Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Head over to fantabulously frugal and check out her giveaway. It ends tomorrow, and I have no idea how I missed it! It's a $100 gift card to Amazon, from Mr. Rebates, how awesome is that!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

procrastination is fun

So I am sitting at the library where I am supposed to be studying for the Step 1, I have done some, but I'm just not in it today. So instead I have been wasting time on the interwebs and watching the Biggest Loser online. I just finished the first episode of the season and am moving onto the second. And now it has gotten me incredibly nervous for my weigh-in on Thursday. My Lose-it account has me set to lose one pound a week. What if I can't even do that, what if these people are losing 20 something pounds a week and I can't even lose one?

On top of that Mark and i got into a huge fight this weekend, and I almost chucked my engagement ring at his head when he was threatening to walk out. It was all over pretty stupid stuff but to us it felt huge. We made a pact to work on it and with him getting a job closer to me and spending more time at my house I think we can make it work.

My friend bubble is fixing to explode, stuff is going on and it's only a matter of time before the shit hits the fan. I think I started it all in motion on Saturday night, you really shouldn't piss me off in the middle of Mark and I fighting because whatever is on my mind will come out.

I can't wait to go to the gym with Kelly tonight and have our talk time in the sauna, its a great way to cleanse the body and mind.

I'm really craving something greasy right now, and I think it's only because I know I can't have it.

Why can't I bring myself to study when I know I need to?

Why did I fall asleep singing "mary had a little lamb last night" I think I am going nuts, maybe you should have me committed.

So this turned into a much more random post than originally planned but hey that's what makes it fun.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I know this is a common topic after the first of the year, but it's a real problem for me now. All through high school, undergrad and even medical school i weighed a steady 125 pounds, I was incredibly happy with that. Then I got on the scale at the gym on Thursday and it read 148, I almost had a heart attack. I thought OK, gym scale people on and off it constantly its probably not calibrated correctly. So I cam home and got on the scale at home thinking it'd have to read lower, definitely not, according to the home scale I am 149.6 pounds. So in a matter of 2 years I have gained 25 pounds. To most people its like "whoopdie do big deal" But to someone who was the exact same weight for 8 years, that's HUGE!

It's a good thing I started going to the gym again before i jumped on the scale or else people would think this was just a fluke gym thing. It's not my mom, and 3 of my good friends and I all go to the gym together. We are doing Zumba, and Yoga as well as treadmill and weight machines. Then after each visit to the gym we sit in the sauna for 20 minutes, what a great way to get rid of nastiness in your skin!

So this blog is now also going to become my weekly check-in for weight. I also downloaded an app to my iPhone to track my calories per day, my exercise, and my BMI. Hopefully it helps!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Christmas, a month late

Yes it is January 22, 2010 and I am just now getting around to posting about Christmas. It's probably going to be short because honestly I don't remember much about it anymore.

On Christmas Eve we always go over to my Grandparents house. So there were mom, dad, Christian, Mandy, Mark, Me, Jesse, jeffrey, Lora, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt JoAnn, Aunt Sis, and Uncle Tom. We gathered around and ate a yummy meal of baked ham, fried Turkey, 3 bean casserole, mashed potatoes, slaw, jello salad ( I didn't eat this EWWWW) and some other stuff I am sure I am forgetting, and all enjoying yummy margaritas, pina colladas, and beers. After the meal and everything was cleaned up we opened gifts. Clothes, movies, shoes, posters, GPS's, tools, toolboxes and so much more. It was a great night and I love spending time with family. After gift opening and hanging out Mark had to elave to go to a family friends and then to candlelight service with his family. Then my brothers, me my aunt and uncle and lora and played a game, michigan rummy or something like that. It was weird! But I had fun learning a new game and I am sure we will play it again.

Christmas day. Woke up in the morning and opened gifts at home with the immediate family, more clothes, purses, cupcake stuff, docking station for my iphone, oh and my phone was an early christmas gift. And my most favorite gift: A new mattress for my waterbed since my cat had popped the new one I bought a few weeks before and i had been sleeping on a twin mattress thrown into my waterbed frame=incredibly uncomfortable! After that I had to shower and head to Marks. The roads were horrible! A van spun out right in front of me and bounced off the guard-rails a few times before it stopped, I'm still not sure how I didn't hit him or get hit. It was incredibly scary! Then I went around a turn and there was an accident in the middle of the road and you couldn't see it until you were right there, not sure how I missed it too, but I know God was with me! So because of all that excitement I got to Marks house late and we had to jump back into cars and go to his cousins house. There we all hung out and ate a ton more food. Mark's uncle was there and i was so happy! I don't get to see him often and he is so much fun when I do.

We left his cousins house and went back to his house where I got to open my gifts from his parents: A red crock pot, a red kitchen aid food processor, black and white salt and pepper shakers, and Christmas kitchen towels. In case you couldn't tell I want a red, white and black kitchen and his mom is really helping me get it! Mark got me the Twilight scene it game for the Wii.

WOW I am one spoiled rotten brat! But it was fun!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Christian and Mandys wedding

My twin brother got married December 19th, and it was a blast!! After the rehersal dinner the bride, bridesmaids, and brides brother all stayed the night at Mandy's parents house. We slept on the floor and had a great time just hanging out. We got up the next morning and all went to get our hair and make-up done, then it was off to the Provincial House chapel on the campus of UMSL to hang out in the brides room and drink mimosas. When it was time to get Mandy ready the videographer came in and had us all say something, I blubbered like a baby, something about finally getting a sister. Then it was time for the walk down the aisle:The vows:

the unity candle ceremony:

The new Mr. and Mrs.:
After that there was a bunch of hanging around the church and taking pictures, then it was off to the party bus! What a great time! Everyone was drinking, dancing, laughing, it was just fun. We stopped at Busch Stadium to take some pictures, it was freaking freezing out there! But I think we got some good ones.

The reception was at Orlando Gardens on Telegraph, everyone had a blast.

first dance:

father/daughter dance:

mother/son dance:

Hoe-down throw-down:I didn't know 100% how to do this dance but at least I got out there and tried, which is more than anyone else can say. I couldn't hold up against the boys though, they kick ass at that dance. We danced the night away, it was so fun, my feet and legs didn't like me the next day but oh well, I had a blast.

Hopefully tomorrow I will get my Christmas, and mission trip posts up. Thanks for hanging around while I wasn't blogging to all of you left, I appreciate you!