Top Ten Things To Never Say To A Vegan...

(Vegan) Pumpkin Tart

Sumac Roasted Vegetables with Lemon Cous Cous

Reflecting back and looking forward.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

I've been vegan for one month!

The Big "V"

So Long And Thanks For All The Friends...

Thank you.


An Impending Feeling of Doom...

5 months to go...

Resolutions were made to be broken!

Take stock.

The countdown begins...

Six and a half months to the Big Day.

Giving some props where they are due.

Toronto the Beautiful?

We made it to Friday.


Where did today go?

Vegetables are sexy.

Busy Sunday.

Saturday, Saturday.

Another week bites the dust.

The weigh in, cont.

Grilled Vegetable and Avocado Salad

Food as reward?

I admit it. I like Mondays.

Cheat weekend?

Sleepy Saturday.

Cheat day.

The weigh in.

How competitive am I?

Today = Yuck.

The power of the food journal.

Happy Birthday Little Soccer Dude.

Ahhh... The sweet smell of Saturday.

Thank GOD it's Friday.

Sleep... sweet sleep.

A day in the life...

Kick it into gear already!

Polenta and Roasted Veggies. Because bikini season is coming...

Resolutions for 2010.

Enjoy the good and shrug off the bad.

It ain't easy being green.

When you just don't fit in (to your pants).

Who knew we could trust the government?

To my students at Parkdale Public School: Thank you

Everything in moderation.

How competitive am I?
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I had coffee with my very closest friend Dara (founder of Fit Family) this morning. We've known each other since high school and have stuck with each other through hair styles, jobs, men, and now babies (her two - none of my own - yet). I can honestly say I love her, but man do I want to kick her ass ... in a little friendly competition that is.

She's been trying to kick the pounds she put on during her second pregnancy (not that she really needs to -- she looks amazing rolling out of bed with mascara on her cheek!) and we all know I want to drop a bit of weight for [short term] bikini season and [long term] my wedding. So the gauntlets have been thrown down.

Whichever one of us loses more weight by Agusit 1 (percentage of weight, not number of pounds) will be treated by the other to a night on the town. Sweet.

Is it unfair of me to order pizzas to her adress or send cookie-grams to tell her I support her?


Activity: Not enough... MUST do better in this category.

1 cup water
1 coffee with 1% milk
BLT on whole grain toast

1 coffee with milk

1 cup water
1 poached egg on whole grain toast and 1 tbs chopped tomato

1 cup baby carrots
1 cup water

1 chicken thigh in a vegetable stew
1/2 baked sweet potato
1/2 cup sweet peas
2 cups water

1/4 cup yogurt and 1 banana
1 cup water


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