Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

1. What is your dream job?

I pretty much have it now.
A Monday - Friday 9 - 5 office job.

2. How many best friends do you have?


3. What's the longest road trip you've ever taken?

Southern Illinois to Port Charlotte, Florida about 17 hours

4. If you had to do one single thing every day for the next year, what would it be?


5. What's one story your family always tells about you?

Eating strawberries out of my grandma's garden, bird poop and all.

6. How did your parents pick your name?

I'm not sure, good question.
I do know the original one was Brianna Blythe

7. What's the one thing that scares you more than anything?

Bad weather.

8. Are you a good cook?

I like to think I am, yes.

9. Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Where I am now.

10. What's your best childhood memory?

Anytime I was in water.
got this from Jenny

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What's On My Phone?!

Roof was repaired at work.
This is probably what caused my flat tire.

This sign just cracked me up.
I had no idea what it meant.
We seen it on the way to Grand Isle, LA.

I hate cows, as you probably know.
Jarrod's house is filled with them.
I get so scared when they're in the road!

Boyf found me some shells at work.
He is too sweet. aw.

Boyf and his big ole redfish.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekend ReCap

Had a very eventful weekend.

Friday night went to dinner and movie with the boyf.
Seen Horrible Bosses, again. Just as funny as the 1st time.

Went to his friends house and the daiquiri shop after that.
I was the only girl. 5 guys.
Entertainment, let me tell you.

I got up early Saturday to go to the fat doctor.
Went shopping with the boyf's mom that afternoon.
She got me an outfit to wear to a wedding shower this weekend.
She is amazing, let me tell you.
Spanx and Coach sandals are now in my possession.

That night we went to Bear Creek Salon.
Once again, I was the only girl.
Other then the boyf's sister showing up for about an hour.
I could have enjoyed the place but their drinks sucked.
My pineapple malibu tasted like straight water.
And they even gave me a hot beer.

And the conversations I had to hear on the trip there and back were insane.
Girls are not supposed to hear guys conversations.
I was blown away quite a few times.
But overall I had a really good time with his friends.

Sunday we slept late then met his mom for lunch.
With his sister and her husband.
We spent 2 hours in Bass Pro Shop after that.
I enjoy BPS, but not that dang much.

I was having kidney stone pains all afternoon.
But I figured they'd pass like they always do.
But everyone started worrying about me because I looked sick.
I tried to explain I'd been through this before and I'd let them know if it got too bad.

I stayed at Jarrod's for dinner.
He grilled some yummy swordfish.
Such a chef I have!

After dinner I decided I needed to go home and take some pain meds.
But when I got home there was a tell all sign of kidney stones
and I decided I needed to go to ER.
Boyf's mom came and got me and him and his dad came up not to later.
They got me back and to a room quickly
but pretty much had no intentions on helping me.
They gave me pain meds, but not enough.
Because he took a CT and said he seen no stones.
I explained to him that my urologist only seen them on xray
but he did not give a FUCK.
Needless to say, I was sent home from the ER still in pain.

Thankfully I woke up this morning with no pain
just that sick feeling from all the meds they pumped me with.

My dad went to the hospital today for chest pains.
They're keeping him over night because of his history.
He already has 2 stints.

I was hoping for a better week than last but when it rains, it pours.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back on the Weightloss Track

Some of you know that I struggle with weight loss.

Well, I made the decision to go back to a fat doctor for some pills. I know a lot of people don't agree with this. But me? I don't agree with all the fad diets. I need a lifestyle change and only pills can help with that. I'm hoping that one month will give me the boost I need to get back on track but two is my max.

I chose the Aspen Clinic in Baton Rouge as I have a friend that goes there and my boss has been. Both gave me good reviews. And of course, it had to be better than the ghetto place I was going to in Alabama.

My appointment was at 8:15. On a Saturday, yes it sucked. I have been through the process before so I was mostly bored and not learning anything new. But they did have a nifty body composition scale that I paid $35 to use. BUT I can use if for a year. It told me all kinds of things. Most of which I didn't want to know.

BMI: 27.8 (this is not ok, this is obese and I was not prepared for that)
BMR: 1621 (this is how many calories my body burns, I was put on a 1200 calorie diet)
Fat %: 40.6 (that sounds like a lot huh? I need to be 21-33%)
Fat Mass: 72 lbs (I need to be 28-52 lbs)
FFM: 105.5 lbs (I forget exactly but this is what I'd weigh without fat basically)

The nurse told me I could have a goal weight of 110 pounds. This floored me and does not seem realistic at all. I told her I think my goal is 145, if I want lower when I reach there then so be it.

The doctor told me to throw my scale away and only weigh once a month at my office visit. I just do not know if I can do this, but I'm gonna try.

I relearned all the usuals. Like write down everything you eat. Only drink water. Watch your portions. yada yada yada. I know all this, I just need the motivation to do it.

And let me explain to you why I need the help of pills. I'm not just an emotional eater. I'm an anytime eater. I'll eat just because there's food. I'll eat all of what's in front of me even if I'm not hungry. I've been like that for as long as I can remember. I just love food. The trick is, learning to love healthier foods.

I was told to avoid all fried foods for the first month to boost up the fat loss. I'm very anxious to not only see if I can do this, but see if it works.

I'm not going to try and do anything drastic. That falls under fad diet to me. I just have to learn to make better choices, and not all at once.

And since I haven't been getting any exercise they advised me to start with 3 days a week at 30 mins for the first 2 weeks. I think this is a good idea because I know I will get burnt out quick at first. Though doc did advise that I march quickly in place for 5 mins twice a day to get my muscles on a routine. This was a new idea and I'm anxious to try it out.

I weigh 176 right now. My goal is 145 so I only made a short term goal since that is only 31 lbs

My goal is to be 145 by October 31, a little over 3 months.

Wish me luck!

Friday, July 22, 2011

5 Question Friday

1. If you knew your best friend's spouse was cheating on her or him, would you tell her (him)?
Yes. BUT I would make sure I had proof first. Words are rarely enough in that situation.

2. Soda in a can or a bottle?

3. What do you wash first, hair or body?

4. What advice would you give to any new mama?
I am in no position to give parenting advice.

5. What is your best hangover remedy?
Drink water between every drink and you won't be hungover. Or you can buy the Chaser pills at the drugstore.

got this from Kelli

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear -
Caribbean Coral

Finally found some brights at Sally's

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What's On My Phone?!

Food Version

Sushi from Sake Cafe

The BEST potato chips. Hands down.
Thanks to Heather for introducing me to them.

Now that is some garlic!
Perfect for crawfish/crab boils.

The best Twix ever.
Took me forever to find them,
but I'm glad I did!
You know me and my love for all things coconut

These things are thebombdotcom.

Don't these look amazing?
Well, they tasted like poop. srsly.
Let down from Whole Foods.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tumblr Tuesday

For whatever reason,
I cannot reblog on tumblr anymore.
Not on my laptop or my work computer.
& more reason for an iPhone.

So, now we have Tumblr Tuesday.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Donna and I went to Antique Village on Saturday.

Here are some of my fav finds:

I was very tempted to buy the cellulite remover...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What's On My Phone?!

My Mom's ridiculous collection
of Bath & Body Works.
I think that's a lifetime supply. srsly.

Cheesesticks from Sammy's.
They were so big and full of cheese. YUMO

This calf is only a few days old.
His Mom tried to kill the truck when he started chasing us.
I hate cows. I really do. They SCARE me!

My lunch from Sake Cafe.
How good does that look?!

A sign from the bathroom at work.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Weekend ReCap

I went to Orange Beach, Alabama
w/the boyf's family. He had to work.

We stayed at Summer Chase
on the 12th floor.
10 people. 2 bathrooms.
Need I say more?

I went parasailing for the first time ever.
We had a horrible Captain who scared us
but our Deck Hand made up for it.
I'm glad I did it, but I doubt I'll do it again.
It's amazing how quiet it is when you get up there...

Spent lots of time in the sand and sea.

& by the pool.

Even got attacked by giant waves.

It was a fantastic weekend.
Of course, the beach IS my happy place.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Weekend Recap

Sorry it's a little late.
Blogging has been boring me.
But I'm gonna try to get better!

We drove 9 hours to Jacksonville, Florida
to visit my parents.

Spent Saturday at Little Talbot Island

Ate at Clark's Fish Camp for dinner.

Spent Sunday shopping and in the pool.

It was a nice relaxing weekend.