happy birthday blog!
so…my camera is officially broken! i’m still upset about it since i haven’t had it very long, but thankfully i still have my old one to use (i just have to find it and charge it up). i have to hold off on purchasing a new one cus i have too many other expenses that take priority– including vacation!
i’m super duper excited about going on a vacation….! i’m hoping you guys can help.
right now, we’re leaning towards taking a 4 day carribean cruise because it seems the most affordable. the other alternative would be to fly out (probably to the bahamas) and book a hotel for the same amount of time. there’s not much difference in price between flying out to the port or to the bahamas….so i need to decide if the price of the cruise and everything that’s included is equal or lesser than the price of booking a hotel and just doing stuff on our own. i’m sure it can go both ways depending on what kind of excursions we take or what we eat…but i’d love to hear any insight on cruising! is it a cost effective vacation? or are there like a gazillion other charges i’m not thinking of? please help!
immediately after the vacation…i’m going to los angeles to stay with my family for a week. i’m sooo excited to see my parents, hang out with my lil’ sis and eat tons of korean food and mexican food! after that week…if we still have funds left, tommy and i are going to meet up in san francisco, hang out there for a couple days and drive my new car back to massachusetts. i had a blast on my last road trip with tommy and really hope everything works out so we can do it again. we’re planning on taking a completely different route from last year, and when the time gets closer, i hope you guys can recommend sights to see and places to eat along the way. maybe i can even meet-up with some of you girls? let me know if you live along I70 or I80!
i’m looking forward to the next two months. actually, make that three since my 28th birthday is in october! having events on my calendar really pumps up my motivation to get in shape, and i plan on taking full advantage of it! i hesitate to put numbers out there but i want to get down to 124 by august 31. that’s only about 5 lbs away, but they are a tough 5 lbs to lose. my body seems to LOVE being at 128-130. this has always been my plateau weight and in the past i’ve reached it and gave up and gained again. i have held steady at this weight for one too many months now and i NEED to break this plateau while my motivation is strong. i haven’t mentioned it yet, but i’ve stepped up my exercise for the past couple weeks, and i see no progress. it’s so frustrating…but i know if i keep it up it will pay off. right?
so there it is. i want to lose 5 lbs this month. when i was heavier…that was a reasonable number…i don’t know how it will go this month but i’m not taking a laid back approach. honestly though, i have NO idea how i should go about this. i’ve dieted so much, that the word has lost meaning. i really wanted to write out some rules, or at least a plan…but i don’t know what to write out. for now, i will continue exercising daily this week and not make any changes to my meals. next week, i will plan out some meals, grocery shop and start counting calories. any ideas, or things that have worked for you…please share!
and lastly…it’s my blog birthday! i started blogging exactly a year ago today! i actually didn’t “enter the blog world” and start commenting on other blogs until about six months after…so for the first few months…i just blogged for myself and it was still fun! i started this blog as a fun hobby and sometimes i need to remind myself of that. i do love the added perk of “meeting” other wonderful bloggers/readers though, so i hope if there are any lurkers out there you will de-lurk to wish me a happy blog birthday!
thanks for reading!