Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Get To Know Me Tuesday

I've decided that I'm going to start doing some "Get To Know Me" posts periodically. I'm sure that you internet peoples are just dying to know more about me. :)

This entire weekend revolved around guns. My hubby is a total gun nut. He has two guns and we got his third on Friday. We heard that there was a Nagant revolver at Cabela's and had to go straight there to get it. We put it on layaway and I think I'm going to pay it off with our tax return. He's been crazy over it all weekend. I don't even want to see what he'll be like when we bring it home.

I've been shooting once. Since then, I've been a little into it. I want a gun of my own. I don't like my hubby's gun. It has too much recoil and I don't think that I could shoot it comfortably. I had the gun that I wanted all picked out. I was dead set on a Sig Sauer Mosquito. It's a .22LR. I felt really drawn to the gun. It's a smaller caliber and I feel comfortable shooting a .22.

Today P and I went to look at guns. He wanted me to get a feel for the gun that I wanted. Turns out, I don't like it much. I found two others that I really like. I think I've pretty much settled on this one. It's supposed to be really accurate and I like the way that it feels in my hands.

We went to a couple of different stores, but I still think this is the one that I am set on. I'm really excited to get this and take it out shooting in the next month or so.

P's friends are all gun collectors as well. Last time we had a group of about 20 people go shoot. There were probably triple that amount of guns. I shot a pretty wide variety. They still freak me out a little. I don't like it when they try to hand me one at home, even when they aren't loaded. I think I need to shoot some more to get more comfortable. Either way, I'm really excited and hope to get more comfortable with them.

Shooting P's gun for the first time.

There's a little fun fact about me. :)

Monday, February 18, 2013


Along with my weight loss timeline, I decided that I wanted to make a new vision board. I had one a couple of years ago, but a lot of the things on it no longer applied. I threw it away about 6-9 months ago.

I scoured the internets for "skinny" pictures on myself to put on the board. I also took to my boards on Pinterest to print out some of my motivation posted there. I ended up with a ridiculous amount of quotes, encouraging photos, and old photos of myself. I put it all together and I really like how it turned out.

My Board
I hung this up right underneath my timeline so that I will see this every day. I really like the way that this turned out and all that it says to me. I love Pinterest and all, but I am a visual person. I still write out calendars rather than using my phone and computer.

I'm hoping that these little things will help keep it all in perspective for me. I mean throwing my skinnier self in my face everyday has to be good for me, right?

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I've been thinking a lot about my weight loss (or lack there of is a more realistic way of looking at it). I have been having the hardest time staying on track. The big number seems so daunting. I have about 115 pounds to lose. That's huge (twss). It just doesn't seem possible when I think of the big number.
I recently came upon this post from Miss Meagan SueAnn. She posted a weight loss timeline. I thought it seemed really interesting. It breaks up your goals into months/pounds. I decided to try to make one of my own. My weigh in day is Wednesday, so I counted out four weeks. I calculated a weight loss of 2 pounds per week/8 pounds per month.
I wanted to have something nice that I could hang up and see, so I rewrote this thing a shit ton of times until I had it perfect.
Weight loss Timeline

Looking at this really puts this journey into perspective. It was really eye opening to see just how possible it is to lose this weight in just a little over a year. I like that it breaks it down into small goals rather than just looking at the end goal. I put some other milestones on there that I want to recognize: 5%, 10%, halfway to goal, ONEderland, the weight I was when I met P, 25%, etc. I hung this in my bedroom where I will see it every single day when I am getting dressed.
I also helped my Mini (my employee) make one. She is on almost the exact time line as me. Mine is just a month ahead of hers. I think it will be good for both of us to have this and be able to break it down into small goals. We spend so much time together and really try to encourage each other.
I'm hoping that this will help keep me on track and give me more reason to keep going.
Here's to getting there!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Making It Up As I Go

I haven't been sticking with my "training plan" at all. In fact, I haven't worked out since Sunday.

Today P (or Big Daddy P as he's taken to calling himself) moved my treadmill to the living room so I can attempt to pull my lazy ass out of bed in the morning and get in my workout before work.

I really didn't want to get on the treadmill tonight. I would rather have sat on the couch and browsed around Pinterest.

I decided that I was just going to get on it and walk slowly to get some type of movement in. I was walking for about a minute and a half then decided to bump it up to a run (for me) for a minute. Well, that just started it all. There was no going back from there. For the first 15 minutes, I ran one minute then walked one minute. Then that shit got hard for this chubby ass. So I slowed it down to running for one minute and walking for two minute for the next 12 minutes.

I suppose I could have stopped there, but I just kept walking at a few different speeds. I was going to walk til I got to two miles. Once I got to two miles it was like 37 minutes, so I decided to just make it a clean 40.

Sorry for the blur. I'm no photographer.
I pretty much just made up a workout as I went. I wanted to push myself but not be miserable for the next week from going too hard (Go hard or go home). I tend to get sore to the point that I can barely walk or pee, then I won't do anything til I'm better because I'm afraid.

I feel pretty good that I kept pushing myself. Now I'm sitting here sweating balls while my dogs keep piling tennis balls in my lap for me to throw.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Running Shoes

So last year I posted about getting fitted for running shoes. Well I have never liked them since I left the store.

The culprit.
I have little to no arch. I tried on three different pairs at the store and these were the best ones. Every time I wear them they kill my feet. They also kill my shins. I am really disappointed that I spent over $100 on these and they're terrible. I keep thinking that maybe they just need some breaking in.

I wore them all over Vegas. They still killed. I just don't know how much more breaking in they can get. They still look brand new. I'm afraid to get fitted for another pair because I don't want to spend buco bucks on another pair of shoes that suck.

I'm really hoping to become a runner some day, so I have to get a good pair of shoes. But forking over that kind of money is hard!

Maybe I'll stick with my non-running shoes for a while. Unfortunately, I left them at work for the weekend.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Weigh In, Work Out

I dropped off the face of the earth yet again. After my roof started leaking things got bat shit around here. We've had friends and family here looking at the ceiling and the roof. Then P had a friend over that pretty much didn't leave for a week. Talk about throwing off my game!

Let me tell you a little secret about me. I'm a very private person. I very rarely have people in my house. I want absolutely no one that I know to find out about this blog. I don't want to talk to most people that I know about my struggles. But here I feel like I can just let it all out.

On Wednesday, after a month hiatus, I went back to Weight Watchers. Although I have not been on track, I still lost 0.4 pounds from my last weigh in there. A loss is a loss and I'll take that shit! I got called out in the meeting so now I have to go this coming up Wednesday. I have a room full of witnesses that I promised to come again. That's what I love about it. They hold you accountable. That doesn't mean that I have been on track since the meeting though...

We are in desperate need of groceries in this joint. I probably haven't been grocery shopping in 3 or more weeks. Things are looking pretty fricken bare around here. That's resulted in a whole lot of fast food.

I also jumped back on the working out band wagon today. I started right back up again with where I left off on my 5KYourWay. Shit was hard after not doing it for over a week. It was walk 3 minutes, run 1.5 minutes. I thought I was going to die, but I made it through. After that I did an arm workout from YouTube and Skinny Meg's leg workout. And let me tell you, it killed this fat girl!

Here's to not being able to walk tomorrow... Or lift my arms!

Monday, January 28, 2013


Well I tried to get my work out on tonight. And then I looked up and the ceiling and noticed this...

Oh the joys of being a fucking homeowner.

Yeah, that's a bubble in my bedroom ceiling. I have no clue how to deal with this. I tried to continue my workout while texting my husband (who conveniently is at work) and some other family. My sister told me to poke the bubble and put a bowl under it. Only the tiniest bit of water came out, but now it is dripping. And not stopping. Now I'm sitting here alone wondering what the hell I am supposed to do.

Drip. Drip. Drip.

At least I tried to get a workout in. Twenty minutes is better than zero minutes.

Guess that's my disappointed face. (Holy boobies!)

Buggen Me Bad