- 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!
- Thursday Sep 02, 2004
Thanks for the comments yesterday girls! I lost another pound! I think it was the wallyball from last night. I tell 'ya, when I finally walked outta there, I was soaked in sweat. Felt good, but i'm sure I didn't look that great! The phrase 'drowned rat' comes to mind....
I didn't go for a walk last night because I was just too pooped from playing sports. I grabbed a sub before heading to wallyball because I didn't have enough time to actually cook something. That's reserved for today I guess! Other than that, my day yesterday was great! I drank lots of water again, but I didn't try that smoothie yet, geevee. No time yesterday!
Today was egg whites and toast for breakfast, rice and salmon for lunch. I still want to make chicken fajitas, but I think I might tone it down and go for chicken stir fry instead. All those carbs are killing me, making me so tired all the time!
Hope everyone's doing good - talk to you again on monday! Have a great weekend!
- Wednesday Sep 01, 2004
Yesterday worked out pretty well. I made rice with corn and ham for dinner, had my soup for lunch, and munched on boiled egg whites. Ooo, exciting, huh?! I wasn't really hungry yesterday. I drank lots of water too.
Yesterday I decided to get on with that weighlifting that i've been putting off for far too long. I was feeling pretty good after work, so I walked over to my boyfriend's and spent 30 minutes lifting. It felt good, but it also felt like I hadn't gained anything because i'd left it for so long. Oh well. When I was done lifting, I sat on the bike for 20 minutes. After supper, I was feeling oddly full and fidgety, so I decided to go for a walk uptown to take back some movies and such. It ended up being a 2.5 mile walk. I really enjoyed that walk last night, I got to be by myself and just think about stuff.
Today started off with egg whites and water. Lunch is salmon with rice and corn, and dinner i'm going to make something. I don't know what yet, but hopefully if I remember to take out the whole wheat wraps that are in the freezer, I can make chicken fajitas! Ya!
Today is cardio - wallyball for 2 hours. Maybe another walk when I get home, and my ab routine. Bye all!
- Tuesday Aug 31, 2004
Things are going alright at the moment. Yesterday I had another grilled ham and cheese sandwich for dinner and I had soup for lunch from Robin's Donuts. I only ate half of it though, it was so filling! When I got home after work, I 'accidentally' fell asleep on the couch. Suffice it to say, I didn't get that load of laundry done last night....instead when I woke up around 9:30pm, I ate a little cheese biscuit then went back to sleep!
I also didn't get to the grocery store, which I was hoping to do so that I could get some cooking done. Maybe today. I want to make salmon and veggies tonight for dinner. Lunch will be the leftover soup that I got yesterday.
I'm hoping to cook up some chicken for fajitas for the rest of the week, and some sort of mixture of rice as a side dish. Yum. I don't know that i'll ever grow tired of rice! Although, I don't especially like fried rice. I don't really like chinese food at all. It seems really greasy to me, and even though I can totally grease out on other foods, that stuff is "noticeable", you know? Just like Runner says, you can see the oil swimming in the plate....
Yesterday was also not an exercise day, if you haven't figured that out yet. I don't know what i'll do today, because my tummy and back are hurting which will hold me back from exercising hard. I know i'll get something done, i'm in that mood - I just don't know how much! I think i've blabbered enough today....
- Monday Aug 30, 2004
I had sort of a sad weekend. My very best friend is leaving and she's moving far far away from me! We had a little going-away party for her on Saturday night. Anyhow, there was lots of food, music and alcohol, so don't ask me how I did that night. The rest of the weekend was good. I did eat out more than I should have, but I ate mostly salads and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. I can't figure out why those tasted so good this weekend! Yesterday I had a 6" baja chicken sub from Subway, with no other sauces besides the 'baja'. I didn't really get a lot accomplished. I wanted to finish my laundry, clean my apartment and re-fill my water bottles for this next week. I also wanted to cook enough to eat for the rest of the week. I didn't get any of that done because I was too busy sleeping through a hang-over or just plain feeling blah because of the late nights! I drank so much water this weekend!
Well, the plan for today is to get more laundry done. One thing at a time! I missed breakfast because I don't really have anything in the fridge to eat for breakfast. Lunch will be ham and salad, and dinner will be salmon and rice with corn. I might find some energy today to hit up the grocery store and cook meals for the rest of the week. I'm not making any promises though!
Friday I went for a jog/walk for an hour and a half, then did my ab routine. Saturday I did about 10 minutes of weights, and then decided I wouldn't be able to lift anything because I just wasn't in the mood and I just wasn't getting in the mood either. Oh well. I rode the bike for 20 minutes instead. Sunday I did nothing. I'm thinking one of these days (saturday or sunday) will have to be my cheat day, because i'm cheating on these days anyhow!
Well, that's enough out of me for now.....later days!
- Friday Aug 27, 2004
Wow. I can't believe all the things I accomplished yesterday!
I walked home from work, then cooked up salmon and rice with corn for dinner (I was bored and wanted something to do to keep myself away from the fridge!). It's amazing how calming cooking seems to be. I then washed dishes and did two loads of laundry, phoned the tow truck to take my car to the garage, then phoned the garage and spoke with them about my car. I went to my boyfriend's to watch a movie and then realized that i'd already seen it, so I decided to do my weights instead! After 45 minutes of that, I even did my ab routine! Boy, I was tuckered after that.
This morning I woke up later than usual, so I couldn't walk to work. Hopefully later tonight i'll be able to go for a walk/jog. Breakfast was an egg white on whole wheat (again), lunch will be ham and rice, and dinner will be salmon and rice. Rice, rice, rice. I love it!
Since I lost .5lbs over the course of the week, i'm going to try and cut a little more from my daily diet, and try to get in all my weights workouts this next week. I know I didn't lose much probably from not exercising as much as I should be, and from the ice cream and chips i've been munching on here and there.
Good luck to everyone over the weekend!
- Thursday Aug 26, 2004
Yesterday I followed my plan for the most part, except I had a ham sandwich with mustard for dinner without any rice or spinach. I played 2 hours of wallyball, then went home and had a scoop of ice cream. *sigh* I'll never get it right!
I drank a lot of water yesterday, and I think it made a difference today. I feel a lot thinner.
So after wallyball I still felt like walking or something, but it was raining outside and we decided finally to just watch a movie. It was already pretty late anyways, and we made it through half the movie before falling asleep.
My car broke down yesterday. It won't start and it's still parked in the parking lot at work today. I didn't have enough time yesterday to get it towed to the garage. I guess i'll have to do it today. Bummer. Stupid car.
I walked to work this morning. It took me about half an hour, but I don't know how far I went because my pedometer was in my car, which was parked at work! It was slightly raining, but I didn't want to take the van, didn't feel like picking up my bike and didn't feel like calling a cab. So I walked. I wish all my decisions were this easy!
Today's breakfast was an egg white on whole wheat bun, lunch will be a ham sandwich on whole wheat, with pineapple pieces for dessert, and dinner will be rice and spinach and ham, probably with ketchup. 'cause i'm weird. Today is supposed to be weights. I'll leave it at that. The walk to and from work will add up to an hour's worth of walking, so I might just do my ab routine and call it a day. That would be typical of me!
Have a good one!
- Wednesday Aug 25, 2004
Hi all, thanks for the comments!
Yesterday was better. I had one more chicken finger with dip and about two tablespoons of baked potato, and gave the rest to my boyfriend. Then I ate some of the rice with spinach and some black beans and a couple pieces of ham. For Dinner I had two whole wheat buns with 3 slices of ham and mustard, and 1/2 cup rice with ketchup. I then went for my jog/walk for 1.5 hours, did my ab routine, munched on tortillas (yikes! i've advanced from chocolate to chips!) while watching a movie, then went to sleep. Yesterday was supposed to be my weights day, but since I left the 'gym' I haven't been back to the house at all. Pissy spirits about that yet.
Anyhow, I don't feel like i've lost any weight, but I know why. I've eaten way too much junk food lately, and I haven't worked myself hard in workouts for at least a week. I'll push a little, but i'm not in the right mood to get a kicka$$ workout. Somehow i've got to push myself up a notch and get in gear. I feel tired just typing this.
I know that i'm starting to come up out of this little depression that i'm in..so it's only a matter of time before i'm back to my usual cheery self! The only question is - will I make any improvement if this keeps happening?
Today i've had an egg white on whole wheat so far. Lunch is rice, beans, spinach and ham, and so is dinner. I'm playing wallyball tonight, maybe that will get me going.
Next time this grumpy thing creeps up on me i'm going to nip it in the butt and work twice as hard. You can't beat me down! I won't let it happen again. Okay, I think I pumped myself up enough to be able to get through the rest of the workday. Have a good one!