- Tuesday Oct 12, 2004
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was a long one because of Thanksgiving, so today is my first day back to work since Friday. It was a good weekend, but so busy! I did everything I said I was going to do, and BF and I had a thanksgiving meal every single day of the weekend! Oy!
Of course, I went way off course in eating, and my exercise was practically non-existent, so for the rest of this week, i'm really going to try hard to get back on track. I met up at the dance with a friend of a friend's who used to see my BF occasionally, and she's stick-thin now! She used to be bigger than me, but now she looks like she's a size 5 (although she says she's a size 3). Talk about aggravating! I'll never be a size 3!!! Anyhow, it's given me a little push, not because BF was staring at her all night or anything, because he wasn't, but because she's that kind of person who can just motivate me to be better! It might seem like I have a vendetta against the girl, but I really don't! She's been very nice and respectful, to a point, towards me, and I have nothing terrible to say. You know when you just don't want to think someone your BF used to be with MIGHT look better than you?!! lol, it's crazy I know, but true nonetheless!
Today's plan: 2 eggs with one piece toast and 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter for breakfast, an apple, turkey salad sandwich (toasted, with lite mayo), a banana, one chicken breat (boneless, skinless) with one cup brown rice (cooked in lite chicken broth). Water and cran-grape juice to drink. It's probably too much, because i'm sure i'll sneak some kind of snack in there somewhere, but i'll work on it during the week. Gotta start with small steps!
My plan is to work on lowering my carb intake and upping the protein. Along with that are one hour walk/jogs each day, weather permitting. It's supposed to get cold by the end of the week. I hope that doesn't happen!
Well, i'm really frightened to get on that scale on Friday, but I have to do it. I don't know why I went so hay-wire this weekend. I really hope I can learn to control this part of my life, or at least limit it somehow. It's left me feeling quite disappointed in myself, even though I know that these things happen.
On another note, I want to dress up Chewie for hallowe'en, but i'm not sure as what. Anyone have any suggestions?
- Friday Oct 08, 2004
ooo, one more pound to go!
I missed checking in yesterday because it was soooo very busy I just couldn't find any time to do it. Wenesday was good, but I took in a couple hundred extra calories that day. I played wallyball though for two hours so I think that might have helped balance it out. Yesterday my eating was good, but I had volleyball for two hours and went to the bar afterwards. If I wouldn't have had those five rye and cokes I bet my calories would look a lot better than they do!
Anyways, losing the .5 pound might just be a temporary thing, I guess i'll find out next week.
Today so far has been toast with sausage and cheese. Planned is a nectarine for snack, crackers, sausage and cheese for lunch and either an egg or a chicken salad sandwich for dinner. I'm craving a 'salad' sandwich today.
I'm so busy this weekend. I have four thanksgiving dinners to attend, one birthday party, a hockey game and a dance! I also have to find time to walk our eager young puppy who still has not learned to stop chewing on people. I didn't get a chance to walk him yesterday and neither did BF, so he's extra jittery now!
Have a great weekend everyone!
- Wednesday Oct 06, 2004
Still really busy today. Hopefully I can get some time to do the things I need to do already! Yesterday I had a chicken sandwich for dinner and then toast with peanut butter later on, along with an orange. I had to get groceries and I didn't want to go there on an empty stomach otherwise I would have purchased the entire supply of junk food! So I had a sandwich and then when everything was packed into the fridge, I helped myself to toast. Lots of bread yesterday, so i'm hoping I won't go overboard with that today. After work I also took Chewie for a run - two blocks again, this time we only stopped a couple of times. Then, when BF got home, we went for another jog, this time we went eight blocks in total! Of course, we were stopping a lot for Chewie because he kept finding things to chew on. So it was a walk/jog thing for me. I'm very happy with that, though. I wasn't at all expecting BF to want to go for a walk or jog or anything, so it was a nice surprise!
Today's plan: so far toast with butter, sausage and cheese for breakfast, 4oz cran-grape juice. Lunch is crackers, sausage and cheese, dinner is hopefully chicken. Snacks are a nectarine and a banana.
Gotta go, catch 'ya later!
- Tuesday Oct 05, 2004
Good morning all. BF and I got a lot accomplished yesterday. When I got home, I unpacked the old freezer and repacked the new one. You won't believe the amount of meat I had to throw away. It was all AT LEAST four years old, and so badly burnt that there was no salvaging it. Anyways, since I had to lug bags down to the basement where the new freezer is, I think I got some good exercise in! BF got the old freezer moved outside, and put the weather stripping on the front door. So much warmer now! We're slowly getting there.
I cooked pork chops and potatoes with onions last night - no butter, no oil, just water and some milk and 1/2 cup of creamed mushroom soup, cooked in the oven. I had one pork chop and one potato. Later on I snuck in two more crackers with cheese and sausage, but all in all I think it was a good day! I also got some exercise in - Chewie and I went for a jog and made it two blocks again! That little bugger can almost keep up with me now!
Today's plan: breakfast was toast with peanut butter, lunch will be crackers with cheese and sausage, and dinner will be leftovers. Snacks are one nectarine and one banana. Goal: get some water in today! (i've been messing up on that for a couple days now). Exercise - jog with Chewie.
Hope you are all doing well - sorry about not commenting much at the moment, life's just really hectic all of a sudden!
- Monday Oct 04, 2004
The scale moved back down for me when I weighed on Saturday morning. This is so nice to see, especially since I haven't been very loyal to any kind of exercise regime. I know I hadn't been eating as much as usual, so that's probably why. Having a new puppy cuts down on the time we have in the day to eat!
Chewbacca is now eight weeks old. We've gotten him his first shots, and had his nails clipped. He needs another bath, but that'll have to wait until we're both around to do it (I tried it myself before and it wasn't pleasurable). He's doing very well. We took him over to a friend's place that has two smaller types of dogs and he spent a good hour or so playing with them. He gets along with them nicely, and is learning much faster than I think he would if he wasn't interacting with them. We also took him out to BF's family's farm, where they have two dogs, one that is part black lab as well. Her name is Bailey. She is I think around seven months, and huge! When we first showed Chewie to her, she ran from him! She was so scared of him that she wouldn't go near him until the other dog started playing with him! But when she finally did, she was so rough our poor Chewie was covered with slobber and was barking furiously and whining constantly! I had to put him in the car for the rest of our visit. But it's a great start for him meeting other dogs and soon enough he'll be able to take on Bailey! Oh Chewie also almost got beaten up by a cat! So funny!
I did manage exercise on the weekend, dancing and taking Chewie outside to play and for a bit of a walk. Ah, you take what you can get.
Today's plan: two pieces toast with peanut butter, crackers, sausage and cheese for lunch, sub(??maybe) for dinner. Snacks: banana and an apple.
BF got a new freezer on the weekend, so tonight will be unpacking the old one, defrosting it and packing up the new one. We're also in the process of winterizing BF's house, so very busy right now! Take care all!
- Friday Oct 01, 2004
I'm feeling particularly hungry today. I've already added a piece of 9 grain toast with peanut butter spread to my '2 egg' breakfast.
Anyhow, after work yesterday I snacked on 6 crackers with sausage and cheese, then had 2 potatoes and some carrots. That's what I 'cooked'. Maybe today i'll make something more worthwhile, but everytime I look in the freezer I see that it's packed with pork products and I want CHICKEN already! I never did have much taste for pork.
I started to take Chewie out for a jog, but BF got home early so we jumped in his car and went cruising instead. Usually dogs like to stick their heads out and feel the wind, but Chewie just sat in my lap trembling the whole time. I did some laundry last night too, but mostly I just sat on the couch and played with the dog. Now THAT was the lazy me I know and love!
Today's plan: 2 eggs and toast with peanut butter, nectarine, potatoes, carrots and yam, crackers, sausage and cheese, and dinner. Again, I don't know what dinner will be, but i'm hoping for chicken! Cross your fingers and hopefully i'll get my way tonight!
p.s. no weigh-in this morning. oops, i forgot.
- Thursday Sep 30, 2004
I'm feeling pretty good today, and it's probably from all that exercise I got yesterday. But it probably won't motivate me to do anything tonight!
After work yesterday, I took Chewie for a walk/jog. He wasn't in the mood to follow me though, so it ended up being a walk/drag. Oh well. I forgot about my leftover pasta and for lunch I had a tuna salad sandwich instead. Well, I needed to finish the can off anyway! I also had one and a half nectarines. After wallyball, BF and I took Chewie on another walk. This time we went all the way downtown to return a movie. The puppy was pooped by the time we got back home, and went straight to sleep! Thank goodness! So I got a lot more exercise last night than I have in a while! When we got back home, I heated up a cup of pasta because I was feeling pretty hungry by then.
Today's plan: two eggs with coffee for breakfast, pasta leftovers for lunch, and today since I have some time on my hands i'm going to cook dinner. Not quite sure what yet, but there's only healthy food in the house, so it shouldn't be a problem. As long as I don't 'accidentally' fall asleep after work...
- Wednesday Sep 29, 2004
Thanks for all the avocado advice! While I was walking Chewie yesterday after work, I sliced one up and ate it just like that. You're definitely right - it sure is bland! But I ate it anyways, and I didn't mind at all. Later on, when BF got back from work, we went out to eat (I wanted to go to the movie, and we didn't have time to cook something to eat). I had one cup of pasta with a few pieces of chicken. Obviously I didn't eat it all, so the leftovers are for lunch and dinner today. I've had 2 eggs so far, with a cup of coffee. I also had a treat of a little bit of chocolate. We didn't make it to the movie, so instead we rented one and fell asleep not even half way through it! We're so tired all the time now, we can't seem to get anything done during the week.
When I took Chewie for a walk yesterday, we went a whole two blocks and back! I even jogged for about a block, to get some exercise into the dog AND myself! I'll be so happy when he can go longer distances and I can JOG with him!
Anyhow, nothing more to report; these weeks are flying by. Wallyball is tonight for 2 hours, then sleepy time again! Have a great day!
- Tuesday Sep 28, 2004
Chewie IS very cute, borntocry! I'm sure you'd fall in love with him as fast as I have!
I've been pretty busy here lately, which is why I haven't been commenting on other diaries. I've been reading them all though. Hopefully today i'll have some time to comment.
Yesterday I ended up having pork and a mixture of yams, carrots, and potatoes for dinner. This morning so far i've had eggs and toast with coffee again for breakfast. Oh, and yesterday I also had a banana and an apple. I haven't tried the avocadoes yet, i've never tasted them before and they look a little disconcerting! But i'll try them out today, before they start to ripen too much.
I went for a walk yesterday, not much of one because I had the puppy with me, but still a walk. He's much better at staying beside me now. And, except for the slight accident when BF came home and Chewie got a little too excited, he's been toileting in basically one area in the backyard! Yay! I'm excited! The only thing left that he MUST be taught is to not bite. That's proving to be a struggle.
Today's plan is a tuna salad sandwich for lunch, and leftover pork and veggies for dinner. I have a banana for the morning, and i'll grab an avocado for this afternoon's snack. A walk after work, coffee with a friend, a few phone calls regarding my volleyball team, take in a movie, and call it a night. Easy!
- Monday Sep 27, 2004
Well, I kind of figured that I wouldn't be able to maintain that weight without proper exercise and SOME kind of fitness regime! But, I should be very thankful that all I put on was half a pound. It could've been much more!
I was sick over the weekend, but by Sunday was feeling much better, and today I think i'm as good as new. Well, almost, anyways. Seems I had a little infection, and since my immune system is shot, I really wasn't able to fight it myself. But even with the meds, I still felt terrible and I hate feeling that way. Thanks for all the concern showed to me the past few days, it's really appreciated. Unfortunately, I work in a setting where it's very easy to pick up any little bug, and I seem to be under the weather quite a bit because of that. But, on to more positive things!
I ate well over the weekend, with one splurge on a cheeseburger and 16 ounces of root beer yesterday. To add to my batallion of oranges, apples and bananas, I now have avocadoes, nectarines and honeydew melon. I don't think i've seen this much fruit in one place in my whole life! And I think I ate peanut butter with every single piece of fruit I had! Oh, i'm almost peanut-buttered out!
Chewy is learning to walk and follows behind me quite well now, although he has an odd habit of jumping around like a kangaroo! We went to the park yesterday and had a great day plowing through the tall grass and eating pine cones. He's VERY good at growling now, and almost always barks when he doesn't get his way! He's into everything, and is taking a lot of energy out of BF and I, but we shall prevail, and be wiser people in the end! Actually, it was a lot of fun this weekend with the puppy, and i'm sure he will be a lot more fun once he can run around and play with us!
Today's plan: breakfast was two eggs with toast and a cup of coffee. Lunch will be leftover yams and carrots, and a peanut butter sandwich. Dinner might be either porkchops or a baked chicken, not sure yet if i'll have the time for the latter, with side of yams. My exercise will be outside in the back yard with Chewy, trying to teach him to go to the bathroom in only one spot instead of the whole yard! I don't know how many times i've had to clean off my shoes! Have a good one today!