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Sunday, April 30, 2006


Just to help all of you out... I'll post my schedule for May!

1st - LD
2nd - LD
3rd - LD
4th - D
6th - LN
7th - LN
8th - LN
15th - LD
16th - LD
17th - D
18th - D
20th - E
21st - E
22nd - E
23rd - E
24th - E
29th - LD
30th - LD
31st - D

Monday's Menu

Well, the weekend is over... boohoo! Now I'm into my stretch of work before I have 6 days off. I can't wait to have almost a week off... but alex will be gone to mexico... so i'll spend the week missing him!!!

anyway, onto monday's menu

*cream of wheat (2)
*ED smith no sugar added jam (0)

*1 cup brown rice (4)
*salsa (0)
*chicken (1)

Snacks (throughout the day, when I get a chance at work)
*carrots (0)
*1/2 cup hummus (4)
*2 fruit leathers (2)

*1 1/2 cups chicken chili (4)
*strawberries (1)
*spenda (0)
*1/2 cup plain, fat free yogurt (2)
*1 tbsp ed smith jam (0)
*splenda (0)

Snack (when i get home from work around 8pm)
*1 cup kashi honey puffed wheat cereal (2)
*1/2 cup skim milk (1)

Water = 2 litres

Friday, April 28, 2006

Photo Summary

I enjoy posts with photos... So I thought I'd do a photo summary of all I plan to do this weekend.

<--- chick flicks
<----- running on the treadmill
<------ cleaning
<----- out to dinner with jess (undetermined where)
<----- maybe buy some treats at bulk barn
<----- dishes
<------ manicure with jess
<----- pedicure with jess
<------ watching some TV


it's about time it's friday. i couldn't get out of work fast enough today... if someone can find me a work place where politics aren't an issue... i'll go there.

i have the evening to myself. alex had to go out to dinner with his boss.... so i've filled my tummy with sushi and i'm ready to curl up on the couch and watch the daytime emmy's and maybe a chick flick during commercials (or sex and the city episodes on dvd maybe).

i'm not going to post saturday's menu plan because i'm going out to dinner with jess... not sure where we'll go or what we'll have... but i'll behave!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Friday's Menu


  • cream of wheat with jam (2)

AM Snack

  • apple (1)


  • 1 cup brown rice (4) w/ salsa (0) and chicken (1)

Snack, PM

  • 3/4 c plain, fat free plain yogurt (2)
  • 1 cup strawberries (1)
  • splenda (0)


  • Sushi, 22 pieces (11)
  • miso soup (1)

Snack - late night movie

  • popcorn, 3cups (1)
  • becel spray (0)
  • kernels flavouring (0)

Thursday, aka Day of Truth!!

Well, I was down 0.2lbs this week. Not so bad!

I treated myself to my favourite post weigh in meal - a 12" subway sub.

I wish there was more to report today. Actually, no I don't. No news is good news in my field!! A quiet day at work is so few and far between that I'll be glad to take one any day of the week!!

I'm thinking my project this weekend will be to identify all of my triggers for when I want to make poor food choices... and then come up with coping strategies for them! I'll also review my "reasons to keep going" list that I made back in the fall.

I told alex about my blog. he says it'll last 2 weeks... he's probably right!! but maybe i should try to prove him wrong! it's a good way for all of you to keep up with what's going on in my weight loss journey... without having to call me and bug me!! haha!! just kidding!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wednesday's Menu

I'm going to post my PLAN for the day's menu Friday thru Wed. Thursday is my WI day - I never plan ahead for that day. Basically I eat as little as possible until WI, then eat whatever I feel like (but still track points).

I have decided for the next few weeks I will focus on only CORE foods (from weight watchers core plan), but will still count my points.

  • 1 pkg instant cream of wheat (2)
  • 2 tsp E.D Smith no sugar added strawberry spread (0)
  • 1 1/2 C. strawberries with splenda (1)

Snack - AM

  • 3/4 C. plain, fat free blue menu yogurt (2)
  • 1 tbsp E.D Smith no sugar added strawberry spread (0)
  • splenda (0)


  • 3/4 cup fat free cottage cheese (3)
  • tomato and cucumber (0)
  • black pepper (0)
  • orange (1)

Snack - PM

  • 1/2 cup WW recipe hummus (4)
  • carrots (0)


  • 1 1/2 cup chicken chili (4)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice (2)
  • lettuce, tomato, cucumber, & egg white salad (0)
  • 2 tbsp Blue Menu Fat Free Honey Dijon salad dressing (2)

Snack - HS

  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries with splenda (1)

Water = 2.5 litres

Pictures are Fun

Alex holding Chicklet
Chicklet ready for Halloween
Me and Chicklet cuddling
Chicklet and her friend, Heffner (my sister's dog)

Hello... Allow me to introduce myself!

Well, it's nearly noon... I'm supposed to be at work today but I called in sick. I felt horrible last night, unfortunately the catch-22 with calling in sick seems to be the guilt that goes with it only makes you feel worse.

Hold on, guess I should introduce myself first.

I'm a 27 year old girly-girl living and working in Toronto.

I live on my own with my chihuhau, "chicklet" (pictured). I also have a green-cheek conure parrot named "jem". I adopted him from someone who couldn't give him the time he needed and deserved... so by the time I got him he was 5 years old and is MEAN. but i still love him. he prefers to be called "baby", as that's the only word he really says clearly.

I have a boyfriend, we've been together 2 1/2 years or so. he's so wonderful. every girl should have a signifcant other as wonderful as mine. he treats me with respect and makes me feel like i am the most special and important person in the world. i can't say enough wonderful things about him.

I have 2 amazing and inspiring parents who have been married 30 years in june... and have been together for almost 40 years or so (and did i mention they are only 51 and 52 years old? they've been together since they were babies). my parents truly are my heroes... you couldn't ask for better, more supportive, or loving parents.

I also have 2 younger sisters. One of which has just finished her 2nd degree, and is now a social worker for the Children's Aid Society. She is also engaged to be married in september... the first of us 3 girls to get hitched. it's going to be a major party for our family... although i can already feel i'm going to cry when i see my dad walk her down the isle. the baby sister (who isn't a baby, but is almost 21 years old) is marching to the beat of her own drum and is taking advertising at college... you see, my mom, my middle sister, and myself are all in social/health servies and working with children... my dad is an engineer for GM... and my baby sister is being so brave by venturing out into a totally different field than anyone in our family.

so anyway, my sister's wedding leads me into my next topic... my weight loss journey. after struggling with my weight my entire life, i decided to let my cousin (who also struggled with her weight) to inspire me... she lost 65lbs or so on weight watchers... and i decided that i would bite the bullet and join myself so i could look and feel better by the time my sister's wedding came around. i joined on july 15th, 2005. i walked into the meeting on my own, and scared to death... i had no idea what to expect. i don't know that anyone could have prepared me for when i first stepped on the scale. i hadn't been on a scale in a few years... i wanted to cry. i felt so embarassed and ashamed. i started counting my points the next day... at my next weigh-in i was down 4lbs and i was hooked. it was such a good feeling. now, i'm down 50.2lbs. i won't tell anyone how much i have to lose, i'll just tell you when i get there (partially because i haven't decided on my goal weight either yet).

this is going to be a place for me to vent about my weight-loss struggles, celebrate my accomplishments, and discuss everything else that goes on in the meantime.

so sit back, enjoy the ride... and check back often!!