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Monday, December 22, 2008

We're getting there...

The big day is almost here!

My whole plan of staying on program went out the window this weekend... but I'm not goint to let that sabotage the rest of my holidays. I'm not going to WW again until Jan 8... and I'm hoping to at least maintain (a loss would be great, but I'm realistic). I love food.

I still have no computer but will try to check in! Today is my last day of work for 2 weeks!!! woohoo!! (except for working at my 2nd job).

Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hip hip hooray!!

First, I know my posting has been less than desirable this week. I still don't have internet at home (except the few unstable times I can borrow from a neighbour)... and I just haven't thought to post from work.

The good news is I somehow managed to be down 0.2lbs this week. I don't know how, but it's a lovely christmas gift! To summarize my week...went on the treadmill 5 days (once for over an hour), ate too much on Sunday night at work and still came home and binged for some unknown reason... food was fine as of Monday though... and that about does it! I won't be at WW for two whole weeks now... since we are thursday meetings we are affected this year by christmas day AND boxing day. I thought about trying to weigh in somewhere else... and maybe around new years i will... but for now, not worrying. i'm just going to try to maintain and not GAIN over the holidays!!! I will have a week off the treadmill and the following week won't be steallar either between working at the hospital and babysitting (I am off from my full time job after monday and until jan 5).

I will come back before Christmas... this place has to help keep me on track over the holidays without being at WW!! I know a certain friend's eyes are watching my blog... and periodically a certain boyfriend too.

Happy weekend!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Keeping it brief

I have internet again for a moment... so, what am I doing? blogging of course! Yesterday was an exhuasting day that involved running around and baking... and a lot of eating and no treadmill. Geepers. Treadmill is next on my list today... then cookies... then going to work. Why must I work weekends? why do people in social services not make enough money that they only require 1 job just to live? oh well... this is the path I have chosen! (for now that is!).

I don't know how much you'll see me... but I have ordered upgraded wireless internet and it should be here mid-week. Then I can really figure out if I'm going to keep my computer. so far, i love it. most people would likely find the screen too small... it suits its purpose for me!

Happy Sunday!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


This will be quickl... i don't know how long i have internet for. My computer blew up last night. this prompted alex to give me my christmas gift a little early... a PINK LAPTOP!!! i am currently stealing wireless internet from someone nearby. I'll have to decide what sort of internet i'm going to get (maybe that rogers stick?)... then go from there. i must say, it's rather cool being on the internet while on the couch.

i didn't get on the treadmill yesterday. i'm going to go on later today and the rest of the week. yesterday i wasn't feeling well in the morning and didn't sleep well thursday night... but i will get back on track. it's amazing how off track i feel after only missing one day. Last night Alex and I grabbed subway for dinner... ask me how happy I was! I LOVE when he is agreeable to getting subs for dinner. I really can't get enough subway! Happy weekend to all! today my plan is to finish baking some cupcakes (i had a cupcake order for today... extra money is good)... bake some cookies, do some shopping, do some jogging... maybe research some wireless internet... tomorrow will be TREADMILL in the morning and working 3:30 to 11:30. Next weekend is the sibley family christmas... i can't wait! If i get internet again i'll be back!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The results!

I was down 0.6lbs. Not alot, but it's still in the right direction.

It's been another long day... I'm going to bed already. I'm tired of all people this week and am ready to be a recluse with Chicklet and Alex this weekend. People are exhausting me this week.

Happy Friday to all!!
Tara - miss you!!! I hope the move is going well!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2 weeks from tonight is Christmas Eve!!

Santa must be getting exhausted by now. It's crunch time! I have definitely taken on more than I have time for this year... especially with working many weekends, but I'm enjoying it! I'll be proud when I get everything done that I'd like to.

Today I went on the treadmill (in case anyone is counting, that makes 5 days this week... tomorrow will make 6 days of treadmill this week!). I survived a LONG day at work (I swear, I would have given anything to get the hell out of there today. I just did NOT want to be there)... went shopping after work to put the finishing touches on my work secret santa gift... then home to bake and make christmas cards! Tonight I made my specialty cake truffles, crunchy peanut butter balls and more meringues... then I got started on my cards. They are quite a process... so much cutting (meticulous cutting too) and pasting. They are very time consuming... but hopefully people enjoy them.

I've been suffering from a lack of appetite this week. Not sure why... but I'll enjoy it while it lasts!

Here's what I forced myself to eat today:
Breakfast: apple (1)
Lunch: salad with cheese (1), turkey pepperette (1), 3tbsp ff italian (0), yogurt (1), 2 clementines (1)
Dinner: spicy mango basa fish fillet (3), bite of cake (1)
Total: 9 (seriously bad, I know... I'm sure I will find my appetite by tomorrow or the weekend. it's sad really, i love food!)
Water: 4L

Good luck tomorrow! I am making sure to stay for my meeting as this week they are unveiling the "NEW" weight watchers program. So very exciting!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

One tough cookie...

Happy snowy Tuesday! I had a big compliment tonight during my massage... first, the RMT asked me if I'm "a runner". WHAT?? Me? HARDLY! My dad and Tara are runners... I do not even hold a candle to their torch. Apparently while she was massaging my calves/shins she thought maybe I run. Then later on she called me a "tough cookie" because she said there are times she feels really tough spots in my muscles and fully expects me to scream... but I never do, I just breathe through it. Apparently I tolerate pain well. Thank you RMT. Little did this poor lady know she made my night... I thrive on being strong and handling pain exceptionally well (physical pain that is!!!).

So, today I got on the treadmill and got myself to work all in the same day. I didn't get home until later than I had hoped... my RMT felt there were spots that needed extra care in my neck so she massaged me an extra 20min for free!!! I love that lady! When I got home it was right into baking/cleaning/crocheting Simon's blanket... all while watching biggest loser.

Biggest Loser. How could I forget? The big question of the night.... WHO to vote for? Well, unfortunately I don't care. I'm just happy Michelle made it to the finals. I am very excited to see the outcome next week. Could we have 2 female biggest losers in a row? I also love seeing all of the old contestants come back and witness their progress.

Forgot to mention... one of my goals has been to make my lunch in the evenings. I have now done that 2 evenings in a row. Woohoo!!! I must keep this momentum I am building during the holidays. I am working towards my reward my wonderful manfriend has promised me... a weekend away!

Here's what I ate today!
Breakfast: ww bagel (2), 2 egg whites (0), cheese slice (1)
Lunch: salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber (0), turkey pepperette (1), cheese (1), 3 tbsp ff italian (0), yogurt (1), clementines (1)
PM Snack: dried peaches (0)
Dinner: Spicy Mango Basa fish (3), cheese string (1), cake batter... oops (2)
Total: 13 (low, but no time for a bigger dinner due to coming home late)
Water: 5L (thirsty today apparently!!)

happy hump day and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Another Monday down...

Another weekend down... another weekend closer to my favourite day of the year (which is actually Christmas eve in case anyone is curious!).

This weekend was another busy one. Saturday getting my hair coloured first thing in the morning then baking all day (lemon squares, caramel shortbread squares, ginger white chocolate squares, rum balls, 2 kinds of almond bark and meringues)... then out to dinner Saturday night. Yesterday I got up early and made a weekend stop on the treadmill then went to Pontypool to put the baked goods in the freezer at mom and dad's house and drop off Chicklet... then I went to a friend's house to watch Christmas specials all day (it's an annual thing for us since we lived together)... then back to Pontypool for a quick visit and pick up the pup... and back to my place. I was home by 11:30 I think.

Today was back on the treadmill, doing dishes that got missed from the weekend, cleaning the bird's cage, cleaning the vacuum, cleaning the bathroom... and cleaning/organizing my closet... then off to work at 12:30! I have been slightly increasing the intensity on the treadmill... ever so slowly!

I ate less today because I pigged out all weekend basically! so...

Monday Food
Breakfast: 2pc ww toast (1), 1 wedge light laughing cow cheese (1), 2 tangerines (1)
Lunch: smart ones baked ziti (6)
afternoon snack: 100cal almonds (2)
Dinner: salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber (0), turkey pepperette (1), allegro cheese (1), salad spritzer 20sprays (1), yogurt (1), apple (1), dried apple (0)
Bedtime snack: tea with splenda and splash of skim milk (0)
Total points: 16
Water: 5L

Happy Tuesday... when there will only be 16 days until Christmas! YAY!!!!!

Friday, December 05, 2008


It's getting closer! 20 days from right now it will all be over for my family... we will be recovering from yet another busy Christmas, getting ready to be sloths on boxing day! I have no idea why my Christmas countdown has disappeared... I still have it in my layout. Bizarre.

Today I went on the treadmill and went to work. Tonight I'm flying solo as Alex has other plans. I had every intention of baking... but it has become an evening off. Tomorrow (after my hair appointment) will be baking and making Christmas cards

Here's what I ate:
Breakfast: oatmeal (2), yogurt (1)
Lunch: tuna (2), cheese (1), 2tbsp ff miracle whip (1), flatout bread (1), yogurt (1), apple (1)
Dinner: falafel pita (11), garden salad (4), 100cal chocolate (2)
Total: 27
Water: 4L

Happy weekend! I reserve the right to come back and post this weekend... if not, see you Monday!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Yes, Virginia...

... there is a Santa Claus, for he is giving me the gift of weight loss during the holidays!

I was down 0.8lbs tonight. Not even a full pound... but I'm still happy!! only 25.4lbs to go until Alex takes me on a weekend away!! Even more incentive to be "good" during the holidays. Thank God for my dad having a Wii Fit at home now... I can keep working hard (and having fun doing it) while in Pontypool! Yay!

I have enjoyed my typical Thursday night subway dinner as well as some lindor chocolates... and now I am retiring to bed. Oh, also got on the treadmill again (finally) today and it felt great!!

Off to bed so I can get up early and enjoy maybe a bit longer job tomorrow! Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The clock is ticking...

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas (still need to make cards, mail them, bake a million more things, finish Simon's blanket I'm crocheting... oh, and do my Christmas shopping and wrap presents! I can get it all done, I'm not worried)

So, yesterday ended up being exactly what I have dreamed of for 17 months. Michele asked me on Monday (last minute thing) if I could babysit last night so her and Jacob could finally go to dinner (before Jacob leaves again on business). I suggested Simon stay home from daycare and I just spend the day with him... then I don't have to drive from Whitby to Hamilton after work and Michele doesn't have to worry about going and getting Simon from daycare... she could just come home and get ready to go out. Michele was all for it! I left my place at 6am, arrived in Hamilton at 7am... just as my cool little nephew woke up... and I was there with him until 11pm (got home at midnight). I was there for his every waking moment. I was in heaven. He is smarter than I ever realized... he mimics everything he hears right now. He says "AUNT JEN" (although I haven't heard it... everyone else has. When I ask him to say it he just smiles and points at me). Most of the time you actually can understand what he's trying to tell you... the child is 17 months old and is putting together simple sentences (are Michele and Jacob in for it later? probably! He is very opinionated! Luckily, very good spirited)... but then he goes into babble mode and you can just get a fragment of what he's saying (usually he is telling a story about 'mama', 'daddy' or 'poppa'). I was very sad when I put him down to bed... before I put him in his crib I already missed him (and did NOT want to put him down)... BUT, I know I'll be seeing him in 2 1/2 weeks for the Sibley Christmas... AND I have been asked to babysit OVERNIGHT on the 29th!!! Hooray!!! Michele and Jacob are going away together for the very first time since he was born... long overdue! It's a surprise for Jacob for his birthday. No doubt he will love it.

I watched Biggest Loser once Simon was in bed. I stand by all previous opinions of the people who are idiots... and now I'm cheering on Michelle.

Yesterday and today were not successful treadmill days. I had to leave my place at 6am yesterday... set the alarm for 4:30 in case I could muster up energy to go on the treadmill. Not bloody likely. Today... going on 5 hours of sleep... treadmill wasn't happening. I'll go on tomorrow morning likely... although, I always struggle with whether or not I should jog on weigh in day.

Tonight I crocheted more of Simon's blanket I'm making him for Christmas (when it's done I will post photos)... and baked a couple more Christmas items! I'm slowly checking things off my list... the big finale will be the Santa Bear 3D cake I'm baking and decorating (photos will follow for that one too!).

So, my dear friend Tara has her house now... I hope it's all going well!!!

Too tired to post what I ate... it's typical of most days though, so just refer back to Monday or Wednesday of last week.

Good luck tomorrow... I have NO idea where I stand given how much I ate on the weekend and my lack of activity... and my period (oops, you didn't want to know that, did you).

Monday, December 01, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I can't believe it's DECEMBER! How exciting is that? Christmas is practically here!! I have to do some major shopping... and baking! Saturday is a hair appointment and following that - making christmas cards and major baking!! Sunday is the annual Christmas movie marathon day that my friend and I started back when we lived together. Didn't think we'd be able to do it this year, but with my dad's retirement party weekend being postponed... we were able to squeeze it in.

The treadmill just didn't happen this weekend. Saturday was moving my sister day and Sunday was errands in the morning and working afternoon/evening. Today I managed to get my butt on there however.

Here's what I ate (points are LOW today due to the copious amounts of food consumed all weekend)
Breakfast: pineapple (1), cottage cheese (2)
Lunch: flatout (1), chicken breast (2), cheese (1), yogurt (1), apple (1)
Dinner: salad with fake lobster meat (2), cheese (1), salad spritzer (1), carrots (0), yogurt (1), tangerines (1), almonds (2)
Total: 17
Water: 5L!!!

Tomorrow I may be sick from work... and may find my way to Hamilton to help out with a certain nephew... but I haven't heard from my sister to confirm that yet!