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Holding Pattern, Again

Well, I don’t want to jinx it but I think I’m getting better!  I only sound like I have tuberculosis for a few hours in the morning, and then my cough pretty much subsides until it’s time to go to bed and then I can kill it with codeine.  I’m still quite congested, but my face doesn’t feel like it’s going to explode anymore, and I have a plethora of decongestants at my disposal here at work.  Thank god, seriously, because after being sick for over a month now I am ready to feel better.

Something else I am ready to do? Work out again! I’m getting SO fat, and I’m not just saying that to be dramatic. Every morning when I get dressed I have to strategically pick something that stretches because I am expanding at an alarming rate.  With a trip to Vegas next month and a wedding to be in the month after that, this is not the time to pack on the pounds.  Luckily, I was feeling well enough by the end of the day yesterday to head to the gym for the first time in over a week.  I did 60 minutes of cardio split between the elliptical (40 min) and the treadmill (20 min of hill walking) followed by a one minute plank.

It felt good to be back in the gym, even though I took it easy and didn’t break too much of a sweat.  I’m thinking about finally taking advantage of all the classes my work gym offers and heading to spin at noon today.  Someone remind me to go over there at 11:30?  There’s also a yoga class on Monday nights I want to start taking, I need to switch things up, and after falling off the Live Fit wagon two weeks ago I don’t really think I’m going to get back on.  I enjoyed building muscle and really feeling stronger, but it was just bulking me up without slimming me down, and I couldn’t wait 4 more weeks to get to Phase 3 and see if I slimmed down then.  I need to workout in a way that I know works for me.




Happy Tuesday, hope it’s not terrible.

Bridal Festivities Begin

Phew, talk about a whirlwind of a weekend!  It was exhausting, but well worth it to be able to celebrate at Meghan’s bridal shower with her!  Our journey? Looked like this:

That’s a lot of driving, and a lot of hours spent in my car.  Thank god there was hardly any traffic, or I may have driven us off one of the 4 bridges we crossed each way.  The roommates and I finally made it out of Arlington around 8 pm on Friday and rolled into Long Beach around 1, where we were greeted by an excited friend with bottles of wine.  Thank god for wine and friends.

Unfortunately we were up bright and early the next morning so that all four of us could have enough time to beautify ourselves for the afternoons bridal shower.  Thanks to the two local members of the bridal party, the shower went off without a hitch. Well, unless you take into consideration the spilled glass of wine and centerpiece that tipped over about 5 minutes in.  After that everything went off without a hitch.


centerpieces, table runners, rose petals

Bridal party with our bride to be

The BTB enjoying herself during one of the games

Sadly for me, my night pretty much ended as soon as we undecorated for the shower.  The second we got back to our friend Megan’s house I got so sick and threw up everywhere and passed out until the next morning.  I’m blaming it on something I ate at the shower, or just adding nausea to my already long list of ailments.  Which, if you’re keeping track probably also now include a sinus infection.  I am falling apart over here.  Sigh.

We made it home by 4:30 yesterday at which point I plopped myself on the couch until bedtime.  I’m so exhausted today, my face feels like it’s going to explode, and I want to sleep for the next four days.  Sadly, real life must go on, and I need to be a responsible adult.  I *think* Dar and I are putting an offer on another house today, so hopefully this one works out for us!  Happy Monday fools.


Obligatory Happy Friday Post

Heeeeyo, happy Friday! Thank god for the weekend because if your week has been anything like mine and my other lady friends, it’s been trying to kill you.  Remember how I got three types of medicine for my diseased lungs?  Well, the one I’m supposed to take during the day for my coughing made me feel like I’d had 17 too many vodka and sodas.  Full on room spinning dizziness and nausea.  I was walking around work with my arms out to my sides to keep my balance.  It. Was.  AWFUL.

I got home and laid down to see if it helped, but nope, I forgot that laying down only increases the room spinning effect and brings on the “omg I’m going to vom everywhere feeling”.  Needless to say I have not taken the medicine since, simply been sticking to my codeine laden cough medicine and inhaler at night.  Fun stuff friends, fun stuff.

After work tonight, the roommates and I are hopping in the car and road tripping up to Long Island for one of our very best friend’s bridal showers!  I’m driving, which means I’ll need an afternoon coffee to keep me awake and alert for the 5 hour drive.  I told the roommates if they didn’t want to listen to the country station on Pandora the whole way that they better come prepared with playlists.

Dar is going to look at six houses today, so let’s keep our fingers crossed he likes one enough for us to put an offer on.  He has strict instructions that if he does like something enough I require extensive photos and video footage of the house.  One of the downfalls of me not being able to go look with him.  If he doesn’t like anything very much, we’ve pretty much decided to put an offer on one I did see.  So hopefully things go well this weekend!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!