Monthly Archives: November 2013

Oh Mondays

Hey ya’all!!! I hope everyone had a good weekend!

As for me…well it was very uneventful. I’m still trying to recover from my hardware removal from last Wednesday. The hubby and I went to a couple stores on Saturday to pick up some Christmas shopping items. I was absolutely whipped after the first store! It’s amazing how exhausting being on crutches can be! Anyway, we went to a couple stores and then went home and watched tv all day. It was nice to finally have a weekend where we weren’t running off or having visitors. 

Sunday we went to church and then hit up the Cheesecake Factory for lunch for our 6 month anniversary(plus, we had a giftcard!) I ordered a lunch-portion Bistro Shrimp Pasta. I only ate half of it, and saved the other half for lunch today. That is not something I ever do, and even though it’s a super unhealthy meal (even with the shrimp not being fried), I was surprised that I used that much self control. As it was the only 6 month ann. we will be celebrating, we decided that we should go someplace nice because we hardly ever go out anyway.

It’s surprising to hear that, especially considering we are both so overweight. Our problem? Huge home portions and lots of snacks. It seems like whenever I make smaller portions for us, my husband is always hungry for more and goes straight to his snacks. I am not better, eating popcorn most nights. This is changing though.

I try to focus on only drinking a cup of coffee a day, and mostly water anyway. I’m trying to make the transition to healthier snacks like almonds and fruit, etc. While I’m laid up here recovering I have the perfect opportunity to work on my nutritional struggle. Even with thanksgiving coming up, I feel like I can accomplish much. Speaking of the great Turkey day, it’s crazy to realize it’s almost the end of the year already! Where did time go??!

So I have a few questions for you:

1. Have you ever had the problem of your hubby’s/wifey’s portions not being filling for them? What did you do to help them adjust to proper portions?

2. Have you had surgery that has prevented you from doing exercise? What did you do with all the downtime?

3. Any suggestions on smart snacks?



Happenings of Lately

Hey there!

It’s been a long time since I posted last; things have been all crazy for a while my way. I’m still desperately searching for a job (and having no luck what-so-ever) but I trust that God will provide one in His perfect time. It is hard, and I often stumble in trusting in Him with this difficult time of my life. I keep thinking that the longer I am without a job, the longer I have to wait to have kids. And let me tell you: between the in-laws not so subtle hints and all of our friends having babies, it is soooo hard to accept that we are at a different stage of life right now and just aren’t ready to try to start a family. I hate that darn internal clock telling me I need to have babies now! lol

The major thing that has kept me away from posting is my lack of exercise. I finally went and had my screws taken out! I went to the doctor last week and he saw on the x-ray that one was backing out so I had the surgery this past Wednesday. I cannot wait to get back to walking and running and biking! Ahhhh 😀 I do have to be careful though, and let it heal up properly or I could stand a chance to fracture my tibial tubercle. Boo. But anyway, once this is good and properly fixed I will be super happy! 


So for now, I’d love to hear how you guys have been! Also, what do you think about the difficulty in finding a job in a state capitol? I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!