Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Contents of My Life

So I finally cleaned out my college backpack and it brought back a lot of good memories. My backpack has been with me since that 1st day at St. Kate's. It's multicolored pink mod square patter is slightly less vibrant and there are a few rips here and there but I miss carrying it around with me everyday.

It has been to so many places. It was my field backpack in California, when I fell in love with the Redwoods. It went to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, traveling from 15,000ft above sea level to 0ft. It was with me when I walked the Mayan ruins in Cancun. It has been a pillow on many occasions and of course served its time carry multiple heavy biology and chemistry text books. I'm still not sure if I want to retire it, but it does need some repairs and it's pretty stained.

My girls in 007 will be proud that I found the following items when I emptied its contents onto my bedroom floor:

-3 spoons
-1 fork
-1 cheese stick
-2 biology water bottles
-Multiple sharpies
-Pizza Luce mints
-Venna's Interviews Do's and Dont's
-A lighter
-Velvet tuberose lotion
-Spearmint Obrit gum
-Hospital bracelet
-A pair of safety goggles
-An apple (much past it's time)

This list sounds pretty random I know. But Venna, Brittney and Jiselle will know that it is 100% me. And no I did not eat the cheese stick this time. :)

I miss all my Katies! I hope you are all doing amazing wonderful things.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The DIEting has begun

Well I've made some pretty drastic changes in my life in the last few weeks. I joined a gym with my college roommate and have started working with a personal trainer (who is super hot if you don't mind me saying). I've also started a new diet with my mom. The first week was hell, but as I've gotten use to it and learning the ins and outs of all the rules it is pretty easy. So with all of that I'm down 20 lbs! And feeling great, well mostly. Let's just say squats are not a fat girls best friend and my legs are killing me.

You might be wondering what motivated me to do all of this. Well after watching a whole season of "Heavy" I couldn't be that any more. Plus it's been years of excuses, procrastination, and just not leaving time for myself. I'm still working on the last one, but change takes time, right?

If you think you don't have time for a diet or to hit the gym I am proof that that is not true. I'm working roughly 80-85hrs a week at 4 different jobs and still manage not to cheat on my diet and to get to the gym at least 3 times a week. It's hard, but I think once you really want it you just do it. Oh and don't think you can't handle being exposed to all of those temptations. I'm a birthday party host, I have unlimited access to birthday cake, cookies, pizza, ice cream, apple juice. So if I can say no, you can too. I've also successfully gone to the movie theater twice since starting and didn't even have one kernel of popcorn or a junior mint.

So before starting this whole adventure I made a bucket list of things I would do with every 10 lbs lost. The following is my bucket list, if you can help me out with fulfilling any of these things that would be sweet. :)

10lbs- Buy a designer handbag (I bought my 1st Coach purse!)
20lbs- Milk a cow (currently looking for a cow)
30lbs- Learn to Crochet
40lbs- Learn to walk in heels without dying
50lbs- Ride a horse
60lbs- Climb to the top of Split Rock Light House
70lbs- Run a 5k
80lbs- Ride a bike more than driving my car
90lbs- Learn to dance
100lbs- Get a tattoo
110lbs- Learn yoga and not look ridiculous
120lbs- Go to graduate school
130lbs- Make a quilt with all my old clothes
140lbs- See the MN state flower in the wild
150lbs- Go camping in the BWCA
160lbs- See the northern lights
170lbs- Go to Yellow Stone National Park
180lbs- Drive the Pacific Shore Highway 100
190lbs- Learn a new language
200lbs- Go to Greece

Who knows if I'll even lose 200lbs, my current goal is 110lbs. But dream big right? I'm looking forward to the next year and seeing how far I can go. Thanks for all of the support thus far and if you own a cow let me know ;)