Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I am totally exhausted! I don't know what it is exactly but I am feeling really run down these last few days. My back is still bothering me but I have been getting to the gym. I am trying to come up with a running schedule that will work for me so I don't lose too much more time with Grace in the evenings. It is too dark for me to get out on my own in the evening after Grace goes to bed. I don't really want to run consecutive days....I'll figure it out! I am looking forward to have my chiropractor appointment for my legs tomorrow and he is going to give me the okay on my new runners. I am really looking forward to making the change =) I really hope it helps with my shins like he thinks it will.

We had our second swimming lesson tonight - the first one was a nightmare and we left before we even got in the water and today I went in with her and it went a little better....she didn't cry too much =( By the end of the class she was happy as a clam!

So my eating has been horrible! I have been really struggling with making good decisions. I just don't know what is going to make this click in for me. I am so unhappy every time I look at my body yet I keep eating chips and chocolate bars and other crap. I feel like a broken record or a yo - yo, I keep getting back on track and losing some weight and then falling off the wagon again. We want to expand our family this time next year and I do not want to be this weight. I want to start at a healthy weight with this next pregnancy, I did not have that with my first and I really want it with my second. I do not want to deliver at 200 pounds or more. I am still 20 pounds heavier that I was when I got pregnant. I am so disappointed with my effort.....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Still Sore

So I woke up this morning hoping a good nights sleep would help make my back feel better I found it hard to get through the day at my computer. I tried to get an appointment with one of my chiropractors but they were both at the same conference! I did have my massage and she could not believe how bad it felt - she agreed that I needed to make another appointment to see the chiro on Monday because something is definitely not right....I am going to take it easy this weekend in the activity area and try and keep my eating good.

We had a really nice visit with family tonight and I managed not to eat too bad. They had the BEST garlic bread ever and I may have had an extra piece......I did have a small piece of dessert but nothing too bad. I wish I had just passed as it wasn't that great but it was a really small piece. We are having 3 girl friends over tomorrow night for some appies and I am trying to plan ahead to make sure I don't over do it. I have some fruit ready and some veggies that I need to cut up for the table. Sometimes appies can be more dangerous than dinner because they can last all night. I just have to be smart with my choices.

Well I am also looking forward to sleeping and relaxing this weekend - I could use both!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I was not able to make it to the gym today as my back is just killing me! I don't know what I have done to it but it's not good. I have a massage booked for tomorrow and I might also try and get into see my chiropractor. I was barely able to sit at my desk by the end of the day. We did go out for a walk tonight and I did okay - a bit slow but still got out. Yesterday I was very proud of myself - I can home and ran to my inlaws =) My running class ended last week but I am going to try and keep it up. So far so good. I am hoping to get my back feeling better tomorrow and then maybe I can get another run in on Sunday.

We have a pretty long weekend ahead of us - starting tomorrow we have quite a bit to do. I am going to slip some activity in wherever I can and keep my eating on track.

I signed up yesterday to kick the s*#$ out of cancer  with the other girls from Burnaby Hit  where I workout. I thought it was a good cause and I get to wear a cool pink t-shirt! I am also looking for a run to participate November - I think October is too soon and I am not sure I want to wait until December. I want to find something that is for a good cause =)

Monday, September 19, 2011


So last night I hopped on the scale to see the damage that I did over our weekend away, I was quite upset to see that I had gained 8 pounds this weekend. I went to bed upset and tossed and turned most of the night....I got up this morning hopped on the scale and I was still up 7 pounds and extremely disappointed in myself. I could not believe I had done that much damage - I had made an effort to do better than normal, I was not perfect but I was not that had either. So I signed into my WW account and recorded my weight to see that I had LOST 3 pounds? I guess I forgot how fat I was.....isn't that weird?

Well I was really happy with that needless to say. Today I stayed on track pretty good - I tend to get headaches when I am too good. I think I go through some kind of withdrawl or something. I had a little chocolate bar and a pop and it seems to be clearing up. Well I have some stuff to do around the house so I better get going. I hope you all had a great weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weekend Away!

We have taken tomorrow off and I am so excited to get away for the weekend! It will be so nice to not be at home =)

I stayed on track today and got to the gym after work and then a light walk this evening. I am trying to plan run times that won't take me away from's hard trying to balance it all.

I just realized that I do not have much to say today....well have a wonderful weekend and I will see you when we get back!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Baby Steps

Thank you for all the birthday wishes - we had a great lunch and I got some really nice gifts! We had to spread out the lunches so it was a bit late (my actual birthday is August 25) but I don't care when it happens. It was actually pretty nice to spread it out.

I got my work out in yesterday and a small walk with Grace while hubby was out at class. Tonight I got my last run class in and we did 6 and 1's. I am really going to miss class but I am going to try and keep it up. I have the best of intentions =) I think I am going to sign up for another 5k to help keep me motivate and intouch with my running. I will it the gym again tomorrow and then probably another walk and then we are off  to Washington on Friday and I am so excited! We are heading to Fall City for my husbands company picnic - they treat us so well while we are there and we get to stay in a beautiful hotel and shop! It is so nice to shop in the states and so much cheaper! I am on a mission to find some good priced runners - I need new ones as per direct instructions from my chiropractor. It's hard when they MAKE you shop =)

My eating has been pretty good - not perfect but I have been doing much better. I have stayed away from cookies and muffins and that is the right thing to do!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ups and Ups......

I had an interesting week...I ate like crap but I completed my first 5k! I did not seem to care what I put in my mouth but I got to the gym twice last week and I completed my first 5k. I am so proud of my activity last week and I am looking forward to doing more!

I don't know my time for the 5k because it hasn't been published yet but I ran for almost 4 1/2 k straight before I had to stop and walk for a little bit. It was a really warm day and I felt like I was going to die! Well not really but I was pretty pooped by the end of it but I felt so accomplished =) I will post my time when I get it. I am going to push myself to run 3 times per week starting next week and plan for another race in the coming months. I am also going to be signing up for this at the gym to help keep me motivated and help raise some money for cancer research.

Today was not much better in the eating category as it was my birthday lunch at work and we go to this amazing little pizza place =) I have lunch and dinner planned for tomorrow and a workout at the gym. Hubby starts his class tomorrow so Grace and I will probably walk to the park or something to pass the time.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Good Bye Long Weekend

I am so sad to see you go! We have had a great long weekend and I do not want it to be over! The weather has been so nice and we have spent a lot of time in the sun. We have had a busy but nice weekend - we had friends over on Saturday night (Martha's Best Mac & Cheese - SO amazing!), my parents hung out with Grace so the hubby and I could finally go and see Captain America on Sunday and today we packed up and walked 4km to the park so a nice picnic! We got the wee one to bed early tonight and have taken some time to get a few odds and ends together.

I got on the scale this morning and it read 184.4 - not quite all gone but close enough that I am really happy with my results. My eating was good for the most part of the weekend and I kept myself active with some walking. I was wanting to get a run in on Friday but I was wiped and just not in the mood. I will be hitting the gym tomorrow for my first of 2 workouts this week. I have running on Wednesday so I will try and get a run in tomorrow night - see how I feel after the gym.

I tried my first smoothie this morning and it was yummy. I made them for hubby and I with 3 peaches, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt and 1/2 cup skim milk. It was not the best I have every had but I am going to keep trying. Any suggestions/recommendations?

Thursday, September 1, 2011


4 workouts in 3 days....a little bit too much. My feet, legs and lower back are really feeling it! So Tuesday I went to "The Hit" and then for a run, last night I went for a run and tonight I was at "The Hit" again. Not to mention the 1 1/2 hour walk we did after dinner. I am really pleased with my activity this week, my eating has not been really great. I need to keep working at that. I find when I am tired I get lazy with my eats and start picking/grazing.....I was pleased that I got some more fruits and veggies in today. Hubby and I are hosting a small BBQ on saturday and need to head to costco to pick up a couple of things Saturday morning - I am going to add all I need for smoothies in the morning. Hubby does not eat breakfast or enough fruits and veggies and has been getting sick a little easier than normal these days. I think both of us will benefit from this. I have fell off the tracking wagon for some reason since last night. I did not track last night or today and I am not too sure why. I like using the online program but I sometimes forget about it. I must do better with tracking! I think I am going to get my calendar set up at home and start doing the ticker for a good day thing - maybe I need a visual to help me out!

Well, I am pooped and I need to get to bed! I cannot wait for tomorrow to be over and the long weekend to start!