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.


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.

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”?


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.