Friday, November 27, 2009

You Asked, I Answered

Not much excitement surrounded me today so I decided it would be the perfect time to answer all your questions that you asked abut me. You’ll find a Q&A between photos of my eats. ENJOY!! (And feel free to ask me more if you’d like!)


Question for you - what is one activity that you've been dying to try?

After spending as much time as I have been at the rink, I really have an urge to try hockey. I mean, REALLY. Too bad I can hardly skate! The boys (and my hubby) make it look so easy and fun. One of the other Mom’s on the team just started playing net on a team this year and I’m so jealous…although net would be dead last on which position I would want to play!


-1 cup coffee
-1/3 cup sunrise blend with quinoa
-pumpkin puree
-cashew butter
-carob chips
-cinnamon sugar 100_7362

when did your weight loss journey begin, and how is it juggling two young kids and a hubby?

I never had an issue maintaining a healthy wait until I had a hysterectomy almost 5 years ago. Very shortly afterwards I realized that my weight had gone up about 10lbs and I was starting to develop an unsightly “roll” around my abdomen that was much different from the after effects of giving birth. I vowed then (in the summer of 2005) that I would do what it took to get back into shape. I had gotten a treadmill for Christmas the year before and started using it every night. I also starting following Weight Watchers although I never officially “joined”. It took 9 months to get the weight off and I’ve pretty much kept it all off. AND I’m in great shape now….better than I’ve ever been. In order to not take time away from my family I always hopped on the treadmill or went for a walk after the kids went to bed. Now I use the office gym over my lunch hour to get it done. Sometimes when the weather is nice and I feel like a run, I’ll take the kids with me on their bikes. Where there is a will, there is a way!

Morning Snack
Cookies & Cream Luna bar 100_7365100_7368
Now my favourite of all the Luna flavours I’ve tried. This was exactly like an Oreo cookie!!


I was wondering what your growing up situation was--did you have brothers/sisters..and what did you participate in during high school

I am the oldest of 3 siblings. I have one brother who is 4 years younger than me and a sister who is 11.5yrs younger than me! I was definitely more athletic in high school than I was “brainy” and played volleyball and soccer and was on the cycling team. I tried cheerleading in grade 9 and quickly realized that it was NOT my cup of tea!


Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 166
Max Hr: 185
Calories Torched: 483
Distance: 4.4 mile on the treadmill

Lunch (sad as it was!) 100_7370 100_7369
All I could scrounge up in our next to empty fridge was leftover barley, peas and the carrots. Thank God I’m grocery shopping tomorrow!! Somehow a few of these made it past my lips, too! 100_7366


what's your favourite dish (to make or eat)?, and what would you do if you could do anything for a day

I don’t really have a favourite dish to eat, but I do like to make lasagna. I like all the different steps involved in the process because cooking/baking is a huge stress reliever for me. Being in the kitchen always relaxes and calms me.

Afternoon Snack 100_7371
GRAPES! I’ve been seriously lacking in the produce area of my eats but I think I made up for it today!!! :D


I wanna know how you and your hubs met

Well, let see….I met him in the earlier part of January 1995 through a friend that I worked with. I had a BF at the time and it turned out that he started dating said BF’s sister. We got to know each other better and soon ditched the “others” and started dating by the end of March. I know, it didn’t take long at all! :D The following year (July 1996) we moved in together and then we got married in May of ’98. We were both 24….

I roasted up a pork tenderloin and served it with some edamame and leftover jade grain blend. There’s also some Ted Readers peach bourbon sauce for dipping. 100_7375

I bought a new tea the other night that I wanted to share with you.


It’s coconut rum….how could I leave that in the store??? And it’s very, very good!

I hope you enjoyed this Q&A post! I’ll leave you with a picture of the necklace I wore to work today. It’s one of my favourite ones to wear in the colder seasons; 100_7374

Bye for now!!


  1. I totally loved this FAQ post!! So cute and creative. How did the surgery cause you to gain weight? Is that a typical side effect??

  2. do. it. up. with the hockey!!! you can TOTALLY do it :)

    love your hubs story! thanks for sharing girl!

  3. it's good to know you better Krista, thanks for doing Q&A (it's about the time! hahaha). So cute that you and your hubby were hooked so fast! :D
    oh ... that coconut rum tea! sounds delish!!!

  4. Well then rock out the hockey, girl!! :-D

    Love your necklace!

  5. Love reading all your answers to questions!!! Hockey kinda rubs off on you when you watch it--I've always thought it looks soo much fun.

    I just bought that cookies n cream Luna--I better go dig in and see what I think. Sounds promising!

  6. Loved this Q & A! Beautiful necklace!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I loved this post! Not only does everything look delicious (those oats and that Luna!!) but I really enjoyed hearing more about you. I say go for hockey (or ice skating ;) )!

  8. Great post! It was so much fun getting to know more about you! By the way, I'm 10.5 years older than my little brother! :)


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