August 10th

August 10th

Today was in my weigh-in day and guess what! I lost 2 more pounds!

That’s 9.6 pounds total since July 1st.

I just need to lose .4 more pounds until I get my -10 sticker and I can hug a random stranger.

This morning Tessa and I went on another jog through the trails by my house. I decided to be brave and walk closer to the “tree cave” we saw a few days ago.

Big Mistake

I got really creeped out when I saw the word “HELP” written in red on one of the tree stumps. I am 99% sure that it was just some crappy teenager who wrote it but it still weirded me out and I ran away from it like I was being chased by a ghost.

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Additionally, the man I always see working out on the same trail decided to ask me for my phone number. I realize that it takes a lot of guts to approach a stranger and compliment them or ask for their number but I really wish he didn’t do it. All I can say is that getting hit on in the middle of “the woods” where there is no one else in sight is EXPONENTIALLY more shady (no pun intended) than normal even if the guy didn’t mean any harm. For fear that he was going to kidnap me or take me to the “Help Cave” I thanked him for the compliment and told him I have a boyfriend. With that said, if any of my guy friends decide to accompany me to the trail one of these days I am going to force you into holding my hand if we see this guy.

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Carrying on with the extreme awkwardness that is taking place in this post I am going to continue with what my Grandma said to me today <—-Never a dull moment

I agreed to take her on a movie date and told her she could pick the movie. She picked “Hope Springs” with Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep and when I asked her what the movie is about she said this:

Grandma: “I really think you will like it. When I saw the trailer it reminded me of you and all of the guys you have dated. I believe the movie is about a married couple that is struggling because the man doesn’t express himself and is “closed off” so the woman is really unfulfilled and unhappy, so they go to a retreat and to couple’s counseling and I am guessing they figure things out. It’s a romantic comedy.”

Wow. I don’t even know what more to say about this. I’m just going to move on…………….

Food Intake from 6am-12pm

3 Egg Whites: 0 points

Strawberries: 0 points

Plum: 0 points

16 ounce Jamba Juice Berry Banana Light - 4 points. STOP JUDGING ME! The sale is over today so I won’t be going back ….for another day or so….

Trader Joe’s Veggie Chips (26): 4 points

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Last but not least, I want to talk about something that made me feel really sad and then really really good.

Longgggg story short. My brother and I did a 5k Breast Cancer run/walk about 5 years ago with our mom when she was alive. He received a pink rubber “Circle of Hope” bracelet from the run, put it on AND HAS NEVER TAKEN IT OFF. I remember one time I reached over and grabbed it and pulled on it a little and the look on his face was like this:

“If you break this bracelet, I will break your soul” – My brother.
He actually didn’t say that but the look on his face was communicating the same thing.

So my brother broke his hand a few days ago and due to the swelling they could not remove the bracelet without causing a lot of pain. He asked if they could just keep the bracelet under his temporary cast and they agreed. Yesterday he went back to the doctors to get the temporary cast removed to get a more permanent cast put on. My brother had a major brain fart and wasn’t thinking about anything when they were cutting through the gauze and in the process accidentally cut through the bracelet.

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This bracelet was originally pink so you can see how worn out and faded it has become after wearing it non-stop for 5 years. My brother doesn’t really talk about his feelings very often but I could tell that this situation really bothered him. I know that this bracelet symbolized a lot more to him then just a simple bracelet. He told me he really wanted another one but had no idea how to find the exact same one from 5 years ago.

So this is where I stepped in……

I secretly emailed the Circle of Hope organization that this bracelet originated from and told them the story about our mom, my brother and the bracelet. Someone responded to me right away and let me know that they went through their entire office looking for their “older bracelets” and they found four!!!!! They told me they were putting them in a bag along with their new bracelets for me. I went this morning and picked them up (thankfully they are located in my hometown which is only 20 minutes away from where I currently live) and the people at that organization were so supportive and kind.

So here is my brother’s new bracelet that is the exact same one he had for the past 5 years. I am going to surprise him with it tomorrow

So that’s that. This post was kind of long. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Song I blogged to today “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons <—CAN’T WAIT FOR THEIR NEW ABLUM AND SEEING THEM LIVE IN 2 WEEKS!!!!