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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Good news!


I was down 3.4lbs!

I guess my trip to Pontypool on the weekend wasn't as horrible as I thought! Or maybe just being back to regular treadmill mornings is helping... who knows. Either way, I'll try to keep it up!

I've had my turkey sub and sugar free rolo ice cream. Popcorn may be in my future tonight... definitely quiet time on the couch is in order and maybe working on Simon's christmas blanket.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Retirement Day!

Shoot... I realized I didn't post yesterday and despite going to bed late... I just had to post today.

Yesterday I was at training and then came home for a bit to have dinner, then back out for a very lovely massage... then home to have an epson salts bath to assist with some soreness post massage. after that I worked on the blanket I'm crocheting for Simon... and went to bed early. Did I mention I did go on the treadmill yesterday? I did.

That brings us to today.


Today... got up, went on treadmill, went to work, sat through long meeting, left work and headed to dad's office. Dad retired today! I can't believe my dad is a retired man... such a strange concept because I still remember when my grandparents retired (mind you, that wasn't until 65... dad's 55!). Mom and Kristen and I surprised dad by meeting him outside the office... he was shocked! Well, I hear he was shocked... I arrived about 1min too late... but he was still surprised when I got there. We did some shopping and then headed out to dinner... and here I am.

Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: oatmeal (2), yogurt (1)
Lunch: salad with veggies (0), cheese (1), hellman's salad spritzer (0), yogurt (1), tangerines (1), carrots (0)
Dinner: Sonoma Valley Salad at Kelsey's (minus croutons with balsamic drsg on the side... I ate about 1tbsp of it)... (11)
Total: 17
Water: 4L

We were supposed to go to dinner and the movies with friends tomorrow... but poor Alex is so swamped at work it's nuts. I feel bad for him (but it's better than not having business I suppose!). Tomorrow night's double date has been postponed. I was going to weigh in at lunch... I guess I will just go to my regular weigh in after work!

Good Thursday luck to all!!! We'll see if my minor infractions on the weekend catch up with me on the scale this week.

Monday, November 24, 2008

3 day wrap up!


Well, I survived the weekend. The bad news? I did eat some chocolate covered almonds... some cookies... some cadbury thins... the good news? I could have done a LOT worse. I still have some damage control to do this week, but all in all... I'm getting better with my weekends away. Now I won't have one again for a while.

No treadmill today. I got up early with the intention of going on it (but had to be in Ajax by 8:15am today... rather than my Monday morning off), but had a headache when I got up... tried to get on the treadmill but I couldn't tolerate it and laid back down for a bit. Tonight I tried to get on again... but was dragging my feet so bad I almost tripped (first aid and CPR training today = exhausting).

After work today I took the scenic route home and ended up at the new store a couple of blocks away at my closest mall. What is that store?

I had ZERO intention of buying anything... but alas, it's impossible to enter that store and come out empty handed. So, I got a few holiday soaps:



As for what I ate today?
Breakfast: fell back asleep, no time to eat before having to leave early
Lunch: salad (0) with cheese (1), turkey pepperette (1), 3tbsp ff italian (0), yogurt (1), clementines (1), baby carrots (0)
Snack: PB (1), fluff (1)
Dinner: flatout (1), cheese (2), tuna (2), ff miracle whip (1), margarine (1), popcorn (2), skinny cow (2), candy cane (1)
Total: 18
Water: 3L (and counting)

Tomorrow the goal is to get up early and on the treadmill, then out to CPR early again, then a massage tomorrow night!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I can do this!


I shall be successful in my journey to Pontypool this weekend! I shall have a successful and positive attitude on my way there... and tomorrow when I am driving back to my place, I will feel proud of my success!

Alex and I went to dinner last night. Man, I do love my sushi! We were tired by the time we were coming home... so dessert was a yummy latte to give us some energy for decorating the tree! I will post pictures of this year's tree next week.

Enjoy the weekend... stay on program... feel pride in success!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Desperate times...


You know the saying. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

The good news? I was down. The bad news? It was only 0.4lbs. May I remind us all that over a 3 week period I had GAINED 6lbs! Being down 0.4lbs (when I'm not even PMS'ing) isn't great. I realize I could have made better choices on the weekend... But, enough is enough. It's time to work my ass off and eat a LOT less. I got so used to eating more over the summer that now I tend to feel like I'm starving when I don't over-indulge. Well... feeling hungry is about to become my friend. I saw on a weight loss show once that when you're trying to restrict your calories (going from an unhealthier amount to a healthy amount for daily intake) there MAY be times you'll feel hungry. I am going to embrace that hunger.
Snacks will now only be 100 calorie pack almonds, veggies, fruit or a cheese string (note to self: when at Costco with the mother this weekend... buy a bulk item of cheese strings!).

I'm saying all of these things... but I'm not feeling it yet. I feel like I've been doing this so long... maybe I'm meant to just stay at this weight. I know it's bologna... I know once I get back to losing great amounts of weight I'll have more drive again... so, I just have to stick it out!!!

I thought about removing my ticker. I've avoided updating it for a few weeks now... in hopes I'd get back down. I'm going to CHANGE my ticker and start fresh. Yep, that's what I'll do!!!

Happy Friday tomorrow! Tomorrow Alex and I are decorating the tree (one of the perks of living in a building and not being allowed a real tree... fake trees can go up insanely early!). It's grandma and grandpa sibley's tree so alex and I always make it a special evening and decorate together then watch a christmas movie! Tomorrow we are also celebrating 5yrs together... so, we are having dinner (courtesy of Tara and John!) at our favourite all-you-can-eat sushi place!!!
Saturday I'm heading to Pontypool to go to Costco with my mom, help mom decorate, help dad put the lights outside, help Kristen bake and decorate a cake for her friend... then Sunday is the Lindsay Santa Claus Parade! I get to see my favourite little Princess, Raven! Yay!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Coleen, I salute you


Well, I was sad to see her go. While I'm not happy she got voted off... I understand she was a bigger threat than the ever-annoying (and sometimes psychotic) alternative to be booted off tonight.

Today consisted of going on the treadmill, going to work, going for a massage, then coming home and eating dinner.

Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: 1/2c cottage cheese (2), small banana (1)
Lunch: flatout (1), lettuce (0), tomato (0), cheese (3), chicken (2), brown rice (2), yogurt (1), apple (1), tangerines (1)
Dinner: chicken chili (2), cheese (3), peanut butter (3), marshmallow fluff (1)
Total: 23
Total water today: 5L (holy MOLY!)

Tomorrow I'm going to work at my other job until 11:30... if you don't see me here, you know why!!!

happy hump day!

Monday, November 17, 2008

My weekend via photo summary

Friday:
Chicken Chili (photo is not my actual chili)


Then watching ELF (tis the season after all!)


Saturday:
Working


Then a trip to blockbuster before coming home and baking meringues

(movies bought include: what happens in Vegas, Made of Honor, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Baby Mama)

Sunday:
Road trip!!




Today I got myself back on the treadmill and then went in to work.

Here's what I ate
Breakfast: banana (2), flatout wrap (1), egg whites (0), light cheddar (2)
Snack: meringues (2)
Lunch: lean cuisine from Buffalo! (7)
Dinner at work: salad with chicken (2), cheese (2), salad spritzer (0), yogurt (1), apple (1), pear (1)
Total:21
Water: 4L (hey, I have to drink my thousands of crystal lights I bought!)

Tomorrow's plan: treadmill, work, massage, home... all the while staying OP and back to my "4 & 7" plan!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday? Already?

Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I was up. The good news is it was only 0.2lbs... I expected more. The effects of the past week and a half were still haunting me on the scale (Halloween, wedding, birthday)... I think going on the treadmill 5 times this week helped minimize the damage. yay. Next week I'll be down.

Tomorrow it's up and out of here early for more training (then a week without training! yay!)... but then I'm working Saturday at the hospital... and Sunday Alex and I are heading to the US possibly! We figure we'll take a road trip, just the 2 of us... and if we cross the border and buy crystal light... bonus. It always depends on weather now and how we feel that day... but just the thought of a road trip, just the two of us, all day... very appealing right now!!

Tonight was my footlong turkey subway... then baking peppermint meringues... some knitting... and watching TV.

Meringues. MERINGUES!!! How did I not think of these sooner? I've seen them in stores and they didn't look appealing to me whatsoever... it's different when you bake them at home I think! I've made peppermint meringues 2 nights in a row now... they are low calorie and fat free and you can have FIVE for ONE point!

Photos:



Well, must get to bed... I have to go on the treadmill tomorrow (since I likely won't on Saturday evening and won't on Sunday!) before I leave early for stupid health and safety training.

I will try to check in on the weekend.

PS - Where is my friend Tara? I hope you're well and everything is okay!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cravings?


This has to be quick... I need to get to bed.

Score one for the treadmill again today. Yay!

I wasn't at the office today, i'm off site for training for 3 LONG days.

It's too late to post what I ate... but I stayed OP.

I've been having insane cravings the last 2 days... what was I craving, you ask? Protein (specifically tuna with ff miracle whip... and eggs)... AND dairy (specifically cheese and yogurt). Bizarre. I read once if you're craving something it means your body is suffering from a deficiency... so, in light of that. The last 2 days have consisted mostly of tuna, eggs, cheese and yogurt!

Good luck tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Biggest Loser recap


Please tell me I'm not the only one who finds themselves actually whole-hearted disliking Biggest Loser contestants? I am astounded by Heba, Vicky and Brady and their childish behaviour (Yes, I realize I am seeing them on TV and don't know them in person... so I can only go by how they act on TV). I feel bad, this is the first time I have NOT wanted Bob's team to win. As I saw how pathetic these foursome were acting with Phillip returning to the house... I couldn't believe we were watching a show about adults trying to lose weight and not some MTV show about brats!

Regardless.. I have the utmost respect for Amy. Talk about a SMART game-player. She knew with the strong alliance on her former team (an alliance she was not a part of) she didn't stand a chance... she was smart to get an alliance member (and someone who COULD be the biggest loser at that) out of there. Way to go Amy! The show had a happy ending!

As I type this, my youngest sister is text messaging me with joy at the fact that Heba and her holier than thou attitude may be on her way out the door! Joy of joys!!

Lest we forget...


Luckily, despite our office being open, we managed to have a moment of silence today. Growing up Remebrance Day was always very important... I hope everyone had their moment of silence today.

I managed to get on the treadmill again today. Yay! I did NOT hit the snooze button... and once I could get myself out of bed then I was home-free. I didn't feel tired at all. The trick is just getting out of bed... that's the tough part.

Tonight I'm going for a massage! Yay!

Here's what I'm eating today:
Breakfast: oatmeal (2), yogurt (1)
Lunch: lettuce, tomato and salad spriter (0), avocado with tomato and cucumber (2), baby carrots (0), ff cottage cheese and fruit cup (2), yogurt (1), apple (1), candy cane (1)
Dinner: cookie binge - BAD (6), tuna (2), ff miracle whip (1), cheese string (1), cheese slice (1), cottage cheese and fruit cup (2)
Total: 23
Water: 3.5L

**Note to self: Don't go for a massage before eating dinner... by the time I got home I was starving, hence the cookie bine!**

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year!


The anticipation for Christmas starts... the commercials start... the TV specials will start soon... so exciting!

Alex and I had our dinner on Friday. It was hands down, the best food I have EVER eaten in my entire life. I had a lobster risotto with white truffles for an appetizer... and then seared Cod with lobster dumplings and swiss chard for an entree... a chocolate trio for dessert... and 3 martinis. There are no words for how good the food was.

The rest of the weekend was a bust... I had 'stomach issues'... some events came up with Michele (and she now has to move out of her home at the end of the month thanks to a threatening neighbour who lives in the basement of the house they rent) and I didn't have Simon, which is probably good because I felt like crapola... and so I spent Saturday resting (and trying to eat without feeling ill)... and then Sunday I didn't end up even going in to work.

I did, however, get on the treadmill on Friday morning... and attempted it yesterday (couldn't hack it very long), and then went on again today!

The goal is to stick with my resolutions last week (which, by the way, should read I am going to try to be asleep by 10:30, not 1:30 as I have written). and LOSE WEIGHT this week! Alex has promised me a reward for 30lbs from now... we will get a weekend away!!

Okay, time for the old honesty now... and confessions of what I have really eaten today.
Breakfast: 3 snickerdoodles (6), 2 oatmeal raisin cookies (5), ww bagel (2), 3 ff cheese slices (2), egg (2), egg whites (0)
Lunch (recoving from breakfast): healthy request soup (2), pear (1)
Dinner: lettuce and tomato with salad spritzer (0), cottage cheese and fruit cup (2), yogurt (1), apple (1), 2 clementines (1)
Total: 25
Water: 5L (wowzer!)

I have taken my melatonin in hopes of going to bed early (although have decided to bake chocolate chip cookies right now for some reason... and NOT eat any of them! go me!). I have taken my vitamins. I have to make my lunch for tomorrow... and then I am on track with my resolutions!

Happy Remembrance Day. Alex's office is closed... I, however, will be at work.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I resolve


So, I was up 5.8lbs tonight. I earned every last ounce of it. I would like to thank the great Halloween candy, the great food and copious drinks at Steph's wedding, the lovely dinner and desserts (and leftover Halloween candy) on Sunday... and my birthday dinner (and dessert) on Monday. I couldn't have gained almost 6lbs without any of you.

Tonight, as my reward, I have thoroughly enjoyed my footlong turkey subway.

I was thinking... I need to make some resolutions. I don't need to wait until January. Why not start them now? 3 days into being 30yrs old (I still can't believe that's how old I am).
1. remember to take my vitamins every night
2. take melatonin every night
3. get to sleep by 1:30
4. get 7-8hrs of sleep a night
5. go on the treadmill in the morning
6. lose weight again

I think these are realistic resolutions.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

LAZY!!!

I am so lazy this week... it is unbelievable. First we had Halloween, then a wedding, then my birthday... the eating was the worst it's been in a LONG time. I have zero desire or energy to keep track of what I'm having or what I'm eating. I haven't written anything down in a week.

Well, I've decided to move forward. My birthday week ends tomorrow. Time to get back on track as of Friday. Alex and I are going to dinner... but I can be healthy. We don't need to get dessert (we did that on Monday)... Tara is coming Saturday. We can be healthy together (my fellow subway-lover!)... I can save my points for drinks... and can go on the treadmill Friday AND Saturday.. This can work!

I've love to plan to lose 3lbs a week until Christmas... I realize that isn't realistic, but if I aim high then maybe that will motivate me. Lose 20lbs by Christmas? I was losing about 3lbs a week before Easter... I know what I have to do. Now that the weddings and my birthday are over with... time to focus (can you hear my trying to convince myself? My real attitude this week is that I don't care and want to be able to eat anything I want).

Anyway, here's a photo from the weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with the very bad results of WI (but at least that means i'll have an even greater loss next week, right?). I thought about not going at all... but I bought a 6 month pass so if I don't go, it's like I'm losing out on a week I already paid for... so, there's no harm in going. My weight is my weight... whether I go or not.

Okay, as I said... here's a photo: