Day 2 – 20 Facts About Me

Ok, so I am still trying to catch up here, so this is really day 3, but we’re just a little behind.

20 Facts About Me

  1. I have 3 kids.
  2. I have a job, in sales.
  3. I have some really great friends!
  4. I am separated from my ex and am hopefully going to be divorced soon.
  5. I recently had my gallbladder removed.
  6. I hate butterflies.
  7. I struggle with my weight.
  8. I struggle with my self-esteem
  9. I struggle with depression.
  10. I love chocolate, a lot.
  11. I drive a 12 year old Pontiac Vibe.
  12. I live in Pickering.
  13. I am Canadian.
  14. I have long brown hair.
  15. I love ice cream, too much.
  16. I love to play cards, though I never get the chance.
  17. I bake an amazing banana bread.
  18. I am half Japanese and half Hungarian
  19. I love to read.
  20. I love to travel.

That was harder than I expected it to be, I could have gone way more in depth, but I chose to leave it fairly open, I feel like I can expand on these in upcoming blogs as part of the challenge or not.

Jenn

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Blog Challenge! Day 1

First!  I’m back baby!!  A few days late, but still, we’re going to get a few days going all at once here, then hopefully, I can get myself back on track so that we can get down to more of my personal stuff, because you know…Better out than in, they say!  🙂

Day one of the blog challenge is rather easy, it is an introduction and a recent photo, well, if you have been keeping up, we all know how much I love to post photo’s of me…Oh well, here it goes…

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So, for those of you who don’t know, my name is Jenn, I am the mother of a beautiful 23 year old daughter, a very well mannered 11 year old son, and a very missed angel baby.

I struggle with my weight, which is the reason why I first started this blog, I have gone up and down (mostly up) in weight my entire life, this past summer I was down 30 pounds from my highest point, but I still have another 20 to go, and for the last few months, that 20 pounds has been a real challenge.

I work in sales as a consultant and as a sales trainer, I work for a Google Premier Partner, and can help with any online media, from Google Adwords to Social Media from websites to SEO, if you are looking for something, let me know.

That’s me in a nutshell, as I have always said, if you have questions, just ask!

Day 1 down, now for Day 2…stay tuned!  🙂

Jenn

Well, I Did It…And I Didn’t Do It…

Hi Folks,

I completed the 30 day blog challenge and only messed up a little towards the end, I do hope that you enjoyed, that was a lot of sharing.  Yay!

So my life these days, well, just ok.  I fell off track with food last Thursday at a B2B Expo (Trade Show) in Oakville, they had free booze and people wandering around with food, so I helped myself, only 2 small beers over the course of a 7 hour period, and lots of hors d’ouvres.  Then there was Friday night, that was one of my best friends birthday’s it was dinner out with drinks, I had  good meal, I had the salmon and didn’t eat the potatoes, and I drank a lot, then we came back to the house, and continued to drink some more.

Then the rest of the weekend was filled with bad food, bacon and eggs, a bag of cheese popcorn, mint chocolate girl guide cookies,  candy bars from Halloween that I hadn’t cheated on before, you name it I had it…Pizza, Mr. Sub, and Tim Horton’s in one weekend…Yup…I suck.

The rest of my week hasn’t been great, I haven’t weighed myself because the last time I did I was up 2 pounds, so only a 9 pound loss, and I am sure I’m up even more now.  It’s also that time of the month for me, so that’s not going to help.

When I fall off the wagon, I fall hard.  It has always been that way, even though I was doing so well, and without, processed food, any grains and sugar, I didn’t crave anything, but it is so hard to get back to that again.

This weekend won’t help either, it is our annual tree decorating weekend and cookie swap.  So you guessed it, there will be cookies, and then us ladies all get together and do more drinking and eating while we catch up.  It is a good night, but this will lead to another week of me being off the rails, and by now, you know me, go big or go home, when I fall, I fall HARD.

Part of me says fuck it…we can start again in January, but the flip side of me says, ok, so you are messing up, it is baby steps and you gotta do this one day at a time, and today is a good day to start again.  I have continued going to the gym, and I’m hoping that is helping, and I really praying that I am burning more calories than I’m eating, however, that would mean that I would have to burn 5 zillion calories in a one hour period at the gym.   Hey, maybe it’s possible..LOL

So, let’s end this on a positive note, so I fucked up.  I got to enjoy crap that I haven’t had for 6-8 weeks, and I have made progress by continuing to go to the gym.  I do feel good, and I can get back to this.  I will get back to this, and I am going to get back to this.  Why does it have to be so fucking hard.

 

Blog Challenge – Day 29

What Do You Think People Misunderstand Most About You?

This is another tough one, I may have to go with my age, and my kids, when I tell people I have a daughter who is almost 23, I surprise a lot of people.  I had her when I was really young, but I’d like to think that I still made a really good mom.  I tried my best, and well, she’s nothing like me – except for her looks, voice and sense of humour, and she finished university and is now working, so I don’t think I did too badly.

Blog Challenge – Day 28

What is Your Love Language?

What is a love language?  Ok, so I did an online test, this is coming from someone who hasn’t even dated in over a year, let alone been in a relationship; apparently my love language is physical touch.  Maybe I’m just craving some physical touch.  Typically, I’m not much for public displays of affection, however, I thought I would be more selfish right now, because I have this issue with trusting people and all, and most of the time in my mind, I’m thinking “don’t touch me”.

But there you have it.  Physical Touch.

Blog Challenge – Day 27

What is Your Favourite Part of Your Body and Why?

Ok, I’m going to have to go with my hair, if that counts as part of my body.  I love my hair, I love long hair, and, knock on wood, I haven’t had to dye my hair yet.  I still have my natural colour, I know it won’t last that much longer, but I’m happy I don’t have that extra added cost each month to keep up with covering grey.

If I actually have to pick a part of my body, then my next favourite body part would be my eyes, I like my eyes, their brown, and Asian, I have my dad’s eyes, and I get compliments – well, I used to get compliments about my eyes.