These are some of my goals I would like to accomplish, in no particular order.
  • Walk a 5k
  • Run 1 mile nonstop
  • Run a 5k nonstop
  • Complete a half marathon
  • Do an unassisted pull-up
  • Master the sit up, commonly used in Pilates and Barre class.
  • Master the splits
  • Complete the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution with no interruption
  • Complete Insanity with no interruption
  • Get scuba certified
  • Find a new job
  • Visit Russia
  • Visit Italy
  • Earn my Masters in Nursing
  • Lose 10 lbs
  • Lose 20 lbs
  • Lose 30 lbs
  • Lose 40 lbs
  • Lose 50 lbs
  • Get to goal weight of 155
  • Get weight out of the 200’s
  • Complete a ColorRun race
  • Complete a Mudder race
  • Complete NYCM!

Update on the Homefront

So I haven’t blogged in over a month, that’s because things on the home-front got a little shaken up.  I am now roommate-less, but it’s all for the best, as the current situation was costing more $ than it should have.  Isn’t getting a roommate to supposed save you money, anyway?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.  So that’s all I have to say about that. Hopefully my friend A will land a job in NYC very soon, so she can be my new and improved roomie. She’s already passed the interview with the co-op board, aka Stewie! 😉

Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend.  I have a lot of new content to be updated on here shortly, so stay posted.

The story of my Apt

I first encountered my apartment when my friend SA and her bf TG and adorable pup Mindy were residing in it. I had taken a chance and bought a one way ticket back to NYC from Hawaii.  (Yeah, yeah I know what you’re thinking: “What?!? How could you leave Hawaii?!”  Well I  will tell you my dear friends, I had been living there for 3 years and after a failed relationship, getting laid off from my job & being unemployed for 8 months, it was time to go.  But it’s not like I can’t go back for a visit, my mom lives there and I am going back for Xmas as a matter of fact.

My Momma Moe and on the Cameraman booze-cruising it up

So anyway, I packed up my bags and headed back to the Big Apple.  I had lived there previously while attending university, S was one of my friends that I made while attending there.  So she kindly offered me her futon to crash on while I went on a quest to look for a job.  It appeared it was meant to be and I quickly landed a job, albeit not in my field of study but it paid the bills.  Beggers can’t be choosers, am I right?  So after securing a job, I moved out to sublet a couple of different places.  In July 2011, my sublet ended on the last place, SA was looking for a roommate (her bf went to attend med school out-of-state).  The timing was perfect! So I moved in permanently. We got another roommate in January 2012, named Stewie.

He’s a real slacker and doesn’t pay any bills; but he’s cute and pays his way in puppy kisses and being all around adorable.

SA has since moved out-of-state to join her bf as of two months ago.  And now I have a new roommate CJ.

This is my first real apartment in the real world so it’s a kind of big deal.  I haven’t done a whole lot of work to it except painting but man oh man do I have lots of hopes for this place!



Hello! Hi! Hola! Aloha! Howdy!

Welcome to my small corner of the blogging universe.  My name is Mariah.  I’m a 27 year old chica that lives in the Big Apple (NYC!).  I share a lovely yet modest apt with my roomie C and my beloved pup Stewie (why yes, I do LOVE Family Guy, how’d you guess?!)

Stewie and I

Stewie looking all cute-like and me looking like me. 🙂

I work a silly little desk job that keeps me chained to my desk from 9-5. When I’m not slaving away, working for “the Man” in Midtown, I can be found (as of recently) slaving away at the gym.  On my downtime I enjoy watching films, going for walks, perusing the internet, and decorating my apt.

Why do I have this blog?  Well…after reading numerous blogs on a religious basis, I’ve finally worked up the nerve to make me own.  Yay me!  I was faced with the dilemma of what kind of blog to have: a  chronicle of my apartment  decorating projects OR an account of my weight-loss journey?  I decided to go with BOTH!  Why together? Because I wanted to be able to update both of them simultaneously and I knew one would get lost in the dust if I separated them.  I also have another catch-all category entitled “HAPPINESS” to blab on about other musings of my life.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions… let me hear them!

Thanks for stopping by, come again!