Friday, July 31, 2009

Weigh-in Friday…

First I have to say I almost titled this post, “I ran 2 miles yesterday just to spite a Meat-head”…. Lol, I’ll elaborate in a minute.

Ok- down to business!

Weigh-in results are….


Woot woot! (I’m doing the happy dance in my chair at work!)

I really can’t believe that I lost this week! I honestly haven’t been trying my hardest. I work out twice this week, ate pound cake that I made for my girlfriends parents and ate potato chips for lunch a work (on multiple days).

Again…. Imagine if I really, really tried!

So, back to the Meat-head at the gym.

I met M again at the gym yesterday after work. Neither one of us was feeling it AT ALL! But we got our asses on the treadmill anyway. We started off slow walking at 3.5 for about 7 minutes… after that I convinced myself to run a mile. And I did! (go me!) Anyways, I had just finished running and I was walking to bring my heart rate down before getting into sprints when this big- no huge, buff, ripped, muscle-head douche-bag comes over to my treadmill. (Mind you, there are several treadmills free on the other end of the gym)

Douche-bag: *standing to the left of the treadmill with his arms folded across his massive cheast*
Douche-bag: Hey- uh, how much longer you gonna be on that machine? You know there is a 20 minute limit.
Me: *eyebrows raise- with a facial expression saying, SERIOULSY?*
Me: There are a couple of machines free down on the end.
Douche-bag: I need to use this machine- it is the only one that goes up to 11.0
Me: All the machines are identical?!
Douche-bag: Well, I prefer to use this one.
Me: Well, you’ll just have to wait then *Bitch smile* (you know the one I’m talking about- a grin, with a slight tilt of your head)
Douche-bag: *looks at his friend with a dumb expression like- "did she just say that to me?”*
Me: I’ll be about 15 more minutes. *and with that I put my headphones on and crank the treadmill back up to 5.8 and start running*

During this ridiculous conversation M finishes her workout on the treadmill and gets off- Meat-head continues to stand by my treadmill as someone else gets on hers.

M is so funny, she is sitting on the row machine next to my treadmill while she waits for me, and Meat-head is still standing there bitching and moaning like a 5 year old. She finally says to him, “she’ll be done in a minute.” He replies with, “What goes around comes around.” M looks at him like- WTF, and she says shaking her head, “She doesn’t even know you!”

I had no intention of running another mile, but once I starting going I was running just to spite him. I’m sorry, but there are better ways to speak to people if you want something. I can understand if all the treadmill were full and there was an actual wait, but COME ON DOUCHE-BAG, GET OVER YOURSELF ALREADY!! And as G said when I told her, “Get off the steroids dude!”

Next time I see him at the gym I’ll have to thank him!! Because of him pissing me off I ran 2 miles!! Ok, I had a little break in between, but so what; I still ran 2 freaking miles!

After all of that, M and I got on the Elliptical. I think she stayed mostly just to take out some of her aggression towards the Meat-head! Haha! She only stayed for 10 minutes, but I continued for 30 minutes. Believe it or not, after that I got back on the treadmill (no, not the same one!) and ran 30 second sprints; 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0 and back down again. 9.0 is hard as hell!! I got a kick ass workout…. Thanks to the Meat-head!

While we were at the gym, M and I agreed to a weight-loss challenge. It will start on Monday and go through Friday. We both have to get a minimum of 1 hour of hardcore exercise each day and we have to count calories EVERY SINGLE DAY. I will get 1400 calories per day, and M will get 1200-1400 calories per day (because she weighs 20lbs less than me). We are also going to exchange logins and recruit our girlfriends to monitor us.

Sounds fun!

Not so much.

But I am going to do it…. What’s 5 days anyways? Wish me luck! :-)

As far as my financial diet, well, I have a lot going on. But I did get paid yesterday!

I’ve got three trips in the works; NYC in September with my girlfriend, Miami in October with cotton club, and Home for Christmas.

I setup a special “travel savings” account, just so things don’t get out of hand. I also included the trips in my forecasted budget- so it is all very doable, especially since I am using frequent flyer miles for NYC and Home!


I increased my direct deposit to my Euro travel savings account to $200 a month (I was doing $150 before)! I am on a roll! I’ll be updating my financial status on the left sidebar today.

I LOVE having things to look forward too! What do you have to look forward too??

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I shouldn’t be blogging right now because I have a ton of work to do. I just found out some big news at work, but it means a shit-ton of work for me. I can’t really go into detail, but it is a BIG change in our business.


I also found out that we supposedly have a “surprise” auditor coming tomorrow.

Not good.

Well, auditors are generally not good, but tomorrow, it is extra horrible, because my girlfriend is graduating from college tomorrow.

I am scheduled to be off tomorrow, but now I’m gonna have to come to work for a few hours and then try to escape in time to make the graduation.

It always happens like this, I go weeks without shit to do at work, bored out of my mind, and then everything comes crashing in at the wrong damn time!I mean my girlfriend is graduating tomorrow!! And let me tell you, it has been a LONG journey!! I am so proud of her though- she is the first person in her family to have a degree. This is a big freaking deal! There is no way I am going to miss it!

Ok, I have to cut my venting short…. No more time for procrastinating.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Weigh-in…



I super excited that I lost this week! Just imagine what would happen if I actually tried?

I didn’t eat quite as well as I should have but I did hit the gym and run outside several times this week.

On Wednesday I finally made it back to kickboxing. I loath ab workouts and strength training, so I usually leave the class when the hyper instructor tells us to get our mats and weights. This time instead of just going home after the class I hoped on the treadmill and ran an 11 minute mile! (I was trying to make up for the Lo mein I ate the night before!)

(random note: I’m getting good at my 11 minute mile! I think I am going to do one more week at 5.8 then the next week I am going to up it to 6.0 mph, which will be a 10 minute mile- wish me luck!)

Yesterday, after work M and I went to the gym for a quick cardio workout. She only had 30-45 minutes to workout so I made it worth her while! We started with running a mile… see hasn’t been running, so she ran about 5 minutes then walked at an incline. Once we were done with that we upped our incline to 5 for 1 minute then 7 for 1 minute. THEN we did sprints. Oh how I love sprints. Ugh. We did 30 second sprints with 1 minute breaks in between. We started at 7.0 mph and worked our way up in .5 increments to 8.5 then back down again. By the time we got to the last sprint we were pooped! But it was a good 40 minute workout!

I want to do better this week, so I am going to give it a shot. I’m going to do my best to record what I am eating and record my workouts as well. Cross your fingers!!

I’ve got to stop bullshitting and get rid of this weight. I’m still working on finding my happy medium, when I find it, I’ll let you know!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Monday!

Okay, I realize that today is not Monday, but today is MY Monday so….. HAPPY MONDAY! :-)

I had an awesome weekend. SATC binge with my bestest Gay boyfriend RS, and a nice relaxing, quiet Monday at home alone ALL DAY! (I love those days!)

Anyways, I don’t have much time to write today, I have mucho work to do today and I am already late getting started!

Just wanted to let you guys know that I have a new eBay listing up. Please check it out! The link is in the sidebar to the left. (or just click here) It's a Sex and the City trivia game... so much fun for any fans out there. I'm a horrible friend with a bad memory, and I bought it for RS's birthday and completely forgot that he already had it!! I already have it too, so no point in keeping it! In case you are wondering I got him this instead....

I’m gonna post some more things for sale later this week… I need to make some extra cash for our NYC trip. (Did I mention that I am also going to Miami with my Cotton Club girls?? I’ll tell you more about that later!)

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Weigh-in Friday…


I can live with that.

I’ve teetering around this number for a while… I’m kind over it now.

This week has be pretty descent as far as working out. I did Jillian’s 30 day Shred DVD on Monday morning and again Tuesday morning, then Monday evening I did the elliptical (only for 30 mins- I was feeling pitiful) Tuesday evening I did Cardio Kickboxing, then yesterday I ran a mile with G before work.

This is way too much info. But Aunt Flow has finally made her grand appearance, so I’m hoping to come back down to “normal” and get rid of this damn weight!

I’m happy to announce that my financial diet is doing better than my weight loss diet. Although, I am not going to make quite as big of a payment to credit card #5- it will still be over $1000. Which is always excellent. I’ll be updating my financial status on the left side bar at some point today.

The reason, I’m not paying as much on my credit card this month is because I am planning to take my girlfriend to NYC for her birthday at the end of September (this is also the reason I haven’t been blogging lately- looking for lodging in NYC is VERY time consuming!). The plane tickets are free (well $35 each for taxes and fees) thanks to some frequent flyer miles I forgot about. So we just have to pay for lodging and what every activities we partake in. I know it is 2 months away, but I am sooooo looking forward to it! I ♥ NYC!

In case you are wondering, my girlfriend and I made up. PMS and two very, VERY different personalities sometimes cause little earthquakes…. But nothing that we can’t fix with a little time and understanding. *sigh*

Well, I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Operation sweat my hair out is now complete….

Yep, I went running on Saturday (ran a mile, walked 1½ miles). Then on Sunday I walked 2 miles (and got caught in torrential downpour and was soaked- further messing up my hair.)

This morning I got up a little early and did my 30 day shred DVD with Jillian Michaels. It is only a 20 minute workout- but it is pretty intense!

I wish I could report a fun and crazy weekend, but I spent most of the time fighting with my girlfriend. And I don’t really want to talk about, because I’m not sure what to say yet.

Oh wait- that’s a lie! I went to dinner with the Angels on Friday night- how could I forget! I got to se B and her little pregnant self. So freaking adorable! We chit-chatted for hours oohhing and ahhhhing over all the baby details (and of course mucho belly rubbing!).

That was the highlight of the weekend… it just went down from there.

I spent a lot of time blog surfing over the last few days, and I have found some very, very cool fashionistas blogging about everything from their careers to fashion and make-up to shoe collections and love and many other things. It kinda made me feel a little envious.

I’m absolutely in awe that there are real life Sex and the City characters that live their life like I’ve seen in movies. I’m talking bicoastal living, destination weddings, AMAZING collections of shoes, clothes, make-up and jewelry, one of a kind pets, restaurant hopping, car services… the whole nine.

The shoe wardrobes are what really got to me. We are talking hot, HOT designer shoes that I have never so much as even tried on.

These ladies really have it going on and it really makes me what to be there as well.

One day I want to be blogging about living in NYC in my awesome Chelsea apartment, with my fabulous shoe collection, amazing career, flawless body, perfectly manicured nails, loving girlfriend, amazing friends and family that visit all the time- and loving every second of it.

Until then, I’ll just have to blog about what I want…

Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with my life- flaws and all (most of the time) but a girl can’t help but dream.

Just a few things that I lust over....

Anyways, I am going to try to not wallow in self-pity and have a productive day at work. I'll dream about Prada, Valentino and Christian Louboutin- OH MY. (yes I am chanting from the wizard of oz- so what!)

I’ll be heading to the gym tonight to take out some of my frustration.

Have a wonderful Monday everyone.

Friday, July 10, 2009

“When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking”

Leave it up to me to quote from Carrie Bradshaw. This is from the episode- “The Real Me” when Carrie is asked to be a “real person model” in a hot NYC fashion show. She winds up being “fashion road-kill” when she trips on her stilettos and falls face first on the runway in front of all her peers (and the annoying photographer).

Anyways- I watched this episode last night and it got me thinking.

I have to keep going. I have to pick up my ever-spreading ass off my comfy Ikea chair and get back on the bandwagon.

Shit happens.

Get over it all ready.

So tomorrow, I am going to sweat my hair out with some hardcore cardio. (I promise this time)

Wish me luck.

On a completely random note, I am SICK of staring at my weight-loss tracker every time I click on my url. So I’m moving it to the bottom of the page- at least that way it isn’t the first thing I see.

Oh I almost forgot- I have a new follower- AmericanTribal. That makes 6 followers!!
Thanks everyone for reading!

Have a FABOULUS weekend everyone.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Why do we sabotage ourselves?

I’m not sure what is going on with me lately (other than the pms), but I am feeling extremely rebellious. My life is consumed with trying to keep a healthy diet and exercise- and figuring out ways to save money and pay off my debt.

Anyways, I said all that to say- I’m not weighing in tomorrow.

I don’t care.

Ok- I do care, but I don’t care to know how much I have gained this week.

And instead of feeling bad about it, I’m just not gonna look.

I’m writing this week off all together, and I will be back in the gym on Saturday (pinkie swear!).

I don’t know how to explain it. I haven’t been to the gym at all this week- the only thing I have been doing is watching Sex and the City and eating. I’ve given in to every craving I’ve had this week- Chinese food, pizza hut pizza, twizzlers, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, mint chip ice cream, frozen Margaritas (which later turned in to shots of tequila), risotto… and the list goes on.

G asked if I wanted to go jogging with her around the neighborhood in the morning before work-My excuse; I just straightened my hair and don’t want to mess it up.

The worst part is I have no remorse for my unproductive behavior.

Whacha gonna do… shit happens.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Back to golf balls…

This is completely random, but I wanted to share. RS sent me this foward this morning. I tend to get wrapped up in miscellaneous shit… so this is one that hit home for me.

**FYI: I’m pmsing big time. I shouldn’t be allowed around other human beings- I sat in my room for the last 2 days watching seasons 1-3 of Sex and the City- the only time I left the house was to get twizzlers and ice cream. Ugh.**

**P.S. My girlfriend must really love me.**

Anyways…. Here is the forward…..

Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers...

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was…

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.

The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed...

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your fri ends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Take time to get medical checkups.

Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18...

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.

Set your priorities.

The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented.

The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'

The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Weigh-In…



I only lost ½ a pound!

I should have expected that though… seriously, remember the doughnuts? (and that was only the beginning!)

I have been doing pretty well as far as working-out- I have been to the gym everyday since Tuesday, and I am going to go after work today as well.

I’m getting used to pushing myself…. Like yesterday, I walked a mile at 5.0 incline then I ran a mile at 5.8 mph- then I did a set of 5 sprints at 7.0 mph, 8.0 mph and 8.5mph for 30 seconds each. I was absolutely drenched when I was done… but that is kinda the point! In a couple of weeks I’ll be running a mile with no problem then I’ll have to increase it to 2 miles!

** Completely random- but, after the gym yesterday G and I went to the movies to see “My Sisters Keeper”… Oh my GOD! We were both sobbing by the end of the movie. It was very emotionally draining… but it was a great movie. Just make sure you bring tissues if you go see it! **

I made some changes to my financial status on the sidebar-the bank is holding my ten grand, so I have to wait to pay off the two credit cards. However, I officially have my emergency fund fully funded. And I am on my way to being DEBT FREE! Woo hoooo!!

(Great thing about July is I’ll get paid THREE times instead of the normal two! That will help tremendously!)

G is going skydiving with RS tomorrow- yep I totally chickened out! I’ll be chilling at the pool with my girlfriend waiting to hear from them!

I hope everyone has an AWESOME Independence Day weekend!

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