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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Who else hates their alarm clock?

Here it is just after 6am and i'm waiting for my kettle to boil so I can eat my oatmeal. yesterday did just okay staying on core - which is why i am FORCING myself to get on the treadmill today. yesterday i was too tired in the morning and just couldn't do it. i got up, was lazy, got myself to work still, went shopping on my lunch (topic for another day - how i love my optimum points!), and went to meet my old friend lisa for dinner (lisa is not old, our friendship is). i got home and finished decorating the cookies for my cookie bouquet (yay!), and played on facebook.com and then got my butt to bed.

I will post photos of the cookies. i'm not entirely happy with them but they're just for my family so they will do! if someone were PAYING me for them i would try harder. which reminds me - there's a cake decorating class at michaels in whitby that i just might commit myself to for 4 weeks. it's only $35 for the course and kit - not bad, right? please give me your opinions!!!


here's my intake from yesterday:


breakfast:

*oatmeal


Lunch:

*an odd salad containing lettuce (0), salmon (2), salsa (1), 1 tbsp FF cottage cheese (0), and 1 tbsp chick peas (0).

*FF pudding (3)

*apple


Dinner (at boston pizza)

*spinach salad without the bacon (5), with a SMALL salmon fillet on the side (2)

*piece of bread (3)


Snacks:

*multigrain cheerios (2)

*carrots (0)

*3 tbsp FF ranch drsg (1)


Sooooo... I did okay except that I ate some bread with dinner. I hope that doesn't equal a gain this week!


Here's photos of the cookies:

Have a good day, everyone! Happy HUMP DAY!

Monday, February 19, 2007

It's a hardCORE life

well, survived day number 2 on core. the thing with core is (for me anyway), it feels good to feel like i'm ONLY eating healthy food. we'll see if the scale agrees with it this week. but that's not until thursday... here's what I ate today:

Breakfast:
*oatmeal (2)
*1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce (0)

Lunch:
*1/4 tin of salmon (2)
*1 tbsp salsa (0)
*1 tbsp FF cottage cheese (0)
*lettuce to wrap it all in (0)
*1 cup taco soup (2)
*FF pudding (2)

Dinner:
*lettuce, tomato, cucumber (0)
* 1 tbsp chick peas (0)
*30g very light cheese (1)
*3 tbsp FF dressing (Chelton House - very point friendly) (0)
*1 tin garlic and hot pepper tuna (2)
*1 grapefruit (2)

Snacks today:
*Smart Pop popcorn (94% FF!) (2)
*carrots with FF ranch drsg (1)
*apple (1)
*3/4 cup plain, FF yogurt (1)
*2 tbsp sugar free strawberry spread (0)
*spenda (0)

I also drank my water AND jogged 4.5km on the treadmill - today was a great WW day!!

Cross your fingers for me for tomorrow! I'm having dinner with a girlfriend but I've planned the menu ahead of time and think i can pretty much stay on core!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

New photos!

Just thought i'd share these before i go to bed! Alex bought me a cute little stuffed dog for valentine's day and it has similar markings to chicklet... so here's some photos from this afternoon!

Let's recap, shall we?

so, this weekend i actually didn't do soooo bad. i mean, saturday was girls' day... and after all was said and done i had ingested gummi hearts, nerds, hershey chocolate sticks, half a rolo egg (which is HUGE), popcorn, a chicken wrap, and FRIES... fries from shoeless joe's, not the fries i bake in my oven here. i mean, i ate healthy oatmeal for breakfast, and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day - at least the most important meal was healthy! somehow i didn't manage to gain any weight from yesterday... but i'm sure it's just taking a couple of days to show up.

so, today was the day i was to start core. and guess what? I DID IT! first, i went grocery shopping and bought all core items... then i came home and made taco soup (which is a variation of chili really - alex and i both liked it and i'll post how i made it as there's different recipes out there for it). then alex and i made his mint packages for his office.... and he took part in my friends marathon (i'm on season 6 now!) before also watching in style celebrity weddings 2007 with me (what a great boyfriend!). he went home and i began phase 2 of the decorating process of my cookies (for a family gathering on the 24th) and made the fudge i'll be taking. all that's left is to finish decorating the cookies (which will be a time consuming task) and make the chocolate chip cookies. then i'll make and decorate a birthday cake for mom and michele (butter pecan with a butterscotch/vanilla filling... was going to have marshmallow fondant icing but i think i'll do buttercream icing instead now). after next weekend i won't know what to do with my time, as right now all spare time is going to baking!!

so here's what i've eaten today:

breakfast - didn't manage to eat it as i was still FULL from saturday!

lunch -
*1/4 cup brown rice (1)
5 tbsp salsa (1)
1/4 cup FF cottage cheese (1)
mixed all up and eaten in lettuce wraps (0)

snack with alex - popcorn (1)

dinner -
2 cups taco soup (4)
grapefruit (2)

- and that's all i've eaten today. i swear i wasn't starving myself on purpose, it was just a busy day!

so here's how i made the TACO SOUP

*1 can stewed tomatoes, any flavour
*1 can stewed tomatoes, mexican flavour (oops, i bought italian and used it!)
*1lb ground chicken
*1 med onion
*1 can kidney beans
*1 can pinto beans
*1 smaller size can corn
*1 pkg taco seasoning

brown the ground chicken and onion together then add all ingredients together in the pot or slow cooker and cook until done!

works out to 2 points for 1 cup of soup.

my bed is calling! goodnight!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Insomnia strikes again, must be Thursday

Why can't I sleep on Thursdays? It has become apparent to me that Thursday night is my 'no sleep' night... so by Friday night I'm ready for bed by 8pm. Does that make me old? or pathetic? or both?

So, i weighed in tonight and i was up 1.2lbs. This is nuts! I've been basically maintaining for the past month and a half... little ups and downs, but at the same weight i was just after christmas. i have been jogging more so my WW leader seems to think that it will start paying off soon. In the meantime - back to CORE for me for at least a week.

I'll start the CORE plan on sunday, as saturday is girls' day and i want to eat whatever i want that day. otherwise, next week's grocery list is going to include FF plain yogurt, FF cottage cheese, more veggies, more fruit, and lettuce wraps! lunches will still be salads with FF drsg, unsweetened applesauce for desserts, or plain yogurt with splenda and a sugar free jam in it... dinners will be salmon, tuna, or chicken with a vegetable and maybe brown rice from time to time... or i'll do my brown rice/salsa/chicken bake dish... or chicken chili. really, the possibilities are endless. i'm just staying away from bread and my FF mccain fries. we even have SMART POP in canada now which is a CORE popcorn! can't go wrong!

That's it, there's my motivation... CORE starts sunday!

Happy weekend to all, and to all a good night (with sleep I hope!)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Happy Birthday Dear CHICKLET!

last night we celebrated chicklet's birthday by giving her a new bone. I think she loves it. She wouldn't let go of it all night. When she wasn't chewing on it she would carry it in her mouth or then hide it. Here's some photos!


After she first got her bone:

Watching me to make sure I don't take her awesome bone:

Wouldn't let go of it for her birthday photo with me:

Hiding it in her crate:

But she saw that I knew where it was, so she hid it in her bed:

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Featuring...

The REAL Jennifer Sibley

For anyone who is curious to know the real me... or is just as bored as I am procrastinating from some cleaning duties... here's a thorough survey (we've all read them before in the form of those dreaded emails!)

Name: Jennifer Marie Sibley
Sex: female
Birth date: November 3, 1978 @ 3:19pm
Location: originally Pontypool, currently North York
Height: 5'6.5" (although i think it's more like 5'7")
Eye color: blue
Hair color: tri-coloured - dirty blonde, strawberry blonde, brown
What does your name mean: Fair Phantom
High school graduation year: 1997 (holy crap, 10 year highschool reunion this year)
Favorite relatives: those who are my friends
Summer memory: the lake, the farm, swimming, biking - summer VACATION (a world before summer jobs and full time jobs)
Favorite TV shows: friends, sex and the city, ugly betty, grey's anatomy
What's on your mousepad: winnie the pooh and my mouse
In the car- ac or windows: A/C
Do you believe in yourself: usually
Favorite game: drinking games! i always win!
Favorite drink: crystal light
Favorite food: lettuce salad with lot's of toppings
Favorite colours: PINK, pink, and pink!
Favorite cigarettes: ONLY the popeye variation
Favorite sounds: laughing
Favorite smell: spring, fresh laundry
Worst feeling in the World: disappointing someone
Best feeling in the World: making someone proud
Favorite thing to do on a weekend: anything with alex or go to Pontypool
Favorite soundtrack: grease, dirty dancing, phantom of the opera
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: holy crap i'll be 38 years old. i have no idea. hopefully in a house in BROOKLIN!
First thought in the morning: 'get on that treadmill... just keep jogging, just keep jogging...'
Do you get motion sickness: nope
Rollercoasters- deadly or exciting: exciting!
How many rings before you answer the phone: usually a couple by the time i find the phone
Future son names: i have NO CLUE
Future daughter names: see above
Are you a good friend? sometimes... sometimes i am BAD at responding to phone calls or emails. i admit this readily!
Chocolate or Vanilla cake: depends on my mood... chocolate or lemon or carrot WW cakes are good!
What do you drive: my silver lucy
Do you sleep with a stuffed animal: no, i sleep with my REAL animal (chicklet!) and my cuddly teddy bear alex gave me for my birthday this year. and the pillow he brought me from mexico last year
Thunderstorms cool or scary: SCARY! helllooooo! they are terrifying!
If you could meet one person in the World, who would it be: jeff healey, bryan mccabe, or daniel mead (no, not the actor who plays him... the real character!)
What is your zodiac sign: SCORPIO (and damn proud of it)
What do you wear to bed: pj's
Do you eat stems of broccoli: yep! love the broccoli!
Guys- If a girl ever asked you for the shirt on your back, would yougive it to her? Girls- Would you ever ask a guy for his shirt? nope, alex would offer his... i wouldn't even have to ask.
If you could have any occupation when you get older, what would itbe: owner of a successful bakery - the 'central perk' of bakeries
If you could dye your hair one color, what would it be: the colour i dye it already
If you could have a tattoo, what and where would it be: i'll just stick with the one i already have.
Favorite brand of gum: trident whitening
What is your favorite quote: "do or do not. there is no try."
Have you ever been in love: luckily, yes
What's on your walls in your room: shelves
Is the glass half-empty or half-full: mostly half full
Pick a song that describes yourself or that you can relate to: well, my theme song is "any man of mine"
Which do you prefer- Cool Ranch or Nacho Cheese Doritos: popcorn
Favorite flavor Snapple: nil - crystal light!
Which one, Coke or Pepsi: diet coke (must be diet)
Which kind of milk is your favorite: skim
If you were to kill someone, which method would you use? i would NEVER! although... i do have a lawyer who could get me out of it... hmmmm...
Are you a righty, lefty, or ambidextrous: righty
Do you type with your fingers on the right keys: yep, type all day at work while people spill their hearts out... need to type fast and with the fingers on the correct keys!
When you meet a person of the opposite sex, you notice their: eyes and smile
If you could be one gardening tool, which one would it be: a shovel
What kind of shoe would you be if you had an option: a warm ugg in this cold weather
What's under your bed: a box with card-making materials... and dust
What's the best number in the World: 3
What is your dream car: i don't really have one
Who is your biggest crush right now: my boyfriend
Nickname: Jennywren, Princess, Pinkie, Pink, Sibs
Bacon Bits Or croutons: neither
Favorite Salad Dressing: balsamic vinigrette
Do you Drink: Yes
What type of Shampoo/Conditioner: right now? Dove (saving $$!)
Have you ever been skinny dipping: not since i was 2
Do you make fun of people: yes, but only the people i love and only to their faces!
Have you ever been convicted of a crime: nope, thanks to my lawyer/boyfriend!
Best friends online/offline: online
One pillow or two: five
Pets: chicklet and my grumpy old parrot
Favorite Movies: chick flicks
Favorite type of music: anything i can sing along to
Hobbies: baking, cooking, decorating cakes and cookies, making cards, knitting, crocheting, jogging
Word or Phrase you overuse: probably my christmas countdown!
Toothpaste: colgate total whitening
Piercing or tattoos: both
Do you get along with your parents: of course
Favorite beer: coors light
Favorite song at the moment: you look wonderful tonight... has been my favourite song since July 17,2004
Favorite subject in school: recess
Least favorite subject in school: first year algebra at university - i was so stupid to take that class!!!
Most humiliating moment: none! i am always composed and well-behaved! although, doing the running-man at Kim's wedding was not very bright.
Craziest or Silliest Person You Know: that would be alex! he's very silly.
Favorite Holiday: CHRISTMAS! DUH!!!! only 325 days to go!