Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happier Mindset

I know I'm writing again in the same day, but it's my blog--I can do what I want, right? In any case, I just wanted to report that I am feeling good. I keep reading Jaimi's blog about her weight loss journey and it's really inspiring me! I actually think about what I put in my mouth now without just eating absently. I log everything (and I mean EVERYTHING, bad calories or not) into my food journal AND I have started using My Fitness Pal again on my phone. I'm not quite sure if my calorie intake is accurate or not, but for now, it's a starting point. I obviously want to get to a place where my jeans aren't snug, but also to where I look and feel pretty without consulting a mirror. I've also been contemplating a hair change, but those are BIG for me, and I rather like my hair.....I need to work up the courage to maybe try a different route; it's just hair, it will grow back, right?

On another note, the boots I have been wanting from Alloy came today, FINALLY! I had some issues with the order, and it supposedly arrived over the weekend, but that's what I get for shipping them to work. I hope they're cute on me, even though I'm hating how all of my skinny jeans look on me right now and that's what I'll have to wear with these. Oh well. Here they are:
Over the knee baby! haha.

I am really excited to go and eat my lunch today. I am starting a new book, which always makes me happy. Will got the "Beautiful Creatures" series for me, so I am starting the first book today. I feel bad not using my Kindle anymore, but honestly, nothing compares to a REAL book in your hands (and I'm a weirdo and love the smell of a new book!). So, if there's no chatty Cathy's upstairs when I go, hopefully I will get a few chapters in and enjoy my hour break :)

---on a totally new subject, I want to write a novel of my own someday. I always told my dad I'd write a book and buy him a big house with a wraparound porch and I intend to fulfill that goal. Whether it's a book people will actually read or not is a different story, haha.

I have some fresh fruits (strawberries, grapes and a plum) along with my turkey and cheese sammich on multigrain bread..ohh, and some special K crisps (chips?). And a honey vanilla greek yogurt. LOVE greek yogurt!! Why I am reporting my meal to you I have no idea, but it makes me feel better knowing I'm attempting a healthier lunch than I used to. While I do miss my fruit snacks and tastycakes, I do feel a bit better about myself. I'm also back on track with taking a multi-vitamin and I'm making an effort to wear my seatbelt properly too (I'm such a loser, lol). Mom and I plan to walk (and attempt a jog) tonight as well. I appreciate the exercise partner in her because otherwise, I'd go home, eat and then want chocolate as I sit on the couch watching TV shows. At least this way, if I go to her house after work, do the mile or two with her (whether it's a walk or jog, it's SOMETHING, right?) then I can go home and eat a light dinner and relax. I cut myself off from food at 7 p.m. and after that it's strictly water! In the future I might be more lenient with this rule, but for now, it's what I need to avoid nighttime snacking. I'm also super excited to browse my new copy of 300 meals under 300 calories and start making a menu for us that I can prepare to stay within my allotted calorie range. Jaimi gave me an idea for a low-calorie pudding as dessert, too so I want to get some of that my next trip to the store! I definitely think I have to learn the line between staying on track and letting myself indulge occasionally. I feel like I'm going into this too severe too quickly? But I don't know. I'll get better at it, I'm sure.

I don't know if Jaimi will ever read my blog, but I sure am addicted to hers and her positive outlook on a healthy lifestyle. She has inspired me to not only lose weight, but to keep it off by becoming active and healthy for LIFE!  I don't want to be lazy anymore :)

Almost lunchtime. YAY!


  1. :) Love this entry. Thank you so much! Wow, I am seriously about to cry right now. I am such a softy. I love greek yogurt too! Today I ate a regular fat free yogurt and was so different than greek. Almost like a dessert! Cute boots by the way! I couldn't ever pull off over the knee boots! Maybe one day! My thoughts are so random-sorry. I love the beginning that you said you are writing more than once its your blog. I feel the same way, you are so right! Write as much as you want, that is how I feel about it! I love that your mom is going to exercise with you. My dad is my BEST exercise partner. He is my absolute favorite, he too is overweight but working on it. There is nothing like family! Oh also, 300 under 300 is an AMAZING book. I love HG cookbooks!!! Sorry my thoughts were all over the place!!! I love your blog! :)

  2. I dont care if your thoughts are random--I almost cried seeing someone (especially YOU) took the time to read my silly thoughts! And one day, you WILL wear over the knee boots! lol. IF you want to, i mean :) I could write on and on every day, like a personal diary that just never ends but i feel silly. Like if by chance someone actually reads it, they're gonna be like, why doesnt this girl shut up?! hahaha. But I'm glad we're alike..it seems we have a lot in common besides our awesome names!! <3

    1. I love your blog. We are a lot alike. I have NO idea what career I want out of life either. Ugh, it stresses me. I am not sure what entry you wrote that in but I just remembered you did somewhere. I have decided to go away in August to a college but still am undecided on degree. Well, it is your blog and you can write whatever you want! I hate a very rude person say something to me once and it really hurt but made me work even harder. It wasn't a random person but someone I went to high school with or something. Idk. I think an ex bf's gf. Lol the drama of relationships!

    2. That is suppose to be had* a very rude person. I don't know how to edit posts or I would have done so instead of writing another comment! :)

    3. I dont know how to edit posts either, so no worries! and yes, they always say let your haters make you work harder. I'm glad you were able to prosper in spite of such a rude person!
      Where are you going to go away to college to? That's exciting! I hear ya on not knowing what you want to do with your life though. I remember reading you are an EMT? are you sticking with that field?
      I went to college, got a degree, and dont want to use it. Havent been using it either. So I feel like a waste for paying back these student loans and not even being happy with my degree! It's just SO hard deciding what you want to do every day for the rest of your life. I know I want to do something that makes me happy, that I love getting up for, but I can only narrow it down to wanting to work with animals, the elderly or something with writing. So I'm stuck! NO idea what career that would be and it scares me to have to put more money out to go back to school. Sigh.

    4. I actually have NO idea what I want to do. I was thinking along the lines of counseling or Idk. I think it would be neat to own a gym one day and also like counsel people at the gym who are discouraged or girls with insecurity problems etc. WOrking out can make people feel better about themselves! I know it is a big dream, but hey its a dream! I have already spent a lot of money on school already. I went to EMT school and couldn't work on an ambulance after I graduated because I wasn't 21. Now Im 21 and don;t really want to do it! I went to school last year for Elem Education and then decided it wasn't for me either. :) I actually have NO idea. I just know I am going to school and going to be undecided for now. I hate to spend the money but I want to go for at least a semester.

    5. Well you aren't alone! I have no idea what I want to do either, but all you can do is give it a shot and try different things I suppose! Where are going away to? like a different state or city? that will be exciting! I thought about counseling too, since I LOVE talking so much! haha. I've also thought about elem. education and am nervous about that. Ahhhh, why does life have to be so hard?! haha. But it is nice to have the freedom to choose and decide :)

    6. I know I just feel like I should know and get on it! I am thinking about going to school in Knoxville so its about 6-7 hours away from home. It isn't too bad. I love to talk too haha and I have always found myself being "the mother hen" or helping people. I still really dk though. I am hoping to get a clearer view as time goes by! I agree, I wish I could just marry a rich man and be a housewife. :) haha jk. I actually do like to work- somedays. :)

  3. I know, same here. Sometimes I love working, and other times I just want to be rich and stay at home! ;) I just wish I could wake up every day and love what i do...that's the real challenge for me. And at least you won't be SUPER far from home! I have always wanted to see Knoxville, since like I said, I've only been to Nashville. I just need to get on it and figure my life out :)