Tuesday, May 27, 2008

i have a problem

and it's my love of coffee. i love coffee. it's so warm and yummy and makes me feel good all over. right now i am halfway through reading skinny bitch, which tells you that coffee is bad (and everything is bad...) and if you *need* coffee then you have a problem. well, i don't think i need coffee. i don't have it everyday, and sometimes i only drink half a cup and forget about it. and i make a point not to drink more than 2 cups per day (if i'm really jonesing for coffee), and now that i'm in my almost mid-late twenties, i try not to have coffee at night. it doesn't keep me up at night but the tables could turn at any moment.

in other news, this morning i did an anti-boredom workout: bike, arm weights, elliptical, more arm weights, treadmill, stretching it out. i also did this new arm free-weights move that i read about here on fit celeb. except i used 5-pound weights because my gym doesn't have 3-pound weights... and 3 pounds is too light for me. i think jessica biel (from the fit celeb link) has a superfit, awesome body. she is feminine, but also hardcore... that's what i want. although i'm sure some people might think she is too buff, i am not one of them. see!:

weird how that picture is from chinadaily.com, haha. anyway.

i just noticed yesterday that erin from going skinny tagged me for a meme game. here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names, linking to them.
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

my five:
1) some of you may know that i am learning to sew... i took a class and made a pillow (and haven't done anything since)... until now! on facebook i won a $100 prize from the sewing studio, and i've signed up for the "how to make a summer dress" class... isn't that rad? it's 4 classes and doesn't start until mid-june. but a summer dress? hooray! just think... once i've made one... i can make a thousand, and wear something different every day of my life.

2) i was a very picky eater as a child. my mom would say stuff like, "if you don't eat that broccoli, then you can't have dessert" and i'd be fine with that. now i can't imagine not wanting dessert, hah. i hated all green veggies, most other vegetables, salad, rice (who hates rice?), and all seafood.

3) i ride my bike to work everyday, if it is not raining, or winter. i love riding my bike but only at a comfortable speed. i am not afraid of going fast... just lazy. i work out hard in my actual workouts, so i want bike riding to be something enjoyable and relaxing. i have a cruiser... here i am last summer - now i have a blue milk crate basket at the back to put my stuff in.

4) i have workout ocd. for example, when i'm running, i have to know a) exactly how far i'm going or b) how many calories i'm burning, but not necessarily both. it's a bummer too, because i live really close to lake ontario, and wouldn't it be nice to go for a run by the lake? but noooooo, since i can't plan my route on mapmyrun.com, i haven't even tried it yet. how crazy is that? that being said, the weather hasn't been *that* nice yet... so hopefully this summer i can overcome this ridiculous idea.

5) i was really obsessed with getting a papasan chair and so i got one, in black, and now i hardly ever sit in it... go figure. it's too comfortable. once i sit down, it's very difficult to get up out of it. my dream is to bring it out on the balcony in the summer and read, and it hasn't really been warm enough yet to do that (because of wind) so hopefully soon.

and now i have to tag five people, so randomly i'm choosing: shelley, crystal, mandy, shirls, and laura. tagging people is a lot of work.


Shannon said...

i love jessica's bod too. i love you on your bike. so cute. i didn't love skinny bitch but may try to read it again. the cow part really got to me and i have cut back significantly on meat since I read that.

Laura said...

baby, thanks for tagging me. LOL

Please tell me you wear a helmet on your bike and that picture's just an aberration. Otherwise, it's a great shot! :)

Swank Girl said...

Hey - I just found your blog and I also live in Toronto and am 26. Small world!

I'd love to find out more about how you got your weight down from 156 to where you are now, that is exactly what I want to do!

I also love Jessica Biel's body - she's just gorgeous and has a rocking body!

Erin said...

When I was in highschool I learned how to sew Pj pants, and then I made about 20 pairs! i made abour 6 for me and then lots of gifts. Pretty funny. That would be cool to make dresses!

shelley said...

Jessica Biel is hot - I wish I had her body. Since I have genetically muscular thighs (only right now they have a layer of fat on them) she is a much more realistic role model than some of the other stick figure stars.

shelley said...

I forgot - coffee has antioxidants in it, and can count towards your water intake as long as your not drinking mass amounts. I think 1-2 cups (maybe even 3 or 4) a day is fine. It is the stuff people put in their coffee that ain't so great - sugar, cream.

eurydice said...

shannon: i read that part and seriously felt sick to my stomach. i don't eat that much red meat anyway... but still... sick!

laura: don't worry, i wear my helmet every day... that was just a side street photoshoot haha.

swank girl: what a coincidence, i'll comment on your page. :)

erin: hahaha pj pants. i made a book cover in grade 8... but didn't take sewing in high school. i wish i did!

shelley: oh, i'm not going to stop drinking coffee. what is life worth without pleasures? i think the book was against coffee because of the caffeine.

Jen said...

I love it too!!! I don't think that Jessica Biel is too buff! I think she is AMAZING!!

I agree, you are too cute on your bike! I can't wait to get mine!

Laura said...

Phew! I'm so relieved! I'm glad you wear a helmet.

ashley said...

I love that picture of you! And I bet Jessica drinks coffee ;)

Bi0nicw0man said...

Loving coffee is NOT a problem. Nor is wanting JB's bod.

(I say this because I'm with ya!)

Crystal said...

I think it's great that Jessica Biel is buff. I'd rather be that than just plain skinny.

I, too, am a big fan of coffee and I don't think I'll be giving it up anytime soon. Moderation baby! Now if I could get some moderation with the chocolate.

SeaBreeze said...

I have skinny bitch too. I don't know how I feel about it since I read through the whole thing. I highlighted interesting parts I wanted to look into further, but they did preach that the only way to be "skinny" was to be a vegetarian, which isn't neccessarily true. Have you checked out their recipes? Some are fantastic.

Sarah said...

I need coffee. If that means I have a problem, I'm ok with that :)