Thursday, January 31, 2013


Hello sis :) I will blog properly soon! I promise! Love you!

Talk soon!

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Still feeling rather blah. I'm hoping that today my body finally decides to be ok with my medication. Tomorrow I'm leaving after work for FSJ, so I have lots to do tonight. Can't afford to be sluggish! Last night, I came home, had a bath, laid on the couch for a while and ate chicken noodle soup, then went to bed at 7. Pretty sure I was sleeping by 8:30. So lame!

Anyways, today's another day. Payday was today for me, and surprise, surprise, it's already all gone! Tomorrow John gets paid, and it will be gone just as fast.

Time to get ready for work and have breakfast. Something light today!

Talk soon!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Working Out & Feeling Good

So, I've been thinking. And chatting with some co-workers. I am in so much pain these days, due to my hands. Stupid for someone of the nice young age of 26. It's so lame! But, I know, deep down, I know that working out, and being active will help with this. So, have I been active? Kinda.

BY is one of my co-workers. Poor guy has had a tough go at life. Lots of health issues. But, he has learned a lot over the years, and is a fountain of information, if you want to listen to it, and actually take something from it. We were talking today about my arms, and he made a good point. Exercise and being active helps your entire body by helping blood circulate better, which promotes healing in all parts of your body. Well, duh! Why hadn't I thought of that? So, I guess that's more proof that I need to keep my ass on my treadclimber! I need to listen to my body, but I need to get on there, at least once a day for half an hour - longer if I'm feeling better.

If you knew how long this took to type, you'd laugh. It's so tough! I have a massage booked for next Tuesday, so hopefully that will help, and hopefully the anti-inflammatory meds will kick in.

Right now, all I can think about is this pain. It friggen sucks. Consuming my life right now! Oh well.

I should get back to working...though I sure can't do much these days.

Talk soon!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Yup, it's tendinitis. Again. Lame! This time, I've been given anti-inflamatories, and been told to stop working (yeah, right), and get a massage. We don't have physiotherapists here, so I won't be able to do that this time, so hopefully it works. I go back in 2 weeks to see if anything has helped.

Not looking forward to the anti-inflamatories. Usually makes me sick. Not excited.

Anyways. Better get ready for work.

Talk soon!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Weigh-In

Hello all! Sorry I didn't post my weigh in yesterday - it's because I forgot to weigh in! So, instead, I did it this morning. Unfortunately, I weighed in at 210.7 pounds. I'm up 1.6 from last Sunday. I have not doubt in my mind it's due to the fact that even though I worked out twice yesterday, my eating habits got the best of me. It sucks! But, I know that I can do better! I'm going to work my ass off this week, and while I won't be able to do a Sunday weigh-in because I'll be out of town, I will do a Friday weigh-in and just wait - it'll be great!

Today I have an appointment with my doctor about the pain in my hands. Cross your fingers for me that it's only tendinitis. At least I sort of know what to do when that's the case.

Anyways. Should get ready for work. Have a great day all, and I will update you on my hands this afternoon.

Talk soon!

Friday, January 18, 2013


Sorry that I haven't posted much this week - I've had some pain issues. I think tendinitis is back in both of my hands and forearms, so I'm pretty sore, and typing doesn't help much. Work has been crazy too. We go from super dead, to boss is gone time for overtime. It's been crappy. I missed out on lunch 2 days this week, and was late yesterday too. I can tell you, that isn't happening today! I'm going home at 5! It is Friday, after all.

Anyways, thought I would do up a quick post to tell you that yes, I am still alive. I go to the doctor on Monday, so hopefully I'll have an answer on what's wrong with my hands and arms, and a plan to fix it.

In the meantime, have a great weekend!

Talk soon!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Random Thoughts

Random thought of the day: I just saw an ad on tv for pjama jeans and man oh man, don't those look comfy? It's pretty pathetic that they cost the same amount (or more) that I pay for regular jeans, but it's tempting. Very tempting.

Another day, another dollar. That's my slogan for this week. I'm really not feeling well (lower back pain that is pretty bad) and the manager is gone, so I'm basically in charge. Not too bad, but I have zero energy, and zero desire to do much. It happens. I'll just have to keep on keeping on. I do have a new coffee mug, courtesy of our own Mountain Man, which makes me "Happy Happy Happy." If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch some Duck Dynasty, and you'll figure it out. I'll post a photo of the mug soon!

The photo that I have attached are a couple of baby blankets that I found on sale at Barkerville. I can't really remember how much they were on sale for, but I do remember that I was excited to find crocheting somewhere that was actually handmade in Canada, not in China or somewhere in Asia made in a sweat factory. And they were so pretty!

Speaking of crochet, I've been doing lots of neat stuff, but so far, I have no photos of the projects. Hubby is gone on Sunday until the next weekend, so maybe I'll find some time to take some photos of works in progress and finished projects. I'm planning on using up a bunch of little balls of yarn on what I'm calling "Test Squares." Using up bits and pieces of squares to test patterns for later blankets. I'll definitely post photos of those!

Anyways, I should get ready for work, even though I really really really don't wanna. Gotta make the moneys!!

Talk soon!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday AM Weigh-In

Welcome to Sunday morning! I had such a crappy night last night. I had a massage in the afternoon, which was amazing - for once I don't think I'm going to be in a ton of pain today. But, I came home and started to feel sick. Like lay in bed and not move kind of sick. I basically laid in bed and watched movies for the rest of the evening. Then, I finally tried to get to sleep, and woke up about midnight. Like, wide awake. I think John got up, and then I was totally awake. So, I laid there until at least 1:30, and finally got back to sleep...until 6. I did still get a good amount of sleep, but waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep is a killer. I friggen hate it!

Anyways, so I got a message on FB from a friend in Ontario about her Sunday morning weigh-in. Good thing, because I would have totally forgotten! I think she's struggling as much as I am to get back into weight loss mode. It's so tough!

So, last Sunday, I weighed in at 210 pounds (I accidentally typo'd and put in 201 - I wish!). At the beginning of the year, I was 213.1 pounds, so I was down 3.1 pounds. This morning, I was 209.1 pounds. Only 0.9 of a pound this week, not the 1.5 pounds that I wanted, but I should be glad that I didn't go up, especially since I didn't workout at all. And, I guess that means 4 pounds this year, which is good for 2 weeks.

But, that means that this week I need to kick it into gear, and actually work out. I've been thinking about what kind of workouts to do, and I think the first step for me is to get on the tread climber, and to start doing some massive stretching. I found this image in Pinterest, and I want to try some of them out. Some of them are kind of ridiculous, but it's a good start. I realized during my massage yesterday that if I stretched a bit more, and did some walking, I might not have so much pain. So, here's to trying.

Today, I think will be a quiet day in the J&K household. Laundry to be done, a bit of cleaning. Maybe to take Miss Molly for a walk, or at least somewhere for her to chase her tennis ball. Hope you have a great day!

Talk soon!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Change Yourself

Yesterday, while surfing a work related social networking site, I found this article. If you're struggling with any kind of New Year's resolution that requires making habits, this is a good read.

(If you can't read it, you might have to be signed into LinkedIn. It's a pretty good site, so join in!)

Talk soon!

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I was up early this morning to pay bills (what a fun thing, I know) and I was surfing Facebook and found this "mantra". I posted it to my sister's wall because she mentioned that she is lacking in motivation, and I thought that this might help her. Little did I know, it would help me too.

Now, I know that I need to lose weight - there's no doubt about it! But, I get bored easily, and let's face it, I'm lazy. I keep thinking now, maybe I need to customize a workout for myself. Maybe doing a DVD and working out on my treadclimber aren't going to cut it for me. Maybe I need to make something up on my own that I can stick to, and that can be constantly changing and evolving, to keep it interesting. I'm thinking my own combination of yoga, strength training (with weights and my body weight) and cardio (treadclimber) with a couple of either fitness classes at our rec centre or a yoga class at Blissfit (which I can see from my bedroom) or taking Molly out to a park and playing or a workout DVD. That might be what I need to keep it interesting, and see if I can do it and actually lose some weight.

Any thoughts? It's time that I get ready for work and chug down my cup of coffee. Another fun filled day! Maybe I'll take my notebook and plan myself a little workout for after work!!

Talk soon!


It's 115 days (including today) until we leave to drive to Calgary to fly to Hawaii. That's around 16 weeks. I want to lose about 25 pounds in that time frame, so I have to lose about 1.5 pounds each week to do that. On Sunday, I weighed in at 209.9 pounds, so this week I need to weigh in at about 208.4 pounds. Time to get cracking!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hockey Night Blog

Hello there! How are you doing? I'm doing well. My hubs is off playing hockey, and as I told my sis, that means it's blogging time! Can you believe it's only Wednesday? This week feels like it's been dragging. Work is super dead, and I friggen hate it. It's so difficult to try to find stuff to do all of the time. I want busy again!

How do you like the photo?? John and I had photos done at Thanksgiving, and we finally picked them up on December 30. It's hard to believe that we had these photos taken that weekend, then the Tuesday after, it started snowing here, and it hasn't stopped. I bet we got another half of an inch today. So stupid. This winter is already too long. I want summer. I want May so that I can finally go to Hawaii. Summer so that I can go camping and quadding. Is this the way it's going to be up here? Always wanting for summer, even though it's only 4 months each year, and summer is about 7. Maybe I need to find more to do in the winter. Sledding is out because I'm a wuss, but there's got to be something else to do. I'm sure I'll find something - other than sitting around and crocheting and knitting and watching Molly fight with Zeus and Zahara.

Time for some motivation. Time to lose some weight. But how to find the motivation? John and I are doing a cleanse, and it's pretty good so far, but I still haven't made it onto the tread climber. I don't know how to get my ass onto it. We've been eating at home, not going out, and talking about exercising, but it still hasn't happened. John has hockey, and instead of exercising on the night that he's out, I'm watching Desperate Housewives and blogging. And crocheting. Any tips?

Ok, time to get going. Maybe a cuppa tea.

Talk soon!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

20 Degrees in Honolulu...

...And -14 degrees in FN. What the heck am I doing here?? May's vacation can not come soon enough. Now we just need to get it booked. And figure out a surprise for John's birthday, which is pretty close to the end of our trip.

Right now, all I am thinking about is how to move. Like literally, move. I don't know how long I want to live up here, void from civilization. I don't know if it's because winter started right after Thanksgiving, or what, but this place just seems inhospitable. Maybe it was the fact that I got to see a bunch of family and great friends who are like family when I was on vacation this Christmas. It put the whole living situation into perspective. Living up here can be great. The money is good, and it's definitely a place to go to pay off debt, if you so choose. But it's just so far away!

I don't know. Maybe it's the winter doldrums. Maybe it's because I'm just back to work from a vacation.

Maybe I should get back to work!

Talk soon.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Morning coffee and the beginnings of a plan

Seriously, I love my Tassimo. Seriously. I think it's going to change my mornings! Now that I work at 8, I have an extra hour, and having a coffee before I go to work is going to be great. I already feel more awake.

So, to the plan. I'm not setting resolutions this year. Who actually follows through with them anyways? I know I never do. So, goals instead. You already know my goal for the blog - I'm thinking twice a week minimum, so really, this one is number 2, so I'm off the hook for the week! But, if I feel the need for more, I know you're always here for me!

Now for another goal: to start making good little habits. Simple stuff; making the bed in the morning, doing dishes after dinner. Stuff like that. This month, I'm going to work on making the bed in the morning. Something so simple can have so much impact. Don't you think it's so much nicer to get into a bed that has been made, rather than a bed that's all messy? I think so.

And another goal: to begin exercising. I don't want to put a number on it at all, but I need to start exercising. If I want to feel more comfortable with myself, working out is the first step. And, of course, I wanna look good in Hawaii in May! That's a big one too. Lots of motivation!

Anyways, I think it's time that I get my butt in gear. I have an hour before I need to leave the house, so I should get upstairs, make the bed and get ready! Have a great day all!

Talk soon!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bring it on 2013!

Welcome to 2013! I hope that you had a great 2012, and that you're ready for another year! I know I am.

I recently posted that I'm going to do my very best to post more. I kind of left it alone last year, and it's not cool. I really do love posting, I just get forgetful.

Anyways, I just wanted to type up a quick happy new year's post, so I better get going. I have supper to  get ready - I'm baking a ham and we're having another couple over and I haven't even done my hair yet! No worries, the ham is already baking!

Talk soon!