How Low Can You Go

M.A.C, The Gym AND An Award!

>> Saturday, February 27, 2010

Today I went to M.A.C to get a free eyeshadow (when you turn in 6 empty containers from MAC you can get a lip gloss, lip stick or eyeshadow free!).  The funny thing about me and MAC is on a  regular basis I do not wear that much make up, in fact I always walk in there asking all these questions and the ladies who work there must say to themselves, who is does chick think she is?  She doesn't even wear makeup!  The fun thing is when I go out I do it up.  I have actually contemplated taking classes so that I could do other people's makeup on the side.  I get a lot of compliments when I put my face on ;) Anyways I walked away with this

Hepcat- a fun purple color with gold tints in it.  The lovely sales lady , puts the color on me so that I can see it.  I ran a few more errands and then I head to the gym.  BUT WAIT!  I have this crazy eyemake up on!  I refuse to be one of those girls who goes to the gym looking like I am at the club.  So I take of the makeup and I feel so much better.

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to Amberly @ Amberly's Weight Lose Journey for the blog award that I received! 

Here are the rules of the award:

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you.

4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.

5. Nominate seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.

6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

I am going to take a twist on this there are 6 lies that have an element of truth to them and one complete truth.
1.  I can speak 5 languages; English, French, Japanese, German and Italian
2.  I have eaten snake, octopus, goat and alligator
3.  I have been to many countries including; Indonisia,  Malaysia, Spain, England, Costa Rica and Venezula
4.  I once modelled for a plus sized Canadian store but was let go for not shooting a lingerie spread
5.  I was hit by a car my last year of high school and spent 3 months in the hospital, missing my prom.
6.  I can play the piano, clarinet and saxaphone
7.  In 2004, I won 150,000$ in the lottery but gave most of it away because it gave me too much stress.
  ******************************************************************************* Can you tell which is the truth?

Here are the six blogs that I nominate:

1. Christy @ Sarcastic & Sassy
2. LC @ Loving Me
3. anotherFATgirl @ just another FAT girl
4. mandy @ Finally Finishing It!
5. Eat to Live @ Eat To Live in 2010
6. M @ This Girl is Losing It (Even though she already got one, I have to give it to her!  She is always there for me!)

These six blogs make me smile and even though I don't know you personally (yet*smile*)  YOu always have great things to say and/or fantastic comments that help me.  Keep up the great work and remember YES


Weight In ...Up But Not Out


Ehhh.....up by 0.4 could be worse, can there ever  be two weeks that I go down in a row?   I am off to DC on Monday, I am so excited to have a break and relax.  Nevertheless, I am taking work with me.   I will be heading to the library to take out some books, any suggestions?  I am taking Book of Negroes with me.  Some people liked it some didn't.  I already bought my trashy magazines, sudoku and crosswords.  My friend who is a retired English teacher made me a 3 page recommendation list, lol!  I have another post in the works about the blog award I got (Thanks again Amberly!) Went to the store and tried on some dresses that were on sale, it made me happy that I can fit into the size 16 comfortably, with a bit of tightness in the breast area, but that has always been an issue.  Didn't buy anything though.

Happy Saturday!


Let Them Eat Cake (Batter)

>> Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I made two cakes for our work February Bday party tomorrow, the only problem is that I ate too much of the batter, I feel so sick.


This time next year I want to go to Trinidad for the Carnival. I want to wear a costume like this:

I have one year to get in shape.



>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I went to the gym today and did a step aerobics class and spinning. I am so tired. Next Monday I am heading to DC and NYC! I am so excited, but at the same time I am so scared, I have been doing so well and I really do not want to throw all my hard work out the window.

In other news, can you believe someone at work asked me if I was sick because I lost a lot of weight. I thought that was kinda funny....

Off to bed, good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!


I Came, I Saw and I Didn't Eat Everything In Site!

>> Sunday, February 21, 2010

Last night I went to a Cultural Evening it was really fun. They had so much food from all over the world, perogies, souvlaki, lasagna, curry chicken, samosas, sushi, baklava, cannolis and more. I tried to stay away from the items that were fried and I took a small bit of alot of things. I also drank lots of water. I still felt stuffed at the end of the night, I was a bit worried that I had overdone it. The good news is that today when I went to the gym and stepped on the scale there was no change! Very happy about that. The obstacle that at I am going I have to overcome is March 1st I am spending going Washington/NYC for the week to visit a friend. I am going to have to stay focused., but I know that I can do it! I have already packed the 30 Day Shred which will be a must on all the days that I can do it. I figure that the damage will not be as bad if Jillian is with me.

P.S. Is it just me or is the spell check in Blogger the worst spell check in the world? Just asking...


Weight In ....Woot! Woot!

>> Saturday, February 20, 2010

Today is weight in day and I am 225.6! Yeah! Now I need to keep this up.

There is no such thing as luck,
success comes from doing


Feelin Good....

>> Friday, February 19, 2010

I went to see Valentine's Day with an ex-coworker today, it was cute. Not my type of movie (I am more of an action-suspense-horror type of girl) but it made me laugh. This movie had EVERYONE in it: Julia Roberts, McSteamy, McDreamy, Ann Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel , Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner and more! For the amount that this movie made at the box officeI am not sure how they are going to pay all these celebs. The movie looked at love from all points of view, young old, married, single, gay and straight. Want a good laugh and love romance mushy stuff? Go see it.

I will try and post the recipe for the Chili Con Carne that I made the other day. It turned out really well that I will definitely make it again, I think that I will try it with ground turkey. I tried my hand at making tandoori chicken today and it smelled so good that I could not wait to eat it. Although it was a bit pale (the recipe said red food coloring and I had none), I improvised with a bit of tomato sauce but that didn't help the color situation. It tastes amazing but it looks like it needs a tan.

Tomorrow night I am attending a Cultural Food Event. There will be foods from all different countries as well as performances of all kinds. I am excited, but I am really going to have to control myself, I do NOT want a repeat of what happened a few weeks ago. I am starting to get back to the low of 224 and I do not want to screw it up.

Wish me luck!

Weight in tomorrow, I feel confident that I went down, the only question is how low did I go. Am I the only one who refuses to buy new clothes until I lose weight? A co-worker asked me yesterday if I lost weight. I told her no not any more than I have in the last year and a half but I REFUSE to buy new clothes so everything looks big. Call me lazy or cheap, I know that I can pull my pants down without unbuttoning them, but I cannot bring myself to buy new pants. I am getting on my own nerves because it is starting to look sloppy. I have some skirts that I should give away but they are so nice that I can't...


Chili Con Carne

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Another good day. Ate well and didn't have the crazy chocolate cravings today. Decided to make some chili for super it turned out great! I made alot so I can have some for lunch tomorrow also. Didn't make it to the gym today :(


Steppin' to the Oldies

>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today was a good day. I went to step class and this week's dance theme was old school hip-hop. I LOVED it, they played all the classics that reminded me of high school. I couldn't concentrated because I was too busy singing. I swear I tripped over the step because I was singing, "Ice, Ice, Baby" and "Can't Touch This".

Even if you are on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.


Nike Gets Delicious

>> Monday, February 15, 2010

I saw these commercials on another website and I had to post them. Don't they just make you wanna hit the gym?

The song in the first video brings me back to high school, "That girl is Poison!"
The second video has my fitness idol Serena Williams.



Canada's First Gold on Home Soil!

>> Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yeah! We just won a gold medal in men's moguls! As you can see I have added a medal chart to the blog so that we all can keep track of the medal count.

Today, I went to the gym and did Zumba which is always fun and did some weights. I am trying a new routine and also incorporating some ab exercises. I NEVER do abs because I feel that they are pointless, I never see any results. I am taking a different approach and I am going to try and do at least 2 ab exercises with each training session. I usually do one exercise per body part whenever I am at the gym. This is what works best for me and ensures that if I miss a session I do not feel as if I have left a part unworked. I love to work legs the most and my favorite exercises include:

squats (regular and plie)
Romanian deadlift
Leg press (I am up to three plates on each side)

I also like to do assisted pull ups and I am trying so hard that one day I can do on on my own.

Have you hit a brick wall?
Aim higher and jump over it.


Up :(

>> Saturday, February 13, 2010

Weight is up this week to 230.8 not happy about that but really had a bad week on the eating and workout front. I really need to get my head back in the game.

I LOVE the Olympics, I have watched alot today (women's moguls, short track speed skating, women's hockey) and I love how the Olympics has the power to bring the world together, I am also happy because it is on home turf! GO CANADA! I was watching a bit of women's hockey we are winning 16-0 against Slovakia (Yikes!) and there was still 12 minutes to go. In the next few days you will be reading alot of Olympic talk.

Motivation is what gets you started,
habit is what keeps you going
-John Ryun


Drama at the Gym

>> Thursday, February 11, 2010

I am in Zumba class dancing away and a lady goes to put on the fan on the wall in the corner. Lady #2 goes and turns it off, Lady #1 puts it back on, next thing you know they are yelling at each other over the salsa rhythms! Lady #1 goes to the instructor ( who seems to have not noticed what is going on) and says that she is going to pass out if the fan is not turned on. Note that there are about 60 people in the aerobics room class. In the end the instructor makes an announcement about placing yourself accordingly if you do not like the fan to be blown on you. When Lady #1 left (about 15 minutes early), Lady #2 followed, so I am sure that they had words in the locker room.

I am feeling very blah these days, lately I have been feeling very bloated and I am not sure why, it is to the point that I feel sick. I try and drink tea, water and nothing is helping. I think it is because some of the food I had over the last two days had some milk in it ( I am self diagnosed lactose-intolerant). I know that I am up this week and I do that I have to do better on the eating front.

Not looking forward to Saturday's weigh in :(


I'm Baaaake!

>> Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hello Strangers,
I have been so busy with work. I went back to the gym yesterday and really wasn't feeling it. I am getting better at step, I only make a few mistakes now! Spinning was fun, but I really did not give it 100%. Tonight, I have Body Bar Combat and Zumba. As for the weight loss, I have put a few pounds on since my low of 224, yesterday I was 228. But like I have said before I go up and down like the stock market. I am thinking about doing the Walk to End Breast Cancer in October. For those of you that do not know it is a weekend walk were you walk 65 km in 2 days. The only thing is I have to raise 2000$ to be considered. I am really excited and I think that I am going to sign up.


I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!

>> Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Why is it that when I am face to face with treats I cannot resist? I need some self control! Today we had an event at work and there were so many home made treats! Yes I had fruit, but that only satisfied me for a short time, I had to have some of the chocolate (kryptonite) banana bread and a few brownies (more kryptonite). I need to break free from the chains of sugar!!!

I am so busy at work that I did not have time for the gym these days and I do not think that I will be able to go until Saturday morning. I am so scared for the weight in on Saturday (I know,it is only Tuesday). The good news is that all this madness will end on Sunday. So next week ,I will get back to business)


Chocolate is My Kryptonite

>> Monday, February 1, 2010

The last Friday of every month we have a small bday party to celebrate the people at work who celebrated their bday that month. We forgot last Friday, so we had it today. I had 3 cupcakes, ahhhhhhh! What is wrong with me? I just love chocolate.

Today I went to the gym, did 30 mins on the stairstepper, 30 mins on the cross trainer. Wanted to do the weight class but the class was so full that there was no equipment left! No weights , no balls nothing. So I did some weights on my own and went home.

Hopefully all those people that got a free month at the gym willbe gone by the end of the week.

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