Euphoria Definition Pronunciation: \yü-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\ Function: noun Date: circa 1751
a feeling of well-being or elation

Friday, April 30, 2010


Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Convention Hall bowling alleys, Fifth and K Sts." National Photo Company Collection glass negative

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Coach Ring - Mother's Day?

I need this.


Thursday, oh Thursday!

Yesterday I was SICK SICK SICK of this diet business. All day I was craving something...anything....other than chicken and veggies and fruit. I wanted chocolate. I wanted carbs. I wanted anything that wasn't healthy. Then Wade brought home CHIPS AND SALSA. Oh man! How DARE he! That's my weakness. He said "Sorry, it's not really that good" and I made my normal chicken, celery and tomato dinner and went to bed at 8:30.

I got a sugar-free/non-fat starbucks this morning. I know I shouldnt...but I did. Guilty!

I feel like I am not losing anymore weight. My drops are almost gone and I go to the doctor tomorrow. I am going to have to ask for more drops b/c I'm only on the 2nd week!

Friday can't come soon enough!

Danielle & Steve's anniversary is tomorrow! Happy Anniversary to my best friend!

Janelle's Birthday is TODAY! Happy Birthday my dear friend!

Jenny is in Minne - and I couldn't be more jealous! Have a blast Jen!!!

Happy Thursday to you all! Big things happening this weekend that involve me NOT drinking or eating. Suck.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dear So and So....

Dear Expedia, Cheaptickets, Bingtravel, etc etc etc - basically EVERY airline out there,

I hate that you are so expensive when I'm trying to get "home" to Minnesota to let my whole family meet my daughter. Why must it be $360+ for a ticket!?!?! I remember when I could get a ticket for $194 + tax round trip.

Please lower your prices for June from Phoenix to Minneapolis.

Julie, Wade & Lucy.

Do you have a Dear So and So? If so, link up here! Its fun!

HCG Diet still sucks - I am fitting into more pants every day - which is wonderful, but I can't seem to give up my starbucks. Why is that? I am in need of some serious Starbucks Anonoymous. STAT.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Last Week (End) In Review

Good Monday Morning!

I think I've officially gotten over the hump of the worst part of this diet. I no longer think about what I can't eat - and now am thinking of what I will be eating. If that makes any sense.

Last week sucked. I started to get a bit of vertigo in the middle of the week for whatever reason. If you don't know what vertigo here.

I went to my FIRST weigh in day at my doctors and I've lost 9 lbs! 9 FREAKING lbs in 10 days. And that's even counting the days that I wasn't on the drops due to my unwelcome "friend" coming to town (aka the dreaded period).

I feel great! I fit into pants that I have been stashing away in my closet for oh....4 yrs? Size 8 - snug, Size 10 perfecto.

I made a new recipe for myself this weekend.....ground chicken breast from sprouts, cooked up with some fresh garlic and onion (only a 1/2 of an onion) and eaten with lettuce wraps (only iceberg lettuce, not the buttery lettuce that you usually eat lettuce wraps with)

All in all, I feel AWESOME. I feel healthy. I feel like I want to be skinny skinny skinny.

Next up: Wednesday Weigh In Day. Wish me Luck!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 1,000,000 (Or So It Seems)

I'm crabby today.

I hate this diet
I hate when Lucy decides to wake up at 5:20 and BE UP.
I hate not having ME time in the morning
I hate my period for lasting a week and a half
I hate that I haven't had carbs in oh....forEVER
I hate that my sister Ellie (whose 32nd Birthday is today) is so far away.
I hate that my family is so far away
I hate that my parents aren't together anymore.
I hate working.
I hate day cares.
I hate when my friends hurt.

I do love my life though, and I cherish everything that I am able to HATE - Because lets face it, that means you're living.

Happy Day to you all,

Julie (the hate monster)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

Got something to say? I do!

All you'll need to do is CREATE them at the link above ( , save them to your computer and then upload them as jpgs to your blog post when you are finished. It's a terribly fun and easy way to get a great post!

Monday, April 19, 2010 lost count.

This weekend was a blur of sorts.

Friday night dinner consisted of some boiled up veggies (radish, celery, carrots - which are not on the diet menu - oops, garlic and lemon slices) - it was gross..but filling. My usual chicken breast and tomato with lemon squeezed on top. I was content. full. ready for bed.

Saturday for lunch - I had my usual chicken breast and tomato with lemon juice. Saturday night I actually went out to eat (this was difficult) and made a special order to the chef for a dinner salad with just tomatoes and grilled chicken breast. No dressing. How BORING. Lucy had a cheese crisp and some steamed veggies - and Wade (dare I say it) had a dozen spicy wings and fries. How DARE he!!! :)
Just kidding, it was fine and I felt good.

Sunday however, I woke up DIZZY. Like SUPER dizzy. I don't know if my body is trying to tell me to eat more - b/c frankly I don't think I'm even getting 500 calories in when I eat lunch and dinner. I don't know, but I just went back to sleep when after I was getting the dizzy spells and felt much better after my "nap". I scarfed down my vitamins and supplements and went on my day.

I cheated a couple times this weekend with Starbucks (sugar-free and non-fat).

Tomorrow I'm starting the drops again. No Starbucks.

Stay tuned.

On a side note, I've become completely obsessed with Sesame Melba Toast. Oh boy, it's delish!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Do You Want To Live Like This?

Actual Commercial from the 50's.

Wowza...Now If This Doesn't Make Me Want Another Baby....

HOLY cuteness!!!
I can't get enough of these cuties!!! I want one!!
To see more, click here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.
Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.
Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she is finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a check.
Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.
When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Bush got to call the USA so cheaply.
The devil smiles and replies: "Since Obama took over, the country has gone to hell, so it's a local call."

Day 4 & Disappointed.

Ok, don't mind the ugliness of this picture - It's early and I am tired.

Its Day 4 and I started my menstral cycle (ew, T.M.I.?) Per diet instructions, I'm suppose to stop the drops 3 days into my period. So here I am.

I will resume on the 500 calorie diet plan as suggested but..................................

I did something AWFUL this morning. I blame it on my period. That evil thing!!!

In my's sugar-free and non-fat. eeek!!!

Check back in 3 days for more updates.
Happy Thursday!!! We're almost there!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 3. 500 Calories

The day is here. The morning flew by thanks to projects at work so I didn't really feel the hunger pains until like 11ish and then whaddya know? Its LUNCH time.

Here's a pic of what is for lunch today:

100 grams of protein (my liking: Chicken Breast)

Half of a cucumber, sliced up

I'll save my orange for the afternoon because I may need it to get through the rest of the day til dinner.

That's all I got for today - All in all, today ain't so bad.

P.S. Black Coffee is DISSSSgusting. Tea it is for me from here on out.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 2

So far so good. Last night we ate normally - Wade made his famous Spicy Chicken and Rice (with carrots and celery as the vegetables because someone forgot to pick up onions and cabbage at the grocery store this past weekend).

I will say I was starving by the time I got home last night. I had a piece of Melba toast (which was delish) and waited for dinner.

One more day of "normal eating" to go and then onto the concentration camp diet I go.

This morning I had:
Nutrigrain bar (blueberry)
A half of a banana
Black Coffee (which is starting to grow on me)
Muti-Probiotic 4000 Dietary Supplement
Citrus-Q10 60 coenzyme

Lunch, I'll be having:
Turkey and Havarti (my fav) cheese sammie
An apple

Dinner.....well, I haven't thought that far ahead yet.

The drops that I'm taking in the morning and at night do "taste" a little weird - like a numbing sensation. It's hard to explain...but I know that it feels weird.

A co-worker read over my directions on this diet yesterday and had some criticism towards the actual diet (as do many others). He asked me "Where does the HCG formula come from?" - hmmm..good question...because I probably should have done some research on that PRIOR to starting. (oops)

I did a quick google search and found NOTHING. Can you believe that? Does anyone out there know exactly how they manufacture this? I'd like to know. In the meantime, I'll be doing some more research.

So far, I feel good. Trying to keep busy at work so I'm not constantly thinking about munching.

Til tomorrow....

Monday, April 12, 2010

D-Day - Day 1

I originally posted here about the HCG diet that I'm embarking on..which starts TODAY.

Day #1 - Four Drops were taken in the morning (tasted like nothing) - instructions are to eat full meals as I usually would. (EASY PEASEY!)

Breakfast - Nutrigrain bar, coffee, two nilla wafers.
Vitamins taken: Citrus-Q10 60 (Natural Coenzyme Q10) - chewable
Muti-Probiotic 4000 - A Dietary Supplement
B-12 500mcg

Lunch - Healthy Choice meal (details to follow) & an Apple

Water, lots of water - and tea also.

Feeling good.

Side Note:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Wader!!! 31! Woo!! Cheers to another fabulous year! I love you so very much!