Monday, January 16, 2012

Chit Chat Chump!

So I got home later than expected yesterday after a nice walk in the woods and a nice bit of blog reading and spending money oh oh at Chapters/Starbucks. Sunday was not a NO Spend because a special someone (tall, dark and handsome!) is having a birthday tomorrow. Yes, his gift was the winter camping in a yurt experience BUT I didn't give him his card then so I bought a card and a little something extra at Chapters yesterday for a total of $11.36. My americano misto was free thanks to a gift card.

Sooooooooo as I was saying I missed out on Sunday Night Chit I'm a chump! And I'd even taken pictures of what I baked and all. Oh well, I'll just save those pictures til next Sunday - you'll never know the difference hahaha! oops...

Today I told Erika at Newlyweds on a Budget who set up the 10 Pound Challenge what my beginning weight was (I started my weight loss efforts on Friday, Jan. 6th) and to date I have lost 4.2 lbs. YES!! This chump is chuffed!! Usually I get off to a good start and then after a few days I start adding things back in but NOT this time (well, except for the Wine and Food Show but I mostly stuck to my plan for that night!) It really makes a huge difference to participate in a challenge PUBLICLY! Oh, and did I mention the cash prizes??  Now I know that the first few pounds are the easy ones and from here on in I'll be fighting to lose an ounce or two here and there. BUT I have until April 16th so it IS doable.

Tonight it's back on the bike. I was supposed to bike on Saturday to complete my weekly 100km but instead I worked on the "Room of My Own" which will soon be revealed to you. I did go up and down both staircases in my house about 1,000 times carrying books, furniture, photo albums etc but can't put a number on that. But I am including the 5 kms from our hike yesterday as you'll see in my sidebar. So I was 15km short on the week. That's OK. It's a goal to strive for but I'm not going to beat myself up for spending time on something else that is so meaningful for me.

Now it's off to a supper of a big egg-white omelet with sauteed mushrooms, green onion and green pepper,   a side of green beans and a salad, followed by a 20km bike ride and then to bed with a book. I leave you with some photos from the Wine and Food show.  Most were taken near the end of the show so not a lot of people about.
 A lounge area where we finally took a load off and made friends with Alistair.....
keep reading...
 Wine glasses ready for Saturday's crowd...
 My fellow party animals - Troy, a college prof and Julie, an artist and teacher - we've been besties for well....decades!
My nifty plate which also holds my wine glass....oh, I see Alistair...

oh, look who's helping out at Jambalaya's food booth! far as the eye can see...
 a Thai food booth...

oh no, all the coconut shrimp are gone!  Good thing, they're only a million calories each...
 Waiting for our free jerk chicken...
vino anyone?

There he is...hi Alistair!!


  1. Wow!! Congrats on the weight loss!!! That's awesome! The food & wine show looks like a blast!! :) Great pics!!

  2. Congrats on the weight loss. You rock!

    Looks like you had a fun night too. Lots of wine glasses. One for each hand? :)

  3. Sounds like you have bundles of determination for your challenge! Congrats on your success so far.

    The food and wine fair looks lots of fun. You did really well not indulging too much.

    Sft x

  4. HOw fun!!!!!! I love it!!!

    hope you win something big in the challenge!!!! youa re doing great!

  5. You really are so focused in every aspect of your life. Have you found that it makes your happier?
    I'm so proud of you!!!

  6. The food and wine show looks like a blast. I would have been all over that coconut shrimp. Great job on keeping up with all those kilometres per week. You are an inspiration for making goals and sticking to them.


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