Monday, August 27, 2012

fun with friends

The last two weeks at work were as crazy as expected. 
Hopefully, it calms down next week. 
This weekend was pretty awesome though.
It was my close friend, Shan's, birthday Saturday. 

And we celebrated at our go to spot...
the beach! 

We got to the beach early before all the crowds. 
The waves were massive Saturday because of Hurricane Issac. 
The surfers were out in full force. 
Which is not usual for Tybee. 

After soaking up lots of vitamin D 
and getting whiplash from the waves, 
we went back to the beach house and admired Shan's cake. 
Her husband baked & decorated her cake. 
We were all very impressed by his skills! 

We went to Shan's favorite restaurant on Tybee, 
The Crab Shack. 

I had never been there before because I am not a seafood eater. 
But it was a lot of fun. 
The place is huge and just has some weird elements. 
Like baby alligators and exotic birds. 

This was our view at supper!

Seriously, who cares how crappy your week was 
when you can enjoy a view like that.

Monday, August 13, 2012

lazy beach days

The next two weeks at work will literally be
the busiest of the year.
So, the bestie & I decided to have
a lazy day at the beach this past Saturday
with a couple of friends.

Saturday was a perfect day for the beach.
It was not too hot and there was a constant breeze.
Now the couple, S&C, that came with us
knows how to spend a day at the beach.
When the bestie and I go
we usually just bring our beach chairs & a book
and we typically only last about 3 hours on the beach.
We are amateurs compared to S&C.
They brought a tent, a hammock, chairs, food,
& an Ipod docking station for music.

That afternoon I spent a lovely hour
swinging in the hammock on the beach.
Now that is the life.
If I had unlimited funds I could
definitely be a full-time beach bum!
I am now mentally prepared for the upcoming madness...I hope!

Monday, August 6, 2012


Saturday was my 28th birthday!
I had so much fun celebrating with friends.
I did not want anything spectacular or too busy.
We kept it low-key by going out to eat Saturday night
and coming back to my house for cake, ice cream,
& of course, presents!
I have been wanting a wrap-style watch
for a while and my bestie got me this one.

My beautiful & yummy cake!

Overall, turning 28 was a blast!

Friday, August 3, 2012

time to celebrate!

Today is my last day
on the No Junk Food Challenge!
Honestly, it has not been as hard as I thought it would be.
But tomorrow is my Birthday
and I am going to splurge big time.
Cake & ice cream here I come!!

I hit one of my big
weightloss goals this week.
Yet another reason to celebrate!
Doesn't it just feel so good to step on the
scale and see the number you have been working
toward for a while?!
I am telling you Wednesday morning
was a great morning.
And that was even before coffee!
Source: via liz on Pinterest

I am not too worried about the scale.
But I do have an ultimate goal weight that I am aiming for.
Mainly because I need a goal to work towards.
I am not one of those people
who can work out just to work out.

My main plan so far is just to lose 1 pound a week.
Slow & steady!
I have lost about 35 lbs since
the beginning of April,
so I am ahead of my 1lb/week plan right now.
But I know I will have up weeks and down weeks.
I am pretty sure next week is not going to be a
successful week because of my birthday.
And I am completely fine with that.
If you cannot splurge on your birthday,
when can you?

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?