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

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

it was 5... now it's 8!

I really wish I knew what was wrong with me. I feel like my body is on a downward spiral and I don't know how to control or stop it!
Since I met Collin (August 2006) I've gained probably 10 pounds (actually, I went back in my records, and it's actually only 8 pounds I've gained since I met Collin.. BUT STILL!)... I was content with the first 5 because I could still fit into all my clothes... but lately I'm just not happy with things! (and lately I've had to buy my pants a size larger so I know something is up!)

What the hell? I'm the FitGirl! I exercise at least 5 times a week and do 2 yoga sessions in there as well. I eat relatively healthy... but my weakness is candy :( Is it possible that candy has caused me to gain all this weight??? I always thought I could handle a bit of extra sugar due to the amount of activity I engage in during an average day. Maybe I COULD when I was younger, but it looks like once my body hit 30 it decided to stop metabolizing like it used to! (Actually, I noticed when I was 25 my body did the same thing, it went through a big slow down and I had to rediscover how to eat properly for it.)
Does this mean that every year I'm going to naturally gain an extra 5 pounds??? So when I'm 40, I'll have an extra 50 pounds packed on???? ugh... NO THANKS!

I need to stop with the sugary snacks, get back on my fruit and veggie kick. That helped me before I got my braces and now that the braces are off, I have no excuses!!!

The diet starts now!

Rollin' VIP, WHAT?

"If you need a dolla' holla, cause I got a whole stack!"

I love that line from The new Nation Wide commercial with the Federline in it. Check it out: Federline Commercial. I do like the catchy jingle in it... I doubt Kevin's debut album has a single track that sounds anything like it. haha

PS... The interview yesterday went really great! He just wanted to meet me (my sister say to make sure I wasn't crazy! LOL) and basically went on to say that since I come highly recmmended by my old Boss that in his mind the job is mine :) Now for the formalities, but sooner then later, I'll get the official word! YAYYYYY! I'm a lot less stressed now!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Interview today!

When things happen here, they happen fast!
I got a phone call on Friday regarding a job... I called the lead back this nmorning and I booked an interview with him this afternoon!!! YAY!
(It's funny because on Friday I was totally getting ready to send a letter to my old bosses mentioning that I was a "free agent"... but my old boss called me before I had the email sent! He must have ESP!!!)

I'll let you know how the interview goes! (From our short conversation this morning, I already know we will get along well... we both use our lunch hours to get fit! He plays hockey!)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Sleeping with my retainer

I have two retainers: one like the old style, with wires across my teeth, the other looks like a bleaching tray or mouth guard, just clear plastic. I normally wear the wire retainer to bed because it feels a bit more comfortable... but last night I decided to wear the clear tray retainer to bed instead! Ughh... I woke up and my mouth felt like I had gotten braces all over again! It was soo sore! I decided to wear the wire retainer to work today... it's not bad. I really wonder why my mouth reacted like that to wearing that retainer to bed.

Anyone else wear a retainer/bite guard to bed? Do your teeth feel sore when you awake up?

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Wasted night off

Last night was a total waste for me. (besides the fact that I got my car washed, finally!) I was supposed to have a condo meeting that was to take up my entire evening, but it was postponed till next week due to some "unforseen circumstances". So I got home and was all eager to make some jewelry or do something else productive with my time, but instead I wasted it... listening to iTunes! GEEZE, music is sooo addictive! (Collin was late coming home and so I totally lost track of time.) Then "Beauty and the Geek" was on at 8:00pm, and I LOVE that show, so I had to sit and watch it. It ended at 9:00pm, and by that time I was SOL to get anything accomplished.

Boy, what a lazy-ass I can be! :p

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Hump Day and closet space :)

It's Wednesday and my plans for this evening (which consisted of a AGM Condo meeting) have fallen through. I will now hopefully be going shopping with Collin for a NEW armoire or closet for our bedroom!!! (We are on a serious mission to find something!)

I think I've FOUND the place we are getting our new armoire from: AlbertaWOOD (I love that name!... ok, ok, it's called Alberta Wood Products. :p) I think they will have EXACTLY what we want! YAY!
... But unfortunately they are only open till 6pm, so we will have to make our trip over there till Saturday! (Grrr... I hate waiting!)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Collin's terrible weekend!

Collin had his wisdom teeth removed on Saturday at noon. He's still feeling shitty due to the pain in his mouth. Poor guy! What I feel even worse for him for, it that yesterday was his sister's 23rd Birthday party, and he wasn't able to eat ay of the food or cake we had! (The cake was excellent, his mom made a chocolate cake from scratch! YUM!) Maybe there will be some leftovers for him next weekend, when he's feeling better! (but that's a big MAYBE... it was damn good cake!)

I still have all 4 of my wisdom teeth. My orthodontist didn't think it was necessary for me to have them removed if they weren't causing me any problems. I guess in hind sight, if I was going to get them removed it would have been a good idea to get them removed when I had my other teeth removed... then I would have had all the pain at one time.
So, here's hoping I never have to get my wisdoms removed because I hate pain!!!

Friday, January 19, 2007


There, now that I've got your attention... (hehe, we all love food, don't we?)
I'm going to start posting (to my Flickr) pictures of meals I create from scratch (and otherwise) complete with recipes!
I hope to share the wealth of "dinner ideas" (which, I don't have many, but the one's I do have are favorites!!!) and hopefully save a lot of people from the dreaded question "What are we having for dinner tonight?"

My first FOOD posting:

PS... the leftovers of this lasagna were just as good if not better then the original meal!!! :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Boredome = shopping

I'm very bored at work these days. I don't have a lot of actual work to do, so most of the day I sit at my desk and surf the net or organize my fitness schedule. (tough life, I know) So this lunch hour I decided my body needed some time off from the gym, so I skipped the gym and went to Winners. I found 2 very cool pendants and a pair of shoes! (anyone surprised by this? haha) I will take pictures of the pendants tonight and post them to my Flickr... they are too cool not to share :)

Monday, January 15, 2007

No Boarding, just XC skiing

The weather wasn't that great on Saturday so Diane and I decided to call off our trip to Sunshine for snowboarding. :( Oh well, Collin and I managed to get out and cross country ski on Sunday in Kananaskis country. It was still -16oC (with a bit of wind) but we managed to warm ourselves up nicely and we skied for about 2 hours total! I'm really proud of us, and I know we both had fun! (I was slow climbing the uphill parts, but I haulled ass on the downhill! Weeee!)

Click on the picture to see my photo set of the trip!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Gone Snowboarding!

Weee.... snow fun starts tomorrow!
My friend Diane and I are *planning* to go to Sunshine for a fun day of snowboarding/skiing! it will be my first day out to the mountains since Collin and I took our last hike to Moose Mountain! I'm really looking forward to it!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Always look on the bright side of life!

For as long as I can remember I have always been a "glass is half full" kinda girl. I have always had a very positive attitude twards most things, and have, in turn been blessed to have many wonderful things come into my life. ( "You are what you think. You feel what you want." )

2007 is a new year... let's write down our intentions for this year and be positive that we will achieve them! :)

Monday, January 08, 2007

I need a Financial Advisor!

I'm having a financial crisis... (well, not really, but it's enough to have me stressin')
I have some stock options that are coming due (meaning expiring) in April of this year. Unfortunately my stock has taken a huge nose dive and since our Christmas party, has dropped between $8 to $10 CND.

My dilemna is, that if I pull out all the stocks that are expiring at the current price, I could potentially be loosing out on a capital gain of $4500CND. I would also be required to pay the income tax for the 2006 tax cycle (even at this low stock price, I'd still tack on a hefty total to my capital gains for 2006) Pulling these options out now is definitely not in my best interest.

I can do what is called "Tax Defering" (if you exercise stock options and hold the shares (buy them), you are eligible to defer all or a portion of the taxable benefit until you sell the shares you acquired from the stock options.) This means I would need to take out another loan in order to hold (buy) these shares, until such time that they are worth more on the market (as well, the taxes won't need to be paid till next year on the capital gains!) This loan would be manageable for me, and when the market becomes stable again, I would sell the shares I just bought, pay off the loan and hopefully make a nice profit as well. (I certainly do see our stock price rising up again!)

Anyone out there have some financial advice for me?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Dating Guru

Somehow I became the dating guru last night to a friend of mine who's living in Saskatchewan right now. She called me to ask what she should do with a guy who she was seeing before Christmas, then he went away for holidays and his communication with her just kinda stopped. He then texted her yesterday to say he's back in town and back at work. I told her "You have the power right now, he's thrown the ball in your court." I told her to be bold and ask him out again, and if he declines then she knows where she stands (... Anyone read the book "He's just not that into you"? You'll know where I'm going with that one) So she took my advice and called him, and invited him out for coffee, and he accepted (good news) so off they went for coffee. She called me back not even 1.5 hours later to discuss the date! (My thought was, "She's home so soon!?!" Uh oh, BAD news!) She tells me that she thinks he's trying to discourage her from dating him because he kept pointing out all these flaws he has and that he's really stressed out and doesn't really know what he wants to do with his life. I told her, "From what you are telling me he just really is stressed out and busy right now and is using you as a sounding board for his issues. He's opening up to you, that's a compliment!"
She said, "Ya, I guess I am making a big deal over nothing. He did kiss me goodnight."

And he's only 25 anyways, he's in no rush to get serious, I'm sure!

Girls are so good at making little things into BIG deals!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Sleep is GOOD!

I was having a hard time getting any sleep yesterday, and today I was having a even harder time trying to get out of my sleepy state! The exercise has saved me from my insomnia! YAY! (I know I'll sleep well again tonight because I did a TKO class today... it's a killer!)

I actually feel great today! (besides the cluster of pimples that has found it's way to my chin! Ughh!) I actually made an appointment to get some artifical sun tonight... that is all it usually takes to help my skin out of this state and give it some of the love it needs! I think it was too much chocolate over the holidays that made this little breakout possible! I couldn't help it, I gave into temptation with the chocolate this Christmas!

My birthday is in 3 days. I'll be the big 3-0! (Yikes!) I'm planning on going out for dinner on Friday with Collin and a couple girl friends to celebrate. I haven't gone out for dinner with anyone but Collin in a while, so this will be a nice change! I'm hoping to go to a restaurant called Open Sesame... I love that place! I can taste the ginger beef and Basmati rice already! (Yum!)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Namaste! It's a new year!

Welcome 2007! Welcome!

Hope ya'll had an awesome new years! I did! (didn't go anywhere or do very much, for that matter, but that's how I like it sometimes :) It's nice knowing I'll be a year older in a week! (NOT! LOL) That saying is soo 1990's. :p

Back to work today, it's the same as I left it. I was worried that it would have changed while I was away... I was wrong.

I've been sleeping horribly lately! I cannot shut my eyes and make them stay shut! My brain will not shut off long enough to give me peace and quiet to fall asleep. I can recall waking up every 15minutes till 2:00am last night, and I'm sure every 1/2 hour to the hour after that till Collin woke up at 5am. I think it's the lack of exercise I've been doing over the holidays. I'm conditioned to get at least an hour of vigorous exercise a day, and since December 22nd, I've only gone to the gym once, and did Yoga about 3 times... definitely not enough to keep me sain. Today it's back to the gym, teaching spin class. Here's hoping it tuckers me out so I can sleep tonight! *fingers crossed*