much to do to get ready for it. Luckily I have the week of off.

Did you make it through Halloween without eating too much candy?

Did you get trick or treaters?

 

My first recipe

Last night I really wanted a grilled cheese and some sweet potato fries. I know I could always order them and pick them at a restaurant but I decided to make my own fries. Here is how that went.

I preheated the oven to 450. And then I washed up this bad boy right here:

2013-10-17 18.02.08After I washed it, I cut it up like so:

2013-10-17 18.06.39Make sure you have a good knife. Cutting up sweet potatoes is a real pain in the butt.

Then mix with 1/4 egg whites and spices of your choice. I used garlic powder and chili powder. I’m sure you could add cinnamon if you wanted, but I’m allergic.

2013-10-17 18.09.04 2013-10-17 18.10.03Mix in a bag like so.

2013-10-17 18.12.09And place on cookie sheet with plenty of cooking spray. I didn’t have a cookie sheet (I think I thew ours away when we moved from the apartment to the house) so I used a regular baking pan and put foil down. And sprayed that with cooking spray.

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I then cooked them for 30 minutes. They probably could have gone in there a little bit longer, but I was really hungry.

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I would totally make this again and I will. I loved how much better they tasted then going out. Or even buying them from a bag. And the grilled cheese was fantastic, too. I didn’t bother to show you how I made that because I figured everyone already knows.

Did you see who is in the new Weight Watchers magazine this month?

 

2013-10-18 13.38.40Yep. That’s Kelly from Curvy Fit Girl. Pretty awesome.

I’ve been slacking in the workout/running department. My eating has been pretty horrible this week, too. But, I’m planning on changing that tomorrow. Baby steps.

 

 

 

 

 

I run. I enjoy coffee. I try to lose weight. I take too many pictures of my cats.