I'm on the weight loss wagon! Once and for all!

I am taking my life into my own hands 1 pound at a time.

Wedding weight loss… October 23, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — layney03 @ 4:20 pm

So I’m getting married!!  Next year in October of 2016!!!  Such an exciting time in my life and one that I really thought would never happen.  Well, now that it is real and really real only being a year away, I really need to kick it into high gear and drop this weight!   I’m one of those people that procrastinates and then decides ok this is IT!  Then I binge diet and exercise and totally fall off the wagon after just a little bit.  Who is with me on this one?   I’m sure you can relate.  But it takes something significant to really make you take yourself seriously and say… I want to be the best me I can be.  Well for me… It’s my wedding.  I ordered my wedding dress one size slightly too small.  On purpose of course.   I tried it on and it is TIGHT!   So of course I have my work cut out for me.  But I am determined! For the past month I have been eating a little better and taking Zumba, piloxing, and yoga classes.  I am committed to making myself the best me ever!  And you know what?  It’s actually fun!  I have a workout buddy and we are pushing each other.  I have friends that are in my wedding wanting to do this with me to get more into shape.  It’s really amazing how a life event pushes you to become something you should already want to be.   But hey, if it jumpstarts my life into a better health direction then so be it!   I’m excited and nervous for the next year of my life and totally ready for all the challenges I’m going to face.  One thing is for sure…  I’m marrying the best man in the world in less than a year!!!  I’m the luckiest person in the world!


First in 2012? March 11, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — layney03 @ 2:12 pm

So apparently I am bad at this whole blogging thing…. as you can see from my lack of posts.  

Anyway, I am turning over a new leaf!  I vow to blog more….  haha  ok well at least I am going to try!

So a friend and I went to this nice little Irish Pub for dinner last night that I had seen on Phantom Gourmet.  Let me tell you… this place was awesome!  Not just because I am super Irish either!   It really was just plain good.   The food was great, the atmosphere was happy and well it was just nice to get out for dinner.   I think the thing that impressed me most was that the dish my friend had ordered was sold out… but instead of just being like sorry pick something else the owner came up with an alternative that would be similar to what she had initially wanted and it was amazing! I thought that it was just so nice to have a place actually want to make the customer happy by coming up with something when they had run out of another.   I highly recommend Dunn Gaherins in Newton!  It was superb! 


Now on to my next venture…  I have decided that I really want to help the small businesses of the world in any way I can.   So I am starting this new leaf… so to speak with trying new small restaurants, coffee shops, etc  instead of the big chain places.  You seem to actually be appreciated more at these types of places than you are in chains… so why not?   I mean I am at a point in my life where I want to be appreciated…. and that is what I am seeking! 


Who is with me on this?!   If so… let me know your favorite small biz restaurant… whole in the wall coffee shop…. etc!


Intense, ridiculously awesome workout! September 25, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — layney03 @ 11:56 am

So my friend Sam dragged me with her to this workshop with her to get an intense workout. Well… I literally went into it thinking I was going to die… but also that I really wanted to do it and push through! Well, it started out not so bad so I thought, hey I can do this…. by the end I could no longer feel any of my body parts. I think my eyelashes even hurt. However, it was totally worth it! Yes, I will be sore for a couple days and yes even my knees were sweating… but I did it! And I did not give up halfway through!

Feeling very accomplished today… now only if studying came so easy 😛

‘Til next time…


Wow… I’m a slacka! September 24, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — layney03 @ 10:58 am

So as you can see it has been a while since I have updated.   Well my classes started up again, I got a new job and I have just been super busy!.     I know, not an excuse…. but I have also been slacking at the gym and on my diet so…..   I guess I have been avoiding writing here.    Well I weighed in today and I was EXACTLY the same as last week….  how does that even happen?!   I am talking to the tenth of a pound the same!    So weird.   Needless to say it annoyed me.  I am glad I didn’t go up…. but still!   I am baffled by this.

Anyway, moral of the story is that I need to kick it up a knotch and get back to the gym and get back on track with my diet.


‘Til next time…


Hm… August 17, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — layney03 @ 11:07 am

So I have been feeling very blah the last few days…. probably a little to do with the rain.  I am glad today is nice and sunny!   Also….  I went for a walk with a friend yesterday in one of the best, most peaceful places and we were surprised by police, fire, emt etc.  Turns out a lifeguard had been attacked!   What is the world coming to when you can’t even take a walk in broad daylight on a paved road without the fear of someone attacking you.  I really just hate it!  I mean she was only 20 and was seriously injured and will now have to live with the fear in her mind that every time she shows up for work she could possibly be attacked.   Why are people so crazy!  What was the purpose of the attack?  He didn’t get any money. All he did was now put fear into her and put her in the hospital.  Why can’t people just be kind to one another and not go around attacking people?   So stupid.   We can make the world a better place to live, but it takes everyone to do that….  why do people NOT want to live in a better world?

I just don’t get it.


‘Til next time….


40.6! August 12, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — layney03 @ 10:40 am

So even after being on vacation for 12 days eating nothing but fast food and burritos on a campfire I somehow managed to lose 2.4 pounds….  bringing my total so far to 40.6!  Yay me!   I was in shock when I stepped on the scale today and the lady was like good for you!  I was thinking…  she must be talking to the person next to me, I just ate like total crap and didn’t exercise at all!   But….  alas she was talking to me!   That just made my whole weekend!  Yay!!!


‘Til next time….


Back to reality…. August 10, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — layney03 @ 10:56 am

So I was just on vacation for 12 days in Wyoming and South Dakota.   Basically…  middle of nowhere.   I ate really crappy since we were camping and not really near anything with good food and I really thought that all my hard work with the gym and weight watchers was going to be completely ruined, BUT I don’t think it is!   I weighed myself when I got home and I think I may have actually lost a couple pounds….  we’ll see when I weigh in this weekend.   Anyway, we went to Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and Devil’s Tower (where the guy I was visiting works).   All of those places were just amazing!  I wish that I could just go back right now….  this whole back to reality thing is not working for me!!!


‘Til next time…