So, I didn't win the power ball.
Now that we got that out of the way, I have so much in my brain that I want to get out but I have no idea where to start. Let's start with resolutions. First of all, I don't like that it's called a resolution. That is saying we're "resolving" an issue. I guess to an extent that is what you are doing, but I like the word goals more. Or, we could create "targets" to meet. Resolutions, to me, are like "oh, quit eating fried food." That's bullshit. Fried food is the ish and I won't swear it off for an entire year. Or like, "oh, quit drinking so much." That's bullshit. You're fun when you drink, I'm fun when I drink (I think), and unless you're causing real trouble in your own life, you have that nightcap. Alas, I'll call them resolutions since we're all doing it.
These are my targets. I hope to have met them all at the end of 2016 when Mike and I wake up January 1, 2017, still sort of drunk from NYE, eating at a waffle house, discussing what we accomplished. Cool tip. I already accomplished one. More on that later. Although, I'm sure you can guess which one.
Next up: Biggest Loser. Not the show. The one that offices and gyms do on their own all around the country to get people motivated. My office awesomely decided to give us free memberships to a corporate gym in the downtown area across the street from our building. The combination of me wanting to lose weight to not be a fat bride + not wanting to let the free gym membership go to waste landed me at entering a Biggest Loser competition at the gym with 2 other co-workers. They are also great friends, so it'll be fun. I'm one week in and I realize now why people do weight watchers and other programs like it. Weighing in with a stranger is CRAY. Like, I don't want to let them down. Although they probably do not care at all, I FEEL like I'm letting them down. Also, I don't want to let down my team. Which, regrettably is not called the Anti Dentites like I wanted.
Needless to say, with the pressure of EVERYONE telling me to "at least go try on wedding dresses now to see what you like," I realize I can talk about losing weight all I want before the wedding. But, it's getting closer every day. And, I'm still chubby as shit. The Biggest Loser competition couldn't have come at a better time. And that is why, at my first week's weigh in, I am down 7.25 pounds. I will be taking a break from salads next week, though. My two front teeth are becoming more and more rabbit-y.
School is back in session for me, as well. Still going slow with it. I have a Biology course and a US History from 1900-Current course. Bring on the history. I throw up a little every time I think of Biology. Biologically, what does that mean? I don't know because I DON'T KNOW A DAMN THING about Biology. Give me Earth Space Science. I miss high school. I'm 27 years old. Time to move on. I should've added "Enjoy Learning Biology" to my "resolutions" list. I'm awhile away because of how slow I am taking classes, but I am so eager to finish and start teaching. Kids are just the coolest.
Last thing to touch on is my "target" to go on a REAL vacation for AT LEAST a week. This is not a joke people. This is an S.O.S. I've only been on 6 vacations in my ENTIRE life. Granted, one was France. Still. I was bad with money until a couple of years ago. So, there's that. But, I genuinely do not know how to plan real trips. I didn't plan France, so that was nice. I need a vacation planner. I also have a really hard time dropping a small fortune on something that hardly ever happens. What if I plan this massive trip to X and it turns out sucking? And I'm out $1,000 for it? Or more? I clearly have weird worries. I'm saying all of this to say: Where should we go? What is a good vacation spot that is relatively inexpensive and worth every penny? Disney? Cali? Arizona? NYC? A cruise? TOO MANY OPTIONS! And this isn't even including planning our honeymoon in a year and a half. Okay, I'm getting overwhelmed so I'm signing off here.
Mike is still amazing and kicking ass at his job. He's still putting up with me. He happily went with me and two of our friends to a Bridal Show in the middle of 10 degree weather on a weekend. He is a saint.
My squad rules.
I'll probably try to cook soon. And post recipes. :)
Either way, I'll be back next Friday for another weigh in!