Monday, April 18, 2011


Vegas was a blast. I went with my good friend from Texas, and a friend of hers that I've interacted with for years online (but never met in person) from New Zealand. We spent the first part of Friday night at Fremont. Now, Fremont is an experience, because it's about 50% of folk who visit the dentist mixed with 50% of folk who are missing a significant number of their teeth. The dancers are a little broke-down, if you know what I mean, you can easily find a crack house a block off the street, and all in all it's a bit of a freak show.

Which of course makes it awesome to visit, especially when you've got a tourist from New Zealand with you. I saw that MandaPanda did the zipline there earlier this week-- that looked awesome! I'm jealous-- but the line was just way too long for me to want to wait.

We countered Fremont by ending the night at the Bellagio (talk about night and freaking day), and then got a good night sleep.

Saturday we went shopping at the Forums and then got dressed up that night to do dinner, a comedy show, and then gambled at the Paris. I'm not a big gambler, but I had a great time watching my friend win $300 at the craps table. But the absolute BEST part of the trip, and believe me, I feel very vain saying this, was all of the attention I got from young, good looking guys.

I'm not gonna lie. It was very ego-inflating to get serious, obvious attention in a place filled with young, thin, beautiful people. I was nervous about dressing up (and I appreciate all of your kind comments on my fashion police post-- you all gave me the courage to do it), but it turned out ok- haha!

Saturday night I got about 2 hours of sleep before I had to leave for the airport, but it was so much fun and totally worth it.

On the eating front, I'm not doing great. Lately I keep pushing myself too far-- I keep eating past the point I know I need to stop and then I pay for it with discomfort. Always, always at dinner time. Ugh, why do I do this? I have seriously got to get my crap together. I'm seriously worried about stretching my pouch if I keep this up and there's no reason for it beyond gluttony. It's not like I'm depriving myself from eating things I enjoy-- so I can afford to watch my freaking portions and stop when I'm not hungry, no matter how good it tastes.


  1. Glad you had a great trip! I'm going to Vegas in June and I'm really looking forward to it!

  2. Wow, sounds like an awesome trip! And you went with a New Zealander! - would have made it even better ;) Very jealous, its definitely a place I want to go at some point.

  3. Vegas sounds like a blast! where are the pics? I want to see the toothless hookers!

    I ziplined in Mexico a couple years ago. it was a blast, but really embarrassing. I was at the maximum weight, and had to have extra straps where others didn't. I am definitely going to go back and do it again when I'm comfortable in my skin, maybe even buy a pic next time!

    I hope you get your eating under control, I have been doing the same thing lately, but I think I might finally have it controlled again. Best of luck to you!

  4. lol!! 50% who visit the dentist and 50% who don't! I nealy spit my coffee!!

    Sounds like you had a good time!

    I always push myself a little to far with food!. I have 2 good weeks and then a slow week. This is my slow week!

  5. Ohhhh I love Vegas!! And I too want to see the pics of the toothless dancers!! What a blast it sounds like you had!!

    Pushing myself and eating large portions is what got me here in the first place... I totally understand...

  6. Fun trip!

    I sometimes have trouble stopping when I'm full too. It is also really hard for me to throw away uneaten food. Maybe someday we'll figure it out!

  7. I was in Vegas too!! Such a fun time, but tiring....glad you had fun and love the dress!

  8. Sounds like you had a great time! I like downtown until it gets late..then it's like a ghosttown. That's when I much prefer the strip.

  9. I think I will do what you do. It seems to work for me! Like I said I always do low carb but the even lower carb seemed to make me feel good! And now that I am eating carbs again I feel lethargic. well except for today. Today I haven't eaten a thing because of lab work and I am bouncing around like nothing! Thatll stop soon!

  10. Vegas baby! It sounds like it was an absolute blast!!! I hope there will be pictures! (and I loved the dress in the previous post). I'm so glad the men were giving you the attention your hotness so richly deserves!!!

  11. oh my goodness I loved the black dress! I'm so glad you had a great time and got to see a little bit how others see you - as the knock out that you are!!!

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    I haven't read the whole blog yet, but I have skimmed it a bit and I am really impressed at your will power to lose 106 lbs in only 7 months!! OMG! I have been banded for 17 months and I have only lost 58 lbs!!

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