Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's floaty

I bought a wedding dress on Saturday... holy crap I'm really getting married!

That's what goes through my head every time I think about it.  

The dress is lovely and I got it for a steal.  I can't say what it looks like or put up a link since a certain husband-to-be frequents this site, but I can tell you about the awesome deal I got on it!  It's by Maggie Sottero and it retails for about $1150-$1250, but since the dress I tried on fit me perfectly they let me have it off the rack for 50% off!  And they still let me put down just half of that to save it for me.  So Thank You to Clarice's for helping me find "the dress".

Monday, January 19, 2009

How often do you hear a song and think, "That would be awesome on Guitar Hero!"

As predicted, I gained weight this week.  Only two pounds, but it's still enough to beat myself up for that Pad Thai I had at Pei Wei last night.  Can you believe that the Pad Thai with veggies and tofu is 10 points for HALF of a serving??!!  Sure, I only ate half anyway, but if I had managed to scarf down the whole thing and then came home to find I ate my whole days worth of points in one meal... well... it just would have been bad.  I took home the leftovers but left them with Danny.  Good riddance!

My good friend Marissa is coming to town this weekend and I can hardly wait to see her.  I'm sure Wyoming was a beautiful and adventurous place to live, but it's so nice having her back in Missouri.  During her short visit the girl is going wedding dress shopping five times in three days!  Only one of those excursions is with yours truly though.  We are going to Clarice's which was a convenient place to go since another friend of mine is picking up her wedding gown that morning.  I really think I've already found the dress I want (found it the first day I went shopping actually) but I guess it can't hurt to look.  At least not too much.  I'm a mess when it comes to making a decision when faced with too many options. 

Later that night we are supposed to hang out at a friend's house, where I plan on wowing everyone with my Guitar Hero/Rock Band skills.  It's been a while, but it's just like riding a bike.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

No sir, I won't tell you how many points this chili is worth

Today I didn't have to work since - blech - I'll be working this Saturday.  The head honchos at my hospital decided that they need one of us present on the weekends to try and track down more money from patients.  Ok, what I do is really not as callous as I made it sound, but I'm just annoyed that I have to be there.

The upside is that I probably never would have gone to the laundry mat and cleaned ALL of my clothes in just over an hour, or go to the gym, finishing both before 6pm.  Sure, I could have accomplished more had I not slept past noon, but I never have been an early riser so I'm not beating myself up about it.

Club Fitness tonight was insane.  I actually waited in line for a cardio machine.  In my whole life of working out (which admittedly doesn't add up to much) I've never waited behind 5-7 people just to break a sweat.  I'm glad I did though because I worked my butt off.  

Last Monday I started up Weight Watchers again, and when I weighed myself in yesterday morning I had lost 6 lbs.!  I tend to get a little too sure of myself and slack off, so this week I started back at the gym.  I don't think I'll lose 6 more lbs. this week, but I'd at least like to get close.  

A year ago I was doing really good at sticking to my weight loss plans, but then at some point my relationship bliss caused me to get too comfortable with myself.  I can only imagine how much weight I'll gain in the 3-4 months after Danny and I get married.  Ugh, that sounds so unappealing... expect this same vein of post around that time.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Was it just me, or did NYE '09 seem lame to anyone else?  It was like all of a sudden everyone got in this weird recession kick and decided that they weren't doing anything fun.  It turned out that Danny and I did have a good time playing poker and drinking games at a friend's house, but we didn't even decide on that for sure until after 10pm.  I don't know, I might have to plan a party myself next year, even if I do still live in a closet with nothing to sit on but a broke-down futon.

I started Weight Watchers today.  We get a discount through work so that was more of an incentive to join up again.  I figured that with the $20/month gym fee and the $18.50/month WW fee, I'm spending nearly $40 every month in the hopes of losing weight, or at least becoming a healthier person.  And sadly, I've had this gym membership for years and these past couple of months have been the worst for me attendance-wise.  Hopefully if I keep thinking of it that way I will start spending more evenings at Club Fitness, not sitting here watching tv all night.

I know this is all psychological, but I swear that the first few days of WW make my brain tell my mouth that nothing in the world is right unless I'm chewing on something.  Seriously, I'm not hungry at all, but my mouth just feels off.  As a matter of fact, my mouth is screaming that it wants key lime pie (damn wedding planning!) but I have to say no.  This diet stuff is just so hard!

Here's to my 10th glass of water today.