Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sorry but....

After much contemplation...

It is with a heavy heart that I announce Ah Me So Hongry has decided to say goodbye and take an indefinite blog hiatus...



I plan to return, so stay tuned for more Me So Hongry antics sometime in the near future.

BUT, I am mulling over a few ideas for a new blog...

  • For my first blog idea, I need to decide on the title, either Welcome to 40 Bitches! or One Foot In the Grave. This blog will chronicle my life as I FREAK OUT about turning 40.
OR

  • Untitled Special Education Blog highlighting my classroom successes and challenges.
Right this very moment, I seem to be leaning toward the blog exploiting my head-on collision with 40. There's more opportunity to use profanity and my off color humor. 

Well, folks Me So Hongry bids you adieu. In the meantime check out some of my older post. HOLLA HOOKAS


DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Survival of the Fittest

Not quite the fittest, but I survived my first week back to work. Next Tuesday the students return and my room still needs some major  tweaking.  Since I invested so much time and moolah in my previous classroom aesthetics, I decided to keep my western theme. YEEHAW Y'ALL! 

Just a little preview...
Soooooo....I think I may start a educational blog spotlighting my adventures in teaching. Maybe...IDK.

I would love to blog more, but I'm tireder than a one-legged man at an a$$ kicking contest...sweet dreams peeps.  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A day late and a dollar short...

As usual, I missed Kenli's Friend Makin' Monday. When I read yesterday's topic, Inappropriate Questions, I thought to myself...YAAASSS, an opportunity for inappropriateness (something I excel at). So, let's get this party started! FMM veterans, you know the drill. FMM newbies, here's the deal: 

  • Answer this week's questions on your own blog.
  • Add your link to the comment  section of Kenli's blog, All the Weigh.
  • Invite your blog readers to participate and add their link too.
Inappropriate Questions:

1. Will you vote in the upcoming presidential elections? 
Like I tell my kids and like my momma used to tell me, "People died so I could have the right to vote." So, YES. I plan to vote! Most of the time, I refrain from discussing politics. People can get downright ignorant. And far be it from me to end a political conversation with a karate chop to YOUR trachea because you tried to force YOUR political agenda on ME!

2. Do you say curse words? Like a trucker, but only with certain associates. Word to the wise, when using profanity, know your audience. I try not to curse on my posts, but sometimes the sitch calls for it...know what I mean? For instance, remember the time I got pissed at boot camp? Profanity...VERY NECESSARY!

3.Have you ever kissed a stranger? Hmmmm...define stranger...

4.If you could choose to meet only one fellow blogger in person right now, who would you choose?  TJ from TJ's Test Kitchen. Her food always looks resplendent

5.What is the most inappropriate pick up line anyone has ever used on you?  Okay, so...as most of you know, my name is Trina. Well, there's this rapper named Trina and her debut album is titled, Da Baddest Bitch. After the release of her debut album she became known as "Da Baddest Bitch." So one night while out with friends this dude approaches me:

DUDE: Hey
Me: Hey
DUDE: Blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda
Me: *pretends to be slightly interested*
DUDE: So what's your name?
Me: Trina
DUDE: Oh, so you the "Da Baddest Bitch" huh?
Me: O_o

6. Do you sing in the shower? Yes, the acoustics in my bathroom gives my voice an amazing tonal quality. Singing outside the bathroom, now that's a different story. Inside the shower,  I sound like Beyonce. But outside, I sound like a cat who's tail has just been rocked on with a rocking chair. 

7. How often do you get drunk? Not often enough.

8. Have you ever been fired from a job? Yes. Moving on...

9. Were you popular in high school? I guess. I cheered in high school for 3 years. 
Back in the day cheerleader tryouts consisted of campaigning, and auditioning  in front of the ENTIRE STUDENT BODY! The cheerleaders were selected by popular vote. Nowadays prospective cheerleaders audition in front of a small committee who then selects the cheerleaders. 

10. Who is your current celebrity crush?


WENTWORTH MILLER 
from PRISON BREAK (on Netflix)!!
and...
TAYLOR KITSCH 
from SAVAGES & FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS...also on Netflix.
Mmmmm...mmmmm...mmmm. I'd like to make a Trina sandwich with those two. Now it's your turn for some inappropriateness! Don't forget to link up! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Grabbing the bull by the BALLS...

Since I failed to win the lottery or marry into money, tomorrow I return to work after a much deserved restful summer hiatus! YES, I plan to marry for wealth, not love. Pssshh...love is overrated. Been there, done that...got the shirt, the mug, the pen, the book, the hat, the bumper sticker, AND wrote the script for the Lifetime Movie. 

Thanks to my impending 40th birthday next year, I spent the majority of my summer internally wrestling with my demons. At the forefront...weight loss *heavy sigh*. After my MANY MANY episodes of Internal Dialogue Theater I came to a realization.


I am in the midst of a  MIDLIFE CRISIS, aka midlife transition. And I also just realized I do not know how to spell midst...thank you spell check.


I admit I spiraled out of control a few times this summer and engaged in some audacious behaviors like...well never mind that.  Anyway, in an attempt to rein in the madness I decided to turn this so called "crisis" into an opportunity. An opportunity to make some life-changing decisions and grab the bull by the balls. Or is it...grab the bull by the horns. Either way, I'm grabbing something...

So, life changing decision number #1, GET BACK IN THE WEIGHT LOSS GAME before I end up like THAT...AGAIN!

So, now what? 
First and foremost, I must stop succumbing to the F**k IT Fallout Effect! I falter one time, and say to myself, "F**k it! I quit. I'll pick up where I left off...tomorrow." And the fallout, one bad behavior snowballs into an avalanche of F**k its! And the next thing I know, I find myself eating sour gummy worms for dinner...true story.

Instead of falling prey to the F**k It Fallout Effect, I need to WORK ON the following:


  • STOP. STOP and think. STOP criticizing myself.  STOP and realize I made a faux pas. It happens to everyone.
  • ASK. Ask myself, what did I learn from my faux pas and what do I need to do differently to make my healthy lifestyle change WORK?
  • FOCUS. This weight loss undertaking requires dedication and commitment. Consequently, I need to stay focused and not surrender at the first sign of trouble.
  • EXONERATE. The most important aspect of any weight loss plan, forgiveness. I need to remember, in the event of a faux pas, I MUST exonerate myself, not dwell on my mistake(s), and KEEP IT MOVING.
Check it out I created my own acronym...SAFE. 
  • STOP
  • ASK
  • FOCUS
  • EXONERATE
O_o I just glanced at the clock and it read 1:48 AM. I wholeheartedly appreciate my summers off, but as summer progresses, I fall into a routine of languidness which drastically alters my schedule. As a result, I stay up until the break of dawn and sleep til noon or later. I wonder if any other teacher suffer from Summers-Off-Screwed-Up-Sleeping-Pattern Syndrome.

I digressed. Back to the subject at hand...

Damn grabbing the bull by the horns. BALLS. I choose BALLS...more aggressive. And I need to be MORE aggressive in my ATTACK this time. My 40th birthday approaches and I WILL BE...
FORTY, FIERCE & FABULOUS!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Steppin Up!

BOOM!! Wassup Ya'll?



LOL! So, Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassuuuuuuuuuuuup? Long time no blog. Tell me, how's goes it with YOUR on-going weight loss tug-o-war? Me comci, comca. Hitting ya with a lil francais. I took French in high school...not very useful in Texas.

Sooooooooooooo...I half-assed blogged last week...better than nothing. Right?

This summer I decided to take a blog break. Obviously.  I needed a break for two reasons:

Number 1...My weight loss efforts appear to be stalled out. Not sure when my brain, motivation, and stomach plan to come on-line and work in concert together. I get tired of blogging about failing and who enjoys attending WHINE & cheese parties? Not me. So, rather than whine about my struggle or blog about mundane crap  I decided to take a break.

Number 2...I also decided to use all of my extra time this summer to pimp my kids. For you new followers, you may not know this, but...I am the mother of two dance BEASTS! See for yourself.

You can call ME the ORIGINAL DANCE MOM! As their "MOM-ager" I scout for opportunities to encourage them to grow as dancers. Well, my scouting efforts payed off. While stalking people on Facebook I ran across a post from a local Houston dance studio...SoReal Studio.

Long story short, SUMMIT entertainment chose  SoReal Studio to host a flash mob for the movie, STEP UP REVOLUTION! My boy's auditioned and and got the gig! Check out the movie trailer for the latest installments of the STEP UP franchise!

The Flash Mob turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences EVER for my boys, as well as myself. The boys met one of their dance idols, world renowned, So You Think You Can Dance Emmy-nominated choreographer...Travis Wall.
HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT????!!!

I think meeting Travis Wall excited ME more than the boys. Of course they played it cool. Me, not so cool. I stalked him ALL DAY like a TMZ reporter. I think I embarrassed my kids, but who cares y'all...TRAVIS WALL! 
They also met Misha Gabriel, one the stars from the movie.
And here they are with Channing Cooke from  So You Think You Can Dance.
In a matter of days the boys learned the flash mob choreography and perfected the number under the tutelage of Travis and Channing. Travis flew to Houston the day of the flash mob and cleaned the piece. While Travis worked with the dancers, the local news station stopped by and featured the flash mob story TWICE.
Of course I informed EVERYBODY...friends, family, haters, etc! I sent out a mass text telling everyone to tune in to FOX news. After the story aired my phone BLEW UP with text messages and Facebook comments about the flash mob!
Well without further adieu...the STEP UP REVOLUTION FLASH MOB! The first video features the kiddos at practice and the 2nd video features the dancers performing the flash mob in the 200 degree Houston weather.

For their efforts, SUMMIT Studios rewarded the dancers with a special 3-D advanced screening of the movie:-)

...GOOD TIMES! THE HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR OUR SUMMER!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ready Or Not...I'm not.

I quit...everything. Ask me about the last time I worked out? G'Head...ask? Yeah....I cannot remember O_o  Ask me about my diet. No don't do that...you do not want to know. With amount of slacking achieved this summer I win the GOLD medal in the LAZY OLYMPICS.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Bedroom Habits...

When you read the title I bet you thought..O here we go, another 50 Shades of Grey post! Nope, I covered that topic on my last post.  Actually, the title refers to this weeks Friends Makin' Monday topic. For you FMM vets, you know what to do. For you newbies, please take the time to answer the questions on your blog and then add your link to the comments section of Kenlie's blog All the Weigh.
1. Do you set an alarm clock? If so, for what time?
Yes, I set an alarm clock.  Monday through Friday I set my alarm  for 5:45 AM, 6:03 AM, and 6:15 AM. The 5:45 AM alert serves as my DAMN ALREADY alarm. The 6:03 AM alert serves as my you betta get yo butt up alarm. And I usually hit snooze on the 6:15 alarm which means I wake up at 6:25 which also means I run around like a nut trying to get out the door to beat the traffic!

2. How many hours of sleep do you get on average a night?
On average, I get about 6 hours, sometimes 5 I know. I know. My lack of sleep hinders my weight loss efforts.

3. Do you bring your laptop to bed?
No, but I do bring my iPad. As of late I decided to take up reading again; so, I read using the Nook app. Sometimes I use my iPad to watch Netflix or HBOGO.

4. How many pillows do you require to sleep?
Just 1. Sometimes I swat the pillows in my sleep and they all end up on the floor.

5. Do you sleep with socks on?
In the winter, yes.

6.  How often do you change the sheets?
Usually once a week, unless there's some 50 shades action  goin on...lol...jk.

7. Do you remember your dreams?
Sometimes I do. On occasion I write my dreams down in my journal. The other day I experienced the dream of all dreams. At the most climatic moment my alarm sounds and I wake up screaming, "Nooooooooooooooo!" At this time I am not at liberty to share the specifics. Reading 50 Shades before going to bed...not the best idea...lol O_o

8. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
ALL sides. One morning my son says, "Dang! You sleep crazy! I walked into your room to ask you something and you were laid across the middle of the bed with your feet hanging off the side." True story. I fell asleep reading.

9. How often do you take naps?
As often as I can. If napping was an Olympic sport I would medal...GOLD! During the week I take 15 to 30 minute power naps before working out. On the weekend I take long naps or a series of short naps.

10. Do you sleep soundly?
Yes  with the assistance of a vino nightcap. I usually sleep soundly, but for some strange reason I wake up once during the night around 3:25 AM, but I fall right back asleep. Weird.

Your turn! Time to share your bedroom habits.

Friday, June 8, 2012

*Batteries not incuded...

I know I am supposed to provide y'all with motivation, but I need a dose of motivation myself. The last past two weeks proved to be a struggle. As some of you know I returned to Weight Watchers and my first weigh in showed a loss of .6. Hold your applause. That small loss ain't nothing to write home about; I hardly tracked my food.

On a positive note I worked out; so, maybe the workout contributed to the loss. Needless to say, I am undeserving of the loss. I pray my summer hiatus gives me the kick in the junk I need to get myself together.

Soooooo, in a previous post I mentioned a couple of guilty pleasures robbing me of my time, thus depriving you of my capricious posts.


Guilty pleasure #1: Weeds...the show.
When the show originally aired several years ago I watched a couple episodes of the first season, but for what ever reason...I stopped. Well thanks to Netflix, I recently finished watching seasons 1-6. And let me tell you; Weeds kept me rolling in stitches and at the edge of my seat. I recommend Weeds for those craving an escape from a long brutal day.


Guilty Pleasure #2:
Yaaaaaasssss! The 50 Shades Trilogy a.k.a. "Mommy Porn!"  I breezed through all 3 books in a week and a half! Prior to the 50 Shades hype my mom mentioned the trilogy. I looked into it, but at that time the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series commanded my attention, just as porny as the Shades Trilogy. 

Long story short, a co-worker mentioned the series and texted me a page from the book.  When I read that page, my eyes bucked out of my head and my mouth opened wide enough to catch a few flies and anything else flying by.

So needless to say, after reading the texted page I immediately purchased the book. Hey...DON'T JUDGE! I needed to investigate the Shades hype to see the reason behind the uproar.

Well my bloggy buddies, after completing the trilogy I informed for friend (the one who sent the text) and the following convo ensued:
Me: GIRL! I FINISHED THE TRILOGY!!!

Friend: WHAT! ALREADY!!

Me: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!

Friend: NOT ME! I want to savor the books. *Then she looks off into the horizon with a dreamy sexed up look on her face...lol* I read a little. Then I read a little more. THEN I read over the parts I just read and THEN...
"Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"
ME: Bwahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahah...YOU ARE INSANE! :-D Toooo bad batteries didn't come with the book!! Haaaa hahahaa! BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED!
Do I need to explain the Bzzzzz? You guys can figure it out! But if you happen to be slow on the uptake...the "Bzzzz" represents B.O.B., here battery operated boyfriend.  HA HA HA! I <3 my friend! I refuse to reveal her name in order to keep her identity a secret. I am more than confident that she prefers not to be outed as the owner of an arsenal of adult pleasure paraphernalia:-)

Did you see the 50 Shades parody on SNL?
Click to see parody!
So what's the hype? Well the book basically serves as a how to BDSM manual; so, if that floats your boat, take notes as you read. I am not saying I did that. I'm just making a suggestion...that's all I'm saying...It's just a suggestion. Trying to help YOU out. What kind of blogger would I be if I did not help people out? Imjussayin...

I love the "Hey Girl" thingies!
This steamy erotic trilogy enthralled me, and  a few times I found my self so engrossed I needed to wipe the drool forming at the corners of my mouth. True story...while sitting at home alone reading book two, enjoying the tranquility of some peace & quiet; the pages of the book bewitched me. I shut the world out and remained transfixed on the words. Suddenly, my phone rang and I let out a little nervous scream and nearly jumped out of my skin.

Sometimes ready the trilogy made me jumpy. I felt like I needed to receive permission to read it or I would get in trouble if someone caught me.

Now with all that being said...do not purchase the book in hopes that it's some literary masterpiece. It's soft core porn y'all...smut. A few people I mentioned the book to expressed their disappointment with the author's writing. I never promised the next Anna Karenina, and  E. L. James is the furthest thing from Tolstoy. Check out the trilogy and tell me what you think.

After I finished reading the books I experienced a twinge of disappointment that the trilogy ended. But I am excited to inform you...there's going to be a movie y'all!! Who should play Christian? Team Hemsworth!!!


Have you read the trilogy? Did you enjoy it? What are you reading now?

Monday, June 4, 2012

COUNTDOWN!

It seems as though every school district in the greater Houston area, EXCEPT PASADENA ISD (my employer), ended last week! As I worked today, a majority of my teacher friends basked in the summer vacay ambiance.  


Soooo...today I begin my countdown...FOUR DAYS & counting till SUMMER VACAY!!  Speaking of countdown, I <3 the song Countdown by my girl, B. This little ditty shall serve as my theme song for the week! And my favorite part...
"Me and my boo and my boo boo riding. All up in the black with his chick right beside him"

With out further adieu, time for Friend Makin Mondays. I think I deserve an award since I actually posted FMM on Monday! For you newbies, take the time to answer this week's questions on your own blog. Then add your link to the comments section of Kenlie's Blog, All the Weigh.  For you FMM vets, you already know the rules. So, Let's make some friends!

1.  When's your birthday? November 4th. And I am the epitome of a Scorpio!

2.  When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? Probably 1980 something. I remember spending the summer with cousins in Louisiana and I met a boy. We wrote each other back and forth a few times and then our summer romance fizzled.
"Summer loving had me a blast...summer loving happened so fast..."


3. What did you eat for breakfast this morning? A hard boiled egg.

4.  Who is the next band or artist you hope to see live? Hopefully 311?? One of my favorite songs...Beautiful Disaster.


5. What is the last song you listened to? Beautiful Disaster by 311:-)

6. If you could be fluent in any other language,  which one would you choose? Spanish

7.  Does anything on your body hurt right now? Where should I start...how much time do you have? Let's see...my hip, ankle, shoulder...for starters. I just keep pushing and work through the pain!

8.  What's your favorite sports team? I loathe sports!

9.  How often do you watch the news? I don't watch that show. I find out everything I need to know from the Internet or the radio.

10. Do you wear glasses? No, but I think glasses may be on the horizon. Sometimes I do that thing where you move things back and forth trying to bring the print into focus. In my defense, the print was really small...it was.

Your turn, and don't forget to link up with Kenlie and ME TOO!  Come back and leave your link in my comment section so I can be nosy.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Now I know how Godzilla feels...

Back in the day I watched Godzilla movies. Maaaaan they really skimped on the production value...I realize that now. 

Getting to the point...


You ever watched a Godzilla movie?  In the movies Godzilla wreaks havoc by stomping her way through coastal Japanese cities terrorizing its inhabitants.
During Godzilla's tyrannical rants, she turns one way and then her tail follows later. That's the equivalent of me and my arse a.k.a. my junk, derriere, fanny, gluteus maximus...you get the picture.  My body turns one way and then my junk follows later. Today...I knocked a water bottle off a desk.


I walked into the cafeteria. Stopped. Turned to look for a fellow colleague...10 seconds later my "junk" followed suit.  AND THEN....
...a water bottle crashed to the floor.

I just stood there shaking my head as the bottle rolled. This afternoon I played derriere derby or bumper booties with another co-worker as we maneuvered around the table at a wedding shower.

I guess the 100s of lunges and squats I suffered through during bootcamp these last few weeks may be paying off. On a given day at bootcamp we completed somewhere from 50-100+ squats or lunges.  I must admit, my bottom feels a little firmer, still a bit dimply. Pretty soon my ba-dunk-a-dunk may need its on zip code...imjussayin.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

BootCamp Bulletin: Day 7: "Those Bitches Cheated!"


Y'all...

Yesterday's session of bootcamp called for an immediate blog post!  I left that session madder than a one-legged waitress at IHOP (no offense...it's a Texas thang). As a matter of fact, the title of this post hails directly from my outburst at bootcamp...more about that later. 

First....
Let me tell you something. If there's one thing I loathe, it's weight loss and workout CHEATERS! You know them. Weight loss cheaters look for the easy way out. Rather than put in the work they punk out & opt for the quickie weight loss methods: pills, starvation, fat burner crap sold on TV, etc.  
Hey weight loss cheaters...how about a tip? By cheating, you fail to gain the skill set necessary to obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  YOU only cheat YOURSELF. And from me to you, consider this any early Christmas present...YES, the "easy way" guarantees weight loss; but, I assure you the weight comes back ten-fold. I speak from experience...imjussayin.   

Now, on to my bootcamp outburst...

Nothing chaps my hide more than workout CHEATERS! My mom always tells me not to worry about others, but my blood  boils when I bust my arse and the laziness of others flies under the radar undetected.

When I workout with a group my competitive side emerges, and I detest finishing last. Yes, I understand that I workout with others in better physical condition then me and sometimes my  valiant efforts produce a last place finish. That's understandable.

But the one thing I refuse to tolerate...CHEATIN B!TCHES who slide by to make themselves look good in front of the other participants and the instructor! But like I said before, "YOU only cheat YOURSELF!"

Long story short...
We were instructed to run 1 horse using trees as a guide. So basically, you run to the first tree and back to start. Then you run to the second tree and back to start...on to the third and back to start and so on and so on.

Sooooo, as I sprinted to the 5th of 6 trees, I appeared to be the "leader" of the slow group.  After I reached the 5th tree I touched the ground, then pivoted around to return to start.  As I ran, I heard nothing behind me...no huffing, no puffing, no bitching and complaining.

I thought to myself, surely those hookers reached the 5th tree by now. I craned my head around to look, and as sure as night is dark and day is light, those hoes bypassed returning to start and went straight from the 5th tree to the 6th!

I returned to start AS INSTRUCTED and made my way to the 6th tree BY MYSELF! When I reached the 6th tree I EXPLODED and SCREAMED at the instructor,
"THOSE B!TCHES CHEATED!"
As I neared the finish line those hoes had the audacity to cheer me on! Really!!? When I finally finished BY MYSELF LAST I might add, the following short conversation ensued:


The Hookers: WAY TO GO TRINA! WE CHEATED!
ME: * in my outside voice* YEAH I KNOW!!  I then proceed to give  them my I-SUGGEST-YOU-SHUT-UP-TALKIN-TO-ME...BITCH-PLEASE-LOOK.
Til this day, the source of my explosive rage baffles me. I surprised myself when I shouted, "THOSE B!TCHES CHEATED!  Maybe the heat spurred on my Tourettes outburst! SMH...

From now on, those hookers can cheat until their heart's content. You know what, Sophocles said it best...

"I would prefer to fail with honor than to win by cheating."

CHEAT ON B!TCHES!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Friends Makin' Monday: Three Things


*I made every effort to actually publish this post on Monday, but to no avail...time defeated me! 
"Sounds like sombody's got a case of the Mondays"
Nina...Office Space
Today I experienced a brief case of the Mondays. But after one cup of coffee,  I made a speedy recovery. So, every Monday Kenlie from the blog All the Weigh hosts Friend Makin' Mondays.

Since the topic peaked my interest, I decided to participate this week.  If you consider yourself a FMM vet, then you know the rules. Those new to FMM, take the time to answers this week's question on your own blog and then add your link to the comments section of Kenlie's blog.  Please invite your blog readers to participate too. Well let's get started and make some new friends!

1.  Three of my favorite movies (Just 3? When do I ever follow the rules? Not often.):
  • Imitation of Life, A Summer Place, All About Eve
  • Au Revoir Les Enfants, Dead Snow
  • The Wiz..."Ease on down, ease on down the rooooad!"
  • Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Some Kind of Wonderful, Valley Girl, Heathers
  • A Clockwork Orange, Trainspotting
2.  Three of my favorite things to drink:
  • Sonic Slushes (Spiked...what? Everybody does it! My favorite...strawberry cream slush with Tequila Rose)


  • Wine (Riesling or Pinot Grigio...Pino Greezsh as I like to call it)
  • Hot Cocoa (...when the Texas weather permits)
3.  Three of my favorite songs (JUST 3?!? You know me the REBEL!):
  • Hometown Glory by Adele
  • Back Stabbers by the O'Jays
  • Little Bit by Lykke Li (...the Drake/Lykke Li remix too...)
  • That Girl by Esthero
  • Paul Revere by The Beastie Boys
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 Piano by Eric Sate (I heard this song in commercials and movies.  Thanks to Shazam I finally discovered the title.)

4.  Three people who have recently been a positive influence on your life (outside of your family): I struggled with this question. I need to get back to you on this one:-(


5. Three things you do to keep yourself entertained:
  • Read...mainly trash.  I just explained to someone today, that I read for entertainment, not to learn. If I wanted to learn I would go back to school and finish my Master's Degree.  Just kidding. Quite often I shift to brainiac mode and read to gain knowledge.
  • Start hobbies and never finish them.  I own my own personal HOBBIES GRAVEYARD....where hobbies go to die.
  • People watch O_o and then I provide  my own commentary to the multitude of hotmessness engulfing my surroundings.
6. Three things you're attracted to in the opposite sex:
  • sense of humor
  • conversationalist
  • SWAG-Confidence with a hint of arrogance, but not to douchebaggy...
7.  Three things I love about myself:
  • my humor
  • my resilience
  • my tenacity....you get in my way and it's ON! Try me!
8. The last three people who texted messaged me:
  • Angie...my homie who I endearingly refer to as Hooker, Hooks for short.
  • Jabari...my quirky friend
  • Kaitlyn/Jessica...co-workers, who I enjoyed working with this year.
9.  Three things I am looking forward to this week:
  • Assisting my mom, as well as my boys, at Career Day at my school of employment.  My mom  plans to discuss her cake artistry and the boys aim to encourage the students wanting to pursue a career in dance.
  • Hanging out with a friend tomorrow....movie & cocktails!
  • A BREAK...my boys get one final break from dancing, teaching, and assisting. A much  needed a break before the summer performance schedule kicks off!
10. Three wishes specifically for yourself...What are they? (Be selfish, and be honest)
  • A BOYFRIEND-->FIANCE-->HUSBAND...in that order! I require a financially stable or independently wealthy suitor with reliable transportation. He must own his own humble abode...WITHOUT A PARENTAL UNIT ON THE PREMISES! The number of men who STILL reside with their mother surprises me. I prefer a potential spouse without a criminal record and gold teeth. Tatts and piercings...no problem. Would it be to much to ask that he's easy on the eyes? He MUST treat me like a queen and accept my boys...what's not to love?!
  • Untold riches...
  • MORE WISHES...I'm greedy!
11. Three of your favorite quotes:
  • "Behind every successful person is a pack of HATERS."
  • "I may not be the STRONGEST, I may not be the FASTEST...but I'll be dammed if I'm not trying my HARDEST!"
  • "Life is a dance from one stage to the next!"
12. Three of your biggest fears:
  • Struggling with my weight forever...
  • Dying alone
  • Failing as a parent
13. Three of your favorite TV shows:
  • Project Runway
  • The Walking Dead
  • True Blood
  • Portlandia
  • Dexter...was that 5? My bad.
  • Suits
  • Being Human (U.K. and U.S)
  • Weeds...oops, that makes 8.
14. Three of your favorite things to purchase when shopping:
  • SHOES
  • SHOES
  • SHOES
15. Three things you enjoyed last week:
  • Watching my boys perform with FLY Wellness and Movement Arts!
My oldest!

And that's my youngest in the front with his hand over his mouth...he refers to that pose as his default SWAG move...lol.

  • WORK! Yes, you read that correctly...work. Last school year proved to be a living hell! This year...heaven on earth. I enjoy my students and the company of my co-teachers! Now I teach Special Ed as opposed to teaching first grade last year.
  • An outing with a friend...dinner, a movie, and cocktails...
16. Three things that you always have in your bag or close to you if you're not a purse kind of person:
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Mac Lip Gloss
17.  Three foods that you wouldn't want to give up:
  • PIZZA
  • BREAD PRODUCTS
  • PEANUT BUTTER
18. Three things you enjoy doing while burning calories:
  • Dancing
  • Zumba
  • "Hiking" with my boys (This video captures the hilarity and hijinks during a hiking outing).

19. Three things you dislike about blogging:
  • Cliques...Sometime I feel the blog world seems a tad bit clique-ish. I experienced a taste of popularity in high school, so at this point in my life the need to fit in or control who gains access into the "cool" blogging cliques disinterest me.  "Can't we all just get along!" Some of you well known blogger "a.k.a. the "popular kids" need to take the time to acquaint yourself with the "blog minions" such as myself. Use your power for good and give us peons some exposure. A few bloggers confided in me that the cliques make them feel left out. And to that I say...if you feel left out, focus on other blogs. You'll always have a friend in me.
  • To BIG for their britches Bloggers...Some blogger reach their goal and forget where they came from. Hey, you once struggled like I did, so jump off your judgemental soapbox and help your fellow weight loss bloggers. And by help I mean offer inspiration, not your judgemental self-righteousness.
  • Lack of blogging time...Plain and simple, life gets in the way. I blog when the opportunity presents itself.
20. Three ways blogging has changed your life:
  • I met a variety of blogging personalities who I wished lived closer to me, especially TJ from TJ's Test Kitchen. If she lived near me, she would need a restraining order to keep me away from her delicious eats.
  • Blogging keeps me somewhat accountable. With the support of my blog buddies I manage to keep most of the weight off, but I STILL struggle on a day to day basis...such is the nature of the beast.
  • My blog serves as an opportunity for free therapy . It provides the outlet for me to share my weight loss trials and tribulations with other bloggers that "get it," so to speak.  I love the fact that you allow me to entertain and inspire you.
Now it's your turn. Don't forget to link up with Kenlie!

Friday, May 18, 2012

OUT OF CONTROL!

Me So Hongry's BACK and ready to ATTACK! Wait until I tell what guilty pleasure occupied my time and prevented me from posting lately. Here's a hint. I decided to title the post..."Batteries Not Included." Let your imagination run with that.

Soooooo yesterday, I made the decision to return to Weight Watchers. I mean after all my tag line states...
"The Misadventures of a Weight Watchers Repeat Offender..."
Why the sudden return? Plain and simple, Weight Watchers works. Click the link and see for yourself.


You wondering why I quit in the first place? CrossFit. Back in November I started CrossFit and I killed myself working out like a BEAST. 
That's the hands of a CrossFit BEAST!

With the aid of CrossFit I realized my BEAST MODE potential; I executed tractor tire lifts, back squatted 100#, deadlifted 150#.  In addition to my Olympic CrossFit sessions, I ate cleaner by loosely following a Paleo diet.
The gym where I BEASTed at...


Despite my valiant efforts at CrossFit and making positive food choices, results eluded me. The straw that broke the camels back...I weighed in on 12/17/11 and gained 6 lbs. YES, 6  #$@&* POUNDS!! This weigh in frustrated me to no end and I told myself..."Eff It...Eff WW!"

I know for a fact part of the gain resulted from my increase in muscle mass.  I need to post a pic of  my somewhat less jiggly firm arms. I am amazed at the transformation. I actually see the beginning of some muscle definition, or a "cut" as my kids call it.

I look forward to adding more definition. My goal...Michelle Obama arms. I advise everyone to stay tuned for my gun show tickets to go on sale!
Getting back to the subject at hand...

 As of late, my weight loss efforts continue to spiral out of control. And ironically yesterday, 5/17/12, 5 months after my last weigh-in (12/17/11); I decided to rein in the madness and gain some semblance of control. So, I weighed in and guess what? In five months I only managed to gain 4.2 lbs.

Am I proud? No. But given my behavior these past several months, I thought I gained more than 4 lbs...more like 15. So now what? Who knows? When I figure out the "now what" I plan to blog about it. Sorry to leave you hanging, but I am at a loss right now.

Hopefully soon this weight loss fog lifts, and I can view my weight loss adventure with a fresh pair of eyes. Don't worry. I AM like the Phoenix...Oh I guarantee you, I WILL rise from the ashes. Until then, I aim to keep practicing my motto...Persistence, not perfection.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I WILL FOLLOW...

The other day I went through the list of blogs I follow, and I discovered that a majority of the bloggers on my blog reading list  dropped off the face of the earth. As a favor to me, please  leave the name of  your favorite blogs and I WILL FOLLOW!



U2's, I Will Follow...CLASSIC! That tune brings me back to days of fluorescent socks, tight rolled jeans, and mammoth hair and super sized bangs!

When I hear that song it reminds me of the movie, The Last American Virgin (TLAV)! 

Yes, I just dated myself. Who remembers that nostalgic 80s film? I believe I Will Follow plays when one of the characters desperately struggles to raise money for his unrequited love's abortion. The 80s, gotta love it!

TLAV captures the essence of the 80's, and the soundtrack...TOTALLY TUBULAR!<---lol, some 80's slang!

Well, gotta motor<---more 80's slang! Before you motor, what's your favorite 80's movie and/or song? Leave me the name of your favorite blogs. Please and Thank You! Laters!

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