Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Went to my favourite place today...the library!

Checked my emails and the library let me know there were 2 books in for me! Awesome, a great reason to get a walk in and get some new reading done. Win/win :)

This morning for breakfast I put together some Greek yogurt, blueberries and crumbled a molasses ball on top. On the side I had some scrambled egg with a light laughing cow cheese mixed in. I also had 2 Tbsp of kefir and 2 Tbsp light 1/2&1/2 for coffee.

After all the snow from last night it was indeed a beautiful walk this morning. And today it's so mild it's supposed to rain!!

Lunch was a La Tortilla high fibre small tortilla with some Sabra roasted garlic hummus, light laughing cow, lean ham, avocado and lettuce. Veggies, more hummus and a glass of oj on the side.

I just have to say I loved this wrap :)

I really needed to get caught up with some chores so I rolled up the sleeves put my mp3 on and off I went.

We got a call that Ralph needs to go for a stress test. Since his favourite shoes look more like hip hop shoes than running shoes we decided to go back to the mall to get him some new shoes for his test.

I made the Stuffed pepper soup with rice again and I have to say it is amazing :) Strawberries on the side and now I'm having a glass of wine while watching the movie Dream home.

Hope you had a good day too!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Back to a normal week

Sorry I wasn't around this weekend. I've decided that I may not post on the weekends. It's just crazy at work and I work till 10pm on Saturday night and I'm back at 8am on Sunday morning. Doesn't leave much time to blog. So don't worry if I'm not around on the weekends. If I have time I will post :)

On to today:

Breakfast: 1 egg, bacon, 1 slice of toast with 1 tsp of butter, 1 cup of oj and my usual kefir and coffee with light 1/2 and 1/2 on the side.

We went to the mall today and I just didn't want to have to deal with the food court so I took a protein drink and drank water :)

Dinner: I tried a new recipe tonight. I tried a scalloped potato gratin but I also added some ham. (o.k I forgot to put the ham in until I already had the dish ready to go in the oven) On the side was some roasted broccoli and some beans and carrots and yes a golden beet. The recipe for the scalloped potato did not turn out the way I wanted it to but hey you win some and lose some! I also had a glass of wine with it.

I drank 8 cups of water today so far.

Since my knee is still not 100% instead of walking with my walking group I went on a short walk this morning and I also walked around the mall. Enough on my knee for one day.
It was beautiful all day until I got home and now we've got a major snow storm happening!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Grocery day and work

I had to get up a little earlier today so that I could get some grocery shopping done before I went to work. This is what was outside my window :)

First I drank 3 cups of water.

Then I made brekkie: egg substitute omelet, bacon, spinach, 1 tsp butter, 1 slice of toast topped with a tbsp of home made lemon curd. I had my kefir and coffee with 1 tbsp light 1/2 & 1/2.

I love these spinach nuggets! So easy to take out just the amount I need.

Then off to pick up groceries.  After putting away the groceries I was getting a bit  hungry so I grabbed some veggies, cheese and dragon fruit. But first I downed another 3 cups of water :)

Next I grabbed a quick shower. I bought some sushi and seaweed salad to take to work tonight. Of course I'm going to grab a green tea with it. I also took another 3 cups of water to drink at work.

I've also planned on getting a medium mocha latte when I get to work. Hubby picked this up at the library for me but I'll have to wait for my knee to get a bit better.

 Tonight I've also planned on a glass of Yellow Tail white wine after work. Cheers!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


O.k my good blog pal Karla wrote a great post yesterday regarding honesty. It made me stop and think.

Am I completely honest?? I do post pictures of my food. That keeps me honest. I feel that I'm honest. However, I usually post right after dinner and I do sometimes have a glass of wine, or some cheese or some popcorn occasionally and of course, because I've already posted for the day I don't worry about posting it.

That stops today.

From today on what you see on here is what I have done/eaten. I will update the post at the end of the day if I've had anything else.

I'm having an issue being able to work out lately. For a while it was my ankle that had been bothering me. That is feeling better now, thank goodness. Now my left knee is swollen and hurts like you know what.
So for the next few days when I'm standing on my feet for 8 hours at work I'm not going to be going on my walks. I need to heal. I'm doing what I need to do for me. I will pick up some weights. I will try to do some stretches as well. I'm really mad that I can't do what I want to do. But I will get as strong as I want to be!

So on with today :)

For breakfast this morning I made some oats with blueberries, some coconut butter, hulled hemp seeds and a tbsp of light 1/2 & 1/2 cream. I also had 2 Tbsp of Kefir(small container next to my oats) and 1 more Tbsp of light 1/2 & 1/2 for my coffee.

I've decided to stick to one cup of coffee a day. And I drank 3 cups of water before my coffee!
I refilled my starbucks cup and drank  another 3 cups after lunch :)
Lunch: Tortilla, ham and cheese, kiwi, cherry tomatoes and some pickled cucumber wedges. Green tea on the side.
For work I'm taking a protein drink, 3 molasses balls and some buttered green beans/peas/roasted red pepper. I also took more water. I actually drank 9 cups of water before I went to work. I also plan on having  another cup of green tea with nothing in it.
Blogger tried to eat this post so I quickly re-did it before leaving for work! If anything doesn't make sense that would be why :(

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Question Day :)

Once again it's Wednesday and it's question day!

1. What is your favourite green vegetable??

2. Have you ever tried beetroot greens? What did you do with them??

3. What did/are you eating for lunch today?

4. Do you consider walking to be part of your weekly/daily exercise??

5. Do you have any physical problems that make it difficult to exercise?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I can't always plan!

This morning I started my day with some scrambled eggs with light laughing cow cheese and a tortilla wrapped around a banana and peanut butter :)

My muscles have felt so tight lately and my arthritis is really acting up on my knee so today I decided to do some beginners yoga. I hope this will help. Well that and an anti-flammatory.

Well the yoga was o.k except for the parts where I needed to bend my left leg!!! Ugh, haven't had it this bad in a while.

Lunch ended up being some veggies, cheese, avocado and some baked blueberry banana oatmeal

This afternoon I have a board meeting and they always supply dinner but I never know what they will be having :) So I try to keep the rest of the days eating light in case the dinner is calorie heavy.

I grabbed a green tea on the way to the meeting and dinner ended up being vegetarian chili with 1/2 a small baked potato, salad with 1/2 Tbsp cesaer salad dressing and a very small raspberry square. Maybe 1 1/2". I don't take pictures there.

Hope you had a good day!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rain and walking :)

I made a blueberry banana baked oatmeal for breakfast this morning. I got the idea here but I tweaked it using no nuts and when I put it into my recipe builder it came out to 121 calories/serving for 8 servings :) Can't beat that!

So today started with 2 servings of baked oatmeal with a drizzle of maple syrup, an egg and some ham on the side. Kefir and coffee.

I threw lunch together quick because I'm going to meet Jen at Starbucks before meeting my walking group! Yes I'm feeling a bit better today. Keeping my fingers crossed that it stays that way :) I was enjoying Jen's company so much I forgot to take a pic!

Walked with the walking group for the best part of an hour. Ended up walking over 3 miles!

Making a new recipe tonight! Skinny Salisbury Steak with mushroom gravy, baked fries and roasted broccoli. Mmmmmmmm........ YUMMY!! Thanks Gina :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Now my weekend starts!

That's right I worked late last night and came back first thing this morning just so my weekend can start earlier :) No problemo!

So today started before the crack of dawn. I made an omelet with cheese, a whole wheat English muffin toasted with lemon curd on it and my usual Kefir and light cream for coffee.
Breaks are at weird times on Sunday morning so I just took a protein drink and 3 molasses balls which kept me satisfied until I got home. They sent me home early so I stirfried some beans/red pepper/peas and golden beet greens. Had some dragon fruit on the side :)

Dinner tonight was some roast beef, mashed potato, gravy, and some pre-shredded cabbage stir fried with a tsp of olive oil. I also had a glass of wine. I ate the cabbage and it was o.k the hubs didn't like it :(

I still had all my muscles feeling sore today and I've also been visiting the bathroom too many times :( I did dance in the kitchen while I was cooking, but I decided a long walk in the cold might not be a good idea.

I'm hoping I'll feel better tomorrow so I can meet Jen for a coffee and meet my walking group. My garmin is getting lonely not being used :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012


By the time I'd finished work last night every single muscle in my body ached. Maybe coming down with a cold?? No idea

Woke up this morning feeling the same. Did some foam rolling which seemed to help a bit but I'm still sore. I'm not doing any workout today, I think going to work will be enough of one :(

Anyway this morning started with a banana protein pancake with some coconut butter and sugar free syrup. Kefir and coffee on the side as always.

Yesterday I only managed to drink one cup of green tea so today I'm shooting for two.

Lunch was easy some scrambled egg with light laughing cow cheese, beet green with 1 tsp butter and a kiwi. I bought some beautiful golden beets this week and they had a lot of greens on them. Wasn't sure whether they would be good just stir fried with a green onion and topped with a tsp of butter but they were sooooooooo good!! Will be doing this again.

I'm taking to work a protein drink and an all bran bar and I've planned to have a mocha latte as well :)

Hope your having a great weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Weekly update #4

Gain or loss this week: -4.2

Friday-15 minutes yoga plus 20 squats
Saturday-20 squats
Sunday-20 squats
Monday-45 minute walk plus 20 squats
Tuesday-55 minute walk plus 20 squats
Wednesday-All day at hospital but I managed to to do my squats (in the bathroom)
Thursday-45 minute walk no squats my thighs are like noodles :)

1. Workout at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes or 150 minutes? only worked out 4 days but I did get 160 minutes it.
2. Journal daily? Yes I did
3. Blog daily? Yes I did even the day we were at the hospital
4. Drink at least 8 cups of water a day?? I drank 8 cups every day this week :)
5. Did I do 20 squats a day this week? No I did them for 6 days and then gave the legs a rest.

How would I describe this passed week? Well it was definitely an up and down week. Food wise it was great, exercise wise not bad but no where near what I'm capable of. Ralph going to emergency was very stressful on both of us. Thank goodness he's o.k (still has more tests) I didn't let it give me an excuse to dive into chocolate. So I'm happy to say the week ended on a positive note.

This weeks challenges will be #1-4 plus drink 2 cups of green tea a day!

This morning I got up and made an egg, a slice of toast with 1 tbsp peanut butter and a grapefruit. Kefir and coffee on the side :)

Then it was off to pick up some groceries. Since today is my busiest day of the week at work I chose to make this my rest day. Believe you me it's no day of rest ;)

Lunch was some veggies, cheese, berries and Ace crisps.

Took a protein drink and some greek yogurt with blueberries and honey with to work and I'll be having a glass of wine tonight after work.

Oh and a wonderful fellow worker who moved to Bosnia sent me this wonderful box full of candy. Luckily they're mini's and I plan to have one per week. Or I'll hand them out to someone else :)