March 26, 2008


I have a part time job of dog-sitting a family of 4 dogs. Sam, the Great Dane. Simba, the Golden Retriever. Sophie, the Bulldog. And Lola, the Chihuahua. So, I started dog-sitting last night. The "parents" left at 6:30pm and I had to be there by 9pm to let them out. (My last dog-sitting experience resulted in cleaning Great Dane diarrhea...) At about 8:30pm I was packing my clothes, making my lunch....and I open the refrigerator...There is no light and its not running! WTF! I call my Dad thinking maybe at 9 o'clock at night he will want to fix it...HA! We had to empty everything out of our fridge and take it to my Grandma' her extra refrigerator. We had just went grocery shopping so there was a FULL fridge (especially when your doing the South Beach Diet). Believe me, I was pissed off! I also slammed my finger in the front on the way out....It is now black and blue.

So, an hour later...I was off to go dog-sit in Lake Forest. When I finally get there, Sophie (the Bulldog) refuses to go outside....I try and try to move her but she is totally overweight. So, I left her be while I watch some TV.............and she has the nerve to poop right in front of me, on the brand new carpet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At this point, I was thinking what else could possibly go wrong!!!!! Luckily, nothing else did (except Sam was growling at the window all night..)... it was the night from HELL!

The only reason I accepted this "job" was to pay for a new Queen size bed. But I'm not sitting for long enough to have enough money anyway! I think that after this time I will tell them I don't need the money anymore and to start looking for someone else. It is $75/a day.....anyone interested????

March 25, 2008

Day 3

I am on Day 3 of the South Beach Diet. And I feel great! I've lost about 3 pounds so far, its not good to look at your weight daily...but I just was curious. I have been cooking like a crazy women though! I've learned a few knew things...Last night I made breakfast for today and tomorrow. Egg and Sausage "Muffins". I found my recipe on SBO, but HERE is a similar recipe. They were so delicious this morning! I have my meals and snacks planned for the entire week. It works so well for me, because I work well with organization and do most people. Instead of trying to think about whats for lunch or what do I want for a snack (and always giving into something that is bad for you), if you have a planned will have more luck reaching your goal. I am already 50% less bloated (and I have my period!). And I have a ton of energy. I took a 2 mile bike ride last was so much fun. It was definitely cold (only 31 degrees). But I felt fabulous when I got home! I made Chicken Capri for dinner. I will most the recipe (and a picture) in my next all my stuff is at home.
Tonight's dinner I will be serving Steaks and grilled zucchini......Mmm Yummy!

March 21, 2008

It's blizzard outside!!!

So, its March 21st, Good Friday. And there is a winter storm warning in effect until 1am tomorrow. I have never remembered it to snow on Good Friday. Granted, its always been a little cold....but this is ridiculous!

When will this madness end!?!?! I am really looking forward to SPRING weather! You know sunny days..butterflies...birds chippering..(get where I'm going with this). This winter has lasted so long, I don't even remember what it feels like!

I want to start riding my bike...and loosing some weight!!! I think I'm going to start tanning..maybe that will make me feel better............

Happy 2nd Day of Spring...

March 20, 2008

My addiction.

Purses. I am addicted to purses. Last night I was cleaning out my closet and the top shelve (by the way...its a BIG shelf) is covered with purses. In fact, there are even some on the bottom of my closet. Yet I still have this urge to go out and buy a new purse this weekend. I'm bored.
Is this such a terrible thing? I guess its a waste money....but I LOVE purses! They vary from big to small....all different colors. The price ranges go from $10-$150. I guess I could have some kind of drug addiction....that would definitely be worse. I will stick to purses!!! My question is what is YOUR addiction??? Is it eyeshadow? Maybe nail polish.....or shoes??

On a different note.....Happy First Day of Spring!!!!!!!!!! Its suppose to get up to 50 degrees today! Yahhooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! But tonight or tomorrow we are suppose to get 6 inches of snow!! What the hell?!!! I guess thats what living in the Midwest is all about. I guess I am use to the crazy weather...However..I have the worst case of Spring Fever! I want to wear capris, bright shirts and FLIPS FLOPS (that is my second addiction!). I also want to start riding my bike!!!! So, please sunshine don't go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 19, 2008

My cat-dog

Have you ever seen a cat with the same characteristics of a dog? Well if you haven't meet Dimitri!

He knocks the trash over while I'm gone.....getting into food, such as chicken bones, chocolate, pop...etc. He will eat ANYTHING. The other day...I was eating sugarfree jello with sugar free whip cream and Dimitri jumped on my lap and demanded he have some! And when I say demanded..I mean his paw goes into my bowl!!!! I saved him a healthy spoonful and he ate it all, plus licked the bowl!! What a crazy cat! He also, greets us at the door and says Hello...every time we get home. He will meow and meow and meow until he gets his food...or love. He is so friendly he has to be on your lap or close to all the time. And he sleeps on my head at night! Yes, on my head!! We literally share a pillow. He may be a pain...but I love him so much!!!!!!!! He's my little baby! His older brother Stoli has gotten more timid in the last few months but I think they are finally friends!

March 18, 2008

Weight loss Journey

So, I've decided to enroll myself in the South Beach Diet online. I have done this diet before and it works! I just need some motivation to get me in the groove.....I know some of you know, but for those of you who don't let me tell you how I lost 120 pounds. Yes, I said 120 pounds! When I graduated High School (age 17) I started to feel a little chunky..but I was only a size 9 so I didn't think too much of it, however I was use to being a size 5/6. So a size 9 was very depressing. But I carried on with my life. I was never a big eater or a "overloader" of junk food. But I continuously kept gaining weight. I finally went to the doctor a year later when my size 16 pants were too tight and I was 180 lbs......He insisted it was my thyroid. He put me on a thyroid medicine for about 6 months. It didn't do anything. At this point, I was getting headaches every day and I felt tired all the time. By the way, I also tried every diet imaginable....Weight Watchers, Atkins, Slimfast, The Zone, etc...NOTHING WORKED! At the age of 19 I was 240 pounds and diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome (or Insulin Resistance). My Endocrinologist put me on Metformin which I am still currently taking and had me start the South Beach Diet. I started shedding pounds so was amazing!!! The first week I lost 10! And in 1 year I lost a total of 120 pounds! I felt amazing! I was back into my size 9's and I felt fantabulous! But I still wasn't back into my 5's.....but I wasn't complaining. Until now.........................

Since 2003 I have put about 30 pounds back on. I became fond of bars and high calorie drinks...and I got "comfortable" with Mike. It's very depressing! But I have BIG PLANS!!!! I am joining the South Beach Diet online program, for motivation and some help planning out meals and such. And I also have a mountain bike with a brand new gel set I got for Christmas, I plan to ride everyday for at least an hour. I have a stationary bike in my computer room I can use when the weather is bad, too! I want to loose at least 30 but 50 is my goal. I really want my size 5's back.....

Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 7, 2008

I got my tattoo!!!

Some items may x-rated those who are easily offended.

Here it is! It is still really feet aren't really that fat!!

Do you likey????? The stem hurt the worst. The flower didn't hurt at all. I seem to like the feel of tattoos, my tattoo artist Sandy Pope from Lucky 7 Tattoo Studio said I'm a masochist! lol! I absolutely LOVE it! I cannot wait until it heals! I am limping a little due to the swelling and tenderness, but ok its a tattoo...its going to be tender! I hear the foot/ankle area is the worst spot to get a tattoo, and now I understand why. I endured 3 and 1/2 hours of pain during my back tattoo, and I hardly remember it hurting as bad as the top of my foot.
Both of these were drawn by the best artist in town...Mikey B. I will never let anyone ink me unless he has drawn it. If you want to check out more art work by Mike click HERE Or you can email him at

My first tattoo is in dyer need to be redone. It was done at some random tattoo party when I was 19, and I think the guy was a little too buzzed! But I love it nonetheless!