Posts Tagged ‘Throwback Thursday’


I first saw the Thinking Out Loud posts on A Merry Life, and I liked the concept so much that I decided I’m going to join in on the fun. Be sure to check out Amanda’s blog, Running with Spoons, to hear all the thoughts.

Here’s what I have milling around my mind this afternoon…


I have 7 1/2 days until I leave for Hawaii, and I cannot wait!  I haven’t taken a real vacation in over 6 years, and after all the hard work I’ve put in over the past year in transforming my body and my lifestyle, this trip is my reward.  I’m really looking forward to all of the activities: swimming in the ocean, snorkeling, hiking Diamond Head, and even taking surf lessons.  Not to mention the seafood and sushi!  I have almost everything I need for the trip; I do want to get a couple of pairs of sunnies and some flip flops.

Speaking of which, I’m all about buying quality items that last, so I do plan on purchasing some higher end sunglasses.  But I also know that things can happen, so I’m also planning on buying some cheapies, too.   Here’s what I’m thinking:

I found these great Coach semi-cat's eye sunnies on eBay, and I can get them before I leave for the trip!

I found these great Coach semi-cat’s eye sunnies on eBay, and I can get them before I leave for the trip!

And then for the cheapie, fun sunnies, where better than Target?

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I love the polka dots and the pink, RayBan-esque styles for a couple of fun pair.

book-clubI just got an email from Amazon about a credit toward Kindle books because of some settlement.  So, my question is, what books should I buy?  I have enough for two new books.  What have you been reading and loving lately?

Since today is Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d share a photo from my sophomore year of high school:



What are your thoughts this Thursday?  If you have a few to share, you should write up a quick post and link it up on Running with Spoons.


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As I walked around my neighborhood with Sofi on our morning walk, I saw most of the houses proudly flying the American flag. It filled me with pride, and reminded me how lucky I am to live in such an amazing neighborhood, but more importantly, in this country. Happy 4th, everyone!


Since today is Thursday, in addition to being the 4th of July, I figured it was a great time for my first official Throwback Thursday photo.  Celebrations abound today, so why not a little one for me?


On the left, taken 5/17/13 (3 days before surgery). On the right, taken 6/29/13, ~6 weeks post op. I’m down 22 lbs since surgery, 60 lbs overall (since Dec. 2012).

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