Thursday, September 23, 2010

Things I'm loving right now.

Hello, I have been super duper busy, but until my next post, here are some things I am loving right now :)

♥ The Fall weather, the air here is so crisp and beautiful, the leaves are orange and yellow, so gorgeous!

♥ Pumpkin spice Lattes, Pumpkin oatmeal and pumpkin muffins. Yum

♥ Burning my fall candles from Yankee Candle

♥ Finally being able to wear my Uggs, I love them!

♥ Preparing for Halloween! My fave "holiday"

♥ Making HUGE pots of vegetarian chili, the most comforting Fall food for me :)

♥ How I feel after my workouts, I feel so relaxed and energized at the same time!

♥ Glee !

♥ Dark Chocolate

♥ Coffee with friends :)

♥ All the Fall decorations I'm putting up in my place. Including my Halloween candles!

♥ Catching up on blogs I love :)

Off to shower now and make some dinner! Will update more often now that I have more time :) Have a great evening!


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Monday, September 6, 2010

This Summer

I'm back..I know I was supposed to update a few weeks back but I went to L.A. with some friends and had a blast! My whole summer was a blast! There were many grad and b day parties

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The most AMAZING trip to New York!

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Now that summer is almost over..:(, I have realized a few things I learned about myself this summer.

* I love baking cupcakes (I made so many different kinds this summer! It was so much fun experimenting)

* I am now in love with carbs..I swear I am addicted to bagels and cream cheese :)

* I realized that I DON"T have to work out everyday in order to feel good about myself, I was over doing it for awhile because I'd feel guilty if I missed a day of exercise. But just being out and having a good time with my friends is enough to make me feel good :) I do however, workout 4 days a week. That's all I need.

* I just realized that for the most part of the summer I absolutely did not think about my ED at all. In the past it used to consume my every thought, but the past month and a half, it didn't even cross my mind!

* I can't wait for Fall! My fave season! I love summer and had an amazing one but I am kind of over the heat now :) I can't wait for the crisp Autumn days :)

Well today is Labor Day and my plans are just to chill out at home and watch some movies, the weather here is atrocious right now...rainy and windy..blah.

So last time I said I had some exciting news! In July I was approached about writing a book about my battle with anorexia..but not only will this book include my story, I want to include other stories of sufferers and survivors of this. I'm going to meet with the editor in 1 week! I am super excited and nervous. So if anyone would like to include their story, I will let you know in a week or two how to submit it and so on :)

I'm off to do some laundry and get some moies going :) have a great Labor Day!!

Katie is having an amazing LaraBar giveaway!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hello..short post.

It's been awhile since I have been on. I have been enjoying my summer so much that I haven't been on the internet too much! I just came back from New York with some friends, so I have a few pics for next post..and some exciting news to share!!!

I will be back tomorrow with a to read blogs now!!!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Lemons and French Toast

Hello! It was FINALLY sunny and warm here :) although I had to work, it still makes me happy to see the sun shining. I had a great night last night, we went dancing for a friends b-day . Needless to say, I stayed out a bit too late and was super tired at work this morning. I started my morning off with a glass of lemon water...I have been doing this every morning now for about a month. There are so many benefits to drinking lemon water.

Benefits of Lemon Water

I also made banana french toast HOLY YUM, So good :)

After work I stopped by Whole Foods to see if they had the new Lara bar flavors, but I didn't see them :( Any Canadians? Have you seen them in Canada yet? So I ended up getting Cashew Cookie and 2 Cinnamon Roll. I also left with a HUGE tub of spinach :)

I also forgot to mention that before my trip I was contacted by Foodbuzz saying that I had won a contest I had entered. It was a HUGE gift basket of Ginger People products!! When I got the parcel it was stuffed! There was one of every flavor of the Ginger fave was the Hot Coffe and the Spicy Apple. I also got a HUGE bag of candied ginger, Ginger drinks, hard candies, ginger shortbread cookies, Crystallized Ginger Candy

It was all so good! I still have a ton left!! So thanks to The Ginger People and Foodbuzz!!!

Dinner tonight was fast and easy..veggie, tofu udon soup . So delicious, I love udon :)

Off to bathe and then bed and another day of work :(

I found this earlier and it kid of depicts how I'm feeling right now in my life :)

Have a great night!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello! Sorry I have been away so long :) I was having MAJOR issues with my computer and I have also been working non stop. So now I have a few day off to relax :)

I got back from my trip about a week and a half ago, and it was sooo amazing, I had the best time ever. I have tons of pics to share with you as soon as I get them all developed (I brought 9 disposable cameras with me), I was so afraid of losing my moms good digital camera that I decided on the disposables :)

I have been eating like a pig lately, which is good for me :) my weight is up 6 pounds from a month ago. I have been eating a ton of berries, mainly raspberries.

Right now here in Vancouver it doesn't feel much like summer :( It's still quite chilly and mainly cloudy. I hope we get summer weather here soon! I want to hit the beach.

And in other news, I dyed my hair dark again...I'll probably go back to blonde agian very soon though.

Off to catch up on blogs and maybe watch a movie :)
Have a great night!!


Monday, June 7, 2010



Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile, I'm just enjoying my time so much here in Ireland :) I'm trying to update as quick as I can because my wireless connection cuts out constantly.

I am in Cork, Ireland right now, my 3rd night here and I am loving it! I have been eating so much yummy food.

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The pubs here are amazing and the people are so friendly. The weather here has been quite nice also, a few showers and some sunny breaks today. It's 12:30 am here right now and I am ready to call it a night. I have been doing a ton of sightseeing, met some other tourists along the way :) I have been to castles, The Cliffs of breathtaking. The Guinness brewery :) I gotta say though, visiting the castles was my fave part so far. so beautiful. Wednesday I am off to Galway for 2 days, then back to Dublin for 1 more night before heading home. This is a pic of the inside of my room right now..haha. They gave a room with 2 double beds because it's all they had, but I'm not complaining :)

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So I'm off to bed and more sightseeing tomorrow!! not sure where I'm going to go, anyone from Cork have any suggestions?? I'll update soon!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

En Route!!

I am so so sorry for neglecting my blog!!!! I am at the airport right now awaiting my flight for Ireland!!!! I am SOOOOOO excited. Here's me and my friends en route to the airport an hour ago

I look so tired! I was up all night packing and chilling out with my friends :) It's a short trip, only 2 weeks, but I am super excited and a little scared.I am going on my own. My flight is at 4 so I gotta get ready here!!! It's going to be a 9 1/2 hour flight...ugh!

I will post when I get to my hotel in Dublin!!!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quick Update!

Hello everyone!!!! I missed you all so much!!!

I'm just off to work, but I wanted to give you all an update. MY mom is now 100%, thanks to the wonderful staff at Vancouver General Hospital :) :)

She is home and doing wonderful :) thanks for all your sweet comments :) xo
I will be doing a REAL post tomorrow, promise! I have a small bbq tonight, it's been awhile since I have been out, so I'm pretty excited!!! Off to work now!!

Have a great day everyone. xoxoxoxxooxxooxxooxoxoox

Friday, May 7, 2010


Hello, sorry I have been away so long!

I will be back as soon as possible. My mom is very, very sick. She is in intensive care at the hospital. I have been with her most of the time. I am home right now just showering and grabbing a few things, then I am off to the hospital again.

She got a really bad flu, and that combined with her cancer treatment have left her very sick. She can't even walk, she has lost so much weight :( She looks so frail right now.

I will keep you all updated when I can.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oh happy Day!

Today was just a super good day for many reasons!

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First off, at work, I got a promotion..and a raise! That totally made my morning :)
I went out for lunch with a co worker and found a $20 bill on the sidewalk! Totally paid for our lunches! Bonus!

I went to my nutritionist after work, I have gained another 2 that's 5 a all together..It was great news to her and to me :)

I came home from work and had some packages waiting for me...The Lovely people at Bora Bora sent me some bars to sample..and so I did..I ripped into the Exotic Coconut Almond,

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OMG..sooooo good! It's a little on the sticky side but so delicious. I loved the really distinct coconut flavor, because I am in love with coconut! so 9/10 for this delicious bar!!! I shall try the rest within the next few days :)

Also got a great package from the folks at Naturally More....they sent me..

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Almond Butter and Peanut Butter! I cannot wait to try this out :)

It's so unfortunate that the weather here in Vancouver is still so blah :( Chilly and wet. I want summer!!! I really want to do a ton of hiking this summer, and swimming :)

Oh! and I also stopped off at my old workplace..aka..Sephora, because I needed a new foundation, and I got this one

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It's new, and it's supposed to be a Primer, Concealer and Foundation all in one. So I'll let you all know how it is after I try it :)

Off to cook some dinner..having a quick dinner, a Boca Burger and some sweet potato fries and a Boost :(

Have a great night!!!!!!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

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The weather here was gorgeous today...but cold :( But I am loving all of this sunshine :)

Some positive news, I have gained 3 pounds :) Must be from the Boost's nasty stuff, but I guess it works in helping me get extra calories.

I just finished dinner and I had Quinoa with Chicken and black beans.

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Source It was super good. This was my first time trying quinoa and I loved it!

Other than that, not too much else going on, other than me drinking insane amounts of coffee, working, swimming, visiting my mom, catching up on blogs and giving myself a new hairstyle. Kinda just more curls really...Image and video hosting by TinyPic.

I'm just heading off to Whole Foods in a few minutes, I really need some spinach and bananas,I'm out of both ,And I really need a Green Smoothie. Do any Canadians know if you can get Justin's Nut butters here in Vancouver? Or anywhere where you can get pb&co Mighty Maple or The Bees Knees? I can't find these anywhere!!!

Sorry this is such a lame post..I promise a better one tomorrow:)

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Long Time No Post

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It's been a super busy week. I went to see my new nutritionist on Tuesday, and she pretty much said the same thing, I shouldn't be on a vegetarian diet until I put on some weight! yeesh. So now they have me on Boost Plus

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I'm not too fond of it but if it will help, hen I am willing to give it a go.
I am back to working out, doing P90x and swimming :) As long as I am getting extra calories in, it should be alright for me to get some workouts in.

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I did my lecture and Q&A on Thursday at my old High School :) It as nerve racking and amazing :) I had such a great time.

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I had the ultimate workout the other day...we have a mountain here in Vancouver called Grouse Mountain and there is a hike called the Grouse is brutal.

This is what it looks like Image and video hosting by's rickety wooden stairs all the way up. here is some info on it Length: 2.9 kilometers (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 meters (2,800 feet)
- Base: 274 meters above sea level (900 feet)
- Summit: 1,127 meters (3,700 feet)
- Total Stairs: 2,830
Statistics: Annually, over 100,000 people hike the Grind™.
Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike.
For novice hikers, up to two hours is recommended.

Though it's only 1.8 miles, it's a straight up, vertical 1.8 miles..and 2,830 stairs! Took me 1 hour and 44 minutes. I was exhausted at the top. Luckily there is a gondola you can take back down :) I plan on doing it many more times in the summer :)

Yesterday I made a HUGE green monster and froze it overnight, and had Green Monster Ice Cream! It was soooooo good! I will definitely be making this again in the next few days :) Right now I am baking a sweet potato for dinner and I cannot wait because I am starving!

I went shopping after work Thursday and bought a new dress, which I wore out to dinner with friends last night, I'll post a pic at the end of the post :) and I went to Sephora and bought some much un needed makeup. I've been super obsessed with Benefit Cosmetics lately, Image and video hosting by TinyPic, I think it's due t the cute packaging ;)

I'm off now to catch up on Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and eat some dinner..I will post again shortly with some great reviews!!!

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Have a great evening!!


Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Night With Jamie


I am enjoying a quiet Friday night in watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Love this show, love him. Usually I go out on Friday nights, but tonight I just wanted to stay in and chill out. I made this awesome vegan lasagna for dinner


Natural cooking spray
1 (14-ounce) package firm tofu, drained
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon garlic granules
Salt and pepper to taste
2 (25-ounce) jars vegan marinara sauce
3 bell peppers, cored, seeded and chopped
12 no-boil dried lasagna noodles

It was absolutely delicious!!

I received a generous package today from Jamie at Global Health .

Forgive the bad cell phone pic..I will be reviewing all this wonderful stuff within the next week! So many goodies! thanks Jamie!

The weather here is super sunny but super cold :( still only gets to 0 or below at night. I was scraping ice off of my car this morning! I want warm weather!

I went to my nutritionist this afternoon and as I mentioned before, my weight was down 3 pounds in 1 week, well once again, my weight was down another 4 pounds! I have been eating very well, and I have decreased my exercise for over a week. I don't understand. Needless to say, this all has my parents worried, they think I ma not eating and so on..which I am. I just can't figure out what i am doing wrong? Maybe it is that i am still not consuming as many calories as I need to be, it seems as though I am though. Any recommendations on what i should add to my diet?

My nutritionist doesn't think it's good idea for me to go vegetarian while I am recovering, she thinks that I will not be able to consume enough this true? I am trying to phase out meat, with the exception of salmon once in awhile.
Right now I am eating 5 smaller(not tiny) meals a day. Maybe that's not a good thing to do while recovering from an ED. I am going to see another nutritionist on Tuesday, so I will see what he has to say :) It's just so frustrating because I thought I was doing good.

Anyways, on to happier stuff! I am so excited about speaking at my old high school this Thursday!!!! very nervous too. I am also getting super excited about my Ireland trip in May!!! I cannot wait :) It will be so good to get away :)

I'm going to watch the Blind Side now..I leave with some crazy, silly pics from the past few days, it was a Spring Fling party!....have a great Friday night all!!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!

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Will be back with a new post tonight!!! Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Glorious Saturday!

Good afternoon! My mom woke up this morning feeling so much better :) She even went to the mall with me an hour ago because I needed desperately to get new runners. I'm so happy hat she's feeling better :) Here are the new, fantastic, albeit expensive runners I got

Asics Gel Radience 3 Womens Pink!! Can't wait to try them out :)

We are off to Whole foods soon to get a whole lot of groceries. I decided to answer some of the other questions that were in my Springform, I recently closed it because there were a lot of rude questions and comments :( So here we go

Q. You always seem to have a great tan in a lot of your pics, do you use a self tanner or go to tanning beds? Also, do you tan in the summer or use a sunscreen? Thanks!!!

A. I use self tanners and sometimes get spray tans, not too often though because they are pretty pricey. I NEVER use tanning beds..they are dangerous and very bad for your skin. I ALWAYS use a sunscreen in the summer..SPF 70! I have known far too many people that have gotten skin cancer, my great aunt died from melanoma 7 years ago, so I always protect my skin. I still tan though, even with the SPF 70, basically it just blocks out the harmful rays.

Q. I love the clothes you wear in your pics. Cn you please tell me where you shop? Love your blog btw.

A. Thanks! I mainly shop at Forever 21 and The Gap. But I do order some stuff online through Victoria's Secret because Vancouver doesn't have one. I also love to shop at Aritzia, Bebe and Zara when I have the $$!

Q.You mentioned going to Ireland in May? Are you still planning on going?

A. Yes! I am hoping to leave on May 27th, but it all depends on how my mom is feeling. If she isn't well, I will postpone until she is feeling really well :)

Q. Were you born and raised in Vancouver? I love that city, so pretty.

A. Yes, born and raised here! I love it here. We have everything :)

Q. Do your friends and family know about your blog?

A. Most of them, my closest friends know and my family knows and reads it all the time!

Q. Do you have any siblings?

A. Nope, I am an only child :) I kind of wish I had a brother or sister though.

Well that's it for now! My mom and dad are ready to hit Whole Foods! There are more questions that i will get to later :) I am going to a friends b-day tonight, so there will be some crazy pics tomorrow!! have a great day!!


Friday, April 2, 2010


Hello! sorry for being away so long..I have been saying at my parents for the past 4 days because my mom isn't doing so well right now. As some of you may know, she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago, and they caught it early on, but the treatments are brutal. She has been fainting on and off for the past several days and getting really bad headaches. She's had 6 migraines in the past 3 days! The doctor said this is quite a normal part of her treatment, but I want to be here with her regardless. She wasn't even able to get out of bed at all today, other than to go to the washroom. So I plan on being here for another few days to cook for her and help her out until she's on her feet again :)

In other news, was contacted by my old high school here in Vancouver, my aunt is best friends with the Female Health teacher, and mentioned my blog and my ED (she asked my permission Next week, on Thursday afternoon, they want me to come in and do a lecture on my ED and recovery and also do a Q&A. Ahh, I'm so nervous! I know it's just a class of 13 girls, but still so nervous! they are studying Body Image and Eating Disorders right now. I am so glad to help out though :)

So I'm off to take a nice hot bath, and crawl into my warm, childhood bed :) Sorry for the short post and lack of pics, I am on my parents computer and have no pics here:( I will be updating tomorrow afternoon! I have to do a HUGE grocery shop at Whole Foods, for my parents and for my place.

Have a great night everyone!!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

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Yup, lotsa rain :( Forgive me for not posting, but for some reason, my brand new ac adapter for my laptop dies and I couldn't charge my computer for a few days till I got a new one. Ugh.
I was home from work today because I switched shifts with someone else, and now I have to work her shift on
This morning started off with an epic bowl of oatmeal
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Lunch was an awesome bowl of spicy udon, made by my friend :)
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And dinner tonight will be a HUGE salad topped with grilled chicken breast that my mom and dad gave me. I can't wait!!

I have a review of a product that I recently fell in love with after I picked it up at Whole Foods on Monday

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I have to say these are definitely a 10/10!!, so delicious, they are a little pricey and the portion is somewhat small, but I would totally buy these again. I am really trying to cut back on my meat consumption, and these totally taste like chicken. Honestly. My friend did not know these were meatless, she thought it was really chicken. Super good and highly recommended!

My mom and dad also gave me a huge bag of avocados, I'm going to use some in the salad tonight, but I have no idea as to how to use the rest! I want to try to use them up before they go bad. Any ideas? :)

I had another nutritionist appointment yesterday, and for some reason my weight was down by 3 1 week! I'm eating pretty good meals, so I don't know :( Maybe too much exercise? So I have to go back in, in 2 weeks. My guess is maybe I am just not getting as many calories as I think I am getting and maybe over doing the exercise :( So now I have to try to get more calories in and cut down on my exercise. I hope that works.

Since I can't seem to find PB&C0's Mighty Maple anywhere here in Vancouver, I have been improvising. I made my own concoction of it with my natural peanut butter and mixing in some 100% Organic Maple Syrup :) Tastes pretty much just like it! Although the maple syrup was $14! It's quite large though and will last me a long time, I love real maple syrup!

Off to do some dished now and laundry :( Hope you all have a wonderful evening!!