October 14th, 2009
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It was SO HARD to pack. Like, seriously, SO HARD.  My bag weiged 35 pounds on the way there, and 42 pounds on the way back.

That’s 7 pounds of beautiful items added.

Note: There was a HUGE correlation between the loss of money in my wallet and the pounds gained in my suitcase.  I may or may not have had a little chat with my VISA man in Bloomingdales.

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October 14th, 2009
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After… 1 cupcake (I know right?! Only 1!), several martinis, a bottle of champage, lots of perogies, a chess match, a burberry jacket (size 6!!!), elie tahari boots (to die for), lots of flower headbands, a pink kate spade bracelet (which I’m so in heart with), a 15k run, several delicious dinners, catching up with friends, being kissed (on the cheek) by a Wall Street banker (swoon, so my type) and a life re-evaluation, I am back in Toronto and only 0.8 pounds heavier, which, pshh please, we’re going to assume is maintenance. Obvy.
The trip was amazing and I fell more in love with the city than before. LOTS of photos to come. You’ve been warned.

After… 1 cupcake (I know right?! Only 1!), several martinis, a bottle of champage, lots of perogies, a chess match, a burberry jacket (size 6!!!), elie tahari boots (to die for), lots of flower headbands, a pink kate spade bracelet (which I’m so in heart with), a 15k run, several delicious dinners, catching up with friends, being kissed (on the cheek) by a Wall Street banker (swoon, so my type) and a life re-evaluation, I am back in Toronto and only 0.8 pounds heavier, which, pshh please, we’re going to assume is maintenance. Obvy.

The trip was amazing and I fell more in love with the city than before. LOTS of photos to come. You’ve been warned.

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October 9th, 2009
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Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday Canada!!

And see you soon NYC; Sunday, October 11th, 6 - 8pm-ish, Ginger Man, you know you wanna :)

I’m out

Love E

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October 9th, 2009
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My current outfit.

If you remember… this skirt used to not fit. At all actually. Now it’s on the smallest belt whole. Wahoo!

(See my flab in the skirt there)

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October 9th, 2009
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Dear Internets,
Happy Friday! The world is simply happier today because of sweet, sweet, succulent, delicious (crap, as you can see I’m always thinking of food) Friday gracing our presence.
I’m at work this morning (gotta pay for my shoes somehow), and NYC tonight for what is sure to be absolute, awesome times!
On this cloudy Friday morning I thought I’d share with you the culprit from Wednesday’s incident.  I’ve officially retired this skirt as to not encounter another embarrassing moment.
Dear Skirt, 
You treated me well for two years, you were even my favourite item back in 2007.  Remeber when you used to dig into my sides fall of2008? yea.. that wasn’t so awesome, but luckily I got my act together and we became bff again in 2009, until that is… this past Wednesday. *shaking head.* But! what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? Right. You did well skirt. You did well. May you rest in peace and make some other tubby lady very happy. 
 Love E

Dear Internets,

Happy Friday! The world is simply happier today because of sweet, sweet, succulent, delicious (crap, as you can see I’m always thinking of food) Friday gracing our presence.

I’m at work this morning (gotta pay for my shoes somehow), and NYC tonight for what is sure to be absolute, awesome times!

On this cloudy Friday morning I thought I’d share with you the culprit from Wednesday’s incident.  I’ve officially retired this skirt as to not encounter another embarrassing moment.

Dear Skirt,

You treated me well for two years, you were even my favourite item back in 2007.  Remeber when you used to dig into my sides fall of2008? yea.. that wasn’t so awesome, but luckily I got my act together and we became bff again in 2009, until that is… this past Wednesday. *shaking head.* But! what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? Right. You did well skirt. You did well. May you rest in peace and make some other tubby lady very happy.

 Love E

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October 8th, 2009
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Hmm, Am I Really Going to do This? Apparently.

Sunday

October 11th

6 - 8pm-ish

Ginger Man, NYC!!

Thanks for all the location suggestions! I went with this one simply because it was the closest one to my hotel, yup… I’m honestly just that lazy.  And if you’re *that* lazy too, we already have something in common, so I think you should come.

Just call out ‘E’ and I’ll come a-running. Or… I’ll be that girl drinking alone in the corner. Any and All are welcome, obvy.  I’ll also be wearing my black flower headband.

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October 8th, 2009
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"I don’t get embarrassed." NEGATIVE

It’s embarissing. Embarrising to fail at weight loss.

People who’ve never dealt with over eating, weight, and counting calories don’t understand, and why should they? It sounds simple enough… ‘back away from the doughnut tubby, put down the Big Mac fatty… there: problem solved.’

This journey and commitment to myself is taking longer than I thought.  When I embarked on it Feb 1 of this year, my goal was to be one hundred and twenty five pounds by my 25th birthday (Dec 3), a very doable goal, which has slowly slipped from my grasp as each day passes. 

I think the main reason I’m anonymous on this blog and haven’t told most of my friends about how I’m trying to lose weight is because omigod what if I fail? Embarrassing much! Hi friends, yea.. that’s right, I know I haven’t seen you in ages. Yes, as you can see - still fat. Yes, I was trying; still am.  Yes, this means I’ve been consistently making poor life decisions since I last saw you.  Yes, I failed.  Yes, I’m still want to be skinny.

I read a comment on another weight loss blog which said, “If you really are fat, and have no medical reason to be so, you SHOULD be embarrassed and that should encourage you to get thinner.”  My first thought was what an asshole, my second thought was wait, maybe this guy has a point…

I’m sometimes mortified to be who I am.  I try to be invisble walking down the street, I’m constantly sucking in and hoping nobody sees my fat and judges me. As terrible as that sounds (umm hello issues) I think my embarrassment essentially keeps me moving forward, even if I gain or maintain weight, it pushes be forward to be a better person, to not settle for what is, but to strive for what could be…

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October 8th, 2009
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NEW to the YORK to the CITY

Yay! It’s Thursday, which means I’m one day closer to no work, fall in NYC, shopping, sleeping and consuming alcohol and cupcakes in ridiculous quantities.

My goal in NY? simply to maintain my bulge. No gain, No loss. No loss because umm yea…  Hello cupcakes and delicious food at all hours? Yes and Please!

I was thinking of doing one of those things where I tell anyone and everyone (except for that creepy old man reading this right now) that I’ll be at this bar, at that time, and anyone and everyone can meet me if they please. I’m pretty cool, I swear! (scount’s honour)

I was thinking of a place like McFadden’s Ginger man (but maybe more central) - yes. Yes, sometimes I like to pretend I’m a character on HIMYM.  I was also thinking of making the time on Sunday… around 3ish, 4ish.

Perhaps I’ll end up drinking alone. And in the corner. Perhaps even tweeting about my lonely feelings, but I figure why the hell not? I’ve had many-a-failures in my life and I’m still alive n’ kicking, who knows perhaps I’ll even get to meet some new faces and some exceptional new people.

I know what you’re thinking, and yes you’re right. This was a BOLD post to make.

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October 7th, 2009
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I’ve run 311km (194 miles) Since July 19th, 2009. Whoa.

I just ran 15.6km (9.7miles). One Hour. 40 minutes.

At first I ran north instead of south on my run. I also lost all my keys (including my mail and work access card) on my run.

I also smelt some foul smells on my run; Yonge street will do that to you though.  I was also *that* annoying-as-hell runner dodging people on the sidewalk on my run.  I also ran into several people’s clouds of cigarette smoke, which is an absolute pet peeve of mine, on my run.

However! overall the run was awesome.  I had a nice pace going and hardly walked.  For those people in Toronto, I went head to head for the first time with the hill of Hoggs Hollow and? Well, boy, oh boy it was really hard. However! I ran the whole thing, but it did make my body utterly exhausted, so I may walk part of it in the actual Toronto 1/2.

Wow, look at me… I sound like a runner. Whoa… Had I showed old E this post a year ago, she wouldn’t have believed me…

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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!