Tuesday, July 31, 2012

choose dee

Sleep was SHYTE. couldn't fall asleep for the longest time. ugh. I blame my lara balls.

"paleo" pancakes:
1 ripe banana, 3 eggs, 2 tbsp of almond butter, some coconut flakes + cinnamon
Split this with Jamie.

At work:
some grapes

leftover salmon + veg

Afternoon snack:
apple + AB

I've managed to lay off the sugar, aside from 2 graham crackers I just ate. only 7g per serving. Meh.


CF was tame, benched 1RM @ 80lb.
2@ 75lb

smoothie + cheese and graham cracker

Monday, July 30, 2012


Sleep was ok

2 eggs / spinach / 1/2 avocado

At work:

3 chicken wings, roasted veggies

apple w/almond butter

Jamie and I are gonna do whole 30 for the month of Aug, to prepare for our kaysh.

piece of salami

85lb 3RM front squats
Deadlift 3x3 @80% = 135lb
Metcon was good, should have used 20's instead of 15's. Also should have used a higher box. Next time.

bbq salmon fillet + veggies

3 lara balls - regrettable. Note to self: NEVER eat that stuff in the evening. I couldn't fall asleep!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Sleep was pretty good. Woke up before my alarm, before my usual wake up after alarm time. So I got up and had breakfast. And maybe a small piece of cheesecake that Jamie made last night. It was caramely and fantastic. Not wise for breakfast but.. oh well.

2 eggs, spinach, 1/4 avocado
small piece of cheesecake.

At work:
1 plum, few almonds.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Sleep was really good, if you must know.

2 eggs, veggies / coffee

starburst jellybeans

some cheetos (Reen they are hidden!)
1 sausage + veggies

1 pep patty

pre workout:
small piece salami, some nuts + 3 dates, I was starvin marvin.


A. Back Squat 5×2 @ 85-88%, rest 2.2-5mins
B. Group Metcon:

Tabata Intervals of (20 seconds of given'er, 10 seconds of rest x8):
8 intervals of Wall Ball to 10/8ft target. Rest 1min
8 rowing, Rest 1min,
8 20m shuttle runs

kicked my arse, BIGTIME. no regrets.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Spent the weekend in St Jacobs. Took Jamie for his birthday - is bday isn't until next Friday, but I've got a softball game on Saturday so we went this weekend. I'll make him a nice dinner friday though. Gotsta keep that day special!

Ate many things, I won't even bother listing them all.

Sleep was shyte, both nights. We can't sleep in anything smaller than a king. Yes, we're spoiled.


Continental breakfast at the Inn. Whole wheat bagel + butter and peanut butter.

Went for a 5k run when I got home. I died. It was soooo fucking hot! took me like 40 minutes, I did more walking than usual. Still went though!

Post run:
protein smoothie + piece of summer sausage from the market.

Sausage / zucchini / corn on the cob / grilled nectarine / cheese

handful trail mix + some almonds + 2 dates

tea time, True Blood then Breaking Bad. Sunday's are good again! Except it's Monday tomorrow. FML.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I'm skipping the rest of my Tuesday post and all of Wednesdays. Can't be bothered. I did go to the gym and then eat ribs though. No regrets and I sweat like a muhfuh.

Went out last night, drank more than I wanted to. Once I start, I don't stop. Is that a problem? I want to quit doing alcohol (hahaha). seriously, although I love it and its fun, I truly believe my life would be better. Not my social life so much.... but, health life. Mental and physical. Fuck Why am I so weak? I always forget my own promises.

2 eggs, spinach

At work:
Americano, pep patty.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Slept pretty well last night, but no matter, I always have trouble waking up on time. Today I got out of bed at 7:21am.

I had bizarro dreams of golfing. I've never gone golfing.

2 eggs / coffee

I went and got some sausages from a butcher on Danforth/Broadview yesterday. 8 of them. Jamie was cooking and they all caught on fire and looked like a vampire charred on True Blood.

1 chicken sausage / veggies
few chips

2 small freezies

just want gelato.

Monday, July 16, 2012

I haven't posted since Thursday. Brief recap:

Work summer party at the racetrack. Many drinks/foods were consumed.

Later that night: and industry party. THE party I guess. Everyone is there and everyone gets shitfaced. Lucky for me I was drinking all day and didn't feel like drinking all night so I left at 9.30. Fun seeing friends though.

Friday felt a bit shitty, had a salad from Z-Teca for lunch. It was ok.

Dinner was sausages and veggies on the barbie.

not much of a breakfast, headed to cottage at 830am. ate half a cruller on the way and mixed nuts.

At the cottage (mind you it was a weekend of repairs + my mom and I were the only women out of 9)

Chips. Hamburgers (I had one without a bun) pre-made salads - think potato/coleslaw/macaroni. All very fatty and calorie dense. Whatever. Lots of beer/booze. I stopped the boozing Sat night when I looked in the mirror and my face and neck were all blotchy red. Allergic reaction to one of the boozes or the mixture of them all. I was hanging with the men of my family, we were up til about 1am talking.

bacon/eggs/rye toast/hashbrowns.

few pieces salami, macaroni salad/coleslaw/beer
few cookies

at home:
mixed nuts
half a sausage


This week I'm busy, I need to work on an art project and squeeze in workouts.

handful of almonds / coffee

at work, a small home made cookie
1 juicy nectarine

Fusaro's tuna salad. Best salad around the hood, I say.

a few hershey kisses. meh.

crossfit - it was good, hot and sweaty. not busy I guess because of the heat.

1 chicken sausage from Royal Beef + grilled veggies
piece of parm cheese, bit of blue cheese

1 light beer


Thursday, July 12, 2012


I went to bed starving last night... that smoothie for dinner was not enough for this beefcake. Also, my back was killing from the Romanian deadlifts I did at the gym, and then I sat on the floor doing my crafts. Bad idea. Should my back hurt after RDLs? Imma ax P. Maybe I'm doing it wrong but when I was doing it he was watching and saying "good".

4x8 @ 115lbs. Big tings.

Not getting enough sleep these days AT ALLLLLLLLL. Need to go to bed earlier, wind down earlier. It didn't help that my back was sore, I had to take an Advil.

Salami / spinach / gruyere cheese.

This afternoon weez hittin the races. Looking forward to it!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


sleep was better than the night before, but still not great.

eggs + spinach + gruyere cheese

half avocado at work.

lunch at java house:
avocado and brie sandwich and homefries (few cubed fried potatoes)

starbursts. maybe some hershey kisses. ugh candy at work is stupid.

Went to crossfit. bux jumped on a higher level. Made me feel good. I think I stink right now but I guess that's a sign of a good workout. Tomorrow is our summer party at work, its Kentucky Derby-themed and we're hittin up the races. Wish me luck! I'm making a super gay hat out of things I got at the dollar store. Its not for fashion whatsoever, but for a prize. I figure I'll be the only one putting effort into it, and that will win me my prize. Strategic thinking. It's the benefit of being one of the older girls, I don't have to look sexy cuz I already IS sexy even with a gay art teacher craft hat. hahahah I'm kidding. I bought myself another waxing kit. I can't be bothered to go to my girl at the moment and it's way cheaper doing it myself. It gets a bit complicated and takes a but longer but I succeeded last time. yeah I stink.

Ok, since I am taking this writing class in the fall, I'm thinking I'd like to start a NEW blog. I know I have my other one which I've abandoned, but I want to start fresh. I want a certain theme and I want to be consistent with my content. I'm thinking of making a craft/homestead blog. Also including life stories and funny anecdotes, but nothing too too personal or too crude. Help me think of an idea for a fresh new blog. I want good photos in it too.

protein smoothie. Time for shower and craft. Mama's breaking out the glue gun.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


sleep was terrible

2 rice cakes, pb and berries

at work:
half an avocado

small bowl of chips

am i eating too much?

burg patty + veg, bit of leftover greek salad and olives

pep patty

small bowl of chips.

Crossfit kicked my ass slightly, my ass literally hurts right now. From the Turkish getups and yesterdays squats. I am absolutely zonked. I hope I sleep well tonight.

1 burger patty, salad, salami

lara bar (home made, small piece)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Case of the fuck yous.

Ugh. Man I need to lead a life of leisure. Or live on my dream farm with animals and crops. One day.. one day..

Sleep was meh.. had trouble falling asleep.. tossed and turned for quite a while. Maybe I should have gone for that run after all.

1 egg + mixed veg from BBQ yesterday.

At work:
2 Pastizzi (Maltese pastry filled with cheese and peas)
No regrets. And honestly, I want a third one.

Leftover soup from last week

Crossfit tonight. It looks intense (the Metcon) but I'm sucking it up and going. Stepping out of my comfort zone will only produce good results. And I may cry afterwards.

For time, 15min cut-off:
400m run
then 4 sets of:
10 burpee box jumps 

20 KB swings to chin
then, 400m run

I didn't die.

1 burger patty + salad

later some blueberries.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

not thankful it's Sunday

Wish it was Saturday.

Sleep was ok, nice and long.

Coffee, apple w/almond butter.

Later, 1 hard boiled egg.

Late lunch after a good shop:
salami, cheeses, rice crackers and pickles.

Made some lara bars, tasted them. They good.

BBQ'd beef/porl/veal patty w/ veggies

small bowl of Ruffles hot wing chips. Kinda tasted like alldressed, I prefer BBQ.

I did lots of chores today: Groceries, cleaned, laundry, BBQ'd and yard work. I was alone all day and got lots of shit done. I managed to spend some time outside with the yard work and got a bit dirty. Felt very productive and I'm happy the yard is cleaner. ALL the laundry is done, sheets and all. Feels great getting into freshly washed sheets on a Sunday night.

F-U Monday, though. F-U very much.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday the summerist.

It's a beauty out there today. I went to bed around 11 or 11.30 and woke up at 10. I could have slept longer but I wanted to make the 11am class. And I did. It wasn't too intense. My workout was meh, and the metcon didn't kill me. I used 15 lbs for the db push press (the squating ones) and ring rows instead of chins cuz I can't do them anyway.
12 / 15 / 9 of each. meh. There were a lot of people in the gym today because there were teams practicing for some crossfit competition. Seemed intense. Lots of running, rowing, wall balls and burpees. Fuck that.

Had an americano from the Primal Grind cafe which made an appearance at the gym. It was good. Also  some sort of lara ish nut ball. It was 2 bucks, what a rip off. But it tasted good with my coffee. I got my fat % measured again, and guess what... I've made more progess! Now I'm at 21.4%, before I was at 24.something % and when I first got measured I was 28.3%. I am very pleased with my results. I am at the low end of "normal" and just near the "athletic" range. Awesome. All the bitching I do and guilt I feel after poor food/drink decisions but I still make progress. This weight stuff works for me, it's just slower than I'd like. That's fine. I'll try and squeeze in some runs, maybe make use of that backpack I bought and run home sometimes. Summer also noted that my skin is loose. hahah.. yes. I am soft, my fat is not hard at all. It's all very soft. There was a big decrease in my stomach, back and quads...good areas to lose fat. Anyway, enough about that.

Breakast, post workout:
protein smoothie

Dinner at Ceilli Cottage on the patio with my aunt and Jamie:
2 cod cakes / green salad.
Some of aunties terrine, yum
bite of blood sausage... uhhmmm.

And of course, you can't go to the Ceilli without a friggin sticky toffee pudding for dessert. We shared it and it was fantastic. Great food like that is NEVER regrettable. Fuckit.

Now I am lazing on the couch. I don't feel like going outside.

Friday, July 6, 2012


Seriously, thank the lawd it's Friday. I drank a bit too much last night and sang karaoke with my coworkers. Of course I hogged the mic and performed for everyone.. don't let me do that!!

I plan on working out later. Fuck the heat and my hangover, I did it to myself. I can't wait to live in my farm house.

Protein smoothie and coffee. I had to force it down. If I didn't eat that (drink) I would have gotten McDonald's for sure this morning. I almost did anyway, but I went into Fresh n Wild and got a broccoli and bacon salad and a coconut water (MA's fave!! haha). It was really good and a much better choice than hash browns and an egg mc muff.

I really want a burger for lunch though. I brought soup... but I can't stop thinking about hamburgers. Maybe I'll save it for tomorrow and get a Priest burg!! yeahhhhh.

Hero burger and fries. Didn't eat all the fries though, they were mushy. I meant to get the GF bun but I forgot.

4 little plums. Love plums, me.

1 pep patty

at home, a small bowl of veggie soup, now I'm barbequeing some chicken wings for dins. Threw together a salad w/tomatoes, fresh basil from the porch "garden",.

Skipped the gym tonight, i'll go tomorrow and run sunday.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

It's the new thing to say now. So I'm saying it to be cool for you two. Hey guys it's thirsty thursday lets go drinking !! wooooooooooo!

Tonight I will drink some gin, I've been craving it all day. It's those damn pregnancy cravings. Gin it is.

Sleep was meh again. Why am I having trouble sleeping this week? I think it's because I am slightly pms-ing. I say slight because it's over a week away. I also am running low on magnesium and I think it helps me sleep.

I set my alarm for 6.15am this morning so I could go for a run. Ask me if I went.

Also, I've been thinking about taking some writing courses. Those thoughts turned into actions this morning as I signed up for a creative writing course at U of T in the fall. Can't wait! Well, I CAN wait because I have 2 months of summer to enjoy, a weekend in St. Jacobs and a vacation in Europe. Let the good times roll. Let them roll slowly, though. So, since I'll be taking this class, I am going to do my best to practice better grammar with this blog and not type like I am texting or messaging online. Bring on proper punctuation and caps where caps are needed! Partaaaaaayyy!! I have a few reasons for taking this class. Firstly, I want to get into writing more. I didn't realize I enjoyed it until recently. I found myself wanting to write down funny and interesting things that happen in life or in my head. It makes me feel good writing it down and sharing with people, especially when I get some laughs. This roots back to my childhood when I wanted to be a standup comic when I "grew up". The shy's took over and that never flourished, I went to school for art and design instead and I wanted to make money for a living. Plus, I've always been irritated by female comics (aside from Cathy Griffin and Tina Fey). ANYWAY, another reason is that I'd like to improve my "skills" and maybe even make a career out of writing. I don't know what genre yet, but perhaps this class will help me figure that out. There are quite a few classes at U of T for writing and if this goes well, I'll continue with more. Maybe in a perfect world, I'd be an awesome freelance writer that works from wherever in the world I goddam want to because of the magic of the internet get paid and recognized and become secretly famous. (chaaa right). Or maybe I can get that huge old country home I've been dreaming of lately, live off the land, write my stories and make my crafts. That sounds like bliss to me.. except for maybe in the wintertime when I will get depressed and fat but we'll deal with that when the time comes. I won't shave my armpits or legs and I'll have a really long braid and wear the same denim skirt every day with a tank top and no bra. You can see it, can't you? hahahaa... ohh dear.


1 egg / spinach / half an avocado

Snack at work:
1 large banana / peanut butter
bit of coffee

1 jerky pepperette from the farmer's market
vegetable/beef soup
some chips

4 small plums from the farmers market. I have no limits with plums, they so good.

gin dranks and .. more plums? there will be pizza at work but I'll try my best to dodge that.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

ahhh short weeks rule

sleep was not great, it was disruptive and my mind woke up each time my eyes did. Boo to that. It might have been the coffee I had at 11am. Tsk tsk. Plus I should have gone to the gym but I chose to laze around and make nut butter instead.

1 egg + spinach / coffee

apple + walnut/almond butter - yum

two big bites of my bottom lip
spinach salad: 2 eggs, 1 tomato, few walnuts and lemon juice.
I'm back. Oh that lemon juice felt so good on my freshly bitten (twice) lip. It still burns.

Shit I just realized that's it for food for me until dinner. Should have saved the apple for an afternoon snack.

Crossfit tonight NO BAILING

I was just reminded that tomorrow night is a drunk night at work = drinks + karaoke. uh-oh. This means Fri/Sat/Sun are workout central fo sho. I was planning on going 4 days in a row. The only way that can happen is if I go in the morning tomorrow and we all know that won't happen.

Coconut water before workout

PR bench 75lb
Deadlift 165lb

Jamies vegetable beef soup (hardly any beef so I fixed myself a protein smoothie) just the rest of MA's coconut water, protein powder and some berries.

Felt peckish, had some rice crackers w/pb and honey. Peckish feelings have disappeared.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Shlong weekend

It was a goodie. Spent it with some great people in Sault St Marie. I can't wait to go back, it's just so relaxing up there. The weather was beautiful, we ate, we drank we played pool. It was perf. However, I must pay for all the food and beer I consumed. It was ridiculous. I just don't hold back when I'm away. Sorry!

Today, a new day. It started at 5am (more like 4am):

On the plane:
more coffee - starbucks actually. It was magnificant. Also some crappy little white cake and fruit salad. I was hungry.

At work:

tuna salad from.. wait for it... Fusaro's. Tossed the bread out. OFF BREAD. OFF SUGAR. REEN!

saved some of the salad and ate it later in the day.

i might have had 1 pep patty and a few starburst jellybeans.

Dinner will be a smoothie. I don't think I have the energy for Crossfit. I hardly slept this weekend, we were sharing a double bed.. this is difficult when you are used to sleeping in a king. Not to mention sleeping in someone else's bed is always hard. So, I am ZONKED.

Tomorrow night I workout f'sho. <--lies!

I stopped at the bulk store then the g-store on the way home. I made some walnut/almond butter (yum!) and had a smoothie for dinner.

Just ate an apple with my nut butter. Had to!