How Low Can You Go

So Long Farewell

>> Saturday, February 26, 2011

I am off to Trinidad in the morning. See you in two weeks! (or maybe from the airport if I have wifi access)


Gettin Punked At Old Navy?

>> Thursday, February 24, 2011

My first question is; does Old Navy make their sizes big? I ask this because I went there today for some vacation stuff (it is the only store with decent priced summer clothing at this time of year) and noticed a few things:
- the size 16 skirt fit, but not as close as I want. I have made this mistake before and ended up with a perfectly new skirt that was too big, so I went with the 14.
- the xl shorts fit nicely, but had to really pull on that drawstring. I just could not bring myself to try the large, I'm not there yet, as silly as if sounds.
- still looking for that "skin iron" these thighs need a permanent press (memo to self when I get back)

I went to Winners (Canadian TJ Maxx) and all the xl tops I tried were very comfortable.

Do I sound surprised? Because I am. I just felt that because I have not been on top my game in the last two weeks I figured I would not fit into clothing as nicely. In all fairness I am only up about 5 pounds, but still it feels kinda nice to not give a sh?t.

Like I said in previous blogs, right now I cannot be bothered with writing down what I eat, making sure I have at least three servings of veggies, blah,blah,blah...When I come back from vacation. I will get my mind right, refocus with new goals and rewards. Regular blogs, exercise, food journals and really focus on dropping these last forty pounds. The half marathon is coming and I want to be lighter and fitter, which will hopefully translate into faster.

Happy Friday!



>> Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Today I made it to yogalates and Zumba, it is a start.

I had two people tell me today that I look good, I guess that is a good thing. A co worker also said that she never sees me eating anything bad (ha! I guess she wasn't there when I ate three cookies).

Still not into it, haven't even stepped on the scale. Not going to care until I come back.


Pics From Sunday's Race

Wow, I look evil/crazy in the second photo!  Too funny.



>> Monday, February 21, 2011

I went to the store to look for some shorts/skirts to take with me on vacation. I was not impressed with how I looked. My legs look so jiggly. I am not impressed with them. I need to get them tighter for summer, this is not acceptable.


10K Race: New Personal Best

>> Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello Readers!

     Today, I ran my first race of 2011.  A lovely 10K, the weather was great and the route was beautiful, we ran near a golf course and it was very scenic.  This race series has elite runners, I knew this entering the race.  Many of these  runners compete provincial, some are runners from Universities in the area.  I had an amazing time of 1 hour 8 minutes and 7 seconds, which is a personal best for me.  The sad news is that I came in SECOND TO LAST out of 257 runners :( and the last female.  We did a 5K loop twice, there were times that I wanted to walk for a bit, but my pride would not let me.  Runners were passing me and I was already at the back, so I couldn't bring myself to do it until I knew that no one was looping back.  I have looked at other races put on by this group and even if I improve my time, I will still be at the bottom, that is how good this group in.  Nevertheless, the point is for me to improve and this group will be good for me to do that.  Next race in March 27th.

I have to give myself credit, last year at this time I had NEVER run a race (remember I started at the end of May).  I have really come a long way.  I am going to try and do some sort of physical activity everyday except Friday , before I leave for my trip on Sunday.

Have a Great Week!


Out Of It

>> Friday, February 18, 2011

   I have been out of the game for a few weeks, between sickness and work, I am just not in the right mindset.  I am not really watching what I eat,  eating too many sweets and not enough veggies.  Not eating at regular times and just plain tired. I still workout and run, but I always did that. My heart is really not into it. I just cannot be bothered, my head is not in the game.

     I got some really bad news concerning work and that has been weighing on my mind lately, so I think that is what is adding to my lack of interest.  I think I can only get back into the swing of things once I am back from vacation.  Maybe seeing all those sexy women will motivate me to get my ass in gear once again.  I would love to get rid of these final 40 pounds.

Have a great weekend!



>> Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm going to see John Legend and Sade in June!  SO EXCITED.  A girl at work has tickets (she got them for Christmas)  and I am the only one who likes Sade, so she asked me to go!



Long Time No Blog

   I was so sick for a week, painful stomach cramps and migraines.  I could not eat anything solid for a few days.  Then I woke up one night with hives on my face.  I was petrified.  I took Benedryl.  Luckily, by morning the hives were gone.  Then, I lost my voice and it is still not back 100% and since I am a teacher, you know that my voice is not getting much rest.  Besides that,   I am starting to get back to my regular self.

Here are a few things I think you should know:

  • Started the Half Marathon Clinic at the Running Room, the group is huge (around 40 people), so far things are going really well.  I am closer to the back than the front, but that is something that I am going to have to work on.  The pace of the group is really fast, but it is good to have that challenge.
  • I am running a 10K race on Sunday.  I would love to have a  time under 1h 9 minutes, but since I have not been running because I was sick, I am not sure.
  • Trinidad is in a little over a week away, I am so excited.  We have a crazy itinerary that involves MANY hours of parties and only a few hours of sleep. Wooo hoooo.
  • I am going to spend this weekend packing and sorting out what I need to buy for the trip.
My weight is still around 212 and I am still heading to classes but I have been eating more than my share of chocolates.  When I come back from my vacation, I am going to join the 6 week weight loss plan at my studio with the Naturopath.  You can loss 15-25 pounds and I think I need that to get my ass under 200.

Have a great day!


Mom Works, So Kids Are Bigger: True or False?

>> Friday, February 4, 2011

There was an interesting article in The Globe and Mail today. It discussed the possible correlation between childhood obesity and the amount of hours the mother worked.
The article basically said, in a study that screened 900 elementary school students in 10 US cities they found a direct correlation between the number if hours the mother worked and the increased BMI of the child.
This does make some sense. If the mother is working there is more chances that she cannot be home to cook a nutritious meal and is more likely to take her kids out for fast food.

What do you think? Is there any truth to this study?


Run and Tell That, Homeboy!

>> Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Today I went and bought a new running top. Guess what? It was a LARGE! boooyaaaa! Take that cookies! Non scale victory for the books!

Look how happy I am. Take that scale *two middle fingers in the air*

My running buddy and I went out in the blizzard for a quick run today. It really wast that bad. There was snow on the street but the temperature was fine. Other staff at work thought we were insane, I loved it.

Did you know that February is heart health month?

Here are a few ways to prevent heart disease (and stay all around healthy)

1. Prevent and control high cholesterol-- eat a diet low in saturated fat and high in fiber, keep a healthy weight and exercise regularly.

2. Maintain a healthy weight. This is the one I need to work on .

3. Prevent and control diabetes. Maintain a healthy weight ( do you see a trend here?) and exercise regularly.

4. No tobacco

5. Moderate alcohol use

6. Regular physical activity. Thirty to sixty minutes a day.

7. Diet and nutrition. Eating fresh fruits and veggies (I must admit that I much better at this especially the veggie part ). Lowering/cutting the amount if salt you add to food and eating less saturated fat.

More heart info to follow this month!

Have a great night!

Welcome to all my new followers!


Can You Tell I Had Only 2 Classes Today

I found this on Randi's blog Go check it out!

A Short Survey
1) What is your favorite household chore? And what is your least favorite?

Favorite household chore…I LOVE washing dishes, not so much putting them away, but whenever I go to a friend's place, I always help out and wash a few dishes. I hate folding clothes. When i was in Japan I used to wear the clothes out of the dryer like a bad girl.
2)What is your favorite city? Tokyo or NYC
3) Have you found real love yet? Hmmmm, I have someone I love, it is real, but is it forever? I wish...
4) What’s one thing you eat almost everyday?

There is nothing I eat daily..oatmeal, Monday to Friday. Fruits. I eat them everyday.
5) What was your last thought before falling asleep last night? Tomorrow is going to be a good day.
6) What’s the worst injury you had as a child? We were redoing out kitchen and a counter fell on my arm. It was blue and swollen for a very long time.
7) Will you/have you worked out today?

Nope, going for a run in an hour, in this blizzard
Do you tweet? If so, what’s your name?

Yes! I’m @MissHaneefa, funny, I tweet but no Facebook.
9) List three things you wouldn’t want to live without:

My mother, my passport and a phone
10) Hold old were you when you had your first kiss?

Real kiss....hmmmm....maybe 13 or 14.


Valentine's Day

You know how much I love these things.  I got this over at Sarcastic & Sassy

1. Handmade gifts? Love or hate? Kind of cheesy.  If my guy made a necklace sure that would be great, but honestly I think I will pass. A handmade card is the only exception

2. Gift cards? Love or tacky? Love cards.  When I give a card, I spend so much time reading cards to choose the right words for the person.

3. What type of theater do you frequent (like Cinemark, etc)?   Since I live in Canada, I think that things are a bit different.  I usually go to the Coliseum.

4. Coffee? addict, like, can't stand? Starbucks, home, other? I had to stop drinking coffee because I could not handle the milk.  And coffee without milk is blah.  I do have the occasional coffee, when I am in the mood.

5. Do you read? Books you've been wanting to read? Type of books you like? I love to read. I really like psycho thriller.  my favorite author is John Saul.  I am currently waiting or the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy.

6. 3 Favorite running accessories. Garmin, florescent orange running jacket and Lululemon alpin tight pants.

7. Kids? Ages? No kids.

8. Pets? Nope

9. 3 things you can't leave home without. Cell phone, wallet and watch

10. 3 Favorite magazines. Current subscription? Muscle and Fitness HERS, Oxygen and Women's Health

11. When you are in a running slump, what motivates you? Thinking about how far I have come and that I am running a Half in May!

12. Complete the sentence, "My favorite thing about running/exercise is __________"
The fact that I can just let my mind go.

13. Shoe size/t shirt size. Shoe size is 10, shirt size XL

14. 3 Favorite Valentine's candies. Cinnamon hearts! Hershey's Kisses and any dark chocolate with nuts.

Have a great day!


I Fought The Cookies And The Cookies Won

>> Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I lost the war against the cookies today and ate 5000000 of them. I didn't feel well (what did I expect) so no running for me. Tomorrow is another day.

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