The good news is that I’m back at the exact weight I hit during my last Mortified Monday. So I’m hoping next Monday I’ll be ready for an update. (My jeans literally fall off of me now. Hooray!)
The other good news is that I was derailed because of a lot of socializing, rest, and Biscoff Cookie Butter from Erin as an attempted apology for abandoning me. I would consider that gift a frenemy move if it wasn’t so damn delicious. Oh my god.
Speaking of delicious, yesterday I had a sweet potato falafel from Lulu’s, a food truck with wood paneling and a garden on the roof, and I think I’m still high from it. Amazing.
Life has been good, even if it sounds boring on paper. I’ve made burning calories a priority, so the majority of my time is spent running at the Y or walking downtown. Thanks to fall, I can now walk to work almost every day, so I do. I’ve burned at least 1,000 calories more than I’ve eaten for six days in a row, which might be a record. I plan to keep going. I feel amazing and I’m starting to love what I see in the mirror, too.
There’s a new niece in the TollivWeir household: little Miss Avery.
I don’t think Jen and Heather will mind me adding that they are both expecting and I couldn’t be more excited for them!
Wedding planning is going smoothly; my friend Ben has finished our amazing Save the Dates, so we plan on printing those and sending them out within the month. On to DJs. Anybody know a great DJ? This is what happened when I asked Facebook:
On Sunday, I’m doing the Diabetes Walk. I’m supposed to raise money for it, but my cousin sort of hijacked my fundraising page and also, I don’t really feel like talking about my dead dad on Facebook every day. Honestly I don’t want to do this walk; I’m a little PMSy at the moment and I feel like when I cross the finish line I’m going to have a nervous breakdown in front of thousands of strangers. But, this means a lot to my cousin. She lost her uncle and that’s a big deal, and I’m incredibly touched that she rallied all her co-workers and raised tons of money as a tribute to my dad.
I finally finished all five Game of Thrones books (it’s seriously worse than Harry Potter withdrawal), and have moved on to the insane stack of books next to my bed. I just finished The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (which sounds like a Katherine Heigl movie unless you know Jeffrey Eugenides), and now I’m moving on to My Heart is an Idiot by my friend Davy Rothbart.
The election has made me sort of insane. I’ve had a couple instances where I left a comment on someone’s Facebook post that offended them. (Coincidentally, these were both loved ones of Jane; sorry Jane!) One was totally forgiving, but the other girl unfriended me even though I took responsibility and apologized twice. It’s worth stressing over because this is a girl that I vacation with and I love her group of friends (and liked her, too), so I’m afraid this will complicate my Girls’ Trips in the future. Sometimes the Webster University in me takes over, and when someone says something like, “political correctness is a socialist muzzle”, I don’t really know how to bite my tongue and let that slide. I’m slowly learning that I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to. Oh well. My apologies to the Girls’ Trip Gang.
I’ll add that Jane is one of my favorite people in the world. She constantly motivates me, inspires me when I am down, and says exactly what I need to hear (whether it’s what I want to hear or not). I usually keep my religion as my business, but I feel like God brought her back into my life and I’m forever grateful for it. I hope someday I can be as good of a friend to her as she’s been to me.
Really, since I’m trying to avoid drinking, life has just been about working, walking, running, lifting, planning and when I have time, watching awesome shit like Fringe, Homeland, Dexter and Revenge. It’s not very exciting. But life is slowly getting busier, the weather makes me want to leave the house, and since I’m finally at a place when I can do Mortified Mondays again, I’ll probably be eager to add other content so my weight isn’t all you see. Haha.