Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gym time

I don't know why I bitch and moan so much about going. Once I'm there I love it.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Weight Loss

So last month was not good for weight loss.  I got my cabinets in order and haven't kept crap in the fridge and my eating has been decent.  My issue is getting to the gym. It is so cold and snowy in NYC and its just misery to go outside at night.  I need to do it though. I'm planning some at home work out things that I hope will be easier.  I've also decided to set up a rewards system for myself to motivate me.

5 lbs lost- new nail polish (the good stuff like OPI or Essie)
10lbs lost- new blush (again, something good that I've wanting like MAC or NARS)
15 lbs lost- cute new flats
20 lbs lost- new workout outfit (pants, shoes, bra and top)
25lbs lost- mani/pedi
30lbs lost- new underwear from VS
35lbs lost- a new necklace from ETSY
40 lbs lost- a new bra from VS
45 lbs lost- a new dress (something nice like from anthropology)
50 lbs lost- new JEANS (I used to love buying jeans and have many designer pairs that don't currently fit.  Shopping for a new pair of jeans at a weight that will make it fun again will be so rewarding)
60 lbs lost- bikini! (and possibly a nice weekend trip?)

If I love more than forty pounds I will be BELOW my high school weight. CRAZY!!! I can do this- five pounds at a time.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Making a Plan.

School is back in swing and it already feels overwhelming and nuts.  This weekend I NEED to sit down and make a plan. I want to be organized so that I can have room in my life for not only school and finishing up but for my other personal goals as well.  I'm really stressed out about finding a job this summer and for next fall.  It also overwhelms me to think about it.  I need to clean up my place and prepare it to be a productive work space. I need to figure out which days I'm going to the gym.  I need  to grocery shop and make a meal plan for myself.  Its been itching at me to do these things but I've been on break for a month now and am just getting back into the structured schedule.  Deep breath.  I can do this. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 Goals Update

So I made the first step towards one of my goals this year.  I started a savings account.  Not only that but I will be auto depositing money into every month meaning a small nest egg will slowly build without me doing a thing!  I feel so good about this.  Once I start making money I will increase it to a larger amount.  Yay for goals!

It's like this but with interest. (A tiny tiny tiny amount of interest).  Knowing I can just go on and transfer money online will be great for me.  I have a bit of a online shopping hobby.  Here is my idea (because little things add up): when I see something online that I think I want (unless its a need thing- like a textbook) I'm going to transfer the money for what it costs into my savings account.  I will leave it in there for a day and come back to it.  That is when I will decide if I really like the item more than I like the new total in my savings account.  Tiny purchases really add up and by doing this they will equal savings not buckets of crap.  I will do the same thing with other frivolous purchases like make-up, clothing etc as much as I can.  My reward for not buying things I want on impulse will be a bigger savings account to use on a car and furnishings for my future post graduation apartment when I move back to Cali.  That is about a year away most likely... so bring on the savings!!!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011


359 EUR -
V neck tops »

Valentino Gathered lace skirt
$1,890 -
Lace skirts »

$795 -
Bow shoes »

Chloé Aurore leather tote
$1,800 -
Chloé tote bags »

$320 -
Rings »

$38 -
Chains jewelry »

209 EUR -
Fausto Colato belts »

Tan Band Wheat Floppy Hat
$44 -
Floppy hats »

Shimmering Rose Hair Clip
$4.80 -
Hair clips accessories »

59 EUR -

vintage garden racerback tank
$30 -

Dreamy Wedding Outfits

I'm not sure what it is.  I never used to think about weddings or my wedding.  Lately I can't stop thinking about it. Maybe its because every other minute someone I know is getting engaged. And I'm in a serious relationship.  I've started thinking about my own wedding. I think I may do a series of posts on different wedding ideas I have.  What I'm thinking about tonight are engagement photos (so weird I know....) and I think I would love  to have a flirty feminine look, a goddess look and a cocktail look.

For a goddess look... imagine running around the woods in this... maybe even barefoot.  Fancy frills in a lovely natural setting. This color would photograph nicely too.

This is just pretty. Some with and some without the sweater.

And a little glam....