Lifestyle Change

I have finally come to conclusion that I desperately need to change my lifestyle in order for me to:
1. lose weight
2. be a happier person
3. to be more confident with my self and around others

B and I are hoping to set our wedding date next week with our venue, and if it all works out in our favor it's going to be 10/3/2015. That means that I have 7 months to get my ass in gear to look amazing and feel confident in my wedding dress. I had started this blog over a year ago in hopes of losing the weight long before the wedding. WELL...that definitely didn't happen.

Now that there is going to be a date in sight, that means there is a deadline. I've gotta do this or I'm going to hate those wedding pictures for the rest of my life. Yeah yeah... a wedding is more than just pictures and looking great in a white dress, I know that. But this is very important to me. I know people judge, whether you want to believe that or not, but they do. B has lost around 15 pounds since we've bought our house and he looks great! I want to look and feel that way too.

So now it's my turn.

My plan is to stick to the basics.
1. Drink LOTS of water, 1/2 of my body weight in ounces. I've been doing pretty good with this and I can already feel the benefits of drinking that much water.
2. Start working out 30-60 minutes per day, 5x a week. I need to wean myself into this. Hopefully once the nicer weather comes around in May, I'll be able to do more. I'm going to start out with at home DVD's and walking on the days that are above 20 degrees. Those days have been far and few lately, so hopefully it starts warming up!
3. Watching my calories and kind of sticking to a protein diet. I've gotta cut out the sugars, starches, and junk. I was successful once with a protein diet and it worked great. it keeps me full throughout the day, that's my biggest thing.

Tonight I'm going to get measurements and tomorrow morning I'm weighing myself. I'm going to make a big ol' fashion poster to hang in my closet of my progress so that I can physically see the numbers going down. For me this is all mental. It's gotta make sense and I've gotta be determined and intrigued to do well.

Now let's see if this is all going to work.  Wish me luck.


Computer Issues

I miss blogging! But I do have a reason why I haven't posted in a while. My computer is making it unbelievably difficult to blog. I can't add pictures, the internet browser is incompatible (I have I.E. 11, the most up to date Internet Explorer, and Blogger doesn't accept it!)

UGHHHH. Makes it so hard.

So bear with me. Hopefully things will get figured out. If  not, I'll have to blog at home, which is hard for me because I like to kill time at work :)


Yum yum yum

Yeah, I splurged yesterday on my food. I've been trying to keep it somewhat healthy but mainly kicking out all the snacks and sugars, which has been good until yesterday.

My boss is taking on a new position at a new company, so we celebrated his last day in his honor. Of course, we had to order the best pizza in town, Carbone's! It's so awesome, like the cheese is nice and golden and crust has a crunch. I love that! Well I couldn't just stick to a couple pieces, oh no. Like 5. Ugh... Then of course my coworker brings in her Special K Bars, which hers are seriously the best. They melt in your mouth with their gooey-ness. Yup...I had to have like 3 of those.

And to add on top of that B wanted to take me out for supper (how sweet!) to Agave Kitchen in Hudson. I haven't eaten there in a long time, but I do remember how good their food is! I ate somewhat healthy and got the Southwest Grilled Chicken Burger, which includes homemade guacamole, bacon, habanero jack cheese, and lettuce, with a side of sweet potato fries and Greek lime yogurt sauce. OMG. So good. I ate the whole thing, regardless of it's massive size. B had this awesome triple cheese and bacon burger. That was humongous! He ate that proudly too. So I will have to say, I have to add Agave to my 10 Before 30 list of restaurants to visit.

Tonight I get to hang out with my friend Kory! It's been so long since we've seen each other, possibly over a year, maybe 2? Lordy...I hope it hasn't been that long. She's still up in Fargo getting her Ph.D (she's a go getter), and that's just a long haul to visit for the weekend. But she's home for Spring Break this week! We still haven't made exact plans, but anything goes when she's in town. It's always a blast!

My other girlfriend, Amanda, also received a new position at a new company, and her last day at work was yesterday! I'm so proud of her. She was driving to downtown St. Paul everyday, and that's a jaunt, especially when the weather is crappy, or even when it's not! The traffic is miserable. So now her new position is in Somerset, WI. WAY BETTER commute!!! I made a shadow box craft for her to put on her new desk, which I'll post on my blog once I give it to her. It's so cute! Let's just say I finally got to use my Silhouette Cameo that I got for Christmas! It was so fun!

Well that's all I have for now. Just thought I'd peep in to share some news. Nothing else really going on in my life to share, but hopefully after the weekend I'll have some nice material :)