Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving, etc.

The past couple of days have been a pure blur. It started off at work last week with a short week, which they always seem to be longer for some reason. My birthday was this past Friday (11/23) and they threw me a little party at work with a HUGE cookie cake (my kryptonite) and my students gave me a tiara - they are so funny!

Then, I left work early on Wednesday so that I could get in a good workout before the long weekend and the gym decided to close early too. So, I went home and took a nap and it was FABULOUS!! lol

Then, Thanksgiving came and went and it was wonderful. Having my parents, my big bro and his wife and my son all together, eating dinner around the big table was just wonderful. I am so thankful for my family. Then, we sat around looking through Black Friday ads, with no intention of going shopping, just wishful thinking. Then, on Friday, the big day, we got up and my wee little man fixed me breakfast in bed, and then he took me on a movie date (with my bro and sis in law). We saw the Rise of the Guardians - CUTE movie!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be purchasing it when it comes out. We then went to our local steakhouse for my lunch. There, they brought me a brownie the size of my head. I had a few bites and it was DELISH!!

My Weeman and Me!

Then, I had to let my son go to his Dad's for the weekend, which saddened me but then I realized that I could do a little shopping without him(for him), which I enjoyed. While I was out shopping, girlfriend of mine called and asked if she could take me out to dinner for my birthday and I said absolutely!! Not having to cook all day - I was in heaven. She took me to Carrabba's, and I'm pretty sure that they lace their oil and spices mixture with crack because it is soooo good. I nibbled on a little bread, first time in a long time. It was good, but not worth overdoing it and getting stuck. 

Making a wish!!!

Then, Saturday I spent most of the day doing homework and then my brother and sister in law took me out on a little shopping excursion and then out to dinner. Whew, I won't be eating out again in a long time; I've had my fill of dining out for a while!

All in all, it was the MOST fabulous weekend that I have had in a LONG time. Now comes the countdown of the year = the number of days until I finish my school, Christmas, Winterbreak Vacation and then my actual graduation. I'm so excited, I could just spit!!

Hugs to all and I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend also!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Thankfulness

I have been posting on my personal Facebook page, everyday, the things that I am thankful for. While I won't bore you with all of those things, the one thing I will share with you, that I won't with Facebook, is that I am thankful for each and everyone of you wonderful ladies that follow my blog! Especially the ones that take the time to comment and give me some of the best advice. I know, without a doubt, that I wouldn't have made it as far as I have, without all of you and for that, I am thankful.

Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mobile blogging

I have just uploaded the new Blogger app so that hopefully I can blog more often, like when I'm sitting in traffic or at Karate with my son. So, today is a good day. I feel pretty good about myself and looking back at the pictures from before and now, really helps. I also had a few of my current students looking over my shoulder when I was looking at the comments on my blog and they saw the pictures and they were literally blown away. They had no idea the change that I have gone through.

On the school front, I'm so so so happy to be almost finished. So happy I could spit, LOL.

On the running front, I'm considering running another 5k that "escorts" our local Christmas parade. It is in like a month, so I have time to prepare and/or decide.

Well, that's all for now. Let's see how this post goes.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Checking in, almost there!! I can see the light!

I'm just checking in. I know that it's been almost several weeks since my last post, but I've been a busy little beaver. First things, last month I celebrated my one-year bandiversary! I'm now at my 13th Month Bandiversary! I took my measurements again and boy was I surprised! I've lost 33.5 inches and 93.9 so far in my journey. I haven't got much more to go until I hit the maintenance part, which I think I already have down pat, because I haven't been moving much on the scale lately. I have been training for an 'almost 5k' and since I've never run, ever, in my life, except to the bathroom and the phone, training has been interesting. I've been using the C25K app on my phone and have been training three times a week for the past 5 weeks. And, well, this past weekend, my friend and I ran the race and we kicked it's ass. While I wasn't able to run the entire time, I did run/walk and finished it. Just finishing it was a feeling like I'll never forget. I'm going to keep going and try for a 5k next.
Not looking too shabby afterwards!

Now, let me give you a few numbers that are important to me right now:

11 = # of days until my birthday!! Big #35
27 = # of pounds to go until I hit my goal!!
32 = # of days until I finish my school!!
42 = # of days until Christmas!!
43 = # of days until I leave for my graduation present vacation in the mountains!!
74 = # of days before I walk down the aisle and become a college graduate!!
93 = # of pounds gone so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Loves

My Loves
JJ and Jack!