Monday, September 20, 2010

Getting back on the weight loss wagon, and other stuff...

So, after looking at the most recent photos of me, I have decided that I really need to get on the ball about losing some weight. In most photos I now have a slight double chin, and I am no longer happy with what I see in the mirror from day to day. Currently, I am sitting at the 205-210 range: the heaviest I have ever been. A healthy, medium build, 5'5" woman like me should be between 136 and 150, so I am overweight by about 60 lbs. On my Day Zero Goals it has my goal weight being 145, which is right around where I want to be; but the first goal is to get halfway there - to 180.

As far as motivation goes, I am going to be taking before photos and 1 month progress photos, although I probably won't share them with you. The thought of me in my workout clothes posted for the world to see gives me the willies!

I have re-started our Netflix account and found the Jillian Michaels Yoga dvd I am going to try.. I am also going to start the couch to 5k program as soon as I find a safe place to run. I was also thinking about the P90X or the 30 day shred (which I also put on my netflix list) and plan to see how that goes as well. I don't have any weights, but I think I can find something heavy enough to use, maybe milk jugs with water in them or something until I can afford some weights. I'll add the 100 push up challenge to the end of that workout every day, with days off on Wednesday and Sunday. I am also cutting out soda for good, except for on Sundays as a reward if I make it through the week. I am also going to start eating breakfast every morning, as I think that is part of my problem of hunger throughout the day. I am going to start getting up with Mike in the mornings (which is at 9am) and work my way toward 8am wakeups: I'm not quite ready for that yet. I think I have a plan set in place and I am ready to start tomorrow! Tomorrow, since I don't have my Jillian Michaels dvd yet, I will do the Zumba Dance dvd that I have. I am super excited to start!

In other Day Zero news, I finished off two more books:

They were both really, really good. I will probably be getting the third book in the Bride Quartet here in the next few days, and I still have one other book to finish. (the combo-book on my list)

And on a final note - because it's football Sunday and our Jets pulled out a HUGE win versus the Patriots I say:


One more post about wrestling...

One comment: It's about - damn - time!

That is all =)

First post of three tonight...My Husband Rocks!

I know, I know, it's pretty much three days late. That's just how I roll.

My husband rocks this week because he got tickets for THIS:
We had so much fun! The wrestlers were all really really awesome, and without further ado, I will share some pictures with you now!

Madison Rayne and Mike - Abyss and Mike

Kazarian and Me - The Pope D'Angelo Deniro and Mike

Me and Mike with Velvet Sky

Me and Mike with Don West

Mike and Me with Jeremy Borash

Me and Mike with Chris Sabin

Me with Jessie Neal of Ink Inc.

The Founder of TNA - Mr. Double J, Jeff Jarrett! (so awesome)

The other love of my life, AJ Styles =)

Mike's Infatuation, Velvet Sky

The totally modest and fantastically awesome, Jeff Hardy (who threw his armband to me woo!)

Don't ya just love my hubby's photography skills on that last one!?

I have to say just one thing: TNA Wrestling practices what they preach. They are definately the most fan-friendly company today. They treat every fan like gold, and they respect the fact that without us, there would be no TNA Wrestling. They take the time out to say thanks, and really give their fans the one-on-one experience and it's just - plain - awesome. My hubby and I can't wait to go again!!

So, that is why my hubby rocks =)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Seems all I do is read these days...

Hello there!

Life has been pretty crazy this past week in our household getting geared up for the new football season. I have ultimately decided that I will join my husband this year and root for the J! E! T! S! Jets, Jets, JETS! I still love Payton Manning, but I am just in love with Mark Sanchez and I am totally 100% behind the team this year, and forevermore! It is my first educated football decision - and I am standing behind it, because I really didn't know who I was picking when I started watching football. So, anyway, yay football!

I'm still being lazy in my blogging and my Friday My Husband Rocks posts, but I'm working on it I swear! I did however, finish another book last week called Mr. and Miss Anonymous:

I completely enjoyed this book, and all of its twists and turns, although I think that there could have been JUST a bit more drama in it for me. But it was a good read, and I do recommend it!

I also went out with my best friend for a shopping day last Thursday so I am going to count that as my "girls night" for this month. I know technically it was a day, but I make the rules - so there =)

I discussed the living room "family wall" with Mike today and I think we are in agreement that we are going to combine the wedding and family wall and do four shelves (two on either side of the tv) and then just randomly put photos and memories up there as well as a "(Last Name) Family est. July 5, 2009" wall hanging above the television. We might even consider another shelf underneath the television for the tv boxes to sit on so that we can get rid of the bulky table that is there. Here is what the tv wall looks like now:

And here is what I'm thinking I want to do with it:

(I know the drawing is a little crude, but hey all I have is paint on my computer!)

I think with any luck I can make it look really nice!

I am so close to checking off number 71 and 72 - they should be done and over with by the end of this month! I only have about $600 left on my car, and then Mike and I have decided that if we are able to we are going to trade it in. We're hoping to find a decent used  pickup truck of some kind. We've got a system for our budget that seems to be working, so if we're doing ok at the end of November I think I'll go ahead and check that one off too! So exciting to be almost all caught up! I also started a journal of my happy thoughts and thankfuls, but I haven't been doing well with it, I was going to complete them each night before bed, and I'm going to try to stick to that. I just need to get caught up.

That's pretty much it for the update for now. I will write more soon!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Official Outbacker!

Well, first off I need to apologize for my absence! These past few weeks at Outback have been crazy getting through class and passing my menu test (yes, you heard that correctly!) and finishing my on-the-floor training. I left you last right before my first night on the floor officially, and I just have to say this:

I - DID - NOT - KNOW - WHAT - I - WAS - MISSING. Seriously. If I would have known that I could make the money that I have been making, then I would have left Applebees first chance I got and I would have been an Outbacker the past 5 years!! I don't know what I was thinking, wanting a sit-down 9-5 desk job, because I have made more money in ONE week at Outback then what Allstate was paying me for TWO weeks of pay!

I love my job: my co-workers are great, the customers are great, I've gotten a few of my regulars back already, and I am loving how easy the cleanup at night is! I literally am done on the floor and out of there in 20 minutes! And I still have my days off with Mike on Wednesdays and Sundays (although I have picked the occasional one up right now, in order to catch up on bills) which is amazing.

I would have to say that the ONLY downsides are having to pick up shifts on Thursdays and Fridays if I want to work, and the fact that when I DO work, I don't see Mike from 9am to almost 10pm. It's hard not being able to see each other as much as we used to, but I look at it this way: This is temporary. Eventually we're going to get pregnant and start a family, and possibly move away, and maybe I'll be able to find a better job where we're going, or maybe I'll go back to school for some kind of medical job (maybe coding, since transcription has kinda filtered out to voice recognition software) in the future. Either way I know that serving won't be forever, and I am making awesome money in the meantime, and it is a GREAT backup plan for extra spending money or ::IF:: I ever get to be a stay at home mom, I'll have something that I am good at that makes good money that I can do one or two nights a month to get out of the house for a bit.

I am so grateful now that I took this job instead of holding out for the "management" position I interviewed for, because when I called them they said that they were still taking applications for the position and that they would call me when they make a decision. Well, that said to me that they weren't impressed enough with me that they still wanted time to look for someone better, and just didn't have the guts to tell me that I wasn't right for the position. But, I think it all worked out in the end.

So, getting back to the excuse for my abscence - I have just been exhausted, just plain exhausted. I come home, eat, and crawl into bed and then I am lazy until it is time to go to work. I know it will get easier over time, and it already has, but I have just not felt up to even getting on the computer, much less blogging about anything. I haven't done the My Husband Rocks Fridays yet, but I do believe I will do my first one tomorrow, since I am off work. I promise to come around more often from now on.

On a side note, I haven't done much on my Day Zero list, but I did finish off another book yesterday. It was the newest of the books from the Sisterhood Series, and I am super excited to read the next one, because the Sisters finally got what they wanted and I totally want to know what happens next! But, I have to wait until October for the next book. That's pretty much it! I will be back tomorrow (later today as it is 2 am right now) for my first installment of My Hubby Rocks Fridays!
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