2008, the year I changed my life! ...2009, the year I took my life to a whole new level! ...2010, upward and ONWARD! :)

Friday, March 31, 2006

here I go... to PICK UP my date. Um, ya... I am picking him up cause he doesn't have a car.

I can tell this one is going places already.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Always an Adventure!

Today was the big ski day at Lake Louise. I had to drive myself there because I had to leave before the rest of the group due to a prior engagement scheduled for tonight. The drive up was totally great! Roads were clear as a bell (no snow) and very little traffic! (Perfect, you might say!)

I met up with the people in my group that came up on the bus when I got there. (It was perfect timing!) I started the day hooking up with some other girls that were snowboarding. Little did I know that they were going to want to WAIT around at every little spot for the slowest girl. Ugh. (I know, I've been there too, but man, it's annoying when you pay full price for the lift ticket and really just WANT TO BOARD!) So I broke away from the group and rode on my own for a few runs. It was good! Got a good feel for the hill... I didn't really care for it!

Anyways... it was still a great day, weather wise. I had it all planned out, I had to be in my car by 3:45 in order to get home to shower and make it to this other date I had to be at.
... Little did I reaize that my BATTERY would be completely DEAD when I got out to my car! :( Booo!
I was really impressed at how I handled the situation! I spent about a second freaking out about it then I calmly walked around the parking lot asking strangers if they carried jumper cables? ha ha. back to the lodge, used the washroom, and then asked a guy at rentals, if he could help me out with my situation. A really cute service guy (with a sexy Australian accent) saved my day today! He brought out this booster power supply machine out to my Element, and like a charm, it started up :) I wanted to kiss that guy!!! (PLEASE, could I???) LOL

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Have I mentioned lately...

... that men are confusing and stressful creatures?

There... I've mentioned it now!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Nothing to report

My week is turning out to be so busy, I don't even know what to talk about.

I have an appointment with my orthodontist today. I hope it's all good news :) The tooth that we are waiting on to move has moved a little, but I think it's still out. Not sure if we are gonna have to wait even longer for it to get into position before we work on the mid-lines issue.

I might have a date at some point this week also. Let's not even go there...

Thursday is our team building event of skiing at Lake Louise! Yay! A day off paid, to go snowboarding? Hells Ya! I'll take it! (too bad I have to drive myself though, because I have to teach a beading class Thursday night and I have to be back in the city by 6:00pm at the latest!)
That means, with good driving conditions I'll need to leave myself 2 hours to get home... but if it snows like they are calling for, I might just have to cancel out and go to Louise another time. That would suck. :(

Sunday, March 26, 2006

BUY a leash!

Went snowboarding on Saturday ALL DAY! Fantastic time!!! I love Sunshine! I feel so comfortable on the runs there! We rode from 9:30am to 1:00pm, then from 2pm-4pm. I was sooo wobbly after lunch! We were practicing riding through the trees and taking some relatively small jumps! It was pretty challenging for me, but I'm so glad we did it! Takes snowboarding to a different level!
(BTW... Ken, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the Flow bindings! They RULE!!! I love not having to sit down after getting off the chair lift! I'm sure I am the envy of all the other riders without Flows! Hehe They are getting much use!)

My one BIG event of the day... 2nd run, we decided to try a small a kicker! It was really fun so we wanted to try it again, so we were gonna have to take our boards off and hike back up a ways. Well, I took my board off... and it slipped out of my hands... and travelled ALL THE WAY DOWN THE MOUNTAIN!!!! AGHHHH! I had to chase after it!!!
To make matters even more embarrassing, it was right underneith the chair lift. Ugh.
Everyone was laughing or commenting "You lost your board!"
... F*ck, no sh*t, Sherlock! A few men were nice enough to tell me where to go to find it, otherwise I would have had no clue!

Words of Wisdom to you snowboarders... BUY A LEASH!!! lol

Friday, March 24, 2006

Almost there...

I'm almost there!
I stepped on the scale this morning, and I'm down 4.4 pounds from where I was on the 1st of the month! *big grin* (My goal was to loose 5 lbs by today, but I am pretty damn happy with my progress... considering the entertaining and few unexpected visitors I've had this month.) I should hit my goal by April 1st (???) I'll keep you posted!

I know, you are probably thinking I don't have to worry about my weight... but after watching my Breathe video, I didn't like what I saw! I mean, I used to come home from work, plop myself in front of the tv (or worse: MSN), with a bag of chips and dip, or chocolate or cake! It was my wake up call... I just had to STOP the maddness!!! It feels good to put your mind to something and accomplish it!! See, it just goes to show you that you need both: Diet and Exercise to make serious impact in weight management/loss. I was forgetting about the eating part... I hope I am back on track.

On another note, I think that Bikram yoga has really opened up my porse! Today was my sweatiest spin class EVER! All my workouts since I did that class have been super sweaty!!! It's crazy! (It's a good thing I've come to accept and love my excessive sweating problem! lol)

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Pets and YOUR health

I found an article while surfing on-line today... I am more compelled that ever to get a pet!
But then I also found these animal budgeters: CAT/ DOG... Is it really that expensive to have a cat or dog???

Maybe I should stick to my fish idea...

Frozen Frogs

I was directed to this link this morning and I since I love frogs... I thought I'd share it with you. Did you know that the common wood frog actually freezes solid every winter... and as soon as spring comes, they defrost, regain a heart beat and mate?
It's a very interesting segment ... watch the video for yourself!


Wednesday, March 22, 2006


I loved the Bikram Yoga last night!!! It was amazing!
It was sooo freaking HOT in the room! I kept thinking "Is this what it would feel like if I were in Hawaii right now?" I doubt it... there was no breeze or anything... the room was just HOT and muggy!
I am normally quite flexible but I found that, with the heat, it was even easier to get deeper into my poses (even the poses from our knees... I've been having knee issues lately.)
I was also given a free pass for my second class, which I KNOW I'm going to use! I think I might just go alone this next time... or I might see if anyone's interested and wants to join me.

Tonight I just want to go home and DO NOTHING! Maybe make some jewellery, maybe watch some tv, maybe bake some of Suz's Banana Bread... basically chill out!!!
That sounds so good to me right now!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

HOT, sweaty yoga

I have a friend that wants me to try Bickram yoga tonight. I was a little bit apprehensive because I didn't think I'd enjoy it at all (I hate saunas or really hot humid places) but after reading that article on it, I think it's worth a try.

I'm pretty flexible as it is, but I think what they say about the heated room allowing your muscles to release and move into positions you didn't think were possible might have some merit. It will be fun to try anyways (even if it is $14.00 for a drop in fee!)

My weight loss goals have almost gone out the window. I've had a few friends come visit me this weekend, and you know what that means... shopping and going out for dinner. It's been nice and relaxing, but I've eaten way too much as well as spent way too much money this weekend. Booo.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Green Beer

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Words to live by... for the single people

"When you relinquish the desire
to control your future,
you obtain happiness."

I have such a hard time doing this... I have to try so hard to stop controlling my future.
But really, doesn't that sound a little strange to you? I mean, we are always told that "only you have the ability to make our future as great as you want it to be." SO... if I stop trying to guide it in a certain direction, where will I end up? And how can they be so sure that I'll be happy there?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

tired today.

I would have slept in if I could... but I have spin class at noon, and I hate finding a sub. It's just a hassle.

My friend burnt me a copy of the new Nickleback CD. It's pretty good!

Going ot Yoga tonight. I need to start Yoga-ing more than once a week...

Saturday, March 11, 2006

shopping therapy

I went to the mall yesterday just to pick up my boots (that were getting the heels repaired at the shoe repair man). I stopped in at the belt store across the way because I promised my brother's I'd get them some new belts cause I can get them rather cheap here. I got them each one, and I couldn't resist this one for me! It's a great brown leather belt with antique gold studs around it, and a wicked gold and bronze rhinestone studded buckle! SOO Stampede! YEE HAW!

Then I went for a tan... just cause it makes me feel good. And I stopped in to Walmart, cause I wanted to buy some more drawers to put clothes under my bed. Well, I think Walmart just got some new stock in, cause I spent wayyy too much time there and wayyy too much $$$ there too!
Shopping therapy is good for the soul.

Friday, March 10, 2006

The Flames, Roughnecks, Hitmen... it's all sports, it's all Calgary!

I'm going to a couple more sporting events this weekend. I've wanted to see a Roughnecks game all season, finally tomorrow night, I'm going with D!
Then Sunday, I won 4 tickets to a Hitmen game, so D., her friend J., B. and I are going to that. Should be a fun girls afternoon outting!

I also need to finish learning the last few tracks of Cardio Kick... so I can finish my video on Monday night. It will be nice to have that done!

I will leave you with a lyric that reminds me of my life:
"I get knocked down...
But I get up again!
You're never gonna keep me down!"

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Flames Game

I was fortunate enough to be asked to go to the Flames game tonight (between the Calgary Flames and the San Jose Sharks) with my girl friend. She then emailed me this morning to say she won't be able to go to the game, but asked if I would like to use the tickets?
"Heck Yes, I do!"

Now, who to bring with me? I did managed to scrounge up a friend to take. He was pretty pumped when I asked him to come! He loves the Flames, so I know he'll get more out of the game then I will... that's why he was my first choice!

I'm sure we'll have fun!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


I had to do it... I called TJ one last time. Thought maybe he'd pick up. Nope.
I left a message... now I feel life can go on.
I don't expect to hear from him again.

I should have known he was going to turn into just another "rig pig".

The Pollution Solution

...My mom is smarter than I give her credit sometimes :)

I was reading the Can-Fit-Pro magazine (Jan/Feb. Issue) and there was an article in there about how plastic containers are silently toxifying our bodies, leaching lipophilic toxins ("fat loving") into the foods you eat that your liver cannot process. In turn your liver begins to shut down, as does your ablitiy to loose weight.

My mom used to always say "Sweat out the toxins"... she is totally right! They are advocating using the new technology low-heat Infared sauna to promote eliminating these toxins via your sweat. (My mother also had my brother sit in front of a red light bulb to make his pimples go away... and you know what, they did!!!)
After reading this article I now understand the reasoning behind it, and why this "sauna therapy" actually works!

Mom, you're a genius! :)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Mother-Daughter Relationships

I was talking to a collegue that was just at a seminar on empowering women. She was recollecting to me about some of the highlights of the seminar. She said her favorite part was the part when the women talked about mother-daughter relationships.

I agree that having a healthy bond with your mother (as a daughter or a son) is very critical to a healthy outlook on life, love and one's self worth.

I've been blessed with the most caring, helpful and patient mother I know!!! I want to be just like her when I'm a mom. :) I love you Mom!
(ok, not exactly like her... but pretty damn close :)

Monday, March 06, 2006

the REAL Simpsons?

I found this link on Pink is the NEW Blog... it's for a show airing in the UK, called "The REAL Simpsons"

Whaddya think?

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Oscar Winners

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Philip Seymour Hoffman
in “Capote”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
George Clooney in “Syriana”

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Reese Witherspoon in “Walk the Line”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Rachel Weisz in “The Constant Gardener”

Click here for the rest... LOL (it was a LONG show!!!)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Find-Me at my old Blog...

I had to post this...
I have an old blog and I find it gets more traffic so I check the stats on it once in a while... One of the search strings that found me recently was "how to be moved by a woman"...
that poor, poor man! LOL

(If he's coming to my blog to be moved... I think he's barking up the wrong tree! (that is, unless he wants me to toss him around a little. That I can do! :)

Friday, March 03, 2006

Women's Instincts

With TJ being gone now for almost 3 weeks, I'm beginning to get a gut feeling that he's just not into it anymore (either that, or he's way too busy with work to even think of messaging me). It's strange, cause at the beginning he was so gung-ho to talk to me, he'd send up to 3 texts a day, "just to chat"... it was nice. Now, I'm lucky to get a "How's your day? Talk 2 U later" text once every other day!
I don't get it!!!???

I have read the book "He's just not that into you." and I do think I'm a fairly savvy dater (considering I've been at it for quite some time now) soo... this behaviour just isn't sitting very well with me. And what sucks about it even more, is that he's not going to be back for me to talk to him about it (face to face) for another 2 weeks!!! (I think I'm going to go mental before then!)

I'm a pretty strong woman, and I could easily walk away from this... but the problem is I don't want to!
Grrr... I hate it when men make up your mind for you!

Your thoughts? Am I crazy or do you also think something smells fishy?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

2 pounds buh-bye!

I just started to manage my fuel intake (meaning started my diet! lol) on Tuesday and already I've lost 2 pounds! :)

I stopped eating the crap that I was getting into at night (chips and dip, candy, pizza! Gawd!) and I've put the pop drinking on hold. Seems that my body is responding nicely.

I've got another video to shoot this sunday... wonder if I'll still think I look fat in my Cardio Kick clothes! lol

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

feeling FAT

I have been attending a few fitness certification courses this year which, in order to become certified in, require me to record a video of myself teaching a full class. (The purpose of this is so the Certification committee can observe me at their leisure to ensure that I know what the hell I'm doing out there!)
Anyways, I decided to get my BREATHE (yoga, tai-chi, pilates class) video done last weekend. Everything went fairly smoothly... a few boo-boo's, but nothing glaring! I had a collegue record it for me, she was awesome and took time out of her Sunday for me! She also editted the tape for me and brought it to my Club on Monday.
I finally viewed my tape... Ugh. I look FAT. (As thin as one can look in white pants, I suppose... I did not appear to be the poster child for fitness however.)
I wish I could show you all the tape. It made me laugh on more than one occasion. Seeing yourself on video is always hilarious... and sometimes scary! LOL

I'm planning on loosing 5 pounds because of this stupid video... it's either that or buy some new pants ;)