December 8th, 2009
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I don’t know how to write this post.  I don’t know because the words, and thoughts and sincere thanks I need to get across in this post is near impossible to convey in written words, but I’ll do my best.

Ashley, when I’m an old (skinny) lady, with lots of cats grandchildren I’ll tell them our story.  They story about how on my 25th birthday I received an unexpected package from a person I didn’t know.  I’ll tell them about how the package was pink and from the United States, and how that perplexed my young brain, as I couldn’t think of anyone who would have sent me anything from Kentucky.

I’ll tell them how I carried the package to my bedroom and on my 25th birthday at 6pm, all alone on my bed opened it.  I’ll tell them about the kind words in your card, about the 2010 calendar you sent me to help me stay on track and the hand carved, wooden dream stick to help me sleep better.  I’ll make note of the effort, and time you put into my gift, and how I blushed at the the mere thought someone had not only thought of me, but spent time and money on me.

I’ll tell them about the 16 gorgeous, little square envelopes, each uniquely decorated I found in a bow, and how I laid them out on my bed and then opened a single one, only to discover words of wisdom, hand written to help, encourage and nudge me in the direction of being the best person I can be.

Ashley, thank you.  From the most sincere and humble place in my heart, thank you.  Your gift was simply amazing to receive.  I’ve only opened one little card, which read, “Slow down and appreciate the journey you are on, the journey is just as important as the destination,” and that Miss. Ashley is exactly what I’ve been doing.

As my journey unfolds and time passes I’ll open your little cards one by one (and with no doubt post about it) and think of you, and how the random act of a kindness, from a complete stranger (but totally now friend) has truly echoed endlessly through my heart and no doubt the rest of my life. 

You’re amazing. Thank you.

Love E

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December 8th, 2009
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This year for my birthday I received the most fabulous gifts from the most fabulous people.  I always try and put a lot of thought into gifts for people, trying to capture who they are in a present, that not only reflects who they are, but also how much they mean to me.  I was truly humbled by my friend’s, family’s and complete stranger’s kind words and gifts this year…

The first gift I received was a beautiful pair of grey UGGs from my mom. Ya… I too was once on the F-UGGLY train with UGGS, I mean come on, oh-how-very-cliché they are, but until you’ve wiggled your toes in pure warmth when you’re surrendered by minus 30 degree winds, snow, ice and rain, you simply can’t judge.  They are so warm, and comfortable and I heart them a lot, especially as grey goes with my black jacket (unlike my current brown UGGs, I know; I’m such a girl).

The second wonderful gift I received came from my lovely older sister, who went out on a whim and got me a pair of leather gloves.  It was a whim because a) I’m really not a huge fan of leather and b) apparently my fingers were blessed in the blood circulation department as my hands rarely get very cold, but I LOVE the gloves.  My hands have been so toasty and snug since Dec 3rd, I had no idea what I was missing out on (thanks Cat!)

Two of my favourites (BFF and Cozy) went in on a gift together for me, and to put it lightly? I pretty much now owe them my first born child.  I received the most beautiful, omigod-are-you-effing-serious? 100% cashmere, Burberry, long pink scarf.  Ya… I know. I was left speechless and truly thankful.  The scarf also came with a book about publishing, which simply proves just how amazing they are and how well they know me. 

I also received a sexy pair of expensive underwear (currently gracing my gluteus maximus), beautiful flowers from a fabulous friend in a far off land, an ice-cream cake, a manicure and lots of cards and emails with words that made my heart smile.

I also wanted to send a huge thank you to everyone who commented, reblogged and liked my birthday post, you’re all da bomb. No really,  you are.  I tried to comment on people’s blogs (but most of you don’t have comments), but THANK YOU!! Thank you so much for the love, support, emails, comments and likes.  Tumblr really helped make my day AH-mazing (OHEMGEE Guys.. I am so a blogger now) and I truly appreciated it.

I received one more gift on my birthday, but this gift was so touching and heart lifting (as holy shit, people like this actually, like omigod actually exist?! Yes. Yes they do) that it deserves it’s own post…

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December 7th, 2009
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And then there was the party… which was sloppy, and classy (<— that’s a lie), and so much fun.

There were balloons, and twilight cups and posters, there were glow sticks and fake glasses with big noses, there were heels and dresses, and tiaras and crowns, suspenders and badges, cupcakes and ice-cream, boys and girls, beer pong and tequilla shots… to name the things I actually remember…  

I flirted and mingled and loved life that night.  Yes, I stayed at The Ex-Crush’s place (God Damn what is wrong with me?!) and then proceeded to stay at his place until 7pm the next day (God Damn what is wrong with me?) Ugggh I’m not even going to touch that topic because simply put? I’m *that* stupid girl whose setting herself up to get hurt.

Anywho yes… awesome it was awesome.

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December 7th, 2009
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And so begins the series of calories-that-don’t-count cakes

  1. Office Dairy Queen oreo, ice-cream cake. It was delicious.
  2. Birthday Dinner with friends Cheese cake. It was delicious.
  3. Bar Cake. Yes, we frequent the same bar so much they knew me and brought me a cake. It was delicious
  4. Homemade cupcakes cake. They were delicious
  5. Party ice-cream Cake. It was delicious.

Why yes, yes I did just fist-pound myself and then do a slow-motion explosion (ya.. think about that) for STILL LOSING WEIGHT this week.  Ed. Note: my friend’s have been looking festivally plump these days.. moooohahah. hehe I kid, I kid.

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December 7th, 2009
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On my actual B-Day, I woke up too early and cursed at the time as I rolled out of bed and stumbled to the washroom to brush my teeth.  I was half awake not looking at anything when it hit me, “my God, today’s my birthday!”

How the hell the day arrived so quickly this year is beyond me.  I remember starting this blog with the goal of “125 by my 25th” and thinking “bitch please - that’s gonna be easss——syyyyy” umm, oh how wrong I was, apparently today is the tomorrow, I worried about yesterday. God Damn.

The day was good though.  I spent most of the day thinking no one at work knew it was my birthday, until a friend showed up with a gift for me and at 4pm an ice-cream cake appeared on my desk and 17 men sang me Happy Birthday as my face turned a new shade of red.

Ps yup folks, that’s where I sit. That’s where I’ve spent more than a third of my last two years. Stop being jealous, it’s unhealthy…. Sigh.

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December 7th, 2009
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I then came home and checked my mail and voilà.. MAIL! FOR ME? FOR ME!

I rarely check my mail (cough because I’m so lazy) hence it was so awesome to get all my birthday stuff at once!

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December 7th, 2009
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I knew it was going to be an amazing birthday right from the start; hello sexy, beautiful omigod oh so very perfect manicure, nice to meet you, why yes.. I’ll take you home with me.

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December 7th, 2009

aimezvous:

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, but it’s another bummer … After reading through practically her entire blog (again!) http://one-twenty-five.tumblr.com/ has made me feel really poo. GUH, poo poo poo.

Oh no! Why? This makes me sad… pourquoi?

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December 7th, 2009
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I interrupt my birthday reminiscing posts to bring you a, this-just-in big news alert: OMIGOD-I-LOST-TWO-POUNDS this past week and OMIGOD-It-Was-My-Birthday-Week, aka cake and ice-cream and candy and calorie-free alcohol week.

Whoa.

Current Weight? 162.8

Total Lost since Feb 2, 2009? 37.2 (18.6%)

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December 6th, 2009
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Perfect. My birthday weekend was perfect. I’m off to sleep as I have to be at the gym at 6:45am. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Love E

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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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