Archive for June, 2012


dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 29th 2012 08:27 am

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get…

Is that only when you close your eyes? Because I’m pretty sure all box chocolates have labels or at least a thing inside that tells you the kind of chocolate that’s in there…

That’s all.

Happy Friday.

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dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 28th 2012 08:53 am

My heart goes out to the two people who lost their lives in this tragic accident. I was really hoping for a miracle for at least one of you to come out alive…


I went for a hike last night and got some wicked pictures. (Coming soon to dysfunctionalbarbies photography. For those who want to like my page and check it out here ya go. It lasted about two hours because we were stopping getting pictures etc. Tonight I’m going to Hot Yoga with my friend since she has once a month guest pass. I put my scale up 10 pounds (don’t worry R-Team, I’ll put it down to normal for the weigh in.) but I did it for a mind fuck, because when I was in the 160’s all I wanted to do was be in the 150’s and I felt fat and blah. Well given if I see the scale at 168 or whatever I’ll start to see that in the mirror, which will then start to give me that motivation to get my ass in gear and watch my next 10 pounds get off of me. Ah the wonderful tricks you can doing with your mind…;)

Prize for reaching 150: Get my hair cut and nails done and a cute dress from Blame Betty. (I’m hating my hair right now…so this will be motivation to get those pesky pounds down so I can get it cut…lol)

So the lady never replied back to tell me what I did wrong in the interview to better myself for next time, that’s okay. I don’t plan on re-applying. I have enough time to get home, do a load of laundry. Get some cleaning done then go to Yoga from 6 to 8. I will then come home and go to bed.


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Algo Centre Mall roof collapsed

dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 27th 2012 06:14 am

On Saturday June 23rd the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Ontario roof collapsed leaving one person dead, possibly one alive and 12 unaccountable people. My grandmother was there one hour before it happen. She had to leave to go get her prescription that was changed from the Shoppers to the No fills away from the mall. I’m not one for praying but I truly do hope that some of the people who may be trapped under all that rubble are still alive. We do know for a fact one is dead. According to the news on Monday they heard tapping under some of the rubble before they stopped the rescue mission.–elliot-lake-mall-roof-collapse-town-vows-to-stick-together

I’m really hoping for good news to come out of this. I lived in Elliot Lake when I was child, I always visited my grandparents and the home that my grandmothers owns is the only thing that has been stable and stayed in my life for the 27 years. Elliot Lake was home away from home. It’s truly heartbreaking as I read these articles and write this blog, I can feel I’m on the verge of tears. I may not know the victims but I can definitely feel their pain, anxiousness and fear of what more is to come as they continue to search for the remaining persons and finally tear down that wretched mall that should have been destroyed years ago.

I hope everyone has a happy hump day.


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Move on over

dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 25th 2012 06:50 am

Winner is up J

TMI: I can finally go to the washroom! My god, I haven’t been able to go #2 since Friday..would explain my disappointing two pound gain for Sunday’s weigh in. But here I am today system is clearing out…Does anyone else notice if you drink water within your first 15 minutes of waking up it helps with your bowel movements?

I emailed back the recruiter to find out why I didn’t make it past the interview stage. Since the posting is back up on the city website I’m not curious as to what it was, whether it was my actual interview or if it was because I didn’t have my transcripts from high school. So hopefully she emails me back for some positive feedback so I know for next time. Not that I’m going to reapply for the position. I don’t feel like disclosing my past…

I will though start applying to British Columbia jobs and more jobs within my city because in the end I ultimately want to be in BC but I can’t make that jump until I’m secure. I also found my perfect match for the dog I want; Shiba Inu now to find a breeder and to put myself on a waiting list.

Shiba’s Facts

Shibas are loyal and affectionate but also can be independent and stubborn.

Shibas have a beautiful short double haired coat. They shed their undercoat twice a year.

Shibas are exceptionally easy to house train. They also are very clean with virtually no doggie odors.

Shibas love to run, are energetic on walks, but they can be a very calm housedog.

Shibas may or may not come when called off leash. Puppy school is essential for this training.

Puppy and obedience school is a must for socializing your Shiba.

Shibas are little guard dogs but not attack dogs, they will bark an alarm when someone comes to the house.

Shibas are generally quiet and not a yappy breed.

Shibas are very hearty and can be great outdoor / indoor dogs.

Shibas are great family pets.

Shiba’s Property Laws (reminds me too much of me lol!!!)

1.        If I like it,it’s mine.

2.        If it’s in my mouth it’s mine.

3.        If I had it a little while ago it’s mine.

4.        If I can take it from you it’s mine.

5.        If it’s mine it must never be yours.

6.        If it just looks like mine,it must never be yours.

7.        If I saw it first,it’s mine.

8.        If you are playing with something else and put it down It’s mine.

9.        If I’m chewing something up, all the pieces are mine.

10.     If it used to be yours, get over it.

11.     If it’s broken it’s yours.

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Weigh in

dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 24th 2012 11:07 am

Don’t forget to weigh in today…

Sorry blue team, I’m a disappointment this week :X

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Pup researching

dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 22nd 2012 06:37 am

Calories: 1915

Exercise: 30 minute walk

Scale in the AM: 156.5


So I’m puppy shopping for next year since I can’t get a dog now, and I want to get one in April when the weather starts to get nicer and train my dog through the spring and summer. (Cause we don’t get much of one out here) and originally it was out of the two types of dogs.  Chihuahua, and a Pomeranian, then I decided to go onto an American Eskimo because they look like Pom’s only white, but now I think the one that’s in the lead is this cutie.

A beagle! They’re super cute, medium size and loyal. But April is a long way so I’m sure I’ll have changed my mind a million times by then. I need to keep my calories low today and tomorrow and get a nice walk/jog in today. I wish I could get my C25K on my IPOD but I can’t which sucks because I don’t want to carry my phone while I jog. I’d only be able to transfer it over if I had an IPOD touch, but I don’t want one of those…

Anyways I have nothing else to say, Happy Friday all!

P.S Teams remember weigh in Sunday! Don’t make me write an blog to remind you 😛


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The case for….

dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 21st 2012 11:07 am

Calorie Intake: 1635

Weight: 156.5

Workout: If you count 20 minutes of running around the hospital trying to figure out where to go…



I have re-written this post three times and by the end of the day my Calorie intake will be up to 1745 which means I MUST MUST MUST get the fuck outside for a workout. Maybe I’ll drive around to find a park, I seem to have more motivation to work up a sweat when I’m in a park atmosphere instead of jogging on the side walk. At least in a park when I stop I’ll do push up’s, burpees, jump up and down off benches, jumping jacks then force myself to run again. This is where I miss my old area because there was a park to do that.


I got results back from my interview last week. I did not make it to the next stage. I’m sort of bummed about it but whatever. I probably won’t re-apply when it opens up again because I don’t really feel like disclosing anything about my life and being vulnerable like I had to be in that paper work. So much stress, definitely not worth it, and I know they say third time is a charm but meh on to something else!


A guy at work who is very religious let me borrow a book called The Case for Christ, I think I might give that a read. It’s a Journalist’s personal investigation of the evidence for jesus. I remember I once wanted to explore all the types of religions and learn about them so maybe with this book I’ll start that today.


Anyways happy Thursday all!

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Crows are evil fuckers

dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 20th 2012 05:51 am

Yesterday’s Intake: 1459

So there I was walking to the bus stop minding my own business when…A crow flies up to the electrical wires, starts squawking then whips down past my head, flaps his wings at me then flies back up into the tree and screams at me…creepy little fucker! I was paranoid too so I put my hood up and kept walking but also kept looking behind me to make sure it wasn’t going to attack the back of my head.

Today I’m only at work for 5 hours, thanks to my hospital appointment to get a colposcopy done. My abnormal strands in my pap haven’t changed in years, but given the fact I still keep having the same strand coming up and not disappear they want to make sure they’re not missing something. I’m not worried, I just hate getting things shoved up me that aren’t very comfortable…(haha oh that can be taken in so many ways.)

Today I’m going to do C25K. It’s supposed to be a nice day so I’ll go out and get some photography in.


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Cranberry-kiss Tacos with Feta cheese Salsa.

dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 19th 2012 07:47 am

Calorie intake: 1670

Exercise: 30 minutes of exercise 26 minutes of walking, 4 minutes of jogging LOL it’s a working progress…

I feel like I really need to step up my game now, competition mode just hit. I know we’ve been going at this for two weeks now but eliminations are coming up, who the hell wants to be eliminated…sure as hell not me just yet especially since I offered the challenge! My three pound loss was good, but I feel my binge later on Sunday may have ruined anything I had worked so hard to lose. Which is fine, water, water, water, strict calorie intake I should be down those three pounds and hopefully another 2 by Sunday?

Last night for dinner I made Cranberry-kiss taco’s with feta salsa (the original name was cherry- kiss but I didn’t have the cherry’s so instead I used some cranberries in the meat.) It was really good.

Makes 12, Calories: 207 per taco


1lb  Ground beef (reg, lean, lamb or pork)

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 tsp Curry powder (I didn’t use it, because I didn’t have any)

½ cup Mango Chuntey (I bought a jar of it)

½ cup Dried tart red cherries (I used  a couple of dried cranberries, cause I wasn’t sure how it was going to taste lol)

1tbsp Lemon juice

¼ tsp salt (didn’t use)

¼ tsp ground pepper


Taco Shells (I used tortilla bread instead)


Recipe feta cheese salsa: ¼ cup of feta cheese (I forget the kind I used but it was already crumpled and had seasoning in it) ¼ cup of finely diced onions, ½ cup of finely diced tomatoes, 1/3 cup of finely diced cucumbers add lemon juice and mix it up.


Directions: In a large Skillet cook the ground beef and onions until meat is cooked and the onions are tender. Drain off fat; Add your curry powder. Cook and stir for 1 minute.

Cut up any large piece of Chuntey (or if you bought the jar, use that) Stir Chuntey, cherries, lemon juice, salt and pepper into the meat mixture. Bring to boil; reduce heat, simmer, cover for 5 minutes.


Spoon meat mixture into taco shell and top it off with Feta cheese salsa.



While I was at work I picked out two recipes I wanted to cook for dinner sometime this week and went shopping for them, actually I only ended up buying the stuff for Taco’s last night lol. I have food throughout my house and tonight I’m going to go through to see what I have and then plan my meals with the food I already have. I have 30 dollars for groceries next week so I’m trying not to spend it this week.

I plan on getting at least 3 30 minute workouts in a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday once I get used to that I’ll bump it up. I have a habit of doing 5-6 and within 3 weeks of it, I stop working out and go into lazy mode so I’m going to just work on three days a week for now.

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Happy rainy Tuesday….

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Blah blah blah

dysfunctionalbarbie on Jun 18th 2012 08:11 am


My post today represents this picture…be prepared for a yawn fest.

Winner blog is up!

I think this week sometime I find out if I make it to the next stage. The boy I’ve been talk to you (or should say man) for two weeks comes home from his job today for one week. He works on the Rigs so it’s 3 weeks on, 1 week off. So if by some chance we we’re to progress into anything (not any time soon but eventually) then we’d have to have super amazing communication skills because he is gone for 3 weeks at a time.  I also managed to piss of Douchey Mcdouche haha on purpose too and had fun doing it to the point he gave me the silent treatment hahaha. (Don’t ask why he’s still around…) I finally got my oil change went to Mr. Lube most expensive oil change ever, oh well needed to be done. I think I have a small leak in my tire which I need to get the hole filled. I might head over to fountain tire today to do it. All these shops are by my house, I wish a Toyota Dealership was too but no there all over the god damn city far away.

Sunday was a lazy day I slept until 12:45 which is unusual because I’m always up before nine and that was from an 11pm bedtime. I actually woke up at 7:30 and forced myself back to bed which is always a bad idea because it makes me lazy and sleepy the whole day.  I then binged after my weighed in, sat around watched criminal minds all day (gotta love A&E marathons) and did two loads of laundry, made dinner then washed some dishes. I for once slept through the whole night! I always wake up at least once in the middle of the night and I didn’t wake up until 2 minutes before my alarm went off. I thought I was going to miss the bus because I didn’t get out of my house until 5:30 luckily it was a new driver and it ran a little behind. I didn’t even run to the bus stop because I didn’t feel like having my bag flop around while I ran and somehow my left strap would have broke because it’s almost completely ripped off. I should go buy a new bag tonight while I go do some grocery shopping.

I feel like I’m starting my period (even though I just finished it) my moods are out of wack, I’m on edge and the slightly sound of things are really pissing me off. Like the paper shredder guys who come through the doors with their big bins keep slamming them on the ground and it echos. I literally want to walk over to them, rip off their heads and be like “DUDE, PLACE THEM DOWN QUIETLY, or don’t fucking come in the building until you learn to!” and cravings yesterday for anything sweet…I’m totally backwards here!

It was sunny first thing this morning, now the clouds are rolling in again. Calgary = Rain all friggen month! I only have half day on Wednesday due to my hospital appointment, nothing serious. I have my cook book that I bought a while back since I need to do some grocery shopping I’m going to go through it today and plan my meals for this week that way I’m all set and ready to go instead of eating out a lot. (not that I’ve been bad) I did enjoy KFC on Saturday along with cherry cheese cake and ice cream. Sorry team I’m sure I would have been lower than what I was if I stayed on track I would have been down more :P. Ah well we won anyways haha.

Okay I’m done my useless rambling…my life is not very interesting at the moment either. Happy Monday!

P.S I’m drinkin coffee tasting water because I forgot my water bottle at home and I’m drinking out of my coffee mug…even though I washed it…Kind of gross but I refuse to spend money on a bottle of water since they’re over priced here anyways…


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