Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I Got a Partner!

A swap partner that is for The Books 'N' Bloggers swap put together by Miss Angie and Miss Beth 

My partner is Miss Rebecca from I am really excited to shop for her and I am already 99% sure of the books I want to get for her. 

In case you forgot, I am to buy her 3 books with the following guidelines in mind:

  1. A book you love.
  2. A book you haven't read.
  3. A book your partner will love.
Stay tuned for my package reveal in a few weeks; it's going to be a good one!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Books 'N' Bloggers Swap

Yep, you read that right! I just got my confirmation to be a part of The Books 'N' Blogger Swap hosted by Beth and Angie

As you guys know, I have been itching to take part in a swap and when I thought all hope for me was lost, I saw the post for this one and it's the thing I need in my life right now. Basically, the swap's theme is books and reading. Instead of shopping for beauty/summer related items, you put together a box of 3 books for your partner to read and escape the everyday hectic life.

Here's the guidelines/rules for the books required to be sent to your partner:

  • One book is a book that you love (share your good taste!)
  • One book is a book that you haven't read yet (find potential mutual book love!)
  • One book is directly from their wishlist/wants (give them something they definitely want!)
By brain is already raking up ideas on the book I want to include in my box.

I cannot wait to start shopping and find out who my partner will be. I always love being paired up and making a new blogger friend :)

If you are like me and are a big bookworm, then head on over to the link below and sign up to be included. It will for sure be a blast!

Click the link below for a list of all rules for this swap:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Photo Dump and Randomness

Warning: my mind is going a mile a minute and this blog will probably be a bunch of randomness. It's time to speak what's on my mind and to show some recent pictures :)

Anyways, first things first. I just read that Robin Gibbs died. That makes me so so sad because I LOVE the Bee Gees and it's just not the same without him. I am going to listen to songs now. Here is one of my favorites; performed by the cast of Glee of course!

Let's just stop and mention how gorgeous Lea Michele is in this video!

I am so proud of myself for staying on top of budgeting my checkbook and holding off on spending until I am caught up on bills. I did reward myself for my hard work today though.

Yep, that's right. Doughnuts, dark chocolate peanut butter, and Lionel Richie! Is there anything better?

I am down 11 pounds with my weight loss! I am so so proud of myself. It hasn't been easy and i'm slowly getting closer to being out of the 200's.

Last night was one of my old high school friend's bridal shower. I had a lot of fun and had much needed girl time! She had a Breakfast at Tiffany's themed shower (her favorite movie).

The Bride

                                             We had to design toilet paper wedding dresses.

                                                          The result of our dress. :0)
My bestie and me.

The bride opening her gifts.

                                                       Drinking my non-alcoholic drink!

That's all for now folks! I need to go decide what to eat for supper:) Enjoy this video full of love as a gift from me to you :)

I Need A Swap!

I just looked back and it's been a really long time since I've done a swap! My obsession is getting the best of me and I want to participate in one. I love going out and putting together a really fun package for someone.

Does anyone know of any swaps taking place or would anyone want to do a swap with me next month?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekly Weigh-Ins:Week 1

Hi all!
 I have decided to start recording my weekly weigh-ins, both as a way for me to keep track of my hard work,and for anyone going through the same battle, to maybe get some inspiration.

I started my journey a month and a half ago and there's no looking back. When I started I was clocking in at close to 250 pounds, which is not an acceptable weight for someone my size. I am also doing this to help increase my risks of fertility. I want to just be an overall healthier person.

I have been doing portion control and using, which has been a total lifesaver and helps me keep track of my exercise and eating. I throw some Herbalife in there too.

Here's my results for the week:

Previous weight: 233. 2

Current Weight: 231.6

Neck:16 inches
Waist: 50 inches
Hips: 54 inches

Overall weight loss: 9.6 pounds :)

I am going to start doing the putting marbles in a jar thing so I have a visual aid as well that I can see my actual progress :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I Confess: I'm On the Ball!


I Confess:
 I actually made it in time to link up on I Confess this week! I've been late 2 weeks in a row!

I Confess:
 I have really missed seeing/meeting new friends and subscribers on my blog as a result of linking up. I have also missed reading everyone else's posts.

I Confess:
I am still really sad I slacked off and missed Mamarazzi's favorite colors swap :( I so could've rocked that. Oh well, maybe next time :)

I Confess:
My skin is a hot mess! It's dry, really sensitive, and red. It's gross! My lids are really dry. It's a result of being out of skincare items and not giving my skin the T.L.C. it so desperately needs.

I Confess:
 As a result of bad skin, I went and ramsacked my bathroom cabinet and found my bottle of Avon Anew Microderm. I used it in place of my Mary Kay Tiemwise Microderm scrub that I am out of and my skin feels amazing!!! It was WAY in need!

I Confess:
I am not doing a dang thing and/or leaving the house today. My goal is to be as lazy as possible.

I Confess:
 My hair is in dire need of a change. I look like a hag with my roots coming in and super thick mane. Not a good look!

I Confess:
I had a rough week. I did have some great moments through out though; like Wednesday when my big butt broke the adult chair at work while eating a snack with the kids, or yesterday when I was vacuuming the carpet at work and ran over a kid's shoestring on accident. I had to turn the vacuum off to help save the child, while laughing so hard I almost peed my pants.  Look on kid's faces in both incidents= PRICELESS!

I Confess:
That chair must've been crap, because today I weighed in and i'm down 8 pounds in a month and a half!!! Hooray!!!

That's it for this confessional. Come leave me some hellos and messages- I have missed you guys!