Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One Whole Year

Hello! Happy Anniversary to...ME! Today marks one whole year since I started working as a dental hygienist (and at my current job!).  Hurray! I can't believe I've actually made it this long (for reasons that are not unknown to the general public lol) and I still love, love LOVE what I do.  I remember two years ago when I was cramming for exams to get my license and thinking to myself, Am I sure that this is what I want to do? Did I make the right choice? Maybe I should have gone for being a RN...

I have some great patients (including my wonderful husband who has come in twice already for me) and some interesting coworkers and scenarios at work, but all in all it's been a pretty good year.

Now it's just time to find a new office to work at.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Workout and health catalyst!

Hi everyone,

First of all, Happy (belated) Valentines day to my wonderful husband Brian. I love you!

Nothing super new here except I decided to start up my Herbalife diet again! I first tried it in 2010 and got some pretty good results. But then I slacked off and well...let's just say I didn't succeed. Well, this time I am going to the gym frequently (as in a minimum of 3x a week) and I am going to stick with it! A healthy Amber is a happy Amber!

Here's a summary of the first day (yesterday):
Starting weight: 165.6 lbs
Goal weight: 130 lbs
Total starting inches: TBD

I will update this probably on a weekly basis and let you all know how I am doing! Hooray!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Having a nice weekend

This week was a little crazy at work with all the SRP patients I had.  I also took a 5 hr CE course on Friday, so Brian went with me to that, then I went to the Chiropractor afterwards, aaaahhhh.  Brian decided to take me out to dinner on Friday night so we went to Red Lobster and had some yummy food. Hooray for date nights/days!

Yesterday the bestie and I went to the warehouse district in Minneapolis to a bar called "Howl at the Moon" for her friends 23rd birthday.  It was...okay... kind of like an upscale karaoke bar because they actually had musicians on stage the entire time playing piano, drums, fiddle, guitar, bass, etc.  That was pretty cool.  They played requests the entire night.  I requested Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen but we left before I had a chance to hear it.  Now, I'm young, almost 23, and for Rox and I to NOT ENJOY going to a bar is kind of...out of the norm for our age group.  We just don't enjoy it.  It's so LOUD and people are obnoxious, and you have to yell at each other to even converse.  It's not enjoyable.  We would rather stay at home, play video games, or watch a movie, or play a board game, or read or something.   But we figured we better go out and do something out of the norm for once.

Why do I whine? Because it was literally about 2 degrees last night. And the wind chill was about 5-10 below zero. Yeah. super cold.  Anyway...

I'm home now and almost done with the second book in the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini.

In other news -- we sold the laptop and bought an iPad to replace it.  Mostly because I just used the laptop in the morning/evening before/after work for email, facebook, etc.  I love it!! I'm a total nerd and I'm proud of it!

We aren't going to be going to Japan this fall after all...mostly because it's waaaay too expensive and with our budget it's not feasible at this point.  We'll be going to CA in about 6 weeks and I'm super excited for that.  We're planning on going some smaller, mini vacations this year also.

That's about it for now. TTFN!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New toy!

Brian and I decided that we wanted to get rid of the old laptop that we had, mostly because it was only used sporadically and for minimal uses. So we decided on getting an iPad to replace it! Today we went and got it and I looooooove it! I'm actually typing on it right now :)

So this week has been pretty mellow besides that. I went to the gym this morning and had a "class" with my personal trainer and a bunch of other clients that she works with. We were pretty worn out by the end of it, but that's what you need when you work hard toward getting in shape!

I will be starting up Herbalife again soon. It worked pretty well back toward the end of 2010 to help me lose weight, so I think that I want to start it up again. I am determined to get down to my goal weight this year, and I want to lose at least 10 lbs by my birthday in May.

Nothing else really new here!