Wednesday, August 31, 2011


UGGGGGGGGGH… I have no motivation to do anything today. I have been at work since 8:30 this morning and I have only accomplished one thing… NO BUENO! I finished an audit yesterday and it is time to start another one… it seems like the process is never ending. Maybe that is why I am totally slacking. I have been facebooking, emailing, blogging and texting all day long. WHAT A SLACKER!

Maybe its because I am sick and worn out and I need a mental health day. I don’t know the reason, but I really need to snap out of it. So many things to do, so little time.

Any ideas how to pull myself out of this funk?

At least this weekend is a 3 day weekend! Time to relax and get some organizing done, my roommate and I moved in to our new place in November of last year… we (I mean her) have still not finished unpacking. I am determined to get her boxes out of my room if it kills me and put pictures on the wall since we decided to renew our lease. I am usually the girl that takes 30 days to fully pack my house and 2 days to unpack everything and decorate…. It was so not the case this time since my roomie has way too much stuff and no where to put it… I just recently found the attic and realized how big it is… I can not wait to fill that bad boy up.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Calling all Florida Bloggers!

Well since I just learned that a fellow blogger is super duper close to me...

I was wondering who else lives in Florida and if you dont mind sharing... what part of Florida are you in?

I am from Delray Beach but I currently live in Coconut Creek, which is near Fort Lauderdale :)

Tuesday Ramblings...

44 days and counting until my surgery… I can not believe it’s just over a month out! I am very excited.

The hard part is about to begin… Its time to quit smoking… The one thing I have tried a billion times to do and have failed every single time. I am hoping this time will be different. I have gotten as far as a month with out cigarettes but the minute I have a drink its back to smoking, looks like I am going to have to take a break from some alcohol as well. I am also going to start my pre op diet. Luckily my surgeon doesn’t require any liquid diet prior to surgery, but still it sounds like a bit of a hurdle to overcome. I hate to admit that since I have decided to get the lap band, I have been eating like complete and total shit. Maybe that is why I find myself sick as hell for the second time in a month. Or maybe it is because I have been burning the candle at both ends. Work has been crazier than ever, and school is getting harder. I find myself staying up late on most nights and getting up early. My weekends consist of catching up on my sleep, chores and homework and then starting the crazy process all over again.

My stress test is scheduled for 9/20 but it is completely stressing me out. Has anyone had one of these before? I know it takes two hours and I have to be on a treadmill but do they make you run? I have two really bad knees and the treadmill completely aggravates them, so I am not looking forward to it at all. Also the hospital tells me I have to pay my co pay at the time of the test. However I have a weird HSA insurance, and I don’t have a co pay… but no one will tell me what I have to pay the day of the test. I am hoping its not more than $500 or I might not be getting the test done then.

I have no motivation to work today… yet I have so much to do… I  just want to crawl up in the fetal position and go to sleep and wake up when I am able to breathe again, and the coughing subsides.

Oh well… guess its time to get back to work!

Friday, August 26, 2011


This was me at my heaviest... I was like 275 and this was taken in Las Vegas in 2005

This was me at my lowest weight of about 195 this was taken on my Birthday in 2009

This was me in March, in Portland Oregon around 255 lbs

This was taken in May... Not sure how much I Weigh here.

Less than 2 months to go! I am very excited to post new pics!


BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy – 5 little questions you can copy and paste to your own blog in an effort to get to know your fellow bloggers better and to give your blogging brain a break.


1. What is your blog theme and how did you pick your blog name?
My blog theme is simple... Its about reaching out to other people that are going through the same thing I am about to go through, and to stay accountable after the Lap Band Surgery.

My name is about  the journey I am going to take to a happier and healthier me!

I need to have my blog designed, cause its pretty boring at the moment!

2. Repeat question: I’m going to name a person not knowing anything about this person in your life or even if they exist and you need to try to describe them in five words/phrases.

Female neighbor two homes/doors down to the left

I dont know the neighbor two doors down for me. However I do know the neighbors to each side of me and they are pretty cool.

3. Which do you hate more? Spiders or snakes. Elliptical or treadmill. Hannah Montana or Lindsay Lohan.

Spiders because I am deathly allergic to them and I used to own a snake... His name was monty and he was really cool.

I hate the ellptical more, everytime I use it my feet fall asleep and my heart rate sky rockets.

I dont like either of them.

4. Completely selfish question…I need a dress for Chicago…keep in mind I live in Podunk so the options of physically going into a vast array of stores is VERY limited. (thank God for the internet) When you need something fancy/a dress – what is your go to store and why?

I usually buy my formal dresses from Lane Bryant or Macys.

5. Repeat question: How was your week in blog land and in real life?
Blog has been slow. I do not have much to post yet as I am still 2 months out from my surgery. I do however enjoy reading everyone elses posts.

Real life has been hectic. School just started up, I have 3 of my hardest classes ever and a billion things to do at work. I can not wait until September is over and the deadlines stop.

Friday, August 19, 2011


It’s Friday so that means it’s time for BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy!

We answer just a few questions to get to know each other better and to give our blog brains a break!

Copy to your own blog if you wish and ENJOY!
1. How much makeup do you wear daily, how long does it take you and are you loyal to certain brands?

Not a big makeup person… during the work week I actually do not wear any make up at all.
If I am going out, then I will use some Powder, Eye shadow, Mascara, and Lip Gloss.
2. Repeat question: I’m going to pick a person not knowing your relationship with them (or even if there is one) and you try to describe this person in 5 words/short sentences.
Your oldest paternal aunt

My father had all brothers… so I don’t have a paternal aunt really… plus I am not close to my fathers family.
3. Tell me about your first real kiss and how old you were.

I don’t really remember my first crazy is that…

When I was younger… I had a problem with the attachment on my tongue… I had to have it fixed when I was like 17.
4. If I gave you $1000.00 and told you that you had to give it to a charity – which charity would you choose and why?

I would donate it to Susan G Koman Race for the Cure.
5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.

Real Life… has been kind of nice! I have been enjoying my last week off before school starts again! I have been spending a lot of time with a new guy in my life! We have been getting to know each other, so we shall see where that leads. Work has been a little crazy, but what else is new.

Blog life has been pretty dead… Just reading other peoples posts… while I get ready to start pre op testing!

Monday, August 1, 2011


1.       What is your occupation right now?
I am a student and an Auditor for a CPA firm.
2.       What color are your socks right now?
NONE! I live in Florida, I don’t wear closed toe shoes LOL
3.       What are you listening to right now?
Pandora…little bit of everything!
4.       What was the last thing that you ate?
Steak and Rice
5.       Can you drive a stick shift?
I can but I suck at it.
6.       Last person you spoke to on the phone?
The guy that I am dating!
7.       Do you like the person you stole this blog from?
I do… she rocks!
8.       How old are you today?
9.       What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Gator football!
10.    What is your favorite drink?
Grape Vodka and Coke… Or Bacardi and Sprite
11.    Have you ever dyed your hair?
Yes… every 6 weeks. My hair is turning white and that freaks me out!
12.    Favorite food?
13.    What is the last movie you watched?
Horrible bosses
14.    Favorite day of the year?
New years eve… its my birthday and the end of a year!
15.    How do you vent anger?
Blog or talk to friends
16.    What was your favorite toy as a child?
17.    What is your favorite season?
Fall, but in FL there are no seasons LOL
18.    Cherries or Blueberries?
Blue berries
19.    Do you want your friends to blog this survey?
Sure do.
20.    Where is you favorite place to escape?
The beach at night
21.    Favorite TV Show(s)?
Oh wow. This is a loaded question. Grey's Anatomy, True Blood, Private Practice.
22.    Living arrangements?
I live with my Roommate and her son
23.    When was the last time you cried?
Maybe a few days ago. I cry alot. (me too)
24.    What is on the floor of your closet?
25.    Who is the friend you have had the longest?
My friend Joey Beth we have been friends since the day I was born.
26.    What did you do last night?
Watched True blood with the guy I am dating.
27.    What are you most afraid of?
28.    Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
Cheeseburger girl
29.    Favorite dog breed?
None. I am a cat person
30.    Favorite day of the week?
31.    How many states have you lived in?
2 New York and FL
32.    Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds, of course!
33.    What is your favorite flower? Orchids