Better Late Than Never! :)

Hi guys! Happy Friday. Please forgive me if this is short and sweet as I have had a long day…. CLOSING ON MY NEW HOUSE!!!!!!!

Ahhh! That’s right – it happened today. After lots of signatures, I’m finally a home owner – and just two days later than I thought I would be one. :) It did put kind of a kink in things not closing on Wednesday – like, by today, we would have had ALL (or close to all) of the painting down in the house… instead, we only got as far as taping the house off to be painted.

Tomorrow morning, we are getting the moving around 9am, heading over the Steph’s and getting her stuff, then coming to my parents house to get mine and Adam’s stuff for the truck, then heading off to my house (I still just love saying that, MY house – love it :) Anyways, I think it’s going to be a whirlwind of a weekend, so I wanted to get to you guys tonight (this morning…?) to update you. :)

Closing went relatively smooth. Of course, since the house was bank owned, the only people at closing were myself, my mom, my realtor Lennae, my loan officer Matt, and the closer Samantha (Adam had to work). No one from the bank showed up, we knew they wouldn’t. They were probably scared anyways, putting us through the run around… a-holes. Haha

After about an hour and a half, I had signed my name about a billion times and then Samantha said, “Congratulations!” That was wonderful. :)

Here is Lennae, Me and Matt
For house warming gifts, Lennae gave me a gift card to Home Goods – man, I LOVE that place! And I got a bucket filled with goodies from Matt – bunches of cleaning supplies! Ha! Not that “fun” – but definitely will be needed. :)
After I close, me and my mom headed to Home Depot to buy paint… LOTS of paint. I think we ended up with 14 gallons. I spent a pretty penny. Thank God for moms though, she helped me and paid for some of it. That was nice of her. :) Luckily, while we were buying our Behr paint the Behr Rep was in the store. He saw all of our paint and gave us a nice little discount. I ended up saving $70 – Thanks Behr Man!!!!
I spent all day at the house, taping to get ready to paint, etc. Obviously, no Internet yet, so I wasn’t able to say Hi to you guys. We’ll have to take care of ASAP! :)
Anyways, let’s get to my weight loss/gain… shall we? :) As you know, I weighed in today. Get this… I lost 1.2 pounds!!!! I’m actually quite surprised – I didn’t have my best week. I did try to keep myself in check – but I wasn’t the best about counting my calories – more so just focusing on good food/smaller portions than actually counting the calories. Like I said before – I’m usually pretty good at work, but sometimes when I get home… not so good. Either way, here is me at my LOWEST WEIGHT since June 18th. :)

Front view!

Side View!

I’m actually pretty pleased with myself. :) I don’t mean to sound conceited… but I guess hard work DOES pay off. Granted, I’ve only lost 9.2 pounds – but I’m really happy with that. I almost hit my 10 – I’ll shoot for it next week. My belly is still not my favorite – I think I look a little pregnant… but WHATEVER! Haha

Okay… I have thought about this for about .5 seconds, but I’m just going to go for it. I’m starting a new chapter in my life with my house… why not on here too…? If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know I don’t announce my weight to the world. Why? Because I’m ashamed, of course, and you never know who might stumble across this (like Adam… shudder – he doesn’t know what I weigh… that scares me. But he loves me for me… so what am I afraid of..?). And you never know who might have something not-so-nice to say… right? Well, those are fears of mine. But I know you guys won’t say anything discouraging about my weight, so I trust telling you. You guys are here to support me. So I don’t think telling you my current weight is 216.8 is going to change anything. So, there ya have it. It’s out there. It’s public knowledge. Ughhh.. I’m feeling nervous to press “publish” now. This is a big step for me…

Anyways friends, tomorrow is a looooooong day for me and it’s already 2:07am – I need to get some beauty sleep! I’ll update you as often as I can. Thank you guys for being you. You’re all so amazing, I appreciate you.

xoxo
Lindsay

No good excuse but moving on

I’m embarrassed. I wish I had a good reason.

Like I overslept.

Or that my alarm clock broke.
But I got nothing. The simple fact of the matter is that I just forgot. I forgot about my 6am personal trainer appointment yesterday. I set my alarm for 6:15am to get up and go to work and went to bed.

Yesterday afternoon I called to apologize to Kevin but it was hours after my appointment and he was with other clients. I’m going to have to make this up to him and will probably have to just accept some intense training for our next session while he takes his frustration out on me. I wasted not only his time, but an entire session plus my money! I hate when that happens, when ya just completely space an appointment out! YUCK!

My next appointment is tomorrow at 8am.

Shut Up and Drive
Remember my post about how I was gonna stop blogging about how I was gonna do all this healthiness stuff and instead I was just gonna shut up and drive? I had one good week of just shutting up and driving.

That was last week. This week started out good but kind of slowed to a halt. I hit the gym Sunday and Monday but missed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Friday – I knew I needed to, I knew I MUST wake up and go to the gym today so I knew I needed to do something really drastic.

I decided I would have to sleep in my workout clothes. So I did. But I still faced waking up to just turn the alarm off which has happened frequently. So I asked Carlos to kick me outta bed when the alarm went off (normally I’m in charge of setting the alarm, turning it off and waking him up.) But this time, I secretly hid the alarm on his side of the bed so that way he would HAVE to force me outta bed!

And it worked! 5:30am he work up, probably a little irritated but either way, I was up and on my way to the gym! With tomorrow included, that’s 4 days this week – wahoo!!

Yep, I am just gonna keep shutting up and driving!

Weekend Plans
Tonight, we are gonna watch our adorable 1 year old nephew Colton overnight. Love him to PIECES, can’t wait to show ya’ll pictures!

Tomorrow…scary tomorrow. Halloween. After the gym, I will have an early lunch will be at Panera with some new friends. No parties for the evening but we are gonna meet Toby & David for dinner and then gonna hit up a movie theater to see a movie called Paranormal Activity. I’m scared outta my mind. I watched the trailer and it looks flippin’ scary! Have you see this? Please tell me I’ll be okay!

Are you going to a Halloween party? What are you dressing up as? Do you know as an adult, I have never been to a Halloween party or dressed up? Maybe next year…

Clickity Clicks
  • Don’t forget about my Kay’s Natural Giveaway! You have until Tuesday, November 3rd to enter so click here!
  • An important mid-day reminder yesterday, did you see it? Click here for my version of a PSA!
  • 150 bloggers united to give you the best of the best. Do something for others and get something in return – click here to learn more about Blog-4-Cause!
Have a great weekend friends! See ya’ll on Monday for a VERY IMPORTANT POST!

No good excuse but moving on

I’m embarrassed. I wish I had a good reason.

Like I overslept.

Or that my alarm clock broke.
But I got nothing. The simple fact of the matter is that I just forgot. I forgot about my 6am personal trainer appointment yesterday. I set my alarm for 6:15am to get up and go to work and went to bed.

Yesterday afternoon I called to apologize to Kevin but it was hours after my appointment and he was with other clients. I’m going to have to make this up to him and will probably have to just accept some intense training for our next session while he takes his frustration out on me. I wasted not only his time, but an entire session plus my money! I hate when that happens, when ya just completely space an appointment out! YUCK!

My next appointment is tomorrow at 8am.

Shut Up and Drive
Remember my post about how I was gonna stop blogging about how I was gonna do all this healthiness stuff and instead I was just gonna shut up and drive? I had one good week of just shutting up and driving.

That was last week. This week started out good but kind of slowed to a halt. I hit the gym Sunday and Monday but missed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Friday – I knew I needed to, I knew I MUST wake up and go to the gym today so I knew I needed to do something really drastic.

I decided I would have to sleep in my workout clothes. So I did. But I still faced waking up to just turn the alarm off which has happened frequently. So I asked Carlos to kick me outta bed when the alarm went off (normally I’m in charge of setting the alarm, turning it off and waking him up.) But this time, I secretly hid the alarm on his side of the bed so that way he would HAVE to force me outta bed!

And it worked! 5:30am he work up, probably a little irritated but either way, I was up and on my way to the gym! With tomorrow included, that’s 4 days this week – wahoo!!

Yep, I am just gonna keep shutting up and driving!

Weekend Plans
Tonight, we are gonna watch our adorable 1 year old nephew Colton overnight. Love him to PIECES, can’t wait to show ya’ll pictures!

Tomorrow…scary tomorrow. Halloween. After the gym, I will have an early lunch will be at Panera with some new friends. No parties for the evening but we are gonna meet Toby & David for dinner and then gonna hit up a movie theater to see a movie called Paranormal Activity. I’m scared outta my mind. I watched the trailer and it looks flippin’ scary! Have you see this? Please tell me I’ll be okay!

Are you going to a Halloween party? What are you dressing up as? Do you know as an adult, I have never been to a Halloween party or dressed up? Maybe next year…

Clickity Clicks
  • Don’t forget about my Kay’s Natural Giveaway! You have until Tuesday, November 3rd to enter so click here!
  • An important mid-day reminder yesterday, did you see it? Click here for my version of a PSA!
  • 150 bloggers united to give you the best of the best. Do something for others and get something in return – click here to learn more about Blog-4-Cause!
Have a great weekend friends! See ya’ll on Monday for a VERY IMPORTANT POST!

Guac Rocks

Until recently, I had never made totally-from-scratch guacamole! But I have now. It was A-MA-ZING. And today’s your lucky day because here’s the recipe for this tasty masterpiece!

3 Haas avocados
1 lime, juiced
½ red onion, diced
8ish cherry tomatoes, seeded and pulp removed, diced
1-2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp coarse salt
A few quick dashes of vegan Worcestershire sauce*

  1. Cut each avocado in half, remove the seed, scoop out the pulp and put in a mixing bowl. Squeeze the lime juice over the avocado pulp and mash with a fork (or a potato masher like I did).
  2. Mash in the cumin and salt, then fold in the onion, tomato, cilantro and garlic.
  3. Stir in a few quick dashes of Worcestershire sauce. (This is the secret ingredient that REALLY makes this guac special!)
  4. Refrigerate for a half hour or so, then serve soon after with tortilla chips (or whatever you want, for that matter).

*I use vegan Worcestershire sauce (like Annie’s Naturals Organic Worcestershire Sauce) because most traditional-recipe Worcestershire sauces contain anchovies … aka not vegetarian.

I know there are a bunch of ingredients, but it’s SOOOOO easy to make. I’m not sure this recipe has been perfected yet, so I’m open to your suggestions. Don’t get me wrong, it rocks. I brought it to a gathering of friends and it didn’t last long. I prefer to eat my guac with blue corn tortilla chips with flax seed or Mission tortilla strips. YUM!

I’m gonna keep this post short and sweet, but before I go you need to know about a cool giveaway Prior Fat Girl Jen is having. You could win a sample pack of Kay’s Naturals products! It all looks pretty good — and good FOR you — so head on over to Jen’s blog and enter!

I’m going to visit my best friend Morgan this weekend, and I’m hoping we make some fab semi-healthy vegetarian meals like we did when I visited in January. We’ve both been veggies for nine months and a few days, and it’s going splendidly! We’re gonna close out Vegetarian Awareness Month with a bang!!!

Peace out, friends!