Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I'm staying on track

I have managed to stay on track even with everything else going on. I think it has helped me through all the emotions I've had going on. Here's a few things from today:

orange chocolate chip scones, orange, kefir and cream = 8 pts

mixed veggies with champagne vinaigrette, pickled beets, endive, caramelized onion and lean ham = 4 pts

1/2 serving shepherds pie, home made pickled beets, olives = 4 pts (Weird but it hit he spot)

And a few other things!




Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I will be back soon

I'm sorry to say that my ex-husband died today. I will be spending the next few days being there for  my children.
Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.

Suzanne

Planning really does help!

Although we are still dealing with the passing of our niece I'm choosing to blog as usual because that is what will keep me on track.

This morning I didn't want anything heavy as I knew we were going to the mall and I'd already planned on getting a baby burger and a small fry. Water on the side. So I made a banana split using greek yogurt, strawberries, banana and sf chocolate drizzle = 5 points

I had planned what I was going to have for lunch before I went to the mall! So a baby burger and a small fries was what I had with some water from home on the side = 13 points The only disappointment was that the baby burger just had a smear of ketchup on it so it was very plain. Next time I'll as for lettuce and tomato. I'm still glad that I planned what I wanted.
One strange thing was that when I went to the A&W in the mall no where on there menu could you see baby burger. But when I ordered it they indeed had one?? I do have to say that some of the things I looked up had astronomical calories and fat and sodium!!

I didn't really want to exercise outside because of thunder/lightening and rain I decided to do some mall walking while we already at the mall. We ended up walking for an hour. When I got home I also did some stair climbing. I really need to get an eliptical.

Dinner was some cheesy chicken with stuffing, beets and beet greens on the side = 8 points

Honestly if you're doing Weight Watchers this blog has amazing recipes!! Some of which I'll be making soon.

Monday, May 28, 2012

It was a great day and then we heard some sad news

I'll tell you the good first.

First I woke up early so I could get to where I volunteer to stuff envelopes. Lots of fun!

But first I made some oats with cherries and flax seed and an egg white. 2 Tbsp of kefir and 2 Tbsp of 5% cream for coffee = 5 points

I packed up some food to take with me so I wouldn't be tempted with the pizza. Looks weird but I took cucumber rounds so I could put some Noah Martin summer sausage rounds on along with a dab of caramalized onion relish!  Yummo. Extra veggies on the side as well as some avocado mixed with lime juice and red pepper flakes = 4 points Except that I left it in the fridge. But I left it in the fridge :( I ended up leaving before the pizza came and just drank lots of ice water which was good because it was sooooo hot today!!

After that I walked for and hour before I met up with my walking group to walk for another 50 minutes. I almost walked for 2 hours today! On the way I picked up a Starbucks iced tea. I also stopped at a Bulk Barn and picked up some great seasonings. 100% chipotle spice, mango and lime spice and some sumac! Can't wait to figure what foods I'll use them with.

Then it was home to make dinner. O.k I ate lunch first!

Lime shrimp skewers with a salad topped with a sprinkle of cheese,some avocado lime dressing and a sprinkle of the new mango lime seasoning I bought. I also had a Canadian Club and Cola cooler. = 11 points

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Now for the bad news. We found out that Ralph's niece Linda who was in her 40's will be taken off life support. She has fought a long hard battle with cancer.  She was a very caring nurse. She will definitely be missed by all who were fortunate enough to meet her.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tired!

After finishing work last night at 10 pm and being back at work at 7:30 am I'm definitely tired today!

But other than being tired this weekend has been great.

I've been drinking my water. I'm really happy with my food and eating. Tomorrow I'll be going to help stuff envelopes where I volunteer (taking my own food as they're ordering pizza) and then meeting with my walking group so I should be burning some calories.

Today's Nosh:

Breakfast: egg substitute omelet with some new relish I bought in the middle called sofrito (tomatoes, onion, peppers, jalapeno peppers and cilantro), 2 slices of bacon, 1 slice of toast, 1 tbsp low sugar jam, 1/2c low sugar oj, 2 tbsp kefir and 2 tbsp 5% cream for coffee = 8 points

Took to work: veggies, cherries and cocoa almonds! Funny thing I forgot about the almonds so I ate them when I got home from work :) Me forgetting food?? Unbelievable!! = 3 points

Dinner: steak, creamy broccoli, cauliflower and spinach in a cheese sauce, carrots and a glass of wine = 12 points

Dessert: 0% greek yogurt, frozen raspberries1/2 a banana and mini chocolate chips = 3 points

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Back in the groove!

I feel a lot less stressed today!

I planned all my meals for the week.

I did a 2 mile walking workout with a resistance band with Leslie this morning before I had to get ready for work.

I am not feeling hungry at all :)

Today's Nosh:

Breakfast: fibre one cereal x 2, 1c skim milk, blueberries and raspberries, 4g chopped walnuts, 2 Tbsp kefir and 2 Tbsp 5% cream for coffee

Lunch: (I could barely eat it all) low carb wrap with caramalized onion, light swiss cheese, deli turkey, veggies, olives, cocoa almonds, banana with some peanut flour mixed with water, greek yogurt

Took to work: muscle milk, veggies and a special k bar

Friday, May 25, 2012

Today's Nosh

Breakfast: 1/2c egg substitute, 1/2 bun, 1 tsp marg, 2 Tbsp kefir and 2 Tbsp 5% cream (6 points)

Lunch: fruit container, veggie container, cheese string, 1c low sugar oj (5 points)

At work: muscle milk, greek yogurt, 20g cocoa almonds (8 points)

After work: glass of white wine (6 points)

I'm going back!

This is one of the hardest posts I've made.

As you probably know I waffle a lot! I count calories for a while, I do weight watchers, I was even going to do low carb (I have kidney problems so I can't). I read every weight loss book that comes out, hoping it will be the one that sticks with me. When I get bored I change what I do. Lately I just haven't been sticking to any one thing.

Well for the last few days (did you notice I wasn't blogging much?) I've given serious thought as to what has worked for me in the past, what doesn't work and what I'm willing to do to shed some of this weight. As you know I'm a foodie, I love cooking food, eating food and anything to do with food. But that isn't always the healthiest way to be. I'm still going to cook and eat food I love but I need to deal with food in a different way.

The Biggest Loser Challenge I'm in I love. It really is helping to connect with others. So I'm definitely going to stick with that.

The only time I got to a feel good weight (goal weight) was with Weigh Watchers. Now I'm smart enough now to know that I can't just eat whatever I want within my points and be healthy. I also love eating healthy most of the time. Yes there are times when I don't show snacks I've had. Or when I don't blog you know I'm not eating on plan. So my weight has been slowly going up and up.

So today I made a decision to join Weight Watchers online. I signed up for 3 months. I've made a commitment and I will stick to it for the next 3 months and then I'll re-evaluate if I need to. I'm on a mission to feel healthy, strong, living life to the fullest.

The one thing I love about Weight Watchers is that you don't have to be perfect. You can make mistakes and still stick with it.

I also decided that if just the online version isn't enough then I will go to meetings. I'll have to bike to them but it is definitely do-able. I did go back to the meetings before but felt like an outsider for being a lifetime member coming back. But hey I'm a big girl and if I need to go back I will.

I will also be doing my weekly walking group when possible and when I can't I'll do it by myself.
I'm going to be doing weekly weight workouts and well as yoga for stretching.

I will post daily the points I use and my exercises.

I need you guys to call me out when I'm too quiet. Or haven't blogged. Just a quick kick :)

I hope you guys stick around to see the changes I make. I couldn't have made it this far without my wonderful family and my fellow bloggers.





Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Question day!


Once again it's question day!

1. What is your favourite summer fruit recipe?

2. Do you plan your week? Your food? Your exercise? Fun??

3. Do you have any fur babies?? Their names?

4. What kind of flours do you use to cook with??

5. Have you tried coconut water? What do you think??

Monday, May 21, 2012

Off to work!

Today is a Holiday here in Canada so most stores are closed. Not where I work of course :) So I'm working today.

I've been staying on the plan I made and feeling pretty good.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Today's nosh:

Breakfast: protein pancake, chopped apple and cranberries, sugar free syrup, 2 Tbsp kefir and 2 Tbsp 5% cream for coffee 8 ww points

Lunch: leftover chicken strips, veggies and fruits 8 ww points

At work: green monster smoothie (milk, spinach, banana, soy protein), chicken noodle soup which I will buy there and some almonds and mini chocolate 12 ww points

Sunday, May 20, 2012

So tired!

Last night I just couldn't get to sleep! I worked until 10 pm then went to bed around 11:30pm got back up at 1:00am and finally went to sleep an hour later, then I had to get up at 6:30am for work.

The weather is so beautiful here today and being stuck inside working till 2 was really hard. Although a double espresso did help!

Customer brought me these cute flowers, awww so sweet :)

Just one more day of work and my weekend will begin. It's going to be a fantabulous week. I'm going to see The Sound Of Music play at a local theatre on Thursday.

I saw this idea some where (sorry I can't remember where) a great idea for a cute dessert. Take fresh raspberries and  put chocolate chips and white chocolate chips in the middle. I used chocolate chips and mini chocolate fudge bits :) For 2 ww pts not too shabby at all and they were scrumptious.

Today's nosh:

Breakfast: oats, mixed berry blend including black cherries, an egg white, slivered almonds, 2 Tbsp kefir and 2 Tbsp 5% cream for coffee = 6 ww points

At work: muscle milk protein drink mixed with a double espresso over ice, red grapefruit = 5 ww points

Dinner: chicken strips, sweet and sour sauce, veggies, raspberries with mini chocolate fudge and chocolate chips = 10 ww points

After dinner wine, popped spicy pickle snacks = 8 ww points

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Still going strong!

This weekend so far is going great!!

The only thing I'm missing is going out into the most beautiful weather we've had so far this year :( Hopefully it will still be nice when I'm not working. I'd really like to get out on Fred (my bike) when I'm not working.

So as you know I'm in a fruit and veggie challenge this week. Wow I'm eating a LOT of fruits and veggies and some many different ones. They are really filling me up. Great side effect :)

Today's nosh:

Breakfast: fibre one cereal, blueberries, skim milk, 2 Tbsp kefir, 2 Tbsp 5% cream for coffee (forgot to take pic)

Lunch: egg substitute omelet, veggies, grapefruit, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, olive oil, whole wheat english muffin with no sugar home made strawberry chia jam (1c mashed strawberries, 1 Tbsp chia, 1 Tbsp water stirred up and left for 30 minutes)

At work: muscle milk, veggies, fruits, fibre one bar

Snack: Green monster: skim milk, spinach, banana

Friday, May 18, 2012

Not as bad as I thought it was going to be....

Yesterday a fellow worker took one of my shifts this week so I have more down time after working extra hours this weekend. Thank goodness :)

Something funny. Everyday this freggie challenge this weekend asks you different questions as well as having to eat more fruits and veggies. So one of the questions is what is your favourite veggie recipe. Although I eat veggies everyday I was stumped!! Why? Because I normally eat my veggies raw or basically roasted. Same with my fruits. I don't really like sauces or adding extra stuff to them. Oh well I'll just have to share my nearly raw ones :)

Yesterdays shift at work went really fast. I'm really hoping the rest of the weekend goes the same. It's a holiday weekend here in Canada. May 21 or the Queen Victoria's birthday. We celebrate on the closest weekend :) I'll probably be quite at work since people usually flock to the beach or away camping.

Toda's Nosh:

Breakfast: low carb wrap with an egg and bacon, grapefruit on side. 2 Tbsp kefir and 2 Tbsp 5% cream for coffee. 7 ww pts

Lunch: roasted brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mushrooms, green beans 30g light cheddar, 2 tsp olive oil and a red pear 4 ww pts

Dinner: leftover lasagna, fruit container 8 ww pts

Snack: green monster (3/4c skim milk, handful of baby spinach, frozen banana and mango) 4 ww pts

After work: a glass of wine 3 ww pts