Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What's Up Wednesday: January Edition




1. What We're Eating This Week...

Monday, we had pasta & meatballs and Tuesday night we had leftovers. I'm not sure about the rest of the week though.

2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

Honestly? Nothing at the moment which is a rarity for me.

3. What I'm Loving...

That I'm 3 lbs. away from my first weight loss goal! Since November, I've lost 27 lbs. I'm snacking less, writing down everything that I eat and drink during the day, taking a lot of walks, cutting back on portion sizes, and choosing better food options.

4. What I've Been Up To...

I'm still trying to get all of my energy back and feel 100% after having my tonsils out a month ago. I also have been continuing to substitute.

5. What I'm Dreading...

Nothing at the moment.

6. What I'm Working On...

I'm trying to get all caught up on reading blogs and blog posts that I want to make. I also have some Periscope videos to make as well as a Youtube video.

7. What I'm Watching/Reading...

Watching: All of my regular TV shows
Reading: I'm still reading Christmas books and I need to get my butt in gear because I'm still on the book that I started at the beginning of the month. I've been slacking on reading.

8. What I'm Listening To...

Matthew Morrison, Kenny Chesney, Andy Grammer, Kate Voegele

9. What I'm Wearing...

Shirts/sweaters, jeans/pants. When I'm home, I'm always in pajamas or lounge clothes.

10. What I'm Doing This Weekend...

I have two planner meet ups that I will be attending this weekend and I'm very much looking forward to those.

11. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...

My nephew M turns 13!, and my brother & Grandma both have birthdays as well. My fur baby, Davey Eli turns 9. I will be going to Turks & Caicos for a week. I'm also looking forward to Valentine's Day (I love holidays!).

12. What Else Is New...

I'm going to a huge planner conference in April this year with some planner friends of mine and I can't wait. I'm so excited to meet new friends and partake in all of the festivites. I'm also really excited about the location (I will talk more about it soon) because it's a place I've always wanted to go to and explore.

Bonus Question This Month:

Who Is Your All Time Favorite Bachelor?

I'm choosing two because I can't pick just one (lol):
1) Sean Lowe
2) Ben Higgins

And just for fun: my favorite Bachelorettes are Jojo Fletcher & Trista Sutter.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Five on Friday on a Saturday.... First post of 2017



First off, Happy New Year! I can't believe this is my first blog post of 2017. One of my goals for 2017 is to start to blog more!

1. End of December: Surgery, Christmas, My 30th Birthday

The end of December was such a blur. On the 20th, I had my tonsils out and the surgery went well but the recovery was so very painful and honestly took a lot longer than I thought it would. It's been a month and I still don't have all of my energy back but my throat is feeling much better. Christmas was very low-key this year. Since I had surgery, I didn't go back to NY to visit family. My mom, step-dad, grandma and I celebrated Christmas at our house but honestly I mostly laid in bed and watched Christmas movies. On New Year's Eve, I turned 30. I still wasn't feeling well so I just went to Target and Office Max/Depot with my mom and then came home. Normally, we spend the day out shopping, going to the movies, and going out to eat but I definitely was not up for that this year. I did get to Facetime with my family in NY a few times during the Christmas break and my birthday. I am so thankful for technology because it allows me to be able to "see" my family in NY much more than I would be able to without it.

Credit: This Blog

2. 2017 Goals & Resolutions

+ Find a full time job working with children.
+ Substitute as much as possible. I really enjoy being in the classroom!
+ Continue to get healthy & lose weight. Between November-today, I've lose 26 lbs. and I'm hoping to lose even more and continue to get healthy.
+ Use my Erin Condren wellness journals to track my health & weight loss goals.
+ Start blogging more, as well as commenting more on blogs that I read.

Credit: This Site

3. Girl with Autism sings Hallelujah

 Listening to this beautiful girl sing this beautiful song brought tears to my eyes. I was so moved throughout the whole song. This is a very inspirational video!


4. La La Land with Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone

I recently saw this movie and it's amazing. I've always loved Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone and thought they were terrific but this movie just blew me away. They were so incredible and amazing. The music was out of this world fantastic. I was so happy from the start of the movie to the end. I would definitely recommend this movie with two thumbs way up!! Have you seen this movie? If so, what were your thoughts?

Credit: This Site

5. Emma Stone's Golden Globes Dress

Speaking of Emma Stone, the dress she wore to the 2017 Golden Globes was so very beautiful. Emma Stone is truly beautiful and she has great taste in the gowns she chooses for award shows. This dress is so beautiful and I love that she paid homage to the movie La La Land aka The City of Stars by wearing a dress with stars on it.

Credit: Pop Sugar