One Door Closes, Another One Opens

First and foremost, Leo won. 

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I had a dream that I was at some kind of party-type thing and Leo was there and he asked me to go home with him. I remember in the dream freaking out on the way there, like "TITANIC LEO wants ME to go home with him?!" We got to his house and he was like, "I want to show you something." I thought it was going to be, like, some swanky pool or a car or, I dunno, AN OSCAR. So, we walk to the back of this house that seemed oddly long. The very last room had a dark, big, creepy pool in it. (Picture Ace Ventura when he sneaks into that party with Courtney Cox and finds the creepy dolphin lair.) He was like, "This is my pet shark. If you won't love him and pet him, this can't happen." I was freaking out. I CAN'T PET OR SNUGGLE A SHARK. So, Mr. Shark lunges out of the water, all Jaws like, and I screamed and pet it really fast. And then I woke up. WTF DOES THIS DREAM EVEN MEAN!? I had to tell Mike because it was too funny. He didn't think it was AS funny as I did. But. WTF. Congratulations on your Oscar, Leo.

The Biggest Winner competition at our gym is over. Are you ready for my official weight loss number? I'm down 13 pounds total! And the weigh in was this past Friday. As of today, I'm down 15!

My team decided to keep the competition going at work because it's a great motivator for us. I'm excited for myself because over the last 8 weeks, I had nights where I ate whatever I wanted and then would get back on the wagon. I'm learning that it's okay to lose weight at a healthy rate and not at a freak Atkin's diet rate.

I've been walking our dog when it's nice out. I haven't been hitting the working out hard. I know I will eventually need to, but right now, I need to focus on not being tired. Because my problem is when I'm tired, I eat a lot and glue myself to the bed. I find intense workouts wear me out. So, I'm taking it easier at first and Bo certainly loves it.

I would say the part time vegan thing is still going well. I'd say I'm 70% vegan, 30% pescatarian. I enjoy a nice salmon filet every once in awhile and some cheese sprinkled in my life on occasion. Or that cake up above. Sheesh. But mainly, it's just a whole heck of a lot of veggies. I feel lighter. 

My work mom and weight loss team mate suggested our at work competition should be a Monday weigh in as opposed to Friday. She suggested this so I can't tank out on the weekend like I usually do. Sneaky. And at first I literally yelled, "nooooooooooooooooo!" But, I think it will be good for me. I guess that also means cutting back on the liquor. Meh. 

I've been trying really hard not to eat too much processed faux meats. I do indulge in them occasionally and some are better than others. I will say, the one pictured above I found at Target and GOOD NIGHT it was AMAZING. I HIGHLY recommend it.

I think this about wraps up this week's segment on my rambling. Now that we're totally settled in the house, I'll be taking some genuine after photos and dedicating an entire post to before and afters. I'm a perfectionist and needed to get everything done before showing them. I'll also be back with more weigh in updates!