My friends' parents think I'm a wino ... (weekend wrap up)

So my beautiful friend Bella, who is getting married in April, came home this weekend for a last single gal visit. She was pretty against a bachelorette, etc. but I talked her into a girls day at the winery and a really yummy supper.

Since I am, obviously, working to lose weight I volunteered to pick up her and another girl, especially since they are pretty much on my way.

Bel and her dad were "pre-partying" with wine when I stopped at her house, and her dad promptly poured me a glass to try as well. Sure. Then as we are leaving I hear him mumble under his breath to her (if you need me, call.) Drunk Michelle: 1; Responsible Michelle: 0.

Once we pick up Christine, her mom has basically the same message once she finds out I am the driver. And there are jokes that Christine will have my keys by the end of the night. Seriously?

I'm very proud to share that I kept my keys ALL NIGHT and we all got home safely. Thankyouverymuch.

In other news, I started Jillian's One Week Shred on Friday. Not very smart, doing that before the winery and such. I am now on Day Four. You do a 30-minute strength circuit in the morning and 30 minutes of cardio at night. So technically I am exactly halfway done and it's HUMP DAY! This workout is killer, brutal and makes me walk like an old lady, but I kinda like it. I definitely won't continue with two a days unless I embark on the full week again, but I will be adding these workouts, solo, into my workout routine. Just not at 5:30 a.m.

And finally, I've been trying to get back into menu planning, so here we go for the week:

Breakfasts: Oatmeal or scrambled eggs w/shredded cheese and wrapped in a tortilla shell

Lunches: Salad topped with a boiled egg and chicken

Sunday: Out to eat
Monday: Steak, baked potatoes, baked beans
Tuesday: Hamburger Helper, green beans
Wednesday: Fettuccine alfredo w/chicken, salad
Thursday: I'll be at a work event, so the boys will pick up something or have leftovers
Friday: Salmon patties, fried potatoes, mac & cheese
Saturday: Leftovers

Have a good week!

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Just checking in

I can't even remember the last time I blogged. And honestly, I have no excuse. In the past two weeks, I've been off seven days - four days for snow and three for a spring break.

During the snow/ice, I holed up and kept inside. I also devoted a big chunk of time to a freelance job I am working on. The extra $$ will be very nice for our budget :)

Last week, during spring break, I tried to declutter. I took about 1.5 totes of clothing to consignment. Then on Friday and Saturday, I did a yard sale with some of the extra stuff. All in all, I think I got rid of about three boxes of stuff, so I'm definitely not complaining


Weight loss is going well. I am now at 15 lbs. lost and see a TON of muscle gain. About a month ago, I had some knee pain after walking at an incline on the treadmill. After resting for a week and it feeling great, I went for a run outside (best pace at that point, 8:42 min/mile) and once I stopped after 2 miles, I could barely walk. Unfortunately it still hasn't completely healed and we think it's a torn miniscus.

I'm still part of a challenge group on facebook and the #stopandgivemethirty group on IG and they are both such great motivators.

We've had a few nice days here and there and so enjoy getting to spend a little time outside when we can!

Little Mister Cooper is growing up so, so fast! He's talking in complete sentences for the most part. And he's meaner than mean ... but I love it. We are working on potty training and it's a real touch and go situation.


We've hit a crazy time at work and are very busy. Lots of evening stuff coming up. Two nights in a row is too much for this mama!

AND we are just weeks away from our California trip! I am tanning, having fun making plans, and excited to pack! The bride is coming in this weekend so we are doing a little bachelorette at the winery and I am so very excited. Anyone from the LA area on here? What do we need to do while out there?

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