Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend was so fantastic, I had such a great time. The weather was beautiful and one more day off, sweet! On Friday night I had a date, it was nice...different since I'm pretty rusty in the dating department. We went to an Italian restaurant on the ocean, the food wasn't anything special but the atmosphere was really fun (BYOB which is definitely strange) and I had a good time. I learned I'm either really bad at taking compliments or not that used to receiving them so they embarrass me. I'm not sure which one it is but I've probably got to work on just saying thank you.

Saturday I went on a long motorcycle ride. It was so nice out and it was the best day out of the weekend. I'm getting more comfortable on the back of a bike and this bike was a way easier ride (couldn't feel the bumps as much). We rode all day long and went to a huge biker bar with a great cover band. I can't wait 'til the next ride!

Sunday I went to a bbq at a friend's house. Another beautiful day outside and I met a bunch of new people. I brought fruit salad and a regular salad and all the kids ate the entire fruit salad in 20 minutes, way before they even touched the cookies and brownies other's had brought. Pretty easy to stay OP when other's around you are eating the same thing and everyone is enjoying it :)

Today was a day to relax. I laid outside and went for a swim in the pool (well I jumped in and swam to the shallow end then I got out immediately). The water was cold and my tattoo on my foot is still in the healing process so I'm not really supposed to be submerging it.

All in all a great weekend. I started back up at the gym on Saturday even though my foot is giving me a little bit of an issue. I'm planning on going to be soon and getting up and going to the gym in the a.m. Hope everyone had a great weekend too.

Friday, May 28, 2010

WI results

So last night I had my weigh in which I had even intention of skipping but that would make me a hypocrite since I always say you have to (wo)man up and face the music. When I weighed myself on Monday when I got back from my vacation I was up 3lbs, AND I could not work out this week because of the foot tattoo sooooooo I did not think last night's weigh in was going to go well at all.

I was of course WRONG, down .2lbs (meaning I lost the 3lbs I was up + another .2lbs)! I mean I was OP the entire week, had to be with the conditions I was facing but I'm just so happy it worked out.

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, which means a long weekend filled with outside, motor cycle rides, the pool, beer and the grill. I'm looking forward to it and nervous about it all at the same time. I'm starting back up at the gym tomorrow morning so that should be helpful, other than that I'm just going to try to continue to make good choices and do the best I can. Good Luck everyone and have a great weekend :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Back from vacation

It was fantastic. I went to Houston, Texas to stay with my dad for a week. It was great. He just moved into his new house that he built and it is amazing. I spent a lot of time out by the pool (and in it). We went to see Jimmy Buffett (who is my favorite singer by far), he did not disappoint! I got to go shopping and get some new clothes that actually fit which was so great :) AND we went to a tattoo expo and I got a new tattoo on the top of my foot that says "To Thine Own Self Be True" which I absolutely love! All in all it was a great vacation.

WW wise, I did really well. I went running 3 out of the 6 days and I swam in the pool everyday. I made my dad go to the grocery store and get me fruit and yogurt for breakfast, we were generally busy through lunchtime and ended up eating dinner out every night but I made good decisions like shrimp and more shrimp lol.

On the way home I got stuck in the Newark, NJ airport for 10 freakin' hours. NO thanks to Continental airlines who wouldn't even give me a free lunch coupon :( for all my trouble. That was probably the only day I ate badly, beer, quesadilla, a burger, fries, Ben and Jerry's peanut brittle ice cream...I was bored out of my damn mind and angry.

So on my vacation I gained 3lbs. I'm pretty sure it mostly had to do with the airport but I'm not making excuses. I ate it, I'll get it off. I've been OP since I got home. I can't really work out since I can't wear a sock or sneaker cause of the tattoo but I'll be back to that by Saturday morning.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Best Weekend so far this year and WI results

So my weigh in was last Thursday but I didn't have a chance to write since then. I lost -3lbs!!!! I'm down 32lbs since January, it's totally crazy and it feels fantastic.

This weekend I had to work a function at the bar, got to go out for dinner at this delicious restaurant, volunteered to serve breakfast at the Legion and went on my first motor cycle poker run. Everything was so great!

The poker run was definitely the most exciting and best time I have had in a long time! It was sponsored by the legion riders and we made 5 stops. The police escort you from town to town and you feel like a movie star with the traffic stopped and being able to go right through red lights. I rode with one of the members and it was so fun. I had only been on a bike ride around a building so it was very exciting to go on one for a 4 hour ride. I was a little nervous I wouldn't like it but even though I was a little scared at the beginning I ended up loving it.

Tomorrow I head to Texas to see my dad (and Jimmy Buffett). I don't know how much I'll be able to write but I will when I have free time. No weigh in this week since I won't be home but I'm just going to try to stay on track and do the best I can, it's vacation after all but I did pack my workout clothes and a Biggest Loser DVD :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Definately back in the swing of things :)

Today was even better then yesterday. I'm finally feeling like myself again after last weekend. I was completely OP today and had dinner at Oma's. It was so freakin' good, shake and bake pork chops, corn on the cob, broccoli, carrots, salad and roasted potatoes. She makes a lot but she knows most of it goes to leftovers lol. The only thing I have to do tonight is NOT eat it! Tomorrow is weigh in and I've done so good since Monday that I'm not going to let the leftovers ruin me.

I went to the gym for a LONG workout today. I did 35 minutes on the arc trainer, 35 minutes running on the treadmill and then strength training for both my arms and legs. It felt great. I didn't get up and go this morning so I made up for it by doing double time tonight. Tomorrow I am definitely going in the a.m since it's weigh in day and I don't like to go at night that day.

I am excited about this up coming weekend, I'm working another function on Saturday night and it's supposed to be nice out all weekend so hopefully I can do some stuff outside. Time to relax, watch some tv and do my nails (if I feel like being productive that is LOL).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

appearing to be back on track

Today was a better day, a little stressful at work and busy but good I guess. I was OP and went to the gym. I couldn't stay as long as I wanted to because I had an auxiliary meeting to get to but I still went.

I'm feeling better health wise and emotionally. Kind of still a little off but I'm looking forward to finishing this week up and then going on my vacation. A little break from the regular will hopefully be just what I need :)

The Biggest Loser is on tonight so I'm watching that and looking for inspiration. I want to get up early and go to the gym tomorrow since I have dinner at Oma's tomorrow night. Guess that's all I've got for an update, have a great night.

Monday, May 10, 2010

new week fresh start

I really checked out this past weekend. No gym, no real food, just booze. I didn't get up til around 10 or 11 o'clock each day, by then I've usually been in the gym for an hour! Not this weekend...I just felt so bad, too bad to really do much of anything except booze it up with friends and pretend everything was alright.

I'll admit I didn't have a terrible time while I was out it was fun but it was just filling empty time so I wouldn't have to think about things. Today I woke up telling myself I was going to snap out of it, no more funk. I think I've done pretty well. I'm back to eating and being OP and I hit up the gym for a hell of a workout tonight (35 minutes on the arc trainer, 35 minutes running on the treadmill and then strength training for my legs). It felt great.

I'm still a little off emotionally but I think I can get back into my typical personality and my routine. After all I only have a week until I get to go to Texas to see Jimmy Buffett! Hope that you all have a good week :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

ugh i'm stressed out

I'm sick, I'm tired, it's that time of the month, I'm sad, it's just everything. UGH. I try to be a pretty positive person but last night and today were really hard for me. Last night I decided to weigh in a day early and then go out (lost .4lbs). I ended up having a great night until I went out with one of my guy friends to a restaurant/bar to see other friends (one happens to be the ex). Well that should have gone well but no, he was drunk and ridiculous. My friend wanted to give him a ride home so we all had to get in the same car together where he belittled me the entire way home, swearing at me and calling me names. I snapped, I'm not releasing the gory details but I lost my mind. After when I finally got home I got a million harassing phone calls with him trying to locate the other friend saying we were together and sleeping together. It was all too much, I binged on an entire box of Cheerios and some Doritos.

So that brings us to today, the day of regret. I can't control what he chooses to do or act like but I'm so upset with the way that I allowed him to get under my skin and turn me into a person that I am not. I'm disgusted with myself and so disappointed. I didn't make it through the day at work, I luckily (yeah right) am actually sick so I had to go to the doctors but I left 3 hours before the actual appointment.

I did go to the gym and really worked it since working out felt fantastic. I did 35 minutes on the elliptical and then 30 minutes running (the entire time). I have to say it felt great to run. My iPod was cranked with rock music and running was just I don't easier then usual.

I've got a few calls/text from the ex today and spoke with him once. He said he was sorry and wanted me to forgive him. I just think it's best to not speak with him. I've said this so many times and I have never followed through with it. But I just HATE the person that he can turn me into. I do not want to be like that and I will not be like that.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Better day today :)

So my sinus headache is still around, maybe it's allergies? Who knows? But besides that today went great. Work, ran home and took the laundry in before it rained and then off to the gym. I was tired today so I slacked at the gym 30 minutes on the arc trainer (but just phoning it in, no real work LOL) then strength training for my arms.

I got offered a job bartending functions at the legion where i'm a member last week but wasn't supposed to start until June but a guy stopped by my house and asked me to start working on Friday night. Apparently some frat rented the hall for their semi-formal, that should be interesting LOL. I've been a bartender before at a little dive bar (so this is very similar) but that was just on Sundays during the day, things got busy during the Patriot's games but besides that it was pretty dead. I'm hoping this is going to be more fun and I can make some extra money :)

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo...I usually would be boozing it up hardcore and eating my weight in Mexican food, this year not so much. I haven't decided if I'll go out or not but most likely I'll just wait until Thursday like I usually do.

FOOD FIND: just tried the Quaker Mini Rice Cakes Creme Bruele flavor (never really ate rice cakes before) and they are fantastic. You get 7 of them for a point and they are really good, very sweet.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ugh what a day!

Today was SO LONG. Work sucked and I had to work with someone that well we'll just say we do not get along at all. Made it through that, off to the gym (pizza day at the gym UGH) 35 minutes on the arc trainer and strength training for legs. Grabbed two pieces of pizza and brought them to my Oma's house so she could have them for lunch tomorrow.

Got home and I have a flying ant problem (day two of it). It is ridiculous, like being in a horror movie, they are EVERYWHERE inside the house. My landlord sprayed outside and killed 'em inside. ICK ICK ICK. My friends had put up a close line for me and just to be funny wrote on the window of my door with one of those pens for car windows...well my windows aren't normal to my house sooooooooooooooooooo I had to scrub that off with paint thinner. AWESOME! THEN it was time to go to the laundry mat...while my laundry is going I've do my ab routine (no not at the laundry mat, I went home and did it!). 2 and 1/2 hours later my clothes are put away, bed is made and I've showered. It's 8:47 and I'm skipping dinner, I'm too tired to make anything and I have a sinus cold that hurts so much my teeth hurt.

Today sucked! Bring on tomorrow :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I was kinda bad this weekend

Oh well it happens, we had BEAUTIFUL weather in NH this weekend. I went to a bbq and had a cheeseburger and then still ate 3 pieces of pizza and a brownie later. Then on Sunday I drove to the gym and then turned around and left, NO WORK OUT. Oh well sometimes you just don't feel it, ya know?

Tomorrow is a fresh start, gym and completely OP :)