Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31

January 31, and 31 posts! Yay me! I know it's only 31 days, but there have been days that I didn't want to write, but I did. Today, I feel like writing!

So, today was just another day at work. Everyone's all a-buzz on how our district manager and HR person are coming on Wednesday. I have to have a meeting with them and I know that they're going to try to throw some money at me to keep me happy. One or 2 of the guys at work think I'm going to take the money. They're going to be awfully surprised when I don't! They just don't get that money can't buy happiness - but I get it!

Then I came home, and for once, I actually felt like cooking dinner and cleaning up. I don't know if you know how it's been for me the last little while. I've been coming home and not wanting to move. I barely clean during the week, and the weekends aren't much better. And cooking? That's the last thing I want to do. But, I've caught up on dishes, folded laundry, and cooked dinner (and put a plate in the oven to keep warm for John). I'm more like what I used to be. I used to take care of my house. Cook, clean, cook, clean. It was just habit. Then that habit started to slip, and suddenly, not the best housewife. But, it's coming back.

And, tonight I figured out how John and I are going to be able to survive without my paycheck. It's pretty nice. Looking at it right now, I don't think I'll ever have to work again! Just kidding. But it looks really good so far. At least I know how we'll be able to get bills paid. That's all that matters. It took a lot of stress out of the equation. Maybe that has something to do with my good mood tonight!

Ok, a few more things to do, then I can do some reading. I wonder if John's ever going to make it home. It's 8:22 right now and I have no idea when he's going to make it home!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday - Goals Day! (Week #4)

So, for once, I achieved my goal! I lost weight this week! At the beginning of the week, I was 192.5 pounds. This morning I was 191 pounds. Yay! Even though I gained a ton of weight since before Christmas, I'm slowly losing it now! I think it's due to a lot of my stress going away with quitting my job.

So, goal for this week? Same as last week. Just lose some weight. That's all. Get back into the 180s buy the end of the week. That's it. Gotta do it!

I had a nice lazy weekend. Not much happening. It was pretty nice. Lots of crochet. I'll post some pictures later!

Hope you all got a chance to relax this weekend!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Books of 2011 - #4

Another book done! Phew.

Black Magic by Cherry Adair

Another book loaned to me by Trish. I would never think about buying something like this on my own, but I really liked it. Full or wizards and magic but nothing like Harry Potter or anything. It's a good book that keeps you guessing. Recommended if you need something to read that you just want to get lost in for a little while!

Friday, January 28, 2011

A New Day

I'm feeling pretty darn good right now. Another day closer to not working at AGI anymore. So exciting.

I'm not even going to worry about anything for a couple of weeks. I'm really excited about just chilling out for a week or so once I'm done.

Tonight, going out for dinner and drinks. Tomorrow, RELAXATION (and some house cleaning, of course).

Have a good night all!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

2 Weeks Notice

It's over! The wait is all over. I finally gave my boss my notice today...and I feel so great. Cried a little bit with 2 of the guys at work before because of nerves, then a bit with the boss, but he understood that I need a change, and that's that. I'll give him my resignation letter tomorrow, and then it's 2 weeks and I'm free.

Now to figure out the next job. I have put my resume out at a few places, but I'm not going to worry about it until I'm done my job. If I get called into something, sure, I'll go but I'm not going to pursue anything yet. I think I'm going to need some me time. John doesn't mind if I don't work for a bit, so might as well take some time for myself.

Yay! No more stressing out about quitting! It's done! Yay me!

You have to check out this link below. I randomly found this blog, and holy crap, this is a funny entry...Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 26

Wow. 26 days. I know that isn't too long, but that is long enough (or almost) to create a, habit created! And it's a good one!

I'm still struggling with quitting my job. I am so unhappy in it, and I know that a new job would make me happier, but I can't imagine not doing my job. There are times when I think it's not too bad. Then I hate it. Then I think it's not too bad. Then I think it's bad. It's driving me mental. I don't know if I should quit without having a new job, or wait, or wait until I go absolutely nuts. Then I think I can't do that to my boss, that I'm just making it up that I'm so unhappy. Then I think about last night, and how I came home from our staff meeting and it was either cry my night away, or chug a beer and make the frustration go away. I had beer for dinner last night. That should be a low point. But I don't know if quitting to quit is the best idea. I think I have a strong work ethic, and I don't think I can just not work. I know I talk about it all the time - I mean, I can't wait to have a kid because that means I won't be working for a few years, just work as a mom - but I don't think I can just quit. John keeps telling me to quit, but I don't know if I can do it. I know I'm going to rock the boat, and I can't do it. I feel like I'll be letting my boss down. Stupid, right? I know I should be thinking about myself in this situation, and John. John is making enough money now that I don't even technically have to work, but I don't know if I can't work. I think it would make me depressed, and then months later we'd be back in debt and I wouldn't be working. UGH. Man oh man.

I need to talk to John about this so badly. I need to sound this all out. He told me to quit today, but I couldn't do it - I honestly don't know if I can at all. Pull the BandAid. That's what John keeps telling me to do. Gotta do it, I guess. I need to get rid of this damn guilt though! UGH. It would be so much easier if I just had another job - or if my boss didn't care about us. Dammit. I'm so screwed.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Skating/Snowshoeing Photos

So, tonight John and I went skating tonight. It was pretty funny. And I do mean funny. It's the third time I've been on skates since elementary school. Long ago. I was going pretty well. I did 10 laps (=2.5 miles) which was pretty awesome. I did one lap, rested, one, rested, 2, rested, 3 (and almost bailed pretty hysterically, which is what happens when you have 2 beer for dinner! LOL!) rested, one, then 2 more. Pretty fun. And funny because of the almost epic bail.

Mosnki wanted to see some pictures of snowshoeing. I'll be honest, I didn't get many, and the ones I did weren't too awesome. I took them with my old point&shoot, and they never turn out well. It was fun though!

Looking out on a nice day!

Deer tracks in the snow.

Not our best picture, but it proves we were both there.

The ridiculous hill with 5 feet of snow that we decided to go down first!

Monday, January 24, 2011


So, I definitely did not like my weigh in this morning. 5 POUND GAIN!? Not cool at all. But, what should I expect? I have been eating and eating and eating. And not working out as much as I should be. So, it's clearly time to start changing it up and actually cracking down. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

I found this photo on another blog, and I have no idea where she found it, but I love what it says:

I applied with our local staffing service tonight. I wrote a cover email, John edited it, and he hit send. It's started. Today I was so mad a couple of time I think I was giving myself a fever. Like, I was hot, flushed, and I had chills. So, I didn't go for a walk with my mom. Like, what if I was actually getting the flu that was going around. Then I got home, and within half an hour, I was ok again. That's when I realized. It's just anger. Like UGH! So mad! People were driving me nuts. The boss, co-workers, you name it. Not customers for once though. It's so just time to move on. So, we'll see what comes of this. Damn, I hope something soon!

Village on A Diet is on...should be watching!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday - Goals Day! (Week #4)

So, another week has gone by, and nothing changed. Still no loss, but I don't think a gain. At least not since the last time I weighed, but I haven't done an actual "weigh in" since the end of last year. I actually thought about it this morning, but then started my day, and left the house without weighing. I guess I'll just have to do it tomorrow morning! The right way to start the week, maybe?

I have only one goal this week. To lose weight. Even just a pound. That's all I need to get started again. Just a pound in the right direction. I can do this - I know it!

Today John and I went snowshoeing down by the Beatton River. It was pretty funny, actually. So hard. We went about 1.5km. Not too bad for our first time. I'll try to put pictures up soon. I took them on my small Kodak camera, and I can't find my camera cord. I'll see what I can do. Might just have to use John's computer.

Have a good week everyone!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Books of 2011 - #3

Yup, finished another book! I had about 3 on the go, so it was bound to happen.

Last Words: A Memoir by George Carlin

I think that I may read too fast to have fully understood the humour of this book. It kind of went right over my head for the most part. I love autobiographies. I find them to be the most truthful, and this one was no exception. I had no idea that his life was as fucked up as it was. He was actually an amazing man - very smart. Just misguided, I think. He went through the 60s and 70s with the help of a lot of drugs. A good read, if you have any interest in random people's lives.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Books of 2011 - #2 && More Crochet Photos!

Trouble Becomes Her by Laura Van Wormer

A really good book...up until the end. It had suspense, and awesome story line, and of course some romance. But then it just ended. Maybe I missed something in the end, but I don't know. It seemed to just end. I really liked it anyways. It had all the things I love about books. And, it was really easy to understand. No complications in the story, just facts, black and white. I'd recommend it to be read! I borrowed it - along with a giant bag-ful - from my friend Trish. It's only the third book I've gotten through, and I have lots more to go!

And now for some crochet photos. I made a few more squares on the weekend to go with the blue & yellow one. Check em out!

For this one I used pick & yellow and it looks like the coolest orange colour!

And this one is awesome pink & blue. Love it! I ran out of pink finishing this one, and thought, no biggie, I'll just go and buy some more. I forgot that our WalMart doesn't like to stock anything that a person actually needs! So, I bought purple to see how it works! If it doesn't work, I might go and buy green. But, I have a few more blue & yellow squares to do, so I won't worry about the other colour for a while. I have 4 of 12 squares already done. Shouldn't be too bad!

Have a good day all! I need to get my act together and get into the shower or I'm going to be late for work!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

High On Ice

I forgot that I was going to put some pictures up of High On Ice 2011. It was super cold that day. Like, so cold. I basically ran around and took a few photos. Here are a few of my favourites.

This one I had to edit so that you could see the lettering that was carved in. This year's theme was "Land of Myth and Legend." 

This is for the annual "Fire & Ice" event. They light this up at the very end. It's basically used for advertising throughout the event, and then they light it up. I'm sad we missed that part. It's my favourite!

This was where the entrance was. Usually it's much more grand than this, but it still was pretty cool!

John checking out the whole thing. There are a few more carvers working to the left of the picture, but I cut them out.

This one is one of my favourites. I got the best picture of this one. I think it's the one that won the whole things!

And...then John got the company truck stuck and my mom & dad's house, so my dad had to pull him out! Second time in as many years that John had to get pulled out of there - last time it was me pulling him out!

Hope you enjoyed your day and my photos!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Alone Night

Well, ok, not alone totally. Me and the cats. John's out with a business dinner, and I'm chilling at home, watching Private Practice. Love that show.

Work was lame as always. Not much to really talk about with that. Actually, I don't have much to talk about at all...Boo.

Maybe more tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


OMG. Running today felt so good! I put it all out there, and it was awesome! The last lap I did was so great. So much faster than before! Score one for me.

And, I cooked a kick ass meal tonight. Trying new things. I don't think John enjoyed it too much, but I'm lucky because he'll eat damn near anything.

I don't want to spoil TBL tonight, but OMG. 9 pound gain?!? WTF!!! Ridiculous!

Time to do dishes. Night all!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lazy Monday

I think, maybe, just maybe, I should start making Monday a rest day. I know you need to take a couple of those per week, and Monday might be the best solution. Really, I never workout Mondays. Or, at least not to full potential. Might as well make each day that I work out the best day that it can be.

I still haven't weighed. I can't seem to remember in the mornings. Seriously. Maybe subconsciously I don't want to weigh because I know it's not going to be like I want it to be. I'm definitely more than I was when the new year rolled around, and I hate that. I need to change that. I know I can. So, I just need to.

I just spoke with my best friend Kaylie, and she reminded me that we have 6 months until we see each other again at a friends wedding. Only 6 months! So, 6 months. That means that in order to get to my goal of being 160 by the wedding, I need to lose like 25-ish pounds. Like 5 a month. I know I keep saying it, but 5 pounds should be manageable. I know I've done it before. So, I need to get motivated and get my ass in gear. I'm going to wait until Sunday to weigh, but then, it's on. I'm going to bring it this week, but once I know the damage for real, it's time. Hopefully it warms up so that I can get more activities in outside. Or, want to go somewhere after work. That's once of the biggest things. Not wanting to go anywhere after work except for my couch.

Now to finish watching Hawaii 5-0 so that I can get the theme song stuck in my head again. Every Tuesday morning I hum the song over and over. Fun. But, the leading men make it worth it :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday - Goals Day! (Week #3)

Week number 3 already! Wow!

So, I didn't even think about doing a weigh in today - for real. I know it's not going to be good, but I literally got up, sat down in front of the TV & had breakfast. I actually just remembered that I was supposed to weigh today. Oh well.

I bought snowshoes today. Super cool snowshoes. I figured since we're going to have snow for another 4 months, I better find something to do outside. So, snowshoes. The goal for this week is simple: use the snowshoes 2-3 times. John and I are thinking of going to Tumbler Ridge to go snowshoeing, but I think we might be able to just go from here. We started to go through the woods today, but damn. Snowshoeing is hard!

Another goal is to run twice this week. At the track, of course. And, the other 3 days of the work week, I will either walk with mom at the track, then come home and do a Biggest Loser workout, or do a Biggest Loser workout and then go on the treadmill. Easy goals.

Have a good week all!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lazy Saturday & Crochet

So, up early this morning to have breakfast with my dad. I can't believe how much snow we had when I walked out this morning. It's like -30 and still snowing?! Not fair. It really should be one or the other. Not both. So, we went out for breakfast, and then he helped me change a backup light in my truck. If it wasn't -30 I would have done it myself but it was nice that I didn't have to do it. All I did was buy the light. Then my dad had to show off his latest project. He's doing some fabrication on a pressure truck and wanted me to see it. He's amazing at it for a guy who was trained as a bodyman and spent 20 years logging. It's pretty cool. And he's so proud of it. I think he enjoyed explaining everything to me.

Then, I came home, cleaned up and made this:

It's a 14 inch square that I made using a strand of blue and one of yellow. I think I should only have to make 9 of them, maybe 12. I'm still tossing the idea around of maybe making a couple of squares with different colours, but we'll see. A friend of mine left a bunch of wool here - I was going to teach her how to crochet and we just never got around to it - so I'm going to make one for her as a surprise!

Now maybe a nice hot bath, and then maybe I'll head back into town to check out the High On Ice stuff, and maybe go to the walking track. It's either the track or my treadmill. I think maybe the track.

Have a good saturday everyone!

Friday, January 14, 2011


TGIF about sums it up. I had a pretty good week this week, but now I need to get back into the groove of eating well and working out. Time's up!

John and I went out for a nice dinner, followed by a couple of drinks with friends at Cheers. Now time for bed so that I can meet my dad at 7 for breakfast.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Better Blog While I Remember!

I just picked up my knitting, and then realized that I needed to blog. Thought I better do it before I forget. 13 days strong...gotta keep going! I just put on the hockey game, let's see how the number 1 ranked Canucks are doing (yay Canucks!). Hmm, just started the second and no score. Better get some points!

So, didn't work out today. It's just too damn cold to want to go alone. Mom is working late tonight, so I would have been alone, and yes, I should have gone, but it's like -40 (maybe lower) right now with the wind chill, and honestly, I don't want to go outside at all. I'll go tomorrow, but only because Mom is going.

This weekend is our annual "High On Ice" festival. It's an absolutely awesome event. I'll post some pictures later this weekend. It's going to be freezing, but I'm going to go. Maybe check it out tomorrow night (it starts tonight) and then sometime during the day on Saturday. Then there's the "Fire & Ice" thing that they do every year (a giant ice box with wood inside that they light at the end of the judging) on Sunday afternoon. So, I'll have to brave the cold 3 times. Fun.

GO CANUCKS! Better get back to watching the game...and more importantly, knitting!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sex & The City

What better way to spend the evening than watching Sex & The City on CosmoTV? Not much better, I'd say. Good way to unwind.

Today was pretty good. I made up my mind to enjoy the day, and I did. I'm going to do some scrapbooking tonight too, I think. Why not? I went walking with Mom after work, and now I'm just waiting for John to come home. I hope his eye feels better. He has an eye infection. Not fun. He hasn't slept well all week. I guess that will teach him to fall asleep with his contacts in. But, it also means that I'm not getting much sleep either.

Have a good night all! I have a quote for you to think about today:

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
--Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

indescribable moments by kara (#2)

So, another quick edit. This one is of my cute hubby with his first niece, Elexa. He hasn't really felt the connection with my nieces Tyhlar and Teagan (who he does love entirely), but I could see the joy in his face when we first met Elexa. I love that I caught such a good picture of that moment. I wish I had gotten closer to his face because I think you would have seen wet eyes behind his glasses!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Village on A Diet

I just watched episode 2 of "Village on A Diet" which takes place in Taylor, BC, which is about 8 kilometres from where I live. A bunch of friends are on the show. I've gotta say, they are brave! Sara not losing any weight, and crying, oh man. I remember that. Not losing weight when you work your ass off. It sucks.

I think watching this is good for John and I. I hope he can use it as motivation to help me out more. He's talking like it already, but hopefully it sticks.

Ok, time to get going. Maybe a bath since "Hawaii 5-0" is a repeat.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday - Goals Day! (Week #2)

Back again for weekly goals! I notice that last week I didn't put in my weight - I wonder if I forgot? Who knows? And I forgot to weigh this morning before I ate, so that doesn't help matters much either. Oh well.

This week was a bit of a crap shoot. Didn't exercise much, and ate too much. I was so stressed out about work and trying to find a new job, it hasn't been easy. Hopefully this week is better.

I bought a daily planner before Christmas, and the plan was to write down everything I've been eating to try to figure out where I'm going wrong, and to try to make myself accountable. I did it for a couple of days, but it didn't work out so well. This week I WILL write in it every day. That's the goal this week. Start writing stuff down. I know I lost the most weight when I was writing things down. So, time to write and write and write.

I was talking with my mom a couple of days ago at the walking track. You know, people are always saying that it's so much easier to lose weight in the winter. I don't quite know if that applies to me. All I want to do in winter is curl up on the couch, crochet, knit, read and take baths. Hibernate, in other words. I had a much easier time in the summer, when I wanted to get outside and go for a walk and be out in the sun. Now that I'm just walking indoors, around the same old track, I have no motivation. But, I need to get it back. I have 2 big weddings to go to this summer - one in July in southern Alberta and one in September in Toronto. I want to look great! I want to be at least 160 by the July wedding, and 150 by the September one. That 5 pounds a month would make that happen. Now to get on it. Those are the motivators - I just have to keep remembering that. Those events should be enough to get me working out every day, and maybe putting down the food more often. It's worth a shot to keep thinking about that. Skinny dresses. That's the goal. Skinny dresses.

Hope you all have a good Sunday. John's off to play hockey so I have some time to veg out myself. Should be doing something, but I think I'll veg. I have to get in touch with mom to see if we are going to the track tomorrow. If not, I'll just have to go myself. Me and my music.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Books of 2011 - #1

I started writing a series of Facebook notes like this last year, but I really only made it to July or so. This year I want to chronicle the books I've read completely. Here goes the first one! I finished this one last night in the bath!

Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

I've read almost all of Sophie Kinsella's books - and have loved them all! This one was no different. I love following the mad ideas she has for the life of "Rebecca Brandon (nee Bloomwood)." There is no end to the silly things happening. And really, as a shopaholic myself, I like to imagine myself buying all the stuff she buys, LOL! I think it's pretty funny now that she has a child. Makes the story that much more silly. But totally great. I recommend this book if you want to read something funny. You definitely don't need to read any of the other books, but I recommend that you do!

Friday, January 7, 2011


So, Friday night. Yay! But not, because I'm on call. And yep, I have a pager. I feel so cool. NOT. But whatever. Overtime is ok. I wish I didn't have to go in tomorrow, but whatever.

John and I went out for dinner tonight. It was nice. Usually we just park ourselves in front of the TV, and don't always talk (which isn't always a bad thing) but tonight we just got to chat. Pretty nice. Except the beer that I had gave me a headache, so I'm going to have a nice hot bath and then hit the sack.

'Night all!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Today, I have to write a resume. Man, it's been a long time since I've needed one of these. A friend of mine let me know that the company she is working for needs people. I'm very excited and nervous about this one.

The biggest thing is that I'm feeling rather guilty about quitting my current job. I know that might sound silly, but I've been there for almost 4 years. How do you explain to your boss who thinks of you as family that you don't want to do the job anymore? It's tough. Like, I know I'm just not cut out for my job. I'm very good at it, but I hate it. I think some people, like my boss, assume that if you're good at your job you must love it. Or if you're good at it you'll just put up with it. I'm done with putting up with it. So done. I've had a super crappy week, and it'll be nice if I do get this job. Next week will be hell no matter what because if I do get the job, I'll have to tell my boss on Monday before he leaves for Toronto, and I don't know how long I'm going to need to prepare myself. And if I don't, I'm stuck with my freaking annoying co-worker trying to boss me around. I think, out of everyone in the building, I'm the one who LEAST needs to be bossed.

Ugh. I'm stressed. So stressed. Hard to really pay attention to eating well when you're this stressed. I don't feel like working out, or doing anything. I doubt I'll lose any weight this week, which isn't the end of the world. I wish I was, but I want to get out of this stressful situation before I stress myself out about losing weight. Once I'm in a new job, or if I know that I didn't get the job, I can worry about weight then. I just can't handle any more stress!

Right now I'm watching TLC. Love that channel. Maybe I should go and figure out something for dinner since the stew that I made tastes like crap! Man, I hope I get this job thing figured out, and quick!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Laying In Bed

I think the best thing about my Macbook is that I can be laying in bed, and still write my blog! Whoo hoo! Pretty stoked about that part.

So, I was really excited to be able to come home today and watch the rest of TBL11 online since I had to miss it last night because of an Oil Wives meeting. I watched the beginning where they all weighed in, and then I had to go. But, I can't find it online. I can find lots of sites that would let me watch it if I was in the US, but none for Canada. If you know of a good site, please post it here. I really want to see it!

Yesterday was like the day from hell. Man, I hate my job. I was getting to the point where I thought I could tough it out for a while, but that was after being on vacation. If that's the case, I need to be on vacation every other week! Now I know why I came to the point of breaking in December. It just really is that bad! Ugh! Need out now!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

indescribable moments by kara (#1)

So, as you know, I want to start doing photography as a business (eventually). I've been playing with my Macbook, and I'm going to share some of the pictures that I've edited. This first one is of John's "step-dad's" grandson. What a cutie this kid is. I like the way the picture turned out in black and white.

I think the key for me is to just keep taking photos. It's hard because I don't really have kids to work with, and they are the best for practice, I think. This one was a good one that I caught out of the corner of my eye and snapped the photo. Love it!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Crochet Projects

So, as you all know, I'm very much obsessed with crocheting, and just starting to love knitting as well. When John and I were digging through all of our old Christmas decorations, we found a little stocking that someone had crocheted for him. I wanted to see if I could replicate it, and I did!

They're not quite the same, but it's close. I see what I need to change, which is very simple. I used a way bigger hook and wool so the one I made is much larger, but the idea is the same. I love the wool I used, the fall colours are so cute! I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it's super cute. Love love love it. And it was super easy, so I'll be making a whole bunch of them for Christmas this year (yes, I'm already thinking about Christmas presents!).

I'm also working on a really cure baby blanket. I'm pretty much half way done. Should be finished by next weekend. I'll post pictures as soon as I'm done! It's different from a typical baby blanket in that I didn't use baby colours. I used nice, bright, modern colours. I love it, but it might be a bit much. John thinks it's tacky, but I'll let you be the judge of that!

Have a good Monday everyone! If you're back to school or work, enjoy your day! I'm glad I don't have to go back until tomorrow!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday - Goals Day! (Week #1)

It's back! Sunday goals! I missed my Sunday goals. It was so nice to be able to sit down Sunday morning, think about the past week, and prepare for the coming week. I don't think I'm going to do a bunch of weekly goals, but just think about what I want to get done this week. What I want to achieve each month.

Basically, my goal is to lose 5 pounds each month. Pretty realistic. I don't want to break it down week by week anymore. It's too stressful for me. As long as I'm losing, that's the key. I think I can do 5 pounds each month. Easy. So, that means that means I want to weigh 182.5 pounds by the end of the month.

This week I'm going to focus everything on working out. I haven't done much at all in the past couple of weeks. So, this week I'm going to focus on that. Eating properly again will be a part of that too, but more focus will go into working out.

Yesterday, John and I went skiing. Pretty awesome, if you ask me. My boots were way too tight, and I lost all feeling in my feet, but it was worth it (note to self, buying my own equipment would be a good idea!). John wiped out pretty hard again, so we had a fairly short day. But it was still fun. The hill is rather small, but very nice. It feels more like a bunny hill, but anything is good. It would be nice if it were closer, but that's the sacrifice we make living up here.

Today, I have a feeling we're not going to be doing much. Just chilling out, mostly. We rented a few movies last night so that if John was too stiff today we wouldn't have to leave the house. We watched "The Other Guys" last night, and I have to say, it was the most disappointing movie I've seen in a long time. It was completely pointless. I wanted to get up half way through, but John wouldn't let me. I hope the other movies we rented are better. I'm watching "Sex & The City 2" right now, waiting for John to get up. He was snoring so bad I had to get out of bed (his neck is so sore he can only sleep on his back) so I'm just patiently waiting for him to get up. After I'm finished this I'll have to get crocheting, the baby blanket I'm working on won't finish itself!

Hope you all have a great Sunday!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello Blogger!

I'm back! Boy, I love blogger. So much better than WordPress. I feel so much more comfortable with this template, and I think it's going to help me keep my goal.

So, what's the goal? Well, my blog is called "A Year of Change" for a reason. I've done 2 blogs in the past year: Following Weight started April 10 and ended August 31 with 144 posts; and If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. that was started on September 1, and ended yesterday, December 31 with 100 posts. Neither one was a consistent blog. Just a blog. I want to make this blog consistent. Like, today, is January 1. I want to finish this blog on December 31 and have 365 posts. That is the goal. My first blog was full on weight loss tracking, my second one not so much. I want to combine the two and make it awesome.

I've also made some New Year's Resolutions. Who doesn't? Here are mine for this year:

1. Get a new job! I'm so sick of my job. It's not that it's a bad job, it's just really not for me, and I need to change it in order to stick with resolution 2.

2. Lose weight. I started 2010 at 210 pounds. I ended it at 187.5 pounds. That's a 22 pound weight loss! But, my goal is to be at 145 by the end of this year. That means I want to lose 42.5 pounds this year, which is almost double of what I lost last year. But, I think I can do it. I need to focus more.

3. Use my food journal. I bought a 2011 planner, and I want to start writing down everything I eat, and tracking my workouts, so that I can get back on track. I did the best when I was tracking everything. It gets very tiring, but I need to do it.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog, and keeping up with me! I think I'm going to enjoy writing this blog!