Sunday, August 30, 2009

Goin' To The Chapel!!

I've been missing in action.....but I have a very good excuse....
Last Friday Brian gave me this:It's been a WHIRLWIND of a week!!!! I'm still waiting for someone to say, "Time to give the ring back, play time is over." This picture doesn't capture just how beautiful the ring really is - I tried to take a closer picture, but the ring would just blur....

This weekend we decided to head into Boston for an overnight stay. We started the evening with a romantic dinner. Filet mignon, lobster tails, lava cake, vodka, and each other....

Then we headed out with friends for some drinking, dancing, and straight up celebrating!

I never knew being this happy was within my reach!

More details to come.......

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Battle Of The Bulge

Being in a loving, healthy, and trusting relationship is fabulous for my self-esteem, my confidence, and my overall well being. I've never been this happy.

On the flip side - being this happy is adding on the pounds. I'm eating more, moving less, indulging in things I wouldn't normally indulge in (lots of ice cream, lots of deserts, lots of food in general) and my clothes are feeling more and more snug. Brian says I look amazing, and I shouldn't change a thing. Although his words are comforting, I don't FEEL amazing. I feel tight, and bloated, and uncomfortable, yet I continue to eat, and eat, and eat some more. I'm not eating because I'm hungry - I'm just eating for the sake of eating.

Last night at Weight Watchers I weighed in at a whopping 153.6 - a far cry from my once svelte 137 pounds.

I don't expect to get down that low - I would love it, but I doubt I have the discipline to achieve it. I'd be happy with 140.

My motivation in the past to lose weight was usually a shmuck boyfriend that made me feel less than worthy. I felt that I would lose said boyfriend to another girl if I didn't stay slim and trim. Brian loves me for me, which is an amazing feeling - but I've become too comfortable, and my weight is creeping up.

I know I'm getting engaged soon - but not sure when. I'm hoping that an impending engagement and wedding to follow will serve as new motivation to get back into shape, to move more, and make better food choices.

Time will tell.
I'm not happy with the recent choices I've been making as far as food is concerned - but I am HAPPY. And that's what matters most!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August Featured Blog

Now and then I try to discover new fabulous blogs to read. I've decided to feature a new blog every month in order to spread the fabulous-ness....

I accidentally came across Vittles a few weeks back, and I've been hooked. I am a complete novice when it comes to matters of the kitchen. I can microwave and boil successfully but anything beyond that is left to chance. The recipes featured on this site seem delicious and executable even if you require a detailed map to navigate even the most basic of kitchens. I've yet to try making these recipes, but I'm dying to attempt the the baby molten cakes. Any food that has "molten" or "cake" in it's title makes me and my tummy excited!

In the meantime I spend my time perusing this site, salivating over the pictures, and imagining what my kitchen would look like after attempting to make one of these recipes. I must brag - I haven't set the new kitchen on fire yet - I may have stunk up the place with some burnt eggs last weekend - but no fires.

Check it out!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


As many of you may or may not know, I am very fond of cats.

Very fond.

I currently own two kitties, and volunteer every other weekend at MRFRS; a no-kill, no-cage kitty shelter.

Don't get me wrong, I love dogs too - and bunnies, and ponies - pretty much anything furry and fluffy on four legs. But I really, REALLY love me some kitties. I'd have more if Brian would let me. For now, two is enough.

And yes, I carry a brag book of pictures in order to show off my two little darlings. Many call me Crazy Cat Lady, but after viewing the following video, I don't even come close:

Who you calling Crazy Cat Lady now???