Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Here is what is going on with me currently:

Food: I have not tracked my food in about a year. I tried to restart Weight Watchers a few months ago, but the new tracking system just did not work for me. I found an app yesterday that recreated the Points Plus of the olden days, so I bought it (it was only $4) and I'm going to see if I can make that work. I really liked Weight Watchers when I did it back in 2012 (or memory escapes me), so I am hoping I can recreate some of that magic.

Weight: I have lost about 20 pounds in the last year - I would be happy losing about 15 more to put me back where I started. I'll get there.

Exercise: I am still doing Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping about five days a week. That gets me three kickboxing days and two strength training days. I take Saturdays for myself - usually a long hike or walk. Sundays I usually rest, but I also use that as a make up day if I had to take a day off somewhere in the week.

Work: Work is going really well. Obviously I wish I was retired or a stay-at-home-mom-with-no-kids, but it is what it is.

Social life: My summer was incredible, and fall is shaping up to be just as awesome. I leave for Juana's next Saturday, and I'm very excited for all the adventures she has planned. I'm also excited to just get away for a week!

Family life: Everything is good there.

Love life: Noneya.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Brace Face - Tray 17

I am obsessed with this comparison picture.

Again, Tray 17 has hurt. One day I could not handle the tightness on top, so I took the top ones out and just wore the bottoms ones for a few hours. I needed to give my face a break from the tightness.

I am very very very happy with how things are looking!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Bucket List ( blog entry)

Originally posted on
I had an amazing summer. I explored Omaha, went to several concerts, found new hiking and walking paths all around us, went camping, went tubing down the Elk Horn River and spent a lot of time with friends and family. I made a point to say “yes” more and it paid off. I am planning on continuing this amazing adventure collection as the temps grow colder and the days grow shorter.
Here is my bucket list for the next few months:
CLICK HERE to read my list! (It's amazing and you will probably want to join me on these adventures.)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Catch up

September is just flying by.

I've watched some football, drank and ate some pumpkin flavored things, and started planning my Halloween costume. But the temps are still in the high 80's/low 90's, so there's that. I'm ready for fall weather and some layering. I tried to force it by wearing a vest today, but I'm currently sitting here dying of a heat stroke.

I spent this past weekend in Eastern Iowa with Nick and fam. We took advantage of the 90 degrees and went boating. It was the absolute best way to spend a September Saturday. Even if we did end up getting rained on a little.

For those keeping tabs on my nephew, Alex finally got to start pre-school this past week. He wore his new, huge shoes (1.5 sizes too big to fit over his feet).

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Brace Face - Tray 16

Tray 16 brought the pain!

It was a rough couple first days. I know I say this with every tray, but that sucker was TIGHT. I snapped it into place for the first time and it instantly hurt. I took some tylenol and went to bed, and the pain actually woke me up. My dentist had told me to tell her if it didn't feel like a tray fit right - like if my teeth hadn't moved enough for the new tray to fit properly. That wasn't the problem, the problem was just the tightness. I took tylenol every couple hours for the first three days.

My teeth have been super super sensitive during this tray. I haven't been able to really eat anything that requires a great deal of chewing. This will be worth it, right?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Brace Face - Tray 15

This is one of those times when I hate my face, I feel like my teeth aren't moving fast enough, and I'm generally just annoyed and irritated with my current smile.

Blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. 13 trays left.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labor Day 2017

I didn't go anywhere for Labor Day. I purposefully stayed home, due to a one-time fear of missing out. I did a lot of stuff.

Friday night Natalie, Ryan and I went to see The Goonies, which was playing at a local theatre this weekend for only $5. This is only the second time I've seen this movie, which blows some people's mind holes.

Saturday I went down to Glenwood and went to a little makeshift circus with Nicole and her family. It was uncomfortably hot under the big top, but it was still fun seeing Alex get excited about stuff. Gavin was sitting with his friends and kind of being a joker, and Quinn was just too hot and didn't want to deal with the bullshit.

Sunday I went to see Lynryd Skynyrd (I'm pretty sure I spelled that wrong) at Stir Cove. It was fun, but I don't need to see them ever again.

Monday I went to Jan and Dick's to help them with some stuff (I've officially taken Nick's spot as their technical guru), and then we had a bbq at Dad's. Alex got to play outside! He was so happy, and we were all happy to see him playing and acting like a normal kid again, despite his huge old man slippers to keep his feet protected.

I don't want to be back at work today.