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Um, so about 2016...

Kind of skipped blogging altogether in 2016 now didn't I?

Where in entertainment deaths I'd like to forget ALL about 2016...overall it was a pretty interesting year in the life of the Suze.

Let's back up a little into 2015 mmk? So November 2015 I had surgery. Tubal Reversal surgery b/c despite the fact that I had my tubes "tied" back in 2010...we all felt like something/someone(s) was missing. The surgery was a roaring success and I was very barely pregnant by Feb 2016 when we headed to our third Disney Cruise..by way of San Juan! I didn't have confirmation of that until we got back from the cruise...but kind of had that "mama sense" about it.

We had another litter of gigantic Irish Wolfhound puppies in April, always an exciting and fun time to get to see those guys develop and grow (so quickly!).

I'll detail out  more of the pregnancy story later, but it didn't go quite as my previous ones had. Around 15 weeks I got this pesky little rashes…

Almost 50

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So remember, I said AFTER the cruise...right? Well..it's after the cruise..time to get to it!

Previous, on Instagram (@mairzdotes) I posted my first before/after picture. Really not thinking I'd lost. To me...I'm 'only' about 20ish lbs from where I was almost 5 years ago. I guess I didn't really, realize HOW drastic that 20ish lbs was.
Now, I get it, I still have a looooooong way to go. I went ahead and weighed in yesterday (February 1) like I said I would and it wasn't where I wanted it to be. But it didn't surprise me either. I know I have work to do. Almost 50lbs of work....but not 50lbs of work. As much as I whine and complain about needing to lose weight. I've started looking on a slight bright side (if I can call it that). Yes...according to my BMI..I'm 'obese'...but I have UNDER 50lbs that I need to lose. I don't have 80, 100, 150lbs to lose.  It almost seems silly to me that I've waited this long to kick my ass into …

Well, 2015...Welcome!

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So...I haven't blogged since March of 2014. And I'd like to say that so much has changed. I'd like to report that I've lost 50lbs, that I'm tan, and have not a care in the world...but I don't really like lying to people. Here's the truth...
The weight- From March to now.... down .2. *sigh* And here I thought I was doing good. Until I decide "hey, start blogging again!" and see that I haven't really made any 'scale' progress. BUT I have made ME progress. I really have..despite the fact that it isn't showing on the scale.

I got a FitBit (well, it was a gift from a friend)..and I love it..I wear it allthetime. I track my food, I try to get my steps. During the summer I was walking allthetime. And no, the scale didn't move really...but my body changed a bit and I was feeling great. That's something, right?
So I'm choosing not to focus on the fact that I'm reporting (truthfully) that the scale hasn't only changed a…

Draggin' behind the wagon...

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If you feel like this is a repeat post, it's probably because it is...because I' known to 'fall' off the wagon.
I feel like this....like I look like Jabba. Sweet mercy, *sigh* by 'fall' off the wagon I might mean, and totally admit to eating copious amounts of mexican food and McDs multiple times over the past couple weeks out of stress and sad since my 14 year old cat died. Can I get 'aw' there? She was my buddy...and I'm miss her errday. I'll post of picture of her,once I get past the 'hurts to see a picture' phase. Moooooovin' on (get it, b/c I feel like a cow?)... I got BACK on the wagon (for the 1,147th time) earlier this week..Monday of course...we always start on Monday's don't we? I've been tracking everything I put in my mouth on MyFitnessPal and staying under or as close to my 1200 calorie allotment as possible.  And my weight WAS in the 190s (NOOOO!) Tuesday...but this morning I weighed in at 189.
And where it…

Resolutions start....NOW!

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I know that the first isn't until Wednesday, day after tomorrow, whatevs...it's soon enough..right? In no certain order... *READ-at LEAST 52 books                     I love, Love, L.O.V.E., to read...but alot of the time I don't get to. I have kid stuff to do, I have tenant stuff to do, I have job stuff to do, I'm just too effin' tired, I'd rather watch something on the DVR..Heaven forbid I workout, ammIright? But anyway...read. At LEAST 52. I have 48 on my bookshelf behind me right now..but I know I've read at least 14 of them. But there are specifics to the 52...like I need to get The Book of Mormon in there at least once. I need to put some classics in there too...love Charles Dickens. I don't want to limit myself to what I usually read..I want to read alot of different things. Really? I'd love to double the goal and hit 104 in 2014..what?! We'll see.                

                                                *Keep it CLEAN
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Post Christmas Purge

No real pukin' guys...so this is a safe space.
Although I did almost eat myself sick on spiral ham (aka chewy salt lick)...and day one (um...today) back on the wagon (for the zillionth time)..all I want is a slice of bread..ok..a piece of toast with butter AND peanut butter...let's be honest. But I think I'm craving the bread so it can suck up all the salt in my body...like the trick of putting a peeled potato in a pot of soup if you oversalted...see? see? You learned something huh?
Somewhere between getting home from the cruise, tenant catastrophes, and holidays..I've lost the charger for my camera..so my Christmas pics are blurry iphone pics..and I'm not too happy about that. Esp since this was our first Christmas in our new house. Last year we were displaced b/c the house wasn't ready yet and did Christmas at the in-laws.
Moving on to a couple random topics-
iphone...I know I'm one of the last people on the planet to get one (got it for my birthday in O…

Back at it

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Here are a couple of pics, just because I suck at posting pics...and sometimes it's nice to 'see' who is talking to you, amIright? The top pic is myself and my mini-me. Who wants her two front teeth for Christmas. And where my Mother-in-law jokingly says she 'hopes they never come in', I miss the teeth!
Family pic, last day on the ship! 10lbs heavier than when we started (all in my face, bleh!)-but it was an amazing vacation. Hands down best ever. Want to/will do it again..and again..and again. As many times as we can. We all loved it!!

And then back to reality!
I came back to 3 vacant properties, and a message from a tenant stating they were going to be moving out...make that 4 vacant properties. Two of which needed/wanted HUD inspections (read-headache).
Oh..and the 10lbs of cruise weight.
*sigh*
Well...two weeks later I am happy to report that the houses are 'almost' done. I've gotten leases, deposits, tenants, etc figured out and things look *kn…