Monday, October 18, 2010

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

I really like my name, wouldn't change it :)

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Is it wrong to buy a piece of electronics so you can use it for a couple days (like on a trip) and then give it back to the store?

Yes... simply yes :)

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

April Monthly Challenge

Okay.. okay... okay... so I kinda leaped over march and dropped off my blog and you all thought you would never hear from me again but here I am and I am still committed to my monthly challenges. Just keep on improving that's what I say! So here I go improving myself and trying to be better at tracking it on my blog.

So getting back to the order of things; My April monthly Challenge!

So an update on February...

Work Challenge - I did a full clean up of my office and scrap booking space so I totally rocked this challenge this month!! I would rate myself 10/10! Yes!

Personal Challenge - Still not on board for the Wii fitness challenge did nothing all month... so 0/10 for me... boo!

Money Challenge - I completed and sent in 2008 taxes! and even got them back already so all is done and complete, 10/10 baby!

So in total I am averaging 6.6/10 which is an improvement form 4.3/10 for January!! Wow I have already improved and I am not even finished blogging this post :)

So here is April's Challenges

Work Challenge - I am moving in two days so I want to make sure my office is set up in the new location! So my challenge is to create a functional working space in my new apartment.

Personal Challenge - I have joined a 6 week fitness challenge (see post here) and I want to meet the three fitness goals I set out through this program.

Money Challenge - Keeping with the tax theme and since taxes are due this month my challenge is to complete my taxes and have them sent in on time!

So what are your goals for this month?

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1st BzzAgent Report: South St. Burger! plus giveaway

So many of you may not know what BzzAgent is and since this is my first posting about my BzzAgent experience let me first give you a bit of an intro before I get into the Food review.

So here is the description right from

"BzzAgent creates a deep connection between consumers and brands to activate word of mouth across social and offline media. Through the engagement of our network of passionate, vocal and connected consumers, we provide companies the ability activate large-scale discussions, uncover hidden value, and drive measurable results. We believe in unpaid, unscripted ethical and authentic conversations (only!)"

So in short you sign up for "campaigns" then free product, coupons and product information is sent to you via mail. You test this product and have conversations with your friends, family, co workers etc. Each time to have a conversation you submit a report and earn free stuff each time a report is submitted!

I have been a BzzAgent since February 13, 2009 and have done 3 campaigns (Nodica Single Serve Cottage Cheese, Bio-K+CL1285 and Danone DanActive) and working on my 4th which I will be reviewing today.

So onto the review; South St Burger:

Last week I received my Bzzagent package that included a $10 voucher for South St Burger, 10 "buy one combo then get the second free" coupon and an information booklet about South St Burger.

Here are a few fun facts about South St Burger
- South St Burger is the creation of the New York Fries company
- They are bullfrog powered in 5 of their stores
- All their meat is naturally raised with no additives or preservatives
- NYF was the first Canadian chain to removes trans fat from their cooking process!

My boyfriend and I met at the location at Yonge & Eglington (2383 Yonge St). I ordered the veggie burger combo with cheese and onions rings and he ordered the cheese burger combo with poutine.

Sorry guys, I was so hungry that I forgot to take a food shot!

For me it was the best veggie burger I have had! It really did taste like meat (and I am not a vegetarian I prefer meat patties). My onion rings were made from red onions and they were light and crispy, delish! My BF's burger was fresh and juicy and the poutine was a great compliment to the meal. We both left feeling satisfied and look forward to bringing friends back soon!

I do have a 2 for 1 coupons to giveaway for South St Burger. If you want to to be added in the draw you can earn up to 3 entries each and this is how...
1. Post a comment on this blog post
2. Become a follower of my blog
3. Tweet out this blog post to all your friends!

Well, off for now but look out for more post from South St Burger in the coming months. I want to try many more menu items; Milkshakes, salad, chicken burger, and all the condiments they have to offer! Off to enter my BzzReport :)

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Fitness Challenge - Fit & Fab 6 Weeks

To prepare for an upcoming trip to Florida in August and to shed that winter bulge...

I have joined Fit & Fab Challenge on Positive Fabulous Women Network website. This is a 6 week challenge that has brought together approximately 50 women in the Toronto region who have made a commitment to there health!

I have been given 12 sessions at Goodlife Women's Fitness Club on Toronto St and 12 sessions at 889 Yonge Yoga & Wellness Centre! I am very excited, this will boil down to 4 gym sessions per week. Quite an exciting fitness journey for me and I am going to document my whole adventure right here on my blog to track my progress, keep my motivation high and to rally support!!

I have my trusty Fit & Fab log book in hand and it will not leave my side for the next 6 weeks.

In the log book I have written done my three goals;

This is my a picture of me on the start of this journey and my stats for reference to track the physical change in my body over the next 6 weeks.

Weight: 139 lbs
Bust: 36"
Waist: 30"
Hip: 41"

If you want to join my journey and share you fitness and eating tips feel free to comment on this blog, become a follower on twitter @katiepaterson or find me on Facebook!

Off to get my gym clothes ready for my first class tomorrow at Goodlife fitness!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

If you could have invented one thing, what would it have been?

Something that has never been invented yet :)

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Monday, February 08, 2010

February Monthly Challenge

So January was not the biggest success when it came to my all my challenges I set out, but that's okay at least I put them out there and took baby steps. I have decided to continue with these challenges and push forward.

So an update on January

Work Challenge - Do not eat the freshly baked chocolate cookies at work.
- this worked for the first week or so then I stopped making lunches and ate them on the long days... so I would rate myself 2/10 for this one

Personal Challenge - Start the EA Sports Active Wii 30 challenge... yeah well that lasted 3 days... rating myself 1/10 for this one

Money Challenge - Do not buy a morning tea at starbucks... I did very well at this I did not buy any before work! The odd day after work or during the weekend I would indulge but I think that is still kosher! so I am rating myself 10/10! yeah me!!

So in total I am averaging 4.3/10 not bad I guess, leaves rooms for improvement right!!

So here is February's Challenges

Work Challenge - I am having trouble thinking of something mainly because I think there is so much to choose from... Okay I want to challenge myself to clean up my home office workspace so it is workable and promotes a creative place for me to launch my new business.

Personal Challenge - Workout at least 2 a week, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. This can consist of either a run or doing EA Sports Active on the Wii

Money Challenge - Complete and send in last year's taxes to get my refund, this way I will be ale ready to go for this upcoming tax year!

So what are your goals for this month?

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If you could only listen to one song for the next month, which would it be?

"Tonight's Gonna be a Good Night" - Black Eyed Peas

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Nearing the end...

So It's coming to the end of January and I have not my part of my new year's resolutions... I have not done EA Sport Active since the first week and I have been stealing cookies form the cookie jar at work :(

But I am going to treat these as minor setback and get back on the game, today I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with the To DO list that just seems on growing no matter how many I check off. I need to create a blog plan and a life plan for all the things that are going on with me. I am looking forward to another year of great transformations and opportunity.

Keep my head high for February!

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