"domination" station, indeed

this past saturday, i was up 0.2 lb. by sunday morning, i was down again. i wish i could "dominate" more regularly! i have actually been to the doctor recently about that very problem. she suggested a colonoscopy - GROSS. i am waiting for my new insurance cards to arrive before i schedule it...ugh.

anywho, more pleasant things occurred this weekend! let me share. we had a real date night on friday! it is very rare that we get to do that with jacob's schedule. we used a gift certificate to eat at the outback steakhouse and then went to see "end of watch." holy. crap. most realistic cop movie that i have ever seen. i was BAWLING through the end. i would highly recommend it.

saturday was the gopher against syracuse at the first night game of the season. it was SO cold. but they won! they actually picked the GOPHERS during espn's college game day. we NEVER get talked about on espn! as always, it was lots of fun and the people that sit behind us were very entertaining per usual. they used to be goldy in the early '90s. one of the guys says that he started the tradition of goldy doing push-ups after the football team scores. and that he was the first goldy to wear a cape. weird.

on sunday, i surprised jacob and cleaned - crazy. i am not domestic. i was working on laundry as well as going through my clothes to see what really does not fit anymore. my pants pile is now very small but you can actually slide the hangers back and forth!
and finally, here are my newest photo updates. i was told i looked very "trendy" today. not sure if it was a compliment or not. i guess i will take it either way.
i am hoping to get back into the 140s by the next weigh-in. i have been snacking too much at night again. i tried the theory of using more of my extra points over this past weekend so that i just do not have them available by friday. i need to stop eating out (or at least eating so much) on friday nights. i do not have much going on this week (at night) so i do not see an issue with using them up so early.


thank goodness for belts!

for most of my life, i have never been a fan of belts. my mother constantly bugged me about wearing one, making sure to point it out anytime i pulled my pants up a bit. truth be told, i never liked wearing belts because the buckle dug into my belly. whew. got that one out there. : )

but now...i really cannot wear most of my pants without a belt, which happen to be freakin' extra-larges. wearing a belt that is too big to hold up pants that are too big - i find it endlessly humorous.

as of this past saturday, i had officially lost 55 pounds. this morning, the scale was in the 140s, which i cannot even begin to believe. we will have to wait and see if i can hold that the rest of the week. i tend to weigh-in very low on mondays since i play two soccer games most sundays. by friday...it is a different story. the fact that i am so close to my goal weight is making me want to try a little harder to not be so cavalier with my extra 49 points this week.

here is me from last monday and today.
this is one of my ridiculous belts.
since the beginning of this journey, i have kept my starting and goal weights private. i have been debating recently about whether or not i want to share those numbers whenever i decide to be done. like i said from the start, it was never about a specific "number" (though to be a lifetime/free member of weight watchers, you need to be within a certain range...) but about feeling better about myself. i definitely feel better about myself. and i am starting to think that i every right to be proud of whatever the total loss ends up being. 

so, to all my readers, this is my promise that when i hit my goal weight - which is seriously, like, 6-7 pounds away - i will share my beginning and ending weights. i mean, really - you know i will take a picture of the scale to prove it. : )


the scale does not lie...unfortunately

back at frustration station. was up 2.8 at today's weigh-in. UGH.

i know that i cannot be mad; i was the one who did not eat well this week. i ran out of my weekly 49 extra points on like, tuesday...which means the beer, nachos, popcorn, candy and donut (ok, it might have been donutS...) that i ate yesterday was definitely NOT the wisest move before a weigh-in.

i was telling (ok, ok, lamenting...) to jacob that i think i have been going through a phase where i just do not want to say "no" anymore. which is ridiculous! i know it is not about saying no but about figuring out how to have what you want in an appropriate portion.

i wanted to avoid the weigh-in this morning but know that i needed to see the number and have it recorded in order to move forward. i had my 26 points today and nothing extra. i just need to go back to the basics.

on a more positive note, i was able to go to a twins game last night with meg and dave - first one for me this season. but they lost. of course. : )

today was also the home opener for gopher football!!!! it was so much fun to actually see them WIN. and i do NOT care that it was against new hampshire. a win is a win is a win. and we take all the wins we can get. i posted a bunch of photos on facebook today and did my best at being "cool" by finally downloading instagram. some of the shots i took with it actually turned out well! here are some of others.
 sitting in traffic on university. i told him to look "happy."
 we had heard that hardly any student tickets had been sold...you can see close at the top that there were a LOT of empty seats in the upper student section.
 they took the final score off the big board quickly so this was the only one still up to prove that yes, we really did win! 

one last thing - GO PACK GO! oh yeah, nfl season is in full swing too!
i need this shirt.

i am for sure watching the game tomorrow and then meeting up with friends at pinstripes in edina for dinner.

great weekend!!!!!


excited for fall!

happy september!

did you know that FOOTBALL SEASON is here??? it is my favorite time of year. i love the cool weather and all the clothes i can start wearing. i especially love layers, sweaters and scarves. now that i FINALLY get a paycheck on friday, i can do a little shopping. a trip to albertville seems to be in order, right?

my labor day weekend was nice and relaxing. i was able to go on a ride-along with jacob on saturday from 8 pm to 4 am. we made lots of stops and took one person to jail for a dwi. drinking and driving is bad news, folks! those creepy commercials with the cops blending into the walls have a point... we ended up leaving jordan so late that we stopped for breakfast at perkins on the way home. even though i wanted to sleep all day, i made myself get up so that i could go to bed at a normal hour that night.

i intended to get up early today but had trouble with that darn alarm... ; ) i actually drove up to campus late this afternoon to help with recruitment at alpha gamma delta. today was open house and it was actually kind of fun to dress up and help out. on the downside, i got stung by a freakin' bee! i mean, really, i have the worst luck staying healthy!

my litle, irene, was gracious enough to be my photographer for me this week.
and look what my sandals did to my feet! i wore them all around new york last summer and NEVER had this happen. i look infected by something!