Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Waking Up

I'm crawling out from under the weight of my self-loathing.  The last two weeks, particularly the last week, have been awful.  For eating especially.  I haven't done anything active but I think even worse is what I've been eating and the sheer volume.  Seriously, I won't even tell you because it's that embarrassing.  And it has stopped.  As of yesterday.  Self-esteem, meet toilet.

I just made a little meal plan and went grocery shopping for the week.  Although I didn't take a picture, if I laid it all out, it would look just like this one from a while ago.  In fact, I bought everything in this picture again, except for the quinoa.  I haven't run out of that yet.  Tonight, I'm making fajitas and I'm very excited for them.

Also, there's a little award going around called the Liebster award and I'm going to half-ass it.  There are rules.  I'm probably breaking blogland laws.  I'm supposed to share 11 random things and then answer 11 questions posed to me by the wonderful lady that gave me the award.  I'm also supposed to nominate 11 others with under 200 followers.  I'm only going to do the first two because I don't think I have many, if any, blogs with under 200 follower in my reader and the ones that are there, already participated.  Chain letter broken!!  Baha!!

My eleven random things will come in my next post.  haha - seriously, why is this so hard?!

And these are Natasha's questions for me:

1.  What is one of your most embarrassing moments?  I don't know!  Maybe every speech I had to do in school.  A rash would crawl up my neck and I would speak waaaay too fast.  Awful.  

2.  Do you enjoy grocery shopping or despise it?  I have a love-hate relationship with it.  If I'm on the ball and have a plan, I enjoy it.  If I'm really being awful, I hate it and end up going for convenient bad foods.  

3.  Name two songs you love right now!  I love my whole workout playlist right now.  I use Songza and what I did was take a screenshot of every song that came on that I LOVED.  After a couple weeks, I downloaded all the ones I loved and created my own playlist.  I love Songza because it introduced me to artists not on our mainstream radio stations.  Like Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, Outasight, Grouplove.  Pretty much any playlist in Songza with the word Indie in it, I love.  Maybe in my next post, I'll put a list of what exactly is on the ever-evolving playlist.

4.  What is one thing in your life you feel most passionate about?  My niece!!!  I love her I love her I love her.  She's the baby in my life.  

5.  What is your biggest fear?  Dying alone.  Never losing the weight.  Update: falling in the shower. I slipped in the shower tonight and it scared the hell out of me.  If I didn't die when it happened, it would be the most embarrassing thing to be rescued from.  Wet AND naked!  Well, except by the time someone came for me, I'd probably be dry.  

6.  If you had to pick just one style of cuisine to eat what would it be?  So difficult!!!  But I think it would be Mexican.  I love Mexican food.  But oh would I miss sushi.

7.  Are you a cat person or a dog person?  I'm a some cats/some dogs person.  Currently, I have an old lady cat.  Sophie is 15.  I got her two years ago from the shelter.  I won't get another pet while I've still got her because she's been through lots and she's the sweetest little thing.  

8.  What is your favourite kitchen gadget or utensil?  MY VITAMIX!!  Hands down.

9.  What is the last movie you went to and was it good?  Gangster Squad.  Very good.  Gruesome but very good!

10.  Are you a morning person or a night owl by choice?  I don't think I've chosen.  I'm a night owl but would like to be a morning person.  They seem more productive and more rested.  

11.  What is one of the best meals you've EVER eaten and where was it?  I have two that stand out.  One was at a restaurant in White Rock, BC called W.A.G.  The meal was called Seafood Hotpot and this is the menu description: Salmon, red snapper, prawns, and mussels in a spicy, red curry cream broth with rice noodles.  So amazing.  I can still remember how it tasted.  
The second one was one night when my sister and I were in San Francisco.  Anchor Oyster Bar.  They actually let us in ten minutes after they closed and there was still one other party finishing up and it was so amazing.  Amazing bread, amazing everything else, wine, the server etc.  Best meal of the trip and when I said that, the server came back out with t-shirts for both of us.  We got the Anchor Special:  12 Oysters on the half shell, 8 steamed clams, and 4 Chilled Prawns.  The oysters came with the fixings on a bed of ice.  The clams came in the most amazing sauce ever.  Garlicky, brothy, buttery and perfect to dip the giant hunk of amazing bread in.  

Off to make the fajitas!  Probably good timing since my mouth is watering from describing the two best meals ever!!!  


  1. We were just talking about it, but it bears repeating - this time of year can be really hard on energy levels, and motivation. The great thing is you already know what you need to do to get back on track, and you're doing it. It's not easy, but it'll be worth it! Loved seeing your list (I am so with you on Mexican food) and looking forward to hearing the 11 random thoughts. Maybe you can make one of them a deep thought, Jack Handy style...haha!

  2. I've had a really bad couple weeks too, and feel like crap because of it :( Thanks for playing along! I enjoyed reading your answers :)