Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hey Y'all

Hey Y'all. 

It's been awhile I know. I needed a break to think about this space and where it is going. I want to be more intent in what I blog. I want to write more about my faith, my journey more in my weight loss, my struggles, my mountain peaks, and so much more. 

So in November I am going to blog everyday. It maybe something short, something long, or somewhere in between. 

If there's really anything you want to know or want me to blog about something I will.  

Thanks again for all the support y'all have given me. It means so much to me. 

Love y'all. 


Ps On Sunday me and JBK celebrated a year. Wow!! Time goes by so fast. 
So here's a picture!! :) 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Literary Junkies

I haven't linked up with these girls in quite sometime. I am actually doing Meg from Semi Charmed Life Autunum Book Challenge. I just finished 2 books actually.

Ps I'm on my phone so I will link up the button. :)    

This month's link-up questions:

1) What are you currently reading? Tell us a bit about it! 

I just finished Go Ask Alice (again) and Letting Ana Go. 

Both are "anonymous" diaries. Alice is about a young girl who gets addicted to drugs and Ana is about a girl who has an eating disorder. Both are told through journal entries. 

2) What are your five most recent book purchases?
1. letting Ana go
2. Where the heart is 
3 11/22/63 

3) Have you ever named/nicknamed anything (person, pet or thing) after a character? Who and why?

Well my car's name is Blanche. Haha. 
She doesn't act like the character from Streetcar Named Desire 

4) If you could live in one book, all of its characters and in the town, which would it be?
Probably in England durning Pride and Prejudice. I just love Mr. Darcy and I have been told I act like Elizabeth sometimes. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. 

5) Can you think of a book you read that taught you something concrete that you've never forgotten? Tell us about it.

I can't really think of anything. I'm not a big self help book person. 

These are the books I'm also reading for the book challenge I stated earlier. You can reread 3 books. 

5: Read a book that does not have "the," "a" or "an" in the title. 
Letting Ana Go
10: Read a book that has been featured in Oprah's Book Club. This list includes all the books up until 2010. (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Erin. 
Where The Heart Is 
10: Read a book that takes place in the state where you currently live. If you do not live in the U.S., read a book that takes place in the country where you live. (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Megan.)
The Wedding Dress 
15: Read an epistolary novel, which is a book written in letters, emails, diary entries or other documents. See this Goodreads list if you need an idea, but make sure it's actually an epistolary novel first! Goodreads lists aren't verified, so non-epistolary books could have snuck their way on there.
(Go Ask Alice) ( reread)
15: Read a book first published in 2013.
the moon and more 
15: Read a book with something spooky in the title. (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Bev.)
Dollhouse Murders 
20: Read a book with "air," "water," "earth" or "fire" in the title. (Submitted by SCSBC13 winner Gypsi.)
The Earth, My Butt, And other big round things ( reread)
20: Read a book on which a television series has been based (e.g. Orange is the New Black, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Friday Night Lights, etc.).

Pretty Little Liars book 1 
25: Read a fiction book that has someone’s first and last name in the title (e.g. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Bridget Jones's Diary, etc.).

megan meade's guide to the mcgowan boys

30: Read two books by the same author. They can be in the same series, but do not have to be. Co-authors do not count (i.e. the author must be the sole author of each book). 

Haven't picked out anything 

35: Read a fiction and nonfiction book about the same topic. (Example: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Woman Who Wasn't There are both about 9/11. I'm planning on doing a whole post with a list of ideas soon, if you care to submit any!)

11/22/63 and haven't picked out 

John F Kennedy's assassination 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday I mean Thursdsy... Haha

Hey y'all. :). So last week I was crazy busy due to the birthday and nannying until 7. So I forgot to post how much I lost last week which was 1.2!!!  Ahh so closs to 12 lbs. just 0.8 lbs. 

So this week I was really nervous to get on the scale just because my birthday weekend I ate a lot. And really bad too. However I am drinking only water so maybe that will help. And I have drinking a lot of it. I also couldn't go to my usual weigh in hence I went today. So with out further or do... 

  I LOST 3 LBS!!!!!!!!!! 

Ummm... What!? Excuse me you got to be kidding. Like really. So now I have lost 14.2 lbs altogether. And I almost out of the 230s. I almost cried. 

I also held a plank for 20 seconds yesterday. Never thought I could do that. 

I am so proud of myself and have y'all to thank too. If it wasn't for your support I don't think I could do it. :) 



Monday, October 7, 2013

25 things before 25

So I finished writing my list 25 things to do before I'm 25. I can't wait to get started on it. :) Some of them obviously are a working in progress. :). Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I will leave you pictures from my bday dinner with JBK we went to a fancy restaurant with my parents. It is where you can see all of downtown Birmingham. 

 1. Run/walk a mile under 15 min 
2. Do a 5k 
3. Lose 50 lbs or more 
4. Blog everyday for a month (and really do if and not give up)
5. Visit someone on this list: Tamara, Katie, Kate, Tasha, Nicole  Erin and anyonelse. 
6. Visit Sandra and meet her sweet baby girl Ryleigh 
7. Do Warrior Dash in Nov
8. Fly first class
9. Pay for plane ride by myself 
10. Go to influence Confrence 
11. Read 25 books 
12. 25 acts of kindness 
13. Take the MAT
14. Get info graduate school 
15. Just trim my hair 
16.  Buy a bike 
17. Buy a really nice dress
18. Buy a really nice pair of jeans
19. Learn how to make sushi 
20. Make at least 4 healthy things  on my healthy food pintrest board a month. :) one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and one dessert 
21. Buy a two piece 
22. Buy Michael Korrs bag
23. Go a month without fast food
24. Drink water only for a month 
25. Plan an amazing date for me and JBK 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

I Don't Know About You I'm Not Feeling 24

Today is my 24th birthday.  do I feel like I'm 24!??

Ummm... No 

Right now I'm in the process of writing 25 things to do before I'm 25 

1. Run/walk a mile under 15 min 
2. Do a 5k 
3. Lose 50 lbs or more 
4. Blog everyday for a month (and really do if and not give up)
5. Visit Tamara, Katie, Kate, Tasha, Nicole  Erin and anyonelse. 
6. Visit Sandra and meet her sweet baby girl Ryleigh 
7. Do Warrior Dash in Nov

Those are the only ones I have written down now. I will be adding more later because I am so tired. 

This birthday weekend has been one for the books. :). 

Come back tomorrow to find out what went on birthday weekend!! :) 



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Goals

Hey Everyone!! Can y'all believe it is October 1!! What when did that happen!! 
This week is also birthday week!!!  My birthday is Sunday I will be 24! 

So fitness goals this month. 

I am on board with Jess from Operation Skinny Jeans and a bunch more ladies by only drinking water this month. 

I also am joining Erin from Shesabigstar

I also want be in the 220s by the end of this month. I also want to have lost 5% of my body weight. 

I also need to start to track what I eat. I have fallen off that wagon. 

I also want to start walking or something  on my days that I'm not working out. 

I am so proud of this journey.

 I started WW August 6th so almost 2 months. 

I also started my workout journey August 28!! :).  

Day 1

Day 1  

I am going to start from the beginning of The Bible. 

All women are descended from the first woman and she is the mother to us all. 

Her name is Eve. Her name means life-giver. 

Eve was born from Adam's rib as a companion for him. She lived in the garden of Eden. 

One day she ate the fruit that she was forbidden to eat along with Adam as well.  Thus now sin came in the picture. 

They had no idea that sin would cause this much damage. Sin looks so appealing and appetizing however the final product will always be death. 

No amount of blaming who made who eat that piece of forbidden fruit could change what would happen to them
or the generations after them. 

They had to leave the beautiful garden of Eden where they have lived and known. 
Eve and all women were also marked with childbirth pains. ( Thanks a lot Eve) haha. 

What I have learned from Eve. I want to be a life-giver. I can't wait for that day when The Lord if is part of his plan for my life to give birth to kids either myself, foster, adopt. 

That is one characteristic I hope to have one day.