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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Good Luck



Well, tomorrow officially begins the new week. I need luck tonight, but not for my week... My Poppa Jim is at the hospital right now. He was disorganized and incoherant today. He fell yesterday in the snow when he went to get the mail) and couldn't get up... a neighbour finally saw him and tried to help but couldn't, she left to go get someone else to help... they couldn't' get him up... they went to get younger people to try to help lift/carry him... when they got back, someone else driving by had seen him lying in the snow and was able to help him. I have no idea how long my poor 79yr old Poppa Jim was lying in the snow... so, tonight he was incoherant and not making sense. The ambulance was called and he's at the hospital. They think he might just have a fever and they are doing bloodwork. That's all we know right now. My Uncle Danny and a couple of cousins (andrew and mathew) are staying with grandma tonight... i don't know if she realizes what is going on really (her dementia is progressing), but they are keeping her busy playing cards. At this moment I feel optimistic... time will tell. All I know is I don't feel ready for a repeat of 3 years ago (3 years ago this March and April... Tara, you remember what I'm talking about... you were on the "frontlines"!!).

Anyway... I'm just getting that off my chest. I'm going to try not to let it interfere with my efforts this week!!!! I'll feel better if I at leat have control over my weight loss. Regardless of the challenges I (or my family face) this year... there are good things to come as well!! Chin up young person (I'm the young person!). But, if anyone feels like saying a prayer or some sort of prayer equivalent for my Poppa Jim and grandma... I would appreciate it tonight :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

On to next week...


Up until a couple of hours ago I still felt like crap. My legs and stomach muscles feel like I have been working out for 2 days straight (I wish!). For me, this is a flu symptom... but I'm positive it will pass. I woke up in the night being sick and it continued this morning... almost didn't go to work, but eventually decided I was well enough to go... which was stupid after the drive from hell to get to the office (the good news about working in an office setting... we closed early today due to the weather... got to go home a whole hour early!). I really didn't eat much today, just snacked on fruit and popcorn... tonight though I feel better and did have a couple of my homemade egg rolls and then some more popcorn... then then just had a 100cal of swedish berries. Total points for today? 17 (all on the aforementioned food).

The good news is that something happened tonight (FINALLY) that leads me to believe the bloating will subside by the weekend. That's it, I'm getting back at it hardcore this weekend (well, I work a 12hr day on Sunday... but Saturday is a day of resting and exercising).

Not much else to report today... so alas, the dishes await me.

Good luck tomorrow dear Tara! We can kick BUTT next week... okay?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Things are not getting any better


I feel like poop.

I have not exercised today.

I'm so tired... I slept through my alarm today. Had a coworker not text messaged saying she wasn't coming in to the office today, I might still be asleep. My period (or rather PMS... still waiting for the period) is the death of me this month. I go between feeling bloated and crampy to feeling totally nauseated. Drinking warm water this morning seemed to help, maybe I'll have more tonight.

My question right now... should I go to weigh in on Thursday? Tara... I need your help. Alex and I are going to the Oshawa Generals game Thursday night with my parents, so I'm not going to my regular WW. I COULD go to a WW location in north Oshawa during my lunch... it's a bit rushed, I've done it before... it's a pain to change into my "weigh in clothes", but it's not unheard of... the other thing to consider? My 6 month pass ran out last week, so I have to buy more tickets... I could buy them in Oshawa... or I can take a week off and go back next week. I know I will be up this week... BUT, I'll be up whether I go to WW or not. I just don't know what to do. Tara, HELP ME:)

Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast - apple (1), yogurt (1)
Lunch - flatout (1), chicken breast (3), cheese (1), salsa (0), yogurt (1), fruit salad (2), ww mini choc bar (2)
Snack: 100 cal almonds (2)
Dinner: lettuce wraps (0), chicken breast (1), refried beans (2), cheese (1), ff sour cream (1), salsa (0), ww mini choc bars (3)
Snack: cadbury thin (2)
Total: 24 (oops)

Have I mentioned my insane chocolate craving today?

Tonight's plan has changed. Originally it was going to be a night of the ab ripper, biggest loser cardio as well as treadmill. I feel like poop. Plans have changed to a night to recover on my couch. I am in so much discomfort it's unbelievable. I'm sorry to complain a lot... I am desperate for relief from this!! Please, pray for my period (it's 4 days late... i am not pregnant, so don't even go there!). Tara - I do have the whole P90X program! A girl at work gave me a copy... when I see you I'll try to remember to bring it and maybe J can make you your own copy from it!! I wouldn't be surprised if Ty has it... he's one ripped guy!

Yay for Biggest Loser night. I will pray to the weight loss gods that I get my motivation back (and lose my discomfort)... I'm still going to reach goal weight this year... just not this week. I really can't wait to feel better though and get back into my routine!

Monday, January 26, 2009

This is NUTS


I'm already fed up with my efforts this week. I didn't get on the treadmill for 3 days in a row... I ate... I am bloated worse than EVER...

I did get on the treadmill this morning... although I was dragging my feet. I attempted to do the P90X Ab Ripper workout this evening... I didn't make it through the entire 15min... I barely even did half the workout. This could be a good goal for me, make it through the ab workout.

My eating this weekend could be worse... but could be much better. I didn't track what I ate. On Saturday I really didn't eat a lot... I resisted my cupcakes and the quesadillas that were there... ate the veggie egg rolls (baked) that I took and some chicken lasagna. I had some low fat trifle as well... but no candy or chocolates... no alcohol... just crystal light. Sunday was a different story. I didn't eat anything horrible (besides 7 Hershey kisses)... it was just all of the snacking that caught up with me (popcorn, angel food cake). I didn't step on a scale Sunday morning... had I done that, maybe I would have been more on track throughout the day. This is precisely the reason I need to weigh myself every day... the first day I don't, I'm in 'avoidance/denial' mode and go hog-wild in what I eat that day. Today was the first time I stepped on the scale since Saturday... I weighed the exact same. Didn't gain weight on the weekend... but didn't lose any. I am in trouble this week if I don't do serious damage control. It would help if my period would get here already and the bloating could go down. I think tonight I will make another healthy steamed veggie pizza to take in my lunch tomorrow (after I watch Jon and Kate in their new house... HUGE house!).

Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: fruit salad (2)
Lunch: 4 egg rolls (4), smart ones baked ziti (6)
Dinner: lettuce chicken enchilito (cross between an enchilada and burrito in a lettuce wrap).. lettuce (0), chicken (1), low fat refried beans (1), cheese (1), corn (0), black beans (0), salsa (0)... yogurt (1)... steamed green beans (1)
Total: 17 (low, but I'm compensating for the weekend!)
Water: 4L

Tomorrow's plan... treadmill, work, ab workout, biggest loser workout... dinner and BED!!

PS - forgot to mention the angel food cake recipe my mom printed off the weight watchers website. Take an angel food cake mix and just mix in a blueberry pie mix... bake, cool, cut into 24 pieces and it's 2pts per serving! We didn't have blueberry pie mix at mom's so we used raspberry. Next time I would make it with blueberry and I would bake it in muffin tins to have individual cakes...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Time for a kick in the butt!


I blew it big time yesterday... I snacked all day I guess and didn't even pay attention to what I was eating while I was baking and cooking... by the time dinner was ready at 7:30 I wasn't even hungry... I still ate some... Today the scale tells me I did HORRIBLE yesterday (doesn't help that my period arrives tomorrow). I am back on track today... I am going to a 'girls day' gathering where there will be lot's of food... but I will make good choices and control myself. I will keep my crystal light in hand at all times and that will help.

I'm TRYING to muster up the energy to get on the treadmill... but I already feel exhausted today! Doesn't matter though, I don't have a choice!!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jeepers Creepers


I was only down 0.8lbs. That's it!!! It's QUITE frustrating... but, I'm not throwing in the towel. On to next week. This IS my bloated week after all... historically I'm up this week of the month... Still, I really was hoping for more after my efforts.

I'm exhausted after being up late last night... I missed Ugly Betty due to falling asleep on the couch. I was supposed to bake cupcakes tonight but I'm taking the afternoon off work tomorrow... so I can bake then!! Tonight, I relax. Actually, i'm taping Grey's in case I fall asleep again... and I can watch it tomorrow. i am enjoying McSteamy's injury though!!!! I enjoy any scene with McSteamy!

Despite only getting 5.5hrs of sleep last night I did still managed to get on the treadmill today. no biggest loser workout tonight though. Today's food consisted of a banana for breakfast... then nothing until my subway tonight, 3 lindor chocolates and a popcorn ball for a total of 22pts. My leader has suggested I increase the protein this week if I continue with so much cardio... maybe I actually didn't eat enough last week considering my activity. Only time will tell... but, I'm not giving up!

GOAL WEIGHT IN 2009!!! Bigger things await a smaller me!!

Good Luck!


Well, I caved and had 3 cookies last night... it happens. It was actully 2 cookies and some cookie dough. We'll see if it matters today. The scale isn't showing much movement from last week... i don't have good feelings for tonight!

Care to see what 6 hours of baking looks like (well, baking and packaging)?

It's chocolate chip cookies and popcorn balls packaged in separate bags but then tied together

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Calling ALL Willpower!!!

First, I apologize I have no food photos... when I post my boring food you will see why.

Next... tonight I have the daunting task of baking... baking enough for 80 people. I'm aiming to do chocolate chip cookies AND snickerdoodles... we'll see how much I get done, I would like to sleep tonight. The problem? Tomorrow is weigh in... and I am trying sooooo hard not to eat a cookie fresh out of the oven or eat cookie dough!! The cookies above aren't from tonight... but they are cookies i made a while ago and submitted the photo on allrecipes.com. I'm chomping pretty hard on my gum tonight... trying to resist any temptation!!

Today was hard to get up.. I slept in as LONG as I could, but still did get on the treadmill. I did my BL workout the minute I got home tonight so I could make dinner and start baking right away.

Here's my rather dull, but very limited 'day before weigh in' food:
Breakfast: banana (2), yogurt (1)
Lunch: Tuna (3), lettuce, tomato, cucumber, bean sprouts (0), cheese (2), balsamic dressing (1), apple (1), yogurt (1)
Dinner: 2 eggs (4), 2 egg whites (0), cheese (1), blue menu ketchup (0), wasabi peas (2), yogurt (1)
Total: 19
Water: 4L

Good Luck tomorrow!!!!!! Here's hoping for good results!! (and that I don't give in to any temptations tonight!)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Biggest Loser night!


I love Tuesday nights. Monday is over... tomorrow is hump day... Biggest Loser is on tonight. I was supposed to do "work" from home tonight. I don't want to. I have to have it done by Thursday morning, but I can do it all tomorrow night...hopefully. Tomorrow night might be busy, but at least Biggest Loser isn't on.

Today I managed to get up on the treadmill, despite hating my alarm on Tuesdays. I dream of the day when the sun rises at 7am again... or sooner. I enjoy watching the sun rise over the downtown skyline from my treadmill in the mornings... it's so peaceful watching the sun shine off the windows of all the buildings. I digress... so, this morning I got on the treadmill and then got myself off to work. I made it through the day and got home... I wanted to lounge on the couch and eat chocolate (hello PMS? I hear you knocking but I'm trying to ignore you!). Ultimately, I decided to give in to my craving and have some WW chocolate. I then convinced myself to do my Biggest Loser workout... in the end, I'm glad I did it.

Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: ww toast (1), small banana (1), 1 tbsp light PB (2), yogurt (1)
Lunch: 1c brown rice (4), chicken breast (3), cheese (1), sun dried tomato pesto (1), tomato (0), fruit salad (2), yogurt (1)
Snack: Wasabi peas (2), seaweed (0)
Dinner: lettuce wraps with chicken (3), cheese (1), dijon mustard (0), ww chocolates (3)
Total: 26 ---> not ideal, I shouldn't eat that much 2 days before WI, but I will eat less tomorrow... I was hungry today!
Water: 5L

Speaking of food... TARA! Thank you for reminding me about Wendy and Barb's hummus! I used to buy it all the time and somehow totally forgot about it! See? This is why we blog... to share wonderful ideas! i have tried making my own hummus as well... but it's never as good as theirs! I'm sure you'll be able to find the pizza crusts in Lindsay between Loblaws or Valu Mart!

Here's some photos of today's food (warning: the chicken lettuce wraps don't look very appetizing)!!




Happy Biggest Loser night! I'm watching now... I can't believe how the orange team's David is continuing to eat at home (the buffet guy)... it's too bad really.

** Back to comment on BL. I am a little sad Joelle didn't go home... but what was more entertaining was the argument between her and Carla. That is twice we've seen Bob drop the F bomb now... 2 weeks in a row... and both times are around Joelle situations. Carla was pretty funny though... When Bob had to tell her to drop the 'f'ing' weights... What's up with these girls acting like children? I feel bad it worked out the way it did and Jillian's team couldn't respect Bob's teams wishes... but, it is a game and this is how the players roll!! I have no favourites yet...although wouldn't mind Joelle going home. Does anyone else get freaked out by Ron (dad on the brown team) and his stomach situation? I'm guessing that is from his gastric bypass... although I have no idea how it could be from that. I can't wait for next week to see how Bob's team reacts to Jillian's team totally misleading them on the voting... it's ON I think! I also loved Bob's trainer tip about healthy pizza... given my pizza this week. It's also funny because my poor better half is under the misguided impression that any pizza with veggies on it is "healthy"... so, I promptly informed him of Bob's educational trainer tip**

Speaking of my better half... apparently he still reads my lovely blog, just doesn't comment... big ups and shout outs to you, counselor!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Oops!

I forgot to take photos of my meals for today! But... my lunch was the same as yesterday (the pizza) and my dinner was just a salad with tuna... not exciting.

I'm sad the weekend is over. Having quiet days on Friday and Sunday made it that much harder to go back to work today. I guess Friday will be here again before we know it... and what's exciting is that I'm not working this weekend! I have a weekend off!! I work again the following weekend... but I will enjoy one weekend with 2 days free of work (and pay... but what can you do?).

Today I got on the treadmill for just over an hour... almost an hour and a half actually! I ended up doing 9K in 1hr and 15min... one day if I can do 10K in an hour I'll run with my dad... but I was happy with my results today. I went to work and then came home and did the Biggest Loser workout. I really really didn't want to do anything when I got home... but, I HAVE to reach goal weight this year... many things are relying on it... so, I got my butt in gear. I'm not playing around this year!! I finished the workout and then made tomorrow's lunch and did the dishes... now I blog and then I go to bed. Tuesdays are always the HARDEST for getting on the treadmill. I slept in until 9am today!!! Getting up at 6 is going to be tough.

Confession before I post what I ate... I got into some chocolate when I got home tonight. GRRR! I almost had a picture-perfect day! Why did I do that to myself? I didn't even REALLY want it!

Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast - small banana (1), yogurt (1)
Lunch: pizza (5), yogurt (1)
Snack: wasabi peas (2)
Dinner: salad with tuna (2), ff italian (1), cheese (2), yogurt (1), snap peas and baby carrots (0), almonds (2)
Snack: chocolate squares (?6)
Total: 24
Water: 5L

Tomorrow - Treadmill, Biggest Loser... and NO CHOCOLATE!!!

Tara: My pizza crust is from Superstore/Loblaws. It's a blue menu multi grain pizza crust thing that comes with TWO crusts and includes 2 sauce packages... one entire pizza (sauce and crust) is 6pts... I steamed veggies in my glad steam bag (which is the same as the ziploc steam bag but cheaper) and then added skim milk mozzarella cheese. It was really good!! Here's the link !!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Photo Sunday!


Today the snow fell all day... and i got to stay all warm and cozy in my little apartment. I should have gone out once i realized i was out of flour and couldn't bake something i was supposed to... but i stayed in. i will be forced to bake one evening after work instead.

Basically today was uneventful. I did do some baking and some cleaning... and some being lazy. I managed to spend 1hr on the treadmill and do the biggest loser cardio. I also got a call BEGGING me to come in to work on 7A for an evening shift... but i said no. After seeing the continuous snow fall today... I'm glad I stayed home.

Here's what I ate:
Breakfast: ww toast (1), 2 egg whites (0), cheese slice (1), yogurt (1)
Lunch: 1/2 homemade veggie pizza with mozarella cheese (5), fruit salad (2)
Snacking while baking and having a chocolate square (BAD): 10
Dinner: lettuce wraps with chicken (3), cheese (1), 1tbsp ff miracle whip (0), tomato and cucumber (0), yogurt (1), wasabi peas (2)
Total: 27 - wowzers. Thank you flex points
water: 4L (and maybe more still)

Here are some photos of today's food . First is dinner - lettuce wraps with chicken breast, cheese, tomato, cucumber, miracle whip and mustard (with yogurt and wasabi peas on the side)

Next we have my lunch. I bough pizza crust and sauce (prepackaged at Superstore)... 1/2 the pizza is 3pts (with the sauce). I added steamed zucchini, mushrooms, green and red peppers and skim milk mozarella to total 5 points for the 3 slices of pizza you see there... plus the fruit salad.
Here is the whole pizza as it appeared out of the oven:
Happy Monday... ugh... Monday already. Remember - it's not too late to recover from the weekend and prepare for weigh in this week! At least I'm counting on it after all the baking I ate today...

Feeling the Love! (Saturday's post)

Although this is coming to you live on a Sunday morning... let's pretend it's Saturday. I started to post really quick yesterday before going to work... but blogger had other plans for me.


I'm feeling my new blog layout. I just love Valentine's Day. It's definitely my favourite non-statutory holiday. I thank my mom for raising us the way she did... Valentine's day was not about being with a boyfriend... it was just about love in general. I think the colours of the 'holiday' also make me happy. It will also forever be the day my dad proposed to my mom... while they were mere children!!

Today (Saturday) I slept in until 8:30!! I went to Walmart and Superstore to do grocery shopping... then came home and did some stuff (putting away groceries, cleaning)... Then had to get ready for work. No treadmill today... but today was going to be my one day off this week anyway, so it's okay. I worked at SickKids from 3:30 to 11:30... my shift was a snore. I could see the snow getting worse outside and I was getting antsy to leave and head home... but I couldn't. Instead I had to sit and watch TV all night with a very sweet 16yr old girl. Admitted for her suicide attempt... she had done all of her "work" during the day and her day staff instructed me to let her have the evening off... my job was just to make sure she didn't harm herself (which she had no intention of doing anyway... i don't think). I spent maybe 45min doing a little therapy session... and watched TV. The drive home was less than fun and what usually takes me 12 - 15min took me 45 tonight... or maybe an hour. Regardless, it was a long drive but once again... my little car plowed through (thank you Pontypool roads for preparing me for bad driving the rest of my life! Thank you parents for teaching me to drive in a rear wheel astro van... nothing drives as poorly as them in bad weather).

Tara - on bad nights I always think about a time right after you got your license... you had Steph and I over for the evening and we drove to "Wat a Pizza" to get pizza for dinner... you were driving your parents van and came around the subdivision behind the store to get back home and the van started sliding... You handed it like such a pro!!! Of course then I think about the van and I think about running out of gas... Ahh I could write many blog entries about our adventures in OAC!!

Also, Tara... I would like to propose a different kind of challenge this upcoming week if you are up for it. I think we should take photos of our dinners... I love food photos :)

Happy Sunday!!

Holy Crap... I almost forgot to post what I ate on Saturday!
Breakfast: small banana (1), ww bagel (2), yogurt (1)
Lunch: dried veggie crisp things from Walmart (5), yogurt (1), fruit salad (2)
Dinner: steamed chicken breast (3) with steamed mixed veggies (0), fruit salad (3), yogurt (1)
Snack throughout afternoon/eve wasabi peas - LOVE them (4)
Total: 23
Water: 2.5L (not as much because I can't go to the washroom as often at that job)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Who Knew!

Remember Suzie from the Biggest Loser?

Well, while surfing the net and NOT watching Ugly Betty last night (thank you President Bush), I was searching for BL contestants to try to find updates on them... and I came across Suzie's very own blog! Turns out her and her husband (ummm.. BL himself, Matt!) have partnered with a website and she updates her blog regulary (as does he). She has 2 baby boys and is using none other than WEIGHT WATCHERS to get back to her goal weight!
Here's her blog!
You can click around and find Matt's blog too.

So, today I had the day off work and did NOTHING that I wanted to. I couldn't sleep last night but still woke up by 7am... which meant I was tired all day. Soooo... grocery shopping and baking will be tomorrow and Sunday. I did get on the treadmill for 45min though.

I think this may be a first for a friday... but here's today's (less than perfect, nutritionally speaking) food:
Breakfast - ww toast (1), pb light (2), banana (2)
Lunch? if you can call it that - 2 100 cal packs of crackers (4), 2 cheese strings (2), mozarella cheese (2)
Dinner at the foodcourt planned - grill it up chicken (5?) and grilled veggies (0)
Possible total at this point: 18 - with room for a popcorn snack later... or starbucks latte for dessert!!
Water: 1L!! what is up with that? Will be drinking at least 2 more tonight!

Tara - I hope you get your yummy subway and chocolate milk for dinner!! Michele swears by chocolate milk to cut her sweet cravings since Christmas...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Well...


I was down 1 pound! I think I had the potential to be up after my weekend... so I did damage control well enough this week. On to next week where I will hope for a bigger loss!

I'm going to take Tara's lead and post what I ate today. I typically don't post it because it's rather shameful how much I starve myself before WW... and today was definitely no exception... but I will post anyway!

Breakfast - banana (2)
Lunch - skip it on Thursdays (bad, I know)
Dinner - footlong turkey sub with bread fresh from the oven!! (12), 2c chocolate milk (6), ww peanut butter bar (1)
Total: 21
Water: 2L and counting

Addendum: I may have popcorn during Ugly Betty or Grey's!!

Now, let's see if I can make myself proud this weekend!!! Tonight I will enjoy some time on the couch watching Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy!

It can't hurt...


Why not throw in another round of 'good luck'. I know Tara has already weighed in... hopefully this still brings her luck.

I went on the treadmill this morning. I also stepped on the scale... All of my hard work will hopefully keep me about the same and I won't see a gain after my 'pig out' weekend... but as always, it's hard to predict what tonight will bring. My scale at home had me 0.3lbs lighter this morning than last Thursday morning. It's too insignificant to try to predict what tonight will bring.

I'm SOOOOOOO having a subway footlong tonight (I missed it last week!). I will be back with the results later!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's a Ziploc day


So, since I came home and allowed myself to sit on my butt for almost an hour before doing my Biggest Loser workout... I was eating dinner late. I cut up my veggies for my stir fry and realized I didn't want to wait for them to cook... so, out comes my ziploc steamer bag thing. I threw in some Mrs. Dash 'table blend' and voila! they were done in 6min. Tasted good too.

So, this morning I got up and went on the treadmill for 45min again.. went to work... came home and did my BL workout then ate some dinner. Nothing out of the ordinary today... but I must admit, it feels good to get home at a decent time and now I get to sit on my butt for 3 hours and not feel guilty that I should be exercising.

Here's what today looked like:
Breakfast - banana (2), yogurt (1)
AM snack - ww peanut butter mini bar courtesy of a coworker (1)
Lunch - chicken breast (3), 30g skim milk mozarella (2), mustard (0), tomato (0), cucumber (0), lettuce (0), 2 ww tortillas (2), yogurt (1), apple (1), clementines (1)
PM snack - ww multi grain crackers (2)
Dinner - chicken breast (3), steamed veggies consisting of zucchini, mushrooms, red pepper and green pepper (0), yogurt (1), cheese string (1)
Total: 21pts
Water: 4L and will likely have 1 more before bed

Good luck tomorrow to Tara and me!! Tara - I feel optimistic given your hard work the last few days... and next week will be even BETTER!!


Tomorrow's plan is treadmill in the morning, work, WW right after work... I want to go early because a coworker (who is a lifetime member out in Whitby) informed me today that WW is having a sale on some of their foods... crackers, little 1pt chocolate bar things... I might buy some!

I will be back with results tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tara and I RULE!

I think it only fitting this week... in honour of our Southern Neighbours' President Elect... that I recognize the accomplishments of Tara and I today and say...
We have succeeded 2 whole days in a row with our food and activity! We are on our way...and I'm feeling very confident that it is not going to take me months to get back on track after Christmas this year! I am feeling more motivated than I have in a while!

Before I can continue with my day... I have to say, I am watching Biggest Loser. Who else is crying at the thought of sending Jerry home? When he weighed in my heart broke along with Jillian's and I shed a tear with Allison. Man, this sucks. I hope when they show the update about him he is doing well. How could you not LOVE Jerry? As I type this... he is walking out... I am still crying. Go Jerry... You have a fan in me... And I'm watching the update. I am so proud of what he has done... he looks GREAT!!

Go JERRY!

Okay, so on to me... Today I went on the treadmill for 45min and then went to work from 9-8. I got home tonight and did the Biggest Loser workout (which has forced me to miss 90210 and the bulk of the biggest loser... but I will tape BL and watch it tomorrow morning on the treadmill! I know who got eliminated so I will just watch the workouts and challenges in the morning and that will inspire me).

Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: fruit salad (2), 1/2c ff cottage cheese (2), 1c skim milk (2)
Lunch: 1c brown rice (4), vegetable soup (0), fruit salad (2), source exotik yogurt 1)
snack: apple (1), snap peas and baby carrots (0)
Dinner: tuna (2), 30g light cheddar (2), 1tbsp ff miracle whip (0), lettuce wraps (0), grapefruit (2), orange (1)
Total: 21 (more than yesterday at least, right Tara? I should have eaten more for dinner yesterday, I just didn't pack enough for dinner at work!)
Water: 5L

Tara... I will email you and answer your question about my 'deadline'!! There is a reason!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Say hello to my old friend, Bob Harper!


So... since my dear friend, Tara, can slam out a confession today... so can I. I wasn't so busy this weekend that I couldn't post... I was ashamed of how quickly I fell off track on the weekend. I finished the soup diet and lost all willpower... I ate everything i wanted to eat all week and then some. I ate fluffernutter sandwiches right before bed each night... I ate chocolate from christmas... popcorn... it was nuts. I got back on track a bit on Sunday but Alex and I went for all you can eat sushi (at Makimono in Pickering)... the soy sauce caused some water retention on the scale this morning (at least I hope it was water retention. It was not pretty). I tried not to eat anything the rest of the day (sushi was at 2pm)... but by 7pm I was hungry so I ate two HEAPING bowls of cereal (corn bran and multi grain cheerios... could be worse). Treadmill this weekend didn't happen.

Today was a new day. I can NOT let it take as long this year as it did last year to get back on track after Christmas... so, this morning I was back on the treadmill for 45min. I went to work and came home at 8:30 and popped in an oldie but goodie... my Biggest Loser cardio max. I actually forgot how I enjoy that workout. I just did the 30min one (level 1)... and I was feeling it. I really do love Bob.

Now, for what I ate today. I'm off the soup diet but trying to stick to the principals of it. I should mention... I recently decided this is the year. 2009 is the year I HAVE to reach goal weight. It's actually not an option not to at this point... for a couple of reasons, which I will spare you at this time.

Here's what i ate:
Breakfast - fruit salad (2), banana (2), ww toast (1), 2 wedges light laughing cow (1)
Lunch: 1c brown rice (4), leftover veggie soup (0), fruit salad (2), yogurt (1)
Snack: snap peas and baby carrots (0)
Dinner: tuna (1), 1tbsp ff miracle whip (0), cheese (1), 3 lettuce leaves to make tuna lettuce wraps (0)
Total (yes, I should have eaten more but I'm doing damage control. I have issues): 15
Water: 6L - working on water retention from yesterday

Tomorrow I work from 9am-8pm. I have already packed lunch AND dinner for tomorrow and the dishes are done... I am trying to ensure I do get on the treadmill in the morning AND hopefully do the BL workout after work again.

Happy Tuesday. I just realized I am going to miss the first half hour of BL tomorrow. That sucks!!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I suck!



I was up 4.2lbs tonight. I really hoped I wouldn't be up that much... oh well, on to next week.

I managed to get on the treadmill today. I came home after WW and since I can't have my usual sub today... I had a chicken lettuce wrap (today is chicken and vegetables day).

I am off to bed... Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Torture day

Here is what I have eaten today:
I am sick of chicken.

Here is what I really want right now:
... and I happen to have some in my freezer RIGHT NOW. It is taking every ounce of willpower I have ever had NOT to eat them. I have chewed copious amounts of gum to cope.

I had this coming. I was just thinking yesterday how this diet seems easier this time around... Tonight, I pay for that thought. To top it off, I stepped on the scale this morning and I was UP a pound!! I have no idea what will happen tomorrow on my scale or the one at WW!

I went on the treadmill this morning AND managed to leave 20min early for work (thanks to the weather)... still arrived late at work, but i did leave early.

I don't know how I will get through tomorrow night and my usual indulgences. I guess we'll see tomorrow. Please wish me luck... I think I will need it.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Word of the day is... BANANAS!


Today I am reminded of the song that goes "this sh*t is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s". Today is bananas and skim milk day. It's not a fun day... but the bananas do taste good. I went ahead and had some bran tonight too, just for fun.

I didn't get on the treadmill today. Getting up at 6am was just not happening... but then again, last night I was up until after midnight. Tonight I am heading to bed right now... in about 10min!

So, in order to get to bed... I'm making this quick.

Here's what I ate today
Breakfast: banana (2), 1c skim milk (2)
Lunch: soup (0), 2 bananas (4)
Dinner: soup (0), 2 bananas (4), bran cereal (3), 3c skim milk (6)
Total: 21 (much more than yesterday! pretty good!)
Water: 3.5L lemon water

Tomorrow I get to eat CHICKEN! I went and bought a roasted chicken and I've gotten tomorrow's lunch made already... chicken without the skin already measured and packed for tomorrow! Want a sneak preview? Tomorrow will consist of chicken, tomatoes and soup!

So, who watched Biggest Loser tonight? Crazy little twist that got unveiled. So far I'm liking all of the contestants!! Can't wait to see what happens each week!

Happy hump day!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Is it Friday yet?

Not that I want it to be Friday... because I'm working a 12hr day shift on Saturday... but still, this may be a long week. I went to work expecting it wouldn't be too busy... it was. It sucked.

Here's a little something that could make anybody's Monday better (photo is in lieu of food photos today because I didn't take any).

This is my desktop for now.

Today I got myself back on the treadmill. It felt pretty good, but I was tired. I thought I would have to decrease my speed a little... but I didn't. I actually increased it a little for some of the time.

I stuck to the diet plan today still... I don't feel hungry but I didn't eat as many points today. Here's what I ate:

Breakfast: 2c. fruit salad (2)
Lunch: soup (0), avocado (1), tomato (0), apple (1)
Snack: snap peas (0), apple crisps (1)
Dinner: soup (0), veg stir fry (0), grapefruit (2), orange (1), 3c fruit salad (3)
Water: 3L lemon water
Total Points: 11

Tomorrow will be rough... the first day of the alarm going off at 6am again... getting on the treadmill will be difficult, but I can do it. I don't want a gain this week... I would feel so awesome if I go to WW this week and didn't have a gain the 2 weeks of holidays.

Tomorrow is an exciting day though... the first week of the new Biggest Loser! I have been checking out the contestants online... it looks very exciting! I can't wait!

Happy Tuesday... enjoy The Biggest Loser!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

(Sun)Day O' Veggies

So, I went to work today... and before that I relaxed on my last day off. I made my lunch and dinner and straightened my hair... watched TV... went to work. Got off work a whole hour early (woohoo!!), stopped at shoppers to pick up my prescription (thank goodness for 24hr pharmacies, now I am sitting and watching my new TV while typing on my laptop from my comfy couch... this is the life!

My day was good food-wise. I stuck to the plan and ate vegetables. Unsweetened fruit juices were my saviour when I was sick of vegetables. Here's what I ate today:

Breakfast: 2c ocean spray cranberry pomegranate juice (6)
Lunch: tomato and cucumber (0), 1/4c. avocado (1), broccoli (0), baby carrots (0), soup (0), 1c skim milk (2)
Dinner: soup (0), stir fry with peppers, mushrooms and zucchini (0), baked potato (5), 4tsp becel (2), 2c V8 fusion (4)
Snack: 1c PC smoothie (2)
Total: 22!! Thank you fruit juices, my points are good today!
Water: 2L lemon water (no more water... I drank so much juice there was no room for more water)

Here's some photos of today's food. You can figure out what is what.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Back on track... (almost)!

So, I decided to start that soup diet I did in August. I headed out to the grocery store this morning, list in hand... spent most of my time in the produce section (how healthy do you feel when 95% of your groceries are produce??)... Went to shoppers for 20X the points day... then headed to the mall to make a stop at Bath and Body works for a new candle and wallflowers... then came home to enjoy a day of soup and fruit. It was hard by tonight... I really wanted grilled cheese and popcorn... but alas, I fought through it. Luckily when I was at the new costco in Ptbo with my mom a month or so ago I found these 'apple crisp' things... freeze dried apples. No additives or anything, just freeze dried and crunchy... so, they satisfied my need for munchies tonight.

Here's some photos of my food (fruit) today:




No treadmill today... likely I will get back on it Monday morning before work.

Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit (1), blood orange (1), pineapple (1), 1c PC strawberry banana smoothie (2)
Lunch: soup (0), apple (1), cherries (1), apple crisps (3), fruit salad (2), 1c V8 fusion (2)
Snack: apple (1), 1/2 grapefruit (1)
Dinner: soup (0), fruit salad (2), 1c PC smoothie (2)
Total: 20
Water: 2L lemon water (going crystal light free this week even!)

Have a happy Sunday... I am working an evening shift.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Welcome 2009

Hello and a big "WELCOME" to 2009



I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Ours was a little different... but I still loved it. It started the weekend before Christmas. For the first time in my entire life, the Sibley family Christmas was cancelled (the Sunday of bad weater). It was devastated. I had done soooooo much baking, but on top of that... it's tradition. Regardless, I would trudge on and enjoy my holidays. In the mean time, I had put out 5 platters of baked goods for the day... next thing I knew, we were snacking on squares and cookies and chocolates all day. BAD! I did everyone a favour and packed them away. But, just to quickly sum up my eating... I ate everything I wanted all week after that. End of story.

Michele and Jacob came down with the flu. I was in Pontypool on Tuesday morning (slept over Monday night) and the phone rang... Michele and Jacob were both so sick they needed someone to come get Simon, they just couldn't take care of him. Neither of them could even stomach changing his diapers. Mom and dad took off to Hamilton to get him and bring him back to Pontypool for the night... Michele's first night away from her baby. I took off to Toronto to my hair appointment and meet Alex for our Christmas. Well, the weather turned crappy Tuesday night as well... our traditional dinner out at Swiss Chalet quickly turned into a dinner IN (thank you, delivery). I didn't care, as long as we still saw each other. I already had my lovely Christmas gift (which I am typing on from my couch with my very own wireless internet now! woohoo!). I was just happy to watch him open gifts from me. We settled for the night and the next morning was Christmas eve!!! I hurried to Pontypool and spent the day playing with Simon. Michele and Jacob arrived (feeling slightly better) and we all headed to Aunt Faye's up in Cameron for Christmas eve. We got home, went to bed... I fell asleep around 1am and was back up at 3am... and could NOT get back to sleep.... by 6am I managed to be asleep and by 7:30 my nephew was waking me up telling me "Tanta... oh oh oh!" had come! We opened gifts... I got an AWESOME 32" LCD TV from my parents (no more old TV with colours running together and red shadows everywhere!). Christmas day Michele and Jacob headed to Courtice to see the Ruffs... Kristen came down sick and her and Kurt stayed home... so, just mom and dad and I went to Lindsay for Christmas dinner with the family. We usually do the "steal a gift" game, but everyone ended up leaving early for other family gatherings... or to follow Grandma and Poppa Jim home to make sure they got home safe (Grandma can't tolerate being out for more than a few hours anymore and Poppa Jim's bone disease is so bad he can't walk sometimes and uses a walker... people worried about them getting home with ice near their front door). So, most people left and we stayed to visit with Uncle Danny for a while... then we headed home to Pontypool. I stayed there until Sunday night and got back (to my place) around 11:30pm. Monday I left around noon to head to Hamilton to babysit Simon for the night!!! My first night with my nephew... LOVED IT! He slept from 8:30pm through to 8am. How lucky am I? Unfortunately I developed flu symptoms myself and have not had an appetite since Monday. I can count on 2 hands what I have eaten since then... and my scale thanks me.

So, on to business... I have 1 week until I go back to WW. I had planned on doing that "diet" thing I did in the summer to help me get back on track... unfortunately all I have been able to eat for a few days now is toast (but I graduated from dry toast to toast with margarine!). I did, however, discover "G2"... a low calorie gatorade! I bought 2 six packs of it!

On top of it all, I had a minor flood in the kitchen today. I called the super on duty and he came and determined we needed an emergency plumber... so, I had them in the kitchen today, ripping a hole in my pantry and finding a pipe with a leak... it's not fixed entirely, they will be back tomorrow to fix the pipe and my pantry.

I guess the "plan" is to get back on track as soon as possible... Once I'm feeling all better I will get right back to the treadmill and eating right and losing weight. This will be the year of good things for me. I like odd numbered calendar years.

There you have it, my long update. I have changed my blog layout but need to get photoshop installed on my new computer to do a better banner... so bear with my crappy one until then please!!

Good luck in 2009 to all!!