Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Extreme Makeover...Me Edition!

Wow. Well I started my makeover in January, and this is the first time I have ever had 2 bad weeks in a row...Yikes!

The wedding was actually great - The food was good, but so was I! I ate small portions, and on Friday, I was actually down from what I had reported on Wednesday. However...I wasn't quite so good for the weekend! Partly, the busyness of the wedding has kept me from going grocery shopping, and the laziness of the "after the wedding" has kept me from going since then! So I don't have a lot of makeover food in the house right now. I have eaten fast food twice!

I don't know if I'm up this week. Well I'm sure I'm up, because I haven't exercised either!!! But I don't know how much, because I have refused to get on the scale! But no worries...2 bad weeks is not enough to make me give up! And I'll tell you why.


Today Amber asked us about rewards. How do we reward ourselves for health goals met? I need to do better about setting milestones, and rewarding myself along the way...but here are 2 great motivators for me for the long haul:

Remember these?:



These are my reward shoes...when I reach my goal weight I get to wear these, and buy a fabulous new outfit to go with them! Go here if you want to read the whole story.


Also, I've been keeping this a secret...because my mom won't approve! But her computer's broken right now...so can y'all keep a secret? I'm going to see NKOTB in VEGAS BABY!

Shots from the November show.



I've been soooo excited to tell you guys! I was devastated when I saw the tour schedule and learned that they weren't returning here. After I got over the betrayal, I started plotting my next move. The Vegas show is the weekend before my b-day, and Hubby is sending me on a birthday getaway with Tanielle! Happy Birthday To Me! I know the thought of the 2 of us loose in Vegas is frightening - believe me...we're frightened too! I was telling one of my new bloggy friends and fellow NKOTB fan, Jennykate77 that Tanielle and I are already idiots, and when we get together - double idiot! So please pray that we don't end up getting lost, or mugged while we're down there!

We're going in July, and I am determined to be much more fit and trim for this show! I have a picture of Tanielle and I at the show in November, and I would love to get a new shot of our new fabulous selves when we go to Vegas...so I can do some cool before and afters to show you all how hard we've been working!

And I know I need to quit talking about these guys or you will all stop being my friends...I know I have a sickness.

So those are 2 long-term rewards I have in store...Today's a new day, and I am eating right and exercising! And will continue to do so, so that I can report an awsome week to you guys next wednesday!!!

What are some ways you reward yourselves? If you'd like to join Extreme Makeover Me Edition, visit Amber to find out how!

28 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Yay, Vegas! Be prepared to wait for several hours for a cab at the airport, and at your hotel when you check in. I am not a gambler, but I was in Vegas with my husband for his work a few years ago in July. I was pg, so the heat was pretty unbearable (don't plan on walking too far, although they do have misting stations). The big casinos/hotels are really fun to go into...esp. the MGM--they have real lions! You'll have fun!! :)

Shaka said...

I am way too young because I don't remember NKOTB! But I do remember my sister having a poster when she was in 6th grade when they were big!

Those shoes are way cut you go girl!

Kasey said...

I love those shoes! I reward myself with clothes and shoes too! Isn't it great! and so worth it!!!

jenjen said...

Great reward! Those shoes are beyond sexy! What a great time you will have.

XOOX
Jen

Shawn said...

Like I said before, those shoes are freaking Hooo-ot!

You're obsession with TKOTB is cracking me up!

I reward myself with a girls night out and a drink of the adult kind!

Anissa said...

Love the shoes!! I love me some NKOTB!Hope you have a great time! TFS

Vivienne said...

OK, but the only thing that sounds worse than Las Vegas in July would be seeing NKOTB in Las Vegas in July. :-)

However, those shoes.... they're so preeetttty! Perfect motivation!

Vivienne said...

Oh, and Shawn from SERIOUSLY tagged me, so I tagged you...

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

NKOTB, I'm cracking up laughing :) You are funny, girl! So glad that you enjoyed the wedding . . . here's to a fabulous upcoming week!

Amy said...

Love the shoes. I also love your love for NKOTB!!!!

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Wow Vegas baby. That's a great reward. My reward is buying some summer capris or pants!! Maybe I should aim higher so it will give me more motivation.

2 weeks is only a blip on the radar. Keep up the good work. It's so hard to stay on track when you don't have anything healthy to grab. I'm speaking from lots of experience of course!!

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Tanielle said...

NKOTBV09!!!!!! Vegas baby...here we come!!!

Can't wait girl! Joey will love you in those pink shoes!!! HOT!!!!

You're doing great! Love ya!

Sara said...

Whenever your tempted to eat anything bad, think of those sexy pink heels, plus your trip with your friend,which I got to meet your friend, she came to my blog! I am now a follower of her blog! You will haev so much fun, plus I am a little envious about you going to see NKOTB:) I am becoming more of a fan every day!

Have a great day
Sara
P.s. I love your new blog look!

casey. said...

rewards are always a good idea!

ive used pedicures, hair cuts at the mucho expensive salon, trips to sephora, a night out with the other half, new perfume and shoes!

i use these rewards for things outside of weight loss too.

after final exams, after a huge paper is done, new job etc!

:D

michelle said...

Girls trip; too fun! Good job husband!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those shoes are great! I know you're going to have a wonderful time on your trip!

Small House said...

I just smile when I read about how much you love New Kids on the Block. AND YEA for you to get to go to the concert.

Have a good day.
Sandra

onegirliegirl said...

I reward myself with food, but now I'm thinking shoes. My husband teases me now as it is and calls me "Imelda". But I think I need to really earn it ;)

Have a great week!!

Maridith said...

What a great goal!! And I would so LOVE LOVE LOVE to see NKOTB!!I would be right there if I lived on the West Coast. Oh to relive 6th grade with no cares in the world, for a couple hours that would be awesome.

I am in the mist of planning a girls weekend in FL for Oct. I couldn't be more pumped to be with my college friends!!

Jen said...

Oooh, I love those shoes! What a great reward! and Vegas with a friend - how awesome :-)I promise not to tell your Mom. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sare said...

OH. MY. SAKE!!!!!! Those Shoes are AMAZING!!!!! oh.....that is SUCH a good idea!!! i may have to go invest in something totally fabulous and wonderful TOO!!!!

Connie Weiss said...

I love the shoes!! And I love your reward of going to Vegas...you can do this!

Have a great week!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

You DO have a sickness. But a funny one - baahahaha! I'm so imagining you with a gigantic new kids button attached to the front side of your jean jacket. As a kid, of course. Of course. ;)

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Those shoes are smokin hot! Cant wait to see the outfit to go with!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

I'm glad you're not letting 2 weeks of "it could have been better" stop you. You have a goal in mind and it sounds like you're intent on sticking with it! I would love to see the before and after at the NKOTB concert. That would be fun! Good luck and keep on keeping on! ;)

Cadance said...

how FUN!

Staci said...

Love the shoes! You will be rockin them soon I'm sure!!! I would be excited for NKOTB too! Have fun and you'll do great next week! I'm sure!

Kelly said...

ADORABLE shoes!!!!!