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I'm Kate. I'm 25 and a busy nurse journeying through life! I'm restarting my weight loss journey! I started off with Jenny Craig but now I'm doing it on my own with the support of my beautiful bloggy friends!

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Monday, November 14, 2011


Yes, you!

I missed all of my blogging buddies very much over the last two weeks I've been away. First of all, I want to say that I am back in my home and the power/cable/internet has been restored. Winter Storm Alfred was absolutely out of control. For a whole 8+ days I was without power. I was staying with a friend who had a generator, we only ran it twice a day--enough to take a shower, cook a meal and charge a phone. At my house, I lost everything in my fridge and freezer including 15 Key Lime Pie and 10 Cinnamon Rolls that I had stockpiled for later. I also lost all of my Jenny Craig food and what was in my fridge, frozen veg...totalling over 500 dollars. :(

Over that week I had absolutely no control over what I ate. There was no place for me to get Jenny food or to store it. I was eating whatever I could get. Not even fast food places were open. I would literally sometimes just eat Halloween Candy for a day or when I was at my friend's house, whatever her mom cooked I ate wether it was healthy or not. I was surrounded by junk because that's what doesn't spoil! I feel like this week in particular screwed up my weight loss and I was honestly just eating whatever I could get my hands on. I don't feel guilty about it, I'm not deluding myself when I say I literally had no other choice but to eat what I could.

At around 1am Sunday (before I left) my parents got power back and so I stayed with them. Leaving for my trip to Ireland I was all in a funk. I hadn't been eating well, I felt off kilter. Work was a damn nightmare. I was out seeing patients in decimated, wrecked areas, driving through power lines with a police escort at times just so I could see patients. It was a huge disaster. And not one I'm likely to forget. I am so grateful to have a warm house, power, laundry, EVERYTHING!!!!

So enough of my whining about the storm. Ireland was FANTASTIC! Down below I have a slideshow of all my pictures for you. Honestly, I would have loved to spend weeks more in Ireland. I had a blast. I took pictures of everything I saw, ate, and did! Hahaha! I know that I overindulged but I called Jenny Craig this morning and made an appointment. No shock here but after a week of eating whatever was available and a week of Ireland, I had a gain. Of 7.2 pounds. OUCH.

However I think some of that is the fact that I got my period this morning. I also need to lose some water weight from retaining fluid after flying. I am back on track today, not dwelling that I had a gain! Coming up for me is tough because next week I am going to Illinois to visit my family for Thanksgiving. I know there's going to be a lot of drinking, eating, and having a good time! I will just strive to do my best!!!

I hope you all are safe and happy today. Cheers! Enjoy the pictures!


  1. Welcome back, dear! You were certainly missed! I'm so glad you had an amazing time... and loved watching your slide show!