- Wednesday Aug 11, 2004
Thanks for the advice on where to find couscous. I checked out the grocery store yesterday after work, but I couldn't seem to find it in the rice section, or any other section for that matter. I didn't have time to ask anyone working there, but I will next time. I'm very interested in seeing what this stuff tastes like!
Yesterday my dinner was a quesadilla and 2 cups of salad. When I finished working out, I didn't feel very hungry, so I just ate salad instead of mudjarrah. I'll eat that today for lunch. I had about three glasses of orange juice yesterday - I bought Tropicana in a neat little bottle, and i'm drinking it like crazy now. I made a broccoli casserole last night, of which my boyfriend had some. He thought it was pretty good, though I think he's having some kind of meat withdrawals! I feel fine, but I know he likes his meat. It was funny too, I got him to eat way more salad than he usually would, just so that I could save more of the casserole for myself! We can eat it for dinner tonight, and probably have enough leftover for one person's lunch tomorrow....guess who that person will be?!! He'll just have to pick up a sub or something!
I went to the library last night and found out that I have a book that I haven't taken back in like 7 years. I can't believe I still have this book, and I have no clue on the whereabouts of it. So, if I don't find it, it's going to cost me over $40! Anyways, I got the biography on Frank Abignail (Catch Me If You Can), and some haunted ghost stories, and one on Janis Joplin. Can't wait to read them. I'm on a reading roll at the moment, just can't seem to put down the book to pick up the tv remote! Good! It's time for a nice change like that!
I ran a couple of errands for my grandma yesterday, then headed to the 'gym'. It was weight day yesterday, and I pushed it hard. I think I did pretty good, I was feeling the burn after doing only about three of the exercises (I do around 8 or 9 in total, 3 sets of each exercise), so I think my body got a good workout. I also rode the stationary bike for 10 minutes, alternating between moderate and hard. Tonight is strictly cardio, so i'll be on the bike, the stepper, the elliptical, jogging and i'll be doing an ab workout tonight as well.
My entries just seem to be getting longer and longer, so i'll wrap this up quickly. Have a good one today! I'm feeling good today!
- Tuesday Aug 10, 2004
Yesterday I had the bean burger for lunch, along with another pb bun and a glass of o.j. For dinner I had one bean quesadilla. I walked to grandma's house (heehee, kind of out of a fairytale, huh?!) for some exercise and then played with my cousins for a while. They really played me out; I was sweating by the time I quit! While at grandma's, I got suckered into eating a piece of carrot cake for my mother's birthday. Yes, suckered. Swear, they tied me down and shoved pieces of cake down my throat! Really! Okay, so it didn't quite go down like that. I also had a glass of rhubarb juice that my mother home-brewed. It was crazy strong! I could barely drink even half a cup of it. Walked home, and read a bit before heading to bed. So, my day off was sort of a day off, but not quite. I still got a lot of exercise in, and I still ate okay.
I also ended up cooking chicken enchilladas for my boyfriend for dinner. I gave the leftovers to him too, but not before feeling a litte miffed that I wouldn't be able to have any! So, I tried a biteful of it, and just about lost my head. It was really spicy, due to the fact that I put two whole hot peppers into it, plus a spicy salsa! Live and learn. I gladly wrapped them up for him! I also made madjarrah, which i'll be eating for dinner tonight. I tasted a bit of it, and I think i'm in love! I can't believe how good i'm getting at this cooking thing. I'm lovin' it!
Question - I have this recipe for Grilled veggies with couscous. What's couscous? How do you make it? I've heard of it before, may have even tried it once or twice, but can't for the life of me think of what it is. Any help would be appreciated.
Today is weight day. I'll be hard-pressed to stay away from cardio because I love cardio so much more than weights! I'm having one bean quesadilla for lunch, and mudjarrah for dinner with a quesadilla. I have to hit the grocery store today - have no idea what i'm going to make for dinner tomorrow. I don't even know if i'll have enough food to last me until then. My boyfriend likes to make a habit of running me out of food!!!
Okay, i'm off. Later Days!
- Monday Aug 09, 2004
Thanks for all the comments, it's nice to have a group of people behind you for support!
Friday I didn't go jogging because my boyfriend and I decided instead to walk to the theatre and watch a movie, Spiderman 2. While there, I drank a bottle of iced tea and splurged on a twix bar. No more of that! Later on that night I had some fruit and yogurt, then called it a night and went to bed. I can't believe I went to bed so early on a Friday night!
Saturday I had to go to a meeting in the morning, so I went uptown and grabbed breakfast as well. 2 scrambled eggs, hashbrown and 2 pieces rye toast with peanut butter spread. Mmmm. Saturday was a total bust BECAUSE of that darn breakfast. It just kind of spiralled from there. For lunch my boyfriend and I got fast food and I drank too much pop!! I'm not a pop freak, so when I DO drink it, it really pisses me off because I don't LIKE it! I then decided to do something about not getting off my butt besides to jog for how many days in a row so far. I gathered up all the exercise equipment I could find in my apartment and moved it all to my boyfriend's basement! My stuff, plus his stuff means we've got ourselves a home gym! There's a stationary bike, a stepper, an elliptical, a weight bench and a whole bunch of weights and dumbbells. Sweet!! That afternoon I was so excited I ended up working out for over an hour with it all! Then I did some ab exercises and we went out for dinner. My boyfriend treated me to pizza (for what reason, I do not know) and I ate three slices of ham and pepperoni pizza.
Sunday for lunch I had some leftover meatballs and a bean burger with some potato salad. After going for a jog, I again went to my boyfriend's house and worked out for over an hour. I jogged two laps! Not all at once, but in total! I'm happy with that. For dinner I made bean quesadillas, and managed to suck down two of them and two glasses of orange juice before deciding one more bite or swallow and i'd burst! Just before bedtime, I snuck in some fruit and yogurt, and one more glass of o.j.
This morning i've started with a pb bun and for lunch i've planned a bean burger. We'll see how hungry I am. I'm not planning on working out tonight, I kind of wanted Mondays to be my OFF day, because Mondays are so depressing as it is!!!
Well, I think i've made this entry long enough - talk to you all tomorrow!
- Friday Aug 06, 2004
I guess I must be doing something right for the weight to come off, but it hasn't really seemed much like work yet. Maybe it's from all the jogging i've done recently.
Yesterday I made bean burgers for dinner and they were GOOD! I made caesar salad to go with them, and fruit and yogurt for dessert. I snuck in another pb bun later on while I was reading. I didn't actually mean to eat it, but i'm in that habit of munching on something when I pick up a book. It's an awful habit, and one I need to try getting myself out of.
I went jogging last night and made it around one lap. Then, I decided to walk for a bit, and once I caught my breath I was able to jog another 400 meters! But boy did that ever tire me out.
I was really lazy for the rest of the night, not wanting to do anything. I had to drive my boyfriend to the hospital because he got this bug bite on his hand and it swelled up almost three times the size! They gave him a needle and some pills, and once we got home he was so tired we just went straight to bed. This morning his hand was still swollen, so I hope he buys more medication for it, but if I know him he probably won't.
I feel really good this morning so far. Lots of energy, like I could jog three laps right now! I hope it stays long enough for me to at least fit in two today! That's my goal! Sticking to it!
I had a pb bun already this morning, and for lunch is a bean burger and salad. Dinner i'm going to make spaghetti and meatballs because ever since I brought it up my boyfriend's been asking me when i'm making it. He wants to make sure he'll be around for that one! Then it's the weekend, and time to control intake. Have a great day everyone, talk to you again on Monday!
- Thursday Aug 05, 2004
I did manage to cook a ham yesterday. I wanted to use a honey glaze, but I needed to be at home right after work and couldn't make it to the grocery store for the ingredients. So, I found some honey in the cupboard and mixed it with a marinade I had. It actually turned out pretty good! I'm quite proud of myself! After that dinner, I ate a fruit cup and an orange. It was the orange that finally filled me up!
I went for another jog yesterday. This time, I ran one full lap. Thanks for the tips borntocry, i'll try that tonight! I always try to warm up beforehand as best I can, with stretching and walking, but I see where you're coming from! Tonight, i'll try jogging one lap, then walking for a bit to see if I can run some more!
Tonight i'm making bean burgers with salad. I debated on meatballs and spaghetti, but I think i'll leave that for the weekend. Lunch today is leftover ham and rice. I had a peanut butter bun this morning - soon the peanut butter jar will be done, thank goodness!
I hope you are all reaching your goals!
- Wednesday Aug 04, 2004
I have a lot of days to catch up on, I know. Let's see...
Thursday I had 2 ham and turkey sandwiches on brown bread, with cheese whiz. Then I had chicken fingers and fries at the concert grounds, but I only ate the chicken fingers with a dill dip that was absolutely amazing!
Friday I had 2 smokies, and 4 chicken fingers with dip again. Friday I also danced like crazy for about an hour and a half straight.
Saturday I had 2 hot dogs and a chicken wrap. I walked at least 5 miles in total that day.
Sunday I had 2 smokies, some cheesies and chicken fingers with dip. Haha, just can't stay away from those chicken fingers, but what do you do when those are the most healthy things you can find? Sunday I went swimming and got a good workout there.
Monday I had a cheeseburger and fries and a medium pop on the way home, and salad and lasagna once at home (take out).
Yesterday I had a chicken sandwich and then made pork chops and wild rice for dinner. It was okay, although the rice was a little sticky. I also cooked some corn in the microwave. Suprisingly, it wasn't all that bad. I went for a walk to the movie theatre (about 1 mile each way), and actually did go for a jog during the day. I started jogging as soon as I hit the dirt road, and made it about 200 yards before I had to stop. It was disgracing! Oh well, hopefully i'll do better next time.
Chickie-Mauie: I had another dream, same night as last week's dream. Let me tell you about it. At first, I was in a field that I recognized as our local ball fields. There was some kind of war and bombs and guns were going off. I remember that I was running toward the road, and I was hanging on to another girl. She would've been around the same age as myself, but for some reason I had the gut feeling that she was a very important person and I was trying to save her from getting killed. It was very dark outside, and we would constantly be running past people that were dark with dirt, with rags for clothes, terrified and crying. Then my dream skips to an apartment that I used to live in when I was going to school. I was sitting on the couch with a cat and a book about dogs. We were flipping through the book and my cat asked me when the book was going to get to showing cats. The voice of my cat was the voice of my boyfriend! And I remember calling the cat by my boyfriend's name. He told me that he wanted a cookie, so I got up off the couch and walked towards the kitchen. On the way, I had to pass the front door, and for some reason decided to check to make sure the door was locked. There was a deadbolt on the door and as I checked it I realized that it was indeed not locked. I opened the door and checked the hallway. I turned the bolt. When I pulled the door in to check the lock, again, I found that it was not locked. I opened the door and checked the hallway again. By this time, I had a feeling that there was someone out there, but everytime I checked the hallway was empty. I turned the bolt again. This time, as I turned the bolt one way, there was a pressure on the other side of the door turning the bolt the other way. While fully realizing that I was soing a stupid thing, I decided to open the door again and check the hallway. Again, no one. Then, just as I was closing the door, someone pushed it in and advanced on me. I lost my footing and fell into the couch. A man's face came down upon me and I drew in breath getting ready to scream. That's when I woke up. I woke up drawing in breath, and I just about screamed when I opened my eyes. Not for any other reason but the face of the man in my dream. I remember it clearly. Blondish hair cut short, brown eyes. Black hoodie and jeans. It took me over an hour to get back to sleep, after crying to myself and trying not to remember the dream.
Today i'm having left over rice, corn and pork chop for lunch, and rice and corn for dinner with cooked ham. As soon as I find a recipe that will tell me how to cook a ham. See, i'm trying at least!
Have a good one!
- Wednesday Jul 28, 2004
1:30pm update - Just wanted to write this down, in an effort to actually make it happen! When I get back from holidays on Tuesday, July 3rd, I will start jogging. My attempt will be to jog everyday except on Mondays for the rest of the month of August. HA. It is written. It must now be done.
I'm not going to be around after today until Wednesday of next week, so I weighed myself this morning. I'm really going to try and take it easy with eating on my days off. I don't want to go overboard, especially now since i'm doing so well.
I had a serving of chips and a cup of coffee, beef stir fry, one boiled potato and half a cob of corn. I didn't drink enough water, but I was in terrible spirits so that's probably why. Yes, I get really grouchy when I don't get enough sleep.
I had the most awful dream last night. I'll try and explain it, but it's really sketchy right now. I remember being naked and asking people to give me back my clothes. They wouldn't, and they would just look at me as if I was asking a ridiculous question. Next thing I know, i'm in an institution (like a hospital or mental ward or something) and i'm desperately trying to run away from SOMEONE that's after me. I'm ducking into and out of secret corridors and falling down stairs, all of this - still naked. I finally make it out of the building, and I pull over some guy in a red Topaz (I swear it was a Topaz) and ask him for help. That's when I realize that I now have clothes on (oh, the magic of imagination: clothes on, clothes off, clothes on...) and I also have five or six friends with me. We're all apparently trying to get away from the 'building'. We get into the car and the driver crashes it into a tree in a rural neighborhood. I get out and run into the nearest house. Doors are open, lights are on, but i'm the only one in the house. I run to the phone and try to dial 911 but my hands are shaking so much that I can't press the numbers in properly. My friends are now gone, the driver is gone - and you won't believe this ---- i'm naked again. That's when I woke up. Go figure.
Today I missed breakfast again but i'm holding out until lunch. I don't need another serving of chips, thanks anyhow. Tonight i'll probably head over to my grandma's for dinner and later on it's HIT THE ROAD and enjoy my holidays!! See you Wednesday!
- Tuesday Jul 27, 2004
Thanks for your comments, borntocry. I can see how I was just searching for excuses to not get started with jogging. I'm going to start working my way up to jogging when I get back from my 'holiday' this weekend. A couple years ago, I was walking almost every day for about 1.5 hours, and I had worked myself up to jogging for about 15 minutes before I had to stop. It sure felt good to be able to accomplish something like that. I would definitely be going for stamina here. I used to be a really good sprinter, but I could never last more than 200 metres. Cross country running is something I would love to be able to do.
Yesterday I had another pb&j bun after work and then played ball. After ball we all headed to the bar (we lost, so we're out of the playoffs - yay, no ball on Wednesday!) and I kind of forgot about eating dinner. I had one -or- five too many drinks, and ended up getting home pretty late.
I did manage to make most of my phone calls yesterday, but I still have so much to do in the next two days! It's unbelievable. And on top of that, everyone stuck me with the job of getting groceries for us all. Well, they don't know what they got themselves into. Raw veggies and grilled chicken, here we come! No, just kidding. But I should. I really should.
This morning i'm really tired and can't wait for the workday to end. I had a capaccino and a serving of chips because I was running late and didn't have time for my regular bun. I don't feel energetic at all, but I have to get through the day somehow.
Hope everyone is doing well. Talk to you tomorrow!
- Monday Jul 26, 2004
I re-weighed myself on Friday morning and decided to post what I saw. It's better than 141.
The weekend was okay as a whole. I got a lot of visiting done, some exercise in, and a whole lot of rest. I'm stressed out today though because I could've been getting my crap together for this weekend because i'll be gone camping from Thursday until Tuesday. And nothing is packed, and I think we're leaving Wednesday night. Argh.
Anyhow, this morning I had another pb&j bun. Lunch was fast food (burger and some fries), and dinner I just don't know what that will be. I WANT to stop and get Subway, but I don't know how much time i'll have. I don't want to make anything, because then i'll have leftovers and I don't want that when i'll be gone for almost a week. Come home to a stinking house. Which was clean (yay! for once) when I left it.
I have ball tonight, a meeting tomorrow, ball on Wednesday and then we leave. And when I get back I get to do all the preparations for a ball tournament our league is having. Crap, that reminds me of a few thousand phone calls I have to make tonight.
Okay, this is ridiculous and I won't subject you to it anymore. I'm outta here...
Biscotti - The recipe for those flax buns is simple - same way you'd made regular white buns, except you're using 5 or 6 grain flour instead of white flour. Get creative! Do whatever you want! Good luck with it, let me know if you try it and how it works out!
P.S. - my boyfriend's sister jogs a few times a week, and everytime she talks about it, it makes me want to jog too. How do I make time in my life to incorporate this? And what happens on the days that I can't be outside because of weather? And how should I gauge how well i'm doing?
- Thursday Jul 22, 2004
I didn't have the greatest day yesterday. After work, my boyfriend and I were both in grumpy moods, and we would squabble back and forth and then give each other the silent treatment the whole night. It was pretty stressful, and because of it, I skipped dinner. Because one of our arguements was about dinner and what we were having and blah blah blah. We ended up going to the movies without eating anything and that's never a good idea. I grabbed popcorn as soon as we got there (my boyfriend had two big containers of popcorn - yeah, I think he was hungry by then!) and a twix bar and that was my dinner.
Today so far i've had a pb&j whole wheat bun. Lunch is chicken and veggies and dinner is I don't know. Maybe Subway because i'm lazy and in a grumpy mood today.
Ball was cancelled yesterday so no exercise. And because of fighting, I didn't get any cleaning done either.
It's a good thing we only remember the good times....