Product Review, but not in a good way! So very sorry for my honesty but this tasted horrible! I really really wanted a BLT for supper tonight so I used this product for the “B” part—-(sorry but I couldn’t spin pic)
Ok , so this was a self portrait , taken Oct 17th. When I just started lifting stuff!
And this was taken today, keep in mind by a 7 year old with an IPHONE! Quality is pretty shady!
Can you see the difference? Yes I look like shit in this pic, I just got home from the gym and headed for the TUB! But, I need reassurance from my peeps that lifting stuff is working.
Let me know, Truth please!
Huh?? What the hell you talking about Inkdgirl?? This means I am too lazy to create fantastic food porn ideas tonite and will therefore post glorious pics of the before’s! Take 1
This will become an Soy “EGG” Nog latte made with Starbucks Via Christmas Blend! In case you forgot, I heart Starbucks, please bring on the gift cards! Found this at my local Independent Grocer, which is pretty much the only place in my shit ass town that I can find anything vegan,vegetarian or just plain good and the price was right- 2 for $5 SOLD!! Onto Take 2
Oh yeah, you know what this is going to be.. OLD SCHOOL GUAC… CABO STYLE… In case you forgot , I heart Cabos San Lucas as well.. and I am on the countdown to Feb when my skinny flat ass will be parked in a beach chair for 7 amazing days! I live on Guac,pineapple and watermelon for 7 straight days and nobody makes a better batch of this heavenly goodness than the folks at the Riu Sante Fe( shameless plug, feel free to comp me!) So I will be making this once the avacodos are ready, dipping them with some toasted up low carb tortillas and thinking of cruise ships, sunsets and aloe vera ! AHHH I love the sun!
I , however, did not take a photo of the microwaved vegetable egg roll that was my supper, I did not want to put you through that hell ! I am so currently obsessed with these that it is quite embarrassing, but FAT DAWN would have been plowing through a sleeve of Pringles (PLUG) at this time, not veggie egg rolls!
I need to compose a letter to FAT DAWN, thanking her for the witty humour and many stories that came about from those days!
I happened upon my LCBO, (thats the liquor store for my American peeps), last evening whilst on the way to GYM. I must say, as a non drinker, this place is the cornucopia of BOOZE HEAVEN. The fancy gift boxes,glasses and endless array of liquor had me stunned. Now don’t go thinking Inkdgirl is perfect here, she was once very, very familiar with this little habitat, she just has made better life decisions. The reason for this visit to the LCBO was to purchase Spiced Rum for the boy! Why is it that there is 20 different brands of this stuff? Wild.
On another note, Mr Selleck ( aka Mr Movember) is on the telly tonight, BlueBloods is perhaps one of my favourite shows, check it out if you haven’t yet!
Well enough rambling, my mind is trashed, if I suddenly feel witty and entertaining I shall grace your presence at said time!
Yup, I did and I will not apologize for it because it was the best damn thing ever! Enter Harvey’s Veggie Burger
OMG, this is a veggie girls dream. I ,of course , loaded this bad boy up with extra pickles cuz that’s how Inkdgirl rolls!The beauty part is, this is 2 meals for me.. cut this up and I have dinner now too.. All for $5.07(which I must say is a tad pricey seeing as I ordered nothing else!) So if Harvey’s corporation needs shameless plugs from a former fat girl, you found her!
Cheers peeps, enjoy your day!
Yup, you know the one, full makeup , no sweat, and chatting up a storm with my workout buddy! I am totally ok with it too! I had every intention of just doing a lift session, but I hopped on Treadmill for a whopping 15 min and did an amazing 1.18 miles… whew.. what a workout.. lol! I even carried on a lengthy full conversation while on Treadmill! So I did eventually end up in the weight room and put on a great gunshow! Thanks Jamie Easson for all the tips and insight on weight training sessions, you are my inspiration. The diet has not been bad lately, I’m currently obsessing on Vegetarian Egg Rolls, no idea why? I have been meat free for 3 weeks this Saturday, happy anniversary to me!
Seeing as today is Dec 1 , my Xmas tree has gone up and so comes the countdown—– 24 more days till I take the damn thing down! I love the season, but come Dec 25, I’m out! It’s over! Bah Humbug.. yah yah whatever!
Well that’s all I got !
Ok peeps, November is a great month ,mostly because I myself have a birthday as well as my future husband Chad Kroeger( He has not been informed of our upcoming nuptials yet!). I do have to say though , I am glad to get this month over. Bring on the Xmas parties, Decorating and Christmas cheer!
Mostly though I am ecstatic to see the end of MOVEMBER, why you ask? Never in my life have I seen this much 70’s porn star staches and it looks ridiculous on many men! There is only one man that rocks the MO
THIS GUY!!! He is the epitomy of masculine sexiness with facial hair. I must also put a plug in for Blue Bloods which is one of my favourite shows ever,besides Y&R of course.
So with that being said, ladies hand over the razors to your man and lets lose the stache!
Whew! Bring on December!
I must say, motivation was at an all time low today. It was rainy, dreary and cold,but I knew I needed to get there because I have a mileage goal I want to attain. Once at the gym I started my run and was pacing quite well , then the power goes out, treadmill DEAD STOP.. Inkdgirl Almost face plants the monitor! Not cool! Ok , all is good, teeth check, none missing, power boots back up and we proceed with the start of run 2, 8 minutes into it, BAM! power out again… Ok gods of running why must you do this to me! I then start run attempt 3 and I actually finished.. I believe I was able to get about 3.6 miles in and felt great.I am now running at 6.0 mph which is awesome for me as a newbie runner.. I will improve , I will get better I can do this!
Eating has been very sporadic for me lately, with the change to a plant based diet I am just not so hungry till 8pm. I get my protein in everyday with at least 70 gr a day. I do one recovery shake GNC Whey Kool which is a product you know I highly recommend, no dairy shakes for this lactose intolerant chick!
Not sure if I mentioned it but I found some Soy Nog yesterday and I forsee a lovely Egg Nog Latte in my travel mug tomorrow! Big shout out to Starbucks for making the Via Christmas blend coffee… I am in love!
I’m hoping to start some new soup recipes and adding some new food porn to the blog, I am an epic fail at posting food on here, but my Facebookpages have a ton of it.
Hope my adventures in life can make one smile and remember, be positve all the time, be happy, stay focused and remember Good Things Happen To Good People!
Cheers to my people!
It has been a week since I entered my favorite place on earth, NO not Starbucks, Gym! Today my very good friend and I went at the usual 230pm time slot because hockey hotties are always there at that time and we were not disappointed! Unfortunately I had been on Treadmill for 28 min already by the time the hunks entered the cardio/conditioning room and I was fading fast! So I marched on into the weight room because I like to lift heavy things ( preferably shopping bags!). My dear friend was still on the treadmill and promptly text me to let me know said hotties were about to work out, well Inkdgirl needs that kind of motivation, so back on Treadmill I go for another 15 min of labour intensive running with many intervals! I need to look good while trying to run, despite the huge wet circle of sweat under my breast ,which looked like I was lactating from only one boob! Remember, I have 3 children but all are over 7, it’s just sweat boys! I do not know what gets you going to the gym, but young male hockey players work for me. So I guess the moral of this little story is…. Whatever it takes to get you to the gym , just get going!
After about an hour of rest time from today’s run/weight session I have decided that stronger meds will be on the menu tonight! I’m so sore! I thought I did well shopping last week, but taking a week off from the gym is a NO NO! A 41 yr old woman tends to stiffen up!
On a side note for all you RNY’ers out there, READ LABELS!!! I did not do this tonight and paid for it royally! I had 1/2 cup of Vegetarian Baked beans, BAD IDEA!!! It had 14 grams of sugar… y’all know I’m a dumper and very very sensitive to sugar and this came back to bite me in the ass! I am usually very diligent about label reading , tonight was clearly an exception! Point noted Pouchie!
Calling it a night, medicating, lubing up the joints and hitting the hay!
So yesterday’s HINT HINT must have worked because the famjam took mama out for a lovely dinner. Had my favourite Mediterranean Veggie Pizza, ate 1 piece and brought the rest home (breakfast!). We then headed out to the Santa Claus parade, in the pouring rain, but i timed it perfectly.. The old guy was just pulling up as we got there, parade over, let’s jet!
Definitely hit up my local SBUX 4358 for my free birthday drink, which was of course a Grande Skinny Lactose Free Earl Grey Latte! Fo Sho! I picked up an ornament too, just had too it seemed so appropriate seeing as I heart Starbucks so much!
Started with the Xmas decorations today, but still no tree yet. I refuse to put one up prior to Dec 1,seeing as I take it down by 10am Xmas day!
Overall, a good relaxing kinda day with my favorite peeps!
I absolutely had to post this scale victory! I weighed myself this am and I am down 5lbs since Wednesday(the day we left for the US). That makes my total weight loss to date 121 lbs,making it only 19 more to get to my goal! I just had my visit with my surgeon and they are so pleased with my success. Being that I had a revision they stated that I may not lose like a newbie RNY’er. I am over 76% Estimated weight loss and I am lower than his goal weight of 168! Today I am 159! It has been awhile since I have seen the 150’s. Here’s the catcher- I was on holidays, it was Thanksgiving and I shopped my butt off, so I now qualify shopping as exercise! I guess my body was totally ok with missing the gym for a few days! It has also been 2 full weeks meat free and I feel phenomenal, I guess since my body does not have to work hard at processing decaying flesh it is happy. I managed to get through Turkey day with the turkey! Mind you I was never a fan!
I wanted to share with you an amazing recipe I whipped up today in like 10 min, and I must say it was the BOMB! I will not post pics because my pics always look like shit and the meal isn’t especially appealing looking but it tastes like Heaven!
Crockpot Broccoli Soup
Cut up 1 onion, throw in crock
add 2 bags of frozen broccoli
cut up 4-5 potatoes skin removed
3-4 tbsp flour
6 cups of skim milk
and a package of dry mix cream of broccoli soup mix.
salt and pepper to taste
handful of grated cheddar
Put on low and cook for 6 hrs!
TO DIE FOR!!!!
Make sure you take a Lactaid for those that are lactose intolerant !
Tomorrow is my birthday so Im cooking up a lovely roast beef dinner for the family, unless I get to go to my fav restaurant by surprise HINT HINT!!!