Thursday, June 21, 2012


Good evening Beautiful,
Do you live in Toronto? Do you see this massive storm that’s brewing outside? Holy Hannah! It rolled in really quickly, but I’m glad it’s finally raining after a week of extreme temperatures and humidity.
Today went by really quickly for me and I am pooped, so a thousand apologies for this being short. I did Angie today like I said I would, and I beat my previous time by a minute!! I noticed that I could perform my squats a lot faster than last time and that’s probably where I made up some time. I also used less weight to help me with my pull-ups which is good. I could definitely tell they were harder, people were probably looking at me like I was in tremendous pain while completing the pull-ups…  Also, I find that I’m very weak when it comes to the crunches part of the workout. Oh – for those not familiar with Angie, it’s this:
100 pull-ups
100 push-ups
100 sit-ups
100 squats
I did it in 18:22 today; I did it in 19:41 last time. Anywho, yes, the crunches were killer. I don’t think I should be doing crunches just on the mat however…. I might start doing them on a stability pall to make the range of motion greater (therefore working the muscles more). After Angie I did 15 minutes of cardio. I wasn’t feeling like I wanted to do 30 minutes today so I did as much as I could handle (I was bored) and got off.
People in the office today were talking about Dairy Queen Blizzards, and it got me thinking, and then made me realize, not once in my life have I ever had a Blizzard. I’ve had a McFlurry before, a small, I can’t even finish those bad boys, but never a Blizzard. I don’t actually even remember ever going to a Dairy Queen. I grew up in a small town and the closest Dairy Queen was about 30 minutes from where I lived. Even when I finally made the move to the big city, I never went. Anyways, the point was that people at work were shocked that I had never had one, and then they suggested that we get Blizzards as a group someday. I piped up and said that I’ll bring in my Paleo Chocolate Coconut Milk ice cream that day. And then all started whining because the trip was specifically so I could have a Blizzard. Sorry guys! No ice cream for this gal…
I also realized today that I’ve never had a banana split. Is that strange?
Growing up being a diabetic and basically having been on a diet since I was 8 years old, I was never allowed to have that stuff. I had my first milkshake when I was 18 years old (they’re not all their cracked up to be, and I haven’t had one since then). When my family would get ice cream I was allowed to have a baby cone, and even that was frowned upon. I had to make my choices of ice cream wisely because it was a very rare treat for me.
Thinking back and growing up as a diabetic, it’s so strange how different my life was compared to everyone else. I’m not going to get into details, but the ice cream thing is basically how it was with any kind of junk food. A super little sliver of birthday cake at birthday parties. I had to make my own popsicles out of Crystal Light so they were sugar free. I could only have a certain amount of food at all of my meals and snacks, and if I wanted more I had to eat lettuce or cheese (no carbs in them). I also had to eat at the same time every day. How exciting. J
Ever since being on an insulin pump, it’s changed everything! I can eat however much I want, whenever I want. In some ways it’s been a test, and I started out very poorly. I gained a lot of weight when I first got my pump because I went buck wild with all of the foods I wasn’t allowed to eat for the previous 10 years. I ate my way up to almost 170lbs (keep in mind I’m 6 feet tall, so it’s not an insane weight, but not ideal for me). Lucky for me I’m back down to an “ok” weight for me, obviously still working towards my ideal!
I don’t know where this rant is going. My mind is totally wandering everywhere right now because I’m tired.
I can’t tell you how badly I wanted to make Raman noodles for dinner tonight. So easy, so delicious, so full of those amazing delicious carbs. I have meatballs cooking in the oven and I plan on eating my leftover squash with it. I didn’t cave – go Sarah! I’ve been so paleo this week it’s been great!
Tomorrow CB is going to London for “guys time” which is super lame and I hate it because London my second favourite city, it’s home to my favourite bar and I know a ton of people there so I’m a touch bitter I’m not going/invited (probably another reason my blog is short today) so I’m going to take out my anger in a kettlebell class tomorrow night after work. YEAH PARTY! Then I’ll probably blog, read, watch tv, drink wine, all alone. YEAH PARTY!
Oh look, the sky is clearing… time for me to go check on my meatballs. Have a great night!
Stay sweet.

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