happy sunny sunday!

It's a girls day with me myself and I.

The Masters was on ALLL day yesterday and is on ALLL day today, which is just pretty much my worst nightmare. I am NOT a big fan of golf... like at all. I like the kind of classic preppy-ness of it, but I can't play it (been there, tried that) and I see NO point whatsoever in watching it on TV, and for hours and hours at that. But The Boy loves it to pieces and has been glued to the TV for the last 48 hours, so I'm making the best of it.

We did venture out to breakfast this morning, then I managed to convince him that we could be in and out of the grocery store in about a half hour, so he agreed to do the week's shopping with me as well, which always makes it ten times LESS stressful and makes the time fly by. Pork tenderloin was on sale this week, so I picked one up, came home and stuck that baby in the crockpot. An envelope of onion soup mix, chicken broth, soy sauce, garlic and onion and BAM, put it on low til 7 or 8 tonight.

(Sidenote: I love my crockpot. I have an obscene obsession with it. I just love being able to throw something in before I leave in the morning, then once we're home from work and the gym, all we have to do is shower and, voila, supper is served.)

After washing all of my fruit for the week, separating chicken breasts into freezer bags, cleaned out and organized the fridge and freezer... I was a little pooped. I didn't sleep much last night, so I came in and curled up under a blanket next to The Boy, thinking I'd read/nap for a bit. Apparently my company was too girly because he moved to the living room to call a friend about a phone interview that he has tomorrow. Forty-ish minutes later, I realized he was still hanging out in the other room, so I checked on the tenderloin then sat next to him with my new Food Network magazine, thinking "Aw, we'll have a nice little he'll do his thing, I'll do mine afternoon"... I thought wrong. A couple of minutes later, after no acknowledgment that I was sitting next to him, our conversation went like this:

Me, very sweetly and kindly and understandingly: Would you like me to give you boy time?
Brian: *quick smile and nod* Yep.

Ah, yes. I understand. Off to the bedroom I went, and now I'm settled with 100 calorie popcorn, the laptop, and a marathon of Kirstie Alley's Big Life. I've never seen it before but I might be getting hooked on it. She's just so funny and quirky and goofy... good easy TV, perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Ah, well... just more reality TV for me to DVR and never catch up on.

Weight loss-wise, I am kicking butt and taking names! I weighed-in yesterday morning and lost 3 pounds this week, which puts me at a running total of 19.4 pounds! I would love to lose at least 2 pounds this week, because it would put me at meeting one of my mini goals. I SO needed that loss and was really struggling there for awhile-- for the previous three weeks, I lost .2, .6 and .8... so frustrating when you're doing most of the things you're supposed to. I wised up though and finally figured out that I couldn't beat a foolproof program.

What changed this last week? Three BIG things: No mid-week drinking (trivia night at a bar had been equaling at least 2 lite beers on Wednesday nights which led to nibbles of bar food) and getting in all of my GHGs (Good Health Guidelines). This consists of servings of 3 vegetables per day, 2 fruits, 2 lean proteins, 3 dairy, and 2 oils. I went the extra steps and prepped all of my fruits and veggies the night before and made sure I snacked on them during the day at work, then got in lots of veggies at night. Not always easy, but it obviously works! And I really started pushing myself at the gym. That's my biggest focus right now-- I want to be happy in a bikini by 4th of July weekend. Not a teensy skimpy bikini, but a bikini.

Giggles out there? Well, I most certainly hope not. I've gotten my eating/snacking completely in check, and we've absolutely been going to the gym on our regular schedule. However, it clicked just this last week that to get amazing results, you have to go above and beyond with the effort that you're putting in. I'm going to start P90X this week and am finally going to sign up/COMMIT to a 10k. I think it will just be one really great training step towards beginning to train for my half marathon in October. Something about hitting (almost) 20 pounds lost just really opened my eyes as to how much my body is changing. I haven't weighed what I weigh right now in years. Like probably sophomore year of college. I just checked my BMI (thanks Kirstie!) and... I'm down a bracket! I was obese for awhile. I was OBESE and gross and just... not happy with my body or myself. I am now OVERWEIGHT!! I never thought that I would be pumped to be titled as "overweight" but I am. Basically, I will go down to being a "normal weight" when I lose 30 more pounds. I'm hoping to lose between 15 and 20 more before summer, and I think that that is totally feasible. The good thing is that I LIKE running and I LIKE lifting weights and knowing that I'm toning my body and making it more focused and strong... so let's just hope that I can keep that mindset, even on the hard days.

I think that I'm going to set little goals for myself and reward myself with small things. Like when I hit my 10%, I'm going to get a pedicure, and then just go in 5 pound increments from there. I can so do it-- I'm pumped.

This has basically been one big ole ramble because I haven't posted in forever and a day, so I felt it best to just sum everything up.

On a topic completely unrelated to me and my current relationship situation, a girl that I graduated with is engaged and getting married in November and posted a Facebook link to her wedding webpage... and I'm obsessed. At first I was like "Well blah to her for finding a WEBMASTER or something to create an entire website for her wedding!" but then I realized that she used a general site to build the webpage... and I fell in love. Like I said-- no rush to get there, but I'm kinda pumped that when all of that does happen I get to make a kick-butt page about it! (in case you want to take a peek: http://www.beccaandbrad.com/indx.cfm)

I think I'm off for now. I still have ZERO pictures because my USB ports STILL will not recognize anything that I plug into them, which is just ten kinds of frustrating. Anywho, I'm off to actually nap and maybe order a thing or two from Bath & Body Works.


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