29 July 2011


First I have a couple NSV to share.
      1. I did 5 whole push-ups!! I wasn't even able to do 1 before! then I proceeded to do 61 on my knees! I'm so excited! I am getting myself some muscles!!
      2. My husband told me my calves look smaller. I have always had rather large calves. So much so that I haven't worn a pair of shorts willingly since high-school. My legs have always been a sore subject. To have my hubby notice they are smaller is an awesome NSV!

BYOC (Bring Your Own Crazy)
A little ditty where we answer a few questions on Friday to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break.  Copy and paste to your own blog if you so desire!  Enjoy! Thank you Draz!

1.  Sun or rain?  Roses or tulips?  Romantic movie or comedy?
     I like the kind of rain where the sun is out but the sky kinda has that greenish hint to it. Very something dread kind of feeling to it. Like it's a sign of things to come. ooooooo (I'm superstitious, what can I say)
     I think I like tulips more, If you had asked me a couple of years ago I would have said roses. This area though has tulips planted everywhere in the spring and they are beautiful! My favorite flower though is brightly colored Gerber Daisy's! Love those flowers!
Can I claim romantic comedies? I love romantic comedies!
2.  Drazil has been sick lately and haven't eaten in two days - except for ice cream...which leads me to ask - what's your favorite ice cream flavor?
     I would have to say my homemade version of rocky road made with vanilla almond ice cream instead of chocolate...yummy!!! and o so bad for you!

3.  Are you a door locker - in your house and car?
     I lock both! my husband would leave the house wide open and then lock his car in the drive way. I think my paranoia comes from living in so many different places over the years. He never had that.

4.  In the spirit of my being sick and wanting to die - tell me your "go to remedies" for when you are sick?
     I use the basic. Ginger ale with an upset stomach, or I steep some ginger root tea. Saltines and of course over the counter meds for whatever ails me.

5.  Repeat question:  Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.
     In blog land I was inspired by so many of you! It's amazing how everyone rallies together when a fellow blogger is in need or just having a bad day.

     In real life not much is going on right now. Allot of work, working out and catching up on some reading between semesters. Update on the crazy cat. I had to take him to the vet last night because he had licked open his surgery site. He is now a cone kitty and is hating life. They gave him a steroid shot cause the site was so inflamed. He will be fine though. He has to wear the thing till Sunday.

27 July 2011

You Guys Are Amazing!

I want to thank everyone for the encouragement that you gave me. It was a bad day. Work was overwhelming and people that don't work for what they are given were pissing me off. Like I said I felt utterly defeated. It came out with a focus on my weight. I work with an individual who seems on the outside to get everything they want. I know there personal life is a lie and they are not really happy. It still gets to me though. Mainly because most of the day they do nothing and get allot of credit over nothing. I'm off in the background doing my job and no credit comes my way. It really gets under my skin.
Anyway you are all amazing. I realized today that there are people who look up to me in blog land. Me, little ol' me. It's a very humbling realization. You all mean so much to me.
You will be happy to know that I went to the gym after work today. I did almost 44mins on the treadmill before my 1/2 hour with my trainer. Like I said the other day, you guys should look into the body of F.I.R.E. program. It's worth it! I let out a lot of steam and feel much better. This is a new week to lose weight.

Thank you for being there for me.

Pissed Off!

I don't know why I can't just be happy with how far I have come. 1 lb is great especially since I didn't workout everyday that I planned last week. I just can't be happy with it though. I was losing so easily before. Now I feel like I have to really try hard for every freaking pound! I didn't get a lap band to diet the 150lbs off! I know it's not the easy way out. It still is going to take work. It just annoys me that all the work I put in and I see so little reward.
It's so frustrating! Why can't I lose like at the beginning? I look at everyone on blogger that lost 100lbs in there first year. I want that to be me. I am trying to have that be me.
Everyone says that I am doing so good. 62 lbs is allot of weight, and I agree. but I am so hard on myself that I just can't be happy with what I have accomplished so far. This feels like so many other things in my life that have started off so great and I have failed in the end. (even though I know I haven't failed this. just today I feel so defeated)
I was so excited when I saw the 286. the scale even flickered to 285 this morning. After weighing myself 3 times it was a solid 287.
Why do I do this to myself?

Wednesday Weigh-In

Last Week: 288.3
Today: 287.3

Loss of 1.0lbs this week
Total Loss of: 62.7lbs

I saw 286 over the weekend so I recorded it on my ticker. It's hard to be happy with a pound even though I know it's a step in the right direction. I think I am not seeing the loss as much because I am starting to build a little bit of muscle, which is very good! I have moved the scale out of eye site of my normal morning routine so I will have to go out of my way on Wednesdays to weigh myself. This way I am not stepping on it every day!

On another note: Today is a holy day, a beautiful day and a painful day for one small kitty. The kitty known as Mr. Monster is having his dangley parts cut off!! I know it's about a 50/50 chance that his annoyance is behavior now but I am willing to take that risk in the chance a better life might be had by all. Ok, ok I do feel a little bad about it, but it has to be done.

It's Wednesday people! The week is half over and closer to a restful weekend!
So Happy Hump Day!

26 July 2011

So So So Tired

Yesterday I had so much energy! I was moving all day long and was getting a little sweat on at work we were so busy. Then I went to the gym and worked my butt off! My trainer started this new program with me called Body of F.I.R.E. by Chad Waterbury. He said he pulled from the advanced section of the book! Holy crap those workouts are hard! I recommend looking into it if your looking for a good program. I can feel my butt muscles yelling at me for the workout yesterday. I can't remember who posted about the oober sweating yesterday but I was dripping by the end! 30 burpies (with mountain climbers in the middle) 30 jumping jacks, 30 pull-ups, 30 dips, 50 squats with weights and planks. I hate planks! Don't you hate planks? They hurt. I know what my trainer has me doing is helping so much though.

Then I went home took a shower and read my book all night till hubby got home from taking his final.

Today I am dragging. I am exhausted! I don't if it's because I have been doing a ton of paper work today or just because the workout drained me. I do know that I will barely be able to keep my eyes open at the hubs softball game tonight. I think right after I will be going to bed tonight.

25 July 2011

Cinnamon for Metabolism

I was in the grocery store on Saturday getting food for lunches this week when I ran in to my least and most favorite isle. The supplement isle. Watch the pounds drop with... insert whatever pill you've tried here ...and you will be amazed!false hopes and tragedy all reside in the same isle. Well I saw a bottle of cinnamon pills that claim 'Helps support sugar and fat metabolism', why not. So I get home and do some research after buying and found allot of good stuff on it. You can check out an article on it here. It is supposed to help with insulin levels between meal times so you don't get cravings as much. Insulin being a key factor in craving sweets. I like this supplement because diabetes runs in my family and anything that I can do to help prevent it along with my weight-loss is a good thing for me.

Any who, it's Monday and work and gym are on the menu today. Hope you all have a great day.

Does anyone else find the remaining balance on there ticker to be a little overwhelming? I know I have lost almost half my weight but 85lbs still seems so daunting at time. At least it's not 150lbs still :)

24 July 2011

Happy Sunday

I snuck on the scale yesterday and guess what I saw!

Lowest weight yet!

I guess the pizza wasn't all that damaging after all! Then after the scale I proceed to go to the movies and have ice cream and egg rolls. weird combo right? Then chicken legs and potatoes for dinner. After that I made cookies because I want the hubs to take them to work on Monday, I had about 6 over 3 hours. And since I was up at 1am I made myself a pita pizza. Such a yummy day of eating :) I am not stepping on that scale again till Wednesday Weigh-In. 
I wonder if I see the low weights and thing to myself subconsciousness, "self, you can eat bad and still lose weight. go for it!" oh well. It means my working out has been working. If I stick to my 1200cal diet I will get my 30lbs off by Nov. 6th.
This is not a set back, it just means it's time to go get on the bicycles and ride for a couple of miles. 
Until tomorrow friends :)

23 July 2011

BYOC..a little late.

I'm a little late but Friday was a sucky day. So in an effort to make up for my very distressed post on Friday here is some BYOC. 

It's FRIDAY SATURDAY so that means it's BYOC - Bring Your Own Crazy! Brought to you by the one and only Drazil! We answer a couple of questions in an effort to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break! Copy and paste and answer in your own blogs if you'd like!! ENJOY!! 

  1. Alright – forgive me – we’re gonna get a little personal here. I was flipping through my organizer and saw in big bright letters “ANNUAL PHYSICAL DUE” coming up soon. Then I remembered that last year my lady bits doc said that since I haven’t had a bad pap in so many years – that I don’t have to come back for another 3 years if I don’t want to.
    What the what? Did you guys know that?   No speculum in the vaginulum?
    Anywhoozle – it sounds all good but really – do any of you follow this medical rule? Do you go every three years if you’ve never had a bad pap?
                Well I went every year. Now I have to go every year, I had an abnormal result this year. I so stand-ins and take care of the lab work for PAP's at the doctors office I work at and I have actually heard a doctor tell a patient that if they had been screened every year that whatever they had could have been caught sooner. I know that's not the case for the majority but I like to take care of the taco area. Therefore I go, and recommend, going every year.
  2. If you read, what are you reading right now? Or how about what is your fave music right now?         Well right now I am in the middle of reading 2 books since we are break till the next semester. YAY! The first one is The Witches Daughter by Paula Brackston and the second one is Heartless from The Parasol Protectorate series written by Gail Carriger. The series I have been following since the first book came out and I completely recommend it!!! The first one I am still on the edge about.
  3. Name some of your favorite smells.
    fresh backed cookies and my husbands shirts.
  4. Showers or baths? Shampoo only or shampoo & conditioner? Shave daily or just when you start feeling and looking like an ape?
    Showers most of the time, baths are a treat. I use shampoo and conditioner every time because my hair like to frizz out without it. I don't shave daily but I don't get to ape status either, about when I get to chia pet length is when I nip it in the bud.
  5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blogland.
    In blog land I have been loving reading everything about those going to BOOBs on the BOOBs blog. It also seems like allot have people have had issues with there bands and are starting to recover. Most of them being over-fills. It has been wonderful catching up on what everyone has been up to and there progress.

    In real life I made it to the gym only 3 days this week. I have a little bit of a muscle pull in my left thigh and have been having trouble with stairs. I am healing quickly though. I have lowered my calorie intake a little bit so I can try to get my weight-loss kicked into gear a little more. We booked our honeymoon for Nov. 6! I know we have been married about 6 1/2 years but hey I'm excited! We are going to the Bahamas on a cruise for 4 days.  

22 July 2011

Murder for Hire? (nothing to do with lap band)

The title says it all! I need a murderer for hire. The subject? weighing in at approximately 6.5lbs, white with tan spots and a long white tail. Yes folks I'm talking about my cat. I no longer know what to do with him. He is 10 months old with an appointment to get his danglely things chopped off next week.  He was peeing in my bathroom sinks, so we shut the doors to all the bathrooms. He has damaged 3 of the blinds in my house, we flicked his nose. He meows like a demon psycho for hell has possessed him all night long and keeps us awake, so we lock him out of the bedroom and spray him with water. He started clawing the walls, so we spray him with water. Then this week it has all been elevated...he took a leak on the couch right next to me one morning before work! Then this morning, 30 mins before my alarm is supposed to go off, he pisses on my freaking bed!!! He shares 2 liter boxes with 1 other cat. They are both kept clean. He is well fed and we try to give him as much attention as we can. I don't know what to do with him. Plus with baby on the brain, I don't need a cat who is going to pee on everything around an infant. does anyone have any words of wisdom on how to kill this cat how to fix this problem? I have never believed that you should get a pet if you will ever have the intention of possibly getting rid of it. It pains me to even think about it like that, I love my animals as if they were real children. I just don't know what to do anymore. I am hoping getting his danglely things chopped off next week will help but if not, I don't know what we will do. I have this little creature that I have almost no emotion for anymore except loathing and remorse for bringing him home living in my house. It makes me feel like a terrible person. I want to just love him, but he is nothing like any other cat I have ever had before. I need help...

21 July 2011

Epic Fail

Yep I just ate pizza. Thin crust with veggies from a local place around here. Also I ate 2 of the cookies that I made for the class. My only consolation is that I didn't sit down at work most of the day and I was 900 cals under my food limit when I got to class today. Lets hope the scale doesn't yell at me!

Horrible for me, but O so tasty :(

Progress Pics

Today I had to go renew my military ID's. One's for work and the other is for benefits. These first ones were taken just over a year ago and the new ones on the right were taken this morning.

I knew my face had gotten smaller but the comparison is such an amazing difference to me.

I went to the gym last night, I did my warm up on my own on the treadmill. I put it on a 3.2 speed and set it at a 15 incline. I love doing this workout because I seem to burn the most calories, at 20 mins I burned 423cals. Then I did my half hour with the trainer. My legs felt like jelly last night when I got home. They burn this morning. What amazed me this morning is that I was on my way to work and was looking forward to going to the gym tonight! Then I realised I have my last night of English and can't go. I was truly disappointed. It's only been a couple weeks since I have started working out hard again and I already am enjoying it! YAY!

So all my lovely people have you surprised yourself lately?

20 July 2011

Weigh -In Wednesday!

Last week: 289.9
Today: 288.3

Loss of 1.6lbs this week
Total Loss of: 61.7lbs

Not to shabby I think for the week. Right on track for healthy weight loss. I'm sure if I didn't eat that bag of potato skins yesterday I would have gotten lower but, oh well.

Ok everyone we are diving into the world that send all conversation down the toilet. Poop. BM's have been very hard to come by and small when they do happen. I'm not sure if it's the iron I'm taking or a combination of that and the protein shakes. Anyone have any experience in this area? I am taking a prenatal, iron, BC and prev acid  Along with a protein shake every morning for breakfast.

Have a happy hump day all.

19 July 2011

Be Good To Yourself

I have noticed a very overwhelming theme through blog land since I have been back. It's not a good one either. The majority of us bandsters have lost a ton of weight already, we are working out 4, 5 and even 6 days a week if not every day! Why is it that no one seems to realise just how much they are doing. Alot of you don't seem to be giving yourself enough credit. For all that you have done for yourself to get this far, lets not beat ourselves up for having that 1 piece of chocolate or not making 1 day of working out. Love yourself and what you have accomplished thus far. It make me sad to see everyone so hard on yourself. I know I'm not a saint in this matter but we all need work.

So yesterday at work we had no air conditioning and it was in the 90's and one of the hottest days of the summer thus far with so much humidity that I was sweating just sitting still! That sucked running around and dealing with patients all day. The air is wonderfully fixed and back on today!

After work I went to the gym and pro ceded to drip with sweat during my warm up and then my session with my trainer. My small towel I bring with me was damp all the way through. My trainer had me do bur pies (start in the standing position, kneel, kick out your legs and do a push up, kneel, then jump up with your arms over your head), push-up, dips (your legs out in front of you and your arms on a bench behind you, kinda a reverse push-up) and then pull-ups. Each of these were done 10 times in a row and that whole thing was 1 set! I did that twice in a row and that was only the beginning! I told him, he is very nice but he's a little evil.

Later I went and got my nails did, my toes were starting to hurt. It was time. I got the new crackle nails polish on my finger nails and I love it! I didn't do the whole nail just the tips. Here's a picture of them.

I plan on going to the gym again tonight, no trainer till tomorrow though. I also have to make some cookie dough for class on Thursday since its the last night and we are watching a movie and having a pizza party. The cookies are my way of getting out of paying for pizza that I'm not going to eat. I am bringing some of my high protein chili. Although I would love, love, love some pizza! not going to happen. We are going on a cruise in November and I want to lose 30lbs before then.

Well that's all for today. This post turned out to much longer then I planned it to be.
Happy Tuesday all :)

17 July 2011

Pictures! (food porn alert)

I took a couple of pictures this weekend so I thought I would share some with you :)  I will start with today and work my way back. 

Today was a cooking day to get stuff made for lunches and snacks for the rest of the week. 
This is the low cal. high protein chili I make. It's  our version of Doc's Chili from the biggest loser. 

The start of a wonderful turkey meatball!
chopping the bell pepper for the meatballs and the chili 
these are the turkey meatballs I made. they are 72cals for one and  very tasty  for lunch  with a chobani :)

This was dinner, smoked chicken breast and grilled mushrooms and onions...yummy!

this is what the rest of the household has been doing all day. My nap will be after I start the laundry.

This is the Mountain High Mud Pie from Red Robins! I didn't want to buy a birthday cake  and have it in the house. To tempting. So hubby and I shared a slice of this. The caloric value on this is....1390!!! Thank goodness I don't eat that every day!

This is hubby and I at red lobster. He surprised me with all the pink birthday stuff in the restaurant.  Very  hush hush about my birthday as you can tell.

Just me, slightly enjoying the torture. 

It was a great weekend with lots of good stuff. Turning 25 wasn't as horrible as I thought it would feel. I am definitely looking forward to what this year will bring for me with so many changes in the works.  A plus, the scale only went up 0.1cal from the day before. I have eaten like a saint today though. 
Thank you for all the birthday wishes. You are all so great!
Until next time :)

15 July 2011

Freaky Friday Picture

In all the buisness at work today I almost forgot to post my Firday picture. Here it is!
What do I like about this picture? I like that before my work out my hair was dry and after it was wet all the way through. I like that I am all glisteny from putting my all in today with my trainer and my "warm up". I love the fact that the day before I turn 25 I can look at myself in a picture and be proud of how far I have come since my last birthday. I think this might be the best picture I have ever taken of myself.

Happy Weekend all!


1. Let’s do something crazy….I’m going to list the rainbow colors and you type the first FOOD item that pops into your head that symbolizes that color for you…..here’s mine:

red: apple
orange: carrot
yellow: lemon
green: spinach
blue: watermelon ( i know there not blue )
purple: soda
black: Fire extinguisher ( burnt food )

2. What is on your kitchen table right now?
 some of the contents I emptied out of my purse. fabric for the chair we are recovering, and I think some change and probably the cat since i'm not there to shoo him off the table.

3. What movie do you watch again and again and again? Not like what movie have you seen 5 times…but like what movie have you seen 30 times or more?
Practical magic with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Love that movie!

4. If Satan had a last name – what would it be?
Luvinski, not sure why it just seem to fit.

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.
It's nice to be back in blog land. Everyone is so welcoming. People have come a long way in the 2 months or so that I have been gone. It really makes me happy to see that everyone is doing so well.

Real life: DH tore a tendon in his ankle last night playing softball. I knew it was to good to be true to get through a whole season without an injury. He wen to the ER this morning bright and early to get it looked at because he was in so much pain.
Tomorrow is my birthday! I turn 25. In the morning hubby has class till 1pm so I am going to go get a message then when he gets home we are renting the boat again for a couple hours. After that a quick clean up then dinner at red lobster! King crab here I come! Then off to watch Harry Potter. It's the end of an era. It makes me sad. But my birthday should be great this year!

I hope you all have a great weekend. I will try to be on some time this weekend

14 July 2011


Today has been relatively busy at work. I spent most of it in a 15' by 8' room searching through medical records. A boring day.

I plan on going for a quick bike ride today after work so I can get a little activity in before class tonight. I think 2 times around the neighborhood should do the trick. That's a couple of miles.

I have a 5 hour English comp 2 class tonight. Only 1 more week of the semester after tonight. So happy about that. I am only 5 classes away from getting my associates degree in general studies. 2-3 semesters worth depending on how I space my classes out. We have a couple of small trips coming up and I don't know if I want to load myself down with 3 classes in one semester. If I do though I can graduate before we transfer in the spring. Time will tell.

My hubby has 2 softball games tonight that I can't go to. I would feel bad but they suck. I know that sounds horrible but it's no fun going to watch a team that always loses. He is good though which sucks for him alot.

I hope you all had a good Thursday. Until next time :)

13 July 2011

New Stuff

This is my new bike and my hubby's new car. I took the bike out for a couple mile ride tonight instead of going to the gym. It was so much fun and omg my thighs feel like they are on fire. A couple of hills were involved and a competitive husband on a mountain bike. I love my cruiser. It's so cute, but the seat isn't all that comfortable. I think my butt needs to shrink a little more for that to happen. Just thought I would share the wonderfulness of my new bike with you all :) have a great night

Bullets Baby

  • I am very tired this morning. We didn't stay up to late but we went through the stress of buying a car.
  • My cousin got engaged last night. She didn't tell her mom before she blasted it all over facebook. I can't really say to much though because my family didn't know till the day after I got married. At least it's just the engagement part.
  • My cat is sick. Nasty poops by the litter box this morning. I think he might be in for a vet visit today. Also my dog had a weird poop too. I hate when my babies are sick! I feel so helpless.
  • I didn't go to the gym last night like I planned because the hubby wanted to go "look" at cars. I am going tonight though. I am very sore from Monday's workout with the John (trainer). I see him again on Friday.
  • I PB'd my first couple bites of a smart one's breakfast sandwich this morning, at work. Thankfully the lady I work with knows about my band and was understanding and covered a little for me. 
  • So far the scale is going down. Starting with today I am going to do Weigh-In Wednesdays. I came in at 289.9 this morning in the buff. I am not going to change my ticker to reflect that because I only have about 2lbs till it's accurate again. 
  • Work has been interesting this week. We had a massive storm on Monday morning that knocked out the power. People have been without power since and are living in hotels. Alot of businesses are closed right around us with no power but my work is open. Go Navy! 
  • I was thinking about a small fill but after getting some feed back from some lovely ladies yesterday I think I will hold off on that for a while. Especially with the PB this morning.
Well have a great hump day everyone (don't hump to much).

12 July 2011


I'm going to break down where myself and phylis(my band) stand right now. About a week ago I was in the ER, having vomited about 7 times with things progressing toward another orifice.(sorry) I know I probably had a virus that led to my demise but the trigger for my stomach was a PB early in the day. I have strayed off the path of a good bandster. While like I have said I have not gained, I have not lost either. I have eaten around my band and eaten things that will get stuck. I have PB more in the last 2 months then I would like to admit. Phylis wants to work I just haven't been letting her. Back to the vomiting. After that whole deal I have been getting headaches, no matter how hydrated I am and I get pain on and off right in the band area that takes my breath away. My surgeon said it sounds like acid reflux, has anyone else heard off acid reflux feeling just like a regular nasty pain?

11 July 2011

Back to the Grind

TAG YOUR IT! ok you are reading this so you should do this to. Let me see your workout pics! Leave me a comment to let me know if you posted a  picture :)

I have met my training match. My new trainer is John. He is nice and polite and kicked my behind!  It was a great workout, I was sweating with swet dripping from my hair. Then he asked me to do something that no matter how hard I tried I couldn't do it. It pissed me off to no end! He told me to put my hands straight out in front of me, keep one leg off the ground and sit then stand up all on one leg. I couldn't do it! Of all the things I have been able to do and accomplish I could not sit and stand up on one leg! It made me so mad and I think he caught on and ended the session there for the day. I know I worked my butt off before then but this gives me something new to strive for.

A Weekend of Fun

My weekend was so much fun! I wish I could have shared it with all of you!

Friday after work we set up camp and for some reason with us camping is never a small endeavor. We have the tent, a screened in gazebo tent, camping chairs, grill, cook top, lights, ect... We sat around the fire and had burgers and hot dogs, then of course smores. Right before we were going to bed my tuff as nails mini doxen chased away a huge raccoon. That promoted us to move all the food anything back to the car and I insisted we move the tent away from the tree line. That sucked at almost midnight. Saturday was a blast though! I don't know about you all but camp breakfast is awesome with us. We have spiced potatoes and eggs. Very yummy! We rented a water trike for about an hour. Those things are quite the workout.

That's not us in the picture. It was so hot out that we kept moving to get a breeze. A ton of fun but I was feeling it in my legs the rest of the day. After that the toy my hubby wanted to rent was back at the dock. A 16 ft power boat. We rented that for an hour and raced around the lake . A ton of fun. I'm not a huge boat fan but this was great. We are going to take it out again this coming weekend for my birthday! Then we went swimming for a while. The water was freezing but it was about 90 degrees out so it was tolerable for a while. For dinner I made an awesome dutch oven stew on the fire! I have never cooked like that and it turned out awesome and it was so much fun! Sunday morning we packed up and went home bright and early. We took a small nap and got officially up at about 11 am. We went to see Green Lantern. It was an ok movie. Then later yesterday I made some bath bombs. So a very busy and fun weekend!

Today I start hard core back at the gym! I am seeing a personal trainer 3 times a week after my regular workout. For a regular workout I am going to do High incline/fast walk on the treadmill for 30mins, 15 min high intensity on the bike and 10 mins on the stair stepper. This is going to be a fun week.

thank you all for the warm welcome back! Love you guys!
Have a great day!

08 July 2011

BYOC and Picture Friday

Thank you for the nice welcome back! I have slowly over the last couple of hours been catching up on the lives of people other than my own, slowly integrating myself back into the comment world :)

As promised I have a picture that my lovely co-worker took for me. But first lets get our BYOC on! Happy Friday to everyone.

1. If you were asked to symbolize yourself as an animal – which animal would you be?
I would have to say maybe a Orangutan. Like the ape I tend to be a little shy in new situations. I also tend to not have to many close friends. I am fiercely loyal though so maybe that makes me a Labrador. Who knows.

2. Did you ever play an organized sport – with coaches, rules and scoring? Tell us about it.
I played basketball for about 8yrs growing up. a little bit of softball too I think. I tried out for volleyball but never made the team. I didn't really enjoy playing basketball, as I got older it got more competitive. The parents made it enjoyable and in all reality I was only there because I was tall. Better to block the basket.

3. When did you start shaving your legs?
I don't know, I really avoid shaving my legs as much as possible now though. my hair isn't to thick and it grows slow. So I leave it alone so it will stay that way as long as possible.
4. When you’re in a crabby – pissy – want to stab everyone you see kind of mood – what do you do to get out of it or do you revel in it?
I usually revel in it for a little while, I know not good. When I get that way I really just need some alone time and unfortunately the hubby is the one who gets the full force of the grumpiness

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.
In blog land I am catching up and getting excited again to stop by and see everyone during BOOBS in 84days (because Ronnie is counting)

In real life we are getting ready to go camping tonight and tomorrow. I am trying to figure out a way to keep the dog in the tent this time at night. That little stinker always seems to find a way out some how. Wish me luck I have to fend for myself on Saturday morning.

Picture Time:

Just ignore the bad hair day. I had class last night and didn't get home till 10pm getting moving this morning was hard. I like that in this picture I am wearing an XL scrub top instead of a 3XL. My face is also a ton smaller. Bonus: for some reason it looks like I have boobs! Not to bad for a quick pic :)

Happy Friday everyone!

07 July 2011

Hello Stranger's

I feel like I have been gone so long I lost my street cred.

First I want to know how everyone has been doing? Just drop me a couple lines in the comment section. nothing major. I will try to catch up on everyone when I get a moment.

Whats going on in my life? Well a whole lot of nothing actually. I haven't seen my surgeon since about march, I haven't sincerely blogged since I think May, I haven't really been working out at all. for a good long while. In short I haven't lost a single pound (or gained) since my last post. Life has been really good though. I am spending alot of time with my husband and our furry little babies. We went on vacation to visit the family. We celebrated 6yrs of marriage, my hubby's 25th birthday, the fourth of July, a wonderful memorial day, spending time with friends, threw a baby shower, going to school a couple nights a week, going camping this weekend and celebrating my 25th birthday on the 16th. That's quite the mouthful. I am really having a good time and learning alot about myself in the process. Now that the year is going by so quickly though I am starting to focus back on my weight. The summer activities for us are still going to continue but I have to get back to the gym so I can catch up with all you wonderful ladies and gentlemen out there. I am going to regain touch with my peeps because you are all the inspiration that I needed to get to this point.

I have to admit there were a couple of times this past week that I thought to myself how much I missed you guys and that I had something I wanted to share with you all. I am sorry for the long lapse but I am back this time and I will try to post 5 days a week like I was way back forever ago, but be gentle with me while I get back into the swing of things. I will start back tomorrow doing my freaky Friday picture op. where I post a picture of myself un-posed for the world to see and gnaw on. Until tomorrow my lovelies.