Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Chicago Pics

Well, here are some pics of our awesome BOOBS Chicago extravaganza!!  Considering that between Kristen and I we took almost 1,000 pictures this is all you are getting right now because it is hard to narrow it down!  :)  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


And I don't mean the cops!!  I am officially down 50 lbs!!  It feels great and I am so ready to lose 50 more! 

I am still working on getting my pics up here, should be tonight or tomorrow.

What an awesome weekend!

This past weekend in Chicago was positively amazing!  I am so grateful that I got to meet and spend time with some wonderful women.  I am still trying to recover from our whirlwind weekend!  I am trying to go through my pics and I will post some when I get them together. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Surprising Kind of Day

Today was interesting to say the least.  My soon to be ex-husband keeps wanting to friend me on facebook and I keep clicking ignore.  Somehow he and my mom became friends on FB and she saw some interesting things on his page.  I am not going to get into them now, but it's a doozy!  He is also refusing to take me off of our phone account and my stupid cell company can't take me off unless he authorizes it.  He is doing this out of spite.  So I opened my own account today.  But that means I had to get a new number which sucks blue whale.  But it is what it is and I am glad it's over with.  It is a relief not being tied to him on that account anymore. 

I know y'all who are not going to BOOBS is sick of hearing about it.  I really wish y'all could go :(  You will be missed.

I don't know where this post is going or what.  I am tired.  I am tired of packing.  Good night

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BOOBS Survey

1) You’re trapped on a desert island and you can bring only 3 of your favourite foods along. What do you bring?

*Fried okra

2) If you could meet any 3 people, living or dead, who would they be and why?

*Jesus - Cause He's Jesus
*Elvis - I love Elvis and found his life fascinating
*My Grandpa Bobby - He died almost 10 years ago and I would love to see him again.  I miss him so much.

3) What is your stripper name? (take the name of your first pet and the name of the street you grew up on)

*Cooler Jenny Lind - It's a horrible name.  I much prefer my alter ego name - Anastasia Beaverhousin

4) How old were you when you lost your virginity? Alternative question if you don’t want to answer this: What is your LEAST favourite part of your bod since losing weight? Your MOST favourite since losing weight?

*18 is when I lost my V card

5) Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits? Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a house that is supposedly haunted?

*I don't really believe in ghosts or anything, but I am not down for spending the night in a dark house alone.  I don't like being alone and it has more to do with not wanting to be hacked up my some psycho rather than ghosts. 

6) What is your natural hair colour? If you dye it something completely different from what your momma gave ya, how come?

*Brown.  I used to get highlights but it became too expensive and I kinda like my hair color

7) Boxers or briefs? Alternatively…bikinis or granny panties?

*Boxerbriefs please.  I am not down for a thong, but I don't do granny panties either.  I wear a cross between the 2 I guess.  They are just regular unders.

8) If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? (Trilogies do not count as one movie, cheaterpantses!)

*Gone with the Wind.  It is my favorite movie of all time. 

9) What is your guilty pleasure (feel free to go straight to the gutter with this one if the spirit moves you!)

*Stupid reality shows, along the lines of Real Housewives of wherever kind of stuff.

10) How many pounds gone forever are you celebrating?? :)

*As of this morning.....49.2 yay!!

**Edited**A Brand New Low

My Chicago goal may be in reach, I don't think so, but it could possibly!!  I weighed myself this morning and I am down 46.9 lbs!  My goal was to be down 50 lbs for Chicago.  I am going to bust it the next few days to see if I can reach that goal. 

I am moving my stuff from my old storage unit to my new one and found some clothes for the sisterhood.  I know it is last minute, but I will put them up later today and if anyone is interested I can bring them to Chicago or if you are not going I can mail them to you.  It's not much, but I know I will get more as I lose the weight.

***Edited version***  I weighed myself this morning with clothes and got the weight loss above.  I had to go to the bathroom (you know...#2) and weighed myself again this time with no clothes and guess what?!  I am down 49.2 lbs!!!!!!!!!!   My Chicago goal is attainable and I AM going to do it!!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Train Instructions

I called our hotel in Chicago to find out what trains I needed to take from O'Hare to our hotel.  If anyone is interested this is what they told me:

Take the Blue Line from the airport and transfer at Jackson to the Red Line.  Get off at Grand and State and the hotel is 2 blocks away. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

It was like something out of a horror movie

There was red all over. 

Draz - I would stop reading now.

In an earlier post I said that I have not been able to keep much down lately.  Tonight's dinner was no exception.  However the difference tonight was cherry limeade.  When you are PBing dinner with cherry limeade it looks like some small animal was sacrificed in the toilet.  I think I may have figured out the problem though.  Apparently my band has decided to become SUPER tight when it that's TOM.  Yea, so that's that. 

Dinner was so good tonight, at least the 4 bites I had.  We went on a drive today out to you gotta pretty mouth country and found a cute little fruit stand/store.  They had fresh black eyed peas and we got some.  Mamaw cooked them for about an hour with some was heaven in pea form! 

Best. Call. Ever.

Ok, well it's up there in the top 5 right now!  Yesterday I blogged about hoping my Dr. would just call in my rx no questions asked....well they did!!  They  just asked me what pharmacy to send it too!!  Like Draz said, we are going to be 2 of the driest ladies in Chitown :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oh What a Day

I have had a day.

My grandparents are staying with us, so I gave up my bedroom and am sleeping on an air mattress downstairs.  No biggie until my dog Moose freaks out every time the stupid cat walks in the room.  I swear the cat is doing it on purpose.  So about 6:15 this morning I said screw up and got up. 

I met my friend Kelcei for lunch today.  All of the sudden she got really pale and dizzy.   She is fine, but it scared me to death! 

After I left the restaurant I went and exchanged my jeans for the smaller size..yay!  After that I came home picked up Mamaw and did some more shopping...yay!  Now the entire time this is going on I was helping out a friend with an issue and it made me feel so good!  She is awesome and I can't wait to hear about it :)

When Mamaw and I got home from shopping we ended up turning right back around after picking up my Dad and step-mom and went back shopping.  I found the cutest pair of sandals for $5!! 

When we finally got home for the last time I figured out what the deal is with my scale....TOM.  I had no idea it was coming, but grateful so I won't have it in Chicago.  I have never really had cramps, maybe once or twice in my life and tonight I really thought I was going to die! 

After I ate dinner and changed into my pajamas my uncle decided he wanted to take Mamaw to the movies and she asked me to come along.  I change my clothes and we go see The American.  It truly is the worst. movie. ever.  It was absolutely horrible.  It took all I had to sit there with my cramps and watch this crap.  A couple even walked out in the middle of it. 

Oh, I did find out some very good news today.   A certain medicine I take I have not been able to get because I don't have insurance.  When I called my pharmacy a few months ago to find out how much it would cost without insurance I about pooped myself when they told me $385!  I never called another pharmacy because I thought they would all be the same.  Well, I called another place today and guess what?!  It is only $22.78.  I just hope that my Dr. will call in a refill for me without me having to come in. 

Anyway, I am home now for the last time tonight.  Hopefully after my TOM has gone the scale will be nice to me again. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Droopy Butt

That is what my new jeans give me.   I have been shopping almost everyday with my Mamaw and yesterday I bought a new pair of jeans in size 24.  In the store they fit fine, not tight but looked good.  I met Kristen and her boyfriend for dinner tonight and wore the jeans.  Walking into the restaurant I realized we might have a problem.  When we walked out I knew it was a huge problem (no pun intended!)  So, do you know what this means?!  It means I am taking back my jeans and getting a size 22 :)  I know for most of y'all that is not a big deal, but to me it's amazing!!  I still have a hard time getting my head around losing weight and wearing smaller sizes. 

In my shopping escapades with Mamaw I have come across my new favorite thing.  Super Higher Power Spanx!!  Apparently these will suck in more.  I LOVE them!!  What was even better is that I had a coupon and got $15 off! 

Dinner was great with Kristen and Burch.  He is a really nice guy! 

Persnickety Scarlett

So my band, Scarlett as I lovingly call her sometimes, is being very, very persnickety lately.  I have not been able to eat a meal in the past 4-5 days without some of it coming back up.  WTH?  I have tried soft stuff, I have tried liquids and I can't keep it down.  I have not been able to eat breakfast for a while now so I don't even try, but lunch and dinner are a no go.  I am getting some good weight loss out of it though!  If it keeps up I will see the doctor, but for right now I'm ok with it. 

My grandparents are still here and we are having a great time!  Mamaw has not been cooking as much this trip, so that is good and bad.  I love her cooking but it's not good for you!!  Tonight we are going out to eat at some kind of fish restaurant.  If you don't know already, I HATE seafood.  It is disgusting to me, except calamari.  I will eat that, but nothing else I tell you!!  I hope they have some kind of fish free salad or chicken. 

I can't believe Chicago is only  days away!!  I am so excited.  I have already typed out my packing list and some things I want to do in Chitown.  I think Kristen and I may have dinner this week and I am sure we will talk about it!!  I can't wait to meet you sweet, wonderful women!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Good Weekend

So far it has been an awesome weekend!!  The Crimson Tide pulled off a win today against Penn State...ROLL TIDE!!  It was such a good game, very action packed.  I wish I could have been there, but it was too good to pass up and not sell the tickets!  I am going to the AL v. Ole Miss game on October 16th with Mary (fellow blogger) and am so excited!!  Mary and her husband are coming with me and my dad and I am looking forward to it!

Before the game today my Mamaw and I went shopping.  I got some really cute stuff, some of it you will in Chicago :)  

Eating has been ok with the family here.  Not great, but I have not totally gone off the deep end.  I have also not weighed myself, so I don't know the damage if any. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What the...?!

Riddle me this Batman - how can I be going to Zumba and watch what I'm eating but not be losing like I think I should?! I am so frustrated right now.  I wanted to be down at least 50 lbs before Chicago, but I am not sure if it can be done.  I am going to try though. 

In other Kim news, my grandparents and aunt are coming into town tomorrow.  I have not seen my aunt in a long time, so I am excited to see her.  I saw my grandparents last when we were in NOLA, but am happy to see them too.  It is going to be hard eating while they are here as my Mamaw is a true southern cook and is awesome at it.  I just have to keep telling myself that it's not worth it.  It tastes good now, but so bad for the later. 

Thousand Word Thursday

The topic for TWT this week was -

A decoration in your home that is very meaningful to you - a family heirloom, a gift from your BFF, etc.

This was kind of hard for me as all my stuff is packed away in storage while I am living in a bedroom at my dad's house while going through this separation.  As I am looking around my little room, I can't really find any one thing that means that much.  All of my pictures are in storage, all of the blankets my mom has made me are in storage and then it hit me.  The most meaningful thing for me right now is not one thing, it is 3 things.  To specific 3 lovable, furry things.
Gracie - she was a little drugged out in this picture, long car ride!
Max - my fat cat and bed hog every.single.night

 Moose - my "special" boy!  Yes, he was traumatized by the 3D glasses I put on him!

I know they are not "things" in my house, but I love them.  They don't understand what is going on and why Joe is not home everyday.  No matter what kind of mood I am in they are here to give me hugs and kisses.  When I am crying Gracie always knows and gives me love.  Moose is always up for some Frisbee throwing!  And Max sleeps in my bed every night with me and snuggles or he's taking up the whole bed.  How can a relatively small cat do that?!  I love my fur babies!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chicago Nerves

I am nervous about Chicago.  I am very excited about Chicago.  I don't know, maybe I am socially stunted or something, but the closer it gets the more nervous I get.  I think you all are not going to like me for some reason or another.  Maybe being fat all of these years has just ingrained this fear in me that I am always being judged.  I can't shake this feeling very easily but I am going to try!  I just have this need and want for people to like me.  Anyway, I had to put that out there.  I'm off to Zumba!  Peace out, word to ya motha!

Thank you, thankyouverymuch

Thank you Grace at Grace's Fat Chance for this award!!

10 things I like:

  • Watching movies.  I love going to the theater to see movies and I love sitting on my couch and watching them.  I love old movies and new movies. 

  • University of Alabama football - ROLL TIDE!!  I like college football in general, but Alabama is my team!

  • Spending time with my family.  I really miss my family in FL and wish I could see them more often.  I miss them like crazy.

  • Organization.  I love the feeling of being organized.  I kind of get a high after I have cleaned and organized something!

  • Reality TV and US Weekly.  I know some people think its trashy, but I don't care!!  I love all of the Real Housewives of whatever shows and Bridezillas.  It's just tv you don't have to think about and I love it!

  • Cold.  I know it may sound weird, but I love the cold.  I guess growing up in FL I got my fill of the heat.  At night when I sleep I have to have my fan on high.  I am snuggled under the covers, but it's on high baby!!

  • Snow skiing - see above.  I have not been skiing in years, but it is something I absolutely love.

  • Purses and shoes.  I know that is 2 things, but I group them together.  I am a self proclaimed shoe and purse whore. 

  • Cheesecake.  It is my favorite dessert and contributed to me getting the band!  But I love it.

  • Baseball.  I love watching baseball.  My favorite is watching my baby brother play.  I can't wait to go and watch him play college ball next year.  I also love watching the Atlanta Braves play....I ♥ Chipper!!
I really cannot just pick 10 bloggers who I love.  I love every single one of you and appreciate all of the support we give to one another!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Low & Football Pics

Well, I weighed myself this morning and I have hit an all time new low for me on the scale!!! Yay!!  That makes me a happy girl this morning!  I am down 44.1 lbs so far.  I am sure that walking all over the Alabama campus around the field yesterday didn't hurt anything!  I was surprised that I was able to keep up with my dad (his one step is equal to 2 of mine!) and not run out of breath.  I felt great yesterday!  Here are some pics from the game yesterday.  Oh yea, we whooped San Jose State 48-3!!  ROLL TIDE!

This is the spiral we have to walk up to our seats. I figure it's about a 1/4 of a mile up there!

View from our seats

My dad is on the field....see arrow.  Of course when he was in the middle
of the field I didn't take a picture, oh well!

Me and's not a very good one of either of us, but I still like it!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Busy Weekend

I have a busy weekend and I am excited!!  Tomorrow I am spending all day down in T-Town (Tuscaloosa) for the Alabama game!  I am so excited that college football season has started.  My dad is going out on the field before the game, so we are getting there early.  I love spending all day at the game!  I will try and take some pics and post them. 

Sunday I am having dinner with Kristen at a new mexican joint here in town called Chuy's.  I have been once and it is awesome!  I haven't seen her in so long, but we have been texting and talking on the phone almost every day!  I can't wait to see her! 

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!!


1. In the spirit of back to school time - what is your favorite school supply?

* I love school suppplies!  I love organizers and bins that keep me organized.  And calendars, I love me some calendars!!

2. Assume your house is on fire and the whole thing is going to burn to the ground and your loved ones are out and safe….and you have a few minutes to grab 5 things. Just five. What would they be?

* Pictures, all my pictures.  The plastic bin I have all my hardcopy pics and the jump drives I keep them on too.

* My laptop.  It has all my junk on it.

* Clothes and shoes

* My purse

* My 3 ring binder that is basically serving as my filing cabinet at the moment.  It has EVERYTHING hardcopy in it. 

3. In the spirit of my new found love on vacation – what is your favorite drink – alcoholic or not?

* My favorite non-alcoholic drink is sweet tea.  I LOVE sweet tea.  My favorite is from a restaurant here in B'ham called Jim n' Nicks.  My favorite alcoholic drink is an amaretto sour.  I am sure it's not very girly, but  I don't know how or why I like them, but I do.  I also like this rum fruity thing my mom makes, yummy!

4. When is your birthday (if you want to say, no year needed) and what is your Zodiac sign. Does your sign match your personality?

**Draz and I have the same sign, so I am stealing the Google description from her!

* October 12. I am a Libra which is represented by a pair of scales. Google says this about Libras:

Traits of a Libra:

• Desires popularity – unfortunately yes, I want everyone to like me
• Loves art - yes

• Neat - yes

• Dresses up for the occassion - ??

• Slight perfectionist – umm, yes
• Narcisstic - yep
• Charitable – yes

• Bossy at times – I suppose so :)
• Plans ahead – yep, I have my budget planned out for the rest of the year!

• Attention to detail – bingo!

• Loves public service – yes


• Beauty

• Gifts – who doesn’t?

• Debates

• Attention

• Intellectual conversations

• Admiration

• Credit cards – that is one thing I don't like.  I like the idea of it, but have never gotten one.  I don't like the idea of having a credit card debt
• Mingling – somewhat


• Confusion

• Sloppiness

• Dirt

• Pressured decisions

• Being rushed

• Criticism

5. A little spin on my repeat question. I usually ask which blog or comment stuck with you and why? You can answer that as usual or how about just giving a summary of your week or how you feel about blogland this past week or anything you noticed…does that make sense?

* I love Thousand Word Thursdays!!  I love getting know everyone better!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thousand Word Thursday

Amy at had a great idea!  On Wednesday she will pick a topic and Thursday we will discuss.  Today is take a snapshot of your favorite body part.  I really like my eyes, but unfortunately in almost every picture my eyes are all squished up and I look like a chipmunk.  So I like my smile.  My teeth are pretty straight thanks to 3 years of braces (thanks mom and dad!). 

This is the picture I took my smile from.  It's weird to just see a picture of teeth!  See what I mean about my eyes....just call me Theodore!