Venus Trapped in Mars

20 November 2013

I'm not one for housekeeping...

I'm slammed at work today with meetings for some big wigs in town (errr in country) from Japan. I normally write my posts at night, so today this will be quick! I'm not one for housekeeping, but sometimes you just gotta do it.
This one time, I housecleaned. Never again. 


1// I don't want to start this post by sounding cliche, but holy crap I love you guys. I love you. Like, in love. Thank you so much for all the support on my post yesterday. To say I'm now motivated to lose this extra *cough* 30 pounds *cough* is an understatement. I can't wait to get started. A ton of you said you wanted to play along and link up as well! That's amazing! We will have our first linkup this Sunday, November 24th. Then they will be every other week from there on out! 

I figured this Sunday could be used as a meet and greet. Just a post introducing yourself, talk about why you struggle with weight loss (i.e. you love food, you love booze, you are lazy, you hate the gym, eating is amazing, etc.) and what you're going to do to fix it! What programs have worked for you in the past? If you want to join in on my shopping incentive plan, what is on your wish list for when you hit your milestones? What are you goals? I'll also have some printables ready for you on Sunday, so you can customize your own "get skinny" tracker, and set your own goals! This will be really really really casual. No rules on who you have to follow, no mandatory buttons to post....  just good ole fashion support of one another! WE GOT THIS! 

Ok so like I said, this isn't going to become a weight loss blog. I'll shut up now.... well until Sunday. 

2// I added about a billion (30) items to my Poshmark Closet! Please come buy all the things. These are all items that I love, and I've held on to thinking, "One day I'll fit back in these!" But let's be real here, once I lose weight, I'll want to go shopping for all new items! Might as well get rid of these and put the funds in my piggy bank! 




3// Here is a freebie I posted on Instagram about a week ago. Some of you asked for it for your phone, here it is! 

Oh and here is a tip: If you have the new iPhone update, which I'm assuming everyone does by now, there is an annoying little glitch when you try and make an image your screen saver: It zooms and and distorts the image. Turn make that stop do the following :
Settings ---> General ---> Accessibility ---> Scroll down and click "Reduce Motion"---> turn that ON

Click here to download screen saver for iPhone5/5s

Ok that is it for me today. See you with something fabulous for tomorrow, I think you're really going to like what Helene and I have up our sleeves! 



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24 comments :

  1. I am so excited to link up on Sunday. I hate short term goals and long term goals. The short ones help me break it up so that it doesn't seem so overwhelming. I think good wish list items are clothing items (duh), pedicures, and massages. I also like the idea you had for saving up an amount and just using it to shop.

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  2. im so excited for tomorrow. so excited i should have put it on my top 10 list. shoot i suck.

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  3. I eat because food is awesome. hahaha I'm hoping to follow along with you on this!

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  4. This Sunday, marking it on the calendar! =)

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  5. All about this Sunday. I actually worked out this morning and I'm gearing up to get motivated to lose the 50+lbs I've got to lose!

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  6. I'm so pumped about the link-up and the support and the plan.. I think that's what I've been lacking lately! Also, I need to Poshmark my clothes that are tooooo big :)

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  7. So proud of you for putting it all out there.... that isn't an easy thing g to do! Plus your idea is an awesome way to hold yourself accountable, which is important when you're trying to lose weight. I wouldn't be where I am today without my boyfriend (my accountability) pushing me and encouraging me along the way! Good luck and I can't wait for the link up!

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  8. Somehow I missed yesterday's post - but yay I am all for a new me in the new year (Pretty sure I say this every year!)

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  9. you totally got this. looking forward to your posts!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  10. Lol housekeeping - you should see my laundry pile. But I'm looking forward to seeing your weight loss journey, and then hopefully board the train soon as well!

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  11. I can't wait for tomorrow.

    I knew if you put you out there bloggers would respond with amazing support! We do love Sarah after all. :)

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  12. I've been meaning to ask you to text me this damn background since you put it on the insta. So, thanks friend!

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  13. thanks for the tip on the backgrounds on our iPhones. DARN GLITCHES!!!
    i am also on the journey to eating better and losing some weight. I will be looking forward to your posts and linking up! I am counting my calories and just gotta find exercising to be fun again. Good luck girl

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  14. I still want those boots. WHERE IS THE MONEY TREE LOCATED?! :)

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  15. Hi guys! Newbie blogger here. I'd love to link up but have no clue how to! Is there someone that can coach me, pretty please. Sadly I think my reasons for losing weight are all of the above "you love food, you love booze, you are lazy, you hate the gym, eating is amazing", Help :)

    www.brasshoney.blogspot.com

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  16. I like the way you're thinking about your clothes. I can't tell you how many clothes in my closet that I DON'T wear just because "one day I'll fit into it again" - I need to just bag 'em up and sell 'em!

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  17. Starting an "eat less - exercise more" plan before Thanksgiving is my Jam!

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  18. i'm so pumped for the linkup sunday (and every sunday for the rest of forever)...oh and to get hott ;)

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  19. I, too, hate housework. Dishes particularly - But sometimes you do have to do it. I post workouts weekly on my page if you want to check it out (sorry i had doing plugs like that but the workouts are simple, anyone can do them!)

    xo, NIna
    afterthe40barfinish

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  20. Ughhhh... I hate cleaning but I loooooove when the place is clean. It's a sick cycle.

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  21. So that iphone tip has changed my life. Why do you know everything? Love it and you xoxo

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  22. Good thinking on the clothes- I keep hanging onto stuff too that I want to fit back into, but I'd much rather donate/sell it and then get NEW stuff when I'm sexy and skinny again! ;)

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  23. I'm so excited you're going to do a link-up throughout your weight-loss journey! I want to lose 20 pounds :( Ugh, it's such a bummer and such a hard time of year to be trying to be healthy and lose weight but it will be nice to have other people to "connect" with!

    I also love that you posted about booze the day after posting about losing weight :) THAT and the fact that I love food is my problem I think :)

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