Weigh in Wednesday

Well.. at least I am averaging ONE post per week? Ha!

Work + wedding planning + family stuff is officially on a new level of intense. Just when I think work can’t get any busier- it does! I think that I need to quit talking about it already.

Anyway.. diving right in to some link ups:

Pretty Strong Medicine
I don’t have a picture, but my weight this morning was
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NOT the number that I was looking for, but I wasn’t all the surprised. Saturday was an all out party for a friend’s 30th birthday and there was a lot of drinking involved. I’m angry with myself for losing sight of my goals, but it was also good because it was a nice little slap in the face. Nothing like a huge gain to make you realize that “Hey! That wasn’t very healthy!”
Other than Saturday night I have been eating pretty well, so I think a lot of it is water weight thankfully.. I can’t wait to work my butt of this week so that I can see a better number NEXT week!
Soo.. on to the “official” goals/ goal recap:
Fitnasty for Life
1.) Track EVERY bite, EVERY day. No more justifications for eating crappy food either.
2.) Get to the gym a minimum of three days this week.
3.) Drink 100oz of water per day, EVERYDAY!
Fail! I’m keeping these until I get better at them (sorry for the repetitive posts..). I need to seriously work on the justifying (hello 30th birthday) and the gym time.
As far as my plan of action of how to improve?
I bought 10 classes to a women’s “boxing” gym- and once I start going they all have to be used within 30 days. This means that I will need to be there a minimum of 2x per week. I bought the deal for the same friend who just turned 30, so I have some built in accountability there. The other huge plus is the fact that it is literally on my way home and I have to schedule appointments to go. (It’s a 45 minute circuit “class”). I’m really gonna have a hard time blowing this off/justifying just going home. HA!
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I’m planning on writing a wedding planning progress post.. so be on the look out for that soon. Sorry for all the dull diet stuff!
I hope everyone has a great second half of the week!!!

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Catching Up Part ll

To follow up my last post.. here is New Year’s through now in (mostly) pictures.

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We planned on a nice quiet New Year’s in, playing Uno on the couch, to be exact. That’s what we did last year and it was surprisingly fun. One of our friends was having a get together though, so we agreed to stop by there for a bit and say hi. Our friend’s new roommate is from CA where fireworks aren’t allowed.. so of course we had to show him how NYE works in Phoenix. We started with sparklers and as you can probably predict we felt like we had to stay for the midnight finale. Our “quiet night in” ended with us closing down the bar behind J’s house at 3am. Oopsie.. ha!

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Finale was literally this x6.. good times.

In mid January J told me about a painting class that he had found online that was a great deal. As in FREE + they gave us a ton of wine goodies + apron to promote/celebrate the launch of a new season of Cougar Town. J and I rounded up a bunch of friends + coworkers and made a bit of a party out of it.

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AmTruck Group Picture.. Not sure who the chick on the far right is. She was quite friendly and hopped in our photo though.. haha!

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Can you tell who is related?

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Entire Group

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Blurry as heck picture of my “masterpiece”.. Please refrain from laughing 😉

After all that fun I followed up January with a month long cold from HELL. SO glad that’s over!

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“The Creeper”.

There was lots of tabloid reading in the bathtub and that was about it other than the bare necessities for work.

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Tennyson is only friendly when I’m in the bath tub. Weirdest cat around.

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He enjoys tea, too. Apparently.

Other than trying to survive the cold of 2014 (I’m a little dramatic.. maybe) + working — most of my spare time was spent planning my Grandpa’s 90th birthday.

He’s been in business for 70+ years, he has a large family and he’s just all around awesome so there were a tonnn of people at his party. I think 100+ showed up.

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Grandpa.

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Guests.

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My favorite picture of the day. They have been friends for 60+ years.

The end of February/ the beginning of March brought a huge increase in business.. like 3X. It’s hectic, but I love it so much.

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Toby inspecting the files & keeping the work place professional. He did this while my best friend was signing a contract to buy her first home.

Other than work, it seems everyone I know was born in February, so there were lotssss of birthdays to attend.

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Literally only a quarter of the birthday people in February.

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And a wine night thrown in for good measure.

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My favorite “selfie” ever.

T and I had a great Valentine’s day evening together. We got with the wedding photographer and finalized things and then he took me out for a really nice dinner.

(No pictures, because I suck).

I surprised him and told him that I am going to be taking his last name. (I was seriously on the fence).

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Not my future last name, but I made something similar to this and wrapped it up for him to open. 🙂

J was kind enough to take me as his date for this quarter’s Cactus League event.

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The venue was gorgeous, as always :-).

Annd this time I’m not making any promises as to when I will be back. I have been pre-writing, so it should be soon. But then again, every time that I say that it never is haha.

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Weigh In Wedneday- It’s Been Awhile, and It Ain’t Pretty

What the freak is up with my format?!?! ahhh!!
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Well, there is no beating around the bush on this one.

I think the title pretty much sums it up.

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I attribute it to vacation eating & drinking.

As much as I hate seeing this number I am kind of glad.

I have some in-my-face proof I can’t eat whatever I want and stay the same weight.

I do think some of this is water weight though, because I didn’t go THAT far over my calories.

So hopefully I will have a much better number next Wednesday!

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Moving on.. anyone ever have a day where nothing seems to go right?

(Stupid question, who hasn’t??)

That’s today for me. Blah.

As I mentioned we celebrated T’s birthday in Colorado. It was fun, but obviously his family wasn’t there so it wasn’t a complete celebration.

I talked to the server (who is also a friend) at the grill where we like to hang out and asked her if she would help me put something together for him. She agreed, and was helping me spread the word to all the people we know who frequent the grill. I was also going to bring by a cake earlier in the day & decorate to have that as part of the surprise.

On Saturday we are going to go look at wedding venues and I’m gonna be dragging Trent around the valley for most of the day. I was planning on asking him if we could stop by the grill for a quick drink on the way home- but making sure he knew I didn’t want to stay long. The plan was stop in and have everyone there to surprise him. They also have a band (not a usual thing) that night, so I thought that would be extra fun as well.

I texted T’s mom and dad to make sure that they were going to be in town and to invite them. His Dad responded right away and loved the idea. His mom responded and said talk to his sister because she’s trying to plan something for herself, T, and T’s mom for that day. (They all have August birthdays).

I texted SIL and of course she doesn’t like the idea. So instead she says how about we do dinner at your house or T’s mom’s house on Friday?

Um..

1- T and I will both be lucky to be off by 8.

2- What the heck?! Invite yourself over much??

As of right now nothing is resolved and I am so frustrated. I know this is nothing in the scheme of things but it’s just one more annoyance today.

It also doesn’t help that I’m already annoyed at SIL.. The short of the story is she recently bought a house.. I sell real estate, but she chose to go with another Realtor. Okay.. She also decided the appropriate time to tell me that they were going with someone else was on my birthday. (Surrounded by guests- at the party..) Her explanation was that she wanted to go with her friend who is part time and affiliated with Dave Ramsey.

Okay.. (I went online and anyone can be an ELP with him by the way..) But what really bothered me the most about the whole situation is she told her parents that she didn’t go with me because she had a good friend who was a Realtor as well, SO SHE DECIDED TO HIRE A 3RD PARTY!!!

Um. Lier!!!

I know I just need to get over it, but dang.

So,so, SO irritating.

I ended up just telling T the plan and now he’s annoyed too.

So now I just feel bad for bothering him with it.. uhg.

Thank goodness today marks the halfway point to the week.

Someone else PLEASE tell me some in law stories to make me feel better!!

Please & thank you 🙂

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Who is a terrible blogger?? Meeee! (A Birthday recap)

Wow, it has been a long time. A verrrry long time. Sorry blogland.

Remember that birthday party I may have planned/invited everyone to while I was intoxicated?? Well, it happened.. a week ago. Oops.

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My favorite picture from the night. Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil.. a bit out of order 🙂

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Oh, look- I got J to behave..

The party was soo much fun. (almost) all my favorite people were there and it was a total blast.

Joy came over at noon and helped me decorate. I definitely couldn’t have pulled it off without her. She was in matching band in high school.. huge bonus when it comes up to blowing up balloons, pool toys, and the beer boat..

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The theme was tiki/redneck chic.. obviously.

Joy was also kind enough to help me with those lights. They came from World Market.. completely un-assembled. While I was madly cleaning the kitchen & prepping food she put together about 100 of those rainbow globes.

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Toby helped too. Not.

🙂 Typical cat.

Some pictures from the night

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I am a terrible blogger.. didn’t even think to take pictures until it was already winding down.. oops again.

And the Border Collie stole the show like usual.

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She also stole a coffee bean gift card..

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The BFF was kind enough to send me this awesomeness

And there was cake. Too much cake. The only downside of many awesome friends, family, 2 jobs (one of which has 2 locations..?) There were no less than nine cakes this week- between me and my Dad’s birthday. I felt bad turning people down, and I think I literally gained 10lbs this week. I know..not trying to turn this into a “poor me” situation- but weigh in Wednesday IS NOT going to be pretty.. 🙂

But I’m officially back on track!

Side note: fiance is working on cleaning up the yard and just brought me this:

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We did a mini bonfire at the party- complete with s’mores. Turns out you can’t leave a bag of marshmallows outside in Phoenix in July for a week– who knew??

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