Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dec 22nd

Wow..cant believe it's that time of year again...time has flown since we got home from Holland....phew. It was a good trip and I'd like to go back, but I will do things differently next time..:) LIKE A GPS!!! lol

I'm pretty much ready for xmas...at least I hope so!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

11:20pm, Nov 26th

The Cup is over and we are relaxing at the apartment we are staying at. A few of our friends are here and we are just having a nice smokeout together. I'm tried so many strains of week that I forget which ones I have smoked. Now we have a few days to get some sight seeing done, just the to of us.

I have a deadly cold tho. Ug. But what can I do? I'm trying to smoke it out of me.


Nov 26, 2009 10am

Good Morning.

YBG (YukonBikerGuy aka my hubbins) and I are sitting here (in Amsterdam) with our friends Batiba and Hashbean. We are getting ready to smoke a cannon with oil on the paper. The pot is Amnesia and the oil is a mixture of oils. Tastey...:)

I woke up with a touch of a cold this morning. I'm not the only one with this cold. Oh well...just have to suffer thru it I guess. Have 4 more days yet before we head home. I miss my kid and my dog and my cats and my stuff and my bed and my hottub! I'm having fun but I cant wait to get home!!

Still Kinda steamed about the thing with the family member that I mentioned yesterday. Lost some sleep over it. But there is nothing I can do about it so I'm just going to live my life and hope for acceptance. I will not pretend to be someone I am not.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Posting From Amsterdam

Wow..here I am in Amsterdakm....wow. Last night I went to a party called "The Legends of Hash"...the best hash makers in the world. Got to hit a 40 year old bong with some legendary people. Amazing..I will post more on this when I get home.

I'm really here to vent. I posted something on my facebook page about my vacation and got heck from a family member because said person is embassessed that all her friends can see my status. OMG...I'm 38....enough already.

Anyway, as a consequence, I think I am going to delete my facebook account or do down to a very limited account. Then I'm going to use this blog to keep in touch with people. It sure won't be as detailed or current as a facebook update would be.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Week 1 update

2 lbs lost.

inches lost
chest - 1
waist - 1
hips - 1
thighs - 1 on each side!


I owe it all to www.fityummymummy.com and www.weightwatchers.ca

oh..and me..:) I did all my workouts, plus 2 extra..and my diet was great..:)

Friday, October 2, 2009

So far so good!

This is what I posted on FB last night and of course when I tried to put it on here, my computer was too nuts!

Well it's been a great week...I've done all my workouts so far plus 2 extra cardio sessions, as well as extra ab training sessions. Diet had been BANG on and my clothes are a tad bit more comfy...I feel so great about myself, and it's been a long time coming. I just tried on some clothes that I havent worn since last winter, mostly work clothes, and I found a few I can wear again and they fit well. I remember when one of the pairs was too big on me, so that will be a good way to see my progress, when the day comes that those pants are again too big..:)

I really feel like it's finally finally FINALLY clicked for me. It doesn't feel like work anymore, it just feels like 2nd nature. Choosing the right foods is not an inner fight anymore. There is no fight at all. I know that eating too much in a sitting is bad, smaller portions and more often is really better anyway...because I love to eat and its like I'm eating all the time and it's not guilt producing anymore if I do have that piece of chocolate or cookie. Everything in moderation.

Right now, while getting past this plateau (I've been back and forth between 213.5 and 215 for about a month now or more...i've lost track) I have to be stricker...and honestly, I dont feel deprived at all.

So I'm tooting my own horn because I know all my friends out there love me and want me to do this for my health. Thanks to everyone for having my back..even if you never said so, I know it anyway.

AND then I was going to expand on this but the moment has passed....I will do so later. I have a bit of a headache but I am trying to take it easy so when lunch time rolls around, I feel well enough to hit the gym!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rabble Rabble

I've been taking pics of what I have been eating and wanted to post the pics on here last night, but lo and hehold, my stupid computer at home wouldnt let me upload them!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

My personal 8 week Challenge

So DH and I are going to Amsterdam in November...Nov 20th to 30th. That gives me 8 weeks, short a couple days.
So I have challenged myself!
Here are my goals:
1. Lose 10 pounds2.
Eat no take-out
3. Miss no workouts
I have my 8 weeks worth of workouts ready and planned (weeks 5-12 of www.fityummymummy.com).
I have the first 4 weeks written on my calender so I know what workout what day. I am using my whiteboard to record my wieght loss and measurements.
I don't have my menu completed like I would like but the evening is not over yet..:)
So any support at all would be greatly appreciated from all my friends both near and far! Wish me luck

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ok seriously....

How's it going? I'm well. Managed to get back to the gym in 2 weeks this time, instead of 2 months. I'm happy with that. LAst night, after watching Biggest Loser, I got motivated to hit the gym, which I did..at 7pm..:) Here is the program I am doing right now.


It's a 15 minutes workout, 6 times a week. Short and sweet.

My friend Chantel is almost at her 90 pound mark...and I am soo soo soo proud of her. She keeps me going whenever I think "Fuck it, why bother?" I think of her and she keeps me going. She doesnt even have to say anything, she just has to exist..:) I love her so much and am very very very very proud of her!

I was reading in a magazine about writing memoirs so that your family has a written history of your life. I really want to start doing that. I want Sophi to have stories to tell her kid and grand-kids long after I am gone. I read that the trick is to not think of it like an autobiography, but rather as little snippets of your life, little moments in time that are special. I really want to do that, but like everything else, I am a perfectionist, and I think if I can't get it right, then why do it at all? But something is better than nothing, and I want my family to know who I was and what I contributed to the world.

So here is my first memoir..:)

This morning I was watching a youtube video of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers "The Card". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnYPXZvCc0I It was about a couple who were using the bank machine for the first. Of course it's a funny video, but when they came to the part where they said "the key chummy", I just about peed my pants laughing so hard. I guess ya have to be a newfie to find it really funny....I was laughing so hard I was crying! Then when I came to work I was telling a fellow newfie about the video and he laughed almost as much when I was telling the story....newfies are too frikkin funny!

OK...I'm done now....ttfn!


Blog blog blog blog blog blog blog.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Good Week so-far

I'm getting back into the swing of things woot...:)

Here's what I have dont for exercise.

August 1 - 30 minutes exercise bike
3- Black Street Strairs, 30 minutes exercise bike
4- once around the block on my old bike, bout 10 minutes
5 - Blacks Street Stairs, 3o minutes exersie bike, 10 minutes rowing..and then 40 minutes or so on my new mountain bike!

And I've been eating really healthy and I feel awesome!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Holiday and a healthy lifestyle

Wow it's been a while since I blogged. I really need to find some balance in my life. I have so many things on the go and so little time to do them! Right now I am trying to finish off 2 quilts that I have been working on for years..and by years, I mean at least 3 years. See the problem is, I'm a prefectionist. If I start something and I don't think it's good enough, then I will put it down and not finish. I am finding this applies to many areas of my life, not just the crafts. Like implementing a healthy lifestyle. When I mess up, I usually say "f*ck it" and quit, well because if I don't get it right, then what's the point? But that's not the way to go. I know I just have to keep going and not worry about the mistakes and just keep plugging away.

So I've decided (once again) to give WW a go and really really try very hard to stay on-plan (OP) and when I eat something I shouldn't, I'm going to try really hard not to let it defeat me. The same goes for the gym and exercise. So if I miss a day due to "whatever", I have to remind myself that it's ok and just keep going. Gosh it's so hard NOT to beat myself up when I mess up...ug.

I was ready a blog today by someone who goes by a "Prior Fat Girl" and she is approaching her 2 year mark and 100 pounds lost. Gosh I want that to be me in 2 years from now. I need to lost abou 70 pounds but at my age, it will likely take 2 years to get there...but that's ok. That will give me another 40 years of being healthy to enjoy life, right? And of course I will be enjoying life all the while.....go me!!!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thirsty Thursday and Winning

I have discovered I am inherently lazy. I would much rather sit around at night watching tv or maybe sitting outside in the sun, reading a good book and sipping a cold beverage. But alas, that is how my ass got in the rounded shape that it is now, and no amount of sitting around and drinking cold beverages is going to make it smaller. So off to the gym I go, or walk the dog, or garden...something, anything to get the blood going. Tonight I have yoga and that always makes me sweat, so that will be my workout for today.

I stepped on the scale this morning and I was down 2.5 pounds. Hard to believe after only 4 days but I've been bang on with my points and have exercised every day so far this work. So the program does work if you work it. I still have a few pounds to go to get back to the 10 pounds I had lost in April. If I can continue to lose 10 pounds a month, I think I'll be more than happy with that. MORE THAN HAPPY! that means I might reach my goal by the end of the year....if...big IF...I dont fall off the wagon again, and knowing me..that will happen at some point.

But it's ok..because I ALWAYS GET BACK ON THE HORSE! This time I got back in about 6 weeks or so....there have been times in the past were it has taken me months and months to get my head screwed on straight but I'm like a timex watch, takes a lickin' and keeps in tickin.
I just wish I knew why I get derailed in the first place. Am I scared of succeeding? Am I scared of being slim and healthy and sexy? Am I just plain scared of life? If only I had a Magic 8 Ball that could tell me! Damnit!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Leg Day at the gym

I love leg days...makes me feel so strong...not like arm days...my puny little arms cant push much weight but my legs sure can!

Starting over...or rather gaining momentum again

Ya..I feel off the WW wagon....for a few months. Lost about 1/2 the progross I had made..but that's ok. I'm back again...and it's only failure if I completely give up. And I never do that!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yoga is the new black!

Wow I love yoga! It works up a great sweat, as much, if not more, than a weight workout!

That's all I have to say!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Feeling Good

about working out. planning on going to yoga tonight with a friend and my other yoga class starts on Thursday night. However, my throat is sore and I am stuffy so I sure hope I'm not getting the flu!

Monday, March 30, 2009


finally i got thru a weekend w/o seeing the scale go up! GO ME!!!

Must have been all the housework I did over the weekend...and eating well...oh and all the work I put in last week! 4 workouts at the gym 2 yoga sessions and 3, 30 minute dog walking sessions! Oh and nookie..:)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Today's weigh in

down one more pound for a total of 6 pounds lost so far.

But i was sooooo sick last night and I lost my supper down the toilet and while I was puking I couldnt help but think, "wow I hope this makes the scale go down" and "why do people do this on purpose?" OMG..I could never be bulemic. My throat hurts from the bile I was puking at the end....makes be heave just thinking about it...blech.

But on the up side, it's FRIDAY!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


not feeling very energetic this morning....ug I say.

Going to skip the gym at lunch and do yoga tonight. I need the stretching.

I hope the numbers go down on the scale tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

oh and

i walked the dog for 30 minutes...:)

Another great cardio day

20 minutes on the elyptical and 15 on the bike....sweat sweat sweat!!

Have I mentioned that I am THE shiznit? Am I obnoxiously perky yet? Huh huh huh?


One more thing...

7944 lbs.

That's how much weight I lifted yesterday..:)

Terrific Tuesday

So I changed my weigh-in day to Fridays..and last Friday the scale said 218.5...for a total loss of ...DRUM ROLL PLEASE....FIVE POUNDS!!!!

So seeing that number on Friday made me determined to eat well over the weekend, which I succeeded at quite well. I am getting better at making heathy food choices and keeping my serving sizes appropriate.

Yesterday was a very large day for me. At lunch I did my chest and back workout, 15 minutes on the ski machine and then last night i did a yoga class and boy did I sweat! It was so awesome and I cant wait to get starting on the class that I signed up for that starts on the 2nd of April.

Last night when I was getting ready for bed, I was looking in the mirror and I actually liked my face...it was a strange feeling because usually I think bad things about myself when I look in the mirror. But I finally feel like I deserve all the good things I am doing for myself and I'm not feeling guilty anymore about spending some time on my own self-improvement. It sure helps that BikerGuy is backing me 100% in my endevours towards self-improvement and I have several friends who are also on the same road to health as I am. We are all at different stages but that's ok because I can see what I've come from and I can see what I am going. Life is grand..>:)

Oh ya...and on top of that, BikerGuy mentioned to me the other night that he has been thinking of us getting married and that if we can work out our few issues we have, then it's something he would like to work towards. It's funny because I did this "25 things about me" post for FB a few weeks ago and one of the things I said was "I'd love to marry my partner but I dont think it will even happen". I guess that got him thinking about things. Awesome. It would be kinda cool to get married in Amsterdam when we go there in November but I want my daughter to be there when (if) we ever get married. I guess we will just have to see how things go..:)

Wow this is the most I have written on here...EVER! I guess I tend to type alot when I am happy! TTFN!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


that's how much weight I lifted last night..:) Of course not all at once...lol.

And I did some cardio too.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Week 2

STS for me....someone just educated me that means "Stay the same". That's ok. Maintaining is a good thing.

This week I am going to add in some weights and I also signed up for a yoga class but that doesnt start til April 2nd.

Onward and upward.

Monday, March 9, 2009

1 week in

I lost a pound...better than going up right?

Last week was definitely a learning week for me. But I did get to the gym 4 times and several of those included both cardio and weights. I stuck to the WW plan mostly, but I think I'm not eating enough. Although the mind boggles at how someone can not overeat and still not lose more than 1 pound. Oh well. Not giving up. Just gotta tweak the food I guess.

I am also going to start taking some antioxidents in the form of Mona-Vie acai fruit juice. And if I am lucky, I can convince a few people of the benefits of this juice and drink my juice for free. I'll keep the blog informed of my progress with that. I want to try it first and see if it makes any difference in my health before I really start promoting it.

I also planned a new weight workout using the tools found on this site. http://www.exrx.net/Exercise.html. I'm excited to do the first workout tonight. I'm going to do cardio at lunch time and weights tonight. Wish my luck..:)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Here's what I did at the gym today!

10 minutes on the treadmill - 3.3 speed - 1 min walking 1 min joggin

Back exercises: reps lbs sets
Seated pec dec - 15 20 3
Incline press 12 10 3
Seated pulley row 15 30 1
15 50 2
Biceps exercises:
Seated dumbell curls 15 8 3
Standing barbell curls 12 20 3
Biceps curls (smith) 12 10 3

And it only took 40 minutes!

Day 1 of Weight Watchers

Wow...trying yet again to get healthier and slimmer. But this time I have the BEST support system and it's going to work. I am determined and all I have to do is not quit and beleive that progess will happen. Usually I get discouraged after a few days and that's because my goals are set to high and are just plain unachievable. My first goal is to lose 5% of my body weight. My current weight is 223.5lbs and 5% is 11.17lbs. That's a great goal..:) if I lose 2 pounds a week, that will take just under 6 weeks...I'll be happy with that I belive...:)

I went clothes shopping on Saturday with a good friend of mine, how is also being my support system. I had a GC for Reitman's for $175 from my hubby for xmas. And since I used it in Feb, I got an extra 10% and also they had a sale (buy one, get the 2nd at 50%) so I scored big time. I know these clothes will be too big for me soon enough, but I'm tired of being like a stuffed sauage in my jeans. And it's all good because I have someone who I can hand them down too, same friend who went shopping with me, so these clothes will get worn by others once they don't fit me anymore. Wow I can't wait for that day!

So here are my exercise goals:
weights - 3 times a week (M-W-F)
walk the dog - every day
Aquajogging - Wednesday eve

And here is extra when I can fit it in:
cardio at the gym (T-T)
Aquafit - Sunday Eve
one session of yoga a week minimum.

I think these goals are attainable...but I'm taking it one day at a time and I am going to be gentle on myself if I miss something....cuz I'm worth it!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Somedays I feel like this...but not today!

This is Sparky when he was a pup..he's about 8 months old now..:) I love him so much!
This is Kitty...:)

My cat Cali...she is 16 years old..:)

the coolest kid in the world...:)

Blogging is fun...right?

OK so I've been inspired by my friend to start a blog. Actually, she inspires me in a lot of way. She has inspired me to get back on the health bandwagon and get my ass back to the gym..so March 2nd is my start date. It's not like I don't know how to work out or eat healthy...it's just that I am lazy and I procrastinate etc etc etc. But not more! This is a new chapter for my life. A happier and healthier me..:) So Bring it!