Friday, 26 March 2010

product reviews

Once again I'm on a search. I am now looking for the face powder I can find...I have recently tried the Body Shop's all in one face base. It was okay. I don't think it really provided the coverage of both a foundation and a powder- i often found I needed to use foundation first to get the smooth/matte look i like. I used it because I had it but I won't be throwing down another $20 for this again!
Once i was done with that one I moved onto another "all-in-one". This time I tried the Ultimate Finish liquid-powder make-up by cover girl. Again I am dissapointed- this time I think I still need to apply powder over the product as it's just too creamy and not powdery enough.
I am starting to question these products that claim they can do it all!! I mean really, I gave up on 2-in-1 shampoos years ago!!

friday frustration

I have been trying to buy a few new clothes...not an easy task for me for some reason. It always takes me forever to find things i like. (it took me 3 years to find new winter boots) Today I tried on a pair of pants and aside from being way too long (which will always be the case-and easily fixable) they kind of sagged in the crotch but fit well in the waste and hips...i tried one size smaller and they were way too tight. I had the same problem with pants i tried yesterday too...maybe i'll have to start going to dresses- something i never got into. I did try an awesome dress at RW but it was just too pricey and I know that it is going to be on sale in like 2 weeks. that always happens at RW! Maybe i'm just too picky?!?!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

a new favourite

Since joining WW I have been very diligent at bringing my lunch to work everyday. I bring a variety of different salads and always add a protein. Sometimes I will throw in a 1/2 cup of chickpeas or beans but most often I have a can of flavoured tuna. I LOVE this stuff. It is very flavourful and just the right about of moisture so that I don't have to add salad dressing which obviously adds extra points.
I have tried almost all the varieties. I like the lemon pepper best. The spicy peanut satay is super duper spicy and I was having a little trouble finishing it and the spicy thai chili was also a little suicidal. Will have to remember to avoid those particular flavours as my tummy sometimes can't take the spicy and I do have to work after lunch... I was adding salad dressing but forgot to bring it one day so i went without..i won't use it again now!
My favourite salad is spinach greens, one red pepper, 1/2 a cucumber, diced tomatoes and carrots with the lemmon pepper tuna...sometimes i shred in 1/2 an apple for a little sweetness and crunch or add 2 tbsp of dried cranberries-YUMMY.

Oh what TO wear...?!?!

This upcoming weekend I have a bridal shower to attend. I haven't been to a shower is some time- and the last one was an evening affair at a fancy home where most of the girls were dressed up more than I usually dress to a wedding!! (the bride for that one was VERY young and most likely the absolute first of her friends to get married so they were really excited and all likely still do the club scene etc..) This one is also for a youngish bride (25) but it is an afternoon affair and I just cannot imagine the hostess of this one dressing up (she NEVER dresses up- and even when she does it just doesn't appear dressy)
anyway my whole point of this post is I have no clue what to wear. I do not own a pair of dress pants. I never have to wear them- to work or otherwise. I have a couple of skirts but haven't worn those in a long time either.. my closet is not a typical female closet. I have a handful of tops/sweaters that I rotate for work, about 5 pairs of jeans, and that is about it. Finding clothing that fits, looks good and doesn't break the bank is always a problem for me. I went to Fairweather yesterday, tried on about 6 items and came out empty handed- their stuff looks so nice on the mannequins but just cheap and flimsy on. The price is right but that is about it. I have been into Reitmans about 1/2 a dozen times in the past few days and they just don't seem to want to cater to the average size woman anymore- the petit stuff was very cute and the plus sized things looked nice too but they had really nothing for me...argh!! Today it is off to Jacob to see what I can find... unfortunately the outfit i do end up I can't even wear to the Passover Sedars because the shower is on Sunday, the first sedar Monday and second on Tuesday..and most of the same people will be at all 3!! oh such dilemas!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

FINALLY!! or not

I have finally lost about 10 pounds. It has taken me 12 weeks and I am slightly annoyed with myself for not being more diligent and taking the program a little more seriously. My meeting leader asked me to consider my final weight goal and I really don't know. Originally I was hoping to get down to 135- the same weight i was at my wedding in Dec 2004...that weight suited me and I was very happy there- not overly skinny but healthy looking (although even at my absolute thinnest when i was about 22 I was never under 130 lbs) The only problem is at that time in my life not only was I able to workout 5-7 days a week I also had way fewer responsibilties (no kids!!) and way more free time- i didn't really watch what I ate yet I was able to maintain my weight easily- fast track 6 years and I am now closer to 40 than 30 and i have 2 kids, NO time and way more going 135 pounds realistically maintainable at this time in my life??? Maybe I should aim for 140 and if i get to 135 that would just be a nice bonus!
I don't want to get right down, love being at that weight then slowly see the weight creep up as i get back into old habits (which i kind of hope doesn't happen but I gotta keep it real!)- but let me get down just a little more before my next weigh-in and we'll take it from there!

Start Weight: 160.4
Current Weight: 149.8

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

i made it

to my %5 goal...which means that I have lost 8 pounds to date. Another 18 pounds to my goal! I am happy and am actually able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Tonight i did allow myself a treat of coconut shrimp while out to dinner with some friends- they were YUMMY but probably 10+ points (or equal to 1/2 my points allowance for one day). I feel so stuffed and actually have heart burn but boy did i enjoy them !! I do know and understand that once in a while eating like that is okay-and it won't kill me to indulge a little- which is probably healthier and more realistic for long term goals!

Monday, 1 March 2010

My beef for this morning is nothing major but annoying none-the-less.
I went for my daily coffee to my fave coffee spot- Tim Horton's in the SCT and handed the girl my travel my coffee and she then gave me a paper cup- because of Roll Up the Rim to Win...well i do love to play RUTR but I couldn't believe the girl handed me a whole cup rather than a scratch card or something less wasteful!
I am going to write a letter of complaint!

makeup makeover

I recently had a day off with nothing to really focus on but myself. I decided that after getting my nails done I was going to get a Sephora...