Monday, April 30, 2007
Usually, she goes out for lunch... so one would assume its something from the food court she eats each day. I just watched her prepare her 'healthy"lunch. A toasted bagel, with butter, mayo, 5 slices of that ready crisp bacon and 2 cheese slices.
Gee, I wonder why she's packing on the pounds? ;)
Nothing outrageous to report really... except my thoughts of the day are thinking about going to buy a dress for the 34094 weddings I have to attend. I saw a really cute red one at Melanie Lynne. Thoughts on red to a wedding? Its like muted blue'ish red, so I don't think it looks too whore'ish. I also saw a nice black one in the Sears catalogue that I might order. That way I figure, it can double as a LBD also.
My menu for today:
B- oatmeal with banana and splenda
L- moroccan stew with couscous, FF pudding
D- TBD. Maybe some chicken salad on top of mixed greens.
AP's: step class and body combat.
I'm loving Core... I find the first few days, all I want to do in binge on bread, but once you get used it to I find I'm generally a lot less hungry and have zero cravings. Lets hope for good results!
Sunday, April 29, 2007
This is Moroccan Stew from the WW online database of recipes. Very simple ingredients (butternut squash, tomatoes, carrots, onion and chickpeas with a handful of spices) but its DIVINE! I made some couscous to go with it. I can't WAIT for lunch tomorrow!
Other then that, a pretty quiet day. I was lazy, and didn't make it to the gym. I'll make up for it tomorrow. I swear!
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Made it to the gym for 8am - ran for 45 mins then did Bodypump. So I feel redeemed for bailing on that workout last night.
Today I'm off to Bryson, QC for a bridal shower for my girlfriend. Lets hope for lotsa fruit and veggie platters, that are Core friendly! :)
Have a great day!
Friday, April 27, 2007
Hi readers. Its a gross rainy day out there today.
I'm feeling really stir crazy today. My pants feel tight, and every time I look down I see my gross chubby fat stomach. I hate it so much. You know that roll I'm talking about?? Frig. SOOO gross!
Menu for today-
B- apple, orange, banana
L- Chunky vegetable beef soup (was very pleased to hear this was Core!)
D- WW pasta, and veggies in a thai sauce with chili and basil. YUM Andrew cooked a pork tenderloin, with steamed broccoli and baked potatos.
S- FF pudding with strawberries and blackberries.
AP's: 5k run, Bodypump. Ended up doing Turbo Jam when I got home.
I want today to be over.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I ran 8k today.
B- plain oatmeal
L- salad with shrimp skewer
D- shish-kabob, steamed brocoli, small potato and roasted veggies
S- FF chocolate pudding.
Yesterday was not a good day. Enough said! :)
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Wednesday - step class (1 hour)
Thursday - off
Friday - body pump (1 hour)
Saturday - cardio kickboxing and boot camp (2 hours)
Sunday 45 min bike ride
Monday- 30 run and step class (90 mins)
Tuesday - body pump AND step class (2 hours)
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Its only 10h40... and already I've had 6 points! I'm sooo hungry today... I dunno what it is, I can't get full today. This comes at a bad time because my WI is tomorrow, and today I'm trying to avoid too many processed foods.
Confession #1: I only made it to Bodystep last night. I ran for 30 mins before the class, so by the time it was over... I was just about cooked! Tonights plan: Bodypump followed by Bodystep. I WILL do it this time.
Confession #2: I feel like I look preggo today. The cut of the shirt I'm wearing kinda makes me look it. Grrr. Not taking my blazer off today!
My menu for the day:
B: all bran bar, banana, oatmeal (6)
L: leftover mac and cheese (6) salad (0) FF pudding (1)
D: chicken breast (4) roasted veggies (0) bread (4)
AP's: Bodypump/Bodystep (120 mins total)
Monday, April 23, 2007
I thought I would take advantage of the weather yesterday and go out for a bike ride. My tires have an odd attachment to inflate them, and said attachment was MIA. I decided to go on Andrew's bike instead. Great workout because we live in a super hilly area, but It still feels like the seat is in my ass!
Last night was great with my snuggly new kitty Sam. However, Lewis is not a fan of mister Sam snuggling with his momma... and as a result Lewis is being mean to me. :(
Not much to report today. Since Andrew is on nights and I have nothing to rush home to, I'm going to do a double class at Goodlife tonight. Bodystep and Bodycombat. Bodycombat will be a new experience for me. I do have a hot date planned for this evening with the man of my dreams: Jack Bauer. Delicious!
Menu for aujourd'hui:
B- BM granola bar, banana (4)
L- Leftover macoroni (6), Peak Freans pack (2)
D- Some sort of mexican'ish stir fry. (think fahitas minus the tortilla)
AP's: 120 mins aerobics.
On a non-WW related note:
2 people drowned at Merrickville Lock yesterday. A woman jumped into save a young boy. I used to work at this site only 2 years ago. Very scary news, and it hit very close to home.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Meet Sam. This little guy came into our life on Thursday. I haven't written about him yet because I was unsure if it was going to workout between him and Lewis.
So far so good. They hissed a little, and Sam seems to think he rules the house which upsets my little Lewis a little bit. I think they secretly do like each other, but are letting their territorial instincts take over. I did find them in the pose below this afternoon. They can't hate each other THAT much if they're sharing the same rug!
This photo was taken last night at about 2am. Hard to tell, what exactly it is because the flash lights up the room. This my readers, is my fiance Andrew and his 3 friends having a 'dance party'. For some reason after numerous drinks, they loooooove to dance. The girls weren't quite in the same frame of mind as they were... so we let them go! A dance party isn't complete without a strobe light.. and yes. They had one!
Below: my supper. Smackeroni and Cheese from Eat, Shrink and be Merry. 2 hours later, I'm still STUFFED! I modify their recipe by substituting veggie ground for beef and adding mushrooms and red peppers. 8 points a serving. Delicious.
Andrew is on nights this week. I didn't sleep much last night. We were at our friends house warming party, so we crashed over. Ended up sleeping in an unfinished, freezing cold basement on an air mattress with snoring Andrew and his buddy Chris snoring across the room. Woke up on the concrete floor because the mattress didn't hold its air very well. Not a great sleep. Enough said.
I think I'll make a tea and head up to bed.... red and watch some TV.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
I finally got around to picking up a box of Vector cereal that has the Running Room 20% off coupon. Maybe after the gym I'll go pick up my new pair. I'm a loyal fan of the Asics 2120. Usually buy 2 pairs or so a year. Took me a while to find my 'perfect shoe' actually. As my running distances increased I started to need a little bit more support, so when I found the 2120's, it felt like I was running on air! Lets hope the new color dosn't mean they changed the actual shoe!
Friday, April 20, 2007
I'm not even mad. I'm just unbelievably hurt and sad. I think I might take me a long time to get over this.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Guess who would rather be out in the sun? ME ME ME!
I'm feeling kinda frumpy today. I have nothing planned out for the day ethier. I threw my gym stuff in the car, and I'm having leftover salad for lunch.
B- 2 banana muffins, banana
L- chicken/strawberry/feta salad
D- Who knows. Maybe some pasta... i have some veggies to use up, and spaghetti sauce is the perfect way to get rid of them!
AP's: Perfect day for a run!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Ok... so everyone has jumped on the Facebook bandwagon as of late.
Today my ex-bf added me.
Looking back... we weren't very serious. However, I fell HARD for this guy- He was the first guy that I had dated after losing a ton of weight. When he broke things off, I was completely and totally devastated. Of course in my mind, he broke up with me because I was fat. Real reason: he got back together with his ex. He really did nothing wrong except be honest with me. At the time we started seeing each other it was shortly after him and his ex had broken it off... turned out, he wasn't quite over her.
He was the first guy that made me feel pretty, attractive and sexy.
I sometimes have those "What-If" thoughts about him... He really is a great guy. But then I remember what an amazing man I have found, and actually comparatively speaking, Andrew and the ex have a lot of similar qualities!
Via Facebook stalking, I've discovered that Mr. Ex and his ex are getting married also. Funny how things work out! I've always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason.... and once again its proven to be true!
Whatever. I'm over it. A loss is a loss.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
2. Andrew and I are going to see Blades of Glory tonight after work. I'm looking forward to it.
3. I feel so incredibly in love with that man lately. Its weird, but good weird, ya know?
4. Tomorrow is my 2nd WI in WW online. I did what I did last week. Stuck to my points, and used my flex only on the weekend. Ate no APs. Lets hope for a good loss again!
5. My Aunt, whom I just call "Aunt" and love to PIECES told me last night she was going to join WW... YAY!
6. She really is the best. Became my surrogate mother along with my gramma after my mom passed away.
7. Side thought: I think I would like to wear my Gramma's pearls at my wedding. Is it wrong to ask to borrow them from my aunt (not Aunt.. a bitchy Aunt on my mom's side)
8. Another side thought: What is your favorite low sodium meal?
Menu for today:
B- All bran, orange (3)
S- apple (1)
L- HUGE salad, 2 chicken strips, FF Catalina dressing (3) Peak Freans 100 Cal pack (2)
S- BM Granola bar (2)
D- I'm thinking some soup and grilled cheese...? Or maybe we'll grab some subway after the movie.
AP's: Ethier Turbo Jam, or a quick run.... no time for the gymbo tongiht.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Not much to report today.
Daily menu is as follows:
B: All bran, apple (3)
S: WW cake (1)
L: Soup with added zucchini (5), chocolate cravings (2)
D: TBD. We have lots in the house. I'll come up with something. I'm kinda craving chicken fingers and fries!
AP: Think I might take today off. We'll see.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
TOTAL POINTS: 1!!
There is an amazing pizza that makes the most delicious pizza. Not like disgusting Pizza Pizza.... its to die for. Wedecided to order that. HOWEVER, here's were I win: I negotiated going for a walk before we even ordered. So out we went for an hour long walk! It was a beautiful night, and a great way to enjoy each others company. I did eat too much, but I had the points for it. I'm over it! I do feel kinda crappy today. Too much sodium last evening. Time to start the detox- ie chugging water!
I'm heading out for a wee run in a bit. I'll aim for 8-10k, but to my honest my ass is sooo sore from bootcamp yesterday... I suspect I'll only do 5. My other mission today consists of going to Goodlife to sign up for their 2 week trial. I cancelled my membership at my current gym yesterday. Andrew and I will go find a new gym closer to come this week. But, in the meantime I'll take advantage of the 2 week trial at Goodlife. I've always wanted to test out their classes. There aren't any here in Gatienau so I definately won't be signing up thats for sure. The whole point of finding a gym, is to find one close to home!
Menu for today hasn't been planned yet. I'll keep you posted!
Enjoy your Sunday!
Saturday, April 14, 2007
I came home EXHAUSTED, but I forced myself to earn some AP's with the 45 minute Cardio Jam DVD. Felt good. Andrew and I enjoyed a lovely spaghetti dinner. And guess what? I measured out my portion. YAY me. 1 cup exactly! I fell asleep early, and was able to have a good sleep in today.. so I feel amazing!
Just got in from the gymbo where I did Boot Camp Class. Sheer torture, but I keep going back for more!
Not sure what I'll get up to today, but Andrew and I are having a well deserved date night this evening. We're going to test out a new restaurant. Not sure where yet, but I'll fill you in!
Menu is looking like this:
B- Shredded wheat, banana, skim milk
L- left over spaghetti
D- out with my lovah for dinner!
AP'S: Bootcamp class. Ouch. According to my online tracker I earned 9 points. Is that possible?
Friday, April 13, 2007
- Its Friday
- I didn't eat a SINGLE easter candy last night. They're hiding under the couch, and I even reached like 3 times. But talked myself out of it.
- Andrew made delicious saucy/greasy ribs last night. I measured them. 6oz exactly. Yay me.
- I did an hour of Turbo Jam last night.
- I also had an amazing sleep filled with good dreams, and a snuggly kitty cat!
Quasi-Negative thoughts for today
- Its Friday the 13th
- I have bought a large coffee every workday since Roll up the Rim started. I haven't won squat.
- Its snowing... AGAIN
- I'm starting to feel financially burdened by houses, bills and our wedding.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
2. I deleted all the old pics of the 1st dress so I will forget it forever.
3. Its snowing out today. WTF?
4. Andrew, being the amazing man that he is... got up and drove me in on his day off. Yep. I think i'll marry him!
5. I'm feeling pretty DARN good about WW Online. Its great. I really feel that I'll get rid of the weight this time... and what better motivation then a wedding dress?
6. Frig. Wedding thoughts are consuming my mind lately.
7. I didn't exercise yesterday. BAD me.
8. I did however measure out my dinner portions rather then eyeballing it.
Menu for today:
B- All Bran bar, banana (4)
S- coffee, coffee, coffee
L- Sausage Gumbo soup, added zucchini, and a chocolate cravings (7)
D- I'm craving pasta
Desert: frozen yogurt
AP's: Turrrrrrrbo Jam.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Please gimme some reassurance that I still look pretty in it... Please.
I think I just feel a little shitty about it because I went by myself as my family isn't in the same city.... kinda sucked compared to the first time I went shopping with my fam and girlfriend.
Here's a little story
About a hockey team
Who just may win the Stanley Cup
But only in their dreams
The team is from Ottawa
The Senators is their name
They're soon to be inducted in the golfing hall of fame
They think they'll take the Penguins
Now there's a funny joke
Cuz every year at playoff time
The Senators always choke
You better press your plaid pants
It's that time once again
To hear that familiar Ottawa Senators saying
"Tee off is at 10"
So three cheers for Ottawa
A real team they are nottawa
They can give all that they've gottawa
But the Stanley Cup will never go to Ottawa.
I lost 3 lbs this week... :)
I'll be back to post later, just had to get my good news out of the way!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Last night I had a bit of an episode with some chocolate, but I had a few flex points left... so they're no gone-zo. Tomorrow is my first WI on WW online, so today I shall eat well and chug lots of h2O!
Menu for today:
B: All bran bar, banana
L: fahita beef soup, with added steamed zucchini and FF sour cream
D: Healthy bake fish, oven fries, veggies
Desert: Frozen yogurt
AP's: Gonna get out for a run.. its nice and sunny out today!
Friday, April 6, 2007
8 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast; cut into bite-sized pieces
3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 can Reduced fat Cream of Celery soup
3 servings Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls (unprepared)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute chicken pieces for several minutes in a pan spritzed with nonstick cooking spray, until chicken is light brown/cooked but still tender; set aside. Heat frozen veggies in microwave according to package. Mix chicken, vegetables and soup together and put in a 9" round baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Place dish in oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly (stir about halfway through). While dish is cooking, unroll 3 crescent rolls. Combine pieces together with hands to make one large ball of dough. With a rolling pin, roll dough out into a circle to cover top of dish. Add dough to the top of the dish and cook for an additional 15 - 20 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serves 4.
Serving Size: 1/4th pie (approx. 7 oz.)
I have a serious addiction to taking pictures of my food!
Thursday, April 5, 2007
On an average day... I'd guestimate that I have on average 3-4 servings a day. Is that too much?
Tell me what you think wise ones.... :)
1. Its Lindor.... creamy delicious lindor.
2. Its big. 3.5oz of solid delicious, creamy lindor chocolate
3. I have a rather large dinner planned.
4. I want to save my flex for this weekend.
Thats it. Said chocolate bunny is going in the drawer.
I drove in with Andrew this morning. We almost got hit on the way here. It was pretty scary actually. Friggin people changing lanes without looking. BRUTAL. The reason fro driving in with him, is that it will force me to exercise as he has to work later then I do.
Menu today is looking like this:
B- all bran bar, source yogurt (3)
L- sausage gumbo soup with zucchini, cheesecake (5.5)
S- Edamame Beans (1)
D- pizza- made from a crust from Costco. (13-14)
Desert - Strawberries with ULF coolwhip.
AP's: Haven't decided yet. I'll ethier run to Andrew's work, or hit the gymbo.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
L- Soup at hand, tomato sandwich, cheesecake (5)
S- Edamame Beans (1)
D- Chicken fingers, fries, brocoli (10)
AP's: Turbo Jam... or maybe I'll go to the gym when Andrew is at basketball.
I FEEL SO MOTIVATED!
I think I have some serious issues with denial.
Anyways... this prompted me to sign up for WW online, and holy frig! There's sooo many options! This will beat the meetings ANY day! WOOOOO HOOO!
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Cravings Cheescakes.... 1 point each. I buy them all the time at the grocery store, but I was pleased to see them at a little lower price; 8 for $8.99. At the grocery store they're $1.69 each.
S- 2 chocolate cravings (4) BAD
L- kit from the grocery store that has carrots, celery and pumpernickle bread (4- I think)
S- bowl of cerela (starving AGAIN when I got home! 4)
D- Picked up the fixins to use the last of my egg roll wrappers, stir fry and rice. YUM. I love those friggin egg rolls. (2 egg rolls, 4 oz beef, and a ton of veggies with sauce 7 points total)
APs: Decided to be lazy.
Side thought: Do you think I eat too much fruit?
- None of my clothes fit right now
- I know I put on weight, but GAH... nothing looks good on me
- When I was a fat bastard, why did I never feel this unhappy in my skin?
- The other day when I was getting out of the tub I actually shuttered when I was my reflection in the mirror
- Do you think its possible your body becomes immune to exercise?
- I consider myself lucky... because I actually love to exercise. BUT lately, I'm just not seeing results. REGARDLESS of what I do!
- Mandy hit the nail on the head yesterday when she said that her BODY is in control. Mine likes where it is. But I hate where it is.
- Clearly its my weekend that is killing my quest to skinny.
- Non-WW related, but needs to be said: I HATE MY JOB.
Monday, April 2, 2007
I served it with a grilled cheese made in the George Foreman (for more of a panini type sandwich) and some cesar sald. All in all, a great meal!
Menu today is as follows:
B- grapes (1) All bran bites (1)
L- toasted tomato and turkey on WW bread (2) veggies and dip (2) chocolate craving (2)
S- leftover hamburger patty (3) Odd snack choice yes, but I was starving!
D- grilled cheese (5) soup (2) cesar salad (3)
AP's: Turbo Sculpt & 20 Minute workout (60 mins total)