Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mizuno Wave Precision 8


Saw this one on sale today.. i'm planning to buy one coz my last mizuno shoes disentegrated on me. Need to earn more Internet money. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

All New!

To Whom It May Concern,


"You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you."
Robert Anton Wilson

Hello, lovely friends and welcome to a new month, a new challenge and a new look! It's time for the Atkins Challenge with the beautiful Amber! Also, I'm in week 3 of the 4 Week Challenge with the elegant Peanut! Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and encouragement throughout the both challenges, I couldn't have done it without you! So without further ado, here are my results:

Results For 30 Day Challenge:

WEIGHT  - 57kg (125.6lbs) ~    (STARTING WEIGHT - 60kg (132.2lbs))
BMI - 20.4 ~    (STARTING BMI -21.5)
UPPER ARM - 26cm (10.2in) ~    (STARTING MEASUREMENT: - 28cm (11in))
BUST - 87cm (34.2in) ~     (STARTING MEASUREMENT: - 89cm (35in))
WAIST - 74cm (29.1in) ~     (STARTING MEASUREMENT: - 79cm (31.1in))
HIPS - 87cm (34.2in) ~     (STARTING MEASUREMENT: - 89cm (35in))
UPPER THIGHS - 49cm (19.2in) ~     (STARTING MEASUREMENT: -51cm (20in))

TOTAL LOSS IN WEIGHT:  - 3kg (6.6lbs)
TOTAL LOSS IN CM: - 13cm (9.2in)

Progress results for 4 Week Challenge with Peanut

*See starting stats here.*

TOTAL LOSS IN WEIGHT: - 1.8kg (3.9lbs)
TOTAL LOSS IN CM: - 4cm (1.6in)

Right, now that that's over with, let me tell you a bit about my new look. I've gone on a bit of an Anime trip. Mich and Peri, I think you will both approve! I've also been a bit narcissistic, by decorating my blog with mostly brown haired, brown eyed Anime girls, because I have brown hair and brown eyes and after all this is a blog about me! Alright, enough about me, tell me, what do YOU think about me?? Kidding!

I'm trying to embrace my feminine side, or at least, trying to locate it! The bloody thing must be in here somewhere, dammit! I have no wish to be a lady, such things are best left to regal gals like Mich, who really are ladies! I'm a total tomboy and I really want to let go of my lumberjack image. I'm tired of having to tell male company "Dude, I find that offensive, because I'M A GIRL!" only to get the reply, "No, you're not, you're just one of the guys!" So, in a bid to unleash my 'inner girlie', I thought I'd give Sincerely, Cinnamon Brown a complete make-over! What do you think?

I spent the whole week looking for pretty images for my new look. I thought I'd start off with some pink today, as it's a colour I've ignored for far too long. It might have something to do with the fact that my bitch-mother forced me to wear nothing but pink until I was 12! Oh well, time to let go of the past and grab the present with open arms!

I'm really looking forward to the Atkins challenge, as it's the only diet that actually does something for me. I want to be super vigilant, though because it's dangerous to restrict sugars. I've gone more than a month without a binge episode and I don't want to throw it all away because of foolishness. Being an incredibly willful person, I believe in the power of my mind, so I want to work very hard on myself to overcome my disorders and bad habits. It won't be easy, but that's why it's called a 'challenge', innit?!

I've also revamped my pages at the top (under the header) and I've added a new one, titled 'Angels' just for you!  The Top 40 music has now become my 10 favourite albums, with links, so you can have a listen to them. Sorry if they are a bit 'picture-heavy', I was having so much fun!

Scenes from beautiful Seattle, Goddess, take me there one day!

I leave you now with every good wish for the month of July. I hope you have everything you have worked for and everything of which you dream. I also leave you, as always with all my love. You're all so wonderful!

Cinnamon Brown.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 30

Peggy Lipton as Norma Jennings

To Whom It May Concern,

Dear Elle Marie and Evelyn,
Thank you so much for signing in with me. May today bring you both joy in abundance!

QUESTION 30:  10 facts about you! *And now, what are your stats?

Find 10 boring things about me here! For those of you who care, here are 10 more!

1) I have brown hair and brown eyes.
2) I have 2 cats, Belladonna and Sphinx. They are the light of my life!
3) I love cinnamon and eat copious quantities of it daily!
4) I love chocolate and would gladly forgo any meal for it!
5) I love coffee. It will be the death of me!
6) I make a mean ganja brownie!
7) I have an affinity for growing herbs (and 'herb') and cacti!
8) My best friends ALL live overseas and yes, they are all of you!
9) I love you all to itty, bitty pieces!
10) I love reading your comments!

Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer

Hi everyone! Phew, made it! Day 30! Thank you all so much for all your wonderful comments throughout this challenge, your love and support have really kept me going! You are all so amazing! As this is my last day of the challenge and of the month, it will also be the last day of my Twin Peaks fixation. My new layout will be completely different and it will have colour! It's time! As a tribute to my big obsession, I'm posting pictures of some of the women who appeared in the show and some of them will be in colour!

Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne

* If it's alright with everyone, I will post my stats and the results of this challenge tomorrow, as Friday is my weigh-in day. These numbers will also serve as a progress report for the 4 Week Challenge I'm doing with the lovely Peanut and as Starting Stats for my new Atkins Challenge with the lovely Amber! Hope that makes sense!

M├Ądchen Amick as Shelly Johnson

I really can't believe it's the end of June already. If only the pounds went as fast as the days! Oh well, we can but make the most of the time we have, can't we?! My last day was yet another good day, so for the last time here it is in a nutshell:

CALORIES: 500 or less
EXERCISE: 1 hour or more
WATER: 1.5-2 Litre

Joan Chen as Josie Packard

I hope you all had a good June. It's been very cold here, winter has definitely arrived in our little corner of the Southern Hemisphere. It's moving into the hottest part of the year in the North now, so please ladies, don't forget to stay hydrated and most important of all DON'T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN!(Yes, mother!)

Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings), Lara Flynn Boyle (Donna Hayward) and Sheryl Lee (Maddy Ferguson)

I leave you all now with eagerness for the new month and the new diet. I wish you all the best for your July endeavours and may the things you dream of find you at long last. I also leave you, as always, with all my love.

Cinnamon Brown.

Epson ME™ 32


im going to use my internet money to buy this economical, efficient and effective printer.
Drivers for Linux? no problem download it here

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 29

To Whom It May Concern,

Dear mhairi!,
Thank you so much for signing in with me. May you be truly blessed, always!

QUESTION 29: Your definition of beauty.

To be perfectly honest, I don't believe that it has anything to do with the way you look, it's all about how you treat others. You can be the most beautiful woman in the world, but if you are also a total bitch, you may as well be a horse's arse!

From an aesthetic point of view, what makes a woman attractive in my eyes is the expression of her natural beauty. Keeping make-up light and understated, not over styling the hair and wearing simple, flattering clothes and jewellery is key. Your outer appearance should enhance your inner beauty, not hide it!

I couldn't agree more!

Hello lovely ladies! We're almost at the end of the challenge and the month. Time flies when you're trying to shed the pounds! I've spent quite a bit of time devising new guidelines for next month on Atkins. I want to only post once or twice a week as the every day posting is getting a bit much and I'm sure my writing is starting to get rather tiresome!

CALORIES: 500 or less
EXERCISE: 1 hour or more
WATER: 1.5-2 Litre

Thank you so much to the gorgeous Mich for the wonderful Storytime Medal Award. I will have to come up with something good to make you proud, writer-girl! 

I hope you all have a truly beautiful day and remember you are deeply beautiful in your own unique and special way! All my love.

Cinnamon Brown.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 28

To Whom It May Concern,

QUESTION 28: Do you want that “gap” between your legs? Why?
Duh! Having legs that chaff together is most uncomfortable, but from a purely aesthetic point of view, I just like the way it looks!

Hi, Girls! Just a quickie! Thanks so much for your comments. Today went well again, can't complain. The end is nigh!

CALORIES: 500 or less
EXERCISE: 1 hour or more
WATER: 1.5-2 Litre

I hope you all had a good Tuesday. Catch up with you later. All my love.

Cinnamon Brown.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 27

To Whom It May Concern,

Dear Absolute Darling,
Thank you so much for signing in with me, you are indeed and absolute darling! Have a wonderful day!

QUESTION 27: How do you deal with being around food?

At home, I keep things well packed away and not lying around to tempt me. I make sure the fridge is as empty as possible and only filled with necessary, healthy items. My store cupboard contains only tinned (canned) goods, like tuna and dry goods like herbs and spices, no snacks, treats or junk food. I don't keep food in my handbag (purse) and I don't squirrel it away for a rainy day. I am a devious little bitch and I will find it and I will binge! I cannot be trusted! When I go to other people's houses, tell them how lovely their lounge or bedroom is and that we should hang out there, rather than the kitchen. They never suspect that it's because I'm avoiding food. I struggle to eat in front of most people and don't want to have to explain why. Considering all I've just written, it's hard to believe I'm still such a fatty, innit?!

Hi, girls! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and concerns. I've done Atkins many times and my body readily goes into ketosis, so I know it's right for me. I just need to work on my carbohydrate cravings so that I don't binge and ruin my progress. I realise that I don't need them, I just want them, so it makes it easier to accept that I should stop using food as a form of comfort! Also, I appreciate your noticing how all my hard work and effort almost always goes unrewarded, it's something that I struggle with a lot in different ares in my life. I can promise you that I am being honest and sticking to my diet and exercise plan. I'm not lying and saying I was good when secretly, I'm slothing around on the couch all day, guzzling beer, pizza and chocolate! I really am working very hard! Anyway, I had a great day today! I played by all the rules, so hopefully, I will see results soon!

CALORIES: 500 or less
EXERCISE: 1 hour or more
WATER: 1.5-2 Litre

Dear friends, please spare a thought for Danae, who is STILL not able to post on Blogger or comment on any of our blogs since the crash. I miss you terribly D. and I hope to have you back online soon!

I've had this song stuck in my head all day and I'd like to dedicate it to Ana's Angel, because it's one of her blogs/online names! I hope your last 2 days in Rome are truly awesome and that you return safely to your loved ones with heaps of  photos, good memories and fun stories! Rock on, Sister!

Just a little F.Y.I.: Mich, this song is off an album titled Into The Dark  A Soundtrack To The Novels Of John Connolly. (Courtesy of FishPyjamas) The song lyrics, "Where can a dead man go? A question with an answer only dead men know." are the first words to appear in The Unquiet. The songs are meant to reflect the mood of the books and the character, Charlie Parker. Yes, there is a copy coming your way, M.!

I must say, I'm looking forward to a new month and a new diet. I will post my results from the 30 Day Challenge on Friday, 1 July. It will also serve as a progress report for the 4 Week Challenge I'm doing with Peanut! I  hope you are all enjoying a great start to the new week. Be good to yourselves. All my love.

Cinnamon Brown.