Thursday, June 30, 2011

How to lose 10 pounds in 30 days! (or how NOT to.)


In 31 days we leave for our cruise and I have YET to lose those 10 pounds I said I was going to. I was literally Google-ing yesterday for ideas (while Kyle sat there, shaking his head.) HAHA How sad. I have this pudge I can't get rid of. OF COURSE it would just KILL me to spend another day in the gym, running.
BUT....don't you worry! 

I have a plan...

-I've started watching carefully what I eat. I have started using my Fitness-pal App on my phone again! I have a max of 1200 Calories per day, and yesterday I was pushing it...but I did it!
Today should be easier....I swear I have will power. (I've lost 30 pounds since January)

-I WILL be going to the gym today. It's not bad once I'm there. I even start to enjoy my workout.
It's just those moments before I think of how badly I don't want to be there.

-I'm going to start sleeping at a normal hour. 1 AM is not an appropriate bedtime for somebody trying to do the almost impossible.

-I have a jug I carry around filled with water. It holds 8 glasses of water in it. AT LEAST 3 of those per day.

- five minute ab work outs every night. It's not going to get tight by itself!

Hopefully I can tone and create a Miracle!

Moving on....
Kyle must have thought he was in trouble or something, because when I came home yesterday the lawn was mowed, the dishes were done, the house was vacuumed, laundry done, bathroom clean, kitchen clean, and everything looked nice and tidy. So sweet of him, but he sure wore himself out! He was awake for about 3 hours after I got home, then slept the rest of the night! lol

Today I'm working, but when I get off I think we might go to the pool for an hour or so. We need TANS!


Kyles cousins needed a babysitter for their sweet baby boy, Connor. He's just the cutest cuddliest thing in this world! I've never actually seen Kyle hold a baby, so I might melt while in the process!

: )

What's the best thing I've heard lately?

A man at work was waiting about ten minutes for a luggage cart, and naturally I apologized for the inconvenience. He responded "If this is the worst thing to happen to me all day, then I'm doin alright!"

That's what i'm talkin about!

Life is good.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

Good Morning Everybody!!

While I'm at work, I've been in research mode. On the 16th of July, we're having a wedding shower for one of our employees who recently married his other half. She's from England, and is having a difficult time adjusting. I certainly know what that's like! I found out that she's Vegan, and though I love the idea of being Vegan and Vegetarian, it wouldn't happen for me. I love meat! I do want her to feel comfortable, and know we considered her. I think I'm going to make my famous Spaghetti Squash :) SO good, and 100% Vegan if I exclude the lean ground beef from my sauce! I'm not sure many of my Co-Workers will be willing to try it, but more for me! 

For anybody who's willing to try it, I'll post the recipe. It's easy, and healthy!

Ingredients you need:

1 Spaghetti Squash
1 Large can of whole Tomatoes
1 Medium sized can of Tomato Sauce (I buy two, Just in Case I feel it needs more.)
1 Medium sized can of Crushed Tomatoes
A hand full of Carrots (or Two Large Carrots)
2 Stalks of Celery
1 1/2 Bell peppers (Adds the sweetness to your sauce! Add to your liking)
Garlic Salt or Fresh Garlic
Ground Beef/Turkey (This isn't necessary)

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
Slice Spaghetti Squash (horizontally) and scoop out seeds like you would a Pumpkin.
Place on cookie sheet (Open side up), and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden on top.

Once you've finished that step, pull out that Blender!!

Mix in the Large Can of Whole Tomatoes, Medium can of Crushed Tomatoes, and Medium can of Tomato Sauce. Smooth out, and add in Celery, Carrots, Bell peppers, and Garlic. Blend to a consistency of your liking, and add Garlic salt to taste.

After about ten spoon fulls off "tasting" your sauce, you can throw it in a sauce pan and heat it. If you choose to make your sauce meat sauce, Season and chop up to your liking. Just add it in!

Once your Spaghetti Squash is finished, and you let it cool for about five minutes. Take a fork and start scraping from top to bottom. You'll see it start to form the "spaghetti". Mix together and you are finished!!

I tried making this recipe fool proof, so if anybody is brave enough to try it- let me know how it turns out. : )
I make this a lot because it's delicious and very low in calories.

I've been searching for ideas for a headboard...I saw a while back somebody had used a Shelf, Long covered cushion, and hung it from the shelf. Looked cute, so I think I might attempt that!

I made a delish dinner for Kyle last night! Burgers, with Mushrooms sauteed in low-sodium soy sauce, and American Cheese melted on top. Sweet Potato fries, and Corn bread too! :) YUMMMM!!

Tonight Kyle is home : ) so I'm thinking what I'll make for dinner tonight. Any Suggestions?

Hope everybody is doing well!!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Marine Corps life, again? (and an update)

For those of you who have followed me for a while, you know it's been hard for K and I here in this town. For the ones who are just now following me, I'll clue you in quick!

I'm originnally from Southern California. I'm a beach/city girl...Coming to a small town was a culture shock! It was a difficult adjustment, but making friends seems to be as well.

K was born 2 hours from the town we live in, and moved here when he was 13. He lived here until he left for the Marines, then he was stationed in 29 Palms for the last 4 1/2 years. He's had a hard time feeling like he belongs here....his transition into civilian life has been quite difficult for the sweet boy.

At around 3 AM, Kyle woke me to tell me his news. He's decided to meet with the recruiters on Wednesday. He wants to explore his options. His first and top choice would be to get back into the Marines . He misses it, and I truly believe he was made to be a Marine. It's in his blood. He knows the odds aren't very good, because right now it seems like they're not taking anybody. I never pictured myself as a Military wife...I guess I'll have to learn. I'll support him no matter which direction he chooses to go.
 I'm just along for the ride! I hope things go his way, because I want him to find peace again.
You can tell he's on edge a lot of the time....

I'm going to have him call the recruiter tomorrow.
I'll give updates.

I've been dealing with work issues, as most of you know.
I've come to the conclusion these two are misserable with their own lives. I'm not in this town for the rest of my life, like they are. One is married and hates her husband. The other is single, and pushing her mid-late 30's. They're bitchy, controlling, Jealous, Immature, and neither one are very attractive.
THOSE are their good qualities.

I will no longer allow them to sit here and try to control my moods. You want to be a bitchy old hag?
Go right ahead. You want to try to bring me down, try harder. It's not working.
Life is too short. I could be gone tomorrow, God willing. I'm sorry they can't see how blessed they are, but that is not my problem. I will sit back and watch karma bite them in their big butts, and hope one day they turn their misserable pathetic lives around.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

and I'm back!

It felt strange not blogging the whole time I was back home, but I didn't have enough time to breathe!
I figured that I'd just give a quick summery of my time back in California....ahh, how I missed it!

On Thursday, as soon as I got off the plane, I met up with my momma! She cried as soon as she saw me and parked halfway in the lines-halfway in the lane! so funny! I rushed off to the Rehearsal. I was 30 minutes late, but when I finally arrived I was SO excited to see everybody. That night we went to the Rehearsal dinner, and I got to see my friend, Freddy. I haven't seen him since before he went to Afghanistan over a year ago!

Friday morning I was up early, rushing around getting things ready. I wanted my best friends day to be perfect. I arrived at the hotel with fresh fruit and Champagne in hand, and hurried to get pretty! Jill finally showed up after having her hair and makeup done- she looked beautiful.

The wedding night was so fun. It was perfect. We had such a fun group, and we literally danced the ENTIRE night. I was So sad to see it end!! Can't we rewind time?

The pretty Bride : )

All of us : )

Just married : )


I couldn't have ever dreamt a more magical day for my best friend.
She is now in Hawaii with her Husband basking in the Sunshine. jeeealous!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

4 more sleeps until...

I get to go home!!!

 I'm going to have to take a million naps, because I know once I'm home
 I won't get much sleep.
Rehearsal and Rehearsal dinner will be happening as soon as I get off that plane!! THEN the wedding, Fathers day, and my baby cousins graduation. Somewhere in there, I've got to squeeze in time to go shopping, the beach, and spend time with family and friends.

I'm beyond ready and excited.

I thinnnk I'll celebrate by purchasing a new bikini. : )

Happy Sunday everybody!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I deleted my blogpost...

Sometimes it just feels good to vent. I needed to vent, and despite the week I've had...I'm trying to turn it around. I was starting to sound like a big ol' depressed baby. I'm not...and I'm not going to dwell on things I can't change. I may not like certain people I work with, and I may not be able to change their actions or attitudes BUT I can control my own. I can control how I react to these things and people.

Soon we will be leaving this place. I don't know an exact date, but knowing it's not forever from now...that's good enough for me. We won't have a "normal" schedule, but at least I know when Kyle is gone, I'll have somebody to spend time with besides myself. I'll have family there, and more things to do, to occupy my time. I'll feel normal again. : )

Kyle has been wearing his Marine shirts around the house. Today it was his Unit shirt.....yesterday it was the Machine Gun Leader Course before that was his "SGT of Marines" shirt. I think he misses the Marines, haha what do you think?

In two months he'll get to see his old roommate. They're more excited than Courtney and I! lol....They've been posting things about the cruise. It's cute!

SPEAKING OF THE CRUISE. I have two months (less than two months) to get this flabby tummy into semi-flatter-better shape. Gym will be a huge part of my days again....starting today. fml. I'm just not a good worker-outer when I'm alone. I have major A.D.D, and when I'm on a machine...You won't find me on there for longer than 20 minutes. I get bored....I wish I were a runner. I hate running. I could give you at LEAST ten reasons why. I'm not going to. I should just suck it up. LOL

I'm lazy. lets face it.

I hope one day when we have children, they get their fathers athleticism...otherwise, we're in trouble.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dear Mean girls..... [Scroll down to read the letter : )]

I know I've mentioned this before, but can I please just say

I will never understand why women find the need to constantly belittle one another. We're on the same side here. We're supposed to support each other, and respect one another. From the moment I've lived here, The girls I've met have been nothing but mean, disrespectful of my relationship with Kyle, bitchy, cold hearted, dramatic, and every other negative word in the dictionary. I've tried being nice, I've tried being talkative, being quiet....I've tried everything. Bitches are just bitches.

Now don't get me wrong, I've got some great girlfriends. I know a ton of wonderful and loving women, and am BLESSED to have them in my life. I just wish there were MORE like that.

I think when I moved here, people had the idea in their heads I'd be stuck up because of where I'm from. My birth place doesn't decide my personality. My actions and thoughts decide my personality. I make the choices to be the type of person I am, and if they want to spend that much time talking about me- I'm flattered. I must be that interesting that they want to spend their nights out with their girlfriends, talking about me. Last night one of them posted on Kyles FB wall that he was looking good and was spotted in the gym. I know he's pretty hunky, isn't he? I'm pretty lucky. Then another said she just wanted to see an old friend and put a winky face. Turns out, Kyle has met her once-shes engaged. Feel sorry for that guy!

For the last 9ish months I've kept my mouth shut, and I've been nice. I would give anything to write a mean nasty letter to these girls telling them what I think of them, and I'm not normally a verbal person about how I feel about someone. When I am, I watch my words hoping to choose the right ones. I don't like to cause problems, I'm not about "drama", and I've never been. I'm usually reserved with my feelings, unless I post it on my blog. LOL THEN I make it public, but it's become my place to vent. I vent to my best friends, or family. They are who I trust, and they love me regardless of a bad day or bad attitude. Maybe even a cuss word every once in a while is overlooked. I have decided to write a short version (maybe) of what I wish I could say. It might sound mean, but they've been mean. Two can play that game....yes, I'm immature at this exact moment. Stooping to their level...let me dang it!!

Dear Mean Girls,

I have never been one of you, so I will never understand your take on life, or why you make the choices you do. I have never been the kind to put others down, because I was always taught to consider others feelings. I'm not here to judge your parents, but I think you played hookie the day they were teaching a lesson on "How to have class" and  you obviously were snoozing during the repeated saying "treat others how you'd like to be treated." I don't understand your choices you make when it comes to your relationships with your Fiance/boyfriends. Talking about the men you'd like to be intimate with doesn't exactly qualify as dinner talk for the "D" household. I don't think Kyle would appreciate that, and I'm surprised that your S/O's don't mind either. I don't agree with cheating in a relationship, especially one you are choosing to make permanent. I'm not going to say you're ugly, because several of you are quite pretty. In fact, most of you are. Though, I'm not a fan of your cookie cutter outfits, you try so I'll give you that much.

Take note that looks fade, but being ugly on the inside lasts forever. Just because people talk about you in this small itty bitty town, doesn't mean you're important. If you're known as the mean girl (not just from my mouth), I don't think that's something to be proud of. When your own group of friends spend your spare time talking about each other and what you hate about the other...That's pretty sad. NOT the type of friendship I'd call true. When you make your "friends" cry on've got to have pretty low self esteem. When you make it a point to get together and bash a happy healthy relationship like Kyle and I, that is how I know you're pathetic. I know you're attempting to cause problems, but that only works when there is trouble in paradise. We're happy, we're in love. He's faithful, sweet, sensitive to my feelings and needs, and doesn't like you. Without saying it, or me telling him to. I don't make his decisions for him, and that's something I love about him. He's independent and allows me to be. You should try that, instead of being the Hitler of your relationship. I'm sad for you though, because you will never understand what the real world feels like. You have technically been out of high school for 5 years, but your mindset is still stuck in your sophomore year. I pray that one day you'll grow up. I pray you'll realize being this way won't get you far, it'll only get you enemies and dirty looks. Just because people are nice to your face, doesn't mean you're cool. It doesn't mean they like you. People are nice, because they're scared of you. They're scared you'll embarrass them, insult them, hurt their feelings, or whatever else you're capable of doing. Now, I'm not going to lie and say you haven't hurt my feelings, because there have been times that my feelings were hurt. I've never had enemies like you, because I've always been a nice person.

I often question my reasoning's for living here, because it's been quite the ride....but Kyle reminds me. People around me, remind me. When I move on from this place, I take this lesson with me. My friend Lacey said it the best, "I do get called a bitch quite often, but what I do NOT get called is pushover, stupid, sucker, victim or doormat. Works for me!" You didn't win with me. You didn't break me. You didn't ruin us, or even cause problems in our relationship. You may have hurt my feelings a few times, but you have become a joke in my head. When I move on from here, you will remain here...forever. You may think you run Mitchell, but you'd get eaten alive anywhere else. I can certainly say, if I sent you to my hometown, you wouldn't be looked at twice. I know I should wish you well, and hope that you "see the light" or whatever....but I don't. I hope you get a taste of your own medicine, one day.



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2 weeks and 2 days...

That's how long I've got until I get to go back to California.

Day one and two will be crazy! From the moment I step off the plane, I'll be on my way to the Wedding Rehearsal and Rehearsal dinner. The next day is the wedding, and then after that I'm going to be relaxing. Beach days and visiting my favorite people and places. A week just doesn't seem long enough. ALTHOUGH, Kyle won't be coming with me SO I don't think I'll have too much trouble going back to our home, to be with him.

: )

I have nothing else to say. My mind is blank this morning due to lack of sleep.
This girl *points to self* has insomnia. B A D.