Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I have done NOTHING in the way of exercise this week - I will try to get some in today.
My eating hasn't been HORRIBLE, but it hasn't been great either. I went through the drive thru at Burger King two days ago - got a whopper Jr. and POUTINE!!! Don't really know why I did it, but I must admit, it tasted great! I was hoping it wouldn't.
Since then I have wanted to have McD's and other bad stuff, but have managed to steer myself away from those choices. I guess that's something good.
I don't know what got my motivated in September, but I hope that whatever it was comes back.
I do not want to slide back into old habits.
I want to finally realize that I am worth it.
I want to be happy in my own skin.
I want to be healthy and strong.
I want to be a role model for my kids.
I want to stay on track to help encourage my husband to do the same (he is doing so well)
I WANT to achieve my goals.
I want to become a lifetime member of Weight Watchers.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
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Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
My kids and hubby woke me up today with breakfast in bed (all core, what a great hubby!)
Last night was our church Christmas event, that I had been planning for the past 6 weeks. The turn out was not very good, but the weather was pretty bad so that may have played a part.
The room was GORGEOUS! I didn't decorate it, so I can't take any credit for that. I planned the program for the adults and kids. We had the kids doing crafts and the adults walked through a program set up in several rooms depicting different moments in the life of Jesus Christ. It was very reverent and I watched as people exited the final room - most people were speechless, they really seemed to be feeling the spirit of the evening. A few even had tears in their eyes. People just kept whispering to me "It was SO good -Thank you SO much for doing that."
I had been so stressed about this event, and even resentful because I was not the person who should have been planning it, but the 'powers that be' really wanted me to do it since they liked the idea that I had for it. Watching the faces of people as the left - and hearing the comments I received later - made it all worth it. I really feel now that I was important for me to do that, to help those around me to remember why we celebrate Christmas. And more importantly FOR ME, MYSELF to remember and get back to the true meaning of this holiday. I find it so easy to get busy, and wrapped up in all of the stuff that goes on this time of year - it was nice to be reminded of the important things.
My hubby and daughter missed the event. She had been sick the night before, and then just as I came home to pick them up for it, she started throwing up again. I felt so bad for her.
She is still sick today, so while my son and hubby have gone off to church, I get to snuggle up with her - SNUGGLING WITH MY DAUGHTER ON MY BIRTHDAY, SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
1-head of Cauliflower (Approx 2lb)
½ c. fat free sour cream
4-oz - fat free cream cheese (I make my own)
¼ c. minced green onions
1/4 c. low sodium chicken broth
Shredded low-fat cheese (I like mozzarella)
Boil cauliflower approx. 20 to 30 minutes until tender, drain well.
In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, cream cheese, chicken broth, sour cream, minced green onions. Mash it all together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.I mash it in my Kitchen Aid Mixer.
Put it in a buttered 8 X 8 casserole dish. Cover with the shredded cheese.
Place in a preheated 350° oven and bake until all the cheese has melted. Approximately 20 minutes. Garnish with chives if desired.
I love this dish - really does taste like twice baked potatoes. I guess the shredded cheese keeps it from being truly core, but I still count it as so.
YES, I'm a core 'tweaker'.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Best of all, he is helping to keep me going!
Yesterday his aunt called to invite us to her house for Christmas dinner. She asked him if I could bring a dessert, and he told her that I would bring some fruit (I love that he made this healthy choice on his own) and then he asked if I could also bring a side dish, since we are both trying to eat low fat foods, and he knows that I make a nice CORE cauliflower dish that tastes like twice baked potatoes. When he told me all this later, I was so proud him for suggesting these things. He has totally changed his frame of mind. It used to be that I couldn't bring a dessert somewhere unless it was covered in chocolate so that he would eat it - now he wants FRUIT!!! I love it.
We really do NEED support in this journey. I used to think I could do it all on my own, but failed every time. This time around, I'm having more success than ever before and he is on board - I KNOW that the 2 are completely connected.
Monday, November 24, 2008
I am so happy with how the program is working for me. I know that I could (and should) be doing A LOT more in terms of exercising, but I do feel that for me taking baby steps in that regard is working. I used my Wii fit several times last week, and we even took the kids swimming both Saturday & Sunday. We are definitely changing our overall lifestyle as a family.
The other night I felt very tired, and while my DH went out for his run with the dog I decided that I would lay down and close my eyes for a bit. Well, I got all comfy and stayed there for about 2 mins while I thought about how proud I was of my DH for all his efforts lately (he has lost 33 lbs since I've started) and I got this overwhelming feeling that I wanted to exercise too. So, I got up off my butt and did 40 mins of a combo of aerobic and balance exercises on Wii. I felt so good afterwards.
I am excited to hear about this new program that WW has in store for us in December. I've heard that it is supposedly called MOMENTUM, and I feel good about that. I know that I have a good momentum going, and hopefully this new program will help me to get closer to and finally reach my goal. I've heard through the message boards that it is a combination of both flex and core programs. I'm very curious to see how it all works since I am a die-hard core advocate.
I hope that everyone out in cyber weight loss land is having a good start to their week! :)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So, when I reached my 10%, my leader told me that it was very important for me to set another goal. I thought about this for more than a week now, and I have decided that I will set of goal of being a total of 30 lbs lost by New Years. That means another 8 lbs in the next 6 weeks.
I think that this is reasonable based on the results that I've had lately. I put a lot of thought into this. I didn't want to set a goal that I couldn't reach, and I know that there is going to be a time when I plateau. On the other hand, I know that I have been doing all that I can do exercise wise, so I wanted to make sure that I gave myself a goal that would not be too easy either.
On a separate note: Yesterday I didn't eat so well, I ended up have 4 chicken McNuggets (with BBQ sauce) and a whole pile of pepperoni sticks. It was TOTALLY due to bad planning on my part, and letting myself get way too hungry (not good on the core plan). BOY, did I pay for that last night and this morning!!! I have spent WAY too much time in the bathroom (sorry tmi) and I still feel queasy (it's 1:30 p.m.). I hope this passes soon, my DS's birthday party is at 4 p.m.
I had plans tonight of not caring about the plan, and having a panzerotto (Mmmmmmmmm) from this place here in Whitby that makes these HUGE ones full of greasy cheesy goodness! But after how I have been feeling from yesterdays bad choices I am reminded why I am making good choices in the first place. NO PANZEROTTO for me!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I was happy to hear that I was 1.2 down, I was SOOOOO hungry last week. I know with the core program I can eat more when I am hungry - but I just kept choosing non-core REALLY fattening thing.
I think my saving grace was that Wii fit that I got. I love using it so I have been exercising regularly.
This coming week will be tough. Its my DS's 5th birthday, which means a party at Chuck E Cheese on Tuesday (I love their pizza, I know gross right?) with cake, and then my in-laws are taking us out for dinner on Wednesday (his actual birthday) and I'm sure that there will be more cake.
Its gonna be tough, but I am going to try my best to plan for it all.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Anyways, he agreed, and went to his car and pulled out my Wii Fit!!!
We all played it last night until the kids went to bed, then I did an aerobic workout on it. I'm sure that for people who frequent a gym it wouldn't feel like much of a workout - but for me it was great.
I also tried some of the yoga - man, thats hard.
So, I am SUPER happy with my early present!!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The day got out of control time wise, I had so much to do. One of the things I needed to do was some baking. Usually this wouldn't be a problem for me, I usually don't eat while I am baking - but for some reason it was different. I couldn't stop eating the cookies and chocolate covered apples.
Then, to top it off - I missed dinner due to a meeting I had at my church, so I came home and made sausage rolls! A whole bunch of them.
I ate like garbage all day - but THAT WAS YESTERDAY!
Just one horrible eating day out of the last 9 WEEKS!!!
Today is a new day in this journey of mine - this journey that already has me 20 lbs down!
I feel good, I know that yesterday was bad but I am not letting it destroy the progress that I have made thus far. That was the old me. The old me let one bad day turn into a bad week, and then I would give up - GIVE UP ON MYSELF - CRAZY!!!!
NOT THIS TIME!!! I am doing this for ME! I am worth it! My family is worth it! I WILL reach my goals.
On a side note - I love that Amy C. voted Brady off last night on the Biggest Loser!!!! Way to go girl!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
(drum roll please)
While it is GREAT to say goodbye to another 2.2 lbs forever - if it had of been 0.4 more I would have got my 10% keychain. I really wanted that keychain this week, but I knew that 2.6 lbs would be hard, especially since I haven't gotten of my butt to exercise yet.
I don't know what my problem is with exercise -just lazy I guess.
I VOW to earn at least 6 APs this week.
And hey, I'll get that keychain next week ;)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The kids came home with over 12 lbs of candy!!! (yes, i weighed it) I could have killed the hubby for letting them get so much.
But, I've been very good with it thus far - So I'm feeling good.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I dreamt that my DH and I were out trying on new clothes when all of a sudden I noticed that my tummy was FLAT!!!! Not fit, or fabulous - but definitly FLAT!!! I started getting super excited - and I left my change room in my undies and bra, and ran to my DH's change room to show him. Managers were banging on the door because they thought we were up to no good in there.
Kind of strange - but SO cool!! I don't think that I have ever dreamt about being at goal before. I hope this is a sign that I am in the right frame of mind to go the distance this time. I feel like I am, and even DH seems on track for himself, so I really do think, NO I really do KNOW that I am going to achieve my goal!!! And I feel strongly that I will do this by the start of next summer.
Still smiling, and its 1 p.m. now - BEST DREAM EVER!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Well, I got on the scale, and my new best friend (the lady who weighed me) told me I was down 2! I almost fell over - literally! I calmed down, leaned in as close to her as I could get and asked "did you say 0.2?" and she clarified "2.0!"
WOW - What a great 'weigh' to start the week!!!! I feel so motivated and encouraged to continue this journey that I am on!!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Totally free to use. You enter your current weight, goal weight and date that you want to achieve it by - then it tells you how may daily calories and daly activity that you need to reach this goal.
Also lets you enter your cals and activity daily to keep you on track - has thousands of foods already prorammed in - so its super easy.
Kind of neat!
DH truly is my soul mate, best friend and best companion I could ever hope for.
All throughout my childhood I dreamt of being a cheerleader and dating a big dumb jock (think Moose and Midge from the Archie comics) and in high school I was a cheerleader for 4 years, and in my last year of high school I met him!
He makes me laugh everyday - even when I really don't want to laugh (like when he pisses me off).
He is SO great to our kids - they adore their dad!
We are dropping the kids off at a halloween party tonight and heading out for dinner and a movie.
I love that I am still so IN LOVE after all these years together!!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I'm happy with my results, happy to be feeling great - and extra happy that my hubby is on board this time around and doing fantastic at his own weight loss efforts. We both rock!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We learned about several things in our meeting today, one of them was 'winning outcomes'. A winning outcome for me would be to get fit and healthy. I realized that I am not going to get there if I don't start MOVING! I REALLY need to incorporate some exercise into my life. I earned 3 APs on our hike yesterday, so this week is off to a good start - just need to stick with it.
I want to thank all those who have been reading and commenting on this blog - I love the support :)
Monday, October 13, 2008
The event I hosted at our church was fantastic - the turn out was WAY better than I expected and everyone seemed to be having a lot of fun. I stayed OP so that's a bonus.
Thanksgiving dinner went well at my house on Sunday. The inlaws came over and I was able to make almost everything core. Points only for gravy and stuffing, but I used store bought of both so that I was able to properly account for them.
Today was a GORGEOUS day here in Ontario. We took the kids with their bikes and our dog down to the lake for a nice walk on the trail. We did about 5km and then met up with some of our friends from out of town at a local playground. OP today as well, so I am actually not dreading my WI tomorrow.
In all my attempts at WW, (and there have been MANY) I have never had a post holiday wi with a loss. I think tomorrow will be different. :)
Friday, October 10, 2008
DH took us out for dinner tonight - he helped his boss out of a jam, so the boss gave him $100 and said "take your family out tonight."
We went to East Side Marios. I usually get the chicken Parmigan, but I decided to be good so instead I had the 1/4 chicken (white meat) with whole wheat pasta.
I am hosting a Fall Country Fair at our church tomorrow. The menu is chili and apple pie. I am bringing a pot of chili, that way I know that I can eat it. I can skp the pie because I will be too busy anyways helping the kids with the games. I hope that everything comes together and that all the people who are responsible for different tasks will come through for me. I am also hoping that we get good turnout. WISH ME LUCK - lol.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
As I arrived home with the groceries, I noticed that DH's car was still here. I was so happy that I would get to hug him before he left for work. When I came in I snuggled him for a few minutes and then he told me that he was going to wok from home today. I WAS SO HAPPY!!!
We took the kids for lunch, so they liked that. When I was busy working on my vinyl business in the afternoon - he went out for a few minutes. He came back home with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me. SO nice.
Then after we picked up my DD at school, we went to the mall. I needed a new pair of pants. I was trying on sizes that were lower than I thought - and they FIT!!!! I got a great pair of jeans at Old Navy.
Feeling great - and TOTALLY core so far today, not one point extra.
Hopefully that was the kick in the butt that I needed! I really want to continue this journey in a 'downward spiral', at least as far as the scale is concerned. I need to make sure that I get the water I need, and lots of veggies!!! Healthy proteins, and not to use up all my weekly pts with garbage!
Here I go, BACK TO IT!!!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I wish I knew why I was so hungry, its not like I am exercising and could blame it on that - I have been SO lazy.
WI on Tuesday next week, due to Thanksgiving, and I am really hoping that its not too bad. At this rate - it could be scarier than halloween.
Monday, October 6, 2008
CORE rocks!!! I am not at all worried about Thansgiving this coming weekend, because I have chosen to have it at my house, so I can control what I cook, and how I prepare it!!!
What a nice way to start the week!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
He is so great. He supports me so much in this journey of mine. He loves me unconditionally and thinks I'm hot even now!! WOW!
We have been together so long that I barely remember life before him. He is EXACTLY the kind of Dad that I would want him to be, and he helps me to be a better Mom.
He is supporting me more this time around then ever before, because he is making healthier choices in his eating as well.
He is a TOTAL goof, and I love that. I always tell my children that they need to find a spouse that they can have fun with - LAUGHTER is SO important, it gets us through the hurdles in life.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE him!
~just thought I would share~
Monday, September 29, 2008
On another good note, we won a Wii at the school fun fair on Friday, so we have been having a blast playing that - my arm hurts from the tennis though - lol!
Friday, September 26, 2008
My husband is so proud of me. He knows that this is something I really want, and he totally supports me. He is even trying to make changes of his own eating habits. He ACTUALLY ate 2 green beans the other night - THIS IS TRULY AMAZING!
We have a HOT date tonight. Both kids are going to a PJ party at my DD's cheer gym, so we get 3 lovely hours to ourselves. I think that we will go out for a nice, long, quiet dinner. I'm so excited.
Monday, September 22, 2008
On a MUCH less happy note, our beautiful pooch was brutalized at the groomers this weekend. He had long gorgeous fur, and he loves to roll around in the yard so he was full of matts. We knew that he needed to be shaved down, but we were hoping that he would at least be even - instead he looks like he was groomed by the blind. Not to mention that his appointment was for 1:30 and she didn't even start him until after 4:00. At 6:00 p.m. my DH had to go and help her finish the job because she had NO CLUE!!! Saturday was NOT a good day. The above pics are what he looks like now (PUKE) versus what he normally looks like.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Its driving me nuts that I can put a picture here, in my post, but I can't seem to put new ones on the side, or title as others have done.
I keep getting these error messages - ARGH!
I have, however, developed the interesting talent of being able to type while banging my head against the screen.
I love the WW plan. It really does work and I know it does because it has for me on several occasions. I worked the plan last week, my first week back, and I am now down 5 lbs! I was very happy to hear that number at WI.
I know from past experience that my downfall is that as I go along I begin to 'fail to plan'. Take yesterday for example, the day got away from me, and so I found myself getting VERY hungry at a few different points of the day. This is not good on CORE. You are never supposed to get super hungry, well I did. I feel that I still made 'ok' choices, but had I planned my day out more I would have been able to make GREAT choices.
The upside of yesterday is that I made a large pan of 'CORE' cabbage rolls. Ok, they are probably not completely core because the recipe called for brown sugar, but I did substitute the meat for extra-lean ground beef, and the rice for whole wheat couscous. I guess based on the amount of sugar that went into that huge pan I should probably charge myself a point per serving. I can deal with that since they are SOOOOOOOOOO yummy.
Meg & Drew had their first Ukrainian dance practice of the season last night. They really enjoy it, but it makes Monday nights hard since they have to be in Oshawa for 6pm. We usually eat dinner around 6:30, so it means that we have to be done dinner by 5:30 which throws the night off for us all. Oh well, we'll handle it. It means however that they come home from dance and want a snack before bed (since they have worked up an appetite) and I am not really keen on letting them eat before bed.
Off to PLAN my day!
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