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All is not lost

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      2 comments

For two months I have not had a chance to exercise. I was inundated with weird shift patterns and moving and all kinds of bureaucracy. It seemed like every time I turned around there was always a problem or complication to sort out. On top of th... Read more

3rd shift sux!

Thursday, April 14, 2011      0 comments

Been working overnight this week. TOUGH!!! No time to exercise, seems like no time to eat, or when it IS time I have no appetite, and only sleep about 4-5 hours in the day cuz I'm not accustomed to sleeping in the day... SO looking forward ... Read more

The Japanese are SO creative!

Sunday, April 10, 2011      3 comments

I got an email that new Kokeshi bentos are in stock. I am willing myself not to add to the collection but it's a tough one! They also have this cool new mug that looks like a camera lens. WOW! I shudder to think how much shopping I would brin... Read more

Additions to the cute lunchbox family!

Friday, February 18, 2011      2 comments

I'm going to have to seriously try to ignore what's happening with this line of bento boxes lest I end up with an unmanageable collection! It's hard though because these are SO cute and offer the most amazing portion control. When you get them t... Read more

I'M athletic? No way! WAY!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011      2 comments

That's kinda how it went the other night with the S.O. He's a distance runner, a keen footballer (soccer to the Yanks ;) and has been involved in sports his whole life. He turned to me and said, "I'm so happy that you're athletic!" Who? ME... Read more

My favourite weight loss quotes

Monday, February 14, 2011      3 comments

Forget all about "A moment on the lips a lifetime on the hips", these are SOOOO much better! "Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!" - Author Unknown "It's hard. It's hard to move that lard." - Wal, Bigge... Read more

Ohhh this is going to be tough!!!

Friday, February 04, 2011      0 comments

So for the past couple days I've been perusing my arsenal of DVDs and videos to separate them into categories for the next few weeks of workout... Yoga/Pilates/Ballet - this bit was easy because those are all quite straightforward. They are... Read more

It's so hard to say goodbye... (DVD/video reviews)

Thursday, February 03, 2011      3 comments

My only way of working out is at home with DVDs/videos. I have over 100 of them from various sources and it's always a challenge for me to add a new one into the rotation because I have SO many favourites! I am addicted to cardio but for the nex... Read more

The cutest lunch boxes ever!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011      8 comments

My new bento boxes arrived from Japan this morning and I couldn't be more pleased. Makes taking lunch to work even MORE fun! Bushi, the Samurai Marie, the French mai... Read more

The Latin Vibe

Friday, January 14, 2011      1 comments

I'm definitely feeling the buzz. Back home from visiting my favourite Brazilian restaurant and my system is not used to more than a modicum of fat/salt/sugar so I can feel it all buzzing though my veins right now. I'm not stressed or panicked or... Read more

Starting over again...and again...and again

Thursday, January 13, 2011      2 comments

To some people, starting over means they've failed. To me, every day upon waking is a day with a slate wiped clean. No mistakes made yet is a chance to start over. So I start over. Every meal and every workout is a chance to start over. So what ... Read more

The Biggest Loser (in reverse)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      1 comments

I am a weight loss show addict - The Biggest Loser, X-Weighted, Thintervention... A new show comes on and I pounce on it. I don't know why. To me it's interesting, and inspirational, and if I can pick up tips here and there then it's useful. ... Read more

Questions Questions

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      1 comments

I've always been an inquisitive person and I've found that what keeps me moving toward my goals is turning that curiosity inwards. The major keys to successfully losing weight and keeping it off are diet and exercise. So I ask myself the followi... Read more