Thursday, August 23, 2012

Her loss is her gain

My NSV (non-scale victory) for the week.
Wearing horizontal stripes! Jules is not a bad photog:)

The title of this post is also the title of a local newspaper article...written about me!  That's right folks, I was featured in the Hamilton Spectator.  A big shout out to my good friend Scott who submitted my blog as a story idea.  The Lifestyle editor was interested and the rest is history!  You can read the full article here.  Not the most flattering photo of me.  For the love of Pete, I'm holding a glass of wine and I look sh*t-faced drunk!  It's strange to see yourself in print.  I guess the newspaper is not much different than having a blog.  Well one difference is I got 800 more hits to my blog than usual today.  I can thank Scott and Hillary (the writer of the article) for that!

I'm a big fat liar.  I know I promised myself I would not run today, but I felt the need to lace up this morning and head out on the old Rail Trail.  Part of the reason for that is because last night, I ate more than my allowed 2 cups of air popped pop corn.  That's right, I'm fessing up to a cheat!  I'm sure I had closer to 4 cups.  I had to remedy that stat.  I ran 6k this morning and burned 500 calories.  I felt a whole lot better for it and have now resolved that I can not have popcorn.  Snack foods are too much of a trigger for me and I find it much easier to stay on plan when I cut them out of my life.  So back to strict Phase One I go for a few days.  No  more "snacky" foods for me.  I don't need them, and I don't miss them when I don't have them.  Too slippery a slope for this girl:)

I don't have a weigh-in scheduled as yet.  I have to wait until I go back to work after Labour Day and work out my schedule.  Once I plan appointments, I can determine when my next official weigh-in will be.  If I don't make it to the clinic before September 8th, that will be the day of my next "unofficial" weigh-in.  It would mark 4 weeks since my last weigh-in.  It's also the date of the Bright Run, my next race that's not really a race because it's not timed.  But I do get a technical t-shirt and a medal!

Pretty kitty.

Today we had a fun day at Safari Niagara.  It's a small zoo just outside of Niagara Falls.  It has all the majorly important zoo animals and also has a HUGE playground and an impressive splash pad.  Julien had a blast and I loved that we paid half price 'cos we got a Groupon!  Love Groupon.  I may actually purchase a restaurant one so we can go out for our 10th wedding anniversary this coming November.  Now I just need to find myself a sitter!

I'm being very hopeful that this wonderful weather will continue.  We're going camping from Sunday until Tuesday.  I haven't been camping in years!  I'm really looking forward to it, but not so much to the planning and prep that goes along with it.  Tomorrow I have to start going through all the camping gear which of course includes setting up the tent.  Nothing worse than getting to your sight to find out that you're short a tent pole.  We're going with friends that have a little guy who's just a little older than Jules.  My niece is also going to come with us, so I'm looking forward to a fun time! Off to catch up on some blogs.  I've been somewhat negligent lately.

The men in my life.

When you gotta go, you gotta go!

Water fun!


16 comments:

  1. Cool pictures it looks like fun!!!

    That's a really cute kitten :D hHahaha

    EMILIO!

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  2. Very Cool (read the article)!!

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  3. Thats a great article...now I can I say "I knew you when..."

    :)

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  4. LOL at your wee man 'having to go'
    ... boys are so lucky in that respect.
    We cannot just 'go' anywhere eh?

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  5. I loved the article. Your story is very inspiring. We used to camp a lot but not in several years now. :)

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  6. Great pics! And look at you...a local celebrity!! :)

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  7. Your in the Paper, that is so awesome. You deserve it! You are a true inspiration. :)

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  8. Look at those sexy collarbones!! You look amazing!

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  9. Great article. And yay for horizontal stripes... haha.

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  10. Congrats on getting written about on the website. All of those hits. I get about 10 a day so that's a couple of months worth of readers. Enjoy your camping.

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  11. I loved the article! Great job, Leigh. And your men look pretty good too!!

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  12. Awesome on getting some community recognition!

    Have fun camping this weekend. :)

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  13. Leigh!! Awesome article!! I'm so glad to have been witness to your journey so far!! Have a great time camping with the fam!!

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