- 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!
- Thursday Sep 23, 2004
I forgot to weigh myself this morning, as I won't be here tomorrow or on the weekend. Well, I guess Monday i'll post what it is.
I'm not extremely chipper today, still very tired. I'm getting quite sick actually I think. I'm going to try and make an appointment with the doctor tomorrow because I have the day off. I'm not sure what's wrong, but my back and abdomen hurt, and i'm always ready to sleep. It's probably not major, but better safe than sorry, right?
I ate a ham sandwich yesterday for dinner, then later had a couple cups of coffee and a glass of crangrape juice. I also ate an orange and an apple last night. Today i've had eggs, toast and coffee for breakfast, and brought a banana and some crangrape juice to work. I went out and bought some fruit last night to try and flush out my body, so for the next few days hopefully i'll be eating a lot of that, and drinking a lot of fluids.
I hope to do nothing this weekend. I need some rest. It's not that I can't exercise, but the simple fact is - i'd rather complain about being sick....
- Wednesday Sep 22, 2004
Okay, i'm tired.
Yesterday I had leftover rice and veggies, then made a ham for dinner. I didn't have any of it though. I ate a couple pieces of toast with peanut butter instead. I just wanted to sleep last night!
I feel like we've started over with Chewy about 10,000 times now. Every time I think we're making progress, he does something intolerable and makes me absolutely crazy! But he's so cute when he tries to bark! And, i've almost taught him to 'come'. I think 'sit' will be next.
Today: rice and veggies for lunch, ham for dinner, pictures of Chewy, shower and sleep. That's all I can handle today.
- Tuesday Sep 21, 2004
My eating was alright yesterday. I had some leftover chicken from Sunday's dinner for lunch, and then I made brown rice with veggies and a mushroom sauce with grilled peppers. Lots of veggies for dinner! Today is leftover rice and veggies for lunch, and hopefully i'll get a ham in the oven and that will be ready for dinner tonight. Then it's ham sandwiches all week! Yum!
I didn't get any exercising done yesterday. Once I got home from work, I had to look after Chewbaka, then cook supper, then run to my apartment to pick up some more supplies while i'm staying at BF's temporarily (okay, I didn't run...) until I can get packed and moved. I was pooped after that and I fell asleep while BF watched a couple of movies. Then Chewy woke me up every few hours for a potty break and now here I am. I blasted myself with cold water in the shower this morning just to try and wake myself up! Oy, it's going to be a long one today, I think! Already I have things planned right after work which means I probably won't get home until later on tonight, so i'm not sure about exercise again. But the eating's going well, and hopefully i'll at least maintain this weight for the week. My goal weight is 130 pounds right now. I'm not really very skinny at the weight i'm at now, I have an odd body shape. My torso is very long, and my legs are very short, so although the weight is distributed evenly, it looks like my lower body is much bigger. It's kind of frustrating, but if I keep toned and get to 130, I might be content with that!
Well, back to work I go. I've been watching all the Star Wars movies lately, because of Chewbaka, and i've caught myself talking like Yoda. A little bit crazy, I am.....
Have a good one today!
- 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!