January 13th, 2010
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The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
~ Orison Swett Marden
January 13th, 2010
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GPOYW: I Am So Over Winter Edition

not that I was ever under it.

January 12th, 2010
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I’ve decided I’m going to lose weight. I’ve decided I’m worth it.

I’m doing it for summer dresses, sitting without sucking in, bikinis, boys of my past, high heels, white t.shirts with jeans, boys of my future, my mom and sister, my trainer, to run, to wear sparkly dresses, me.

January 12th, 2010
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Things to Accomplish Before Australia

  • Finance Courses:
  • Chicago Marathon: Sunday, October 10, 2010
  • Move Home (OMIGOD THIS IS GOING TO SUCK) to save money: May 15, 2010 (?)
  • Figure out Australia Visa Stuff
  • Choose Australian City (All signs are now pointing to Melbourne)
  • Get down to a reasonable weight
  • Don’t rely on food to comfort me

ya, so i’m serious about this. i feel 25 is a great age to move, and as long as i have zero debt in Canada, i’m buying a 1 way ticket to melbourne in November and gonna see what happens…

January 12th, 2010
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I love American Idol. Especially the beginning few weeks.

January 12th, 2010
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Ugh. Feel like death. Booooo.

My tiVo is calling my name. Sigh.

January 11th, 2010
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I counted my calories for the first time in my life today. 997 Total. Seems little, however it was an average food day. I guess my body just loves to hold onto its lovely(?), lady lumps.

I also went to the gym today TWICE, but worked too late to make it to the step class so I ran.

Once I got home I showered (duh), went grocery shopping (delicious), watched How I Met Your Mother (in a suit), and am currently watching The Bachelor, which has proved way more interesting than I thought (umm Jake the Bachelor? BORING, but oh how wrong I was!).

In a mere 20 minutes I’ll be heading to slumber land to dream of hot boys, high heels and sparkly dresses (o.k, that’s a lie, but that sounds fabulous, doesn’t it?)

Good night my beautiful readers, wherever you are.

Love E

January 11th, 2010
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Who, What, When, Where, Why?

I considered deactivating the whole, “Ask me Questions" thing as I thought it was a little ostentatious, and I was most likely boring the folks who didn’t care in the slightest about the questions I was answering.  Also, my sister told me she thought I was doing a crappy job actually answering the questions (sorry!), BUT…

I decided to keep them, as personally? I enjoy asking other bloggers questions, so I just moved the location.  When I answer questions they won’t feed through this site, but rather this site (125 #2!).  Just thought I’d let you guys know, you can check it out when you’re bored, or ‘follow’ that site in order for them to go through your dashbored.

So, Ask Questions here.

View Anseres here.

And now? lunch Time! My favourite time of day (tied with breakfast and dinner of course!) Oh jeesh, I’m so lame… I’m cool? Yes? Yes. Excellent.

January 11th, 2010
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I think you're awesome and I wish I had as much energy as you do... I also think you're way too hard on yourself. Not really a question but, yeah. Lastly, since I've never seen your face, I always picture you looking like Lily Allen. That's a compliment, I hope you know. I think she's a doll.

So… I google imagined Lilly Allen as I couldn’t picture her and my, oh my thank you! I don’t quite look like her, but I’ll let you pretend I do :) She’s beautiful and everything I hope to be one day.

In regards to being hard on myself, it’s weird because this is probably the #1 thing people tell me in emails/comments/questions, but I don’t see this at all. If I wasn’t ‘hard’ on myself I’d weigh 500 pounds, I also think things always look harsher on paper, than in my head, because trust me… I let myself have one too many treats every now and again (aka most of the time).

Thank you for your comment and fabulous compliment :)

January 11th, 2010
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Stop being so hard on yourself! You're beautiful. Give yourself more credit!

Try to practice balance. Don't deny yourself all of life's pleasures for a weight loss goal!

As you become more accepting of yourself, the weight will fall off. Confidence is extremely powerful.

Ahh, thank you. Sincerely, thank you.  The power of kindness is immense. It is nothing less, really, than the power to change the world*

*world = me

Thank you :)

Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!