30 September 2011

Happy BOOBs Day!!

Well ladies and gents who are going to be reading around the blogs today I am a little hung over this morning! I know what a great way to start off my BOOBs weekend. I went to a Drag Idol last night to support a friend of mine. So while I was in Chi-town at a drag show it was not the one that my fellow BOOBs were at.
I stepped on the scale this morning and you will never guess what number I saw...


So I am going to claim that 80.1lb loss and party with it!!! Ok, maybe I will leave the partying till later and just try to get through the work day. (ugg 3 hours of sleep)

After work today I will be going straight to the train station and going to BOOBs!!! I get off at 3pm and by 3:17pm I shall be on my way to meet some of the most amazing women I know!! (and apparently there are rumors of free chobani!!! What?! I know!!)
So bags are packed and I just have to get through the day! I can't wait to share pictures with you all next week!

Have a fabulous weekend my darlings and don't party to hardy or you will end up like me. (3 ours of sleep and hung over on Yeager bombs)

29 September 2011

Drag Show?

Can anyone tell me what club people are going to tonight to see the drag show in downtown chicago?

26 September 2011

Bullets Baby!

  • I don't know if I should eat my lunch today at least at lunch time. I'm not hungry but I wont' have another chance today to eat lunch.
  • an albino baby born to black parents is still considered black. just a random fact I learned today.
  • I have a ton of stuff to do this week for BOOBs prep, yes shopping is involved.
  • I apologize to my roommates in advance if I am a bathroom hog. I will do my best not to be. My morning routine has blossomed into a hot mess of stuff.
  • Also can you guys believe how fast the time has gone by!
  • I have to iron and take some clothes in this week before the event along with getting some new under garments for a dress the is super cute and sexy and so out of my old comfort zone! I can't wait to share it with you all!
  • I told my trainer this weekend that I had a band put in. He gave me a weird look and I don't know if it was just me but he seemed to treat me completely different after that. It pisses me off because its not like I work less hard then everyone else. He has no right to judge. It makes me mad that if it persists I will have to find another trainer :(
  • I might just stop being a wuss and put up with it for the few sessions I have left.
  • I have been having a few twinges in my port site. mainly when I do ab workouts or I wear something that is a little to tight. So I'm not to worried. you can defiantly feel that it's there now though. Before the weight loss you really had to feel for it.
  • I have my endocrinology appointment on Wednesday this week. So I should know more on that front soon, hopefully.
  • Overall today I am just super excited for BOOBs and getting prepared all week.
Have a great Monday everyone!

I ate lunch. I had a couple of bites of pasta :) It should keep me full for a while!

22 September 2011


BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!!
BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!!
BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!!
BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!!
BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!! BOOBs!!!!!

So I am officially getting really excited about BOOBs and meeting everyone and doing everything and getting to ware all my pretty new clothes and shoes!!
It looks like I might have some roomies too! That will be so much fun! I hope I don't snore : /

Also On the food front today I had a protein shake for breakfast and a banana and a chobani so far. I plan on having my home made turkey an udon noodle soup for lunch and a fiber bar before I go to the gym today. I have a trainer session. So I am looking forward to working my butt off and getting those 6 pounds off by the 30th.
So that means that next weeks No-Weight-Wednesday will be postponed until that Friday. WHEN WE HAVE BOOBS!!! AAAA!!!

If you haven't noticed today is a good day :)
I feel so much better then I have been feeling. I am still dizzy but it's not so overwhelming today that I can't focus or that it takes all my energy to focus.
I know I have said it before and I will probably say it again. Thank you for all your support. I love you guys!!

Have a great Thursday everyone :)

21 September 2011

No-Weight-In Wednesday

There is no need for me to not be accountable to myself and all of you just because I have some things going on in my life. So here is my September calender:

This month sucks. I was hoping for 6 lbs gone this month. So far it doesn't look like it is going to happen. I have been doing a lot of stress eating and I know I am doing it so that's the worst part. I am getting myself back in line today. I just have to stop buying those stupid pumpkin lattes in the morning. They are out of my way from work anyway.

Thanks for all your support and putting up with my bad moods. I love you guys and I can't wait to give all of you a big hug at BOOBs (if your going).

Stick Fork in Me I'm Done!

Sorry this post might not have anything to do with WLS. Feel free not to read.

I have had it this week! I feel like crap. I have to leave work on Monday because of this study medical issue then I had to go to the ER yesterday during work because of another medical issue (sorry even I have my limits to what I post, can't tell you what for) Then today I feel like crap again, but I can't go home because I my sick time and vacation days for ork are one in the same. When I emailed my boss lady she said that even with a doctors note I could not use non-paid days off or I would get fired basically. She put a little more fancy then that. I have enough time right now to take the couple hours here and there but if I get cruise time and I don't have the required amount of time on the books to take it they will void my request for time off even if it's an hour short!!
WTF!! So now there is more stress added to all this shit. So at this point at might have to choose between my job and going on a cruise that I have already paid for.
Today is not going to be a No-Weight-In Wednesday. Sorry.

20 September 2011

Sorry About the Absence...

It feels like forever since I have been on, even though it hasn't even been a week.
I fell off the scale wagon, or on is more appropriate. It was by accident. My mental health doc has this scale that is part of the floor and I was told to stand on the X. Weird, I know. So I saw it without even meaning to. It's not great but it's not a gain either. Plus it was at the end of the day. No I am not telling you the number! Next Wednesday on the 28th I will do my official weight in for the month and with fingers crossed it will be down :)
I also know that I have been stress eating and even though I am working out, I am not working out as much as I was last month because it is difficult with the dizziness and all that stuff. So I was a little amazed by the number I did see.

On the medical front: my symptoms have been getting worse. I had to leave work early yesterday because it was hard to function. Also I had to have my husband drive for me on Sunday because I was getting to dizzy. Plus all weekend I have been having headaches on and off. I don't know if they are from stress or just another symptom that is added on. I have an endocrinology appointment on the 28th to do some more stuff for it. I feel like a pansy for it effecting my life this much. It's so frustrating.

I want to thank manda panda for the liebster award she gave me! I will do a post on that when I have more time to organize my thoughts. Everyone go say Hi!!!

Also I can't wait to show off my new hair to everyone at BOOBs in 2 weeks!!!
Have a great day everyone!!

15 September 2011

MRI Results

Well everyone the results are in. I do not have a tumor so that is the good news. I have whats called empty sella syndrome. It's a spot in the bottom of your brain that holds your pituitary gland (this gland is in charge of almost all of your hormone regulation) Well this hole looks like it is empty on the MRI (hence the "empty" part of the syndrome) and my gland is flattened somehow. Right around that is a bony area called the sella turcica and mine is swollen. But that's as much as I know. The doctor didn't know much about it except that it isn't life threatening. I will have to see an endocrinologist for further information and testing. Overall I am not sure what it all means or what is to come but at least it has a name and I'm still dizzy. So I know that I move on from here.

Also there is a huge possibility that this time next year that I could be living in Bahrain or south of San Francisco. For the hubbies duty station. More to come on that front.

Beautiful Tragedy

First things first...I love the Pilate's ring!!! I got out of bed this morning and I could feel everyone one of the muscles I had worked as I waddled to the bathroom. A must have in my opinion :)

I had the MRI last night and I hope on the deepest depths of hope, hell I will wish on a freaking star to never have to do that again! I have never had an issue with claustrophobia ever until they put my in that tiny tube! I had a moment of freak out and became a tragic mess, then I calmed down and dealt with it for 30 long horrible minutes! I just hope I never have to do that again!

Also in the midst of all the horribleness I had an NSV moment. I would have never fit in that tube 74lbs ago. So just a wonderful example how losing weight is helping improve my health. :) It's a beautiful thing! (or at least figuring it out is)

That being said Its Thursday and I don't have much going on today other than lots of work as usual.
Hugs to my peeps!

14 September 2011

Non-Weight-In Wednesday and Blabberings

Ladies the Pilate's ring is painfully fabulous!
I do 5 sets of 20 reps and by the time I am almost done its a full on struggle to move those legs! It came with a DVD that I think I am going to give a try but that might be a min. before that happens.

I had my consult for my hair extensions and the lady was very knowledgeable and showed me a good length and said my hair would need about 90 - 100 extensions put in. So I was all ready to say sign me up until she said that my total would be just over $1000.00!!! Yes you are reading that right! In my head I was saying Shi!%, F*$%, Balls! Out loud I said wow that's a lot of money. Then she gave me that look of you just waisted my time I could have been making money! I did not appreciate the attitude.
So I am taking my business somewhere else. Hair Fetish. They are kinda punk like and a little fun. So no extensions for me just a fun cut with some highlights and low lights. Sorry Draz no review except for extensions are way more expensive than I thought they were!

I missed last Wednesdays Non-Weight-In, so here it is for this week with last week too:

see my little half day? it makes me so sad faced!

I should have worked out more, but I haven't. I feel like I am not going to lose a single pound this month and it's frustrating. My food intake has been decent. Not as great as last month but not full out nastiness every day. I am still getting my protein in and drinking a ton of water as much as possible. This whole dizziness thing has been frustrating and annoying more than anything though. I have been doing my best without pushing to hard. I am hoping to get 5 days in this week working out. I have been going to the gym to run on the treadmill so there are people around if anything happens.
Also I have my MRI tonight. I'm a little tweaked about it but not to bad. My hubby is going to take me so I will have a small cheer section waiting for me :)

Any whozzle I am so excited about BOOBs coming up! I have a dress to ware for formal night and oh my its amazing! I just hope no one else has the same dress :) How funny would that be.
Well have a good Wednesday my beautiful followers!

12 September 2011

Weekend Madness

Happy Monday all!

Sorry about last week, things were so all over the place that I barely had a chance to get on and get updated on everything that people were doing.
I will try my best to get back on track this week :)
This weekend was a lot of fun. I was still feeling a little dizzy but overall not to bad.
Saturday we went and got ripped off for our passports. You you don't have to get them done don't! They are so damn expensive I almost passed out again from shock right there! (not really just kidding, although my wallet died a little)...yes my wallet has feelings.
After that we went to the mall and I got a couple new pairs of underwear and of course the hubby picked out all the ones that he liked. No complaints nothing crazy like dental floss.
After that we got some new pots and pans!!! The non-stick on our old ones was coming off into the food when we cooked with them. So in the trash they went. The new set in stainless steel!
It has silicone handles that can be put into the oven up to 400 degrees. Very nice! They are Rachel Ray. I'm not a huge fan of hers.
Later that night I got a text from a friend at work and went out for drink without the hubby. I got to catch up with an old friend that I haven't seen in a long time also.
On Sunday we used our season passes to go to Six Flags and I got a tiny bit sun burnt. We went on 3 coasters and 2 water rides. It is so nice being able to go on all those rides and not be so tired from walking circles around the park.
Since I didn't lose any inches on my thighs I bought the Pilate's ring to do some tightening.
OK well it's busy here at work so I will finish updating you all later.

09 September 2011

You are Awesome!

I wish I had time to do BYOC right now. But I am super busy right now at work! Thank goodness we are done in about an hour!
I just wanted to thank every one for your comments. I don't mean to worry you all and it's nice to know that you all care. Thank you for your support. It means so much. Also from the encouragement of a few of you I will make sure I tell my trainer what happened.
My hubby is coming home tonight too. It will be nice to see him :)
I hope we can go get some Pink Punk Cosmos tonight!

08 September 2011

Ugg and Wow!

Quick post.
I ended up in the ER last night because I passed out after my run. I couldn't even do a full run either! I feel cheated of my workout. I had to cut it short because my chest was on fire and I haven't had that issue in the past. I was going up stairs and I had to stop and hold onto the railing and next thing I new I was coming to on the floor. It scared the crap out of me. My husband wanted me to go to the ER so I did and they pretty much did nothing but stick me with a needle. They did want me to take it easy today so I didn't go to work. But I did go to the gym today. Don't yell at me! I felt fine today and I did my full sweat dripping workout with my trainer. So I had supervision, even if he didn't know about the episode :) 
Hey a girls got to do what a girls got to do and I can't put my life on hold for this, whatever this is.
On to some good news though now:

I'm excited about those numbers in a month!
2 1/2 inches off my hips! holy crap and 2 inches off each of my arms!!
But those stupid thighs just want to stay the same size

06 September 2011

Medical Update

I am in class right now. I am fighting to stay awake.
Today has taken forever!
I went to the doctor today for my vertigo. The doc thinks it's not vertigo. I have to get images of my head taken. So a cat scan. They are going to inject me with contrast. Not looking forward to that. I had to have contrast when me knees where so bad I could barley walk. It made me uncomfortable. I'm not sure how to describe it but I got the same feeling when my dentist gave me epinephrine for bleeding control. They make me tear up and want to cry. I don't know what kind of reaction that is, but it's weird. Any who she said my symptoms point to 2 different things. On one hand it sounds like I am on the verge of passing out and then my other symptoms point to vertigo but are lasting to long. We also talked on long term that I will probably have to see a neurologist. So lots of fun in my future. She asked if I was ok and i said I was fine as long none of it interfered with me trying to get preggers in a couple of months. She couldn't guarantee anything though. So that upsets me a little. Things tend to move slow with military medical. I might not even find out anything substantial till next year. She also said that depending on what they find out my symptoms could get worse with pregnancy. So who knows how things are going to work out now. I know I'm not old but I am not getting any younger. 
I also talked to her about sleep aids because I have trouble falling asleep. I will give that a try tomorrow because I didn't have time to stop by the pharmacy today.
I know this isn't the most thrilling post but thanks for standing by me and reading it anyway. This whole thing is  seeming to throw a wrench in my well laid plans. 
I haven't had a ton of time to read and comment on people blogs. I will try my best to catch up tomorrow night after I do my homework well and tan and go to the pharmacy and run and go through the closet upstairs for the garage sale on Saturday. Some time in there I think I have to find time to get a passport taken care of too. Holy crap! Why the hell do I have so much stuff to do?
Oh well. I hope everyone else's week is much more peaceful then mine :)

05 September 2011


I went shopping today and spent more money than I should have but it is so worth it! I am now wearing a size 18 jean, 14/16 top (or 2 from torrid), a size 16 dress and a size 38C bra. So that means you get to see a couple of my picking for today!

This is a cute cowl neck tank that's perfect to go under a jacket for the cool weather that started today.

I love this outfit1 I feel so small in it and I love the way the girls look :) I also got a knit zip up hoodie with a tank to go under it. It's purple to match the shoes I got that match my dress for BOOBs!!! That's all your finding out though. I can't wait to show my dress off. It's fabulous!!!!!
Also for the first time ever I was able to shop at....

That's right you are reading that right!!! What an amazing feeling! There biggest size around is a 38 and guess what chickadee's that's me now!! So I bought to bras, one of there miraculous bra and an everyday bra. My old ones were looking down right nasty!

Then I came home and did some chores around the house and finished up some home work that's due tomorrow. 
For dinner I had a southwest stuffed taco with feta and cheddar cheese! Yummy!

Yep I snuck some food porn in here without telling you. It was very yummy!

It's back to work tomorrow for the start of my hell month. We are the department that is responsible for giving the mandatory flu vaccines to the Active Duty that work on our base. Approximately 1,000 people. Give or take 10. So have a good night and I will catch up with you all in the morning :)

04 September 2011

Fun Weekend (Warning Food Porn)!

I wish I could make you all a pink punk cosmo! It is the yummiest drink I have ever had! I usually get a drink before my meals when we go out and this is what I ordered:

Amazing Drink! I wish I could make one for all of you! I googled the recipe and it's super simple! It was at T.G.I.Fridays. I had the chicken and shrimp sizzler (I think it was called that) anyway this is the left overs I went home with:
Today we went for a couple mile bike ride to the local food store we like. They cook all there own desserts fresh and they have a salad bar and a sandwich shop with fresh made bread and home made soups. So yummy! I usually get a salad with spinach, feta cheese, cucumbers, edimame, chicken and sesame sticks with a little ranch dressing. The hubby and always after split some kind of dessert. Then we picked up a couple of things at the fresh market and rode the couple of miles back home. It's always a nice little workout and I love our time together. He leaves tomorrow for a week for work stuff. We are hanging tonight a little. 
On that note have a great holiday tomorrow and enjoy your day off! 

02 September 2011


BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy….5 little questions we ask to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break. Copy and paste to your own blog and enjoy!

1. If you have a camera and have the time – take the contents of your purse out – and take a picture of said contents and explain them. If you don’t have time or a camera – please describe the contents of your purse.

I don't have time right now to dump my purse out so I will just tell you:
keys, phone, makeup, tampons, scissors, mini stapler, pens, deoderant, wallet, toothbrush, razors, band aids, Motrin, nail file, hand sanitizer, face wipes, gum, random pieces of paper from I don't know what and of course my kindle! It's great that this question came up! I can share with you all that my hubby is buying me a coach this weekend! I don't know which one yet but we are going to the outlet store tomorrow!

2. Repeat question: I’m going to pick a person not knowing if you have a relationship with this person or if the person even exists and you try to describe the person in 5 words or short sentences.

• Your kindergarten teacher

I don't even remember who I had. That was like 6 schools and 20 years ago

3. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure / trashy TV show you like to watch?
My guilty pleasure is romance novels! I can't help but love how cheesy they are!

4. A lot of you told me about your first day of school experiences when I posted about how my 5 year old going to kindergarten wasn’t causing me too much heartache. So now I’m officially asking – tell me about one of your first day of school experiences that sticks out in your mind the most. Who put you on the bus? Did you ride the bus? Did your parents take pics? Did they walk you into school? Drive you there? Cook you breakfast?
I don't remember to many. There were a lot of first days at a few different schools.

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.
Blog Land: I have been trying to comment as much as possible and stay connected with all of you. I loved the BOOBs questions too. Very fun to read up on everyone.

Real Life: I am at work today. the day off didn't come through. We have been busy as hell too! So I am just taking a couple minutes on my down time to get on here.
I had my surgeons appointment last night and since the last time I saw him a month ago I had lost 15 lbs according to there scale. So he said he would not give me even a small fill. I scheduled again in a month. He said if I still feel like I am doing OK with my fill level just to cancel and see him again the next month. That's all for now my pretties :)

Have a good long weekend!

01 September 2011

Bullet Style

  • Tired
  • Out of my sleep aid
  • only 1.5lbs away from being at my half way mark for the weight I have to lose!
  • I have homework to do tonight that's due tonight.
  • I didn't run last night or go to the gym on Tuesday.
  • Tired
  • I am starting to get a taste for sushi.
  • Addicted to Banana Spilt trail mix, not very healthy for you, but it had peanuts in it :)
  • I have an appointment with my surgeon tonight. Debating on a fill or not.
  • My husband will be out of town starting Monday for the week. Don't know what to do with myself while he's gone.
  • Tired
  • It's still hard to believe that I lost that much weight in a month. I mentally feel like I am still 12.5lbs more
  • I have to come into work tomorrow even though we will have no patients to see and all the military staff have off.
  • 29 days till BOOBs!!!
  • 65 days till my cruise!!!
  • 115 days till Christmas...I know I am already counting.
  • Did I mention that I am tired :(
  • update on tomorrow, we might not have to come into work per an email just received from headquarters!! Have to wait to hear how that pans out....finger crossed.
  • I have to run tonight.
Have a good Thursday everyone