Friday, April 29, 2011

Up and Down.....

I am happt o report a small loss of .9 this week. I didn't think I would see a change and if I can keep working I should be getting to new lows in the next few weeks. I tracked all day today and ate much better. I am still struggling with the snacking at work part but I am trying to make them healthier. I hope grapes are one sale somewhere this week because they are always nice to snack on!

Not too sure for the plans tonight - waiting on hubby to get home but we will be out tomorrow for dinner as Grace is sleeping at Grandma and Grandpa's. She did great at my inlaws and I am hoping for the same with my parents. I got a really nice comment at daycare about her - "if all kids integrated this well my life would be easy". That was really nice to hear!

I had IMS today so no workout but we will be out for a walk as the weather has vastly improved! I hope it starts to get a but warmed soon. I can't believe we leave for Vegas on the 16th! I have been checking the weather and they are forcasting as high as 35! I need some serious sun!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

So Good!

I got in for a workout today and it felt so good! I got some great new moves to help with the shins and they were intense! I was so sweaty and it felt great! My eating was better today but still not on point and I will be starting my tracking again tomorrow. I don't think I will see a change on the scale but next week I will for sure. Now that we are back to regular work weeks I will be able to get to the gym 3 days next week and I am really looking forward to getting back at it. I have still been walking a lot but I really need to get more than that done! Some of the new moves helped me realize just how weak I have gotten in the last year, I will remember with my next pregnancy to keep up with strength training!

We are getting back on budget and to help myself I am going to start meal planning again. I let it go a while ago for some unknown reason and never really got back to it. I find we eat better and it's cheaper because I am not running to the store all the time. I am going to try and have one big shop on Sunday and only have to go in for fresh fruit and veggies. I really want this to become the "norm" for us. Well I am enjoying the first game of of the second round of the stanley cup playoffs for our Vancouver Canucks! Have a great night everyone!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bad Everything.....

Well folks I have been busy and away from kind of everything. I did not make it into the gym like I had wanted to on Friday, I did substitue a nice walk in but it's not enough. Saturday night grace had her first sleepover with my inlaws.....and it went great! She will be sleeping one night at my parents this weekend and hopefully it will be just as good. We are trying to get her ready for she is used to not sleeping at home. She is doing so well at daycare that I am feeling as good as I can about leaving her. I know we need it and it's not going to hurt her but it makes me sad! For Easter on Sunday I got 2 really good walks in and then didn't over do it at dinner. The nerves from the hockey game had me too amped!

My eating has been off and on and I really need to get my ass in gear. I was up 2.2 last week, my guess is all the snacking and I don't think the scale is going to move much this week. I am going for a workout tomorrow and my eating is getting step at a time. I am so happy my Canucks made it through the first round of the playoffs...I nearly had a heart attack watching the games!

Well my goals for this week are to get on here more, eat better, track and move!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Still struggling a bit with the work day munchies. I am working on it and it is getting better but I really need to get my barings. I don't know what it is about getting back to work but I am a little backed up and it's getting a bit uncomfortable....I will take a probiotic before bed tonight and hope it works it's magic!

I am really looking forward to a 4 day weekend =) It's a nice way to get back into things. I think I am munching partly because of the stress from work, I am finding it hard to deal with all the personalities at work right now and find I am falling back into old, bad habits.....A new, good habit will be going to the gym tomorrow while Grace has her nap. I am really looking forward to getting a regularity to my workouts and hopefully my running class will start soon!

Well I am watching the hockey game and need to concentrate! Happy Easter everyone!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One Step at a Time

Today I got back to the gym and saw the sign that they would be open Friday monring =) I am going....I will get Grace down for her first nap and then leave her and hubby at home and get my workout on! It felt so good to be back at the gym, I am not 100% still but it feels so good to get back! I have my painful IMS tomorrow...I am happy it is helping but wish it didn't hurt as much.

I had my second weight loss acupuncture last night and I think it is helping...I don't know if it is a mental thing but I think it's working. I am not sure I will see something good on the scale on Friday...I am actually pretty sure it won't be good but that is okay this week. My week consisted of TOM, returning to work and taking Grace to daycare and snacking....not good combos for me. I have also not planned much of anything...I am trying to correct this now but I think it is too little too late. I will do better next week!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

snacky, snacky

All I want to do is eat! I thought it would be easier at work but I am finding I am always hungry and I just want to graze! I have tried having good options around but it never seems to be enough! I need to come up with different ways of dealing with this. I am going to put some gum in my drawer and see if that helps.

I had my second acupunture treatment today and I am really hoping it helps! I am super excited to get back to the gym tomorrow and can't wait for next week when I can go regularly =) I have been really missing going. I have found myseld craving the's a nice feeling =)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Oh Boy!

I have been away from here for too long! I have missed all of you and hope to kind of get caught up soon! It has been a VERY busy 2 weeks with Grace's first birthday and going back to work. Grace has been doing amazing at daycare and getting back to work has been okay too!

I weighed  in on Friday at 175.5! I was down over 1 pound and thrilled! I am hoping I can keep this going, I haven't been tracking this week so I am not sure but I am trying to make the right choices. I have found that I am very busy just trying to get myself and Grace together and out the door in one piece. My IMS has been going really well and my legs have been feeling much better. I have my second acupunture for weight loss appointment tomorrow and hopefully she won't be going away for a couple of weeks again this time because it is supposed to work better if you can have your appointments closer together. I have just under 1 month until we go to Vegas and I would like to lose as much as I can before we go. I will be getting back to the gym on Wednesday and I am really looking forward to it! I need a good sweat!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy First Birthday Grace!!!!!

We had an amazing party this weekend full of family and great friends! My eating was not good but I don't really care, I enjoyed myself and so did Grace. I was down .3 this week which I am sure will change ;) I have a very busy week, my last one home and a couple of trips to daycare and a birthday dinner tomorrow with my parents, inlaws and brother and sister in law. It will be a light posting week, I hope you are all doing well and I can't wait to get caught up on my reading!

 Grace and Grandpa
 Party Shoes
 Teddy Bear cake - made by yours truly =) It was a cupcake creation and very easy to make, I decorated the rest the same as the ones at the top.
 Blowing a kiss to all her fans!
 She LOVED cake!
Tuckered at the end of the day!

Sorry the post is picture heavy and content empty but I had a hard time picking which pictures to share!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mommy Meltdown

So I suffered a bit of a mommy meltdown yesterday. Grace was still tired from daycare and decided that she did not want a second nap, she just wanted to stay up and not be more than 1 foot away from me at all times. I thought taking her for a walk to the mall would help but everytime the stroller stopped she started to yell...not scream but just randomly yell at people. I was hoping she would fall asleep on the way with all the fresh air  but no such luck and then to top it all off hubby phoned and he was going to be 1 hour late....I had alot I wanted to get done yesterday and it just didn't happen....instead I ate a couple of 100 calorie packs? I was very conscious of what i was doing and it didn't seem to bother me at the time. When all was said and done I was very disappointed in myself for "eating my feelings" and letting it go as far as I did. Today all I can do is move on and get myself back on track.

I am disappointed to only get to the gym once this week but I don't want to push my shins so I am out for 2 weeks again, I am going to aim for 2 days next week and then maybe back to 3 the week after. I am happy that the weather has been cooperating and I have been able to get out for a couple of walks. I love being outside! I have another IMS appointment today and I am a little nervous for this one as he is going to be putting needles in my neck and groin....I am going to have my MIL come with me so she can drive home - I know how stiff my legs get and I don't think it would be good to drive if my neck was all stiff too!

I will take lots of pictures on Saturday to show everyone what I end up doing with the cupcakes! I am really excited to try my hand at this and hope it turns out! We finally downloaded the pictures off of our camera so I thought I would share a couple!

 She had gotten ahold of the chicken leg and thought it was a pretty good chew toy!
 She likes to escape onto the patio - if we don't open the door she bangs on it and points to the handle!
This is her first try and feeding herself! It was REALLY messy!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Today was our first visit to daycare....and it was great! I don't think Grace even knew I was there, she was so busy playing and crawling around. I think I am going to have to send more food than I am used to because she is going to be moving around so much! I am thrilled that she liked the kids and I think she might even have her first boyfriend =) They were flirting and he was showing her everything he can was so cute!

I have been doing good on the 29 points. I made a little good yesterday and decided that Kraft Dinner wouldn't be that bad.....well it was 12 points for 1/2 the box! Needless to say I did not have 12 points left and had to use some of my weekly points. I know it's not something I should be eating but I do like it every once in a while.

I think Grace will only have one nap today so after she eats her lunch I think we will walk over to the local mall so I can pick up the last few things I need for her birthday party and a book to help me with decorating her cupcakes and a good recipe for buttercream icing. I really enjoy baking and stuff and think it would be fun to give the decorating a try!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 2

Good Morning! Day 1 of 29 points went pretty good. I was a little over but not too bad, I made some adjustments at breakfast this morning to help. I feel satified with what I had and will keep that change, now I just need to have my snack =) I am also on Day 3 of no more boob for's going pretty well. She has been a little cranky and I have been a little sore but we are getting through it quite well.

We are going to be out trying to find the last few things for the 1st Birthday party this weekend and will be having lunch out. I have been on the web looking at what to get and I think I have made my decision - I just have to decide which sub to get.

I was so happy to get back to the gym yesterday! I couldn't quite do everything in the circuit but I had the trainer give me some alternate exercises that I could do at those stations. I missed sweating like that - you just feel so good. I am waiting to hear back about my running class - I am hoping it starts after I go back to work so I am not putting too much on my plate at one time.

well I want my snack so I will talk to you all later!

Monday, April 4, 2011


I have hubby home with us today as he has his final exam today! He is studybing hard and I hope he does really well!

So I took the weekend off of everything. I couldn't say I ate terribly by any means but I was not tracking like I should have been. Grace is feeling a better so I cut her off yesterday. I decided I would lose her last 2 feeding all at once as there is just under 2 weeks before she goes to daycare and I really wanted her fully and comfortably on milk by then. She has done great! I am so proud of her.

As of today I am down to 29 points....I have had 36 because of nursing and I think this might be hard. I am ready for the challenge but I did "enjoy" myself a bit this weekend knowing that my weekly points would not be lasting quite long enough. I went shopping last night and picked up some yummy snacks that will hopefully help to keep me full and within my points.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A Loss!

I got on the scale this morning and there was no I waited for some stuff to happen and I got back on the scale and I finally saw a loss of 1.1!!!!! I am very excited! I tracked all week and it paid off! I am going to do the same again this week but this week I can get back to the gym =)

I had my second treatment yesterday and it hurt again.....but I think it`s going to pay off. I can get back to the gym on Monday and I have plans to keep myseld active this weekend. My parents are home now so I will be walking the over 5 km to their house for donner on Sunday and our trip to the zoo should be good for Saturday. i know it won`t be intense tomorrow but it is A LOT of walking! I love going to the zoo and I can`t wait to see Grace`s reaction to some of the animals. The weather isn`t looking great but we have made alternate plans to go to the aquarium if it rains.