- 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!
- Friday Sep 17, 2004
A-ha! I knew it! Woah, i'm flabbergasted.
Yesterday after work I had 1/2 an egg salad sandwich, a cheeseburger and 1 cup potatoes. I had some pop too, hopefully that won't come back to haunt me in the next couple of days. Anyways, even after all that bread, I still managed to record a pretty big loss this week! I'm very pleased.
I have other good news as well - my BF and I just got a puppy! He's a mix, black lab and a couple other ones I can't remember. We haven't named him yet - can't think of anything. Anyways, I was up all night because he was screaming and crying so often. I couldn't sleep because of it, so I just sat beside him and tried to get him to sleep. He slept probably as much as I did! We were thinking of getting a dog, but we weren't expecting one so soon! We weren't ready for it, and because of that the dog didn't have much of a bed, or space to play, etc. Today i'm going to head out and buy some much needed equipment. All we got yesterday was food, some treats, and a couple toys. The food he didn't even eat; this morning BF had to run to a corner store and get soft cat food because that was all there was. We tried softening the dog food, but no go. He just doesn't like it. Anyhow, he loved the cat good, so go figure. I hope it's alright that we fed cat food to a dog. I'm going to go to the store today and get soft dog food for him.
Because of the new arrival, I did no exercise yesterday. I'll try to get some this weekend. I want to get some supplies and start cleaning my place and organizing things. I'm probably going to move to BF's while he's out of town working, so that I can save some rent money. That means lots of packing for me!
So, anyone have any unique dog names?
- Thursday Sep 16, 2004
I'm so looking forward to my weigh-in tomorrow. I won't screw it up tonight so that tomorrow i'll hopefully have a great new weight! But I woke up this morning feeling and looking very bloated, and i'm not sure why. This is what I ate yesterday, after work: snack of 2oz cheese, 6 crackers and 1 slice ham, one egg salad sandwich and one cup of stew (had beef, sweet potato, carrots, celery, onions, and beef boullion). I don't understand? The broth maybe? Oy. Anyways, I know it wasn't much, so I know this temporary bloating will go away if I only give it time!
I went for a walk yesterday, didn't manage to get any running in because I had a backpack and my BF with me, so we just went for a leisurely walk. Better than nothing, like I always say!
I've had eggs and toast so far this morning, and for lunch is half an egg salad sandwich with a half cup of stew. Same thing for dinner. Oh, good stew! I love it, it's so tasty! I can't believe it worked out on my very first try!
- Wednesday Sep 15, 2004
I'm still floating around with that 'thin' feeling today. Yesterday was good except for the ice cream treat that I had after dinner. Whoops! I ate a cup of vanilla ice cream, about 200 cals. But, in my own defense, i'd been craving sweets for three days straight and found the willpower to resist each of those three days. I think it was only a matter of time! I'm not craving anything like that today, and so i'm thinking i'll be okay now for a few more days. Oh boy, let that be true!!!
Yesterday I also had two chicken fajitas. One for lunch and one for dinner. I didn't want the chili, so my BF ate it for me. I was just getting sick of eating chili all the time! Today started off with eggs, lunch will be another fajita, and for dinner i'm making beef stew with egg salad sandwiches! I know, but it was a request made by my BF. How can I argue with that?! I picked out a great recipe for the stew, made all by stove top, so I think it should go well. I don't have wallyball tonight, I guess i'm taking the week off as no one has e-mailed me yet to ask if I want to play.
Last night I made it to the gym!! Yay! I went 20 minutes on the stationary bike, then lifted weights for 15 minutes. Not bad. I'll take it; it's better than nothing! Tonight i'm hoping for a walk/jog through the park. I hope it's nice outside later on today so that I can.
I hope you're all doing your very best. Stay strong and have a great day today!
- Tuesday Sep 14, 2004
When I jumped in the shower this morning, I couldn't help but realize how much smaller my waist felt as compared to ten pounds ago. My clothes slide on now, instead of me having to wriggle into them! It felt great, so when I got out of the bathroom, I just stood in front of the mirror for awhile. I don't usually give myself a lot of time to get ready in the morning, so needless to say, I was late for work by about five minutes! For admiring myself in the mirror!
I wanted chocolate or chips last night in the worst way. My BF and I were watching movies all last night, and one movie in particular I found extremely boring. Once i'm bored, I either have to do something else, or I get 'hungry'. I sat it out though, and my BF helped a lot when he made no move to offer to go uptown for me! After an hour or so I grabbed some cheese and a few crackers and made do with that.
No exercise yesterday, like I said. My stomach muscles are still sore today, but getting much better. Thanks for all the comments and 'get better' messages you girls left me yesterday. Today I want to hit the gym and do some lifting. I had eggs this morning so far, and lunch is leftover chili. I made chicken fajitas yesterday for dinner, so i'll probably have those leftovers today for dinner. I'm doing really good on the water, considering I was sick over the weekend.
Okay, that's it for now! Have a great day everyone! Stay Strong!