Saturday, October 27, 2012

Letters to Myself

I have seen this on a few other blogs, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon! I am probably way late to the party, but better late than never!

Dear high school me,
You don't have to be part of the popular crowd to have fun. You are gonna make some pretty great friends! Don't feel like you need to compromise yourself for friends. I know you are stressing already, but take a chill pill! ENJOY high school! Life is about more than just school and good grades! Have some fun! And listen to your cross country coach... I know you won't want to run on Sundays, but go for a short run... just get those legs moving! Don't worry about your basketball coach. He's a douche bag. BUT, when you get to start for Senior Night, TAKE THAT FIRST SHOT OF THE GAME!! You're gonna hit a 3 and everyone is going to be so freaking excited for you! And, its your last game that you will get to play in, so take advantage of it, and give those coaches the evil eye... they deserve it!! Break up with that boyfriend before Senior Trip... he's gonna make you miserable all week, and break up with you after you get back, so its not worth it!!
Love, 24 year old me

Dear college freshman me,
I know that stupid 6 hour honors class makes you want to cry, but you're gonna do fine and get an A! Relax and just do your best! And, spend more time with your roommate... she is a sweetheart and will help you through A LOT the next 2 years!! Go ahead and join that sorority... you are gonna make some REALLY amazing friends!! Keep running! You know you love to hate it, and it clears your head!!  PLEASE do not go out that Sunday night. I know there is no class Monday for MLK day, but STAY HOME. TERRIBLE things are going to happen to you and you will NEVER be the same. Just trust me!! And, in case you do not listen to me, and go out anyways, you need to go the hospital and police station that night. Stand up for yourself. You are a victim, but YOU have the strength to overcome anything!! Your family and friends are going to carry you through the next few months, so don't worry, you ARE going to be okay!!
When that cute guy from work asks you to go out downtown, shock the hell out of him and say YES! You will have an AMAZING time and fall in love. I wish I could tell you how that ends, but it gets really rocky for a while. But, you are strong!!
24 year old me

Dear college junior me,
I know how much school sucks right now. It is pretty much kicking your ass. BUT, remember to go out and have fun! You are WAY too hard on yourself!! You will get close with a group of classmates... stay with them and you will do great!
You are still with that cute guy from work, but remember to have your own life too! You don't need to go home every weekend to see him! Stay in touch with all your sorority sisters... you are going to need them in a few years!! Keep on keepin' on girlfriend! You will do great in school, just stay on top of it! And, I know you noticed that you have gained quite a few pounds, so get your butt to the gym before you totally spiral out of control! Even if its just a few days a week!! And, stop drinking so much Sunkist! It has the same amount of sugar as 17 cookies! NOT GOOD!! Stay close with your parents and sister! They are awesome and will always be there for you!!
24 year old me


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Updates and BIG announcement!!

Hey y'all!
Things have been SO busy since I last posted! I have LOTS of pictures to prove it! :)

Okay, first thing... My current weight is....
Yeahhhhh buddy!! :) Definite LOSS! 

Since my last post.... I was in the hospital, had my birthday, been working 65+ hour weeks, and started studying for comps AND my BIG announcement! 

chugging cranapple juice!
So, first came the hospital adventure. Last Monday, I was not feeling good at all. I called in sick and went to the doctor... long story short, they did a urine analysis and said I had a high white blood count and high bilirubin. Yeah, okay, whatever... rest, drink fluids blahh blahh. She wanted me to go back Friday to be retested. Okay, cool. Tuesday morning... I felt like someone stabbed me in the lower back with an machete. I went to work, and STRUGGLED! So, my "boss" insisted I go to the ER... convenient  since I am working at a hospital! My mom also called and said she and my dad were really concerned, so I told her I was on my way to the ER and she was happy that I was going.  Diagnosis- pyelonephritis, AKA kidney infection. They give me a 2 week round of antibiotics and send me on my way. 

A few friends and I decided to go to the Corey Smith concert for my birthday! We had a great time! And I drank plenty... and I know that because we ended up at Taco Bell at the end of the night!! Here are a few pics... 
pretty pledge sis!

i may or may not have drank these ;)

ladies :)

stupid underage biotch! you can't see it, but her thong was showing the entire time! she finally moved after 15 minutes!!


 Since all of that craziness, I have been working 7 days a week... usually about 65 hours... sometimes more! And, taking online classes, and studying for comps, and working out, and trying to have a life, and trying to keep my house clean... the list continues!! 

If you are part of Mama's Fit Club, then you may already know this! :) I have decided to run a half marathon!! I signed up this weekend! I am beyond excited about it!! And, it just so happens that it is exactly one year after I started my weight loss journey!! March 17, 2013! :) I officially started training last night!

 I am running the American Heart Association Mini Marathon Half Marathon! Last night, I ran 3 miles in less than 39 minutes... not quite as good as my old high school cross country days, but not too shabby for my first run in 5 years! I am so excited! And, I can't wait to share my training ups and downs with you all! :) 



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend Fesitvities

Ohhhh ladies! This was a WILD weekend! As you know, I am in grad school at the same place that I did my undergrad... yep on year 6 in the same small town. Homecoming was this weekend, which means everyone and their brother was in town. And of course that means all my friends (that have actually moved on with their lives) were in town. I didn't work out, I ate like shit, and I drank like a 70 year old alcoholic. Like an entire fifth. To myself. In like 5 hours. We started around 11 and I was pretty much dead at about 4:30. The game plan was to go tailgate then nap and then make it out to the bars. One of the six of us made it. We are getting old. But, we had a HELL of a time!!

So, after the shitshow this weekend, I was expecting to step on the scale this morning and see a 5+ lb gain. DRUM ROLL PLEASE...... 3 pound LOSS! HELL YES!

I am getting back on the wagon this week. My Fitness Pal and JM all week. I'm ready!!

Here's a few pics from my drunken weekend!!

Future bridesmaids... if I don't turn into the crazy cat lady!!

DZ pledge sisters

Most of the ladies!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

JM 30 DS

I am letting you all know the update.... JILLIAN MICHAELS IS A BITCH!! Haha, for real though, the 30 DS is going great! I finally learned to mute her and crack my itunes!! Today was the first day that I was pretty sore (I'm on level 1 day 4) but not so much that I can't barely walk! I have been really good so far this week with my calories and I haven't missed a Shred day yet!! I usually do it right at 6 when I get home from the hospital and my sister is free, then I eat dinner and get some shit done and go to bed! I am usually pretty worn out!! Here is the pic of me and my skinny bitch sister right after finishing Day 3!

In other (probably REALLY gross to some of you) news, I got to observe surgery today at the hospital! HOLY SHIT Y'ALL. First, let me tell you... I DO NOT DO BLOOD AND GUTS. I repeat... I DO NOT DO BLOOD AND GUTS. I pass out every time I get a damn IV! You would think I would be used to it by now with all the recent surgeries I have had, but I STILL pass out every time. So, why the HELL did I think I would be able to handle surgery?!? I figured I would give it a shot and if I felt like shit, I could leave. It was a totally laryngectomy (aka taking out the "voice box" and moving your wind pipe up so you can breathe through a hole in your neck) on a guy that I have been following for quite a while. I was there with him and his wife when they found out his cancer was back... he had tried chemo and radiation already. I had scrubs, hair net, face mask, shoe covers... the whole 9 yards!!!  The surgeon was freaking AWESOME. He is also a teacher at a nearby university, so once he took the larynx out he was pointing out all the structures... it was awesome!! BUT, let me tell you... that shit is freakin nasty, for real! There was blood and cancer all over the place!! It was a GREAT learning experience, and I am so glad I did it, but it is definitely something I wouldn't want to do every day!! I handled it WAY better than I thought I was going to!! I didn't get queasy or pass out! SO PROUD of myself!!

I will spare you guys all the nasty details, but if you ever have the opportunity to observe surgery, I totally suggest you take advantage!! I wanted to take a picture all scrubbed up for y'all, but I didn't have my phone! Another one of my patient's is having the same surgery later this month, maybe I will suck it up and go watch, just so I can get a scrub pic for y'all!

Keep on truckin' ladies!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday and BEFORE pics!

Hey y'all! The number....

So, that means a loss! WOHOO! I mentioned last week that I had Girls Night coming up, AND the JM 30 DS challenge!!

First, Girls Night was a freaking blast. Our hotel had a FREE happy hour... and I definitely took advantage!! I had 9 amaretto sours and a few shots of Yager BEFORE we even went to the bar. White Girl Wasted FOR SURE. But, I wanted one last big hoorah before I recommitted myself to working out and eating healthy!!
All the ladies right before leaving for the bars!

Me and the best friend!
Okay, now for the important things... I have started tracking my calories again using the best app EVER... My Fitness Pal. I freakin love it! And, I have started the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred... I took pics and measurements before starting... you may need to shield your eyes for this next picture!!
top left= measurements
top right= right before I started
bottom left= front view
bottom right= side view
YIKES! I can't believe I am posting this for ALLLLL the world to see!!! 
Keep kickin' ass! Jillian is definitely kickin' mine!!