Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wow! Is that really YOU?!

WELL GUESS WHO BIZZ-ACK! I know it’s been a minute and I guess every time I run off like this I say that but time really does fly! It’s October! Can you believe that? I certainly can’t! But that doesn’t stop Father Time so no sense in complaining I suppose!

Life has been good but busy as per my usual! I am just getting over some stomach virus that helped me lose 10 pounds in 6 days! Nottt that I am complaining too much lol It helped me break my plateau and I am 9 pounds from goal again! Its been a great workout season ironically, however, I started losing when I backed off of the exercise. The body is so weird!

My clothing is wayyy loose and I can see a difference in the mirror. It’s a little surreal to be that close to goal again and I am already thinking what next. I now know maintenance is actually harder than losing and I just need to focus on savoring the moment.

Speaking of savoring…it’s been non stop events! The Junior League of Baltimore did an event called Sip, Savor, Shop! It was a fab concept! Food, WINE, shopping, & discounts for $25.00 a person! Very cool! I even won a cosmetic basket and free facial! I love it!

This weekend the winner from my Sorority’s  Day at the Races fundraiser raffle invited me and a few others to her prize; which was a private wine tasting and pairing at Basignani Winery where I had my 35th Birthday party. Well I know the owner but she didn’t acknowledge me and finally I said “Hi there it’s Cylia! Good to see you thanks again for your donation!” And she looked dumbfounded and said “CYLIA? WOW! Is that really you?!” I said “Yes indeedy!” She still looked so shocked and gave me a big ole hug! LOL

I remembered it was two years ago and chimed in “Yeah I have lost a little weight!” She said “A LITTLE?! You look great! It was more than a little!” I said “Well, true maybe about 25 or so since then.” :-) She gave me kudos and I was reflecting on that and in actuality its more like 30 pounds. Its so weird I still don’t see that big of a difference but it was a good feeling to see her expression! J Good reminder to stay focused on these last 9 pounds!

In other weight loss news I actually decided to try something new! Hypnosis! I will blog more about that later it’s a 10 week thing and its to supplement my Weight Watchers, exercise, and vision boards. I just realize I need as much reinforcement as possible and its almost like meditating and getting to my subconscious mind to get it on board with the program to help with better choices and cravings. Again I will report back! But here's a quick article about it Weight Loss & Hypnosis.

I’ve have some great newsssss! I was selected as a 2012 Maryland Daily Record Leading Women honoree! The award identifies women age 40 or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made so far in their career. They were judged on professional experience, community involvement and a commitment to inspiring change. Even though it was a bad week health wise that perked me up big time!! I am looking forward to the reception! http://thedailyrecord.com/2012/09/27/the-daily-record-announces-its-2012-leading-women-honorees/

What else, ohhhh The Junior League of Baltimore Commit to be Fit 5K is coming up! I remember kicking this idea around when I was on the Board a few years ago! I am so excited to see it happen! I think as a organization that is about leadership development, helping the community (the last few years childhood obesity has been a focus), and creative networking a 5K is an awesome idea and there are close to 200 runners and walkers signed up! If you are in the area you should join us!!

5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

Date: October 7, 2012
Location: The Hunt Valley Towne Center in Sparks, MD
Time: 5k @ 8:00 AM, 1 mile walk begins immediately after

Entry Fees:

5k: $20 until August 17, $25 until October 3 ($30 at packet pickup and on race day)
1 Mile Walk: $15 until October 3 ($20 at packet pickup and on race day)

On the workout front I was off for about 2 weeks. I did go spinning on Sunday and whew was I winded! I plan to go spinning again tomorrow and this weekend and build back up to four days! My energy is getting better but I think my body needed the rest anyhow.

Well I will leave you with a few pictures from my escapades!  

Ohhhh pump the brakes!!! I met my Dating Coach Paul Brunson! He came to Baltimore last week! So cool to meet him! His new book Its Complicated (but it Doesn’t Have to Be) will be released this month. I still have a follow up with him and he said after the 11th he will be good to go!

Of course I threw in the dating towel a few weeks ago (again) and then met two interesting men shortly thereafter. Paul won't be pleased that i gave up already since he warned me to be patient and think longterm so maybe that's God little reminder. Both are pretty unique and appealing in their own ways so I am gettign to know them and enjoyign that. No pressure. So anyhoo I will contact Paul after the 11th for the follow up. I still need to do most of my homework anyway lol Ahh always something! 

Well that’s all for now! :-) Be back soon!! Hope you all are doing well!

Sip, Savor, Shop @ Towson Town Center~ JLB

Paul & I

Foolin' with them Ques!

Back like it was! Skee Phi party with Rho Tau Lambda

Don't ask lol

Bmore Night Life!

At Phaze 10 in Baltimore

Got a few workouts in too! "Mr. Impress Me!"

Wine tasting!



Back to WORK!

Excited about what Fall will bring!


  1. You have been on it! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. I can't wait to see/hear what you accomplish next. Oh and trust me don't throw in the dating towel...just push past it. :)