Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Walk it Out

This was supposed to publish last week. I was trying to schedule the time it posted since I wrote it late at night, but I guess that didn't work out..

I went on a walk with my sister yesterday and it was soooo humid. I was sweating about after about the second step outside the front door. I don't think it helped that there wasn't much of a breeze either. I told her we should find somewhere to walk around that is inside and air conditioned. I don't think I could be a mall walker (too crowded) so I was thinking maybe the art museum. I wish there was an Ikea closer. They are huge and seem to be fairly empty during the week. The weekends are a whole different story.

I was messing around on Twitter last night. Follow me @ekaty84. I've had a Twitter account for a while now but I've never really got too into it. I started following Courtney from the Biggest Loser on Instagram and she had a Twitter thing last night during the episode of Extreme Weight Loss. Did you watch it last night? It was a very inspiring episode! Anyways, I ended up following more Biggest Loser contestants on Twitter. I found a great Youtube channel, My Fitspiration, by the winner and the runner up of BL Season 11, Olivia and Hannah.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Less money, more stress?

So, I'm a little stubborn and a little set in my ways. When I was single I paid EVERY single bill on time, had zero balance on my credit card, kept too much money in my checking account (as opposed to a CD or savings account), and was just generally pretty overly concise about money. Marriage has changed some of that. Some of that is OK. No one can go through there husband having four serious surgeries without stretching their finances. 

However, I've had a little trouble excepting that. I've REALLY been trying to accept that money is just money. It really hit me tonight. I was talking about medical bills with my sister and her husband. They have also had more than their fair share of medical expenses.  The conversation really made me realize you can't control EVERYTHING. 

Instead of just worrying about everything, I'm going to take the time to budget and save. I need to just know I'm doing what I can and keep in mind I can't control things that come up in life. 

I really want to find ways to eat healthier on a budget. I'm going to work things out the next couple weeks and have a budget set for July. Hopefully this goes well! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Wish List

Here are just a few things I would love to buy on this Friday the 13th.

1. Chalk markers- I've seen some great idea on Pinterest for fun chalk board ideas. These chalk markers would make it much easier to write on a chalkboard.
Set A
2. Active wear from Old Navy- I really like the quality for the price and most of it is on sale right now. 

3. Petsafe Social Pet Camera and Treat Dispenser- I would already have this if I didn't work from home. I am still thinking about getting it for when we do leave the house.  

4.  Pool basketball net- my mom's pool used to have one of these and we definitely need a new one!
Giant Shootball Inflatable Pool Toy 

5. A fun workout bag- I think this is something I will get for myself as a reward for reaching a goal. This bag is a possibility. 


Thursday, June 12, 2014


I flew for work this week and on the return flight ended up sitting on the Tarmac for almost two hours. As if the 2.5 hour flight wasn't enough time crammed in a plane! 
My brother-in-law was stuck in the same storm, just a little further north. I think his flight ended up being delayed 6 hours. I want to get there safe and all, but flying does suck sometimes. 

I got home around 10:30 PM after leaving my hotel at 7 AM. Needless to say I got some food and headed to bed right away. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

15 Things About Me

I was so sad to see that Holly at Where We Can Live Like Jack & Sally stopped blogging. I started following some of her sponsors recently. One of them was Lindsay at Bourbon, Lipstick, & Stilettos. I'm a sucker for surveys and she posted 15 things About Me recently. So I decided to give it a go.

 1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you? My mom calls me Katamia since my middle name is Kathleen.

2. Do you have any weird habits? I'm sure I have several, but one is that if I am wearing heals or flip flops I take my shoes off when I am driving. 

3. Do you have any weird phobias? I have a fear of getting my hand cut off in a garbage disposal. 

4. What song do you secretly love to blast and jam out to when you are alone? No one song, but I love to put on my headphones and dance to Pandora's "Today's Hip-hop and pop" channel. 

5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? Bad drivers that do not pay attention and think they own the road (no turn signals, cutting people off, texting, not maintaining a constant speed.) You know the type.

6. What’s one of your nervous habits?I pull the collar of my shirt over my nose so my shirt is covering half my face. Strange I know.

7. What side of the bed do you sleep on? right

8. What was your first stuffed animal and what was its name? I think it was a bunny because I was born near Easter.

9. What drink do you always order at Starbucks or Dunkins? Peppermint frappuccino with nonfat

10. Which way do you face in the shower?  towards the shower. I didn't even realize people face the other way. I love the feeling of the water on my face.

11. Do you have any weird body skills?  I'm really flexible for a bigger girl especially. That sounds slightly dirty, but it's not, for the most part ;)

12. What is your favorite comfort food that you know is bad but you eat it anyway?  
Five guys. Last time I lost like 100 pounds I NEVER ate anything like that. My treat was something like Panera or a ice cream cone. Five Guys came to Green Bay and I never went. I moved back to Ohio and now we go like once a month. 
13. What is a phrase or exclamation you always say?I say "yeah right" a lot. I'm sure there are more. I should've probably asked K for this one.

14. What do you wear when you go to sleep?  A comfy t-shirt and shorts.

15. What did you used to wear that you thought was cool, and now realize it wasn’t? plenty of things. I used to wear some weird patterned dress pants in middle school because I thought jeans were uncomfortable, but I don't know if I thought they were actually cool.

Monday, June 2, 2014


This weekend flew by. I didn't do anything too exciting just a little swimming, Costco trip, babysitting, and letting the dogs run. It was pretty hot here. It's crazy how we had such a bad winter and now I wish it wasn't so hot.

Sorry, not sorry, I'd rather have it be cold than hot. You can always cover up. I do enjoy swimming, so I guess that helps in the warmer weather.

I did sign up for the Influenster website. So far I've just been figuring it out and hoping that I can get some free stuff to try out!