Monday, October 25, 2010

weigh in 2!

okay, week 2!

T and I were looking forward to this Sunday, we were both feeling really good!

It wasn't as big of a day as we hoped. but success still!

T went from 204 to 202! (almost broke that 2 mark!!)

I went from 147-144 - 3 pounds...and im under the 145 mark... okay!

Im not going to lie, I feel huge, uncomfortably big. and i know I shouldn't complain. according to my weight, I should weigh 140. but just like everyone else, I want more for myself.

so we keep going.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

my boy is gonna be a STAR!


Its official. the big guy...the PACK LEADER... is coming to Edmonton, and in his search for the biggest problem pooches... he picked my Boss-man.
November 6th! i'll keep you posted!

Ive been really focusing on taking the Boss out for walks. the dog has unlimited energy. honestly every time I turn my back he is doing something ridiculous. T and I estimate that this kid has cost us over 5000.00 in cords, clothing, shoes, furniture, blankets and MENTAL BREAKDOWNS! but you know... hes my pooch, and im not ready to give in yet...




Sunday, October 17, 2010



BIG T and I started weight watchers this last Tuesday... we decided that Sunday mornings would be our weigh-in day. Mamma campbell is on the train as well.

so here it is, week one:

T - starting weight 210.8
...current weight...204!
thats almost 7 POUNDS! In less than a week :) great Job babe!

now me...
starting weight - 153
...current weight...147!
i'll take it :) 6 pounds

we both understand that the first week you change your diet, there can be big changes, but it was what we needed to get our bums into gear and get motivated to keep going!

week one pretty big success. were going to push hard this week to get to 200, and 145 or below!

keep you posted!



Monday, September 6, 2010


I cant keep up with this blogging thing.
its depressing.

so much is going onnnn!

and i hate nothing more than coming on weeks after i stopped blogging and trying to recount everything....

so I wont.

however I will touch on a few things.

I went to Hawaii ( excellent!)
i gained 10 pounds trying to go off some meds... im back on them.
I flunked my bodystep assessment. (and im not re-doing)
and im working at TD bank still...

other than life is boring.

after I failed my assessment to become a step instructor, I was upset. I weighed myself and was at the most I have been in years. I slipped. I let myself down. and I fell into a low point, not caring, eating ridiculous amounts... being a creature.... not a nice one mind you!

so... on Tuesday, after my trip, and after thanksgiving dinner... (sigh) T and I weighed in... and started the big WEIGHT WATCHERS!

I will do my best to keep you posted... sometimes a good alternative to eating is blogging lol.



Saturday, July 24, 2010

the real day one.... UGH

OKAY... im going to count this as day one... but man... im already having a hard time getting this lemonaid down...I dont like the sweetness of the syrup! my batch yesterday was too hot, so I left the cayenne pepper out of this batch. I will maybe add some tomorrow...last night I drank the herbal laxitive tea. it actually tasted pretty good, but at 6AM, right on schedule, I was up. i took T to work at 8 and then tried the salt water flush.

attempt one...I almost got the whole 4 cups of water down...

then I puked.


but I was I tried it again, I was about 1/2 cup short of finishing it, but my stomach told me to stop, I still got the same effect tho... did I ever!

I weighed in after all that water weight was out, and im at 140. almost 3 pounds lol... hey, its good for my ego! (even if I know its water weight)

im trying to choke down my first glass of lemonade...

i will report later!



Friday, July 23, 2010


So today was the day I was supposed to start the master cleanse... the night before I start I was supposed to drink some laxative tea, you know...just to loosen everything up... then do a salt cleanse in the morning to...ahem...GET IT OUT!

I couldn't get the tea until this morning... but I started drinking the lemonade mix anyways to get my body used to juicing.
todays batch was HOT - im going to have to scale back on the cayenne pepper a little tomorrow.
I took the dog on a 5K walk and went to an interview (nailed it! - im TD banks newest employee!)
right now im a little cranky and a little tired...and a lot hungry! maybe going to moxies last night and binging on bruchetta. med bread and chicken fingers(mmm) was a bad idea.
lets hope I can get past the 3 day "HUMP"
I guess real day one is tomorrow since I didnt actually "clean" anything out....
I weighed in this morning.
my start weight is 142.8 - shoot. lets hope I can jump that down, even a little before mexico
my goal weight for mexico would be 130... I think thats attainable... right?

the only obstacle I might have in the next 2 weeks is going to the lake with big T's parents.... when we are all together we love to EAT! im going to have to get my mental state just right before I go!

pray for me! im already fading!!

oh yah, and anyone who is reading this and doing it with me...LET ME KNOW!

(please just don't tell me how crazy am) :)



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

the stress/dehydration dream TEAM!

I miss Josh!
its a little lonely here without him during the day!!


I have a job interview with TD bank tomorrow! I will post tomorrow on how it went! eep! its been so long since I have been in an interview!! most importantly...WHAT WILL I WEAR!

yesterday I did my first BODYSTEP class all by myself!
and when I say all by myself,

I mean like...every other instructor was out of town... I was literally all by myself with 11 people in my class!

but you know what?


I had fun, and I think everyone else had fun too, I made a couple of mistakes, but really, nothing anyone but I noticed. I couldn't get a camera together in time to tape it, but I wouldn't have submitted it anyways.

but to be totally honest


im not worrying about it.

I literally had a nervous breakdown on Monday night. i had been doing step for HOURS trying to prep for Wednesday's class, I went to bodyPUMP with my SIL Sarah... and my body had just HAD IT... I sat down and started crying... T gave me a pep talk...then I stayed up a few more hours...

I tried to sleep but my muscles were literally aching, when did exercise get so stressful?

wednesday morning I did "team teaching" with another instructor, as I was teaching, I started feeling REALLY"I might fall off my step" sick. *great, as if i wasn't worrying about teaching by myself later that day ALREADY!*

luckily I made it through the class, the other instructor said I wasn't looking so hot, and I was NOT feeling good. I went right home and slept the afternoon away...I still felt like poop when I woke up so I chugged a ton of water and took some MIDOL.. ("THAT" monthly gift wasn't the reason I was feeling crappy...Midol has the perfect amount of pain killers and caffeine in it...great for working out!)

I made it through the class and realized after that I was just BURNT OUT. I was so sick I couldn't even eat, all I could do was drink tons and tons of water. stress and dehydration... good combo.

i woke up this morning feeling a little better, still sore, but not so sick. im sticking to tea, and water today. I need to make sure im feeling good for my interview tomorrow!

I will keep everyone posted on my progress with my VIDEO! it HAS to be in by next friday, and i only have specific times I can tape!




Sunday, July 18, 2010

my other loves.

oh summer!


Big T and I spent this weekend at my in-laws new place just outside of Innisfail.

AND can I just say?

My in-laws are awesome.

I now have TWO amazing families... jealous??

I actually count myself so lucky to have gotten hooked up with such an awesome family. These parents would literally do anything for their children... Anything to keep their family together. And they have done great, I have 4 brother in laws and 2 sister in laws! and of course - mom and dad Campbell!

( I just had to add this picture of my GORGEOUS sister in-law!)

its SO BEAUTIFUL THERE! they bought a brand spankin' new trailer and set it on a campground for years and years of family fun to come! one of those fun things was going TUBING!!

Becca and I were up first!!


it was SO FUN! (even tho my back is STILL sore from all that bumping around!

Then it was BIG T and I!

things got a little...WETTER

ohhh DAD!

all in all the whole weekend was AH-MAZING! - and lets just say im a little...RED from the weather. I cant wait to get to MEXICO in one month and get my little but burnt to a CRISP!

I put off the cleanse untill the end of this week. dont worry, I havent given up on it! I need to tape my STEP VIDEO this week (another rant...for another time) siiiiigh.

Thursday or FRIDAY I will give a FULL REPORT ON MY PLAN!!



Thursday, July 15, 2010

*When I was younger

I wanted to be a street performer.

I wanted to sing, and have people appreciate me for my talents.

once I won a competition held in a small town for the best busker present.

I really thought I would do it, move to Victoria, hit the road...


but like most other people, I grew up

and im not dissapointed with what I grew up to be, my little brother asked me the other day why I stopped singing...

after a long pause I said... I moved to college and didnt have a piano.

that was a lie.

I went to college and sort of... lost myself. I got replaced by someone else. and since that time I have managed to get some of that girl back... but not that little part that wanted to live the streets full of hope, dreams and


(this picture was taken when I was recording a demo many many years ago)

Today we went to a Festival here in Edmonton.

a street performer festival! (hence the rant). we did all sorts of things.

one bieng:

I learned how to JUGGLE!

LEGIT. I know in this picture there are only two balls, I got up to three by the end...promise!

there was also FESTIVAL FOOD!

and of course... the performers!

this guy was my



all in all it was a great day. T of course, was working his little butt off, and I, if a little work out in... Lemonade diet starts MONDAY! - I still wanna know who's with me?!?!

its summer.




Wednesday, July 14, 2010


This last 10 days or so has been fabulous

just in general, but also, because I got to have my lil' brother JOSHUA here with me!

its summer, so he's done school and wanted to get away for a bit, so I grabbed at the chance to have a WORKOUT BUDDY! were both doing at least one or two work outs a day! and its been FABULOUS! - he makes me work hard, I mean, the kid is 3.5% body fat... 4 POUNDS OF HIS LITTLE 110 POUNDS IS FAT. well, that doesn't make my 26% body fat percentage look awesome...does it?


you guys know me, always looking for the newest diet craze. while im unemployed I thought I would give this one a try.


BASICALLY.... you only drink maple syrup, lemon juice, water and cayenne pepper in a combo all day...every day...anywhere from 10-40 days!

copy and past this link to a youtube video of a woman who did the cleanse for 40 days!!

I have heard its tough, and I think im really ready for going to mexico for my honeymoon!! (only a year late!) We leave at the end of august. I want to look my BEST!

I am going to track my progress here starting on Monday, all my stats ect.

so... I guess my real question is...




Monday, July 12, 2010


my new obsession.

I have always been a diet coke girl, the "real" coke was just too sweet for me! but honestly, just out of nowhere yesterday I cracked a diet coke and was like....GROSS! I could taste every bit of aspartame in it! how upsetting!!! I was suddenly craving REAL COKE! EEP! sugar overload.

so I decided to try out the new coke zero.

let me tell you, its a winner!

how DO they do it?

well I did a little surfing, and I found this SORT OF UPSETTING article on the ingredients for coke zero...

Coke Zero Ingredients

Coke's marketing people talk about "zero consequences", but can they promise Coke Zero's ingredients are without consequences?

The ingredientsare listed on Australian cans of Coke Zero. Water anyone?

Carbonated water
Colour (150d) - aka "Sulphite Ammonia Caramel"
Food acid 338 - aka "Phosphoric Acid" (Also used for rust removal!)
Food acid 331 - aka "Sodium Citrates" (Also used in photography and as an anticoagulant of blood stored for transfusion!)
Sweetener 951 - aka "Asapartame" (According to the US FDA, "the [National Cancer Institute] currently is studying aspartame and other dietary factors as part of a larger study of adult brain cancer." You might want to wait for the results before you drink it. Also, avoid this one if you're moody!)
Sweetener 950 - aka "Acesulfame Potassium" (Looking for reasons to avoid this sweetener? Look no further...)
Preservative 211 - aka "Sodium Benzoate" (Undiluted this stuff isn't too bad... Just don't let it touch your skin!)


is it super terrible that this upset me, but I will probably still drink the 24 cans of coke in my fridge?

maybe a little...



Sunday, July 11, 2010

So, it's official.

I'm in love with my Iphone.
That's the only real reason that I haven't been on my blog.
I gave up on this for 2 months

but let me assure you...
My life has moved on.
My fitness level is increasing.
I'm teaching all tracks but two on stage in class.
Step is consuming me. I have less than two weeks to submit my video to Toronto And become the next step instructor for GoodLife Fitness.

T and I are in our new pace! I don't miss our old little hole at all.... sometimes I get nostalgic for our first little home... but I LOVE OUR NEW PLACE!! it is just me, or is a home that is almost new, WAY easier to keep clean?!?!? I feel so much more domestic!

I quit my admin job at Goodlife, I decided to just be an instructor. I mean... I loved my job, I just needed different things out if a job. So I quit, found a replacement and ran.
I ran away to southern Alberta and spent two wonderfully weeks with my grandma Craig. By far the most amazing woman I have ever met. We hiked and walked and she told me stories from when she was young. We laughed and cried and read books and baked cookies... And I was calm, man, more calm than I have been in months!! oh, and I cut my hair! im still trying to get used to it!! but its so much easier to do!

So now I'm back. I have a new perspective, a calm perspective. I have a new...

I will stay posted!!

Oh ya, my current weight is 145. My list of excuses include, I've been doing alot of weights, Im PMS'ing... And... Well, your not here to listen to this are you.

Game on. Again.



Tuesday, April 6, 2010



I started a little indulgent *side.Blog* - to track my usual diet mischeif. -



Sunday, March 28, 2010


ugh. im the worst blogger EVER!

im so happy the gym is opened now, and what's even better, my fabulous sister in law Sarah joined! were currently hammering out a work out program to get fabulous bikini bodies for a possible Hawaii Trip this fall?? :) my weight hasnt changed after a hard week of working out with her, but you know? after week one im feeling healthy and motivated and...tight?does that make sense? ha ha

our new car is fabulous - we got a steal of a deal on a silver, with black leather interior Nissan Altima SL - and can i just say? I LOVE HEATED SEATS! another huge perk is having dual climate controll...I mean seriously .T. married an ice cube, and hes a burning pool of lava. the new car really eases the tension ;)

we found a new off leash park to take the Boss to. he LOVES it, he spent all afternoon chasing around a 200 pound great dane and a greyhound...lets just say he's sleeping right now. but only after a bath... I wished so badly I had my camera as he was rolling around in the lovely spring mud and getting trampled by other muddy dogs, but it was nice, I think we will do it every Sunday, its a good time for .T. and I to take a breather, walk hand in hand and talk about our week ahead. were a pretty happy family right now :) - .T. is almost done school! and then the summer work begins :S

I dont have any pictures recently...sadness. there is something about the summer tho. creativity thrives in the summer! graffiti walls, feilds, green forests, and summer LOVE! eep! I cant wait!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

I have my RED eye shadow

my RED jacket,



im ready to ROCK this GoodLife Fitness GRAND OPENING TONIGHT!



Monday, March 8, 2010


SO....its favor time blog-readers!

A friend of mine made a commercial for a contest (DORITOS!) he gets points for all the different people who watch. - I guess the story is this: I received this Email this morning from him.
I made a Doritos commercial to enter a contest. It's really important for me to win because my aunt in Australia has to start cancer treatment in Sydney soon, and she doesn't live there. She's under huge financial strain right now, and I want to help her out.So here's what I'm asking of you:Please go to the link and watch the commerical:'ll take you less than a minute. Every time someone in Canada watches it, I get 5 points. Every time someone outside of Canada watches it, I get 100.
That means you, Americans.
Then if you could post the link on your facebook page so that all of your friends have a chance to watch it. Also, if you have a twitter account, I get points for that too. This is probably the most important part:
DO NOT WATCH ANYONE ELSES VIDS. They get points for your views too.Thanks a bunch! I really appreciate this.

he gets even BIGGER POINTS FROM AMERICAN COMPUTERS SO everyone!! give it a watch. no matter where you are!

lets help him kick butt :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

so, today we went .CAR.SHOPPING!.

and we have prettymuce decided that .THIS. - is our favorite!
A 2009 NISSAN ULTIMA! - its a REALLY nice car, I mean, I LOVE IT. we drove it around all afternoon. doesn anyone have any opinions on it? this is a pic of the interior. were thinking black with black interior....SOOOO ORIGINAL (*inster eye-roll) but I guess I need to grow up sometime.
.T. and I had a good day, we took the boss man for a walk..which is quite a problem - you see, the HAIR comes into play again, he gets COVERED in mud, but it was fun, hes exhausted by the end, and we get a little break :)
this week will be a good one I hope! 10 DAYS till my gym is opened!

.x.x. - .R

Like rachel said, it was time to check out some new cars today, as our trusty sunfire is not so trustworthy anymore. I have always liked Nissans, so we checked them out, they were good to us and fair. Its a big decision so will take our time with the car and decide what would be best for us now and later. Cant wait for school to be done, and get back outside working everyday, i miss the sun...being couped up in a room all day really gets old. well not much else to say. cya!

.T....your SO EXCITING!


Thursday, March 4, 2010

burgers, fries..and caramel apples?

I .LOVE. being .HOME. I mean, home is Edmonton now...but you know, the original home.
the family farm
the old friends
the old smells
the old feelings.

.T. and I got to go to CANMORE for the weekend last weekend just to spend some time together. we haven't really done a honeymoon we take little weekends whenever we can, were still hoping South America or maybe Mexico, is in our near can get so out of control!

but anyways, while we were in Canmore ALL I wanted to do was drive the little while west to BANFF and get a CARAMEL APPLE!
seriously. im obsessed (but not pregnant ;) )
when .T. just wanted to go home, I moaned and complained the whole way home until finally, exasperated, .T. said
"LISTEN, I promise I will get you a stupid caramel apple in Calgary!"


game on.

when we got back to T's parents house we started the search. who would have thought it was so hard to find a caramel apple in Calgary? we called EVERYWHERE in the south, further north, north north... until we finally found ONE PLACE to get a caramel apple.

by then I had T's little sister Becca on board, and we were both FRANTIC to get a good caramel apple! - T - but who wants to drive that far for a stupid caramel apple??

- WE DO!

finally .T.'s mom piped in. okay girls, lets just go


we hopped in the car and drove oh, probably 45 minutes across town (see how easy it would have been to just go to Banff?...not to rub it in...)

to Sunridge Mall!

Taylor and his mom were laughing and following Becca and I as we skipped in to get our prize!
and there it was!

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE COMPANY! - the best caramel apples in town...or...the only?

and they looked FLAWLESS!
this kind little old man cut one up for us to try, and we were hooked. true campbell form...

we each had to have three

and then, not to be outdone - .T. insisted on stopping on the long trek back at our second favorite place in Calgary besides home...



all in all - it was the HAPPIEST day that I have had in AGES. If I sound like a spoiled brat...hey, nobody is arguing... and if you call me a fat kid... I might be offended...but again - not arguing!

Thank you T, mom, and Becca!



Wednesday, March 3, 2010


this is us RIGHT NOW:

Rach types RED

so this is how it works, i talk and you listen. Rachel and I have been having a good week, this whole blog thing has been a big thing for her, so we both decided we would do something the other likes, together. We had Red Lobster for dinner tonight, enough food for a family of 4 lol. Rachel successfully devoured more than myself, and for that i am proud and thankful. She is getting ready for the club to open, and I myself am stuck in the grind of school. - so it begins!


I am excited to do this part. and I will let you know how I FINALLY got my hubby to blog with me.

oh yeah
WORLD OF WARCRAFT. - we just finished playing for a couple hours. and you be honest. its not bad. I play, he blogs...this could work out.




I.LOVE. - the biggest loser.
every time I watch it I get SO motivated! I mean, I know that losing 12-15 pounds in a week is unrealistic... but I still am so motivated to eat healthy, exersize, and change my life! I mean, im healthy, and I make PRETTY good choices....BUT I NEED TO LOSE MY LAST 10!
I know ive sort of dropped off this thing the last little bit, but really, no news is good news...right?
.T. comitted to start blogging with me again.
i'll let you know what convinced him our NEXT blog ;)

Sunday, February 21, 2010



were only 25 days away from the first GoodLife fitness club opening in Edmonton! Things are getting a "little" busy you might say. but im still loving it, my job rocks.

.T. and I have been having fun lately. for instance, today we cleaned the whole house, then took Boss for a nice long walk around our neighborhood, its a gorgeous day here! then we got back, and being as hairy as he is he was filthy! SO...we bathed him, always fun around here. he runs all over the house rubbing himself on the couch, the rug, the curtains just trying to get dry.

I really dont have a lot to post about, im still married, still boring, still trying to slim down, still creeping everyones blogs! haha nothing is new!



Monday, February 1, 2010


Love him to bits, but my big guy Bosley is one

he literally sheds everywhere. he is a super long-haired, double coated dog that LOVES to jump up on strangers and cuddle...but always leaves the person HAIRY!

so T and I purchased a new toy.
this was an episode. I held Boss -man and fed him treats while Taylor brushed him.
we got more, and more and .MORE.

finally we gave up, (im sure we could have done MORE)

I was CAKED in the hair that came off of this dog while we brushed him

when we finished we gathered up all the hair we got from that episode

thank goodness for THESE!