Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Where is my Gossip Girl recap???

Monday was somewhat productive. I find that if you are actually busy at work a lot less snacking occurs.

Yesterday was just:
Salad for lunch- romaine, tomatoes, cukes, red pepper, craisins, feta, avocado w/EVOO w/Mrs. Dash
some Kettle Cooked Buffalo Bleu chips- these are delicious I don't care that they are not healthy.
Dinner was leftover chicken soup from Shabbat and this amazing Chicken .. YUM!
Snack throughout the day of my fave heimishe cookies :)
I also am a HUGE fan of Apple Cider and just bought this amazing (if slightly tart) version:

It was good but probably could stand to be watered down a bit..

And Thank G-d for the return of Gossip Girl!! It felt so good to be reunited with the UES ridiculousness. My mother who was watching right along with me asked, "why do you watch a show where everyone is just mean all the time?" to which I responded, "Because its awesome." Pretty sure this is directly related to where the American Culture is going these days, but whatever, I'm down.

One of the best parts about Gossip Girl is actually the NYMAG.com review/recap of the show the next morning. As of now it is 11:48 am and still no recap to be found on the site. Come on!

p.s on Monday I did 40 minutes on the cross trainer/elliptical thing which was SUPER HARD because the resistance was so high.. but I persevered! yay me!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Elliptical Queen

This week has been busy as my mother is visiting from her homeland of South Africa so Monday and Tuesday nights were fails on the gym front.... but Wed and Thursday nights were elliptical nights! 35 minutes and 30 minutes (respectively).

I win the real award for persistence last night though. After a day of Tu B'Shvat (aka all the free dried and fresh fruit with nuts that my office could provide) my stomach was not happy to be working out.. :(

 Enduring through stabbing pains makes me the real winner of last nights elliptical run!

I know I should be going for more than 30 minutes at a time.. I barely break a sweat at 30 but for some reason I am always running late and want to catch a train (or just want to go home, eat dinner, and sit on the couch) so I cut my gym time short. Not anymore! I vow to stay on the elliptical for 45 minutes at a time from now on! ...unless its Thursday nights.. nothing can come between me and Vampire Diaries!

Bag Lady

I feel like a bag lady. I know it is normal in the city to bring at least 1 bag with you to work everyday but sometimes I feel a bit weighed down.

I currently use a JCREW tote bag as my gym bag.. it is like all the reusable tote bags that are available these days that you see people using for groceries etc. Along with my large Longchamp (which I got on ebay obvi)  I tote all my gym stuff, lunch, nook, and personal items everyday to and from work, sometimes with my yoga mat too!

I kind of want this bag:

It has been $50 for at least 4 months now and even with extra % off it is still not something I should max out my Banana card over. When you are $20 I will buy you! (directed at bag, not you.)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I may have eaten 3 bowls of spaghetti and meat sauce last night for dinner.. and another one for lunch today.

That may be the reason behind me not losing weight.. eek!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy New Year

I basically fell off the planet for the last 3 weeks.. My husbands grandfather passed away in addition to me totally screwing up my back.. I have started exercising again but now every time im sore it hits my back and hurts to breathe and walk.. hmmm..

Anyways I have decided to make this blog NOT only about my weight loss.. but also about my life. I love clothes blogs and food blogs so why not just combine everything I like on my own.. there are no rules! So here I go....

 I have consistently been trying to not shop in 2011 but it is sooo hard with all of these extra 40% off sales going on. IT has only been 14 days and already i have failed 2x! So now I am for real. NO MORE SHOPPING.

 But before the ban I told myself if the beautiful Fauna boots went on sale I could get them so last nights Extra 40% sale off in Banana Republic stores trip turned into 2 pairs of the Fauna boots I got both BLACK AND CASHMERE! They were marked down to $119 so with the extra 40% off  they were each 71.99. The problem was the additional denim leggings and a beautiful sweater vest. (This in AND a black top coat, shirt, and sweater for hubbs) So now I am done. FOR REAL.

But look how pretty! I was lusting after normal black boots forever and now these are mine :)

PS Last night was pilates class on the upper west side. and the night before was 30 minutes on the elliptical :)