Tuesday, May 31, 2011

30 minutes of heaven

I got in an amazing workout today. My eating was back on track with a small slip at lunch. the evening went good and tomorrow will be better. It felt so good to be at the gym and I put in a hard workout! I had a bad day yesterday with my eating - we were out for lunch at work and I overate and I am not sure why but ended up with a terrible headache! I tried a tylenol but it just progressed into a terrible migraine, I managed to get to bed early last night and it was gone this morning but I seem to just let control go when I feel like that and eat bad. I did get a walk in but not something I would have tracked....

Tomorrow is the first game of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and I am so excited. My inlaws are coming over and bringing dinner - it will be a bit heavier than normal (homeade perogies) but I can't eat too many of them. They are amazing because my MIL uses a lighter dough that she rolls thinner and they are amazing! I have a bunch of veggies to have with them to help keep the dinner lighter. I have Thursday night and Friday night dinner planned and then I am not sure what we'll do for the weekend. Saturday is Hat's Off Day and I am really looking forward to taking Grace! I can get her face painted and show her off =) She is standing all the time now and taking very small steps with the furniture, I can't wait until she starts walking! It's going to change everything all over again!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekends are too short!

I really wish the weekends were longer - like 3 or 4 days or maybe even 7! It was a busy weekend and I did okay with my eating. I tried my best but I did slip up a few times and eat things I probably should not have. I did track everything and tried to get some more activity but it is what it is. I have a lunch out tomorrow and it will be higher in points that I would like but there are no good choices at this restaurant. I won't be at the gym tomorrow but I will be out for a walk after making a light dinner at home.

It should be a busy week again - I am happy that we should be having a quiet week/weekend minus the Stanley Cup Finals that my Canucks will be playing in as of June 1! I am so excited to get this started and we are going to win =D Hubby and I are hopefully going to get tickets to one game - they are expensive and going to hurt our budget but it took the Canucks 17 years to get back to this point and they may never be there again....It is so amazing going to a playoff game let alone one in the final round....not that I have been to one in the final round but I think it is going to be amazing!

Friday, May 27, 2011


This was a really LONG short week! It felt like it was never going to end - it wasn't a bad week just long...

I kept Grace home again today - I went into work and my mother in law and mother looked after her for us. I kept my eating good all day and kept up with my tracking. The night has not been as good to me. I did not want to cook so we walked to our local IHOP - dinner was good but higher in points that I was expecting. It's okay because it is the beginning of my week but more points than I wanted to use. Oh well - moving on.

I forgot to mention that I was down 2.5! That was such a relief, it brought me back under 180 =) We have a very busy weekend planned - the aquarium tomorrow and then a bridal shower on Sunday. It should be a good, fun weekend but I am going to have to work to stay in control, it is so easy to let it slip at the shower and eat too many goodies. I will be good!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sick Baby

I was home from work today with a sick little baby. Grace has been coughing and congested for the last few days so I decided to keep her home to get some real rest. She has started coughing at about 1:30 the last 2 night and about every half hour after that. I kept her home to let her relax and recoup and took her to the doctor to be double safe. There is nothing wrong with her - just too much mucous. Poor little thing. We are going to keep her home tomorrow too but my mom will look after her as she doesn't work on Friday. I am really happy that I did not let the day get away from me because I was home and off of my regular schedule. I didn't quite get enough water but my eating was really good.

I did not get to the gym but I did get out for 2 walks - nothing great but I was really happy with my effort. I am looking forward to not weighing what I did last week. I won't be back to where I was when I actually weighed in the time before that but I will get there. I just have to keep working at it. The next few months are going to be hard but I have given up fast food (except Subway and Quiznos) to give me some extra help. My brother is getting married on August 13th and leading up to that we have 2 other wedding and 4 bridal showers....It's going to be hard but if I stick mostly to fruit and veggies at the showers and a small piece of cake I should be okay. I am going to do my best to get extra activity by walking on my lunch hours....I will need the time occasionally to do some shopping and planning. I am hosting a shower for my sister in law to be for about 23 people - it will go well ;)

Well I need to track the rest of my food for the day - hope yours was good!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Did You Miss Me?

I sure missed all of you! I know it has been a long time and I am never going to get caught up reading everyones blogs but I will start being current! I have missed reading all of your successes!

We had an amazing time in Vegas - missed Grace like crazy but we did manage to eat, drink and gamble to our little hearts content. I only managed the treadmill one day while we were there because I was sick (I got a cold the day before we left) and we walked so much during the day that I figured it would be enough....what a mistake - I got on the scale Saturday morning when we got back to read 181.7! I was almost sick.....needless to say I have gotten myself back on track and I am getting rid of it! I had a leader that always said "fresh fat moves fast"....I am working so it does!

My plan for getting this and more off is to track, track, track and I will be at 30 Minute Hit atleast 2 times a week (Set days of Tuesday and Thursday) and more if I can make it work. If I can't we will be out for a walk - no days off. It is just under 80 days until my brothers wedding and I determined to not be a size 14.....So far I have been doing good and have been tracking and I was at the gym today and will be back tomorrow - I missed Tuesday because Grace has a cold and I had to pick her up from daycare.

I am just watching the American Idol finals - I wish I could move like Beyonce and Tim McGraw has still got it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I had a LONG day at work today trying to figure out some problems and let me tell you it felt great to go and punch it out! I was sweaty and tired by the end of it and it was just what I needed.

I am working on some plans for when we get back from Vegas to help me meet my goals - one big thing is to have set gym days and better eating in general. I am thinking about different things I can do and different ways to achieve what I want.

This post is really short because I am not quite ready to put my plan in writing.....

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sick, Busy.....

I am finding it hard to post of the weekends as I don't seem to have as much time. So I weighed myself Friday morning to see the same number. I was really hoping many months ago that I would be well along my way to goal at this time - I am thankful that I am not working my way back to this point but disappointed in myself for not putting the effort in. I will be in Las Vegas this time next week and I can't wait. I feel like I really need the break so I can recharge my batteries. I am anxious about leaving Grace but I know she is in great hands and will be just fine. This will be good for all of us - a little time for mommy and daddy and the grandparents are SO excited to have some one on one time and Grace just LOVES being with all of them.

My plans for Vegas are to have fun. I am going to eat, drink and be merry =) The gym in our hotel (treasure island) is included in our resort fee and I will be taking full advantage. I have told hubby that I will be using the treadmill for 1 hour every morning. I am usually the first one up so I will go and grab breakfast (I am thinking my best bet for something kinda healthy it will be fruit and yogurt from starbucks) and then head down to the gym. If hubby is up he can get his own breakfast if he isn't I will bring it back with me and then we both love to walk so we will be walking alot as well. We plan to spend early day around the pool and then some shopping and just wondering. We have been to Vegas 4 times before and we both just love it! We just love to wander around adn kind of explore. We are thinking we might go to a show - I would like to see O and hubby wants the Chriss Angel one. The guys creeps me out!

Moving on - this weekend we got our hair cut and it felt soo good! Then I cam home and proceeded to dye my own hair (saving money) and it did not turn out =( I am going to dye it again on Sunday because I really don't like it! I hope this won't fry my hair......We had a very busy weekend with hubby's birthday on Friday, hair cuts on Saturday, some shopping we had to get done and a hockey game on saturday and then a very nice but busy mothers day. We had everyone at our place and had roasted chicken, ceasar salad and buns from Costco - that way no one had to cook =)

I am waiting anxiously to see if my Canucks can pull off a win and move on to the third round of the playoffs! It's killing me!

I hit publish and realized that I had not told you about the sick...oops! Saturday night we got home from watching the game at my brothers and my tummy was upset...I had some water and thought nothing of it. It was still bothering me so I went up for a poop and all of a sudden I was barfing! Hubby brought me some water and I started to feel better so I went up to bed, just a few seconds later my tummy started to go again so I went back downstairs (I won't use out bathroom because I don't want to wake Grace up) and it started again and I didn't think it was ever going to end! I ended up sleeping on the coach for most of the night so I could run to the bathroom - luckily it  was only 2 more times! I am still a little off but it'll be fine.

WE WON!!!!!!!!!!! The Vancouver Canucks are going to the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 17 years! I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Canucks Go!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I had a very stressful day today at work and I am please to say that I did not let it get the best of me! I went for a short walk and a quick tan (just trying to get  a base for Vegas) and I felt much better. I was hoping some of the annoying things at work would have changed while I was away - no luck! My direct manager has been slacking off and then she lies about it. I am her main fill in while she is away and usually end up seeing how backed up she is.....needless to say I had a talk with our boss today about how she is not pulling her weight! The most annoying part is we just had a meeting about all of this and she LIED right to all of our faces saying she was caught up and doing what she was supposed to do!  I don't like cleaning up others messes - when I go away I make sure that I am caught up and I try and get extra done so I am not overwhelming someone else....I have done what I can about this and need to just move on.

I don't know if I have mentioned on here before that about 1 year after I reached goal I started working for WW - I was using it as a way to help keep on track. I learned so much about people and their weight loss as I talked to them for a couple of minutes a week - I felt invested in their weight loss but lost sight of mine. I loved working there but I got overwhelmed with full time work and then too many fill in shifts on top of my regular meeting. I started gaining weight and I could not get anywhere. I couldn't get my footing - so I decided to stop working there and rejoin as a member myself, I felt a lot of pressure because I had worked at almost every meeting in my city. I felt like everyone was watching me......I seem to have all the answers, I just don't seem to be able to put them in motion for myself. I couldn't then and I am still struggling now. I have been doing better but I still struggle to make the "right" choices. One day at a time I am trying to put that knowledge  to good use.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Great Sweat!

I got to the gym today and it felt so good! I had a great workout and we did the circuit in reverse for a change. It was interesting having more energy at the different stations. I am having an easier time with switching out some of the stations for something that won't bother my shins. They are getting better but certain things still really bother me.

My eating was much better today. We were feeling lazy when I got home from the gym so we fed Grace and then walked up to the mall for Quizno's and then to safeway for a couple of groceries. It was so nice to get out - we are expecting rain for a couple of days now so we both wanted to enjoy some fresh air. I am getting much better with my snacking - today I tried to focus on fruit. I did stray and have some nibs - I have been craving  them so bad so I bought a small bag and ate them and that was that. Craving answered and I have now moved on =)

Tomorrow I will be back at the gym, I usually like a day of "rest" in between to do something different but it didn't work out for me this week so I will go 2 days in a row. We are sitting down watching Idol and it has been great!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nail Biter

My Canucks are trying to give me a heart attack! I am so happy we pulled it out in overtime!

Now, on to the rest of life. Grace had a better night last night so I had a better day today =) She only woke up once last night at about 4:30...she was sleeping on her blanket instead of under it so she was a little cold. I had a hard time getting back to sleep and then it was 6 and time to shower. My stomach is feeling better today and my eating was better today too. I had another acupuncture appointment today and I really felt in better control tonight - I was able to read myself better tonight and stop before I was over full. I didn't even want a pop tonight when we got home from the inlaws. I am starting to notice some positive changes.

I am getting really excited for Vegas - if you hadn't noticed ;) I am also starting to feel uneasy....I had really hoped I would be back into my prepregnancy clothes and even working on the ones from before that. Well needless to say I am not there and I am not looking forward to a bathing suit. I got 2 new tankini tops - hubby says I look great in them but I can't convince myself of the same. I guess I just need to work hard these last 13 days and do what I can. I am going to be using the gym while I am there but I will also be eating and drinking more than usual so i am hoping to come back even.....And just in time for our holiday I seem to have developed a rash on my side - I went to the doc today and he assured me that he didn't think it is shingles....I kinda tried to self diagnose and had myself feeling quite paranoid. He said he didn't think it was but he would swab and check anyways. He also said if it is singles it is already healing....I just wish there was a cream that would make it go away! I guess it's a good thing that my bathing suit will hide it......Well I am pooped so it's off to bed!

Monday, May 2, 2011


All I can dream about is sun right now =) I need to go to Vegas! 14 more days! My stomach has really been off the last few days...it doesn't seem to matter what I eat it just doesn't sit right. I hope this goes away soon =( I was hoping to get to the gym today but my hubby had to take the cat in to the vet so i had to go get Grace and today was our Federal election so we had to VOTE! I was so proud to see the young turnout...well the turnout in general was much better this time. It is so important to have your voice heard. I was surprised how many people didn't want to vote...to make a statement? I don't know.....

I got my book in the mail from Alissa! I am so excited to have won! I will be saving it Vegas or when we get home. I will let you know how it is!

Grace cut 3 teeth this weekend and its been a long couple of days. She has had some trouble getting to sleep, tonight was better but I have been pretty tired the last few days. She slept at my parents on Saturday and did really well but both Friday and Sunday we had to hop in the car to get her to sleep. It has been months since we have had to do that! Well I need to relax so I will talk at you later!