Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Weight Loss Update #7

Proud to report that I lost the 4 pounds I gained last week during vacation! ha So I'm back to where I was. The good news is that I really didn't eat all that well this past week, but exercise is my friend. Gotta keep on it! I actually enjoy it! :)

Here's to dropping some more pounds! haha

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Weight Loss Update #6

Sad news this week....I did not lose weight! ha

Vacation wreaks havoc on diet and exercise. Oh well, life goes on. Just a minor set back!

All in all, I unfortunately gained 4 pounds.

Time to buckle down and get serious again!

*On a side note for those who haven't followed my Facebook status updates. I went to the doctor Wednesday to get a shot for the rash I ended up with (due to sun poisoning/sunblock reaction) and the nurse was all excited that I had lost weight! ha ;) It felt good.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weight Loss Update #5

Here we go again....tonight we started another month of our weight loss challenge! We started over essentially, but I was pretty ecstatic about this week's results!

I lost.....another 3.6 pounds!!!

For those of you keeping track, I have now lost a total of 17.4 pounds! My clothes are fitting better...some are getting a little loose, but they'll have to hold out until I lose enough to drop down to a smaller size. ha :)

I'm surprised I managed to lose this much with my cousin's wedding being this past weekend and lots of beer being consumed. :p Vegas vacation is this week, but I do intend to work out while I'm gone! I am not about to give up or take a hiatus after I've come this far!

Hope everyone has a great week and hopefully I'll have lots to report when we return from Las Vegas! We leave tomorrow evening from Indy airport and return LATE Tuesday night. We are pumped!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

V's Wedding

On Saturday, my cousin Vanessa got married. Luckily the rain stopped around 11am and we didn't have another rain shower until about 6pm (the reception was already under way). It got pretty nasty later in the night, but we all survived!

I got to the church early to do V's makeup. It was great to see her so happy! V and I have always been fairly close due to being only a year apart. It was a fun day with both families being quite the cut-ups!

my cousins Marlene & Eric (mother of the bride & youngest brother of the bride)

Eric & Jared (brothers of the bride, ushers, and groomsmen!)

Big Joe & Vanessa (father of the bride & BRIDE)

Gloria (matron of honor), Vanessa & Chad, Jared (best man)

the newlyweds! Mr. & Mrs. Beetz

Joe passed this business card out to everyone at the reception...sooooo funny....and typical Joe! Loved it! :p

Now we are wedding free until next month when my cousin Keith gets married. And yes, that makes 4 weddings of cousins on 1 side of the family this year! (Nathan, Lindsay, Vanessa, Keith) Goodness! ha

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Blast from the Past

Ten years ago this week, I was a kid fresh out of high school. I had big hopes. I had tons of agricultural and educational information crammed in my head.

I was preparing for the nomination committee process in order to become an Indiana FFA State Officer. Looking back, I've forgotten all the nerves and sleepless nights of that time. I remember the good times, the friendships, the memories, and my FFA family.

On a hot June day (is there any other kind at State Convention when you're wearing a corduroy jacket? ha) at Purdue University, I will NEVER forget the thrill of them throwing open the door to our little hallway and hearing SLATE HAS PASSED! The 7 of us who had been nominated to serve as officers, dedicating a year of our young lives to the youth of Indiana FFA and developing ourselves as leaders. :)

Next June will mark our 10 year anniversary (your anniversary is marked by the year your service ends, not when it begins)....and it is hard to believe! The time has passed us by....some of us have gotten married and had babies, but the best part is that I still keep in touch with everyone!

Thought everyone might like to take a trip down memory lane with me....

The newly elected 2000-01 Indiana FFA State Officer Team

there's a lot for teenagers to learn when living on their own...Liza and Karissa learned the hard way that regular dish soap does NOT belong in the dishwasher ;)

we loved team "outings" to hang out together on the FFA lake

one of my favorite professional pics of our team...our goodbye pic

after our AWESOME State Convention with all our families

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Weight Loss Update #4

Tonight was the last weigh-in of this first round of our "biggest loser" style program. haha

Are ya ready for this???

I LOST........2 pounds!!

My total weight loss for the past month is 13.8 pounds! I am so excited! That is 4.5% of my body weight. Not very much, but it's a start! ha

I won our money pool which had $49 in it! :) (Not everyone had paid all the weeks cause they weren't there tonight, but I am still happy about any money at all!)

Next week we start the next round....I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more phenomenal weight loss; however, Las Vegas vacation is going to be the first week! ha hmmmmm ;)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Get Your Groupon

If you haven't checked out Groupon, you really must give it a go! Sometimes the deals are not so great (or relevant to your life), but when you do happen upon something that you can use, it's hard not to get excited! haha

For the past few weeks I have been checking the deals in Las Vegas, as well as locally (Indy, Cincy, and Louisville). We're going on vacation there in 2 weeks so I thought I might be able to find us some massage specials or dinner deals. Today I scored a coupon for $30 worth of food and drinks at Ichobod's Lounge (think Ichobod Crane) which isn't too far from our hotel and the reviews were great, the food sounds yummy and very reasonably priced....the best part....I only paid $1o for the coupon! For $30, all 3 of us should have our meals covered and then we'll just have to pay for drinks. I thought that was a pretty good deal!

If you sign up on their website, please use my link so I get referral credits! ;)


Have a great weekend! Happy Savings!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Weight Loss Update #3

Another week has come and gone....

The third weigh-in was tonight...and it did not go as well, but every loss is a win! :)

This week I lost a total of 0.7 pounds! haha

My total weight loss is now 11.8 pounds. :) Yay!

The entire group agreed that it was a rough week with the holiday thrown in there and the beginning of graduation parties, family reunions, picnics, etc. I will admit I was lazy with exercise over the weekend. I have been walking on my "off" days from C25K, but didn't do that over the weekend. I am still sticking with the running program and proud to say that tomorrow will mark Week 4-Day 2! This week is definitely more difficult with segments of 3 and 5 minute runs...for a total of 16 minutes! Holy smokes. haha

Keep on keepin' on!

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