Monday, August 31, 2009

2 months!

This photo brought happy tears to my eyes! Not only does his smile melt my heart but looking at him in this photo so reminds me of my sister when she was a chunky little baby chica!
I couldn't refuse this child anything!
He's 100% delicious and totally cute in his plaid shorts!

Haha! He's posing here with his fantasy football mascot uniform! My friend, Nancy, says he looks like a little turtle... I couldn't agree more!
Her is Daevin's Grandpa Thomas wearing his lucky Fantasy football shirt! Does the logo look familiar? :)

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Thursday, August 27, 2009


Again these were found on Overhead on the streets of New York. I laughed out loud when I read these....

The Wednesday One-Liner Diet Doesn't Work

Little girl to sister: It has 140 calories in it, that could like... kill you.

--Food Emporium, 68th & Broadway

Blonde girl on phone: Yeah, I need to lose like 30 pounds but the problem is that I got my body used to food.

--224th St & Jamaica Avenue

Teen girl, after being caught with empty beer cans: No! Trust me, it wasn't me. I don't drink beer, it has way too many calories!

--Park Slope

40-something mom to chubby daughter with YMCA gymnastics shirt: Don't eat here, go to CVS! Get some mints... you'll be fine.

--Wendy's At Metropolitan Ave. and Woodhaven Blvd, Queens

Overheard by: D. Scibe

Very old, overweight mother to old less overweight daughter: I need to lose 20 pounds, but you, you need to lose 40 pounds. When you're as skinny as her (points at woman working at register), then I'll buy you carrot cake!

--168th & Broadway

Overheard by: Alison R.

Women in Morbidly obesity couple walking hand in hand. The woman says "harry, I hate it when we're on separate starvation schedules."

--7th St & First Ave

Twix Fix

So, yesterday I went into our kitchen to grab my mid afternoon snack (cottage cheese and strawberries) when I noticed that some evil somebody refilled the refrigerated candy bowl! Instantly, a mental "FRICK!" goes off. There was this perfectly-perfect fun size twix just within my reach. Thankfully, I was armed and ready to bypass my beloved twix as I knew I needed to spare my points for that night's delicious dinner out!

Yay, for me!! I passed the test!

However, no hot dated planned for tonight so I got my Twix Fix! Oh, thank you sweet Jesus for birthing the Twix idea in Twix inventor's heart and for fun size candy! Had there been a king size twix in the frig I most likely would've eaten that too!

According to WikiAnswers - Mars invented the Twix. Whatever! I'm sure they bought rights for the bar from some poor farmer's wife for like a $5.00.

Monday, August 24, 2009


We have the most fun with the most simplest of things... I'm not sure how this got started but Roddey (my dog) clearly thought this honeydew melon was his new toy. Thankfully, honeydews have thick skin!

I laugh each time I see this video. :) Life is good and God is great!

This little piggy...

I've always wanted a pet piggy. Not only is this guy cuteness BUT he swims!!! Double Dang total bonus!!! I recently came across this photos in (the cutest of cute blogs EVER!!) This little piggy knows my aquatic love language!
I love that swimming is for everyone! And, if you're thinking that you don't swim because you've never learned please come talk to me! I can help anyone learn to swim. AND, if you're thinking that you just "can't" be caught dead in a swim suit.... also come talk to me! Believe you me if you're standing next to me in a swim suit, no body's gonna be paying attention to you.... so, you'll be spared the scrutiny.

I'm done living my life for the sake of others. What will people think? What will people say? Who cares?!!? People are going to talk regardless. I'd rather die knowing that I lived than live knowing that I was so chicken to try!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I needed some inspiration for writing and got distracted while reading the Overheard in New York blog. Good stuff! haha!!

Wednesday Doesn't Eat Enough to Keep a One-Liner Alive

Skinny professor: John* [a chubby professor] and I started Weight Watchers together at the same time!

*this next one was my favorite!! What a total dork!*
Skinny girl to clerk: Hi, do you have a soy-based, non-dairy substitute for heavy cream?

Girl ordering Coffee Coolatta with skim milk: I hope this tastes as good as it did when I was anorexic. Everything tasted good back then...

Jewish grandmotherly type: Women with anorexia seem to have such strange eating habits.

Anorexic-looking girl: I want a tic tac. I'm hungry. *made me smirk!*

Back in high school I ran with a pretty fun group of people. One of my close friends was Gina. She was a skinny little thing. Well, not so much as short-little, just skinny little. So, one weekend we were hanging out at our friends Tom's house. And, in Tom's house lived, lived Tom's mother! She was infamous for always speaking her mind. She sorta lost her polite-filter long ago, so one always knew to prepare for mild verbal bashing and to never to take what she said to personally.

On that particular weekend Gina happened to come over. She was running around the kitchen and living room acting "special" when in comes Tom's mom, Mary.

Mary: Hey y'all! How is everyone?

Us: Hi, Mrs. Ramos!

Mary: (sees Gina running around and gives her a confused & sympathetic looked) Aye, Gina! You're so skinny! Look at you! Somebody get her a tortilla!!!

We just busted out laughing!!! Good times!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Stick a fork in me.....

.....I'm done!

This baby boy has officially stolen my heart! This is his first smile snap shot taken courtesy of camera phone!

I babysat Daevin for the first time (alone) the weekend before last and lemme just say that I'm a total punk! For the most part we had a pretty chill time, but toward the very end of the night he got a bit fussy. David, my brother, happen to call right as he was starting to cry.

David: What's up?
Me: Nothing much. Daevin just woke up from nap.
David: (laughing)
Me: I'm warming up a bottle for him right now.
David: we'll be home in 15 minutes. We'll feed him when we get home.
Me: OK. (meanwhile switching positions and trying to get him comfortable)

It's almost been about 15 mintues and Deavin is screaming. Actually, not only is he screaming but there are real life tears!!! Like little baby tears screaming down his face! I lost it! I couldnt' take it anymore. I would've done anything to make him happy. So, 14 minutes into the screaming I breakdown and give him his bottle. He instantly stops crying. I make my way to the couch and sit down just as David opens the door and stops..... I was in big trouble!!

David: What are you doing?!?!

It's official.....I'm whooped!!

So, my brother started a blog.... he'll probably kill me for posting this but his current post had me laughing so hard I cried!!!
Check it out here -

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Haha moment!

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My brother sent this to me via email today.
I busted out laughing and instantly thought.... My poor baby Daevin! haha!!!!

It's kinda sick that I already love laughing at him!

He's so delicious!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hammer Curl Time!

I wish I could video blog this but I don't have the time to set that up at the moment so you're stuck reading.

Body-for-life-for-WOMEN is no joke! I started reading the book and preparing my 6 million meals a day last week. I also started the workout regime on Monday.

Lemme break it down for you.
Monday - Cardio (30 minute minimum)
Tuesday - Weight (Upper body)
Wednesday - Cardio
Thursday - Weights (Lower Body & Abs)
Friday - Cardio
Saturday - Weights (Upper body)
Sunday - Recovery and Rest

Seems easy enough right? Mmmmmmmmmmmm ....I don't think so. Y'all remember how hard I was working with Sir Chadwick and lemme tell you that after yesterday's upper body workout I can hardly raise my arms!!

Here's the upper body breakdown:
10 minute warm up
10-15 minutes of stretching
Busted out like so: rep 1 - 20, rep 2 - 15, rep 3 - 10
Rest 1 minute in between reps

Rest 2 minutes when transitioning to new muscle group
Chest: Push Ups & Dumbbell flies (15lbs)
Shoulders: Front Raises & Lateral Raises (15 lbs)
Back: Seated Rows & Dumbbell Rows (60lbs then 15lbs)
Triceps: Cable pull downs & Tri extensions (20lbs)
Biceps: Biceps Curls & Hammer Curls (12-15lbs)

I couldn't remember how to properly do a hammer curl so I asked this guy (he seemed more than happy to assist, so don't be afraid to ask for help) and after his demo I took a quick minute rest. Hammer curl time started and by the time I got to 20 I literally thought I was on fire! Every part of my upper arms and sides felt like they were burning! He stood there watching me so I knew I couldn't punk out and quit (not that I would've or anything - but still!!) and when he noticed that I had a good rhythm going he gave a thumbs up and raised eyebrows of approval. He looked so proud.....I on the other hand was red faced and spitting!! When my first rep was finished I leaned over to drop the weights and while down there I literally raspy-whispered "WHAT THE FFFFFFFFFFFF!@#$%^&**&^%%$#@#@!@!!!!!!!!"

Yes, I did! I totally dropped the F bomb and I couldn't even contain myself. I made myself finish the last two reps and I couldn't be happier to get out of there. I'm actually looking forward to just doing cardio tonight....

I only have 11 weeks and 4 days to go....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bottoms Up

I was in the middle of filling out an ice breaker. I needed to follow up the previous "After work I plan on having a drink". My sentence needed to start with a B. I started by saying "Bottoms Up" then wasn't sure I knew exactly what it meant...I Googled it.

This is what I found.... don't be afraid just laugh with me.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Julie and Julia or whatever....

I went to watch Julia and Julie yesterday with some of my super chicas. I loved the movie. Now it wasn't like 300 kinda love but it was sweet fun love. I recommend watching it. I was also surprised that Julia Child had a bit of a potty mouth, much like myself. :) (For those who don't know me all that way...i bet your surprised. And, for those of you who do know me - SHUT IT!)

check out this fun little ditty I found on youtube.

BTW Meryl Streep is 100% amazing!!!!! I wish we could be friends! She seems so cool.

Friday, August 7, 2009


If there was ever a dance class/fitness class ever created for me ....I've found it!!!

it's called ZUMBA!!!!

Random Friday!

It seems that random posts are much easier for me to create that those weighty ones I've been avoiding.....

  • I'm currently listening to Billie Jean by MJ.
  • Billie Jean reminds me of my first slumber party at Jessica Menchaca's house. Imagine a chubby little kinder kid moon walking under the strobe light her dad set up in the living room. If i'm not mistaken I was the only kid out there! Dancing in socks on a slick floor is funnesssss!!!
  • I'm thinking that the next time I housesitt at the massively huge house I'm gonna host a slumber-strobe light-sock dancing party!!
  • I've also been meaning to confess something..... I, Marcy, listen to Indian music while I drive! I can't help myself!!! I love the sound of it and sometimes I'll even try to sing along but I most likely like the beat. I know. I know! I'm a dork! But, know this...Margarita can totally do the Indian car singing justice! LOL!!! She does it so perfectly that I'll be in stitches and can hardly drive because I'm laughing so hard.
  • The smell of Sheer Fresia reminds me of my lovie, Sara A.
  • I'm eating 6 times a day. Preparing 6 small meals a day is no joke!! I need recipes for veggies. Bring them on!
  • I went for a mini ride with Pegs this week. We later shared a glass of room temp tea. :) good times. Roddey went along but the poor guy was so hot he couldn't keep up.
  • Currently listening to Big Legged Woman by Coffey. Look it up. It's pretty interesting.
  • As promised here are some photos of my Play Tri event on July 4th.

  • I love when I get those unexpected neck bone pops. You know that thing that happens when you roll you neck to relieve tension and all of a sudden this delicious roll of realigning vertebrae just snap back into place. mmmmmmmm!!
  • I also had a Fuzzy's taco date with Uynie Poo Poo this week. Good times, great conversation and an AWESOME salad!!! I actually want one right now!
  • Tonight! Tonight I babysit Daevin for the first time! I'm so excited!!!!
Peace and Mahalo!

bonus time!
The girls thought it would be funny to photograph this..... it happens at a swim event!!
AND, a few (Margarita, Ren & Angie....) decided they needed this....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blind Side

This was sent to me today by my sister. In her gmail instant msg it read "I WANT TO SEE THIS! The preview almost made me cry." For those who don't know my sister, know that she is a woman of few tears. Nothing makes her cry but severe heartache and maybe a bad fever. I had to see what was going on.

Here's the preview

While watching this trailer I couldn't help but feel the Holy Spirit pulling at my heart strings. The questions that flooded my heart were "When did you stop caring and loving like this? When did you become so hard hearted to the needs of others? Are willing to continue to lead an empty life serving only yourself?"

Try those questions on for size.....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Favorite Snack

I can already hear my sister protesting at the thought of me eating cottage cheese anywhere within her vicinity. She thinks it's 100% disgusting. I do it anyway! :)

Generally, I'll simply serve myself about a cup and slice up some strawberries (gotta make it nice and pretty) and grab a packet of Splenda. Once it's all mixed, I'll head to couch and eat to my hearts delight.

Recently I read a recipe that recommended adding ground cinnamon to cottage cheese. I like ground cinnamon and I like cottage cheese. So, I tried it and I loved it!! You should try it too and let me know what you think!!

On a side note. While looking for a stock photo of cottage cheese I ran into this photo. I'm telling you that I literally dropped my spoon. Don't go there if you're already struggling with body image issues. I don't want to ruin it for you but those of y'all that know me, know that hardly anything surprises me to the point of dropping my utensils. Well, aside from the freakishly-demonic-ceiling-crawling-chica on the movie Constantine. (you can stop laughing now, Margarita!!!)


Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I know..I know... It's been a while...... Bad, Bad, Marcy!

Recent news.
  • I got a promotion at work. It's kept me busy, despite the fact that I'm not fully transitioned.
  • The July 4th swim went well. I'll post pictures. Open water swims still mess with my mind and I need more practice.
  • I've been more than a little distracted with guys lately. I think my life in that area is finally starting to calm down. While driving yesterday a sad fact hit my heart. I'm sick of quantity dating. I desire quality dating. <--- Major Duh! factor there...I know!
  • As of August 1st I started Body-For-Life-For-Women (those pre pictures will be posted along side my post pictures)
  • 12 week commitment - here I come!
  • Ummm, my nephew is still totally delicious!
  • I'm in severe need of a super chica dance night! Who's in?
  • Oh, and my baby patio was neglected this summer in a major way. So, once the weather starts to cool off a bit I'm tearing that sucker up and starting a my fall flowers!! Anyone feel like diggin' in some dirt with me?
  • On more recent news my cousin from CC is my new neighbor!! It's just so amazing how God worked that out! He lives right above us and will most likely be spending a lot of time at our place as this is his first apartment on his own. Poor guy asked if I'd show him how to cook spaghetti. haha!
  • Going to the eye doctor this week or next. I may say good bye to my glasses. :(
So, that seems to wrap things up for now.
Pictures to follow!