Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Last Cigarette

I have pined for this beautiful bronze statue since I fell in love with her at the Galerie Blanche in Montreal, QC in June. 

She is beautiful; her detail exquisite; from her little classic pumps, her chubby little legs, (she reminds me of me!) - the cleavage peeking out of her top; to the detail on the ash of the cigarette - this piece caught my attention and has not let me go - she is such a pleasure to admire.

However, she is totally out of my snack bracket! At $8,999.00 I will never be able to justify it... But I swore, once I quit  smoking I would save my money and make her mine... to remind me of the day I quit and of the wonderful new life I have ahead of me!

Oh, Rose-Aimée Bélanger (artist) I wish you had made her just a little less expensive... a little more attainable for the average middle class lover of your art.

Having said that - I smoked my last cigarette on August 14th, 2012 and have $11.00 and change
saved towards my little bronze statue!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Coffee Hurts

In the week leading up to Canada Day, I was eating lunch with a friend and her 6-year-old granddaughter. The 6-year old was pretty animated as she talked about school and friends and teachers.

As I sipped my coffee, I asked her, "What special day is coming soon on July 1st?" 

She said "Canada Day". She's a smart kid. So, I asked.... 

"What does Canada Day mean?" 

Waiting for her reply with something about the flag, confederation etc. She

"Canada Day is when the Prime Minister steps out of the Parliament
Building , and if he sees his shadow we have one more year of unemployment." ....... 

You know, - it hurts when hot coffee spurts out your nose.



This place doesn't have AC?

This is it?

Monday, April 23, 2012

You Know You Are on Weight Watchers When....

  • You accidentally swallow toothpaste and wonder how many pts it had in it.
  • You stand in the aisles at the grocery store with your pts Calculator calculating the pts before you buy.
  • Everyone at your lunch table is asking you to calculate the pts in “their” lunch
  • You know your dogs needs WW too!
  • You calculate the pts in cough syrup.
  • Your child says there are too many pts in something s/he doesn't want to eat!
  • You don't want to share ANY of your food with anyone because you've measured it and know exactly how many pts are in it.
  • You know where every public restroom is wherever you go – can you say water consumption?
  • You weigh yourself before and after visiting the loo just to see how much of a difference it makes.
  • You turn into a 12 year old at your meeting when its time to give out Bravo Stickers
  • You ask your WW leader to bring in a curtain so you can weigh-in naked.
  • You convince the grocery store owner to organize the food aisles according to pts values
  • You hang your 5 lb book markers from your car antenna. (remember those?)
  • You calculate AP’s for Sex!
  • People at work know when your WI day is because you have the same outfit on that day EVERY WEEK
  • You call your family to the dinner table and instead of "what's for dinner?" they ask "how many pts are we having for dinner?"
  • You take a bite and then spit it out because you realize it wasn't worth the points!
  • You mark all the food boxes in the house with pts values with a big black marker – you also add your name and a note: TOUCH IT AND DIE!
  • You bring your Molly McButter to restaurants so you don’t waste pts on butter.
  • "On The Side" become the 3 most uttered words in your vocabulary
  • You want to drive to Ben & Jerry's individual houses and drown them in a vat of Chunky Monkey
  • The thought of having a bran muffin for breakfast gets you so excited you can't fall asleep.
  • You dance a little jig in front of the frozen foods case in the grocery store because you finally found Skinny Cows! (and you count the activity pts for the jig!)
  • You skimp on the makeup on WI day, just in case it weighs too much
and finally...
  • The jeans you would have never dared to put in the dryer for fear that they would not make it back over your hips are in there right now, as you are hoping they shrink enough so they don’t fall off!
(Thanks to Mandy for some of the inspiration for this post)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Some favourite quotes - Weight Loss Journey

Down 24 lbs on this crazy weight loss journey!

A few of my favourite quotes....

“You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.” ~Brian Tracy

“Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.” ~Hamilton Holt

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!

Little pickers wear big knickers!

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that. The really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~Mark Twain

I'm too young to feel this old! ~Steven Tyler

Friday, January 6, 2012

In the Comfort of my "un"finished Basement

Here I am, sitting in my family room, finally blogging with new wireless connection and my new BlackBerry PlayBook!

This is going to make updates so much more convenient and frequent!

I have done weeks of research on the pros and cons between the "fruit" pad and this awesome little PB!! and I have to admit....."I dun good"

I am thrilled with my choice...
Until next time - Happy New Year!