Thursday, September 1, 2011

Getting it all out

Happy September! 

Here are my "goals" for the month.  What's that saying?  It takes 66 days to break a habit?  How long to form a new one?

Ok, so first... getting the hang of having two blogs is a pain in the rear.  If anyone receives a deleted post from Corbin, that's just me being an idiot.

So, now, onto the real stuff. 

Diet starts now.  It didn't start yesterday because last night we went to dinner with the bf's mom to an amazing restaurant... and there was no way I was going to hold back. 

Current weight: 187.4.  Yes, I really wrote that down... somewhere where anyone can see it.  People other than me.  Although, I'm sure no one really cares how much I weigh, but writing it down... now, that's a step.  So, now that that's out in the open, maybe I can step up my weight loss game.  I'm registered at Weight Watchers, which I started in April and did well on for a few months, then fell off the wagon.  I lost 15lbs, gained back 2.  Not too shabby, but how much weight could I have lost while I slacked off?  Yea... could definitely be closer to my goal.  Which, btw, is 155lbs.  I figure that's a healthy weight... and it's definitely doable.  150lbs would be nice... 145 would be fantastic... anything under 145 makes me look sickly... so that's why I'd be pretty content with 155.

I was going to add a picture of myself at my current weight...
but I'm usually the one behind the camera, so there aren't any
good pictures of me or pictures of anything more than my head.
So this is my dog.  Meet Corbin.
That was a lot of numbers.  And speaking of numbers, since I'm baring it all... I'm broke.  And I've decided that being broke goes right along with being an uncontrolable, non weightwatchers doing fatty.  Because, I spend a crap load of money on fast food... or food in general.  So, lower $ spent on fast food = lower weight... right?  Yea, seems like it should be right, so lets hope so!

Food and coffee brought from home today!
Need to go grocery shopping... clearly.
And, last but not least, lets get organized.  I figure this ties into everything else... more organized I am, the more likely I am to bring  a lunch into work and make coffee in the morning means the less likely I am to go out to get something for lunch or get coffee in the morning... less money spent, less weight gained!

Now onto Day 1 of my new, organized, healthy, budgetting life.  Seems a little crazy to just decide to do it all at once, but while breaking one bad habit, why not break a few?

Oh, and one more goal... I promise to give this blog more attention.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The new blog way...

So, I'm loving the idea of having a blog of my own.  I'm really enjoying finding new and interesting blogs and putting more and more things on my "this might look cool in the (insert room)" list.  And, what better way to be a new blog than do to a link up?  Might as well jump right into things and join the party!

There's a link up over at Budget Blonde that I thought would be a lot of fun!  A post about the ism's of your town.  Now, I've lived in upstate New York my whole life... and 2 years ago moved a half hour south from where I grew up.  The difference a half hour makes is shocking!  This is Albany...

It's pretty shocking to see people sitting outside the gym, smoking a cigarette before going inside. TIA

Saw a serious outburst of road rage when someone sat at a green arrow for 2 seconds before moving... the guy behind him was waving him over to the side of the road for a fight. TIA

I got carded to be walking around the mall after 9pm. TIA

I've never been carded at the liquor store. TIA

Girls/Women at the gym must have their make-up done before working out.  Is there a point to this?  TIA.

That's all I can think of for now... My brain is swimming for dessert ideas for tonight's dinner.  Today marks 4 years with my wonderful boyfriend.  4 whole years.  Time flies when you're having fun, I guess!

Til next time...

Friday, August 19, 2011

My name is Jenn, and this is my blog

So, I've stumbled across a few blogs that I have found very interesting... I didn't want to follow them using the blog that I've had for a year, because... well... it's the blog of my dog, Corbin.  Kind of odd when a 2 year old pittie rescue mix is following and commenting on some fun DIY blogs.  Plus, I figured, what the heck... what's another blog?  I have a lot to say... somedays.  I have a lot of things I want to do - mainly, to get organized.  Then, I figure everything else will fall into place, right?  Eh... I'll keep thinking that.

So, who am I?  I'm a 26 year old... almost 27 year old (how'd that happen?) girl trying to make it in the real world.  Everyone says that, don't they?  Guess it's true for most.  I have a wonderful boyfriend who has stuck around through thick and thin for the past 4 years now.  He's amazing and I couldn't imagine my life without him.  I have an awesome dog.  I have a super support system through my family.  I have a full time job and a full time volunteer "job" working with a dog rescue.  I have very little free time after my family, boyfriend, dog, work and rescue. 

But, I love my life. 

Just a few things I need to.... "tune" up.  My mission in the next 365 days is to get organized, lose weight, hang SOMETHING on the bare walls in my house, use coupons, reduce debt, save money.  Oh... and continue enjoying life.

This blog is the start of that journey... let's see how far I can get.