Monday, December 24, 2012

Change of Plans

Well, I decided not to run today.  I scratched my foot up and it hurt to just wear a shoe, never mind run.  I may not get back to running until after New Year's as it might be difficult to get to the treadmill (it's at my mom's).  I will use my glider at home instead to ensure I am burning some calories.

I will use my glider tomorrow (Christmas Eve) to hopefully burn off some of the extra calories that I will consume at my mom's ahead of time.  It's just hors d'oeurves, desserts, and snacks, but I know already that I will over indulge (she made butter tarts!).  I'm bringing a cheese ball (yum)!

Christmas will be another day of over indulging.  I always make a big breakfast of eggs, bacon, ham, hash browns, toast, orange juice and tomato juice.  This year I'm leaving out the ham, but I will be cooking one for dinner.  I will also be making perogies served with fried onions, and bacon crumbles for dinner.  This is in addition to the turkey and all the fixings that my mom is cooking.  I guess I've hit the time in my life where I actually look forward to cooking for Christmas. . .or maybe it's just that I'm adding the food that I want to indulge with! Oh, my mouth is watering just typing this!

I'll "see" you sometime after Christmas!  Until then Merry Christmas!!!  By-the-way, I would not be offended by anyone who wished me a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, or any other holiday that you and your family or culture celebrate.  I love all holidays.  Food and family and friends, I'd love to celebrate every one of them with you!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012


I failed Couch to 5k today.  :(  I didn't even make it to 16 minutes, never mind my goal of 17.  I had a pain in shoulder, which I have had before, and I just can't shake it once it starts.  I won't let it discourage me though.  I will be back at it on Sunday, then I will break for Christmas anyway.  I hope to be back on the treadmill on Boxing Day (December 26 in Canada), that would be my normal three-day break, but I might not get back on until Thursday.  We have family coming in and tentative late-Christmas plans with some close friends so it will certainly be a challenge to fit this in next week!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I Have Muscles!!!

I have muscles in my calves that I am actually proud of!  They are amazing (to me).

It was my first bad holiday-feasting day today. It was our Christmas lunch at work today. I ate my entire daily calorie allotment! Oh no! So I certainly couldn't skip my run tonight no matter how tired I was!

Last Wednesday I finally moved on to day 2 of week 5 on Couch to 5k. The last minute of the second run was killer! I did again though, and I thought I was a long way from the day 3 twenty-minute run.  I was going to do a third-repeat of day 2 tonight and then I realized I would never reach 20 minutes if I didn't at least start trying to make it to 20. I ran for 16 minutes straight!!! Then I walked for two minutes then ran again for the last two. Next time I will shoot for at least 17. 16 minutes straight?!? I can only say wow! I am truly proud of myself!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Today it has officially been six-months since I started my journey.  My official weight-loss today is thirty-five pounds.  This is fabulous!  At the same time I am wondering why I haven't tried harder.  I am sure if I gave up my Slurpee addiction that I could have done better but I really don't want to give them up!

My treat for getting to 35 was taking my family for dinner for my favorite treat. . .hot wings!!!  I will spend the next week losing the weight I gained back tonight! 

I have now done Couch to 5k - week 5 day 1 - three times.  That is three five-minute runs.  I am trying to convince myself to move to day 2 which is two 8 minute runs.  I know that not only is exhaustion a hurdle, but the mental challenge as well.  I need to convince myself to just do it!  My next run is planned for tomorrow.  I must convince myself to at least try!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I Rocked It!

I finally started week 5 of Couch to 5k. I think I'll be sticking to day 1 for a couple of runs because day 2 is two EIGHT minute runs!!! OMG! Just shoot me instead.

I totally rocked Day 1.  It was three five minute runs which I did quite successfully without feeling the need to quit. The last minute was the hardest of coarse, but I don't think it was as hard as the last two minutes were when I was on week 4.

I wore my old runners tonight.  They're like old friends.  They're comfy and they fit cozy on my feet.  I did finally get insoles for my new runners and they are more comfortable now, but still not the same.  Oh how will I ever find another pair of runners to replace my old ones?

Monday, December 3, 2012

All By Myself. . .Again

I guess it's hard to get people to read when I post so irregularly, but I will continue to post when I can as this has been a helpful journal when I have needed to look back at my progress.

34 pounds today, sweet!!! And I was worried!  I felt fabulous when I saw the number on the scale.  I am 11 pounds from my first goal. I say "first" goal as when I reach it I plan to set my next goal to lose an additional 20 pounds.  I will be really happy when I reach that first goal, the second one is just a bonus.

Calorie Count estimates my goal weight to be reached on February 26/13. Ba ha ha ha!!!! That calculator certainly isn't factoring Christmas into the equation! I don't plan to be bad, but I know there will be some bad! I must have butter tarts!! They are my weakness. I will do my best and I will bring healthy snacks to places where there will be temptations.  I am going to offer to cook ham and perogies for my mom as we have turkey dinner at her house.  She, in turn, will hopefully make veggies for me.

I failed at Couch to 5k yesterday, I found that I tired quickly. I may be getting a cold.  I have successfully fought off the last two colds that ravaged my home but both of the kids have wicked coughs right now so I am not sure I can do it again.  I am definitely boosting my vitamin C intake.  I hope to give it a shot again tomorrow, although life could get in the way.  I'd prefer Wednesday but again, I am not sure when I can fit in so I had better do it while I can.

Friday, November 30, 2012

It's Been Too Long

It's been too long since I last visited. 

This past Tuesday I got back to Couch to 5k after a week off.  The flu had pretty much left me with no strength or energy but I felt good and I rocked it!  I'm not saying it wasn't hard, but I made it through!  The last two minutes are definitely killer.  Lungs burning, side aching.  I repeated it again tonight.  This time add shoulder pain.  I added stretches for my shoulders before my runs but I still had pain near the end of the run.

I'm not ready for week five yet.  Day one might be okay, it's three five-minute runs, but day two is TWO eight minute runs!!! I can't imagine it, but then again a few weeks ago I couldn't have imagined running for five minutes! It truly amazes me that I can do it.

I'm a little worried about my weigh in on Monday.  Since I didn't exercise at all for a week, I had put back on three pounds.  Really?  Uhg!  I was still eating right.  This week with the runs and pretty decent calorie days I'm hoping to have at least lost those three pounds again.  I know I should exercise more but there is not enough time in the day or week.  I just want some quiet time sometimes.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Falling up!

Just thought I'd stop in for an update since it has been a while! 

I finally started Couch to 5k Week 4 last Saturday.  I ran for 16 minutes!!!  Me!  16 minutes!  Okay, not all at once, but I ran for 3 minutes, then 5, then 3, then 5, with 1 1/2 minutes walking between the 3 and the 5 minute runs and a 2 1/2 minute walk between the first 5 and the second 3 minute walk. Still, I did it!!! I didn't think I could make it but I made myself try anyway!

I was aiming for 30 pounds this week and I actually hit 32!  What a great feeling!  An even better feeling is that more people are commenting. 

This week hasn't been a great one though.  When I went to do my run on Tuesday I had to cut the last two minutes of running because I wasn't feeling well, I finished off with the five minute walk though.  I guess it was a sign because I ended up being sick at work on Wednesday, staying home in bed on Thursday and tonight I'm just too tired and will be going to bed early.  Tomorrow is my work Christmas party, so it looks like I won't get to the treadmill until Sunday if I'm lucky.  I guess I'll be restarting Week 4!!!

Sometimes when you're up, you fall. But that's okay as long as you pick yourself up and try again!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

It Gets Easier but I'm Guessing That's Just Temporary

It looks like I've moved to weekly posts!  Okay, almost weekly anyway as it's been a few days since my last.  I haven't got a lot to say at once so I've kind of been saving up!

I forgot to do my weigh in this morning, oops! That's okay, I'm all bloaty today anyway.

I did my Couch to 5k, Week 3 Day 3 tonight. Although it was hard to get through those three-minute "runs", I got through and when I was done them I recovered much quicker. I'm not ready for week 4 yet so I will do one more day of week 3 for sure.   My feet didn't hurt tonight either but it has been three days since my last run (extra rest day but worked out on the glider).  I'm still waiting for my insoles to arrive so that I can test those out.  I figure that if they don't work out I might have to buy myself an early Christmas present of new runners.

People are noticing, yay!!! Another co-worker has been bugging me about my pants being too big, and a co-worker from another department mentioned it as well. . .it may have helped that I was wearing pants that actually fit well that day. Noticeable results make it all worth while!

I bought a new zippered sweater for winter on the weekend. I got size XL in a store that I always had to buy XXL in before. When I zipped it up my daughter says "you're skinny mom", oh she's the best! I have ordered two more shirts online in XL's and I'm really hoping they work for me.  I also bought a few pair of well fitting pants from a thrift store.  I don't want to spend a lot on work clothes when I plan to still try to lose more weight and need a smaller size again! 

I must keep thinking positive and I must maintain my will-power.  It's hard sometimes, of coarse, but I don't want to go back up again.  I need to keep it off this time so I need to make my entire food-philosophy change permanently.  I will have to always keep in mind the advice I have given others when they ask how I've gotten this far.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ankle Pain-In-My-Ass!

I haven't been at my best for the last week or so, but somehow I still managed to loose 1.2 pounds on my weigh-in this week.  Mostly, it's just busy family life making exercising harder to squeeze in, but birthday parties on the weekend had led to me being really, really bad.  I was quite surprised to see a lower number on the scale this morning, in fact, I had almost decided to skip the weigh-in until next week!

Back on the treadmill tonight though, Couch to 5k, Week 3.  I had to change the second three minute run to two 90 second runs as my ankle was hurting. It was still the same amount of time though, but I will repeat day one next time.

So here's what I need. . .I need advice on runners. I under pronate when I'm running. This causes pain on the outside (smaller area) of the foot and leads to ankle pain. I have tried several different runners and just when I thought I found the best one's, the pain is back! So if you have been (or are) overweight and have started or are well into a running program yourself, have you found a truly comfy pair of shoes? I'm especially interested in other people who have problems with underpronation.

I have ordered a pair of Sof Sole Stable Trac Insoles.  I do hope that these will do the trick.  I found them recommended on Runner's World after I ordered them so I'm really hoping they solve my problem and maybe I can wear those new Nike's that had been hurting my feet.  I have to wait for them to arrive in the mail though! Patience, they're coming from the U.S.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Some Not-So-Good Days

I can't believe I haven't posted in a week!  I mean, I guess I can believe it, after all it has been a very uneventful week. 

I survived Halloween despite the candy (three pieces)! I still got to do the Couch to 5k that evening and it didn't feel too bad. Don't get me wrong, it was hard, but my muscles didn't feel as tired as the previous time. Instead of pigging out on Halloween treats that night I made a spinach and goat cheese pizza, it was so yummy. I have stocked my freezer with a few of them as they are a good, low-calorie per serving, snack.

The remainder of the week didn't go as well.  We had two "parties" for my daughters' birthday this weekend.  Friday evening I had planned for a fabulously fattening evening with family friends (multiple birthdays), and I wasn't planning on feeling guilty about it.  Then on Saturday it was her "friend" birthday party.  There was junk food and pizza and I ate far more than I had planned, no willpower!

So all this busy-busy left me with no time to do my Couch to 5k.  Tonight I dragged my ass to the treadmill, I really didn't want to do it, but I did.  I was at slower speeds then I have been and burned less calories because of that but I still did it.  I had a bit of foot pain though, damn it.  I hope it's nothing, perhaps my shoe wasn't tied tight enough. 

I have ordered some insoles for my new Nike's (the ones that I haven't worn since they caused me so much pain).  These insoles are supposed to have shock-absorbing arch support.  On one hand I can't wait to get them and try them in my shoes, on the other hand I am apprehensive about it in case they don't solve the problem.  I hope they arrive soon so I can find out.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Eat and Be Happy :)

I'm sure I mentioned that I use the site Calorie Count to track how many calories I am consuming and burning.  I recommend it to anyone looking to lose weight.  It's a great tool to use to keep myself in check.  I had decided against participating in the Biggest Loser challenge at work since I had already lost 20 pounds when they started, but I did recommend the site to one of my participating co-workers who asked how I was doing it.  I hope that she took my advice and look forward to hearing the results of the contest.

Couch to 5k, Week 2 Day 1, kicked my a$$! I will certainly need to wait until Wednesday to do Day 2 but then it's Halloween so it may be a late workout! Worst case scenario I'll have to wait until Thursday. I almost did another redo of a Week 1 Day, but I talked myself into moving on.

It was my daughters' birthday today so it was good proof that you can eat what you want (with small adjustments) and still make it through the day. For breakfast (more like brunch) it was Bacon, Eggs, and Diced potatoes. I had the eggs scrambled so that I wouldn't need toast and saved 120 calories. For supper we went to Swiss Chalet (love) and I had chicken (with skin), fries, a roll, and coleslaw. I only went a few calories over for the day but then burned them and more on the treadmill. To me that is proof that you can eat and be happy at the same time!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Couch to 5k, Week 1 Day 3, Again

I did Couch to 5k Week 1 Day 3 again Friday.  I'm still not feeling ready to move on to week two although I did make it to the end without too much struggle.   I suppose I should go ahead and move on but when I can barely make it through one minute jogs, how am I supposed to make it through one and a half minute jog?  Wow, that sounds pathetically lazy!

I got a new mattress pad for my bed finally.  It's a two and a half inch gel mattress pad.  It's so cozy!  I haven't had to get up in the middle of the night to crack my hips since we got it.  The only "problem" is that I have been sleeping for longer stretches and ending up with a sore back instead.  I can't win!

A co-worker told me to go buy new pants the other day. She said she didn't want to see me wear the ones I wear anymore because they are all too big for me! She's like my "work mom". Always nagging about something (it's always true though), but she's great and at least someone notices! I had another co-worker comment on my weight loss also! It feels nice that people are noticing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I Made It!

I made it below 200!  I'm at 199 and I'll take it!  Nineteen pounds to go to reach my goal!  Somehow I don't think I'll be reaching my second goal of twenty pounds in twelve weeks but that's okay, it wasn't a very realistic goal.  Now I just have to get to 180.

I got back to Couch to 5k tonight.  I technically did Week 1 Day 3 tonight but I don't feel like I'm ready to move on to week 2 yet since I had such a large gap between day two and three.  I will do one more day of week one and move on to week two the next time if it goes well.

I'm sorry that my "blog" has become so boring.  I don't have much to say in regards to my progress.  Nothing out-of-the-ordinary at least.  I suppose I could discuss the next journey I plan to attempt.  I will save that for when I feel like writing more.  I gotta keep the suspense!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Life Gets in the Way Sometimes

This past week has not been very successful exercise-wise.  Life gets in the way sometimes and Couch to 5k has taken the back-burner.  Play-dates, concerts, plans with friends. . .I still haven't made it out of week one!  As of right now I plan for Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.  I figure if I schedule it in I will have a better chance of actually doing it.  I haven't been feeling well this weekend so I really hope that I'm not getting sick, that would really get in the way.

I declared this past Saturday "Pig Out Day!"  My family and I went out for lunch at a popular diner that I have only been to once many, many years ago.  I enjoyed it so much!  I think it has to be okay to be really really bad once-in-a-while. I think it makes it easier to keep things on track the rest of the time.  The truth is the "bad" food is out there and even though I try so hard to be good most of the time if I eat what I really want once-in-awhile I have a better chance of eating the "good" stuff all the other time.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Thoughts. . .Everything in Moderation

Someone asked me yesterday what my best advice is for losing 25 pounds so I thought I would share what I said.

Everything in moderation! You want chocolate, have chocolate. . .just eat 1/2 of the chocolate bar (put the rest in a Ziploc bag for the next time). You want chips, eat chips. . .just take one small bowl. The best thing I own is a digital kitchen scale, then I can measure just one serving. Moderation is key, if you deprive yourself you will eventually snap and binge. This way you can factor a little "cheat" into your day and not feel guilty! Good luck! :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Twenty Five!

Twenty-five pounds down on this mornings' weigh-in baby! Woot-woot!!! Just in time to bloat up for Tom's visit and (hopefully) shrink back down and be below 200 next Monday for the first time in about five years! I can't wait for that number!

I'm feeling better today although I am tired. I'm not feeling stiff today despite waking up 20 times to turn over and crack my hips. I still have to flip my mattress but I didn't feel like changing the bedding last night.  Tonight doesn't look to be in the cards either, I'm too lazy!

I'm taking tonight off from exercise, tomorrow I will use the Gazelle and Wednesday I still plan Couch to 5k, Day 3.  I don't have much to say so it may be a few days before I drop by again.  I just wanted to report my happy weigh in today!!!  Have a great week all!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rough One

I did Couch to 5k, Week 1, Day 2 tonight. It was. . . rough.   I haven't been sleeping great as I've been waking up with sore hips and a sore back, the soreness and stiffness seemed to last through the day today. I know this  affected my performance tonight.  I also don't think my body was recovered and ready.  I'm going to wait until Wednesday to do Day 3.  It didn't help that my iPod died and then I accidentally yanked the stop cord from the treadmill. . .sudden stop!  I guesstimated the amount of calories I burned based on the fact that I only did 7 out of 8 of the sprints.  I will try flipping my mattress and hopefully that helps!  I can't afford a new mattress, but I hope to save a little and get a new memory foam topper soon.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Couch to 5k: Redo

I finally restarted Couch to 5K tonight. I felt a bit of pain in my calves but increased the treadmill speed and it felt better. By the seventh "sprint" I could feel the knee pain that knocked me out last time, but I made it to the end without any trouble. Next time I will wrap it to be safe. I wore my old runners which seem to work best for me. As soon a I put them on it's like my feet found an old friend.  I actually went further and burned the most calories of any of my previous times. . .even when I had made it to week two previously.  It's very encouraging. I'm actually looking forward to day two on Sunday!

The hard part is that it's getting cold outside and I'm a hermit in the winter.  I hate the cold with a passion!  I'm getting a remote car starter so that I can warm the car up first.  Otherwise I know I will have a hard time getting my ass out of the house and into the cold!  Sometimes I think I should bring the treadmill here, but I am so hesitant because I know deep in my heart that I want to leave so I don't want to have to move it again. 

Anyhow, I will wish myself luck for the weekend ahead since it's so tempting to be bad.  I would LOVE to keep my calories under this weekend because today was my fifth "good" day in a row!  Seven would be even more fabulous but we will see!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

If I Can Get My Ass in Gear

Third calorie-deficit day in a row! This despite the fact that I took my family out to dinner at Montana's. I tried to make the best choice for what I was craving, I really wanted BBQ-something. So I ordered a sandwich and ate half, with a side salad with balsamic vinaigrette (I've had a thing for balsamic lately), I ate one rib off of hubby's plate (to satisfy the need for BBQ), and 1/2 piece of his calorie-filled corn bread to satisfy myself. Then I came home and burned 300 calories on the Gazelle again.

Why do I want to take up running when I can burn 300 calories in 30 minutes on my glider? Obviously I'm nuts!  I'm thinking possibly restarting the running plan on Friday if I can get my ass in gear.

I know I've been feeling a little down again, but I'm trying really hard not to let it effect my eating and exercise.  Tomorrow is day 3 of PGX, it's an increase to two tablets per meal, it is supposed to help you eat less by making you feel fuller.  So far I'd say it was vaguely noticeable only, but hopefully when I get to three it will be enough.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Shoe Drama!

I saved some calories today to make a treat that I've been wanting to try for a while.  I had bought some Epicure Seasoning for Hot BLT Dip (basically cream cheese and mayonnaise).  It was okay, but I think the recipe calls for too much mayonnaise so if I make it again I will cut the mayo in half.  I figure it can't hurt because the cheesier tasting, the better!  I could add some cheddar also.

Couch to 5k Restart = failed!  I'm going back to my old shoes next time!  My feet hurt a little, but my ankles and my left knee hurt a lot.  I popped my old shoes back on after 15 minutes and felt instant relief in my feet and ankles but my knee continued to hurt.  I had to quit from the pain after 20 minutes (I would never quit from tiredness).  I figure if I try my old shoes the next time then I will know for sure if it is the shoe or if I have a knee problem.  I need to exercise though, so tomorrow I will do the Gazelle.  I need a good calorie burn.

PGX Day One.  No noticeable appetite change after lunch (I didn't eat breakfast because I slept in instead).  I forgot to take it before dinner so I took it with dinner.  Again, nothing noticeable.  Maybe I won't notice until I get to the higher doses since I was already doing the 2.5g serving with lunch during the week.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow = turkey day today!  I did very well considering. . .but certainly need to get more serious starting tomorrow.  It's time to get more calorie deficits!  I thought of doing Couch to 5k after dinner (dinner was at my mom's) but by the time my stomach settled enough I was having a hard time breathing due to my allergies.  She has my sister's two cats living with her and I'm more allergic to other people's cats even though I have three of my own. 

I think I'm going to restart Couch to 5k.  I am sure I'm not ready for week two, especially since I haven't been able to do it consistently.  Between getting more serious about that and starting the full PGX program, I hope to get some results again.  I have been bad (as we know) and I am starting to feel like I'm slipping away from it all.  I must not fall completely off the (food) wagon, I must stay on this journey.


I Will Not Do Sit-Ups

I was feeling pretty bloated this morning.  I'm pretty sure it's because of the Pizza Hut pizza I ate yesterday.  I love Pizza Hut's Pepperoni Lovers pizza and I haven't had it in well over a year I am sure.  That probably contributed to the down-mood I experienced last night though.  I weighed myself, despite feeling huge, and I have almost taken care of the weight I put on while I was away! My current weight loss is 22.8 pounds.  My dream of losing another 20 pounds in twelve weeks is fading fast as I am just finishing the 5th week.  It's not tragic though, I knew it was an (almost)impossible goal.

I'm not really sure that "bloated" is the correct word to use for how I felt though.  My mid section is my biggest problem area and so far I haven't done any area-targeting activities other than the yoga on my Wii-Fit.  AND it has been weeks since I have done any.  I think maybe the area is feeling looser (for lack-of-a-better-word) right now.  I either have to start Wii-Fit again or think of something else to do, and no, I will not do sit-ups.  I am considering looking at resistance-band training as well. 

We had a potluck at a friends' tonight.  I was pretty well behaved at dinner, but my will power faded as snacks and desserts were left out to tempt.  Chocolate. . .mmmmmm!  Also a cheese ball. . .so good!  Those were my downfalls!  Tomorrow we are having our Thanksgiving dinner.  Oh how I will try to be good, but all those "tastes" add up the calories so fast.  I think I should probably chalk this weekend up to failure.  Monday is a holiday so I won't be working, I will try to start being good though.  I also plan to start PGX fully this coming week.  I really hope it helps!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Good Day/Bad Day

Wednesday - I had a good workout this evening, I burned the most calories on my Gazelle yet! I wore my comfy new Nike's and watched Glee (DVR'd) so I think the music helped keep the tempo up. Of coarse I'd rather believe the new shoes were my inspiration. I love shoes!

Friday (today) - I feel like I'm failing miserably! So many times that I am going over on my calories. This is a slippery slope that I can't seem to get off of. I tried to do Couch to 5k tonight but it's been over a week and maybe I should have gone back to week one since it has been so long, but I didn't and I had to quit.

My knee was hurting and then my foot started to hurt. The last time my foot hurt it took so long to heal so I stopped. I was wearing my new runners and now I'm worried that they may be too big. I got them bigger since my old ones were hurting my toes but the support doesn't seem the same. I also meant to get them only 1/2 a size bigger but I got one size bigger by mistake. 

This is all so frustrating. Tomorrow we are going to a potluck and Sunday we are having Thanksgiving dinner so this weekend is not going to get better. Zero will power. Sorry to whine, I'm just in a bad place today.

I love my shoes and my sister is encouraging and is telling me I just need to get used to them.  I hope she's right! I can't afford another pair!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I'm Back

I'm back from my extended weekend vacation. I put on a few pounds while away but I'm confident that they will be lost fairly easy now that my eating is getting back to normal.

I didn't get around to Couch to 5k while I was gone, but I did a fair amount of walking. The problem will be if I can continue on with week two or if it's going to be too tough. I might have to regress to week one! I bought new runners while away so I am eager to test them out though. More shoe therapy! Or shoe motivation I guess.  Tonight I will likely stick with the glider as I have too much "life" to catch up on to take time to go to a treadmill, tomorrow my kids have karate and I don't think I'm ambitious enough to do the drop-off, run, pick-up again.  This means no treadmill until Friday though. :(

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tom is Here

Well, no pounds lost this week but I blame Tom. What the hell, Tom?!? You were just here 26 days ago! So annoying. This explains my NEED to eat everything this weekend. Self control was not on the menu. I was so hungry all day today too but I made myself exercise despite wanting to eat cake instead. I burned 277 calories while reading a book on my Gazelle. Brilliant!

Tomorrow evening I will head to my mom's to do Couch to 5k. I was thinking of redoing week one, day three since I had such a big space between day one and two. I'm not sure if I'm ready for week two yet. Also, I will be heading out of town for a wedding this weekend but I already checked and there is a treadmill where I am staying so I can continue but I want to look like I'm good at it in case there is family around! So maybe I should just get really comfy with week one.

Food will also be a challenge, but I hope to pick up some healthy stuff for myself at a grocery store. There will be dining out too, but other than one restaurant where I already plan on being semi-bad, I can likely behave. I'm not sure what kind of food is offered on the plane ride though, hopefully some healthy, edible choices.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

What to Do?

I was finally able to squeeze in my Couch to 5k day two on Thursday. It wasn't without challenge! Drop kids at karate, twenty minute drive to moms, thirty minutes on treadmill, some quick stretches,try to get out of house because we were chatting of coarse, twenty minute drive back to pick them up, and I just made it in time. It was also only my second time on a treadmill. It feels more comfortable to run without hanging on but I'm scared I'm gonna fall! I'll get better with practice!  I hope to go over this evening to do day three.

I didn't do great on calories yesterday because we had a potluck at work.  I initially planned on being good, but then I would try a tiny bit of this and a tiny bit of that and I'm pretty sure it all added up to more than a tiny amount of calories.  Tonight I promised my family hot wings for dinner and it's going to be hard but I need to limit myself to just a few.  It is also my Grandma's birthday so I had a huge piece of cake this afternoon.  D'oh!

My co-workers are organizing a "Biggest Loser" competition and I am at a impasse as to if I should join.  It's only six or seven weeks long and since I already did a big chunk of weight loss I am unsure that I can lose enough to be competitive.  However, I was thinking it would give me motivation at least to maybe work harder.  I am not sure though because everyone just starting will have an advantage because their first few pounds will come off quickly.  It's only $20.00 to enter, winner take all, but since I don't have a lot of money to spare I don't want to waste it if I don't have a chance to win.  One of the males entering loses weight REALLY easy (on the downside for him, he also gains it really easy).  I don't know what to do! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Delay in Plans

No Couch to 5k for me Tuesday night. :( Instead I spent the evening vacuuming, changing bedding, doing laundry, and spent two hours picking nits out of my daughters hair. Every year when she goes back to school she comes home with the darn things! Ugh!  I spent another hour and a half combing last night with the Licemeister Comb that I picked up, it made it so much easier to pull through her long hair.
Food-wise I have been behaving.  Last night, however, my kids had a play date with my friends' kids.  We ordered our favorite salad from one restaurant, it has feta cheese, my favorite!  And we got KFC for the kids.  I LOVE their chicken breast fillets. They are so good. . .I compare them to eating the chicken skin, just as tasty but not as fattening!

Tonight my kids have karate.  I am considering leaving them there, going to my mom's to do the Couch to 5k and going back to pick them up.  It's a lot of driving but I need to get it done!

Monday, September 17, 2012

ONE Pound?!?!

What?!? I exercised 6 out of 7 days and I lose ONE pound?!? Outrageous!!! Maybe this Couch to 5k thing will help this week but I am really discouraged. Maybe I'm building muscle and muscle weighs more than fat, right? Oh, I'm so sad. Gazelle tonight, run tomorrow, that's my plan because the kids have a play date Wednesday. I will still exercise on Wednesday as well though once we get home. . .maybe.

My ankle is causing me pain again.  I tried wearing a support while on the Gazelle but it makes my foot uncomfortable because it interferes with my arch support.  I say "maybe" for exercise because perhaps I should give it a rest.  A day off once in a while should be okay as long as it's just that - once in a while. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Couch to 5k

I went to McDonald's today to spoil myself with a small fry and they gave me a medium instead! It was meant to be!!!  Oh it was so good!  I figure I have to let myself have that "bad" thing once in a while or else I'm going to completely crack and order a large fry, a Big Mac, and a milkshake.  I don't want that though.  Just a few fries to keep me happy.

I really had a good day overall despite the fries.  I was low on calories and I did Day 1 of Couch to 5k!  It was okay, certainly not torture.  It was my first time on a treadmill though.  Can you believe that? I have never been on a treadmill before!  I figured out a good pace and stride for walking, but I was uncomfortable in the jog.  There was only eight one-minute cycles in the Day 1 workout so it was not a lot of time to figure it out.  I hope I can find a better comfort level next time.  I will do Day 2 on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Wish me luck!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Another Day, Same Journey

What?!?!? Nobody read my last post?!?!? I'm so hurt! Just kidding!

The last two days have been good besides my being bad.  I knew first thing yesterday that I was in trouble.  I made plans to go to the Olive Garden again with a friend.  We ordered the Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta.  Basically it was a big bowl of melty cheese with some finely chopped tomatoes on top served with Tuscan Bread.  Then I ordered soup salad and breadsticks.  Two bowls of salad, one bowl of Zuppa Toscana (my favorite), and four breadsticks.  Yup, I said four breadsticks. Ouch! 600 calories!  I did work out when I got home and burned 280 calories so I only ended about 200 over for the day.

Then there was today.  I ordered pizza for dinner and I ate FOUR slices!!!  What an idiot I am!  I worked out again and burned 260 so ended 70 under for the day.  Excellent. 

I know I need to behave for the next two days so that I can see results on Monday.  It's the weekend though so it may require some extra effort.  I need to pick up some veggies so that I can make stir-fry.  The kids love it so it's a great, low-calorie meal. 

I wish I had more exciting things to tell you, but nothing new or exciting happening around here.  TTYL!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Starting to Feel "It"

Did I mention that I was starting to feel "it" again?  What is "it"?  "It" is the wanting to exercise, wanting to eat right, wanting to do well!  Feedback would be great though.  No one has noticed except my hubby, but maybe he's just actually being nice since he sees the effort I'm putting into this.  The people I see are the same people that I see every day so they may not notice.  I'm looking forward to seeing someone who hasn't seen me in a few months to see if they notice.  That will be the big reward.

Yesterday I had a good workout.  I burned 280 calories.  I won't do it again tonight because I can feel the pain starting.  I know you are not supposed to work the same muscle group two days in a row but I love that I can burn that many calories in 30 minutes compared to 30 minutes on the Wii Fit.  I should start biking again in the evenings since it is cooler now but this evening it's too windy.  I have been looking online for a used recumbent bike but I don't want to spend a lot so I will just keep my eyes open for now.

I'm looking forward to a good week and hopefully some great results on Monday!

Monday, September 10, 2012

To Be Continued. . .

Oh motivation, where have you gone?  Yesterday I was ready to kick ass but now I'm ready for bed.  I don't really feel like doing the Wii Fit but the Gazelle is downstairs and my daughter is outside so I can't lock up until she comes in.  If I wait much longer though I may not get my ass in gear at all.

Oh my G__(goodness)!!!!!!  This has got to be the most boring blog EVER!  Me complaining about how unmotivated I am.  Although, that is the title of the blog I suppose.  My big, fat, unmotivated ass.  So let's go, let's be motivated, LET ME GET MY ASS IN GEAR!!!!

To be continued????

Continued. . .

Definitely not my best effort but I did it! A half hour on the Gazelle and I sure had to push myself through it. I managed to burn 270 calories at least. I know, now I'm whining about actually exercising, but this blog is a diary of my weight loss journey and I have so many negative feelings that are coming out. This IS my journey, these ARE the feelings that I feel. I wish it was all easier, I wish I had more positive things to say but right now I'm still stuck right here so this me, this is my journey.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

My Big Fat Unmotivated Ass, Take Two

Well, I'm pretty sure my weigh in tomorrow morning will not show a loss.  The week, when I look back, was not very good.  I ate (mostly) the right things but did go over on calories too often and certainly did not exercise enough.  This weekend was a disaster though.  My own disaster.  A movie date with my daughter with popcorn AND nachos, followed by a family day with a train ride and no healthy choices at our destination.  Then I came home and made a healthy dinner. . .followed up with apple crumble, d'oh!  The apple crumble alone would not have been a total disaster as it was only 330 calories with just 1.7g of fat but after the rest of the day (including a slurpee), it was not wise.

I am finally feeling it again.  What "it" is exactly is the feeling I had on the very first day when I started this 13 weeks ago.  The feeling that it is time to get My Big Fat Unmotivated Ass in gear! I need to make sure that in addition to eating well every day that I exercise more than the two times I have done in each of the last two weeks. I want to do it now, but it's always easier said then done.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Recipe Time! Baked Jalapeño Peppers

Here's a nice, low calorie snack I made tonight.  Okay, low calorie only if you can stop after a couple!

Baked Cream Cheese Jalapeño Peppers

12 fresh Jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise, stems, seeds and membranes removed
1/2 container Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese - Chive & Onion
1/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar Cheese

Pre-heat oven to 425.

In bowl, combine cream cheese and shredded cheese.  I also used 1/2 of one jalapeño and chopped it finely and mixed it.

Spoon cheese mixture into jalapeños.  Place on foil lined baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes.


Note: The peppers I used were about 3 inches long, if using larger peppers either double recipe or use 6 peppers only.  Also double the nutritional info.

(I forgot to take a picture until I already dirtied my plate!)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Calories, Nasty Little Buggers!

A few calories over my goal today but a 290 calorie workout took care of those and a few other of those nasty little buggers. Going over by a few seems to be my motivation to exercise and once I start exercising I don't just want to take care of my extra calories, I want to do more!  I'm not saying that I will purposely go over on calories, but when I do at least I'm getting my ass in gear!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Best Inspiration of All!!!

The best inspiration of all is stepping on the scale and hitting the twenty pound mark.  Yes, that's right, my official weigh in yesterday morning was two pounds less than my sneak peak on Saturday!  In twelve weeks I have lost twenty pounds!!!! I was so excited!  It should be self-motivation but unfortunately it hasn't helped.

Sadly, it's more of the same to report.  I still haven't been too interested in exercise.  Tonight I was  going to give my house a good vacuum again because that makes for good exercise but I've been so busy getting the kids ready for school that I just don't feel like it.  I am going to at least walk to the store later so I can say I did something tonight.

What can I do?  I'm tired of writing about it and I'm sure you're tired of reading about it.  I know it's easy to say or think "just get off your ass and do it".  Unfortunately right now it's just not cutting it.  I hope. . .I hope my get-up-and-go comes back soon because if I could lose twenty more pounds in twelve more weeks I would be ecstatic!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I Cheated

I cheated. . .but not in the way that you would think. I weighed myself this morning. I have lost 2.4 pounds this week for an overall total of 18.2 pounds! This will give me the motivation I need to stay on track this weekend so when I do my official weigh in on Monday I will not have increased over the weekend! This is great! The reason I wanted to weigh myself is because ALL my clothes are starting to feel too loose, including my stretchy yoga pants.

I guess I should say that for the last two days I have been behaving. It's been hard to stay on track calorie-wise despite the PGX. I still eat just as much but spread it out further so I don't get the hunger pains. Thursday I went over on calories so I forced myself to the Gazelle and burned those extra calories (and more). Yesterday I did Wii Fit. Neither day did I get that "feels good" high that I was getting during exercise but I hope that feeling returns soon because it is more encouraging.

For now, I still feel stuck in some sort of funk but as long as I can be in this funk and not fall off the wagon it will be okay.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nope, Nevermind, Failing

I'm sliding down a slippery slope today.  I was doing great until dinner today.  I took the PGX with my lunch today so I became fuller at lunch and I ate less. I was still hungry in the afternoon so I ate the rest of my lunch! Great! I had a small dinner consisting of 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes and 100 grams of roasted ham.  Unfortunately this did not fill me up.  I drank 16 ounces of water to try to fill myself a bit but I still wanted to eat.  I had a pepperoni stick (bad!) for some protein, but still wanted more.  I broke! I had a bowl of Doritos!  I am still under calories for the day though.

My "punishment" should be dragging my Big, Fat, Unmotivated Ass off of the couch and heading downstairs for some Gazelle time.  Maybe.  Maybe not.

As I said above, I took the PGX with lunch today instead of before.  It worked well for helping me to feel full and spread my lunch items through the afternoon so that I didn't want afternoon munchies.  I am thinking I am possibly going to try taking it at dinner also.  I'm still not sure if I do want to use the product on a continuing basis or not though so I may hold off on the capsules. 

Update: While I didn't go exercise on the Gazelle tonight, I did force myself to walk to the store to get a few groceries. Everything I bought was healthy!

I think I should have had chocolate instead of the Doritos tonight as I remember wanting that earlier. Maybe if I had pin-pointed the correct craving earlier I wouldn't have eaten so much!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Still On Track

Still on track, I know, it's only my second day back but I really was worried that the bad would be too tempting.

I went to the store last night with the thought of maybe purchasing and trying a soy protein powder for curbing my afternoon need-to-eat at work. I ended up purchasing PGX instead. I took one before lunch mixed in a fruit smoothie and although I initially felt full at lunch my afternoon munchies came anyway. I'm not sure if I should try it with breakfast and lunch then, or just increase my lunch dosage. I'm wondering if anyone has really had success with it also or if it's just another fad.

No exercise today, but that's okay with me. That's the motivation I'm missing, but I've lost weight by just eating well before, exercise will just help speed it up. I have a dress that I want to look good in at the end of September for a wedding so I suppose that should be my motivation...but we'll see.

I'm Back!

Well, I'm back and I only gained one pound! Yay! It's also time for Aunt Flo to visit again so that may very well take care of that one pound. I can't wait until next Monday to check again.

I had an excellent food day, and although I didn't exercise I vacuumed my living room and the stairs to the second floor (15 stairs) for approximately 40 minutes including moving furniture. I was sweating rather well just doing the living room, plus the stairs were a killer!

I'm not feeling the exercise vibe but I am hoping that is a side-effect of the visitor I mentioned above. I need to get some upper body options as well but for now it will be my regular activities presuming I can get my ass motivated. I haven't biked in ages either though but this week is looking way too hot for any outdoor exercising.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Vacation Update

Vacation dieting is hard.  I have been trying to control portions and not eat junk between meals but I'm not always making the best decisions with my meals.  I really do hope that I will not have too hard of a time getting back into the proper diet habits when I get back to reality.

On the plus side, exercise has been plenty.  Not intentional, so no muscle toning type of activities (I could really use some yoga for my belly is feeling quite flabby), but lots of walking and even a bit of swimming.  Did I mention LOTS of walking?  I feel good in that regard.  Again though, I will have to get back into the routine when I get home, I hope I will not fail.

One thing that is really missing on this vacation is my water intake.  I have not been doing so well on the eight cups a day that I try to take in to help fill me up. I have not been snacking though.  I have been pretty limited to just the three meals per day.

I wouldn't call my vacation diet a complete failure, but still, it is going to be hard to keep myself motivated when I get back.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Vacation Time

Just wanted to make a short update in case I don't get one here for a while.

I'm not going on a fancy holiday, just a 1200 kilometer road trip.  We will be staying with family so I hope to do a lot of "good" eating but I'm sure there will be bad eating too.  I was bad tonight already and I feel so guilty about it.  There will be more bad tomorrow because meals will all be eaten in the car.  I will certainly try to get some exercise in while we are there, even if it's just a walk around the neighbourhood.

I am down 16 pounds right now!!! It feels great!  I do feel myself sliding and knowing all these bad days are coming up isn't encouraging.  I hope to make a lot of good days when I get back though.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pants or No Pants

I had a really great workout last night but it was not easy. I really had to push myself through the last 15 minutes as I wanted so badly to quit. I don't know what's going on in my own head. I actually thought I was going to cry. I was right on the edge, I felt the tears wanting to come out. I don't know why. I want this, I really do, which is why I didn't let myself quit. It would have been so easy to just step off and walk away, but I didn't. Does that make me motivated or unmotivated? I can't even tell you. I feel down in all aspects of my life though, even work is a challenge. Not a lie - I actually like my job, but lately I just haven't wanted to do it. I don't want to talk to people, I don't want to be there. And it makes me sadder just typing this

On another note: My pants are loose! I had to wear a belt today despite not having belt loops, I hope it holds my pants up, but it was too big also! I don't want to buy new pants yet because I would hope that they would eventually be too big also, but I think I will buy a new belt and maybe find some fabric to make my own belt loops. That itself should be motivation, but sadly I see my failing so maybe I should just go buy pants.

I'm a little sad that no one is reading anymore. Not that it makes a difference, but it's nice to know that someone may read and relate I guess. However, I also imagine that it's not too interesting to read my pity-party-for-one blog either.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Buffalo Wings!!!

I made my "famous" buffalo wings on Saturday.  So yummy!!!  This certainly didn't help my food weekend, but they are totally worth the calories.  I didn't do the greatest on Sunday either but I plan to get back on track this week because Saturday is vacation time!  Tonight I'm thinking the Gazelle is in order and I might just let Tony coach me so that I know it will be a good workout!

I will share my recipe as promised.  These are cooked in the oven rather then deep-fried, but wings in general are very calorie filled whether they're deep-fried or not.  I have been extra descriptive on the preparation instructions but they are actually really easy to make.

Totally Awesome Chicken Wings

2 pounds chicken wings, split into drumette and flat
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup flour
2 large zipper bags
large cookie sheet
non-stick foil
oil sprayer (optional)
sauce (see below)

Preheat oven to 425°F.  Line the cookie sheet with non-stick foil.  Alternately you could use regular foil, dull side up, brushed with vegetable oil but the wings will still stick some.  With non-stick foil you don't have the added calories or frustration when turning them.

In the first bag pour vegetable oil and sea salt.

Place the flour in the second bag.

Place the split wings in the first bag, seal, and toss well.

Transfer the wings, by hand or utensil, to the second bag in batches of 8-10. Seal bag and toss well.

Transfer each batch of the wings, by hand or utensil, to the foil-lined cookie sheet until all are on the sheet.  There will be a small amount of flour left in the bag, just discard.

Place cookie sheet in oven for 20 minutes.  Remove. 

An oil-sprayer works well here to lightly spray prior to turning.  It is especially important to spray (or even brush) with oil if you are using regular foil.

Turn all the wings and place back in oven for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Wings are ready to be tossed in sauce.

Use your favorite store bought wing sauce.  Target sells a good one, Archer Farms Medium Buffalo Wing Sauce and they have other flavors as well.  Buffalo Wild Wings have fantastic sauces that you can buy to take home.  I love the Medium on these wings, my kids love the Honey BBQ.  If you don't have wing sauce you can also use Franks Red Hot Sauce.  Just melt a 1/4 cup butter or margarine and mix in 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce then toss wings in it.

I like to use sealable containers.  I place the wings in the container, add as much sauce as I want, put the lid on and toss.  I use separate containers for each flavour of sauce.

Time to eat! Enjoy!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Feeling A Little Down Tonight

I guess what happens when you stop writing for a week is that no one reads your posts anymore.  It was nice to know someone out there heard my thoughts but I guess it's back to writing to myself.  :(

Lower body workout tonight and I felt it way more. I didn't think I'd make it!  Still, with a six-minute warm up and eight-minute cool down I don't think I'm getting the most bang for my buck when I burn only 70 calories for the 1/2 hour I worked out.  It's time to get back to my Gazelle and maybe back to the bike [gulp].  Especially when the Wii tells me my weight has increased over the past two days when I've been eating well and exercising.  It's so discouraging!

Batteries Now Included

I got the batteries for my Wii Balance Board and had a good work out on Wednesday with the Wii Fit. Amazingly I had even lost weight! I am officially down 15.8 pounds. I do need to start alternating muscle groups though because most of the Wii Fit exercises target the same lower body area that the Biggest Loser lower body work out did so I didn't really recover. Last night I did the Biggest Loser upper body light workout instead. I am thinking of going back to the lower body workout tonight!

I made a trip to Costco last night. I haven't been going there often because I spend too much money! I stocked up on veggies and fruit for the weekend. Usually I'm out of that stuff because I shop on Sunday and I'm out by Friday. I'm glad to have some healthier choices in my house again. Apparently I should have bought more broccoli because my daughter is asking for cooked broccoli! I'm glad she like some healthy choices. . .although she asked to put cheese on hers!

I'm looking forward to a good weekend and I do plan to cheat. . .I'm making hot wings tomorrow. I am going to toot my own horn here and say that I make awesome wings. I will share that recipe too as I haven't shared a recipe in a while, but be warned. . .not at all healthy!!!

TTYL!     :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I Hate Bob (Not Really)

Well, I finally dusted off the Wii Balance Board and exercised last night. . .or at least tried to exercise.

So I'm doing yoga, (or mid-evil torture as I like to refer to it as) and the batteries in my Balance Board go dead. What am I going to do now?!? I'm pumped up and ready to exercise and I don't have time to go for a walk or workout on my glider because I'm going out after. I decided to dig out the Biggest Loser Wii.

I'm pretty sure in a previous post that I mentioned how I disliked that "game" so I went right into choosing a routine without going into the program any further. I picked light lower body and it wasn't bad. . .at first. The exercises were simple and certainly raised my heart rate as intended but eventually I hated Bob, which is good because that meant I was working hard. It was a 16-minute workout and I could not believe how much I sweat and how much water I drank! I did the cool down also and when I was done I had burned only 48 calories. Those are the hardest calories I've ever burned! I felt good after though so the trick now will be to keep my ass in gear.

The best part about my workout is that my hips barely bothered me last night in bed. My hips usually cause me horrible pain at night. This makes me want to do it again! I didn't start feeling anything until this afternoon though. Now I can feel the tightness in my hamstrings (I did stretch, I swear), so I will do something different tonight and maybe face Bob again tomorrow. And for the record, I don't hate Bob.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Must Get Motivated

All right, it has been over a week without exercise and although I have tried to behave food-wise I have certainly not been very good at it. I did not weigh in this week because I just do not want to know! We went out of town from Sunday to Monday and I certainly ate horribly for those two days! I have a feeling that exercise is going to be a little harder now and I have tentative plans already this evening so I'm actually hoping those plans fall through because I'm not sure how I would get off my keester afterwards to exercise. I simply MUST do it tonight!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Still Unmotivated

Still unable to motivate myself. I did walk to the store which is only a 14 minute walk there and back. I did so to test out my Skechers Shape Ups (also hurt my feet, I can't win). I also stayed below my maximum calorie intake despite eating potato chips! I always measure out just 50g (one serving) so that I don't overindulge.

I hope my get-up-and-go returns soon because I do worry that I will stop all together if I can't get it together. It's pathetic that I can see that happening but not get my ass in gear to stop it. Pitty party for one!

Monday, July 30, 2012

I've fallen off the (food) wagon

My big, fat, unmotivated ass has become just that again.  Officially I'm down 14 pounds but I have not been very good for the past week with too many over calorie days and too few exercise days.  I did have to fight with myself tonight to not eat an ice cream after a very fatty dinner of ribs and rice.  As I write this I once again feel like bursting into tears, but now I realize that it's that most-unwonderful-time-of-the-month again and that last month I had an episode similar to this also.  I hope that I can get past this and continue on my big, fat, unmotivated journey.

I had my foot checked out today.  The doctor says it is okay and prescribed an anti-inflammatory cream to use on it.  I hope it helps.  The two times I worked out last week I felt minimal pain after but I am worried that when I go back to more frequent workouts that the pain will come back. 

I am going to write today off, which I am not proud of.  I just can't do it today, although I have done some house and yard work this evening which is more than I can say for most days.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Few Days Gone By

It's been a few days since my last post. Or more specifically my last "Big Fat" post. The last few days haven't been great but I haven't let it discourage me.

Wednesday was a family BBQ and I was not good with self control. Thursday was an outing to a friend's house with the kids, still lacking self control. And tonight (Friday) was a work outing, and I can only guess the calories of the dinner that was provided and I ate it all!

I only exercised on Thursday. I am having a hard time this week motivating myself to do it but once I start I don't want to stop. However, since I didn't actually start my workout until after 9pm, I had to stop at 10.

I have my Sports Doc appointment on Monday. My ankle hasn't been bothering me and the pain in my foot is minimal so I hope he/she doesn't think I'm nuts. I will let them know that I have reduced my workout frequency but that I'd really like to not have to take time off.

I am so overdue for a bike ride. I'm afraid that I have ruined any progress I may have made in distance. However with the heat and humidity it's far better to do what I can in my air-conditioned home. I should also try to get in a walk this weekend.

Monday, July 23, 2012

More Positive!

I was able to do 30 minutes on the Gazelle tonight (plus a 5 minute cool down) with no foot pain! Yay! It's not gone completely though as a bit of pain came after I was at rest for a while. I sure did sweat tonight, it was dripping good. I might have to use a towel when I work out. It's more of a motivation I think. To know that I'm sweating because what I'm doing is working! I love it!

Last night I did only a short workout on the Wii after vacuuming the living room. I did "my routine", which I've added an eleventh exercise to, and then I did ten minutes on the step. That's another thing that makes me sweat.

Working out is helping me feel better overall. I'm doing more around the house. And I feel more energy when I get home from work. My doctor had at one time suggested depression but the medicine made me sick so I didn't take it. Maybe he was right, but whatever I'm doing now is certainly giving me a more positive lookout on everything.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


The best indication I have received that I am achieving results hasn't been the numbers on the scale, or that my pants are getting too loose on me.  The best thing that happened is that I was looking for a bra to wear with a tank top and I decided to try on a bra was that I bought online but have never worn because it was so tight that it hurt.  I put it on and it fit perfectly!  I can't even describe how good that felt.  I certainly did not expect results in that area.  I mean eventually, sure, but now?  I've only lost 13.6 pounds (as of this morning).  It felt GREAT!!!!

I purchased a Nike+ Sensor on Friday.  I love it!  I used it for two short walks.  I don't have Nike+ shoes so I just tucked it in under the tongue and it worked great.  I can't even believe how hard a brisk walk is though.  I'm not sure that hard is the right word though.  The first walk I wore my Skechers, beautiful shoes, but my hip was hurting (I do have hip problems).  I blamed the shoes since they are quite flat and I am used to a bit of a rise (heel).  The second walk I wore my Nike's, but still had some hip pain.  Like anything else I just need to get used to it.

I haven't ridden the bike in a while, it's just so hot here right now.  It seems we are always under heat advisories.  Not to worry because it seems I have enough other options right now so I am not getting bored.

I like writing on here when I have positive things to say.  Even if no one reads it, this helps me think about my progress, about my results, and about what I want to do next.  ~TTYL!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Can't Believe I Said That!

After all these years (35) I finally like to do my exercise! So why do I have to be injured?!? I managed a 1/2 hour at least but had to stop due to the pain.  I have an appointment at a sports injury clinic in a week and a half and I can't wait!!! Hopefully the can recommend some sort of brace that will relieve the pain so I can do what I want to do!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Fabulous workout this evening on my Wii Fit.  I love when I'm dripping sweat when I'm done.  Ten minutes is still my maximum on the step, but it was only my second time with the raised step.  I'm thinking maybe two separate ten minute sessions with other exercises in between in order to work up to twenty.  I wrapped up my foot and ankle and although my foot pain had increased after doing some gardening when I got home from work, the pain was minimal while I was working out.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Big Fat Unmotivated Ass. . .again

After three days of no exercise I finally did a small workout on my Wii yesterday.  I bought a riser for my Balance Board so it is 3" higher.  I only did ten minutes of step though as it definitely increased the workout factor and I was just starting to drip sweat at the end.  I hope to increase to twenty minutes soon!  Tonight I have a bit of pain in my foot so I will take tonight off and resume again tomorrow.  I admit the more I don't exercise the harder it is to motivate myself.  Tomorrow I want to do step again though.  I am thinking of buying a Nike+ Sensor for my iPod and taking up walking.  I would like the sensor so to measure my distance so that I can push myself to go further each time.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Brief Update

It's been four days since my last post.  I apologize, but it's better to say nothing rather than repeat the same.

I have rested my foot for three days now.  There is still periodic pain.  I have made an appointment to see a sports medicine doctor but it's not until the end of the month.  I don't think it's serious but I would like to get it checked out so that maybe they can advise me on how to treat and prevent future pain or injury.  As for my eating, I would say I'm doing all right.  Yesterday I went to the lake and had several alcohol containing beverages, that was my only downfall for the day though.  I had weighed in on Saturday morning and I am now down 12.6 pounds.  I will try to remember my official weekly weigh-in tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I totally failed at the Olive Garden yesterday.  Not only did I pig out on salad (although it tasted rather light on the dressing) but I also ate my entire entree, Linguine alla Marinara.  I only had an extra 1/2 of bread stick though.  It was so good though, not that good should be used as an excuse.  I'm just too. . .I don't know! I don't want to say "weak", I don't want to say "unmotivated".  I guess I should continue to say I'm not committed enough.

And then there's today. . .

I was doing well and was within my calorie limit but then my son brings me home a Tim Horton's Iced Capp Supreme!  I had to drink it, he was so proud of himself as I had given him some money to go buy himself one and he thought he'd get me one too.  Of coarse I didn't have to drink it all, but I did.

I burned 309 calories on the Gazelle.  However now I AM going to complain about how hard it was.  I have tendinitis in my right ankle.  On top of that for the past two weeks I have been having pain on the bottom right side of my right foot.  While I was exercising tonight both were causing me extreme discomfort.  I swear after 20 minutes I was almost in tears! Not just from the pain but because I didn't want to quit!  I don't know how to solve this pain and I don't want to take a break from exercising because first I'm scared that I wouldn't start again and second I can't burn as many calories any other way.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Four Weeks

Well, it has been four weeks and I am down 10.8 pounds.  Yay!  I wish that I could lose another 10 over the next four.  I am committed but I don't think I'm committed enough.  If I was I would exercise more and eat even better.  I am interested in running but I still don't have a treadmill and I am not confident enough to do it outside yet.

My friend wanted to go out for dinner tonight but all I could think was how I hadn't budgeted my calories for eating out today.  I was able to convince her to go tomorrow since I thought I should be home with my kids tonight.  We are going to the Olive Garden.  I plan to limit myself to one bread stick (wish me luck) and pig out on salad.  I will order an entree for the illusion and bring it home for my family to devour.


I had a great workout this evening.  This is the first time I would really say I was dripping sweat!  I mean I have felt it before but this time I started early and kept sweating throughout.  And I felt great!

I checked out the Olive Garden nutrition guide and I can't believe that one plate of salad with dressing has more calories than the Zuppa Toscana soup.  I am thinking that I should have soup but I love the salad sooooo much.  For my dinner I will likely order the Linguine alla Marinara which truthfully is what I usually order.  Simple but yummy and only 430 calories if I eat it all!  So one bread stick 150 calories, bowl of soup 170 calories, and entree 430 calories, I could get through dinner with just 750 calories.  I can certainly budget the rest of my day around that!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bad Again

I was bad again today. 

We went bowling today.  It was fun even though I'm bad at it.  I bought a pitcher of Pepsi for the kids and I had a small cup since I didn't think to bring my water bottle.  Not a big faux-pas, but afterwards we went out for dinner.  The restaurant we went to didn't offer much in terms of healthy choices.  They did have caesar salad, but that's still pretty calorie-filled.  I caved and ordered a burger. . .and fries.  I am so ashamed.  This whole week is a failure!  My only hope is that my weight has not increased when I weigh in on Monday. 

I will still exercise tonight.  I will burn about 260 calories on the Gazelle.  I would like to do more as well but we'll see how I feel.  I'd like to take a bike ride tonight but it's so hot and humid out that I should probably do something else indoors.


Sorry I've been MIA for a couple of days.  They were not great days for me.


My nieces birthday.  Dinner at Tony Roma's.  I tried, I really did, but my will-power escaped me.  It was so good!  A late evening bike ride helped me to burn some calories so I didn't blow my day too horribly.


Pot luck at work.  Too many people usually bring fruit and veggies, so I brought none for my snacks.  No one brought any!!! Ugh!!! 

After work I went to see Magic Mike with a friend.  The movie was yummy and so were the nachos! Then we went out to eat after.  I had sushi and yam fries.  So I blew my day to hell AND there was no exercise when I got home.


Today was better.  Eating back to normal and 30 minutes of exercise.  I feel so much better in terms of my big, fat, unmotivated ass. Now, to keep it up for the weekend!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

PMS Lives Here

OMG! I am so cranky and emotional! My workout was horrible! I did Wii Fit today, and I was completely off balance.  I didn't even feel like doing it but I pushed myself and managed 39 minutes.  I have a Biggest Loser Wii game as well so I popped that in thinking that if I did something different maybe it would be better.  I  haven't used it in a couple years.  It doesn't let you erase your old profile so I continued on my old one.  The first workout wants me to do is 19 minutes of yoga.  I already did 17 minutes of yoga on Wii Fit, not-to-mention that some of the poses are NOT for beginners.  I was just so frustrated, I chose another program but by then I could just feel this pent up anger and wanting to cry for no reason so I quit.  I burned 155 calories.  I'll take it.  This is my first frustrating day and I am really hoping it doesn't set the tone for what's to come.

Yay Me!

Sunday night we ended up walking to the fireworks, about a kilometer each way. The whole family came so I couldn't ride my sons' bike. I walked a brisk pace as the kids rode their bikes, my hubby thought I was walking too fast which is a change because it's usually me telling him to slow down!

Today I made blueberry muffins, that I thought would be good for my breakfast at work this week. I don't think they're going to last long enough! I will at least get one tomorrow but the family has been gobbling them up. The rest of the day I did laundry and read. I did 30 minutes on the Gazelle and found that my eReader sits nicely on the display, so I read some more. After that I still wanted more. I am in disbelief myself! So I went on a short, ten minute (1.8km) bike ride as well!

I honestly can't believe how well I'm doing. Three weeks ago when I started this there was no way I would have believed if anyone told me I'd be going strong after three weeks. Now, here I am! Oh, by the way, I totally forgot to weigh in this morning so I'm going with yesterday's weigh in of 215.4 so I'm officially down 9.6 pounds! Yay me!

Blueberry Muffin Recipe

  • 1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups blueberries, rinsed and drained

    1. Combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix in milk, egg, and oil; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in blueberries. Fill lined muffin cups with approx 1/3 cup batter. 
    2. Bake at 400 degrees F 15 minutes.  Increase time to 20 minutes if needed.

    Sunday, July 1, 2012

    Bike Ride x 2

    So, I took the kids to see the Avengers movie Saturday . It was brilliant. I would say my favorite super-hero movie EVER! Joss Whedon is genius! I ate nachos at the movie but still managed to stay under calories for the day!

    I promised my daughter we would go for a bike ride yesterday. So we did the same route as the other day and since I paced myself better I didn't feel as winded when we were back. My sister-in-law had asked to come and I didn't call her when we went so I went on a second bike ride with her. Almost the same distance! It was great! I'm still using my sons' bike so unless he wants to start riding with us I'll just continue to use his for now. The gel seat does help too. My butt doesn't hurt today, yay! I can't wait to go again, but it's definitely too hot during the day to go so it's an evening type of activity. Tonight we will ride our bikes to see the fireworks, it's Canada Day (Canada's Birthday). It's only about a kilometer each way.

    I cheated today, I weighed myself this morning. If I have a good day today then I will be down 4 pounds for the week when I do my official weigh-in tomorrow. I am making hamburgers for supper tonight with extra lean ground beef. Hopefully I don't over indulge!

    Friday, June 29, 2012

    Willpower Needed

    You know, I can't believe how well I have actually been keeping up with this. Usually by now I've fallen off the wagon and avoided exercise completely on most days. Now I'm thinking ahead as to what work-out I will do tonight. One problem is creeping up on me though. PMS!!! I'm sooooooo hungry and want to eat everything in my house at that time of the month. Willpower, I need willpower! I'm taking my kids to a movie tomorrow. Last weekend my daughter and I went to one and I brought a bottle of water and ate some nachos. I managed to avoid the popcorn. This time I don't know if I can! I was thinking of sitting a seat away from them to be far away from the popcorn, but my daughter and I usually share the nachos. That's right! I'm gonna eat nachos! I promise I will share with her though and I will stay away from the popcorn (because if I say it, maybe I'll do it). Willpower!

    I need to go shopping this weekend and buy a gel bike seat. My butt is recovering from my ride the other day. I figure if I get a gel seat I will just keep riding my sons' bike for now until I decide (or can afford) to get one of my own.

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    My Ass Hurts!

    I rode a real bike for the first time in 18 years tonight. I thought it would be easy, but then I thought I was going to die! Okay maybe not die, but I felt like vomiting when I got home. I only rode 2.8 km (1.8 miles). I rode my sons' bike, I think I need the seat a bit higher because the top of my thighs were hurting a bit too. My ass hurts!!! I will first need to buy a gel seat. I definitely can't afford a bike right now though.

    I feel good today. I am sure I will lose something this week as long as I don't have any crazy days. Maybe I shouldn't be weighing in on Monday's. After all, the weekend is usually when we cheat. On the other hand, maybe it's better that way.

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    I Felt Good Today

    OMG! I made the best egg salad I have ever made today. Who am I kidding? I have never made a good egg salad before. It's usually pretty plain. Hence, since I enjoyed what I ate, I felt great about my "food" day. AND my 30 minutes on the Gazelle felt good too! I didn't want to stop until the last five. Hopefully soon I'll be able to add more time!

    Recipe time!!!

    My Favorite Egg Salad (So Far)

    6 large eggs, hard boiled
    60g celery, chopped
    15g green onion (greens only), chopped
    4 tbsp Miracle Whip Light
    1 tsp yellow mustard
    Salt & Pepper to taste

    Note: Do not over cook the eggs. The centre should be a little moist still.

    Combine ingredients in mixing bowl. Use pastry blender to cut and blend the mixture.

    Makes 4 servings of approx 100-105g each  (the weight below is incorrect)

    Monday, June 25, 2012

    Utter Dissapointment

    "Sad face" as my kids would say. I mean it is my own fault after all. My weight today was 219.2 again. So I didn't lose but I didn't gain. I must work harder!!! Those two days with my friends and then two days of no exercise were my down fall. I will have to try to space my social commitments better.

    I am considering buying a bike. Problem is I don't really have the money to do so. I'm trying to make myself say "who cares" and just go buy it anyway. There's one for $60.00 on Kijiji. But I need to make sure I have enough money for groceries and I'm trying not to overspend so that I can afford to take my kids on a small vacation this summer. I actually feel sick to my stomach when I think about what I should do. On one hand, I know I need to go home tonight and look at my finances to see if I can do it. On the other hand, by then the bike may be sold. I wish it wasn't like this. I really need to get my finances to lose some weight too!

    Sunday, June 24, 2012

    It's Not a Diet

    I did both my workouts today. I briefly considered skipping the second one but I didn't. Good thing, because I may have gone a few calories over my limit today as I cooked pre-made stuffed portobello mushrooms for dinner so I didn't have an accurate calorie count for them.

    I realized today that I don't feel like I'm on a diet. I really don't feel deprived. It would call it choices to eat better, and eat less of the bad stuff, but I can still eat the bad stuff if I want to. I just choose to eat less of it. And it's great!

    Two Days Without Exercise

    It was my second day without exercise.  I slept in this morning (June 23), then took my daughter to a movie in the afternoon.  When we got home I should have done something but I didn't.  Then I cooked dinner, logged my day so far and then went to a friends' house for a Tupperware party.  I got home way later then expected and there is no way I'm going to exercise now.  I do plan to do two workouts tomorrow for sure then.  I will do the Wii Fit and Gazelle.  Food wise I was on track so I'm not going to be too discouraged right now.

    I have inherited a treadmill.  I just need to get it home.  I would ultimately like to start running.  Maybe I'm crazy, but it's exercise!  I was looking at the couch-to-5k program and it looks somewhat do-able.  I'm just not sure when I will be able to get the treadmill because I will definitely need some muscle to get it into my vehicle and into my basement.  I'm looking forward to it though. :)

    Friday, June 22, 2012

    Uh oh!

    I probably went about 300 calories over my limit today and no exercise. I did have a good evening with good food and just a couple of drinks with a friend though.

    I have exercised for 11 days in a row before tonight so I actually feel guilty. Truthfully though, my ankle could probably use a rest as it was hurting yesterday and today as I have tendinitis. Tomorrow I'm thinking I might do both workouts but we'll see!

    Short and sweet tonight as I need to hit the hay! G'night!

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

    Positive Feelings. . .For Now

    I just had a great workout on my Wii-Fit.  I felt good the whole time.  Maybe I felt better because the little line went down today giving me a positive feeling! Yay! BUT. . .

    Tomorrow I have plans to go to a friends' house after work so our kids can play and we're supposed to have take-out. D'oh! There is a salad that we love (with feta cheese) that we will have.  I guess that's so-so healthy.  And then we're getting KFC for the kids.  Eeeeeek! How will I resist that?!?!?  I must find a healthy choice to sneak in at KFC since I don't want to share that I'm trying to lose weight.  We will also be having booze!!! That little line on the Wii Fit is gonna go up, up, up again.  Not to mention that I will have no exercise time and I haven't taken I day off yet. Nooooooooooo!

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    Shoe Therapy

    I was feeling a little down last night.  I had spent most of the day feeling hungry even though I'm sure I ate the same amount as always.  Maybe it was because I stuffed myself the day before when I went out with my friend and my stomach was expecting more food again. 

    I chose to do the Wii Fit as I needed a switch and I took the body test to test my balance as I do each time I use it.  While I didn't view my weight, it still showed me the little line graphing my BMI. . .and it went UP.  For some reason I felt defeated for the rest of the evening.  I know that weight fluctuates during the day and I had eaten out the day before so I expected it but somehow it still discouraged me.

    I solved my down mood with some online retail therapy. Just a new pair of runners, but I felt better after.  This journey could get expensive! 

    Today was better.  Still feeling extra hungry.  I'm drinking the water to try to fill me up to discourage snacking, but I've been snacking none-the-less.  At least I've avoided anything too bad.  If anyone is reading this and has some advice, please offer it.  I wish there was some kind of pill to take to take the edge off hunger!

    I did my gym orientation at work today.  There is an Apollo four-station gym, ellipticals, treadmills, dumbbells, and spin-cycles.  I really want to try spinning but they don't offer classes or anything.  I'm not brave enough to face a public gym on my own to go to a class.  Right now I'm trying to find an online guide for starters or if I could find a video I could download to my iPod that would be great.  I'll keep looking!  First I have to be brave enough to go though.

    I did the Gazelle tonight and felt like it was a good workout.  My legs feel like they're getting toned already.  Maybe it's my imagination!

    Anywho, time to sign off for the night! ~TTYL

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    It was a good bad day

    I was so bad, but it was so good!!!

    I actually didn't totally blow my calorie intake yesterday or at least not as bad as I thought I was going to. My goal is 1700 or less calories per day and yesterday I reached 1948.

    I did manage to get a half hour in on the Gazelle when I got home but I would definitely say that I had to push myself to make it through. I wanted to stop so badly after twenty minutes. Today I think I am just going to do some time on the Wii Fit as that is more like fun so in some ways easier to do. I also have my gym orientation at work tomorrow so that I will have more options available for working out if I choose. I'm a little self conscious about working out with other people around but seeing as how I've actually been motivated lately, maybe I will notice less. I'm not sure if I can keep this up, but for now I'm still not letting myself stop.

    Monday, June 18, 2012

    My Big Fat First Weigh-In

    It's the day I have been impatiently waiting for. The day that tells me that my efforts are being rewarded. And the number is. . .[drum roll please]. . .219.2!!! That's 5.8 pounds, yay me! I wish every week could be this productive but I know it won't. Week one is always the best. I would like to lose at least two per week.

    Today is also the day I've been waiting for because I'm going out to dinner with one of my best-friends since high school. We are going to our favorite restaurant. My favorite items are very calorie and fat filled but I was looking at the nutrition guide on-line and really everything is the same. So I will order as best that I can and I will enjoy it and hopefully I will still have time to burn a few calories when I get home. I can't believe I am actually concerned that I might not get to exercise! This is so not me!

    Sunday, June 17, 2012

    Day Six

    By the time I post this it will be after midnight, but for me it's still today.

    Not only did I do Wii Fit for 40 minutes (10 minutes yoga + 30 minutes other stuff) but I also did the Gazelle for 30 minutes this evening. Can you believe that? Me, who never exercises actually exercising twice? I can't believe it myself! I worry though. I worry that I'll skip a day, then not want to do it the next day either, and so on.

    I know exercise is supposed to get easier the more often you do it but I was surprised that I barely broke a sweat tonight on the Gazelle. I will do it the same tomorrow and if I barely sweat again I might start some weight resistance.

    Tomorrow is one week. I am proud of myself for getting through one week without feeling too much like heading in the wrong direction. That's why I prefer portion control because I can still eat what I want and not worry if it's unhealthy. Everything in moderation so I don't snap and eat everything all at once!

    Saturday, June 16, 2012

    Just Me

    I guess it's time to tell you a little about me. I am a female in my mid 30's, but I'm sure you already figured out that I was a girl.

    I've never been the "skinny" girl. I was always sure I was overweight, but when I look back at my childhood pictures I don't think I really was. I just happened to weigh more than my "skinny" friends. Even through high school I weighed more and was about 160 pounds when I graduated. Now I would love to be that "thin". Right after high school I got together with the guy that I am currently with, it was comfortable, secure, and I was up to 180. Now that's just a goal weight for me.

    I have two kids and stayed around 180 after both pregnancies, but started to gain after. Up, up, up I went, eventually reaching 220.  In 2006 I decided that it was time to lose some weight. I bought a food scale and concentrated on portion control. With no exercise I lost 40 pounds and got down to 180. Then I stopped. And up, up, up I went again.

    Eventually I hovered around 220 and more recently I just stopped caring all together and ate anything and everything I wanted. I knew it was bad but I really didn't care at all. I can blame it on stress and emotions. . .but should I? It just sounds like an excuse and I don't want to make excuses. So there I was this past Monday suddenly deciding it was the day to get my ass in gear. And I weighed in at 225.

    So here I am today, two sleeps away from my week in weigh in.  I'm am actually nervous to step on that scale.  I am sure I must have lost something, but I am scared to see the results.  Will they encourage me? Or discourage me?  All I know is right now I'm in the right place.  I actually want to play on my Wii Fit.  So I think I'm going to do that now.  TTYL!

    Friday, June 15, 2012

    Wheeeeeeee! (Or I should say Wii)

    Just managed 21 minutes of Wii Fit last night. By the time I hunted down batteries for the balance board and then started a new profile, I didn't have much time. Life gets in the way sometimes especially when I procrastinate all evening. It was fun though. I think I'll do it again, although I want to Gazelle tonight.

    Did you hear that?!? (Or read that I guess). I just said I want to Gazelle!!! That is an accomplishment as far as I'm concerned because I never want to exercise. Yay!

    I know, it's only day five and I am so fighting to keep myself on track.  It's not like me wanting to exercise is going to continue, but it did feel good to realize that I did.

    I'm posting this early so I might come back and do another post later.  And I think that I might be ready to share a little bit about me soon but I'm not sure where to start.  ~Just Me

    And I'm back!

    It seemed easier tonight on the Gazelle. I guess the day off from it was good for me. My knees hurt a little bit, but it didn't seem as long even though I still did only 30 minutes.

    I'm off to park my ass on the couch and watch some ER DVD's. We've been slowly working our way through the seasons when we have time. TTYL!

    Thursday, June 14, 2012

    I Ate Chips Today!

    I ate chips today and they were so yummy!!! It was a small bag, 200 calories, and I don't even feel guilty.  I didn't eat the pita bread I took for my lunch so it really added only an extra 70 calories to my day.  I have a dinner "date"next Monday with my best friend so I need to be good until then because I'm sure I'll blow it all that day.  We are going to our favorite restaurant so I will be bad.

    So this Gazelle thing I've been exercising on is "no impact", you basically just swing your legs, but my knees were really hurting last night.  I am going to take the night off.  I might drag out the Wii Fit if I can get my ass in gear because I worry that if I take the night off I may never get going again.  It would be so easy just to not do anything at all.

    By the way, back to my chips. . .they were Ketchup chips. I love ketchup chips!!! If you are reading from the US, you have to try them sometime, I don't think they have them there. Om nom nom.