Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas!!

Well, the hype has died down some, it's been a whole 5 days since the big event... So it's safe to say lets move on, lets take the lights down, the tree down ... take back those gifts that you don't want... spend the money/gift cards you got.. ect.

I am not a Christmas person, at all... I mean I like presents... :) to be honest- I needed them more this year then I ever had before.. (since I have dropped 10+ dress sizes and I refuse to buy clothes)
What I like the most about Christmas is buying stuff for people... and it's a season where people don't think you're weird for doing that! hehehe!!!

This year I got lots and lots of stuff that rocked my socks off!!

like 100 blue rays!
karaoke for wii (glee!!)
glee season 1
a new book,
a deep fryer! ( yummie yummie, thank god - i had a gastric bypass)
clothes, clothes and more clothes and gift certificates for clothes!!!!
and lots more!!!!!


what did you get?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sometimes, my red hair gets the best of me.

There are some funny things about being a red head...

Redheads are known for there temper...I know I have a bad temper, however I can control it most of the time... I usually only explode of my sister or my dad I think because deep down, I know that they are probably the only people in the world that could handle me...
    well maybe its because of the whole Christmas season, that fact that I have been super stressed... or the fact that I hate old people... whatever the cause... I exploded.... this time in public...

:( yup... i shoved an old man, threw trash at him and called him a whole mouth full of words that are inappropriate.

and I now an no longer allowed in price chopper.

hehehe... oops!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas.

Well...

for the first time in... forever, I am ready for christmas early this year... Like now. I just need to wrap... fucking awesome!

I didn't go crazy this year, to be honest I am kinda getting tired of it all really.. I mean, christmas is about family and being together and to put it bluntly- I couldn't spend one day without my family.. so this day isn't really that bigga deal to me, I think next year when Janie has the baby it will be more exciting, as for this year, I am not looking forward to xmas debt..  :-(  working, to snow.. to a huge turkey dinner that i can't eat...

However- blake, got me a trip to mexico for feb! so that should be fun!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Waiting.

I am just throwin' it out there...

 I hate waiting for people.

I am always very early, never... ever, tardy or running behind.. I feel I have wasted a good chunk of my life waiting for people. Guess what? It stops now. Well... I'm a weeeeee bit of a push over, who would hate for anyone to get upset/angry... but I am most defiantly going to try.

I wait for Blake to come home... to go out, I wait for my sister when we go to the gym, I wait for people who say they are going to meet me and are late. I wait for Blake to be tired to go to bed.. I wait I wait I wait... NO MORE.

People. I work a hard, I work a lot, I would like to say, I am a fairly busy person, ( yes, I am including my tv time as part of my busy lifestyle, but only because I live vicariously through the teens of 90210..I am also including my shopping time.) I have to go to the gym everyday ( everyday = once a week maybe..however if I didn't have to wait for every single person who I make plans with, I would probably go more.)  I don't have time for waiting. Please if you do, stop holding me up. However, I don't think either one of the 2 people who read my blog ever hold me up... But..

Jane... Blake.. movie going buddies, show some respect.

hehehehehehe

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 31

Day 31 - A picture of yourself

my most recent picture! 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

day 30

Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss


HEIDI BROWN <3 <3 <3 

day 29

Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile


funny. so funny.

day 28

Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of


i am more afraid of aliens then anything in the world.

day 27

Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member



me and blakie!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

day 26

Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you



easy sleep.


Friday, November 26, 2010

day 25

Day 25 - A picture of your day



since my operation "by passes" my large intestines I have to take supplements for the rest of my life,
I got a new vitamin container and sorted all my vitamins for the week! the bottom is what I take a day.
Please note: after my shopping trip to the states, they have most of there vitamins in candy form, so I stocked up. They taste so much better.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

day 24

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change



I am not fine with cigarettes. I always tell people its fine to smoke in my truck.. but it's not... it bothers me.. feel free to harm yourself.. but please don't take me along.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

day 23

day 23 on the 23rd of november! also known as my birthday!!!!

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book


i love anything by jodi picoult, however.. this is my favourite.

Monday, November 22, 2010

day 22

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at


singing!!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

day 21

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget




when i woke up from my bypass.... the pain was horrific... i still get goose pimples when I think about it..


Saturday, November 20, 2010

day 20

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel


Disney World, Disney Land, Hong Kong Disney, Euro Disney....


I would love to go to any.... it's to late for me now.. I will have to wait for my kids! although... I think Mike and Janny would let us take the twins I am sure!

Friday, November 19, 2010

day 19

Day 19 - A picture of your favorite movie



It's an oldie.. my I heart this romantic comedy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

day 18

Day 18 - A picture of you and a pet



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

day 17

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently


July 20th 2010, I had a gastric bypass, and that has impacted my life in more ways then I ever thought possible,  I am half way to my goal weight, down 101 pounds! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

day 16

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you


Dede, I have known deanna for years! since i was in grade 1 or 2, She is the kindest, friendliest, nicest person that you will ever meet, Everyday I see her, she inspires me to be a better person. I know my life is better for knowing her.


Monday, November 15, 2010

day 15

Half way there...

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die


Have babies!! preferably twins! :) 

day 14

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without


My Homer, he really is my everything.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

day 13

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist


I love lady gaga, her music, and her... I love how she isn't afraid to be herself and stand up for what she believes in.  

day 12

Day 12 - A picture of something you love


everyone knows i love my family more then anything in the world... however... I love LOVE LOVE LOVE puppies!!!!! 

day 11

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate



if you know me at all.. you know how much i hate ketchup on a plate.  I hate the smell, the colour, the watery part that comes out first,  the way it crusts over on a plate and still smells.. fuck.. i want to puke thinking about it.

day 10

Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most ****** up things with




hands down. Blake.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

day 9

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most


Who else could it be? Janie of course!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

day 8

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh


blake took this like 3 years ago, i dont know why, but it makes me laugh! hahahahaha

Day 7

Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item





Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 6

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day


I would like trade places with my sister Jane for a day... Sometimes I think it would benifit me to see how she thinks! :) Plus - She's the most amazing person I have ever met in my life.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 5

Day 5 - A picture of your favourite memory.

Thats easy for me, since it was not to too long ago...
The first time I got to meet my Homer, Blake and I took the the longest drive ever.. to a shady house...where I got to meet my baby, and his brothers. And then 3 weeks later I could take that long drive again, to pick him up! That my friends is my best memory.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 4

Day 4 - A  picture of your night,

I am sure you don't want a picture of a coffee cup. ( I worked afternoons today ) however.. here is what I am doing now...
Watching bones and checking facebook!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

knowing me, knowing you, November

Time once again for my favourite monthly interview project. I hope you'll play along.

1) Last month I asked if you had started your Christmas shopping yet, this month I'm curious as to what's on your Christmas wish list.

This year, I would like my parents to stop smoking for Christmas. 
2) Do you have a hand held video game in your house?


Yes, Blake has them all. I however... only play on my ipod.

3) Are you going to participate in the 25 Days of Christmas Challenge?


No, I hate arts and crafts, and planing shit. 
4) What is your favourite kind of cookie?


Soft chewy peanut butter chocolate chip

5) Coffee or tea?

tea, english breakfast or steeped double milk 1 splenda!




So now the rules, they're pretty simple. Post your answers to these questions on your own blog in the next few days. Remember to link back here in your post and sign the Mr. Linky too, so we can all see what you have to say. Please make sure you link to your actual KMKY post and not your blog's front page. Any front page links will be deleted. And most importantly, have fun! Have suggestions for next months questions? Leave me a comment or send me an email and let me know.

day 3

Day 3 - A picture of the cast from your favourite show.


This was a hard day... I have so many shows.... but overall, I think it was a toss up between modern family and the office... however... due to Jim, the office won by a land slide. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 2

Day 2 - A picture of you and the person you've been closest to the longest.

You think I could find a more recent picture... hahaha... 

Of course the person who I have been closest to the longest is the only and only Jane Plant! My lovely sister, Shes been my best friend forever and keeps me in line... and is going to make me an auntie for the very first time on June 22!!! :) ( or around there...)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 1

A picture of yourself with 10 facts.

  1. Purple is my favourite colour.
  2. I believe that Homer was the best choice that I have ever made.
  3. I am always cold.
  4. I snored for my entire life, until I had my gastric bypass, I have not snored since.
  5. I am 4 pounds away from loosing my fist 100 lbs.
  6. I believe even at my highest weight, I was beautiful.
  7. I love making people laugh.
  8. I have never been in an airplane.
  9. I miss eating like I use too, however... food will never taste as good as being thin does :) 
  10. I lied a lot when I was a kid/teen and now I really regret that. 

30 Day Challenge

I got a text from someone this morning, asking me to continue my blog... I may have put it off.. for a month or four... anyways.. I have something perfect! On a little site I like to spend most of my days... facebook, they're is a 30 day challenge... here is the 30 days!!

So this is what I will start today!!! :)

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with ten facts

Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show

Day 04 - A picture of your night

Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day

Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most ****** up things with

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate

Day 12 - A picture of something you love

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently

Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity

Day 19 - A picture and a letter

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change

Day 25 - A picture of your day

Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you

Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member

Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of

Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile

Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss

Day 31 - A picture of yourself

Sunday, July 25, 2010

...and then I woke up...

I remembered waking up very groggy... and having to move beds...

As I came to again, I was trying to think of what time it was, and if they called my mom to let her know that I was alive... :) ( because I am sweet like that!) But the only thing that would come outta my mouth was dry, voiceless scream... you know in your dreams when your about to be killed or hurt and your running, but you're not moving or screaming and nothing is coming out? like that. But much worse... This was real life... and someone was trying to murder me... I could feel everything that they moved on the inside, every cut that they did on the outside, by far the worst experience of my entire life. A nurse then came and told me that they were giving me some morphine for the pain.. and to just wait a minute, Lets call this nurse DEVIL ( which, may be a little harsh, I have a lot of respect for nurses, they get a lot of slack... I do believe this is why nurses sometimes have a bad rap, from nurses like Devil) So, Devil kept telling me to hold on, to hold on, to hold, on, honestly I wanted to punch her in the face hug her, and thank her for giving me some meds to take away the pain. Once that was gone, I went back to sleep... I got woken up to take my blood pressure, which was super high, REALLY HIGH.. (I guess thats normal after an operation) I had an oxygen mask on aswell.. I kept taking it off because it was really annoying, so finally they gave me oxygen in my nose. which was much better.
I kept watching the clock because my surgery was 3-4 hours, and I would be in recovery for 1-2 hours... So by 1-2 pm I would be up in my room with my sister and blake... and I had to pee... bad... real bad.
time kept ticking... and no one was taking me to my room... I guess they didn't have anyone to wheel me up there... ( I know WTF right? in my line of work.. do it yourself, but for whatever reason, they can't) I would ask for more morphine every 1/2 an hour, just so I would never feel that pain again.

Devil comes by and has to draw some blood... this is a very big thing for me, I hate needles and I know where my "good" vein is, I have had trouble giving blood before, and getting iv's usally they have to give iv's to me in my foot. But Devil wouldn't listen to me. She poked me once in my "inner elbow" ... nothing.. poked me again, nothing... poked me again... NOTHING. moved to the inside of my forearm, poked me.. nothing and said "oops. thats going to leave a bruise." I then screamed, another nurse came over, let's call her, Angel. she held my hand. the nurse finally got one on my hand, but it took her 10 pokes. Devil.

I told Angel that I had to pee, and since she had no idea when I would be going to my room, she said that I should use a bed pan... I didn't want too, but what do I have to be ashamed of now? the very handsome Dr. Klein has seen me in the buff, with his surgical team.. so, wtf.. might aswell, and it's not like it's uncommon. So I used the bedpan... and it was ok, I would say not the most embarrassing moment of my life either. The best part is that Devil had to come in to get it. I was really hoping she would spill it on herself.

Quickly after that, Jane, came into see me, but I don't remember much.. until they told me I would be going up to my room.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day of...

Well... I usually work at 5am, so having to be up and ready for 5am, isn't a big deal to me, just an everyday occurrence.

So my surgery was scheduled for 8am, at Humber River hospital in Toronto, So we had to be out of my house at 4:28am to pick Jane up at 4:32am and be on our way...

Once we got to the hospital, we were quite early, so we got a really good parking space! We went right up to the 5th floor... I got changed into 2 very stylish gowns, one for the front, one for the back... :) lol... booties and just in-case I had any sex appeal left... one for my head.. LOL.

We waited for a bit, once I got registered the nurse called me back very quickly, to run through all of the pre operation questions, the usual, I am assuming... Last period? any meds? do you drink? do you smoke? do you use street drugs? when was the last time you ate? 3 fucking weeks ago She then told us to go back to the waiting room because they will be taking me downstairs at 7:30... So we sat there for what seemed to be 6 hours... then it was 7:30 and they came and got us... walked us downstairs where I got to meet my anesthesiologist, who was about the size of one of the twins, and super cute and friendly, Jane let her know that I was a nervous nelly and that I was scared of the BURNING when they put the medicine in for you to go to sleep... My nurse came to get me... and took me to a huge white operating room which was very intimidating...big tv screen, lots of lights, tools, nurses... I had to take off my back gown, as I stood there with my ass exposed to the entire surgical team that would be working on me... they ask me to lay down... I just remember thinking that, aslong as I can wake up from this, I will be able to get through anything... she then gave me some gas.. ( I think ) and I remember my doctor, Dr. Klein, coming in and saying a quick "hi".

Thats the last thing I remember...

Friday, July 23, 2010

...day before...

Well Monday July 19th was the day before my schedule gastric bypass... I felt that the three previous weeks, flew by... which was alarming since I have been on the worst pre op diet ever invented... Opti Fast - it's a meal replacement meant to shrink your liver so that when doing the surgery they will not harm your organs. ( but, I am sure, that is very 'dumbed' down ) I was sick of everything I was allowed to eat by then, celery, broccoli, lettuce, Jello 0 and cucumbers... so sick of them, still the thought makes me gag.

I credit me being able to get through my 3 weeks of opti fast to my beautiful sista sista Jane, who had taught me, that if you make it with ice and water it is bearable... I enjoyed some of it.. I must admit.. and working at Timmies, I put some flavor shots in from our sure shot flavor shot machine which mixed it up a little adding a little zest!

blah blah ...blah. what I thought was going to be the worst 3 weeks of my life, ended up not being as bad as I had thought.. yay!

Since my surgery has such a high mortality rate 1:200, AHHHHHH!! I ask my super talented friend over at the mommyproject (peatreephotography) if she would mind taking some before pictures of me, you know... 'just in case' I figured that I would be one of the 199, The tests that the doctors do on you before pretty much rule out any chance of something going wrong, however, there is still a risk, and I would hate for my wedding pictures to be the last photographs that anyone had of me... I hated my make up, my hair, the pictures, but that is a story for a different day. So Miss peatreephotography agreed to take some pictures of me, and well.. I always thought I was a tad vein, I believe I am a pretty girl, and Miss peatreephotography did me justice, please head over to check them out, she also has an amazing blog... http://www.peatreephotography.com/blog/ you may notice my baby, Homer on her website, he is a model... What can I say, it runs in the family.

So the night before... I was nervous.. part of me wanted just to run to mcdonalds and give up... part of me wanted to cry and part of me wanted to just bitch at everyone that I came into contact with.. Well.. the last part of me, is what I ended up doing... LOL.. lucky, they understood... I got my bag packed, a house coat, slippers, jammies, tooth brush and paste, hair brush, a mini dvd player with the first 2 seasons of sex and the city and some movies... and my iphone, I can't leave home with out that.

I went to bed...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day everyone!! :)

July ... July ... JULY ALREADY!! WTF... I am feeling that July just crept up on us... I mean, where the heck did June go?

well since July is here... that means that my surgery is this month! July 20th!! So in preperation for that I am on a liquid diet, called optifast... its a meal replacement drink that I have to drink 4 times a day. I can also have up to 2 cups of celery, broccoli, green peppers, lettuce and cucumbers... I have to do this to shrink my liver before surgery.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010



After 3 years, 3 months and 21 days... We had our very first sleepover!! :) and what a sleepover it was! :) I am sure that this will not be the last! I couldn't believe how much Homer warmed up to them, he was stealing snuggles and cuddles from them well until Monday when they got picked up!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

wordless wednesday

my house my home - down stairs



This is my basement, this is where we spend the majority of our time! In this picture is Blakes computer, and our pool table... please don't be alarmed, No I am not hiding any skills, I have really never played pool in my life, It was my brothers pool table... and they didn't want it, and I had a new house, with no furniture, so it filled up part of the nicley, The pool table is mostly used to store dishes, wrap presents and hold dirty clothes. hahahahahaha... Also Blakes computer just got moved out here recently, we have another flood in our basement bedroom and didn't want to risk it getting "wet" hahaha! however, after we finish all the "outside" work this year ( I want a deck, a pool and a hottub) I would like to put a wet bar in this area, I think it would be fantastic, Other then one little problem... I don't drink.. hahaha! but I just think it would look so nice!!




So this half of the room, is our entertainment side... again, the couch is my sisters, :) goodness, we are going to be introuble when they move into there big house! hahahaha!!!!
and then of course Blakes corner, he is all about wires, speakers, colour, sound... He wants everything to be as high def. as it possibly could be... (to tell you the truth... I have no idea why I need 352 speakers to watch the little couple.. hahahahahaha) although, koodos TLC for going HD...

until the next room!

Knowing me, Know you -February

1. The Olympics are right around the corner, are you planning on watching?

Yes! I really love watching the Olympics, I find I watch all sports when they are on!! this year will be awesome, because, ondemand has a special feature now that is like a pure olympic channel! love it!

2. Which is your favourite Olympic Winter sport?

Like theblogmother, I love figure skating! all of it!! :) I also love watching ski jumping too! - I find myself being the #1 fan of all sports this time of year... or every 4 years.. hahahahaha!


3. Okay you're in the candy store, what's the first thing you grab?

OMG.. candy - something I haven't had in a month... yum!!!
I would grab crispy crunch (my most favourite candy bar in the whole world)



4. What is your favourite John Hughes movie? Not sure what movies he made? Well, first you should be ashamed of yourself and I'm not sure we can be friends anymore. Secondly, click the link and see his impressive list of films, you'll be surprised...... go ahead I'll wait.

hahahaha.. i had no idea who this man was! sorry blogmother, i hope i don't loose your friendship...

i guess the only movie that i have seen is maid in manhattan...

5. Okay you're going into the witness relocation program and you get to pick your new name, what will it be?

I love the name Cinderella. hahahahahahaha



so now the rules, they're pretty simple. Post your answers to these questions on your own blog in the next few days. Remember to link back here in your post and sign the Mr. Linky too, so we can all see what you have to say. Please make sure you link to your actual KMKY post and not your blog's front page. Any front page links will be deleted. And most importantly, have fun! Have suggestions for next months questions? Leave me a comment or send me an email and let me know.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yes... or No..



Well, as some people know, February to me is No Walmart month... I started this last year because I find I spend the majority of my pay checks at Walmart, When push comes to shove, I know it's insane, but there is always something that you need, that you can find at walmart, and when you go to get the needed items, there is so much more of stuff you don't need, but who can turn down a good deal? Not me... LOL

Last year started because I had over spent on Chirstmas and I figure, I could just not shop for a month, that it would make up for it... However, that didn't work out to too well, because of a little game called yoville... and yocash... and for whatever the reason, it wasn't my fault.

This year, I am trying something new, the NO CREDIT CARDS... I couldn't get rid of my little plastic beauties, yet... I mean some stuff does come up were you can only use credit cards... right? parking... gas stations after dark... rainy days? and of course, emergencies do come up... truck tires? breaks? vet visits can run you upwards of $200 ....

I started watching a show till debt do us part... (or something like that) anyways, I am trying to use some of what she does, and let me tell you, for January, it seems to have worked out fantastic, there is some minor adjustments that are going to have to be made but for the most part, I think that I have learned a lot...

I found some puppies online, at kijiji.com the same place I found my baby Homer, and I really want one... I think Homer would like a little brother, Herb. I don't know if this would be a great idea or not, my family would kill me if I got another puppy, which, they said the same thing about Home Slice... but what if Homey doesn't like him? then what would I do?!!?!?

Do you think I should get another puppy?

Monday, February 1, 2010

A temper to match my hair....

I kinda have mood swings...sometimes, I always just figured it was my red hair coming out! Early in life this use to effect me a lot more then now, I would say... Now, as unfair and horrible it is, normally, my sister gets the 'brunt' of it, I think because, A) She can handle me
B) I know I can give it to her, and she still will love me

However... today, not my proudest moment... after work I fell asleep, Blake' comes home late around 7pm... He comes in the house and YELLS "HEATHER HEATHER HEATHER" I was sleeping... I woke up... "WHAT THE HELL IS FOR SUPPER" ...I was sleeping I didn't make anything yet... yes, I was angry... because... what the? So I then proceeded to the kitchen and decided to throw eggs at him...


oOOOooOOOooOoOOOoooo - my goodness... sometimes, I think I need to count to 10.

hehehehee oooOOps....

Friday, January 29, 2010

My House My Home the 2nd



My next room is the kitchen! Notice we only have one bar stool? thats because Mr. Homer had distroyed the other one, I am still in the process of finding something I like...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Funny story.

So yesterday I worked 2-11.

When I get to work, all the garbages where over flowing and there was enough cardboard in the back of the store to give Heidi a heart attack, So I was running it out to our dumpster area, which is right by our drive thru, and has a big door that you have to open, normally the lids to the bins are already open, however this time, the cardboard truck just came, so they were closed, so as I go in to open the lids, the wind takes the big gate and closes it... I am trapped.. 100% I can't open it from the inside... I am screaming for help... I had to pile the cardboard up to stand on, so that people could see me, I ask a customer in a yellow truck "Can you please tell them I am trapped in here?" I hear something from the speaker that kinda shocks me, laughing, and then "Good, she's the manager!" Oooh, I was so mad, Honestly, I was in the dumpster trapped for at least 1/2 an hour... finally someone came thru the drive thru and opened the door for me... probably 50 cars, and only 1 person would help me...
....what is the world coming too...

5 things you may not have known about me!

1) I don't like animals, as much as I love my Home Slice, and 'our' dogs. I really can't stand anything else, however ... the thought of anything happening to any creature upsets me more then anything.

2) I always wanted to do stand up comedy. I have been jotting things down, for my 'act' for as long as I can remember. I would love to go to an open mic night somewhere, but my voice does this weird shaky thing when I get nervous! hahaha!!

3) I am very organized for work, but at home I am a complete disaster, I loose every single thing, and I could careless if the house is a mess, however at work if one thing is not put away correctly I get angry.

4) I would love to adopt a child. I think I would be able to give them a pretty healthy, love filled, happy life.

5) Until just recently I have never slept alone, I sept with my sister, until I was in grade 4, when my parents bought me a tv for my bedroom, then my mom slept with me, until I moved out with Blake ... However, Blake is a very light light light sleeper and I snore, So half the time he ends up in Homers bedroom, Of couse Homer stays right tight to me, under the covers and all!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

....I'm Shrinking

....well... in small amounts! after my first week of being meat free and portion control I dropped a whopping 10 lbs! which was amazing, because I was not really exercising as much as I should have been, but to be completely honest, I was probably over doing it, cutting back, and I kinda felt if I went to the gym that someone maybe picking me up from the floor! Now, we got that sorted out! I feel fantastic this week, and I got weighed and I lost 5 lbs more!

So 15 lbs total!! :)

I am a happy girl.. and I now can't wait until next week to see the results!! :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

My House, My Home.







We don't get to many people down this way, I bet even our parents have only been here a handful of times... So, since I seem to hang out at everyone else's houses, I will give you a glimpse of my little humble abode.

This is my dining room and sitting room, taken from my kitchen, We use the dining room lately a lot more, My dietitian recommended that we eat meals at the table instead of in front of the tv!! I really do wish we would use the upstairs more then we do, I am very proud of the way everything goes together, I am not one for style, or matching, but Blake was away when I had to pick everything out, and I think I did a pretty good job! I love all the dark colours, I think it makes it warm and inviting... However if I were to do it again, I would not suggest African hard wood to anyone who has animals.

That is my desk computer that Blake made for me! <3

Sitting room, Homer loves laying on top of the couch cushions, he snuggles right in there... We hardly ever use this room, I guess white furniture was a poor judgment call...

Until next time... or next room...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Whats Cooking Sunday?


Since I have been counting my calories and not eating meat, I have had a tough time trying to figure out what to have for supper... well, tonight, I was alone for supper, Blake had went to his parents house for supper, I could not attend sadly because of a silly little incedent that happened yesterday that involved me... hanging from my leg outside of the van... and ice... and my knee and hip... anyways,

I came up with this little dish, that I will be trying again,

1/4 box of whole grain spagetti noodles 280 calories (per serving)
1/4 cup of mushroon alfrado sauce 70 calories
1 md zuccini 31 calories
1 cup mini mushrooms 15 calories
1 big slice of red onion 10 calories
2 teaspoons of light becel 35 calories

While the noodles were boiling, I fried the mushrooms, zuccini, and red onion, in 2 teaspoons of becel, when the noodles were done, I added the sauce and plated, I then threw the fried veggies on top of it all...

it was very yummie for only 441 calories!

10 down... good start...

For Christmas, my mom bought me a couple pairs of jeans, that I couldn't even get close to doing up, and I wanted to try them on since I felt like I was loosing weight, but I did not want to get discouraged... I went against my better judgment, and did... to my surprised I could get them on.. with out even laying on the bed with a wire hanger... LOL.. I tried on another pair of pants... they fit too, and another .. and not so much luck there, but 3 pairs, is not bad!! :) haha, I was so ecstatic, I called my mom and my sister right away.. and I was really trying to fight back tears, but I was sooo very proud of myself!

The next night my sister brought her scale over and I lost 10 pounds! I was very happy with myself. I couldn't even believe it!! I am looking forward to my next informal weigh in, and I hope to get some more good news!! :) I mean for just over a week, that is not bad!! :)

...Rent

I loved the movie, I love all musicals... but I really enjoyed the music and dancing.. and I got a little iddy bitty crush on Mark (Anthony Rapp) so when I was watching TV and seen that the Broadway show is doing a tour and they are going to be in Toronto with 7 shows featuring Anthony Rapp (Mark Cohen), Adam Pascal (Roger Davis) both from the movie, I wanted to see it sooooooo bad... and in some wave of what could only be described as telekineses (sp?) my sista called and ask me if I would be intrested in seeing RENT with some of the gals from her work.... HELL YES.

So on Friday we went, we watched, we loved... it was Great... If you like musical theatre I would highly reccomend going to see rent, it was a very good experience.

Since Jane was tired she let me drive home... hahaha... I had never driven in Toronto before, but I did pretty good I might add.. I would not want to do it again!! hahaha!

Dinner and a show...

On Thursday night, it was "Wing" night at Kelseys, since I don't eat chicken wings, (Even before I decided to go veggie...) I new that Blake, my dad and my mom loved them, so I thought what a great way to get them outta the house, for a nice supper! lol.. anyways, my wait wasn't long at all, even though it was kinda busy... but they did very well... I think I only waited for 45 minutes, I decided to get the Chicken Sonoma valley salad (minus the chicken) and it was delicious, and very filling, all for... 550 calories, it had so much 'stuff' in it, sunflower seeds, or flax.. not sure what one, but yummie, dried cranberries, feta... yummmmmm! My parents both got a hamburgers, my mom was a wee bit insulted that she didn't get any pickles with hers.. but she got over it quickly. Blake got Balsamic Chicken which smelt probably as good as it tasted.


Blake and I then decided to go to the movies, the only one that had not had started yet was Daybreakers, I thought that it would be perfect because I love love love vampires, however this is unlike any vampire movie that I have seen... gross. It was just more gory then I am use too. I would highly not recommend this movie to anyone.. hahahaha, unless you love gore.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

whats cooking wednesday



Portabella Parmesan

I used a portabella mushroom, and dressed it like Parmesan chicken, which I made for the rest of the fam!

I do not recommend this, it tasted like ass.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Week!

I know my last few blogs are probably getting old, because they are about weightloss, but for all honestly, it's a pretty HUGE deal to me, it's pretty much all I am thinking obsessing about, but what a huge wake up call, when I did go to the dietitian, I had no idea she could stop the process, and in all honesty, I was kinda not to sure, if I was ready for this big of change...

well this week, I feel I have been somewhat tested... I wrote every single thing down that passed my lippers!!! well.. The iphone is super handy, and I have probably ate 1/4 of what I would normally eat! And STILL NO MEAT!! and it's been a WHOLE WEEK,

WHY NO MEAT?? yes, I know that meat is somewhat important, but I do not enjoy meat, it's always the last thing on my plate, and I always am very picky on how I eat it... it's more stressful to me then anything, So if I am only giving myself a certain amount of calories to eat, Why "waste" them on something that I don't like, through this process I need to learn to enjoy food, but not indulge and this week I have been enjoying it, meat free, However, I do have every intention of going for a nice Steak on Valentines day!! :) hahaha!! So I would hardly call me a vegetarian
, but I sure am trying!

portion size... wow, I would reccomend everyone in the world getting a food scale, I had no idea how important that was, seriously... who new? who cared? again, I have been trying to only eat the proper portions, so mesuring everything, I don't necessarily need to do that now, but I need to get use to it, better now then the day after my surgery, because with a stomach that will only be able to hold 4oz, I could make myself very sick if I don't.

Am I ready for this?? I would like to say yes, but I really don't know... Will I really never been able to go to a buffet again?!? On a really bad day will I be able to eat chocolate? Is it worth all these risks?!?!?!!

Yes...

next post I promise will not be about food, or weight I promise! hahahaha to all my loyal fans... hahahhahaha

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

whats cooking wednesday



Heather's own stir fry

hahahahaha, all the left over veggie bags I had in the freezer, some sauce and put on rice!!! ta da!!

it was not as good as I would have liked, but, another day with No meat! works for me!
I put chicken on Blakes.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Calories Vs Points

I don't know which is better, calorie counting or weight watches point system, a part of me really wants to go on the point system that weight watches has, I mean, so many things out there have a "point" already assigned to them it would be a super easy thing to follow, however, I feel that it's not as structured as I would like it, I mean... you can still go to McDonald's, and you even have a weekly "free" points, that you can redeem any day you want, but they can not be recycled and you can use them throughout the week or save them...

Right now, I am writing everything I eat down and the calorie value, it is going ok, I mean I have only been doing it for 2 days, but it's a start, yesterday was kinda a joke, I was afraid of going over, so I believe I only ate - 650 calories, which I have no idea how I did it, I was quite hungry at the end of the day, but I did not want to eat, so I called it an early night, and went to bed!! LOL

However today, I think I did better, other then at one point in the day I was hungry and board, and I was at my moms, so I ended up eating a cucumber with ranch dressing, and to be honest, it was the best thing I think I've eaten in my life... I guess that is what you get when you "starve" your body, but I tried not to get to crazy today, but more realistic then Monday - 1250 calories +/- some, I mean I have no idea how much my supper was, and I tried to over guess my cucumbers and ranch and whatever else did not have a actual count to it, I am sure it is still less then what I was eating before.

3 days no meat! <3 I bought some of that already cooked chicken so when I made my yummie green stir fry for supper tonight, I just put some of that chicken in a separate pan and put on Blake's plate!

I am pretty excited that I have not had meat for 3 days!! :)

I think I may try this for the rest of the week, and see how I am feeling, for next week I may try the point system... I mean what do I have to loose?? other then weight!??!?!? hahaha

I forgot to mention, I have been switching out one of my meals a day with slim fast, this way I am getting all my vitamins and minerals! :D

Monday, January 11, 2010

Meatless Monday - meatless life?

In order to loose some extra weight, I have decided to cut meat out of my life... LOL however, I have never tried to do this before, so I do not know how far I will get... but it's not like I am a huge meat eater, to tell you the truth, I've never really thought of it before??

Today, Monday. I have written everything down that crossed my mouth, it was a bit tough today because I was on the afternoon shift at work, so I just brought some slim fast powder to put into some milk, but my total daily calorie count was like around 600... I know that given my size, that is pretty low, but I don't feel like I want to eat my arm...

I have found green tea tassimo packets!! so I was very excited about that, I don't LOVE green tea, but I am such a coffee/tea drinker I think its just a healthier option.

Until tomorrow!! :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Knowing me, Know you -January.

1. Showers or baths?

Baths!! I love baths, I love being surrounded by warm water and bubbles! However, To wash my hair I normally stand up and turn the shower on, but if I was only given the option for one, I would choose baths!!! I like to read in the tub, nap, Homey cuddles with me, and I can never seem to get "warm" without a bath!!!

2. What's your favourite thing for breakfast?

Eggs Benedict - however, I rarely get that, thus the joys of working at 5am! hahaha, however... On a day to day basis fiber one bars!


3. What is your favourite George Clooney movie?

One Fine Day - this may be my favourite movie evah!! It is a few years old now, but I remember watching it while trying to fall asleep or nights that I was by myself, when Blake was at training, and I was scared!! If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it!!!

I also, think that I will love Up in the Air ( or the new one that is out )


4. American Idol starts on Tuesday folks, how do you feel about Ellen joining the judge's table?

I hate PAULA - Every time I see or hear about that woman, MY BLOOD BOILS.... I am 100% sure she is the reason my Danny Gokey *nipple pinch* did not win!! So the thought that Ellen is replacing her, is music to my ears! I love Ellen!! .. did you know Canadians are now allowed to enter her contests?? how fantastic!! :)
I think she is one of the funniest people!!
I was not going to watch it this year, but.. since she's on it I will!!!!

5. Lets say you've got a gift card to Michaels... what would you spend it on?

I think I would give it to my BFF Shannon, I am not crafty and I hate scrap booking.




So now the rules, they're pretty simple. Post your answers to these questions on your own blog in the next few days. Remember to link back here in your post and sign the Mr. Linky too, so we can all see what you have to say. Please make sure you link to your actual KMKY post and not your blog's front page. Any front page links will be deleted. And most importantly, have fun! Have suggestions for next months questions? Leave me a comment or send me an email and let me know.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Leaner, Greener :)




(notice my tassimo??)


Well, I am 100% believe in the more colour you put into your supper/meals, the healthy they are... whether or not that is true, I have no idea, and to be completely honest with you, I only know how to make one thing with lots of colour!! fajitas!! HAHAHA!! I think it looks soo pretty!! yellow, red, orange, white, green... what is not to love and your shells can be any colour now, they have the tomato ones, spinach ones, cheese ones!

Since I have decided to go meat free ( starting Monday ;)) I need to look more into more protein rich meals, I am kinda even thinking of trying tofu, the recipe the mommyproject posted the other day, didn't gross me out like it normally would!! And lets face it, today there is a million different options available to go healthy and not all processed.. So Here I am, tonight, making my meal plan/ grocery list for tomorrow... organic.. soy... blue ... leaner, greener, AHhHhhHHh!!!

I may need a few cooking healthy lessons @mommyproject and @blogmother ... if you guys are offering! :) hehe <3

Well, I will let you know how everything turns out...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hobbies

I forgot to ask ...

I need to find some hobbies that do not involve food.... Something I can learn that will stop me from being board and eating...

so far, I have came up with the following:

Reading
Colouring (but Blake laughed at this, but when I was a kid I liked it...)
Drawing ( I love to design dresses and outfits,)
Blogging ( notice the 6 entries today? )
Sex ( hahaha but one problem, I only have 1 husband and no boyfriends)

Blake came up with this
he will teach me how to play video games.


Can you come up with any ideas for me?? What are your hobbies?
Scrapbooking is a popular one, however, I have tried, and really it's just something that I can not get into.

Happy Birthday Kim



Today is Kims 30th Birthday!! For those of you (lol... like there is millions reading this!) who are unsure who Ms Kim is, she is my sister in law.

We had a nice family dinner and then Brian, Lynda and Kim came over for some cake and tassimo :) and of course presents!!! I think I did good this year, on her list she had lots of movies and games, but she also had sweaters, Kim has recently gotten an accounting job and has an office of her very own! ... HOWEVER.. apparently it's very chilly in there so I got her a LuLu lemon sweater!! <3 it was soooo purdy, and the accent colour was a very nice blue, so it would bring out her lovely blue eyes!!

Anyways, I hope you had a fantastic 30th birthday Kim!

Love always,
your sister.

Wordless Wednesday


I missed it, so lets pretend it's Wednesday!!!

Homer and Samson needed a bath!!! :)

Ah hooey.

Ah, I am looking into going for a proceedure that is a very highrisk, and very life changing.. However in order to get this done I have to go to a a number of appointments and testing, lucky for me they are all in TORONTO :( ugh, I mean, there is nothing wrong with Toronto, however, I always have to depend on someone else taking me there... Well, I have my sister who is more then willing to help me out with anything I need to go through with this, so that's handy, but I really hate having to be a "bother". So yesterday was my first set of appointments, I had to meet with a dietition, social worker and I had to go to a class on the operation.

First I seen the dietition, She was asking me a number of questions about myself, my eating habits, my portion control, and then she started asking me about the operation and about the different effects this will have on my diet, to tell you the truth, I haven't really done that much research on my own, I mean I start too, and I get side tracked with looking at the before and after pictures!!However my sister Jane, is very smart and a RN, so I know she would not put me up to something that she thought I would not be able to handle. So anyways, the size 2 who has Dietition who obiously has never had any weight issues in her life, and in my opionion probably made fun of people like me... or even the kind of lady who just glares at me like I am the grossest of things she has ever seen... I felt she was very harsh, which, yes. I know that is probably a part of her job but seriously, she couldn't believe that I would consiter having this done when I have left so much unturned, Dr. Poons diet, (never even heard of this) Dr. Berstien, herbal magic, weight watchers, ect... However to be completely honest, they all cost thousands of dollars, I don't have that kind of money... for diets, that as soon as you stop them, you gain in all back! This is something that I can not stop and can use as a tool for the rest of my life so that I can be healthy, always.

The social worker visit went smooth I think, just a lot of questions to make sure I am able to handle all the changes and whatnot, She wanted to make sure I am going to be prepared to loose some of my friends, people who don't agree with what I am doing, she wanted to know how much support I have at home, at work. If my family knows what I am doing, because next christmas will be very different if I am only half the size of what I was this year!

The class... Oh boy, they think that I may not be ready for this, some of the people didn't even know what they are getting, one girl was much younger, and much lighter then I was!! They went over the risk, they went over what will happen to us, and what we are going to be able to eat before and after!

At the end of the day, I felt like poo, however I am still 95% sure that this is what I want, So what's next?? Sleep apnea clinic!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Coffee and small talk,

I see my fair share of people getting together for coffee, old friends, new friends, family, dates ect. However I am not a coffee go-er, I figure I already spend most of my day around coffee and I like my home time, a lot... hahaha, today however, I thought why not go for coffee with some friends, let me tell you, I am very surprised that we did not get band from Williams! We had some pretty hardcore laughs, and some very inappropriate convo. It was nice, Sometimes I forget how important a little girl time is.

Speaking of small talk, I have been lagging so much on this blog, ugh, I suck!! Oh well, thats life for ya!!! hahaha, I am sure once my review season is over at work, I will have lots more time for everything!!!

until next time my loves!!!!!