February 5th, 2010
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Why always the 2 packets of oatmeal? It's not plain steel-cut oats, or something equivalent, but overly sugary Quaker processed stuff. And the serving is usually one packet anyway.

Have you considered maybe swapping out the packets for a lower sugar intake?

Honestly? I suppose simply because I didn’t know about the sugar levels (although, they are so delicious it makes sense), and also because I’m a hungry-hungry-hippo in the mornings, no lie.

Next week I’ll cut it back to 1 a day (it’ll save $$ too), and maybe add an apple and some egg whites with it? Yes? Yes, excellent.

Thanks for the advice, and helping me shed the lard :)

February 5th, 2010
I think your so funny. :) If you ever come to Sydney Australia I am so showing you round town. Ill take you to all the hottest, yummiest and healthiest (cough cough) eateries and bars. :)

Yes! Yes! and YES PLEASE!  That would be so wonderful. (wow! look at me, I’m meeting people over the Internet, I’m a real blogger now!)

I’ve already started looking into the Australian Visa applications and everyday I get more and more excited! Please email me if you like! I’m not planning on making Sydney my home base (I think I’ll go with Melbourne), but I’ll definitely visit a lot! (at least I hope to).

February 5th, 2010
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Your post on bulimia was just amazing. I've been there, done that too. This quote means a lot to me and reminds me of some of the darkest times.

"I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That’s the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about."

Chuck Palahniuk

PS. Follow my tumblr! :)

Thank you for the kind words.  I wrote that post on a whim, regretted it fiercely the next morning, but then walking home yesterday I actually felt like a weight (haha me so funny) had been lifted off my shoulders, and I smiled a little bigger.

Also, thank you for your 2nd email! I received it sitting at dinner last night and blushed.  I was actually sitting across from, The Ex-Crush when I received it, and it gave me so much confidence, it was awesome. So thank you!! Much appreciated!

February 5th, 2010
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(Very Awkward, Fake) Smile Friday Edition

I got all prepped up today, preppy style, due to a big two hour meeting which had potential to have some hotties in it. Negative on the hotties (le sigh, I suppose that’s just how the story goes) and now I am left in pink and pearls on this winter, Friday afternoon.

February 5th, 2010
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Just call me E Ramsay

Ha! Not quite. O.k, obviously I am no master of the kitchen, I blame this on my laziness and the fact that when I do cook, I eat my way through the actual cooking process hence I tend to avoid it.

The above is my staple salad. I invented it. It’s awesome and made for the lazy-girl, aka me. I sauté chicken, mushrooms, peppers, onions and add them to spinach leaves with tomatoes, and BOOM! Just like that, I got myself a tasty salad.

And the dressing? I add honey mustard, balsamic and salt together. Play around with it until I hit a creamy consistency and BOOM! Just like that, I got myself a tasty dressing.

If you’re lazy, like me, I highly recommend this healthy salad.

Ps I also add sunflower seeds.

February 5th, 2010
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Can you give me the recipe for your balsamic/mustard/salt dressing?? I've been looking for a thicker balsamic type for my salads and it looks like exactly what I'm looking for!!!


Umm, eeek, it’s not really a ‘recipe’ per say… more of a ‘I-just-eyeball-as-I-go’ type thing. I also like my dressing thick (tricks my eyes into thinking I’m eating something unhealthy), so when it’s not thick enough I just add more mustard (see next post!) :)

February 5th, 2010
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 ~ My Food Today, which I made at 2am (not drunk. whoa) ~


  • Two oatmeal packets

Snack #1

  • Plain yogurt and mixed berries/grapes


  • Spinach salad, with tomatoes, lemon chicken breast, onions, mushrooms and peppers, and my balsamic dressing. (see next post)

Snack #2

  • Hummus, celery and carrots
  • Orange


  • No idea. I’m thinking a tofu wrap, time will tell…
February 5th, 2010
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Riddle me this: I Just Got Home. It’s 2:01am. I’m making my Lunch for tomorrow. I didn’t drink an oz of alcohol tonight. What is this called?

Answer: DED to-the I to-the CATION. Dedication!

Hell and yes. Please excuse me while I toot my own horn, but TOOT! TOOOOOOOT!

February 4th, 2010
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Hummus is SO delicious. It really helps at celery/carrot snack time.

Which is now. I am eating celery and carrots as I type this, and? they are delicious. Delicious because of the hummus.

Be gone! FAT, BE GONE!

February 4th, 2010
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straight up, thank you so much for the post on binge eating/bulimia. i think you're incredible and it's such a big step to admit to something like this, admit it to yourself, and put it in writing for strangers to see. it's obvious that you've come a really long way and it makes me so happy to see that you're going about your weightloss in a healthy way, and really, you should be a huge (excuse my choice of words) inspiration to younger women, ok, you probably are already to anyone who reads your blog, because you are strong and beautiful! even though you always cover up your face, you can still tell. i don't really know where else i'm going with this, but mainly, i just think you're awesome, and this blog is awesome and i love your updates and little letters to self and the like.

Thank you!! I am so humbled by your extremely kind words. I shalln’t lie, I woke up this morning with immediate regret about that post. I even signed on to remove it, but then realized so many people had already seen it, and it most likely had been fed into people’s google-readers thus it would be pointless.

But again, thank you!! Your message was much appreciated. Losing weight the healthy way feels so much better than losing weight through shortcuts.

Thank you for reading and following!


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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