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Mother-Daughter Weekend

Hello friends!! First and foremost, thank you for the response to my last post on depression and learning to love yourself. It can often be a tough subject to tackle, but it’s one I feel like I just have to talk about. People are always saying I’m brave to be so honest. But these are just things I feel like I need to put out there. Plain and simple (just like me! :P ).

As I mentioned yesterday, I went out with the gals from work. We went to enjoy some jazz at a local pub. Good times were had – but late times! I was in bed way past my usual old-lady time and did not want to get up to exercise this morning. For once my body was just like “No way Susan.”

So, I made breakfast in bed instead :)

Smoked salmon and laughing cow cheese on an english muffin with a side of grapes. I had to toast the english muffin under the broiler in my oven since my toaster oven is nothing but a scorched heap :(

Now normally I feel like crap on days I don’t work out. I get really sluggish at work and miss that usual pep in my step. But today I felt awesome. Even more – my cold is finally gone! I didn’t get much sleep mind you, but I think not putting my body through another workout gave it the extra energy it needed to rid itself of my illness. All I needed was to sloooow down to allow my immune system to do its job. Don’t know why that’s so damn hard sometimes!

Work was uneventful today. I’m doing lots of web work these days, which is good for my work experience resume :D

Dinner was, ahem, more ham. I’m going to turn into a pig soon.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 110g ham
  • brussels sprouts
  • broccoli


Oink :P This was protein-packed, loved it!

Then a visitor arrived!!!


My mommy!! She’s come to spend the weekend with me :D

And look what she brought!


Dove sensitive skin soap, fish oil supplements and ground flaxseed all for the Fatty February challenge. Thanks mom <3

Evening snack was something that’s becoming an all-time favourite for me:

Yogurt, protein powder (peach mango flavour) and coconut chia granola. I’m running low on my granola stash, must make some more this weekend!!


So plans for this weekend include:

  • Step class with mom Saturday morning
  • Showing my mom where I work!
  • Buying new running shoes and a gym bag (yes, I don’t own a gym bag)
  • Dinner out
  • Painting my scorched cupboards
  • Making some Vegan White Chocolate Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups
  • And lots of other fun stuff!

And with that, it’s 10:19 and time for this girl to go. to. bed. My mom is going to stay up later than me. This is my life. :P

See ya tomorrow!

Question of the Day: In honour of Flashback Friday, what’s your favourite “mom memory?” Mine is probably the time my mom and I went to Mexico together to visit my sister. While she was at school we spent our days at the same little restaurant eating tortilla chips, drinking Corona and listening to salsa bands :)