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Five on Friday

Time for my favorite link-up day: Five on Friday.
I read these everyweek and FINALLY decided I need to join in!
You ladies are awesome and entertaining every week and I only hope I can live up to the challenge!!
If you want to join in, follow AprilDarciNatasha, and Christina ... playing along is simple!  Just write a blog about five things on your mind today, anything goes really, post the logo above on your blog, and then enter your post address in the link-up section on April's blog today.

Here goes...

I got to have two date nights this week!! Normally with work and the gym me and my baby only get one date night a week but this week I was blessed with two!!! On Tuesday we had tickets to a Pirates Game at PNC Park and then on Wednesday we went on a river cruise down the Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny rivers in Pittsburgh! This picture below is us in our Pirates gear!!

I am obsessed with lipgloss I found in Sephora called Buxom. It is amazing! It tingles and…

Jump Starting Weight Loss

I have decided to go on Atkins again. After months of maintenance I decided to need to switch things up and get this weight loss jump started!

It worked the last time I did it years ago and then I just let myself go again.

Time to get serious!

What do you all think? Have any of you tried low carb and what are your thoughts?

I love that I can now eat bacon, pepperoni, beef jerky, pork rinds, and cheese without feeling guilty!

I also bought these so that I can tell when I start in the fat burning mode!! Apparently you are in Ketosis when your body starts burning it's own fat for fuel and it will register on these test strips. Very interesting!

Pittsburgh River Cruise

Beware:  Lots of pics to follow!!

My sweetie and I went on a river cruise in Pittsburgh last night.  The ship docks at Lock One Marina and we had to be there at 7PM to leave. The cruise lasted until 8:30PM - can you say awesome!!!?

We got there a little early and were able to shop around in Marty's Market. In all the times I have gone to the strip I have never gone in and it was great. It was like everything awesome about the strip all in one place.  PS - Jenna - they have nom nom cookies there for sale!!! Sadly, I did not get a picture of them.

I did, however, get a picture of the jeni's ice cream in the freezer! This is my sister's favorite ice cream on the planet! This is salted caramel. Yummo! (That's my sweeties hand-HA)

 Then we walked around and browsed Marty's Market some more - love this place!!
This is the view from the dock area where the cruise started. This is the old plant owned by Heinz and now owned by Del Monte. They used to make all Heinz products ther…

Pittsburgh Rules!

I REALLY love my city! It is so pretty and there is so much to do here! i Love Pittsburgh!

 I had an early date night last night this week (We normally make date night on Wednesday) since my sweetie got tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates Game (baseball). Here is my ticket...we had pretty awesome seats and it was a pretty awesome game (even though in the end we lost - great game though!!!) Any Milwaukee bloggers out there?? You guys won last night!!!!! CONGRATS

This is a view of my beautiful city from PNC Park. It is from my cell phone so it is pretty crappy picture quality. Just one of our many bridges!
Another view from PNC Park. The building with the big blue stick on top (HA HA) is the Highmark Building and the one to the right of that with the four light on top is the glass building of PPG. Beautiful buildings!!! Again, sorry for the crappy quality picture.
This is the pierogi race. They do this every home game. YUMMO. Chester Cheese won last night.

 This is a selfie of me and my s…

Useful Information

Nothing exciting to report so I will just spew a bunch of useful (and useless) knowledge I gained at lunch.

1.  Never be friends with your ex-husbands can only come back to harm you in the end.

2. The cork factory in Pittsburgh was turned into a Marina and loft housing.

3. Female mosquito are the only ones that bite you.  Never knew this! Here are the facts about it....I googled it after lunch.

4. Red Robin now has sweet potato fries...never knew this substitution existed however, their regular fries are the BOMB and I have no need to substitute! Red Robin....YUM!!!!  PS - They have the sweetest and cutest waitresses ever (my niece is a waitress there when she is home from college - ha!)

5. It feels GREAT to cheat on your healthy eating every now and then. Just really WANTED a burger today-got a turkey burger so it was not a TOTAL cheat!!!!!! YUMMO

6. Friends at work are sooo important!! My friends at work …
My weekend consisted of a little visit to the Midvale Speedway in Ohio. I went with just my mother on Saturday night - Dad was not interested in attending and we met my Aunt Kathy there.  Every Saturday in the Summer they have car races. It is soo much fun! There are lots of little wrecks and even fights in the stands sometimes - HA HA!  Here is the sign at the entrance!
Here is a little selfie from the stands rocking my nieces Alma Mater sweatshirt!!!

This was intermission. The fancy cars from a car cruise at McDonald's in Uhrichsville, OH drove up and paraded around a few times to keep us entertained at intermission. And this was my Sunday! All day taking advantage of the awesome weather (since Mr. Winter is quickly on it's way) and tubing at my parent's house on the lake!! They just got this new tube that is like a big couch...ha ha! Just chill and ride!

 This is a quick pic from today...ran out for an early lunch and got a haircut....went wayyyy short in the back and …


If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Questions and Answers 1.  What is a typical weekday like for you?  Up at 6; at work by 7AM.Work until 4PM. Then home and off to the gym about four nights during the week (either to do Zumba, HipHop or running). On Wednesdays, I take off from the gym and have date night with my, that night is fun!

2.  Name one song that never fails to make you happy and one song that you always listen to when you’re sad.  Hmm….The happy one is brown eyed gir…

5 on Friday

Today I decided to join in on 5 on Friday

Five random things on Friday...If there is anything I am, it is random!

ONE: TGIF!!!! This Friday could not have come quickly enough! Ever have one of those weeks when you DREAD every day you have to walk into work...this qualified as one of those for me!

TWO:  I get to see my brothers two kids this weekend....they just happen to be my niece and nephew!! Cannot wait to see their adorable little faces! Maybe this weekend I can convince Madeline to ride the tube with me and her LITTLE brother! HA

THREE: Next weekend I will get to see my sisters THREE kids!!! They just happen to also be my nieces and nephew! It will be another weekend of lake fun!!!!!!! Swimming, tubing, floating, etc.!!!

FOUR: This is longest I have ever waited in between pedi's in a loooooong time! I have really spoiled myself lately and I am trying to cut back so that I have so money in the bank - ha ha!  PS - This is not really my feet...just thought the picture was frighte…