Saturday, January 28, 2012

Personal Challenge: Days 4, 5, 6 & 7

So I have been MIA for a few days, but I have been busy!
I was at the gym Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday and today I haven't done any exercise.
That is me being 100% lazy.
I've been carefully watching my food, so I don't feel that bad.

I went to a local farmer's market for the first time to stock up on 
healthy foods. Here is some of what I got....
Broccoli, Kale, Fresh garlic, grapes, garlic hummus and some lettuce.
I paid around $10.00.

I also made one of my favorite dishes for dinner Friday night!
It is sauteed Kale, garlic and onions with Boca meatless crumbles mixed in.
Sauteed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
So yummy!
I actually got the "recipe" from Bridget Nicole.

Tomorrow I weight myself to see if I lost any weight.
Hopefully 1-2lbs. I would be happy :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

My Year of 2011: November and December


I started to work out again.
I had stopped in July,  but I didn't gain any weight back.
I started to get involved with the whole mind, body spiritual journey.
Started listening to some Christmas tunes at the end of the month.
Had a great Thanksgiving with the family.
We set the date for our wedding.
It's October 20, 2012.
Went to my first "male review" with my new friend from Walgreens.

Hosted an "open house" for Avon, and no one came. haha 
BUT it made for a great day with my friend Dawn. Wine and the OC.
Saw the Puss in Boots movie
Gold's gym closed on December 16th, so I was without a gym.
Saw my old neighbors at their Christmas party.
My mom and I volunteered at a children's winter school event. Photos with Santa!
Toby got me a new cell phone, Droid Charge.
and of course, celebrating Christmas with the family!

 haha that's my dad!
 My stuffed Rudolf I got 50% off at Walgreens. haha

HAPPY 2012 Everyone!
My goal is to make more memories this year.
To not let a day just slip away.
Every day is a fresh start.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Year of 2011: September and October


Yeah, Toby and I got addicted to the show Desperate Housewives.
It was my parent's 25th wedding anniversary on September 13th.
I modeled in an Avon show.
And I planned my second Avon party.

I worked for almost a month and a half straight with no days off.

Just a rainbow from the Macungie Walgreens!


Well I turned 23.
It was Toby and I's 7th year anniversary. 
I had my Avon Halloween party.
Not so successful, but fun as heck!
I participated in the Walk for Diabetes in Bethlehem with my manager from Walgreens.
I dressed up as a vampire this year.
Spent an entire shift at work with the power being out.
The snow storm knocked power out for 4 days.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Year of 2011: July and August

Well I finally found a job with a company called Crossmark.
It was a 3 month project to reset 13 Walgreens.
We had to travel a few times.
So it was my first time ever leaving Toby and being by myself.
I met quite a few awesome people!
I didn't blog all that much because I was so busy with work.

 Having a good time with my co workers at TGI Fridays!

I was so busy, these were the only photos taken that month!


This was also a good month!
My Aunt Jackie got married, we went to the reception.
I got my first speeding ticket coming home from Dallas, PA.
I went to Shady Maple for the first time for lunch.
I got hired at Walgreens on August 25th. A steady job for when Crossmark ended.

 My sister and I.
My Aunt Jackie's wedding cake.

Personal Challenge: Day 2 & 3


Well, day two did not go as planned.
I did well with my eating plan....
(Click photo to enlarge)

I went to the gym an hour later than usual because I thought it would
be less crowded, and it wasn't. IT WAS PACKED! So packed, that people
were waiting in small lines just to use the weight lifting equipment. I planned to do 
biceps and triceps, and well that didn't happen.
I was so pissed off that I only did 20 mins of cardio and I left.


Yesterday was good. Not great, not horrible, just good.

I took a few photos of some of my meals for the day...
 One egg on a Fiber One english muffin and fat free milk
I prefer the one called "Sweet Cream," but my store was sold out.
This one is vanilla, good, but not as good.
I only know about it because of Bridget Nicole.
Don't know what I am talking about, here's her Facebook page
And my half eaten lunch. lol.
I remembered midway to take a photo.

I spent 45 mins at the gym.
I did 15 minutes on this Cybex? machine.
It's like an awkward elliptical...
I also did the 30 minute express workout at Planet Fitness.
The lifting equipment once again was too packed for me to lift.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Year of 2011: May and June

May was a good month.
I spent WAY too much time blogging.
Toby would always remind me about it, haha.
All I did was sleep, eat, workout and blog.
I enjoyed it though!
And I felt better than ever this month! Nothing but positive energy!
I began looking for a job. Money was beginning to get a little tight.
I hit 187lbs on May 8. Down from 202lbs March 29th.
I found to log my workouts and eating. 

 I felt amazing!

 My little sister's first prom. I did her hair and make-up.


I hit 182lbs on June 8th. 
Taking me down to a 20lb weight loss.
That felt amazing!
I was still training hard and looking for a job. lol
I started my 101 goals in 1001 days.

Oh and I also started selling Avon in the beginning!

 A cute manicure i came up with.
 I went to a Dominican wedding with a friend that doesn't talk to me anymore?
I held my first Avon house party.

Monday, January 23, 2012

My Year of 2011: March and April


Ah yes, I remember this month well.
I quit the Hartford on March 11th.
Best day of my life.
Oh and I also got addicted to the show Army Wives. haha

That is basically all I did that month. Not very eventful.

 A few co-workers and I went to TGI Fridays on my last day.
 What I got to deal with being home. His breathe stank.
 A drinking night at my friend Kenni's!
Spent a lot of time on a cat blog I made.


I took my mom for some tests at the hospital.
I dog sat for a friend and ended up getting bitten by Mittens.
I began working out to lose my "Hartford" weight.
Started at 202lbs at the end of March.
(I now weigh 174)
The idea of joining the National Guard began. 
I was training very hard for it.
Oh and I started blogging daily!

 Celebrated my Dad's 51st Birthday.
 haha Slippers

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Personal Challenge: Day 1

Sunday Leg Day :)

No photos today. I totally forgot!
SO, I am posting my eating plan for the day from


Warm-up: Treadmill 4.5mph for 10mins
(105 calories burned)

35 Minutes of LEG TRAINING!

Leg extension (45lbs) 3 sets of 12
Leg Press (85lbs) 3 sets of 12
Calf Press (85lbs) 3 sets of 12
Glute Machine (Per leg) (45lbs) 1 set of 8 (55lbs) 2 sets of 8
Seated Leg Curl (45lbs) 3 Sets of 10
Wall Sit 2 sets of 30 seconds
Walking lunge 20 each leg (total 40)

Calories Burned: 135

I am going to try and take photos of my foods and such.
I was just really busy throughout the day.

My Year of 2011: January and February


This was the month I was TRULY over with my job at the Hartford.
It was the time in my life where I felt trapped, angry and filled with hatred.
I spent most of the month crying, eating, and sleeping.
Also, arguing with Toby a ton.

A few photos I had from the month...

This was taken on Jan 1, 2011.
That's my Aunt Linda.

The Hartford on a Saturday. I did like my co-workers though! haha

My Lazy Cats!



This month was still as crappy in the beginning.
However, we did plan a little vacation to the Cove Haven Resorts for Valentine's Week.
I did a recent post on it, with photos and such.
While on this vacation, I realized that I needed to leave the Hartford.
I finally knew what life was really about.
It wasn't about having that nice paycheck every other week.
It was about being with the ones you love and appreciating your time with them.
I put a three week notice in the week I got back from our trip.
It was also the month we got bad news about my mom. Health complications.
(Currently everything is okay.)

Some Photos:
 My mom's 49th Birthday. We went to an Oldies Dance.
 haha look at Toby. Too much to drink?

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