Sunday, October 30, 2011


OK I have very little time to blog right now (what else is new?) but I really need some help choosing a ballgown for the Marine Corps Ball.  Time is running out, so comment below ASAP with your favorite (and tell me what you like or don't like about them!)

I've never worn a short dress to the ball before, but my budget is extremely limited and these were all I could find.  The last dress (#6, long one) does not actually fit me, but it was 'free' (borrowed) so it deserves some consideration, at least.







THANKS IN ADVANCE for all your help!  :)

***EDIT*** This is the gown I would be wearing if money was no object:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

music linkup week 36: Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

I can't believe another week has flown by, and I almost missed the chance to linkup with Amber over at Goodnight Moon with my song for this week!

My weight loss journey is still going VERY well, and I am Shrinking like crazy.  It's still very hard, but every day I get closer to actually BELIEVING that I will be thin, fit, and healthy - for the REST of my life!

This song from The Smiths used to make me laugh (back when I was thin) and then I used to get mad when I heard it after I got fat.  Now it's just another catchy Smiths song to me.

What did you think?  Catchy? Funny? Offensive?  Leave a comment, I really do wanna know!

And don't forget to go link up YOUR song for the week!  Just visit Amber by clicking the button below, and you can check out everyone else's jams for the week, too.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

music linkup week 35: Bubbletoes

This week has been a pretty awesome one. My weight loss competition is going REALLY well (down 5 more pounds last week!) and somehow the dozens of balls I normally juggle are not falling to the ground.  That's not to say I have not DROPPED a few, but there is always someone there to catch it. 

I am so amazed when I look back at the past year of my life, and see how far I have come just in the past few weeks.  I was so incredibly ALONE, even when I wasn't, and now I am simply SURROUNDED with supportive people, everywhere I turn.  I have a LONG way to go, but I can actually really see SUCCESS in my future.  Success in my weight loss journey, success in my marriage, and success in my professional life.

In short, life is GOOD right now.  Hard, but well worth it!

So, for this week's song I chose something that matches my bubbly mood: Bubble Toes by Jack Johnson.  I love this entire album (used to play it as a naptime CD when I taught preschool) and lost my copy for almost five years; it just re-surfaced right about the time I starting this whole "WINNING" thing a few weeks ago. Coincidence?  I think not! 

If you enjoyed that, go check out the other songs linked up this week over on Amber's blog, Goodnight Moon.  While you're there, why not link up with a song YOU'RE feeling this week?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

music linkup week 34: My Boyfriend's Back

I wish I had more time to blog about this, because it is kind of a big deal.  If you've followed this blog for awhile, you know that Jarhead and I have had MAJOR marriage problems since he returned from his most recent deployment - stemming primarily from his need to isolate himself from the rest of the world, even me.

I mostly missed the intimacy and connection that we shared *ahem* in private (wink, wink) but I missed all of it.  I missed having a PARTNER.  I felt so very alone, even if he was snoring away in the bed right next to me.  I told him a couple months ago that I wished he would treat me the way he did when we were dating - when he worked VERY hard to impress me.

Now, all of a sudden, I feel like my 'boyfriend' is back!  I don't know what triggered this change, but I do know that I LOOOOOOOVE it.  The last three weekends have been like we're teenagers in love. 

He is so much more attentive, affectionate, and well, HORNY now.  ha ha ha!  Things are not perfect, but have gotten SO MUCH BETTER all of a sudden.  We desperately need a real date night, with no kids and everything, but probably won't get one until the Marine Corps Birthday Ball next month. Which reminds me, PLEASE come back in the next day or two and help me choose a dress to wear! I'll be posting some of the dresses I like and asking you to VOTE for your favorite.

Have you linked up yet?  Its not too late! Click the button below to go see Amber over at Goodnight Moon and tell us all what song YOU'RE feeling this week. ;)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

music linkup week 33: I'm Sexy And I Know It

Time for another linkup!  You thought I wasn't doing one this week since it wasn't up here 12 hours ago, right?  WRONG!  I have been waiting ALL WEEK to post this baby, but have been so busy literally working my butt off, that I have had almost NO computer time!  I did find time to write a quick blog post about my amazing disappearing ass over on my weight loss blog though.  In fact, said shrinking ass is the reason I am posting THIS SONG: "I'm Sexy And I Know It" by LMFAO. 
Not something I would normally have heard, but they play it at the gym ALL.THE.TIME.
And I feel like I kinda live at the gym these days.

Have you linked up yet this week?  If not, click the link below to go see Amber and share YOUR groove for this week. (If you wanna leave me some comment love here first, that's OK - but THEN go link up, OK?)

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