- Friday Aug 20, 2004
Lost another pound! Amazing. It's going slowly, but I don't care, at least it's going. That's more than I can say for myself at any other time on this site! 135 is going to be a goal for me (I love how I make them up as I reach them - I can never remember what goals I make for myself!), and today i'm going to make an appointment to get my hair cut and styled, and do some other beauty work. A manicure would sure be neat I think.
Yesterday I made broccoli casserole and black beans and rice. Both were good, and so I had one serving of each for dinner, along with a serving of ham. Of course, I didn't finish all that, so I gave about a quarter of it to my boyfriend. He really was pleased that I made the casserole! And, as circumstances go, apparently I can use the gym again at my boyfriend's place. Circumstances there were bad, with a friend that was staying at his place. I chose to not bother being a part of it, which meant not going to his house. That friend is now gone, leaving a gruesome letter that makes ME, believe it or not, feel guilty. Anyhow, end result - I can use the gym again.
Last night I went for a jog/walk for an hour and a half around the park. It's starting to get chilly outside at night, I don't know what i'll do when it gets too cold to go out. Then watched a movie and went to sleep. God my life is getting boring!
On the upside - i'm going to a birthday 'hot tub' party tonight, a wedding tomorrow night, and i'm going golfing with 25 other people on Sunday. Okay, so just during the week my life is boring!
Okay well, I got lots of healthy food in the fridge, a gym all to myself, and all the natural air I could breathe. I should be able to stick to my plan this weekend. Hehe. Should.
- Thursday Aug 19, 2004
Hello again. Today I woke up super early and was feeling great, but i've lost that euphoria and now I feel sick. Again.
Yesterday I did indeed have chicken fajitas for lunch and dinner, and I did play wallyball for two hours. When I got home, I did my ab routine, did some reading, then fell into bed. It was a good day. I also went to Wal-mart and got some 2.5lb weights (I was missing these, and I don't want to up my weights by 10lbs on each arm, i'd rather do it by 5!), a new pair of shoes for work (my old ones were tearing apart at the seams) and a pair of boots for winter. Really good deals yesterday!
So today so far i've had a slice of 60% whole wheat bread (homemade, which is the only reason i'm eating it) toasted, with lite butter. I'm drinking a bottle of water, and for lunch it looks like chicken fajitas. I made a ham last night, but I probably won't get into it until tomorrow, and even then my boyfriend might snatch it away to take to work! Funny how that works....Anyhow, tonight i'm thinking of making my broccoli casserole again (my boy really liked it) because I have a fairly leisurely night ahead of me, with chicken or hey - we can eat it with the ham. Duh.
Tonight is supposed to be weights, but again - don't think I can make it. We'll see. If not, i'm sure getting my jogging in this week! Take care everyone!
- Wednesday Aug 18, 2004
I bet even though i've been eating enough lately, i'll have another loss this coming Friday. I don't want to jinx myself, but since i've been sick, not much has stayed down if you know what I mean....not the right way to go about losing weight, but there's not much I can do about that...
Yesterday my boyfriend took all the leftovers so I had nothing to eat for lunch. I grabbed a whole wheat wrap and cut up some cheese into it. Then I had another one of those after work because (for obvious reasons) I was really hungry. I then made chicken fajitas for dinner. My boyfriend didn't get home until late, and I wanted to go to the movies last night, so we didn't get a chance to eat. So of course I got myself a chocolate bar at the movie theatre. Hoy, chocolate will be the death of me. I can't believe I keep saying that I don't really like it that much. If I don't like it, why am I constantly eating it?!! When the movie was over, I jogged/walked for an hour and a half around the park, then did my ab routine. Looks like I won't be able to hit the gym for a while (due to circumstances at my boyfriend's), so i'll just have to improvise until I can.
Today so far i've had junk food for breakfast. Okay, I slept through my alarm so while I was running into the office I passed the vending machine and you know how that goes....I needed breakfast! Lunch will be a chicken fajita and probably the same for dinner as well. I'm picking my boyfriend up tonight (reminder - take some dinner for him) and we're playing wallyball tonight for two hours. Fun fun!
It's been a busy week so far. Oh, the movie I saw was Garfield. So cute! Everyone have a great day today!
- Tuesday Aug 17, 2004
I'm feeling a little better today, but not 100% yet.
Yesterday I had a cinnamin bun, a cup of french vanilla cappaccino, 2 cups chili with whole wheat buns, two glasses of orange juice and a ham and turkey sub from subway. I had a chocolate bar too. I couldn't even begin to tell you why...
After feeling sorry for myself most of the day at work, I watched a stupid movie and then went to sleep. Thank goodness, because I truly believe I needed that sleep! I woke up feeling more refreshed than the last three days put together! Yes, still a little pain here and there, but so much better!
Of course, I didn't do any exercises today, and i'm a little pissy today because I might not be able to use my boyfriend's basement gym tonight. I guess i'll just have to go jogging and do my ab routine, even though today is supposed to be weights. Not like i've followed it at all in the last couple days, so what's the diff? At least i'll be exercising, right?
Today is a cinnamin bun, and then i'm not sure. I don't know if my boyfriend took all the leftovers or not. If he did, I might not have much to eat for lunch at all!!
It's tuesday, but it should be friday. I would feel ten times better if it were only friday...
- Monday Aug 16, 2004
I'm not going to be much for conversation today, sorry guys. I'm feeling really rotten, that time of the month. Anyways, my weekend was easily spit-at-able. I didn't get anything done. Hoy.
Friday I had off, so I got up early and went for a walk. After that, I did some reading and then made lunch. Had 2 oz. chicken with a tablespoon of broccoli casserole. Dinner was chili with lean beef added because my boyfriend wanted meat already! I went out that night and had too many beer, and when I finally got home, I was starving so I had two whole wheat buns with cheese.
Saturday we went out for lunch and I got a chicken salad sandwich with fries. I wasn't hungry for the rest of the day, and unfortunately, went out again that night and again had too many drinks! Sunday I got sick from my period and i've been sick ever since. I didn't do anything on Sunday besides lay on the couch. I got my cardio in on Friday by going for a jog and then doing my ab routine. Saturday I got more cardio in, but didn't do my weights. Today i'm taking the day off because i'm still sick and because this is supposed to be my day off anyways. I was really bad on Sunday for eating. I had chicken fingers with dip, and a cheeseburger. I also had a chocolate milkshake. Sounds like I had my cheat day a little early, huh?! Today so far is a cinnamin bun. For lunch is chili and for dinner probably chili again. I'll have to cook tonight, but I really don't feel like it.
Sorry to be such a bore today! Take care!
- Thursday Aug 12, 2004
Took my weight today because I won't be around tomorrow to do it. Nice little loss, huh?! Quite happy about that.
3azem - thanks for your comments yesterday!
borntocry - if I can remember the correct names, these are the weight exercises I do: Dumbbell curls, Barbell Military press, Dumbbell, Shoulder press, Dumbbell Bench press, Dumbbell shrugs, Dumbbell wrist curls, Dumbbell Triceps extensions, Dumbbell Lateral Raise, Dumbbell Front lateral raise.
I don't think i'm missing any, but I might be. Most everything's with dumbbells because that's all we have at my boyfriend's place and i'm not going to the gym. The military press is done just with the barbell at the moment, i'm still trying to master my form with it!!
Yesterday was an off day. I don't know why, but I really wasn't in the mood for much. But I knew that if I skipped a workout, the next day would be even harder for me. So I got off my butt and did my cardio. First of all, I sure set my expectations high. I didn't make it to jogging, there would have been no way I could do that on top of everything else. The first thing I did was the stepper. My legs were killing me on this! Next I did the elliptical, and still my legs were killing me. I usually start with the stationary bike, and I think I should have done that yesterday too, because when I finally hit the bike, I went 20 minutes practically pain-free. After that I did my ab routine and called it quits.
Food: cinammin bun, 3 cups mudjarrah, two glasses orange juice. Not much, but like I said, I was in an 'off' mood. Today will be better. My plan is 1 cup mudjarrah for lunch and 2 cups broccoli casserole for dinner. I'm making vegetable chili tonight. My boyfriend doesn't know yet that there is no meat in it! I don't think i'll tell him until after he eats it. Anyways, that will be lunch for myself for tomorrow. I made myself a snack of yogurt and fruit, stuck it in the freezer for awhile, and then fell asleep without eating it. So now I have a cup of frozen stiff yogurt and fruit.
Tonight is weights again. With some biking for a warm-up. I can't wait to up the weight on some of my lifts! Have a great day today and an awesome weekend, talk to you on Monday!
- 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!