Wednesday, August 29, 2007

According to Dr. Oz

OK so...I was watching Oprah yesterday (yes I am a student!) and Dr. Oz was on the show. For all of those who were able to watch the show I am sure you have started your health kick starting yesterday at 5pm (when the show finished...of course downing a bunch of water while watching). This is what Dr. Oz had to share with Oprah and us viewers. Please pay close attention because seeing as I have never read a food label, I am definitely going to start!

Ingredients that should NOT be listed in the top 5 ingredients of a product:
1. Sugar
2. High Fructose Corn Syrup
3. Enriched Flour
4. Saturated Fat / Animal Fat
5. Partially Hydrogenated Oil (Trans Fat)
If the item you are eating or drinking has these ingredients in their top 5 throw it out...these items tell your brain that you are starving and you should eat and eat and eat! (For all you soda and diet soda drinkers out there...put down your drinks and pick up some of the clear stuff,!)

List of Foods with a Health punch:
1. Garlic (helps eliminate bacteria in your intestines)
2. Tomatoes - sauce (Very high antioxidant) - Oxidants are what age you and slow your body down
3. Olive Oil - Good fat! (Make sure to store Olive Oil in a dark bottle or in the fridge - heat damages the oil)
4. Nuts - Almonds (Healthy oils - roasted nuts are not good, as the healthy oils are damaged)
5. Pomegranates - Dr. Oz says that you can not get enough of these....very high antioxidants!

Well for any of you who would like to see the Oprah show from yesterday I do have it PVR'd!
Ps. I have decided to say good-bye to my "Non-Fat Tazo Chai's"....seeing as they are sugar and high fructose corn syrup (I am only guessing). It's a sad day. I have decided though that I am allowed 1 a week, don't want to get too crazy! All in moderation right? (Zarine gives me a month...ha! At least she knows I have will power for at least 30 days!)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

2nd Day of Classes

Well it's official, I am in teacher's college, this new chapter in my life has started...had my 2nd day of classes far so good! I just have to figure out my transportation to and from. Anyone know of someone who lives at Ossington & Queen that I could use their place to park my wheels? As of right now I am parking outside the Drake hotel but it's going to get a little pricey doing that everyday. Well for some reason as I sat down to write an entry I thought I had a lot to say...and now I am searching for words...I guess it's because I am not use to waking up in the 6's! Morning person here I come. Well just about to head out for a bike ride - perfect day...and it's only 1:45...lovely!
Ps. Picture: I didn't receive the memo on the shirts only!

Dove - Evolution Commercial

When watching the Hills last night I saw this commercial on Dove and the evolution of beauty. I have seen it several times before but I thought Dove chose the most appropriate show to advertise on. Fair play to them!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

4 nights with the girls...

Today was a day of reflecting, or should I say relaxing and detoxing? It seems the summer is coming to an end. For the entire month of August I promised myself not to think about labour day weekend and the months ahead....but now it's a little too close for comfort and I can't believe I start school tomorrow and Jen, and Kim leaving me by week end (Jen's here a wee bit longer!). Jen, Kim and I decided to enjoy each others company and attached ourselves to each others hips for 4 nights! Starting Wednesday night going to Friday...our little 3'some headed to Ashleigh's cottage where we met up with some old high school friends and played charades, uker, 3 man, and 20 questions, while also swimming, chatting, chillin' and enjoying cocktails! It's as if we all haven't missed a beat. We then headed to Bryce retreat (still raining the entire time of course) and managed to avoid any porcupines that may have crossed our path and continued with our many life discussions (while swimming, eating, yoga, pong, and sauna's in between). On Saturday we headed back to the city where we met up at Christina's and joined her at a party and a roof top patio at Pur. Sigh! I couldn't have asked for a better time with Jen and's also nice to know that before they head back to Dublin and Kim to Montreal that we got to spend an amazing time with each other, no matter how tired we are at this moment. (A million and more pictures were taken over the last few days...but they are on other peoples cameras...will share later).
This morning Jen, Chris and I went for a walk through Chris' neighbourhood and walked to where I will be going to school for the next year or so (Ossington & Queen) 

Monday, August 20, 2007

Tid Bits

Tid Bit #1: Sorry to all those who are working right now...but now that I have some mornings off (well at least until next week) I have been tuning into Regis & Kelly. I have always been a fan of their show, but as I write they are on in the back ground and they are showing clips from previous Halloween shows...and let me tell you they are hilarious! Especially love how they dressed up as Brad and Angelina. Ha! They are a perfect morning show pair and both compliment each other. I also love that Kelly puts her self right out there, and how Regis just watches her and laughs...and of course puts his funny 2 sense in. Love.
Tid Bit #2: My bible has arrived! A few weeks before the month end I get a nice little surprise in the mail (received last week); the newest InStyle magazine! I love love love this mag! And seeing as fall is just around the corner, the size of this months (September) issue is enormous! I have already done a once over, but I need a couple hours to do a thorough read through. Pick up yours today, you won't be disappointed!
Tid Bit #3: Movie Review: Because of the not so sweet weather over the weekend I watched 1.5 movies. 1. "Fracture" (w Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling) Great movie! A couple twists and turns. I kind of predicted what would happen, but I love the way the movie played out. "Willy, you old sport" 2. Watched the 2nd half of "We are Marshall". This is football movie, based on a true story with Matthew McConaughey and Mathew Fox. Such a tragic story, and every so often I couldn't help to think how tragic it would have been to go through what the community in the movie had to endure. Won't give away the story line....but I would recommend it as a rental (as well as Fracture). "....We are....Marshall!!"
Tid Bit #4: Teddy & Moo: New celeb website. Lindsay hooked me up with this site...and seeing as I only really like looking at the pics of celebs (gotta see what they are wearing)...this is the perfect site for me. It is only pictures...and it is constantly uploading new pics throughout the day. (see side bar if you want to check it out)
ps. what's with this weather?
pps. I start school on Monday...oh my gosh!

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Hills

Well just in the midst of watching Regis and Kelly, and Lauren Conrad was on the show. Season 3 of the Hills is on tonight. Yes I am a happened very suddenly; one day I was flicking through the channels and saw "This Hills" on MTV. I had heard it was a show that was entertaining (in a no brainer sense), so since nothing else was on I decided to tune in....and of course it was a day MTV was playing several episodes in a row...and that's how it all started.Even though I don't recommend the show to anyone under 20, I do find with my values and morals in place that I can kick up my feet, sit back and enjoy the drama of 20 somethings living in LA (the hills)...and of course my fav part see what they are all wearing! (hopefully this season we won't see too much of Spencer...oh man he is a dork...too cool for school) (Lauren use to be my fav, but she is getting a little to dramatic for Whitney has taken over top spot)
Tune in tonight for Season 3 of The Hills on MTV!
(will post later)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

12 Things You Owe Your Body

I am currently reading the September issue of Glamour...lots of tid bits about this n' that...what I enjoy the most about Glamour are their simple one pagers. Here are 12 things you owe your body (according to Glamour):
1. A bra that gives you fantasy boobs - through what ever means necessary
2. A long back float on a hot day.
3. A friend who'll stick close by when you've had a third martini
4. Annual physicals, monthly self breast exams and daily seat belts.
5. A little more sleep than you probably got last night.
6. A lover who makes you forget everything but your body.
7. Using SPF 30 - if not 70!
8. Occasional Saturday afternoons with total disregard for to-do lists.
9. The best jeans for your genes (even if they cost $$$)
10. A go-to snack that's more than carrots but less than nachos.
11. Enough workouts so you can hike your way up to that Kodak-moment without feeling like you might die.
12. Love for it. Exactly the way it is!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Life is Coffee

This morning I received a lovely email from Angela....and thought it was so true to life. Please read below:
Life Is Coffee
A group of alumni, all highly established in their respective careers, got together for a visit with their old university professor. The conversation soon turned to complaints about the endless stress of work and life in general...Offering his guests coffee, the professor went into the kitchen and soon returned with a large pot of coffee and an eclectic assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal - some plain, some expensive, some quite exquisite.Quietly he told them to help themselves to some fresh coffee... When each of his former students had a cup of coffee in hand, the old professor quietly cleared his throat and began to patiently address the small gathering..."You may have noticed that all of the nicer looking cups were taken up first, leaving behind the plainer and cheaper ones. While it is only natural for you to want only the best for yourselves that is actually the source of much of your stress-related problems...Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In fact, the cup merely disguises or dresses up what we drink. What each of you really wanted was coffee, not a cup, but you instinctively went for the best cups... Then you began eyeing each other's cups....Now consider this: Life is coffee. Jobs, money, and position in society are merely cups. They are just tools to shape and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not truly define nor change the quality of the Life we live...The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything...So please remember: Live simply. Love generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly."
Ps. I would have been the first to grab the prettiest mug! Things to put into perspective!