Archive | February, 2010

tomorrow is only…

24 Feb

…a day away!

It’s been a long day, and this was very-much needed. Tomorrow’s going to be better, and I’m learning to put on a happy face, slowly but surely. Like everything else, though, it’ll take time. Today it got to me a little more than I would’ve liked, hence the video diary.

In happier news…
awesome people giving away free stuff!!!

  • Check out Kristen is having a Newman’s Own Organics giveaway; check it (and her!) out at Change of Pace
  • Help cheer up Jocelyn (and her blog!) through her giveaway at Jocelyn Eats Fresh
  • It’s makeover time again at casa del Zesty – enter to win a facelift for your blog at
  • Josie’s asking what dirty foods you want to indulge in for the chance at a subscription to Clean Eating over at Yum Yucky


14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s no coincidence that I’m blogging today, the day of live. I’ve missed you all terribly, and living vicariously through Google Reader just ain’t cutting it, so here I am.

Even though Generalized Anxiety Disorder is kicking my butt right now, there is good news to report! In the last 3 months, I’ve been able to focus on school, finishing my first semester with a 4.0, which I’ve never been able to accomplish before. Also, even though I definitely have been no saint, I’ve been able to lose more weight, bringing me to a 68 pound loss so far. I still have quite the weight to lose, so why am I so excited?

I am no longer MORBIDLY obese.

Go me!

In honour of VDay, I wanted to mention 10 of the many reasons why my heart belongs to this guy (isn’t he a stunner?)

1. E is the funniest person I’ve ever met, whether he means to be or not. Most of the time, he def means it!

2. No matter what’s going on, he always puts me first. Even when it’s fully his turn to be selfish, he never is.

3. He’s a snazzy dresser – gotta love a man with style!

4. Even though the thought of my beloved almond butter makes his tummy turn, he still lets me throw it in our cart.

5. The way we fit together perfectly when we’re snuggling on the couch.

6. E’s passion for old houses, especially ours; he’s truly making it a home. Case in point – our newly finished bedroom:

7. His affinity for zoos, aquariums and museums that, coincedentally, is perfectly matched to my own.

8. E seems to love my cooking. All of it. Even when it’s the complete opposite of good.

9. He tells me that I’m beautiful every day, and seems to know when I need to hear it the most

10. After 47 days, he wanted to marry me. After 3 1/2 years, he did. I love that he loved me enough, even then, to risk it all and take that leap.

Since love isn’t just about the one who makes your heart go pitter-patter, here are 5 things I love about this gal:

1. I am a good friend, and am so grateful to have such amazing people to call my friends.

2. I’m funny, especially when I’m trying not to be.

3. I don’t beat myself up nearly as much as I used to.

4. I’m a work in progress, and I love learning new things about myself every day.

5. I’m honest. Sometimes a little too much so, but I always speak the truth.

What do you love about yourself?

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