Thursday, July 28, 2016

Big Brother 18 - Thoughs So Far

Big Brother 18 has been going for about 6-7 weeks now. A lot has happened in this house and it has changed so much. It has gone from one week to where Nicole is on top and in charge, another week where Frank and Bridgette are leading the pack to now where James in finally in charge and it looks like Frank is on his way out the door. I figured I was due for a update on how I think they players are doing on who I think will when the game.
I was sad to see Tiffany go home. I think she would of been great to keep around for a few more weeks and she would of made for great drama with Day. I wish they would of kept her a little bit longer but sadly..she is now home and watching along with us. 
I love Nicole. She is by far one of my favorite players but I think the showmance is not helping her game. I also think she has lied way to much in the house. I know, it is Big Brother and that is what you do in that house but damn girl, try to at least lie to people who do not talk back and forth. I think once Frank is gone this week, Nicole or Day will next. I do not see them winning this game. 
Paulie. I think Paulie is going to win it. Everyone seems to like him..he is playing his cards right and he is winning/losing the right amount of competitions to not be on to many peoples radars. I think as long as he does not piss off to many people, that guy will be the winner of this game. 

This season has already had a ton of drama. It normally takes more time for the drama to start. I feel like there is so much more to come and we have just begun to seen the inanity from this cast.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Weekend Recap

Sorry I am a day late on my weekend recap!! I am such a slacker some days on here! My blog is not always a top priority for me. I never want this to feel like a chore or a job. I want it to be a hobby for me and if I feel like I have to post, then I won't want to do it. Make sense? K? 

The weekend went by way way to fast. I went to the gym Friday night. I try to go 5 nights a week but it does not always happen! I actually love going to the gym even if my workouts are not always fun to do.
 I had a last minute meet up with my bestie. Those are always the best. I ended up spending most of the day with her in Winchester. We went to Cracker Barrel for lunch and then spent a few hours just catching up at Starbucks and talking. We live about 2 hours away so when we get to catch up like this, we typically like to find a coffee shop and just chill and talk. It is great to just relax and hang out with no added distractions. 
Sunday I did not feel the best and for the most part, I lounged around and did nothing. I was pretty lazy and pretty sure I did not even shower until about 7:00. Thanks PMS for that one. Saturday was the highlight of my weekend and I am hoping I can get back in the swing of things this week. I feel like I have been off my gave some lately and I need to get back on track.
Cheers to hoping this week is better than last week!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Little Boasting.

I feel like all I ever post about is my weight loss but right now, that is what is going on in my life. I am really focusing on it and trying to push myself to hit my goals. I feel like I am a stop in my weight loss as the scale is not moving anymore but I feel like my body is still changing so I am not getting discouraged at all! I am loving the changes and happy to see the weight coming off.

I feel like my ankles are smaller and my stomach is starting to get a little flatter. My face is a lot slimmer. I no longer have a double chin so that is a big plus!! My arms have a good bit more definition than they used to. Before they were just flab and now they are actually a little bit of muscle. Taking a picture of it is somewhat hard. It never shows how awesome it really looks so hopefully as it gets better, the pictures get better. 

This picture below just about haunts me now. The left was November 2015. I don't really remember taking the picture. I only found it when I was clearing out some pictures from my phone the other night. I decided to put that same tank top back on and see how it fit again. I'm not even sure what I weighed on the left. I am assuming it was around 195-200. A lot of people kept saying online when I posted this on Facebook/Instagram that they did not remember me ever being this big, well it is amazing what you can do when you suck it in people! I am so glad I decided to get rid of this weight.

I now need to get rid of another 15 pounds and go from there. I would love to be 155 or 150 but I want to be realistic. I am going to be happy with 160 but I want to push to be 155 so I am going to keep going and not give up!!! Losing weight is tough and hard. It is mental as well as physical and I am the only one who can make myself do this.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Weekend Recap

Why must the weekends go by so fast? I mean honestly, they just fly by and we do not get to enjoy them as much as we always want to. Why can't we have 4 day works weeks and 3 day weekends? Who can we petition to get this going? I mean, other countries probably already do this. We need to jump on board already.

On Saturday I decided to try this new grocery store that is located around Virginia called Sharp Shoppers. It is a discount grocery store. I was a little scared at first but once I got there I was excited. I was not sure if they would have name brand stuff or not but they did. The only thing I made sure to do was check out the expiration dates to make sure everything was good to go. I only spent $77.00 there and left with an entire cart of groceries. 
We also went to the fair on Saturday night. It rained like crazy and it was a mud pit. I am not a fan of mud unless I am crawling in it for a OCR run so having to walk in it and getting my boots dirty was not a fun time. I felt horrible for the kids that were wearing sandals. One of the hardest parts about the fair was the food. They had some amazing deep fried glorious food that I had to say NO to. I already ate some what bad over the weekend and I needed to be strong! 

Sunday was a lazy day. I did go to a tent sale and get a few odd and end things for the house and I tried to Pokemon hunt but I ran out of balls and well, you can't hunt with no balls! I am pretty sure people thought I was crazy at Plow and Hearth when I started yelling at my phone! 

Let's hope this week goes by fast because I need the weekend to come back!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Randoms on a Wedneday

I was not sure what to post today so I figured I would go with a few randoms on a Wednesday! I mean, why not? 
1. Pokemon Go...I fell into the trap. I never ever liked Pokemon growing up. I still do not like Pokemon but this app is actually fun to play. I could care less about the game it self. I just honestly like trying to find the little creatures. I like walking around and finding them. That makes me weird, I know.

2. Gym. I feel so guilty lately when I do not make it to the gym. I haven't been in about 3 days. I have a head cold and figured I should provably not push my self but I am pretty sure I am going to be there tonight. I am scared to death about gaining any of my weight back.

3. Big Brother. I love this show but this season just isn't doing it for me. I'm just not loving all of the house guest. Only about 3 of them are really good. The rest are just ehhh. Dang it. I want to love this season but I am not. 
4. Vacation. We are not going to Maine again this year (bummer) so I think we need to plan a vacation somewhere around Virginia. Any ideas would be great! 
5. Allergies. My allergies have kicked my butt this past week. I can't stop sneezing. My head is congested. I feel run down. I hate being allergic to every piece of grass, pollen and tree. It sucks.  
At least today is Hump Day! Let's hope my allergies clear up and I get in a better mood! 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Weight Loss Update +Success

I am so excited to share that I finally hit one of my weight loss goals. I have finally lost 25 pounds. It has taken me months to get there and I still have more to go. When I first started trying to lose weight, I thought it would be easier and would go quicker. I have tried dieting for a few years and every time I just gave up after a month or two after not losing quick enough. This is the first time in a long time that I have actually stick with it and not given up. 
Going from 195 to 170 is amazing. I now want to get to 155 and then tone my body from there. I would love to get to 140 but I want to remain realistic and not let myself get overwhelmed and defeated. Some days it is hard to stay on track. I would love to eat cake, fast food and drink soda but I can not do that. I have to say no to those things. I can not give in to temptation. My family has horrible health. My parents are in their mid-50's and they are both falling apart already. I do not want their health issues.  They have ate horribly over the years and neglected their bodies. I want to protect mine as it is the only one I get.
I feel like now, I do look skinnier. My face is thinner, I have a jaw line and now 2 jaws. I am starting to have a flatter tummy and my legs are tinnier. My posture has improved and my back rolls are going away. I am slowly seeing the differences that are helping me stay motivated.  
The big thing that helps me I believe is the gym. I work out, a lot. I do cardio for 30 minutes 5 nights a week and 30 minutes of weights 5 nights a week. I hate working out some nights but if I do not go work out, I will fall right back into my old habits. I have stopped drinking, eating fast food, snacking and I cut out junk food and soda. At first, this sucked but now I do not miss it at all. I do let myself have rewards but not all the time. I do not deprive myself but I do not go crazy either. It is all about moderation. 
I hope to have hit 155 by Thanksgiving. That is my next big goal and I think I can do it. It took me 6 months to lose 25 pounds and I see no reason why I can not lose 15 more by Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Weekend Recap

I have had a lovely long weekend. I love long weekends. I was off work for a few days. I was able to go away and see family and enjoy a nice relaxing weekend disconnected from my phone, Facebook, and everything else. If you have never taken a trip where you are forced to disconnect from social media, do it. You never realize how much time you waste online until you are not able to actually go online.

We went to West Virginia for a few days to see family for the 4th. We go to Canaan Valley every year. It is so beautiful there. Words do no justice for it. We went for a hike one day and they have this amazing waterfalls there. They are called Blackwater Falls. They are just beautiful. I love going to see them every time we go up there. They are so peaceful and amazing.

We watched fireworks in West Virginia as well. I have a GoPro video of that and will be posting it on here ASAP. I have to finish editing it and get it online. It is super long and my internet is being super slow at editing it so be patient but I will have it up soon. The 4th is a fun holiday. I love getting together with family and friends, having a good time and celebrating our freedom and our country! I hope everyone had an amazing 4th!