(I'm not creative enough to come up with a title...)

It's one of those days.  I don't want to be at work. I don't want to do anything. Just sleep.

But for the second week in a row, I lost weight. This literally hasn't happened since sometime over the summer.  It was .6, but I'll take it, making my total for two weeks -1.8. 

I also did my measurements this morning to compare to the end of September.
Bust: 45 in (+.5)
Arms: 17 in (+.5)
Thigh: 30.5 in (-.25)
Hips: 53.5 (-.5)
Waist: 39.5 (-1.25!!!)

So total inches lost=1, and total weight lost 1.8 (since October 10th, as I reset my tracker and started over at 256).

So the boy and I have been talking about marriage and rings and weddings A LOT lately.  I actually texted my sister when we were in Pigeon Forge at dinner one night to ask her if she knew anything, because he (at least I thought, or made myself believe) was acting weird.  Probably all in my imagination and he was really normal.

But I'm excited. I've been engaged before, and I wasn't nowhere near this excited.

But, weddings are expensive, and neither of us have the funds to through a big shindig.  So we've been talking about elopement types.  If it were up to him, we'd go to the courthouse tomorrow. But I have to have some sort of ceremony, even if it is just us.  And I've slowly fell in love with the idea of an elopement ceremony with it just being us. 

So I started researching last week, and requested information from a chapel in Gatlinburg. She actually emailed back the next day, and with what I requested (ceremony, 2 nights in the honeymoon lodge (nights can be added), a small wedding cake, pictures and a videographer) the price would be $599.  Not bad. She also said that if we reserve a date by 11/30, we'll get 10% off.  I negotiated to get 10% off if we reserved by 12/31, to give a little more time.  Here that boyfriend (not that you read my blog), but I need a ring by the end of the year, and a date set (if we do this)!! I'll admit that I'm cheap and would love to save $60, that is almost an extra night in the honeymoon cabin! :)

If we do this, I must have a video.  I still want to be able to share the day with my parents and other relatives and friends. 

So my idea, for now anyway, is to do an elopement type then have a family gathering, either at someones house (not sure anyones is large enough) or rent out a room at a restaurant to have a reception-type and play the DVD of the ceremony.  Then have a vow-renewal ceremony in a few years and have an actual ceremony, once we have more monies.





I didn't want to come back home.  I wanted it to last all week. 

First was a trip to Cades Cove.  So pretty.  And this little guy made an appearance!  Notice how freaking close he was to my car.  I know momma bear was somewhere close, so we didn't stick around long!

No we weren't driving :)

Then the sky lift. Again, lots of fun.  This is going back down.

View from the top of the sky lift. Gorgeous.  We couldn't have picked a better weekend to go!

Mini-golf.  This gives new meaning to the saying "when pigs fly..." Because apparently, they can!

I'm ready for another vacation! Well maybe after I catch up on some sleep!

Best part of the weekend.  I lost weight while on vacation!!!  1.8 to be exact!  Mindful eating and all that walking so paid off!! 


It's here, finally!

Finally the weekend I've been looking forward to for the last 2 months is here.  Mini vacation with Clayton.  I couldn't have come at a better time either, after the last couple weeks I've had.  I'm totally ready for some R&R this weekend, and no work on Monday!

Have a great weekend, everyone and be prepared for some pictures Tuesday!

Anyone else have fun plans for the weekend?

Happy Belated Birthday

To this guy!

This is Blake, aka, the Blakester.  He turned 1 yesterday.  He's been spending the last couple months in Michigan with is co-breeder/co-owner being shown.  I miss him bunches.  But I know he's in good hands! 

Happy Birthday, Blakester!



Sorry for the many posts today, but it's obviously not been a good one. 

I've gotta decide what I'm going to do about this job situation. Stay here until I find something else. Or find something more temporary (retail/food services) until I find something better.  I know that retail/food services wouldn't pay as much as I make now, but as long as I could pay my bills, I'd be fine.  I obviously have some thinking to do.

I deserve to have a job I want to go to daily, I mean I do spend most of my waking hours here, so why should I have to be stuck somewhere I absolutely hate?


Got a call I wasn't expecting today.  So you know how I was supposed to have an interview with the district manager for the job I interviewed for last week?  Well I get a call from the manager today, and the district manager has already filled the position.   Thanks for giving me my shot by filling the position before I even have my ALREADY scheduled interview with you. 

I know I'm lucky I have a job, but seriously, when will the career disappointments come to an end?

I'm thinking alcohol is needed tonight...

A few things....

I'm in a rut, a big one.  I'm tracking everything that goes into my mouth, but that isn't stopping me from eating like crap (granted I haven't been too bad).  I have no motivation to workout, at all.  I feel like I've just said eff it, I don't care anymore.  I do care, or maybe its that I want to care?  I'm about 1.5 months away from my 1 year anniversary with weight watchers, and my weight is basically the same, give or take a few pounds. 

Maybe, hopefully, motivation will eventually kick in if I keep plugging along with tracking...


A Fresh Start

Is what I need, I think.  I'm going to try it.  I completely erased my past weights from my online tracker, and I'm starting over, starting with last week's weigh in.  Last week gave me the biggest number I've ever seen on the scale, and I'll be honest that I shed some tears over it.  I had seen bigger ones, during the fluctuation of the week, but never on my official weigh in day.  Maybe it's what I need to get my ass motivated again.  I'm starting over at 256. First goal, 5% or 243.2.  Now I'm off to pack my lunch for tomorrow, so I don't rush in the morning, and either say screw it, or pack something that I know isn't healthy.  It's already in the tracker, too--so that is a good re-start, I suppose.


Steve Jobs was a genius!

Found this quote, via Pinterest

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle.  As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."--Steve Jobs


Perhaps a break?

Perhaps my letter to the universe on the WW Dear _____ Thread somehow worked?  I have an interview next Tuesday.  Hopefully the is the break that I've been hoping for....

We shall see...


I can deal with this :)

So almost two weeks ago, when I last saw the boy, he casually mentioned that he was thinking about re-doing his bathroom (mainly paint).  And I just asked him what he was thinking about doing.  He told me that he wanted my input since it will be my bathroom one day too.  Totally swooned :)  I had forgotten about that until just a few minutes ago and it made me happy and smile :)

I can totally get used to comments like that :)  I wonder if we can re-do the kitchen at some point? haha.  The bad part--I'm totally not even kidding about that :)

Late Weekend Re-Cap

Over the weekend, well Saturday, I turned into Suzy Homemaker.  This was the only weekend I haven't had plans in months, so I decided that I was going to just stay home and hang with the parents and watch football.  We won't get into the VT game, though. That was depressing.

I decided to just make a few appetizers instead of a heavy meal.  I had been craving some carby things, so I made some favorites, just a little healthier. 

I should have took pictures individually, but my parents were hungry, so here it is together.  Quesadillas (from the frozen food section at WalMart...I was lazy), Mozzarella Sticks--they were so good (from Recipe Diaries), Mini Pizza's (and I forget where I got the recipe, I'll try to find it), and Piggies in a Blanket. 

And for dessert I wanted something using Pumpkin.  So I found this recipe for Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cheesecake (from SkinnyTaste.com).  It was amazing, and possibly better than pumpkin pie.

It was nice to have a lazy weekend at home, although it was tough not seeing boyfriend, since weekends is the only time I get to see him anyway.  Plans for this weekend: Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch :)


Off to a good start this month

Well, I did make too many carby football foods this weekend, but I got up this morning, did my weekly WI (+.6, but it was well deserved) showered, blah blah, packed my lunch and breakfast, and went on a 1.5 mile walk before work.  I even ran about 1/4th of it...which for me is huge.  I'm not a runner, never have been, not even when forced in high school, but hopefully I'll learn to at least tolerate it. 

This was the first time since I've attempted running at all since starting to do 30DS and the other DVD's, and compared to earlier this year (spring), I was able to run just a little more than I could before.  So a plus!

I've decided to start actually scheduling my workouts, and hopefully I'll learn to treat them like real appointments I can't miss. 

Plan for tonight, 30DS. 

ps, who else is enjoying this wonderful fall weather?