Thursday, July 29, 2010

Extra Extra...READ ALL ABOUT IT!

I just came across this article...

I had to share it with all of you...

I have been MIA lately. Its our annual audit at work and it has kept me crazy busy!
I'm almost caught up on the blogs and I feel so much more in tune with everyone.

Weigh in day is supposed to be Saturday but I got my period this morning and I feel FATTTTTTTTT! Yeaup, I said it. Kinda gross too! May have to weigh in on Sunday instead.

Sounds like you are all doing pretty good...some bumps along the road for some but all in all, we are a GOOD BUNCH! Keep on rockin hotties!

Monday, July 26, 2010

FAB Weekend!

It turned out to be a great one...
Friday was my niece's bday.

Saturday we cleaned and then we went out for dinner to a friends house.

Sunday we made a last minute decision and went to a beautiful place about 30 minutes from us called White Rock. It was so nice. I took a ton of pics and I have added some for your viewing pleasure! Another great reason to visit the beautiful province of BRITISH COLUMBIA!

Went home last night and got organized for the week! It was pretty sweet!

Here's to reaching 195 this week. Trying my damndest!

Friday, July 23, 2010

I'm losing....


I am so blessed to have a ton of it...but this morning I looked in the mirror and I noticed a patch...of SKIN! Yes, it freaked the shit out of me. What's worse is I am even having nightmares every freakin night about going bald!!!!!!!!!!

I know its expected but in the back of my brain I thought it wouldn't actually happen to ME! Craziness!

I remember after my two c-sections the hair came out but this is getting to be too much. I NEED SOME FEEDBACK...

My restriction has also loosened somewhat...Its been almost 3 months since my last fill and I was gonna wait until I got back from my vacation in August. See how it goes...

Yesterday this is what I ate...

Breakfast: 1 cup of fruit, yogurt and oats
Lunch: 1 cup of chicken salad
Snack: Mini Peanut Butter Cup (TOM)
Went for a run and then came home and had an iced latte
Dinner with friends...finally at 8 the food came - Piece of pecan crusted salmon, with mashies and asparagus. Ate it all! No appie size meal for me. Then had some cheesecake for dessert. Shared it and there was a lot left on plate!
No alcohol!

Yesterday I went to go weigh myself and the damn scales' batteries were done and it showed me 179 all the way to way JOSE! 10-20lbs in a week! I wish...well not really!

So then this morning I didn't do my usual loo routine and there is no way I get on without going to the loo first. Oh my gawd, I just realized how crazy I sound after I read what I just wrote! Definitely one of my many idiosyncrasies! Anyhoo...tomorrow morning will be weigh goal for July is 195...I CAN DO IT!

Hope you are all having a FAB FRIDAY and cheers to an amazing weekend!
God bless!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just ate my DQ Hot Fudge Sunday...

And then I get this email from my friend...

A WOMAN'S WEEK AT THE GYMIf you read this without laughing out loud, there is something wrong with you. This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine.

Dear Diary,For my birthday this year, my husband purchased a week of personal training at the local health club. Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try.I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.

MONDAY:Started my day at 6:00 am. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something of a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!!Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines.. I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring!Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!

TUESDAY:I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT! It's a whole new life for me.

WEDNESDAY:The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot.Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members. His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other shit too.

THURSDAY:Asshole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late-- it took me that long to tie my shoes.He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny bitch to find me.Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank.

FRIDAY:I hate that bastard Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anaemic, anorexic, little aerobic instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it.Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the damn barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich.The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?

SATURDAY:Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel.

SUNDAY:I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my husband will choose a gift for me that is fun-- like a root canal or a hysterectomy. I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Late Night + Too Many Drinks + Very Little Sleep = FUNK

Yup, I went to bed in a funk and woke up with one...
Its taking every ounce of me to stay awake at my desk. I keep closing my eyes for a few moments and then I get rattled by the phone ringing! Only 1 more hour...I can do it.

Every time I close my eyes I keep thinking of CHOCOLATE so I came up with this...

Chocolate. There's something mystical and irresistible about chocolate. The word itself is sensual and romantic. The creamy, silky texture, the deep brown color, sweet flavor, the tantalizing aroma...the seductive characteristics of chocolate can arouse the senses and send one's pulse racing to new heights.

OMG...sounds like something else I know of!

I’ll admit it upfront. I’m a straight up, hard core chocoholic. If I let myself, or had it readily available all the time, I would eat chocolate everyday and I would do it for the rest of my life.

My 12-step Chocoholics program:


If you're like me... don't feel guilty, just enjoy!

Happy Manic MONDAY!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

definitely a Great night when you lose a HOT PINK BANGLE, go to bed with your MAKEUP and wake up with a slight but manageable HEADACHE!

Oh yeah we partied like it was 1988!!! 80's style!
My husband and all of his highschool buddies turn 40 this year and this was bday number 2! There are definitely more to come...

I was a little nervous all day...didn't know what to expect and would I have a meltdown when I went to put my new dress on!

Took my time, pulled up my hair in a pony with a NEON pink hair tie, did my 80's make-up, put my NEON bangles and earrings on. Applied light tanning cream to my body, put on my SPANKS and then it was time...Dress first and then my wedge heels - oh my did I feel sessy!!!

I did not overfuss like I normally would. Looked in the mirror a few times, applied my GLOSS and bam I was done. Then I patiently waited for my husband. Oh yeah, HAIL TO THE BAND!

I did receive a lot of compliments and one was the weight loss in my face. I go back to some pics from 6 months ago and my face was round and looked freakin swollen!

Had a fab dinner - creamy lasagna and a piece of rib. Put two pieces of brocccoli on my plate for good looks! Dam the lasagna was so good, I went for a second piece! My appetite is back and I can definitely eat more depending on what time of the day it is. I had a great day yesterday and even went for an hour run so I did not feel so bad. Ooooh, I'd kill for another piece of that lasagna today!

We partied and danced all night and came home to no kids - it was FAB!! Got a ton of compliments from my gorgeous husband...its been a long time since he has seen me in a DRESS!

Well I guess I'd better go and remove the mascara before I freak out the kids...having my cappucino and chillin on a beautiful morn in Vancouver!!

Hail to the BAND and all you hotties!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Feel Good Thursday...

Wish it was Friday but I am off early today so I have something to look forward to!

Just call me the freaking MOM BUS DRIVER! The kids are out of school and I am driving all over town to get them to camps and activities. I am just drained by the time I get home...

I did go for my walk last night and I felt so much better. It cleanses the brain and I get alone time. Pretty sweet.

I had nothing exciting to post but then I read Amy's blog and she totally inspired me and helped clear my brain! I am always thinking the what if's and what abouts but then I read this line and it made me feel so much better! She is 18 months in and over a 100lbs lost - you can't beat it!

"Gone is my fear that I will fail....that this won't work for me. Gone is the feeling that this is another "diet". This is my life now. And that is a good feeling."

So coolios to all you wonderful peeps that write the most inspirational posts that are so informative and eloquently! Well said...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Straws...PART 2!

Ok, I just copied this from the site...

"It’s recommended to not use a straw when drinking beverages. Straws introduce
increased amounts of air into the stomach and can cause gas which can be
uncomfortable and painful. People tend to take bigger drinks with straws and drink
liquids faster which could also result in more fluid then the stomach can hold"

And when I do use one, I can feel the pressure/gas for SURE!

Just another manic MONDAY!

Man I could have stayed home today and done absolutely NADDA!
First time in a long time...
I had a semi good but unproductive day yesterday and it drives me a little crazy.

I did wake up and go for my run in the sun...sooo much better to get it over with in the morning and then be able to chill the rest of the day! And that I did. Washed a couple of loads of laundry and then sat out in the sun all my book, did some surfing and then thats it!

I sometimes forget how to relax and I need to train myself to just chill and stop feeling guilty about it. Hard to turn the brain off!

I weighed in at 198 and feeling goooooood!
My sister thinks I look like I weigh way less. Sorry not the deal.

I did create a new bevvie...oh yeah - chocolate, coffee and bailey's milkshake! GOES DOWN SMOOOOOOOOOTH! I could have one for breakfast lunch and dinner!

Oh yeah, remind me about the whole STRAWS issue??????????? Hard to drink without one but I know there is major reasoning behind it!

Kids are in camps this week, need to have my ultrasound for the pain on my right side, dentist and a 40th bday party - 80's style! So its definitely gonna be a crazy one!

Hope you are all having a beautiful start of the week!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

What's Better Than A Fill???

Oh yeah, you heard right....


My last fill was on May 6th and right now I am feeling more tightness than ever. Finally hitting 30 degree temps in the beautiful city of VANCOUVER!

Let's not forget the whole IKEA fiasco...(as per Jack Shit - the toilet is where its AT! Next time!)

Last night I had two bites of my slider and holy tightness mamma - I had to bring it back up. Sounds gross eh?

Weigh in was this morning but the rush to get the kids out...didn't happen! Will attempt again tmr morning!

Ok, I have to tell you all about my acupuncture story from yesterday...

I went to acupuncture yesterday (straight out of a Seinfeld episode) and she asked me what kind of food I liked..I said Italian…OOOOH, big tummy – oily food – then she looked at my butt cause of my sciatica and she thought my big ass shelf was swollen…UMMM no, it’s just my ASS! I was there for over an hour and a half. Massage, needles, pressure and cupping…READY? $55 dollars! My mouth dropped! AHHH, you cummm back??? HELL YA! I just kept asking myself what she would have thought of me over 30lbs ago...


Sunday, July 4, 2010

I've Fallen In Love...

With my NEW BODY!

I can't stop looking in the mirror and who knew I would love my bones sticking out in places I can't remember even existed!

I just about passed out this morning...trying on my size 32 Juicy Skirt! IT FIT! I never thought this new life would exist for me. I was so obsessed with the way I looked...and I hated myself for it! I lost control of ME! Now I am back and back in full force baby!

I keep saying I wish I had done it sooner but sooner we were not financially stable and we would not have been able to afford it. It would have been so much more stressfull...trying to lose weight and figuring out a way to pay for it!

I get scared sometimes like something will happen to the band and it will have to be removed but I have to remind myself that everything is going to be ok. Its like its too good to be TRUE! IS IT? Can I be happy, skinny and feel good about myself? My mom is a major worry wort and I have inherited this trait! I know, LUCKY ME!

I have two confessions....

1. I was at Ikea the other day, had two bites of those damn hotdogs that are so good and CHEAP and I felt the tightness....ready? I was with my daughter, could not make it to the loo and I had to vomit in one of the display kitchen sinks! CAN ANYONE BEAT THAT?? You should have seen my daughter's face...luckily she is only 6 and hopefully forgot about it pretty fast! To make matters worse a family was coming by to see the kitchen and I had to quickly cover it up! Who said this was the easy way out???

2. A few years back, we had very little money and I was attempting another magic weight loss system - LA Weightloss...Anyone hear about this? Well I had to pay a ton of money up front and I didn't have I pawned my gorgeous gold necklace and bracelet that my mil gave me for my engagement. I think about it all the time and it hurts me. Needless to say I could never wear it cause it was too tight around my FAT neck but now it would look gorgeous! It hurts my feelings when I think about it. I have not told anyone and I know all you beautiful people will understand my pain.

I do feel better....

Happy 4th of July to all you sessy ladies and gents south of the BORDER!

My ONEDERLAND goal gift you ask?

Here it is...In a SIZE medium which is equivalent to a 6-8 - which I will be sporting in Mexico next Spring - SKINNY BITCH STARDOM here I COME!