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.

The weigh in, cont.
Thursday, June 17, 2010

After the numbers I saw last week, I was a bit worried about what I would find on my scale this morning. I’m not a big believer in using a scale when trying to lose weight – it can make people crazy, wanting to weigh themselves at every opportunity and obsessing about what they put in their mouths. But, at least for now, the relationship I have with my bathroom scale has been a healthy one.

Over the last week I have thought about those numbers and, for the most part, avoided REALLY BAD foods because of it. Knowing by weight and my goal has helped me to quantify where I want to go, largely taking the emotional element out of the picture. Numbers are fact, not something you can bargain with to magically change. The fact about weight loss is that you just need to consume less calories than you expand, and you WILL lose pounds. The fact my scale shared with me this morning? I’ve lost 2 pounds!

Putting my goals into numbers has shown me clearly that what I am doing is working. If I commit even more to eating healthfully and exercising, it will work even better. Let’s see what next week brings!

Activity: walk/jog plus some push ups, dips and step ups on the boardwalk

1 coffee with 1% milk
(I usually have at least 2 cups of water in the morning, but the city has my water turned off for a few hours… will make up for it this afternoon!)

2 cups water
1/2 tuna salad sandwich on 100% rye bread with lettuce and tomato
1 banana

1 cup water
1 iced coffee

2 cups water
1/4 cup edamame salad
1/4 cup caprese salad
1/4 cup pasta salad
2 small shrimp and veggie summer rolls
1/2 chicken breast with lemon and parsely
1/2 whole wheat roll with butter

1/2 cup cherries
4 arrowroot cookies
2 cups water


" Before I started working out with Liz, there were mornings when I could hardly get out of bed or even put on my own socks as result of chronic lower back pain and over-all muscle tightness. By focusing on core-strength and basic range-of-motion exercises, we were able overcome these aliments within a few short weeks before moving on to regime..."
-John Miller