The Very Merry Gobble til ya Wobble Weekend!

December 1, 2013

...Well actually, I did not gobble a lot, because I lost 5 pounds this week! I did not mean to lose that much, but I will so take it. 

Thanksgiving weekend for me started at 3PM on Wednesday. My President randomly walked up to me at one o'clock and told me I could leave early. Man, I will take it! You do not have tell me twice. Since I was able to leave early, I was even more excited to go kick some booty at the gym.

I had my game face on!

After, I picked up my favorite salad from Panera; the black and bleu.

aka "Heaven in a to-go box!"

Then a little shopping ensued. 

I love Ulta. They reward loyalty like no other. I bought those curlers and the foundation primer (shown on the left) and the total was over $50, however, with a coupon and my reward points, I saved $20 bucks! Then, all of the stuff you see pictured in front of those two items were free! I was stoked. I love being frugal.

The rest of the evening was spent packing for the weekend and my move that happens in 6 days!

Thursday morning, I woke up early, and hit the gym for 50 minutes of preventative damage control cardio, ha! It was a great workout. Afterwards it was time to get ready for the 3 hour drive back to my hometown.

Marty was not happy about me leaving. I wish cats loved to travel and were easy like dogs. It would make me going out of town so much easier. Sigh.

I was all decked out in my pink and black jumpsuit - pink for days!

I packed my survival kit and hit the road.

Electrolytes. protein bar, and protein shake are my must have roadies.

I arrived in my hometown around 5PM and stayed with my dad and step-mom. I spent time with my sister, her boyfriend, our neighbors, and we had a great time. My sister and step-mom are very big health nuts so we kept it easy food wise - turkey and roasted vegetables, but we did a delicious sweet potato pie. Since my dad has terminal cancer, I put away my phone and focused on spending time with him. I do not see him a lot, so when I do, I want to be as attentive as I can. 

Friday, I left my dads early then picked up my sister-in-law and nephew so we could all go to my mom's for my second round of Thanksgiving. When we arrived at my mom's, she watched my nephew so Amber and I could go see "Catching Fire". Wow that movie was SO damn good. However, I think my favorite part about the movie is all of the incredible fashion! I wanted every dress Katniss was in.

The movie was a lot longer than we thought so when got back to my mom's, it was time to have dinner. Oh my, it was so good. We had so much food!

The pool table makes he best Thanksgiving table, ha!

Me and Amber; my sister-in-law.
Mama and Amber!
My nephew using my suitcase as his own personal slide.

We had the best time! Also there was my step dad and his parents, my 2 step brothers Nick and Zack, and my brother Christian.

Saturday morning I left my mom's bright and early. I had to be back in Charlotte by noon to do a small project for my boss. I hit the gym, purchased groceries, then finally came home to a needy cat, and a mountain of things to do. I did two loads of laundry, dishes, prepped food, and made my weekly meal plan. Some Saturday night,  huh!

...but then Marty said "that's enough" and to rub him since I left him alone for two days.

Today mirrors yesterday, fun fun. I have been lazy this morning so I thought I would blog a bit. Next up is gym followed by more cleaning and packing. I am excited about my new place, but damn I hate moving! It's taking not only all of my money, but my time!

Dun, dun, dun...

Have a great week guys!


  1. Sounds and looks like you had an amazing time with your family!! That's really neat that your step-mom is a health nut too and you guys had a healthy Thanksgiving feast! I'm having Thanksgiving with my side of the family today and I am on the fence this morning if I want to try to make it healthier than usual ha ha. I love all the fun pictures :D Good for you hitting the gym hard! I am pretty envious of your dedication! xoxo

  2. Well, the 5 lbs you lost this weekend im PRETTTTY sure I gained. But your makeup looked fab!

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

  3. Congrats on losing 5 pounds! Glad you had so much fun with the fam bam! xoo

  4. Hahaha the pool table. Nice.
    Pretty sure the pounds you lost, I got. Soooo thanks for that.......

  5. Your Marty looks like my Doyle! Way to go on the loss this week! And during thanksgiving...impressive!!!

  6. congrats again on the 5lbs girl that is so awesome!!!!

    That food looks amaaaaaaaaaazing

  7. Congrats on losing 5 pounds, I lost two and just happy not to have gained! Marty is just too cute!! Good luck on the packing and moving!

  8. thanks for your recent comments on my blog. you're so sweet! glad you had a happy thanksgiving! I think I gained five pounds just looking at the wonderful food y'all had!


  9. 5 lbs in one week!? I need to do that! Moving is such a pain! I hate packing and actually moving, but I love to unpack and set stuff up! How exciting! Sounds like you had a great holiday!

  10. you totally rocked this holiday!!! you look amazing girlie!!!! so proud of you!

  11. Nice work on the 5lb loss...and during a holiday weekend! Sounds like you have some good things on the horizon:-)

  12. What happened with the BF? Did you end it when you moved? Sorry for the personal question, but inquiring minds.... =)

  13. So glad to hear you spent some quality time with your loved ones, that is truly the best!! Keep up all the great (and hard) work and positivity xo

  14. I road trip with powerade zero too. I usually have at least a few in the car if I am going any great distance.


  15. Are you kidding me, you lost five pounds the week of Thanksgiving?! Well done, girl! I think I gained 5, so I guess the universe all evens out, right? LOL Anyway I blame the tiny human growing inside me. ;-)

  16. It looks like you had an awesome weekend! I love the hot rollers too-you inspired me to pull mine out again and put em to use! Love your blog <3

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