Monday, June 25, 2012

Hooray for Happiness!

Hi Everyone!
So the new job is going GREAT. I'm only part time, which kind of sucks on the financial aspect, but my happiness is worth more than money.  I love my coworkers, my boss, and I'm HAPPY.  Today my schedule at work fell apart, so they called me off. Hooray!  It's nice to have an unexpected day off.

So what have I been doing today? Oh, house-wifey things.  Like going to the gym at 10:30 in the morning. And grocery shopping, and cooking, doing laundry, sewing stuff that I've been putting off. And of course wasting enjoying my free time by watching Grey's Anatomy (my most recent obsession) and looking at stuff on Pinterest.

My weight loss journey is coming along nicely.  I'm down to 162 (hooray!) and a total of 30" lost so far since August 2011.  I'm planning on getting to 150 by our trip to Japan in October.  Hoping all goes well!  I'm using daily to keep track of calories, working out with my personal trainer every week, and getting cardio in at least 3-4 times a week.  My trainer says my goal calories every day needs to be around 1200, and try to eliminate as much un-natural sugars as possible. It's hard to get rid of those extra sweets that I crave, but I'm doing my best.

Brian and I are taking Financial Peace University through the church right now.  Currently we're at the end of week 2, starting week 3 tomorrow.  I'm proud to say that we've completed baby step #1! Hooray! If you don't know what FPU is, I strongly recommend it. Even for the first couple weeks it's changed our outlook a little bit toward our spending habits.

Websites I'm currently obsessed with:
1) Pinterest
2) Chef - In - Training (TONS of great recipes!)
3) SkinnyTaste (Loads of great recipes that are perfect for my diet)

Until next time!
Lots of Love, Amber

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

I know this is a little late (by like..5 days...) but Tuesday May 29th was my second wedding anniversary.  Happy Anniversary, Brian! I love you! I can't believe it's been two years already. Time sure flies!

In other news, I've been gardening a little bit.  I have a few pots out on the deck since we live in a townhome. I have a tomato plant, basil, catnip, cilantro, parsley, apple mint, chocolate mint, a strawberry plant, and lots of petunias.  I'm pretty excited to get started cooking with my plants.

I also decided to stop eating sweets as of Wednesday (5/30/2012).  The first day was torture. Everything was telling me that I needed chocolate to survive. Day two was okay...not as bad. Yesterday was day three and Brian and I decided that I could have one day each week where I could eat one sweet thing. That day would be Fridays.  So yesterday I went to a get-together with some girlfriends from church and we had pizza and malts.  I was in charge of making the malts.  I made myself only about 6 oz of malt, and when I was done...I felt no satisfaction at all. I even thought to myself, "Why did I even want that in the first place? It wasn't that great..."  So needless to say I'm pretty proud of myself and my self control! We'll see what the next week has in store for me.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I got a new job!!! I no longer work at my crappy, horrible, demeaning, toxic environment workplace!  I have a great new dentist that I work for, she's totally awesome.  I am having a blast and I love the people I work with. Everyone is so friendly and supportive and I love it!

That's it for now!