Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Today I learned...

... that to "focus" a skateboard means to break it in half.
... that Toy Story 3 is great, and watching a movie in a theatre full of kids is a lot more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
... that PEZ (as in the candy and the dispenser) come from pfefferminz, German for peppermint.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Today I learned...

... that I got the interview....  July 13th.  EEEK!!!!

You better ice that

Some really wonderful things happened this weekend and some not so wonderful.  A friend of the family got engaged, my cousin got accepted into medical school and will be moving back from out west and I finally got called for an interview for my dream job!!  So excited!  He told me that he is looking forward to sitting down with me again since its been a few years and he told me to bring salary expectations, a portfolio, and my "A game".  I am locked and loaded with all 3.  The interview is not for 2 weeks so I have plenty of time to fully prepare and I'm trying to convince my boyfriend that I could best fully be prepared after a week in Mexico.  Because he loves me so much he spent some time looking at last minute flights, but the dates won't work out.  Oh well.
So, not so wonderful? Well, it was a whirl wind weekend, mixed with good and bad.  My brother and his wife had a "reception" bbq at a local park and we had a full house all weekend.  Lots of relatives hanging around, lots of food and drinks and all "on plan" kind of crap went right out the window.   Then to top IT ALL OFF in a failed attempt at a limbo competition, if you could even call it that - it was more like bordom from waiting for something I can't remember what, someone spotting a gate that looked about the right height, and someone's brilliant idea.  Not me, for the record.  Anyway, I totally and completely rolled over my ankle and its still getting fatter by the hour.  I'm limping and won't be running for some time *insert bawling and crying* WHHAAAAA. This also means I don't have much else to fall back on to undo the damage done to my body this week (and by that I mean eating and drinking my face off).   And as I mentioned before, my poor mother popped her shoulder in sleep and now she's in a brace as well.  We're a sad bunch I tell ya, and now I'm feeling like I should have ended this post with the wonderful things.. lol.  Anyway peeps, I'm really behind on all your blogs, I didn't touch my computer pretty much all weekend and got way behind, which I HATE.
So, Friday I had my weigh in and as I'm waiting in line I see on the bulletin board "Walk it challenge IS on - June 24"  WTH?  Nice that they change the date and don't tell us and all that time I was convinced they had changed the location.  I'm so completely over it by now, too much time passed for me to cool down.. hahaha and in my mind I did that 5k and thats all that matters.  Oh and I lost 0.2 - Yay me!!! 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Today I learned...

... that my mother popped her shoulder out in her sleep and had to go to the emergency room at 6 this morning. 

Today I learned... (June 26)

... how to play washer toss. 
... that when your brother gets married, your sister-in laws-family is not technically your in-laws.  hmm.

Today I learned... (June 25)

... that I lost 0.2.
... that the Walk it challenge was changed to the next day and thats why noone was there.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Walk it, run it, whatever

Yesterday I ate everything in sight.  I couldn't stop!  Cookies, crackers, chips, bread & pb, pickles, kiwi, the list goes on and on.  Anyway, this morning I was up 1.8.  I weigh in tomorrow so I have to try and get that off today somehow.. lol.  My day has started out good, but they always do.  I'm so bored that the days feel very long and I have YET to hear about that job interview. I have been informed that I will be one of 3 being interviewed once they start the process.  I'm totally thrilled about that, don't get me wrong, but the waiting is killing me!
So yesterday was our WW Walk it challenge.  I have to say I'm a cross between disappointed and pissed off.  Me and one other lady showed up, and she walked one lap and left.  I was so unmotivated when I saw that there was no sign that there was even a walk going on, no leaders, no nothing.  We were to do 6.5 laps around a local track.  There was tons of soccor practices going on but no sign of any weight watchers.  I figured since I had drove across town and had all my gear on I'd get a run in anyway.  I guess I'll find out what happened tomorrow.  I was mostly pissed because I NEVER do things like that... I'm not one to get involved in "events" or sign up for a runs, etc.  but I figured I would step outside my comfort zone and get involved for once.  Well, I was only left feeling bummed out, let down, and feeling like this is exactly why I don't do this sort of thing.  Also, that my kind of peeps ran the Johnny Miles on the weekend.  Thats probably the sort of thing I should have been involved in.  Oh well, life goes on, I'm glad that I at least found the motivation to run it anyway.  Weigh in is tomorrow, I hope I can have a loss, even a small one would do.  Later peeps xoxox

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Today I learned...

... that all the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Today I learned...

... that visage is french for face.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Today I learned...

... that Jimmy Dean the sausage king died.
... that my mother's Goulash is like crack to me.  I literally stood over the pot gorging... ugh my belly.
... that Ben Franklin owned newspapers and printed money.  Is there anything this guy didn't do?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Johnny Miles Marathon Day

Today I woke up to the sound of clapping outside of my window.  I got up to see what all the fuss was about.  Of course, its marathon day.  I just didn't know that markers were set up on my street.  I guess its been years since they did that route.  Anyways, I got up and decided I was going to make some coffee and sit on the veranda and watch them.  I came down the stairs to find my sister-in-law sitting at the window watching them.  She put on some hot chocolate and I made some coffee, we each grabbed a blanket and took our position.

It was a blast cheering on all the runners.  

There was a 5k, 10k, half-marathon and full marathon.  The half marathoners ran around this sign twice.

Full marathoners kept going and turned around up the street

Then I saw my friend Liz running the half....  GO LIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I figured I'd run when it was all over since they all inspired me and I figured for sure I'd be the only one..lol.  But then it started to rain.. booooo!  Anyways, hope you enjoyed some pictures, I guess it wasn't a lazy Sunday for everyone.  Cheers

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Today I learned...

... that I can enjoy a beautiful wedding even if I don't know the bride or groom.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bring it!

I'm back from weigh in and I lost 2.6!  How could I not be thrilled?  I'm knew I did good this week and would be able to get off the weight I gained last week.  It rained all day yesterday so I was feeling so bummed and blue, then the clouds broke and it stopped raining for a little while so I ran.  I decided to go for a quick run before it got too dark, so I only ran 3k.  Theres just something about saying you've done all you can do at the 11th hour, ya know.  I'm back to being 3lbs away from goal.  My bf was so happy for me, he came in and gave me a big hug (his support is all. I. need. in this world) then he told me to get the last 3 lbs off this week... hahaha..  he's so cute sometimes *eye roll*.  So there's not much else new, its supposed to be a BEAUTIFUL SCORCHING HOT weekend, so excited.

I am going to a wedding with my grandmother tomorrow afternoon/evening.  Its a young couple that lives next door to her and she brings them cookies and they bring her desserts and take out her trash & stuff...  its a cute friendship.  So, she asked me to be her date.  The funny thing is I graduated with the guys older brother and haven't seen him since then, so I'm curious to see who else from my graduating class will there.  I have this feeling I'm going to a high school reunion and I have to say THANK GOD I'm not 50 lbs heavier... am I right or am I right?!?  I'm loving the dress I have to wear,  and theres no better feeling then going somewhere feeling confident that I look good instead of being completely humiliated and feeling like everyone whispering saying "ooooh she got fat".  When I moved back a year ago that was what I felt.  I didn't even want to bump into someone in the mall cause thats all I would think.  No more!! Bring on the weddings, the reunions, hell, I'll bump into any ol ex at this point..  Bring it!  hahaha  have a great weekend peeps  xoxoxoxo

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Today I learned...

... that they make reusable pads and something called the DivaCup  to replace tampons.  Too weird.  Being "green" is one thing but theres a limit.
... that in my town people jog in the mornings and walk their dogs in the evening... lol, so it seems.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dodged a bullet, keep on keepin on

I'm feeling really good this week I have to say.  I weighed myself yesterday morning and I was back down to 153.4!  I was so happy about this I went right out for a 7 k run, and ate really well yesterday.  Then, the evening came and I just didn't feel like cooking.  We decided to get some Subway, I figured I'd eat a 6 inch veggie and have some of my chili with it.  Then somehow we got the idea of Quizno's, we had some coupons that came in the mail a few weeks ago with some pretty good deals.  DAMN THOSE MAIL COUPONS.  I usually throw them out when they're KFC or McDonalds but we hung on to these one.  Anyway, you all know how it went from yesterdays lesson.  I decided to get a veggie sub regular size, what harm could that do to me?  WELL, 19 friggin points.  I was devasted, I felt bloated and gross and walked around holding my stomach for an hour.   My boyfriend said I'm only bloated because I found out what was in it... he's probably right.  Anyway, I drank tons of water last night, got up at least twice to pee throughout the night.  This morning I weighed 153.2, oh thank god!  I don't know how I managed that with all the sodium but I'm not taking that for granted.  I hope I don't pay for that tomorrow but I've already had my run and its nothing but water and eating good from here on out. 

I'm feeling back in control and thats everything to me.  I just love when the sun is shining I decided to show some pics of my street and how beautiful it is outside.  How can you not want to run up and down this street. lol.  I run along a trail which is really pretty and someday when I decided to take my camera with me for a run I'll take lot of pics.

Down my street, not a cloud in the sky!

Up my street

Oh and thats my hot black car at the top.  *sigh* I love my car.  It was my way of getting a sportcars out of my system before I settle down....lol.
Well, I hope you're all having a beautiful day.  Peace xo

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Today I learned...

... that a Quizno's regular size Veggie sub has 19 pts!  870 cal, 51 g of fat, 2290 mg of sodium and 11 g of fibre.  I have GOT to start checking this shit before hand.
... that Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts and Ken's last name is Carson.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Today I learned...

... from Genie @ diet of 51 that a group of foxes is called a "skulk", a "troop" or an "earth".  That is weird Genie, thanks for teaching me something new gf!
... that grilled portabella mushrooms are a great burger alternative for 0 pts.  Yum!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Today I learned...

... that a flock of Crows is called a Murder.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today I learned...

... that Armadillos can swim and they also carrie tons of horrible diseases.
... that snakes are not venomous if their eyes are round as opposed to cat-like.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Today I had my first BIG gain.  In the 49 weeks I've been a Weight Watchers I have totally knocked it out.  I am usually modest but if there's one thing I should pat myself on the back for its losing 45lbs.  I have only gained 3 times before today - 0.4, 0.4 and 0.8.  So, never over a lb so I was always able to make myself feel ok about a little gain.  Well, today... hmmm.......  2.4!  Again, I managed to not beat myself up for it.  The truth is I knew it going in so I wasn't surprised.  My mother was more surprised because she sees me coming home for jogs, she sees I make good food choices, but everyday day I got on scale this week the number would not budge.  I skipped my meeting last week because I was up and I was still up this week.  So...   oh well, what can ya do.  I mean I know what should do, stop messing around and get these last damn 5 lbs off already!!  Geez, so much easier said then done. 
I have a confession to make....  Oh god here goes.  I have been so slack, well cocky is the best word if I'm being honest.  I feel so great where I am right now, even though I really want to be a lifetime member I am just thrilled at my weight right now.  I love how clothes fit me, I love how I look (with clothes on, but thats never going to change..lol) and I find myself thinking, oh enjoy yourself you'll gain a pound not 40.  This is wrong wrong wrong you guys, this is where it all goes downhill.  I have NO right to be cocky, I will end up exactly where I started if I don't get my attitude under control.  Soon its a little extra mayo, or some cheese with that, or beer or two sitting around the pool on a Wednesday.  Its got to stop, and I don't know what to do.  I'm so far from where I've come, I've lost sight of it! 

I am going to try so hard this week to do all the right things.  No munching my face off, my blt's are out of control  (for none ww'ers thats Bites Licks & Tastes) I'm eating a half cookie here, gorging on fruit trays, a few crackers here and there, breaking off a piece of a biscuit as I walk by...  HELP ME!! PLEASE!! 
So, this week I commit to RUNNING!  I did actually burn over 1200 cal running this week, apparently it wasn't enough.
I commit to staying within my points and TRACKING EVERY LITTLE THING THAT GOES INTO MY MOUTH!
I commit to water water water.
I commit to eating protein.. I'm making some of my go-to chili and that always helps.  Vegetarian, Fibre, Protein, Filling CHECK

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend my lovelies.  Peace xoxoxoxoxo

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Today I learned...

... that the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.
... that couscous is not a great substitute for Quinoa.. lol.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Today I learned...

... that John Stamos is joining the cast of Glee next season.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Today I learned...

... that Pink wrote Adam Lambert's "Whataya want from me".
... that Seinfeld started 20 years ago last week. Wow.

Monday, June 7, 2010

25 Questions

I also thought this would be fun today, since outside looks alot like this...

So, here goes (I got these from Kenz @ all the weigh)

1. How old are you?  31

2. Favorite color?  Orange

3. What state do you live in?  I don't live in a state.

4. If you had to choose between giving up your cell phone and giving up chocolate what would you choose to live without? Cell phone, I hardly use my cell anyway.  It stays dead for days and I don't even notice.

5. Do you have a pet?  I live with my parents and they do.  An AWESOME cat named Squeak.

6. Paper or plastic?  Paper or plastic what?

7. Favorite fruit or vegetable?  Hmmm thats a tough one.  I love avacados, asparagus, cucumbers, oranges, apples, grapes, all berries.  I still believe the a potato is a veggie even though it gets a bad rap... probably my fav!

8. Favorite characteristic of the opposite sex?  Hmmm I love manly-ness.  I just love when a man is handy and pretty much any sort of manly thing is great!

9. Favorite physical trait of the opposite sex?  Strong hands.

10. List 3 of your best qualities.  Loyalty, thoughtfulness, self-awareness.

11. List 3 of your worst qualities.  Highly sensitive, stubborn, brutally honest.

12. Favorite tv show?  Friends, BL, Survivor, The Office.

13. If you were stranded on an island for a week what would you want to take with you?  My boyfriend.

14. Do you have a favorite board game?  Yes, Trivial Pursuit.

15. Do you smoke or drink?  No and Yes.

16. What kind of perfume do you wear? None.

17. What is your favorite book?  Oooh again thats tough.  I love all Dennis Lehane books (Shutter Island, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, to name a few that made it to movies), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and now reading The Girl Who Played with Fire.

18. What are you most afraid of?  Losing someone I love. 

19. Your best physical feature?  I'm trying to think of something I get complimented on...  now thats really sad cause I can't think of anything right off.. lol.  Oddly, I get compliments on my eyebrows.  I guess I do have nice eyebrows.

20. If you could go anywhere right now and stay for a month where would you go?  The Mayan Riviera.

21. What are your hobbies?  Jogging, Blogging, Reading.

22. What accessories do you wear at all times?  I don't wear any one thing but I always try to wear something around my neck and something on my wrist or I feel bare.

23. Do you pronounce the 't' in often?  I actually don't know the anwser to this.

24.  What is the last song that played on your mp3 player?  Tic Toc - K$sha.  

25.   Share something that made you happy today. 
I layed in bed talking to my boyfriend for almost an hour. 

Well, that was fun, I hope I get to read some of your answers soon.   xoxoxoxo

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Today I learned...

... that I'm not a perfect weight watcher.  I skipped my weigh in today and I feel guilty about it.  I weighed myself this morning and I was up 2 lbs and couldn't face the scale at WW.  I know this doesn't make any sense but I just don't want my weight this week to be recorded.  I also knew that I was going to blow off the weigh in when I decided to go to a hockey party last night.  Hey, its the finals and I'm in Canada, what can I say.
... that switching my weigh in to Saturday so far hasn't been the best idea.. haha oh dear.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A little less shocking

A while back I had taken some photos  of myself for comparison and posted them.  I had compared me at 173.4 to 162.6 and I have to say I was pretty shocked at the difference.  I didn't feel so different so the pictures really told me more than I was aware of.  Well, now I'm 153.8 and I decided to see what another 10 lbs looks like.  I tried my best to recreate the photo but I live in a different house now so I didn't know how close to stand to the mirror.. lol.  Here they are -  173.4 - 162.6 - 153.8

I have to say, I'm a little less shocked with this one.  I'm standing back further but I am really having a hard time seeing where I lost the 10lbs from.  Maybe in my thighs a little, maybe my belly a little.  Anyway, there it is.  That was fun and will probably be the last time I do that because I don't think I'll ever see 143..lol.  But hey, maybe if I get to 145 ish someday I'll do it again.

So, I didn't go to weigh in this morning, I decided to change my weigh in day to Saturdays.  I already think its a better idea because I ate really good all day and we're going to my brothers for a bbq tomorrow night so I'll get to have my actual cheat day on a day when I would splurge anyway and not just plow on a friday because I can.  So, thats a good thing.   I'll let you all know how it went.  I hope there's not too many peeps at this meeting, I hate crowded rooms and long lines.. ugh.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Today I learned...

... that Chili Peppers are a fruit.
... that Rue McClanahan died this morning.  RIP Blanche Devereaux, we'll miss you :(
... my very first song on the guitar.  My little brother is teaching me to play... I'm thrilled.  In case any of you are wondering my first song is "Come As You Are" by Nirvana.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Today I learned...

... that today is National Running Day!  Ran my furthest - 7km..  Sweated like a pig and it rocked!
... and I can't believe I didn't know this, Gary Coleman died???  WTH, I didn't know that!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Today I learned...

... that the store planner job posting has been extended to June 4.  I really hope this is worth the wait.
... that some men will actually agree to go see Sex and the City 2, um certainly not my man.  Just in case you're wondering..... it rocked!!