Friday, December 31, 2010

New Florida Real Estate Agent Here!

I took my real estate test today and I passed!  I set a couple of goals in 2010.  I turned 50 years old and I wanted to make some big changes.  I had the lap band surgery in May and today I passed the test.  I will be 51 on New Years Day.  Time for a new career and get the rest of my weight off for good.  It has been a fantastic year for me and I am so grateful.

Over the years I have had driving jobs.  I was a courier for FedEx for 15 years and then I drove school busses.  I really wanted a job I could set my own hours to, and wear pretty clothes.  Well, my dream came true!


Happy New Year everyone and thank you for all of your support this year.

Miss Vickie.....Real Estate Agent!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Camping Trip

Our trailer
Daytona Beach
Christmas day was warm and wonderful.  We walked 2 miles on the beach, rode our bikes and just relaxed.  Over the next 2 days.......we froze our butts off!  It was 40 during the day and in the the 20's at night.  The last night we were there, we ran out of propane in the middle of the night.  That provides our heat and we nearly froze to death!  That was at 3am.  We had to wait until 7am to pack up and leave because that is when quiet time is over at the RV park.  OMG, my toes were numb!  We drove to McDonald's to get coffee and breakfast just to stay warm for an hour or so.  It was nice to spend some time with John.  We always have some sort of adventure when we camp, and this time was no different.  Good times!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another Blogger Alert

Hi again,

Tracy, over at www.bandedadventures.blogspot.com is looking for some support.  She was banded on Dec. 1st and is doing great!  Please spread some more of that BOOBS love!


Thanks,

Miss Vickie

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Blogger Alert

Hello everyone,

I just came across a new blogger who will be banded on Dec. 30th.  Please give her some BOOBS lovin'!www.fiddleintheband.blogspot.com

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Camping

We leave on Friday to Daytona Beach, FL with our 29 ft. travel trailer in tow.  John has been working out of town for the last 3 weeks.  Thankfully, he will have some down time and relax a bit.  We have never been to Daytona Beach before, and we look forward to doing some sight seeing.  We will only have 3 days there, but it is much needed.

Next week, John has to return to Albuquerque for about a week and I will join him.  You see, The Queen Bee's birthday is on New Year's Day, and I refuse to spend it alone!  As it turns out, one of our sons' and his girlfriend will be in Santa Fe, so we will drive up there and spend New Year's Eve with them.   What a nice birthday.....to be with John and at least one of my kids.

It has been a great year for me and for John.  His job is great and I have lost over 60 lbs.  I am so happy at this point in my life.  I have so much to be thankful for.  I hope this new year brings health, wealth and skinniness to you all!

Merry Christmas!

Miss Vickie

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Red Dress

Those of you who were in Chicago for the BOOBS meeting may remember this red dress.  At the time, it fit pretty snug, as Theresa can attest to, because she had to zip me up.  I wore this last weekend to a party for the women's charity group I belong to.  I noticed it felt a little big on me.  My husband, John has been working out of town and could not go.  My friend had to hook my dress when we got to the party, as I could not reach it.

So, I get home that night and crap, I couldn't reach the damn hook!  Well, I have lost 10 lbs since Chicago and I was able to slide the dress right down without unhooking or unzipping it!  Thank goodness, because I would still be in the damn thing today!


Anyway, that is my Christmas NSV this year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

FYI......Rinse Out Your Mouth

I was talking to my son, Marcus, who is an Endodontist ( root canal doctor ), and mentioned my issue with cavities.  One thing he said to me hit me like a brick.  He said to make sure I rinse out my mouth after I eat. He knows I can't drink anything for an hour after I eat, but he said I need to get any food particles rinsed out asap.  Hmm, it does make sense.   So, I wanted to be sure I pass that along.  He also said to use ACT mouth rinse after I brush 2X a day.  It helps to prevent cavities too.  



Tootles!

Miss Vickie

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hmmmmm, this could be the culprit!

Lately, these Smarties candy have been like my crack!  I keep them in a bowl and in my purse. They are 25 calories per pack.  I have no idea why I am hooked on them, but it is what it is.  Anyhoo, my darling husband, John mentioned that these may be the reason for the cavities.  I am afraid he may be right.  This is the only sugar I have been eating ( addicted to ) in the last few months.  So, as of today, no more Smarties crack    ;-(


By the way, I drink Reverse Osmosis filtered water, so I know it is not the fluoride issue.  Thanks for all of your suggestions!


The not so smart Queen Bee

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Dentist Visit That Sucked a Big One!

Let me make myself very clear.....I HATE going to the dentist.  My own son is an Endodontist ( root canal ) doctor, I love him dearly, but I do not want to be sitting in his damn chair!  I take very good care of my teeth, and I go every 6 months because I do not want anything more than a cleaning done.  Imagine my surprise, while in the dentist's chair, I was told that I have 5....FIVE cavities!!!!!!   WTF!!!!

I remember a post that Amy W. wrote about a crazy amount of cavities she had this past year.  She was shocked too!  So, what does this mean?  Is anyone else having this issue?  I know I brush and floss everyday.  I drink a ton of water.  I do not drink anything with sugar.  What gives?


So, next Thursday, my dear friend Sandy, will have to drive me to get the fillings because I will be drugged up on Valium!  I am so terrified of the dentist, that Novacaine does not take effect because I get so worked up.  Therefore, they give me the drugs and I am blissfully in La La land.


Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.  Maybe I can prevent this from happening again.