Keto and Ketchup

Ketchup – as in let’s catch up!

Sorry I’ve been gone, it’s been busy where I’ve been. In the last week, I’ve started the Ketogenic diet, and I’ve dropped about 8 pounds, I’m sure it’s just water weight but it’s weight that I haven’t been able to lose before, so there’s that. I’m dangerously close to a goal weight and I’m happy about that.

I’m still doing positivity posts and I think I’ve been doing those for about 2 months now, which is awesome. Depending on the post ~40 people like it, which means 40 people see what I’m writing out, and I think that’s wonderful in itself.

I’ve been working a lot more, which means actual work instead of down-time. But I’ve also managed to hit level 122 on a bubble game that I started 2 weeks ago on facebook – so I’ve had more time, but it’s easier to be on facebook so I can chat with my fellow library people.

I’m now actively searching for a full time job in the last month, and I was offered a position at AFLAC which I turned down, only because it was difficult to sign on to a job where I would be a 1099 instead of a W2, but I told them to contact me in a couple of years, because I do think I would be excellent for that kind of job. I love helping people, and I know how to tie an emotional connection to something to sell, so I am good at selling things (that is, if I think it’s worth it).

For this week, I have to work a lot extra for work (bleh), and I have a wedding to go to – they were our former roommates, but I was going to go to the bachelorette party, but have to work, because no one else seems to want to come in. Actually, a whole bunch of people took off for that day, and then my boss was like ‘yeah come in’ and I’ve been over a lot on hours, but it’s frustrating since I can only work so much.

I hope everything is well for everyone who reads this, if anyone wants to read this, because I’ve been gone, and I’m going to try to be more active. I have some stuff coming up this month and next, but that’s what makes life so exciting, right?

Thanks,

Kay

Lent

So for those who celebrate lent – it’s coming.

I was brought up in the church – I attended Catholic schools for most of my life (10+ years so definitely most of my life) and I can also say that is one way for a child who turned into an adult to break away and “discover” other means of religion.

I’m practically agnostic/deist but still on the edge, and not making any means to commit to another anytime soon. Yes, it’s because I’m lazy and I’ll be 25 in June so I’m still unsure about everything religion. There’s too much pressure on society’s views on it anyways.

So, one of my closest friends is going through the process of becoming a Catholic. And while I’m excited for him, it really puts things in perspectives on how the Church is set up – and as emotional support I blindly said that I would participate in Lent with him.

Yay.

So, instead of giving something up, I’m going to do what I did in December (Runcember) and work out more. I pretty much did a 5K every day of December, and while I do have a 5K that I’m walking for Weight Watchers, I’ll be working out every day of March. Except for Sunday’s because I work long hours on that day, and you’re supposed to be taking a break once a week anyways.

Lucky for me, I prefer Tuna to anything, so the No Meat on Friday’s won’t be challenging. We’ll see how it works out, I have everything written in my planner just to make sure. It’s actually a lot of fun to be organized.

Kay

I got up in time!!

I got up in time to head to Weight Watchers this morning – which in hindsight isn’t that difficult, but when you get home around 3:15 and then your boyfriend decides to keep you awake so you only have maybe 4 hours of sleep, it was challenging.

But I knew that if I went I could be back on track.

And that’s the case. It was great seeing everyone since it’s been a couple of weeks, it puts me back on track. Which is what I feel like I needed anyways.

It’s honestly a great experience to go back to a community that you haven’t taken part in in awhile, and I gained 3.8 pounds, but considering that it could be so much higher, I’m not terribly upset.

I think it will motivate me to become better this coming week, especially with my Lent Goals that I will be starting at the beginning of next month.

I can’t believe that it’s coming up, in all honesty.

Thanks!

Kay

Liebster Award

This is my first ever blogging award, and it’s pretty exciting that Life at Any Size recommended this to me. I would like to post here, that I love following all of your posts, and I have downloaded WordPress on my phone for the sole purpose of keeping up with you and your life. It means so much to me that you extended this to me! And thus, the questions:

What inspired you to start blogging?

A friend of mine actually posted on wordpress back in December and I thought that this would be a great, convient way to post about things that interest me, and maybe others as well. Not only do I think that I have a great outlook, but I think it’s intriguing with my background how I view things and I hope that everyone else thinks so.

What are you most proud of?

Honestly, the fact that I finally graduated with my bachelor’s degree last August – I got my degree in Sociology and I started it because it was easy. But I love having a sociological outlook on everything – I think it makes everything more interesting and intriguing.

Describe your ideal Saturday morning.

As of right now, I currently work Saturday’s at the library where I am employed at, and while that is something that I highly enjoy doing, I think my ideal Saturday would be a bit different. I would probably like to wake up naturally and cuddle with my boyfriend for a bit (we live together) and then sit down and listen to my favorite Spotify playlist (Deep Focus) and crochet a bit. And just enjoy the day together.

Coffee or Tea? (and how do you take it?)

I love both. I’ve become somewhat of a Teavana hoarder, so I love the dessert teas that they offer, and I like to drink that at any time of the day. But when it comes to coffee, Dunkin Donut’s Ice Coffee with Hazelnut Flavoring is my favorite. Definitely a go-to in my life.

What is your favorite season?

This is my east-coast heritage coming out, but I love autumn. The way the leaves turn into a spectacular color set is amazing. Now that I live in Oklahoma, it’s not as pretty, but I love seeing my friends post on instagram, and sometimes I think that they take it for granted. However, the weather (for the most part) is beautiful and sometimes not too hot or unbearable.

If you could go back in time and change something about your life what would it be?

I actually think about this a lot, and I don’t think I would change anything. Mostly because I do believe in the butterfly effect – but I’m sure my life would be so different today if I went back and changed something in my life. But maybe spend some more time with my Papa who passed away a couple of years ago. You never truly know what you have until it’s gone.

What TV show or book is your favorite guilty pleasure?

TV Show – The Bachelor and The Bachelorette – I love watching reality tv, and it’s my favorite guilty pleasure. My boyfriend doesn’t get it, but I love the stupid drama that they have, because it makes me appreciate my life so much more.

Book – The Twilight series. Okay, hold on. I lived in Ukraine between the ages of 14-17 and this was my one anchor to the US that I had. I still like to read the books, because even though they are cheesy, they remind me of a simpler time, when I was a teenager obsessed with love. The idea of it, anyways.

If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Back home to my family – they’re all on the East Coast (NY, CT, MA, and DC) and I would love to spend more time with them, but it’s so expensive! And Oklahoma has been my home for about 8 years now.

What is your absolute favorite food and why?

Cottage Cheese – don’t judge me. It just reminds me of holidays with my family. That and I can eat tubs of it. I know, I’m weird.

Would you rather travel by car, plane, train, or ship?

Plane – it’s fast convienent, but also frustrating, because if you miss your flight, wave goodbye to your smooth travel plans. Seriously though.

And now, for my questions~

  1. What is your motivation?
  2. Where do you see yourself in the future?
  3. If you could travel anywhere with all expenses paid, where would you go?
  4. What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop?
  5. What is your greatest fear?
  6. What do you regret most in your life?
  7. Chocolate or vanilla?
  8. What do you wish for the world?

And I nominate:

  1. BeautywithStaceFace
  2. Thriving Under Pressure
  3. Msletterwritingu

Thank you for all those who have even looked on my page, I wish you well in your future endeavors!!!

Positivity Month

I know that I mentioned it here, but I thought that I would give some examples on how I’m trying to write down not only common sense, but things that I think people need to hear.

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Also as a PSA – my boyfriend and I did not break up, but I still think that it’s important that these words are expressed.

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I hope that these words will help us over time. Also, if you noticed I changed the tag on the right bottom to my instagram name as well.

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Just so people could find me. I’m doing it for an entire month, so I should be done by March 3rd (30 ish days) but maybe I’ll do it for longer. It’s definitely making me more chill if that makes any sense.

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Hope you like them!!

Kay

Good Customer Service

It’s honestly so easy, but I also feel like it’s difficult to come by these days.

Yeah, people are annoying, believe me. I’ve worked in customer service now for hmm…7 years? (Oh goodness, I’ve been part of the work force for that long).

I also think that it is highly important to work in different fields. For example, my first job was fast food, then I moved onto retail, and now essentially office work. But I worked in fast food and I was a server. Which I still have nightmares about.

Anyways, I still think it’s important to treat people, like actual people. As you may know I work in a library and yesterday I someone returned a phone to me that was lost. It immediately rang in my hands, and the person seemed relieved that someone found it, but after I hung up the phone, I noticed that it had 2% of a battery charge. Naturally, I felt bad, and I begun to charge it, after looking up which charger it needed.

When the person came back for his phone, he was happy, but he was also mad at me for charging it. Which if you ask me, was uncalled for. It’s really not that big of a deal, but because it ruffled my feathers a bit, I was surprised.

It still makes me feel like maybe we should try hard to give the best customer service out there, and I don’t want people to make me feel bad for doing a good deed. Eh, late night thoughts, here they are.

It’s Valentine’s Day (technically) hope everyone has a great day!

Kay

Positivity

Positivity is essentially my theme.

Not sure if you noticed.

So, naturally, on my facebook and instagram I have been posting words of wisdom (and common sense) on pretty backgrounds. It seems that I’ve been getting ~20 likes a day, but I’m glad that someone is just listening to me.

I’d also like to thank Life at Any Size…because I bought an Erin Condren planner again. I had one years ago, and I’m happy that I’ve purchased it. Though my friend calls it my “white girl planner” because I spent $50+ on it. Nevertheless, I love the feeling of being organized and I think it would help me keep on track here as well.

Thanks,

Kay