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Monday, September 12, 2011

Boobs questions!

1. How did you pick your blog name? 

I love things tropical - and seem to have a trend of coconut related items that somehow thread through my life (coconut cupcakes, coconut rum, coconut trees) and I also have a penchant for things that are cozy.  I love candles, fireplaces (with crackling fires), knitting blankets, a warm mug of coffee - I had simply noticed a that I love things are are comforting or cozy.  So I just came up with "the cozy coconut"  I realize now that everyone misreads it and some still think it says crazy coconut - whatever -that works! 

2. When did you start blogging? Gosh, it was a long time ago....2004 maybe?  I've had knitting blogs, personal blogs, none have lasted as long as this one.   

3. Theme of blog: 
This blog began after I got my surgery.  I was afraid and felt alone in my decision and needed to connect.  The beginning for me was really hard - I didn't have success right away.  It was reading so many great blogs that I learned what to do and what to expect.  You all also inspired me and I decided I wasn't going to be a failure at this, so I decided I was going to be the exception to the rule.  The person who loses weight AFTER the first year where you "lose all the weight" you're likely going to lose.  I've truly been an exception, losing 50lbs so far. :) 

4. Did you go to BOOBs 2010? No, I wanted to but couldn't due to my job.  

5. When were you banded? March 9, 2009.

6. How much have you lost? 50lbs!  I'd like to lose 35 more lbs and get to 150!

7. What are you most looking forward to at BOOBs? 
I can't wait to meet all you celebrities.  I think all of you are celebrities and a really amazing group of people.  You all are clearly fun and so am I!  LOL we're going to have an AMAZING time.
8. What/who do you hope to find/see/accomplish at BOOBs 2011?  
I hope to feel inspired again - like everyone always does for me - and use it to fuel my focus to lose these last 30 lbs.  I also hope to make new friendships and get to know people better than I do today.

9. Children? Pets? 2 kids, one boy, one girl.  No pets that are mine.  Son has a mini wiener dog and fish.

10. Who is your roomie? The amazing Linda and Read.  I absolutely can't wait to meet them.

11. What day do you arrive? I arrive on Friday, I have to work, and can't take any more days off b/c I'm so new to the job. 

12. What airport/flight/time?  I'm flying into ORD, at 630pm. 

13. What events are you signed up for? 
I haven't signed up for anything yet.  Guess I should do that. 
14. Hobbies? 
I am enjoying running - is it a hobby if you like it and exercise if you don't? I am REALLY good at making drinks, my friends love for me to bar tend.  I make up awesome shots and martinis.  Sometimes they're amazing, sometimes they're not.  But most of the time, they're great successes! I love to be on the ocean whether its just cruising or fishing.  I like to knit and I actually make home made soaps and body cream, body scrub.  Its physically and mentally therapeutic for me.....Oh, and I've recently began SUP!  Stand Up Paddle boarding!  Its really AWESOME!
15. Career? 
Career - hmmm - I'm the director over a help desk that supports the pharma industry.  I don't consider it a career, because my plan has been all along to work hard, save a lot, and stop doing it in  about 3 years from now.
16. Single? Married? In a relationship? Married 

17. Your birthday month? June

18. What do you want other BOOBs to know about you? 
I'm not the most consistent blogger - I am honest and put it all out there - I just hope that people know who I am because I certainly know and admire all of YOU! :)

Friday, September 9, 2011


I can't believe its been this long without my posting anything - I'm such a slacker!! Gettting back from CA Sunday near midnight and turning right around and leaving for NJ at 8am the next morning plus jet lag really threw me for a loop. I had so much to catch up on at the new job after being gone for a week, plus lost time and work piling up from being in NJ on business. Not to mention that I needed to train for my half marathon last weekend AND my master's program semester ended 8/31. Whew - its was NUTS. Oh yeah, and an earthquake and a hurricane that hit us directly here in Va Beach. I swear - did the rapture really happen and we're all just still left here? But we didn't realize it before now? What's next? Locusts? Sheesh. Makes me all nervous about 12/21/12 now.....you know, the end of the world and all.
Well, I did catch up on work, our house survived and I did complete the half marathon! woot! It was great but I was slow. At least I really did run the whole thing which was my goal. I'm going to work on getting faster next. Right after my toenails fall off. Seriously. I think my toenails are going to fall off again, like the did the last time I walked the half marathon 2 years ago. My toenails hurt so much still that I just know its going to happen and it totally sucks. I bought the right shoes and everything - I think I didn't tie them tight enough so my foot wouldn't slide forward. They were a full size larger than I normally wear - just so this wouldn't happen. I also had my shoes professionally fitted - so this wouldn't happen. Oh well! At least its not Summer and my toes will be hidden most of the winter. Last time it took a full year - 12 complete months - for my big toe to grow back and look the normal length again. I'm going to get that shirt up there!

[Image]I am registered for a 10K in October and another half in the Outer Banks (yep the place that was nearly washed away from Irene) in November. Hope all of you are doing GREAT! I miss everyone!
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