- Monday Oct 25, 2004
I forgot to look for that scale. Actually, we didn't even have time to stop in at Wal-mart, so there you go.
This was the first weekend in a long time where i've actually written down everything that I ate! And my totals each day were good, below 1600, except for Saturday. I don't know what happened on Saturday, but I ended up with around 1900 calories. That's still not bad though. I'm happy with it anyhow.
Friday was wallyball and it was a good night, although I was terribly sick with TOM. Going to wallyball was probably the best idea i've ever had while with TOM. The rest of the weekend was much better for me than it would usually be, because I exercised so well on Friday.
Breakfast today: 1pc 9 grain toast with 1T peanut butter.
Plan for the rest of the day: salads at meals and carrots and popcorn for snacks.
Exercise today: A short walk with Chewie.
I'm starting to get bored with all of this. Right now, i'm bored with everything, not just my diet. Things need to change.
- Friday Oct 22, 2004
132 even this morning.
Yesterday: I didn't eat that apple, just couldn't bring myself to take a bite, so Gain, you can have it! I had a french vanilla capp in the afternoon while still at work, and 2 cups of potatoes (1 for lunch, 1 for dinner). Potatoes, toast, peanut butter, caffiene and sugar is probably not the best diet....
Today so far: 1 pc toast with 1T peanut butter
Plan for today: 1 cup yam for lunch, 1 cup yam and 2 oz chicken (which means two thumbs) for dinner.
Exercise: 1 hour volleyball. One team we were supposed to play last night didn't show up. Sure enough, when we got to the bar afterwards, there they were. Duh. Tonight is wallyball for 2 hours.
I'm going to have a chance to buy a food scale tonight because i'll be at Wal-mart for a quick minute. I hope I remember to at least look for one.
- Thursday Oct 21, 2004
Yesterday: I had everything I said I would, plus two servings of nacho chips. Yup.
Today so far: 1 pc toast with 1T peanut butter.
Plan for today: 2 cups potatoes, 2 oz bbq chicken, a gross sour green apple that I mistakenly bought and now have to eat, lots of water.
Time to tone down my plan, because I always seem to add something to it.
No exercise yesterday, but today I have volleyball for 2 hours.
I was surprised that my calories only added up to just over 1700 yesterday, especially because of those chips. I wonder if i'm calculating wrong. I used fitday, but for the chips I chose, they don't have servings and I have no idea how many ounces I ate. Most of the time I think a tiny piece of chicken the size of my pinky finger is an ounce, so what do I know? A little research might not hurt me at this point. I might be starving/gorging myself and not even know it.
- Wednesday Oct 20, 2004
Yesterday: I didn't have leftover chicken and potatoes. 1 orange, 1 cheeseburger, 1 cup fries, root beer float and 1 38 gram bag of corn nuts.
Today so far: 1 piece of white toast with 1T peanut butter.
Today's plan: 1 orange, 4oz chicken, 2 cups potatoes.
I didn't get any exercise yesterday. I need to lose a few pounds before the holiday season starts. I ate out yesterday because darn dinner was taking too long (I had to make more potatoes because they had been eaten, I forgot we had the rest for breakfast) and BF was 'starving' apparently. Anyways, it was a great excuse and now i'm paying for it. I had a stomach ache all night!
- Tuesday Oct 19, 2004
Once we talked to the mother, we were able to find out why Chewie was limping. Apparently, they took him out to their farm, where someone brought the garage door down on Chewie and caught his leg. The mother denies that the kids would have placed the puppy into the container in which we found him, but i'm not quite sure I believe her story. When I told her and her daughter where we found the dog, her daughter kind of looked around, smiled and said 'I don't know how he got in there'. And the mother, best of all, said 'maybe he jumped in there'. Yeah. He jumped in there and then closed the lid on himself and placed a big red wagon on top. Yeah, sure. Well, they're denying the fact that they put him into that container, but they did say that they had him all day on Sunday and that they didn't know whose dog it was. I find that to be a crock as well, because BF took the puppy over there a few weeks ago and showed them, and the girl has been watching when the puppy's outside in BF's backyard. The mother had already bought dog food for him and everything. If they weren't thinking of keeping this dog permanently, they sure as heck wanted to keep it for a couple of days.
I'm still very upset, but I know that there isn't much more I can do besides keep Chewie the heck away from that family and that yard.
We still believe that someone stole him from inside BF's house, but when we said this to the mother, she told us that 'her kids would never do something like that'. I told her that we might still call the police and give them a report. She didn't say anything to that. I also told her that if our dog goes missing again, her place will be the first place i'll look for him. I hope she understands that if her kids were responsible she needs to make sure that they don't do it again, because next time there will be much heavier consequences.
Well, I didn't have anything for breakfast or lunch yesterday, but made up for it at dinner. I had two slices of pizza and a cup of ice cream. And lots of water. For some reason, I really felt dehydrated last night.
It's been snowing here for a couple of days now, everything is icy and getting to work is taking twice as long! The snow is nice, but I sure wish it wouldn't be so cold. It's still just October, it would be nice if we didn't have any snow at hallowe'en, but i'm not sure it'll happen.
Plan for today: two eggs, two pieces toast with peanut butter and some fried potatoes for breakfast. One leftover slice of pizza for lunch, and leftover chicken and potatoes for dinner.
- Monday Oct 18, 2004
My Chewie has been found.
Saturday nights are now officially evil.
BF had a party after the bars closed on Sat night (early Sunday morning). So, lots of noise, rowdy people, etc. etc. Chewie was awake and stayed up with us most of the night (morning). Finally, around 7am (I know, you don't have to tell me that having a party was not the best thing to do when you have a new puppy in the house) I left his place and went back to my apartment. When I left, Chewie was sleeping in his bed and the gate blocking the hallway was up and closed. I didn't make it back to BF's until 4pm on Sunday afternoon. When I got there, BF jumped up from the couch right away and asks me if I have the puppy. I say 'why would I?' and he drops his head and tells me that the puppy is gone. Without thinking, we immediately run outside and search for three hours. It had just snowed, so there were plenty of tracks to follow. No luck. We get back to BF's and split up, driving around looking. Nothing. When we finally sit down and start factualizing everything that happened, we realize that the gate had been knocked down and the front door left unlocked. We go back outside and realize that, indeed, there are no tracks in BF's front or backyard. We determine that our puppy has been stolen.
Preparations are made and posters readied for stapling around town. The city manager is phoned and advised that a little puppy is missing, and we have phoned everyone at the party to ask them for information. I have also lined up the police dept's phone number and am ready, willing and able to give them a call the moment I have time at the end of the day. We drive past the pound. Nothing. I tell you, I haven't done this much searching for ANYone in my entire life.
Sleep finally comes, but morning comes even more quickly, and i'm dressed and at work by 8am. I get a phone call from BF at 9:45am, saying that he's found Chewie and to call him back right away. Instead, I drive there during my coffee break. He's been found!! There he is, laying down on the living room floor, sleeping soundly.
You'd better sit down for this part.
BF tells me that he gets a call from his boss saying that they're not working today, so he goes about watching tv on the couch. Then he hears a yipping noise, so walks around the inside of the house investigating. Opens a window and the yipping is even louder now. Runs outside, all through the yard again, then stops and listens. Sure enough, there's that yipping again. Slowly he walks into the neighbors back yard. Quickly now, he runs over to a large plastic storage container, with a big red wagon dropped on the lid. BF lifts up the lid and, there we go, there he is. Crying and shivering and limping. Let me tell you what was in the container. Metal toys, snow, and ice. And my puppy. My puppy for goodness sake! A two month old tiny little squirt of a dog that can't take care of himself let alone when he's locked in a plastic freaking container with no food or water!
BF took him inside and fed him, since he probably hadn't eaten in a while. He was very hungry.
He's still limping, but we feel that he's extremely happy to be home again, and we are so happy as well.
Those kids next door are going to get a talking-to tonight. So is the mother. And if I smell ANYthing nasty, i'm going straight to the cops and to hell with them...
I haven't eaten since dinner yesterday. I'm very tired and very relieved, but i'm so angry right now! Here we are, only one month into owning this bundle of joy, and what do we do??? WE LET SOMEONE STEAL HIM FROM US!!! I can't forgive myself.
- Monday Oct 18, 2004
My Chewie has been stolen.
- Thursday Oct 14, 2004
Well, like I said I would, I got on that scale and stared right into it's face. Knowing how much work I put in to losing this 1.5 pounds, putting it right back on so quickly is a little heart-wrenching. But, I will survive. Considering that not too long ago I was sitting at 142.5, I think i'm still doing alright. Now, instead of 12.5 pounds to reach goal, I only have 2.5 pounds. Positive thinking!
I have to say that the comments made to me yesterday really helped me to not go overboard and I kept to my plan with two exceptions. I didn't eat the banana, and I had a slice of pizza for dinner instead of cooking something. Still, ending at around 1300 calories is WAY better than what happened on Tuesday! I'll take it, thank you very much...
Today's plan: 2 pieces toast with peanut butter, two eggs, 4oz cran-grape juice, apple, turkey sandwich, banana, dinner - who knows? I can't think about these things so early in the morning...
I've been taking Chewie for an hour-long walk everyday for the last while. Like I said before, not very fast, but a walk's a walk. We jog probably a good quarter of the way too, so that counts!
- Wednesday Oct 13, 2004
Not much to say today. I'm not very happy at all with my eating yesterday. I stayed on track until after work when I just lost any willpower I was holding onto through the day. Sad, just very sad. I added to my already full day a small bag of cheesies (they are my weakness for sure), and a cup of ice cream. I ended at 1722 calories. Oh, what a terrible day.
Today's plan: two eggs, two pieces of toast with peanut butter, glass of cran-grape juice, apple, turkey sandwich, banana, dinner I have no idea yet.
My stomach feels big and yucky.
- Tuesday Oct 12, 2004
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was a long one because of Thanksgiving, so today is my first day back to work since Friday. It was a good weekend, but so busy! I did everything I said I was going to do, and BF and I had a thanksgiving meal every single day of the weekend! Oy!
Of course, I went way off course in eating, and my exercise was practically non-existent, so for the rest of this week, i'm really going to try hard to get back on track. I met up at the dance with a friend of a friend's who used to see my BF occasionally, and she's stick-thin now! She used to be bigger than me, but now she looks like she's a size 5 (although she says she's a size 3). Talk about aggravating! I'll never be a size 3!!! Anyhow, it's given me a little push, not because BF was staring at her all night or anything, because he wasn't, but because she's that kind of person who can just motivate me to be better! It might seem like I have a vendetta against the girl, but I really don't! She's been very nice and respectful, to a point, towards me, and I have nothing terrible to say. You know when you just don't want to think someone your BF used to be with MIGHT look better than you?!! lol, it's crazy I know, but true nonetheless!
Today's plan: 2 eggs with one piece toast and 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter for breakfast, an apple, turkey salad sandwich (toasted, with lite mayo), a banana, one chicken breat (boneless, skinless) with one cup brown rice (cooked in lite chicken broth). Water and cran-grape juice to drink. It's probably too much, because i'm sure i'll sneak some kind of snack in there somewhere, but i'll work on it during the week. Gotta start with small steps!
My plan is to work on lowering my carb intake and upping the protein. Along with that are one hour walk/jogs each day, weather permitting. It's supposed to get cold by the end of the week. I hope that doesn't happen!
Well, i'm really frightened to get on that scale on Friday, but I have to do it. I don't know why I went so hay-wire this weekend. I really hope I can learn to control this part of my life, or at least limit it somehow. It's left me feeling quite disappointed in myself, even though I know that these things happen.
On another note, I want to dress up Chewie for hallowe'en, but i'm not sure as what. Anyone have any suggestions?