Friday, September 30, 2011


  • I am 30 years old and I was born on New Years Eve! I always have two parties cause most people can not make it on my real birthday!
  • I am a total over achiever... I am currently getting my fourth degree. This time in accounting. The other ones are in Chemistry, Real Estate and Management. I will also be getting my CPA license next year.
  • I have a fur baby! Her name is Nala. She is a half simease and bengal kitty... She just turned two!
  • I was born in NY but I have lived in Florida since I was 8.
  • I have always wanted to live on the West Coast. I really love Portland and Seattle.
  • I love to watch College Football especially the Gators
  • I watch a lot of Reality tv shows. They suck me in
  • I love my life and everyone in it! I have amazing friends that I have known for most of my life.
  • I love to travel... I try and go somewhere new every year.

Happy Friday!

BYOC-CS our Delish Drazil is probably en route to Chicago with her BFF Jen right now.  I am certain they are having a ball on their trip discussing all the fun with all the other Boobs event attendees this weekend.  Lucky biotches.  :)

So, while Draz is away, we still must have our BYOC but we'll do it Cat Style (that's what the extra CS is for /nod)

So it's Friday and BYOC (CS) is a way for us to get to know each other and let us support one another while all our other Boobs gals are heading to Chicago.  We'll be there next year ladies *virtual high five*

1.) In honor of the Boobs Event this weekend, tell us about your favorite US City.  This could be someplace you have traveled, or read about, seen on TV etc.  Maybe it's the city you live in.  Tell us about the city and what makes it special to you!
Recently I made a trip to Portland and Seattle... I loved it. The west coast was a totally different vibe than what I am used to here in FL. I loved the mountains, and the people... It was great!

2.) Do you have a celebrity list?  You know, that list of top 5 or whatever celebs that should you meet them you and your partner have agreed it's ok to go all the way with?  If so, who is your number 1?
Yes I have a list... It is actually pretty long... hahaha but on the top of the list is Ryan Gossling. Have you seen his abs..... DROOL just thinking about him.

3.) Do you like watching sports on TV?  With the start of football season, Hockey season starting next week and Baseball hitting the Playoffs, I'm just curious if you like sports and who is your favorite team?
I am a die hard College football fan... I love love love love the GATORS!! Funny thing is when I lived in Gainesville and went to UF I actually hated football. Now that I am gone I watch it every weekend.

I also love Hockey but I hate watching it on TV. I have to go to the games in order to like it. I used to have season tickets but now I just go when I can.

4.) What has surprised you most about your weight loss journey?  What has been a cool NSV or surprising comment someone made to you?
Last time I lost weight it was the change in confidence and feeling sexy.

This time around... Well not sure yet cause surgery is in two weeks so I will get back to you on that.

5.) Repeat question. Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.
Real life has been stressful.  My boyfriend and I broke up last weekend... He started texting me again today and its driving me crazy. Deadlines were this week, but they are finally over... YAY!
I also have a huge test in my Accounting Theory 3 class.. I some how managed to get a 103!!! So I am super excited. Friend from NY is visiting for the weekend, so at least its time to have some fun.. all while studying for another test and writing a paper LOL

Blog Land has been all about BOOBS... I can not wait to hear about everyones time out there. In the meantime I hope the people that didnt go will post!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

10 Things Thursday!

  1. I took my first test of the semester yesterday and somehow I managed to get a 103% on it. I do not know how that is possible but I will take it!
  2. My surgery is in 2 weeks and one day... I am super excited but really nervous all at the same time!
  3. I took my pre op blood tests this morning, I hate having blood tests as they can never get the vein the first time around... I am a walking bruise at the moment.
  4. I am not doing well on my pre op diet and I am truly frustrated. I am an over achiever and I am getting really upset that I am not loosing that much weight. Part of it is I am a stress eater... and the past few weeks have been really stressful.
  5. Last weekend I broke up with my boyfriend...It was the first time I ever broke up with anyone and that truly sucked. But it was for the best.
  6. I have always hated drinking wine but I am now a fan of Moscato! Its yummy
  7. I have to write a paper this weekend for my Fraud class and I am not looking forward to it. I am not a very good writer, give me math or science any day instead please.
  8. Deadlines have been accomplished at work... So I can relax for a quick minute... LOL too bad I have a ton of stuff to do before I take a week off to recover.
  9. I have seen two concerts this month, and did not feel guilty about missing school. I am really excited to see the Script and 311 next. I am a total concert junkie, it is my drug of choice.
  10. I wish I was in Chicago with everyone... But I will totally be there next year... Please take lots of pics and have a drink for me :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's Friday.... BYOC!

It's Friday and you know what that means - yes?  It's time for BYOC.  Bring Your Own Crazy like your life depends on it!  We answer a few questions to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break.  Copy to your own blog and ENJOY!!

1.  If you were a character on Friends, who would you be and why?

Rachel – LOL I just liked her hair.
2.  If you weren't in your current career what other career do you think you would have done?

Well if the Real Estate Market wasn’t total shit at the moment. I would love to be a Real Estate Developer. I love the idea of being able to see your hard work and inspiration for years to come. 
3. What did you want to be when you grew up when you were 6?

I think I wanted to be a lawyer or a doctor.
4.  Do you think everyone only has one soulmate or true love? Or are there multiple people for everyone?

I love the idea of one true soulmate or true love… However, I believe there are a few people that are out there for everyone.
5.  Repeat question.  Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.

Real life has been quite busy as usual… I started my pre op testing, so that has been keeping me busy. Not to mention all the crazy deadlines at work, and I have a huge test coming up. Also I have been quiet emotional trying to figure out what I am planning to do about a certain someone that is in my life.

Blog life has been fun!

Weigh in Day....

So I was totally bad this entire week... BLAH

But I mananged not to gain... WOO HOOO!

Weigh in day and the results are 269.5

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Totally slacking...

So I do not know what has gotten into me lately. I have become a total slacker which is so not like me...

School has started a little less than a month ago and I have not done shit... During class I zone out and play on facebook, or read blogs, or play games on my phone. Today for instance I read Ronnie's entire blog, instead of paying attention and I have a test in this class next week.

I was supposed to start my pre op diet on Monday.. I lasted a whole day before I started eating like shit again... Yesterday and Today I had McDonald's for dinner, and I drank a lot of alcohol last night at the Incubus concert... Why am I  paying all of this money if I can not even eat right for 3 weeks.... blah.

Work... bleh been slacking there too... I work for half the day and fuck around for the other half of the day... Not good, cause deadlines are in 3 weeks and then I am taking a week off next month for surgery.... ACK!

Home...been slacking there too... My house is a hot mess... in fact I think my toilet is probably worse than Drazil's.

I need to hit the reset button or something... Cause I usually don't slack on all aspects of my life..

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Half way there!!!!!!

Just got home from having my stress test done and chest x ray taken.... man that was not fun at all... I was huffing and puffing like a 90 yr old woman!!

Also finished my pysch evaluation... woo hooo! I am not crazy LOL

Just some blood testing and education stuff to go and I am already for surgery! 23 days left, I am sooooooo excited!

Took the day off, so its time to relax and get ready for Incubus tonight!

Hope everyone is having a good day :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

An Award! for me and my fellow blogsters!

Liebster means ‘beloved’ or 'favorite' in German and it’s an honor to receive this award. The Liebster Blog Award is designed to bring additional recognition to those bloggers with less than 200 followers. If you receive the award, you should link back to the blogger that nominated you and nominate five more blogs. Also, don’t forget to let them know that you nominated them. Thank you Ronnie for the nomination...
Here are my nominees:
Ronnie She is by far my biggest supporter and we have a lot in common... we talk on facebook all day long. I think she is awesome and I can not wait to meet her!
Stephanie She rocks! We met for dinner last weekend since we live close to each other! We have the same surgeon, and she is just an all around nice girl!
Cat She was the first person to give me a shout out and I Truly appreciate it!
Angela I love to read her blog!
Kelli she just got banded today... good luck!
Amanda she was recently banded, so I like to follow her journey!
So go check them out! And spread the love :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

30 days and counting!!!!

My surgery is officially one month away!! I can not believe how close I am, I am so excited I can hardly contain myself :)

I am starting my pre-op diet this weekend, so my first official weigh in will be on Friday... I weighed myself this morning to see how bad the damage was for the past few months of eating whatever I wanted... 10 lbs in two months, I am not a very happy camper about that.

Stress test and Chest X ray are on Tuesday, I am still in shock about the cost of that test... Almost $900 and I have insurance... ACK! Not really looking forward to it, but it is a necessary evil.

At least I am also going to see Incubus on Tuesday, so that should be fun!

Receipe Question

So I absolutely love to cook!

However, I am one of those people that have to follow a recipe for the most part LOL...

Most of the recipes I have are not very healthy... So I was wondering, where do you get your recipes from?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekend recap!

What a weekend....

I am offically 4 days with out smoking, and thank god I am not craving them anymore!

Friday night was pretty bad as my boyfriend and I were fighting, the fight continued on to Saturday morning and it got pretty bad. We actually almost broke up. Luckily things are better now.

Yesterday was also the anniversary of my fathers death, so I was already very emotional.

Luckily I had dinner planned with Stephanie, who totally cheered me up! Very excited to get the lap band done and its awesome to meet another blogger who lives close to me, as well as someone who had the same surgeon as me!! Makes me feel a whole lot better about everything.

Well time to run some errands and do some homework! Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Food Tracking...Questions.

Ok so I start my pre op diet next week, I bougt a little note book to track my food intake.

But I was wondering if anyone else had any tips or websites I can check out.

What works for you?


Let’s do BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy. We answer 5 questions in an effort to get to know each other better and to give our blog brains a break. Copy to your own blog and ENJOY!
1. Do you drink coffee? Decaf or regular? Cold or hot? If not – what’s your go-to morning drink?

Actually I am with Drazil… I do not drink coffee; in fact I also do not like the smell of it.

My go drink in the morning is usually Pepsi… Or Crystal Light, it all depends how tired I am and if I need the caffeine push.

2. What are your top six characteristics in a partner if you could hand pick them. And just for kicks – if you’re in a relationship – after you make the list of six – does the person you are with possess all five?

Ability to Communicate
Goofy sense of humor
Compassionate / kind
Ability to be a good father

My current boyfriend… he has most of these qualities, our relationship is still new, so I will keep you updated.
3. I’m going to pick a person – not knowing if this person even exists in your life – and you try to describe this person in 5 short words or sentences:
Paternal grandfather

I know very little about him, I have only met him like 2 times in my life.

Had 4 Sons
From Colorado
Passed away L

4. What’s your signature item? Color? Piece of clothing or jewelry? Accessory? You know – that one thing people know you will ALWAYS have on?

Would be a silver ring that I absolutely love that I got in Portland this past March.

Or my Sketcher sandals with sparkle ring thing on it… I love those shoes and wear them way too often.
5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blog life.

Real life is good… I am meeting Stephanie tomorrow
J WOO HOO! I quit smoking, and went to an awesome concert…

Blog life is fun as usual, trying to read more blogs and posting more.

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend J

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cutting Class, Concerts and Smoking!

Well Tuesday was supposed to be the day that I quit smoking…. It didn’t quite happen like that but its all good. I received some news that sent me into complete and total shock, so a cigarette and lots of alcohol was required. I also left class early since I couldn’t concentrate. Good news is I have not had a cig in 17 hours… I am still very cranky… my heart is racing and I feel like I am ready to jump out of my skin, I am very on edge and my favorite line is I feel like I could punch a baby. I never realized how bad this was going to be, its like I am addicted to crack or something… actually I think it feels worse (Never done Crack for the record).

So last night I decided to skip class again… I know shame on me. I decided to go to the Rock Allegiance Tour instead and it was totally worth it. I missed Drive A, Crossfade and Red. But I did ge to See POD, Puddle of Mudd, Buckcherry and Papa Roach! Thank to my roomie for letting me crash her date!!!!!!! This weekend is going to completely stink, since I will be catching up on school work!! But again it was totally worth it!

Next concert is 9/20! Incubus is coming to town! (Did I mention I am a total concert junkie! LOL) It has been a while since a good concert came to town! No wonder I am skipping class all over the place I just realized it has been two years since my last concert... ACK!

Anyway... just over a month to surgery time!!! Life is good :)

I love me some Papa Roach!!!  The pics are from last nights show!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Nicotine fits....

So last night I smoked my last cigarette....

Things were going good until about 5 minutes ago... Feels like I am dying... or want to kill someone.

It is going to be a looooong day :(

Friday, September 2, 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.
Cigs and lighter
Eye glasses
Too Many lip glosses
Phone Charger
Cold medicince

That’s bout it…

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


3. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure / trashy TV show you like to watch?

I love me some guilty pleasures. I like big brother, bachelor pad, Rizolli and Isles, Grey’s anatomy, private practice, vampire diaries, true blood. I love my DVR but if I listed all the shows I would be here for hours.

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?

My parents always took pics of me on my first day of school, even when I was in high school.

My freshman year of high school I chose to go to a school other than the one I was assigned too. So my mom drove me to the train station and gave me a big hug and kiss and took a picture of me.. I was sooo embarrassed. However this day sticks out the most cause on my first day of high school I ended up getting pink eye in both eyes and was sent home.

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.

Real life has been emotional. My ex boyfriend and I of 5 years broke up about 14 months ago, and he moved to Ohio on September 1st of last year. I find it ironic that a year to the day he moved out, his girlfriend (the one he left me for) moved out on him. He started calling and texting…. So its been bringing back a lot of old memories.

Work has been good, deadlines like crazy but I ended up turning in 2 of my 3 projects early, so that made me feel good.

School has been brutal though, my classes are super boring and super hard this semester, I am really nervous about missing a week of school in October.

Blog life has been fun, been posting more than I normally do and looking for new people to follow! I found out a fellow blogger lives close to me so we are going to meet up this weekend, so that should be interesting J