- Tuesday Nov 30, 2004
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Yesterday was not good. I didn't write down what I ate, I only drank 1L of water, and I did nothing for exercise. I didn't even take poor Chewie for his daily walk. He was quite disgusted with me, by the way.
Today: 2pc toast with peanut butter, 1c coffee with 1t sugar, salad for lunch, chicken for dinner. 2L water.
Okay, let's accomplish something today....
- Monday Nov 29, 2004
Although the weekend started off well, it didn't exactly end up the same way. I didn't have the best show of willpower this weekend. I gave in over the weekend and had several servings of bbq chips. However, that was my only downfall, and i'm hoping that it didn't do too much damage.
Today's plan: bread, coffee, salad, seasoned turkey breast. Vitamin B, which of course i've forgotten about again.
Water: 2L because I seem to have forgotten about that as well....
I feel detached today. Maybe i'm still recovering from having three whole days off.
I went shopping yesterday and found a 6' christmas tree (fake) with the stand for $40 (Cdn). I thought it was a good deal, so I bought it. The tree that I have now is old and is starting to fall apart, but I noticed that it's almost exactly the same kind as the new one. Canadian Pine or something like that. Then I decided I needed new decorations too. So I bought red and white mini-lights, a set of 25 red bulbs and 25 silver bulbs. I also have some decorations saved up from past years and also some from my mother that I HAVE to put on the tree. It will be enough. I'm not the garland type, but I love bulbs and bows and candy canes. Anyhow, the point is i'm finally starting to get into the christmas spirit. Besides the gift buying. I got a headache as soon as we walked into the department store where I bought the tree. Yikes, that's not a good sign because I still have to buy quite a few gifts. I really want to put the tree up now, but BF says that it can't go up until a couple weeks' before the 25th. I'm just going to have to persuade him to think otherwise.....
We bought Chewie a big long rope to play with (I know, we should wait for christmas - ah well), and he took to it right away. Almost enough to even want to stop biting and chewing on us! I love that rope. Last night he was situated on the floor between BF and myself, and he rolled over onto his back with the rope in his mouth and fell asleep like that. It was so cute we couldn't stop laughing at him. Then he let out a stinker and we really couldn't stop laughing at him!
Hope everyone had a great weekend - stay strong this week!
- Thursday Nov 25, 2004
I finally did some measurements. That's all I wanted to say.
________________________________________________________________ Aha! That won't last, but boy oh boy is it ever nice to see!
Yesterday - 2 mugs coffee with whitener (that stuff STILL isn't done), 3pc bread, 2T light mayo, tuna salad (.25c), 6pc cheese (one more day of this and they're done!), a very LARGE salad with cherry tomatoes, bean sprouts, mushrooms and 2T light ranch dressing. 3L water!!!
Today: 2pc bread, 5pc cheese, turkey breast and another salad.
I'm taking a B vitamin for extra energy (of course, I forgot to take it this morning, zzzzz), and last night I had so much energy I had a hard time falling asleep. After eating dinner last night I went downstairs and had myself a little workout on the bike. Didn't touch the elliptical yet - that thing i'm definitely scared of.....After that, BF and I went for a walk with Chewie for just under an hour. Got some laundry done and the dishes are washed - geez, I just can't believe the energy I had yesterday.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!! And for all of us Canucks, let's get through the day by thinking of how our fellow Americans are spending their much deserved day off! Which reminds me to send an e-mail to my uncle.....bye all!
- Wednesday Nov 24, 2004
Yesterday: 1pc bread, 1T light mayo, 1 tuna salad sandwich, 1c broccoli casserole, 12 baby carrots, 6pc cheese! 1.5 mugs coffee with whitener and 2L water!
Today: 1pc bread, 1T light mayo, 2pc cheese, tuna salad, broccoli casserole, carrots.
That dumb cheese.
Yesterday after work I started cooking dinner, then BF came home and we went uptown quickly to take back a movie and pick a couple of things up. After eating, we took Chewie for a walk and ended up at the bar. Darn, forgot to add that rye and coke to my intake. The bar we went to wasn't far from home, so we didn't really get a great walk in. To let Chewie get his exercise, BF and I stood about 50ft apart and Chewie ran back and forth between us. But I got no exercise!!! I was going to then head downstairs and do some work on the machines, but decided to hit the sack early instead and so today i'm feeling quite guilty. Especially with all the cheese I ate last night. *sigh*
Today had better be a good day. Somehow i've got to lucky charm my way out of cooking tonight so that I can hit the machines early. Hmmmm.....
- Tuesday Nov 23, 2004
Yesterday: 4pc ww bread, 1T margarine, 2T light ranch dressing, 1 can tuna, 12 or so baby carrots and about 3 pieces of cheese. Water - 2L!
Today: 12 baby carrots, 1 can tuna, some bean sprouts, a few cherry tomatoes, 1c lettuce, 2T light ranch dressing, 1pc ww bread, 4 to 5 pieces of cheese.
Water - 2L again.
The moment I looked at that big bag of Babybel cheese was the final breaking point for me. I've avoided cheese like it had the plague, only because I love it so much that i'd binge on it for sure. Well, simply looking at the bag and walking away while I was in the grocery store yesterday would have been much too difficult to do. I am trying as hard as I can to limit the intake each day, and when this bag is done I believe I will be able to breathe a little easier.
Yesterday when I got home from work I collapsed on the couch. I was pretty tired, but when BF came home, still managed to get my butt up and to the grocery store. BF went bowling, so I didn't have to worry about making dinner last night. When I got back from shopping, I made myself 1/2 a tuna salad sandwich, then took Chewie for a walk. Boy, was it ever cold outside! I think it went down to -12C. This morning it's at -10C. I can't wait until it gets down to -30C (sarcasm). Anyhow, after the walk I fell back onto the couch and went to sleep. BF came home after bowling and woke me up, then he took Chewie for a walk. I went to the fridge and started in on the cheese! When they got back, I stopped and decided to hit the sack. Thank goodness I stopped, because i'm sure I could've kept going on and on. A mixture of tiredness and boredom almost drove my resolve right out the window last night.
Something i've learned - don't keep trigger foods in the house. Ever. It's going to be a rough week.
- Monday Nov 22, 2004
Friday: 1pc ww bread with a teaspoon of margarine, coffee, tea, 2 tuna salad sandwiches, 1pc chocolate and a piece of gum. Water - what water?
Saturday: 3pc rye toast with butter, coffee, 6" ham and cheese sub on ww, 2oz roasted chicken, .5c mashed potatoes, 1c salad with ranch dressing, 1pc cheese pizza. Water - around 1L.
Sunday: 6" ham and cheese sub on ww, 1.5c fast food french fries with ketchup. Water - around 1.5L. I didn't eat much on Sunday because I didn't actually wake up until sometime in the afternoon. Yeah. It happens.
Today's Plan: 2pc ww toast with 1T butter, tuna salad sandwiches. Water - 2L?
I'm going to try hard again this week and hopefully another pound will come off soon. My objective this week will be to get some sort of exercise in everyday until next weigh-in. Sorry if i'm blunt today, still kind of out of it from the weekend shift.
Have a good one today!
- Friday Nov 19, 2004
I weighed again this morning and i'm happy to report that my weight has stayed at 130lbs for two days in a row!
Yesterday: 1pc toast and 1 mug coffee, tuna salad sandwich, another mug of coffee, turkey salad sandwich with 1c salad. We decided since we didn't have much time yesterday to just go out to eat. I got a turkey salad sandwich on rye bread and asked for salad instead of getting fries. I ate half of everything, then boxed it up and took it home. Later on, after volleyball, BF ate the other half of the sandwich, so all that's left is the salad. I'm kind of glad he did, because when I looked up the number of calories in a full turkey salad sandwich, it was over 400! I didn't need that, seeing as I ate half the salad as well, with creamy ranch dressing that was definitely not low in fat!
Water: let's not go there.
Today: 1pc toast with 1 mug of coffee, tuna salad sandwich (with only 1pc bread), not sure what to have for dinner, because we're on the move again today.
Water today: I don't know. I feel like crap. Well, not like crap, but I want some kind of excuse for not having to drink water today...
okay, 2.5L water.
Went for a walk with the puppy last night. Finally, after over an hour of walking, I said I was getting tired. BF decided to run home with the dog, grab the car and come back and pick me up. Hehe. Spoiled, huh?! Besides, the dog was still about as excited and ready to go as the moment we left the house. He needed a little more exercise than just walking, and BF is the only one of us that can actually straight out run for as long a distance it was to get back home. Okay, I bailed, but in retrospect, I still got a good walk in.
I'm going to set my next goal at 126lbs. This I think will be my final goal. I want to be in the range of 125-130.
Here starts my second final test. The biggest challenge will be maintenance WHEN I reach my new goal weight.
- Thursday Nov 18, 2004
Hahaha, I knew it, I knew it.....yep, made my goal!! **rapped whilst banging hands on desk and sending out major mojo to everyone in the office*
I had to weigh today because.....I just had to.
Yesterday: 2.5L water, 1pc ww toast with 1tspn light margarine, tuna salad sandwich on whole wheat with 1T light salad dressing because BF took the mayo to work with him, 2c salad with the other half of the can of tuna, 1T salad dressing. I also had a mug of coffee and 1/2 a mug of herbal tea. I don't know if it gets any better than that. Shhhh, don't tell me - i'm basking.
Today: 1pc ww toast with margarine, tuna salad sandwich and for dinner I think i'm going to make.....hamburger helper. Or, i'll eat my casserole leftovers and let BF get himself something for dinner. Or i'll make him hamburger helper and eat the rest of the casserole. I don't know yet.
Water: 2.5L, but i'm sick today (TOM), so I don't know how much of that i'll get down. That's always a problem around this time. Drinking water makes me feel more ill, and no one wants that.
I had a bad night of waking up, needing to be sick, taking advil, and fixing my heating pad. So far i'm doing well, and i'm going to stay optimistic about this and pretend TOM isn't even here. HA.
Chewie is doing great, geevee! We took him for a long walk last night when we got back from wallyball (took about 1.5hrs), through the park. We both ran with him for a bit even, so he really liked that. He's getting so big! (Sounds like i'm talking about a child!) Chewie is turning into a very good puppy. We've got him housetrained finally (we think), and he can sit, shake a paw, lay down, roll over and stay on command (of course, only when treats are in view). He's very aware of when we're angry with him though, and sometimes waddles (yes, he's still very clumsy on his long legs!) over to a dark corner and sulks for a bit. Oh! He can fetch too! I'm so happy, because now he'll get lots of exercise! All the exercise he wants - I could throw a ball around all day for him.
Ah, life is pretty good, even with the tough moments.
- Wednesday Nov 17, 2004
Yesterday: 2pc ww bread with a slice of ham and lettuce, 2 mugs herbal tea, 2 mugs coffee (weaker though, so my sanity is still intact), 1.5L water (oh boy), 3c lettuce with 3T light dressing, a taste of my chicken-broccoli casserole. I think this casserole is going to be a staple in my house. BF almost ate the whole pot. Yeah, pot and everything. Someone was hungry!
Today: 2pc ww bread, salad, casserole.
Water: 2.5L goshdarnit!
Just slacking on the water, but everything else is smooth. For now. I don't know if I mentioned this, but I bought a hazelnut coffee whitener the other day, and that's why i'm drinking so much coffee. It's too good! I can't stop myself.
Tonight I have wallyball. Tomorrow volleyball, and Friday wallyball again. I'm going to lose weight this week.
Have a great day all!
- Tuesday Nov 16, 2004
So yesterday BF was off work and made lunch and dinner for me. Aw, sweet, but come on i'm trying to diet!
Yesterday: 2c cream of broccoli soup (satisfied my cravings anyhow!), 1pc pepperoni pizza, a couple bites of a pork chop and 1/2c boiled potatoes. And I fell sadly short of my 3L of water minimum. I drank two big mugs of coffee because I found a really yummy hazelnut whitener, but that coffee kind of stumped my thirst for the rest of the day. That, and I was too busy flying off the walls to remember to drink water. You should have seen my shaking hands and darting eyes. Way too much coffee, legcramps. Take it easy on the coffee.
Today: I have bread at home now, so that's what i'm having at lunch because I miss it so. 1c soup, 1c salad with 1T light dressing and tea. I'm having roast chicken for dinner tonight most likely.
Water: 2.5L. Better not push my luck like I tried to yesterday.
I got a lot accomplished yesterday though. I'm recording my dad's old records onto cd's, and I got a big chunk of it out of the way last night. Plus, I did laundry and cleaned up the kitchen. Gotta be proud of those little things, you know?!
I have some work here to do this morning, so i'd better be off. I'll be back later to comment.