October 5th, 2009
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This Week’s ‘To Do’ List:

  • Run 27k total
  • Go grocery shopping (seriously)
  • Stop spending money
  • Stop eating out (seriously)
  • Lose weight
  • Plan a tumblr NYC thing? Eek. This makes me nervous, omigod what if no one shows?
  • Clean Room
  • Go to craft store
  • Lose Weight. (seriously)
  • Win lottery
  • Have a date night with TiVo
  • Have a date with Boy (Tuesday)
  • Laundry
  • Pack for NYC
  • Be Cool (gonna be hard)
  • See friends
  • Watch Vogue Movie (September Issue)
  • Get rid of super fat clothes
  • Emails! (omigosh so far behind, eek sorry!)
  • Sleep lots
  • Create new facebook album (i owe people so many pics)
  • Doctor
  • Be Awesome (another tuffy)
Yea I know.. my life is so sad cool.
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October 5th, 2009
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Last night I ended up at the Ferrari Maserati of Ontario Rally for Sick Kids Hospital fundraiser where I got to test drive (haha get it?) my new shoes.
It was awesome and delicious. Italians really know how to cook.  I had a 5 course dinner, which I thought would butcher the scale this morning, but oh happy day! it looks like I stayed neutral this weekend, God bless the scale gods. (I’ll post foods pics on my WW blog)
Ps I wish I had a photo of the parking lot to the event. Every single car was a ferrari or maserati. Every one. Sadly, mine was the shop so I couldn’t drive it there. ha!

Last night I ended up at the Ferrari Maserati of Ontario Rally for Sick Kids Hospital fundraiser where I got to test drive (haha get it?) my new shoes.

It was awesome and delicious. Italians really know how to cook.  I had a 5 course dinner, which I thought would butcher the scale this morning, but oh happy day! it looks like I stayed neutral this weekend, God bless the scale gods. (I’ll post foods pics on my WW blog)

Ps I wish I had a photo of the parking lot to the event. Every single car was a ferrari or maserati. Every one. Sadly, mine was the shop so I couldn’t drive it there. ha!

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October 5th, 2009
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5 inches of Hotness.

5 inches of Hotness.

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October 5th, 2009
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In order to celebrate breaking the half an hour mark in my 5k on Sunday, I bought a beautiful pair of heels. 
Obviously I had to. Obviously.

In order to celebrate breaking the half an hour mark in my 5k on Sunday, I bought a beautiful pair of heels. 

Obviously I had to. Obviously.

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October 5th, 2009
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Sunday morning I ran the CIBC Run for a Cure.  This is pretty much the main reason I’m smiling right now. 

I, chubby-McChubster, ran 5 kilometers, 3.1 miles in 29 minutes and 13 seconds. I know right?! I am soo happy!

*Insert Happy Dance Here*

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October 5th, 2009
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Friday’s Outfit. 

Fine… I know it’s not up to the blog world’s fashion pars, and I know.. it’s black and boring and black, BUT it had a different back.. that must havecounted for something? Right? RIGHT? NO?! Ahh Damn it!

I can’t seem to bring myself to wear colours or patterns (yet?). They’re too “look at me! look at me!” which makes me very nervous.  Sigh… I’m working on it.

I feel the need to mention my ass comes off small in the right photo, but please know it’s big, and there and big. Also, if this mini little post had a title it’d be, “Muffin Tops are to be Eaten, Not Worn.”  Still lots of work to do.

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October 5th, 2009
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This past weekend was a perfect example of why life is simply better if you’re not fat. Well super fat, as I’m still pretty tubby.

Friday night: I ventured out on the town with my roommate and some guys she knew from university.  I was presented with the usual dilemma of ‘what to wear?! What to wear?! But this time was different. This time I had lots of different options and choices.  I wasn’t simply looking for the most slenderizing outfit, I wasn’t trying to hide this lump and that curve, I wasn’t limited to one item. Oh no! this time I could simply wear what I actually wanted to wear.

Even doing my make up was easier with less weight on my face.  ‘Hello cheekbones, wuts up? That’s what I thought; no fat is up. High. Five.’

Awesome. It was awesome.

I’ll spare you the details of the night, but by midnight I had switched parties as let’s just say her holy-shit-I-just-met-you-did-you-really-just-say-that?-friends really were not my style.

I ended the night at Stone’s Place which I love, love, love!  I should mention I didn’t drink Friday night, despite what my friends would tell you;  ”rum and diet please, hold the rum. In a rox glass please,” yes, that happened, and no one knew, I saved money and calories on my ass.  

Double score.

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October 2nd, 2009
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So… this just happened:

Back-story? That’s the thing, there is no back story, I’ve hardly ever spoken to the guy in the below conversation.  He’s about 38, recently married. Yup, now you know just as much about him as I do.  

Man Colleague: Hello.
Me: Hi
Man Colleague: So…
Me: ….
Man Colleague: You’re like half the size you were when you started.
Me:
Man Colleague: No really, you are… half. Like actually half.
Me: Well, not really… I know the exact numbers.
Man Colleague: No, no… you’re half.
Me: O.k then.
Man Colleague: Don’t be offended. You’re super hot now.
Me:

He’s wrong. I’m actually 22% less then when I first started this job (Sept 2007 at 200 pounds).

It was a weird, bittersweet conversation. As you can see I work with very classy men. 

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October 2nd, 2009
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I don’t often mention my friends on this blog, but yesterday I stumbled across their secret facebook thread about my half marathon and felt a strong desire to share with my blog a few things.

  • My friends are my world
  • They’re all ridiculously, ridiculously good looking individuals
  • They’ve supported my recent life choices and for that I sincerely thank them
  • They never judge me for my dumb blonde comments such as thinking the flashing light on the back of cabs was incase someone was locked in the boot. Apparently it’s incase someone sticks a gun to the driver’s head… who knew?
  • I snort laugh when I’m with them. Yes, they’re that funny.
  • They’re lazy. Like me
  • I am 110% myself with them.
  • I can talk about everything and anything with them.
  • They want what’s best for me. Sincerely too. None of that ‘frienemies’ crap going on.

They don’t read this blog, but I feel the need to thank each of them for simply being who they are and being there every step of the way with me; on the way up (hmm ice-cream, wings, cookies, cakes, candy, McD’s breakfasts, street meat,) and on the way down (hmmm subway, 1 point fudgesicles, running)

Here’s the message my friend Adrian sent out.  As you can see.. he’s pretty effing awesome.

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dear you guys,

as you may or may not know, our foreign friend E has been training to run a half-marathon on sunday, september 27th. consequently, i think it would be a nice surprise if the people she cares about most (aka. us) were waiting for her at the finish line with “uge” signs that express our support and love for her hard work. for reasons beyond my control, the race starts at the ungodly hour of 7:30am and the participants have a time limit of 3 hours and 40 minutes to finish. i don’t know how fast E runs, but i think (to be safe) we should meet up at around 8:30am so we can get coffee and find a strategic place by the finish line (nathan phillips sqaure). i know this is crazy early (especially for a sunday), but i think E deserves it and i think we deserve the chance to embarrass E with signs like “E IS MY AMERICAN IDOL” or “I CHOO-CHOO-CHOOSE E”. i guess signs aren’t mandatory, but maria and i will have them, so you might as well fit in. ok, so to summarize:

WHAT? surprise party (of sorts).
WHERE? city hall, nathan phillips square.
WHEN? sunday, september 27th at 8:30am.
WHY? shut the fuck up and just do it!

yours truly,

adrian.

ps - i cannot emphasize enough that this is going to be a surprise! if you ruin it and tell her, i will tear off your arm and break your kneecaps with it — or something less violent, but just as hurtful.

pps - other sign ideas include:

-E IS LIKE A JONAS BROTHER TO ME
-WHATCHU TALKIN’ ‘BOUT, E?!
-LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR, E IS THERE
-E SUCKS AT SCRABBLE
-THE ROAD IS LONG, BUT E IS LONGER (encouraging AND suggestive)

you get the idea.

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Some of those signs I’m not sure y’all would get, but you get the picture; literally. See? Awesome. Also the “uge” reference is because apparently with my accent when I say ‘huge’ it sounds like ‘uge.’ If this post had a title, it’d be ‘Fuck Yeah! Friends’

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October 1st, 2009
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Wanna know a secret?

I just ran 10k in 1hour and 1minute. Granted it was pretty down hill, but I am still soo sooo soooooooo happy. (Toronto folks can see the route here;  I took the subway up to Lawrence and then ran down Yonge to Front)

fraalallalal

I am off to shower and then make a healthy dinner, that hopefully won’t find its way to my ass.

xo xo

Gossip 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!