- Thursday Aug 24, 2006
Last night involved a hike with Chewy for 45 minutes out in the bush, which was amazingly fun. It's interesting how I forget so quickly the fact that I love just being in the outdoors; how sunsets, wind and silence looks and sounds and feels. Lovely, perfectly lovely.
I had a turkey sandwich for dinner with chef's salad.
This morning I went to the gym and worked out on the elliptical, the recumbant bike, and did some floor exercises. I had a big breakfast of rye toast and eggs, and i'm already gunning for 12:00 so that I can eat some more. I know there's a sandwich already made, just sitting in the fridge calling my name - and there's still leftover chef's salad too. My plan is to eat it all. Yes, i'm hungry today.
In other news, it's a generally good day today (knock on wood). I almost can't believe it. I was relatively busy this morning, which makes the days go by so much faster and i'm glad for it today because I got home fairly late last night from my boyfriend's fastball game. BTW, we won! So that's it, they're the league champs and got a huge trophy to carry around with them and everything. Very proud of them, they really brought it all to the table and made that game something to watch. BF was doing badly in the beginning with his hitting, but after I showed up 20 minutes late, he really started cranking those singles.
I forgot - I had a beer last night with the team. Then I took off out of the bar before someone could buy me another one....
- Wednesday Aug 23, 2006
I went to the grocery store yesterday and bought myself a chicken salad sandwich on ww for dinner. I was craving it and didn't really want to make it myself. I also picked up a tray of veggies that we seem to be munching on so far, so I might continue this easy alternative. Along with that I also had a small container of potato salad. I must be craving miracle whip! Or a miracle, and my crazy mind is distorting it into food. I chomped down two fat free popsicles as well.
I took Chewy for a long walk yesterday and had a good talk with him. He stuck close to me during the walk - I think he was scared he would lose me. I promised to pay more attention to him and he wagged his tail and motioned for me to hurry up and walk faster. It was so warm outside that when we finally got home my clothes were soaked right through and I was actually warm (i'm usually always cold). Anyways, he stayed mostly right behind me, often bumping his head into my legs. I am going to start showing him how to get home from different points in town. I'm hoping that if he catches an area's scent he'll be able to find his way home, if he ever gets lost again.
This morning I woke up early and went to the gym, worked on the treadmill and did my weights. I like the early morning workouts but we'll see how long I can go before it burns me out. I've never been a morning person.
Breakfast was a cup of peaches in syrup and a bite or two of leftover mac n' cheese. Lunch was leftovers.
- Tuesday Aug 22, 2006
I really think that everytime I log back onto DietDiaries, things in my life start going wrong....
I had a slo-pitch wind-up on Saturday and although the wind-up itself was awesome, some other events of the night were not. My boyfriend and I set up tent in the park, where we were holding the bbq party. To make a long story short - my boyfriend was terribly ill all over the inside of our tent and I got a little pissy with him and walked home, leaving Chewy with him. The next morning bf anxiously confessed that he had lost Chewy sometime in the night. We spent five hours looking for him, thinking the worst had happened. I finally gave up, trying to accept the fact that we were probably not going to see him again. And then God stepped in - yesterday the dog catcher phoned and said she had found him about two blocks away from our house, sitting in the middle of the street. He seems to be a little angry with us for leaving him alone so long, and I don't blame him one bit. For the last few days i've been wishing that my life would be boring; that nothing like this would happen; I could even handle nothing extremely good happening as long as nothing this terrible runs through my life again. Isn't it just like a knife in the heart to have to think of anyone or anything suffering through two lonely days like that? And I think I can't be a very good dog owner if the only dog i've ever owned is only 2 years old and we've lost him twice now? TWICE.
Yesterday my boyfriend had another fastball game, so no exercise. I ate some leftovers for lunch and got a chicken sub for dinner from Subway.
Maybe in a couple of days there will be a bright, sun-shiney story to tell!
- Friday Aug 18, 2006
Oh, i'm so glad it's Friday! I always feel so exhausted after the week is over and I agree with one of borntocry's comments - how does anyone manage to do ANYTHING on the weekends after five whole days of work!!!
Tuesday: I went to the gym and jogged on the treadmill. It was such a crazy day that I only managed a few minutes and walked the rest of the time. For some reason, I just wanted to get the heck out of there. I did 20 balance ball crunches, opted against weights and headed home.
Wednesday: My boyfriend had a ball game so I didn't make it to the gym or do any exercise.
Yesterday: I went to the gym, jogged and walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes, did 20 balance ball crunches and weights. Again I didn't do as much jogging as I wanted, but it sure was better than Tuesday.
We took Chewy for a walk after supper too, that took about an hour because the Bylaw Officer stopped us on the way home to give us heck for leaving Chewy off his leash. It's funny thinking back on it now - Chewy usually walks with us very well without the lease and won't escape into someone's yard or go running after another dog. As soon as the "white truck" (as we've dubbed it) pulled over next to us, Chewy took off across the street. I had to go running after him, leash trailing behind me, as my boyfriend took the rap from the Bylaw Officer. At the time I was extremely ashamed and embarassed, but now I keep picturing myself running after this huge dog, yelling at him to stop, leash streaming out from underneath my jacket, plastic bags falling out of my pockets and Chewy prancing around like he's just won over the heart of the world!
By 9:30pm I was crawling up the stairs and into bed, the dog following closely behind me. We were pooped, him and I.
- Tuesday Aug 15, 2006
I can see that i've missed a lot of time in here - it has flown by so quickly that I can't remember the last time I even logged on to read your journals, nevermind commenting in my own.
Since January i've prepared and taken a trip to Scotland and the Netherlands, moved jobs three times, was maid of honour in my best friend's wedding and enjoyed the company of my brother's twin girls, who are now six months old! Weekends were spent playing ball, watching ball, and eating ball - with the occasional jaunt to the lake for rest and relaxation. Anyhoo, i'm attempting to make an entry so that my enthusiasm for living healthy can be re-enforced. So here I am! I've missed reading your entries and can't wait to catch up with you - I feel quite embarassed that i've been gone this long.
I've started in a new gym, for women only, and it's perfectly lovely. It's got everything I need, and along with walking the dog and going kayaking and rollerblading I am getting tons of exercise in. I also have a new workout partner. Not so much partner as competitor - we rant and rave at each other when one is doing better than the other! She has already saved me by dragging my butt off the couch and making me go to the gym.
K y'all, talk to you later.
- Wednesday Jan 25, 2006
Aha, two days in a row.
1 cup coffee with milk and sugar, over 4 litres of watery iced tea, 2 cups brown rice, 4 oz sirloin tip steak with cooked veggies. Possibly raw veggies with dip after my workout. Exercise: Gym - jogging 15 minutes out of 30 total. Also 10 minutes on the stairclimber at level 3.
- Tuesday Jan 24, 2006
I have, it seems, effortlessly managed to not weigh myself and yet still keep on working out and eating right. How's that?
Can't catch up on a whole week - I didn't start writing things down so it would sound the same as my last entry. I'll start from yesterday.
January 23rd, 2006:
1 cup coffee with milk and sugar, over 2 litres of watery iced tea, 2 cups Kraft Alfredo I think it's called, 1 cup brown rice, 4 oz round steak, and a gathering of raw veggies with light dip. I also managed to dip my fingers into a handfull of trail mix. Exercise: I went to the gym (still can't find a swimsuit - procrastinator that I am) and jogged 10 minutes out of 25 total. Also went on the elliptical for 10 minutes, at an average speed of 3.1. Is that good???
January 24th, 2006:
1 cup coffee with milk and sugar, over 4 litres of watery iced tea, 2 cups brown rice, a gathering again of raw veggies with light dip and a buttertart square. Exercise: Gym - jogged 15 minutes out of 30 total and stairclimber for 10 minutes at interval level 3. There are ten levels, but I figured #3 would kick my butt, and it did. Point taken, thank you very much.
- Tuesday Jan 17, 2006
Coffee, over 2 litres of watery iced tea and I know I ate but I can't remember what. Exercise was at the gym. 25 minutes jogging, total time on the treadmill was 40 minutes.
Coffee, over 2 litres of watery iced tea and I guess I need to start writing down what I eat because I forget. Oh yeah - dinner was ceasar salad, chicken fingers and some fries. Exercise was non-existant - terrible day at work.
Coffee, over 2 litres of water, a cheese biscuit, toast with eggs and hashbrowns, 2 pieces of a loaded pizza. Exercise was 4 hours of driving - does that count?
Coffee, NO water today! French toast for breakfast along with trail mix throughout the day and two pieces of bread with light margarine. Some walking.
Coffee, over 4 litres of watery iced tea, leftover ceasar salad and chicken fingers, pork skewers with red peppers, broccoli and carrots. Exercise again non-existent. My bathing suit has holes in it and I can't find my other ones. Another terrible day at work.
Coffee, over 2 litres of watery iced tea, veggies with dip, pork stir-fry with rice. Exercise will be a walk with the dog. Jog? *sigh* I probably should, yes.
- Wednesday Jan 11, 2006
Dinner was 2 cups of caesar salad and a piece of garlic toast. Over 2 litres of watery iced tea, and some coffee. The salad didn't sit well with my stomach, and I struggled through the 10 minute jog. The slower I went the easier it was (duh) so I kept it at a low pace tonight. Total walk 45 minutes.
1 cup caesar salad (do I really want to try it again?!), 1 cup of mixed raw veggies with dip, soup for dinner. Exercise - gym night tonight. Going for 25 minutes of jogging.
- Tuesday Jan 10, 2006
I did not have the pizza. Yay me. I did however have a slice of french bread with creamy crab filling.
1 slice french bread with creamy crab filling, 2 cups brown rice. Dinner is raw veggies with dip and maybe cream of broccoli soup. Exercise tonight is walking the dog with the infamous 10 minute jog.
My boyfriend says that my digital scale is broken. He thinks he weighs less than what he actually is. That would really suck for me. I don't think i'll be weighing myself much anymore. It kind of ruined my day when he told me that.