there are 22 days until i leave for vegas. 22 days, 51 minutes and 15 seconds, according to the little counter i have on my computer at work. 30 by 30 has been an epic fail. i don’t know what it is, but every time i consciously try to lose weight, i either maintain or i gain. i’ve been maintaining but i’m not happy about it. the last few months have been somewhat stressful so it’s been hard to worry about things like a diet. i know, that’s just another excuse. but whatever. this was my challenge and i failed and the only person i have to answer to in regards to my failure is myself. so bleh!
although i’m not 30 yet. i still have time to make some progress. so that’s the new goal. “progress” by 30. ah, adaptation… but i’m hitting it hard. i’m being super strict. i’m severely curbing what i eat for at least the next 22 days and really cutting back on the alcohol. i swear i’m not an alcoholic but a lot of the things i’ve been doing the last couple of weeks involved a lot of drinking and that’s not good for the waistline.
J and i went to bethany beach one weekend, just to get away. i hadn’t been to the beach yet this summer so one unseasonably cold weekend in september, we rented a beach house that belongs to his family’s friend and went away for a few days. it was nice to get away together and kind of reconnect after a couple of rough weeks. even though it was cold and rainy for the majority of the weekend, we still had a really good time. we sat on the beach that friday and enjoyed the only day of sun and warmer temperatures. saturday, it rained all day but his brother drove in from DC as well as a friend of mine. we watched college football, explored some bethany shops and then went to dinner. sunday was the long, sad drive back to reality.
last year, my old college roommates and i decided to have a reunion of sorts in state college, where we all went to school. it was so much fun so we planned another one for this year. the first weekend in october, J and i drove to state college to meet up with them for the penn state football game and some bar hopping. we hit all of my favorite spots (and some i didn’t care for back in the day but i like them now): the g-man, mad mex, saloon, and the brewery. we’re already talking about what weekend we want to reserve for next year’s reunion!
this past weekend was J’s birthday and we had a lot of fun things planned. i made him irish car bomb cupcakes, which turned out to be amazing! and they’re completely from scratch – cupcakes, filling, icing and all! i know, i’m proud of me too! friday night, we went to the casino with some friends. i watched my friend’s band play while J did some gambling with some of his friends that stopped down. i was still getting over a cold and all the smoke in the casino wasn’t helping so i ended up feeling kinda blah, but J still had a good time. we stopped at a bar on the way home and i bought him his very first shot as a 29 year old. because i’m a great girlfriend. and it’s fun to get him drunk. saturday was J’s actual birthday. we played softball in the morning and then went to the pub for his birthday party. a lot of people came out for him and it’s safe to say he had a good time even though my memory is a little fuzzy after a few too many drinks and no dinner. oops. he’s never had a birthday party at the pub and was unaware that it would involve people handing him a shot every half hour or so. good times. on sunday, we went to the steeler game. it was such a gorgeous day! we had great seats and the steelers won! and then, the nap that put all other naps to shame. since i’ve kinda been sick all weekend and i was kind enough to also give J my cold for his birthday, we were both pretty beat. i still wish i was sleeping and not at work. stupid columbus day making me jealous of all the people that work for the government and banks that have today off!
i’m hoping that this weekend is a little calmer than the last two have been. J is off again (3 weekends in a row!) so who knows what kind of shenanigans we’ll get into. all i know is, i’m hoping for LOTS of sleep this week…