Monday, February 28, 2011

Greatness isn't always about what you accomplish. It's often about what you overcome.....

I am proud of myself so I am going to toot my horn a bit:) I attended the gym this afternoon after work with the insight to run for 2 miles....I DID IT! I ran for 10 whole minutes= 1 mile and then walked for 4 minutes to catch my breath and ran for 10 more whole minutes= 2 miles:) I ran at a speed of 5.9 mph....I need to up the speed caliber but I will cross that road after I get some endurance under my belt:) So off to the gym again tomorrow to try it again for day #2 before Weight Watchers meeting:)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Sunday....

I have always hated sundays........
  1. Monday follows it.
  2. Boring and nothing to do.
  3. Anything fun is either closed or closes early.
The list could go on and on:)

Well today I started back strict on the diet, somewhere from last weekend till today I had slipped off the wagon wheel just a smidge! I truely think it was the chaos of not having power for a couple days and recovering from the Daytona 500 party......So here I am.....counting points and justy burnt off 400+ calories on the eliptical at the gym! Weighing in on tuesday whether I will show a gain or not!:) Heres to an awesome weight loss week!:)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I made it!

Through that 30 day picture thing:) LOL

Day Thirty: A photo I found beautiful

This picture is from the spring of 2009, Lily and I looking into the stream....I won a photo contest with this picture:) In my opinion anything involving a horse is beautiful but you can call me biased:)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day Twenty - Nine: A photo of your favorite person from history

  • Florence Nightingale
  • Believed that God had called her to be a nurse
  • Prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night.
  • Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing
  • This was a hard and not as fun day picture....I could not think of anyone that I wanted to call a favorite....I chose Nightingale because she laid the foundation for nursing the way it is today and this I thank her for....Nursing has come a LONG way since Nightingale first laid the idea down but she made the first steps:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day twenty-eight: a photo of something/somebody that made your day

So since I post these so early I am using the " something" from the previous day that made my day......A nice clean, organized house! That would make anyones day right?! LOL

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today was my day off.....My only day off till the weekend.....We got power back yesterday so I came right home without attending the gym as I had planned to start clean up my mess of a house due to the walking through it with muddy, wet, snowy shoes in a scramble to pack the necessities to stay at Chads parents and get up and around for work the next day......So I started with the upstairs which was not as messy and finished that....Then my step dad decided to come over and rewire the furnace to accept a generator for the next power outage.  I was overly exhausted after this so I took a hot bubble bath and went to bed....No weigh in yesterday and no tracking and following the diet for over 4 days.....So.....I started back strict today, cleaned the whole downstairs and rearranged the furniture:) Then I decided to goto the Tanner and the tanner the lady at the desk said, " I have to ask this.....Are you losing weight??" After confirming yes she then said, " I can really tell! Your face and neck is where I can really see it but the rest of you is always bundled up cause of the winter!" This was my first NSV of the day....Off to the gym I go!:)
So today I ran....I repeat ran....for a mile and a half!!! I can do a 10 minute mile....I dont know if that is good? OR horrible? But I did it!:)

Day Twenty - Seven: A photo of something I look forward to

SUMMER! Warm weather....Planting my grass.....mosquitoes....I will take em all!:)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nom Nom!;)

The best thing we ever bought was a 40 pack Quaker instant maple and brown sugar oatmeal box from Sams! Not too good for the diet with the brown sugar but I could make worse choices!;)
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Day Twenty- Six: A photo of my favorite subject in school

High school Biology Class with Mr Pease:) Those were the good ole days.....I loved that class! From the dissecting of the animals to the collecting bugs out in the back forty for a bug collection.....or and laughing at the slutty girls in the class kissing the teachers ass and wearing skimpy tank tops:) LOL Anyone in this class KNOWS who I am referring to!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day Twenty - Five: A photo that inspires me

This is a VERY rediculous photo that inspires me, but I have been busting my ass trying to get back to a weight that I feel 100% comfortable at and I have a goal to wear a bikini someday......I never have because I never have been  this time......My give a damns busted and I am shooting for the moon! Maybe not this summer but before I am 31:)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Confession.....

I have some confessions to make......I have been really horrible this past week with my diet.....( DAMN PRE- PERIOD!!!) So I am contemplating whether or not I will weigh in on tuesday or not....I feel horrible and I feel fat and sluggish too! So I am back to the gym in the morning and possibly swim class monday night:) I am getting right back on the good dieters wagon starting at 4am tomorrow morning when I wake up:) I AM starting this week on a fresh note!:)

Damn Michigan.....

Ugh! You never cease to amaze me;(
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Day Twenty - Four: A photo of what I wanna be when I grow up

Well I am pushing 30 and I think I am pretty much grown......I spent lotsa hard earned time and money earning this degree, even though its pretty stressful right now.....I joke and say that I should have took the plunge making a third of what I make in salary and swabbed toilets with the upper class! LOL Its less stressful when all you have to deal with is dirty porcelain holes:)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I put these AE jeans on that used to be very tight;) They have NO stretch at all and they are about 4 inches too big!;) yay!
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Day Twenty -Three: A photo of something I want to do someday

There are LOTS of things that I wanna accomplish someday before the ole maker calls me home but a cruise has ALWAYS been something that I have wanted to do.......preferrably when the rest of the Michiganders are freezing their hineys in Winter:)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day Twenty - Two: A photo you associate a good memory with

Hmmmmmm This one could be one too many pictures.....When I make memories I only make good ones:) But at this point of the winter, When I think of fun and good times I think of hot summer nights and the smell of race fuel!:) 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

$T€$$€D :/ To the MAX!

SOOOOO today at work was the worst day I have had as a nurse the past 4 years....better yet the worst day I have had in the 10 years that I have been employed there! STRESS! SO I was mentally, physically, and emotionally drained.....I had very good intetions when I left for work this morning that I was gonna attend the gym.....yea? That didnt happen.......I came home.....vegged out.....ate a buncha things I shouldnt have.....tracked them all on WW......napped......and painted my fingernails:) So sue me! I confessed my sins and now I am moving on:) Off to the gym in the morning hours, along with a relaxing trip to the beach (tanner) Bring on my weekend off filled with rodeos and daytona 500!:)

Day Twenty - One: A photo of someone you find attractive

Channing Tatum......From Dear John........Need I say more? Yum!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day Twenty: A photo of somethng you ate today

Sorry kids:( I just woke up after working a double shift at work and I havent eaten anything yet so this is the picture of what I ate today so far:)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Excellent news!;)

I decided to go to WW during their open hours at 0930 this morning and weigh in.....I am down a pound this week, weighing in at 168.4.....8.4 pounds from goal!;) But I dont have to starve till 6 pm and I will attend the meeting then! Why did I not think of this earlier??!!! No more weakness or headaches fir this chicka!
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Day Nineteen: A photo of your favorite thing from school

Hmmmmm This is a tough one.......School for me was 12 years ago..........I dont really recall anything that I LOVED in school........So I am going to go with this:) Senior prom 1999.....Anyone involved in this picture knows what a night this was!LOL

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day Eighteen: A photo of your town

Good ole Concord:) I love this town! It was where I was planted and its where I will stay:)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bring on the sunshine:) Bring on spring!

So I got the itch for Spring Fever! I washed my truck inside and outside .....brushed the horses and did a little groom up on their shaggy hair dos AND took some sunshiny pictures:) I wanted to goto the gym but I felt as though it was WAY too nice outside to do that:) Heres a silly picture of my silly horse Jette with the warm,bright sunshine in the background:)

Day Seventeen: A photo from a trip you'll never forget

This was 2007 on BEAUTIFUL cocoa beach florida......Sarah and I rang in 2007 here and it was FOR SURE a trip I will never forget......hopefully a refresher of this memory will be in the near future:)

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Start Your Engines! This is it! The start of the the 2011 Nascar racing season:) It seems like I have waited FOREVER for this day to come! The Daytona 500 is next weekend but the Bud shootout starts in T 1.5 hours!:) I am gonna root for Denny Hamlin #11 this year, on top of Jr.....My heart is always with him:)

Day Sixteen: A photo from your childhood

This one dates roughly around the year 1994........Bright my beloved horse and I at the Jackson County Fair:) Annnoyed with my Grandma for taking this picture after the millionth one:) lol

Friday, February 11, 2011

Beach Bar for supper!:)

So I have been excellent today with my diet......I cant say the same about the 3 days prior:) So we are going out to the beach bar for supper! I HAVE to get that amazing tomato soup and I am gonna go lowkey on the sandwich and get a roast beef with Au Jus dipper........I counted it as good as I can too!:)

swim aerobics schedule

If anyone is interested;)
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Swim Aerobics!:)

I am getting around to heading to swim aerobics at Spring Arbor University pool with Sarah! I am super excited about this!:) Hopefully its an excellent workout!:)

Day Fifteen: A photo of you and a family member

This is a photo of me AND many family members! This was the summer of 2009 and a picture of my brother and my cousins! This picture almost brings tears to my eyes because of the amount of fun that we endured that summer:) I hope the summer of 2011 can hang with 2009! I love these guys!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lashes...........Another view:)

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Well here they are!:) SUPER happy I no longed have to wear mascara.......I got some dark purple ones added in with the dark lashes.... you can really see them when the light hits them:)
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Today is.........

THE big day! Rachel and I are headed to Salon Breathe to get out eyelash extensions!:) I cant wait and pictures to follow!:)

Day Fourteen: A photo of your best friend

My definition of best friend may be a little different than most peoples:) A dog is always a womans best friend:)
My boy Jette is by far a "best" friend to me......although him and I havent been friends that long, the bond that we have made makes me know hes the one!:)

Best friend??? Who has one of those??? I never single out just one person or thing as my ultimate "best" friend......I have more than one picture for this post might I add........

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Belated Update:

I ganied back 1.8 pounds at last nights weigh in, it was expected as I wasnt very good on my "clean" eating this week with PIzza and then leftover pizza:) Thank God I went to the gym like a crazy woman or I would have gained that much more! LOL I am still in the 160's so I will take that and shoot for a better week next week:)

Day thirteen: A photo of one of your favorite movie

I LOVE Tom Hanks and I LOVE cast away!:) Nuff said:)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Again........

Yea.....weigh in day again......I hate tuesdays..........Ugh

Day Twelve: A photo of when you were happy:)

I am most generally a happy-go-lucky type of girl, but when search for a happy picture this one caught my eye:) This was when I first met Chad and ditched the retard boyfriend that I had for 7 LONG years! Pictures like this are PRICELESS!

Monday, February 7, 2011

10 Way nurses can relieve Stress.......

1. Remember to always take a minute to just breathe.
2. Embrace being a nurse.
3. Go on a vacation.
4. Indulge in your favorite dessert.
5. Say it! Get it off your chest.
6. Take some alone time or spend time with friends or family.
7. Enjoy a warm latte or mocha.
8. Retreat to the nearest day spa.
9. Enjoy each day of your life (no matter what)!
10. Remember why YOU became a NURSE.


Else out there been EXTREMELY tired and exhausted???? I am assuming it is the weather, but it also could be my stressful job..........Maybe the fact that the sun never shines, its cold, dreary.....ya know......same old story.......Off to walk for an hour at Western High School!

Day Eleven: A photo of a night you loved

My pinning for graduating from KCC with my Associates degree in Nursing, I am I have pictures of many nights I loved but this was the first one that I came across and remembered the feeling that I had when I walked across that stage to be pinned with a lifelong goal and FINALLY the gates of hell of nursing school had been let open! Thank you EVERYONE for your support to get me here!:)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Your my Inspiration.......

1.Everything I do is by choice. There is always another option.
2.I will strive to be the best I can be, but I will never try to be someone I’m not.
3.I must keep dreaming. Wanting what I don’t think I can have is the first step to making my dreams a reality.
4.I won’t use where I’ve been to justify where I am. I will use where I am to jump-start where I’m going.
5.Right now is the only guaranteed moment in my life. I will make the best of it.
6.Think big. Start small. One bite of the elephant at a time.
7.I will prioritize my obligations and do the important things first.
8.I will not try to please everyone. I will simply do what I know is right.
9.The more productive I am, the luckier I will become.
10.There is nobody else exactly like me, with my exact abilities, talents and ideas.
11.I’m not supposed to have all the answers.
12.Laughing, crying, joy and anger – all are vital, all make me human.
13.I can’t change who I am. I can only change what I know and how I apply this knowledge.
14.I will slow down and become conscious of life’s simple pleasures.
15.I will focus more on less. I will get rid of stuff I do not use.
16.I will not try to read other people’s minds. I will not make other people try to read mine. I will communicate effectively.
17.I can help myself by helping those around me.
18.I will take ownership of my actions so my actions never own me.
19.Every person has a unique definition of success. To me, success means…
20.I will never make decisions in a state of emotional haste.
21.If I want to remember it, I will write it down in a trusted location.
22.I will do something today that makes me happy.
23.Everyone doesn’t have to like me and I don’t have to like everyone. Amen to that!
24.The one with nothing to hide is always the one left standing tall.
25.My habits define my life.
26.I will say no when I should.
27.I will stand firm by my values without senselessly promoting them.
28.We are all weird in our own way. This makes life beautiful.
29.Everyone has a story. There’s a reason why people are the way they are. I will appreciate them just the way they are.
30.I cannot make someone love me. I can only be someone who can be loved.
31.The biggest mistake I can make is doing nothing because I’m scared to make a mistake.
32.Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
33.What other people think of me isn’t that important.
34.If I want to believe in myself more I will start doubting others less. Because where I most easily doubt others is where I most easily doubt myself.
35.I will ask questions if I’m not sure.
36.I will let go of things I can’t change and instead concentrate on things I can.
37.There are extraordinary things going on in my life. I have a lot to be thankful for.
38.Today is a new beginning – a chance for me to do something extraordinary.
39.No matter how small, I will celebrate my successes today.
40.I will thank people who have helped me and I will return the favor as soon as I am able.
41.There are ideas, products and cultures I do not yet understand. I will keep an open mind.
42.The most important things in my life are my health, my family and friends, and my education. Everything else is secondary.
43.There are thousands of little things that just aren’t worth fighting for – I will let them go. I will choose my battles wisely.
44.I will stay out of other people’s drama and not needlessly create my own.
45.I will always be honest with myself and others.
46.Every mistake I make is progress. I must learn from my mistakes and the mistakes of others.
47.I will treat everyone with the same level of respect I would give to my grandfather and the same level of patience I would have with my baby brother.
48.Nothing is permanent. However good or bad a situation is now, it will change.
49.Life is short and people are not perfect. I will forgive myself. I will forgive others. - This os one of my downfalls:(
50.Missing a once-in-a-lifetime chance leads to regret, or creativity. Because what can’t be redone can still be outdone.
51.No matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be. Either I succeed or I learn something. Win-Win.
52.I will not waste my time on jealously. I’m in competition with one person and one person only – myself. I’m competing to be the best I can be:)

Excellent Stress Relief:)

I worked out at the gym like a maniac today......I was sweating like a damn man! LOL I think that it may just be starting to become an addiction of mine......You guys know me and my addictive personality:) Gonna try out swim aerobics with Sarah on Wednesday this week at SAU.......Kinda excited about that! I am relaxing the rest of the night at home while Chad makes me supper..........

Day Ten: A photo you like for any reason

I chose this picture to one that I just chose to like and the reason why is because it was my first gift for my first valentines day with Chad......AND in my 29 years my FIRST dozen roses! Yea! Go ex-boyfriends! Dumbasses.........

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Eye love some Eyelash extentions:)

So I have been wanting these bad boys since the Salon unveiled them a couple years ago.....But sadly they were out of my price range........Eek! But the salon is running a $50 of special on them for Valentines day, and I have been working my OT ass off at work so Rachel and I set up an appointment for after work on Thursday to both get them done! You can even have colors added to them and NEVER have to wear mascara:) You do have to get them touched up and more added every 3-4 weeks because they shed like natural lashes:) I am posting a before picture of my natural lashes to compare with later:) Ahhhhhh The price of beautiful..........

Day nine: a photo of yourself when you were a baby.

This is 1981.....My hospital pictures:) Back in the days of innocence.........

Friday, February 4, 2011

And I ran.....I ran so far away......

So I attended the gym today and I ran for 10 minutes straight! I am SUPER proud of this moment.....It may not sound like much to some readers out there but Kristi is NOT designed to be a runner! And she never has been:) I started with the C25k program but I quickly got bored and it started to feel like cruel and unusual punishment, so I decided if I wanted this gym business to contine I HAD to stop that garbage! But I still try to run a couple times a week and if I dont run I do the arch trainer on level 7 to keep my endurance up:) Success!

Day eight: a photo of something you enjoy doing

Anyone who knows me KNOWS for sure that this is the #1 thing I enjoy doing: Riding my horse:)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day seven: a photo of something you stand for...

This was a little harder to decide what to use.....I stand for MANY things but Mando is the most recent thing on my list of things I stand for.........After 11 days in the month of January of being Mandated at work for 16 long agonizing hours, I contacted the Michigan Nurses Association and filed a grieveance in regards to this issue.......In the work due to my persistance is: Rotate Mando! Instead of mandating the least senior employee ( Which is me....I lost ALL senority at the facitilty for bettering myself and getting my RN license..........Grrrrrr This topic irritates me!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I have to admit.....

I have been feeling a little under the weather....I have never had an earache or ear infection but something is NOT right with my left ear.......This causing my entire head to hurt:( So I didnt feel like cooking and ate leftover pizza....again.....for the second night in a row.....But I tried to track it to the best of my ability:) Onward and hoping I feel better tomorrow:)

Day six: a photo of someone you love

Yep! Thats right.....I love both these boys!<3 Need I say more???

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Thats right my friends! Weighed in at 167.8! Good bye 170's:)

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Dont shame me.......

So I left the gym after walking on the treadmill for only 45 minutes on no food all day prepping for weigh in.....I burnt 300 calories and least I did it! Awaiting weigh in;)
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Day five: a photo that makes you laugh

This weekend, Labor day 2009, in Houghton Lake.......This picture itself holds many laughs but the whole weekend in general was AMAZING!:) One that I for sure will never forget and it held MANY life changing moments for me. In this picture Chad was very chubby so to speak.....hahah Hes lost about 60 pounds from this picture........Good times:)


Scale Victory!:) I weighed myself this morning before getting in the shower.....I was 169.4......It would be EXCELLENT if at weigh in tonight I said GOODBYE to the 170's!:) Wish me luck!