Wednesday, October 21, 2009

10/17 = TWO weeks until Halloween

So I know 10/17 was almost a week ago already, but I've been soooo busy busy bee that things have gotten away from me!! I will be finalizing costume accessories on 10/31 I'm pretty sure.

Is anyone else NOT ready for Halloween?! I feel like it crept up on me, even though I've been blogging about it for weeks.

I Lied - I have Bee Pix!

I'm a dummy, I completely forgot boyfriend was helping me with my costume and snapped a few pix. I bought these black and white stripped tights (b/c I couldn't find yellow and black) but I think they don't look right with this costume.

So I took them off and tried bare-legged.

But then remembered I have black tights, so I tried those on too. I think I'll go with the black, for warmth.
And here's me, picking my butt, lol.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

10/10 = THREE weeks until Halloween

Okay so I know today is already Tuesday and I am clearly behind on my posting. But I have good reasons, I swear. We're closing on a condo soon (maybe today) and things have been nuts around here, to say the least!!

What I wanted to say for this week is that my costume is ready!!! I'm going to be 1 part of a Swarm of Killer Bees :^) I went to 5 different stores this weekend, but items were found and bought. Tried it all on and its boyfriend approved. Unfortunately, like a dummy, I didn't take pix and its now all packed and ready to move to the new home. So no 'before' pix but you'll get them after Halloween in full gear. But here's the low-down:
  • Bee costume - tube dress w/ stripes and a yellow tutu
  • black tights
  • black knee-high boots
  • black ruffly bootie shorts to cover my bum (dress is too short)
  • Antennae headband that came w/ costume, but I bought huge yellow pom-poms to glue on to make the dots bigger and fluffier
  • Yellow eyeshadow and huge spidery black fake lashes
  • Yellow, orange, and black ribbons that I'm going to braid together and make a bracelet
  • black nail polish
  • 2 vampire fangs with fake blood (for my 'killer' role)
  • a mini disappearing dagger (for my 'killer' role - I know vamps dont need knives, but its fun)
  • Piece of fake skin w/ 2 fang bites that I'm going to beg my boyfriend to glue on his neck haha
  • For the boys - they get bee shirts/wings, a bullet belt to strap around chest, fake daggers, but still need to buy their fake guns
And I think thats it...definitely not wearing the bee wings.

I'm ready for Halloween!!! I even broke down and bought some cute pumpkin decorations that we can use for Thanksgiving too. Looking forward to having our new condo keys so I can decorate.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Week 17 of Mission: FitBitch

While Week 16 I was the energizer bunny of workouts, Week 17 was the opposite. I know it was because I was 'sick', but it still looks sad. Hopeful to get back on track this week, or asap.

Week17: X-6 which means I lost another pound from last week!!

I am now 2 lbs away from my moderate goal weight (by Halloween) and 7 lbs away from my ideal goal weight (by 12/31). Pretty excited actually, even though its hard work, because it's working!!

Here's all the exercise I did from last week:
  • Fit Orbit Workout - from my personal trainer - 30minutes
And that's all I was able to do, one whole week ago :^( I want to get rid of this stone asap, and be re-motivated like I was 2 weeks ago.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ghosts of Halloweens Past

I love to dress-up and Halloween is the perfect time for doing so! In prepping for this year, I found some pix from previous years I wanted to share for fun. Or costume ideas. Who knows.

This is boyfriend and I, our first Halloween together, in 2006. Our friend Cheyenne came to visit from Virginia so we went out downtown San Diego. Boyfriend was a priest and I was a devil. A bit sacrilegious, I know, but we thought it was hilarious!

In 2007 I was still recovering from my one and only lithotripsy, so we didn't celebrate.

For 2008 me and my kickball team and friends did a pub crawl in which I was an Army girl aka Major Hustler. haha (I bought my costume at the Hustler store, so I guess thats what happens). Here's Cait (gladiator) and I.


Our kickball team also did a tournament in which we got to dress up. We didn't win the tourney (or the costume contest for that matter, booo) but we MADE OUR costumes!!! The boys were cowboys (they were on their own for costumes) and the girls were indians. We planned ahead, took measurements, drank a lot of wine, and Erinn and I sewed like mad to make these dresses (mostly E did the hard work). SO cute, I still love them. Nikki, Kat, Cait, ME, Erinn, and Maritza.

Then for actual Halloween night 2008 we party hopped in Pacific Beach. "An angel, a bunny, and a devil are walking down the street..."
Erinn is the devil, Maritza is the bunny, and I am the angel.

Here's my full costume. I loved loved loved this one.


Cheyenne will be flying out from Virginia again this year (lets make it a 3 year tradition Chi-Town!) and my buddy Erinn will be flying down from NorCal (she just moved up there and left me a few months ago). My lil brother will be working :^( Still deciding on venue, but probably party hop in PB again. Excited for sure.

Who else has old Halloween pix?? I want to see!

10/3 = FOUR weeks until Halloween

I'm really focused on being fit for Halloween, exercising a lot and eating healthy, I even buy a personal trainer to help with meal plans and workouts. Sooo of course my body decides this is the perfect time to get a kidney stone, which means exercising is nixed until its gone. And its not gone yet. Really bummed about that, buuut we still have 4 weeks left (a whole month!) so I hope to be able to get back on track soon. Time to start shopping and planning!

Good thing is that I haven't really gone off track, weight wise. I'm still dropping lbs just by the diet change and water intake, so at least that's a positive. Still, looking forward to getting back on the treadmill. Had a phone chat with my girl E tonight, she's coming down to stay with me Halloween weekend, and I'm excited!! We decided we'd have a co-ed group costume this year and we're going to be a Swarm of Killer Bees. AHAha so Funnn.

Here is E's costume, I think its perfect for her.


Our friend Ritz got the costume below, which is so great b/c someday she can also be a ladybug :^)

I was going to buy mine online tonight, but after talking to E, I'm going to go shopping and try some on tomorrow. So far I like the 2 below the best for me.

Still need to find a bee costume for the boys (boyfriend & his friend from VA), then add all our blood and weapons to make the 'killer' part. I'm going with the vampire teeth and blood since this is the season of Twilight and TrueBlood.

Anyone else have their costumes planned this early? I LOVE dress-up!!!!

It wasn't the FLU

Turns out that I've got a kidney stone that's trying to squeak through. I was wondering why no one around me was getting my sickness! Hasn't made it yet, and I still feel under the weather. Making this mini-post because I miss blogging already and my list is piling up of things to post when I'm feeling better. Looking forward to birthing this baby stone so I can get back online.

Miss you

Friday, October 2, 2009

Flu Schmu

I've had a fever and body aches all week, but not really any other symptoms (thank goodness!). I get chills here and there, I'm still cold when all bundled up, but thats pretty much it. Stayed home from work yesterday to try and get rid of this thing, but my fever still didn't break. Grr!! I just want to be rid of this thing - Oct is seriously too busy for me to be sick.

I've increased my water intake to try and flush it out. Staying as warm as possible, and sleeping or resting all the time. I still have an appetite, which is good, but I don't think I've been getting all my daily calories. It's weird b/c I'm hungry, but then I get nauseous after I eat or drink water. But I'll take it since I'm not actually throwing up!

Pretty bummed since the last time I exercised was Monday, but I think I'm still on track for my H4H and FitBitch goals...we'll find out on review day tomorrow. I am soooo over being sick and definitely ready to start working out as soon as my fever breaks.


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