Friday, December 31, 2010


My blogging has been sparatic to say the least... but I live in the country now and although I have internet it is SO SLOW.

My motivation to write today is a combination of wanting to put my New Years resolutions in writing and the results of my Wii Fit. Bet you know where this is going!

2010 was a pretty awesome year! I'd even say it was the best year yet! It included trips to Mexico, Vegas and the Vancouver Olympics. I met the man of my dreams and together we bought a house in the country and adopted a puppy. I'm happy and in love. However, like I mentioned before, all this being happy shit has made me fat. 22lbs to be exact. I'm 5'0... you can't hide 22lbs. I have definately noticed it, but have done nothing more than think about doing something about it. In all honesty I was in denial about how bad it really was. Then my mom bought me a Wii Fit for Chrismtas. I was pretty excited about it... until I did my first body test. I have 60lbs to lose before I end up in the normal range. That said, I would be more than happy with 45lbs. Talk about a reality check. I lost all this weight once before but like so many others, you lose the weight and then slowly, very slowly it creeps back. Too many meals out and not nearly enough exercise is problem. It's my own fault. Now I got to fix it.

New Years Resolution #1: Lose 45-50lbs. I just booked a trip to Cuba so I'd really love to lose 15lbs in the 3 weeks before I leave. It's doable but it's going to require 100% dedication and a lot of cardio. Chicken, Fish and Veggie diet and an hour to 2 hours on the treadmill each day. After Cuba, I can relax a little and lose the rest at heathier pace.

New Years Resolution #2: In 2010 I found out I have some food sensitivies. I am mildly allergic to gluten. I know I shouldn't eat certain foods but I do anyway and end up on the couch in pain or spending quality time with my bathroom reader. No more.

New Years Resolutrion #3: I think you should always have one fun one. This year I want to learn to swim. I know how to swim, but don't breathe properly so I can't do it for very long. I'm going to take some private lessons and get good at it. This I am excited about :)

Happy New Year Everyone! Have a Fantastic 2011

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Getting Used To

So since we moved in to our little house in the country, there has been some "getting used tos". 

The first one I noticed was my earlier wake up time. I now have to drag my ass out of bed a whole 45 minutes earlier than when I lived in town. In town it would take under 5 minutes to drive to work. Now it takes25 minutes or more. More if the roads are icy, more if I get stuck behind the school bus, more if the puppy distracts me on my way to the jeep. The last one is my own fault... but not really... who can resist a puppy.

Then I noticed what a huge pain in the ass it is when I have after work committements. Monday nights I curl at 7:30, however I get off work at 5:30. It doesn't make sense drive all the way home to be there for 45 minutes so I hang around in town. Good thing I have friends that I can annoy.

Oh and of course there is lunch. I can no longer go home for a heathly and tasty lunch. I have been eating out quite regularly again which is hard on my midsection. I have to start planning my lunches and packing them to work with me. I suck at planning.

Other things I've had to get used to include:
  • Not hearing the neighbors snore or produce their own porn.
  • That diesel is no longer outside my window and running at 4am.
  • The all around peace and quiet
  • Sleeping in the darkness
  • Being able to see the stars - that's a tough one
  • The entertainment provided by the neighbors yelling lengthy conversations at people from the apartment across the alley. 
  • Waking up to this:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tah Dah!

Garden Gnomes!

Speaking of halloween,  I saw a story on the news last night about some dude in Ontario who dressed up as a KKK member. Which is politically incorrect but I'm thinking not much different than the buddy of Kevin's that dressed as Hitler. However Mr. KKK decided he'd take it one step further and include a "black" guy in shackles. If that's not bad enough the LEGION gives him top prize for orginality. It's Halloween, I think everything goes in good humor, but if there is a line then that dude crossed it.

Did you know female gnomes have giant boobs? They do. I googled it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hodge Podge #1254

Geez who would have thought that buying a new house, painting and moving would be such a stressful and time consuming process! We had 8 days from our possession date till our first house guests arrived. Yup it's as fun as it sounds. I was completely dillusional when I thought we could get everything done in 4 days. We're still not moved. We're moved in enough to live there but somehow I still have an apartment full of "stuff" to transport to the new place. Oh and one room and all the trim still needs a second coat of paint.

Halloween was awesome for the 2nd year in a row. I really love country dances. Only there can you see Saddam Hussien, Osama Bin Laden, Hitler and a Hutterite couple (done by twins) drinking beer together. Nothing really seems to offend anyone, ever. Which is pretty cool. I especially love the local band that plays at them. They have a playlist that includes a very large number of Corb Lund songs. Apparently the lead singer and I have a mutual love for Corb. (I have tickets to see my 7th Corb Lund show this December...EEEeeeeeexciting)

Back to Halloween... Kevin and I rocked some pretty awesome gnome costumes. I'll post some pictures soon!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I am stuffed... just like that turkey I ate only not as tasty

What a great weekend! The things I am grateful for are too numerous to mention. My world is pretty good. Kevin and I move into our new place at the end of this month, Hank the Tank wonderpuppy is now with us, I have great family, super friends, a good job and time to do the things I love. I really am thankful for everything. Well except the 20 extra pounds, but who's paying attention...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My backyard paradise

"It's my little foothill's heaven on this Northern Rocky Range... my favorite place to be and mr. that ain't gonna change"
- Corb Lund

We just bought our first home together. I am sooo excited! It's a little house on 10 acres in an area outside of town called Sunrise Valley. It's so beautiful, surrounded by rolling hills and views of the mountains in the distance with not a neighbor in site. I can't wait to move in!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sweet Enough

3 days ago I made the decision to cut sugar out from my diet due to my addict like behaviour. I ATE AN ENTIRE SOUP BOWL OF PEANUT BUTTER ICING. It was very tasty and very gross all the same time. So goodbye sugar. I am addicted to you and that is not cool. New plan: fruits and veggies are okay but anything with sugar added is not. The first 2 days of my new meal plan were complete hell. I got headaches, I was hungry ALL THE TIME. It was ridiculous. I'd eat a chicken breast and some veggies, my tummy would feel full but at the same time I would be hungry.

??????? Hell.

It's day 3. I'm feeling much much better. However, my new challenge seems to be the fact that sugar is in EVERYTHING. No pre-package or processed foods of anykind for me. Looks like I'll be making everything from scratch.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Meet Hank!

Kevin thinks it's a good idea to do one major thing at a time. Meaning: He thinks we should buy a house and then start thinking about a puppy. I much prefer doing everything all at once. Meaning: Although the deal could still fall through on the house, I've found us a puppy and he's ours for the picking up Thanksgiving weekend.

Meet Hank!  His mom is German Shepard X and his dad is a St. Bernard X.

How could I not! I'm totally in love with his face!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fat & Happy

My life over the past 7 months has been a whirlwind of awesomeness. I met a boy and I fell in love and although that in itself is pretty wicked, that boy and I are going through the process of purchasing our first home and adopting one extremely cute puppy. Life is great, so great that I've gained 35lbs! Not only am I happy, I'm fat. Fat and happy.

I want to do something about it. I want lose weight so I've been reading a bunch of blogs from people who are chronicling their weightloss journey. Problem is almost every blogger I've read, "LOVES FOOD" and I hate it. I hate to cook, so I eat out A LOT or I grab whatever's easiest which in most cases is the box of KD or whatever I can find that cooks in the microwave. When I get hungry I need to eat like now. So that handful of chocolate chips or chunk of cheese while I'm cooking my healthy meal is rather unproductive. I hate it that in order to diet, food has to consume my life. I need to plan, prepare and record. I can't handle all the thinking that has to go into eating.  When I diet I do great in the beginning. I pick 4 or 5 different dishes and I eat them over and over and over again. It's great! Until life gets in the way of my routine. I'm not trying to make excuses, I know there is no easy way and I just have to suck it up and do it. However I am desperately looking for something that works for me and my busy, routine-free lifestyle.

Please let me know if you have any pointers. Otherwise, stay tuned as I take the "fat" out of  fat and happy.