Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I don't have internet at home anymore, unless I figure out a way to crack one of my neighbor's homes (both on either side of me have wireless but it is password protected) or win the lottery so I can afford to hook my own.  Thank goodness for having an unlimited data plan on a smartphone so I can at least keep up somewhat, lol.

Many, many, many thanks to Liz, Mich, & parisienne.love for the recent comments!  You rock! <3  The new car is going well, no big issues so far, it's great on gas, & my driving it is going much, much smoother than when I first got it now that I am more used to having a stick shift.

I'm getting fatter again.  Like almost back up to where I was when I started this blog over a year ago.  Just under 2 more pounds & I would be back up at that weight.  So frustrating.  I've gained about 15 pounds from my lowest (of this year/blog start) & at least 10 pounds over my lowest held steady for a decent amount of time weight.

118.4, that's what the scale said at like 4:30am this morning, & also what it said at a more decent time yesterday, so no gain & might have been some loss if I had slept more than a couple hours & hadn't had to weigh so early because I had to go to work.  I know there are many out there who would love to be at that weight, who may have an ultimate or short-term goal around that number, but I am (as I've mentioned) disappointed because it is too high for someone who is as short as me.  If I were not a shortie (which I actually don't mind except for the whole being able to spot a few extra pounds so easily), that wouldn't be an awful weight, it would alright or good or even great.

My downfall is both the amount I've been eating as well as the quality.  Sometimes one or the other & sometimes both.  My motivation seems to be crap.  I had a few days in a row & a day here & there that were good, but I ruined them by doing a 180.  Boo.

Not that I'm depressed or anything, though it kinda sounds that way by the tone so far.  I'm disappointed with myself when it comes to the whole having gained weight thing, but hopefully (& hopefully sooner rather than later) that will help motivate me.  It hasn't so far but it usually goes that I will unmotivated for some time & then all of a sudden the motivation comes back.

Anyways, I hope you are all having a wonderful week & reaching whatever goals you may have.  I'm trying to get my entire house clean-clean & organized better.  Worked on that Sunday.  Hoping to sometimes after work this week & my day off tomorrow.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Hello new followers!  I've gotten a few of ya over the last couple weeks.  It always makes me smile to see even 1 new follower or 1 new comment.  I look forward to seeing either each time I come.

Shoutin' out some love to those who have left me comments: Fero Marcus, Almost.Skinny, Mich (x2), Moonlight Mistress, Anonymous, KittyKilla Kristen (x2), Liz, Pralinka.  Thanks for the finger crossing & positive thoughts about the car stuff (if you've read recent posts, you know how that turned out, that it worked out by getting a different car).  And also thank you to everyone who leaves sweet words, whether it's encouragement or positive thoughts, or empathy/sympathy.  I appreciate it so much & it reminds me that I (nor anyone else out there) am not alone.  [picture courtesy of Google image search]

Mich: I love storms too!  I hated them as a child, would cover my windows with blankets & sleep half in the hallway on the floor.  Now I adore listening & watching them.  We are having some heat lightning tonight.
Killa Kristen: I tried to find your email to email you, but didn't see it anywhere, so I tried to send you a message through Google Friend Connect.  Not sure if you got it or not, but if ya wanna be email pals or whatever, get a hold of me (my email is emryelle@gmail.com).
Liz: Hope ya got some research done!  What is your thesis on (I can't remember if you've mentioned it before on your blog or not, I was just trying to remember but my memory is craptastic)?
Pralinka: Thank you for your comments & of course we can follow each other!  I already made sure to follow you back.

If there is anyone following me that I am not following, let me know.  I try to follow everyone back but sometimes there isn't a blog link in someone's profile, so it's difficult for me to.  Also, if anyone ever gets bored or needs to vent or even brag about something, feel free to email me.

So it's a bit after midnight, making it Monday the 1st.  It's a new week (I consider mine to start Mon not Sun despite most calendars & such) & a new month.  My goal for the week is to eat less junk & less junky food, as well as drink water (I am a failure at drinking in general, especially water, & do not know how I've never had dehydration issues).  My goal for the month is to gradually eat better & exercise more, as well as carrying the water thing throughout.  I'd also like to cross some stuff off my to do list such as organizing things around the house & stuff.  Anyone have any goals for the week and/or month?  Food/weight/health related or otherwise.

I hope everyone is having a lovely Monday (or any other day you come across this) & are set to have a wonderful week & magnificent month! <3