- Monday Sep 20, 2004
I'm logging in kind of late today, but i've been a little busy at work, so, you know...
Doing good lately, even with the puppy around to keep me busy! I stayed in almost the whole weekend, looking after him. Boy, did he ever keep me awake! We did finally come up with a name - actually, it was the first one I suggested to BF. Chewbaka. I don't know if that spelling is correct. Remember Star Wars? Then you should remember Chewbaka, the sweet lovable whatever the heck he was...puppy is named after him and also because he chews just about everything he can get his teeth into!! Our short name for him is chewy...
Anyhow, eating was alright. I kept to my cooked meals except for dinner on Friday night and dinner last night. I just was too tired to cook at these times. Anyhow, I won't get into it in detail because I, of course, didn't write anything down and so can't really remember everything I ate. I know I had a cheeseburger on Friday night, with about 16oz pop, and on Sunday I had chicken fingers with dip and a salad with ranch dressing. The rest of my meals consisted of stew and chili, and a breakfast of bacon and eggs! I think I did alright, but eating wasn't on my priority list this weekend.
I already missed our home-opener hockey game because of puppy, and I won't be going to wallyball on Wednesday because I would be gone for too long. I did take him out for a walk on Sunday morning, but he can't really walk yet (he's kind of clumsy and wobbles all over the place!), so we go fairly slow! I'm hoping he'll have a little more control over his legs soon so that we can go for long walks together. In the snowy cold. I also went downstairs to the gym twice on the weekend and rode the bike and lifted weights, while chewy was sleeping.
Well, hopefully soon my exercise regime will get back to normal so that I can keep this weight off! Until then, i'll keep posting here and watching what I put into my mouth. I'll never give up!
- Friday Sep 17, 2004
A-ha! I knew it! Woah, i'm flabbergasted.
Yesterday after work I had 1/2 an egg salad sandwich, a cheeseburger and 1 cup potatoes. I had some pop too, hopefully that won't come back to haunt me in the next couple of days. Anyways, even after all that bread, I still managed to record a pretty big loss this week! I'm very pleased.
I have other good news as well - my BF and I just got a puppy! He's a mix, black lab and a couple other ones I can't remember. We haven't named him yet - can't think of anything. Anyways, I was up all night because he was screaming and crying so often. I couldn't sleep because of it, so I just sat beside him and tried to get him to sleep. He slept probably as much as I did! We were thinking of getting a dog, but we weren't expecting one so soon! We weren't ready for it, and because of that the dog didn't have much of a bed, or space to play, etc. Today i'm going to head out and buy some much needed equipment. All we got yesterday was food, some treats, and a couple toys. The food he didn't even eat; this morning BF had to run to a corner store and get soft cat food because that was all there was. We tried softening the dog food, but no go. He just doesn't like it. Anyhow, he loved the cat good, so go figure. I hope it's alright that we fed cat food to a dog. I'm going to go to the store today and get soft dog food for him.
Because of the new arrival, I did no exercise yesterday. I'll try to get some this weekend. I want to get some supplies and start cleaning my place and organizing things. I'm probably going to move to BF's while he's out of town working, so that I can save some rent money. That means lots of packing for me!
So, anyone have any unique dog names?
- Thursday Sep 16, 2004
I'm so looking forward to my weigh-in tomorrow. I won't screw it up tonight so that tomorrow i'll hopefully have a great new weight! But I woke up this morning feeling and looking very bloated, and i'm not sure why. This is what I ate yesterday, after work: snack of 2oz cheese, 6 crackers and 1 slice ham, one egg salad sandwich and one cup of stew (had beef, sweet potato, carrots, celery, onions, and beef boullion). I don't understand? The broth maybe? Oy. Anyways, I know it wasn't much, so I know this temporary bloating will go away if I only give it time!
I went for a walk yesterday, didn't manage to get any running in because I had a backpack and my BF with me, so we just went for a leisurely walk. Better than nothing, like I always say!
I've had eggs and toast so far this morning, and for lunch is half an egg salad sandwich with a half cup of stew. Same thing for dinner. Oh, good stew! I love it, it's so tasty! I can't believe it worked out on my very first try!
- Wednesday Sep 15, 2004
I'm still floating around with that 'thin' feeling today. Yesterday was good except for the ice cream treat that I had after dinner. Whoops! I ate a cup of vanilla ice cream, about 200 cals. But, in my own defense, i'd been craving sweets for three days straight and found the willpower to resist each of those three days. I think it was only a matter of time! I'm not craving anything like that today, and so i'm thinking i'll be okay now for a few more days. Oh boy, let that be true!!!
Yesterday I also had two chicken fajitas. One for lunch and one for dinner. I didn't want the chili, so my BF ate it for me. I was just getting sick of eating chili all the time! Today started off with eggs, lunch will be another fajita, and for dinner i'm making beef stew with egg salad sandwiches! I know, but it was a request made by my BF. How can I argue with that?! I picked out a great recipe for the stew, made all by stove top, so I think it should go well. I don't have wallyball tonight, I guess i'm taking the week off as no one has e-mailed me yet to ask if I want to play.
Last night I made it to the gym!! Yay! I went 20 minutes on the stationary bike, then lifted weights for 15 minutes. Not bad. I'll take it; it's better than nothing! Tonight i'm hoping for a walk/jog through the park. I hope it's nice outside later on today so that I can.
I hope you're all doing your very best. Stay strong and have a great day today!
- Tuesday Sep 14, 2004
When I jumped in the shower this morning, I couldn't help but realize how much smaller my waist felt as compared to ten pounds ago. My clothes slide on now, instead of me having to wriggle into them! It felt great, so when I got out of the bathroom, I just stood in front of the mirror for awhile. I don't usually give myself a lot of time to get ready in the morning, so needless to say, I was late for work by about five minutes! For admiring myself in the mirror!
I wanted chocolate or chips last night in the worst way. My BF and I were watching movies all last night, and one movie in particular I found extremely boring. Once i'm bored, I either have to do something else, or I get 'hungry'. I sat it out though, and my BF helped a lot when he made no move to offer to go uptown for me! After an hour or so I grabbed some cheese and a few crackers and made do with that.
No exercise yesterday, like I said. My stomach muscles are still sore today, but getting much better. Thanks for all the comments and 'get better' messages you girls left me yesterday. Today I want to hit the gym and do some lifting. I had eggs this morning so far, and lunch is leftover chili. I made chicken fajitas yesterday for dinner, so i'll probably have those leftovers today for dinner. I'm doing really good on the water, considering I was sick over the weekend.
Okay, that's it for now! Have a great day everyone! Stay Strong!
- Monday Sep 13, 2004
Oh, I am so exhausted! I was so very sick on Saturday that I still haven't completely recovered yet!
Friday after work I stayed at home like I knew I would, and slept most of the night. I woke up finally on early Saturday morning, feeling like I could die and that would be better than living through my pain! Seriously, I thought there'd be no way I would get through it! I was terribly sick until 4pm, when I finally drifted off and was able to sleep through the pulsating pain in my body. I did nothing Saturday night, is that surprising?!! Sunday I tried finally to get up and walk around, and I ended up playing tennis for about an hour or so, but it played me right out. Sunday night all I did was watch movies and sleep!
So, as you can probably guess, my eating wasn't a priority to me this weekend. Friday night I had leftover chili, Saturday I didn't eat until 4pm, and I had some white rice and cooked carrots. Sunday I tried to eat breakfast but couldn't, tried to eat some bread in the afternoon and got down one slice, and then ate a cheeseburger later on last night.
Today i've had half a cup of ham and cheese omelette with 1/4 cup potatoes so far. Lunch will be a mediterranean chicken sub, and dinner leftover chili, or a cheeseburger. I have lots of leftovers in my fridge, but i'm really craving a sub today!
Exercise today? Nil - my stomach muscles have been through enough in the last few days.
Take care all, have a great day today!
- Friday Sep 10, 2004
I thought I was doing really well, but the scale isn't following my point-of-view! Actually, it's my TOM, so i'm not too suprised. That just means next week there'd better be a bigger drop!
I did pretty well yesterday. I ate 1 cup brown rice with lentils and onions, 1/2 cup cooked carrots, 1 cup chili, and a 50 gram bag of Rold Gold pretzels. I drank lots of water again too. My exercise was questionable though. I started going for my walk/jog, but it started raining out, so I only made it about two blocks. Then I went to my boyfriends and started to lift weights, but got interrupted by a phone call. After the call ended, I needed to cook supper, do a load of laundry, and clean the bathroom, so I ended up not doing much of anything for exercise.
Today all i'm planning on doing is making it through the work-day, then passing out at home. I'm not feeling ill yet, but because of TOM I know I will be. I have leftover chili at home, and this morning I had an egg on whole wheat pita bread with 2oz cheese. I think i'm good for the next couple of days with all the leftovers sitting in my fridge! As long as my boyfriend doesn't tear into it!
Well, i'm drinking water and waiting for the day to be over (already!). I don't really have much more to say. Thanks for all the wonderful comments ladies!
- Thursday Sep 09, 2004
I had a good day yesterday. Got two hours of exercise in and sweated off probably five pounds. At least, that's what it felt like.
I ate an egg omelette (with cheese and ham), a serving of veggie lasagna, one cup rice and two servings of cooked carrots. During the day I drank a lot of water, and one fruit drink.
Today's plan: one cup rice and one serving of cooked carrots, two chicken quesadillas. Lots of water, and a walk/jog around the park.
My walk/jogging is getting much better, unfortunately I never take my pedometer with me and I never know how far i've actually 'jogged'. I have certain markers picked out to help me find where I started from, but nothing showing where I finished. But I have noticed that I am not so much out of breath by the time I pass the tennis courts in the park, which means I have made some improvement.
That's about it for now. Later gators!
- Wednesday Sep 08, 2004
Let me just say that emotionally I didn't have the best day yesterday. I was stressed to the max and i'd had it up to my eyeballs and I was ready to hurt someone. This is what I ate:
1 cup rice, 1 serving veggie lasagna, 1 serving cooked carrots, 2.5 litres water, 1 cup coffee, 1 serving tossed salad with ranch dressing, 1 serving chicken breast, 2 ounces cheddar cheese.
That's not bad, right?! I thought I was going to end up eating the entire fridge. Literally.
I took my usual walk/jog last night and it was a killer because i'd been away from it for so long. After doing that, I did 15 minutes of weights, and some stretching.
Today I have wallyball again, and when I get home i'm hoping on starting a batch of chili. Other than that, it's a lazy one today! Hope yours is a happy one!
- Tuesday Sep 07, 2004
As I was saying to The Mother in her diary comments page, wallyball is very easy to play and very much like volleyball. You play in a squash or raquetball court. The net is about 2-3 inches higher than actual volleyball regulation size. Each team consists of four players. The rules are simple and not much different than you might expect, but the only thing i'll mention right now is that you play the ball off the walls as well as off hits made by an individual. Make sense? It's such a fun sport to play, recreationally or otherwise. Of course, I would never try the otherwise. It's way more fast-paced than regular volleyball, and it's hard sometimes to get out of the way of a speeding bullet, you know?!
Anyways, I had a great weekend! Okay, except for Sunday. Friday I guzzled down so much water! I ate rice, lentils, onions; I made vegetarian lasagna which was AWESOME. Friday I also tried the smoothie. I tried it before I got your message, geevee, so I went and picked up the yogurt and soy milk. But it's okay, because I liked it so much that I made one almost every day since Friday and i'm almost out of both! The fruits I used were strawberries and 1/2 an apple. I wanted to use bananas, but I would have had to buy more than four at a time and that won't work. Maybe i'll buy some for my boyfriend and then they'll get eaten more quickly! Anyhow, it was SO good! Thanks geevee! I made some for everyone this weekend!
Saturday was good too, again I had rice and a smoothie, then went out for supper and had a chicken salad sandwich with salad instead of fries, and coffee. It's a great start if you ask me. Sunday I had another sandwich with salad and I was doing great until I had a craving for chips. This is what I did to try and prevent myself from going out and buying some:
- I drank a whole litre of water as soon as I thought of eating chips! - I washed dishes AND did a load of laundry in an attempt to stop thinking about chips! - I waited for almost an hour before finally losing control!
It just didn't work. No matter what I tried. Finally, I gave in to my craving and bought some. By then, I was so 'starved' for chips that I barely tasted what went into my mouth. It just went in as fast as I could get it in! No matter, I had three servings of chips and then put the darn things away. So, bad, but, good. 'Cause I didn't eat the whole bag!
Yesterday I drank lots of water again and had leftover rice and lasagna. I cleaned my apartment yesterday and finished my landry - finally!
My weekend was pretty full - Saturday I had a wedding to attend, and Sunday night I went out to the lake for a dance. Which my boyfriend didn't go to and now he's angry with me because I went! Well, it wasn't that much fun without him anyways! So THERE! But aside from all the activity, I feel good today. I watched so many episodes of What Not To Wear, and today I put on a black skirt with tan boots and a red sweater because I felt guilty about always wearing the same boring things to work! Funny (and sometimes not) what t.v. can do to a person!
Hope you all had a great weekend! Have a good one today!