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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WIW & Cleanse Results + Updated Goals


It's Wednesday!!!  Which for many of you means you are halfway through your work week.... today is my Monday.... BOO, but since I only have a 2 day work week this week, it is also my Thursday.. WOOP!

There is a lot to touch on today, so let's get in it!

Yesterday I finished the Advocare 10 day cleanse.  I have never done a cleanse before, but I liked this one a lot.  I never felt bad during it, and acheived everything I expected with it.  I had started craving junk food again, which I hadn't in a while, and was majorly slacking in the cooking at home department.... we would eat out several nights a week.  I was feeling like I did in the beginning of the journey.  I wanted to eat right, but I just couldn't kick the bad habits.  NO MORE.  After following the cleanse, I don't crave garbage, BIG WIN!  I also don't feel like I'm starving all the time.  I don't know that I have way more energy than I did before, but I feel great so what is there to complain about.  The evil fiber drink??  I was nervous about it after reading what people had to say about it, but I used the peaches and cream flavor, and it wasn't bad at all. I did not have to stay in a 10 foot radius of my toilet.  It really is a gentle cleanser, and I only went once each day.... maybe twice a couple of days, so nothing to be scared of.  Like I said yesterday, if you want to try this cleanse, I know a great girl that sells the stuff and I can put you in touch!
peaches n' cream all the way!  just make sure to fully dissolve it, no one likes chunks in their junk
Now for what you all care about...... I lost 9lbs in 10 days!  Majorly excited there!  I had been moving up and down with the same 3 lbs for a while now so I feel like I have broken through a plateau and it has given me so much motivation!!  I will say that the clean eating was a big factor, as well as, cutting the carbs (I didn't eat any rice or bread) and dairy (the only dairy I had was 1/2 cup of 1% milk when I made my protein shakes).  I plan on keeping my eating almost as clean as on the cleanse, I will incorporate some rice back in and the occasional bread.  I am also going to say, that some of the weight I lost was probably muscle, which I am NOT happy about.  I haven't worked out in 2 weeks or more, mostly due to whatever disease has decided to colonize in my lungs, but that is about to end and I am kicking the gym into high gear again!

As far as updating my goals, my next mini goal is withing reach... ONE-DERLAND!!  I have 10 more pounds to go and I will get there by my birthday, April 26th.  I also bought a dress to wear in a wedding in May that is a size too small, so that dress will fit!!!  And engagement pictures are May 11th, so I have those outfits to rock in the next couple of months!
my old scale died so I got this new PINK one!  I am obviously scraping for photo material

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!  I may not be back til Monday, due to work and getting ready for our trip home this weekend to attend Ryan's best friends wedding.  I am totally excited/nervous to see our friends... I haven't seen a lot of them since starting this journey 63lbs ago!  I will say, I am super excited to eat me some wedding cake though!!!  What? It's rude not to!
 My Jessica Simpson dress that I am wearing this weekend!  My first designer dress, I was too fat for most labels :)

Instagram repeat, but I am trying to find a semi nice way to pull my hair bad for this wedding, plus I got new highlights last week :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What the ISH BISH

Once again... I am the laziest Blogger of the Universe.  I just can't seem to get my shit together to write a post.  I honestly blame Blair Waldorf.  I can't stop watching Gossip Girl to save my life, and have had to quit cold turkey.  I haven't watched in over a week, and I'm dying on the inside.  Plus, I have been a little on the busy side... no real excuse, but I'm going with it.

So here's what you've missed over in my little corner of the world.

I have officially applied to grad school!!  After a very painful personal essay that required evidence based literature to support my discussion on why it is important for nurses to have a master's degree, I am crossing my fingers that I did not waste $45.  I mean come on... we all know that they answer to why I want a Master's Degree is because the hospital will pay for it, it will nearly double my current salary, and most importantly, I will never have to wipe someone's ass again.  So accept me because I'm a bad ass, Sincerely Jenn.

Today completes my 10 day Advocare cleanse.  All in all, it did exactly what I hoped it would do.  I got a boost in my weight loss (more to come tommorrow with WIW.... yes, I will actually post again) and kicked my cravings for the junk food that I was starting to battle again since I've been eating so shitty lately.  Do I feel better and back on track? Yep.  Do I feel like a brand new human being with a new lease on life? No.    Will I do it again? Definitely.  If there is anyone left under the sun who has not tried this, and is interested, hit me up.  I know an AMAZING gal who sells this stuff and I would be happy to get you in touch and answer any questions you may have.  And have no fear about shitting your pants in public.... it only happens the first day.  I kid, I kid.

I have made a little progress in the wedding planning front.  Our invites arrived in the mail and I got our music list together with our violinist yesterday.  I was really nervous about selecting music, because I had no clue where to start, but it went fantastical!  We were able to come up with some great song choices that are way outside the box and perfect!  She even said that I am her favorite bride she's worked with in a while.... BAM!

I have also been sickly these past couple of weeks which has not worked out well for the gym life, but now that I can breathe out of both nostrils and my chest doesn't rattle with each inhale I will be back to murdering fat tonight.  And I am happy to say that the fiance will be joining me after stepping on our new pink scale and  listening to me make his belly button talk in a red neck voice.... maybe you had to be there for that one.

So, thanks for hanging with my through my multiple absences.  I am hoping to be back for good, I love reading your blogs and love all of my followers.  I don't really have any great pictures to share with you today, so I'll just leave you with this.
I died a little once I realized that the picture wasn't what I had hoped

I mean SERIOUSLY!!!!!

Your Welcome!  Come back tomorrow for WIW to talk about my cleanse results and re-vamped plans

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I'm Too Sleepy for a Witty Title

Good morning ladies! {well technically it's still Tuesday night, but whatever, you won't see this til the morning since you lucky biotches get to sleep at night}

It looks like everyone had a great weekend!  Mine wasn't too shabby, well what I got of it at least.  I got off work Saturday morning and proceeded to sleep for 13 hours... oops.  Ryan came home from work surprised to find me still crashed at 9:30 at night #nightshiftproblems.  Obviously I woke up beyond haaangry after not eating anything all day and was easily convinced that BWW would be a good idea, so I fed Jumbo Jenn chicken wings and potato wedges with reckless abandonment.  Sunday, we had to get Ryan fitted for his tux for a friend's wedding.  I had planned on also going ahead and picking out the stuff for our wedding also, since we drove up there together.  Apparently Ryan jumped ship on that plan and now we will be returning in a couple of months... oh well.  We then dropped my ring of for its 6 month inspection and to get it sized so that I can actually wear it without flinging it off my hand causing panic attacks.  I will get my ring back in about 10 days and it will be a size 6 {down 2 full sizes}... no more plus sized fingers for this girl, that's  the standard size!  We had lunch at Texas Roadhouse, where I once again ate like a ravenous piglet on steroids {maybe it's about PMS time?}.  Also, I ordered our wedding invitations.... way early, but I had a coupon code that was going to expire, and this cheapo can't miss out on 25% off!

I don't even want to get on the scale after the piglet fest, so I may step on tomorrow or I may just get on it whenever I feel like damage may be reversed... we shall see.  To make matters worse,  my phone's auxiliary port managed to get dust or something in it that is blocking my headphones from making a connection.... NO BUENO!  That means this girl couldn't hit the gym this morning{after already changing, getting on the treadmill, and starting my episode of Gossip Girl I tucked my tail and scooted out hoping to be unseen..... except I left my water bottle behind as evidence.... fail}  for what was going to be my 1 workout for the next few days due to my stupid job... I'll get to that in a few.  Hopefully Ryan can get it fixed soon, this girl can not run without distraction!

So, I was basically over this week before it even started.  Thanks to my sometimes fantastic some times shitty work schedule I only had 1.5 days between my work weeks, which means I was still exhausted when I came back to work Monday night.  To add to the fun, we are having a party for a co-worker Wednesday night {never ask a man what theme he wants for a party, he will pick pasta... and your inner skinny girl will cry and your fat your will dance}  so I have to stay up late and skip the gym when I get home this morning to make my pasta dish then fight the urge to dive hooves first into the vairety of gooey cheesey carbohydrates tonight.  Pasta is one of my weaknesses so to say I will have none is probably jsut a straight up lie, so I'm just going to try and load up on salad and keep my pasta intake to a minimum.  Adding more fun to my week is a certification class for 12 hours on Thursday from 3pm-3am Friday morning... this was a great idea in my head, but now that it's about to play out, not so much.  After adding up the math of travel time and getting ready time, I'm looking at about 4.5 hours of sleep between my 3 night stretch and this class.  I'm going to be a hot tranny mess... I just hope I get my certification!

Okay, so this turned into a novel, my bad yo.  I'll leave you here.  I will hopefully be back tomorrow with my big weekend dillemma...... dum dum dum!! Don't you just love the random shit i post from work when I am EXHAUSTED?!?  sorry again for no pics to keep it fun... i will overload you with my face soon!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Wedding Music

So it's Friday, which isn't so much the big day for blogging, and I hadn't planned on posting BUT work has been soooo boring over night that I figure why not throw my 4am random thoughts at y'all and see what comes back.

I've mentioned before that we are going with a more rustic barn theme for our wedding, and we have chosen a fiddle player for the ceremony, thinking that it would be a little sassy and different than just a violin.  We got a great deal and now it's time to pick the music.... enter crickets.  I have NO clue what I want played at the ceremony!

I sent an email asking for a song list so that I knew what to choose from and all I got back was "think of some songs that are special to you as a couple, and we will go from there"  NEWS FLASH: we are not that couple with special songs, in fact, we basically have complete opposite tastes in music. So now I am faced with telling this poor lady that is so excited to work with me for some unknown reason, that I got nothin.  I know that I don't want a bunch of cliche classical crap played, but that's the extent of it.

Here's where you guys come in.  Any ideas for ceremony music?  I need songs for while people are being seated, the bridal party, me, and the recession.

Happy Friday, I hope you guys have a great weekend!!   I am axiously awaiting 7am so that I can get to the gym and get my elliptical on and watch another episode of Gossip Girl {then promptly crash because I have to work again tonight}

Sorry no pics today, but I'm posting from work.... womp womp

PS- I just ordered my 10 day cleanse, so I will be good to start it in a couple of weeks!!!