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Happy New Year!

What? I know we’re already 4 days into 2014. But I really have a good excuse for not blogging sooner. I’ve been sick.

Something hit me like a brick. It started on Monday night (the 30th) and by New Years Eve I was a complete mess. We ordered pizza and watched a movie (I know, such party animals) but I just wasn’t feeling it. The highlight of the evening was when a friend of the hubby’s stopped over to pick up his laptop and I got to play with his son. Such a cutie (the cats were not amused). I spent the first day of 2014 on the couch sleeping off and on with the cats. Not the way I had planned on starting out the new year, but there wasn’t much I could do about it.

I dragged myself into work on Thursday because I had so much to get done. With being off the week before and it being the end of the month/year billing, I needed to make sure I got everything in on time. I was just so miserable. I know I’m sick when I don’t want coffee. I drank a lot of tea over the past few days.

I stayed home yesterday to try and get better. I’m happy to say that by around 4pm I started to feel like myself again and today I was finally about to get in my first workout of 2014. Again, not the way I had planned on starting off January, but I couldn’t do much about that.

I managed some cardio at home on the treadmill (I wasn’t going outside. It’s like 5 degrees right now) but tomorrow I plan on making it to the gym. I promised myself 2014 would be better and I want to include gym time in there.

So, like I said, Happy New Year!

What did you do for New Years Eve?

Feed Me!!

I’m not going to lie to you. I’m hungry. REALLY hungry. Maybe doing IP isn’t going to work so much for me. I knew it wasn’t going to be a diet I could stick to forever. But, I’m starving right now. It’s great that I’ve lost 7.2 pounds in 9 days, but seriously? I could eat my own hand right now.

I’m thinking I need some Weight Watchers back in my life. And the lack of exercise doesn’t help me much either.

A couple of months ago after we moved into the house, I canceled my gym membership. I was doing alright with my workouts at home and stuff, but I miss the gym. And sometimes a girl just doesn’t want to use the treadmill. The Arc Trainer would be nice. So, I’m thinking of rejoining. They are having a special right now. And maybe actually take another spin class.

The husband is leaving for New Orleans on Monday. I decided not to go with him this time around. With the house and all, I just didn’t want to go away for a week yet. My Mom is here (she’s downstairs in the in-law apartment) but she isn’t all that mobile these days and I worry about her, too. So, I’m going to stay home while he goes. He’ll be gone for almost 6 days. It’s a bummer, but it’s his job. I’ll miss him like crazy though. I had hoped to be pregnant, but I’m not dwelling on that right now.

I’m looking forward to the weekend. No big plans, just cleaning up the house and running a few errands. I’d like to get some pumpkins for the front porch to go with my Mums.

How was your Thursday?


I’m not even sure how this happened

I’m sick. I really don’t know how this happened, but it did.


I managed to get my hour of cardio in this morning and some grocery shopping, but that’s about it. I walked Izzy when I got home and I’ve been pretty useless since.

On a happier not, I haven’t binged in over 6 weeks. My eating hasn’t the greatest, but at least I haven’t been stuffing myself with cake, cookies, ice cream and candy. I’ve even had bread in the freezer for a month and I haven’t inhaled the whole thing. I am so happy that I found Brain Over Binge.

Hopefully this is a cold and nothing else. I have so much that needs to be done around the house. I was so proud of myself for getting up early and hitting the gym and grocery shopping all before 11am on a Saturday morning.

Being sick is just not okay.

It’s been a busy month so far

I’ve been extremely busy. And with that, I’ve had to neglect a few things. One of them being my blog. I didn’t mean it, but it just sort of happened.  Now that things have calmed down (at least a little bit) I feel like I can sneak in a little update here and try to catch up on blogs that I read.

The husband left on Friday for Texas for a week and I miss him like mad!! Talking on the phone is great, but it’s not the same when I want to snuggle up next to him when I go to bed. The 10th cannot get here fast enough.

My Mom arrived from Arizona on Sunday!!  So that has been nice. She loves her in-law apartment and has started to settle in nicely. And her dog, Izzy, is super adorable. I have gotten into the routine of walking her when I get home from work and again before I go to bed. Just around the yard for a bit, but she enjoys it. I was hoping to take her to the dog park this weekend, but it’s going to rain. We need it, so I’m not going to complain.

And I’ve managed to hit the gym two days this week before work. I’ve gotten up at 4:30am! I’m pretty impressed with myself. I’m not sure what is driving me to do it, but I’m happy. Maybe because I’m sick of feeling so frumpy and uncomfortable in my skin and wanted to get back into my skinny clothes? I don’t know, but I’m happy with it. Hopefully I’ll continue with the gym routine.

That’s about it for now. Tuesday the hubby and I will be celebrating our 20 year anniversary together as a couple.  I think we’re going to go out to dinner or something simple since it’s a weeknight, but it should be fun.

What have you been up to?

How long have you been with your spouse/significant other?


Wednesday I went and did this:

2013-01-30 17.37.32I would like to thank Bradley for helping. He was so interested in what I was doing.

So yes, I went and signed back up for Weight Watchers. I’ve been struggling so very hard lately. I can’t even begin to tell you WHY I have been. It scares me. I told myself I would NEVER let my weight get so out of control and I did.

I’m trying. That is all I really CAN do at this point. I sometimes feel like such a fraud because I lost all that weight and started to gain it back again. But, I know I’m human and I’m not perfect and it happens. Right?

Saturday I was heading to the gym and after I was going to go to work for a little overtime and the trunk of my car smacked me in the head.

2013-02-02 18.15.34 2013-02-02 18.16.40It left a nice little egg on my head. Hurt pretty bad, too.

Oh and some good news. Finally approved for a mortgage!! Now the house hunting will really begin.