Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Goal Dress

A while back (Over 10 lbs ago) my mom got me this awesome red dress, which was waaaay too tight at the time, but she said I should keep it as my "goal dress" and when I loose a little more weight I can wear it. So, that's what I did. I decided to try it on this evening and.......

It fits PERFECTLY!!!!  Yay!  I am so excited to almost be at the 40lbs lost mark.  Lest than 1lb to go till I hit that milestone.  It's now also less than 20lbs till I reach my overall goal weight.  Alot of exciting things coming up.  Hope everyone else is doing good as well. :)  ~Kendra~

Monday, June 20, 2011

Friend Makin Monday

Do you use coupons? Nope, but I'd love to start.  If yall have any tips on getting started...let me know :)

Do you like football? Texas Tech Football is the best....other than that, not so much...hehe

Are you in a relationship?  Yup, we've been together almost 6yrs

Is your phone always within arm’s reach? Yeah, I'm addicted...especially since I got an android!

Do you like thunderstorms? When it's night time and I'm cuddled up, but not when I have to go outside or drive in it.

Can you cook? Yeah

Are you – or have you – lost weight? Almost 40lbs so far....about 20 more to go :)

Do you know how to read a map? Nope, that's what GPS is for hehehe
Do you wear makeup? Everyday!!! I've become addicted to that too, thanks to the Youtube beauty community.
Do you read regularly? I guess not regularly haha
Are you publicly affectionate? Yes, I'm a touchy-feely person.

Do you like picnics? No, I hate eating outside....bugs, flys, wind, heat....ugh!!  Not romantic or fun.

Do you have a/c? Yeah, I live in Texas...You'd literally die without it!

Have you ever been out of the country?  Yes several Mexico, England and Jamaica. Hoping to go to South Korea and France sometime too. :)

Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Yes...I'm acctually thinking of getting a bike to ride for exercise, but not sure if I'd use it enough....we'll see.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Still moving....

Everything's still moving along....the scale, my career, my's all going and it seems to be headed in a  good direction. :)  My first 2 days (Thursday and Friday) at my new job went great.  I learned a ton by simply job shadowing and watching someone do what I will be doing.  This coming week  I will be going to offsite classroom training for the whole week...not sure what to expect for that, but I am excited.  I have already preplanned all my outfits for the week.  Now that  I've seen how others dress and what the other people are like that work there....I think I'm going to fit in to the culture just fine.  Everyone seems to be relatively young in my dept.....mid 20's to early 30's.  Also, everyone dresses super cute...a mix of JCrew and Cosmo style....gotta love that!!

As for the is still heading downward, which is awesome!!!  I'm almost at the 40lbs lost mark....yay!  Can't wait to reach that exciting milestone. :)  A little over 20lbs till I'm at my goal, which at the rate I'm going my doctor said should be in the next 2mths. Yesterday I did my first 5 I did walk the majority of it....but I'm pretty sure 5miles is the most I've ever done.  I'm on my way to that, that's gonna be interesting.  I'm sore from just 5!! lol  Also, have been loving doing random workout routines and Zumba stuff I find on fun and easy, because you don't even have to leave the house, but still leaves me feeling worked and sweaty. hehe

On to life in's going good as well!  My brother went to Prom, graduated HS, and is now moving on to a program for adults with disabilities...he had his first day last week and my parents said it went much better than expected.  Change is really hard for him, but he's adapting really well.  Also, said goodbye to all my old work friends...on my last day as a Career Advisor they all signed a card for me and got me a cake that said "Miss You" on it.  So sweet!! My dogs are doing good as well...they're do for a haircut, but will probably get that done in a week or so.  Also, need to get my apartment carpet cleaned and hope to be getting a leather couch for my living room soon.  Right now I have a fabric couch and I feel like leather (or faux leather) would be so much easier to keep clean...especially with puppies who shed!  Wow....that was a big update hehe  That's all I've got for now. :)  ~Kendra~

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Well, today is my last day at my current job....I've been here over a yr and a half.  It's my 1st "big girl" post college job.  It's been super challenging, fun, made friends and learned a lot about myself.  I'm definately going to miss my Work Bestie!!! 

I'm excited to do something new....I acctually start my new job tommorow.  :)  I know....I really should've put a day off work in between, but I wasn't able to give my old job as much notice as I wanted too, so ahh well.  At least the weekend isn't too far away.  So while I'm training for the next week and a half my work schedule will be 8-5pm, but after that it will be 11am-8pm, which I'm really excited about...that means I have more flexibility on my orthodonist and other doctor appointments, I can workout and have breakfast with my boyfriend whenever, and he works till 10pm, so it doesn't collide w/ his schedule and acctually gives us more time together. 

Wish me luck on my last day today and first day tommorow.   ~Kendra~

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Today I hit the..... exciting!!!!

It's just one of those really good days.  It started with the scale, then I found out the conference call that I was dreading at work today was cancelled.  Then a family member went to a follow up appointment for a lump in her breast and may have had to have a biopsy today.  When they did another scan today, they saw absolutely nothing there. So no bipsy and no worries.  :)  Gotta love those days where all you have to do is be present to see God's goodness all around you. So nice!   Hope all of you are having a good day as well.   ~Kendra~

Monday, June 6, 2011

So close!!!!!

So if your paying attention, then you know I am on the verge of the 150's and I'm so excited!!!  Another thing I'm excited about is a pic I took of myself tonight.  I decided to take a pic before heading out for a run and still can't believe how much my bodys changed these past few months.  On to the pic, wait.....Let me show a lil before and after.  These are fun when you (are about to) hit exciting weightloss milestone, so here we go.....

Oh, and if you can't tell I've been tanning a bit.  Hold on before you worry, no not in the sun or in a tanning bed.  Just spray tanning and I love it.  :)  It makes me feel good and it's super relaxing.  Ok, time to hit the shower after my 3.3miler tonight...oh and I ran like 50%....Yay!!   ~Kendra~

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Spring Fever Challenge: Week 9

What have you done this past week to help achieve your goals?
  • I definately didn't do enough working out this past week with driving back into town Monday, being exhausted and working till 8pm Tuesday, hangin out with the BF alot and much more.  It was a super busy week at work, because someone from corporate was in our office, so I was tired every evening. But anyways.....on to what I did to help achieve my goals:  I made good choices with food and stayed on track with calories.  I got a hydration pack for running this summer, so I don't dehyrdrate.  I also got really healthy groceries....lots of fruit and veggies :)
What did you do this past week to make you feel good about yourself?
  • Well, this morning I decided to try on 3 pairs of old jeans...and....guess what. (Drum roll)  I am wearing jeans I bought my freshman yr of college.  Woohooo!!!!!  On Sunday, I got (well my parents got for me)  a fancy new business professional black suit and I love it!!!  All my blazers are too big, so I was super excited to get some new work clothes. :) 
With two full weeks left in the challenge, what goals are you making your priority?
  • I am making getting to the 150's a priority.  I weighed in this morning at 160.8....woohoo!!  If you check the weight loss ticker at the top of my page you can see my total weight loss.  It's been going really well.
Summer is just around the corner, which season do you find the easiest to accomplish goals?
  • I think summers definately the easiest season for me to reach my goals.  The weathers good for running outside in early morning and late night hours, which are times that work for me.  Winters alot harder because of all the big holidays and the cold weather makes me wanna be lazy. lol
Fun Question: What do you miss most about being a kid?
  • Living in the same place as my family (the same house lol).  My family is now 6hrs away and I miss them alot!!!  I go see them every chance I get, but I sure wish we could have weekly family dinners, go to church together and just meet randomly for lunch. :)  Maybe someday I can convince them to move here. hehe
Hope everyone has had a great weekend!!!  ~Kendra~