Author Archive: eldatari

Does it count?

I gave up pop 10 days ago, and have been doing really well with steering clear of it all together. Yesterday, however, I had a cocktail that contained some ginger ale. I say that I’m still on a no-pop streak, because it’s not really any different than drinking a beer or cider; it’s fizzy, but …

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Indulging, and moving on

Last night, I went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I indulged in some fried food, ate a rich dinner, and had three alcoholic drinks. Now, I am proud to say that I shared the calamari appetizer, and ate only half of my champagne and lobster risotto (I took the other half home to my …

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Mexican-Style Bean Topping

I love cilantro. I know that some people aren’t crazy about it (and a lot of people even think it tastes like soap!), but I adore the flavour of fresh cilantro! I could eat it every day (and sometimes I do). Here’s a recipe for a Mexican-style topping of onions, black beans, lime juice… and delicious …

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Five pounds down, and six days without Coke Zero!

I love to drink pop (that’s what we call soda up here in Canada!), but I know it’s terrible for me. Not just the sugar-laden regular pop, but the chemical soup of diet pop, too. That’s why I decided that I’m cutting it out of my diet. Last Wednesday, I drank my last can of …

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Egg White Scramble

I’ve been eating clean and enjoying some light workouts for the past few days, so my body should be ready to start taking an Alli pill with every meal. I’ve lost four pounds already, and today I’m starting more intense workouts, so I’m hoping that I can keep up the momentum! Here’s one of my …

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Florida trip!

We just got back from a week and a half in Florida, including five days at Disney. It was an amazing time! We ate like kings, walked for miles, and toasted the sunset on the inland waterway. It was absolutely beautiful, and it really pumped me up for getting healthy in time for Hawaii next …

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White hair, Green monster

Yesterday, my allergies were so bad that I spent half the day working from home, using the neti pot on my nose and counting down the minutes until I leave for Florida, where ragweed is no longer in season. While I was home, I mixed up a hair mask to put on my newly (professionally) …

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Couch to 5K: Week One

Last week, I started the couch to 5K program using a super convenient iOS app that I downloaded. I am firmly on the ‘couch’ end of the exercise spectrum, but I’m happy to say that I completed the first three runs! I have to admit that it was a bit difficult for me (between my general …

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New Beginnings!

I’ve struggled with two things for almost as long as I can remember: my weight, and an addiction to hair dye. I started to get pudgy and inactive around the time I was eight or nine years old. Through high school and university, things went up and down, but the general trend was up, to …

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