Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I know that losing weight and getting healthy is never easy but I felt that I was really committed (this attempt) but today, after a day starting at 6:00 am (school, baby sitting, gym, work) and coming to a close with me sitting in my bedroom starring down a pile of homework wondering how many hour I'll be missing of sleep tonight, I cracked. I had just gotten in from work and was feeling the need to eat... I wasn't hungry and I should have realized this fact but I didn't. I went into the kitchen and found myself a slice of banana loaf, a bowl of cereal with yogurt, half a sugar cookie, an apple, and now I'm feeling even worse.

I need to remind myself that EATING does not complete anything other then make me grow bigger. It will not do my homework for me and it will not make me feel better, only worse.

On the upside of the entire situation the binge only brought me to 2000 calories (ish...) for total daily which doesn't make it the END of the world and I should be happy I stopped where I did, I could have EATEN the entire banana LOAF rather then a slice.... thinking of the upsides to downfalls.

Anyways, it's a "maintain" calorie level so nothing to cry about. But it's something the THINK about. I KNOW that it's a result, in part, of getting less then 4 hours of sleep due to homework overload and procrastination.

Tomorrow is a new day and I managed to journal everything I ate so at least I'm aware of the problems.

Now I'm going to go to sleep, I don't care about the homework.... I'll do it another time.



Tuesday, January 11, 2011


So I thought I'd share... I lost 4 pounds last week (My first week of eating healthy and calorie restricting) and I feel a lot better but I  know that the first 5 or so pounds is just water weight but it feels good to be getting it off. 

My goal is to take it off at a rate of 2.5/2 pounds a week, the amount isn't really the biggest focus but continuing to lose is a priority, as long as the scale goes down I'm happy. I journaled basically everything I ate last week and I landed in between 1500 - 1800 every day and I did a spin class once, a "pump" class once, and an hour hill walk on the treadmill, plus I went snowboarding on the weekend so that was active. 


Sunday, January 9, 2011


I've always been a person who loves a good monday diet resolution and it's never really worked too well for me, however, I like weekly diet goals to add to my monthly and life goals. So here are my goals for this week:

1) Keep an account of EVERYTHING I eat, including bits, sips, and licks. Try to keep it in the 1400 - 1800 range.

2) It's going to be a stressful week, I already know, so my fitness goal is realistic for me. Goal: walk 45 minutes per day and hit the gym 3 times this week.

3) Read a chapter a night of one of my favourite books to clear my head and de-stress.

Do you make weekly goals, or even daily? Do you stick to them? I'd appreciate some advice!

Good luck to you and a week of health,

Saturday, January 8, 2011

CBC News - Consumer Life - Premier Fitness leads in gym complaints: report

CBC News - Consumer Life - Premier Fitness leads in gym complaints: report

As a member of many different gyms in the last six years I was pretty disheartened to read this CBC article about the mishandling of money in gyms. It kind of pisses me off, thought it might be interesting and a good reminder to be very careful when setting up a membership at a new gym.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Top 10 ways to feel bad about yourself...

1) Visit on a regular basis... between Kristen Stewart's pin-thin legs and Victoria Secret Model's bikini candids, I can alway bet on losing my own self confidence when reading (especially the comments!).

2) Buying jeans, any girl over a size six will agree with me, buying jeans is the hatred of my life plus I'd rather be wearing leggings or yoga pants so I don't have to have my muffin top scream out of the pain of getting said jeans on.

3) Skinny friends. I love my skinny friends -- I really do-- but the problem is that they enjoy saying things like "Urgh, I'm so fat" which only makes me think if you're fat, am I off the charts? 

4) Photos. The truth is a real bitch sometimes.

5) "Have you lost weight?" Of course if you have actually LOST weight it's a boost but if you haven't or you've GAINED weight it makes you wonder: how FAT does she think I really am?

6) Eating in public. I don't eat junk food in public or really in front of anyone because I feel like their watching every thing I put in my mouth. I know what they're thinking "Why is she eating that?"

7) Weight loss shows (i.e. the biggest loser or X-wieghted)  because I know that directly after (or even while) watching a weight loss show I might have a binge session at the IDEA of losing weight. It scares me and makes me feel like a loser (and not the biggest loser kind of loser... a real kind of loser).

8) Strapless dresses. No one wants to see YOU in that.

9) Guys. I know I feel utterly uncomfortable around guys. I feel like the minute they see me they want to run the other way or make jokes at my expense when I'm out of ear shot.

10) Gyms. As a person who attends a gym some-what regularly or occasionally, I know watching someone run for an hour on the treadmill at 7.0 mph it makes me feel awful. I can't do that, I'm jealous.

I was having a down day and ran into ALL of the "top ten ways to feel bad about yourself" things and am feeling pretty shitty.

I hope you all are feeling good about yourselves,



Thursday, January 6, 2011

Diary of a Former Food Addict: Bear with me

Diary of a Former Food Addict: Bear with me: "All the recent comments have me catching feelings. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for reading, commenting, following. All of it...."

This post prompted me get to my weekly goals (I like short term goals and long term ones):

Mental: Tell myself daily that I am stronger then I think and I just need to push my strengths.

Food: Drink a glass of water before I eat (including snacks)

Fitness: Snowboard the weekend away and have lots and lots of fun doing it!

Do you make weekly goals? Daily? Monthly? Let me know, I love advice!

Health Hero's

I'm really into health blogs (it might have something to do with me starting my own blog...) and I thought I'd share my three favourite "Health" blogs:

Sarah Fit:
She's awesome. I watch her video's and think I wish I could do that! Plus, she says it exactly how it is no BS. I'm declaring my adoration for her blog posts and youtube channel!

Diary of a former Food Addict:
She is also very, very awesome. She's steadily lost weight  (a lot of weight) and has made a real lifestyle change. It's such a great motivator for me.

I know Perez Hilton is really famous but his blog combines two of my favourite things; health info and celebrities. Plus, Perez has lost a lot of weight and kept it off.