March 30, 2011

Je Suis Désolé

I'm apologizing in advance for not posting because this week is going to be CRAZZZZY!!!

I have yet a-nother huge presentation next Wednesday so I've been putting in late hours at work.

Thursday Miss Liss and I are going to opening day at YANKEE STADIUM! This will be my first time at the new stadium...I didn't get to go to a game at all last year :(  It's supposed to be sunny, but only 45 degrees, so I have no idea what to wear,

last, and most definitely not least, I'm busy packing/organizing/planning for my big move on SATURDAY!!!  I can't believe it's already April 1st and I'm going to be living in my snazzy new pad.  I just hope everything goes smoothly on Saturday.  As of right now the weather prediction is freaking freezing and a mix of rain and snow...FUN.  If your in NJ feel free to stop by and lend a hand!

I'll try and get some pics up of the new place so you can see a "BEFORE" shot of my abode prior to the Home Goods decorating bonanza. 

March 29, 2011

H&M Haul

Yesterday afternoon I stopped at the mall to return some things to Old Navy and H&M.  I successfully made my return to ON without perusing the racks, however I was not as lucky at H&M.  The anticipation of warmer weather has me going crazy for spring clothes.  I tried to practice some semblance of self control and only came out with a handful of the amazing things I tried on:

March 24, 2011

Weekly Weigh In (ugh)

Another week, another weigh in. Alas this week was not as successful as prior weigh INS. I gained 1.6 lbs! I knew it too. It's weird how I can tell when my clothes fit a little different or my gut looks a little rounder. You may think it's a bit obsessive to notice 1.6 lbs, and I agree, but when weight has been a lifelong struggle a small setback like this can be very discouraging.

But not to fret- I'm getting back on the WW horse and realigning my priorities to move
my diet and health back on top.

March 20, 2011

Slow Sunday

I wish I could say that this weekend was full of fun and exciting times...but it wasn't.  I spent Friday night, Saturday, and most of today organizing and packing for my move in 2 weeks.  I hate leaving things for the last second so I was compelled to get a jump start.  I'm now living with about 2 weeks worth of clothes in the closet which makes me want to go shopping and fill the closet back up.

Of course I have to save my dinero for apartment essentials and decor, but I couldn't help doing a little online browsing on H&  Oh how I wish they had a US online shop!  But maybe it's in the best interest of my wallet that they don't :)

1) Sailor stripe dress

2) Lace trimmed dress

3) Cut-out tunic

4) Pointelle cardigan

5) Fringe Sandals

March 19, 2011

Weekly Weigh In

I know it's a couple days late, but I'm down ANOTHER 3.8 lbs!!!  That makes a total of 15.8 lbs...I'm wasting away to practically nothing (yeah right, I WISH).


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March 16, 2011


When I was in college I knew this girl that shortened EVERY word.  For example: library -> ary, fabulous -> boo (not the obvious "fab"), video -> get the picture.  On occasion she was known to shorten entire phrases.  Case in point: starvin' like marvin -> marv.  As in "I'm so marv! Let's go to the caf after the ary."  For who knows what reason "marv" really stuck to me, and I still use it today.

Today was a crazy busy day, which seems to be the usual lately.  I had coffee for breakfast AND lunch today because my huge presentation to the global head of my group was at 2pm and I was just too nervous to eat anything for fear of pooping my pants!  After work I hit up Home Goods to pick up stuff for my new bathroom, then headed to finalize my parking permit, stopped in to see Lindz for a few, and didn't get home until 8:45pm.  Marv doesn't even begin to describe the hunger pains I was feeling at this point.  I just housed a low-fat bean burrito and 1/2 a jar of applesauce...I'm still hungry :(

Now I'm relaxing watching American Idol on DVR, which means I can skip through ALL of Randy's ridiculous comments.  10pm...time for a snack!

March 14, 2011

Crazy Town

Things have been so insane lately.  Between apartment hunting, planning a move, and the absolute craziness at work I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown.  I can't sleep, can't eat, can't find enough hours in the day to get it all done.  I'm hoping that after this week things will slow down and I can focus on my new apartment.  I have my big presentation on Wednesday, and if I can get through that I'll be ok for the rest of the week.  Of course who knows what next week will bring.

To cheer myself up I made a little purchase from
They're super duper high heels, but they have built in cushioning in the ball of the foot so I'm hoping they'll be comfs.  How cute is the little fleur de lis on the bottom...I love little details like that.  Now I just need to find someplace to wear them!

My BFF Lindz also sent me a little pick me up that brought me to tears:
How freaking cute are we!!!  If only I could go back to that time, when what to wear playing dress up was the biggest concern in my life (sigh).

March 10, 2011

Weekly Weigh In

Apparently 2.6 is my lucky number because I dropped ANOTHER 2.6lbs!!! That makes a total of 12 lbs since starting. I have to admit that I haven't really been sticking to the Points Plus plan. My stress and anxiety levels have been so high lately that I can't bring myself to eat that much. At least my freak outs are good for something.

March 7, 2011

I Like to Move It, Move It!!!

Today is a huge day for me...I was approved for my FIRST APARTMENT!!!  I make the move on April 1st to beautiful Montclair, NJ.  While I'm dreading packing and actually schlepping my crap, I'm insanely excited about my new place and neighborhood.  I'll be in the Upper Montclair area.  Around the corner from my building is a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, William Sonoma, Gap, and so many cute boutiques and restaurants.

Even more exciting is that I get to go wild in Home Goods!  I stopped in yesterday just to see what's hanging around in anticipation of getting the apartment.  HOLY MAJOLY was I tempted to buy buy buy!  Forget the little things I need like cookware and other kitchen stuff, I was focusing on the big stuff:

oversized mirror to lean against the wall

a sassy accent chair

a cute end table

I can't wait to break my turtle table out of storage!  What is a turtle table you may ask, well it looks like this only except entirely glossy white

Isn't it ridiculous!?!

March 5, 2011


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Oh Happy Saturday

These 2 little TB babies just arrived on my doorstep to greet the weekend in style!

March 4, 2011


I know I didn't post my "Weekly Weigh In" yesterday, but things have been insanely crazy busy this week.  To recap, I lost 2.6 lbs this week!  YAY!!!

I haven't been this happy to see a weekend in a couple of years now.  This week has been one of the worst weeks at work, and today I officially hit my breaking point.  I had a complete breakdown and was crying for most of the afternoon.  Maybe I'm too hard on myself, or maybe I'm PMSing, or maybe it's Diet Coke withdrawal.  Whatever the reason I just couldn't take it today and lashed out at my boss...not the best idea.  Granted he can be annoying, but he definitely didn't deserve it.  I feel terrible about it, but he was very understanding and tried to console me to some degree.  There is just so much going on with my job- too many projects and not enough time, a disappointing compensation increase, and never enough time.  SO today I made the executive decision to eat a cheeseburger for lunch and make sure I leave before 7pm.  I wish I could say I feel some sense of relief, but I know it's all just waiting for me when I return on Monday.  I'm considering Xanax!

In the meantime I'm going to try and enjoy my weekend.  Tomorrow I'm going to look at some apartments and then I have dinner for Kitty's birthday.  All my friend's will be celebrating St. Patty's day in Hoboken, but I just can't take that party anymore.  I got that all out of my system in my 20's.  Sunday is going to be my day to sleep and vegitate on the couch catching up on DVR- Real Housewives of Miami, 90210, An Idiot Abroad, and Modern Family are all waiting for me to give them love and attention.

Have a wonderful weekend!

March 1, 2011


Happy March everybody!!!  Here's just a few reasons why I love this month:
March 11th: Miss Liss's birthday (pic is from her 80's roller skating party last year)

March 17th: St. Patrick's Day.  If I could I would be spending it down in Savannah.  They throw the best SPD party!  
 March 20th: Spring Equinox at exactly 7:21pm, but who's counting.  
March 27th: Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.  So pretty, but I need to triple dose the Allegra!

What am I not looking forward to?  FULL BLOWN ALLERGY ATTACKS!!!