Day 2: Sometimes breakups are a good thing

Happy Monday to everyone!  We will start with today’s eats,  then go to the deep stuff….. Haha

I hope everyone had a wonderful day. Mine was not too shabby.  I was working in the NICU for a 12 hour shift so my eats all happened in the lounge. So exciting haha

I always pack my lunch so I can have healthy options. Sunday night I had everything packed and ready.


6am: eggs and peppers
10am:  bacon (made with eggs and packed to go to work)
12: cashews/pecans
2pm: chicken legs,  watermelon,  one coconut pancake for “dessert”
5pm:  cucumbers and 2 babybel cheese
8pm: shrimp, watermelom (not pictured)

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It all started with the pizza

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine went by SUPER quick with work, a date, and no sleep. It was a bit crazy. This post is all over the place, but it has some good stuff!


First, work has been a little sad lately. A baby I was close to, past away last week. So going back to work and having the room empty, was extremely difficult. Today, I went to the funeral, and stocked up on the Kleenex. Luckily, there were several nurses there and we were there for each other.

baby angel


Next up, my date. I haven’t been talking lately about the dating scene. Because basically, it was non-existent haha. Which was actually ok, but I was focusing on me, Andrew, and my health. So when a groupon came about for a month at, and I joined. I spoke with a few guys, but nothing really sparked. Then two weeks ago, I had a friend text me to see how the dating scene was going , and that she had a friend she wanted to set us up. Well, apparently he was one of the guys I talked to, he seemed nice, it just didn’t go anywhere. Well a few dates later, and things seem to be going well.

ANYWHO, that was a long explanation to the pizza. So because I worked, we stayed in on Saturday for pizza and a movie. And the girls at work KNOW that I don’t eat pizza, but my date does not. He knows I have belly issues, but I didn’t want to be the girl that only eats salad. So we got pizza, wings, and salad. I did eat pizza. Then I also only got 5 hours of sleep. Which resulted in BAD HORRIBLE eating on Super Bowl Sunday. I haven’t eaten that bad in about 6 months.

I am trying not to beat myself up, so today I headed to the gym for more rowing and weights! And cleaning up the food again. I guess one bad day in 6 months is still a million meals that were a success!

And now it is 9pm and I am heading to bed! It is time to get back to a sleep schedule.


Just a cute picture of Andrew.


Giving him lots of extra hugs and kisses today

Question for you:

How was your weekend?

Do you have a certain time to get to bed?

Positive Thoughts

Lately, things have been alittle crazy around here. I have been having issues with a certain person in my life, and I am getting to my breaking point! I am trying to keep it together, but lack of sleep plus hormones and stress is starting to get to me. I am also trying to lose weight, and this issue is causing the opposite!

This not dwell on this, so lets talk about some good stuff!!

    • My sister in law is 20 weeks with the twins!

(haha. Im sure thats how my brother and sister in law feel!)

Top 10: 2008 Summer Vacation Cities

    • I ordered myself a massage 🙂 Thank you groupon!
    • 10 great butt exercises
    • I went on two dates with a new guy name Rodger. So far so good 🙂

ok. that is enough positive thoughts to outweigh the negative, don’t you think?!?! 😉

Question for you:

What is something positive going on in your life?

Going steady

Yesterday at my parents house, brought up a very funny topic.

My mom and I were just chatting, catching up on life during dinner (who knows WHAT we were talking about).

When my dad says “Wait. I thought you were going with that guy who is coming in town next week?!?!”

me “You mean going steady, dad?!?!?!” No we are just talking” haha

dad “I don’t even know what that means.”

mom “I am going to have to get my cheat sheet out to understand”

going steady, like in Grease!

I was laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe. My parents grew up in the time of going steady and dating. Giving eachother letterman jackets, and class rings.

Now it is talking, seeing eachother, posting your status on facebook, and then you become serious haha. (don’t foget when you break up the FIRST thing you do is change your relationship status on facebook haha)

Does anyone else feel this way? My how times change

Question for you:

When you started “dating”, what did you call it?

Mr Flowers

Remember those mysterious flowers I received on saturday? Well. I will tell you what’s been happening.

I haven’t spilled the beans to anyone, until recently. Mainly because it is kindof strange…I haven’t met him yet, only talked.

My friend Chrissy, who has a son in Andrew’s now second grade class, started talking to me about this guy that she knows, lets call him T. At the time, I listened, but he lived in Texas……I didn’t persue anything.

Then, I receive a facebook message from him. I guess she had been talking to him as well. haha

She said, that even if there weren’t sparks. or it wasn’t a match made in heaven, we still had a few things in common. One of those being, we are both parents. She told me that he could just be another support person.

Ok. Lets get to the good stuff. We started talking in May. And since then have been talking everyday since then. Mostly, text messages. T has sole custody of his twin girls who are 4. And just so happen to have the same birthday as Andrew. T also has the same birthday as my dad. Weird.

He DID live in Texas, but now lives in Kansas to be closer to his family. (to all my friends, he does not have a southern accent haha) He works for a company trading stock. That is the most I can tell you, because the rest I don’t understand. I barely passed accounting. haha

Other stats, he is older. 36 to be exact. I just turned 27. He is taller than me 5’10. He drives a volvo. (and knows how to change a flat tire at night, with his two girls, without freaking out. how…I don’t know)

So for my birthday. The flowers. How did I get them from a guy I haven’t even met? Good question. BUT since I talk to him everyday, he knew how stressed I was about the party and getting everything ready.

 I told him I still had to get all the food and drinks, buy flowers (yea trader joe’s), and mop the first floor. He asked how he could help. (ummm you live 8 hours away, can you mop the floors haha) He said he would send flowers. I was at work and was like, “OHHH no. You don’t have to do that.” Later, some of my friends nicely told me “Kristen. It is OK for someone to do something nice for you. Something to help you”. ummmm apparently they know me well. Besides my brother completely doing my house, I rarely take help from others. Unless I need it desperately. So I agreed to flowers, and they are beautiful! My house smells amazing!

I also hope I can keep them alive till next week, because T is coming to St Louis. As the teenagers would say, O.M.G.!!!! haha

Question for you:
what was your first EVER date? boyfriend?girlfriend? relationship?

-I first danced with a boy I met at summer camp. His name was Elliot. We were pen pals for a while, but then lost touch. Funny to think about!

Feeling Blue? Sign up for a triathlon!

I guess I should first explain yesterday’s text message. Well it was Chris (no he didn’t break up w/ me) but over the past 24 hours, I realized I was letting him treat me the SAME way I let my ex treat me years ago (and last year). And I KNOW that I deserve better. I deserve the best, just like everyone else. Now I just need to talk to him. I called. No answer…..


Anyway, moving on to happier things! 🙂

I started a new book. I actually finished “Remember Me” a few days ago. It was good but COMPLETELY different than the Hunger Games and Divergent. But I have been looking ,and I finally found The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

So far the book is pretty good! Not AS easy as the others, but it defiantly is keeping my attention. And I love that I got these at the library for FREE!!! Can’t beat that!


Finally, I signed up for another race!!!! And not a half or full marathon. (those I have covered haha) I signed up for my FIRST triathlon of the season!!! I’m so excited!

(This is from my first triathlon EVER in 2010)

I signed up for The Lake St Louis Triathlon.

Olympic Distance
Swim: 1500 meters – .932 mile
Bike: 40 kilometers – 24 miles
Run: 10 kilometers – 6.2 miles

But I got nervous, because I haven’t swam in almost a year and I need to start again. But I don’t know how I can make that happen. The team I swam w/ before was a little expensive and it was from 8-930 pm. I can’t really just leave andrew while he is sleeping. The Y has a pool, but it is expensive, and I don’t have a membership there.

This is how I ended my first triathlon in 2010. But that must be a story for another day…haha

Question for you:

Have you signed up for any races this year?

What are you reading?

Finding the Spark

Im not sure where to start this post….my emotions are all over the place……

I started talking to Ryan a few weeks ago. Things were going very well. We went on several dates. Got some ice cream. Watched a few movies. He even treated me to a manicure and pedicure!

But, I have been having mix feelings.


First: I am NOT AT ALL used to a guy treating me this well. I have never been put first. It is extremely strange to me.

He bought my mom playing cards (because she collects them, to an extent) just because, and when he made an appointment for me to get a manicure pedicure, I couldn’t believe it.

Second: In the past, my relationships have been less than par. I have been cheated on. I have been ignored. You name it, its pretty much happened. And through all of that, I have put up a wall. EACH. AND. EVERY TIME. So I have A LOT of walls placed around myself, Andrew, and my family. I am extremely protective.

Soooooo unfortuantly, I don’t think Ryan is the guy for me. And not because he doesn’t treat me right. Because he does! But, I don’t have that spark. You guys know how I feel about THE SPARK. I gotta have it. haha

I want that feeling of I Can’t Wait To See Them….. I hope they come over… What should we do next….

And even with all the good, there were some parts that didn’t vibe w/ me.

I wanted to keep you guys all in the loop. I guess its back to the dating scene 😦

But, I do have a fear. with all the walls I have put up, will I ever find that Spark with someone?