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.

Giving some props where they are due.
Friday, August 20, 2010

A couple months back my dearest friend and I embarked on a fitness “challenge” to see who could lose the most weight by August 1. I put the word challenge in quotations because we are two of the least competitive people I can think of … with each other at least.
We talked about it over coffee (with skim milk and no sugar) now and then and emailed and face booked back and forth, but largely – it was what it always is between us… Far too relaxed to actually amount to much. Some good did come of it though…

For me – I lost 8.5 pounds, started taking my own exercise a bit more seriously, have changed my eating patterns and habits to be far more healthful and have seen the rewards in better sleep, great skin and much more energy.

… I must give props where they are due though. Dara crushed me in this challenge. I believe she’s lost in the neighbourhood of 20 pounds (correct me if it’s more Dara!) and looks AMAZING. Her [second]baby body is bouncing back and I just know that means she’s going to be hotter than me at my wedding next year.

All I can pray for now is that she gets preggo with baby #3… otherwise I’m going to have to find a really hideous dress for her to wear!

Way to go Dara … Even though the challenge is officially over, let’s keep motivating each other – after a celebratory glass or two of wine though okay?

" 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