Thursday, July 19, 2012

Good Things Coming

So I weighed myself for the first time in weeks yesterday. I expected the worse, so as I stepped on to the scale (it's one of those non-digital ones where you push around the weight) and I put it on a big even number I assumed I weighed over. To my surprise the lever dropped and I realized I had to move the scale down. So I kept moving it and kept moving it and it finally reached the middle only after I had moved the scale down SIX POUNDS! Hell ya! I wanted to shout right there in the middle of the locker room (but I had a feeling people would stare). I even stepped off and stepped on again and it was still the same number! It's really nice to see work pay off- in fact when I get positive results it makes me want to just keep going!

Of course after I have this awesome progress, I have two separate vacations coming up in the next two weeks and if there is one thing we do on vacation it is eat. A lot. I'm going to try to be smart and only have one big meal a day but eat healthy the rest of the day. Stay tuned haha.

Tomorrow night I leave for CHICAGO to meet up with a couple of my best friends and have a little reunion! I'm so pumped because although I've been to Chicago a bunch of times since I have family there, I've never went with friends (and while being 21). Here's to hoping I come out alive! :)

Peak of the day: So my peak of the day will be going to a cooking class that I bought a while back for Jon for our anniversary. He LOVES to cook so I'm sure we will have a blast! I'll post pics soon! :)


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Where is the summer going?

Does anyone else feel like the summer is flying by? I feel like it was just June and now it's almost the middle of July! Work is super busy right now so I've been all over the place and it's making the summer go even faster! :( So because I am already dreading the winter blues, I've decided to make a Summer Bucket List with the things I want to get done before this summer is over. I was lucky enough to plan a spontaneous trip to Chicago next week to meet my college roommates so it will be nice to get away and reminisce about the good times!

Summer Bucket List 2012
-Float down the river (with a floating cooler of course!)
-Drive Ins
-Cedar Point
-More Cookouts
-Read more books
-Farmers Markets

Anything you need to do before summer ends??

As for an update on my weight loss and exercise- I was able to do 3 miles today in 39 minutes! Hey I know that may not be a 10 minute mile, but I am damn proud of it!! I've been trying to avoid the scale, but I guess I better look soon to see if I've had any more progress. (cross your fingers!!)

Peak of the day: Getting all my laundry done and seeing my room clean again! (Hey, it may be simple but if you focus on the stress you'll have no time to be happy!)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy Birthday America!

So the past several days I have been celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends and it was just what I needed to relax from the normal routine. We have a big festival near our house every year which brought lots of good food and crafts! I also had my 5 year high school reunion which was more fun than I expected. It's funny to see people who have changed a lot since high school or who haven't changed a bit (ie. the assholes are still assholes). Here's some pictures from the weekend! 
Getting to experience my little cousin's first firework experience. She loved them!

My cousin and niece!

Boys will be boys

Happy 4th!
My peak of the day today is finding a new lunch spot that I have a feeling I will be frequenting! It's called "Hello Bistro" in Oakland and it's owned by Eat n' Park. You can have them build you your own salad at a fixed cost (no scale!) and then they chop it up for you. It's delicious!! Definitely check them out if you're ever in Oakland!
The next couple of days should be pretty awesome because one of my college room mates if coming to visit from Philly! I love getting together with old friends!


Friday, June 29, 2012

"You're Still the One"

So Tuesday was my 6 year anniversary with Jon!! I can't believe it's been that long, but it has really been the best 6 years of my life. He makes me smile every day even if I'm not around him. Here's a recent picture of the two of us from a wedding a couple weeks go. Aren't we a great couple?? :)

For our anniversary we went to this awesome italian restuarant in Pittsburgh called Picolo Forno! We had an amazing homemade pizza that was made in a brick oven right in front of us then lasagna that pretty much melted in your mouth! After all the good food I gave Jon his gift- a cooking class that him and I will be going to in a few weeks! You get to learn how to cook a 5 course meal then eat it! YUM!

He was pumped!

This weekend will be filled with family, food, and fun as it is the annual 4th of July festival in my town. There is always a bunch of yummy food and cool crafts. The only downside is that we are supposed to have record heat this weekend so more of my time will be spent by the pool :)

My peak of the day today is all this time I'm about to have with my family that I don't get to see that often because in the end family is always there for you.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Celebration Weekend!

So this weekend was packed with FUN, and not just the kind you're thinking about! On Friday night I took my friend out for a birthday dinner then we went to see the band FUN in concert (think the song "We Are Young"). They put on an AMAZING show and I left feeling awake and excited enough to keep my night going to Hofbrahaus for my friend's birthday! If you've never been, it's a german-style beer hall with people drinking out of large steins and dancing on top of tables! I'm including some pictures :)

The boy :)

There's the glass I'm talking about- get's pretty dangerous as the night goes on!
Then, if all of that wasn't enough, I had my little sister's graduation party on Saturday, followed by a wedding. A crazy weekend, but a really fun one.

Oh and the best part of my weekend- putting on the dress I bought about a month ago for this wedding and it fit wayyy better than it did the day I tried it on! It's the best feeling when your work pays off! I'll have to post pictures this week once I upload them!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012


So recently I've found a new website that is my go-to when I want to find a delicious (yet healthy) snack! is amazing!! Her protein shakes are soo good and make me full yet satisfied between meals or even as a meal replacement. My favorite shakes so far are the cake batter and thin mint shakes. When you see that the first ingredient to these shakes are cottage cheese, it may turn you off, but believe me I HATE cottage cheese, but LOVE these shakes!

In other news, I'm staying pretty dedicated to my work-outs. I managed to do 3 miles the other day in 38 minutes. It may  not seem like a big deal to you experienced runners out there, but I was pretty pumped!

This past weekend we held a coworker tailgate and went to the Pittsburgh Pirate game where they WON and are currently still about .500!
Me and a couple coworkers

Then, on Saturday I went to a bachelorette party and it was a lot of fun! I can't wait until the wedding this weekend! I also get to see my best friend all week long since she is in town(all the way from California!)as the maid of honor for the wedding.
Love her
I almost forget to say my peak of the day! It has to be getting to runt to Target on my lunch break and getting a bunch of things I needed to make this busy weekend go smoothly. It's shaping up to be a pretty great week!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Prom Night!

Hi all!

So this weekend I have a bachelorette party to go to and all the girls are required to wear pink. Well, when I went into my closet, I realized I hardly have anything pink, especially something to go out in. Fast forward to my lunch break yesterday where I ran to the amazing Target in East Liberty and it just proved AGAIN that Target is amazing and has everything you could ever need! I not only found one pink shirt but TWO! I'll have to post a picture next week of which one I decided on! Seriously though, I'm learning that if you need something specific it's easy to go to Target because they have so many choices!
Obviously in pink...It will be really good with a good black pair of pants

Looks a lot cuter on then it did on the hanger...would definitely buy a good long necklace for this one!   

Also reminded me of something funny I pinned on Pinterest the other day, because although Target is good for having what I need, they are also infamous for making me buy things I don't.
So true!!

  On top of my awesome buys from yesterday, my peak of the day today is that I am so excited to volunteer tonight because it is PROM night at CHP and I can't wait to have fun with all the kids. It's such a great thing that the hospital throws such great events to entertain the kids and make them have fun!