Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012, Hello 30 year-old MILF in skinny jeans!

Remember my colorful little post declaring Screw Thick Thursday?!?!?
Welp, guess what came back to bite me in the ass?
(Actually, I wish it literally would have bitten my ass off...then I would have weighed a little less!)
Yep! I weighed myself this morning so I could know what weight I ended December with.
168.

Yikes!!
Quick recap: started December out at 167. Got down to 165 and maintained that for about 3 weeks. Have gone bat shit crazy with my eating since Christmas Eve. And BAM! 168 bitch slapped me this morning!
Guess I should've gotten on the "get back on track wagon"

Trust me...January 2nd....IT'S ON!!!!!

I plan to post tomorrow on New Years Day about some Resolutions I've got cooking up, but I wanted to share one with you today.

My 30th Birthday is exactly one month from today...
JANUARY 31ST

I've declared before that I wanted to be 140 by then.
Since I don't think that's quite obtainable at this point, I'm shooting for 155.
(Actually, I really want 150. And I will aim for that, but I will also accept myself for reaching 155!)

I believe it was Miss Nancy Clue that coined the phrase "MILF by 30"
LOVE IT!
F yes I want to be hot for my 30th birthday.
So, I am living by this slogan for the next 31 days!!
I seriously need to post this EVERYWHERE in my house!
And you bitches need to constantly remind me of this!

I also want to wear these kick ass mint green pants from Victoria's Secret for my 30th birthday shindig
(that my hubs, mom, and sis {and maybe some others???} are cooking up. My control freak self is suprisingly loving that I've given them the reigns. All I know is it will take place on Feb 2nd - I think - in Pennsylvania and it better be fun as shit! hee hee)

And I currently own them in a size 10 and they are WAAAAAAAY too small.
I'm not saying this to make myself feel better...but these pants definitely run small.
So, I have them hanging over the door of my bedroom closet so I see those suckers every.mother.loving.day!
So there you have it, loves...
155 (or less), MILF status, and rockin these jeans for January 31st!

And, Darci, I so wish I lived closer to you...with our 30th bdays just 6 days apart, we'd paint the town red. 
TRUST!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Random quickie anyone?!?

A few coworkers were commenting on my weight loss the other day so I was telling them that I'm running a lot and training for a half marathon.
One coworker said, "But how does your fat not jiggle when you run?"
She wasn't referring to my fat specifically cos I would have bitch slapped her into next Tuesday. 
She was explaining how she doesn't like to run cos she just feels like all her fat is steadily bouncing up and down with each stride.
My reply, "Oh, you gotta spandex the shit outta your blub so it can't move!"

Exhibit A
However, lately, the yoga pants I'm wearing to run aren't staying up as well so my fat is flapping in the wind.
Me no likey.
A post on expensive but very necessary running gear is in the works...

And, on a completely different note...
I want this nail polish for New Years Eve!!!!
The girl that posted it only wrote "Double Tap" but I don't know if that's the name of the color cos I can't find it on the OPI website. And a million people asked what the name of the color was, but no answer.
So I am on the hunt!

Any of you fine ladies have any clue what this nail polish is called or where I could possibly find it?!?!

PS...I have no NYE plans set currently. (My husband doesn't like to go anywhere!!) but regardless...I NEED this color in my NYE life!

Happy Friday, Y'all!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Screw Thick Thursday!

I have lost complete track of my days since Sunday!

Last time I stepped on the scale was Christmas morning and it read 166 (1 pound difference from last Thursday and truth be told, I don't care to know my weight today!

I've been reading through all the blogs I follow and everyone has the same story.
...ate way too much, but back on track now!
Well, I'm totally on the food train, but I missed the back on track train and don't think I'll be boarding anytime soon!

I don't have the motivation....and it's because I feel so lazy from eating so much shit!
Since we hosted all the Christmas shindigs at our house, we also have all the leftovers.
See, when I go grocery shopping I don't get any of the crap.
Cos if it's not here, I don't eat it!

But because it is here....and here in abundance....I CAN'T STOP EATING!!

How about some good news, I got my run in yesterday!
And then came home and ate about 5-7 cookies!

Oy!

And I can't even lie....I probably won't board the "back on track" train till after New Years.
I'll continue to train for the half, so I'll still be running, but the shit show that is my eating...I can't make any promises!

I am, however, proud of you ladies that are getting back to it!
May your blogposts bitch slap me to pull the reigns on my horrible eating habits sooner rather than later!
...cos homegirl's got a 30th birthday coming next month and needs to be more 30 and Flirty and less Holiday Hefer!

Friday, December 21, 2012

It's the end of the world as we know it. And I feel fine

What do you mean I'm not the only one that came up with that as their blog title for today?!?!

I figured what better way to spend this last day than with adorable-freaking pics and hilarious-effing ecards!!
(Am I the only one that finds them absolutely hysterical?!?)







PS, if you're still here tomorrow, find me on Instagram.... @kbeavtann ...and I'll keep the adorableness going for ya!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thick Thursday 12.20.12 and a little Holiday link up!

YO!!!!

In this corner, fighting in the raggedy ass sweatpants, unshowered as usual, weighing in at 165...

Arms:      13"
Chest:      37" {loss of 1/2 inch...OF COURSE IT'S IN MY CHEST}
Waist:   37 1/2"
Hips:       39"
Thighs:  23 1/2"



This pic was taken Monday night.
It was my work Christmas party.
Perhaps you saw on Instagtram (@kbeavtann) that I posted this outfit asking for opinions as I was wearing it to an event 2 weeks ago....
So sue me.
There were no repeat guests at these 2 events (other than my husband and he could care less!) so I felt safe to wear the same outfit again.
(Gasp!!! Hollywood would be uber judgmental about my fashion faux pas!)

"Maintaining" at it's finest, and I'm ok with that!


And time for a little linky-link up!
I'm coming at ya, vlog style, unshowered, no makeup and rocking the glasses!
You're welcome! ;)



Head on over to Sarah's page to link up!!

And here are the Questions:
What's your favorite holiday movie?
Do you have any special traditions?
What's your favorite ornament or decoration?
Best gift you've ever received?
Worst gift you've ever received?
Favorite winter accessory?
Real tree or fake?
When and how did you find out that Santa was not real?


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Why do I even need a title?

Yep, I had absolutely no clue what to title these ramblings as!!

Ahhhhh...
And I was doing so well with consistent blogging....

And then Saturday happened.
Long story....It ends with my child projectile vomiting all over him and me in Walmart.
(While I was a basket case in the Walmart bathroom trying to clean us both off, in hindsight, it would have been great to have a picture to share here. Perhaps that would be TMI. Eh, we mommies don't know our limits! We looked a hot mess and now that it's a thing of the past, it's pretty laughable! - the way we looked, not that my sweet baby boy was sick!)

Sunday, was my turn to be sick.

And then Monday and Tuesday were just a shit show of horrible, horrible eating.

I felt sick, sluggish, moody, tired, uncomfortable, full, and just plain nasty.

All the crap I'd been shoveling in my face was affecting my sleep and my ability to do anything.
Tuesday afternoon I'd had enough!
I went for my 3 mile run and had fruit for dinner.
And I felt like a million bucks.
Check it:

My fastest pace yet! I was motivated as hell!

Apples and Bananas. Dinner anyone?!?

And today I really haven't eaten much more than fruits and veggies.
Not because I've been trying to "be good".
My body is currently revolting from all the shit and I haven't really been wanting anything else!
Ok, so, a snack today was cut up, frozen bananas with Lite Cool Whip on top.
(With festive little sugar sprinkles...they're just too dang precious to pass up!)
And yes, I piled the Cool Whip on, but I ended up not eating half the Cool Whip!

Snack time with my little man. He had an Apple Banana squeeze pouch, but I think he enjoyed the Cool Whip better!

I know the holiday is not over.
We've got a birthday party, Christmas party at church and Christmas Eve and Day festivities all ahead of us yet.
I just need to remember the effect that eating so much of all this crap has on me.
Moderation is not a thing I practice well during the holidays!

Come the New Year, I want to do Dr. Oz's 3-day detox.
I think by then, my body will be begging me to do it!
More on that when the time comes!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thick Thursday

This will be short and sweet.

My job is being a dick right now.
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind what I do and I like the liberty it gives me to work from home.
But I gots lots o' shit to enter by TOMORROW!!
Shoot me!

My weight and measurements were the same this week as they were last week and the week before that!
I'll share the weight: 165 (that's all the deets you really want to know anyway!)

I could say I'm plateauing again.
But that would be a stretch of the truth.

I'm maintaining through the holidays!
And by that I mean I have all these events going on over the weekends and I indulge.
Oh, do I indulge!
So during the week I try to make up for the weekend!
Which keeps me at a constant 165.

And that's all for now, folks!
Back I go to the world of data entry.



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Santa Pic Fail LINK UP

Y'all!!!

This is my first link up I've ever participated in.

Because, deep down, I know I'm a Blog Mom at heart!
I may have gotten a slow start on this thing, but look at me now...
I'm Instagramming, Hashtagging, Keeking, Taking names, Kicking asses, and now Linking Up!

Count me in, ladies!! (Ooops, and Chris!)
...cos I wanna do what all you cool kids are doing!

The pictures I'm about to share are honestly, in my opinion, not failures.
I think it's a must, actually, to have the baby crying on Santa's lap for at least one year.
(Beyond one year of these shenanigans is just overdramatic!)
      - I kid, I kid....I think every year, up until age 13, you should have a picture of your kid screaming and    
        bawling on Santa's lap!
And I also like to look at the Santa's face to see if the look of shear terror of dropping the screaming kid is in their eyes...

My son, Royce is now 15 months old.
So, his first Christmas he was completely oblivious to the fact that a big fat person in a stylish red velour suit with a beard was, in fact, not his mother.
"I knew I didn't smell booby milk!"

"Da eff you say, Santa??"

So, at 15 months, mommy's lost some weight, changed to red satin suits and shaved the beard so there ain't no mistaking Santa for me!!
So far we've encountered Santa twice this Christmas season.
The first time, we were at our local Walmart (aka, our mall) and we had to go back to the Site-to-Store area and "Santa" was just randomly sitting there, declaring we could get a free 5x7 of "him sittin' awn Santa's layup". (Wow! I didn't know Santa had such a thick southern accent!)
Since there were no other associates around (SHOCKER!!!) to conveniently take the picture, I said I'd just test out how Royce would do and snap some pictures on my phone.
I can't say I blame Royce, I'd cry too for a less than mediocre Santa!


The very next day was a Kid's Christmas party we were invited to.





At least he doesn't do the full on bawl!
He just pouts and and puffs and whines and reaches for momma!
Too cute! :)

We have one more meet-up with Santa yet this year and we're done...
3rd times a charm perhpas?!?!


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

All I want for Christmas is Lasik

To all the bitches out there with your 20/20 eyesight...
I Despise You!

As a working, stay-at-home-mom, changing out of your pajamas typically doesn't happen in a day's time.
But, I will have you know, that on the days I run, I change from my pajamas into my running gear!
Hot damn! Gold star for this mom!
So, when the hubs sees me before he goes to work in the morning, I'm sexily greased up from my lack of showering for a few days.
And when he walks in the door, home from work, he gets a glimpse of me in my super tight spandex pants as we pass in the doorway so I can get my run in before it's dark at effin 5:30 in the evening!
And then it's all spandex and sweat and grease for the rest of the night till i sometimes shower before crawling into bed.
Read: My husband is one lucky mamma-jamma!!!

With all that being said, I very rarely bother to put my contacts in either.
I believe my last eye exam was February of 2011.
That shit costs mad dolla dolla bills, y'all!
So, my contacts that are supposed to be changed out every month, are changed according to whenever they rip.
Or burn and irritate the crap out of my eyes.
And sadly, my last contact ripped this morning.

Let's have a moment of silence.....

Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmit!

Now I have no choice BUT to wear my glasses all the time.
Yes, I wore them basically all the time anyway, but I liked having my options!
When I actually do shower, get dressed and go out into the world (ie, the one day a week I go into the office) I like to do it up...put the contacts in and everything!

So, with the sad passing of my contact lens, I called my insurance to see what they would cover for me to have LASIK eye surgery.
All I would have to pay out of pocket is $1525.
An eye.

Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmit!!!

So, I guess it's on to asking for money for my 30th birthday (coming up in January) so I can afford a freaking eye exam and more contacts.

Yep!
It's a lot of broke girl status and a lot of sexy librarian going on over here.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Half Marathon Training

One week from today.

Some of you may have just crapped your pants thinking I was implying that Christmas was one week away!
But, now that you've checked your calendar to be sure you've indeed got 2 more weeks for that; clean yourself up and let's get back to the matter at hand.

One week from today I will start my half marathon training!
I am super stoked.
If you've been keeping track, you know I'm one of those people that need a goal and a plan.
Anything else is just disorganized! :)

I've decided to follow the Hal Higdon's Novice 2 Plan to get me on my merry Half way!
I might have to change the days up a bit to what works with my schedule.
But you better believe I'm getting ready to print out my calendars for the next 3 months so I know exactly what to do on each day!
(How many of you unorganized biznatches are rolling your eyes at me right now?!?!)

I also have to admit that I'm excited for the Rest Days.
No, not because I'm a slacker.
(ok, perhaps maybe a little....)
But because, when I get on an organized exercise plan, I usually never rest.
My mind can't wrap around the fact that rest days are vital and pretty key in a training program.
So, I'm excited to utilize the rest days and make this training program my bitch!

I need a kickass Playlist for this journey.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR TUNES WITH ME!
What songs get you pumped and which tunes pull you through!

Elle Noel and Mama Laughlin have some pretty banging playlists that I will be printing out, highlighting the ones I want and then downloading them.
(Highlighting??? Really, Kyra?!?!? F yes!)

And this little diddy is constantly stuck in my head and gets me PUMPED so it will be going on my playlist

You're welcome.

What's on your playlist?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Interactive Thick Thursday

Hey HEY hey!!!

Coming to ya at 165!
That's an official 25 pounds gone forever! :)

Arms:      13"
Chest:    37 1/2"
Waist:    37 1/2"
Hips:       39" {loss of 1 inch}
Thighs:   23 1/2" {loss of 1/2 inch}

And here is my sexy little progression photo...


Now, ladies, I need your help on this one...
This is the outfit I want to wear to a dinner/dance event I have with the hubs this Saturday.
(It's a dressy casual atmosphere, ps)

Do y'all like this outfit?
I'm obsessed with peplum tops currently, and while this one isn't entirely what I was looking for, it's all I could find in this teensy ass town.

My husband said it looked like it was small in the boob/waist area (God rest his soul)
But, truth be told...it is a bit...it's a Juniors top
(Yes, I am aware that I am almost 30 years old and I purchased a top from the Jr's section. But you gotta believe me when I say small town. As in, the only place to shop for a top was Peebles. (yeah, i know...shoot me) You wanna know my other option to shop at?!? Walmart! "Hot damn, you lucky girl, you!")

My question is...Can you tell?
I mean, I'm not gasping for breath in it by any means.
And it's not like my knockers are any bigger than a B cup.
(ok, maybe a C till I lose some more weight)
But, if you were to take one look at me in public, dressed in this, would your first response be 
        DAMN, Gina!!!! How can a 5 inch span of fabric hold all of THAT in?!?
I mean, it's black too, so how much can you really tell??

Don't lie to me, ladies, cos Santa will find out and give me all your presents.
I'm serious.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Am I late on the Instagram train?

Well hello, there hoochies!

There really is no point to this post other than a shameless plug!

My mom got me an iPhone as my (early) Christmas present.
(What exactly do you mean when you say..."Welcome to the 21st Century"??)

I primarily wanted it for the running and fitness apps.
No joke!
Map My Run is a must in my book for my runs!
--Since there's no way in hell I can afford a GPS watch! I'm ├╝ber jelly of those bitches out there that have one and show me their pics of their completed miles and time... ehem, MamaLaughlin and Monica ... Oh yeah?!? Well eat this...
I can do it too!! ...only somehow, the watch pics look so much cooler. *sigh*
 Ok, so anyway, back to the plug...
So I got an iPhone and I'm addicted to Instagram.
Like I cannot get enough of the fun effects and I check it about 20 times a day only to be disappointed that there's not more pictures to like the shit out of out from those I'm following!
(I'm currently following 51...I think I need to be following 2,700...to be exact)

So find me!
Stalk me!
I'll stalk you!
It will be the best relationship you've ever had!

@kbeavtann


You'll see cool shit like this:




What are some apps you can't live without??

Friday, November 30, 2012

November recap/Thick Friday

HOW-deeeeeee!!!

So, I've talked about participating in the POTM (Pile on the Miles instead of the pounds) challenge for November.
I pledged to run 60 miles this month and drum roll.....
I ran 45 miles.
Would have been cool to complete the 60, but hey 45 ain't bad!

In other news, I ran a 5K on Thanksgiving morning with my husband, brother-in-law, cousin, and best friend.
(And I could kick myself for not taking a group pic. I didn't even get a pic of my bib! See...this is why I'm a bad blogger!)
What I DID get was my best time!
28:29!!!
Going into the race, I so badly wanted to get under 29 minutes but seriously doubted it would happen.
But BAM!
I was quite pleased with that time!

And yet another piece of good news!
Weighed in at 167 today!
That means I completed a goal!
I just wanted to be in the 160's at the end of November!
My measurements stayed the same so I won't even bore you with those specs!

And just cos I'm sure y'all miss seeing my hot ass mess, check me out!
My little family went out and about in the next town over so I had to spruce myself up!
(Read: I actually got a shower and did my makeup.)
((And Royce says you're welcome for his cameo appearance below!))
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Friday, November 16, 2012

I am a runner

So, my drug of choice this month is running.

I have pledged to pile on the miles rather than the pounds this November.
Not to mention I'm running in the 5K Turkey Trot back home on Thanksgiving day.
(Hell yeah to guilt-free Thanksgiving dinner(s)!! -yes, plural. I've got Thanksgiving lunch at my Grandparents, Thanksgiving dinner at my sister's in-laws, and another Thanksgiving lunch on Saturday with my mom's family. MUST. SHOW. RESTRAINT!!!!)

I've said before that I totally want to be one of those people that have the 13.1 stickers on their cars.
So, I have decided that in 2013, I WILL complete my first half marathon!
All my blogger buddies are totally on the half marathon band wagon and hearing them all talk about how they're signing up to do one has definitely lit a fire under my arse.

So, again, back in my home town, I am going to run the Chambersburg Half in March.
I'm a tad nervous as I've heard the course is quite hilly.
But, for one, it's in Chambersburg.
Two, it's my mom's birthday weekend so I would probably be traveling home anyway.
And three, it's in memory of my brother-in-law's grandfather who was a runner his whole life and actually passed away while running.
Do I need any more reasons?!?!

And, I've been wanting to run the Monument 10K in Richmond, VA for awhile now, so I've decided this is the year I'm going to do it.

Ideally, I was hoping the 10K (April) would fall before the Half (March) to help UP my confidence.
See, I've only completed a 5K.
So, I think I will also be looking to do a 10K in between now and March.

Yes, I am a runner.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thick Thursday

Hey there.

Yes, I know I said I would get better about blogging, but honestly, I've been so busy and when I haven't been busy, I've been lazy....shoot me!

...although, I must say, Holly's Blogger 101 post did make me feel a tad guilty.
You see, I too want to be part of the crowd.
And I feel like blogging more plus more wit will get me there.
But then, I hear my girl, Natty, saying "Ah, fuck 'em. Do what you want!"

See my major dilemma?!?! :)

Anyway, on to what we're all here for....

Weighed in at 169!
Hell to the yessssssss!
The scale has moved and I'm in the 160's.

Measurements:
Arms:      13" {loss of 1/2"}
Chest:    37 1/2" {loss of 1/2"}
Waist:   37 1/2"
Hips:       40"
Thighs:    24" {loss of 1/2"}

Alas, there's no picture today.
I feel like death.
And I don't want to shower!
Skank!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thick Thursday

Yep, it's me again....you know, that once-a-week-blogger! (LAME!!!)
I really don't know what's gotten into me.
I just don't feel like writing.
BUT, I do read your blogs still, so thanks for keeping me going in that respect!! :)

I'll try to do better(ish)!!

Can I just get a Hal-le-freaken-lu-jah that the 31 days of Jillian Michaels is OVER?!?!?!?!?!?!?
I am so proud of myself for not missing one.single.day!!
And I'm even more excited that it's OVER!
Check out my calendar with my Gold Stars for each day!

The blue stars are for when I also ran that day!


My poison was the 30 Day Shred.
My results: 0 pounds lost (but none gained!!) and a total of 2.5 inches lost.
Not terribly impressive, I know! ...especially since I did it every day.
BUT, I am pleased that I can see how my arms and waist have trimmed down some.
Check me out!
Not AS MUCH love on my handles!


Yep, folks, that is ALL my milkshake that brings all the boys to the yard!

Starting (October 1st)           Ending (October 31st)
Weight:   172                        Weight:   172
Arms:      14"                        Arms:    13 1/2"
Chest:     38"                        Chest:      38"
Waist:     39"                        Waist:     37 1/2"
Hips:     40 1/2"                    Hips:        40"
Thighs:  24 1/2"                    Thighs:    24 1/2"

I have to admit...after this past weekend visiting back home in Pennsylvania and with Halloween...I'll take these mediocre results!!! (I was BAAAAAAADDDDDDDD!!!!!!!)

Speaking of Halloween, I have to share a few pics...

My sweet little dragon!!

The extent of my costume...I was very lazy this year!  But hey, give me props for the awesome (glow-in-the-dark) shirt and my purple jeans!!
I'm such a cheeseball when it comes to Halloween! Don't my boys look thrilled?!?!

It is indeed November 1st and for this month I am participating in the Pile On the Miles that Monica at Run.Eat.Repeat. is hosting. (The idea is to pile on the miles via walking/running instead of the pounds this holiday season) I've pledged to run 60 miles this month. I shot lower than I would like only because this month is crazy busy. So, I'm hoping I can run more than my goal...we shall see!!

AND...since I haven't met a goal yet in the way of getting to my goal weight each month, my goal for November is just to get in the 160's. I've been hovering at 172 for at least the last month and a half! I'm also trying to reach my goal of blogging more!! :)

Happy November, Y'all!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thick Thursday on Friday

Wow!
So I'm just about as good at losing weight as I am at writing on my blog!
:)

But, alas, it is Thick Thursday Friday!
Weighed this morning at 172.

Measurements:
Arms:     13 1/2"
Chest:       38"
Waist:     37 1/2" {loss of 1"}
Hips:         40"
Thighs:    24 1/2"

Only 5 days left of doing the 30 Day Shred!
(But who's counting?!?)

There is a 5k I'm doing on Thanksgiving day, so for the month of November, my game plan is strictly running.

The hubs has been running with me and I'm super stoked about that!

And Melanie shared this "Pile on the Miles" for the month of November.
The idea is to pile on the miles (of exercise...running, walking...) instead of the pounds!
Sounds pretty sweet, so I think I'll sign up.
If you're interested too, check out the deets here!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thick Thursday

Weighed in this morning at 173.
WTF??

Arms:    13 1/2" {loss of 1/2 inch}
Chest:      38"
Waist:    38 1/2" {loss of 1/2 inch}
Hips:       40"
Thighs:   24 1/2"

Not excited about my lame stats.
That's a 2 pound gain.
And I'd feel better about it if I lost more inches. (ie, gaining muscle...)
Not to mention, I've been lingering among the 171-173 for over a month now....I HATE A PLATEAU!!

On the up side...I feel good abut how I feel I look.
Yeah, isn't that a bitch...when you think you're doing well, that bitch whore scale slaps you in the face.
I've been doing the 30 Day Shred EVERY DAY since Oct 1st.
...I can't even begin to tell you how freaken awesome I feel putting my gold star on the calendar to say I've completed it for the day. I know I want to see a sticker for every day when the month is over, so that's mostly why I keep up with it!
I'm also kicking my running game up a notch.
...meaning I'm getting back to running at least 5 days a week (at 3 miles a day).

Perhaps I feel that running will help me lose the weight and break through the plateau.

And trust me when I say that I am eating healthy.
I think that's the important part of the equation.
So I don't want y'all to think that I'm just saying, "oh yeah, I eat healthy!" (As I'm wiping the Oreo crumbs off my mouth)
...cos that has to be what's happening if I'm exercising like a haus and "eating healthy", right?!?
Well, kick those nasty thoughts, cos baby got back this B ain't lying!

I upped my calories to 1500 and now that I'm running again, I try to eat more on top of that.
I still stay pretty below (within 300 calories) the total calories I gain by working out.
But I find it hard to have the calories add up.
Consuming fruits and veggies and lean protein, etc; they tend to be low in calories.
I'm also trying to eat every 2 hours.

I've started all this about 2 days ago.
...running consistently on top of 30DS, eating more and more often.
I guess I thought that I would've seen more of a difference in my weight in those 2 days.
(Perhaps wishful thinking)
But, I weighed 173 on Monday and I weigh 173 today.

Dammit!!
Nothing pisses me off more than a plateau!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Totes Adorbs

There's something about Fridays that are very euphoric for me.
I don't know what it is, but they're very rainbows and unicorns.
I just wanna hug everyone!

With that said, I specifically want to highlight my favorite blog.

This girl is hysterical!
She's quick-witted and cute as a button.
She is super fun.
A self-proclaimed nerd that is beyond cool!
She's uses the best references and quotes.
Her husband is equally cute and hysterically quick-witted and a tech god.
They are the cutest and I want to move in with them!
Their kids...totes adorbs!
(For all you lamies, that means TOTALLY ADORABLE!)
She's hilariously honest in sharing her weight loss journey and inspired me to post my own shirtless before pic.
(I said shirtless, not topless...it's not THAT kind of blog!)
She is the most consistent commenter on my blog and doesn't even know how cool that makes me feel as well as how she motivates me in my weight loss journey.

OK.
Enough anticipation....
Meet my blogger friend, Holly!,
If you won't just take my word that she's the best blog out there, check out my favorite posts herehere and here

And you HAVE to check out the vlog her and her hubs made (again, not that type of blog!) of them  answering fellow blogger's questions. They're so stinking cute!!

Thanks for being so stinking awesome, Holly!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thick Thursday

Hey there!!
I've somewhat slacked on my Thick Thursdays, so I'm bringing it to ya today!!

Weighed in this morning at 171!!
I can't wait to get in the 160's!!!


Measurements:
Arms:      14"
Chest:      38"
Waist:      39"
Hips:        40" {loss of 1/2 inch}
Thighs:   24 1/2"

I know y'all are missing the pics of me, but I had the worst time getting my camera to take a pic using my tripod.
And when I finally did, it was slightly blurry but I was bound and determined to use it.
Until I couldn't upload it to here in the correct, lengthwise position.
Computer nerd FAIL!!!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Level 2

So, after 8 days of Level 1 on 30 Day Shred I felt pretty good and was getting slightly bored.

So I moved myself up to Level 2.

...And holy shitballs...
Kicked. My. Ass.

And ironically...it feels good!

I want results, so I gotta go for it.

Which is why I'm now off for a run!!

Seize the day, ladies!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

I just thought you all should know...

I got on the scale this morning after my mini-vacay in which I ate everything in sight and did my Jillian Michaels workout every day. It read....

175

So, I'm ok with that number.
Cos seriously...I ate like I wouldn't see tomorrow.
And indulged in a few beers!

Just wanted to share that with you all.
And here's to busting my tail to get that number down for Thick Thursday this week!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Buddy on vacay

So I'm at the wonderful Outerbanks in North Carolina.

I've eaten just about everything in sight!

BUT.............

I brought 30 Day Shred with me and did it every. stinking. day.
Eff yeah!!

I am pretty stoked and proud of myself..it was a feat in itself!

Just wanted to share with all of y'all!
Isn't that right, buddy?!?
(A little Jillian humor, anyone??)

Monday, October 1, 2012

October with my Bestie

For those of you that may not be aware...
Mama L's group on Facebook issued a challenge for everyone to join in 31 days of Jillian Michaels...
The challenge, if accepted, is to do a Jillian Michaels workout every day in October.

I picked my poison...30 Day Shred!
I started the 30DS a little over a month ago, but stopped due to popping a rib out. (Not from doing the 30DS. If you missed it, check out that story here.
Well, it hasn't bothered me for the past 2 weeks, so I've decided to give it a go!

My game plan is to run every morning, then do  30DS when I get back from the run.

And we all know I need a goal/end in sight to work for, so my new goal is to be 165 by the end of this month!

I'm surprisingly excited to do this every day!
I do well with a challenge/schedule/gameplan.

And, I can't believe I'm doing this, but, my girl, Holly inspired me to, so here goes nothing!
The before pic:

Deer in headlights looks is always sexy!
Actually, my face definitely says, "Why the hell am I seriously thinking about showing the world all of my milkshake that most certainly brings all the boys to the yard?!?"

Anywho... here are the starting specs:

Weight:   173
Arms:      14"
Chest:      38"
Waist:      39"
Hips:      40 1/2"
Thighs:   24 1/2"

And hey, why not give yourself a challenge?!?
Join me in being Jillian Michaels' bitch for the next 31 days! :)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dress for wedding!


So, remember when I told y'all about the dress I wanted to wear for a wedding in September?!?

Well, I bought the khaki and coral dress from Kohl's on August 10th and check out the fit then...

no bueno!
Hot, right?!?

Fast forward to the beautiful event this past weekend, September 29th and check out the fit!
me gusta!
 Amazing what some hard work and dedication can do!!


And just for funsies, check out my cute little family at the wedding! 
(I'm a sucker for matching attire for a wedding!)
Dammit! How do I rotate the picture?!? Oh well, we look super cute from the side too!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mustache Bash?!?!?!?

Seriously.
I don't know how many people asked me, "So why mustaches?" "What's a mustache Bash?"
I would smile politely and respond, "It's just the fucking theme. Why does your dumbass not realize mustaches are totally in right now? And seeing how my son is so badass, we chose the best theme possible. Get a fucking clue and don't ever ask me that again!"

: ) .... a little sass never hurt anyone!

Anyway, as promised, here is a montage of pictures from my son, Royce's 1st birthday (and photoshoot!)

Royce is ONE
Party people in the place to be!
I've wanted to get personalized M&Ms forever!!!!

Mustache cake made by my sis-in-law, Tiffany!
That's my boy!
Opening gifts with mommy and daddy
My niece, Claire, getting in on some photo booth action!
My besties...Tammie and sis, Shannon with my other niece, Camdyn
Me and the hubs getting some action...Photo booth action, that is!



Me with my handsome little man

Who is this handsome feller?!? :)

Shirt courtesy of EviesGift on Etsy...HIGHLY recommended!


so sweet!

get it all while you can, baby boy!

Hope you enjoyed!!!




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