Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ok, but how much do I weigh?

Yesterday was Weigh-In Wednesday. Can I just say how extremely proud I am of my 209.6? That brings me down to an overall loss of 40.2 pounds! Whoo hoo!! That means I'm slightly over halfway to my goal weight! It's taken me a while, but I'm getting there! Now... about that 209.6....

As I said, yesterday was Weigh-in Wednesday. So, as per usual, I woke up and weighed myself first thing. I was up early because I had picked up an earlier shift and I was thinking about going for a run before work. Anyway, I hopped on the scale and it said 208.8. I couldn't believe it! I went to get my phone so I could take the proof pic, and when I weighed in again I got 209.6... All I did was go get my phone! And it does NOT weigh .8 pounds. (I told you needed a new scale!) I decided against the run because I was feeling a little dizzy (sinus pressure), so I went to lay back down. Since it was a couple of hours earlier than my normal weigh-in time, I decided to check it again at my regular time. This is what I saw then.
I lost another1.6 pounds in 1.5 hours? All I did was lay in bed! I stepped off and on the scale 3 times before I took the picture. So I'm really not sure what I weigh right now. Obviously, I went with the higher weight because the idea that I lost nearly four pounds in a week just doesn't see likely lol. We'll see next week.

A girl I work with wants me to do this Transformation Challenge thing with her. It's a Summer Body Makeover. We have to send in 4 photos of ourselves (full body, close up, back, and profile) by tomorrow and then 4 updated photos in August. There are cash prizes for the top 3 in the Men's and Women's categories, and the overall winner gets a trip to Cabo San Lucas. I started typing that to say that I wasn't sure if I was going to enter, and then I typed the words Cabo San Lucas...

What I was going to say was that I wasn't sure if I was going to enter, but I thought I would do it along side her to help keep her motivated. Why in the heck would I do all that work and NOT want the chance to go to Cabo?? Knowing my luck, I would kick everyone's butt but not have entered the contest. I'm not sure I'll win, but I do feel like I need something to kick start my workout plan again. I'm not sure if you're aware, but I have serious beach fever, so that is definitely a motivator. Maybe I'll print out a picture of a sandy beach and put it on the fridge. :-)

We were joking about getting food babies before taking the pictures to make the after shots look that much better. I don't know about Alfredo (my food baby), but I will have Greg take the photos tonight after I've eaten dinner.

I think I'm going to dig through Pinterest for healthy recipes and a few workout plans. My eating is not bad, but I need to clean it up a bit if I'm going to really go for this. Ooh, and I guess I needed to call Carol and set up a training session.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

There's more...

Ok, I've had a blog post brewing in my mind since 7:00 this morning, but no time to post it. You'll have to wait til tomorrow. But for now, here's my weigh-in. I'm kind of amped. :-D

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wait, what day is it?

They recently changed my days at work and it has completely thrown of my days. I have spent the past 2 weeks a day ahead of myself. I actually fussed at my self that is wasn't Wednesday it was Tuesday and if I thought it was Wednesday one more time I was going to scream. I don't know why I was being so dramatic. :-) Then I ended up picking up tomorrow morning, so now I really don't know what's happening! It's all good though.

So, I'm starting to think I lost my sense of humor. Bwahaha, like that could happen! But I am feeling like I've lost my joy. I can still appreciate a joke, and I still make them right often (just ask my co-workers), but when people are trying to be funny or silly I just think of how that's inaccurate or dumb or something equally way too serious. For example, this commercial:
I know the humor behind it, but the first time I saw it all I could think of was "why would you compare those things? That's dumb..." It's a funny commercial! What the heck is wrong with me?!

Anyway, it's been going on for a few months. I feel... almost bitter? I don't think it's related to my depression. I think it's related to my stress of not getting a "real" job. I'm hoping that once I find a full-time position I'll be able to relax and rediscover my joy. Why does that sound so hokey?

I'm excited because I might actually get to see my boyfriend this weekend! I swear I'm not sure if Greg and I have been together so long because or in spite of our differing schedules. It seems like every time we get into a rhythm, something else gets thrown in to muck it up again. For instance, we were hanging out on Saturday and/or Sunday nights, but now I'm working Sunday nights and he's started announcing for the local Roller Derby team again on Saturdays. Well boo. But there's not a Derby this weekend...

Bah! Greg just called me and reminded me that he was asked to help out with a 24-hour film festival this weekend. I knew I spoke to soon. Oh well, maybe we can grab dinner or something Thursday night since we don't have a Relay meeting this week. For the record, I started to type tomorrow because I keep thinking it's WEDNESDAY!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope you are having a great and wonderful Memorial Day. No big plans for me. some friends of Greg's have a shindig every year, but I have to be at work this afternoon, so I'm not going. :-( Oh well, I'll just have a lovely day here at the house. I do have a few things I need to do, like laundry and bathe the dogs. Unfortunately both of those NEED to be done today lol.

I am in a much better mood today. I haven't been in a bad mood exactly, just kind of low. It happens every so often. I know nothing is wrong exactly, but I just can't get out of my funk. Yes, it's depression. No, there's no cause for it. No, I don't want to try medication. Actually, I have been on meds before, and they made me either completely void of emotion or they made me crazy, so I prefer to just be self-aware. :-) I'm not against medication for other people, I just don't like it for me.

I'm usually pretty good about knowing that it's just a phase, everything will be ok, I just need to keep going. I try to remember things I'm grateful for. I ran across this picture on Pinterest and it helps me put things in perspective.   I've also taken to studying my bible more, and thanking God for the little things. When I can find a few things that were good that day, even if it's just that I woke and still have the use of my legs, it helps my mood. Then I try to think of things that really weren't that bad about my day, week, etc. That's one of the reasons I love taking part in the High Five every week. It makes me find 5 things that were great about my week. Sorry, I didn't mean to get all preachy there!

I felt like I had more to say, but I'm drawing a blank as to what it was. Oh well. I can always post it later. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Say what now?

Not only is it Friday yet again, but it's the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Really?? Where has the time gone?? Here we go again!

1. I got to go to Rush Ride on Monday. I know, I'm excited about a cycle class? But I'm totally addicted to the endorphins. I woke up super excited because I knew I got to go to class that morning. I think I have a disorder. :-)

2. Our fundraiser went well on Tuesday. We ended up raising a little over $1,300! Not bad for a night's work. 

3. I actually lost weight this week! I was getting a little tired of bouncing around the same pound. Hopefully I get get back into a regular workout schedule soon. 

4. I think my shirt size is changing again. :-) I was freezing at work the other day, so I grabbed a fleece off the rack (shhh). I decided to try on a medium, just to see how it looked and it fit fine. Then last night I put on my new Committee shirt for Relay and it felt a little big. 

5.  I discovered the most amazing place ever. Pop Korn's in Maryville. I don't know if I've mentioned that I have a slight addiction to popcorn, and I especially love flavored popcorn. This place has over 100 different flavors and 50 additional seasonal flavors. My friend called it the Willy Wonka of popcorn. I'm kind of glad it's not directly on my way to anywhere, because I would be in there all the time! Did I mention they give free samples?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I noticed that this will be my 28th post, and since I'm currently 28, I thought I would post 28 things you should know about me. :-D

A city out of my birthstone/favorite color? Done.
1. I love everything about the Wizard of Oz. I love the story, the book, the movie. I love the songs from the movie and the stage play. I also love the spin-offs, i.e. The Wiz and Wicked.
2. I knew Greg and I were meant to be on our first date when, instead of flowers, he gave me a Dorothy bobblehead.
3. All that being said... The Wizard of Oz is not my favorite movie. I actually don't have a favorite. Or rather, my favorite changes depending on my mood.
Part of the collection.
4. I have a magnet collection. I'm not entirely positive how it started, but I keep most of them on the chest freezer. Some are souvenirs, some are for things I've done (like Relay), and some are completely random.
5. I don't like clowns. I wouldn't call it a fear of clowns, because I can be around them, they just creep me out. I think it is because you could be anyone under that make-up. Creepy...
6. I used drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day. I'm not sure why, though because caffeine doesn't really have much effect on me. I think I stopped when I started counting my calories. I'll still have a cup every now and then, but I drink more teas these days.
Yeah, that's me
7. I like being outside and looking at nature, but I don't do it very often. I have dozens, if not hundreds of hiking trails near me, but I don't take advantage of it nearly enough.
8. I have a fear of falling. I wouldn't call it a fear of heights because I like being up high if I feel reasonably safe. But if I think I might plunge to my death, I freak out.
9.  I hate Ferris Wheels. I don't necessarily think I'm going to plunge to my death, but I get really nervous when I've been talked into getting on one. I get dizzy and woozy, so I try to avoid them whenever possible. I know they are avoidable, but when an 7 y/o begs you to ride with him, it's hard to tell him you're a weeny and you don't want to!
 At the 2009 Orange & White game
10. My BFF, Amy, introduced me to Greg as her "hot friend Jen." She was actually trying to set me up with someone else, however, the name stuck and he introduced me to everyone as his "hot friend Jen" for the next 2 years.
11. Greg's nickname, "Mr. Wonderful," came from me being a smart alec. He was complaining because one of his friends harassed him after I tagged him in an fb status (for doing something really sweet), so I said I would never tag him again. I started referring to him as Mr. Wonderful. He gets harassed more for that than he did for whatever I said before. :-)
*bonus* Ninjas are a theme in my life
12. I love to crochet. My mom taught me the basics when I was a teen and now she says I am better than her.
13. Most times, I can look at the picture of a crochet project and figure out what they did without ever looking at the pattern. I started doing this when the patterns didn't make sense to me, so I just figured it out. I'm right about 95% of the time and the other 5% I'm close enough. ;-)
14. I was born in VA, and moved to TN when I was 10.
15. When I first moved to TN, people made fun of my accent (what accent??). So I started talking like the people I heard until they stopped. Sometimes when I hear my self in a recording I'm surprised at how Southern I sound.
Me & Mimi on her 80th bday weekend
16. For the first 3 months I lived here, my mom and I stayed with my Grandmother. I called her house Mimi's Boot Camp for Manners because she was very strict about table manners, yes ma'ams and no sirs, and please and thank yous.
17. I am thankful on a near daily basis for my "boot camp training" because I know it has been what has gotten me interviews and jobs.
18. My dream job would probably be to open a real "Mimi's Boot Camp for Manners" and teach people of all ages proper etiquette for things like letter writing, business dinners, job interviews, and just regular table manners.
19. I blame my Mimi for my stationery addiction. I think letter writing is a lost art. Who doesn't like getting a letter or card in the mail??
20. My hand-writing sucks. lol
We're not related
21. On more than one occasion, people have started a conversation with Amy and tried to finish it with me. We've worked together at 3 different places, and I guess we're interchangeable. 
22. Amy's step-son once said that we were mental twins and we decided he was correct. We have a lot of conversations without opening our mouths and have been known to have the same completely random thought at the same time.
23. We call wine "funny cups." Once, while enjoying a bottle of wine, we were laughing about something and she looked at her husband and said "you're not laughing, which means whatever is funny must be in this cup."
24. I really want to take a ride in a hot air balloon.
25. I have a goal of visiting all 50 states. I have been to Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Alabama, and Colorado. Only 37 states to go! I also want to visit Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Australia.
26. If I ever won the lottery, after I did the responsible thing of paying off my bills and what not, I would spend 16 months just traveling.
27. I love to read. I did not read for pleasure the entire time I was getting my MA, so once I graduated I tore through like 20 books in a month. I love getting lost in a book, especially in a series.
28. I love trying new, interesting foods. My favorite recent dessert was a chocolate gelato with habenero peppers in it.

Well, I think that's a good enough list for now. I have a fundraiser tonight, and I need to get my stuff in order.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The downside of weight loss

For the most part, losing weight is awesome. I feel better physically, I have more energy, blah blah blah. But I have to admit, there are some downsides.

First of all, my clothes don't fit anymore. I know, you're thinking "Seriously, Jen? You're complaining about that?" Yes, I am. I mean, it's great, but I don't have the money to buy new clothes, and I'm not one who finds things I love at thrift stores. My best friend owns a thrift store, so I totally have access, but I guess I'm just picky. Plus, I can never find pants the right length anywhere, much less sorting through the store. Not to mention that some of them are my favorite outfits ever, and I can't find that style shirt/skirt/dress anymore. Wah.

Secondly, my cravings are changing. I'm constantly in a hurry, and I used to be able to stop anywhere and grab something to eat. Now it's gotten to the point where I'd rather not eat at all than eat at certain places. It gets to be a pain when you go to the gym to workout and you get suckered into picking up a shift... I'm not bitter, and I made a pretty good choice considering my options. but I had to argue with myself about it.

Ok, I'll admit these first 2 might be a little bit silly. But there's one other thing that is bothering me, and it's really bothering me. I'm becoming more self-conscious. "What? How can that be? You're losing weight, you look great!" Yeah, I know... but now I'm starting to notice all this loose skin. :-\ I had on a tighter pair of capris today (well, they used to be tighter), and I noticed when I walked by a mirror. I also notice it when I try on some of these new pants and shorts that I need to buy. I also feel like my boobs are changing shape. I feel like they are deflating without actually getting smaller... I don't know if that makes any kind of sense, but it's how I feel. Regardless, I'm just feeling overall awkward. Wah x2.

But, I try to remember the things that are GREAT about losing weight. I do feel much better on a daily basis. I love the fact that I'm craving healthier foods (except when I get talked into a double). New clothes should be exciting. It means I really do need that dress I've been eyeballing every time I go to the store. And I can justify that cute top. I think part of my sudden despondency is the fact that I need to buy a new bathing suit. Please show me a woman who actually enjoys bathing suit shopping so I can hit her.

Actually, I needed to get a new suit before I started losing weight, but I didn't ever go swimming or anything last year, so I never got around to it. This year I am determined to go to the beach, so I'll need a suit. There are so many cute swimsuits, but then I think how they will look with my belly. Bah! I need to stop whining! Ok, I'm going to find 10 good options before I leave for work. Let the search begin!

**EDIT** I decided I'd show you the 5 I found to brighten my day. Didn't have enough time for 10 :-D

From JCP. I really like it, and I could mix it with a lot of bottoms.

Also from JCP.  <3 ruching 

From Target. Again w/ the ruching. :-)
From Target. The pattern is so crazy your eye doesn't know where to look!
From Old Navy. 

At least I know I really do have options. ;-)

Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Friday!

Hi, Friday!
Well, this has been a busy week! I'm excited for everything that has happened! So let's talk about the five most awesomest things that happened this week. Yeah, I said awesomest. 

I'll get you my pretty... 
1. My BFF gave me this Wicked Witch doll. It came in to her store this week and she put it aside for me. (If you didn't know, the Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie.) She said she thought I could put it on my desk when I get a job teaching as like an early warning system. 

2. Speaking of my BFF, she invited me and Greg to a friends and family screening of The Avengers at the drive-in  (yes, she has 2 jobs, too). Greg and I had already seen it, but we loved it so we weren't going to going to turn down a free screening. Plus, we don't often go to the drive-in so it was a treat. 

You know it's a pre-school graduation when these are your seats. 
3. I went to Graduation at the pre-school where I used to work. The bebes who graduated were the ones that I had when they were like 18 months old. I've been gone for a few years, so I didn't expect them to remember me, but I remembered them. It was sweet. 

Special Edition Relay ninja!
4. These guys got mostly done today. We have a fundraiser on Tuesday, and so my mom helped me out with these. We have some regular ones as well. 

5. My friends Rachel and Zac are getting married today! Zac is our youth pastor and Rachel is on the worship team. They are absolutely precious. They love each other and God so completely. I couldn't be happier for them.

I hope everyone else had a wonderful week as well!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Good morning

Ok, considering I ate an entire app sampler by myself last night, I'm not surprised. I may weigh myself again tomorrow to see how much of this is cheese sticks.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

School's out!

Technically tomorrow is the last day in one district, and Friday is the last day in another, but I'm done subbing for the year. And they told my little brother that they weren't taking attendance today or tomorrow, so he's convinced Mom not to send him to school today. Although, now he's going to have to go to school tomorrow because he forgot to clean out his locker. The goofball. 

It's also graduation at the preschool where I used to teach. The kids who are graduating were babies when I worked there. Ok, technically, they were toddlers, but they could barely walk or talk and were hilarious on a daily basis. I still babysit for some of them and I can't believe they will start "real" school this fall. I can only imagine how I'll react when it's my own children.

I applied for another teaching position today. I was talking to someone at work last night and they told my they thought that another school in my district was hiring. Turns out it's the one I live EXTREMELY close to (like 2 minutes away), and they are looking for a 6th grade teacher. I've actually subbed at that school, so I'm hoping that helps. I'm going to email the principal this afternoon as well. I'd appreciate any and all prayers about it. 

I'm still trying to decide how I want to rearrange my hours at the gym this summer. I really think that's going to depend on how may new people we hire and how soon. I'd like to move into more days, especially over the weekends. But my GM at the pet store keeps asking me when I want to start picking up shifts there again. I just don't know! Of course, it all depends on how soon I get a job teaching. Not if, how soon

Ok, I need to go gather my stuff before I go to work. I need to drop off my last time sheet before work and I want to run afterwards. Lots of little stuff to gather. I hope you have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Back on the wagon

... or the treadmill. I inadvertently took a 2.5 week break from my c25k training. I don't really remember why. Multiple lame excuses, I'm sure. So today I made myself start again. Not from where I left off, though. If I had, I would have had to run 20 minutes straight today for the first time. I didn't think that was the best idea, so I just restarted that week. I still had to run for a total of 15 minutes, and it totally sucked, but I'm glad I did it.

This is the last week of School. I'm pretty sure that tomorrow will be my last day subbing. I'm honestly surprised that I've gotten jobs this far into the school year. I think last year I stopped getting calls in April. I'm not complaining though.

I also put in 3 applications for teaching positions. I'm praying pretty much relentlessly that I can at least get on their radar. Part of my worry is that I actually haven't subbed at any of those schools. They are all in the district where I sub, I've just never subbed at these three. My best friend's husband works at one of them, so of course I put him as a reference. I also may have emailed all of the principals directly with a cover letter and copy of my resume.

I'm having trouble concentrating lately. I'm blaming it on the weather. Some people get achy knees when it rains, I get headaches. Not all the time, though. It's usually when the daily high goes from 60 to 75 to 80 to 68 to 85 to 63 and then it rains. Spring and fall pretty much. Usually I can make the headache go away with Advil sinus meds, but they make me foggy. I either can't concentrate because of pain or because of the medicine. At least it's only for a few months out of the year. But that being said, I think I'm going to go take some of the foggy medication and head to bed. Have a good week!

Friday, May 11, 2012

High Five!

I swear, I love the High Five, but it makes the week fly by! I'm trying to remember what even happened this week! I need to be better about taking pictures as I go :-)

Improv Ninjas strike from above
 1. The fundraiser went pretty well. We ended up collecting a little over $500 in sales and donations in less than 4 hours! Added bonus, I love getting to spend time with my team. 

2. Speaking of Relay, I'm also excited about all of the fun events we have coming up soon. My next few weekends are going to be pretty booked. 

Repeat picture :-)
 2. I had a pretty good birthday. Mom and I went out to lunch, the girls at work bought me cupcakes, and Greg brought me flowers and a card. 

3. I worked a LOT this week. While some of you may thinks that's a little weird for me to be happy about it,  but I wasn't expecting to work this much this close to the end of the school year. I was actually turning down jobs. 

Penguin Duck Tape???
5. I saw this awesome tape. I don't know what I would do with it, but I need it!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I think I need a new scale. Not because I think this one is horribly off, but because it told me I gained .2 pounds in less than 3 minutes, and I hadn't done anything. Yesterday, I weighed myself, took a picture, and then laid back down on my bed to post (I didn't have anywhere to be until 9, so I was going to make the least of my morning:-D). When I went to post the picture, I noticed it was sideways, so I went back into the bathroom to take a properly oriented photo. When I stepped on this time, it said I was 212.2. What??? I did not so much as take a drink of water between round 1 and round 2 of weighing myself. I think I may check out the scales the next time I'm at the store.

I had a fun time at church last night. I'm sure I've mentioned it a time or 12, but I work with the youth group on Wednesday nights. Our Youth Pastor calls me the Pre-Service Director (and sometimes his brain), but I just make sure the kids get checked in at go where they are supposed to when they are supposed to go there! Anyway, he and his fiance are getting married next Friday, so last night the kids presented a special video they made for them. It was so cute! Each small group said a message and a few kids said some stuff, then one of the small group leaders gave them a really cool painting done by a local Christian artist. They loved it. They are pretty much the cutest couple on the planet. I'm so happy for them!

It's been a good week so far. I've worked a lot more than I thought I would this week. There are only 4.5 days of school left for one district and 10.5 days left for the other, so this is usually my "slow season" with subbing. But I've gotten called for 3 days this week, and I actually had to turn down a few jobs. I'm not going to complain. I need to work as much as I possibly can before they all dry up for the summer. Although someone reminded me last night that there is one school system that goes year round, and they may need subs over the summer. We'll have to see. My GM over at the pet store keeps asking if and when I want to start picking up shifts again, too. I may have to see what I can work out with my schedule.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Early morning weigh-in

I'm thinking this may be the way to go. I can't reason a way out of it when I'm half asleep. I'm not happy, but it's better than last week. For those who can't read sideways, it says 212.0

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I'm officially 28! That's not why I said ergh, lol. I had a good birthday and whatnot. The ergh is because I had planned to do a nice post about my bday and some other things, but I'm just worn out! Sorry! Instead, I'll leave you with a picture of the flowers Greg got me for my birthday. :-D
He knows me so well.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

So long, 27

Today was my last official day as a 27 year-old. It's been a good year. Not at all what I was expecting. I remember a conversation I had with a friend when we were 20 years old. We were trying to decide what we thought the perfect age would be, and we settled on 27. We figured that we'd be old enough to drink, rent a car, and get a break on car insurance, but we wouldn't be 30 yet. Well, all of that was true, but I'm pretty sure we also thought we'd have our lives together. 

This is not exactly what I had in mind. But by that same token, I can't complain. In the past year has been great to me. I've lost weight, I've grown deeper in my church, I started working at a place I really like, and I swear I think I fall a little more in love with Greg every day. I am a very blessed girl. And I am truly looking forward to what this next year has to offer.

Anyway, I'm going to go to Ride in the morning, so I guess I should get to sleep. I don't know why I've been such a night owl lately. Oh well, see you when I'm 28!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Gotta get down on Friday...

Can you believe it's Friday?? Me either! Why am I so excited??? Anyway, here are the Top 5 things that happened.
Whoo hoo!

5. I made 35 bottles of "Relay water." Basically, if we make it purple, we consider it Relay'd. :-) I'm planning on using them for our Zumba event in June. We'll see how well they work when they get refrigerated. 
We were also watching Avatar :-)

 4. I used one of my presents (gift card from B&BW) to get this adorable car air freshener. Now my car smells like a delightful Caribbean Escape... which does nothing to help my severe case of beach fever, but whatever. 
Aye, aye, Mr. Krabs!

3. No one ever pays me in gum... but they do pay me in Rockstars! I almost quadrupled my sales goal one night at work, so my boss bought me a case of Rockstars. Yes, I know they are not great for you, but that will probably last me a month or so. :-)
My pyramid o' Rockstars

2. I finally went to get fitted for "real" running shoes. And, even better, they didn't have my size in this year's model, so I ended up getting last year's model on sale! Sadly, I still haven't been able to take them out... maybe this weekend.
Brooks Adrenaline 11s 

1. Fundraiser tomorrow! I love getting to hang out with my Relay team, and of course I'm excited to raise money for the ACS. Hopefully it goes well. 
Ninji, the Improv Ninja 

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Blech, esh, and other not happy noises. A few weeks days ago my car started making this weird noise. It sounded like I accidentally ran over a stick or something. And since it had been raining and windy the day before it started, it was a reasonable assumption. Except that it hasn't stopped and that was several weeks days ago. As a matter of fact it's gotten worse. So, like any good, modern gal, I googled my issues. Seems like I may have a problem with my transmission. [insert crying] I think Greg knows some guys at one of the local transmission shops... Maybe they can cut me him a deal, so it will only cost an arm, instead of an arm and a leg.

In other bleh-tastic news, my check was not deposited today. I get paid 4 times a month: from the gym on the 8th and the 23rd, from one school system on the last day of the month, and once from the other school system on the 3rd. And that would be the check I'm missing. I'm not gonna lie, I'm kind of freaking out right now. I know I worked about 5-6 days during the last pay period. I kind of need that money. Not kind of, I believe we just established I need work done on my car. If it's not there by tomorrow, I'll have to call the district office and see if they know what's up.

Ok, so this post has been a total Debbie Downer. I'm going to leave on an interesting/amusing note. I was working the check-in desk at church yesterday like I always do when someone asked my mom if I was her daughter. Obviously she answered yes and went on to say I was her youngest and would be 28 on Monday. The lady said she thought I was a teenager. I don't necessarily think I look that young, but students constantly think I'm 19-22. I'm sure I'll revel in it when I'm 40. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mobile testing and Wednesday weight

So I just downloaded the Blogger app for my phone and I wanted to see how well it works. Plus, I just did my weigh-in and I'm not happy with it. I figure if I post it now while I'm not yet awake, I won't be able to make excuses not to post it later.
212.4??? What the heck did I do this week??

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I was all prepped to blog yesterday, and time just got away from me! Sorry about that. This weekend was a little crazy. I feel like I say that all the time, but all my weekends have been crazy lately! Saturday I went to 3 classes at the gym (3!!), ran home to shower, then went to my little brother's soccer game. After that we had to run by the store, then I had to get ready to go out for my combined birthday party. On Sunday I went to church, work, then Greg and I went to see a movie and hung out for a little bit. Yesterday I ran some errands, went to lunch with Greg, and then went to work. Whew!

Our birthday party went well. We went to Red Robin (yum!) for dinner. That would be why I decided to do 3 classes Saturday morning. :-) I earned my burger and fries. I didn't realize it before we went, but they also have light alcoholic beverages. I got a raspberry lemonade thing that was only 80 calories. It was well worth it. Then we went bowling. I was HORRIBLE, but I had fun.

Sunday was a little weird. I hit my head really hard getting back into the car after church. I was hurrying to get in and I slammed my head into the cage of the car. As if that wasn't bad enough, I ended up closing my door on the other side of my head. I'm 90% sure I had a concussion. I was having a hard time focusing at work and I kept crying. I'm glad I only had a 3 hour shift! Greg was bugging me to go to the hospital, but I don't have insurance... Probably not the best decision I could have made, but I didn't think it was a bad concussion. If I had been throwing up or anything I would have gone no matter what. But I woke up yesterday (obviously), so I think I'm good. My head is still a little tender and my ears feel a little clogged (I think I basically boxed my own ears because I'm awesome like that), but other than that I'm ok.

For my birthday I got the best gift ever.... sort of.
Sour Patch Kids are my weakness. Actually, any fruity candy. These, starbursts, skittles... Anyway, a friend gave me 10 movie theater boxes of these sour then sweet delights. The idea was for me to take them with me when Greg and I go to the movies. Yeah... except that you can't give an emotional eater 10 boxes of her favorite candy and not expect bad things to happen! I ate 2 boxes in one day, no movie involved. I ended up taking the remaining 8 boxes to work and gave them to my co-workers.

Oy! I had way more to say, but I need to find something to eat and then get my stuff ready for work tonight and work tomorrow. I'll try to do better later.
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