- Thursday Sep 04, 2014
Had some problems getting onto the site today from work, so I had to wait until I got home to post. And now I'm kinda tired so this definitely won't be a book ;)
I walked last night for 20 minutes on the treadmill and guess what - shin splints! So I went for a massage after work today and the therapist was amazed at how tight my calf muscles were. My neck was hurting pretty good as well, but I think part of that might be a head cold. Still trying to keep that at bay.
So now I'm just updating here, and then I should probably do some dishes. Gawd, this house. What a mess! It's hard to believe one person can make such a disaster area.
- Wednesday Sep 03, 2014
Feels like i'm getting a headcold or something :( boo. I can't stop sneezing and am quite congested.
After doing some mandatory visiting yesterday, I was pooped and went straight home without hitting up the grocery store. I still ended up with a good dinner - chicken, quinoa and cooked vegetables (from frozen), but I spent the rest of the evening watching Big Brother and Teen Mom 2 episodes so I didn't get any exercise in.
It's rainy and cold here today and I know i'm starting to sound depressing so I better cut this short
Eats for today: coffee, green smoothie, leftovers for lunch and maybe I can talk Grandma into making something for dinner in exchange for another visit
I did some stretching this morning and will throughout the workday as well, don't know about any other exercise today. My knee was really sore last night, so i'm not sure how much working out i'll be able to do.
- Tuesday Sep 02, 2014
I am back from my vacation and up three pounds, which is pretty good, considering.
After a few days of total relaxation (read: I was utterly exhausted after the trip and desperately needed sleep), I am back on the bandwagon! Slowly though, since my knee has begun to bother me since returning home.
It was such a fun trip, but so busy as there is just so much to see and do in New York. I could definately handle going back a few more times!
Agenda today: visit grandma, visit friend who recently had surgery, get groceries. If I can manage to get in a walk outside before dark, that would really put me in a good mood :)
Eats: coffee (yup, back on it), bagel, water, rest of the day TBD (that means I essentially have nothing in the fridge.
Hope you're all doing well!
- Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Last day of work for a while! YES! Get me away from these people!
I am going out for dinner tonight, but after that the race is on to get things done before I leave. I went to Grandma's yesterday for dinner and had company over on Monday evening, so I think i'll have seen everyone I want to see before I leave.
Tomorrow, on my first day of holidays, I will be getting an early morning massage :) and then run some errands, do some laundry, and cut the grass. If I have time, i'd love to fit in a round of golf, but we'll have to see about that. And then early, EARLY Friday morning, we're off!
I will try my best to eat healthy and get lots of walking in while i'm gone; hopefully when I get back here I won't be disappointed!
- Tuesday Aug 19, 2014
Two more days of work!
Yesterday was busy; after work I rushed home to clean up because company was coming and I had a LOT of cleaning to do since I didn't do it on the weekend. I am also slowly working on getting things packed for my trip to New York on Friday. So far, I made sure to pack enough oatmeal and cliff bars to feed a small horse ;)
Oatmeal, almond milk, blueberries; peanut butter, celery; chicken ceasar salad; cliff bar; egg scramble, rye toast, cheddar cheese; coffee with creamer x 2 Yes, my no-coffee streak ended. And now I know the difference not having coffee makes on me - I can no longer sleep through the whole night. But gosh, that coffee was YUMMY.
- Monday Aug 18, 2014
GAH what a busy weekend! I am still exhausted and didn't get much sleep; should make for an interesting day.
I went golfing on Friday from 3pm to 8pm (5 HOURS!). Wow. Did a lot of practicing for Saturday's tournament and when I finally got home I was pooped. And a little sore if i'm being honest. Plus both knees were hurting, so I iced and elevated Friday night and hoped for the best. Pretty decent meals for the day, except the 5 hour stretch where I had nothing to eat.
Saturday I was up bright and early and had breakfast #1 - oatmeal, almond milk and blueberries. Then I spent some time stretching and getting ready to head to the club house. Once there, I had breakfast #2 - an english muffin with one egg, a slice of bacon, and mozza cheese. I also needed some coffee to warm me up.
During the tournament I had three wobblies, a gatorade, a hot dog, and a steak dinner which I only ate half of (it was delicious, but just too much food). We walked away with 1st place in Flight 3! Won $200! SWEET!!!
In the evening I went over to a friend's for coffee and a visit. When I got home that night I went straight to bed - no shower, nothing, didn't even change my clothes I was so tired!
Sunday I was up early again, took a shower and drove almost two hours to visit Dad. Got back home in the early evening and collapsed on the couch for a little me time with You Tube LOL. I had a great breakfast - egg scramble - and then of course had some popcorn at the theatre. I ate a quick protein bar on the drive home, and then my regular chicken, rice, quinoa, and steamed broccoli for dinner.
Three more days of work and then i'm off until September!!!
- Friday Aug 15, 2014
Exactly 7 days until take off! I am getting really excited about New York now.
This morning I realized that i've been eating a full cup of raw oats since I switched my oats to Only Oats instead of the packaged Quaker Oats. Probably an extra 150 calories or so. Damn. Oh well, now I know.
My weightloss has stalled for the last week. I know it's partly because I ate out on Wednesday and had chicken wings (sugar), and partly because I had some hidden calories in my breakfast oats. But I really thought I should still have seen a bit of a loss, and there's been no loss at all. I will continue on, but it's a little discouraging to say the least.
Especially when my cousin is losing weight on the same plan, and we are a very competitive family. She totally disses my yoga practice every chance she gets, and can't stop talking about her personal trainer. Ok, i'm just upset and taking it out on someone else. It's really difficult to see other people being able to work out the way I used to. I'm happy for her, but i'm miserable about it at the same time.
I'm sorta glad I got that out, I think it's been bothering me for a few weeks now.
I plan to get on the bike for a ride after work today; will see how hot it gets - maybe an evening ride would be smarter.
- Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Registering for upcoming fall yoga classes - starts in September sometime, which is perfect because i'll be back from my trip and ready to focus. I really love what yoga does for me, both physically and mentally.
Went to the driving range for an hour or so; lost my swing and struggled a bit. I am in a tournament this weekend, so I hope I find my groove before then!
After golfing, went out with friends for chicken wings. Ended up being low on the calories for the day, so I need to make sure I eat on plan today and get everything in. I don't foresee a problem getting it in today, no plans after work!
- Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
In a little more than one week's time, I am taking a trip to New York! I can't wait; it will be so nice to have a break from work and all the daily mundane things.
Same foods yesterday as on Monday; walked 20 minutes on the treadmill just to get some exercise in and try out different shoes to see which ones would be best to walk around in New York with.
Heading to the driving range today for about an hour so will get some exercise in with that.
Started doing 5 minutes of stretching three times a day, before bed and after I wake up each morning, and at lunchtime. Just some twists and leg stretches, stuff like that. But it adds up, and i've fallen off the wagon with regard to stretching, so I need to get back on.
I am thinking about making a few specific goals over the winter months, to keep me healthy and fit, and so that i'm only focusing on a few things rather than ALL THE THINGS, which I have a tendency to do and then become overwhelmed and then stop doing anything at all.
I haven't reached my goal of biking 30 miles yet this summer; it's not looking good, but hopefully after my trip I will be able to get this done. I got to 22.5 miles and then the excuses started happening.
- Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
I didn't realize I haven't posted since last week. But this morning I noticed something when I was looking back on my food entries, and it's a bit of a benchmark, so I wanted to share:
I have not had coffee for one week. Today is Day 8 of no coffee. I wasn't really trying to not drink coffee, it just sort of happened with all the water i've been drinking. I just haven't felt like having any. Strange.
And if you were wondering - no, I haven't noticed any changes. I am still grumpy in the mornings, coffee or no coffee LOL.
Switched up the meal plan for a ten day period (started Sunday):
8AM - 1/2c plain oatmeal, 1/2c blueberries, 8oz almond milk
11AM - 1c raw celery, 3 tblspns peanut butter
1PM - salad: 1-2c greens, 1/2c corn, 1/2c peas, red pepper, 1 fried egg, 1 tblspn crumbled bacon, 2 tblspns dressing
4PM - 1/2c cottage cheese, 1 banana
5PM - 1c raw carrots (I get extra snacky around this time)
7PM - 1 chicken breast, 1/2c rice, 1c steamed broccoli
Works out to 1600-1700 calories, with a crapton of protein and fibre