Monday, August 30, 2010

My Blah Monday!

I am so BLAH today!

Made it to the gym... worked pretty hard... 30minutes on a weird stair-stepper/elliptical machine...

Pretty sure I gained weight this weekend... I didn't bother weighing this morning... no need to bum myself out!

But, I did slide into my America Eagle jeans without even trying! You know where you have to wiggle, suck it in... and sometimes even lay on the bed to get them to zip? Yea well, NOT TODAY BABY! I was worried they were going to be tough, but it was great to slide them on, button and go...

So yay for the non-scale victory.... I am sure that after going to the bathroom (a la
@ljenator) the scale will be back to normal... that is as much as I am going to say!

Well, this week's goals are:

More water, Less Soda!
No Cheating on my Eating! (Except 1 treat!)
Keep Working Out!
Shooting for 166lbs by the end of the week!

OH! and I placed my order with CSN Stores after winning $150... I bought:
- A 30lb weight vest
-A Fitness Ball (21'')
- An Abs DVD workout
- A 14lb medicine ball with handles

The vest came on Friday and HOLY COW! I got it to remind myself what it feels like to carry an additional 30lbs around (since I've lost 38lbs so far)... it is SO heavy! What was I doing to my body?!?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mamavation Monday! - Another week later...

I am exhausted! Posting late-ish Sunday night because I am going to be swamped tomorrow at work! Work has been INSANE lately... and I am overwhelmed... and worried I won't be able to do everything that is expected of me... Plus, a coworker that was fired back in January continually comes back to haunt me! He over-road an equipment list for an entire chip plant that I have to recreate this week! We're talking ALL the equipment, parts, valves, etc to make a million dollars worth of chips per week... so I have to re-do that list ON TOP of the other 40+ hours worth of work I have this week! I'm stressin' just thinking about it :(


So Last week I was able to stick to my healthy eating all week... made it to the gym 4 times (30mins each!) even though I had to brave torrential down pour one day!... Did NOT make it to Friday without soda... made it to Thursday night... which was pretty darn close!

My wonderful boyfriend and I are celebrating our 1 year anniversary today! A year ago today I had asked him out to dinner and we went to a little sub place called Jimmy Johns... So today we went and say Despicable Me ... it was AWESOME!... but it made me miss my best friend who lives in NYC... the main character of the movie is SO my friend in 15 years!

As for the pounds... this morning I was 167.4lbs!!! YAY! I was 170.6lbs and sad last week, so I am super psyched!! That's a 3.2lb loss for me! I haven't been this small since I graduated college over 15 months ago!! Roughly 5lbs lost since the @SmoothFitness treadmill and 11.8lbs since joining Mamavation!

So I am the smallest I have been in a long time, but I am just not seeing it... does that make sense? I mean I must be smaller... smaller clothes are fitting... but I am still the same shape just a slightly smaller version... it's tough, but I am trying to stay motivated!

MORE Water this week... I am doing really good with keeping my water intake up...
MORE Exercise... again, at least 4 trips to the gym @30mins each...
BETTER eating... I am going to try to snack/graze less... maybe chew more gum until the cravings pass...

Wish me luck! I'll be doing the same for you!!

Oh. BTW.I.Won.Mindy's.$150. CSN.Stores.Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!
YAY free fitness gear! or who knows what!

And CONGRATS to @ShawneeH for being Sista of the week! Way to go girl!!

AND... thanks to @EarthFootwear who is kindly sponsoring this weeks blogging carnival! YAY! They're giving away 2 pairs of their AWESOME shoes on top of the prizes for the move it & lose it campaign prize which was $500 and 2 pairs of shoes! Tune into Mamavation TV to see who wins!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

20lbs from Normal

So this morning I weighed in at 169lbs! YAY! back into the 160's... *barely*

I was doing my normal blog rounds and then hopped over to to see if there was any new content and there was! 3 new posts! YAY!... well, The second post was an update on the Move It or Lose It Challenge sponsored by EarthFootwear. They're giving away $500 and a pair of their shoes to the person who loses the most weight during the competition! WOW!

Well, I wasn't part of Mamavation when they started the challenge, but I wish I could have been! What a fantastic prize! On top of losing weight too!! Then I started thinking... the lovely lady in first place right now has lost 13.33% of her body weight!! {CONGRATS!}

For me that would mean losing 22.5lbs! YIKES! I already lost 13ish pounds for Win Lose or Blog so another 10 pounds from that weight if you start there {159 after everything is said or done}... But if I try to lose 22.5lbs right now would that even put me at a healthy weight? I am staring at my body thinking 22.5 pounds FROM WHERE!??

Not to mention I am at my body's happy weight... you know that plateau you hit because your body is comfy there... so pushing myself lower is going to be a challenge {not that I'm not up for it... just much harder than the first pounds lost}

169 - 22.5 = 146.7lbs

WHOA! I have never been that small before {NOT currently either... this is just mathematical dreaming}

But for my height - 5'5" - depending on the day that puts me just barely in the healthy BMI range... just barely? Like the BMI professors think I could get EVEN smaller and still be healthy? Wow!

But yea... the point is that I am still 20 pounds from Normal BMI #'s ... bummer... we'll get there sooner or later ... :)

Need Some New Fitness Gear?

Well my super-awesome-weight-losing-friend over at Bits and Odd Pieces of the Old Kingdom is hosting a giveaway for $150.00 to spend at CSN stores... if you are not familiar with them, well they sell just about anything you can think of!

I entered, and you should too!

If I won, I think I'd get:

This awesome Kettle Bell - $27.99

This 30lb weight vest! - $79.99

And this 1.5 gallon dispenser - $35.99 .... because I've always wanted one!!

What would you get? Well nothing if you don't get over there and enter!!! Or don't... Ups my chances! hehe!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Man... I can just not shake my cravings today... I usually try to just eat 1/2" square of these Blondie bars I made for Boyfriend... but today I had like 8!!! Maybe more... it's like 1 just isn't enough!!

I also added sunflower seeds into my diet today and yesterday... but I did go to the gym today and yesterday so maybe the extra work warrants a few extra calories...

I've been drinking lots of water and chewing gum... I'm just kinda in a funk I guess... off to try and see if brushing my teeth helps! haha!

Leave me some tips for curbing cravings!!!

Wii 10 Minute Solution Cardio Workouts - GIVEAWAY

This game features Jessica Smith and has some really cool exercise games on it and TONS of music, venue, and level of difficulty options! The games include:

Three levels of cardio kickboxing
Defender (dodgeball)
Pugil Stick
Three levels of step aerobics

Anchor Bay made this game is totally customizable and you can mix and match each 5 minute segment to your hearts desire! You can also choose your music, your venue, and your trainer (supportive or bossy). Jessica Smith comes up on the screen while your game is loading with a helpful healthy tip.

Want to win a copy of this awesome fitness game for yourself?

Visit Fitness 4 The Rest of Us to enter!! Good Luck!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mamavation Monday - Where are all the people?!

So I am pretty darn bummed to be resuming my blogging on my personal blog, rather than my 'Win Lose or Blog' blog... Apparently it took the creator a lot of time to 'design' our blogs so they decided to reuse them? Whatever... I.Am.Pissed! Why? because I spent 2 months developing a following that has now disappeared... I can copy my posts and my comments... but NOT my followers... and only 9 of the 52 I had made the switch... I am more than a little bummed~!

Oh well... moving on...

This morning's weigh was 170.6lbs ... down from 172.2 last Monday... a loss of 1.6lbs... not bad... but it is UP from my mid-week weigh-in for the WLB finale. I came in 2nd at a low weight of 167.2... but to get there I was following my diet and did a FormoStar session*... so I was pretty dehydrated for my weigh-in...

Challenges this last week were:

1. Sticking to my 'diet'/eating healthy on the weekends! - when boyfriend and I have time together (which is rare) we are always out and about which makes things tough... plus we love having date nights at our fave restaurants, snacking on pop corn while watching movies and I try to make him a treat (since he helps prepare my chicken for the week {great to have a fall back to prevent the whole "there's nothing to eat so I'll just have some candy...etc})

2. Soda - meh! I love diet Dr. Pepper... but it doesn't do anything for me I know... usually it will keep me from drinking water too (since it fills me up)... but I also think it makes me body crave sweets AND stretches my stomach out (44oz will do that!)

3. STRESS! OMG!... so what else is new? haha! we are looking at buying a house in 6 months or so depending on my Xmas bonus and Boyfriend's employment status... but the bank I'd like to use will only loan 80% of the house's value and WILL NOT do short sales... bummer! So for our price range there isn't a lot on the market... PLUS Boyfriend got an interview with Dannon (yogurt) and if he gets the job he wants, he will be making almost double his previous wage at Kellogg's AND not have to work as much... BUT he will go from a 30 minute commute North to a 40minute commute South.... EGH! The neighborhoods we are looking at are all slightly north of where we are now so that wont help his commute or my stress levels!

Goals for this week:

1. No soda until at least Friday.... that will help me get in more water!
2. Healthy Eating ALL WEEK! with maybe 1 treat meal... it's not that we eat BADLY... but a lot of mediocre eating is pretty much the same thing when it comes to weight loss.
3. At least 4 trips to the gym!

Thanks to Boogie Wipes for sponsoring this weeks blogging carnival over at!!

and Congrats to Kimberly ~ Sista of the week!!!

Wish me luck! I am off to find some followers :)

*FormoStar is an infra red heat wrap found at most tanning salons that claims to help you lose weight... I doubt that it actually burns calories... but the heat does the same thing a sauna does - dehydrates you and relaxes your muscles... I enjoy it, but do not expect to see significant weight loss from it. Plus the hour long sessions typically cost $20-$50 each!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

EA Active Game for Wii Fit GIVEAWAY!!


So my buddy and former Win Lose or Blog competitor @MissVMae is giving away the EA Sports Active game for the Wii!

I know everyone over at Mamavation swears by this game so you better head over and enter!

She will pick the lucky winner September 7th ... and you can tweet for extra entries!

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Two 4 Tuesday

So I went to the gym twice today!

Going through a lot of drama this week...

1. Boyfriend is giving 2 weeks notice with no part-time job lined up {yikes}

2. We are going to start saving for a house! 20% down is SCARY!!!! I think we need to be able to spend $165,000 which means $33,000 down... or $25,000 if I only put down 15%... which is A LOT more than the $20,000 I think I'll be able to come up with!!!

3. My grandma is giving me her brand new washer and dryer... my landlord said he'd take ours out of our apartment so we can put these in... except I think my dryer is electric and my grandma's is gas... WHAT DO I DO?!?! I am FREAKING out!

4. I am Exhausted! and kinda feel like passing out after my workouts... it is driving me nuts!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Monday!

Good morning! - Is it morning where you are? well, it's like 5am where I am (in bed - in Utah) and I cant sleep!!! Oh my gosh! This royally stinks and has to stop!

I am expecting some new faces around here today since this will be my first post submitted to Mamavation Monday! So I guess I should start with a little about me...

First! I am not yet a mom (or currently preggers)... a big part of why I am trying to get healthy though is so I can have a healthy first pregnancy and delivery a healthy child, but also so I can keep my family healthy! Nothing makes me more sad and upset than when I see a heavy child... It brings back too many memories of my past that I'd rather forget, so for now I will do what I can to keep me and my wonderful boyfriend healthy {eating right - which means cooking, and exercise... plus emotional health too! can't forget that!!!}

Second; Yes, I did win the Smooth Fitness treadmill giveaway. {Long story:} I was behind, but not by a ton, for the majority of the competition, but Saturday night, as I sat feeling defeated my friends were concocting a plan. To start, I never used twitter before this competition. But I had to find people who did in order to get nominated. So I literally emailed people {who left their email addresses in their blogger profiles} that also used twitter.... That kind of creativity got me over 100 nominations 95% of which we random acts of kindness by complete strangers. I figured if it worked once it should work again... "thanks for the nomination, now please go vote!"... plus I kept emailing strangers... you would not believe the kindness I was shown, by complete strangers!! These people didn't know me! The didn't owe me anything... and yet they were more than willing to vote. All total I think I sent out 1000 emails (yes, individual emails - as to not be AS spammy)... I begged my readers, my FB friends (300+100), my family and my online coupon buddies over at We Use Coupons (great forum btw!)... but by Saturday it still wasn't enough! I was complaining to a few friends from back east (where I went to college) and they knocked me on the head with a big "DUH! why didn't I think of that!" I went to a school where EVERYONE was required to get an IBM laptop.... there was a campus full of voters! Okay, well summer school kids that all live in the same dorm {Did I mention I was an RA? so of course the current RA was a friend}... plus another friend of mine scoured NYU university for computers to vote... That and reminding people to revote 24hrs later too.... It was insane, but we pulled it off. We got creative!


This last week was a great one for me... aside from the Drama... I kept every promise, managed to bike 10 miles on an upright bike in 29:49 which is my best yet and I lost 6.8lbs! I went from 179lbs last week to 172.2! Oh man! I also was able to finally fit into a pair of American Eagle Jeans I had been holding on to for a year!

A few things for this week:

1. New weight mini-goal is 165lbs

2. I realized that when I drink soda I don't get as much water, so I decided that I will only have some AFTER work on the days that I am not going to the gym twice.

3. Gym at lunch will continue, Gym after work will be added --> my grandma needs a fitness buddy and it wouldn't hurt to sneak in another 90 mins of cardio.

4. Stick to my diet through next weekend as well... like I said, weekends are the toughest!

P.s. I am currently awake because I am under gobs & gobs of stress... Boyfriend and I decided that we are going to spend the next 6 months living like paupers as much as possible so we can buy house. And when I say we, I mean me... his credit is awful and he is quitting his job by September 1st if not earlier... So I have to polish both of our credit scores until they shine over the next 6 months and save as much as possible... and even then, what we will be able to afford will need A LOT of love {which we're game for}...

AND the reason boyfriend is quitting is so he can go back to school, which starts August 25th... oh and did I mention he hasn't even applied yet? and we don't have a part-time job for him yet... I am sick just thinking about the what-if's.... I have to call and see if they'll take him this late, and if so I'll have to do all his registering and stuff...

AND I have to drive his car to work because he and my grandpa are taking my car to get it all street legal... apparently you have to buy expensive stickers for your licence plates every year or you can get in big trouble? Where in the book of life is that little factoid written? Because I was blindsided! {this is my first car ever - and I've maybe had my licence 2.5 years? Mostly driving other people's cars}

Wishings of luck, words of encouragement, any advice or just friendly "Hello's" are always welcome in the comment box!

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by Lori @gutimom as an Avon Representative. Here is all the swag she is giving away:

Cherry Blossom Naturals Set - $32 full retail value
Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Body Spray, Cosmetic Bag
Haiku Fragrance and Body Set - $49 full retail value
Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Shimmering Body Powder, Roll On Antiperspirant, Perfume
Foot Works Hodge Podge - $33 full retail value
Watermelon Foot Scrub, Spray Gel, Cooling Lotion; Original Conditioning Foot Soak, Exfoliating Bar Soap; Green Tea & Mint Exfoliating Scrub
Advance Techniques Professional Hair Care 2-IN-1 Healthy Shine Shampoo and Conditioner (Daily Results) - $4.00 full retail value
Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus - Expedition Insect Repellent with SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray Pump with Vitamin E (Gentle Breeze) - $14 full retail value
Magix Face Perfecter with SPF 20 (Clear) - $10 full retail value
Spafinder Callous Remover - $10 full retail value
Spafinder Gel Eye Mask - $10 full retail value

These items will be divided up for the Blogging carnival winner AND a winner at Mamavation TV. Thanks Lori for sponsoring with such a great giveaway! I am excited to see how it turns out!

Friday, August 6, 2010

My Skinny Tush

Okay, okay... Not super skinny but small enough to fit in my AMERICAN EAGLE JEANS!!!!!


As you'll remember from one of my very first posts, fitting in my AE Jeans was a huge priority for me... So today when my fat pants gave out I decided to give these babys a try....

And as you can see:

Major Weight Loss Milestone!

So... After weighing in this morning, I decided to check to see when the last time I was THIS SMALL was...

Oh, There's an App for that :)

Anyways, this is what I found:

08/06/10 : 174.4lbs <-- Today

06/07/10 : 193.8lbs

04/11/10 : 206lbs!! <---Highest in a LONG time!

12/13/09 : 193lbs

10/22/09 : 187.4lbs

10/14/09 : 181.5lbs

08/19/09: 175.0 lbs <-- About the time I met my wonderful Boyfriend *Heart*

06/07/09: 170lbs <---- 2 Days after starting my first job

05/11/09: 166.8lbs <-- When I graduated College

04/11/09: 164.8lbs <--- Little did I know I'd gain 41lbs in a year!!!

01/14/09: 160.0lbs <---When I interviewed for my current job

11/19/09: 157.0lbs <--- Lowest...ever?

09/01/08: 173.0lbs <--- Day I promised myself I'd lose 10 lbs and get my Iphone as a reward!

I am SO happy I kept track so I could see my "progress"...

Meet The Beast!!!

Holy OMG!

Look what came to my house apartment yesterday!

I have lovingly nicknamed it The Beast for now... and yes it is still in the box... haha... umm did I mention that we live on the 3rd floor?!?! The box said that the equipment weighs 191lbs but the box was 213lbs in total!... We used a industrial dolly that my apartment manager had (like for getting fridges up to the 3rd floor etc.) and even with the both of us it was still tough! Boyfriend ripped one of his toes up pretty bad and we were both exhausted!... I had to wake him up early because it arrived at 3pm (boyfriend sleeps from 9am to 4pm)... so I ran to our favorite restaurant :

And got him his favorite dinner.... I also bought him some ridiculously expensive energy drinks called RedLine ... they're like $3.69 at our local gas station, but they're also impossible to find anywhere else... Boyfriend thinks they're marketed as a weight loss drink, like Celsius or whatever that drink is... he just likes that they have an INSANE amount of caffeine in them...

I know, I know... not healthy... but his job has been wearing him VERY thin and I am scared that he will fall asleep at the wheel or do something equally dangerous because he is so tired... there just aren't enough hours in the day for him!! It makes me sad and frustrated... and sometimes i take it out on him {I'm Sorry!!} ... like yesterday morning... I turned into crazy b.tch ... so I always try to apologize when that happens and get him something to let him know I care... Like those dumb expensive drinks!

Anyways... as far as my promises go here is an update:

1. I HAVE lost weight this week! WaHoo! No idea where I will be by Sunday, but I was 174.4lbs when I woke up this morning... which makes me feel like all my hard work is finally paying off! I am trying realllly hard to prove I deserved that treadmill! A Lot of people had faith in me and I just want to show everyone that it wasnt misplaced!

2. I have been to the gym 3 times this week - 30mins+ each time... today @ lunch should make 4!! YAY!!

3. No Soda so far!!! Though I have seriously wanted to cave this week! ... I am taking time to enjoy water again... which is a nice change for me... I drink like 10 - 1/2 liter bottles every day (AT LEAST) and I am still getting dehydrated pee... sorry, TMI I know but I am frustrated! Like seriously body! How much water do you need?!!?

4. I am sticking to my diet like white on rice... haha I never understood that phrase! Well, I had a very vivid dream that I ate these ice cream treats (similar to frozen snickers ice cream noveltys - except they were half filled with champagne -GO FIGURE!!!)... I woke up really sad that I cheated on my diet... but then remembered it was litterally a DREAM... hahahah!

Anyways! I am gearing up for the weekend... That was a big part of my promises; to maintain my lifestyle over the weekend... that is always my hardest obstical to overcome...

How Have You Been Doing This Week??

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Justa Blah Kinda Day

So I keep forgetting to post my workouts... and then usually I forget my stats... so while I remember, yesterday I did 30 minutes on the recumbent bike at a 3:03 minutes/mile pace... I pushed myself HARD!

Today is really blah... I am not going to the gym because I gave up my lunch hour to go home early and recieve my treadmill... oh, did I mention it weights 250lbs and they're leaving on the curb?... oh, and of course we live on the 3rd floor... I have a feeling we are going to be opening it up on the sidewalk and carrying it up piece by piece... and even then... UGH!

I am in a terrible mood about my boyfriends job... it REALLY does not help that I am having horrible headaches from caffiene withdrawl and have been UBER tired all week...just like slow and in a daze kinda tired... I get spurts of energy every now and then but mostly i feel like slumpin' over in my chair and zoning out...

Rawr! I hope this feeling goes away soon!... and by soon I mean NOW!


Oh... lovely little note to end on... jumped on the scale this morning {well not literally!!} and weighed 176.2lbs... WOOT!

*Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming....*

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

DeClutter Challenge Week 1

This post really isn't about weight loss... but a short update: went to the gym yesterday and did 33 mins on an upright bike (9.5miles+) and then today did the elliptical for 32 minutes... I have been sticking to my diet, other than I had some grapes and olives at my cousins birthday party... I know it sounds silly, but I was trying to stick to certian foods... Anyways... so far so good!!

So I participate in a coupon forum and they are currently holding a 'declutter challenge'... in order to keep my post on their site small I decided I would post it here... I really don't mind sharing my mess with you... but if you're only here for my weight loss goals you might have to come back tomorrow :)

Anyways... so Week 1 is "The Bedroom"... so here are some messy before picts... *Insert Laughs Here*

Pict 1: Notice the messy bed... not made... and clutter on the side table!
Pict 2: OMG! That is my dresser! NOTHING is put away... that glass circle belongs in the living room (it's my coffee table!!)

Pict 3: Some junk on my side of the bed... even though it's not MY junk... neither is the mess on the night stand!

Pict 4: So here is all of the stuff that was in my room that did not belong there! Dirty Laundry, Clean Laundry, My exchange box, and some random stuff that belongs in the bath room {also currently a MESS}

Pict #5: Let's not forget the closet... this is my side, where I keep my daily clothes... The pictures are pretty awful so you can see exactly what the junk is... but there is definately A LOT of junk.

Pict 6: This is the other side of the closet... mostly storage.. my winter clothes and random shirts my wonderful boyfriend refused to part with... oh, and some stockpile storage on the bottom.

Pict #7: Suprise, Suprise!! I found a bag with 3 Victoria Secret shirts (NWTs), 2 VS sports bras and a 3-pack of sports bras i got a walmart.... I can't decide if I am mad that they've been hiding for MONTHS.... or excited for the new loot!

Pict #8: Here is all the stuff that left my closet... The stuff at the top is some of boyfriend's shirts... the stuff in the middle is clothing to be donated or consigned... so towels, extra hangers and the pile of new loot at the bottom!

Pict #9: This is a picture of my side of the closet "after" cleaning/decluttering... I also sorted my clothes by color as best I could... I love the empty floor... oh, that bag is my 'swim bag' ... has flip flops, bathing suit, and towel... its a grab and go kit!

Pict #10: I guess you can't really tell that anything happened here... but I had to prove that I didn't just shove everything in this side!

Pict #11: The "After" Picture of my dresser... The bag on the left is the only trash to be removed... one bag... I'm impressed! oh, and the backpack? it is for my soon to be 7-year-old cousin... Bakugan! I'm psyched to give it to him!

Pict #12: Here is the "After" shot of the bed... made up all nice... our apartment looks GOOD when I try!

Alright! Now off to bed... gosh I am TIRED!!!

nite nite!

Organize and Decorate Everything

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Promise To My Readers.... and to Myself!

So... Weight Loss wise I am pretty much failing at life... I gained 2lbs while away for work which puts me at 179lbs... you would already know this but apparently I emailed my weigh-in to myself rather than Jill our weigh-in coordinator sooooo yea... fabulous!

Anyways! Starting a new diet today! I am PSYCHED! And... maybe winning a treadmill? I dont know yet because they have not announced the winners but myself at @Gutimom are neck-and-neck for this baby! Thank EVERY single person that voted! I know some of you even voted more than once! You AMAZE me!

So my promises?

1. I will lose weight this week.... no matter how hard I have to try!
***My Goal is 175lbs ... it's now or never body! let's move it!!***
2. I will go to the gym this week, at least 4 days @30mins+
3. I will not drink ANY soda for at least 7 days... so not until next monday
4. I will stick to my diet, esp on the weekend! No Cheats!

Oh, and here are some pictures from the Tim McGraw Concert... we waited to long to take good ones with the sun so i have this funny one, and the darker one below!

We had a great time... even though I lost $16 and my ticket as we were leaving some how... darn! We were also an hour and a half LATE because:
1. Google Maps decided to take us to South Weber instead of West Valley City (like 50+ miles)
2. OMG insane traffic!

But we got a great parking space, very easy to get out of, and got to hear the end of Lady A's set and didn't miss a single Tim McGraw song... oh and he is 43 and still looks and preforms amazing... worth the $180 we spent? OH HECK YES!

Oh, and now we are looking for a new job for my wonderful boyfriend... we decided that he HATES * his current job and wants to go back to school (more trade school & certification type stuff) and I couldn't be more proud of the man! So we are looking for something part-time in the South Davis County area... hopefully we will find it soon!

And, my lease states that I have to give 60 days notice to move out and that means today I have to decide or we are forced to stay an extra month (oct 1st becomes nov 1st) ... I cant decide if that is a bad thing :(

Last thing I promise!

Happy 4th Birthday {cousin} Evie! Love you LOTS!!!

*Yes, hate is a strong word... but we are to that point right now~!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Begging Pays Off

Okay guys!

We are getting down to the wire! I spend hours this weekend begging
all 300 of my facebook friends, 100 of my wonderful boyfriends
facebook friends And randomly emailing users asking for
random acts of kindness! I could not believe my eyes when I checked it

Looks like first place is going to be a tough competition! All my
wonderful friends (new & old) have helped put me seriously close to

If you haven't voted today PLEASE stop by and put in any last minute
requests from your friends too! I need every last vote I can get! I
litterally screamed I was so excited!

Lots and lots of thanks to everyone single one of my supporters! 500+
votes is incredible!