Saturday, October 30, 2010

So Close

I was so close to 5 pounds this morning! I was down 2.2 for a total of 4.4! I am so happy that I have finally got it together and moving in the right direction!

I stuck with my plan last night and got the subway. I did have a few too many cookies but I did do alot of work with a 17 lb baby strapped to my chest to make up for it. It was alot of fun yesterday and I am so happy for our friends. I can't wait to see what she does with the place!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 29, 2010

I love Friday!

I ams o looking forward to this weekend. We have decided to shut ourselves off on Saturday and just spend some time the 3 of us and I couldn't be happier. I will got to WI and then we are just gonna get some stuff done around the house, go to costco and watch some tv. It is going to be so nice.

Today was an early start as the munchkin decided she wanted to eat at 5 this morning. She had a really restless sleep which means I had a restless sleep.....I must learn how to nap without waking up crabby. My eating has been pretty good today. I made a new recipe and it didn't turn out like I expected it to, I will have to try it differently next time. Oh well. I still need to get the veggies ready for tonight but other than that I am just waiting for hubby to get home. I won't be getting any "activity" today but I will be carrying a 17 lb child around all night. I have decided I am going to strap her to my chest and go that way. Well have a good Friday everyone!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fat Burger

That is what I had for lunch yesterday. My dad had the day off work and offered to take me for lunch and that was where he picked, I could have said no but I LOVE Fat Burger and it isn't somewhere I go often. I figured out what the points were when I got home and it was scary! On the other hand it was soooo good and it was only one meal. I was back to "normal" eating right after that. We had swimming last night and I got my workout in that way. My husband asked if WW gives extra points for the stress the swimming causes! They make you do some pretty difficult things with a little one. I am really enjoying it and I can't believe how well my little angel is doing!

Plan of attack for today is to eat really well as we have dinner at the inlaws tonight. They try really hard to be supportive but me MIL isn't really used to cooking "low-fat". I will just have to watch my portions. As long as th rain holds I am going to walk over there so I can get my activity in and get some fresh air. My friends are moving tomorrow and I am going to do some baking that I can take, we are starting the move right after work and I think the guys will get hungry quickly. I am also going to take a bit of a veggie tray to snack on as well. They are going to be buying us all pizza and beer but I think I will stop and get myself a subway since I already had Fat Burger this week and don't want to sabotage my WI for saturday morning. I think I should have another good week. I have gotten back into the habit of weighing myself daily and I have been happy with what I have been seeing. If I can keep this up I should be able to lose a total of about 10 lbs before Christmas! My goals have changed a little bit and I am aiming to be back to goal by about May (hubby and I want to go to Vegas for our anniversary). I am not going to stress about it and just do the best I can.

Well now that I have rambled on I should do some house work ;)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blog Hop!

I did it! It took me a while to figure this out, thanks Melissa!

Keep Moving!

I need to keep moving forward. I am so proud of myself for really sticking to things for the last 2 weeks. It feels good to be proud of myself. I am also very proud of my husband! He is taking some night classes to finish his designation and last night he found out the he got the 3rd highest mark in his class on the midterm exam! So proud! He really struggled with home study and now that he is back in the class he is doing so well!

So I ate good yesterday and managed to get out for a 30 minute walk. The little one didn't want to nap so I plopped her in her stroller and off we went. Luckily it had stopped raining and the air was so crisp and fresh! To top off a great night the Canucks won! I did  not end up getting a workout dvd because they didn't have that turbo kick (I am guessing maybe only online or in stores across the line) and I couldn't find anything that really interested me. I am going to different mall today so I will try their stores and see if anything inspires me. I did see some tapes by Bob from the Biggest Loser and I am considering those...we'll see. Tonight is swimming lesson number 2 with my little frog and I am so excited, she enjoyed it so much and so did I!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I hate titles

I have such a hard time coming up with a new title! I am just not very creative. Well I had a great day yesterday, I ate well and took my baby girl for her first swimming lesson! It was so much fun and a pretty good workout to boot! She did so well and only got a little bit upset once. I was really happy to see someone I knew in the class, her daughter is only 2 days older then mine and very lucky for me she is our photographer (she did our wedding, our pregnancy shoot and our newborn shoot). Her husband did the first class and she took pictures of her daughter and mine. the girls were even playing with each other! So today is as ugly as yesterday so I need to get over to the mall and pick up my rain shield for the stroller. I have not been able to go to my mommy walking group at the mall for about a month now and the little one has decided that is when she likes to nap. While I am at the mall I am going to look for a new workout dvd that is a little more on the cardio side. My shoulder is still bugging me and I can't do the shred properly so I need something different. i really like the Dancing with the Stars one but I am not a good dancer so it's not quite the workout I am looking for. I am going to look and see if they have Turbo Kick, I was inspired by Laura over at She has done amazing and says it is a great workout. Hopefully they sell it in store, if not I will just have to look around for something.

Monday, October 25, 2010


The weather has definitely taken a turn for the worse. I am hoping to get to the mall today to pick a rain shield for the stroller, I am going to have to start walking in the rain =( Maybe it will make me walk faster......I don't think we are supposed to see another nice day for a couple of weeks according to the forecast. Tonight we start swimming lessons with the little one and I am so excited! It is going to be a blast...I hope. I really hope she likes it. I also picked up the key for the pool in our complex and hope to start using it soon. We need to head over there and see what it is like in there, I would like to start swimming laps a couple of times a week, mix it up a bit. So I struggled a little yesterday with my eating, I was hungry all day long! I didn't do too bad because I seemed to only want a little of everything. Back to normal so far today and I am planning on keeping it that way. I will be heading out to do my grocery shopping when the wee one gets up from her nap. We meal planned again this week, it seems to really be helping. I ended up having to go back to the store once last week because I had not planned our dinner for Friday. This week we are helping the same people move on Friday night so I am going to pick up a couple of healthy snacks to have around to munch on. We are heading over as soon as hubby get home from work and then I guess we will stay as long as baby is happy. I am really looking forward to seeing their new place. My friend is so creative with her decorating, I actually follow her blog about it, I really wish I new how to link things on here....I will have to do some research and figure it out. I think it is called Mailardville Manor....check it out if you are interested in home decor and organization.

Well I should get going I have some work to do!

*****Here is the link

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Where has it gone? It has been a busy weekend and I am very please to announce that I was down 1.6! This is a total loss of 2.2, I'll get there eventually! I was so happy with that considering I did have company the night before the WI and without thinking I served ham! Not my best choice because of the sodium but it was okay. I was really proud of myself this week because I worked hard and it showed! I did great with dinner and even indulged in the yummiest dessert ever! I made a peanut butter brownie pie...mmmmm. So not diet food but when you just have a small piece it is not that bad. You can make it lighter but when I try something for the first time I like to try and follow the recipe. I have not been as active as I would have like this weekend but I have gotten a couple of small walk in and that is better then nothing. We got a new leader at WW and I don't think I am going to like her, she has no control over the meeting and doesn't really know how to read people. She kept pestering the 2 men in our meeting when they clearly did not want to be spoken to. I am going to give it a couple more weeks and if it doesn't change I will have to figure something else out. i like attending meeting and wanted to stick with one that would still be easy to attend when I head back to work in 5 1/2 months.

I am feeling so much better, my nose has finally stopped running and I can see clearly now ;)

Friday, October 22, 2010


I am so happy it's Friday and the weekend is almost here. Being sick all week has drained me completely and my hubby has agreed to get up one morning with the babe so I can get some extra sleep. It's a little tricky when you are nursing and need to make sure you pump enough to keep her happy for a few hours! Tonight we are having our friends for dinner and the hockey game (man I hope we win!). I have decided that I am going to try and stick to what I have been doing and cook with no real "diet" foods and just eat a smaller portion. They are in  the middle of a move and in desperate need of some home cooking! I love having them over because he eats alot and always makes me feel good about my cooking =p I had another good day yesterday, I was a little snacky in the evening and ended up using some of my Weekly points. I took the day to rest and I am feeling quite a bit better today, thank god my nose has stopped running constantly! I don't know what I will do for my activity today as the weather has taken a turn for the worse and I don't think I want to walk in the rain. I have alot of house cleaning to do so I will see if I have any energy left after that.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I still have my cold! It went away for a couple of days and has now come back with a vengeance! I am so congested and it is killing me! I have been blowing my nose so much that I actually got a bloody nose last night! Not that this has anything to do with weight loss but I am so proud of my baby girl - she slept without the swaddle last night and slept right through the night! Yay! I was stressing about this a bit because I had been told some kids  stop sleeping through the night for a while when you stop swaddling, not this one! I hope tonight goes just as well.  So I did really good at my inlaws yesterday and just explained that I am really trying and they understood. Actually my MIL suggested that my FIL go to WW too! My MIL made a great potato salad last night - it was steamed potatos mixed with slightly fried celery (just enough to soften), bacon and green onions mixed with parmesan cheese and italian salad dressing. I was guessing at points but I didn't think it would be too high and it was so good! I had a great walk over to their place (45 min.) and enjoyed an exciting hockey game, too bad we lost in the end!

Today has been really good so far, staying on track really well and not letting things get away from me. I am going to take a rest day today from activity because I am feeling so terrible, I need a rest. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Well this morning I stepped on the scale and the number was amazing! I am hoping I can keep it up for the rest of the week and be happy with the number I see Saturday morning. It is amazing how actually following the program helps you lose weight! Really?!!? You think I would have gotten that before now... Oh well, atleast I have got it now. I have a bit of a test on Friday night, we are having friends over for dinner....friends that don't know I am doing WW. She is super skinny and not someone I think would judge me but not someone I really want to talk about weight loss with. They are getting ready to move and have been eating out since they packed all their stuff away so I would really like to treat them to a good home cooked meal (I've been told that I am a good cook) and I am not sure what to make. They definitely don't need "diet" food and I am trying to stay away from it anyways. I always find dessert hard when there are only 4 people, it leaves alot of leftovers. Luckily we are out on Saturday to watch the UFC at my brothers and I can take that kinda stuff there or everyone to nibble on =) It's always a good place to get rid of snacky foods you don't want around. Well I am going to have to think about dinner.......

I was very proud of myself last night, I didn't get as much of a walk in as I wanted but I did think ahead and weigh some chips for myself (bakes lays) to have a treat with the game. I love 2 point treats that feel like they should be more. Hubby wasn't home yet when I got home and I was feeling oddly snacky but I didn't give in because I knew I wasn't hungry. I think that was a first! Well I am walking to the inlaws today for dinner, I can't wait to get outside! I told my MIL about being back at WW so she is trying to be mindful of what she makes for dinner. She is a wonderful Russian cook, which means alot of butter! I love her food but I would be huge if I are there too often!

Well I am off for now, have a great night!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

One day at a time

This is what I need to do. I had a great day yesterday and it felt so good. I was happy when I went to bed last night and I was full =) The meal planning is really helping me stay on track. I know what I am having and how many points it is going to be so I can eat accordingly through out the day. I even had enough points left for a good snack last night while we relaxed. I got a good walk in with the babe last night and it felt so good. Our weather is so nice right now, it has been amazing! I love this cold, crisp weather! I am going to hang out with the folks tonight as hubby has school, luckily mom is doing WW too so there won't be anymore temptations there. I think I will walk over to get some really good activity in. I just want to take advantage of this weather. Hockey game tonight and I so love it! I missed hockey season!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Needed a Break

I needed to take a little break from blogging last week. I was in a very negative place and didn't think I should send that out into the blogosphere! I am feeling much better this week so I came back =( I have been reading all your blogs and that has kept me going. After not overindulging at Thanksgiving I was left feeling unsatisfied so I ate my way through my entire week. I kept waking up thinking I can do this today and by about 10am I was already off track. I have started off good today but it's only 9am ;) I had a big gain of 1.4 this week and it really made me realize that I can't play around anymore. If I want to lose this weight I am going to really have to put the effort in. So I have still been following along with Syl's challenge and getting in my 20 minutes (minimum), I think I have only missed one day so far. Yesterday we were going to my parents for lunch and hubby need to do some studying so I called my dad and he came and walked with me and the babe over to their place. This is a good walk! It took us about an hour and a half and it felt so good. Our weather has been so nice this last week and I have been getting out for a walk every day! I know I need to start doing some more and different workouts but I just love walking in the crisp fall air, it just feels amazing!

So we are trying something new around here and kind of meal planning. We haven't done this before and since I am trying to keep to a budget (money and points!) I think it will help. We decided to pick 4 meals for the week and shop for those (we eat at each set of parents house once a week). We want to have some freedom so we don't assign days to those dinners. I am hoping this will help stop me from shopping everyday and buying impulse junk. I am also trying something, this is only our second year where we will have trick or treaters and I have already bought my candy. It was on sale at Costco and I am only buying it once! I need to be able to control myself better, just because it is there does not mean it has to be eaten.

I tried a vitamuffin on the advice of my WW leader and boy was it ever good. I popped it in the toaster and had it with a little bit of Vanilla icecream and it was yummy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Good afternoon! *I am probably going to overshare right now* I think I may be getting my first TOM since getting pregnant. I have had some slight symptoms of it since I got my IUD put in but now I think it is really going to come back =( I have terrible cramps and have given myself a license to eat.....This is an old habit of mine and I need to nip it in the bud. I have over indulged all weekend with the holidays and need to get control back, I really hate this feeling. Hubby has school tonight and my parents are away so I am on my own and I think I will take the babe and walk to Costco, I need to pick up some milk and it's a nice walk. I will have to make sure to get going early so it's not too dark. I find myself missing the gym lately, that quiet time to myself. With money and time being tight I won't be going back anytime soon. I think I will go back to using the treadmill at my parents, it always feels good to work up a good sweat!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Love Long Weekends!

I still have one more day with hubby home with us! It is so nice to have the extra hands and the time together! I did good at Thanksgiving yesterday, didn't overindulge and didn't need to undo my pants ;) We all enjoyed the company and the game last night even though we lost :(

Today we got up and checked the boarder line ups so we headed down to the mall to return a shirt and do a bit of baby shopping. Got some great deals! My eating has been hit or miss today and I will count the mall time as activity. We had Subway at the mall and it was pretty good. Last time I had it there it wasn't very good but today it was much better. There really aren't good choices in that mall. Oh well, we do the best we can with what we have.

My little sweetie is going to be 6 months old in 2 days and I can't believe it! The time is going way too fast and I just want to stop it! Oh well, such is life.

At my WW meeting on Saturday we talked about strategies for dealing with Thanksgiving dinner and I had a bit of an epiphany, I don't need to take myself so seriously. I am doing the best I can right now, if I have a bad day that is all it is, a bad day. I am never going to loose weight at a really fast speed because I am never going to give up chocolate or some of my other treat foods. So there it is, I will do the best I can.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Good day everyone. I had WI this morning and I did good =) I was down close to 1 pound. That is now a total of 2 pounds for 4 weeks. Not gonna get me there quickly but it will get me there.

Today is Thanksgiving dinner for me and I am really looking forward to it. I love turkey!

Don't have much to say today so have a great weekend!

Friday, October 8, 2010


That is what I am doing. I am trying and it seems to be working. I have been really making an effort to make good decisions. Alot of you have been having grapes for a snack and it gave me a good idea. I have been having red grapes and they are so crisp and fresh it is great! I have those or an apple with a yummy piece of cheese. I got the cheese at Costco and they are portioned piece of cheddar, edam and gouda (2 points) and so yummy! I love cheese and with it being individually wrapped I can't cut it too big ;)

My walk with me dad last night was great, we were gone longer than we expected (about 90 minutes) and we were both pooped! He pushed me hard and I felt it this morning! Today My mom, the babe and I went shopping and stopped for subway for lunch (mom my is doing ww too) and it was just what I wanted. After dinner me and  hubby packed up the babe and went for a nice walk, it feels so good to get some fresh air in the evening, I love the fresh crisp air of fall.

Tomorrow morning is WI and I think it should be okay. I don't think it will be a big loss but I do think there will be something in the right direction. After WI I have some time to do some shopping and then we are having our thanksgiving dinner and the first game of the regular season for our Canucks! It's going to be a good day!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Too Much

Well I managed to really refocus myself yesterday and I ate great and got in 2 good walks. I am so happy I have managed to keep going with the activity challenge of Syl's this month. I think by this time last month I had missed more than I had done, this month...I have done every day! Tonight my dear hubby is off to a concert so I asked my dad to go for a nice long walk with me and the babe. My dad is 59 and in great shape, I really have to push myself to keep up with his pace and that is what I need. So I did great with my eating yesterday but then we had dinner at the inlaws. My MIL is a great cook but she cooks alot of ethnic foods (they are Russian...been here a long time but still cook alot of the "old" food) and they have alot of butter. Well needless to say I was not feeling so hot last night and ended up being sick. I think it was all the butter. She made a breakfast crepe (best way to describe it) and they are delicious but there is alot of butter involved and even being careful it was just too much for this poor tummy. It's a good thing we don't eat like that every day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Losing It

I wish I was talking about weight but I am actually talking about my mind! I saw what I named yesterdays post and completely forgot to talk about it. Duh! I am really struggling at night, I just seem to be really hungry (or maybe bored) after dinner. I just want to try and help with it we have picked up my husbands old air popper from his parents so I can have a bit of a better snack. We will see if this helps. I am also trying to get hubby out for a walk with me every night. I did mall walking again today as I had some things I needed to look for. I need to start thinking about different things to do that I can incorporate the little one into. Any suggestions?

Thank you for your words of wisdom in my comments....9 months to put it on, why would I expect it to come off so quick?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Night Snacks

Hello! I am a little disappointed today to find out that the bread I thought was a good options isn't really. I tried the Hight Fiber low GI bread from Cobs and it is really good but it is the same amount of points as your regular Wonder Bread! I thought it was going to be good with the 6 grams of fiber it has in it! I even got it cut thin! Well on to better things! My eating has been pretty good so far today and I have managed to get 20 minutes of activity in every day so far! It's been light walking because of whatever sickness I have that just won't go away! My throat is so sore! It'll go away soon! I can't believe my baby girl is going to be 6 months old on the 12th! I wish I had been able to get rid of this baby weight before now...I guess I should look at the fact that I have lost most of it as a positive and quit focusing on the negative. I need to quit the negative self talk and try being nice to myself....a positive attitude can really make a difference.

I am proud that I have gotten activity in everyday this month.

What are you proud of?

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Today was a very busy day for me and I am still feeling yucky! I took the advice I got yesterday about activity and kept it low key. I just walked for about 30 minutes to help keep baby sleeping =) Today I could not get to my meeting to WI so I did it at home and I was amazingly down! It is only .3 but hey, after the week I had that is amazing. I think I had done better last week than it showed and that was what helped me through this week. I bought some new foods to try out to help me keep within my daily points. Some of you ladies have some great ideas. I am going to try oatmeal again, it is so filling for such low points! Today I used my helping with the move at my office as my activity, it wiped me out and I didn't even do too much heavy lifting! Well I am off to relax and hopefully get to bed early tonight!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Sick and tired. I have a cold, my first cold since I got pregnant if I remember correctly and I feel terrible. I am going to still try and get the 20 minutes of activity in for the day but I just feel horrible. I am starting to do better with my eating but when I feel like this I just don't care enough to even really eat.

I don't know what is wrong with my comments but I don't seem to be able to put anything so thank you Michaela for the reminder of why I am doing this. It is not just for me, it is so I can be a good example/role model for my daughter. I can do this.