Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What's all this talk about Pumpkin??

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Seems like so many of you love pumpkin anything ! Much like me:) So I'm going to devote this post to the wonderful pumpkin.

The reason is because today after work I stopped off at Save on Foods and saw this

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Ahhh! Of course I bought's absolutely yummy :) Like a homemade Pumpkin Spice latte!

There are man other pumpkin infused foods I would love to try but haven't.

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I have NEVER seen these ice creams here :( I would love to try them though. They sound delicious.

I do want to start baking using pumpkin. i was thinking of making Pumpkin muffins and maybe some pumpkin cookies :) I have also started using it in my morning oats. So delicious.

And let's not forget my fave pumpkin creation!

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Well, off to bed, work in the am, then maybe go for a nice jog :) Have a great night!!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vita-Tastic !

Hello! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. Been so busy working and planing for my Ireland trip! So the other day, I finally had the opportunity to try Vita Tops. I tried these 3 delicious flavors

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I LOVED every single one, but I have to say that out of the three I liked the Banana Fudge the best. I will definitely be stocking up, because I think this flavor is limited edition? So addicted to these now. Definitely give them a try if you haven't already.

I also tried Clif Kid bar in Spooky Smores, just cause I love Halloween! It was pretty good, tasted pretty much like smores to me :) Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Work has been going great! I have just started to get Gratis, which is free makeup! We get to bring it home and test it so we can learn more about it. I just got to bring home the new Chanel eyeshadow quad today. So excited to try it out!

My eating has been great lately. I have been seriously addicted to oat bran. I have a huge bowl every morning, with banana, almond butter and sometimes pumpkin. I also add a ton of cinnamon. Yummy. I have also been consuming a ton of green smoothies lately. Sometimes 3 a day! Love them. I have also started jogging again. I love how I feel after I jog. I read how some other blogger jog 6 to 10 miles! Ahhh, I run 2 miles and I am exhausted :) I forgot how much I truly love jogging. I'm glad I started again.

The weather here is cold and blah. Tons of rain today. I love fall, but just not the rain that comes with it.

In the past 3 weeks, I have gained 12 pounds, which to me is a good thing. I have never felt better. My perception of my body now is so positive. I feel more curvy and just more healthy. I really am loving it. I hope I stay in this frame of mind! Even through my flu, I managed to put on weight, which is weird! here is a pic from tonight of my 12 pound weight gain :) You may not notice it too much, but I certainly feel it, in a good way.Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Off to browse your blogs, have a cup of this

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which I bought 2 boxes of the other day, just cause I love it so much :)

Have a great night!!!


I'm Here!!

I'm off to work!..sorry for my lack of posts..will have a new post tonight..PROMISE!!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy First day Of Autumn !

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Here in Vancouver it doesn't really feel like Fall at was 80 degrees out today! So nice. I had another amazing day at work :) I had the most delicious breakfast, something I haven't had in so omelet! was so good. Lunch was the best tuna sandwich in the world. Around dinner time I wasn't really hungry, but I did manage to eat a big bowl of Kashi Autumn Wheat.

I was thinking of buying Ezekiel bread, is it any good? Can anyone try to describe what it tastes like?

Next week I was also thinking of getting a Breville Blender..this one

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I'm sooo excited! I can't wait to try it out :)

Tomorrow is another work day..then heading to the gym afterwards :)

I am feeling almost 100% better from my flu. On of the worst things about it was the sore throat, ugh. No matter what I did or tried, it just would not go away! It was so sore that I could barely swallow. I'm so happy that it is gone :)

Off to read your blogs, then head off to bed :) here's a pic I took a few mins ago with my friends new Canon Powershot..I love this camera..I wish it was mine :( ha ha. have a great night all!

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Good as new

Hello! I am feeling so much better :) I started work again yesterday, which I missed so much. I am so glad to have that flu out of my system. I am still on the medicine for another 5 days though. Have to take it till it runs out.

Back to eating all my delicious foods that I missed oh so much...this morning was oatmeal tons of good stuff mixed in..yummy.
Lunch was a huge veggie pita. I ate every bite, it was absolutely delicious. Dinner was a baked sweet potato and tons of steamed spinach. Awesome!

I have my friend over right now and we are watching 13 going on 30 :) I love that movie!
Here we are!

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It feels so good to be able to wear makeup again and actually do my hair :) I was such a mess for awhile.

Tomorrow I am going to the gym! I am so excited because I haven't been for awhile. I can't wait to get in a good workout.

I want to do a mini review on something new that I tried last night...Barney Almond Butter

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Oh wow, I think I may love this stuff even more than Maranatha. It's soooooooo good. I am so addicted. Me and my friend just ate a spoonful each awhile ago. It's that good. Unfortunately, we don't have this here in Canada, my friend brought it from California for me. So, this jar will have to last.

Well, off to read your blogs, finish watching the movie, then bed! Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ya, still feeling blah

I really tried to venture outdoors today, but I was out for no more than 45 minutes, and I really started feeling sick again. I guess my body just isn't ready. I really wanted to hit up Whole foods too :( I really didn't do anything exciting today, so nothing too exciting to blog aout, so I thought I would do a "things I love" post :)

♥Long, hot bubble baths :)
♥England and Ireland
♥Gossip Girl
♥Twilight Book (but not the movie)
♥Sleeping in
♥Peanut Butter/Almond Butter
♥Kittens and Puppies
♥Snow...and skiing
♥Summer Nights
♥MAC makeup :)
♥Abercrombie and Fitch and American eagle Outfitters!
♥My family and my friends :)
♥fresh fruit and vegetables
♥Scented candles
♥Bath and Body Works
♥Anything Victoria's Secret
♥The Ocean
♥Black nail polish!
♥That Feeling right before you fall asleep..ahhh :)

Well, that's about it right now..I swear, I do LOVE tons more things, but my body is exhausted and needs some sleep.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Still Alive

Hello! I'm still a little sick..but am feeling tons better! I haven't been out of my house yet, but I am going to try to venture out into the great outdoors tomorrow for some fresh air! I start work again Friday, so I better get 100% by then!
I'm pretty much back to eating normally again. I had this awesome, light dinner tonight, courtesy of Whole Foods. Quick Hummus- and Vegetable-Stuffed Pitas

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1 whole wheat pita bread, halved
1/2 cup hummus
1/3 cup lightly packed shredded lettuce or baby spinach
1/2 cup assorted raw vegetables such as halved cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots or sliced cucumbers or avocados

Spread half of the hummus inside each pita half then fill with lettuce and vegetables and serve.


Per serving (1 pita half/141g-wt.): 210 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 29g total carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 9g protein

This recipe was great because I didn't have to cook, and it was a light meal, easy on my stomach :) I also had a HUGE glass of ginger ale. Been so addicted to it lately.
Just finishing off season 1 of Gossip Girl :) Love that show.

My throat is still achy and scratchy. Does anyone have any good home remedies for this? I have been drinking tons of tea with honey and it doesn't seem to be helping at all :( The sore throat was one of the worst things about this illness. So any suggestions ould be greatly appreciated!

I'm off to have a nice,warm bubble bath and finish the last 2 episodes of Gossip Girl :)


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Still Sick :(

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Yep, that's me. Last night was bad. The worst headache ever and a fever. ugh. One second I'm boiling hot, then I'm freezing cold. My nose is so stuffy, I can't breathe out of it. I also have a bad sore throat :( I'm a little better tonight, at least the headache is gone. I just want this sore throat gone!!

My mom made me the best homemade veggie soup with kale. I've been eating a ton of it. I'm also downing tons of water, and eating as much fruit as possible. I was literally in bed all day yesterday. other than taking a nice warm bath.

My mom has been staying at my place while I'm recuperating, she's been feeding me well and making sure I take my medicine :)

So now I am off to dreamland once again. I will update tomorrow and let you know how I am feeling...hopefully better :) have a great Friday everyone!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Swine

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I'm blogging from my bed right now. I started to feel really, really sick Sunday night, went to the hospital Monday morning and was diagnosed with a mild case of H1N1..aka..Swine Flu. They said mild case, but I feel like I am dying :( I'm on meds and need to rest lots. I pretty much slept all day today. I am sooo cold, headache. Ugh.

So I took a week off of work, I'm just going to take it easy and rest. I've been downing as many fruits and veggies as I can. Tons of water too.

Off to dreamland now..I hope. I will definitely update in the AM if I am feeling better.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Rainy Saturday and corporate logos.

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Yep, rain for the most part of the day. Blah. Very dark, dreary and chilly. Work was awesome as usual. Right after work I went straight to

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and got a Grande Americano (betcha thought I was gonna say Pumpkin spice Latte).
After that was a trip to

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and got tons of veggies,such as, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale and spinach..also lotsa fruit, bananas, blood oranges, blueberries, strawberries and some kiwi. I also nabbed another jar of Maranatha almond Butter :)
I then proceeded to head to Image and video hosting by TinyPic, in the pouring rain, and bought a new lamp. Mine let out major sparks last night! Then it just died. It was pretty scary. I also bought a new shower curtain!

After that long day, I just wanted to head home. I made a boca burger for dinner with sweet potato fries. Very yummy :) I did make my chicken stir fry yesterday! Thanks for all the input! It was super delicious. I even had leftovers to bring to lunch today.

I work the next 4 days! All is good though, I am still saving $$$ for spending for my England/Ireland trip next month :) so excited about that!!! I'm bringing my laptop, so I'll be sure to blog from there!

Off to bed, supposed to rain AGAIN tomorrow. Boo!

Have a great Sunday!!!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Retail Therapy..and yes..More Starbucks

I had another great day food wise. Lots of healthy stuff :) Oats for breakfast with pumpkin(yum) and banana. Cashew Cookie Lara bar for mid morning snack and lunch was a homemade black bean burger that I brought to work. Sooo good. I also ventured off to Starbucks for a tall Pumpkin Spice Latte ;) Tomorrow is my day off, so I am going to make a delicious chicken stir fry. What d you suggest I put in it (other than the chicken of course!) I want it to be hearty and healthy :)

I also bought a bag of these
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I have just recently tried these and fell in love right away :)

After work I came home and decided I needed a few new outfits for work for the fall weather. It is very chilly here right now, and rainy..blah. So I decided to order 2 dresses from Victoria's Secret. The only kind of dresses that I normally like are sweater them in the fall and winter. So I ordered these 2

This one..but not this color..I got it in Heather Gray

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And this one..but in black.
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Let me know what you honest :) I can handle it!
So yes, tomorrow I sleep in, go to the gym and just veg out a bit and cook! I love days off!!

Have a great Friday everyone!!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pig Out

Hello fellow bloggers! Well I finally went back to work today! I missed it so much! Such a great day. I had a HUGE green smoothie for breakfast at 7am...Almond Milk, 3 Cups of Spinach, Chia Seeds(which I just got on my recent shopping trip!), Frozen Blueberries and 1 tablespoon almond Butter. YUM. Once at work I ate a peanut butter and jelly Lara bar..didn't like this flavor so much. Mostly just tasted of really tart cherries. So far my fave Lara bar flavors are Coconut Cream Pie and cashew cookie...I also really like Cocoa Mole.

Lunch was an awesome Lentil soup with tortillas, soooooooooo yummy.
Here comes the pig out...dinner. I met up with some friends and we went to WhiteSpot, I haven't eaten there in so long..I ended up ordering the Whitespot veggie burger, which I'm sure had like 40 grams of fat! But I ate every last bite, along with 90% of my french fries. To make matters worse, I also got a huge piece of pumpkin pie, topped with whipped cream, needless to say, I ate the whole thing! It was delicious! Best thing is, I didn't even feel bad about it after. :)

I then went to hang out at a friends fo a bit, I haven't seem much of them since I've been out, so we had a blast! here are a few pics of me and my awesome friends!

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Yes, it was a lovely evening. I am officially addicted to this show now

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Oh yes, I love it. I'm on season 1 right now...can't wait to finish watching this season and next and then new season!!!!!! God I'm a dork.

I also managed to find some Synergy drinks in this small organic store downtown. I didn't even know this little treasure of a store existed until I walked by it this afternoon, lucky find. I bough 6 Synergy drinks..I love them.

Tomorrow is work again till 3pm..then an appointment with my nutritionist. I hope you are all having a great week!!!! talk to you tomorrow :)


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pumpkin Galore

Hello!! Sorry I forgot to update last night, I was completely exhausted! I really thought I had work today, Got up early and went in and my boss was looking at me like "what are you doing here?" Ha ha, I had today off and work the rest of the week. Ahhh. Well, at least I was downtown. I walked on over to Starbucks and got an Oatmeal..yum.

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My Fave drink ever..Pumpkin Spice Latte! They are sooo good.

I then chilled at the mall for a few hours, then lunch!!! I had a delicious veggie wrap with some black bean soup a this awesome little deli right in the city!

I did TONS of grocery shopping yesterday, my nutritionist gave me a list of foods I should be buying and including in my diet. So I basically got them all. So I'm well stocked for healthy, nutritious food! Rest assured, my eating has gotten a lot better.

I made an amazing Greek salad for dinner last night. It was HUGE. I loved it and ate every bite. I'm really enjoying food again. Tonight was salmon and a baked sweet potato. Once again, ate every last bite :)

I know 1 week in an inpatient facility doesn't seem long or enough to even help, but it honestly did. The rules there are quite harsh but understandable, no internet access at all. No books on eating disorders, we actually were not allowed to use the washroom for at least 1 hour after meals ! The food was pretty bland and not so great. The cereal in the morning was pretty good though! In the week I was there, I gained 3 pounds. We also were not allowed any exercise!

Speaking of, I am heading to the gym after work tomorrow..I am so excited! I miss my workouts. I really want to start jogging, I used to a lot and I miss it so much. Swimming too!

Anyways, off to enjoy a yogurt and some fruit before bed..Hope you all had a great Tuesday! xoxoxooxoxoxoox