Sunday, March 27, 2011

Getting to know YOU Sunday!


1. what inspires you? My family, friends, God.




2. what was the last thing you bought yourself? Food, I think. Hah. Soon it's going to be clothes because mine are becoming way too big on me!




3. would you rather watch a movie in a theater or from the comfort of your own home? Depends. Most of the time Tony and I just watch them at home, but I've been wanting to go to the theater lately because it's been a while since I've been!




4. household chore you don't mind doing? Vaccuming.




5. coffee or tea? I hate tea. I don't like black coffee but I'll drink a frapp or anything from Starbucks! :)




6. what could you eat every day and not get sick of?? Sushi!! Or rice.




7. what's the last book you read? My Anatomy book. Sad.




8. do you think you look you "look" your age? Yeah. When I was younger I used to get that I looked older all the time. Like, 3+ years older. But now people say I look my age.



























Weigh in SUNDAY: SO Close!

It's Weigh in Sunday, y'all!!

This week went by SUPER fast, don't you think?

This week I lost 1.4 lbs! Which isn't bad at all!

I was hoping for 2, but it's ok!

I've lost 17.8 lbs and I have 2.2 lbs to go!

Hopefully I can lose those 2.2 lbs this coming week and then I'll be DONE!

I've lost 2.8  lbs in a week before so I know that if I work reallly hard, then I can get it done this week!!!

I'm SO excited!

I'm thisclose!

Wish me luck this week!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What I'm Playing Thursday

For the first time ever, I'm playing along What I'm Playing Thursday!

Head on over to We're Just LIke You Only Prettier and link up!


Katy Perry - E.T.

Chris Young - Tomorrow

Miranda Lambert - Heart Like Mine(Love her by the way!!)

Jessie James - Boys In The Summer

Jason Aldean - Days Like These

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson - Don't You Wanna Stay

Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker - When The Sun Goes Down



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Getting to know YOU Sunday!

I'm SO glad it's back!!


1. if you won the title of miss america, what would your platform be?
Never really thought about it. World peace?


2. outdoorsy or indoorsy?
Both!

3. pajama's out in public..classy or tres tacky?
Depends on the kind of pjs. If it's just sweat pants, then that's fine.

4. what's your favorite room in your house?
My bedrom.

5. nook, kindle, or book?
Book.

6. would you rather wear the same outfit for a week or not brush your teeth for a week?
Wear the same outfit for a week for sure! Ugh. I can't going a day without brushing my teeth let alone a week! Blek!

7. what's your favorite blog at the moment?
I have tons! I honestly can't pick one.

8. lately i've been daydreaming about.........?
Moving out in August. Getting to my goal weight (hopefully in 2 weeks! :)), getting into nursing school, passing the TEAS test, becoming a labor and delivery nurse.

Day 30!


I'm on Day 30! Yay! It actually took me more like 60 days instead of 30, but I got it done, didn't I?

That's all that matters. ;)

Day 30 - My highs and lows of this month

There honestly wasn't that many lows of this month.

I would say getting a grade on a test that I didn't expect to get and was below what I wanted to get was definitely a low of this month.

Losing 6.4 lbs this month (so far) is definitely a high!

That's all I got, yo.

Have a great Sunday! :)

Weigh in SUNDAY!

This week was a great week, y'all!

I lost 2.8 lbs!

I haven't lost this much since the first week I started this back in January!

I have lost 16.4 lbs and I have 3.6 lbs to go!!

I'm SO close to the end!!

Hopefully just a couple more weeks and I'll be there! :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Favorites

I've been seeing this around, so I've decided to play! I love filling these things out!


Favorite time of dayMorning. Not early morning, though. Like around 9:30-10:30 when I'm waking up and reading blogs and eating breakfast and just relaxing.


Favorite season: Going to have to say Fall! I love everything about it! The weather, the leaves changing, the holidays, football.


Favorite month : That's definitely tough, but I'm going to have to say May! It's my birthday month and school is wrapping up and it's warm! :)


Favorite holiday : Christmas.

Favorite subject in school: So far it's been English. I hope that will change once I get into nursing school. :)


Favorite channel : Food network, HGTV, Fox


Favorite color : Pink and blue.

Favorite song : I don't have a favorite! Right now I'm LOVING Blake Shelton's "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"


Favorite movie : Probably My Best Friend's Wedding.


Favorite celebrity : Jim Carrey, Will Farrell, Rachel McAdams


Favorite kind of music : Country


Favorite TV show : One Tree Hill, 90210, Gossip Girl, Bachelor/Bachelorette


Favorite thing to do : Spend time with my loved ones.


Favorite place in the world : The beach!


Favorite hobby : Shopping!


Favorite kind of animal : Dogs



Favorite place to live : Georgia! I lived in Florida for a few years, but I just couldn't go back living there. Way too hot all the time!


Favorite place to vacation : Anywhere that has a beach!


Favorite restaurant : Ru Sans (sushi), Chilis, Williamson Bros.,


Favorite food : Rice, sweets, sushi, Chinese


Favorite thing to cook : I bake more than I cook! But if I do cook, I like a challenge!


Favorite drink : Non-alcoholic? Diet Coke! Alcoholic - Strawberry Daiquiri

Favorite chore : I don't really have one! I guess if I had to choose, I'd choose vacumming!


Favorite makeup : Bare Minerals!


Favorite hair products : Biolage products


Favorite lotion : Victoria Secret's Love Spell!


Favorite perfume : Victoria Secret's Secret Pink


Favorite blogger : There are SO many to name! I love all of you! :)


Favorite thing to blog about : My boyfriend ;)


Favorite books : I love Nicholas Sparks books!


Favorite verse : Philippians 4:13 - "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me"


Favorite thing to wear : Dresses. I love dresses. I need new ones badly!


Favorite kind of day : Sunshine and like 70-80 degrees!




Favorite memory : I have a ton! Any with my family though :)



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Makeup Remover Wipes!

So, I need your advice!

I have really sensitive skin and  basically everything that I use to wash it or to take my makeup off makes me break out badly!

Do y'all have any recommendations on makeup remover wipes for sensitive skin?!

I'm going to go look this weekend for some and I'd love if y'all knew if any wipes that won't make my skin break out!

Thanks, y'all! :)

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Goals


Day 29 - Goals for the next 30 days.

- I want to lose the last 6.4 lbs left of this weight loss journey in the next 30 days.

- Get everything situated with the living situation with Mary starting in August and if we're going to be living on or off campus.

Those two are the main goals that I have for the next 30 days, honestly.

ABC, easy as 123

I've been seeing this one around the blogosphere, so I decided to join in! Why not?

A. Age: 21

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore you dislike: Doing dishes! It just grosses me out.

D. Dogs: Frankie, Shiba, Shiloh, (all muts except we're pretty sure Shiloh is a full bred German Shepard) and Shaq who is my dog's dad, but I say he's mine, too. :) He's a puggle! A beagle and a pug :)

E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast.

F. Favorite color: Sky blue and pink.

G. Gold or silver: Silver

H. Height: 5'2"

I. Instruments you played: I played the clarinet in elementary school for like a few months.

J. Job title: Unemployed. Just focusing on school for right now.

K. Kids: None. I do want 2-4 kids though in the future.

L. Live: Georgia.

M. Mom's name: Tammie, but she now goes by her middle name which is Renee (and also my middle name).

N. Nicknames: Babez, Court, Nort, Courtnort

O. Overnight hospital stays: When I was born and when I had to go to the hospital for like a week when I was about 3 years old because I stepped in a fire ant pile and my foot swelled up massively. I really don't remember it, but my mom told me about it. Although, for some reason I do remember the shot that they gave me in my hand. Anyways - I kind of almost died, too. Kind of hard to explain, but yeah. I think I'm allergic to insect bites, too, because the few times I've gotten stung, I swell up really really badly.

P. Pet peeves: Bad drivers, inconsiderate people, selfish people.

Q. Quote from a movie: 
Julianne Porter: Michael... I love you. I've loved you for nine years, I've just been too arrogant and scared to realize it, and... well, now I'm just scared. So, I realize this comes at a very inopportune time but I really have this gigantic favor to ask of you. Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy. Oh, that sounds like three favors, doesn't it?
-My Best Friend's Wedding



S. Siblings: A 23 year old brother, a 21 year old stepbrother and a 17 (18 next month eek!) year old stepsister.

T. Time you wake up: Between 9:30 and 10:30 everyday.

U. Underwear: Thongs most of the time.

V. Vegetables you don't like: Blech. Pretty much all! I love carrots and green beans though. Oh and corn. I really don't like broccoli, though. I can stand it if it's in certain things. Like one of my favorite foods is a broccoli, cheese, and rice casserole that my mom makes, but the broccoli is in itty bitty pieces. That's the only way I can handle it.

W. What makes you run late: Honestly, I'm almost never late. People will tell you that I am always on time or early. If I'm late, it's a minute or 2 past the time I'm supposed to be there. Almost never longer than that. BUT if I just happen to be late, it's probably because of traffic or I couldn't decide on what to wear.

X. X-rays you've had: My teeth and wrists.

Y. Yummy food you make: I make some good desserts. Like pumpkin cheesecake. I can also make a yummy spicy mac and cheese casserole that Tony loves.

Z. Zoo animal favorites: Elephants, giraffes, monkeys, pandas. Can I just say ALL? :)




A Shirt and Fat Days

So I just got this shirt from Wet Seal in the mail today and I decided I was going to show y'all!




Don't mind my messy room.

And my thunder thighs.

I don't know if you can tell, but the shirt is a light pink and it has white lace on it!

Love it.

And it was only $15!

I also wanted to show what I looked like before I lost 45 lbs!


I can't believe I looked like this.


I'm second from the left. If you seriously couldn't tell.


Ew. Ew. Ew. This was Dec '07 in Boca Raton, FL.

Anyways. I can't believe I just showed y'all my fat days, but there they are!

Anyways, I hope y'all are having a nice Tuesday!







Monday, March 14, 2011

Emily and Childhood

First of all, aren't y'all glad that Brad chose Emily?!?

Love her.


Day 28 - Something that I miss.

I miss childhood!

Not having to worry about boys breaking your heart or friends backstabbing you.

Everything was so simple.

The only thing I worried about was falling off my bike and scraping my knee.

I would play outside with my friends.

Or go swimming in the summers and drink lemonade and eat popsicles.

Oh the life.

I miss it.

I'm not saying that I don't love my life now. I do.

But those times were  just so easy! :)

What do you miss?





Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 27



Day 27 - A problem that I have had.

Well, my weight has definitely been an issue and a problem that I have had.

I gained about 45 lbs from when I was 17 to about 19 and I was really unhappy with how I looked and felt.

I never really had an issue with it before I gained all the weight, then I just started eating really badly and my thyroid also played a part in the weight gain.

Now my thyroid levels are fine and I've lost all of the weight that I gained and I've kept it off for 2 years!

The weight that I'm losing now is just "extra" that I want to lose.

The weight that I want to be at I haven't been at since probably middle school.

Anyways..weight has definitely been a problem that I have had and I will say that I will never get back to the weight that I was before!!

I was so unhappy with myself and I felt like crap all of the time!

What kind of problems have you had?

Weigh in SUNDAY!

Weigh in time, y'all!

This week I lost 1.6 lbs!!

I'm very happy about this!

It's not the 2 I wanted, but it's close enough. Plus, I can't always count on getting 2 everytime. I'm so close to my goal that it's getting harder to be able to lose 2 every week!

I'm just glad I have a loss!

I've lost 13.6 lbs and I have 6.4 lbs to go!!

I'm thisclose to my goal! :)

Have a great Sunday, y'all!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 26



Day 26 - What kind of person attracts me.

The kind of person that attracts me is someone who is a gentleman. Someone who respects his mother and is close with her. I like naturally sweet guys. Back when I was younger I used to go for the "bad boy", but now that I'm almost 22 (eek!) and growing up, I know that bad boys aren't marriage material.

Physically - I like all kinds of guys. A guy can be super hot, but if his personality stinks, then I will think he's the ugliest guy ever. Personality is a huge deal to me. When I was younger I went for the blonde hair and blue eyed kind of guys. Then as I started getting older I went more for the dark haired guys. It's interesting because Tony has dark blonde hair and blue eyes! But whenever I tell him that a celebrity is cute, the celebrity is usually a dark haired guy! Funny, right?

So, basically, Tony has every quality that I mentioned above and that's why I love him. :)

Besides being dark haired! HAHA!

Tomorrow I'm going apartment hunting with my best friend, Mary, and our dads!

We're going to see if living an apartment will be cheaper than living on campus.

If it's not, then on campus living it will be!

Can't wait to move out!

Have a great weekend y'all!

The Name Game!

So I've been seeing this "name game" around the blogosphere and decided to join in!

Enjoy!

1. How did your parents decide on your name?
They named me after Courteney Cox. My mom wanted to name me Aubrey at first, but I don't think my dad wanted to, so they decided on Courtney.

2. Do your initials (first/middle/last) spell anything funny?
Nothing funny, but they do spell CRV like the car! :)

3. Did you take your middle name from childhood or did you drop your middle name & take your maiden name as your middle name? (Or if unmarried, what do you plan to do?)

I'm not going to have my maiden name as my middle name. I'm going to keep my middle name.

4. Are you or will you name your children systematically? (ie, same first letter, same origin, etc)
I don't want to do it on purpose, but if they happen to be the same first letters then I won't mind.

5. Did you decide on baby names as a little girl? Did you stick to them or change your mind?

I liked the name Ashley, but I've definitely changed my mind since then. I like more unique names. Ashley is such a common name.

6. Does your family have any names that have been passed down through generations?
My dad is Oscar Jr. and my dad and brother have the same middle name. My mom's middle name is the same as mine and her mother's middle name was the same also.

7. Do you look at the meaning of the name or just the name itself?
No, but I will look up the meaning of the name that I name my future children just to make sure it's not something embarassing to them or bad.

8. Do you name pets with human names or pet names?
A mix. I have a dog named Frankie and Shiloh which are human names. One of our cats name is Bella. I think most of my animals that I've had growing up were pet names. Like Sunnie, Tigger, Peanut, Simba, and a lot more. Ha!

9. Are their any names that you have an affinity or dislike for based on a childhood experience/someone you once knew?

Um, I don't think so.

10. What are some of your favorite names & why?
There are a lot of names I like. I don't know if I want to share though. ;) I will say that I like the names Kaleb and Isabella. Those aren't my top favorites, but I don't want to share those. ;)










Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 25




Day 25 - Someone who fascinates me and why.

Oprah Winfrey.



Oprah is just such an inspiration.

She was born into poverty and now she's the richest African American in the world!

She has helped so many people and has been such an inspiration to people everywhere!

I'm going to be very sad once her show is over!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 24



Day 24 - My favorite movie and what it's about

Honestly, I have SO many favorite movies.

I'm not going to go into detail because I'm sure most of you have seen these movies and I really don't have time right now.

Here are just a few though!
  • 10 Things I Hate About You.
  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • The Notebook
  • Serendipity
  • Dark Knight
Those are just a few of my favorites!

Tonight my best friend, Mary, and I are going to be in an audience for a show! Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition! It's the finale and it's going to be interesting 'cause I've never been in an audience for a show before! Plus maybe we'll get on TV! ;)

Have a great Tuesday, y'all! :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weigh in SUNDAY!

I'm very happy with my results.

I lost 2 lbs this week!!

I'm SO happy!

It's what I was going for and I achieved it!

I have lost 12 lbs.

I have 8 lbs left to lose! :)

Losing weight feels amazing.

I haven't been at this weight in a long time and I love it.

I'm so glad that I'm becoming healthier.

Friday, March 4, 2011

TGIF & Day 23

Are y'all as happy as I am that it's Friday?!

This week was a really long week of studying for midterms and I'm just happy for it to be over with!

Today I have just been relaxing all day {besides working out of course} and catching up on my shows on my DVR!

Tonight I'm going to cook Tony and I some dinner {not sure what yet..oops} and we're probably going to rent a movie and chill!

It's a chilly cloudy day here and it's supposed to start raining at some point.

It's been in the 60's and 70's in the past few weeks and so I guess the 45 degree weather had to pop it's head back in before winter was over.

Now onto my 30 Day Blog Challenge!





Day 23 - Give pictures of 5 guys who are famlous and who you find attractive.

Well, there are a lot of famous guys that I find attractive! Haha!

But here are 5 that are definitely on my top list!

1) Channing Tatum ( I love his name! )

Ooooh I just loove Channing. Seriously. He's definitely in my top 3 most sexy celebs!

2. Justin Timberlake

I've always loved Justin since his Nsync days! 

3. Ryan Reynolds
Just scrumptious.

4. Jake Gyllenhaal

I mean..how could you NOT think this man is sexy?

5. Chris Pine

Ohhh I just love love love him!! He's definitely up there with Channing.

I'm not saying that these are the 5 hottest guy that I find attractive that are famous, but they are DEFINITELY up there!! Yum, yum, yum! :)

I also think I'm noticing a pattern here.
 
Dark haired guys with light eyes!
 
Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring Break Has Begun!

Sorry I've been M.I.A. lately.

I've been studying like crazy for midterms!

But I took my last midterm today and now I'm officially on SPRING BREAK!:)

I don't have to go back to school until March 15th!!

Can you tell I'm excited?!

I can't wait to just relax and hang out with my girls and my boyfriend.

It's going to be loooovely.

So today I'm going to take it easy and go work out with Tony, then watch American Idol with my dad.

Are y'all loving the judges as much as me?

Steven Tyler is hilarious!

I do miss Simon, though. He always told it like it is.

This weekend is going to be very relaxing and I'm very excited.

Last weekend was a ton of fun.

Friday night, Tony and I hung out and relaxed.

Saturday me and my girls Mary, Baillie, and Michelle, went out to eat at Taco Mac and then we played some fun card games.


Me and Mary headin' to meet up with the other girls!


Our lovely cards

Mary, Baillie, Me

Mary and Baillie

Me and Mary! I love this girl! She's my best friend forever! :)



I've also realized that I kind of stopped doing the 30 Day Challenge, but I don't like finishing something I start, so I'm going to continue with it today!

Now, what day was I on?

Oh, yes, day 22.

Day 22 - How have I changed in the past 2 years?

Well, 2 years ago at this time I had just started dating Tony and I was definitely more immature and a little lower self-esteem. In the past 2 years I have definitely matured a whole bunch. I also think it has to do with being with Tony since he is 8 years older than me (although he looks like he's 20). I have become a better person, that's for sure. I have become closer to God. I have a best friend who won't backstab me and whom I can trust with my deepest secrets. So, in the past 2 years, I have definitely grown up and things have definitely changed for the better.

Now, with the physical aspect of this question, I have changed a whole bunch. I have lost weight and become happier with my body.

So, I would say a ton has changed in the past 2 years.