Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Earth to Jessica, I'm ALIVE!

hell-Oo friends!!!
Where on earth do I begin? Maybe with explaining my absences on le blog. Well, I'm here to say that life kicked back in the last lane for Aaron and myself.
We've been non-stop for weeks now. It's one thing or another - but we aren't complaining terribly.

Truthfully, I started slacking in the blog area back when I signed myself up for an 8 week challenge that I have promised to update you all about - loosing weight?
Yeah - complete fail. Which in fact, is why I did not really write about it.
I hated that I failed. It's totally bummed me out. Seems like I get a burst of motivation && them wham - it's gone.
Remember when I was running daily? I will filling up your instagram with random running shoes & sweaty facial pictures daily. I was doing SO good. However, my hometown went through a time when it rained for like 5 days straight and sadly that's my excuse on why I quit running. I believe I lost like 5 or 6 lbs?
Yeah, well I gained it back. && became more bloated it seemed.

Me = completely miserable.

Then I dropped the $$$ for a 6 day body detox which I completely failed.
I don't think I made it through the second day. I bought thermus, hand held blenders, a lunch tote && LOTS of fruit & veggies. I did manage to eat a lot of fruit & go more natural however, the detox was horrible. I could not for the life of me
get anything to taste normal. My shakes were gritty & ... just not pleasant.
I struggled terribly getting it down. By the time I was ALMOST finished with breakfast shake/smoothie it was lunch... another one? Yes, && by then it was Dinner. Needless to say I still have an entire kit. Anyone want it? I'll ship it to ya!
Because I'm out.

Where I am at with my weight goal? So I went on my trip with my
friends from Middle School, which was a complete success. Awesome weekend & yes, I wasn't quite where I wanted to be, FAR from it. In fact, I had to go bathing suit shopping because I have NEVER like the story Moby Dick & I was NOT gonna look like him on the beach.

However, as of today. I've been going to the gym every morning && learned that I love running on the treadmill. Seriously. So much easier?! Ay?
I signed up for weight watchers last week for a 3 month trial && I've lost 6 pounds so far.


Hard work pays off. I'm not taking my diet life to serious yet as serious as I want to be which is pretty damn serious. What I mean by it is, last night I had ice cream.
Not the weight watchers kind - my throat was killing me && I had a headache.
It's the only thing that seemed to make sense. I'm not going to beat myself over it.

Enough of that.

Aaron and I are 1.5 weeks away from celebrating our
 FIRST Wedding Anniversary.

Saaaay WHAT?
Can you believe it? ONE YEAR.
Which is another reason I've been away from the blog. All my time has been looking up && planning out our trip to Destin, Florida.

 I have a lot planned for the blog to you must not give up on me.
I have a few guest bloggers coming to visit, a "Paper" tutorial {hence, first wedding anniversary gift} & several other wedding/anniversary related posts.
Super fun!

Last but not least, I'll tell you my fingers, toes && every other part of my
body that can be crossed is cross && have been for months now.
I've been looking to transfer to another location with a raise && promotion...  I want this so bad - so if you could say a prayer for me, it would be awesome. I'd love you always && would appreciate it.

&& ....

The hubby and I have been house searching.

That's right. We are looking for our start home to raise our little ones
who have no been created yet {nope, not preggers} with a LOT more space
&& something we can grow into for the next 10 years!

Hours && Hours - Texts back-n-forth ALL.DAY.LONG looking, searching -
getting pre-approved by the bank {score!} && then walking through...
It's tiring but very exciting. As of yesterday, I believe we found THE ONE.

I'm in love.

House talk comes later. We are into the paper work now, so you'll
here more soon. {hopefully}

For now, my time has come to an end.
This blog && my typing actions will be back in gear...
Don't forget to come back next week!

Xo, j


Carolyn said...

I hear ya on the motivation coming and going. I'll go gungho for like a week, and then completely give up. :( You can do it though!

Good luck on the job and the house! EEK! So exciting!!

And I know you'll have a BLAST in Destin!!

Aubrey Kinch said...

oh, how i've missed you.
congrats on finding you home!
I look forward to seeing it and see more of you back in blog world.


Erin said...

You have been BUSY girl!!! I'm glad I can still stalk ya on Instagram though! :) I'm trying to stay motivated to lose some weight too, it's tough but we can do this!!

YAY for the exciting anniversary and vacation coming up! Our 1st year flew by!!

Anonymous said...

Dang! It sounds like you have been very, very busy. I know exactly how you feel with the motivation and trying to get in shape. I want to tone it up so bad, but I lack the motivation. I will do good for a day or two, then it all goes out the window. Those shakes sound awful. I definitely am not interested haha!
Happy almost one year anniversary! Sounds like you are having fun planning your trip :D
Congratulations on the house hunting/finding! That is so exciting!
Can't wait to hear more!

Ashley said...

Wow soo much going on!!! No wonder you havent been blogging!! But alot of it sounds pretty exciting!! Congrats on the wieght loss! I am only down 4!

Also I cannot wait to see this house!!! Congrats girlie!!

Anonymous said...

What happend to the GA blogger meetup?

Lindsey said...

I loved Savannah and HH ... so wish I could move there and more importantly, wish we could have met!!!!!!!

The Pink Growl said...

Those are all totally legit excuses for being MIA from the blog. Sometimes life just gets in the way! Congrats on losing 6 lbs girl - that's a big accomplishment!! And congrats on everything else -sounds like things are going well!

Kelli Herrington said...

Congrats on the 6 pounds and the house thats great news girl. HOw exciting to start out on this chapter. Cant wait to hear all about it until then have fun planning Destin trip I love it there so much we bought a condo there.

Molly said...

CONGRATS on y'alls first wedding anniversary and on the new home!!! Can't wait to hear more about the house!!

Nicole said...

YAY! You're alive! I was just thinking the other day how we haven't heard from you! I've missed you!