- Tuesday Apr 15, 2008
I went for a walk yesterday! It was very nice outside, although I had to wear some summer clothing and it really made me feel like a stuffed pig, my lumps and bumps sticking out for everyone to see. Oh well. I lived through it and i'll live through it again. My boyfriend and I are supposed to be going out for dinner tonight for his sister's birthday. I'm going to try and coerce him into walking with me to the restaurant as long as the weather is good. It's raining right now. It's a pretty good distance and i'm going to need the walk if we're going out to eat TWICE this week, NOT including what will eventually happen on the weekend because we ALWAYS end up eating out.
2 cups flavored coffee
1 whole wheat bagel with peanut butter spread
1/4 cup macaroni salad
1/4 cup whole grain rice
1/4 cup chicken breast
1/4 cup cooked carrots
1 Oatmeal To Go Wild Berry snackbar
1 Advil so far
1/2 baked potato
2 hunks of garlic bread (no, again I couldn't resist...)
1 cup tossed salad with Ranch dressing
1 bottle O'Doule's with clamato juice
then I snacked on another whole wheat bagel with peanut butter spread
then I snacked on a piece of watermelon. Yummy. Yum. Yum.
- Monday Apr 14, 2008
Hi everyone -
Thank you for your wishes, I am feeling much better today although maybe a little groggy still. The good news is that I managed to get some groceries yesterday and now there are actually healthy options IN the house that we can eat!! It was about time, i'll tell 'ya that much!
Although I haven't been able to exercise much lately, I am *feeling* like i'm on the right track (at least for the next few days). It is so beautiful outside today, we are supposed to have a high of 25 degrees celsius! This would be absolutely wonderful, and I will be dragging my butt outside for a nice long walk. And opening all the windows in the house to let out all the stale winter air...
Barely 1 cup of coffee this morning, with sugar
1 whole wheat bagel with peanut butter spread
1 mushroom burger on whole wheat with lettuce and cheddar cheese
1 bottle ginger ale
2 advil so far
1 whole wheat bagel with peanut butter spread
1/2 cup whole grain rice
1/2 chicken breast
1/2 cup macaroni salad
1/2 cup cooked carrots
1 cup coffee with sugar
small handful (maybe 5) of blueberries
1 slice watermelon
Wow, that looks like a lot of food...
- Friday Apr 11, 2008
I've been sick for the past couple of days. I swear, if i'm not working i'm sick and if i'm not sick i'm working. To add to it all, my boyfriend decided that today was the day to start ripping apart the bathroom so he shut off the water and I can't use the toilet or bathtub! NOT the best day to have done that to me! So i'm driving around town looking for places to go to the bathroom 'cause it's the only bathroom we have, and wouldn't it be my luck to drive past one of my co-workers! Oh great, now she probably thinks I just called in sick in order to have an extra long weekend. I guess I can't concern myself with what she thinks but it sure isn't making me feel any better.
I don't really feel like writing much today, so i'm going to sign off now. I can hardly look at the monitor without my eyes going buggy.
- Wednesday Apr 09, 2008
.75 L water (again, but at least i'm consistent)
2 cups flavored coffee
1 cranberry oatmeal bar in the morning (breakfast I guess)
1/4 chicken ceasar for lunch
I snuck a caramel chocolate in the afternoon (1 pc)
I went on a mini chocolate binge after work (easter bunny - I ate the body 'cause the head and neck were already gone; otherwise I probably would've eaten the whole darn thing)
6" sub (turkey and ham) on whole wheat with mayo, mustard and lettuce
trail mix snack (and I can safely say that I ate two servings)
The chocolate snack in the afternoon really jinxed me. Today if I feel like having chocolate again, i'm going to buy another cranberry oatmeal bar instead. It took me so long to eat that bar yesterday! I like eating things that take a long time; it makes it harder to stuff a lot of food in your face in a short period of time!
I need to get groceries, but it's not going to happen anytime soon. I have another meeting tonight after work so who knows what we'll do for dinner today. Nothing is structured and it's driving me insane! I love planning my day out and absolutely hate it when things get in the way. I suppose that's called life! Well, maybe i'll get a short burst of energy after work (very highly doubtful) and make it to the grocery store before my meeting. Then what do I do for dinner??? Well, i'll figure it out.
- Tuesday Apr 08, 2008
It was a long day yesterday; I worked my regular workday, then had another meeting on top of it all later in the evening. It wasn't a long meeting though, so that's good.
.75 L water throughout the day (not very good, but it's a start)
3 cups coffee throughout the day with cream and sugar (suprisingly, this is cutting back quite a bit)
croissant for breakfast - plain, white bread (this was actually around 10am because I missed breakfast)
one slice leftover pizza for lunch (I had to, otherwise it wouldn't get eaten!!)
3/4 chicken ceasar salad with one slice garlic toast (do you think I need to cut down on the bread???!!!)
one package oreo cookie treat (I think this was around the 300 calorie mark)
I have the leftover chicken ceasar salad for lunch today, with some leftover chicken breast to add to it. I don't think I did terribly yesterday, but I sure know I can do better. Well, first day back on the job you know...
- Monday Apr 07, 2008
I've been very calorie-conscious over the weekend and I think I might be starting to get back on track. Baby steps! The weekend was spent doing a lot of cleaning, but thankfully it all was accomplished so that I can start SPRING cleaning in a few weeks! Yay. We are also reno'ing the bathroom this week (it will probably take two months with our luck though), and so there will be a mess in the house for a long time to come. It was nice to see it cleaned up a bit before that happens! The snow is slowly melting and it feels damn good to see the grass again in the backyard - it is starting to make me think of my flower gardens and that's wonderful because gardening puts me in a great mood - even thinking about it does.
I drove into the city on Friday to pick up a few pairs of pants for work because the ones I have now are too small. I managed to find a few pairs; one pair is even really funky - like the kind only small people can get away with. Not that i'll be able to get away with it, but I liked the pattern and usually wear whatever the heck I want anyways! I also found a few shirts that I can wear while working out or walking outside. My friend and I got together on Thursday night and waxed each other's legs so that makes me feel a lot better too. Sometimes just looking after yourself a tiny bit can make a huge difference. I'm not pleased about having to purchase clothes in a bigger size - don't get the wrong impression here - but I AM feeling better since buying them because now at least I can wear something that actually FITS.
Yesterday was designated as my 'rest' day. I want to plan at least two of these days in each month, but maybe even once a week depending on how the work week goes. I just lounged around in my sweats and tank top, read, wrote a bit, watched a movie on tv; I did things I don't normally take the time to do. Granted, I still did laundry, but I actually find it a little relaxing to have that structure - wash load, dry load, fold load. I stayed away from the computer and slept in until 10:30am! I refused to think about the next week of work (but it did manage to slip into my thoughts every now and then) and I feel pretty good today because of it. I feel rested, actually rested and ready for this week or the next couple of weeks (or maybe just for today).
- Thursday Apr 03, 2008
Last night we went out for dinner for a friend's birthday. I ordered steak, baked potato, a tossed salad and garlic bread. I took home half the steak and half the potato. I didn't add butter or anything else to the potato, either, which i'm very proud of :). However, I couldn't stop myself from eating the garlic bread...
My boyfriend actually took the dogs for a walk last night after we got home from dinner, but it was already 9:30pm and there was just no way it was going to happen for me. I'd been tired all day and hadn't gotten any sleep the night before, so I was in no mood to still be awake at 10pm! I crawled into bed and I think I got a pretty decent night's sleep last night. So far, i'm not incredibly tired, but it's only 11am so who knows!
I've had too many meetings this week. The only day that I didn't have a meeting was Monday. Thank goodness i'm off tomorrow; I don't think I could handle another meeting, or even an office day period. Stick a fork in me, i'm done!
- Wednesday Apr 02, 2008
We went for another walk with the dogs last night. Monday night didn't work out because we had a last minute birthday dinner to go to plus my aunt came in to visit from out of town so we had a bit of visiting to do. We didn't even get home until 10:30 that night! That's really late for me - way past my bedtime :). Anyhow, the walks i'm sure are helping, but my head is still in the clouds and I can tell that i'm not ready to do anything about it yet. I need to learn how to calm down and de-stress - maybe that way I would find the time required to do the things that are really important to me. The first step would be to tone down the coffee. I like me my coffee.
Tonight is another birthday dinner (I can't believe we have this many friends), then tomorrow i'm going over to a friend's place to get my legs waxed and to watch Survivor. Should be fun! (at least, part of it). I have Friday off so I think i'm going to head to the city because I desperately need work clothes that fit me! Everything I have except one pair of slacks are too SMALL on me! Now there's an eye-opener if I ever needed one! I can still wear the sweaters and long shirts, but I really need a few pairs of slacks to tide me over until I lose this weight. Or, I should say, until I find the motivation to lose this weight that i've put back on. Right now the bigger size is an absolute MUST get. Quite honestly, I can hardly fit my butt into anything anymore... it's really depressing.
My goal for April is 9 pounds. I am off to a great start by having walked yesterday. I can do this. I don't need ice cream, chips or soda. Or burgers, fries and ketchup. Or salt, popcorn and cheesies. Well, whatever.
- Sunday Mar 30, 2008
I am well rested today and feel quite a bit better than I did on Friday. I still have a bit of a cold but I persevered and still managed to go for a walk today. It felt good to get outside - lifted my spirits a bit. I'm hoping for a repeat tomorrow as well, but will wait and see depending on how the workday goes. I'm getting tired of working so much :( but I suppose i'm not in any worse position than anyone else, so why complain?!!
I really want to start running again. I seem to put so many obstacles in my way though. It's all about mind over matter, I need to visualize and be clear with myself about how I feel now and how i'll feel once I start living a healthier life. I can do it, I just need a little help! My boyfriend I think will help give me that extra push i'm needing. I'll update again when I have accomplished something!
- Friday Mar 28, 2008
Nothing much has changed in the last week or so since I last journalled here. I'm still stuck in a rut that I can't seem to get myself out of - it seems never-ending. Lots of other things going on in life, but on the exercise and diet front - well, like I said - nothing much to say. I've had a cold for the past few days (I was even off work for a day because of it) so i'm waiting for it to pass. I can't even think straight. Is it just me, or does everyone's brain go fuzzy when they're sick??? I catch myself making mistakes almost every hour on the hour at work. Sometimes I don't even catch mistakes, but they're brought to me by other people. I didn't think one person could make this many mistakes, honestly. I'm doing fine at home, but that's only because i'm not doing anything!!!
I hope to rest and get over this cold on Saturday and Sunday. I don't have a lot planned for the weekend, so I shouldn't have a problem resting. I think I might head to bed early tonight, but I can't say for sure. Things just don't go quite as well as I say they should these days. Throughout my cold and throughout the days where i'm feeling a little like a stuffed pig, at least i'm hanging onto my sanity and humor. I am not in a depression and that is a good thing. It means there is hope out there on the horizon; hope that I will soon turn it around and start making better choices. My hope is that it will happen sooner, rather than later.