Month: January 2015

Obama Care: Stop emailing me.

1. If it’s Spam…. Go fly a kite.
2. If it’s not Spam you would think the US government would have a more efficient means of communication… Perhaps a door to door service or postal service.
3. 2 Emails in 2 days…. Cmon, I am not even American.
4. I do spend a lot of time in the USA but not enough to be mistaken as a citizen.
5. I’m just looking for more reason to complain… Hold on
6. Nope, nothing else!

Any one else receiving these amazing emails?

Folks… Day 3: Lunch

Yes, I have made it to day three however I have customized each on of the dinners. I have obviously kept it in moderation and kept nutrition in mind. I must admit, as much as I didn’t follow the diet exactly I feel cleaner and I feel like I am actually going somewhere with this! Because I am customizing it I am not actually dieting I am just insuring to eat healthy which is and was my main priority I am proud! I am going to keep this up on 3 day cycles and keep you guys posted.

Before this three day journey I never ate breakfast or lunch. I only had dinner with a bunch of non healthy snacks. I would have cookies for breakfast because I was lazy to go out toast in the toaster or make dishes. I know I am not the only one who struggles with this issue therefor I feel the need to be honest and say I think I am headed in the right direction!

Tyler and I are road tripping tonight to go visit my mother, I am going to pack a dinner I can eat in the car and I will try my best not to eat junk food.

I think the biggest part to a weight loss process is organization. Everything connects with something else. If my kitchen is clean and the dishes are done, I don’t feel as lazy to use a plate make a healthy choice and clean it right away! If a lunch is ready to go then I don’t need to purchase food out!

My biggest issue is comfort food, I love hot food and the way it makes me feel! I feel at home when I eat hot food and it helps me sleep better. Now, I know that my last sentence is the worst when it comes to getting fit but seriously! Over the past few months I have realized, the plane is cold, I want hot food more than ever. Little snacks like cucumbers and crackers seriously do not make me feel full!
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! If you guys have similar struggles as me please feel free to send me a message! We are on this adventure together! We can do this!

Day 1: Lunch

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Day1: Lunch

1 Piece of toasted bread

1/2 Cup of Tuna ( I used canned)

A pinch of Salt and Pepper for flavor

1 Glass of water

How do I feel:

Surprisingly content. It is out of habit to eat more and larger portions but my stomach isn’t hungry nor is it full. I feel like a few more bites would do the trick. I still plan on going to the gym later so I am trying my best to finish my glass of water but my taste buds are simply bored.

Talk to you guys later. I can not wait for dinner as it calls for ice cream & an apple for dessert.

Day 1: Breakfast

Day 1: Breakfast

When: 1 PM ( Late, I know…)

Food:

1 Piece of toasted bread

1 tbsp of Peanut Butter

Half a Banana

A sprinkle of Chai seeds

Drink: 1 Glass of water

How do I feel:

Hungry but energized. I feel like the water helps a lot however my mouth still wants real food! I am craving salty foods such as Nacho chips and cheese. I will be having my “Day 1: Lunch” in just a little bit and “Day 1: Dinner” at around 7 PM.

If you have any question feel free to send them my way!

The 3 Day Journey

As many of you know, I am a flight attendant and unfortunately as much as the job has its benefits it has its down falls. One of which is keeping track of your health. Travelling the world and living on different time zones can really take a toll on your body especially when your eating and sleeping habits are compromised. Over the past six months I have watched my body go from naturally fit to perhaps the most unhealthiest state Iv’e been. Enough is enough! I have tried Insanity, a crazy work out video you can do in the comfort of your own home. T25, the more compact version of that at home work out routine and finally gave in and bought myself a gym membership. Why? The at home thing just wasn’t working for me. I need people, competition and even a little bit of discomfort to truly push myself!

Folks, Iv’e been pushing myself daily to just GO to the gym because once I am there I will work out no issues. However, I haven’t seen any positive results! Perhaps I am not meant to lose the weight? I am so confused! I wish I had someone who could explain to me more about health and nutrition! I have lost close to 6 lbs. Yay! Right? In exchange I have been blessed with these awful purple stretch marks on my inner thighs and my upper hips! What to do what to do! I figure on factor may be the food that I am eating therefor I have jump started my journey to a healthier diet by doing a 3 day diet.

A 21 day fix, 90 day challenge and every other type of long diet seems a tad intimidating to me. My biggest problem is portion control. I have cut out sodas but I haven’t mastered chips or sweets. I can’t not have an entire bag! I find it so easy to down all my junk food and unfortunately I’m the culprit! I buy these things in small amounts, I go away for a week and return home to the same snacks and I buy more. On a blue day I tend to devour the entire pantry. So the easiest for me at the moment would be something short, sweet and not too painful.

I have decided to try a 3 day diet which consist of a chemical breakdown that helps kick your metabolisms into shape (so to speak) Many patients under going heart surgery are put on similar diets to help shed some water weight. Some call this the AHA 3 Day Diet or even Cleveland Diet. I have altered it to preference will keeping portions under control. I will post all my progress and how I spice up the prepared meals.

Stay tuned as I try my best to kick start my SUCCESSFUL weight lose challenge. I will be working out regularly during my 3 day Fix and my off days as well! I hope this is something that will perhaps help you guys.

Cuz’ she a lonely girl, in a lonely world…

Obsessive.
Crazy.
Annoying.
Going threw another one of my phases. I wish I didn’t know myself so well to say that this is the beginning of a sad time for myself. Not depressed. No. More or less alone. Lost and looking for answers. What separates this feeling from being depressed and well, whatever you want to call this is simply the fact that I have not lost all motivation. I want to succeed and move forward in life and I won’t give up that’s for sure.

On another note, why is it so difficult to make people happy. I know for myself, being happy has a lot to do with making others happy. That’s a reflection of the parenting I received. Not everyone shares those thoughts.

Today I spent the day in LAX. Pretty cool if you ask me. I took a cab from my hotel to Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach! I wish I had Tyler there with me. I used an app called UBER to find me a legit cab on wifi as I obviously don’t want to use my phone in the US. I splurged at Victoria Secrets when I found the swim suit I’ve been eyeing just sitting alone in a corner. I HAD to. Plus if it makes a difference I wasn’t in the best of moods so my impulsive shopping became more an issue. Spending money I don’t necessarily want to spend. Now that’s a problem!

LA caught me by surprise actually. My entire life I grew up thinking to myself ” Wow. LA! You have to be so fancy to live there” but in all seriousness, LAX has to be the most disappointing airport there is! The terminal we get off at is absolutely rubbish! The traffic and shuttle services is worse than the smell of Oscars s**t. Almost all hotels are infested with bed bugs and everything is so over priced.

Here’s the thing, even thought those things sucked I couldn’t help and enjoy some of the city’s spectacular hot spots!

Weekend getaway here I come!!!

Remember that time when…

After five years you start to forget the little details! Well, not really forget I suppose they just get pushed back to an unfamiliar place. The past few weeks have been a tad difficult on the both of us as I have not lived up to being the perfect women.

I know! There is no such thing as perfect but seriously… Some mistakes can not be undone.

Now, back to my original train of thought…

Remember that time when I wrote you 50 blue post-it’s with reasons why I love you.

I know it sounds like a random thought but I couldn’t help but think about it in the middle of my little outbreak via FaceTime from Calgary.

I just need you to know I love you.
I need you to know that every single one of those post-it’s still resonate in my mind and my heart!
I need you to be ready for the ups and the downs as mentioned, no one is perfect.
I need you to be nothing more but YOU!

Let’s be real, you are the one I love unconditionally!

PS: I may not always be as “cute” and affectionate as I used to be but sweetheart I promise my love for you grows exponentially with every breath I take!

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Home sweet home.

It’s been ages since I’ve felt at home anywhere. Ever since I moved out I couldn’t help but associate freedom with home and obviously living at your parents is not exactly that. I’d land in Montreal and take a deep breath because the smell of my city was comforting however all my belongs, everything that made me who I am was installed all nicely in Toronto. In the same breath home is usually where you have family however everyone I know lives away. My mom and siblings live in Ottawa and well dad’s back in Montreal.

After a four day pairing… I am happy to say I can’t wait to be home! Yes, home in Toronto. In my bed with my Oscar and Tyler watching an entire season of Grey’s Anatomy. Of course I’d love to add chips and chocolate to that combo but let’s face it! I’ve been living off of junk for the past week! I barely fit in my pants thanks to my bloating. No wonder why I’ve grown stretch marks!

My, my I just realized I used the proper terminology. Goooo me! I used “combo” instead of “trio” apparently it’s a French thing to call a set of things a trio. Every time I order fast food and it’s a combo I always say trio and the person at the window looks at me like I’m a deplaning a UFO.

J

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That so called not a test…. Test.

So unfortunately, due to many reasons… I can’t indulge deep into this blog as most of the details I can not share at the moment but hopefully I will be able to shortly. That’s if all goes as planned.

I am currently doing a four day pairing which means I am working away from my base for four days. First stop Pheonix, Arizona. Followed by L.A and Calgary. I wasn’t too excited about this months schedule as I didn’t received anything I wanted but everything happens for a reason! It just so happens I have a great crew!

Here’s something you may not know about flight attendants! We are usually so many working for the same company that the chances of working with the same employee more than once is very slim! For the most part you meet a brand new crew each flight. This time around I was blessed to work this long shift with 2 girls I have already flown with and another girl who is absolutely the sweetest!

Still looking forward to that cruise!!! Cmon! I wish I could fast forward to next month. Get some time off, enjoy the sun, the ocean you name it! Of course tan away my stretch marks… I hope. I am looking forward to spending time with my nanny. It will be our first get away of the sort and perhaps the first time hanging out for that long! Growing up we used to visit every week multiples times but as we aged and our parents grew more and more apart so did our grandparents.

Anyway, looks like I am coming down with a cold which you guys may know kills your ears and sinus area when your flying. The pressure is absolutely the worst! I have been using sudafed which works well but online the reviews are scary. I hope the cold goes away quickly so I can stop using sudafed. It’s very hard however to take good care of your self when your travelling daily and not sleeping in your own bed!

Off to the gym! Hopefully this hotel has a good one 🙂
-J

That machine is killer!

I have a love/hate relationship with my gym membership! As long as I get to the gym itself I’m in it to win but today I used a machine that literally mad me angry. I know, I know… We all start somewhere but at this point I’ve looked like an idiot for two months trying this robotic nonsense and I’m this close to never doing it again.

Side note…
What the hell is up with those guys with huge chests and no legs? Did you perhaps skip leg day one too many times or maybe your aiming to look like Popeye!

Sailing away with that thought, (haha how witty is that) I hate protein shakes…. Yes, I’m full of negative today but in all seriousness I’ve had a relatively good day.

Anyway back to my late work out 🙂
Jasmine

To cruise or not to cruise…

As you all know, I travel to make a living but don’t ever really have the time to actually “vacation”. This month however I have 11 consecutive days off! I’d love to go on vacation with my boyfriend but unfortunately his vacation has already passed. I suppose I can figure something out. I know my grandmother would love to join me, I hope it’s not too late for her to create her schedule!

I just recently flew with my friend Adam who explained to me how to best make use of my flight benefits, I am anxious to give them a go!

I found a ridiculously great deal for cruises but I am puzzled as to were I should go. The Miami port is most accessible at this time of year, perhaps you guys have suggestions? I’d love to spend around 5 days! Less is too short but more I think I might start imagining the titanic over and over in my head….

Anyway…

From Miami to Naussa, so on…. What’s the best route for cruises and which company should I go with? Any in particular that I should ban from consideration?

Thanks friends!