February 6th, 2010
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I just went grocery shopping and I am pretty much copying your lunch, including your made up dressing. How exactly do you cook your chicken? Do you put any spices or anything on it? I think you are really pretty by the way...even if I can only see part of your face hehe. I am starting my weight loss journey finally. I just moved to a new country, started a new job, etc so it's been hard trying to start a diet but now I am ready. Joining a gym tomorrow :)

Oh that’s so wonderful to hear you’re copying my lunches! I was worried I was boring people, pleased I could help :) And thank you for the wonderful compliment, I’m still so amazed so many people have complimented me on my looks when I’m anonymous. Since starting 125 I’ve been in awe of people’s kind words, so sincerely thank you!

GOOD LUCK!! On your weight loss journey.  I’m going to make a full post next week on the plan I’m following, and my thoughts on it, but so far I think it’s fantastic.

I cook my chicken 1 of 2 ways, mostly because I’m lazy and always so hungry when I eat I don’t have the patience to wait of the oven to bake chicken hence…

  • I saute my chicken with lemon juice (from one of those little lemon bottles, I just drizzle it over the pan) and add oregano. It’s so delicious. I really like it
  • The 2nd way is kinda cheating, as I buy the pre-seasoned low-cal chicken breasts. I’m sure you can find them anywhere. Mine are 130 cal for a breast and come in assorted flavours. They’re very easy, and quick, and I find about the same price

Good luck again with your journey, new country and job!! So exciting :)

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February 6th, 2010
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You know what I do... I get the generic oatmeal from the store. one package of flavored stuff and one regular plain. So every morning i mix 1 flavor with 1 regular plain. It fills you up and you still have some taste to it without all the sugar stuff. save money, save calories. I definitely can't get full on 1 package :)

That’s what my roommate does! I’m pretty sure I’ll start doing this too (if I can’t find the steel-oats stuff)! Woot woot! Thanks for the advice!

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February 6th, 2010
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First of all, you are amazing. I love your blog, your honesty, and your gumption. You look great, and you know what's best for you. If you didn't lose another ounce you should still be so proud of yourself, you look healthy and fit!

Now, on to the important things: You have GREAT hair! What is your routine?

Thank you! I’ve never been told, “I know what’s best for me,” before and I’m not sure I do, but I try everyday to optimize the day to its fullest.

Ahh yes HAIR! What an important topic. Seriously. I find hair can make or break a person. I feel a million times better when my hairs nice, so I try to do it as often as possible.

First off my hair is CURLY, it dries very curly, not wavy, curly and with an ozone of frizz.  I wear it curly about once a year, aka never. I really don’t like it.  I’ve also never dyed my hair. Yup, I’m a virgin in the hair-dye department.  I used to beg my mom to let me dye my hair, but she wouldn’t let me. I’m now thankfu for that now as I must admit my hair is very healthy for it.

I also have incredibly thick hair, which allows me to use zero product (on occasion a nickel size of hair serum) and I’m lucky that my hair will hold a curl with no product for a few days.

So, my routine…

  • Shampoo (I’m really not picky with brands, I find they’re all the same)
  • Condition (I’m very picky with brands! Usually Brilliant Brunette or salon bought)
  • I part my hair in the shower and ‘set’ my part while its wet, due to the curl.
  • As soon as I’m out the shower I blow dry my bangs (they’re not really bangs anymore) down, because umm hello massive cowlick (<— weird word) .  If they dry on their own it’s nearly impossible to get them to do what I want
  • I then blow dry (or air dry - I usually air dry) my hair to help decrease damage
  • And then I give my hair a good ‘beating’ with my hair straightener, yup I do my big curls with a hair straightener to get this result.  I 1st learnt by searching, “curling hair with a hair straightener” on youtube. After a week or two I was a ‘pro.’
  • I’m also fortunate because I don’t have to wash my hair everyday. It only goes greasy on about day 5 or 6 (usually I let it go 3 days, yay shower caps!)

Anywho, hope that helps. :) Thanks for asking.

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February 6th, 2010
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this is rather personal but are you a virgin? I mean, i have such body insecurities and because of this i am a 20-something virgin. not that thats a negative thing, its just i am so held back by my body dislikes.
Anonymous

I let this question sit as I sincerely wasn’t sure whether I was going to answer it or not, but I related to you, and in staying with my blog’s theme of I’m-pretty-much-an-open-book, I thought I would.

I’m not.  I believe I was 19 at the time, and it was with a boy I thought (ps I was totally not) in love with.  I still have major, major, MAJOR issues with my body image and boys.  I’ve spent entire nights awake, next to boys sucking in, terrified that they’ll figure out I’m fat.

I’m insistent on the lights being off, which results in the guy being able to tell I’m self conscious and on the most part they’re actually incredibly kind.  I once had a guy tell me my stretch marks on my love handles were my tiger-stripes.  Boys will surprise you, but I completely understand how hard it is to get past the omigod-I’m-overweight-body-dislikes.

Your time will come, and the great thing is, if it’s with the right person you’re not even going to worry for a second about your body, o.k, that was kinda lame as I know, for me, I’d even be self conscious with ‘the right person,’ but I suppose there are times where I’ve just had to say, “this is me, love it, or hate it, this is me” and in the moment accept yourself and your flaws and just be.

Thanks for asking, read quick y’all as I may remove this asap :)

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February 6th, 2010
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this isn't really a question but I just wanted to tell you that you look amazing in your pictures!! even though I know you aren't at your goal weight yet and even though we can't see most of your face in most pictures, from what I can see, you are beautiful!! and I hope you know that and feel that way because you should!! I love your blog and it is so inspiring =] good luck on the rest of your journey!!

Thank you for such a wonderful comment.  I definitely still have body/appearance issues, but one day at a time right?

I think I may show my face when I run the full marathon OR hit my goal weight, which ever is 1st.  I’m nervous of how people’s opinions of me will change. Whether people will think I’m beautiful or unattractive, either way I’m sure their view of me/125 will change.  I really like being anonymous for now, there’s something nice about anonymous blogs, I find I can relate to them easier as I imagine myself as the face-less person.

Thank for for the kind words and support!

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February 6th, 2010
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I don't think one pack of quaker oatmeal is enough to fill up a bird. Just saying.

Yay - it’s totes not! Thank you! I’m going to try a less sugary one this week though.

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February 6th, 2010
you have such straight teeth. have you ever had braces?
Anonymous

Thank you! YES and YES.

One ‘YES’ for EACH TIME I HAD THEM! As in TWICE. I had them way-back-when in grades 5 - 8, and then AGAIN when I was 22.

The 1st time around everybody had them, and I didn’t mind them at all (hello red/green elastics for Christmas, black/orange elastics for Halloween, pink for Valentines ect. ya… I was a super cool kid).  I also got them off right before my grade 8th graduation which was a BIG DEAL back then and so awesome.  I remember the boy I really liked told me my teeth looked like, “chiclets,” obviously my grade 8 self swooned.

The 2nd time around was a nightmare.  Even though I wore my retainer every night, my front tooth had shifted slightly (aka they looked exactly like they do today, but were starting to move), which resulted in me freaking out and getting braces for 6 months when I was 22.  It was awful. I got those invisalign ones, which aren’t that invisible so I always saw people staring at me, wondering if I had goo on my teeth or braces.

Wow, long answer for a short question! Thanks for asking :)

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February 6th, 2010
I noticed you've gone back to eating 2 packs of oatmeal despite your sister suggesting that its too much. I think 2 packs is fine, but do you have a hard time eating when others around you are critical?
Anonymous

Yes. I do.

My roommate is incredibly healthy (like we’re talking 5 asparagus spears and a 3oz chicken breast for dinner) so I always have a hard time eating around her, I feel like she is judging me, especially as she knows I’m trying to lose weight.  (Ps She still eats 2 packs of oatmeal for breakfast), but anywho, I also have a REALLY hard time eating around guys, unless they’re my close friends.

When I lived at home I was notorious for ‘stealing’ food from the fridge or cupboards and eating by myself so my mom and sister wouldn’t see me and be critical.

I think (and by no means is this an excuse) that because I’m self conscious of eating in front of people, I eat A LOT when I’m alone. I’ve had quite a few friends tell me, “but you don’t seem to eat that much,” because I do most of my consuming of carbs, calories and sugar in the privacy of my home.

In regards to the 2 packs of oatmeal a day, I tried 1, was still hungry, so I brought back the 2nd pack.  I wont this coming week. My sister wants whats best for me, so she was trying to help. I appreciate all the help I can get.

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February 6th, 2010
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Good morning world! And what a beautiful day it is to lose some weight!

Breakfast

  • 3 egg whites scrambled, with onions, and red n’ yellow peppers
  • Plain yogurt, strawberries and blueberries
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February 5th, 2010
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Oh hey, girl, heyyyyyy! As a sidenote to that person that asked the question about your oatmeal. Stealcut oats ARE awesome sauce annnnnd you can prepare them ahead of time and they last quite a while. Shove some pb and cinnamon in there and banana and heyyyy delicious breakfast! Saves time and I have no idea about money. :)

Oh merci! I’ll look for ‘steal cut oats’ next time I grocery shop. :)

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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!



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