Wednesday, January 12, 2005

and another one . . .

This is day 2 of the Curves program so far and I really want chocolate. Nothing can substitute for it. They've given me this chocolate shake to have as one of my six meals (it's a meal replacement) and it tastes pretty good for what it is - but I want more - I'm definately going through withdrawl. I realize that if I were doing this just by myself without the newspaper writing about me and if I was paying for this program, I'd be eating a chocolate right now. I passed by an A&W's today and really really wanted onion rings! Sigh.

Just a thought . . .

Today, as I looked at myself in the bathroom mirror, I realised that I'm wearing the kind of sweater Charlie Brown would wear if he was a frumpy lesbian. The sweater is thick with blue zigzag lines across it. Since I'm neither frumpy nor a lesbian nor Charlie Brown, this will not do.

The New Diet

Yesterday I started phase one of the Curves diet plan. Phase one is the first and hardest week. No bread, crackers etc. Last night, among other things, I dreamed about tortilla chips and pancakes. This is day two. They've got me eating six times a day.
I tried the machines at their gym - it's all in a circuit and it takes about half an hour. It was actually fun - I guess because you're constantly moving so there's no time for the adrenaline to drop.
I also really wanted chocolate last night.

Last night I had a really weird dream about Sam, Natasha's roomate. I'll tell the story to anyone who will give me five bucks for it.

Thursday, January 06, 2005


It snowed today, had to walk to the bottom of the hill to get out of my neighborhood. I caught the bus and made it to work on time.

My hands are burning. In the winter, my hands get really raw and bloody from drying up. My right hand began pussing two weeks ago . . . I finally let my mother put some evil cream on it and now it burns. But the burn is good. The burn means it's healing.

The highlight of today was wearing galoshes. It took me a long time to figure out how to spell galoshes.

"Carnation evaporated milk is made from contented cows"

It would be a very special thing to have a photo of Peter Lorre and Vincent Price as Desktop Wallpaper.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Today I left an interesting comment on Rebecca's blog.

That is all.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Natasha bakes and bakes and bakes

Natasha made shortbread cookies, lemon squares and other baked goods for her family for Christmas. It's a really sweet idea. The best was the cherry strudel. It was only after she put the strudel in the oven that she realized that those cherries had pits in them! I tried some of that cherry strudel and it was the most delicious pit-spitting experience I've ever had!

Way to go Natasha!

Sunday, January 02, 2005

New Year's Party: Somebody Stepped on Me

I've been catching up with people the past couple of weeks. Place Des Arts is closed over the holidays so I had a two week break - I'm pretty spoiled. It was really good hanging out with Glen - too bad he doesn't like Vancouver because it's fun having him around.

On Jan 4 I will be an aerobics guinea pig for three months. It's part of a publicity campaign for a new fitness centre (though they're calling it a 'study') and I thought "free opportunity to get healthier - alright!" I've been eating a lot of cookies and chocolate and other indulgences since I found out they chose me . . . needless to say I've gained some weight in the past two weeks. Anyway, I'll probably note about it on the blog but apparently the local paper will be keeping in touch with the program.

If you look at the cover of the movie 'Pet Cemetary' the quote next to the title states "SOMETIMES DEAD IS BETTER". This is not motto to pass this on to the Mood Disorder Association.

I'm sitting next to Natasha's mom who's singing the Beverly Hillbillies' opening song. Having grown up watching Natasha annoy her mom, it's funny to see her mom do it back!