Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Figure I would give this a try...

BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy. We answer 5 questions in an effort to get to know each other better and to give our blog brains a break. Copy to your own blog and ENJOY!

1. Do you drink coffee? Decaf or regular? Cold or hot? If not – what’s your go-to morning drink?

Rarely, if ever. I really have had caffeine in general since age 12/13. I had some issues that we could not (no matter how many tests I had done) could figure out why I was having chest pains and palpitations
. So, every now and then I try and have an iced mocha or a Barq's root beer (LOVE root beer) and I don't seem to have any issues, except once maybe. Weird.

My go to morning drink: water with ice at work or just water on the weekend.
2. What are your top six characteristics in a partner if you could hand pick them. And just for kicks – if you’re in a relationship – after you make the list of six – does the person you are with possess all five?

Silly, great sense of humorRomantic
PositiveAbility to show emotions
Trustworthy and loyalWillingness

I def. think Brian has these qualities. He's so silly (did not know this at first) and I love it, always seems to happen at the moments I need a laugh the most. He can be romantic at times. He def. has the ability to show emotions (not the typical hard headed, macho man). Trustworthy/loyalty is a hard one for me, but he has it, it's just something within me that I am constantly working on. And willingness, is just the willingness to keep trying in life, willingness to fight for what you believe in, ect.
3. I’m going to pick a person – not knowing if this person even exists in your life – and you try to describe this person in 5 short words or sentences:

Maternal grandfather
Loved his grandchildren (ie - me)
Was reserved and observing
Just recently passed (June)Was a military man and involved in multiple warsHad 4 children (2 girls (one my mom) and 2 boys)
4. What’s your signature item? Color? Piece of clothing or jewelry? Accessory? You know – that one thing people know you will ALWAYS have on?

Hmmm, well, I always wear 2 rings (as of now), my claddagh ring (green stone) and a turquoise/silver ring of my late grandmothers. I don't know how signature that is. Colorwise, all chubby/overweight/self-conscious people now black is your friend, so I would say that has been my color, but I have slowly been breaking out of that. I love purple, pink, blues, green, red, ect. And my glasses.

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blog life.

Real life: Work Mon-Thurs 730-4, had my last nutritionist appointment today, getting a manicure/nail at tmrw evening, leaving for Philly on Thursday evening until Monday evening. :) 

Blog life: Just got back into the swing of things and trying to hold myself accountable, esp. since they are submitting to insurance and things are becoming set in stone for surgery, it's becoming more real, not that it wasn't, just CLOSE, I've waited since 2008 to have this surgery, researched (and still researching) till my eyes fall out or my poor brain can't hold any more information. I'm getting to the end of the "Bandwagon" book by Jean McMillian and so far, so good. I def. recommend it for anyone who has had the surgery or is getting the surgery in the future. My journey truly started on lapbandtalk.com, I stalked it forever and finally joined and posted some intro stuff. And so my journey continues....


  1. Hey to you! Robyn sent me! I'm a fellow Pa'er too - other side of the State tho..

    I'm anxious to follow your journey!

  2. Oooh, I love that you have a cladeigh ring! I have one too. I purchased mine in Ireland so it's very special to me. It's getting too big now though (yay!) and I have to wear it on my middle finger.

  3. Hi,

    I'm new to blogging also. I had lap band 3 years ago.

    I'm so glad I found such a supportive community and look forward to getting to know you better.


  4. HI. I see you changed your picture.
    Welcome to BYOC. Draz usualy posts them on Friday mornings and them everyone copies and pastes them to their blogs. It's fun.

  5. Welcome to Blogland and soon-to-be-Bandland! Robyn sent me over. Just wanted to say hi and let you know you have a new follower

  6. Welcome! Robyn and Cat sent me over. Good luck on your journey!

  7. Robyn sent me!

    I was banded in February 2010 and have lost 115 lbs., In fact your beginning weight and mine were very close! I'm now at goal. Come on by http://amandakiska.blogspot.com

  8. Hey there - Robyn sent me :)