Monday, July 30, 2012


Hello lovelies!

I'm back from vacation. I wanted to post while I was away but the apartment we rented didn't have wifi and any hotspots that showed up on my phone were inconsistent at best.

I had a good time in Stone Harbor. It was just really nice to relax on the beach and read for hours on end and then cool off in the ocean when it got too hot. And boy was it hot! Muggy and humid too! I got through 3 books and about 7 magazines while I was there. The food was amazing. All sorts of fresh local sea food at the restaurants and then don't forget about Springer's (ice cream parlour). I ate what felt like a lot. It was definitely more than I usually do. However, I managed to maintain the whole trip. I couldn't weigh myself while I was away and as I usually am when I go away I didn't have a BM (sorry TMI) until I got back home Saturday night. Sunday morning I was 135 and after cleansing yesterday I weighed in this morning at 133. My normal.

We did some shopping while we were there. I got a pair of Michael Kors shoes for $50 and I did a spree at Victoria's Secret. I spent $250 there on 5 bras. I also found out I'm now a 34D. I protested with the sales girl like crazy that I couldn't possibly be that big. Last year when I was there I went up to a 34C from a 36B. If I go back next year I don't think it will bode well for me...Heck, this woman wanted to put me in to a DD for goodness sake. Nice bras and everything but I still can't believe it! I also bought some new accessories too from a shop in town. A cute Juicy chain charm bracelet, a wishbone necklace and a pair of square glass earrings. I kept things pretty modest. The bras I had been saving up for a year, and was in desperate need of new ones. In Canada we have La Senza but it really sucks. The bras fall apart so quickly and they make your boobs look conical (think 1940s pointy bras).

So I'm back at work this week and I really wish I was still on vacation. I already feel like I could use a nap or two.

D's birthday is this Friday and I'm thinking of buying him a BBQ for his birthday. It's something we have been looking into since our patio is now installed and finished. I'm thinking of taking him out this weekend or next to pick one out. I've put aside $400 for a clearance model. I wanted to just go buy one and have it built and ready for when he came home from work Friday night, but I don't want to pick something he doesn't like. I want him to get the one he really wants (within practicality and budget). The good news is that I wont have to pan fry things any more (woo no oil!) and I can pre-grill chicken for my lunches at the beginning of the week. Our natural gas valve is close to the house so we'll be able to BBQ in the winter too!

I also picked up a small bottle of OxyElite Pro and Waterex at GNC while I was in NJ. Canada doesn't sell OxyElite anymore and they discontinued Waterex as well. The water pills here have a dosage of 4 pills 2x a day while Waterex is 2 pills daily (I find 1 more than enough). I'm actually regretting not buying more of both pills. I like the Oxy because I don't get jittery but it stops hunger. I make sure to have small snacks so my blood sugar doesn't drop but I'm not starving and it doesn't really occur to me to eat. Oh well. Maybe I'll actually look into ordering it online ($80 after shipping).

Well that's all that's new with me right now lovelies. I should be getting back to work before my lunch hour starts. Missed you all! I agree with everyone that blogger has become very quiet as of late (I know I haven't been so active lately. sorry!).

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

vacation prep

Hello lovelies,

So it's that time of year where I'm headed to New Jersey again for Vacation. I'm still disgusting and huge and probably shouldn't be seen in a bathing suit. But, other than keeping my sodium and carb intake low and staying super hydrated, there's not much else I can do at this point.

I'm going for my first bikini wax today and I'm super nervous (read: scared) and I really hope I don't get bad ingrown hairs or anything. Sorry if it's TMI. I just need to get it out because I don't really have anyone to vent to about this. I'm going to the salon where I usually get my underarms and eyebrows waxed. I'm armed with Advil so that the pain is supposedly less.

I'm fasting today and tomorrow. I don't plan on having more than 200 liquid calories today and I will continue the fast until tomorrow evening where I'll be going to dinner with D's aunt before vacation. She's been in Cyprus this last year so we haven't seen her for a while. After dinner, D and I are seeing the midnight showing of Batman I'm super pumped!

Anyways off to my appointment. I hope I'm making it a bigger thing than it actually is.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Low cal pizza dough!!!!

Ok after a couple of searches, I think this is the best dough recipe to go with the pizza muffins in my last post.  I found. It's 151 cals a slice in a pizza of 6 slices. So it would probably be less in a muffin cup. Enjoy and happy pizza making!!

Quick Pizza Dough

1 pound dough (6 servings) | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package quick-rising yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup water

Pulse flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a food processor until mixed.
Heat oil and water in a small saucepan or in a glass measuring cup in the microwave to between 120 and 130°F. With the processor on, gradually pour the warm liquid through the feed tube. (If the mixture is too dry, add 1 or 2 tablespoons warm water.) Process until the dough forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

Per serving : 151 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 30 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 390 mg Sodium; 65 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: The dough can be made ahead, enclosed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator overnight. Bring to room temperature before using.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Best Idea EVER

THIS is AMAZING! So many options and the potential to be extremely low cal and perfect portion sizes. Now for the hunt for a low cal pizza dough.