Sleep it Off

Yesterday was kind of a blah day for me. I felt horribly tired and sad, so I took a nice long nap, and then laid on the couch. Oh well. The closer the wedding gets the more I tend to let my feelings about things overwhelm me. I’m working on it.

Weight loss is going splendidly. I’m down about 12 pounds, and am only 2 pounds away from my end of my goal (to lose 15 pounds). Besides our hike on Saturday I didn’t work out this weekend, but today I will be starting again. My MOH came up this weekend and brought me some heavier weights. I’m going to youtube some videos on how to use them. I’d really love to get my arms firmer. Oh and we saw Bridesmaids…amazing…especially the part with Wilson Philips, as I sang Hold On in my 2nd grade talent show, hand signs and all.

I’ve decided since I’m now working in an office (and not in a hardware store) to try to grow my nails out. I don’t bite them, but they have always stayed short because of the line of work I was in. It’s a silly goal, but it would be nice to have them for the wedding.

I really think I want to finish Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis this summer. I started it a long time ago and found it very challenging, but I think it would be a good place to let my brain go and wander around.

I bought an amazing sweatshirt at Goodwill yesterday that has a screen print of a screaming squirrel on it. It’s so weird I should take a picture of it to show you.

I have major Honeymoon on the brain. Mr. Gaunt and I on a tropical vacation, just the two of us. Sigh, sounds freaking amazing! If I can manage to work enough overtime this summer, were doing it!

Happy Monday!!!

Summer Slim Down

So Mr. Gaunt and I will be going to Washington July 2nd -11th to spend some quality time in the great Pacific Northwest! It’s actually going to be a very exciting time because we will be spending the 4th weekend on Harstine Island! Growing up my family (grandparents) owned a cabin on a small private island Point. We would go every summer for at least a week to the cabin and do all the fun beach-y things: Dig Clams, Chase Geo “Gooey” Ducks, Swim in the ocean, Ride the ferry, Feed Deer. Well they sold their cabin in 2004 (sad day) and I havent been back since spring break of my senior year in High School (2003)! So my mom is gonna rent a different cabin and Mr. Gaunt and I will be joining my mom and siblings to spend the weekend at Harstine! I have so many good memories there, and I can’t wait for Mr. Gaunt to share in some of these!

Harstine Island Beach

Harstine Island Point

So because it will be July, at the beach, I have really decided to shed another 15-20 pounds before I go. I would love to rock some shorts and a swimsuit and not feel like a beached whale. I haven’t lost any weight in a few months, once I hit my 75lbs lost mark. I am happy to say I have maintained the loss (within 5lbs) for a good while now. I just really want to go down one more size.

So I have to make a game plan for working out and lowering the calorie intake a bit. It’s harder now because I am so passionate about eating regular whole healthy meals, that I hate to really “diet” but if I want to shed those pounds I think I have to. As for working out, I cancelled my gym membership last month (because I never go!) so I will need to either take a class at the Rec center, or workout outside. The pool opens memorial day weekend, but that’s still a month off. Until then Mr. Gaunt and I are gonna come up with a workout routine we can do together. For the food I think I’m going to reduce my carbs and dairy a bit. Go hard on veggies and fruit.  I also need to cut out any garbage snacking (Starbucks muffin anyone?) at least until July. So I have about 2 months to do this so I really need to stay motivated. Any encouraging words would help! Oh and I will start up a weekly weigh in again too. I think Friday (a week from tomorrow) will be my first check in date!

Today in the mail I got a book I ordered entitled Putting Food By, on Canning, Freezing, Dehydrating food! I’m very excited to read this and learn a bit about food preserving, especially to prepare for next winter! Oh and I got a new issue off Body and Soul Magazine that has a “Healthy Weight Loss” Guide in it. Maybe it will inspire me!

Dr. Laura IS the DEVIL

So Im dumb and didnt even know who Dr. Laura really was so I bought her book because she had like 3 best sellers, and Im a sucker for a best seller. Anyways I have been informed of the error of my ways and Dr. Laura is going back to Borders!

From now on I think Ill stick to dr. Phil


I Got Lost in the Self Help Aisle

Over my vacation and the last few weeks I decided that there are two things I need to really focus on.

1. My Health – eating organic, eating healthier, reducing my meat and dairy intake, working out, losing weight…the list goes on.

2. My Relationship – Mr. Gaunt and I are coming up on our three year anniversary (December) and while we still love each other some things get harder the longer you have been together. Patients, respect, understanding. Sometimes you need a little help in nurturing your relationship.

So tonight Mr. Guant and I hit up borders with our 30% off coupon and I headed straight to the self help section. Not sure of what to get I browsed for a while and ended up with these:


I’m excited to read both and will let you know how they are!

{EDIT – One of the books I chose was written by an author I chose not to support and was immediately returned}