Friday, January 30, 2009


Yeah, I know it's been forever since I have made an entry. You all get them, those blocks of days at a time where all you feel like doing is lurking and commenting. That was me. Didn't really have much to say. Not much going on in this part of town.

I saw Slumdog Millionaire last night FINALLY. I mean when EVERYONE who has seen it is telling you to get your ass to the theatre because it is such a great movie, I guess you should go, right? So I did, and it truly is a great and Oscar worthy film. You leave the theatre in such a different state of mind. You see life a little differently after watching this film. If you didn't get to see it in the theatre then please as soon as it comes out on DVD, rent it and watch it.

Still going to the gym 5 days a week. I get on the scale Monday to see how that's going. But everyone and I mean EVERYONE is commenting on how much I have changed. Of course it's hard for me to see like how they see it. But I do see it. And sometimes I might be guilty of checking myself out in the mirror too much while I'm working out. I mean hey, I have to make sure I'm doing the exercises correctly, right? I really need to take some new pictures. I found my original "before" shots that I took. When I saw them I was like OMG..... SO maybe I can get to that this weekend.

I have some other things to write about but just looked at the clock and realized I need to move my ass to get ready for work. Happy Friday, everyone!

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Friday, January 23, 2009


Hello my friends, It's been a little while since I made an entry. It's just been one of those weeks. Not an especially difficult one but you know how it goes, you just aren't in the mood.

Everything is going well for the most part. Still going to the gym my usual 5 days. Still stoked and uber-motivated by my seven pound weight loss from last week. I can't wait to jump on the scale on Monday and see if I have lost more. It's kind of hard to stay off it when I walk past in the morning but I know from past experience that getting on the scale every day is a serious mind fuck so I just do it weekly.

Can you believe yesterday was the one year anniversary of Heath Ledger's death? Wow.

Weather is still really nice but getting warm again. Should be good through the weekend but Monday the high will be 78 (ugh!)

Time to jet and get ready for work. Happy Friday everyone.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009


Arrrrrgh! I was going to write this whole post of how there is this jacket I have been coveting at Old Navy...I told you all about it before right? Well, I went to the one by my house last night and of course the particular one I wanted (size/color) was gone. I tried on one in a different color but it just wasn't the same and left me feeling down and defeated. Also, mind you I tried on this pair of jeans and I got them in a "short" length and they were still like 3 inches too long! Am I shrinking in height as well? So a friend of mine at work tells me to call her store because they have lots of things there and they should have it. Well, they didn't but the girl looked up stores that might have it. Three did but they are all in SOUTH Miami which is a good 45 minute ride. So all the money I would have saved would have went right back into my gas tank. So I call my friend to tell her this story and she says to call the 1-800 number and see if they will ship it to me. OMG, Brilliant! So I call them back and YES, they can ship it to me. So, not only do I get a great jacket for an amazing price (normally 70.00 and now 24.00) but also I don't have to haul my butt and waste gas to get it. I will be sure to post a picture when I get it.

And in football news.....It's also good I'm not traveling today so that way I don't miss the start of the Eagles/Cardinals game. Personally I really could care less but well it's something because after the Superbowl is over I will be mourning the loss of my favorite sport until it comes back around next season. Yeah, there is hockey but meh, I'm not into it as much this year. But I must say, my Panthers are doing pretty well so that is good.

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Friday, January 16, 2009


Hey everyone, happy Friday.

I am spent after this morning's workout. I really should go eat some breakfast I suppose hahahaha. But I'm not really even hungry. I did ok considering I didn't wear my knee brace. I haven't been babying it but I am trying to be cautious. I think I will try and get in for another treatment maybe on Monday and see how it goes.

The new eating thing (I despise the word "diet") is going well so far. It's not as hard as I thought it would be. You just have to be more conscious when reading labels that's all. And most of the stuff is still pretty tasty. There is this guy at work who had the gastric bypass a while ago and he has never been right since (I think he was almost 400 lbs) By all accounts, I am shocked he is not diabetic, or on blood pressure meds or something. Even almost dead already because he eats like total garbage. For awhile he went through a phase he was drinking like 4 (or more) Red Bulls a day. He is ALWAYS eating something sweet like candy or Starbucks frappacino's (venti size) and we all know how full of fat, calories, and sugar that stuff is. And now he is battling kidney stones. Apparently has a lot of them....Gee, I wonder why. And yesterday, he got some edamame to eat and after he took it out of the microwave put like a ton and I mean a TON of salt on them. I couldn't even look at it. UGH! How this man is even still standing I have no idea.

Well, time to go get ready for work.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009


Good morning my lovelies. It's a good day so far. Today's workout was really good. It's nice when we have an even number of people come in so that way we can work out in pairs. It feels so much more effective that way.

I was a little off put though when I came online to read everyone. I have a blog friend who isn't from JS and she posted something about one of her peeps who has been fighting cancer for awhile but has come to the point where she is in Hospice and has decided to go home and just be with her family while whatever happens happens. I never had read her before but I felt compelled to just go and leave a comment of support. Friday the 2nd was the three year anniversary of my mom's death and my dad is a survivor (leukemia) and I felt a connection with this stranger. But as humans, I just felt I had to say something to let her know her life was not lived in vain. It was kind of weird because as I landed on her page even before I started reading, the tears started flowing. I dont know if it's because I'm closing in on middle age or what. But I find myself crying at the drop of a hat. Like when I watched that PS I love you movie and I cried through the whole thing. It's crazy. I remember the days when I was on Lexapro and I couldn't cry to save my life.

That all said, luckily that sadness didn't overtake my morning. I feel good and for the most part pretty awake. I had a good breakfast and the weather (again) is amazing. Not trying to brag (ok maybe I am) but this Fall/Winter has been pretty amazing so far. Except for a couple of weeks where it was in the mid 80s (ugh too hot) But to be honest, I could do with a good dose of cold and snow. I may try to make a trip somewhere so I can escape. Makes me appreciate where I live so that way I don't take this awesome weather for granted.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The new JS

It's ok I guess. I'm slowly getting used to it. A lot of people are complaining but come on, Rome wasn't built in a day. We don't know who the new owners are, maybe they don't know all the ins and outs and maybe are just learning themselves too. Or maybe they are just taking their time setting things up. Who knows....but whatever the case, we owe it to them to be patient to get things going full speed again. I'm certainly willing.

I think even if the new JS get set up and runs right, I still might post here as well. I mean I am used to it and it's pretty easy. A good place to back up things if needed.

Well, it's after ten and this little girl is tired. So im off to dream land. Nighty night.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Today was a pretty good day.

So I went to the new Chiro today. I originally met him before the holidays at the salon I work in. He goes to my boss to get his hair done and went to school with one of my co-workers. First he worked on my knee and then we did some acupuncture to sort out some underlying problems that maybe are causing the knee not to function correctly. I am so fascinated by acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM for short) and the use of supplements. I am really trying to make my body as chemical free as I can. So pretty much it has been determined that I have a sluggish thyroid (which I kind of knew for the most part) Now the plan of action is to try for about 3-6 weeks a diet rich in protiens and no breads. Now that doesn't mean I'm cutting carbs, it means anything with gluten in it. I can still eat oatmeal and things. There is a special bread call Ezekial bread that I think is flourless. So no more cereal (my comfort food) no more wheat bread, none of that stuff. This is really going to be a challenge. I'm just thankful I'm not one of those people who can't ever eat it, meaning if they do, they get really sick. Im just doing this as a way to get my thyroid working properly again after so many years of eating like crap. He didn't say I couldn't have dairy but I will have to see what's on the list he is sending me of foods I can eat during this time.

So, finally a breakthrough.....I felt so positive after my appointment today. And THEN, I come home and find that my old blogging home has been ressurected from the ashes. I was totally blown away and very happy to read that. I've been over there tweaking and fine tuning so it's just a matter of time till things feel like home again.

SO yeah, today was a pretty good day indeed!

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Good morning my friends, it's Monday again. Jumping in the shower soon to get ready to see a new Chiro/Acupuncturist who I think will finally be able to help me with my knee issues. It has been feeling decent ever since I took that week off right after Christmas due to being sick. But I don't want to be lured into a false sense of security that I can work out without the brace. According to this one, it's my Patella that is off track and causing all the problems and he said he will get it back in the groove and should solve my problems. So we'll see about that.

Nothing on the docket this week so far for the second week of January. Spinning was real good this morning. It was quite interesting though as when I got to the gym and stepped into the line this morning I saw that my "boyfriend" was also there as well. So of course all morning I got called out for that. I think I should tell him when he's going to leave class to plant a big ole kiss right on me and really get the tongues wagging hahahahaha

That's all for now.....

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Sunday, January 11, 2009


I am having the hardest time getting a layout here. I put in the codes when I FINALLY find a layout I think I can live with for 6 months and then everything goes all kablooey. I wont even divulge the amount of time I spend just even looking for a layout. I never knew shit like this could be so stressful.

*edit....Now it seems no matter what I choose, when I go to preview, it's nothing but some text over to the left and nothing works....even what I tried yesterday....can anyone offer some advice?

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday, huh?

I'm really having a hard time existing right now. The hockey game was great. We ended up winning 4-2 against the Carolina Hurricanes. I got to spend time with my friend and her fam. But due to the fact that I had some coffee yesterday around 5, I get home after the game like around 10:15 and still pretty awake. Well and of course the Gator Sooner game was still going so when all was said and done I didn't get to bed til 12:30. So you know when the alarm went off at 5, I was not too happy about that. But I got up and I went. And today was boot camp Friday.....let's just say we were all feeling the effects of the holidays. I felt like I was going to collapse into a pile of mush half the time but we made it though. I feel pretty good but just REALLY tired. A LARGE cup of coffee is most certainly in order when I arrive at work today.

Oh and also just thought I'd share that is a most amazingly beautiful day today. Right now at 8:30 am it is supposedly 58 degrees but I'm not so sure. To me it feels about 65. Maybe because it's so sunny (snicker) The high is to be 75 today. (grin)

Have a great Friday my friends.....


Thursday, January 8, 2009


Well, I didn't win Florida's first powerball drawing last night dammit. Oh well....try again next week.

I woke up today in a seriously foul mood but I trudged around and got ready for the gym. Ended up having a great workout so it was all good. I probably shouldn't have plopped my ass down in front of the computer though because now I am feeling sleepy and want to head back to bed. That post workout high faded kinda quick. So I suppose I need get in the shower in the next five minutes or else I will end up being late for work (well, not late but not early either). I need to go make some lunch and put together some clothes to change into after work so I can head off to the hockey game and not have to stop at home.

Have a good day everyone.....
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Lord, I'm ready for bed and I feel incomplete since I didn't post today. I have to write a little something. What, I don't know hahahaha. At this point my eyes are even barely open and it's 10 pm. Tomorrow wiull be a good day I guess, I'm going to a hockey game so that will be fun. Not much else going on other than that. Nighty night.....

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Tuesday...tra la la.....hmmmm what to say, what to say.....

Lower body at the gym today. Started with a warm up on a fukked up elliptical so like with in 20 seconds of starting it was telling me I reached my target heart rate. Then a few minutes my HR was at like 200 something. Jeez! Well I never did reach target (145) during the 15 min I was on it.
But, over in the weight room I managed to leg press (barely, but I did it) 360 lbs Woo Hooo! From then on the rest of the work out was just mediocre. And we were all feeling it too. Just a "meh" kind of day for all of us. I think we'll all start to feel back in the swing maybe by next week.

Work was blah today. Not much going on in the salon. I was going to get my hair done (roots and haircut) but I forgot to put myself in the book. I'll just do it next Tuesday.

Oooooh, I went to the Hallmark store in the plaza where I work today because they had a sign on the door saying 75% off Christmas stuff. So I go in and down to the back and see the usual crap. But then, I look over and I see tons of ornaments. I'm telling you it's like hardly anyone got ornaments this year so I ended up getting all the Peanuts (Snoopy) ornaments for like around 20 dollars and change (SWEET) I saw the total before the discount and it was like 106.00 Now that's what I'm talkin bout!

Got a text from an old co-worker telling me to get my butt to the Bank Atlantic Center on Thursday as she had a ticket for me with them to see a Panthers game. I was like wow, cool. I didn't renew my season tix this year as I just wasn't feeling it. This will be my first game of the season and it's to see them play the Carolina Hurricanes (whoop dee doo) At least I will be able to spend time with my friend and her family as I have not seen them since last season. Gives me something to look forward to at least.

Thas all for now folks....

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Monday, January 5, 2009


Well, when the alarm went off this morning at 5am it wasn't so bad. I went to bed early to prepare myself. That's going to be the hardest part is getting myself back into going to bed early again after a week of stay up till all hours. I didn't push myself too hard. I still have remnants of my allergies so maybe Wednesday I'll bring some tissues to put on my bike for when I have to wipe the drip hehehehe. One of my guy friends was there today doing his thing and he walked by the studio and waved to me and of course everyone was like "Woooooo, there's Andi's boyfriend". So I get the drill again about him. Pretty soon I am going to start making up stuff so they will get off my back.

Other than that I didn't do too much today except go see my dad, clean house, and do some laundry. Exciting, I know.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009


WOW, I knew our little JS community was indeed not so little but as I am catching up with everyone and adding old faves....the list just keeps growing and growing. I might have to quit my job so that I will be able to catch up with everyone on a regular basis hahaha.

Well, today my poor Dolphins lost miserably to Baltimore. I won't go into details as it did get a little ugly. But I have to say I am so proud of my team. To end up AFC East champs after having a record last year of 1-15 is amazing and inspiring to say the least. See Detroit fans, there is hope after all. Thank you to to all who made it a great season to be a Dolphins fan....Chad Pennington, Coach Sporano, Bill Parcells, big mouth Joey Porter...hahahaha and the rest of the Fins organization. Love you guys.

Tomorrow it's back to the gym for the first time in over a week. I had gotten sick with allergies which turned into a sinus infection (no fun) So I need to make sure I hit the hay early tonight. Can't wait to see what the scene will be like now that it's a new year. I wonder how crowded it will be when the gym opens.... I will make a full report tomorrow....

Thursday, January 1, 2009


The more I do the date thing as my blog entry title, the more I like it. I am lazy by nature so it kind of suits me.

Well folks, it's a new year and this is a new blog (sort of) I think I opened this one in 07 (don't really remember why) but I am glad I did. For those of you not in the know, I was a part of a blogging community called Journalspace for five and a half years. Well, a week or two ago, the site admin had informed us that not one, but BOTH the drives containing all of it's members lives had crashed. Apparently, it was being sent out to a company who specializes in fixing these kinds of things. Then a week later it was reported to us that the drives could not be saved and pretty much all our histories were "lost in the fire".

I have mixed emotions on so many levels. I think I was in some way prepared to never see my pages again because well, it was a 50/50 shot it would be fixed. Then of course, some of the naysayers are bringing up different points of view making me think Hmmmmm, I smell a lot of BULLSHIT. Then there are people who are telling us different ways we can try and recover what we lost (all of which have not worked for me) But in the end, I don't think even if I did find my old journal that I would save it. Maybe some of it but most of it was (to me) just mindless fluff. I know for sure I would love to go back and visit it one more time maybe just to say a proper goodbye I suppose for closure issues, but then I would turn away and walk off into the sunset.

So here I am now filling pages here. Will I archive and back up my entries? Probably not. While it is sometimes therapeutic, I don't feel the need to save every little thing. I already have enough problems with that in my real world. I am going to start (agan) this week to de-program myself of this pac rat syndrome I seem to have (won't that be fun).

So welcome my JS friends and family to my temporary (or permanent if we don't find a new community to call home) blog space. Hopefully, I can keep you as boringly entertained as I did before.