Deb — This Ain’t no Top Model Behavior!


My first confession… yep… I did the baddie yesterday.  I ate another muffin after I posted – AND – I stayed up too late.  In order to not repeat, I MUST watch ANTM’s season 14 debut now!!  Well, after I put this little postie to bed! 😛

Today I actually had a couple of aha moments…. and then forgot them. Uhhhh…. (looks at the sky)…. ummmm, yeah, they’re gone.  Which actually reminds of the time where I had aforementioned aha moment and then said to myself… don’t forget this cause it would be really useful in the blog! Scraaaaaatch!  Tipsies for new bloggers:  Don’t snoozeit and don’t lose it.

Today (tuesday):


  • Delicious homemade bran muffin that I don’t have time to post yet!  2 pts.
  • Fake eggs real pleasure!   2 pts.
  • Coffee.  Delicious nectar of sweet insanity. 2 pts.


  • Superstore Blue Menu Veggie lasagne.  Did I mention this was the Senokot special? I’m so predictable.  5 pts.
  • Banana and peanut butter bun… oooh and I put thick slices of banana on and then squished it flat with my hand!  6 pts.
  • Granola bar.  Sigh………. when am I ever going to wean myself from this crack candy? 2 pts.
  • Cotton candy gum on the ride to the school!


  • Another bran muffin.  So good 2 pts.
  • Salsa Ensalada salad mix with an extra 3/4 of a head of lettuce added to the mix.  5 pts.
  • Oetker Casa Mama Pepperoni pizza 1/4 of pizza is only 4 awesome pts!!
  • Had a couple of strawberries. 0 pts.
  • Looooved myself enough to eat a 1 pt Popsicle brand Low Fat Chocolate Cookies n Cream bar.  I cannot believe these are 1 pt, although the white ones are kinda gross.

Y’all are not going to believe this!! I’m at 32 points!! Yippie!!! 😀

Emotional state:

  • A little tired and overwhelmed today.  Not that much sleep last night and I have rosacea, which means lack of sleep is a danger to my neurological system and health.  Felt  guilty, sad, and frustrated with myself for not putting my needs first.  But, in accordance, I will NOT watch ANTM’s premiere tonight, I’ll just go to bed.  😀  I feel better already!

Water count:

  • Bor-ing!! I drank all my prescribed water at work.  591 mL, which is a small Dasani bottle.  I then had 2 or 3 cups at home.  So, a success story!

Exercise for today:

  • Hmmmm…. would that be walking around the grocery store for 1/2 an hour?  I was looking to buy coffee cream when I realized the large-ass GINORMOUS chain store I had gotten myself into did not sell my particular brand of delight.  And this aha moment came when I had careened through the entire network of food-addiction zap-zone aisles (starving) and finally ended up in the fat-filled dairy section. My coffee-scented dreams evaporated as I realized: a) I would have to go to a different store and waste more time (kids in tow) or, b) buy a more expensive smaller different brand of cream that tasted quite frankly identical.  Well, if mental gymnastics and grocery store walking aren’t “real” exercise, then it was an exercise in futility!

PS: Not posting weight today… Mondays will have to do.

Things I feel GREAT about:  I’m at 32 points!  I made the kids stay in the kitchen while I made the PB sandwiches and helped them put together the easy stuff for their lunches.   I’d really hate to say I used those little bodies as a protective force to shield me from the powers of PB, but since I already said it like I didn’t mean it but I did mean it, and I did it and I meant to do it, I have to admit that peanut butter is my biggest food weakness.  How funny that the simple goober has got my nut!  Although I still maintain that I was never a girl transformed into a boy and then transformed back into a girl.  Really!  Although I think that’s the next season of Top Model. haha!

And now my sweetmeats, I must retire to my bed chamber with a successful 32 points inside me, my hand-made original body parts about me, and crawl into my shell.  Goodnight y’all!!


Amber — Tuesday, March 16


Yesterday…all my troubles seemed so far away…

Okay enough with the musical interlude.  I’m posting a tad late…it’s Wednesday. Whatever.  Yesterday was a good day, aside from the four squares of Lindt dark/mint chocolate I ate (more like scarfed down in no time flat upon arrival home) and five espresso beans I ate after 11 pm with my roommate, having watched a particularly daunting episode of LOST and peeling an entire box of crayons.  Can someone please tell me WHO JOHN LOCKE IS!!!??  PLEASE!  They’ve drawn out the suspense long enough, now it’s time to give up the goods!  Anyhow.  I went to Curves yesterday morning, took my greens, stretched, did some Morning Pages, continued to reread Twilight (this happened totally by accident, I swear…just happened to find the book in my backpack a few days ago, and once it was in my hands and I opened the first page, I was sucked in by Edwards dazzling…rest assured, I was severely reprimanded for this by My Favorite Starbucks Barrista…actually I’m pretty sure he has lost faith in my intelligence completely).  In the evening, I managed to get three loads of laundry (almost) done AND sweep and vacuum the bathroom and livingroom.  Wow, I am kind of SUPAWOMAN.


Breakfast: One cup of Optimum Slim organic cereal with one cup 1% milk, three walnuts chopped, and some Craisins.  I then went to Starbucks and had a tall americano with half and half and NO sugar.

Lunch:  One piece of a friends yam roll…and I honestly can’t remember what I ate after….oh yeah!  Went to Ya Ya’s Bubble Tea Cafe for a turkey veggie sandwich and a bowl of broccoli cheddar soup…and she slipped in half a brownie!  What an evil woman; and yet I did lift the tasty morsel to my lips.  Overall, kind of a HIGH carb/cal lunch.  It was delicious.  Absolutely delicious!

Dinner:  Bok choy steamed with half a cup of veggie chilli, eight pieces of tofu cubes (prefried), one peice of swiss cheese, and half a whole wheat pita with margarine.  Oh, and a glass of orange juice.

Snack:  Key lime pop…which spilled all over me on the bus when I opened it, after which I hated it’s guts and wanted to smash the bottle to pieces.  I had like three sips, then threw it in the first garbage can I encountered, walking away with the weight of the disappearing rainforest on my shoulders — why do they not have recycling bins everywhere in major cities??  Whyyyy?????? In the evening, I ate four squares of Lindt dark/mint chocolate (indulgently!) and five espresso beans…or was it six?  Hmmm….


–  I babysat My Favorite Five-Year-Old Boy for a while last evening, during which my role abruptly changed from fun-loving-Auntie-Amber to feeble-human-mother-of-abandoned-baby-dragon (this game spontaneously evolved after showing My Favorite Five-Year-Old Boy a preview for the new Dreamworks animated film How to Train Your Dragon…which I have free tickets for c/o my connections at Paramount!).  It was explained to me that I was responsible for teaching it how to breathe fire, fight off enemies with a dragon version of Kung Fu, “fly higher than the world”, and nurse it back to health with “magic potions and snuggling”.  These tasks I found quite doable; however, I was more concerned about how and where I would find a positive male dragon’s influence in this poor abandoned baby male dragon’s life.   More on that next time.

— It is My Roomate’s Daughter’s 1st birthday this Friday.  I was at her birth last year…doula-ing and taking pictures, and celebrating the miracle of LIFE that arrived on a rainy afternoon in a birthing pool with brightly coloured fish pained on the sides in the middle of the livingroom of the home I now live in, March 19, 2009.  It’s amazing how fast the time goes (so cliche…but soooo true).  Anyway, last night in preparation for the party, My Roommate decided to make crayon cupcakes for the kid’s goodie bags.  Such a cute idea!  We spent a good hour peeling the paper off of two boxes of crayons.  You would not BELIEVE how glued on that paper is!  Anyway, the final result was FABULOUS!  Cute little cupcake-shaped multicoloured crayons. I highly recommend! She is so brilliant. Here is a picture example (from the internet):

— In regards to the espresso beans…I was simply saving my roommate from herself…she had already consumed about 24 of them and her hair was beginning to stand on end. It was my duty to ensure she didn’t finish off the whole bowl by herself.  Yes, I am THAT friend.  😉