So much to be thankful for.

I’ve been slacking at blogging and I apologize. Life has gotten in the way thanks to the warm weather!

In the beginning of the year I reached out to lots of photographers wanting to become an assistant. AKA I’ll do anything for no pay if you can tolerate my dumb questions! One photographer was really busy at the time, rightfully so – her photos are great and she’s one of the best in the city. Others ignored me but, one reached out to me. We met and in the past few weeks I’ve followed her around at 3 different weddings. With plenty more to come.

This weekend she had 2 weddings and not only did I get to watch her do her thing and help out a lot but I also got to spend time with those assisting her. It was really great to see how they think and their thought process as the day progressed.

I’m just an assistant, running errands for them, getting things she needs and etc. But, it’s worth it. I have really enjoyed working with them. It’s so wonderful. I’m so inspired being around them and being there. I know I have a long ways to go with my skills but I have hope that I can do this and I plan to work as hard as I possibly can to improve.

It’s nice having someone take time out of their busy schedule to answer my questions.

But, in all honesty, the best part is meeting all these wonderful people who have a similar passion!

 

In other news, I really need to kick my butt a little harder on the weight loss front!

 

I suck….

I’ve been so terrible lately. Still having trouble getting back on track. Though I think I’m doing better than I was 2 weeks ago.

I’ll try to remember to weigh myself in the morning and see where I stand. I really wish I had the extra money to continue with weight watchers. It truly helps me lose weight, why can’t I do it on my own??? I’m going to try really hard though. I just need to keep myself from eating too much, and from eating bad things. I am going to try something a friend of mine does. Every day of the week except Saturday she behaves. But Saturday is cheat day. I’m going to try this. Starting today. I kept track of everything I’ve eaten and I exercised.

I’m hoping this will be helpful and will keep me motivated.

 

I’ve been slacking!

I’ve been slacking on my blogging and my diet!

But, I’m back! Some awesome things have happened since I last wrote. My 30th birthday was April 17th. It was pretty uneventful until the weekend!

Friday the 19th when we got home from work there was a happy birthday banner hanging on the wall in our dining room. I remember asking EJ “What is that!?” I walked into the dining room and then from my right where our kitchen is jump out my Mom and sister, Sheryl!!! I yelled “WHAT! WHAT IS THIS! OMG!” and then I started to cry as I hugged them both. Read More

Doing well!

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SO…I weighed myself this morning and drumroll please…210.7! To remind you, when I went to the DR last month (2/19) I weighed 221! That’s a whopping 11 pounds off in one month!

I’m feeling pretty awesome lately! Between trying really hard to eat well and exercising at least 4 times a week, I feel great. I even have days where I can’t wait to go to the gym! But, working out has never been a problem for me. Read More

Results of the DR appt….

I went to the DR this week and got my test results today. I was disappointed in myself when I got them.

I’ve got some work to do….

Component Your Value Standard Range Units
CHOLESTEROL 210 <200 mg/dL
TRIGLYCERIDE 249 35 – 160 mg/dL
Optimal testing for triglycerides should be performed following a 12 to 14 hour fast.
HDL CHOLESTEROL 32 >35 mg/dL
LDL 128 0 – 130 mg/dL
CHOL/HDL RATIO 6.6 1.9 – 4.2
LDL/HDL RATIO 4.0 1.0 – 4.0

So, I need to lower my triglycerides and bad cholesterol and raise my good cholesterol. I was really upset when I got the results. I literally sat and cried at my desk for a good half hour. My friend Lauren talked to me and helped me calm down.

After work I went and joined a gym, Planet Fitness. I’m going to be successful! I am going to go to the gym every day and I’m going to make a change. I can do this. I have 2 months before I need to go get lab work done again. 2 months to make a change for the better healthier life I want.

Share the love every day!

It’s nearly Valentine’s day. Growing up my family made Valentine’s day for me and my sisters feel pretty awesome, especially my Uncle Denny. I’ll never forget the giant pieces of chocolate we’d always get from him. We’re his Valentine’s and always will be I suppose. Which reminds me! I need to go buy some Valentine’s day cards!

In reality though, Valentine’s day shouldn’t be the only day you show your love to your loved ones. Read More