Sunday, November 29, 2009

Long, Lazy Weekend

Happy Sunday!

I've had such a great, relaxing weekend :) Did a lot of cooking, shopping and sleeping!
Saturday I went and did some Christmas shopping for the familia..and bought myself some perfume..Britney Spears new one..Circus Fantasy

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I love her fave one is Fantasy. I'm all out though :(.This one is pretty sweet smelling, so if you like sweeter smelling perfumes then you would for sure like this!

I also hit up Whole Foods, got my mom a $100 gift certificate from there. She, like me, LOVES Whole Foods!. I also bought a ton of sweet potatoes, broccoli, bananas, oat bran and some Lara bars, which I haven't had in quite a while.

Tonight for dinner I am making a veggie lasagna :) My boyfriend is very unsure about this, he is a big meat eater and amazingly has never had a veggie lasagna! Hopefully he likes it :)

Yesterday morning (very early), I went for a 1 hour swim at the pool..felt so good. After shopping, I came home so exhausted and took a 3 hour nap! Ha ha. It was much needed.

Friday evening I attempted to make homemade Butternut Squash soup..and it was amazing!
I have tons left, so I'm going to be bringing it to work for lunch this week :)

Yesterday I bought some Whole Grain Bread..I haven't bought bread in a long has always been my "danger" food. But I am slowly trying o introduce it back into my diet. I have to get over my fear of carbs.

Back to work in the AM..then another appointment with my nutritionist. She'll be glad to see that I am introducing some bread back into my life!

This evening I am gong to do some yoga, which is getting a bit easier :), (I may need more of a challenge now Heather!), Watch some TV, and play some more with my new Blackberry!! I totally think they are better than the I Phones ;)

Have a great week!!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Hello Bloggies !

Sorry it's been a few days since I posted. I have been so busy at work!
I just got back from seeing New Moon again with a friend. I love that movie! I can' wait for Eclipse to come out in June...and most of it was filmed right here in Vancouver!

Yesterday I finally got rid of my old junkie cell phone, and got a new phone!!! this one

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I LOVE it! I can't stop looking at it :) I've wanted a Blackberry for soooo long. I love that it's pink too :)

I've been doing a lot of yoga lately (thanks for the great recs Heather):) and been pretty much addicted to huge salads with everything in them. Lots of green smoothies, lots of sweet potatoes and lots of Oatmeal!

Really not much else going n!...I went to a friends yesterday and she got a new Pomeranian..sooo cute! Here's a pic

I'm off to catch up on some blogs and then off to bed..I will post more tomorrow for sure :) have a good night!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American Readers!!! Enjoy your Holiday!!


PS..I wrote this post on Wednesday night..but am posting it it right now (Thursday Morning) cause my computer died on me last night...Just in case you were wondering;)

Off to work now. have a great day everyone xo

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Good Morning! Just got back from an awesome swimming session and I feel so refreshed!
I'm going to download some yoga for this evening (thanks Heather!).

Heading out to breakfast now with the boyfriend, and then Whole foods again!, I would seriously move my bed in there and sleep there if I could!

Then tonight we are going to see a movie..2012..not really my kinda move, but since I dragged the boyfriend to New Moon, I feel I owe him one :)

Tomorrow I'm off to search for yet another new camera, since I lost mine in the States :(
Hopefully I can find something within my budget.

I may also head over to Starbucks after breakfast and grab a bag of coffee beans for my french press! they have the Christmas Blend out, which is my fave!

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!


PS..If someone could please tell me how to link to another blog on my posts, that would be awesome! I just can't figure it out!!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Hello! Another work week done! Yay. Tonight I am just staying in and relaxing.

I went to the midnight showing of New Moon last was great! I was a little tired for work this morning though. It really was well worth it!

I went to Whole Foods after work to replenish my supply of Maranatha and that's when discovered Sunflower seed butter! I bought some and I have to tell you, this stuff is sooo delicious!

I also got a new kind of milk to try

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Hopefully this wont upset my stomach! Most milk does, unfortunately.

So on Monday, I was supposed to go on my Ireland trip, but me and my boyfriend were talking about it and realized that I didn't want to leave him for two weeks :( He can't afford to come with me right now either. So I couldn't get my money back for the tickets, as they were non I went to the travel agency and was able to move my trip to May 12th...and my boyfriend can come with me!! i was so happy that I was able to do this! he's going to start saving now.

I went to my nutritionist today for a follow up, and to show her my food journal that I am keeping, and she says that I am doing great. I'm getting the appropriate amount of calories needed :) I just really need to exercise more, have been super lazy about exercise for the past week and a half. So tomorrow morning I am going swimming at the pool and maybe going to attempt some yoga in the afternoon. Yoga is so hard for me for some reason..I can't seem to hold the poses for long and I get so exhausted within 10 minutes!

So if anyone can recommend some yoga downloads for beginners, that aren't too hard, it would be greatly appreciated! I have tried a few from Yoga, the core one..and it was brutal for me. Maybe I'm just downloading the wrong ones? I don't know! But I am determined to get better at it :)

My boyfriend and I made a roasted chicken and mashed sweet potatoes for was absolutely delicious. I totally got him hooked on sweet potatoes now ;)

I got an awesome package in the mail from my best friend who just moved away to the states. I asked her to look for certain flavors of The Odwalla protein drinks and these are the ones she sent

Odwalla vanilla protein monster

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Odwalla Pumpkin protein (can't wait to try this!)

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Odwalla Pink Poetry

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I never heard of this one before, it has plum, dark sweet cherry,guava and other juices that are blended with hibiscus, cranberry and green tea extracts, along with vitamins c and e, along with iron and calcium. Sounds good to me!

I can't wait to try these out! As far as I know, we don't have any of these flavors in Canada, or maybe I just haven't seen them :)

Off to read blogs and then bathe and bed!! have a great night and a great weekend!!

The adorable Heather from Health, Happiness and Hope is having another awesome giveaway..

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Deliciously lazy Sunday.

Despite the rainy, cold weather outside, I am loving my Sunday :) I love with his new job I get weekends off :)

Today so far has been lots of french press coffee

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And a huge bowl of oatmeal

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I'm still in my pajamas! Just finished watching The Ugly Truth. I'm going to be watching Twilight later.I have never seen it! I read the book though :)

Heather from Health, Happiness and Hope has inspired me to make sweet potato rounds for dinner later. After I saw hers in her post yesterday, I was craving them!

I think now I might go take a nice hot bath, then I have a friend coming over, and that means more coffee!! Then the boyfriend will be over this evening..much to his dismay I am making him watch Twilight! ;)

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday :)

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Fresh Start

Hi Everyone !!! Sorry I have been away so long..I had such a hectic week!

I am no longer employed at Sephora..I loved that job so so much but I went back to being a travel agent :) Which is my first true love.
I had applied at a Travel agency way back after I got laid off at he other travel agency i worked at. well just a week ago they called me in for an interview! This is an amazing job, it's challenging and fun. I make more money (which I could use) and have great benefits!

It was a tough decision to leave Sephora, but in the end I knew I wanted to go back to being a Travel agent. I really missed it.

I have my Ireland trip coming up on November 23rd, s I had to let my new job know about it and they were cool about it. I'm shortening my trip by a week though. So excited !

I have been addicted to green smoothies for the past 2 weeks..they make me feel so great and energetic!

As usual I have been eating a ton of oatmeal and sweet potatoes. A whole lot of huge salads. I feel so good about my eating right now, I just hope it stays that way for the long run :)

I've also been doing a lot of baking..I'm really starting to love it. It's very relaxing. I don't necessarily eat all the stuff I bake myself, but rather I give it to family and friends..and they love it! This is a blog I have been addicted to lately,

She makes the most gorgeous desserts ever! My goal is to be able to bake like that one day :)

This delicious tofu was my dinner this evening

Braised Tofu in Spicy Sesame, Peanut Sauce

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# 1/2 block of Extra Firm Tofu
# 3 Cloves Garlic
# 1 inch Piece of Fresh Ginger Root, Grated
# 2-3 Hot Chili Pepper
# Broccoli
# Bell Pepper
# 1/2 Onion, Cut in to big chunks
# 2 Teaspoons Sesame Seeds, (Lightly toasted)
# 1.5 Tablespoons Organic Chunky Peanut Butter (Use smooth peanut butter if you don’t want the pieces)
# 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
# Hot Sauce ( to taste)
# Salt
# 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil + 1.5 Teaspoon oil (any cooking oil

It was so good and so filling. I love tofu!
Yesterday was such a fun of my best fiends mom is a teacher at an elementary school, and they are having a party (well today they had it) and we got to help decorate! Took us from 3pm to 9 pm..but it was so much fun! here are some silly pics! the decorations were so cute.

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Ahh, sorry so many pics!! I just wanted to share them with you :)

Off to relax and catch on Gossip Girl !! Have a great night!


I'm here!

Sorry I have been missing in action! I am just off to work..I have a new job..I am no longer at Sephora..long story..but I will explain tonight. I promise a post tonight :)

Have a wonderful day :)


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Alive and Well !

Hello!! Sorry I've been away so long, but I convinced my boyfriend to take me to the lovely USA for 2 days! We went over to Seattle and it was AMAZING! I love it there! I was able to bring home so many things from Whole Foods that we don't have in Canada. I'll list the goodies later.

I lost my camera there AND my new Ipod! Ugh. They were both fairly new, so now I have to save $$ to get new ones. For now I'll have to use my camera phone :( My cold is much better and I went for an early morning swim at the pool! It felt awesome! The weather here is depressing though..windy and wet :(

I downloaded some yoga last night from yoga wow.I only did the beginners and it was brutal! Kudos to you ladies who can do the advanced in full! This is tough. I was sweating and shaking only 10 minutes in! But I'm going to continue to do this in the evening, I know I can make it through a whole session eventually! :)

Lately I have been on a major oatmeal kick, I've been eating it for breakfast and lunch! I'd eat it for dinner to if I could, but I need a little variation :) I've been eating a ton of roasted Butternut Squash for dinner, lots of kale chips and a ton of roasted brussel sprouts. Yum.

So here are some of the goods that I picked up in the US..none of which I can find here in Canada
*Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal
*Kashi Heart to Heart Warm Cinnamon Oat cereal
*Tons of Fage
*Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea, Candy Cane Lane and Sugar Plum Spice..I can't wait to try these!
*PB&Co The Bees Knees and Mighty Maple Peanut Butters

I went to Starbucks this morning and The Holiday Cups are out!!

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I got a Gingerbread Latte..yum. Tomorrow I'm going to try a peppermint Mocha :)
I also bought a few mus, I desperately need them..They look a little sumthin like this

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So 1 more day off.I took a week off..then back to work.

Off to catch up on blogs and some major cleaning :) Have an awesome Thursday!