Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm not losing weight... so I am NOT writing a blog.

I hate my stressful life... ARGH!


Friday, February 18, 2011


This house hunting non-sense has taken over my existence!

I want to blog, but I just find my spare time being over run by houses... big ones, little ones, semi, towns, detached... and then there is the financial side of it... ew!

All that AND a long weekend with house sitting... sorry.

I am STILL alive and well... I am STILL hitting the gym daily. Although, the scale is NOT reflecting that.

So far I haven't lost or gained in February... which is a victory, but not the one I want.

Good News is... there is NEW motivation coming this weekend (yes, the house) but more importantly (or so I am told) the wedding dress. DUN DUN DUN!

I have entered a contest to WIN my dream dress and this Sunday I find out if I made it into the TOP 10. Wish me luck... I will have to get VERY serious if I win, because I will be flying to Kleinfeld's in Manhattan. You can't be FAT in Manhattan.

I am hitting the elliptical today (as a terrible calf muscle spasm last night, I have to go easy).

I promise PICTURES and daily posts next week.


PS - you won't see the graph changing... I don't have a scale where I am. Well I do, but it doesn't seem to be working.

Pounds to Lose: 15

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy HEART day!

Yup! February 14th... a day to remember that you ARE in love and he doesn't drive you crazy!

We already celebrated with my very first 'Tiffany's' necklace... hehe

Love you!

Friday, February 11, 2011

step Step STEP!

Step Class: 40minutes
Calories: 534

I just can't do it! ARGH! It makes me so mad... I should be able to keep up. It's been weeks since I started, don't my muscles have memories?

Oh well... I didn't even get to finish yesterday. I rolled my ankle... or something. It still hurts this morning and its a little swollen... WTF?!

I am going to try and get to the Elliptical today. I think its easy enough on my joints. I am going to read my book and do what I can.

I also gained a pound this week... stupid womanly cycles.

Wish me luck.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Elliptical: 45minutes
Calories: 540

I have such a headache... or "head-cake" as Pete says and I can't get enough water... something is seriously a mess in my system. I am not sure how to rectify my current state, but I am dreading the drive home.

I made it down to the gym today... every part of me wanted to avoid the gym, but I thought it would help my head. News Flash: It did not.

Now I am sitting at my desk wasting 30 minutes until I can get into my car and head for the hills... literally I live in Halton Hills.

See?!?! Even my sense of humor is in pain today!

The Elliptical went well... I was distracted by my new book (the link is over there <---). It's such a distracting good story that the time whizzed by. Yay! I think I am going to change routine to elliptical on Wednesdays... it works up a GOOD sweat, but it easy compared to anything else I attempt on a weekly basis.

Ok... I am rambling, because I don't feel GOOD! Ew.

Wish me luck for tomorrow.



I am feeling guilt like you wouldn't believe... oh my precious blog. The one that started it all... how can I neglect you so!

Especially when I have SO much to tell you.

First... I tried a new class, Cardio Strength with Angela. WOAH! It's Wednesday 2 days later and I am in pain... my muscles are SO sore. It feels good. Feels like I am getting somewhere.

Second... I did spin even with my VERY sore muscles.

Third... I had a Reiki appointment yesterday. How did that go you ask... Let me explain Reiki first. It's a no touch treatment that involves moving your energy around and finding balance. I don't know if I believe it, but I did feel something. You feel tingly and warm. She later explained I hold tension in my shoulders and forearms... She did her best in the time she had to MOVE it around and make me feel balanced. It did help my upset tummy and I did feel better afterwards, but I am, and always will be, a skeptic.

Fourth... I found a cupcake haven in my very own town! Last night I met with my favorite people to explore the new flavors. We had... Banana with Caramel, Devils Food Cake, Vanilla Sprinkle, Lemon dream, Red Velvet and Cookie's and cream. I did NOT eat 6 cupcakes... I ate a third of 6 cupcakes and every bite was better than the last... Mmm.... best dinner ever.

In case you're curious...
I don't feel guilt. I have been having a terrible week of stress and frustration. I felt I earned a night with the girls to drink wine, eat cupcakes and bitch. It's a cleanse for the soul.

Everything is back in perspective today. I feel good... I also haven't begun to tackle the massive pile of papers on my desk, but I am enjoying my oatmeal and catching my breath.

I am still off of facebook, but I miss it. I am still non-dairy and I don't miss it. Hmm...

We're no closer to buying a house BUT we have a new realtor and a few places to see this weekend.

Wish me luck!


Pounds to Lose: 15 (but I am willing to bet 1 pound of that is undigested cupcake ;)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Where AM I???

Spinning: 45minutes
Sit-ups: 10minutes
Calories: 839

Pounds to Lose: 15

For your viewing pleasure!

Wednesday (SNOW DAY)
Tobogganing: 25minutes (it was COLD)
Calories: 153

Pounds to Lose: 14

Step it Up!: 45minutes
Calories: 688

All this house non-sense and snow business is clearly taking away from my blogging.

I am still making it to the gym... or to the bunny hills, which by the way TOBOGGANING is NOT what it used to be and Crazy carpets have gone downhill... literally ;)

I stayed home yesterday and worked from my warm, comfy bed. I love snow days. I also managed to lunch break on the snow hill, meet my girlfriends for lunch and go to the doctor (for a surprise pap, thanks).

We also have been battle with banking and borrowers about this mortgage business and its not pretty. Frankly I am exhausted, but I wouldn't dare miss Angela's step class... so, today I stopped the overflow of paper in my inbox and headed to the gym.

I am happy to say I kept up for the entire CLASS! Woo!

I am still successfully not consuming dairy. Actually I have never felt better... and already dropped weight. I am not sure if they're related, but it has definitely curbed my snacking... I am a sucker for crackers and cheese!

Hope this rambling mess all makes sense. I have to jet!

Wish me luck on the scales tomorrow.

As for January... I lost 4 pounds. I am happy with it, but wanted more... hopefully February and no dairy works out for me :)

All my love!

Wish me luck with the house, too! I need it.


Pounds to Lose: 14

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February is my month of WILL POWER!

I have decided to use the shortest month of the year to give up a few things that have TOO much control over my being.

On my list is things to give up...


There is no connection, don't search for one.


I have heard (rumored and otherwise) that our bodies are not designed to digest dairy. As a child we gain nutrients from our mothers milk, but into adult life dairy has a nasty effect on our systems. Yes, we're told we NEED dairy, but coming from the advertising world... we believe that because the milk producers of the world are good advertisers - nothing more.

I have also heard from various friends that they have intolerance's to milk and have felt better since going off dairy. This is a personal choice for me... AND it's only a month, a very short 28 day month.

I am not a big consumer of milk alone, but I do LOVE cheese, finding unique ways to include it in EVERY meal, snack and desire. I eat yogurt, but barely and I crave ice cream, but am willing to give it up for fruit smoothie (I love booster juice) with no yogurt.

The BIG one that I realized only hours before the deprivation began was chocolate. How could I turn my back on Chocolate???? The way it melts in your mouth and makes you forget all your troubles. The way it cascades over every taste bud easing any stress, but alas my stubborn mind was made up and chocolate was also cut from my diet.

Some interesting MILK info...

Let's give it a moment of silence.


Moving on...


I don't know how realistic this is... the only thing I love more than chocolate is WINE! Mmmm... yummy Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Chardonnay, but alas it is another bad habit that is pointless and detrimental to my over all health.

I don't need to drink to be happy or to be the life of the party... so off it goes.

Although we are house sitting this month... 2 weeks. We always have a house party!! I will now be the sober one worrying a little too much about the drunk people.

Besides... think of the money I will save :)


I have become obsessed. I wake up and check facebook, before I go to sleep I check facebook. I update my status for every moment of the day and basis my self worth on who comments on my page. Its sad and pathetic.

I need to give it up, go back to phone calls and face to face. If I don't see or hear from you in February... it makes writing my wedding guest list a WHOLE lot easier!

It was just time to prove to myself... I don't need Facebook.


Hopefully these changes lower my weight and increase my wallet.

I will keep you posted!