Sunday, July 31, 2011

Night Away From Home.....



This weekend has been pretty great.....it's officially the start of my vacation. I'm off till August 7th, but sad to say that my hubby isn't. I'm sure I will make the best of it though ;)

My mother-in-law took Adam overnight on Friday so Dan and I could paint the town.....lol

My wonderful father hooked us up with concert tickets & a night in a luxury suite at the casino.

Sooooo that night Dan & I went to see "The Tea Party" in concert at Caesars Windsor & spent the night in a room with an amazing view of the Detroit Skyline.

Our luxury suite, where all the magic happens ;)
View of the Detroit skyline from our window
My hot shoes for the night....
My hot man for the night.....lol
Jeff Martin of The Tea Party
If that wasn't a great start to a vacation I don't know what is.....

I would also like to report another week of a loss for me in the "fat" department. I guess I can now say I am officially in the 230's and not just squeaking by. My weigh in this morning is 237.6 lbs. That is 1.4 lbs down from last week. Not a ton but I will definitely take it!!!


Today is also a start day in a "Slim Fast Challenge" that I am competing in over at A Mama's Goals. It's just a small 2 week challenge that I want to complete just to maybe help me to overcome this plateau that I have been in for a while. I figured I would change it up just for a short period of time to get my body interested again.

If your interested in joining it as well just send your name and a scale weigh in pic for today to her email.


I thought it was time for me to post my measurements as it has been over a month since I have done so.
So here we go.....lol

Current Weight: 237.6 lbs (-45.4lbs)


Chest: 41" (8")
Waist: 38" (7")
Hips: 51" (5.5")
Left Bicep: 15" (2.5")
Right Bicep: 14.5" (2.5")
Left Thigh: 30" (4.5")
Right Thigh: 30" (4.5")

Grand Total: 34.5" lost
*grand total for each in parenthesis*


In a previous post I put a picture of a fish that shows the amount in pounds that I have lost. I think I will continue this trend because I like to see my progress.

Here's to one day posting a picture of a shark!!!!!

Here is what a loss of 45.4 lbs looks like.....

Have a great week everyone!!!!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mammogram


I found a lump in my left breast.

I have been freaking out about it since I found it a month and a half ago. My appointment was finally today.

Do I feel better? Not really. I still don't have any answers and I have a breast ultrasound scheduled for August the 8th.

Is it serious? Probably not, everyone keeps telling me that it's probably just a cyst.

Am I scared? Hell yes. No matter what people are saying (I know they are trying to make me feel better) I will still be concerned until I know for sure.

Why is it that I am trying to better myself, and I keep finding things wrong with me?
First it was my chest and it turned out to be a hiatal hernia on my esophagus, now it's my boob.

What's next?

I hope to God nothing. This weight loss thing is hard enough, and it's the only thing I want to be focusing on right now.

The good thing about this post is a message.....

CHECK YOUR BOOBS LADIES!!!!!

You never know what you may find, and it's better to be safe than sorry. Early detection is the best defence against anything......

So here's to staying positive, and optimistic that it's just a cyst and nothing more......

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Work "Fun Day"

So today I got to attend a work function that was a reward to a few people for being "awesome" employees. It was a paid day at the beach with a BBQ. Now I don't know about you guys, but any company that offers this for exceptional work is #1 in my book......Look at the pics and be jealous!!!!










Monday, July 25, 2011

Mental Monday's



Welcome to my weekly blog installment called Mental Monday's. A day for me to bitch about something without putting it into my regular posts. You are warned. These posts I don't hold back, and sometimes involves a lot of swearing.

This week I am going to talk about "Messed Up Toys Made for Children"
One of my followers sent me a link of something she seen and thought it would be perfect for one of my posts, then I took that and ran with it....lol.....Thanks Chubby McGee!!!!

1. Breast Milk Baby: Yes people lets give our 6 year old daughters fake boobs stuffed in a halter bra so they can feed their dolls that have "real sucking action"....WHAT????  The company has already made $2 million since the doll was released four years ago in Spain, and now it's coming to North America. 




2. Pole Dancer: Batteries & Dollar Bills aren't included




3. Lower Back Tattoos: TOYS R US REALLY????......Is it necessary to sell "tramp stamps" to our little girls or God Forbid our sons if they ask.




4. Buzz Lightyear Sippy Cup: I don't recommend giving your child this as it looks like they are giving Buzz a Blow Job.....just sayin'


5. Harry Potter's Vibrating Broomstick: Hmmmmm let me see, give a child something they stick between their legs, ANDDDD it vibrates.....wish I had a toy like this when I was 13




WOW....What are people going to think of next

Have a great week everyone!!!!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hot in Herrrrre......

In the words of Nelly "It's getting hot in here so take of all your clothes"




Wow this is crazy. We broke a record the other day of  one of the hottest places in Canada. It was 37.6 degrees celsius....for all you that go by fahrenheit is was 98.6 degrees....and with the humidex it was 120 degrees. Ever hear the saying "It's so hot outside you could fry an egg on the sidewalk?"



Adam's soccer game was cancelled due to the heat, and pretty much everyone was staying inside enjoying the air conditioning. I did take Adam to his daily swimming lessons though. They are in the morning when it's not toooo hot. Doesn't the water look inviting.....


This week on the weight loss front, I had a couple of bad moments which I blogged for help, and got the support I needed from my wonderful followers, family & friends. I am pleased to announce that the rest of the week I worked really hard and I can now report a loss of 2.6 lbs.



I am back in the 230's and with some hard work (and a little praying) I will stay here and eventually make it into the 220's before September rolls around.

My 10 year wedding anniversary is September the 8th, and I would like to hit my 225 lbs goal by then. My wedding dress was a size 18 so I would like to be in an 18 again by then. I can get into an 18 now, but I look like I stuffed myself into them. So I want to be a "comfortable" 18.....


So to update you on my "Back to Basics" Challenge, I am currently in 1st place in my category with 2.66% lost since July 3rd. Not too bad seeing as one of those weeks I had a gain....lol

I have a total weight loss of 15.55% since I started in February.
I started with a BMI of 45.7 now I am a 38.6....only 8.6 more to go till I'm just considered "overweight" and not "obese".

All in all I have lost a total of 44 lbs. THAT IS EQUIVALENT TO THIS FISH.....holy hell....



This week I am going to focus more on my protein intake at breakfast, and getting 5 workouts completed. Gotta stay in that #1 spot!!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Aunt Sheila

My mom's sister Sheila is my Godmother. Might as well be my Fairy Godmother for all the support she has given me since my weight loss adventure started back in February. We live about 3 hours apart so we don't see each other very often, but she read's my blog faithfully and sends me emails of support.

Well my post yesterday was pretty "down in the dumps" as I have been having a rough go the last couple of weeks. Well I received an email from my Aunt that made me cry. I NEVER CRY. I wanted to share it with you because I believe it can support and motivate others as it has done for me.
Hope you don't mind Aunt Sheila.....love you xoxoxo

Unknown AuthorYou don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there

Hi Bonnie: I’m sorry that you’re having such a bad time and feeling unmotivated, etc.

You can do this – you ARE doing this. 8 lbs is better than 40 lbs. Keep walking, keep trying to eat right, don’t drown in the “what’s happening to me this week”. Don’t stay there …. Swimming 101. Sometimes in life we have to hold on by our fingertips until the bad times go by. That’s what you need to do right now. Here’s my favourite quote to myself when things are going badly“this too shall pass”…….. it’s got me through some pretty rough storms.

Here’s the other thing I used to do when I didn’t want to run, etc. I would chant a little mantra to myself with every step. “I love X” (put name at the X – and sometimes even put yourself in!!). I have to admit I’ve also done it in reverse (I hate X) !! 

And when I felt I couldn’t even do THAT – I would just count each step 1 to 10. Start over 1 to 10. Start over 1 to 10 – until I got through my run….

You can do this Bonnie. Don’t let things get you down too much. And reward yourself more often right now. Reward yourself for getting that damn 8 lbs off and keeping it off for one week – make it relatively big. It might get you over the hump.

No tattoos though!

Love ya very much.

Aunt Sheila
AKA: "Elizabeth Lucky"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Optimism

I'm having a bad few days people.....I have binged and "George" is making me irritable, feeling fat, and having no motivation at all. I have been up & down within the same 8lbs for the last month. This is not like me so I need to buck up and get me back on track. I want to be more of an optimist then a pessimist so I will leave you with a quote that I will be focussing on for the next week.

"Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours."


Monday, July 18, 2011

Mental Monday's & More


Welcome to my weekly blog installment called Mental Monday's. A day for me to bitch about something without putting it into my regular posts. You are warned. These posts I don't hold back, and sometimes involves a lot of swearing.

This week is a more personal rant about things going on in my life.....

1. Why do people act guilty if they have done nothing wrong. Is it because they did something they feel bad about from before, or they just have a guilty conscience?

2. Why do people that you "know" don't like you, pretend like they do? I am an adult I can handle it. You can't like everyone, lord know's I don't. I consider it a slap in the face if you pretend that your my friend. Grow some balls and just leave me alone.

3. Why do people attack your size as the first means of an insult. I can't even count on one hand how many times I've been called a "Fat Bitch". Can't you come up with something more original? I know I'm fat, I don't need you to tell me......even the "C" word I can handle better.

4. When people offer you some kind of dessert at a get together and you turn it down, they look at you with utter shock & surprise. What the "token fat girl" can't turn down a piece of cake?

5. Why is it when you work so hard at getting something that you deserve, it always ends in disappointment? Well I shouldn't say always, that would be to negative, but it's happening so much to me lately that it feels like always.....


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.............

Sometimes you just need to scream.

Sorry everyone, I just needed to vent and that's what Monday's are for...I have been having a couple of shitty weeks and things just build up.

I had my weigh in yesterday but I worked all weekend and haven't really had a chance to blog about it. So if you are interested I added 2 lbs to my weight this week bringing me back to 241.6lbs.

Not impressed.

I shouldn't really get to upset as "George" is visiting so it's probably just water retention....but still.




So that's it for me.....shitty week, shitty weigh in.....it's nothing but "up" from here!!!!

Here's to a GREAT WEEK AHEAD!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

We Have a Winner!!!!!

Congratulations to KellyLife in the Fat Lane, for winning the Bondi Band in my 1st EVER GIVEAWAY!!!! Your entry for "Following Bondi Band on Twitter" is the one that won.....


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Kelly you have 48 hours to respond to my email with your address, or a new winner will be chosen.

Thanks to everyone for your entries, and I hope to do this again really soon!!!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Giveaway Ending Soon!!!!

Just a reminder that you have till Saturday night @ 11:59 EST to enter my Bondi Band giveaway. If you haven't already, or feel like doing some of the optional entries feel free!!!.

Remember it is open to EVERYONE in the WORLD. Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Words


I just felt like putting a list of words together that have meaning to me. If there is any you think I should add, or would like to know more behind the word please don't hesitate to leave me a comment.....




Monday, July 11, 2011

Mental Monday's


Welcome to my weekly blog installment called Mental Monday's. A day for me to bitch about something without putting it into my regular posts. You are warned. These posts I don't hold back, and sometimes involves a lot of swearing.

This week I think I am going to change it up a bit. For once in my life I really don't have anything to bitch about (shocking I know!) Today I am going to entertain you with a bunch of Facts. Some are useless, silly & stupid, but there might even be one or two that are useful.
I tried to keep them in the theme of food, weight loss and eating. Enjoy!!!!

Feel free to add any of your own in the comments section......


  • Smelling banana's and/or green apples can help you lose weight
  • Gum on postage stamps have from 2 to 8 calories
  • They have square watermelons in Japan. They stack easier.
  • Coca-Cola was originally green
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying (I need to try this)
  • Worcestershire sauce is made from dissolved fish...bones and all.
  • Pineapple is a natural painkiller.
  • An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavour are caused by their smell.
  • It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
  • To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.
  •  The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it. (ewwwwww)
  • Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. (hmmm, this is interesting....lol)
  • Is bottled water worth it? 'Evian' spelled backwards is 'naive'.
  • Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
  • Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is also found in Prozac.
  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. 
  • Sex burns about 360 calories per hour.
  • Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.
  • If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
  • The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.

Now those are the facts.....hope you enjoyed, have a great week bloggers!!!!

...and don't forget about the Giveaway, you have till the end of the week, here is the link.
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