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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Oh, the pain! (but it's the good kind)


Well, I was down 4.2lbs!! So, I've lost all but 0.4 of the pounds I gained over the past 2 weeks. I think I have The Biggest Loser DVD to thank!

This morning, despite my very sore and pained legs (thanks Bob Harper!), I still went on the treadmill for just 30min. I think my new love/hate relationship will be with "jumping lunges" - those things are killer!

Here's what I've had today:
BF - egg (2), cottage cheese (2)
Lunch - bagel (2), granola bites (2)
Dinner - SUBWAY (12), 100 cal (2), cadbury thins (2)

That's it, I'm DONE for the day! No more eating!!!

Tara - I found the hot pepper relish beside the regular relish at Loblaws! It's by bicks, it's in a clear jar and it looks red. It was good... and quite a kick it has to it!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A$$ Kicking!

I just got my butt kicked by the Biggest Loser workout! My heart rate got up insanely high and it's a good thing Alex called when he did... I think I needed a break. By the time it was done I seriously thought I was going to throw up!!!

I think this DVD set was a good investment and well worth the whole $20!

Today was another day spent in training... complete with exam at the end of the day. Tomorrow it's back to the office but my day will focus on a health and safety inspection of the place.

Here's what I ate today:
BF = oatmeal (2), 1 tbsp light JIF (2)
Snack = vitalicious muffin (1)
Lunch = salad (0) with egg (2), cheese (1), balsamic spritzer (0). yogurt (1), apple (1)
Dinner = chicken breast (3), cheese (1), steamed vegetables with hot pepper relish (0), baby potatoes (2). applesauce (1). fibre 1 bar peanut butter (3)
* I had left room for a snack during big brother... but felt too sick after my biggest loser workout!*

Good luck tomorrow to all of us weighing in!!! (It HAS to be a better week than last week!).

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Night of Brotherly Love (and not a dry eye in sight!)

What a night on TV! It was LEGENDARY!!! Don't anyone out there (who watched The Biggest Loser) try to tell me you didn't CRY your EYES OUT at the end. How sad was that? To think, there was one point where I wasn't crazy about Mark... but he was so great tonight. The whole blue team has a brotherly love unlike any team I've ever seen on TBL. When they were in Vegas, having the time of their lives, I was just so happy for them! Then cried my eyes out at the end of the show (no matter how much I tried to remind myself nobody was dying, it was just a show... even Allison Sweeney got teary eyed!). THEN, if you were flipping back and forth to Big Brother like I was - more chaos on that show. Quite possibly the most exciting show I've ever seen for it too.... 2 girls taken out for medical attention, big fight... crazy.

Exercise was not happening today. I had to leave for work an hour earlier today (and tomorrow) because I'm in training for 2 days to become the certified Joint Health and Safety rep at my office... which means NO exercise in the morning. I wanted to do the biggest loser workout tonight... but I had to work from home for one of my part time jobs. Tomorrow I hope to make a few calls for parent groups, get that done and over with... and get the biggest loser workout done!

Here's what I ate today:
BF - ww bagel (2) - psst, I'm officially out of US bagels. That is okay - more room in my tiny freezer!. 1/2 tbsp light JIF (1), all bran bites (1)
Lunch - salad (0), egg (2), turkey bacon (1), allegro cheese (1), balsamic spritzer (0), yogurt (1), apple (1), 100 calorie pack (2)
Snack - jello (0), carrots (0), hummus (1), ww bread (1), 1 tbsp salsa cream cheese (1)
Dinner - ww bagel (2), morningstar farms spicy black bean burger (2), cheese slice (1), blue menu ketchup (0), ff cottage cheese and fruit cup (2), fibre 1 bar (2)

Happy Hump day!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday of Mourning (my vacation)

It's Monday. My vacation is over. Blah. I was too depressed to go on the treadmill today before work... The rest of the week is busy with long days for training I'm away at... As long as I have my eating back under control, at least that's a start after my last couple of weeks.

I need to go to bed, so, here's what I ate today:
BF - oatmeal (2), flaxseed meal (0), 1/3c smart bran (1), 1 tbsp JIF light (2)
Lunch - flatout bread (1), turkey breast (1), 2 tbsp organic hummus (1), cheese slice (1), 2 slices turkey bacon (1), SF jello (0), fibre 1 bar (2)
Snack - dill pickles (0)
Dinner - salad (0) with 1/2c chick peas (2), 1/2 hard boiled egg (1), allegro cheese (1), 2 tbsp ff ranch (1), yogurt (1), SF jello (0), apple (1)

I'm going to eat flatout bread every day right now I think because I'm going with one of my bride friends to pick up her dress in the states on March 16... along with more SHOPPING!!

Good night to all!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vacation OVER!


My week off is over after today... but also, my WW vacation is OVER. Today it is back to the grind. This week it is back to morning jogs... it is back to tracking what I eat.

I'm so over getting on the scale and it being up every single DAY and me not caring... and not tracking what I eat. I know what this leads to (I'm seeing it first hand all over again).

That is it. Today I commit to getting back to daily blogging, tracking everything I eat, and back to exercise.

After all, not only do I have TWO weddings I'm in come September... ANOTHER friend just got engaged and is looking at a fall wedding!!! If ever I should have motivation, it is now.

Today I am back to being a loser... every single day! Today I plan to eat well and exercise... as well as run some errands. I will be back later to update what I have eaten and what I did to exercise!

What I ate today:
BF - flatout wrap (1), 1tbsp light cheez whiz (1), 1 hard boiled egg with only 1/2 the egg white (1), 2 slices turkey bacon (1), apple (1)
Snack while grocery shopping - cadbury thins with almonds (2)
Lunch - salad (0) with lobster meat stuff (2), cheese (1), 3 tbsp ff italian (0), 3 dill pickles (0), SF pudding (1), 100cal (2)
Snack (again!) - SF pudding (1), SF jello (0), 100 cal x2 (4)
Dinner (planned) - grilled balsamic mushrooms (0), kale (0), salmon fillet (2), 100cal (2)

Exercise:
None yet (but that will change by the end of the day!)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wake up call!

I was up 4.6lbs this week. yikes! my leader has advised me to stay AWAY from the cupcakes and cake... I will definitely heed her advice!!

On to next week!!!

Just for the heck of it...

There's not much hope for me today... but good luck still to Tara and myself!!!

I will be back later on with the results... until then, my day is biggest loser workouts, a long walk on the treadmill, grocery shopping, some paperwork for sickkids, WI, and then some time on my COUCH with my SUBWAY!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I dream of being a big loser


... that's not going to happen this week. I haven't worked hard enough and I didn't resist enough temptations on the weekend (given my lack of activity). I am also dealing with bloatedness tonight... even if i weren't bloated I would be up... but being bloated is definitely not helping matters!

Today I went on the treadmill, went to sickkids with stac and her little princess, left there and came up to costco.... stac and i both bought the biggest loser dvd set AND bought a box of chocolate bars each (100 cal coffee crisps AND almond thins), then divided them up to get 12 of each. We've made a pact that we won't eat more than 2 chocolate bars a week (i will use this blog as evidence of said pact). we then went to mongolian grill for dinner... i resisted all chinese/fried foods. i had grilled chicken and vegetables... NO carbs (except the FRUIT i had for dessert)... and seaweed salad. my only concern is the teriyaki sauce and the amount of sodium in it... oh well. what's done is done! i'm already just moving on to next week.

since i'm off work tomorrow (i'm on "vacation" this week, but only have tomorrow to myself... friday i'm working at sickkids and possibly doing cpr all bloody weekend... although i may put that off until march), i'm going to work my butt off for a last chance workout before weigh in. chances are i will be up... but it will still help me prepare for next week's WI!

Here's what I ate today:
BF - oatmeal (2), 1/3c smart bran (0), 20 g raisins (1), egg (2)
Lunch - whole tin of tuna (2), cup of soup (1)
Dinner - mongolian grill... hmmm... chicken (2), vegetables (0), teriyaki sauce (0 - according to ww guidelines!), wakame seaweed salad (3?), crabmeat (1), fruit pieces (1), 2 jello cubes (1?)

Happy weekend, Tara!! Enjoy your roadtrip! and GOOD LUCK tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Back on Track!



I've been in Pontypool since Saturday. While my food was actually not so bad, my inactivity wasn't great. Sunday was supposed to be a family gathering... but thanks to freezing rain all day and a strike on my family's neck of the woods... my aunt's road was a sheer skating rink. We (mom, dad, kristen, michele, simon, and myself) got about 3 car lengths down the road and realized we never stood a chance making it safely over any hills... so we turned around and went all the way back to Pontypool (we had made it to just north of Cameron!).

I allowed myself 1 piece of cake, and about a million of those lemon whip cream cheese cupcakes.

I did, however, get to see my wonderful nephew (that makes TWICE that I have seen him since Christmas... it sucks they live so far away!).

So, now I'm back. I did 1 tae-bo DVD this afternoon and went on the treadmill for 30min. I'll have to step it up tomorrow and Thursday to get myself ready for WI on thursday!

I'll be back to posting my menus tomorrow!! Tara has inspired me to get back to eating healthier!!! Tomorrow I'm gone to SickKids with Stac and Raven (poor Raven, there is always something wrong with that girl... Maybe because she was a premie? who knows!). She is fine, she has to have testing done to be sure (she's seeing endocrine). I think Thursday I'll make a grocery list and a plan of attack for next week... and conquer all!

I was at costco on friday and bought the Tae Bo DVD set... now I think I might like to go back and buy the Biggest Loser dvd set they had there too. I'll think about that one!!!

Happy Hump day everyone!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Oh man




I need to start caring again... and SOON!

I have GOT to gain control of my snacking. That's it, I'm not baking anything again for a while (except mom and michele's birthday cake in a couple of weeks)...

I'm going to Pontypool/Fenelon Falls for the weekend... I'll try to do my best. I need to keep up the roll I had been on and keep LOSING!!!

Okay, I'm all packed and ready to head out... so now, I'll just go on the treadmill and shower and go!!!

Happy weekend everyone!
ETA: Didn't go on the treadmill, did Taebo dvd instead... not too bad!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

V-day!

Okay, we can forget it... I'm NOT weighing in today. I don't need to pay money to be told I'm UP (by my calculations I'll be up at least a couple of pounds). I don't care to feel crappy on Valentine's day. I have like 8 'missed meeting' coupons to use. I'll use one of them today and save myself some $$!!!

Tara - Good luck today!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

One of those days...


I've been a pig who exercised today, that's the bottom line.

I think I didn't eat enough during the day and was starving tonight. My day started by sleeping in and not going on the treadmill (hell, after my drive home last night... i felt getting sleep was a priority). I went to work and resisted the cupcakes I took in for a birthday celebration. I came home and ate dinner... and kept eating... and kept eating. I went on the treadmill for an hour. Now here we are.

Here's what I've eaten:
BF - weight control oatmeal (2) with flaxseed (0)
Lunch - romaine (0), 1/2c chick peas (2), allegro cheese 30 g(1), vegetables (0), 3 tbsp ff italian (0). yogurt (1), pear (1), cup of soup (1)
Dinner - flatout bread (1), egg (2), 2 egg whites (0), 2 tbsp light cream cheese (1), steamed broccoli and peas (0),fibre 1 bar (2)... ANOTHER fibre 1 bar (2)... 100 calorie cookies (2), granola bites (2), crispy delights (2)... and finally 100 cal hostess cakes (2).

I saw in my SHAPE magazine there are new hostess cake (100 cal) flavours in the states! 2 kinds of muffins and a coffee cake!

Tomorrow Alex is coming with me to weigh in and we are going out for a valentine's dinner (hopefully at mongolian grill). I'm not sure if I'll weigh in or not tomorrow... we'll see how I feel come tomorrow afternoon!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Crabby


I hate the drivers here when there is lot's of snow. My 1hr drive to my parent group tonight took 1.5hrs... oh well. my drive home? i'm too exhausted to type out how exciting it was... almost NOT making it up the hills... being stuck on the DVP because cars couldn't make it up the hill... my gas light on... my side street adventures to find a gas station.... my freaking TWO AND A HALF HOUR DRIVE HOME. I just got home before 10pm. I'm tired and NOT in a good mood! At least my parent group is done and I am FREE on Tuesdays!

Here's what I ate today:
BF - weight control oatmeal (2)
Lunch - salad with cheese and tuna (2), ff italian (0), yogurt (1), pear (1), dill pickles (0)
Snack - chicken noodle cup of soup (1), more pickles (0), 100 cal cheese nips (2)
Dinner - ww bagel (2), cheese slice (1), lettuce (0), PICKLES (0), fibre 1 bar (2)

I had more to eat for dinner but it was too crazy trying to eat while driving in that bad weather... and on the way home was even worse. now i have a headache and am exhausted... so eating is not in the cards right now.

I hope hump day is okay for everyone!!! it has GOT to be better than today for crying out loud!!! Only 2 more days until i have a whole WEEK off (it could be week off if i wasn't working at sickkids!!).

Goodnight... sleep tight!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

What am I doing here??

I totally sabotaged my hard work this past weekend. I ate EVERYTHING i baked... i showed ZERO self restraint!! Today... I pay for it on the scale. I have GOT to work hard and get back down this week... i don't want to lose my 70lb weight loss!!!

So, in an effort to stop dwelling on the weekend and move forward... i won't go over what i ate and how horrible i was at lack of activity this weekend. here's how today went. I got on the treadmill this morning (although could have worked harder)... and then here's what I ate:

BF - oatmeal (2)
Snack - spoonful of cream cheese frosting - oops. (2)
Lunch - flatout bread with salsa and cheese slice (3), ff cottage cheese and fruit cup (2), chicken noodle cup a soup (1), pear (1), granola bites (2)
Snack - 100 cal cookies (2), yogos (2)
Dinner - salad with tuna (1) and cheese (1), kalamata olives (1), ff italian 3tbsp (0), yogurt (1), apple (1)

Man, I better work hard the rest of the week... but when you step on the scale today and you're 6lbs heavier than you were on friday.. it's discouraging (i always tend to go up a few pounds over the weekend and lose it by thursday... but this is more than a few pounds!).

onwards and upwards from here... right?

Here's the evidence of my baking (chocolate cake with peanut butter filling... and chocolate buttercream icing - although the final product is not pictured. and lemon cupcakes with whipped filling and cream cheese frosting).


Saturday, February 09, 2008

New Food Finds! New 100 calorie packs to Canada!

So, I'm at Walmart yesterday and look what I came across!!!





Tara - I immediately thought of you, because I know you like crackers!!!

Here's what I ate yesterday:
BF - 2/3c smart bran (1), 8 almonds (1), 20 g raisins (1), 1/2c skim milk (1)
Lunch - salad with veggies (0), cheese (1), tuna (1), hellmans spritzer (0), apple (1), yogurt (1), yogos watermelon flavour (2)
Snack - cadbury thins with ALMONDS - a new kind of cadbury thins for me! (2)
Dinner - salad with egg, but I took out half the egg white (1), cheese (2), kalamata olives (1), croutons (2), 3 tbsp ff italian (0), 6 slices edge veggie (6)
Snack (during Paradise Hotel with Alex!)- sour patch kids (3)

Today's plan is (in no particular order) - cleaning, baking cupcakes and cake, treadmill, quality time on my couch with chick flicks! I've already been grocery shopping (i love going first thing in the morning before it gets busy).

So far today I've had (and I will update throughout the day):
BF - strawberries and pineapple (1), ww bagel (2), 1 tbsp light jif PB (2)

With any luck... I'll be at my goal weight and look like this for Tara's wedding!!:

HAHA! Thank you Hilary Duff for the TEMPORARY body double!!!

And... one more photos for fun!

Do we look at all alike?

Happy Saturday everyone - yay for the weekend!!!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

God Bless the Treadmill!


I was down 1.0lb!

Totally surprising... I always try to guage in the mornings how I will likely do by the evening... Today I was 0.2lb heavier than last Thursday morning... that's why I got on the treadmill AND went walking in the Oshawa Centre on my lunch... it seems to have worked!

now, this weekend I have to be GOOD and be ACTIVE so I don't have to worry so much by next Thursday!

The good news is, I have now lost a total of 70.2lbs since starting WW!

Creature of Habit AND Superstitious!

And for all of the aforementioned reasons...


So, I wish Tara and I:


Tara - have fun tonight!!! and TOMORROW!!! i want details this weekend!!

I will be back with the results tonight... although I don't think they are favourable this week unfortunately.

PS - I DID go on the treadmill this morning for a half hour jog! (my last ditch effort... but I am still pessimistic today)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I am a creature of habit...

... and that is why I start my hump day post, yet again, with this:


So, today I woke up with my neck feeling more stiff than yesterday and the pain was into my sinuses and down into my back... so, no treadmill. I didn't feel like going to work and sitting at a desk all day... but I knew that if I called in sick it would look like I was calling in only because of the weather - so I trudged on into the office, heating pad in tow. I kept the heating pad on my neck all afternoon and low and behold - my neck feels much better tonight. Soooo... after my LONG 1hr drive home (thanks to the snow storm), I ate dinner and went on the treadmill for a ONE HOUR JOG! yay! I don't think I'm down my 0.8lbs this week, thanks to my poor choices on the weekend AND my inactivity this week... but if i'm not, so be it - I will next week!

Here's what I ate today:
BF - 2/3c smart bran (1), 1/2c skim milk (1), clementines x2 (1)
Lunch - romaine (0), tomato and cucumber and red pepper and green onion (0), tuna (1), maple dale jalepeno cheese (1), hellman's red wine spritzer (0), vitalicious cran-bran muffin (1), apple (1), spring vegetable cup of soup (1)
Dinner - egg whites (1), 2 eggs (4), blue menu ketchup (0), ww bagel (2),carrots (0), wendy and barb's skinny dips hummus (1), wasa crisps x3 (1), 2tbsp lactantia spinach and feta cream cheese (1), TWO waist watcher cheesecakes (2)

Good luck tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Short and Sweet... mmm... sweets

Speaking of sweet... why not post a photo of Simon just to make everyone smile?

Today did NOT start off with me going on the treadmill. I had a bad dream in the night and woke up not feeling well (periodically I get dreams where people are trying to kill me... bizarre). This morning I still woke up early, but then started to feel sick after I ate breakfast. PLUS I have a stiff neck for some reason. I'm banking on it being gone by tomorrow and the treadmill happening again... because I NEED to lose 0.8lbs this week!!! I'm thinking a jog tomorrow morning and a longer walk tomorrow night (we'll see how that pans out... you know me... big dreamer!).

Due to not feeling the greatest today, I didn't eat much... I had to force myself to eat when my stomach growled (but would regret eating about 30min later!).
BF - 2/3c smart bran (1), 1/2 c milk (1), ff cottage cheese and fruit cup (2)
Lunch - gardennay leak soup (2), lettuce and cheese (1) with hellman's spritzer (0). yogurt (1), carrots (0), wendy and barb's skinny dip hummus 2 tbsp (1)
Dinner - ww bagel - almost done my US ones! (2), veggie burger (3), cheese slice (1).

I'm craving sweets AND greasey food tonight. Luckily, I have not caved. I think if I eate before bed that can sometimes be the cause of my disturbing dreams!

Happy hump day everyone!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Same Crap, Different Monday!

This was me on the weekend:


This is me today:


I did get on the treadmill today... but I know I could have worked harder. I then went to work, listened to people whine and complain... then met Alex after work for a candy-run to Shopper's (for him, not me!), then came home and made my lunch and dinner for tomorrow's long day.

Here's what I ate today (I cut back today to try to accomodate for how much I ate on the weekend... may not be smart, but it helped me keep my sanity):
BF - 2/3c smart bran (1), 1/2c milk (1), 20 g raisins (1)
Lunch - gardennay soup, 1c (2), 1/2 c ff cottage cheese and fruit (2), ww bagel (2), 2 tbsp lactantia spinach and feta cream cheese (1)
Snack - carrots (0), Wendy and Barb's Skinny Dips Baba Ganosh, 2 tbsp (1), cup a soup spring vegetable (1)
Dinner - 1/2c chick peas (2), allegro cheese (1), cucumbers and grape tomatoes and red peppers and green onion (0), 3 tbsp ff italian (0), apple (1), 100 calorie doritos (2)

I'm sooooo ready for bed!! Happy Tuesday everyone - make it a good one!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Where does the weekend go?

Let's try this again. When I've tried posting earlier this weekend it didn't work out... but i'll cross my fingers for this time. Let's recap my extended weekend. It started Friday with horrible weather, my ATTEMPT to get to work (but not even able to make it to the highway), so an hour and a half to get around the corner resulted in me turning around and coming home (when cars aren't making it up the hills around my place, it makes it hard to get to work). This was the view from here:




so, Friday was spent eating way too much and baking 4 dozen cupcakes for the engagement party.

Saturday I went on the treadmill and then we went to mom and dad's for dinner with them and Kristen... then off to the engagement party.

Today was spent being LAZY and STILL eating too much. I did some cleaning and grocery shopping... and otherwise have been on the couch.

I've eaten far too much to be able to post what I've had... let's just say, I really want to lose 0.8lbs at LEAST this week and i'm DEFINITELY NOT on my way to accomplishing that at this point. It was a tough weekend... but I can still get myself on track for the rest of the week and hopefully still pull off a lose. It will mean treadmill every morning... but it will be worth it.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a wonderful week! My busy weekend is over and I'll be back to posting every day (including MENUS!!!)