Thursday, May 28, 2009

holy stinkin' cow: progress pics.

That's all I can say about my wretched overweight self from a year ago.
Now, I'm 43 pounds lighter and still working!!
So, I thought you guys might deserve some p
rogress pics...
(plus, I really wanted a side by side comparison.)
Call me conceited but I'm stinkin' proud!
The first picture is me in May 2008. Sheesh!

And the 2nd is me now!!!
Thank you all so much for your support...
this blog has REALLY helped me to stay on track,
especially being able to read ya'll's stories everyday too!
I'm still hoping to lose quite a bit more but I'm off to a great start!
Plus, I'm only 9 lbs away from my first goal of 50
pounds!! Schwinggggg.

home again, home again...jiggity jig.

For good, this time!! :)
I had the BEST day ever yesterday!
I talked to my counselor at PJC and turns out,
I'll be a college grad in December!!
YAY! Sooooo, I'll be moving back to the homeland... December!!
I'll be continuing my education there at
Henderson State University in Arkadelphia!
I'm so stinkin' excited!

I'll be spending so much time with my family!
And I really think this is the right move for me.
So, wish me luck guys!
And I promise to keep you all posted about everything!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

now i'm really an OLDER sister.

Whew. A weekend home was exactly the medicine I needed to remedy my stress! I had the BEST time at Kash's graduation (aside from feeling about 100 years old!) All those kids that were walking across the stage used to come spend the night with my brother when they were like 7; I cannot believe they're all grown up!! 217 kids graduated! That's a lot of new college kids!! Here's some pictures:

I decided to head on back to Texas Sunday around noon. I made it back around 3:30 (thanks to the shortcut directions provided by Dad). After arriving back in Texas, it was Crawfish Boil time!! Personally, I don't do crawfish, but I figured a few beers and some mischief was right up my ally!! The night ended in a frog-giggin' lesson...which I WILL NEVER PARTICIPATE IN AGAIN. We didn't have a gig, so it was pretty cruel. I won't even go into detail about this because I don't want to re-live it. :( Here's some more pictures from my fabulous weekend!! Please ignore the Doritos in my was a holiday, there was cheating invovled!! :)
This is our redneck frog giggin' mobile. Haha!
PS I watched Jon & Kate last night...and it was so sad. I want them to make it work so badly! I hope they can find the strength they had when those babies were born...if they could, I know they could reconcile. Keep them in your prayers, guys!!

PSS I deleted all my fat pictures off my Myspace. I'm making a change in my life, for good. I don't need those pictures as a reminder!! No weight gain over the weekend! Yay! Back to the gym today to shed some more inches!! :)


Friday, May 22, 2009

who says you can't go home?

I'm going home today!
My baby brother is graduating high school.
That is scary...damn, I'm getting old.
Majorly stressed yesterday.
I'll explain later.
A WHOLE weekend without my gym...
Pray I don't gain any weight.
That's the last disappointment I need.
I'll post Tuesday with lots of pictures!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

well, hello charice. (hehe)

Charice!! Charice!!
Another wonderful music recommendation for you guys!
I'm an avid Oprah watcher and I was so excited for yesterdays episode of World's Most Talented Kids!
Charice was there!! :)
And she did uh-may-zing.
She's only 17 and this is her first single...she's got a BIG voice for a 17 year old!
You guys are gonna love her...her voice is so powerful!
You can download this song on iTunes for $.99!!
Go get it, I did!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

it turns out, i'm pretty bad ass at being a woman in the outdoors.

Woohoo! Had the best weekend! Women in the Outdoors was amazing, as expected. And, it turns out, I'm not half bad at being outdoorsy. As a matter of fact, I kicked major ass at it. :) After WITO, I went to a joint birthday party for 3 of my friends and had a major blast. Sunday was totally a day off and I didn't move from the couch ALL day. It was wonderful.

NO gym at ALL this weekend. I feel crazy...but luckily I didn't gain
any weight. I actually lost 2 more pounds this past week so I'm at a total loss of 40 pounds! Woot! (Must have been all the exercise at WITO!!) Here's some pictures:
Fly Fishing :)
Archery :) Skeet Shooting, I kicked major A at this!

All in all, it was a freakin' great weekend! Back to the grindstone today at the gym...oh, and I finished reading "Running with Scissors"! Very good book...there was some pretty graphic sexual scenes, but other than that I would definitely recommend it to anyone over 18! :)


Thursday, May 14, 2009

i've been workin' for the weekend.

Yay, it's Thursday! I'm so stinkin excited for the weekend! It's a busy one though! Tomorrow, I've gotta hit it hard at the gym because there will be no time for exercise this weekend. Then my friend Lacy is coming over to watch Christmas movies! I know, it's only May but we had a wild hair! I'm sure we'll watch my fave:
Saturday is WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS about which I am super pumped! It is supposed to rain all day I'm sure those pictures won't be too flattering! But, you know I'll post some for ya'll anyhow! After WITO, I'm going to dinner to celebrate 3 of my good friend's birthdays! Then, you guessed it, we're hitting the town! Keep your fingers crossed I find me a good looking cowboy! :)

And finally, Sunday...we're celebrating Mothers Day a week late because Deborah was out of commission last Sunday. Carly and I are taking Deb to dinner and a pedicure Sunday afternoon. So, I'm pretty booked up as you can see! And I can't wait! :)
I swear, when it gets close to days start filling up fast! I took a gander at my calender for May yesterday and nearly every day has a reminder of some sort on it! Geez, but you know I love me less time to sit around my house watching re-runs of Reba and eating tablespoons of peanut butter!! :)


PS Happy Birthday Krystal!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

every line is about who i don't wanna write about anymore.

I don't know why I'm just now posting this.
If you don't listen to anything I say...please hear this!
Watch these videos and download their music.
They're amazing!
They're called Brand New and I've been listening to them since
2003. An ex boyfriend introduced me and I love them!!
They have a lot of great stuff but my favorite has to be their album
Deja Entendu.
Listen to the words, they are amazing.
You won't regret it!
Let me know what you think!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

call me a crosstraining slut.

Ok, you all know my first love...the elliptical?

Well, I'm ashamed to say...I'm cheating. Yes, that's right. I've found another love. The TREADCLIMBER! This machine is amazing. In 45 minutes, I burnt 600 calories just walking at 3.3! Fabulous!! You guys should definitely check it's so worth your time! If your gym is like mine, it's hard to get to though...those skinny girls are fighting for their turn on that thing!♥k

Friday, May 8, 2009

today is a special day...

Happy Birthday Mama.
I miss you!

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." Cardinal Mermillod

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

my blog about reading...

Finals are over! Woot! I am so glad because I have really fallen behind on my reading list lately! I've been meaning to read "Chasing Harry Winston" by Lauren Weisberger for months now, I finally cracked it but I'm only on page 97! Thank goodness school is done for a while so I can get back in the hang of things!!So, I thought I might share with ya'll what's on my reading list. I'd appreciate any feedback whatsoever! I wanna know if these are good, bad, whatever!!

My current reading list:
Yes, crucify me now...I still haven't read Harry Potter. Eeeep! You guys know I love the movies and I've had the first two books since Christmas (Thanks to my little brother!) But, I promise you I am reading them ASAP!
You guys let me know and I'll let you know how they turn out!


Monday, May 4, 2009

my family sure can throw a party.

My weekend was WONDERFUL! Here it is: in pictures!! :)

Me with the Mr. and Mrs. to be!!
We threw a DANG GOOD shower for Kayla!

Kash's Senior Prom!!Aren't they cute?I cannot believe my brother is graduating this month and having his SENIOR prom! Whew!! Makes me feel EXTREMELY old! :) They looked fantastic though!

Girl's Night Out at Smyly's
Note: The red head has been my best friend for 6 years! Man, am I getting old!
You gotta love random friends made at the bar!! :)The love me. :)

ps: no weight was gained during this trip. SCORE. Back to the gym today! :)