Saturday, January 29, 2011

Another Bella waiting for her Edward...

OK... cheesy title for a blog post... but it got your attention. WOW... where to start! I am just so happy... "I feel like I could just bust and have happiness shoot all over everywhere!" It's hard to describe what it feels like to be so in control of your life and decisions... I think that it where a lot of my happiness is coming from.

I've lost 7 pounds!! (unofficially since 1/1/11) Since I started weight watchers... after one week... I lost 3.8! I am feeling fabulous! Not just the fact that I did loose, but the fact that I am in such control of my life and decisions. I am tracking all of my points and I know what is going in my mouth... I'm not even as hungry as I use to be... I am making healthy eating habits and lifestyle changes, and it is wonderful! I started my challenge this week- to walk for 10 minutes a day- on Friday and I haven't minded yet. I made my own personal challenge to "work-out" aka walk at the track at Danny Jones for 3 days! I remember how happy I was when I worked out- "exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy, happy people just don't kill their husbands!" (Movie quoter much??)
I can't wait for Thursday to see how I have done!!

A little weight loss is not all that's making me smile!! I'm in a new relationship! Well newish- no my knight in shining armor prince hasn't arrived-- this relationship is with myself. (Get your mind out of the gutter- not like that!) I am working on me. Knowing me, loving me, and making me happy. No man will ever be able to do that for me, unless I can do it for myself! Part of that is the weight loss, but part of is is spiritual and emotional as well. I am taking care of my mental health and drawing closer to God. He is truly amazing. He just gives me a peace I can't describe. I continually feel like I am thanking him for all of my many blessings, and the thanks never seems enough! He is such a gracious God and I am so undeserving of His grace, mercy and love... but He loves me anyway- unconditionally. I am so very thankful that I am a daughter of Christ. "Because we have been adopted, because God has redeemed us from our former father/owner..." Galatians 4:6

If are a friend of mine, you know the one earthly relationship I can't live without... my mom. She is so wonderful. I treasure, cherish and adore my time spent with her. I say this so often, but don't know if she really understands how grateful I am to have her and this relationship. I know so many woman who do not have this bond with their mother. I have such pain for them... I don't know what I would do without her and she is helping me in my weight loss battle, my fight to grow and be a stronger woman and Christian and in being my rock when I need her! I love you mommy!

To finish up this ramble of a post... I would like to apologize! I am sorry to any Twilight fan I may have offended in the past... I'm in love! I can watch the movies over and over... and I can't put the book down! The ONLY reason I am taking a break is my phone died and I'm letting it recharge before I open up my kindle app and finish Breaking Dawn :)
I cannot wait until November. You bet your butt I will be at a midnight showing of the movie!

That's about all for now! I think the phone's charged enough to finish. I vowed to not sleep until it's done! (Obsession-- never!)

Goodnight loves!

Friday, January 21, 2011


WOW! One whole day! I tracked everything I ate! I stayed under points and did it...
The thing is-- I feel GREAT!! I can do this! I am going to try again today! The most important thing I'm trying to remember is, I'm doing this for me! No one else....

"I love me, and because I love me, I'm going to take better care of myself!"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Weight Watchers Points Plus--- Can I Do This??

So... last night I joined Weight Watchers... again.
I stayed for orientation for the new Points Plus program, part because I wasn't quite sure what was going on, but part because I was seeking that feeling I got when I joined the first time, back in 2007. (Wow, was it really that long ago?)

I had such drive, such energy, such hope-- such time! I was in college where my only responsibility was my job of being a nanny to two sweet elementary aged boys and all we did was play and swim... it was great! No wonder I could do it with no problem!!

My, 3 and a half years later, how things have changed!! I'm terrified. Can I do this? How do people do this? How do people work all day long, keep their house clean, "coupon", some take care of kids in there, and plan and cook healthy meals?? I don't know if I can do this!

I sit and think about how awesome these recipies sound and how "I think I can do this"... then life hits. I oversleep, have too many chores to cook healthy, stress over every little detail... how can I add to this journaling all the food I eat in a day and plan the next days meals too?
Add to all that exercising too?? OMG!! HELP!

How do you do it? No really?? HOW?!?! Tell me please! I am open to any and all suggestions.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I will finish this...

AHA! A little longer than 30 days... but I'm done!!

Day #15: A picture that always makes you smile.

My babies always make me smile!!

Day #16: A picture of you being absolutely ridiculous.

Oh how I miss college!

Day #17: A picture that always makes you smile.
Didn't we just do this??

Day #18: A picture of the town/city you live in.

Sunset at a Riverdogs Game!!

Day #19: A picture of what you did today.
I worked today... can't show ya that! ;)

Day #20: A picture of you and a celebrity.
I'm not cool enough to have a picture with a celebrity... but I'll give you an autograph if ya want!! :)

Day #21: A picture you had no idea was being taken.

Catching the flowers at my cousin's wedding!!

Day #22: A picture of you and a sibling.
Only child! :)

Day #23: A picture of one of your biggest accomplishments.

The day I became official-- I love my job!!

Day #24: A picture of your car.

My car I bought all on my own!! I was so proud!

Day #25: A picture of you and your friends.

My oldest and most fabulous! (By oldest I mean longest-- we are NOT old ladies!!)

Day #26: A picture of you on vacation.

Hello Collarbones!!

Day #27: A picture of you at your senior prom.
OOO Lordy!! My mommy has those pics!!

Day #28: A picture of you from last year.

Hopefully there will be a lot more of these next year! Especially since our game curse is broken (I hope)!! Go Cocks!!

Day #29: A picture of you that doesn’t really look like you.

Day #30: A picture of one of the best times of your life.

Nothing better than the feeling I get when I enter the Gamecock stadium!!


Speeding it up a lil...

Day #12: A picture of somewhere you want to visit.

One day I will visit Cancun!!

Day #13: A picture of you and your best friend.

I love me some Elizabeth Ann! This is our "Skinny Girl" picture!

Day #14: A picture of you truly being yourself.

Silly and Goofy! That's me and proud! :)

Day #11: A picture of your celebrity crush.

Day #11: A picture of your celebrity crush.

Channing Tatum is so Yummy!!

Don't hate... Taylor is legal now! :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekend in Review...

I had such a wonderful weekend! It wasn't that I did anything super spectacular, but it was just one of those great weekends.

After work Friday, my mom and I went "browsing" at furniture departments and I picked out a new beautiful bedroom suite! Queen Sleigh bed, dresser, mirror, chest, and night stand. Add in a new mattress and my bedroom will be complete! The best part of it is, I can put in on layaway and pay in 4 months! :) I also might throw in a recliner too! Since they are buy one get one free! :)

I spend my day Saturday in Forks watching Twilight all day while I cleaned my FILTHY house! Yes... it was bad! Just junk everywhere... and I hate that! My downstairs is livable again and SURPRISE... there's my carpet! I did have a vacuum mishap and sure hope my Eureka didn't die on me (smoke shouldn't come out of a vacuum right?) Stupid hair!! After I cleaned all day, I showered and got all dolled up to go downtown with two fabulous women! Elizabeth, Emily and I went to Trio and just enjoyed ourselves! I hadn't been out in forever and it was very nice to get out and I love dressing up all pretty! My feet hate me today tho!!

Today I slept in... I know shame shame! But was awakened by Ms. Steele dragging me out for a great lunch where we had one of those great talks that you can only get with a true friend! "Friends are the best therapists... and the icing on the cake is- it's free!" After that I came home and started the mountain of laundry I had piled up. It's still washing upstairs as I write. I also made my mommy's chili! I am so excited- it turned out GREAT! And it really filled me up! One bowl, that's all I need! Very healthy! And I have plenty left for the week!!

OHHH speaking of healthy... week 1 of the diet--er lifestyle change-- I lost 5 pounds!!!

I really feel like I am getting back on track to how I was before! :) I am so very excited!

2011 is going to be GREAT!!

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