Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ten Things Thursday!!!!!

Thanks to Laura for inventing my favorite day of the week!

1.  I'm up uber early to get in some mtb today ~ 

2.  Learning to stand up for myself and not let people walk all over me is hard...but yesterday I had a big victory with a client!  Yesssss!

3. I threw out my neck during the discussion with # 2 - lame.

4.  Last night mo was fishing down on the beach.  I met him down there on my bike- it was so beautiful - Lucky me...nothing like riding on wet sand into the sunset - I am so grateful for being able to live in paradise ~ I am also grateful that he didn't catch are yucky.

Mo Fishing

5. I am open to the abundance of the universe....This is my mantra...unfortunately I've also been open to the abundance of chocolate, cheese and guacamole....I think I need to be more specific...

6.  Thanks for commenting on my HOLYSHIT LIST!  I really am working on these - I think I'll make Tuesday my Bucket List day each week and give updates on it - if blogging helps me to achieve my WL it possible that it will help my HSL goals?  I think so! 

7. Whenever I tell people about my plan to make 10 million and then give it all away they look at me like I am bat shit crazy - I don't know...for some reason the idea of it makes me super happy and excited!

8.  Thou shall not count calories - when ever I try out a new app or try and track these little Fu*kers I end up binging....Must not do this.

9.  Our renovation is chugging along slowly...I can not wait for it to be over!  

10.  6:06 in the morning ~ about to get on the MTB and go slay some single track ~ that sounds way cooler than try and squeak out 10 miles with a pinched neck....

Happy Thursday girls!  I just wanted to give Miss Lorie a Shout Out!  That girl is crushing it and looks pretty in pink!!!!  Super inspiring!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Partying after the shot....

A few years back I took tennis lessons - Mo runs a tennis a club and I thought I'd give it a go.  
I learned a few things...
1. My enthusiasm and energy can not be contained to jut one court
2. I have great racquet speed - whatever that means
3. I am not "type A" enough to enjoy the sport
4. I had a habit of "partying" after I hit a great shot - meaning I was too busy high fiving myself  and patting myself on the back to be ready for the next shot...I would always miss the return shot
5. Tennis is not for me.

#4 is a metaphor for my lap band journey - I've come so far and then started to party and celebrate  -loosing sight of the next goal or rest of the journey... 

I recently read a blog post written by the guys who did the Buried Life show on MTV - the one where they drive around in an RV crossing crazy stuff they never dreamed possible off their bucket list ~ their enthusiasm and drive for dreaming bigger than they could have thought has inspired me to set my top ten HOLY SHIT I NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS WOULD I HAVE EVER THOUGHT WERE POSSIBLE GOALS:

Here they are in no particular order ~
1. Maintain a "normal" weight for the rest of my life
2. Live in Indonesia for a few years
3. Learn how to fly a plane
4. Make 10 Million Dollars
5. Own 20 income producing properties
6. Meet the Dali Lama and have a meaningful conversation with him
7. Fly First Class 
8. Make a difference in 10 peoples lives
9. Anonymously give away 10 million dollars
10. Retire Mo :) so he can play golf every day


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Playing Catch up

A whole week has slipped by..... 
Heres whats going on:

It was hot as balls here - could barely breathe therefore I spent a lot of time in the office working (freezing) and when not in the office in Jeanine's pool (a.k.a Club 4 Park).  Club 4 Park rocks - she live right around the corner from me, we have cocktails, chips, order pizza, swim and hang by the pool.  Great for socializing - no es bueno for the waistline.   

My Black Dog injured her tail. Due to the heat and injury we have skipped our beach walks and I have been just trying to keep the dogs cool - between construction and only have a wall a/c unit - its been hard on the dogs.  But this morning we are off to the beach.

Its been 3 whole days since I did any form of exercise....I gave myself a pass with the heat 

I ODed on Rainbow sprinkles and Edy's French Silk Fro-Yo - it wasn't pretty - I couldn't sleep because I was so jacked on sugar.... 

Things are looking up at work - I really like what I do even though it is an emotional roller coaster.  The payoff is coming soon - I have to believe.  

Its funny how its like a vicious cycle - when I don't have money, I don't eat well, I don't take care of myself (because I have no $ for hair cuts, mani pedis, trx classes or cute dresses) then I feel like crap and feel "less than", which then makes me less likely to project success at work, making closing a deal less likely, keeping the cycle going.  

Weight - (see how I just slip that in at the bottom not on an official weigh in day) up - 163.4 - I know....I've been living on chips, frozen yogurt, vodka and cranberry and not working out - duh - 1+1= 2

Oh - and somehow I wound up getting featured on a women's biking site - Live Love Velo - check it out.  I'm hoping to race on the team one day...

Going mountain biking today - yay!  The heat is finally calming down! 

What are you all doing this weekend?? Any great warrior plans?  Epic Bike Rides? Races or Events?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bike Porn ~ a week in my life -thank you lapband!

A rental out in Montauk

Winding down after work...i love riding on the beach

My bestie Jeanine

Me n Jeanine - 20 miles in

Navy Road  Montuak
Riding the abandoned train tracks

Nappeague Meadow Road

Art Barge 

Riding along the Harbor

Bridges washed out gonna get wet!

Post work ride with Mo last night - private bach

Mo ~ 


Heading out to the fish farm

Sunday, June 17, 2012


~Weekends were made for Warriors ~ 

No, I didn't run the 10k yesterday that I was training for
Yes, I ran around with customers/renters instead trying to get a piece of the elusive almighty dollar - it felt like a 20k mentally

Today - my Best Friends and I are doing our annual ride from my house out to Montauk - its about 26 miles and should take us about four hours - it involves riding on the shore (pray for low tide) and Mo is coming to get us after golf. Woop woop - I look forward to this because its 4 hours where I can do nothing else but ride!

Have a big family dinner tonight at a "family style" restaurant in Montauk - I'll probably pre-game with snacks so I'm not super tempted

I'm struggling with bad.  Sugar monster has reared her ugly head - These are the triggers for sugar monster
1. No time to cook
2. Living in a construction zone
3. Being Poor and not being able to go grocery shopping or replenish my protein shakes
4.  Feeling beaten emotionally by my choice of career
5.  Being a lazy ass 
6.  Wishing for a magic genie to magically fix everything
7. Working 7 days a week
8. Being a lazy ass
9. Wallowing in self pity
10. Being a lazy ass

The good news is - I recognize that eating this way makes me feel like shit.  I wake up feeling hung over and achey.

Even better news - I have the ability to turn it around - I may not be able to control my career or the people around me (and flogging them is against the law - frig!) But I can control me and my atitude toward them and myself.  

Thursday, June 14, 2012

10 Things Thursday

Thanks you guys for the support from yesterday!  This too shall pass....
And now TTT from Laura ~ she is one funny biotch!

1.  I will not let yesterday seep into today!

2.  Boot Camp tonight!

3.  Picking out the rest of the tiles for the bathroom today!

4.  Excessive use of Exclamation points is my guilty pleasure!! Exasperated by texting!!!

5. Eating sugar is bad for sleep ~ I had crazy nightmares about spirits and ghosts out to get me and my dogs....I woke Mo up last night and tried to make him come to the bathroom with me because I was so scared....he declined and I made it back to bed alive....phew!

6.  Rainbow sprinkles make me very happy

7.  Eddie is even better today!  Yay!  I love that dog ~ he is just the best ball of love.

8.  Paying Quarterly taxes sucks.  

9. I have a bad habit of mentally turning my clients into cartoon characters ~ a la Family Guy ~ which is pretty much the best show to ever hit the airwaves ....EVER!

10. I CAN . NOT . WAIT. For Ted the movie to come out!  Mark Wahlberg and Seth McFarlane - unthinkable geneous I might even wait on line and see the first show time...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I'm bummed ~ its raining

My yellow dog got sick and we had to go to the vet
He is better now but - it was 435$ that I don't have.  
Sometimes I feel like the universe wants me to be broke forever.  I have a bad attitude about money ~ I always think "mo money mo problems" but what if the Notorious B.I.G was wrong about it? 
I seem to be repelling money these days.  When the receptionist gave me the total today - I cried.  Then I ate a goat cheese and avocado wrap in the car while driving home...

Lesson #2 of the week - I thought I had a deal in the works after spending my sunny sunday running around showing houses for sale ~ only to find out my lovely customers were working with another broker - and bought a house through that other broker.  SO being the adult that I am I went out and drank my weight in Kettle One and cranberry ...then proceeded to sleep on the bathroom (in the basement) floor dry heaving and worried sick that I had damaged my band.

Lesson #4.2 - I react badly when things don't go my way...

Lesson # 4.7a/b - If I had one opportunity...would I let it slip?  ~ see thats how bad it is - I'm quoting Eminem now.... I leave you with a photo of Ed this morning - pre vet.. 

I was hoping to get a haircut and a mani/pedi one of these days ....
But am settling into looking like Sasquatch's ugly sister....its a good look

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Thanks to Dawnya for posting this ~ I had to re-post and even put it on facebook (I never post any of my weight loss stuff there)


I am that runner!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

BYOC ~ on Saturday


It’s time for BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy! We answer 5 little questions to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break! Copy to your own blog and enjoy!!

1. Do you know your credit score? Do you check it regularly? Does it matter to you?
Last time I checked it was in the 800s.  I haven't checked in a doesn't really matter to me now. I used to be super proud of it and work like hell to have great credit. Now not so much.  

2. What’s your go to “water-cooler-off-er” each summer? Small kiddie pool, “real” pool, sprinkler, public pool, hotel pool, or stay inside in the air and never don a bathing suit ever?
The Ocean. Yes - bathing suit with shorts to cover cottage cheese thighs...

3. Describe your phone cover…if you have one.

Its Tiffany Blue...because thats how I roll

4. If you ever had a wedding, what were your colors or theme? If you aren’t married – but plan to be some day – what will your colors or theme be?

Our wedding theme was beachy...we got married on the beach down the street from our house ~ the same beach I walk the dogs on every day.  We sent out clamshells for invitations and had the reception at a restaurant on the water ~ raw bar, paella, and margaritas. It was awesome.  We danced to disco and our did the hustle for our first dance to Barry White - cant get enough of your love...oh yeah!

5. Repeat question: summarize your week.
Week was really good ~ lots of exercise and I got to hang with Andrea in Montauk ~ so cool.  Back to blogging ~ Still juicing and losing.  Keep on keepin on!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Guess who came to the HAMPTONS???

Yay!! I got to meet Andrea  Today!  She rocks!  I love that she has set out on a big adventure to drive up to Maine and even came all the way out to Montauk to visit!  I'm so Jelly - I almost blew off my weekend to Thelma and Louise it with her!  My first Boobs meeting! We had smoothies at my fav little organic/veg cafe after she went for a walk on the ocean. I can't wait to hear the full re-cap of her adventure.
 Now who else wants to come and hang in the Hamptons?? I have a tent and a back yard ~ and a house under construction...but who cares!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

10 Things Thursday!!!

1.  Went out for a short and awesome MTB last night on a trail I hadn't ridden in a was super!

2. Picked up some rice/beans/guac on the way home and had dinner at a friends house ~ I filled up so cool to eat so little!

3.  I'm doing continuing Ed right now online and it blows! Its timed and for some reason they think it takes 5 minutes to read a no...but it gives me time to read blogs

4.  This morning I'm going to run hills ~ its a 2.5 mile out and back on a very hilly road

5.  Yes ~ tonight is boot camp!!! whoop whoop!

6. Living in construction is a pain in the arse!

7. I am now on an advisory board for a new park my town just bought ~ we are attempting to turn it into a bike park with a pump track and cycle cross course ~ omg!!! so exciting!

8. I have not been drinking ~ thats right ~ no wine, vodka, or other spirits...and I have no desire to...strange.  Its not been conscious...just haven't been.  I even have a bottle of tangerine vodka chilling in the fridge...

9. Did I mention how excited I am for boot camp??  Well I am!

10 ~ random clothing thought ...loving these sundresses that are styled from the 50s and 60s ~ real women do have curves and these dresses are super flattering to this girls shape...I just might go shopping again...

10a ~ Had the weirdest dream last night - I was in a cemetery (the one right behind the house I grew up in)  and there was a huge black horse with a white blanket over him pulling a cement mixer....
um...any thoughts on meaning...Actually there were lots of horses in my dream ..but this is the one that stood out the most..

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday weigh in and Work Out

Everyone is different ...everyone does things at their own pace.  I lost a butt ton of weight in the first 8 months of my journey.  Its slow and steady now to the finish.  Slow and steady is not glamourous, its boring, and frustrating.  The "wow, you look great!" comments are much fewer now...I guess people are used to me smaller now.  I'm used to me smaller now...I look in the mirror and pinch and pull at my fat lumps and try and squish them down into my jeans ~ who knew you could have muffin top in size 8 jeans...I guess its just a smaller muffin..

This last loosing push is the "character building phase" ~ or as I call it..uber annoying phase.  But hey its cool ~ its about a way of life now ~ and my understanding is thats just what maintainenece is.  I just have to be strict to get the rest of this padding off!

Just ran 5K ~ and then took the dogs for a long walk on the beach with their friends ~ I forgot to eat breakfast....WTH?  Viva La Band!

Weigh in ~ 158
Last Week ~ 158.4 
Loss ~ .4 
Total loss thus far 83 pounds ~ not too shabby
17 to goal!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Weekends were made for Warriors!

So the Internet is back!  My house is still torn apart but whatev ~ my modern bathroom is going to kick ass! 

Sunday - we went for an epic 20 mile mtb out and back - 3 hrs on the bike ~ I was in heaven!  My single speed is back in action - I fixed the tubeless tire myself~ who is the baddest ~ this girl!

This morning I woke up and was all "hmm lets go running on this cool cloudy day ~ oh yeah ~ Personal Best 4.2 miles! 

Then I tried to do some sit ups on the back deck on the bosu ball ~ it would have been perfect if it weren't for the kids ~ See my magical photo essay and videos below...

Mo took me for a walk to the harbor - yes, dammit I had frozen yogurt ~ and it was good!!!

Why in the hell they find sit ups so interesting, I have no clue?

I I bother them when they are doing dog stuff??

Jeanine and Kevin ~ my bike buddies

Yes, Not only can she sit on the table but she reads bike magazine...

The McLaren ~ parked on main street ~ as you do....
Its a super car that retails for close to 300K!
You can read about it here

I leave you with the mayhem that occurs when I try to make my abs flat ~ 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Surprise Rennovation!

I have no Internet at my house these days and am crazy at work!
We stared demo in the bedrooms yesterday and the house is turned upside down. This is totally effects my eating... I hate when my environment is disturbed! But it's for a good cause - new huge bedroom and new bathroom! Woohoo!
Hope to have wifi again tomorrow so that I can do a proper post and get bk to reading. Blogger via iPhone - no es bueno.
Hope all is good out there--- shutout to Dawnya! Love that hair (er no hair)! That is one beautiful woman!