Monday, December 20, 2010


So Christmas is coming very quickly and just as quickly I am slipping......I am really having a hard time right now. I don't know what it is...I just can't find it in me to get moving or not eat sweets. So I am going to take  a quick blogging break for the rest of Christmas.....I hope you will all hang in there and I will see you when I come back on the 27th with some pictures of Grace =) I hope you all have an amazing Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I am again struggling this weekend. I have not been tracking and to be honest.....I don't really want to. I have not been focused since my WI on Thursday. I baked Thursday night for my husbands work party and then on Friday I had my work party. My dad looked after Grace for me so I could go. The lunch was at my favorite most amazing italian restaurant. I decided before I went that I wasn't going to go crazy and I was going to get exactly what I want. I did - I have to say that I actually did quite good. I had a bun I probably didn't need but they are so good with the fresh whipped butter. I don't go here often (maybe 3 o 4 times a year) and I was going to enjoy it. I made sure when I found myself kind of picking to have it wrapped right up. I left feeling full but not disgusting.

Today I have kind of grazed my way through the day...not a good thing but not terrible either. Tomorrow we have 2 open houses. This shouldn't be a bad thing because I can snack on a lot of veggies. I am quite a picky eater and find alot of the time it's the only thing I like. I am making a plan for the rest of the week to keep me on track before Christmas. I think from Wednesday on we have somewhere to be just about every night. I will need to eat really clean at home. I am going grocery shopping tomorrow morning so I can stock up on lots of fruits and veggies. I am cooking Christmas dinner again this year and I think I have finally got it down to not have too much stuff on the table - we don't need that much food, just keep it simple. I am so excited for Grace's first Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Well I got off lucky today. I was down .6, I am going to have to get my act back together so I don't end up with a gain next week. I am not a huge fan of the leader at the meeting I am going to - I really didn't find her knowledgeable and she didn't seem to really listen. It was like her mind was somewhere else. I will try and get something out of these meeting but I will definitely be going back to my old meeting in the New Year.

We had so much fun at the train last night and Grace was just engrossed with all the lights. She just stared and it was so cute! I can't wait to go back next year and see what she thinks. Every week she gets to be a little more fun and a little more exciting! I can't wait until she really starts crawling! Right now she rolls a lot, no crawling.

So I don't really have much else to to you tomorrow! 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I learned a lesson yesterday in my weight loss journey. I can no longer have diet causes something in my body or brain that makes me want to eat sweets....I cut way back last week and then on the weekend I had a couple and it was like I couldn't stop! It is now all out of my house and it is going to stay that way. If I want to have one it will be a real one from now on, it doesn't seem to have the same effect. It was like it took control over what I was eating. Last week I ate very clean and felt great, this week I was looking for snack foods all the time. I wanted chocolate and chips and just sugary stuff in general. I have been told many times that it's not good for me and I knew it wasn't great but I felt like I needed it, now I know that I don't. Big lesson for me.

I did not get in any activity - I think this is also linked to the diet pop, it was like it stole my energy or motivation. I can't remember if I mentioned that I am changing my WI until the end of the year to Thursday - that means WI tomorrow and I am a little nervous after my eating this week. it hasn't been perfect and my WI is moved up from Saturday. Fingers crossed that it isn't terrible =S

I just want to say congratulations to Darci and her husband, I can't wait to read all about the changes in their lives!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

Okay, so I tried to do this first thing this morning but I got a call from my mom to come into work (I work with my mom) as an emergency. I don't go back to work until April 15 but they were desperate as 2 of the people from my old department are away and that left only my mom who is a part time entry person. So I went in for 1 1/2 hours to do what I could for them but now I am tired. I have to take Grace with me when I do this and it's so much work to make sure she is happy and that I am able to get something done. My eating has not been perfect so far today but good considering. I tried to pan ahead but I didn't have much time as I was working around naps.

I did  good at dinner last night, I did have a cupcake and sadly it wasn't very good. Not really worth it but what do you do.....

I also got a very nice award from Diet Chic. Thank you, thank you, thank! I will be working on this tomorrow!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Back on Track

So this morning I got up starving and had a banana before I fed my daughter. When that was all done I had my corn flakes - I love corn flakes! and you can have 1 1/4 cups for just 3 PointsPlus! (before milk). I did my morning routine and now that Grace is napping upstairs I went down and did my DVD and some Wii Fit. It had been 333 days since I had last used it. I was pregnant and it told me I was obese so I wouldn't go back on made me sad.

Today's plan is to go to the mall and pick up the tickets for Bright Nights in Stanley Park (a train ride while the whole park is covered in lights). We are going with both sets of our parents on Wednesday night and I am really looking forward to starting some real Christmas traditions. I also have to pick up one last small gift or a lady in hubby's office and then I am really DONE! I just need to start wrapping.
My chat with hubby really seemed to work, he even got up at 5:45 to change Grace's diaper! That was a nice surprise =) Tonight we are off to my SIL to be's parents for a little birthday celebration for her. It'll be fun getting together with all of them - Grace is very intrigued by her dad. She just stare at him! Well I am off for now - have a great day!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


So I will not receive an A for effort this weekend. I was really happy with myself until about dinner on Saturday. I made sure I got a walk in and made a good lunch and then it jut went downhill from there. We ordered pizza and I had it all planned out. I would have been fine if I had stuck to my plan but I was for some reason really hungry and went over board.....We then went out and I indulged a little bit more. Our hosts had quite the spread and I wasn't even tempted until the put out the chocolate covered cheesecake bites. I had 2 and they were so good! I was proud that I was able to walk away after that. I tracked everything I ate and I even had some Weekly Points left over until lunch today. We were at the mall and I indulged again....some poutine. I don't even know why. I then had some cookies at my parents. I managed to pull it together for dinner but now I am WAY over for the week. I don't know why I always fall apart on the weekend.....I spoke with hubby about how I was feeling and I am happy to say that he was extremely receptive and I have already noticed him pitching in more and whining less =) I am also happy to report that we finally put up our Christmas tree! We had it up but not decorated - now we are all decorated and I feel really Christmassy - I even got the hubby to listen to Christmas music (I spike his hot chocolate).

My SS classes are finished until the New Year so I am going to be doing my Turbo Kick DVD for the next few weeks. I am really looking forward to getting into it. I have been doing other things the last few weeks and it has gotten away from me. My daughter still takes some of her naps in her swing, I have moved it upstairs from the basement so I can do the DVD while she takes her nap - I prefer to have no interruptions when I am working out. I don't like pausing the DVD all the time - I just like to get it done.

Any tips or strategies for staying on track for the weekend?

Saturday, December 11, 2010


This is my 100th post! Thank you very much to all my readers and followers because you truly keep me going. I have found blogging is such a wonderful outlet for me! I can say what I want, when I want and it feels so good.

So I had my first WI this morning with the new WW program. I was down .8! I have only been following the program since Tuesday and as a nursing mom the program is designed for a 1 pound per week weight loss. This is to ensure that I don't compromise my milk supply.

I had a good eating day yesterday and kept on track for the most part. I did treat myself to some popcorn with real melted butter =) Last night I was feeling very frustrated with hubby...he's getting a little lazy! I had put Grace to bed and then gone to get the stuff for my popcorn ready, when I got downstairs he looks at me and says "She's making noises". Well last time I checked he could get off his ass and go and rock her some more and get her back to sleep! But noooooo he lays on the couch and just tells me about it. Well let me tell you, the basement was ice cold last night. We have friends where the hubby is like this and mine always said he never would be. I think I am going to have to have a little chat with him about this. I am not the only one who can do things around here!

Rant over and on to better things. It is Saturday and I am tracking. I have not done this in a very long time. I know I am going to have pizza for dinner tonight and that is okay, I have the points for it. We are off to friends tonight to watch the UFC - I love GSP! He is so hot! I am not sure on what activity I will get in today as we are getting our hair cut this afternoon (good bye hair!), have some errands to run and then we are out. I think I will get hubby to walk to costco to order our Christmas cards with Grace and Santa. That will get me at least half an hour. Have a great Saturday everyone!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Going Strong

So this is the best I have felt (diet and energy wise) since having Grace. Probably since even before then....I actually feel that I can do this. This program feels sustainable....I don't feel like I am missing out on anything, all the extra fruit is making me feel truly energized! It's not energy from sugar that only lasts 10 minutes, it's real energy. I did pretty good with my eating yesterday and today. Last night we ended up eating in the food court but I had looked up the points values for the places I might eat and did good with what I had. I used my activity points and some weekly but I was well within. It felt good to be in control of what I was doing again, I knew I wasn't going to go home and feel terrible because I had over done it and blown the week, I knew what I was doing and it was a nice change.

As for activity today it was pretty minimal. I went for a walk with my mom and Grace for about 45 minutes. My mom is a pretty slow walker but it is better than nothing. I wanted to take advantage of getting outside while we still could. It looks like it is going to be raining from now until Christmas! I think I will just have to get out in the rain.....

Grace With Santa!

So it went pretty well, no smiles but so tears either!

This is my fave! Me back later with a  full post!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 3

I am very proud to say that I am still on track. I had a bit of a slip yesterday but with my activity point and some weekly ones I was just fine. My eating was pretty much the same as the day before so I am not going to core you with that. My slip was 8 little chocolates out of my advent calendar. I had forgotten that I bought it and when I remembered I thought I should catch up! Well that wasn't the initial plan but that is what ended up happening. Usually that would have lead to a crazy day of eating but I managed to pull it back together and just move on. I did not get my dvd done but I did get a 45 minute walk to the inlaws. It is a really good walk with a couple of hills, add an 18 pound baby and stroller and it's a pretty good workout!

Today I have my SS class - hopefully it will be inside today as it is miserable out! I don't want to workout in the rain again...That was Tuesday and part of my walk yesterday. I prefer to be dry! I need to go to the grocery store on my way home to pick some more fruit - I have eaten just about everything I bought!

Tonight we are taking Grace to see Santa! I am so excited!!!!! I think we will be eating at the mall - Grace is happiest around 5 so we are taking her then. I am going to have to make some good choices!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Still Loving It!

I know if has only been one full day of the program but I still really love it! I ate so much better yesterday than I have in a while. Here is what my day looked like:

mini wheats with skim milk and pineapple
fiber 1 bar
1/2 contained vegetable soup, 3 wasa crackers with cream cheese and 2 slices deli chicken divided and an apple
1 cheese (little portion from costco - gouda) and a mandarin orange
chicken strips and baked french fries with some dip and 1/2 a carrot and some cucumber
WW pretzel bar (so yummy!)
5 16 oz. glasses of water

As you can see I ate a lot of fruit and veggies and no diet pop! I drank the last one I had in the house and have decided if I want one I will have to plan ahead and go out and buy one. I am not going to stock it anymore...I need to find some other options for a low cal "fun" drink.  I also got in a 1 hour SS class. It was just me and the teacher as it was raining and it hadn't been moved inside. I don't think I would have gone if I hadn't already paid for the monthly pass. Today has started off good and I am planning on doing my dvd but I will have to see how Grace feels. I wanted to walk to my inlaws but I think it is just too wet - it started raining about 11am yesterday and hasn't stopped!

**I forgot to mention that if you want some more detail on the new WW program (I don't really know how to explain it) to hop on over and check out Juliet - she has some great posts on it. In my opinion it is great!

Cool Giveaway

I was just over at (Just) trying is for Little Girls and she has a great giveaway happening today. These running bands and hats look really cool and would be very functional!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Points Plus

I love it! I went to the meeting last night and I think this new plan is amazing! On Saturday the leader just teased us with the fact that she has been following the program since September and lost 20 pounds! I know I won't do that as I am limited with nursing but it makes me so excited! I think WW has really nailed it this time - if you are looking for a change or a boost this is the plan. It is simple to follow and really promotes healthy, balanced eating. I bought a "Deluxe Member Kit" and it even came with a fancy little carrier. The kit included a 3 month tracker - I am going to fill it! I am just so excited with all the changes and it has really refocused me. I am going to the grocery store later today to stock my cabinets with some new options and get some fruit and veggies! I can't believe even bananas are 0 points plus!

So on another note I did get my walk in yesterday but I did not get time to do my dvd -  I will do it on Wednesday. I have my SS class this morning and it looks like it is going to be outside! It's going to be a little yucky but I guess the fresh air is good for us! I don't have a plan for dinner tonight, I want to wait until I go to the grocery store - it'll be chicken and something.....Hubby writes his exam tonight - fingers crossed!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Oh Monday!

Since being on maternity leave I like Mondays even less! I miss my hubby when he goes back to work, we have so much fun on the weekend and it just doesn't feel like there is ever enough time! So the teething seems to be getting better, today Grace slept until 6:10 and it was great! I crawled into bed yesterday at about 9:15 - I even fell asleep before hubby could get upstairs about 5 minutes behind me....I got a really good walk in yesterday but I did over eat a little at dinner, we had roast, mashed potatoes and yorkshire puddings (so yummy).

The weather is better today so I am going to get a nice walk up to the mall in and then I will try and do my Turbo Jam dvd in the afternoon. I also want to work on decorating my tree - hubby put it up for me yesterday but I didn't have anytime to decorate it. I love the look of a Christmas tree!

I am so looking forward to going to a WW meeting tonight and learning about the new plan, I am going to the website now to start reading!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Best Laid Plans.....

Thank you for your comments lately - you guys really help to keep me going!

Well I am definitely going to stick with them this time. I think I may have figured out my gain as well, I have been eating too many points. I get  got 10 extra points because I am nursing. I found in the beginning I was losing too quickly so I kept eating them even when we started giving Grace solid food. It says I should not be losing more than about 1.5 pounds per week to not hurt my milk supply. I found that I was losing too quickly so I kept eating them. Well we have been giving her more food so I should really have been cutting that down to 5 extra points per day. I am really excited to go to the meeting tomorrow and learn the new plan. I am going to use my weight from yesterdays WI as my "starting" weight.

I spent alot of time thinking about what i want and how I am going to get there. I had a goal to be out of the 170's by Christmas...well that isn't going to happen. I am going to change that to January 8th. That is just over 8 pounds in 6 weeks, this I can do. I need to work hard over Christmas and pick up the slack when my SS class stops for the holidays (Dec.14). My plan is to track and get a minimum of 30 minutes activity everyday. I will have no days off. I need to make sure I keep moving and not let this get the better of me. I need this, it is amazing how 2 seconds on the scale made me feel. I know happiness isn't a number on the scale but at this point it is a big part of it for me. I just don't feel like myself in this body - time to change.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

All of this tuned up at WI today. I am not too sure how this happened but I gained 2.2! This puts me right back where I started and I am not impressed. I in no way ate where I should have gained...I had one off day, not a week, just a day. Well there is nothing I can do about this at this point, I just need to pick myself off the ground, dust myself off and really get back to it. Obviously I have not been doing as good as I thought I was so I need to start paying more attention. I thought they were going to explain the new program to us today at WI but they are waiting until next week! It is online Monday morning so my mom and I are going to go to a meeting Monday night and get all the new materials and hopefully the new calculator too. I need this change to spark me again....Well hubby and I are sitting down to watch Eclipse!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Epic Fail

That was my day yesterday....Grace is teething and it is not fun. She cut her first tooth earlier this week and it seems to have started to bother her. She was up at 5:50 and did not nap for more than 2 hours total all day long! Needless to say I couldn't go to SS and I couldn't get my dvd done either. Trying to get her a bit of a nap before bed we went to the mall for dinner and some baby ora gel. I did not make any good choices yesterday so I am not going to list my food for the day...I am too ashamed that I let this get in the way of my eating right. She is going to have alot more days like yesterday and even if I can't get my workout in it is no reason to let it derail my eating. Today will be a better day - she was up at 5:25 and was asleep again by 7:25 and is still napping (7:52) - compared to yesterday this is a record! We are going to be spending the day out with my mom so I will push for either subway or tim hortons for a good lunch option. My mom said she will hang out later so I can get my soup made - back to my planning!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Turbo Jam!

I love it! After reading about Laura over at lauragetsfit I just had to have these dvd's. I found them on Ebay for $12.99 and I couldn't resist. I am so happy that I didn't. I just did the Learn and Burn yesterday and I could tell this is going to be good. It's fun and you get a great workout! I didn't feel like I was going to die or any part of my body was going to give out, I just felt like I had a great workout. I am going to try the 20 minute version tomorrow. Today I have my SS class and weather permitting we will hopefully be outside to enjoy some fresh air!

So I did not let my bad planning at lunch yesterday ruin my whole day. I wasn't perfect but I was pretty good - here is what I ate:

My regular PB toast and milk
Fiber 1 bar and pineapple
Spicy Italian Flatbread (20 points!)
Granola bar
3 egg whites with cheese and a bagel with a bit of butter and pineapple
1 coke zero and 2 glasses diet coke (with lunch)
5 16oz. glasses of water

So I really didn't want to include my chips or my granola bar....then I realized the only person I was hiding from was myself. So here it all is. You will notice I have them ever night - it is my snack after Grace goes to bed, my treat when my day is "over". I know I could find better things but the air popped popcorn is too loud and I just don't want fruit....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Being Prepared

So I had my lunch and the talk went great! I didn't get too involved but I did get most of my point across. I did not know where we were going and I thought I had made a good choice....not so! I got home and figured out my points - 20 points for a flat bread! It was good but not that good. I think next time it will be a salad and half the flat bread......

I haven't had a chance to get to the video - stay tuned for tomorrow.


Well this morning I read about a great giveaway over at and I think you should go and check this out. I am really interested in picking up this product.

So I had a great day yesterday and to top it off I got my new dvd! I am going to try it this afternoon when I get home from lunch. I am going to lunch with my boss today about how things are going to run when I come back in April. I am a little nervous about this because we are going to be talking about making some changes and I really want to be honest with her...the problem with that is what really needs to change are her son and daughter in law. Her son is so lazy and just doesn't pull his weight and her DIL (not married to this son) is so busy talking about nothing all day long that she does not get any work done. She is fiercely protective of them and can never see that they do anything wrong....I am going to have to use kid gloves. I am going to see if they have a soup and salad or something equally as light. My tummy is getting upset just thinking about it.....

Oh well - I did pretty good eating yesterday and got more fruit and veggies. Still not perfect but better:

Toast and milk
Fiber 1 bar and pineapple
grilled cheese, carrott and chips
granola bar
steak, tortolini and cesar salad
2 coke zero and 5 16 oz glasses of water

I really need to get away from the toast, it's too many points but I am enjoying it. I think I will switch with the new points. I also got 1 hour of activity at SS and felt great. I used 7 of my weekly points. I have again planned dinner and I am really looking forward to that and relaxing on the couch and watching the hockey game!