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Pump Cheese


Once again I find myself killing time at the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge and trying not to destroy my progress too early in the trip. It’s a bit easier not to imbibe as the beer taps aren’t even turned on for another ten minutes – but I’m still doing pretty well by enjoying copious amounts of water and the sustenance of a banana.

Needless to say, my efforts in proper nutrition will be sailing right out the window (or porthole?) as we Embark on our Caribbean Cruise aboard the Carnival Legend tomorrow!!

While I’m off enjoying fun in the sun, and gorging on the never ending supply of food – you can be damn sure the pump cheese machine and I will be well acquainted early on in the trip.

Don’t judge me, I’m already judging myself 😉

Have a good week ya’ll!

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Safe to Assume: It’s All Downhill From Here

Woke up bright and early on this beautiful fall morning, made a delicious smoothie (Tigger may disagree due to the Peanut butter inclusion) and jumped into some gym clothes. Tigger and I then proceeded to be “those people” jogging by hungover groups brunching while we covered the 5k to a downtown gym.

While it was one of my worst runs of recent memory, it definitely highlighted that the yoga class we were about to attend was a seriously needed endeavor. We spend the next 75 minutes stretching (and groaning, grunting and whimpering) our bodies and enjoying a zen like savasana – well zen until some guy started dropping dumbells like it was a new fitness craze. Regardless, we left the class in great spirits, gulped some water and stopped off at Starbucks to refuel.

Safely back at home, I’m enjoying lunch – which includes a piece of chicken, broccoli salad (thanks to This Awesome Blog!) and a much needed protein shake.


Being that we are off to the second annual Oktoberfest at Steam Whistle in a few hours, I’m glad I had a chance to squeeze some positive influences into my weekend.

Now bring on Beer by the Litre, Pretzels with mustard, Delicious Bratwurst and many, many bad decisions.

I love weekends

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Liquid Diet

No, I’m not talking about Booze (for once).  This week, Eleanor and I decided to impart on a three day Juice Cleanse.  That’s right, three whole days with nothing but LIQUIDS of the gross and green variety.  Actually the juice isn’t all that terrible. 

We ordered our juice from totalcleanse.ca and it was delivered fresh on Sunday night.  For those of you keeping count, it’s only Wednesday now, meaning I’m not quite finished ‘Juicing’ yet.  The program consists of six juice bottles a day that are labelled from 1 to 6, it is child’s play in its simplicity.  Unfortunately, the First, third and last bottles are Green Energy, which looks exactly like Swamp Water as Eleanor pointed out.  The fact of the matter is, it could be a lot worse, it’s mildly palatable, and the other two juices (Lemonade which has some Cayenne, and Very Berry) are quite delicious.

Thus far, I haven’t really been hungry at all.  I’ve been loading up on water and Tea (which thankfully hasn’t had its usual mood effects) in between bottles and making more frequent trips to the Ladies Room, but I really haven’t felt actual hunger.  Big bonus, since I think being hungry would break me like a twig.  I really really really WANT to just eat something though.  Chew, swallow, use a knife and fork, the whole shebang. It’s a bit strange having nothing solid in your diet bar for a few unnecessary chunks in the aforementioned Swamp sludge.

Last night Eleanor and I found ourselves at home early, with nothing planned for the evening. This presented itself as a bit of an issue, as we didn’t have the normal evening activity of preparing and then eating a meal to keep ourselves busy.  We decided to make the most of it and went on a walk down to the Beaches.  Juice number 5 in hand, we took to the streets and weaved our way through roads, soccer games, bikes paths and skate parks until we hit the boardwalk.  It was a lovely evening on the beach so we took a bit of a break and hung out on a bench people watching.

After enjoying a bit of twilight on the beach, we decided to take a different route home along Queen street – big mistake.  While there was a lot more going on to keep our attention, most of the goings on were at restaurants, café’s and pubs.  I was literally daydreaming about having a curry and some beer on a patio.  I was heartbreaking, totally would have been the perfect night to partake in such activities.  Instead, we went home, had some Popcorn tea from Sandy and watched a movie.  We were both seriously considering eating the contents of the tea itself.

Thankfully though, due to extenuating circumstances we are both breaking the cleanse early this evening and finishing up tomorrow morning.  This allows Eleanor to gallivant around at an event with Korean, and for Jillian and I to hit up one of our favourite spots prior to a Musical.  Bring on the chewing!


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