Date #1

Not only do I have my first 5K since workin' on my fitness but I also have a date this weekend.  What was I thinking? Oh well.  As my friend Hottie says, "balls to the wall." Here's a taste of what's going on in my head: What should I wear?  He's slightly shorter than me…

I Kept Running

A few weeks ago I committed myself to running almost everyday.  I like to get up before work, drive down to the end of Spring Lake, take a photo of the sunrise, share it with Facebook and go.  30 blissful minutes of clearing my mind, pushing myself to go faster and longer every day.  I think…

There’s No Secret!

I get asked fairly often about what I’ve done to lose weight.  There is no special formula, trick or diet.  It really is working out and changing your eating habits. When I made the decision to get healthy I made a commitment to myself and no one else.  I started working out doing boot camp classes…

Weight Loss Surgery: Yay or Nay?

Before I started my life change I had considered weight loss surgery because nothing I had done seemed to work.  I looked at different options, took into consideration the different risks and how it would affect my future.  It seemed like the lap band was an option for me because it wasn't as life threatening and is adjustable…

Down 25!

I'm down 25+ pounds!!! Holler! Needless to say I'm doing the Halle Berry dance from B.A.P.S.

Online Dating No No’s

Since I am so wordly with online dating (not really) I wanted to give advice on what is a turn-off to men and  women on these dreaded sites... Men Don’t post pics of you with other women.  Sure, pics of you and your sister are cute but with your arm around someone looking all cozy?  Is…

Positive Thinking? That’s Stupid!

As I was going through my daily gossip website routine reading People, US Magazine and TMZ I came across this gem:  http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/news/goldie-hawn-67-shows-off-fit-figure-in-workout-gear-picture-2013187 Goldie Hawn looks amazing at 67.  In fact, a hell of a lot better than this 34 year old!  But what she said really got me thinking because, let’s be real, I get…

Irish Girl In The City

This past weekend I was invited to attend the season 2 premier of The Grape Dutches of York, a sketch comedy group out of Astoria.  They produce off-centered video shorts that remind you that our culture is pretty whack.  Their videos have been nominated at several film festivals around the county including The Internot Film…

Help!

In the last couple of months I've seen my friends post this on their Facebook status: Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the one who takes care of…