Weigh In Wednesday and the Status Quo

bear nailsI thought I should report in- I did do the manicure that I talked about on Saturday! It didn’t come out as cute as hers, but I still like it! I definitely felt less than professional in my meetings this week, but with the bears on the thumbs it’s easier to hide those away.

My weight is the same as last week (still at a total loss of 6.8 pounds). I honestly haven’t been working very hard this week. I have been putting my energy toward finding a therapist. This is probably too personal for the internet, so I won’t get too detailed. The general idea is I’ve decided that since I’m taking life in my own hands this year, I should start from scratch. I think that a lot of my weight issues are related to not taking care of myself in the right ways. I need to prioritize my health and my sanity. I want to live intentionally and relaxed 🙂 Talking to an unbiased party will help me sort out how to achieve my goals- or at least that’s what I’m hoping.

That said, I have kind of been maintaining the status quo. One change that I’ve made that I’m happy about is I’ve been eating a lot more salads. That is a huge step for me, since my natural inclination is to eat every carb I’ve ever seen in my life. Making one small change is a huge deal for me, because I tend to either make huge changes I can’t maintain, or no changes at all.

I’m still really struggling with exercise. My energy has been so low, and I just have zero motivation. What should my next small change be? What are you working on this week?


Five Guilty Pleasures That Cheer Me Up

bear nailsSometimes life is exhausting, and this has just been one of those weeks. It’s time to put some effort into becoming myself again; instead of a crazy, stressed out version of myself. Here’s what I want to do this weekend:

1. I adore this manicure by polishpedia.com. Probably because I’m such a girly girl and love pink and bears. I’m not going to apologize. I will say, I’ve done it before, and pink is actually not a great color. If you’re not a super genius artist, the bear will end up looking like a pig. Also, I didn’t actually watch her video, so maybe that’s part of the problem. But I think I’m going to do it with white and gray.

2. A good work out on my rower while I watch Scandal. I still haven’t seen it!! No one can ruin it for me! Please?! This will give me about 50 minutes of cardio, which should definitely give me happy vibes.

3. A long walk in the park with the Shibas.

4. Undoubtedly, an afternoon nap. I just can’t even tell you how much I want this.

5. This is probably not a guilty pleasure, but I’m going to eat a salad and a green smoothie. I need veggies and vitamins, and I know they will perk me up.

Any other awesome ideas? Tomorrow I get to hang out with my darling M ❤ , and girl time is the ultimate pick me up!


The 12th Man -or- When Non Football Fans Prepare for Superbowl

Seahawks manicureI changed the name to protect the naive before I took this screenshot 🙂 These are the messages I had on my phone this morning when I came out of a meeting. I nearly fell over laughing.

For those who can’t see the picture, first we have a picture of a blue manicure. One nail has the number 12 on it. Then we have two messages:

I got my nails redone for Jordan!

Which player is number 12? She already did it when I noticed and I didn’t want to complain….. I hope it’s the one he likes

I think this is fantastic for many reasons. First of all, as a huge football fan, it greatly amuses me that she has no idea that the number 12 represents the Seahawks fan. However, it’s much more than that.

She doesn’t like football AT ALL. This year, she has reluctantly decided to take a bit (very little bit, obviously) of interest for two reasons. One, I gave her a big pep talk about how since she loves both drinking and eating snacks, she really needed to reconsider football. Even if she wasn’t interested, it’s a great excuse to drink at any hour on Sunday and eat whatever you want. That peaked her interest.

The real motivator though, is she has a boyfriend that she really cares about. She wants to take an interest in what he loves, just like he does for her. So, football it is. Lucky for him, his team made the Superbowl. Unlucky for me… no. Never mind. I can’t even talk about the Packers right now.

I love that we can all come together for the tradition of Superbowl. Most of us are watching, whether we care about football or not. We’re all hanging out and enjoying each other with talking, laughing, and eating. We’re learning new things, like why the heck someone would paint the number 12 on our nails when we just asked for a Seahawks manicure. Do I love when people are talking during the game because they think the real show is commercials? NO! But at least for one day, we can all enjoy it together; and no one will tell me to turn off the tv.

Who’s ready for Superbowl Sunday?!?!