Monday, October 24, 2011

Life gets in the Way....

I know everyone struggles from time to time, but when they tell you you have too much on your plate to a Food Addict, it has a double meaning. I guess maybe I have too much time on my hands, usually.... at least. I spend most weekends with my Sister-in-Law and my adorable nephews which keeps me very busy but other than that. I have to get off my ass and exercise again. I walk a good amount but not enough. And as it gets colder, I am "Choosing" to walk less and less, so starting next week, I'll be back in Orlando for most of November... which means even less walking. I am hoping to be able to go back to my old gym though... fingers crossed. If not, I was planning on joining Planet Fitness as a secondary... so I guess I would be able to use the ones there, is that how it works?

  • I look forward to seeing my O-Town and Disney Friends...
  • I can't wait to spend some time at DisneyWorld, I do miss it alot.
  • I'm excited to go to my old support group in November, It was always a great group.
  • I am dreading going through our house down there and preparing it for short sale, We are definitely not moving back down there so, we'll cut our losses... and continue with the next phase of our life.
  • I am making a scrapbook for my Little Sis(SIL) for her birthday next month at my favorite scrapbook shop with my favorite scrapbook friends in my downtime in O-Town.
  • This is a new kind of travel for us, sort of a closure work/play trip, work for my George and Play for me...LOL, I will find out how easy or difficult keeping his seasonal status at Disney will be though... Who knows, this might be part of our travel itinerary from now on.
  • As for Weight Loss, It's up and down ... still kinda maintaining. I have been thinking about having revision surgery like my new surgeon suggests but I want to know I am doing everything right and still not losing weight before jumping to something that serious. Truth is... I was doing everything right and the longer I went with no results, the more I started making more bad choices and not exercising enough or at all. So, I am pretty sure the next few months will be tough, between traveling for over a month of it and the holidays... but I am going to try to limit bad choices to get-togethers or parties and make good choices the rest of the time. A little exercise couldn't hurt either...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

*****My Friend Beth... The Blogging Bandster.******

Hello Followers and Leaders,
We are both of those, aren't we? We follow and lead each other through this incredibly difficult and rewarding journey of ours. I think I mentioned in a previous blog that a friend of mine from High School was being banded, since I moved back home 6 months ago, we've been going to the support groups together enjoying a renewed and much deeper friendship than we ever did in HS. Her name is Beth and she had her lapband installed a little over a week ago. She has been doing well so far and is excited about her fitter future(Is fitter a word? It should be.)

So, Now comes your part in this saga... She is a new blogger and a new bandster. Lets support her by clicking this link and checking out her blog. I know how much your support has meant to me, Like Kevin Spacey says.... Pay it Forward. Beth is funny, or at least she laughs at all my witty banter which means she has the best sense of humor... She is a huge Eagles fan, even though they are in last place... Not a Frontrunner. She is hard-working, which is a great match for my Hardly working. She is a great addition to the sisterhood, since she's already offered me everything from Protein shakes to Iced Tea sticks... Who doesn't love a giver? She also puts up with my sarcastic, overly honest, pushy, overbearing, personality... which is an acquired taste, as many of you are aware. She isn't embarrassed being seen with me even though I talk like a truck driver with Tourettes, flirt shamelessly, and overshare always. I love Beth! and you will too. Check out Beth's BellyBusting Blog... at You won't regret it! Tell her the Biggest Bitch in the blogosphere sent you... she'll know who you mean... LOL

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sweet Sixteen-Always Been Kissed!

We Love Each Other.... LOL
George and I on our Wedding Day October 14, 1995...
Awwww, I miss my SodaPop... Just being goofy!
Christmas Time 1992
Christmas Time at DisneyWorld 1995
Pecking through our wedding Cake... October 14, 1995
Just dating 1991...
At a friend's wedding 1992

On our Honeymoon October 1995

At the Movies... Our favorite place. Around 2004
DisneyLand Christmastime 2005/ Disneyland's 50th Anniversary... and yes we are wearing matching Dork Shirts.
Climbing Dunn's River Falls-Jamaica February 2011
On our Royal Caribbean Cruise...February 2011
At Chichen Itza, Mexico-November 2010... (Below)At a Phillies Game, August 2011
Petting a Dolphin in Cozumel... October 2010

  • George and I met at a Mall at Christmastime in 1991.
  • We love to travel and see the world.
  • We love to go to the movies at least once a week.
  • We love kids, but are Blissfully Child-Free just like Lynda...Lol.
  • We love our Niece and Nephews, and moved back home to Philly to be near them.
  • We love Disney... alot.
  • He has been very supportive of my weight loss journey but can be a bit of an enabler...
  • He has such beautiful eyes that I can't wait to spend the rest of my life staring into them.
  • I am the messy creative type... and he is the organized thoughtful type.
  • He cooks, clean, does laundry... and I never have to ask him to do anything, he just does it.
  • I adore his Mom, she is like my second mother.
  • I dislike his sister, she's like the anti-christ without the charisma.
  • He love my family, but he's not my Mom's biggest fan.
  • I am n0t my mom's biggest fan either.
  • I am George's Biggest Fan though...
  • I am my Beloved, and my Beloved is mine.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Do you like Key Lime Pie?

Key Lime


I am not a huge Key Lime Pie fan but Dannon Oikos Key Lime is YUMMY... I always put some Original Fiber One cereal in my Greek Yogurt in the morning and in the key lime, It tastes like Delicious Crust, nutty and crispy. Really Good! Give it a try, a nutritious protein packed Dessert.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Recuperation... My Kind of Town?

I love Chicago, I have been t0 alot of cities...but Chicago is gorgeous. The Skyline is untouchable, it's absolutely stunning. Of course, that Cow starting the great fire was a tragedy but WOW! The Rebuilding, amazing! and now for the bullet points...

  • I am worn out, tired, and sick... It seems 4 days of less than: Sleep, nutrition, and relaxation? may not be my friend. I did walk a ton though.
  • I spent time with my wonderful old friends, and met some incredible new ones.
  • Barb's boobs were pimped out for rewards of Chocolate; as well as: attention, gawks, drool, free drinks, and a Drag Queen's Piggy Bank.
  • There was a whole lotta tattooing going on in Wicker Park, I supervised while eating Chocolate Custard with a Peanut butter swirl.
  • I just ate a delicious crab cake from the Seafood place down the street from where I live.
  • I got some amazing clothes from the sisterhood, in fact our hotel room looked like an episode of hoarders, it was crazy how generous and thoughtful you all are.
  • Most of us spent some of the weekend between Marilyn Monroe's legs...and the rest thinking about Motorboating Barb's Boobs.
  • I feel renewed about my diet and exercise, even though I just ate a crab cake...
  • I couldn't believe how skinny everyone was... you are all such a success story.
  • Is is just me or is "Athletic" a nicer way of saying... No Fatties?
  • I am an abrasive bitch sometimes, but I don't care for talking shit behind someone's back. I like to be up front with people, and it's USUALLY not a blessing... more of a curse. Meeting people from all over the country, and even the world... shows me a different way to be. I think I can learn from it, sort of combine a little cutsy pleasantries with my what you see is what you get thing? Maybe, I'll think on it.
  • I think we should end this on a high note, like Barb's Boobs... They are high and noteable!