Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weigh-in Wednesday Wk. 4

174 pounds... Again.

I've been working out over this past week. Doing at least 5 miles on the bike and jogging/walking at least 1 mile per a gym session. In addition, I've done some weights.

The weight is staying because I keep eating! We went to the movies and I chowed down on candy the whole time... and I mean chowed down! No nibbling for this girl. Plus, I've been drinking sugary/calorie filled pop and noshing on potato chips like they'll be discontinued tomorrow. My fast food habit has gone down and pizza/pasta is on the dinner/lunch list every day considering that is where I work.

I bought some workout clothes courtesy of my loving and caring boyfriend. Of course, who do you think paid for all the candy and fast food? I still love him. :)

I seriously need to focus on water and less junky food. Says the girl who just ate a Lindor chocolate truffle.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Closet Cleaning

"I said, I'm sorry Mama, I never meant to hurt you. I never meant to make you cry but tonight, I'm cleaning out my closet." Eminem (hottest man alive!)
I am a college student. I used to go to OSU, but found it wasn't my cup of tea (as far as the school itself- I LOVE the people) and that I was incredibly homesick. I ended up transferring to RSU a local college and I moved back home. The second I had moved out the door or my house, my little sister took my room and my godfather took her room. So, when I cam back I had NO WHERE to put my stuff. The put tons of it in the garage, but a girl has to be able to get dressed! Our garage is NOT attached, nor organized. It was a headache every time I had to go out there to find and get something. I had little piles of stuff in the living room which my mom would get ticked off about. So she moved it to the dining room, which is where my family likes to dump ALL of their clothes and so I wouldn't be able to find my stuff or they would have mixed it with their dirty clothes which obviously would anger me. Finally, I cleaned this hall closet that had tons of painting stuff, molding (which was never put up), and boxes- ALL from the last 10 years!
So, I occupied it for sometime. Then I got lazy and... Well, I'll just show you. 
Magazines, backpacks, lunch bags, sticky notes, stuffed animals, and clothes all littered the ground. In addition my organizer down the center of my closet was too packed with clothing and was spitting it all back up.

Then there was this weird looking tan thing hanging up that I used for my jewelry.

So, I bought this! I knew I could use it for something!

I spray-painted it using a purple glitter and hung it up using a 3m command hook. I absolutely love those things!! I through a couple scarfs on it, and dangled some of my favorite necklaces.
 Then I got a little handy and pulled out a flat-head screwdriver and took that ugly tan thing out! I put some more command hooks up and hung more jewelry including my earrings. By the way, I made that earring holder back at OSU to save space. I just recycled a Ramen Noodle box by cutting a heart out and covering with scrapbook paper and then poked holes in it and pulled the ribbon through.

As you can see, clothing isn't falling out of the organizer and I've definitely pared down my over the door organizer. Also, I color-coordinated my clothes with shirts/cardigans on one side and tanks, dresses, sweat pants on the other. One thing I realized is odd- I fold my jeans and hang my sweatpants. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around.
 Finally, here is the ground! What a lovely ground it is! Now I can have a dance party in my closet and you're invited!
It feels great to have my closet done because it was making me miserable every time I had to get something out of it. Plus, I'm sure my family members appreciate not seeing an avalanche of items spilling out of my closet.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Weigh-in Wednesday Wk. 3

So, I'm forcing myself to be accountable and more importantly- in the middle of the week! Once I mess up I always push things to Monday, but now that would not make any sense whatsoever!

I weigh: 174 pounds

Which is not where I want to be. I haven't lost anything since my first weight post. In fact, I may have gained!

That said, today and yesterday were the first days that I did any kind of exercise. I'm doing at least 50 squats, 50 bicep curls, and 50 crunches a day. That and walking.

My mother also wants me to go to the gym with her. That'll probably happen tomorrow.

So there is my update.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Recap Tuesday

I've decided to create an order to my blog posts so that I know what I should talk about when I feel like I don't have anything to say!

Watched Gangster Squad and Mama with Spencer, Junior, and Dakota.
I enjoyed Gangster Squad a lot! It was a bit sad (I am always really affected by death of fictional characters!), but overall great. There was a nice balance of action and plot. I hate watching those movies where you can't tell who is shooting who and what is going on, but this was perfect. Plus, I love mob-ish stories!

Before watching Mama, the four of us went to Kandy Kraze and made up two bags of candy that totaled $28.00! Can you believe that?! It was entirely too much candy and no, we did not eat it all.
Mama was okay. I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars. There was so much computer animation towards the end that I felt like I was watching a kiddie movie.
Having watched Gangster Squad I FINALLY realize why people like Ryan Gosling. *swoons* He's sooo cute! My goodness.

*sigh* Look at that man!
Spencer and I went over to our coworker's house for her 18 birthday party on Saturday. We spent a lot of time over there and got a glimpse of Mexican culture. They were teaching us a couple phrases here and there, haha. I specifically thought it was cool how when someone came over, they personally greeted and touched each family member. It felt more personal than a simple handshake. It's really hard to explain because it was unlike the usual American greeting, but also similar.
Sunday night we went up to Mazzio's Italian Eatery and ate dinner with the same co-workers. Afterwards, Spencer went with them to the casino and I went home to complete some homework.
 Then last night he went to the casino again while I was at school. When I came home I took a quiz and spent a lot of time on Pinterest. :) Overall, he lost $70.00 there.
It's been a nice, busy, and fulfilling week.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Catching Up!

Basically, my first week of school is over. I go to school Monday-Wednesday. I work Wednesday-Sunday, though, so I'll have to make sure that I make time to get started on reading and homework.
What I wore Tuesday. The top was from JC Penney for only $8.00!

This is what I wore yesterday- when I wasn't at work.
I have work today until 2:00pm and then its off to the computer lab for me! I need to print some stuff off for school.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

School Days

So, I'm quite new to trying to take outfit of the day pictures! Haha, don't ask me what I'm looking at. this is what I wore for my first day of school, yesterday.

I had General Biology and that was it. Afterwards I went to Chico's house for lasagna! It was delicious! I felt quite sick all day yesterday, though, and ended up throwing up a couple times. I'm 100% better today.
 Oh, speaking of throwing up- Chico's little brother is expecting a baby in about 8 months! He's only 17 :/ I hope everything turns out fine.
That's all for now.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Mason Jars

Some time back, I purchased a case of mason jars. I've ALWAYS loved mason jars probably because I love any jar, box, compartment-like thing that I can use for organizing.
Since Chico started working at Mazzio's with me, he has started storing away tips. He currently keeps them in his tootsie roll bank that he got at Christmas. I decided to paint a mason jar with chalk paint it. The result is as you see below.
I think I may paint the whole thing all the way around. I think he'd like seeing tidbits of his money though! :)


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Starting Weight Wk. 1

So, I am posting some pictures of myself as I currently am. These will become my before pictures, my fat pictures. As you can see I have a laaaarge stomach, a fat chin, fatty arms, and huge thighs. It is not as abundantly apparent, because my pictures are not of my face, but I have a round face also. Haha, actually everything on me is round! It'll all change soon!  
((I was hiccupping during this picture.))
 My plan is to start off slow and only aim to lose one pound a week. I know that I lose motivation quickly and if I don't see the results I expect then I get discouraged. Now I'm going to expect more realistic results and if I go above and beyond then YAY! If not, then I can still make up for it.
The sports bra and shorts are both extra large sizes.

My ultimate goal is to work off about 42 pounds to get to 130 pounds.

I can't wait to get rid of that unsightly back fat rolls!

My starting stats are as follows:
  • Weight- 172 pounds
  • Neck- 14 inches
  • Right Bicep- 13 inches
  • Waist- 36 inches
  • Stomach- 42 inches
  • Left Thigh- 26.5 inches
I am going to start doing cardio at least three times a week and strength training twice a week. I'm so sick of feeling awful because of my weight. I truly used to think that people who 'hid' behind their weight did not exist... Like, how are you going to HIDE behind your fat? Well, I do think I use my weight as an excuse. It's the reason I'm not happy, the reason people don't like me or at least the reason I shouldn't talk to people because they won't like me because I'm fat... And so on and on. I'm ashamed to have let myself get this far, but it will change.
I feel as if I am on repeat, but I truly feel that this is the time I'm going to change. My goals are realistic and my schedule allows me ample time and little room for excuses. I have all the correct gear and opportunities to do this.
My before pictures and statistics are posted. I can't wait to show off the after!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year

I mainly have three goals this year- lose weight, get straight a's, and spend more time with friends and family on the personal level.

My weight loss goal is going to be incredibly simplified. I plan on losing one pound a week. And I'm going to try to change only one habit at a time. I've also already scheduled time in for going to the gym and now I just need to notify my job of my schedule changes. Spencer and I have been going for walks around the duck pond, too.

To get straight A's I'm super pumped to start studying and for school to start in general. I've scheduled time each day to study for about an hour so that things don't get out of hand.

Lastly, my plan to spend time with friends and family on a more personal level is due to the fact that I know Spencer and I are pretty shoved up each other's butts. Haha. So yeah. We need to have life outside of each other. I love my family and my friends, but I do need to hang out with them more.

My holidays were fantastic! :)

I received many great gifts and I can't wait to use everything. One thing I do plan on doing is creating some videos. I want to show off my Life Binder and how I organize my agenda. I love watching those kinds of videos on YouTube so I figured I should add my own.