Wednesday, May 6, 2009


First I want to start with a couple woohoo things...Lorie over at has given me a little blog recognition, it's super sweet of her! My blog has never been recognized, I've been blogging for some time now, not always regularly, not always positive, and I know I have a few followers but never thought I'd receive a little recognition like this. She actually said I was an inspiration! What?! Thank you!

So apparently it's my turn now to send this off to a few others. Five to be exact. Here are the rules:

Pass it along to 5 fellow super bloggers, and comment on their blog to let them know how lucky they are today!When you present your Super Blogger awards, link back to the super blogger who gave it to you.

Here are my pics, bear in mind that I have waaaaaay more than five but I'm tagging those that haven't been tagged yet as well (or at least not that I've seen):

1. Ben @ This guy is heartfelt, honest, and has been a huge inspiration!

2. Blendergrl @ She's just adorable and has done so well. I love reading her blogs and love seeing the uber delish looking foods she whips up. She's like a modern betty crocker.

3. Dina @ If you haven't read her blogs, go now and do it! This girl is hilarious!

4. Wildfluffysheep @ She's very much like me in this journey...lots of ups and downs and bipolar tendencies's all good though. I adore her blogs and her overall attitude!

5. Aimee @ I've just recently started reading her blog but already I love it.

Okay now give me a break, I don't know how to do the fancy linky thing so it just shows the title of the blog. Deal with it! :oP

Second for woohoo moments, I had entered a contest on JBe's blog for a book, and I won. Seriously I've never won more than $5 on a scratch off ticket! And I love reading so...double woohoo!

Okay on to the restless. Lately I've been feeling very trapped. Trapped in my job, trapped in my marriage, trapped in my home. I want nothing more than to get the hell out of this city. Unfortunately due to finances this mama ain't goin no where. So yesterday I packed up my kidlet and took him to the cheap theatre to see Coraline. Excellent movie! Of course we indulged in theatre popcorn, yup, it's bad for you, but oh so delicious. Also a box of Reese's Pieces...shut was worth it!

I woke up this morning and was still depressed and feeling utterly trapped. I told the hubby to take me to the mountains. He had to work today so that was a no go. We don't really have the funds for a trip to Jasper right now either. The gas and sustenance starts to add up. So...packed up the kidlet again and spent the afternoon at the zoo. We got there about 12:30 and stayed til closing (4 pm). We only took a couple breaks for some munchies but otherwise walked the entire time. Now, the Edmonton zoo is tiny. Microscopic even. We went to see the sea lions twice (my favorite). Seriously you could tour this entire zoo in like an hour. We drug it out big time, but it was fun, so very worth it. The only crappy thing was that it started raining close to closing time.

I'm feeling pretty good right now so hopefully when I wake up tomorrow and know that hubby'll be working all day it'll be ok. I think it's supposed to be raining for the rest of the week maybe that will force me to get the damned housework done. It's never ending. I'm really getting sick of the day to day grind. The never ending pile of dishes and laundry. The floors that never stay clean. The carpets that take about 20 seconds to be covered in cat fur again.

As far as diet/exercise go. Well food has been...ok? I don't know. I try very very hard to stay within points and had been doing so well not eating after 8 pm then I started working out and find myself soooo hungry at night. So hungry all the time! I'm trying to make better choices too when I do eat but, being a woman, TOM is making a visit next week so this week is good ol' PMS. Craving junk like mad and finding zero will power to say no to it. I've been shredding again this week. Bumped it up to level two and have been sweating's disgusting but is sooo cool. Well it was anyway, til yesterday. I think I may have bumped to level two just a little too soon. Things were going great yesterday with the Tonester until after the movie. Went out for a smoke, talked to hubby, hung up the phone, felt like I was dying from the inside out. Seriously. I didn't know muscle pain could ever be that bad. I toughed it out for a bit so Tony and I could play some games but ended up having to leave. I felt soooo bad. I know he wanted to race some more on that stupid Daytona game and I would have loved too, but it hurt so bad I was starting to see double. So hobble to the bus and get home then the pain starts to ease a little. I finally realized it was my muscles...not my abdomen exploding and killing me slowly.

The pain has eased quite a bit but is still very much there. I decided to ease up a bit, incorporate Carmen back into my workouts along with Jillian, and maybe keep it at four days a week instead of five. Or doing something extremely low intensity like yoga on Wednesdays instead of something hardcore. I've never hurt like this before, and I don't ever want to again. It wasn't sweet workout pain, it actually crossed my mind that maybe my appendix had burst and was leaking toxins into my body...had thought maybe I should go to the hospital.

So anyway, today I walked for a couple hours. Not all brisk and shit, just leisure, but it was good. Maybe I'll get a workout in tonight before bed, but I doubt it. Tomorrow morning though, I've got a date with Carmen!


M said...

Where to start?

Congrats on your award!

Im sorry youve been feeling trapped! I should have you over...although, itd be way dangerous because I loooove Reeses Pieces!

Zoos rock and I miss rain terribly. It rains once a year here, dammmit! I need to move to Washington!

My eating has been horrible! I binged tonight and Im feeling like shit! Ugh!

I love Jillian but whos Carmen?

Ok, Im out. My wisdom teeth are killing me and you dont evennnnnnnnn wanna know how I take care of that! LOL

blendergrl said...

Thank you for the sweet words. I hope you are feeling better soon.

I also am starving after a workout. I try to have a banana or apple before the workout and must have something planned for when I get home I I will start pillaging the kitchen!

Dina said...

Aw thanks!

Congrats on winning the book. I never win shit! Sucks! (woe is me)

Glad your zoo trip made you feel a little better. :)

wildfluffysheep said...

Want to say a massive thanks for giving me the award. Totally made my week! :D Really appreciate it!

Also you've highlighted some new blogs for me to check out. *highfives* to winning something! I never win anything damnit!

*hugs* sorry to hear you feeling so trapped. but kudos on getting out and about. man, everyone seems to be going to the zoo. i want to go!

everyone is doing the shred thing! is it really that good? is it worth me investing?

Lorie said...

I so relate to you on so many levels. When I get all depressed or angry, I just walk. Not like slow and leisurely, swinging my arms, yay I'm walking. But like I'm pounding holes in the ground with my feet and burning a trail as fast as I can down the road. Wow, that sounds a little scary but it works. I exhaust myself and somehow all that negative energy is gone and I feel better.

Keep on truckin girl! Things will get better! :)

Aimee said...

thanks for the award! i'll be passing that stuff back out. :)

ohhh, and watch for a giveaway in honor of my 50th post (as soon as i get around to writing it)

hang in there - i am familiar with the trapped feelings. you'll pull through!

Carlos said...

yum popcorn and pb!