Sunday, December 5, 2010

A crummy weekend.

Yes, my crummy weekend is just about over. The Fiance and I are spending all our weekends looking at homes. I'm getting really discouraged by it. I just want to cry.

On Friday morning I got my butt out of bed and went to Spin in the morning. Class was in the new gym location which I was excited to check out. What a surprise I was in for, not only was it a new gym, they raised the prices so much that I can no longer afford to go. I am still upset about this. My wedding is 9 months away and I don't know what I am going to do.

I spend all my weekends looking at homes that are crappy, too expensive, or in a flood zone, or some other reason. I really hate this. The wedding is 9 months away and I know we have still have time but the still...that clock is ticking.

I really hate this weekend.

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's almost Thanksgiving???

Wow, the time just flew by. Sorry I haven't posted.
Been doing wedding planning, got ready for E-pics photoshoot and now we are in the process of buying a house. We are going back and forth with offers and I hope everything works out.
I'm really nervous. We found a house that needs work but it has the space that we need. We've been househunting since last March (8 months now)

Work has been hell for almost 2 months. They installed a new software system that has basically made my work life crazy. I'm so looking forward to this nice 4 day weekend.
I had been keeping up with my weight training class every week. I didn't make it the last two weeks because appointments came up and I couldn't go. I really want to get back to doing Spin. But it seems like every since I am have been planning this weekend, I've had the worst sleepless nights. I'm having a hard time falling asleep. Maybe because I have wedding details on the mind.
I'm hoping to clear my mind this weekend.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

been so busy

Did I mention I purchased my wedding dress??? It isn't the Casablanca, its another one. I wasn't happy with it so I went with #2. I am very happy. What do you think?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Starting to Run (again)

I just started to run. I'm a lousy runner. Does it ever get better? Can you improve the more you practice? Anyone?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Count down is on!

So, I have been focused on getting some inches off my body because the fiance and I are scheduled to take engagement pictures on Oct. 7th. I will find out tomorrow if this will be the date because of my fiance's work schedule. Anyways, I had a week of VERY VERY bad eating. Since my parents were out of town, I decided to have a few guests over. ( I had some social favors to return) Of course that consisted of "junk food" eating. Yesterday, the fiance and I enjoyed the day apple picking at Smolak Farms in North Andover, Ma. We purchased the Apple Cider donuts and we ate the whole bag (6 donuts) in that afternoon. We also had some of the homemade Dutch Apple icecream. So as you could see, yesterday was FAT KID SATURDAY. We should have just ate the apples.
Anyways, I know this might sound like I am too hard on myself but I'm not, I'm being realistic. I have a CHUBBY face. Yes, I do!! I'm about 5'2" and I am about a size 4-6 (not bad) but I do carry some of my weight in my face. I know this because about 6 years ago, I was at where I was now. After a few episodes in my life, I had lost some weight and I saw pictures from 6 years ago and 4 years ago. Big difference in my face!!!
So this may sound a little crazy, but I'm not so much concerned about loosing pounds, I need to loose inches. I have about less than 3 weeks. Now I know that no one knows about my silly little blog but any advise would be great. I'm planning on stepping up my game and staying away from the junk food. I'm going to have to stay away from my usual pasta dishes.
Well I'm off to do some Yoga while my fiance sleeps away. (he had a bad headache last night)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Diet and Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Well my diet is going pretty good. (I had a little hickup yesterday)
Tonight I had brown rice with a thin slice of steak cut up. I cut up green olives with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and some salt and added them into this risotto. It was really delish.

Yesterday, I made a big boo boo. On Monday, my fiance wanted to make a cupcake in an ice cream cone. So what he did was poor the cake batter into the cones and baked them in the oven. He added vanilla frosting to the top and put sprinkles on top. It looked just like an ice cream cone. Well I should I thrown them away yesterday but instead, when I got home from work I had one to eat. The next stupid thing I did was pull out my 30 Day Shred and did 30 minutes of that. After, that I took a quick shower and I started to feel overtired. I had to lay down and then my stomach started to hurt. I felt like crap and very weak. I spent the rest of the night running to the bathroom and vomitting. I finally had to just sleep it off. The sugar high did me no good.

Tomorrow, I plan on going to spin at 6am (I should have gone this morning but after last night, NO!) and after work I am going shopping for bridesmaid dresses. I have no idea what I want my girls to wear but I am sure it will be a lot of fun!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dress and new diet!


So last week, I told you about a dress I totally loved. Well last Friday, I had the day off from work and my friend did as well. She is getting married in June. I asked her if she would come with me to check out the dress. So we drove up there and I looked like a pyscho because I had just been there the night before. I asked to try on the top 2 dresses and I did. My friend loved my Casablance dress on me. We added a belt to it and it looked beautiful. It actually looked better in daylight than it did when I first tried it on the night before. I love the dress!!!! I'm not looking anywhere else and when my mother comes back from Italy, I'm going to drag her there to see it. Here is the dress:

So I don't look anything like this model but I can say that this dress looks better on me :)

I know it is plain but add a belt and it looks unbelievable.

NOW.... The fiance and I are taking engagment pictures on Oct. 7th. And since I carry the weight in my face, I'm on a mission to loose some weight. I'm 5'2" and I weigh about 134lbs. I'm on the heavier end of my frame. I need to loose the jiggile on my thighs, tummy and arms. So I'm getting my fat thighs out of bed tomorrow at 4:50am and getting to spin class at 5:30.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wedding Dress shopping

I went shopping for my wedding dress tonight! What a workout!
I'll make it quick, I wanted something kinda trendy. However, trendy does not work for me. The best dress I put on was absolutely plain and the sales person put a belt on me. Awesome! I love the dress. My sister and friend said I should really look at more places though. Well I guess, its just so time consuming. Grrr....

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rain, Rain and more Rain

I've been lacking on my posts (Anyone miss me????)
Very busy few days, my parents are getting ready to leave tomorrow for their month long trip. Loving forward to having some peace and quiet in the house. I'll actually be able to do somethings that will not include remarks from my parents :) Do you think there are too many adults in this house? You thought right.

My fiance and I have thought about how our future will pan out in the next 13 months until our wedding. He has been over stressed these past few weeks (to the point where I started to worry) I stepped up and put my WOMAN foot down and decided we should hold off on the house hunt until after we are married. We will each spend the next few months at home saving money and at the end of next winter, we'll look for an apartment. I'm hoping the apartment hunt will go much better than the house hunt.

Anyways, rain rain and more rain its been in Boston. One good thing is that I've been hitting the sack a little early (something that I need to get back to doing) I even thought about going to spin tomorrow morning. (If I can get my butt up at 4:50am)

So I'm just going to walk my butt into bed now and watch a little TV before I go into dreamland.

Goodnight all.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Managing Stress!

Okay, my week so far... new software system at work (no one knows how to use it), wedding plans, and looking for a home, make-up appointments and social life. Seriously, shoot me. My hunny is off playing poker with friends so I am taking the night to just relax.
I got a mani and pedi after work (relaxing) and now I am going to tidy up a bit and get ready for bed early.
My parents are off to Switzerland and Italy at the end of this month so I'm planning a couple of get togethers at my house. I have about a 100 social favors to pay back. Anyways, I'm going to sit in bed and write out my menu for my little parties. I'm only going to have pickies and drinks. I'm trying to come up with ideas on quick, easy and cheap ways to make food. I have this book, The Taste of HOme Cookbook. I picked it up at Marshall's for $10 a few months ago. I haven't had the chance to use it since I picked it up. I'd love some ideas. Hopefully, the book helps.
Well I am off to get ready for bed, I am hoping to get my butt up early tomorrow. Not sure why I can't wake up in the morning.
Until next time....I'll let you know about my menu :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Makeup and Food shopping

So today my friend was a bridesmaid in her brother's wedding. I was at her house to do her makeup. Check her out!

No, I did not do her hair but I do wish I could create that myself. It would save me a lot of money if I could.

So after I finished up with her I head to Stop & Shop for a little food shopping. I picked up these guys:

They aren't the cheapest snacks but they just taste so good. I want to put this in some basket or something but I don't have any good spot for them. Hopefully, I'll have my own place in the next 6-9 months. Living with my parents is okay, but there are just too many ADULTS in this house. Its about 5pm and I feel like I could just take a nap right now. The sun is in and out and its a little gloomy out there.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Late Workout!

I had a very late workout tonight. It is 9:28pm now and I just finished 15 minutes ago. I had family over and I couldn't get away from the kitchen table and then I had to clean it from top to bottom. I have the busiest day at work tomorrow and I am working late on top of that. So I knew there would be no way for me to get a workout in.
So I have a little motivation for this month, I have a wedding to attend on August 28th in Newport, RI. I'm wearing a one shoulder black dress. I think those dresses always look best on a slightly toned person. I know I'm not fat but I definitly need some major toning. I'm 28 years old and I don't have a child so I should be in the best shape of my life. Really, what excuse do I have??(Besides, planning a wedding, finding a house and trying to make money) That is just every day life (I'm tricking myself to think that)
Anyways, I'm tryin to jab it all in. It I feel like in a way I am neglecting my friends. I don't see them much but I feel that in order to accomplish what I need to accomplish in the next 14 months I have to be a little selfish. Now I know that absolutely NO ONE reads my posts so I guess you can just call this my online diary. Maybe one day someone a little wiser than me will give me some advise.
Until next time...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ready to sleep

What a busy weekend I had! It was my fiance's birthday on Friday, I wish I took pictures but he wasn't feeling well so I didn't bother. He has been having issues with his stomach for about a year and half now. His stomach is off and on. He feels better today, thank godness.

So I spent my weekend nursing him and trying to tackle all weekend errands. Busy Busy.

So the good news is that I received my bridal shower invitations in the mail today. I had a my friend use photoshop and do some editing and I sent it to Snapfish to develope.

They look great.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Make-up. Did I ever mention?

Did I have mention I do make up on the side? Yes, I took an 8 week program and got my certificate from Elizabeth Grady School in Medford, Ma.

Nowadays, I barely have time to do my own make up. The picture below is of my friend Julie, she was my model.

I apologize for not having the best camera, I really wish I had one that brought out what the make up really looks like.

Tonight I have a free night (no appointments, no major plans) Need to fold some laundry and just relax. I'll post more pictures in the future. Let me know if you want to see more. (if anyone even reads this)

Monday, July 26, 2010

A little stressed!

Do you ever feel like you are jungling a million things? I'm doing that and as well balanced and fair I try to be, I somehow screw up and everyone becomes disappointed with me. Like, I was feeling tired yesterday and people get mad at me because I don't want to do anything. I do a MILLION things, so get off my back.

Anyways, tonight a made myself the scalloped tomato and crouton dish that I saw on a few posts. It was pretty delish!

Hopefully tomorrow is a better day.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Free Saturday

After a crazy busy week, I actually had a free Saturday to relax and do what I want.
I had this huge craving for a cannoli. I decided, what the heck, I got in the car and drove to the North End. THis is where I stopped:

So good, I was actually eating one right out of the box as I was walking back to my car. I had powdered sugar and ricotta all over my face but I didn't care.

There are many places in the North End to get Italian pastries.

The two big rivals are Mike's Pastry and Modern Pastry.

Mike's is very good but it is more of a tourist attraction. There is always a line out the door. Modern is where the locals go. Not has busy but the wait takes sometime. Don't worry about the wait, its because they are filling your cannolis fresh when you order it. Can't go wrong there.
Anyone ever tried the two?
Well I'm going to relax for the rest of the afternoon. I may even take a nap.
Till next time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Very Late post

Its past my bedtime. I just wanted to post my current weight as of this morning.
I weighed in at 132lbs. Not too bad but not great. I main goal is to get to 125lbs. I know its only 7 pounds but its been the biggest stuggle for me just to get under 130lbs. I know I need to work out more but I'm doing what I can at the moment. Life is keeping me busy but trying to not let it get in the way. Advice is welcomed from anyone.

I'm going to bed now before I stay up too much longer and can't wake up in the morning.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel.

Busy, busy weekend. Had a wedding yesterday and looked at some open houses today.

Wedding was fun, I'll post pictures up soon.

I'm hoping to conquer the Videographer project this week. Hopefully, I can have this booked by the end of the month.

As far as the house hunting goes, not finding much. Its frustrating. We have been looking since March and just recently, (2 weeks ago) just got back on the wagon on this. Any advice from people who purchased homes???? I need to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Trying to eat good

I was craving chocolate between 2pm and 4pm. I needed a pickmeup so I went down to the cafe and I ate dry Honey Nut Cherrios. I felt better.

Tonight, its all about relaxing. Tomorrow, I'm going to wake up early (7:30am) and head to Spin. This would be my first Saturday morning spin class EVER and then I have an 11am appointment to get a massage at Massage Envy. Have you ever heard of this place? Basically, you are a member for 1 year and you pay $50-$60 a month and you get one massage every month. Well I am due for one so I am going to enjoy because after I am married and own a house(I'm hoping for a house) I won't be doing a lot of anything that involves dough.

Since is suppose to rain ALL day tomorrow, I'm going to take the time to do some much needed cleaning. I swear I clean all the time, I don't know how it gets all messy again.

Till later!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hiding from Cookies

I swear when I'm on a roll with my good eating, out a nowhere a cookie turns up. Its almost impossible to resist!
So I am a member of Planet Fitness, I say member because I pay membership fees but don't actually use it. I do take Spin at a smaller place that just does Spin/Yoga and a few other classes. Since it is the summer time, I would rather run outside than go to PL to run on the trendmill. I'm not the best runner (well I am not a runner at all actually) but I'm trying to build up to it. I want to run outside but there is a heat wave going on in Boston. So hot, like don't leave your air conditioned house if you don't have to. I checked the weather and the heatwave doesn't look like it will end soon (eh). So now, I don't know what to do. I could wake up at the crack of dawn or jog at 9 at night. Usually, it would cool down at night but nope! Not this week. I think tomorrow, I'll suck it up and get my butt to PL and run on the trendmill (in AC). I've been going to spin (brownie points for me) (I shouldn't say brownie, thats fattening, I should say "Carrot points! ha)

BTW, I booked my Wedding photographer!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to stop talking about it now or else I'm going to go to bed with wedding stuff on the mind and won't sleep. Till next time...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I made it!

I made it to Spin this morning and I also had time for a run tonight. The weather was just perfect so I had to jog it out. I made myself another fruit salad (blueberries, strawberries, & peaches). I can't wait to eat it tomorrow. Right now I'm just organizing everything before bed. I feel like I do this every night. Clothes just keep "appearing" on my bed.

Till tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I will go to Spin tomorrow! I will! I will!

That is my motivation to go to Spin tomorrow (5:30am yikes). I made my green monster smoothie for tomorrow, chopped up all my fruit, and layed out my clothes. No excuses! Hopefully, I don't have trouble sleeping tonight.
As I write this, I'm watching "Losing it" with Jillian. I needed to pull out the tissue a few times.

I have something else to add, this weekend is going to be BBQ mania. I have THREE to go to. Two in one day!!! Everyone loves a BBQ but sometimes you just keep eating just cause there is so much to try. I plan on having full control (at least 90%). haha.

Until next time...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Getting back into shape.

Maybe I should I have titled it "Getting into shape". I was on a great kick a few months ago, I was doing Spin twice a week, work out videos at home, and watching what I ate. I became so busy when I got engaged (trying to book the big stuff and researching things like photographers for hours) I let myself slip. Well now I have most of the "big" stuff booked so I have a little more time to focus on myself. I plan on going back to Spin this week (a dreadful 5:30am class) and I plan on starting to run again (the weather is warm so no excuses) I would like to be about 5-8llbs lighter by this September. We plan on taking engagement pictures and I don't want my weight to show in my face. I'm not sure if anyone reads this (probably not) but writing this out makes me feel better.
I struggle with 5 pounds. Its like I have to watch every bite and double my workouts. Trying to find a happy medium. Going to try to make it thru the week.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My weekend trip. Saratoga Springs/Lake George

Here is my on a steamboat on Lake George.

I can't believe I didn't know this place existed.

My first breakfast at the B&B. Stuffed french toasted (stuffed with everything)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wedding Stress

Wedding Stress, does it ever end? I have 15 more months to go!
I wish I had an assistant. Everyday that passes I think we should have packed our bags and headed to Aruba. ha ha.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Night

Did a little shopping tonight to get ready for my 4 day trip this weekend. Heading to upstate NY and staying in a bed and breakfast. (it will be my first time)
What food should I pack for the ride?


The picture of me is from 2 years ago when I was in a garden on the beautiful island of Capri. I've never seen such a beautiful place. It really takes your breath away.