I lost almost 1/2 a pound at todays weigh in! I am speechles.... How the heck did i manage to do that?!?!?

This week was a bad week......oh no no! Don't get me wrong! I had a nice week with my family and work wasn't bad either.... I was just naughty. I left my diet at the begining of the week only to return to it today. My weigh in is tomorrow and It would be a Miracle if I were too lose anything this week. I don't want to get my hope up because i was bad..... very bad! I know in my hear that I gained. But I will NOT let this week stop me from continuing on the rest of my weight loss! I have been feeling the benifits of my loss. I have more energy for Nathan, my skin is getting clear of zits ( Yes even 28 year old still get them!) and my left ankle isn't cracking as much (caused by an old fracture.)

Just to give you a run down of some of my badness: Chocolate cake, pastries, bananna cake and Mc Donalds.....yikes!

It will allow myself this one bad week . Today is a new day and I plan to stick back to my diet!

This past weekend Nathan and I went to the mall a couple of times. We got his Halloween costume. He will be a dragon. I picked up a some pants and shirts for him. Also got some Halloween stuff for the home.... I chose halloween items that weren't so scary. I want Nathan to enjoy Halloween and not thinkof it as a very scary event. I'll save the best for when he's older...*Evil Laugh*
This will be a fast little post! Got my order of Glamour Doll Eyes eyeshadow in the mail yesterday. I placed my order when GDE had it's customer Sale. Eyeshadows were 1/2 price. I ordered 20 pigments and got a free lip gloss of my choice. I chose a purple gloss!

I will play with the colors a bit then give a full review on my beauty blog! I love getting new makeup to test and play with!

You can check out the GDE website by clicking HERE!

On another note.. I lost another 1.3 Lbs!!! Total of 25.5 lbs gone! I am so happy that i lost this week. Last week I have 2 birthday shindigs to attend. Erica's birthday get together was on Friday at her place. We had pizza, cake, chocholate strawberries, caramel apples (made by moi!), Smartfood Popcorn... fruit...ect...ect...ect... and i ate!

On Saturday, i had a few cookies that were given to me from my clients (Wedding makeup i did on Saturday), went to the movies and had some popcorn.... then went to Chilli's and had some Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers, with corn and i subsituted the frieds for veggies!.... then i had more cookies...


I did well with my diet this week. I still lost and got to sample some goodies that i have been staying away from. I noticed that I left most of the icing on the cake because it was making me feel a little sick. I guess my body is changing for the better. It's starting to know what it wants and likes the food that keeps it healthy!
Yesterday was my weekly weigh-in. These weigh-in's really keep me in check. They push me to keep going. They push me to do more walking on the weekends and to do my leg lifts everynight.

Some weeks I lose more then others, and thankfully I haven't had a week I gained!

Typically i weigh myself every Monday morning. Before I eat or drink anything. Mondays are also the first day of my new week.  

I am down another -5.7 lbs!!!!

Grand total of 20.5 Lbs down in 6 weeks!

I can do anything!

Yesterday was my weekly weigh-in. I was possitive I was going to put on pounds. Not that I was eatting unhealthy, but i felt extra hungry this week. My portion size were up and I felt like a heffer.  One of the main things that keeps me going every week is seeing my number go down every Monday. It proves what I have been doing to stay healthy has been working. It's like a pat on the back. It's a huge breath of fresh air. It keeps me strong.

A few mins before my weigh-in, I was scared. What if I did put on weight from my last weigh-in? How would i take it? Will I start to give up? Is it worth it?

Sweat started to bead on my forehead. I steped up on the scale and took a leap of faith... I held my breath.

I am down another -0.6Lbs!!!  A small victory! I am down 1/2 a pound. I know it's not much, but I know how hard it has been for me to lose it. That brings my total to 14.8LBS weight LOSS..

Almost 15 lbs gone and I am very proud.


Later that day I went to see 2 movies from the Toronto After Dark Film Fest. The first movie was The Last Excorcist. It was a
grat movie. Very creepy and well acted. Great supporting cast with larger then life personalities not only on screen......

The producer, Eli Roth and 2 cast members were on hand for a Q & A!

The second movie was called Alien Vs Ninja. It's a VERY funny flick with cheesy one liners and horrid acting, but totaly re-deemed itself with it's wildly entertaining martial arts sequences. Top notch action! Who wouldn't want to see Aliens and Ninjas with a little zombie action tossed into the fun.
The only think it was missing from the movie was little gummy creatures.....no...wait... theiy were in the movie too....

I have GAINED a new crush....
I *Heart* Eil Roth
Lastnight after swimming with the family, dinner, cleanup and Nathan's bed time routine I sat infront of the T.V itching to do some makeup. I always feel at peace when I have my tools of the trade spread out like a thanksgiving feast. Pigments. Blushes. Shadows. Foundations. Gloss...

When I 'play' with my makeup, it gives me a release of the day I just endured and washes a calm over me. I get to try new things and mix colors. I do whatever i feel like doing at the time. I use different brand, textures, shades and mix them up. Not all my creations turn out well. It's trail and error. It's a learning process. You are never too old or too expirenced to continue learning. Infact, the best of the best ARE the best because they know the world is ever changing and learn with the times.

I buy beauty books, surf youtube, go to other beauty blogs and try to pay attention to the influence of other cultures. There are so many resources out their to help you excel at what you do.  You just have to hold out your hand and take hold......

Keep Hanging  On....

I went to my parents house yesterday to do my weekly weigh in.

*Note to Self- Need to buy a scale*

Another 4.5 LBS gone this week, for a grand total of 11 lbs gone in 3 weeks!
It feels so good that all my effort and hard work is paying off. This weight loss isn't just to look good - it's to FEEL good. To have energy to play with Nathan. To really enjoy life.
*Pats myself on the back*

Monday I was off work as it being a Civic holiday! YAY! Dennis and I took Nathan to see the movie Despicable Me. It was his first time going to the movies. I was so proud. He wasn't his normally loud self! Most of the time he sated in his seat and his munched on his kids combo - Juice, popcorn and a Kinder Suprize egg. He only spilled his popcorn once and droped 1/2 of his chocolate egg.  After the movie we were all walking hand in hand (Nathan in the middle) and Nathan looked up and said " Thank You! That was fun!" LOL I almost died! What a big man he's becomming! 

After the movie we went to Casey's, Dennis and Nathan shared a slice of cake and I had.....a chicken noodel soup! Remember- I am on a diet!

It was a nice day!

This weekend was nice and pleasent. Nathan and I hung out the whole time. Saturday we went to Zellers and bought a new stroller for him. His other stroller's foot rest broke off so we got a beautiful nice new red Stroller!

On Sunday I was planning to take him to go see Toy Story 3 but i wanted to find a theater that didn't have it in 3D because I know Nathan doesn't like to wear sunglasses. By the time we got to the movies, we were 15 mins too late so we skipped the movies. I found a great litte place by Eglinton and Warden that is an indoor play ground for kids. It's about $5.50 per kid and the child has to have socks. We were there for a little over an hour then headed home. When we got home Nathan and I painted a flower pot for his uncle Martin and aunt Sue (my brother and sister-in-law) as a little special gift.

The biggest moment was when Nathan made #2 in the toilet!!! He is getting the hang of potty training!!! YIPPY! Mama is so proud!
Nathan is 3. He know what a toilet is. He is just too lazy to use one. He also doesn't let me know when he get's that special pee pee feeling, and sometimes he will tell me AFTER the deed has been done. The weekend July 24-25, Nathan and i will stay home and get some training done! If I don't make it out alive, tell my parents I love them!