Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day

Well good ol' luck of the Irish......I'm sure I have Irish in me somewhere as I'm one of the biggest mudbloods ever......

What's up with you all?

Me I'm down 10lbs....yup that's 10......back in my 230's and heading to where I left off my journey at 219.

I have been working my butt off and I'm back into my routine, with having Saturday's off of course, today being green beer!

So I have been back on the treadmill and working out with Jillian Michaels......

She's tough, but worth it.....I sweat like a mother.....

I am also back into my healthy eating routine.....the first week was tough getting back into it, but it was tough a year ago and I managed to do it then.

I also started to keep a daily journal. This is a new thing. It looks very similar to the pic below, with the tabs on top. I cut & paste, write how I'm feeling, and bitch about whatever. It's almost like my own personal blog that I can carry with me. It gives me the option if I want to share or not. I write down what I'm eating, no calories, or statistics. Just healthy eating and reading my body. Only weight....that's it.

As I raise my glass of green beer in salute to all my fellow bloggers......Have a safe & happy St. Patrick's Day!!!......and may your belly's be stuffed with corned beef and cabbage.....remember binging & purging is not allowed!

Leelou Blogs

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hail Women Everywhere!

Oh Happy Day Ladies!!!!!

I just wanted to give thanks to all the women out there. The one who made me the way I am today (Mom), the one that sends me emails to help me out on my weight loss adventure (Aunt Sheila), and all my blogger ladies that keep me going by all your comments and support. Enjoy today, we are all something special in our own way, and the men in this world would be lost without us!!!

Leelou Blogs

Saturday, March 3, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame....Almost

So this past Wednesday I was at work checking my email when this popped up:

Hi Bonnie!
I'm an associate producer at The Dr. Oz Show, and we are looking for some huge fans of Hungry Girl in the NY/NJ/CT area for a segment we're going to be taping next week.  Please shoot me an email at your earliest convenience to chat.
Many thanks,
(name withheld)
Associate Producer, "The Dr. Oz Show"

I was about to delete it when I though "Is this even real?"
So I sent this reply:

Hi (name withheld),
Thank you so much for the consideration, unfortunately I reside in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Feel free to send me a plane ticket though and I will definitley be there to root on Hungry is one amazing woman!!!

I bet not even 10 minutes went by when I received another reply:

Well Bonnie if you’re available we might be able to make that happen!  I just love your blog!!  If it goes over with my producer, we could fly you in on Monday night for the show on Tuesday, and then fly you back to Windsor on Tuesday night.
Let me know your thoughts.

At this point I got a little nervous and excited all at the same time. So I replied again:

I would need to inquire about getting the time off of work before I could commit to anything.

Run it by your producer to see what he says.....

I am curious though how you came across my blog?

This is what he said:

Already did!  My producer is in.  She’d be willing to bring you in from Windsor!! I came across your blog via a google search on weight loss.
Give me a call tomorrow (Thurs) after you speak to your employer about the time off:  My direct line is (# withheld)

I thought about this, spoke to my husband, and even facebooked about it. It was an amazing opportunity for me and I have never been to New York. Those were the positives, the negatives were flying alone, and asking for time off at work from a job that I have been at for 5 months, and leaving clients that are depending on me to staff for them. In the end I had to decline due to my work schedule.

I called the associate produce back and declined. He was actually surprised & disappointed, but assured me that he is a huge fan of my blog, that he will continue to keep in touch for future shows, and will give me more notice next time for work purposes.

So that's it folks.......I was this close.......

On another note, on the same day I got the email, I also received a delivery of flowers at work from a client. The note said: "Thank you Bonnie for all your hard work"......This was the best thing ever!!!!!

Definitely put a smile on my's nice to be recognized.

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