- Monday Nov 08, 2004
Hi all, hope everyone had a great weekend. In answer to the questions about the broccoli casserole I made, I found the recipe at allrecipes.com (thanks borntocry!). It's made with rice and a spicy cheesesauce, but I used potatoes instead of rice, and cheeze whiz instead of spicy sauce. I needed to use up the cheese whiz.
Well, this week will be difficult as I haven't gotten groceries in awhile and I know that we need more chicken and more bread. But for the next couple of days it will be potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes. And when they're done i'll be all potatoed out for a good couple of months.
I did well over the weekend, but since we were out all the time it was difficult making good choices. We spent the weekend in the city with BF's two sisters. One of them lives there, but she doesn't have a lot (going to school) and we ate out all the time. I ended up getting nachos with chili and cheese on Friday night because I didn't feel like getting another salad. Saturday I started the day off with a blueberry bagel (only half of one), then a chicken sandwich for supper (with salad, not fries). Sunday was hardest because I drank way too much orange juice and chocolate milk, had a rather large breakfast (with hashbrowns), and purchased a bag of soy chips. All in all, I made better choices than I would have had I not been thinking about losing weight. And i'm doing good so far - checked the scale yesterday evening and I was 130.5. I had the dehydration thing going again yesterday though, so that's why i'm not too excited.
Today's plan: toast and butter, 1c broccoli casserole (the last of it), 2oz pork chops, the rest of the soy chips (about 100 calories), and 1c chocolate milk.
I also got a lot of exercise walking on Saturday. We walked for 5 hours, and most of it was fast-paced because we wanted to make sure we'd get to the next mall before all the stores closed!
BF and I took Chewie to the kennels over the weekend. Very nice place, with lots for him to do and see. He got his walks twice a day, and food and water and toys to play with. When we picked him up he was extremely happy to see us! He'd ripped apart one of his toys (apparently out of boredom), but other than that he was fine. Really excited to see us though. He wouldn't stop running in front of us and constantly jumped up and tried to lick our faces! It was very sweet!
- Thursday Nov 04, 2004
Argh. How terrible. But, i'm happy today anyways. I think it's because I have tomorrow off and i'm looking forward to volleyball tonight. Two hours of fun! It's so great when exercise is something I look forward to!
Yesterday: (wow, you won't believe this) toast and butter, 1.5c lettuce, 2T light ranch dressing, 12 carrots, 2oz grilled chicken and a taste of my broccoli casserole. Did I resist temptation yesterday or what. Let me tell you about it....
As soon as I got home from work yesterday I started cooking. But, since i'd eaten so quickly the day before, I was getting more and more hungry by the minute. So I grilled up some chicken, threw it in a salad and ate that. When my broccoli casserole was finally done, I only had a sampling of it because I knew i'd already eaten quite a bit. Wow, is that casserole ever good! Probably not a good sign, because now that it's there in the fridge I might be sneaking in more food to my daily tallies! Anyhow, of course later on I got hungry again. BF is still sick, and last night he wanted ice cream in the worst way. I told him I would get him some if he wanted, and he said 'no, I don't really need ice cream'. I told him that it would help his throat and make him feel better. What the heck did I just turn into? I needed - NEEDED - him to say that he wanted ice cream so that I could get some too! He said 'whatever, doesn't matter', and off I went. I had to make a couple of other stops, and by the time I was ready to pick up ice cream, i'd talked myself out of it! I TALKED myself out of ICE CREAM! I went home, poured 1.5L of water into a bottle and drank that instead. Whew! One obstacle down, 10 million more to go!
Today: toast and butter, 2oz grilled chicken, 1 cup broccoli casserole, 1c salad.
I drank 2.5L of water last night. Same going for today.
This morning when I let the puppy out, I stood out there with him and waved at all the passerby. I'm just in a good mood.
One waved back.
But i'm still happy anyways. *sticking tongue out at those who didn't wave back*
- Wednesday Nov 03, 2004
I think i'll be quite happy to maintain this week after yesterday. I ended with under 1400 calories, but part of that was one of those grab bags of nacho chips. I was starving right after work (no, really, I was) and I ate my leftovers right away. Then, later on I got hungry again (duh) and tried to fend it off, but finally gave in. There was no casserole made last night, BF wasn't feeling good so I made him chicken noodle soup instead. Maybe today. We both went for a walk last night with Chewie, took about an hour and a bit. Not sure how far we went, but it was further than it has been in awhile. Usually we just run him around the block a couple times.
Yesterday: 2pc toast with butter, 1.5c caesar salad, 2oz grilled chicken, 1 bag nachos, 1c herbal tea.
I drank 2.5L water. Wow, am I ever consistent with that, at least.
Today: 2pc toast with butter, 1c broccoli casserole, 1 serving grilled chicken.
I woke up not very hungry but had my toast for breakfast anyways. Now i'm hungry. I might add on an extra cup of salad, a few carrots and light ranch dressing at lunchtime if i'm still this hungry.
I hate the painful process of constantly having to tell myself that i'm really NOT that hungry.
- Tuesday Nov 02, 2004
I'm pleased to announce Becca, that our hallowe'en candy is now almost officially gone. The only things left are a few pieces of gum and some sweet tarts! Seeing as I don't like THAT much sugar, i'll be sticking to the gum. Yesterday I had two pieces. BF took another bundle of the candy to family.
Yesterday: toast and butter, two pieces gum, one small boiled potato, 1.5c caesar salad with 2oz grilled chicken and some chocolate at the movie theatre. Crap. I ended around 1100cals.
Today: toast and butter and leftovers. I'll still have to cook for BF because he doesn't have any leftovers (piggy!). I'm thinking of making broccoli casserole, with chicken breast and cheese whiz. Very high in calories but oh so good and I think I need another high calorie day. It's been awhile, I don't want my metabolism to stop working on me. Yeah. Good excuse.
BF and I had a 'date' night last night. It's been really hard lately with the puppy around to care for. It seems that during the week there's just no time to get anything done, plus we're always out playing sports or one of us is sitting on the couch watching t.v. and doesn't feel like doing anything (me). Then, on the weekends, we both have loads of friends calling to go out so we have no one-on-one time together. It was nice last night. We went out for dinner and had a good chat. I realized that I was missing just talking to him. Then we went to The Exorcist. I was disappointed in the movie. It was so slow-moving! Some parts were good, but overall the pace of the movie really turned me off.
Yesterday I drank 2.5L water, and today I will drink at least that again. I'm having problems drinking anymore than that, but that's 80oz so I think i'm on track. Today I will also do laundry! lol, that's the only thing I can schedule for myself tonight - so that I make sure to do it!
- Monday Nov 01, 2004
I saw 129.5 Sunday morning, but I know for a fact that it was simply an optical illusion. That, and I went out Saturday night and had a few drinks, so dehydration here we come.
I ate very well over the weekend. I'm quite pleased with myself, I didn't go over 1500 calories on any day! Saturdays seem to be the hardest days though. That was my highest, at 1425. Saturday mornings BF and I usually go out for breakfast. This time, I just had toast and coffee and was happy with that.
Hallowe'en was great, I had a lot of fun - I hope you all did too. BF had a few people over to his place, and then we went bar-hopping. A friend of mine went as a schoolgirl and she had one of those huge lollipop things - I know I stole some of that candy during the night, because I was on a sugar high for most of the night! Anyhow, so I didn't get that much sleep that night, but I lazed around on Sunday totally so I think I made up for it. BF's sister stayed at his place on Saturday night instead of driving home, so she spent Sunday with us and we watched movies.
Sunday morning we had a group of trick-or-treaters come, and of course BF hadn't gotten any candy, so we had to turn them away. I went uptown and bought some soon after that, but we only got a few more kids, so now we have a big bowl full of candy! I put half of it in a bag and sent it home with BF's sister, but there's still so much! I'm not usually tempted with hard candy (none of it's chocolate), but if it's staring me in the face I might crumple and give-in. I think i'll put it in the cupboards and just let BF take it from there when he wants some.
Today so far: 1pc toast with 1t butter (the peanut butter's gone!)
Plan for today: I'm craving salad. Salads all day, maybe with chicken.
- Friday Oct 29, 2004
I think this is a new low for me! I don't know, but in the last few days i've really been working my butt off to lose weight! I only hope I can keep it off.
Yesterday: I didn't have time to make hamburger helper, so I had a salad instead, and 12 baby carrots. Then I went to the bar after volleyball and had three drinks. Bleh.
Today so far: 1pc toast and 1T peanut butter. I guess the container was not as empty as I thought.
Plan for today: *sigh*, toast and peanut butter, and for dinner.....i'd love to make something, but i'm babysitting tonight and I don't think i'll have the time to cook. See, this is why I never used to cook! I'm always way too busy around dinnertime! But i'm craving bean burgers or burritos or something with beans. Might just be a salad again tonight.
Yesterday I managed to drink 2.5L water! Yay! I did NOT, however, fold my laundry. You knew that was coming, didn't you?! Today I will finish (or try to) BF's costume, and babysit. Tomorrow morning i'm working on a friend's costume, then my own, then cleaning BF's house so that we can have people over to party. Then it will be Sunday and I hope that I won't be pigging out on greasy burgers and milkshakes. Wish me luck.
- Thursday Oct 28, 2004
Yesterday I had: yet another pc of toast and peanut butter, and a salad for dinner. Boy, was I ever rushed yesterday. After wallyball I had a cup of tea and went to bed.
Today so far: 1pc toast with 1T peanut butter. 1/2 c tea.
Plan for today: haha, more toast and peanut butter (almost done the peanut butter container, thank the lord), and hamburger helper for dinner. It's going to be another rushed day, because I have volleyball tonight for 2 hours.
I finished my 2L of water yesterday, AND I worked on BF's costume (it's almost done - one more night), AND I went for a jog with Chewie. I did not fold my laundry. *sigh*
Today I will finish 2.5L water and fold my laundry for goodness' sake.
Chewie is a very good puppy. He listens all the time; last night we took him to wallyball with us so that everyone could take a look, and he listened to me the whole time, even though there were so many other people around to excite him. When he's in the yard, he listens to me when I call him. I've taught him to sit, shake a paw, lay down, and roll over already. He's a good and obedient dog, without naming the many things and people he chews on.
We don't let him out of our sight when outside - honestly, he's almost always on a chain unless we're walking to the car to go somewhere. We let him loose in parks, where we can keep an eye on him always. Our dog was stolen right from inside BF's house, not from the back or front yard. He is licensed and has a collar with a tag on it, unfortunately only with his name. I need to get an ID tag. We would never intentionally leave Chewie unattended, and we didn't that day either. We were simply asleep. I realize that there were steps that we could've taken to prevent this from happening, and trust me, I will do my best to take those steps from now on - hindsight is always 20/20 though. I feel guilty because I know he is just a little puppy who cannot take care of himself, and I feel guilty because we found him outside in the cold in a container filled with ice and snow, and I feel guilty because we didn't start looking for him until hours after he had been taken (I went home and BF thought I took Chewie with me). I just feel so darn guilty about this whole thing. And yes, I think the next-door-neighbors should be evaluated by a psychiatrist as well!
Hope everyone has a great day today, stay strong!
- Wednesday Oct 27, 2004
Yesterday: the usual toast and peanut butter, 1 porkchop, 1c potatoes and carrots, 1 cup caesar salad. I fell asleep around 8pm yesterday, so I didn't get to sneak in anything else! Wow, now that's probably the best way to lose weight - just go to sleep right away! Chances are I would be a total slug during the day though.
Today so far: 1pc toast with 1T peanut butter.
Plan for today: 2 more pcs toast and 2T peanut butter. I'm not sure what i'm having for dinner because we're going to have to leave early today to play wallyball. If I have enough time, i'll grab some lettuce and carrots and make myself a salad or something, otherwise we could be looking at a high(er) calorie day.
I didn't fold my laundry yet. I did cook dinner and work on BF's costume, and I must say that it's going really well so far. Today I want to do that darn laundry and work some more on the costume. Time will be a factor today. Oh, yesterday I only drank 1.5L water, I really wanted to finish 2L. Today I will finish 2L.
I've decided for my hallowe'en costume to just get it spur of the moment. I'm thinking of a go-go girl, and as far as I remember, there are lots of those costumes around, so it shouldn't be a problem. All I really need is a flapper dress and a feather!
- Tuesday Oct 26, 2004
Yesterday: finished off with chicken and salad (and I sneaked in a couple mouthfuls of corn) and then came my usual kicker - ice cream. I had one cup. Still, I finished off the day with 1300 calories. I think.
Today so far: 1pc flax toast with 1T peanut butter.
Plan for today: another piece of toast with peanut butter, salads and chicken, carrots for snack.
No exercise yesterday. Even BF exercised, and I just sat on the couch and watched t.v. Oy-vey.
Today will be better. I'm starting BF's costume for hallowe'en. He's going as a mummy. I'm not sure yet what i'm going to be, hopefully I figure it out soon though. Today I will fold laundry and put it away, cook dinner for BF, work on his costume and do 10 minutes of exercise in the basement. A start is a start is a start, you know?!
- Monday Oct 25, 2004
I forgot to look for that scale. Actually, we didn't even have time to stop in at Wal-mart, so there you go.
This was the first weekend in a long time where i've actually written down everything that I ate! And my totals each day were good, below 1600, except for Saturday. I don't know what happened on Saturday, but I ended up with around 1900 calories. That's still not bad though. I'm happy with it anyhow.
Friday was wallyball and it was a good night, although I was terribly sick with TOM. Going to wallyball was probably the best idea i've ever had while with TOM. The rest of the weekend was much better for me than it would usually be, because I exercised so well on Friday.
Breakfast today: 1pc 9 grain toast with 1T peanut butter.
Plan for the rest of the day: salads at meals and carrots and popcorn for snacks.
Exercise today: A short walk with Chewie.
I'm starting to get bored with all of this. Right now, i'm bored with everything, not just my diet. Things need to change.