Wednesday, April 23, 2014

No weight gained or lost means it's time for a cleanse...

Hey fools,

Well, I thought about not blogging at all today, but for some reason I feel like it makes me feel better about maintaining my weight (aka not losing any) when I write about it at least.

Weigh In Wednesday
So...if you hadn't guessed already, I'm still at 191. Fucking a.

I go back to Memphis a week from tomorrow, so this calls for desperate measures. I'm going to do a cleanse.

If I could afford one of the pre-made juice cleanses from TJ's or Whole Foods, I would absolutely do one of those. But um....$80-150 per day? No thank you! We also don't have a Master Cleanse it is!!! I want to make one last-ditch effort to drop some lbs and feel refreshed before I head back to Memphis, for multiple reasons. One of the biggest ones is that I know I'll be eating crap (but DELICIOUS) food the entire time I'm there, so I kind of want to start with as clean of a slate as possible.

I find it funny that for as controversial as this particular cleanse is, it's pretty much the only one that's SO well-known. Basically, you do a salt-flush every morning (gross), drink 6-12 glasses of lemon juice, maple syrup (grade b), and cayenne pepper throughout the day, and an herbal laxative tea at night. I was originally going to do it for 5 days, Saturday-Wednesday, since you need to "ease into it" for 3 days before, but my dad talked me down to 3 because I'll be flying on Thursday and, well, I don't really feel like spending an entire flight in the bathroom.

I've been doing a LOT of research on it because there's so many things I've found that contradict each other. For example, some say you're supposed to mix the juice with purified water, others say filtered, and others say distilled. Wtf? I didn't even realize there was a difference between the 3!

Also, some say to pre-make your juice, while others say that pre-mixing it causes the cayenne to "steep" like tea and get extremely spicy. I think I'll err on the side of caution with that one, because I'm super-sensitive to heat already, and just pre-mix the lemon juice and maple syrup and mix with the water and cayenne as I go.

Anyhoo, at least the majority of the time on the cleanse will be on the weekend and I'll be home. Hopefully by Monday when I go to work I'll be used to it enough.

Have any of you ever done the Master Cleanse??? How did it go? Can you offer any words of wisdom for me? Also, distilled, purified, or filtered? I'm thinking I'll just get jugs of the distilled water, but want to make sure I'm doing it right!

Anyway, that's all I got today. I hope you're all having a great week!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2 pounds down (again)

Happy hump day everyone :)

Pretty Strong Medicine

I'm in a GREAT mood today because I found out I've lost 2 pounds since the last time I linked up for weigh-in Wednesday 2 weeks ago. I know that's nothing to write home about, but I was really disappointed in myself when I saw how much weight I had gained.

Let me recap this for you....

1 year and a few months ago I started my fitness/weight loss journey. In about 6 months, I had lost 20 pounds (from 203 to 183). I maintained that--give or take a couple of pounds--for a long while, but at some point recently I gained 10 pounds back.

Now I'm at 191. I want to get back into the 180s by this time next week, and never ever get back into the 190s again. I was able to do that with the 200s, so why shouldn't I be able to do that with the 190s? Baby steps.

Here's some pictures of what I looked like before I started caring about what I was eating and how much I was working out:

I was about 200 pounds and a size 14.
By April-May of last year I had gotten down to 183 and a size 12:
Now I'm at 191. Still fitting into my size 12s (thank God), but not necessarily comfortably.


I've tried to be better about my eating, but I'm still not tracking it. It's just not my thing. I think I do a pretty decent amount on most days of being balanced, and I've cut way back on the drinking (this weekend was an exception because of Klarisa being here, so we went wine-tasting). I've also been doing 30 minutes and about 2.8-3 miles on the elliptical at the gym, followed by weights. So hopefully it's all smooth sailing from here.
On a completely unrelated note, I made the decision to put down my sweet kitty Jewel this weekend. I know i wrote about her before, because we were struggling with deciding what to do with her for a while. It finally got to the point where it was obvious she was miserable, and had no idea when she was going to the bathroom. She was 16 years old, and I know she missed my dog Buddy who she literally grew up with. It was honestly the hardest thing I've ever had to do so far in my life, which I guess is a blessing because in the grand scheme of things it's not that bad, and everyone has to do it at some point. But still. It's been a struggle the last few days and I'm sure it will continue to be one, dealing with the decision I made.
Anyhoo, i'll stop at that. Hope y'all have a great week!

Friday, April 4, 2014


Happy Friday!!!

I know, I'm not getting much better about blogging regularly. Slow and steady, people. Slow and steady.

But I do have some things to be happy about today, so I figured I'd go ahead and link up for 5 on Friday.

1. One of my long-lost best friends from high school is in town!!! She moved to Houston after we graduated, but we kept in touch all through my time in college. She's still in school, and she's only been back one time since high school, and that was a year and a half ago. In college, though, we met up in New Orleans one weekend, and while this picture isn't your typical NOLA photo, it's one of my favorites:

At that time, my dad was working on a barge out of Houma (about an hour from New Orleans). So we went to visit him. And we had to wear hard-hats the entire time on the Barge. Good times!

Anyhoo, I'm super excited to see her. Obviously I'm taking her wine tasting.

2. I know I brag about my sweet Winnie-pooh all the time, but she's just been extra cute lately.

Obviously Scout's a little jealous of Winnie's cute new dress.
Correction: 2 new dresses.
Her favorite sleeping position

3. I finally found an online store that sells CND Vinylux--and it's legit! Remember back when I used to be obsessed with getting my nails done every 2 weeks? I always got CND Shellac manicures. Toward the end of my obsession (aka toward the end of me being able to afford getting shellac mani's every 2 weeks), my nail girl showed me this new product CND came out with called Vinylux. It's actual nail polish, not shellac, that's made to last a week without chipping. Back then they only had a few colors and I was her first guinea pig for it. She painted my toes with it and it last, no lie, 2 weeks without chipping. ON MY TOES.

Needless to say I've thought about it ever since. I found it on a couple of weeks ago. I tried to contain myself and start with just 3 colors (they've probably produced 7 times as many colors as they had when I tried it a year ago).

Powder My Nose, Lobster Roll, and Romantique (used to be my go-to color)

Here's what Lobster Roll looks like on my nails 2 days after being painted (usually when my nails have at least 1 chip already with normal polish):

I do wish it was a little thicker-looking, like Shellac, but I don't think that's possible without a UV-lamp, honestly. So I'm gonna go on-record and say I love it. And I will definitely be getting more.

4. Ummmm less than one month till MEMPHIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. This is kind of more of a story than anything, but it made me happy, and it made me think about some things.

I've been going to the gym with the friend-boy, and he's all about lifting. I think he needs to do some cardio, but whatever. I know the value of lifting, so I've been trying to let him show me some stuff. The first time I tried squats with a bar was at my gym, and it was on a controlled machine, not a free-weight. I didn't do perfect, but I wasn't struggling too bad. Well yesterday I went to the boy's gym, which made me uncomfortable to begin with. It's a HUGE gym and the weight room was literally full of men. There was 1 other girl besides me. 1. And I'll get to her in a moment.

I was doing pretty well until we got to do squats. Like I said, it was a free-weight, and the bar felt super wonky and I couldn't control it, let alone focus on having decent form in a squat. The boy isn't very patient and probably should have thought about the fact that I've never done a freaking free-weighted squat before, and I got frustrated. So I sat down and played on my phone while he continued his stupid squats. After a couple of minutes, that one other girl that was in the weight room--who was in exceptionally great shape and working out with her boy thing--came up to me. She was super-friendly and asked if that was the first time I've ever done squats before. I told her I'd done them before but on a machine, not with a free-weight, and she offered to help me from a girl's point-of-view. Not gonna lie, at first I was a little embarrassed. But then I's a gym, everyone's there for the same thing, and she and I were, like I said, the only girls in that part of the gym, and girls are way more judgmental than guys, so I really didn't have too much to be embarrassed over. She helped me for a good 5 minutes and then went and got something called an "easy-bar" or something like's a curved bar that's not nearly as wide as the one we were using, that contours to the shape of your shoulders. We started with just a 10-pound bar to get the form down, and eventually I got it. Obviously my squats weren't perfect, but I wasn't pissed off about doing them or embarrassed. I guess the point of this whole story is, I'm glad that girl came over and offered to help. Gyms can be really intimidating. And I know there's a fine-line you have to walk when it comes to determining if you should go say something to a stranger about either something they're doing, to offer them help, or to commend them or tell them you've been where they're at and they should be proud of themselves. Well in this case I'm glad she did.

Alright, that's all I got. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Worst weigh-in Wednesday of all time.

Gooooood morning fools.

Well I weighed myself this morning to find I've gained almost 10 pounds over the last few weeks and I'm back up to 193. I almost cried.

I haven't completely been eating like crap, but I've been drinking too much. I can admit that. It all kind of came to a head on Sunday when I day-drank to such an extreme that I got sick and burst a blood vessel in my eye. SO that looks cool. I also felt hungover for pretty much 2 whole days. I also spent ALL OF MY MONEY. What came over me, I'm not sure.

So now that that 2 day hangover is over, I'm starting fresh. I'm going to eat well, I'm going to work out diligently, and I'm not going to drink until I get back to Memphis the first week of May.

I'm really feeling down on myself and I don't know what's going on. I have these yo-yo fluctuations with not only my diet and exercise habits, but also with my self-esteem.

Sorry this post has been extremely depressing and not exciting at all. Praying that by next week I'll have magically dropped the 10 pounds I seem to have gained. Womppp wommmmmmp.

Pretty Strong Medicine
I'll leave you all with this GIF :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

5 on Friday again!

Happy Friday, homeskilletz.

It's been a long time since I've participated in 5 on Friday--hell, it's been a long time since I've done much of anything blog-related--so today, I'm linking up.

1. This week I completed my 2nd and final application for grad school!!!

I have officially applied for the MBA Programs at Arizona State and the University of Nebraska (online, of course).

Please feel free to send some prayers up that I get accepted into one of them!

2. I've been trying really hard to be more dilligent about working out and eating better. I even let my marine friend-boy kick my ass in the gym the last 2 days. Literally, he kicked my ass. My ass hurts. My legs hurt. My arms hurt. I was mad. But I need to start lifting and doing cardio if I want to see results.

3. Some exciting news...I'm hopefully going to be moving out soon! Like a real grownup!!! I need to get 2 small credit card debts paid off which I think I can do in 2 months, and I'm going to have to stick to a super-tight budget...but I think I can do it.

Generally my attitude toward being frugal and sticking to a budget goes something like this...

But I know I can do it if I put my mind to it, and I know that it's time for me to get on my feet as much as possible.

4. I got an iPhone 5S this weekend!!!

Yes I got a lifeproof pink camo case. It's not terribly different from the 4S (most of the big differences like the faster processor and the touch ID really don't matter at all to me), but the internet speed is MUCH faster since it's 4G not 3G.

5. I have to give a shoutout to the amazing weather San Diego has been having. In 2 weeks I've probably gotten 5 or 6 shages tanner. I'm not complaining.

This is my cousin we call Tooty.

Alright. I guess that's all I got. Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

What? A blog post? What's that?

Holy s&*$ fools!!! It's been a hot minute since I've posted anything on here.

If anyone is even still slightly interested in my mostly-boring life, I apologize. I really want to get back into blogging regularly again. I'm still struggling to get into a real groove/schedule with working out/dieting, but I think I'm finally getting the hang of it.

As far as things at work go, everything is great! I'm happy with my job for the first time since I graduated college. It's a weird feeling, actually. I'm still broke as a joke, but isn't everyone my age?

I re-joined my gym and have been going and doing circuits. Now that the time has changed I want to start doing 1 or 2 runs after week each week, since it stays light for so long here. I'm sure I'm basically going to be starting at square 1 with running again, because it's been so long since I've done it for longer than a mile...but oh well.

I did see this girl working out in the circuit room last week though who literally had the exact body I would love to have. She wasn't skinny at all. She was probably a size 8 or 10. Her legs were actually probably as big as mine, but they were SOLID MUSCLE. It made me think about all the attention thigh gaps have been getting lately...

So anyway. I'd like to have her body. Good luck with that, right!?

So I wish i had more to update y'all on but I really don't. Other than this one little thing....

I'M GOING BACK TO MEMPHIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to my tax return, I was able to buy a roundtri ticket back to Memphis for one of my best friend's weddings. I'll be there May 1st-6th, which isn't nearly long enough, but I'm excited either way :)

I'm literally counting down the days. The next 47 days cannot go by fast enough.

That's all I got today. Sorry I suck so bad.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Life lately?

Hey fools. I hate that I'm averaging 1 post a week. I promise once I get on a normal schedule (see below) and get my gym membership I'll be a regular blogger oncemore!

Things at work have been great. I'm finally almost caught up on everything, I just have to get certified with some software and I'll be good to go. However, I'm still working my old schedule until my replacement starts working and gets fully trained--so probably until the end of next week. This is annoying because coming in at noon when my job now involves communicating with demanding meeting planners from all over the country means that when I do come in, I have about 40 emails from earlier on in the day wondering why I'm not answering them. And by the time I do finally get caught up on everything, that meeting planner may be out of their office for the rest of the day and I won't hear back from them until the next morning. And the cycle continues.

Sorry for the rant.

Moving on...

This will be the first ever Valentine's Day where I actually have a Valentine. OK, there was one year in college, but he worked til like 10 o'clock so we 'celebrated' by going to Red Lobster the night before. Class act, right here, y'all! This year the friendboy and I will be staying at a nice hotel in downtown and going to a Spanish restaurant that has a pre-fixe menu and a flamenco dinner show. I'm pretty excited!!!

And then on Sunday I'm hosting a Valentine's Day girls night. Basically just a girls night / dessert potluck, where the desserts are themed around pink and hearts. I'll try my darndest to be a good lil blogger and take pics (because I'm alwys so good at that...)

I'll definitely be making this Sangria:

It seems pretty simple--pomegranate juice, 7 up, strawberries and white wine (although I've never had the Apothic white blend, only red....can anyone attest to that being good???).

I also like the idea of making this red velvet sheet cake:

We shall see how it all turns out!

I wanna try and get crafty with some cutey little straw thing or something, but sometimes I wait til the last minute and just say eff it.

Anyhoo. I know this was all just a jumbled mess of nothing really important, so I'll stop now.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And today is legitimately a HAPPY hump day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got the job at my work!!! I'm now officially the Group Rooms Coordinator :) :) :)


My prayers have been answered, and I finally feel confident that the decisions I've made thus far (or at least most of them) have been good ones. Thank you for all your words of encouragement and prayers/good thoughts :) I truly appreciate it.


Alright, the celebrations can wait til the weekend.

Anyhoo, today is also a good day because I lost a pound since last week. Hollaaaaa. Back to 185.

Pretty Strong Medicine

With this new job will come normal hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM to 4:30PM. So I'm going to get a gym membership back again. I'm nervous, but excited to try and find my groove in a gym again.

Now. Can we please discuss the Biggest Loser finale last night?!??!!

I know some of you watch it. And I know I've made it clear that I think it was a mistake to cast Rachel at all 1) because of her very young age (she's my age) and 2) because she was a very successful athlete only 5 years ago. Well, maybe it was the age that was the problem, but she looked EMACIATED when she walked out last night. Her face was sunken in. Her bones were protruding. Her teeth looked horsey and disproportionately large, I was just SHOCKED. And then, her weight 105!!! WHAT?!?!?!?!

I can't find any info on her height, but I'm fairly positive Rachel Frederickson is too tall to be that weight.

What do y'all think??? Am I being hypercritical??? I see people already agree with me.

Pretty sure this was my face when she walked out:

And nobody can deny Jillian Michaels had the same expression before she realized the cameras were on her.

Now, Bobby, Jennifer, Tumi (HOLY CRAP) and Chelsea, on the other hand? They all looked FANTASTIC.

I love Chelsea.

Alrighty people. That's all I got for today. Love y'all.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

No changes. At all.

Hey fools!!

No news on the job front.  At all. Which is highly aggravating but whatever.

Before I delve into the latest weigh-in Wednesday post ever, let menshow you my weekend:

Friday night the new friendboy (not discussing further for fear of jinxing) and I cooked dinner. I found premade polenta at Walmart and was dying to do something with it, so we made bacon cheddar polenta with cajun shrimp (basically cheesy shrimp and grits). It was SCRUMPTIOUS.

And then on Sunday, I went to a meeting with the Kappa Deltas (I'm going to be an adviser for the SDSU chapter!!!) and it was in the morning, so I brought a stuffed french toast casserole...

Yep. It was as delicious as it sounds.

I guess it goes without saying, though, that I've been eating like CRAP. I've been stuffing my face and eating when I get stressed. I have done 30 Day Shred the last few days, and I've actually found myself wanting to get a gym membership again....partly so I can tan. I'm pale.

I just feel AWFUL lately. Yesterday I stuffed my face at Smashburger for lunch and it tormented me all night and all morning. Try doing 30 Day Shred Level 2 with that mess. Yeah. Not fun.

Luckily I haven't gained any more since last week. I'm still up 2 pounds though, in general.

A while ago I posted about potentially going to Navy OCS if something doesn't give here soon, and I've resolved to prepare myself physically to go over the next several months, if only to get myself in great shape and form healthy eating habits again. Then, if it does come to me deciding to go for it, I'm ready. And if I find a good job without going down that route, at least I've improved myself.

I know, I've said all this before. But I don't ever remember just feeling so down on myself. I made the decision to start losing weight and attempting to get healthy simply because I knew I wasn't as good as I could have been, overall. But I never had reached a point where I could hardly stand to look at myself in the mirror. I'm at that point now. It's ironic that I'm almost 20 pounds less and a size smaller than I was when I started this blog, though.

Funny how life works, I guess.

Anyhoo. That's all I got for today. And since it's still Wednesday here in so-cal, I'm linking up for Weigh-In Wednesday.

Pretty Strong Medicine

Peace out playas. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Gripes and weigh-in Wednesday, with a little help from my favorite housewives.

Hey fools! Again, I apologize for being such a terrible blogger. Things are still crazy.

A little update on my Grammy: She's been in a ton of pain recovering from her surgery, and we think maybe she underestimated how major of a surgery it was because her spirits seem to be worse than they've ever been. She's been rude to the nurses and doctors. My grandma has NEVER been that mean old lady who treats the medical professionals like garbage. She used to be a nurse! She's always been the nurses' favorite person. But after the surgery since she's been in the hospital she's been mean and aggravated. Then yesterday I went to visit her and when I walked into her room she had fallen asleep mid-bite eating breakfast. I woke her up and we chatted for a second, and I thought she seemed a little better. Really she just wasn't all drugged up on morphine so she just was a little bit more coherent. But then when I went to leave and said I was going to work, she asked where I was going to work at. I said "the hotel..." And she said "where are you working now?" And I said again, "the hotel in Del Mar." Then she asked how long I've been working there, and I said since last April. Then she said "well that's nice that I'm just now finding out." We've had probably 100 conversations about my job since I started there almost a year ago. I have no idea why she all of a sudden lost that memory, but it scared me. I just am praying she didn't have another mild stroke. And get this: The doctors are talking about discharging her!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!


I try REALLY hard to not be that person, that family member who thinks they know more than the doctors and nurses. But that is bull shit. First of all, they need to make sure she didn't have another stroke. Second of all, the nursing home she's in is full of idiots who couldn't take care of her properly before, when she was a pretty self-sufficient person other than having no use of her right leg and arm. How do you think they're going to take care of her now that shes' recovering from having her thyroid removed???

Anyway. That's my primary concern at the moment.

As far as the job goes, I'm still waiting to find out a decision on the internal and external positions I applied for. Fingers crossed.

On to weigh-in Wednesday....

Pretty Strong Medicine

I'm up 2 pounds from last week. Not a surprised since I ran today for the first time since last week also. And considering the stress I've been feeling.

Luckily today I got a mile and a half, my goal, without stopping. But it was hard. I had two breathing cramps and my right shoulder started acting up, and my teeth started hurting toward the end. I've done some research and the pain in my teeth and mouth when I run, which I can only describe as extreme pressure, must be a byproduct of my sinus issues and deviated septum. Again, another reason to get that taken care of. And another reason to keep praying I can get a better job ASAP. As far as the shoulder pain, ever since I can remember, like even back to middle school, whenever I work out I get this awful sharp pain in my trap muscle on my right arm/side of my neck. I don't know why it's only on that side and no matter how much I try to loosen up that muscle beforehand it continues to make a cracking sound every time I try to work it out. It's like a really bad kink or something. It's extremely annoying. 

If you've gotten through this giant bitchfest, I truly commend you. I would have stopped reading a long time ago. 

Bottom line: I need to be positive right now. Being a negative nancy isn't going to change anything. I just wish it were that easy. 

Pretty much.

On a different note....have y'all been watching the Biggest Loser??? I am SO HAPPY Tanya went home! She is LAZY. It's about damn time she faced a red line on her own, not on a team. Jesus. I liked Marie though. I've said this before and I'll say it again, though, as sweet as Rachel is, she's 23 years old and was a state-champion-level athlete only 5 years ago. OF COURSE she's lost the most weight the quickest!! I don't think that's fair. And maybe I'm a little jealous she's a size 6 now. But seriously. 

Who do I want to win? Chelsea. I. Love. Chelsea. And I want that outfit Tim put her in with the green skirt and denim jacket and cowgirl boots. Please and thanks. 

And David without the beard was amazing.

Anyway. I'm gonna end this post on a funny note. Because this is pretty much how I feel about life right now:


Later fools!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It was only a matter of time.

Happy Hump Day, fools!

Good news: My Grammy had an uncomplicated surgery. They're keeping her in ICU for a couple of days just to monitor her (because she had a major surgery, she was sick when they did the surgery, and she's old--why that freaks my mom out, I don't know). But she should be good to go soon :) Thank you for the prayers and well thoughts.

Now for a Weigh-in Wednesday post....

Pretty Strong Medicine

I'm back to the weight I was before the holidays. I went up a few pounds and was horrified, so thank God. But I haven't been good about working out or running at all. Part of it is because I absolutely HATE how crowded the trail I run has gotten since the new year. I mean really...I had to snap a pic on Monday:

That's just one group of people. But they have taken over. The entire trail looks like that right now. And I went early on Monday!

Yesterday I didn't run because I needed to take the morning to prepare for my interview at work, but this morning I went. I haven't had a horrible workout in a long time. Like, since I still had my gym membership and would run on the treadmill (which I hate). Normally, when I run outside, and on this trail, it takes about a half a lap around the lake (about .4 miles) to get in my groove, and then I'm good to go. This morning was different. Let me list the things that irritated me to the point I stopped after 1 lap and called it a day:

1) I got a rock in my shoe before I even started
2) I thought maybe running in the direction opposite of the one most people go would alleviate having to dodge people, because I would just stay to the very far right of the trail. WRONG. There were STILL WALKERS WHO WERE JUST MEANDERING ALL OVER THE DAMN PLACE.
3) Piggy-backing off #2, the hills when I run in the direction I always do are steep and quick, then you gradually go back downhill. Well, I didn't think it would be any big deal to go the other way. Well it was. The gradual and long inclines killed me.
4) Pandora kept playing slow songs and I kept having to skip it.
5) It was DRY and breathing actually hurt.
6) It was hot. In fact it was about 10 degrees hotter than it's been, at least. I didn't think it would make a difference but I guess it makes sense since I've become a better runner in the last couple months, during which it has been a wee bit chilly by San Diego standards.
7) My boobs must be shrinking (again) because I wore my favorite Victoria's Secret bra which always does a great job holding them in, and today they were bouncing all over the place and I kept having to re-adjust so they didn't fly out and flash somebody.

Today just wasn't my day. I know it was just a bad day. But I really wish I had handled it different and just kept going, even if it meant just walking. Instead, I stopped after one lap and went straight to my car.


I just feel a little defeated today. In all honesty though, I guess it was really only a matter of time before I had another bad run, since it's been so long.

I still have multiple interviews to get through in the next couple of days (for the internal job and the other one), so I really felt like exercising would help clear my mind. I've been feeling like I'm getting the flu or something because I've been extremely tired, achy, and I keep getting the chills. So maybe that had something to do with my funk today.

Anyhoo. Hopefully things will be changing rapidly in the next few weeks, and I can adjust to those changes without sacrificing my health. Luckily, I have been eating pretty well. Lots of Greek Yogurt, ground turkey, fish, chicken, etc. Also, Special K. I love that cereal.

In other news, I finally cleaned and organized by vanity area this weekend:

Impressive, right?


OK, I hope y'all are having a great week. One of my friends posted on facebook this morning "Get the f*ck up and make Hump Day your bitch!" I LOLed.

Peace out, playas.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Prayers, please.

Hey fools. Sorry for my absense lately. Things have gotten a little cray cray.

The good stuff is: a position I have been wanting since I got to my current company (and have basicslly been groomed to take tover the last several months) has opened up. I am being looked at for it and I am hoping and praying I get an offer.

Also, another opportunity has come up at a different company so I'm also just praying that I can make  the best of both of these opportunities and that in the next few weeks I will be slightly less-broke and much more challenged at work.

The not-so-good news is that tomorrow my Grammy has a surgery to remove a growth on her thyroid. They originally thought it was on her sternum because she was havimg breathing problems, but the MRI showed that its actually on her thyroid. I'm just hoping the surgery doesn't 1) turn into a removal of her thyroid and/or 2) doesn't reveal that she has cancer.  My grammy had a stroke at the end of 2008 and has been in a nursing-type facility ever since, as she is permanently in a wheelchair now and has no mobility in her left arm and leg. I absolutely despise the joint, but my grammy refuses to leave because she has so many friemds there, if that gives you any insight into who she is. She is so strong and can find a reason to smile no matter what, and I need her to stick around for a while longer.

Please send up a quick prayer for my Grammy. You could throw me in there too that one of these jobs works out, but she's currently my top priority :)

Hpe yall are having a great week and I will be back to rgular posting once things calm down a bit.

Btw sorry for the typos, I am on my tablet and this droid keyboard sucks balls.

Monday, January 6, 2014

I'm a ginger.

Happy 2014 everybody! I can't believe it's here already. I'll turn 24 this year. WHAT!? I gotta get my shit together.

I wish I had some awesome pictures to share with you of my NYE celebration butttttttttttt we just had way too much fun and forgot to take any pictures. Oopsies. I can tell you it was a blast, though. Cassandra and I went to Double Deuce, one of my favorite places downtown, and had a great time.

On New Year's Day, my mom and I went to visit my aunt and uncle at their campsite on the beach:


In other news, my hair started turning a bluish green color in certain spots.Why, I do not know. Perhaps my hair just took the dye we used 4 weeks ago differently in those spots? There's not really anything I can think of as to why it happened in JUST those spots. But whatever. I went to a beauty supply store and the sweet ladies told me to get a semi-permanent light reddish-brown color to counteract the blue-green, and then when it fades out in about 3-4 weeks, I'll do a permanent color over it. It's too soon to use a permanent color right now. I'm thinking I MIGHT try to save up some doll-hairs and go to an actual hair-dresser to make sure those patches go away completely. Right now it just looks like I have a few darker brown patches compared to the rest of my hair. But I'm actually loving the reddish tint:

Filter used to bring out the color in the picture. 

What do you think? And if any of you have a background in hair-dressing, any clue as to the blue-green patches that just showed up? I've been using the Aveda Black Malva Conditioner every 3 washes or so, so that's a possibility I guess.

Anyhoo. I didn't go for a run on NYE morning, or any other day until today. My legs felt like jello. It was a hard run. It also could have seemed more difficult because of ALL THE FREAKING PEOPLE ON THE TRAIL!!!! I wanted to scream at someone. I mean seriously, how hard is it to stay to the right, just like when you're driving? And even if you didn't know that was just plain common courtesy, who taught these people is was polite for an entire group of 4-5 people to take up and entire trail that's used by hundreds of people for exercise!?!??

OK sorry, rant over.

Until tomorrow, probably.

I hope y'all had a wonderful New Year celebration last week, and I'll see y'all on Weigh In Wednesday!