How Low Can You Go

Summer Challenge--Week 10

>> Friday, July 30, 2010

This is quick, cause I am typing this while I am at the hotel.  Weigh in today 212.6, that is up 1.6 from last week , but I have to admit that my eating has been weak.  I am going to try my best while I am away.  You know when you know that you have lost alot of weight , yet you still look at yourself and realize that there is SO much more to work on?  That is how I feel today.*SIGH*  Nothing that I can do, but be the best me that I can be (I just reread that and it sounds uber cheesy)

Have a great weekend.

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No Turning Back

>> Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tomorrow, I leave for Toronto and Saturday is the parade!  OMG!  Wish me luck and assuming they look appropriate,  I will post pics.

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Too Much Sushi

>> Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One of my friend's was in from out of town, so we had a sushi dinner.  I ate WAY to much and today I feel like crap.  I stepped on the scale (I am a sucker for punishment) and it was up 3 pounds, YIKES!  I am going to drink alot of water and try and get this is check for the weigh in on Saturday.

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8K

>> Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Today I ran 8K, it took me and hour and 7 minutesand it wasn't a joke, there were so many times that I wanted togive up but I just kept going.  When I got home my legs felt so heavy.

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Summer Challenge-- Week 9

>> Monday, July 26, 2010

Sorry, I have been MIA, internet difficulties.  I do not have a pic of the scale this week.  I weighed in at 211.  Down 0.8. Good stuff.

I haven't posted any new workout songs in a few weeks, so this week I have TWO for you.  The first one is by Shakira and was part of the World Cup.



Great beat and very catchy.  The second is a song I overheard online, I LOVE THIS SONG, even though it is not typically what I would listen to, I know a good song when I hear one! It is called Like A G6 by Far East Movement.

 

My friend picked up the Caribana costumes and said that they do not leave much to the imagination,YIKES!

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Getting My Head Into The Race

>> Thursday, July 22, 2010

With another 5K a little over 2 weeks away, it is time to buckle down and start to train with avengence.  I am going to Toronto for Caribana and I plan on keeping up with my running and my friends are aware of this.  The hotel we are staying at has a gym and when I am at my friends place her building also has one, as well as a running room close by.  I plan on attending the free clinics on the Sunday and Wed. that I am there.
Here is my new schedule that I am following, my goal for this race is to do it in 35 minutes or less.

July 22: 7K (4.3 miles)
July 23: 4K speed
July 24: 4K
July 25: Running Room
July 26: Running Room
July 27: 8K (5 miles)
July 28: Running Room
July 29: 4K speed
July 30: 5K
July 31: Parade (I will be Palancing/Dancing my butt off)
Aug 1: Running Room (30 Wellington East), if this doesn't work out 4K speed
Aug 2: 8K
Aug 3: 4K speed
Aug 4: Running Room (4984 Yonge St) if this doesn't work 4K
Aug 5: 5K
Aug 6: 8K
Aug. 7: REST
Aug. 8: RACE!

I am sure you really don't care how many kms I run a day, but the reason I lay this all out, is if for any reason I forget what I am suppose to do when, I can go online, reference this post and I will have all the info at the types of my fingers.

I do all of these using the 10/1 method, I run for 10 minutes and then I walk at a brisk pace for 1 minute, until I am done my distance, this is what works best for me.  On the days that say "speed",I am increasing my speed during my 10 minutes runs for a minute to a sprint.

I am hoping that this will work!

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10 More Days

>> Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Until Caribana,  my plan of action is to continue working twice a day.  After talking to my friend's boyfriend he suggested low weight and high reps for my strength training, so that is what I have been doing and let me tell you, I am feeling the burn.

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5 HEALTHY Items that are CHEAP

The last post got a few comments stating that eating healthy is expensive and this is why people don't do it.  I agree 100%. Yes, it is easier to buy a pizza than to make it, but many people have said that the more they cooked at home, the more weight they lost.  I myself noticed a huge difference when I stopped buying lunch and brought my own.  You never know how much salt is placed in the item you are eating.  Also the portion sizes are always too much and you HAVE to eat it all because you paid for it, RIGHT?! I have compiled a list of 5 items that are good for you and will not break the bank.

  1. EGGS-- Great source of protein and you can get 12 for 2$.  Did you know that there is no nutritional difference between white and brown eggs?  The only difference is that they come from different colored chickens.  Have then hard boiled as a snack, make an omelet or put them on a salad.
  2. TUNA-- You can find a can as low as 59 cents.  Choose the ones in water.  Add a little mayo (or plain yogurt) some pepper, pepper sauce, green onions and you are set!  Add it to a salad or just eat it plain.
  3. OATMEAL-- A big bag runs you about 2-3 $.  This is a great option for breakfast, all you have to do is add boiling water.  Add cinnamon, nutmeg and berries for a yummy meal or snack.
  4. FRUITS & VEGGIES -- Buy what is in season, this is the key to cheaper fruits and veggies.  Also bananas are always pretty cheap 70 cents/lb, they are great source of potassium and are great in smoothies
  5. UNSALTED NUTS -- Almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, try to buy these at a store that you can shop by weight such as Bulk Barn. They make a great snack and all you need is a handful, you can add them to oatmeal and salads, they are a great source of healthy fat (remember you do need some fat in your diet for your organs)
Do you have a healthy "cheap" item that you swear by?

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No Excuse

>> Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Today, I went to the States for the day.  I went down to Plattsburgh and did a little shopping, after this excursion I came to 2 conclusions:

  1. Americans have NO EXCUSE no to eat healthier, things are SO much cheaper in the States than Canada. 
  • Greek Yogurt: States--> 3.99 Canada --> 5.99(plus 15% tax)
  • Frozen fruit: States--> 1.99 Canada --> 3.99 at least
  • Kashi cereal: States--> 2.99 Canada --> 5.99 at least
You get the picture

   2.  There is NO EXCUSE for you to look busted.  Target is like heaven, I bought 3 pairs of jeans, two
         pairs of legging, a shirt all for 100$!  I also got two dresses for weddings that I will attending at
        GREAT prices.  I also got some hair products that would be double the price here.

Then I remember that our health care is(almost) free, I guess the grass is not always

In other news I got my tooth fixed, it was a filling that had fallen out.  Still can only chew on one side of my mouth, but at least it is not as painful.

Today I ate alot of crap, pizza, pretzels,bleh.   Tomorrow, I will be back on the bandwagon, I also need to drink more water.  Things are going well, I don't want to mess it up.

Happy Tuesday!

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Great Weekend: Spa and Drake

>> Monday, July 19, 2010

This weekend I went to the Spa with some high school friends.  One of these friends I have not seen since Oct.and she was very impressed with my weight loss.   She has gained a few pounds and asked my what she can do to loss weight.  I told her drink lots of water, eat more veggies (so that you you will feel fuller)  and exercise. She frowned at all those suggestions.  "I don't like water, veggies or exercise.  Isn't there a magic pill?"  Nope, that is the combination that will get you where you want to be.  I know that many people WANT to loss weight , really it is such a mental think that you would not believe, you need to be mentally ready to tackle your weight.  You need control and determination.  Weight loss is far from easy as anyone who is on their journey knows, but the rewards are priceless.

I must admit, this weekend I had way more desserts than I usually have (I usually don't have any), but who can resist a good creme brulee? Yesterday while flossing my teeth, a huge piece of my molar came out just like that, the dentist will not be able to see me until tomorrow, so I cannot eat.  I had tried and it hurts like a mother.  I figure one day of only water won't hurt, the only side effect is that I have this persisting headache.

I went to see Drake last night, he was fantastic!  He is also known as Jimmy from the TV show Degrassi ,he was the kid in the wheelchair that was shot in a school shooting. He has a 1000 Watt smile, that lights up the room.  I am so proud that he is Canadian and is achieving so much success.  The first video is "Money to Blow" and the second is "Say Something".  Enjoy!

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Summer Challenge -- Week 8

>> Friday, July 16, 2010


Week 8, wow.


Yeah!  Down 1.2! What more can I ask for?  I think that I need to eat a bit more food, I am going to try that this week and see if I get better results, as for my goals:

1.Lose 25 pounds (193.8) CHECK! Down this week, for a total of 7 pounds lost. I made it to 211, now let's get to 210 and out of the teens. This is VERY exciting.

2. Try a new physical activity each week CHECK! I went to Aqua Fitness yesterday and let me tell you that it is not a joke.  When you are doing bicep curls in the water, you REALLY feel it. I was sweating in the pool!  I didn't even think that was possible.  I really enjoyed it, so I signed up for the rest of the 7 weeks ( it was only 20$)  I can also take the class on Tuesdays, but that is for beginners (I figure I can push myself)

3. Make a new healthy recipe each week CHECK! Had my BBQ tofu.

A truly great week.

Fat girls are at the butt of all jokes, I realized this at the comedy show last night.  No matter what you race, they always have to throw in something about the "fat friend".  Can you hook me up with one of your hot friends?  Not the fat one.  I guess it can be funny, but, it hits a nerve, because in many circles, I am the fat friend.

This weekend, I am heading to the spa with some girlfriends for one girl's 30th.  Yeah!  The meals are all included, so I hope that they will have some healthy choices, I will bring along alot of healthy snacks (almonds, dried cranberries, I will even bring some cherries)

Have a great weekend!

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One Thing That Sucks About Losing Weight

I lost my ring today!  I know that it was loose, but when I looked down at my hand tonight it was gone.  It was a gift from my mom on my 21st bday.

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Race #2 and 2 weeks until Caribana

>> Thursday, July 15, 2010

I have signed up for my second 5K, it will be on Aug.8.  The goal is to beat my previous time of 37:37, I am aiming for 35 minutes and I really feel like I can do it.  I was reading an article that said for every half pound you lose you can increase your running time by a few seconds, it may not sound like much but shaving 2 minutes off of a 10K time is a big deal.

In a little over two weeks I will be wearing this:

Am I ready? Not really. But I am working each day to make my body the best that it can be on the road.

I do think that I am going to have to get some sun on the body parts that are not usually exposed.

Have a great week and tomorrow is weight in!

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This Is Why You're Fat

>> Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This is Why You're Fat is a website dedicated to heart attack meals waiting to happen.  These are "treats" that you find all over the world. For example; the Fat Monkey caught my eye

Two slices of chocolate chip banana bread, with layers of Nutella, bananas, and marshmallow creme sandwiched in between, dipped in cake batter and deep-fried, then dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in toasted almonds and coconut.
Damn......

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What do you like to make on the BBQ?

Life are going well, I am hitting the gym twice a day and doing my best to eat well.  When I do not eat well, I eat said item in moderation. I know that the staff at the gym think that I am on crack, but that's cool.  Thank God my gym is 24 hours.  I just waltz in there at11 pm and all is right in the world

I am excited, this week I am going to two comedy shows for the Just For Laughs Festival.  I will be hitting up the Ethnic Comic show, featuring comics of all ethnic backgrounds; Asian, African, oh I cannot wait! Here is a taste of the host Jo Koy:




I am also going to see the Nasty Show, comedy that should make me blush.   It is uncensored and full of profanity, I love it! As for a clip of that, let me just say it would not be appropriate ;)

Sometimes, I wish I could be a comedian, I think have some pretty good material.

Let me just tell you one story...

  In Japan the bra sizes do not go into double letters, they just continue down the alphabet. Once a female student pulled me aside and asked me what my cup size was (I know this may sound weird,but trust me in Japan this is normal), I was about to answer when her friend pipes in "Z"!

Ok, let me not quit my day job.

I tried to make a new recipe yesterday and it wasn't bad. I went to the health food store and bought some extra firm tofu, cut it into slices and brushed the slices with sesame oil.  I then placed the slices on the BBQ (my best friend).  I then took about 1 tbsp of peanut butter, some pepper sauce (about 1/2 a tsp) and about 1/4 water and placed that in the microwave and voila;MissHaneefa Sesame Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce.  I also sliced some eggplant brushed the slices with garlic and olive oil and placed that on the BBQ also.  YUMMY!

Do you have a BBQ tofu recipe?  What do you like to make on the BBQ?

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One Month Left: Time to Get Serious

>> Sunday, July 11, 2010

My 30th birthday is one month from tomorrow. I would like to loss 10 pounds by then (203-205). 203 is the smallest number that I have seen on a scale and that was back in 2003. Here is the plan:

1. Some form of exercise twice a day
2. Drink at least 2 L of water a day
3. Eat sensibly and do not over indulge
4. Track all food (This is hard for me)
5. Finish Level 3 of the 30 Day Shred (10 days, heat wave is done, for now)

I really think this is doable, I was hoping to be under 200, but I am not sure if that is doable.  I have had a rough weekend eating wise.  I love going to BBQ's but they can be bad news for the scale.  I have eaten more that I should have, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, blah blah blah.  Granted, I have eaten good things also, chicken and veggies, but I have supplemented these with ice cream cake and cookies.    Is there any reason to get sad? No! Tomorrow, I am back at it.

On a happier exercise not, I missed running with the clinic this morning because I was tired, so what did I do?  I ran to the gym (took about 30 minutes), did a half an hour workout (did I mention my arms are getting ripped?) Don't tell the cops, I don't have a licence for these guns! Then I walked back home.  Total area covered 7.8km.

Friday I saw Knight and Day, the movie with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, I have to admit that it was pretty funny. Not as good as Toy Story 3, but still worth the trip.

Oh yes, it is Sunday, so you know what that means? A new workout song!  I have been keeping an ear out all week for a song to choose and I think that I have one.  Ciara's Ride.  I have to admit, I have never been a big Ciara fan , but I know a good song when I hear it and the video is sexy (some say too much), plus is has Ludacris, what more can you ask for!? Enjoy!

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Summer Challenge --Week 7

>> Friday, July 9, 2010





Yeah!  I am down 1.2! I swear it is because of the heat, I am melting away.  I am very happy with these results and hopefully, next week I will continue the trend an see 212 or even 211.  When I am at 211.8 that will mean I have lost 60 pounds, can you believe that? It has been 2 years and 3 months that I have been working at this and it is paying off. 60 pounds; that is alot of weight.  Yet, I still feel like the same ol' me.

This week's goals, let us review:

1.Lose 25 pounds (193.8) CHECK! Down this week, don't think I am going to lose 25 pounds on this challenge, since we only have 6 weeks left. Just by the math, I will probably loss another 5, for a loss of 10 which is not bad.  I am not going to give up though.  I wanted to be at 212 THIS week, I am 213, close, so close.

2. Try a new physical activity each week FAIL! This wasn't really my fault, I went to the Aquafitness class yesterday and guess what; it starts NEXT Thursday, groan.

3. Make a new healthy recipe each week FAIL!  I tried to make some muffins, they came out tasting more like scones, so I will not even tell you about that, it doesn't count.

All in all I am happy with how this week turned out.  I have a few BBQs on the weekend and I will stick to bringing fruit (watermelon is the best) and I usually have my burgers without the buns.  Carbs and I don't really go well together, so I save them for things I REALLY like (sushi).

Have a great weekend!

 

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4 Races in August? Yup, I KNOW I Can!

>> Thursday, July 8, 2010

I went to a work get together and it came up that I ran a 5K last Saturday, everyone was so impressed.  I am still on cloud 99 from the experience, that I have done some research and there are 4 possible 5Ks that I can do in August.  Guess what? Goal 1: I am going to try and do them all.  The next goal will be to have a better time at each race.  First race is August 8.  This is the one that I am going to focus on for now.  I am starting my training (I never really stopped),with this race in mind, with a goal of 35 minutes (baby steps).  I am keeping the training to the treadmill (not really a fan of this),but the weather outside has to cool down before I venture out to running 30 minutes + in this heat, I was cleaning the car today and had to fun inside because I felt sick,imagine running!  Like I said in a previous post I want to bring my time down to 30 minutes.  Hopefully, next week will be cooler and I can go back to training outside.

The 10K clinic ( I know I can't believe it either) begins Aug. 24 and I am so down.  I still cannot believe how far I have come!

QUESTION: Does anyone have advice on how to improve my race time?  Thank you in advance.

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I'm Sorry

Readers, I am going to have to put Level 3 of the 30 Day Shred on hold until next week.  The temperature here has been 40 degrees for a third day (104 F)  and I cannot do this video in my non air conditioned home.  I am still going to the gym (it is air conditioned) and working my butt off.  Thank you for all your leg and thigh suggestions.  TOM is here, so that means an increase on the scale, weigh in tomorrow is going to show it.  I am drinking as much water as I can stand, but I really feel like crap and this temperature is just making it worse.

Even though it is this hot, I would much rather this weather than -40 C (40F), yes it does get that cold.  That we have in winter.

Have a great day!

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You`re The Only Girl I Know That Goes To The Gym....

>> Tuesday, July 6, 2010

So can you help me build my chest?  Yes!  These are the words anyone would love to hear. A guy friend of mine asked me this today.  I was more than willing to show him a few moves to improve his already banging body (Chest flyes, chest press).

I wore shorts to the gym today, because it was so hot and I realized that I need to tone up my thighs, any suggestions?  They need to be a bit tighter...

This is the second day of a heat wave 40 C (100 F), it is suppose to last until Friday.  I am going to skip Jillian today because I have a headache.  But tomorrow I will begin Level 3 and finish this bad boy girl.  Because of this heat I have been running on the treadmill inside, but tomorrow I will run outside with the Running Room, yikes!

I have lined up a few more 5K to do in the upcoming months, there are none in the area in July, but August-Oct there are a few.  I will keep you posted and hopefully I can improve my time with each race.

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My 30th Birthday: I NEED Your Help!

>> Monday, July 5, 2010

Today is the last day of Level 2!  YEAH!  Next stop Level 3!

Just finished Day 20 of the 30 Day Shred, it is 30 degrees here and it feels like 40 with the humidex.  I do not have air conditioning.  I look like I took a shower!

 Just a few things to note:

  • Went to the mall and tried on some stuff, smaller sizes left, right and centre, yeah!
  • My 30th birthday is in a little over a month, I am looking for ideas on something special to do, can you please help me?
New followers, welcome, welcome, pull up a chair and stay awhile.

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Workout Song Sundays

>> Sunday, July 4, 2010

I love this song, it came out a few months ago but it is still high on my gym rotation. "Hold Ya" is by Gyptian who is from Jamaica, this remix features Nicki Minaj. Enjoy!

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My First 5K Run: One of My Proudest Moments

I can genuinely say this was one of my proudest moments, it is almost up there with the day I got my university degree.  Yesterday, I got up around 6:45, because I was so excited.  I had a mango for breakfast and headed out to the race area.  This is me before the race.

At 8 am the temperature was already 20 degrees and climbing.

I arrived to the race area early.  They had coffee, bananas, juice and granola bars for people to take.  I was nervous,but at the same time I was anxious to get it over with. There were three classes of people at this race: 5K walkers, 5K runners and 10 K runners.  The 10 K people were just going to do the 5K course twice.  We all did a group stretch and the organizers were playing music getting us pumped up for the race.  When it was time to line up, I positioned myself closer to the back, I had read that if you are slower you should go to the back so that you do not interfere with the faster runners. There were about 60 people in total.  When the whistle blew, I was off.  Let me tell you those first few minutes were a little overwhelming, all these people were racing to get ahead of each other.  I just kept my cool and kept my pace.  I was not going to be jaded my people who were passing me and let me tell you there were many.  Within the first 5 minutes there was a hill, it was a bit of a pain, but I did it. I was so happy when I saw the 1K mark, I looked down at my stopwatch at it said 7 minutes, not bad. I continued to run taking in the beautiful residential area that we were in.  There was not much shade, since we were running in the street, so I was sweating life a mofo.  I kept with my 10 minute run, 1 minute walk schedule and I saw that many people where doing the same with their stop watches, so I really did not feel bad.  By 2K there was a water station, I wanted to walk through it but then I noticed they did not have any garbage cans, and I DID NOT want to throw the cup on someones beautiful lawn, so I stood there and drank it, it was so cold and delicious.  I kept going and surprisingly the 3K and 4K  markers came quickly.  I loved the fact that there were people on their lawns doing their Saturday morning housework cheering us on. I must admit that at one point there was no one in front of me and no one behind me and it was a little discouraging, but I kept going.  When I crossed the 4K marker I knew that I was almost done and this pushed me even more.  There was a little boy on his lawn and as the runners passed he got so excited and kept yelling"Woohooo", it made me laugh.  Then I heard the music at the finish line, I knew that I was almost there.  I saw my Mom cheering (she came to supposed me ), I blasted to the end and my final time was........
37:37

WHAT!!!! Can you believe it!  I was ecstatic, elated, I still can't believe it!  I was so happy at the end I felt as if I could have done anything!  I am so proud of myself, all my hard work paid off.
MissHaneefa at the finish line, happy as a clam.  My Mom and I.

Now,  I know that I can do a 5 K.  What is the next step?  I thought you would never ask. Sign up for a few more 5Ks improve my time with each race and try to bring my time eventually under 30 minutes (I am not even sure if this is possible but I will try).  Running clinic at the Running Room will be over in a few weeks.  Since I know that I can do a 5K, I am going to sign up for the 10K clinic at the end of August.  My November, I should be running a 10K!  OMG! I cannot believe this.  If you had told be a few weeks ago that I would even be thinking about running anything, I would have laughed in your face.  This just proves that if you want something and you work for it you can do it. I know this sounds cheesier than a grilled cheese, but it is so true!  Thanks for all your support!

P.S.  I didn't do my 30 Day Shred yesterday, I know that you will understand.  But today I am back with Jillian!

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Summer Challenge--Week 6

>> Friday, July 2, 2010

Week 6? Already!  Well after all I have been through this week, this is what the scale said

Yeah!  Down only 0.4, but at least it was not a gain.  Next week I need to go down further 212 is really what I want to see.

Let's review how I did with this weeks goals:

1.Lose 25 pounds (193.8) CHECK! Down this week, barely. Last week I wanted to be at 212 THIS week, so i will have to hope for that for NEXT WEEK.

2. Try a new physical activity each week CHECK! 5K is tomorrow, picked up my number and I am ready!  Didn't make it to Aqua Fitness this week, but I will try for next week.  Might also be in the mood for some Hot Yoga.

3. Make a new healthy recipe each week CHECK! I made Carrot Oatmeal muffins for our breakfast party at work, yummy!

Scale is going in the right direction, but I want to have less fluctuations during the week.  Tonight I am going to a vegetarian Thai restaurant for a friend's birthday and Monday I have a sushi lunch date with a friend.  The rest will be clean.  Remember when I was taking about eating raw for a day, my local health food store puts out a monthly magazine and in this issue they have a whole section on raw food!  I think I will try one next week and I will let you know.

Have a great weekend and to all my American bloggers, HAPPY 4th of JULY!

30 Day Shred is coming along nicely, I cannot believe that Level 2 is almost done!

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Thank You, Thank You, You're Far Too Kind

Trina @Me So Hongry! was kind enough to give me the Fabulous Sugar Doll Award!  Thank you so much!  Trina has a fabulous sense of humour and has come so far in her weight loss journey.  Check her out!

The rules are:

•Thank the recipient


•Link back to the giver

•Reveal 10 things about me
 
Here we go:

  1. I have a secret calling as a make-up artist, although I do not wear make up all the time, when I do, BAM!  I look like a million bucks (I wish I had a million bucks, instead of looking like it ) 

  2. I went to see Usher back in '97 and I caught his water bottle at the concert! (Remember My Way? Nice and Slow? ) I still have it....

  3. I was in Thailand during the 2006 tsunami, a party on the other side of the country saved my life

  4. I love reading books for teens (I love books for adults too),but something about books like Twilight and the Uglies series draw me in

  5. I have an obsession with underwear, I have over 100 pairs some still have the tags on theme, the catch is I will not spend more than 5$ on a pair.

  6. I love lifting weights, I secretly wish that I could go into power lifting

  7. I will try anything once, I have eaten; goat, snake, whale, octopus and even silk worms

  8. I love the beach, whenever I travel, the location almost always has a beach, the clear water, the sand.  I don't even care if I have to wear a bathing suit

  9. I watched  a guy beat up his girlfriend at the mall when I was 16 and I vowed that if I ever saw that again in my life I would intervene, fast forward to 2006 Japan,when I saw a man was assaulting a girl in the club, I stepped in and a fight ensued, we were on the floor rolling around, I was throwing punches.  To make a long story short, he got kicked carried out of the club.

  10. I would love to be on Amazing Race or Survivor, travel + challenges?  What could be better?

I pass the award onto the following blogs (some of my favorites, already got one, you know who you are)

Summer Challenge results to come in a bit.

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Detox #FAIL

>> Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 1 of detox went well, I ate my breakfast and I drank water with lime for the rest of the day,no caving, I was feeling like a superstar.  Today was day 2 and it started off well, I had oatmeal with natural peanut butter and a bit of brown sugar and a mango.  I was proceeding to spend the rest of the day sipping on lime water.  By 6 pm I was hungry and I went to a friend's house, I proceeded to have hot dogs (no buns), egg rolls and donuts. Boo, I feel just as bad as I did before I started this whole detox thing, if not worse. Tomorrow is weigh in and sadly, I am sure that I will be up, alas another failed attempt at trying to be down two weeks in a row.  I guess it is back to square 1, again.  One month until Caribana, I don't even want to think about that.  I guess I will be living at the gym for the next few weeks, if you are looking for me I will be sleeping on the treadmill, a weight as my pillow.

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Happy Canada Day!

To all my Canadian readers, HAPPY CANADA DAY!  Take this day to RELAX!  Enjoy your day and take a moment to give thanks that we live in such a wonderful country.

    Today I ran about 5.3K and it took me about 41 minutes, this is with a 10 minute run, 1 minute walk routine. I am very confident that Saturday's race will go well.  I am still aiming to finish under 40 minutes, tomorrow will be a day of rest and all I will have a is date with Jillian and the 30 Day Shred.  I also have to go to the Running Room and pick up my race package tomorrow.  The detox is going very well, I am feeling much better and when I stepped on the scale this morning the numbers are coming back to normal.  I REALLY want to be down for the weigh in tomorrow, but I am not sure if I am going to make it.  My weight fluctuates so much, and I am sure that this is not good for me.  I am really trying to stay consistent with my weight heading in the down direction.  I have also realized that my birthday is in 6 weeks, I have 6 weeks to loss about 15 pounds, it is very doable and it would make me ecstatic if I could around 200 for my birthday.

     I have been reading alot about detox lately, and I think that I am going to to some type of detox once a week for the summer, I have to figure exactly what I will do, but I will keep you all posted.  Maybe like Ro, I will try and have a raw food day during the week.

    Today is Day 17 of the 30 Day Shred, wow I really cannot believe that in a few days I will be onto Level 3!  I am excited!


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