whatever wednesday. (aka, whatever I want to talk about today.)

July 2, 2014

I know Wednesdays are for Confessions or Weddings, but I've taken matters into my own hands and I'm just going to talk about whatever comes to my mind.  Thus, Whatever Wednesday.  Enjoy, kids.
  • SCHOOL-  Ugh.  Just when I thought I made it through the last 9 weeks and was heading into the home stretch, the good ole folks over at University of Phoenix threw me a wicked curve ball.  (Twilight reference, anyone?)  I do all of my classes, exams, quizzes, projects, etc... online.  So imagine my surprise when I login to start my new classes on Monday and the entire online "classroom" has been redesigned and restructured.  Like, not a single thing was the same.  I had talked to my advisor last week and he told me to call if I had any question with the changes.  (I wasn't expecting "the changes" to be quite so drastic.)  So I call my advisor and, curve ball number two!, he isn't my advisor anymore because he's been relocated to a different division.  So Monday I did the ever so interesting online "walk through" for the new classroom and took notes like crazy to try and remember where everything I needed would be.  Tuesday, I tried to actually complete some interactive math work and all I got was a blank screen.  So I spent about an hour on the phone with tech support trying to figure out the problem, and by the time that was done I had no interest in doing any assignments whatsoever.  So I'm guessing I'm behind, but I'm also guessing I'm not the only one.  9 more weeks, Meighan... 9 more weeks.
  • OITNB-  If you've been living under a rock for the past year, then I need you to crawl out immediately and turn on your Netflix account STAT.  OITNB= Orange is The New Black.  And that show, my friends, is amazing.  I watched Season 1 basically in one sitting when Ben was out of town one random Sunday and was instantly hooked.  So I've been dying to get into Season 2, but (shocker!) I haven't had the time.  So this past Sunday, I finally had some downtime to get back into it.  Once again, instantly hooked.  It's about a women's prison, so if you're a first time viewer just make note that there is lots of language and lots of sexual activity happening.  I'm not easily offended by television, but just a head's up for those of you who've never seen it and might turn it on.
  • WEDDING- Lord have mercy, where do I begin?  We still have so much to do!  My bridal shower, the couples shower and my bachelorette party are set in stone, but Ben's bachelor party is still in the works.  We haven't finalized formal wear.  We haven't really touched base with any vendors because they all say we don't need to do anything until closer to the wedding date.  Which, if I'm just being honest, gives me some serious jitters.  I need everything finalized ASAP so that in the weeks coming up I will have nothing to worry about.  I have this huge list of things we need to do and it's made Ben a nervous wreck.  I told him over the weekend we were about to have to "kick it into high gear" and he just looked at me.  Like, yes, I'm talking to you... the groom.  Ha!  Men.
  • FAITH-  I've talked about God's plan before and somewhat touched on my religious beliefs, but I never really thought my weight loss blog was the place to get preachy.  I've been worried about something personal for a while now, around a month, and my anxiety was just through the roof because of it.  One day, maybe a week or so ago, I just handed it over to God.  I can't remember if I was in the bathroom or the car or the shower, but it was a moment when I knew to hand my worry over to God and he would take care of everything.  Over the weekend I received an unexpected and wonderful blessing that took care of any worry I may have about this particular aspect of my life.  I'm so blessed and grateful.  Again, not to be preachy, but if you can't find the solution to your problem, hand it over to God.  He won't disappoint.
  • WEIGHT LOSS-  Last but not least... I've been dreading coming to this blog just for this reason.  I know I wrote about the truth of onederland, and last week I did hit 199.  But only for one day.  I can't express how incredibly frustrating it is to get there, for one day, and then see the scale go back up.  Since then, I've been at 201 consistently.  I have been working out, at the gym and at home, so I know it's probably muscle (blah blah blah) and whatnot, but I want the scale to go down!  I'm going to work extra hard this month and try to get down to 185 by the end of July.  I'm not going to be disappointed or beat myself up if I don't reach it, but I like having something to work towards.  Funny story:  a lady approached me at work the other day and said, "are you Meighan??"  She had the most puzzled look on her face.  I told her I was and she asked me why I looked so different.  I said, "well, I cut off all my hair and died it blonde, and I also lost 112 pounds."  I went on to tell her the story of my gastric bypass and she said she had thought about it herself.  She told me how beautiful I was and how I seemed so much happier than when she saw me last.  And you know what?  I really am.
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  1. HA! I love that he just looks at you while you're over here with a list of things to do...men indeed ;-)

    And you are looking fantastic! You are doing so great and you will hit your mark!

  2. You are beautiful! I've been eyeing your haircut ever since you got it. I don't know many people who can pull off that cut.

  3. Wedding stress is going to melt away soon, I promise!! We had a ton of our stuff left two weeks before our wedding, and it all works out. :)

    Aw!!! What a sweet thing for that lady to say!!

    I guess I'm going to have to jump on the OITNB train; Jackson is even eyeballing it. hahaha.

  4. Congratulations! I'm thinking about online grad school in the future, but I wouldn't be trying to hold down a full time job! You are a rock star!

  5. Just breathe. You can handle all of this, because remember, God will not give you more than you can handle AND God is within you, you will not fail. If you have the extra time and need to vent, I'm here. LOVE YOU BIG

  6. What a sweet compliment from your coworker. And I'm so glad your issue got sorted out.

  7. You're such an inspiration Meighan! I know you'll get there with your weight in time. I totally agree with you on taking things to God. I am amazed each and every time I take things to Him and what the outcome ends up being. Why, though, is it so hard to remember that in the moment? I guess that's the question of the ages ;-)