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creeeeepy

so i already knew what i was gonna post tomorrow.

like i said a couple of posts ago…i am getting alot of quotes coming my way.

there was one that spoke to me but i didn’t want to overwhelm you guys so i thought i’d post them one at a time.

tonight i was checking email and facebook…and one of my groups – Couch to 5k posted the exact quote i’ve been holding on to for days.
so i thought i wouldn’t wait until the morning and share it with you now.

creepy the way things happen…the way the universe speaks to you.

good night friends 🙂

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worse than i thought

months ago i started incorporating yogurt into my meals
it was my dessert.
not really low carb, but not terrible either.
it was my nightly snack.

i bought these cute little dessert bowls…perfect for my yummies.
one broke shortly after i got them
but the other one was still around.

until about a month ago.  it met its demise while washing dishes.
no big deal right?
one would think.

since then i have eaten yogurt twice.
why?
’cause it just doesn’t taste the same in any other bowl
think i’m kidding?
i wish i were…cause i know how crazy that sounds.
i’ve lost my taste for it…and i have been unsuccessful in finding another bowl just like it.

which got me to thinking.

at home…i eat dinner with one fork.  a fork i’ve had since i was a child.
my wine…one very specific glass out of at least 8 others
my morning coffee?  yup, same mug every single morning…but wait it gets weirder
i have a different mug i only use on weekends.
lol

closets and closets full of clothing…and i stick to the same few pieces over and over again
mind you, complaining all the while that i have no clothes
a million purses and i stick to one…
shoes…i can’t even count how many pairs i have, but tend to stick to one pair for each season.

food?  i could literally eat the same exact thing over and over and over again.
day after day after day.
until something inside me decides i’m done with it…then get to the next food…and lather rinse repeat!

my god.
it’s crazy isn’t it???

what’s scarier is i really haven’t noticed how bad it was till now.

does this even have a name???
am i certifiable?
wow – just wow!

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white flag

i know that i am pretty similar to wonder woman
actually…the similarities are endless really 🙂
but mamma, i am tired.

i realized that i was just worn out when i nearly dropped dead on Friday
i just think my body was telling me to chill right out.
and so….i shall try.

there’s just so much that needs to be done in a day
i simply don’t have the hours.  add another 3-4 hours and maybe, just maybe…we’ll be all good.

so i am trying to simplify.

i have come here for help kids.

being creative with dinner on a daily basis is just not gonna happen.
my life is much easier…less stressful when i can cook a meal that can last me 2-3 days.
that takes the pressure out of finding time to cook and eat
and will also help me to not have the desire to stray from my low carb
by the time i get home, do what needs to be done…and even think about dinner…i am famished!
all of a sudden anything carby and sinful sounds like a perfect idea.
i really don’t want to cave in to the demons in my belly.

i have a few meals that i make on a regular basis, but i don’t want to grow tired of them.
i need to switch things up.

and so i come here waving my little white flag…
admitting i just don’t know what to do anymore.
i’ve come here asking…more like…begging for my fellow low carb friends for some recipes
something i can make that will last me a couple of dinners
and isn’t all that time consuming to make.

am i asking for too much?
some simplicity in my life somewhere???
i thought i’d start with the meals and go from there.

if i don’t catch a breath sooner or later…i may just cry.
and you really don’t want to see me cry…do you?

help!!
any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
bring it!

i also just wanted to take a second…and tell the blogging world…
that i really miss my puppy.  i miss him every day…but today i miss him a ton.
6 years ago today i put my little man down.
the picture isn’t the best, but hey…when you look good…you look good.  there’s no hiding that.
i love you my little squish man.

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i’m so bad

i’m good 🙂

Since i am still on vacation mode until the end of today…i am gonna enjoy being bad…

and if i am gonna be bad…i am gonna go be baaaaaaad.

on today’s menu, is something i probably haven’t made in almost 2 years.

today i will be making my world-famous cannelloni. (yes, world famous…if you don’t believe me you should come over and have dinner with me!)
If you don’t know what that is, it’s pasta stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese.

also..i shall be making a Caesar salad, and for dessert…ice cream.

tomorrow…i am back to hardcore baby, but today…today i’m going to be bad.

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detox

i am in serious need of a good ol’ fashioned detox.

i am back to my world…and thankful to be here…if anything, just for the sense of normalcy i have been lacking.
I know i’ve said it a million times but the older i get, the more i crave my routine.

it will be a year on Monday that i’ve been low carbing…this last week being the biggest exception.

i think i will celebrate it with a big ass salad and a huge workout – god that sounds wonderful.

but maybe, just maybe…i will end the weekend with some ice cream

🙂

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Portion control?

What is portion control?
I’ve gotta say that the Canadian definition is pretty clear.
I don’t travel often but when I do it always amazes me how HUGE portions are in the States.
My American peeps even agree with me.

People have commented on how little I eat and it makes me laugh. Generally this comment comes while I am on my second plate of the buffet.

You would think I would be used to this but alas I am not.

I have been eating quite poorly… Or quite amazingly depending on which way you look at it. I have half a pound of vanilla peanut butter fudge sitting in my purse as I sip my wine on the patio.

This blog is brought to you by my new iPhone btw 🙂

I am sun kissed and tired and full. All I feel like I am doing is eating… And so this week is a complete write off…diet wise.

I mean I went to a restaurant last night, it was Mexican/Salvadorian cuisine. It was amazing!  But tell me who needs to eat 3 enchiladas, and then have beans and rice, never mind the chips and salsa you get at the beginning of the night???
I would go on a hunger strike if I didn’t love food so much!

I guess all this Canadian girl can do is finish her glass of red, breathe in the summer air… And instead of complaining about being properly fed is tell you that I have been blessed in more ways than I ever though possible.

If he bikini fits, this girl is swimming tomorrow. That’s a promise.

Tonight I pigged out on a salad bar. Can’t feel too guilty about that now can I!

hope you guys are as content as i am.

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stick a fork in me

’cause i am done!
 
i feel like this cute little baby…all chunky monkey like!
 
one of the things my personal trainer told me is…
 
i don’t eat enough.
 
Apparently…3 meals a day and a snack…or possibly 2 during the day is not enough.
who knew???
 
i get it.  i know how metabolisms work…and i know that mine is shot to hell.
but i really thought i was eating enough.
besides, i live by the rule – i eat when i am hungry!  doesn’t sound wrong does it?
 
It makes sense what she told me…how and when to eat.
she wants me eating 15 min after i wake up.  okay…i can’t do anything 15 minutes after i wake up.
my life is so routined…i am up at 6:30, out the door to walk the dog, hop in the shower and get ready for work then run to my car with coffee in hand and get to work.
once i settle in to work…my tummy is ready to go.  by that time it is after 9.
Apparently this schedule of eating is wrong.
 
i don’t know about you but the last thing i want to think about is breakfast.
it makes me feel a little hurl-ish first thing in the morning.
 
anywhooo.  i have been taking her advice.  i am eating something small every couple of hours.
even when i am not hungry i give myself a small snack
i am constantly eating – unlike my friend M 🙂
 
but i am feeling so full.  constantly full.
and maybe that’s the point
maybe that’s what it’s all about
 
but it just seems like tooooooo much
i feel like i am always eating
which in turn makes me feel a little sow-ish
 
but…i said i’d give it a go…and so a go it is
i give it a month
and if someone needs to roll me to my destination ’cause i can’t move
all bets are off.

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vacation mode

it’s a little hard for my mind to wrap around vacation mode.

although, the night hawk in me seems to have no problem.

i was up until 4am this morning.  I stirred in bed this morning and struggled to get up.
I really didn’t need to wake up.
There was no work to go to, no dog to walk.  the cats were perfectly content lounging with me.
but i got up anyways.  sleeping in too long feels like a waste of day…why not waste it on the couch in my fat pants!
besides, i am a professional napper…and i have all the time in the world to do that today.

As i was sitting on the couch, with a purring cat on my lap….
the very last thing i wanted to do was move.  I argued with myself for what seemed forever and finally got off the couch (much to my cat’s dismay) and got changed and worked out.

I totally get how a lot of people have good intentions and yet give up on working out.  it’s so much easier to chill out and just be…

but…i am sooo happy that i did – like i always am after a work out.  It was good…i kicked some serious ass
and felt worlds better afterwards.

I threw myself in the shower…went grocery shopping….and now i am sitting here on my couch, waiting patiently for my awesome dinner to be ready (low carb of course)
I am drinking a low carb beer, and looking forward to the nap that’s gonna happen in the very near future.

with as much as i have on my mind….i am doing pretty well.  taking care of myself, eating as healthy as possible and trying to enjoy this time away from work – although work would be an awesome distraction if i have to be honest.

Today is a not so bad a day.

Let’s hope tonight, sleep finds me at a decent hour….i gotta be at the airport early in the morning!!!

Happy Monday kids.


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unbelievable!

 

i had a pretty good night last night.  i did my cardio, ate dinner, napped…spent some time writing at the blog next door…and then decided to see what was happening around the world.
I came across an article that had my head spinning like Linda Blair!!
I cannot believe some people.
 
There was an article about a woman suing McDonalds because of their Happy Meals – specifically the toys that come with it.
She is basically stating that the toys encourage her child to want to eat Happy Meals, which in turn will make her unhealthy and obese (in my words of course)
And…the kicker…..it makes parents have to say NO to their children.
 
Imagine a parent, having to parent their child!!!!
wow.
 
I remember Happy Meals growing up…and sometimes we ate them…not all the time of course.
If we were to throw a hissy fit for one…or for anything for that matter, my parents were quick to put us in our place.
 
What an odd concept…we didn’t get everything we wanted.  Imagine that!
 
I am not a parent.  I am an auntie to several awesome children…but a parent i am not.  But i don’t think you need to be a parent to understand the basics.  Feel free to tell me i’m wrong.
 
It just pisses me off to no end, that someone has the audacity to sue McDonalds instead of taking accountability for what their child consumes.
 
I get the world is a busy place to live in.  I get that sometimes a home cooked meal is a difficult option.  I get that kids can test your patience and that sometimes it might be easier to give in to a child’s temper tantrum than to try and talk it out.
i get all that.
 
But what i don’t get is why someone thinks it’s OK to sue McDonalds over a toy that comes with a meal????  AND i don’t get how there is a willing lawyer to take that case.
Wait i just spilled hot coffee on me…maybe i should sue McDonalds for a million bucks…cause hey…i didn’t know coffee was HOT!
oh wait, someone already did that. (ohhhh i went off i know…lol)
 
Parent your children.  it’s OK to say no.  Millions of parents have done so in the past.
Take responsibility of your children and the food they consume.  Just because there are Happy Meals in the world…doesn’t mean your child needs to eat them all the time.  If your child eats a Happy Meal – parent, that is on YOU!
Sheesh.  this really pisses me off!
 
I am in no way saying that McDonalds is an awesomely healthy place to eat – cause it’s not.
 
I am just sick and tired of the blame passers.  Sick and tired of people not taking accountability. 
I am just sick and tired of people out there looking for a quick buck.
 
Some people suck.  the end.
(i picked out the Happy Meal pic, cause it’s all bee’s – and that made me happy lol)
 
If you want to read the article i am talking about, you can find it here.


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