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.

Sleepy Saturday.
Saturday, June 12, 2010

I woke up this morning feeling like it would be the perfect kind of day to tuck into the sofa with a giant mug of tea and watch episodes of So You Think You Can Dance and The Bachellorette all day. I would have LOVED to be at the cottage this weekend, but work and weather conspired against me. So, I woke up this moring (an hour too early thanks to the demaning cat) and went to teach Belly Bootcamp. My lovely ladies filed in quietly this morning, one by one, and sat down on the floor. Turns out we were all having a "blah" day.

It could have been the weather or the planetary allignment, or our [lack of] mutual energy collecting in the room.... I think if I had suggested in earnest that we skip the class for the day and go for breakfast, they would have been fighting me to get out of the building! But - we pushed though -- of course we did! And? We all felt better at the end of it. A little exercise is ALWAYS good for the mind, body and soul.

Do I want to clean the house or run a list of errands because of my workout this morning? No way. But perhaps I won't feel so guilty when the sofa envelopes me this afternoon for some much deserved rest.


Activity: taught Belly Bootcamp - focusing mainly on strength exercises today

1 cup water
1 bowl Raisin Bran with 1% milk

1 cup water

2 cups water
1 cup coffee with 1% milk
1 sunny side up egg
2 small slices whole grain bread with scant butter
1 small sweet potato pancake
1 tbs bruschetta mix

Snack (at the movies):
1 cup Diet Coke
a couple handfuls of popcorn
a couple handfuls of Sweedish Berries

2 cups water
1 cup shrimp and veggie stirfry over rice
1 small piece garlic bread
1 small side salad with light greek dressing


" Elizabeth is a fantastic personal trainer. I have been working with her for years now and continue to love her energetic enthusiasm... It's contagious! She managed to whip my butt into shape and helped me rework my diet. She’s a great motivator – just what you need is a personal trainer! "
-Isobel Wallace