Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Plans & Stuff

Katie J 2011
Katie J - 2009 (Alaska Cruise)
I was poking around on my computer and found an old pic from my first Alaska Cruise and comparing it to my most recent pic from my birthday at the Elephant Bar. I can really see a difference in my face. I also know I have changed quite a bit because that top I wore on the cruise got too big for me so I sent it to someone since I only wore it a time or two. Made me feel like I have made progress and why people really notice it in my face now.

When I planned my summer plans back in the spring time, I had grandiose plans of either going to Health and Fitness Bloggers in Boulder, CO or to BlogHer in San Diego.  I will not be going to either conference. Mainly because my life is in transition right now and it would be irresponsible of me to go.  My new plan is to go to FitBloggin12. It fits in better with the niche I am in with my blog and at least I will “know” a few bloggers there. With both the previously mentioned conferences, I really only knew one or two people that were going.

I am going to be going to Sacramento this weekend to visit my niece Candace. It is only an hour and a half drive from home. Just far enough to get the heck out of dodge for awhile. I haven’t mentioned this to my mom so it should be interesting to see how it unfolds. She upset with me because I told her I would not take her to the grocery store Sunday. My bro was still here so he took her but she sent me a nasty email saying she won’t be asking me to take her again. I responded by saying “Sorry you feel that way” and left it at that. Oh joy huh?

In late August or early September, I plan on visiting my childhood friend, Kari and her family. I have not seen her in over 10 years! It will be nice to see her for sure and I just need to get my life on the home front settled before I go. Oh, and pay off a few credit cards LOL! Either way, it is almost always nice down in SoCal so even if it delayed, it will still be nice.

This being in limbo stuff just blows. Regardless of how you look at the situation it sucks. Even though Dave is leaving and we are breaking things off he was my friend and it is hard as hell to think of not having him around. I will survive this. I have survived worse things and came through it okay.  Being submersed in the situation is pretty heartbreaking let me tell you. Sorry this post is not very cheerful. I just need something to look forward to. Until next time…

P.S. Holy crap, I have 498 followers!!


  1. OMG OMG OMG!! Katie J at FITBLOGGIN? I will totally SQUEAL when I meet you!

  2. I can see a huge difference between the two pics. I know your limbo is difficult but new exciting things are on the horizon.

  3. Looking good! I know what you mean about the conferences, I am thinking about going to Fitbloggin12 too cuz it seems like the best fit for me :)

  4. You not only look much thinner in the more recent picture, but years younger and healthier, too! Wow!!!

    I know it's not an easy time, but it's for the best. Hang in there - you'll get through it. Glad you are getting away this weekend. I didn't know Sac was only a 90 minute drive - when I was a kid, it seemed like it took forever to get there!

  5. I see a huge difference in those photos (no pun intended!). You are looking better all the time.

    Smart girl to put off the conferences and TCB at home first.

    I know this time of transition is a struggle for you but have no doubt at all that not only will you survive but you will come out the other side better!

  6. That doesn't even look like you on the left! Wow woman what an amazing transformation so far!

  7. 1. The new picture is stunning--and what a difference!

    2. I'm increasingly glad that my mother doens't use email. :o Oh, perish the thought of having yet another way to torture me!

    3. Re: Dave. Yes. It is sad. A regretful thing, heart-wrenching thing. But, you have survived being with him--which had many inistances of disappointment, frustration, un-fulfilled hopes & dreams, self-doubt, and hurt.

    You will survive the pain of separation and the lonliness it will initially bring--then you will thrive!

    I promise.


  8. I can see a difference, too. You rock. And you are making wonderful progress. :D

    I wish I could follow you two more times so that you can get to 500.

    Oh! I know... I have another profile for my other blog. I'll come follow you with that one. :D

  9. I can totally see the difference! Way to go!

    Hang in there. So sorry you are going through this. Feel free to email - Been There, Doing That.

  10. Looking great!! :) I won't be going to BlogHer either due to work, so maybe fitbloggin next year

  11. I see an amazing difference in the two pictures. you look so good now, thanks for the response to my email. It is hard no matter how you look at it.
    I wish you strength to get through the hard days. food luck. hugs.

  12. Katie - I have been reading your blog a few months now and love that you posted these pics! You look so much younger! The difference between the two pictures is very noticeable. I read that you are breaking it off with your long time boyfriend, and I know that is a hard thing to do. It can be stressful, but don't let this derail you and the progress you have made. In time, you will be able to see that the decision you made was the best one for you, no matter how hard it seems to be now! I look forward to continue reading your blog and following your journey!
    Congrats on yoru accomplishments thus far!

  13. 1. You look amazing :)
    2. Next step...FEEL amazing. You're on your way.

  14. You can see a huge difference in the pics!! YAY!! Congrats! I am so sorry about your situation now. But i agree, you can do it & you have an awesome future ahead of you. HUGS!


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