Fit Bucket List

  • Ziplining
  • Rollerblade
  • Hiking
  • Swim (without being super self conscious)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Bungee Jump
  • Hang glide
  • Horse back ride
  • Run/jog a 5k
  • Shop at the gap/victoria’s secret / forever 21 / limited / and all the other stores I could never shop at
  • Ski / snowboard (though I’m sure I would still suck at it)
  • Take a spin / yoga class

These are things I haven’t been able to do because of my weight.

These are things I am going to do when I lose weight.

Some of them may seem like stupid  or crazy goals but I feel like I’ve been missing out a lot in my life.

And I’m done missing out.


The moment of truth…

August 18th will mark my 6th and final appointment with my nutritionist, doctor and clinical nurse. After August 18th, they will submit to my health insurance and the wait begins for my surgery date. As of today, I have not met my doctor recommended weight loss goal but I came pretty close. I lost 17 lbs which is just past the halfway point of the 30 lbs the doctor suggested of me. I’ve been working out and planning out my workout goals/plan. I’ve made changes in my life to prepare myself for my surgery and my new life. Actually, I have started my new life. I just want this waiting game to be short…fingers crossed.

I’m about to explode with anticipation, excitement and nerves.

That’s all for now.

Iowa State Fair 2014

Since I’ve moved to Iowa, I have attended the Iowa State Fair every year. As someone who grew up in a fairly urban area, the Iowa State Fair is a novelty to me that I just can’t get enough of. It’s not just about fried foods and meat on sticks though I’m sure there are a lot of people who argue you on that. There is so much more to the state fair and it turns me into a little kid all wide eyed and bubbling with excitement.

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Summer Drink Series: Ginger Lime Rickey

My boyfriend and I discovered the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines. You know what I’m talking about right? It looks like this.

If you haven’t seen one of these then it will seriously change the way you look at soda. It has over 100 flavor options. You can spirit zero flavored with cherry or strawberries or orange or lime or lemon, really anything your little heart desires. I’m a sucker for cherry Coke – Zero but my boyfriend is more adventurous than me. He got a ginger ale flavored with lime and loved it so much that he convinced me to make a ginger lime rickey at home since it’s not readily available at the grocery store.

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Current Favorites – Summer 2014


Hello Sweeties!! It’s been a long time since I posted a favs video! These are my favorite kind of beauty videos to film because I get to talk about stuff that suits my fancy.

List of Products I mentioned:

Bestope 4 piece Professtional Eye Brushes Set

Pantene Age Defy Shampoo & Conditioner

Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil for Dry Skin

Lay’s Wasabi Ginger – GO VOTE!!!

Converse “Peppermint” Chuck Taylor Fresh Colors

Teen Wolf & Finding Carter


Berry Banana PB Shake

I have lived most of my life judging those who drink those protein filled shakes. You know the type, I don’t want say Gym Junkie or Gym Rat but this guys comes to mind:

Recently though I’ve become a shake drinking addict. It’s something I knew I would have to do for my pre-op & post-op diet but I just didn’t think I would enjoy it. I was wrong…so very wrong. Here’s one of my favorite recipes that I figured I would share with you guys.


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Goodbye Old Friend…

I know my site looks different. I recently made the scary jump from blogger (a blogging platform I’ve been using since it’s infancy) to wordpress. I recently read an interesting article about Blogger vs. WordPress and it scared the heck out of me. I’m a google-enthusiast  but I recently found out that Google owned my blogger blog and could delete for whatever reason. You may be saying, “Why would they care about your little blog?” I don’t know but I spend a lot of time and energy and I don’t want to chance it. Hence, you are now reading this blog from the wordpress platform.

Please bare with me while I become accustomed to wordpress, it’s all new and exciting to me.

Thats all for now.


Non Scale Victory: I NEED NEW BRAS!

As a larger busted lady finding a well fitting bra has always been a struggle. I seriously went from a flat chested 4th grader to a large C cup 5th grader. My poor mother who is barely an A cup didn’t what to do with me. For the longest time, I wrapped my chest with ace bandages to make them smaller much like Roberta Martin from Now and Then. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-20’s that I was fitted for a bra and it was such liberating experience. When you go for years wearing the wrong kind of bra or the wrong size and then you put on an impeccably well fitting bra – it changes your life. I walked out of the store with a bounce in my step. If you haven’t been fit for a bra recently, GO AND GET FITTED!

Since then I’ve gone up and down in my bra sizes which is frustrating. Having a well fitting foundation is so essential when you wear clothes. If your bra is too small, the straps are falling and always adjusting yourself then you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes. With the weight I’ve lost in the last few months I have lost the most in my bust. I have lost a total almost 4 inches around my bust which means I have gone down 3 sizes in my bras. This would be great and it definitely is a non-scale victory except I now have no bras to wear to the gym. I feel I’m not going to knock someone out while I’m on the elliptical – the girls are just everywhere. I’m going tomorrow to buy new bras.

Here’s a funny related article from buzzfeed!