1 Easy Way to Try a New Trend + Weigh-in Wednesday

27 Mar

Whoaaaa! Is it Wednesday already? Spring break is flying by and I haven’t been doing a very good job of staying on my routine. Today’s post is going to be a complete and total hodgepodge of stuff. Please excuse my randomness.

What do you want to hear first? The good or the bad? Ok, good idea. Let’s get the bad out of the way and then I’ll perk us all back up before I’m done.

Weigh-in Wednesday

I’m linking up with Erin and Alex for Weigh-in Wednesday to tell you all about the hideous behavior I have exhibited over the past few days. I started last week with a bang (three work week workouts and a 5K on Saturday, which I promise I’ll be posting about over the next few days). When the 5K was over, I felt like I was starving and sleepy, which I set out to cure. I have done nothing but those two things since (or so it feels like).

I’m guessing I’ve really been needing to catch-up on my sleep because during this spring break I have gone to bed earlier than most work nights and slept about 4 hours longer each morning (not to mention the cat naps that have worked their way in).

Also, I have been doing some major gluttonous eating. You know the typical alternating between cheese and chocolate. I have really been wanting cheese (mozzarella sticks, easy cheese, queso at the Mexican restaurant). I know, disgusting, huh? I was in one of those “well I already screwed up, so let’s keep the ball rolling” kind of moods.

I seriously debated not even weighing-in this morning, but that wouldn’t be very truthful with myself or you lovely readers. The scale told me exactly what I expected it to this morning. I was up 2 1/2 pounds from last week. Not happy about it, but you reap what you sow, and I knew what I was doing the whole time.  Ok, so that’s over and it’s time to get back on track.

Remarkably, I was still in a good mood and have been much more active today, aka cleaning the house. That definitely makes me feel better. Even though I hate cleaning, I do love a clean house. I’ve even gone so far as to weed out some old clothes from my drawers so the clothes that do fit and aren’t falling apart have an ample amount of room. If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen a couple of items this morning that have needed to go for a while.

Now for a couple more mood boosters…

Bennett’s team had their second practice last night, and even though it was sooooo cold, it is adorable to watch those little guys play.


Yes, I was that idiot last night and, no, I was not ashamed:)

I have already told you guys how much of a cheapskate I am, and in order for me to jump on a new trend, such as the fabulous mint color that seems so popular this spring, I have to try it out on me in a way that isn’t going to break the bank.


I grabbed this great new color for about $2.99 at the grocery store on the way home from ball practice. Please ignore my old lady hands and poor polish skills and pay close attention to this pretty color. It has totally pulled me into the mint trend and got me into the mood for spring, which is here but enjoying torturing us with these cold temps.

Who could forget the awesome giveaway that I’m participating in. If you haven’t entered for your chance to win already, get your rear in gear! What are you waiting for? I would LOVE for one of my fabulous readers to win the $200 Piperlime gift card.

And last, but certainly not least, I see that I am at 99 blog followers! Come on folks! If the giveaway isn’t enough to make you want to follow my blog, think about the joy and happiness you will bring this small town girl (who flubbed her weigh-in this week) by being the 100th follower.

Have a great Wednesday and let’s chill with the snow dances already! Bring on the sunshine Mother Nature!

Thanks for reading,



8 Responses to “1 Easy Way to Try a New Trend + Weigh-in Wednesday”

  1. Less of Less March 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    That’s too bad that you are in a funk. That’s a hard mindset to escape: I’ve already done so poorly that I might as well keep going poorly.

    PS, I followed your blog, so hopefully now you are at 100 or over. Happy One Hundred!

    • jaimebyram March 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

      Sometimes it’s that depressing weigh-in that will help pull you out of the funk. Even if I have trouble getting back at it over the next few days, I should be good to go once I’m back at work next week. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the follow!!!

  2. LB (@LauraandShane) March 28, 2013 at 12:29 am #

    Can’t wait to hear about the 5K! I love hodgepodge posts lol. That’s how mine always are too. I love that mint polish. I’ve been wanting to try some mint polish one day too. I had a ton of Grateful Dead tees lol.

    • jaimebyram March 28, 2013 at 12:34 am #

      The mint is totally inspired by you Ms. Fashionista!

    • jaimebyram March 28, 2013 at 12:36 am #

      The mint polish is totally inspired by you Ms. Fashionista!

      Sent from my iPad

  3. lora March 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    I want that polish! and I just followed your blog through email…maybe I am the 100th?? I have been following through bloglovin cause that’s how I do things, but I wanted to make sure you reached 100. way to go! 🙂

  4. Kaitlyn March 30, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    We all have our funks. Love that mint. I am rocking the light purple that is popular. 🙂 totally spring.

    • jaimebyram April 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      I love purple. That might just have to be my next polish color!

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