Friday, August 31, 2012

Wow it’s hot!

What has gotten into me!  I wanted to be sure to get more biking and walking in today because tomorrow it’s back to work and I know I won’t get it in then. But right now it’s 90 without the humidex!!! Smile

Not really but I have all of a sudden had a blast of energy. I’ll take it.  Any day.

Today I really wanted to get a walk in the woods. So off I went after I put dinner in the crockpot. Shredded Mexican chicken. My house is going to smell divine today. I managed to walk for 50 minutes and then stopped at the bank and the grocery store on the way back home. Don't mind the red face I always get that when I exercise.

I also needed to go to the other bank to put $ in for the rent. So off on my bike I went which meant I managed to get 30 minutes of biking in as well.

Today’s nosh:

Breakfast: 1/2c egg substitute scrambled with cheese, a sprinkle of chipotle, whole wheat english muffin with pineapple jam and some blueberries on the side. Almond breeze for my coffee 6pp

Snack: fresh juice with carrot, apple and swiss chard 1pp

Lunch: ham, veggies, peach and home made tortilla chips 2 pp

Snack: orange cream cooler 5pp I had to experiment a bit I ended up adding 1 tbsp vanilla sf ff pudding and adding some guar gum to thicken it! It did taste really good :) Maybe next time instead of the ice cubes I'll add frozen banana! I love experimenting.

Dinner: Mexican shredded chicken, Large tortilla, veggies, salad, salad dressing 6pp

Cupcake red wine 7pp while watching a movie Winking smile

Water: 12+
Steps: 15,424
Points used: 27

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Two of my favourite things shopping and walking!

Today I needed to go to my favourite store to pick up some tortilla’s that I LOVE!! 1 point and totally delish!

I also need to go to the Bulk Barn which is actually a pretty good walk away from the first store. So off I went. I needed some extracts and some food colouring, as well as some dark cocoa. I also found some new spices :) lemon chipotle and jalapeno. I also grabbed some regular chipotle because I'm nearly out of it! Bulk Barn is definitely the place to get spices.
Today's exercise: 1 hour walking and 30 minute bike ride

Daily Nosh:

Breakfast: Suzie McMuffin and an orange 7pp

Snack: fresh juice with beets, kale, carrot and lime 1pp

Lunch: veggies, dressing, crumbled goats cheese, home made tortilla chips, grapes, iced berry zinger tea 3pp

Snack: Cake batter protein shake 4pp

Dinner: chicken salad, slivered almonds, salad, dressing, baked fries 8pp

Canadian club and cola cooler 4pp
  • water: 12 cups 
  • steps: 13,584 so far! 
  • points: 27

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Changing my priorities

I'm having some issues with blogger and picassa today so I haven't been able to upload any pictures. I'll try to upload them as soon as I can! Finally got some up but not all :(

Hopefully getting a new computer soon!

Anyone else having issues??

Don’t worry I’m still going to Weight Watchers and my eating is pretty good! I haven’t exercised as much in the last few days. I took a few days to decide why things were getting to be too much for me.

By the end of last week I realized I really was taking a lot on and it was getting a bit overwhelming!
I not only was posting here but I was posting on my Spark People blog as well. As much as I love SP it was becoming too much and taking too much time. I also volunteer quite often which is something I love to do as well.

On the weekend the hubs fell in the shower!! He’s o.k but for a few bruised ribs but what a scare.

So I'm cutting back and I’ve decided I’m not going to keep track of the number of days any more and if I need to take a day off now and then I won’t feel guilty.

So now I’m back to blogging here. Only here. I’m exercising more, back to getting my water in and once again enjoying my journey to health. And having fun which is how I like it.

I am going to still be recording my food daily because I love doing that and it does keep me accountable. I’ll still post my weekly weigh in’s at WW’s.

I’m really enjoying the new Weight Watchers and I love my leader Smilethanks everyone who answered my questions about WW’s.

Now on to today’s nosh:

Breakfast: 1/3c oats, 1 Tbsp flaxseed, 1/3c blueberries, almond breeze for coffee 4 pp

Snack: fresh juice made with carrots, lime and peach 1pp

Lunch: lean ham, cheese, chopped veggies, dressing, banana 4pp

A couple of grapes :)

Dinner: 3 oz chicken, green beans, baked fries and cranberry sauce 6pp I really wanted sweet potato puff but couldn't find any :(

Snack: almonds, wine 11pp

Total points used: 26

Steps: 11,040
Water: 9 cups

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 8 Weights and work

Last night I was hungry. Not stomach hungry but head hungry. I kept drinking decaf coffee and water. Eventually I went to bed. I honestly didn’t want to fight it anymore. But it was a success because i didn’t give in to it. What do you do when you get hungry but you know it isn’t true hunger because you just ate??

Back to today.  Believe it or not I'm not very hungry today.

Today I’m working 2-10. I get a lot of running around at work so I don’t go for a walk on the days I work. That doesn’t mean I don’t do anything though!

Today is my day to lift weights:
  1. Dumbell chest press 2 x 10 5 lb
  2. One armed dumbbell row 2 x 10 5 lb
  3. Bicep curl 2 x 10 5 lb
  4. Tricep extention 2 x 10 5lb
  5. Lateral raise 2 x 10 5 lb
  6. Squats x 20
  7. Front lunge
  8. Bicycle
  9. Superman x 10
Today’s nosh:

Breakfast: protein pancake with banana, peanut butter and coconut. Almond breeze for coffee I should know better. I’ve tried a few times to make this protein pancake with cottage cheese and it always fall apart.

Lunch: 2 tortillas, very lean ham, light cheddar cheese slice, blueberries, cantaloupe and veggies

Dinner: 1 cup whole wheat macaroni, 1/2c tomato sauce, lean ground beef, taco seasoning

Snack: 2 mini coconut pineapple muffins

Points plus target: 26
Points plus used:26
Weekly points used:0
Weekly points balance:30
Activity points earned:2
Activity points balance:18
Steps so far:9819
Calories burned so far:2121
Water:9 cups

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 7 Fasting!

This morning I had to do something I hate to do. Not eat!!!!! Or have coffee. Sad smileI did however take a coffee with me.

I needed to have some blood work done for the new Dr. and I also needed to get a mammogram done. What I ended up doing was blood work, heart test and no mammogram because I was sent to the wrong place!

I walked a bit to the clinic then on the way home I was 30 minutes early for my bus so I walked around the mall a bit. I also got off the bus a bit early and walked. As of 11 am this morning I already had 5535 steps!

This afternoon Ralph and I went for a bike ride. I lasted 50 minutes before the heat got to me. I did see a bunny rabbit but Ralphs bike scared it away.

Guess what this weeks focus was at Weight Watchers getting in extra movement! I think I’ve done pretty good so far.

Today’s nosh:
Breakfast: 1c shreddies, 1c almond breeze, blueberries, extra almond breeze for coffee = 7 pp

Lunch: 2 tortillas, light cheddar cheese, very lean ham, tomato and melon =  5 pp

Dinner: 1c whole wheat pasta, veggies, light herb and garlic cream cheese, a splash of non fat milk, whole wheat dinner roll, 1 tsp olive oil margarine = 10 pp

Snack:1/2c pineapple, 2 mini pineapple coconut muffins, 2 glasses of wine = 13 pp

  • Points plus target: 26
  • Points plus used: 35
  • Weekly points used: 9
  • Weekly points balance: 30
  • Activity points earned: 5
  • Activity point balance: 16
  • Steps so far today: 8970
  • Calories burned so far today: 1898
  • Water:  9 cups and still time to drink moreSmile

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 6 yoga and walking!

That’s right today I’ve planned to do some yoga, and walking. I was going to get on the bike as well but honestly I’m tired and it’s time to get dinner ready.

I’m so glad that I did my planned yoga today because it was actually just a bit easier Smile

Walking happened because we went to the mall and I decided to walk home from it! Good way to get some extra steps in! It took me 45 minutes.

Today’s nosh:

Breakfast: 1/2c oats, banana, 1 egg white, 1 Tbsp peanut butter, almond breeze for coffee = 8 pp

Lunch: salad, mustard dressing (3 tsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp agave),  mini panini made with whole wheat dinner roll, slice of Cracker Barrel light cheddar cheese, Maple leaf natural black forest ham = 6 pp

Dinner: butternut squash soup, 1 Tbsp Greek yoghurt, whole wheat dinner roll, 1 tsp olive oil margarine, blueberries, melon = 8 pp

Snack: fresh juice, 5g natural almonds, 2 mini coconut pineapple muffins = 4 pp

Just click on the soup or muffins to go to the recipes. Thanks Danica I love these!!
  • Points plus target: 26
  • Points plus used: 26
  • Weekly points used: 0
  • Weekly points balance: 42
  • Activity points earned: 5
  • Activity points balance: 11
  • Steps so far today: 11,196
  • Calories burned: 1936 so far
  • Water: 9 cups and still drinking more!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Week one review and weigh in! Day 5

So how did week one with Weight Watchers go??

My workout plan for this week:
  • Friday: weights Done
  • Saturday: yoga Done
  • Sunday: may get some walking or biking in but it will mainly be a rest day Done
  • Monday: interval walking  Done
Although I started on Friday my weigh in’s are on Tuesday because that’s when I go to my meetings. So this week was only 4 days!  What amazes me is that I still had a great weigh in. I’m down 4 lbs since Friday!! I know it’s due to less sodium but I’m still very happy with it.
What I did this week:
  1. I drank at least 8 cups of water everyday.
  2. I wrote down every taste, lick and bite that went in my mouth.
  3. Weekly point allowance used: 7
  4. Weekly point allowance balance at the end of the week: 42
  5. Activity points earned: 19
So far I’m really happy with the plan.
These are the cutest shoes!

On to week 2

Today’s exercise was a weight routine so that’s what I did besides walking for an hour to Weight Watchers and back!
  1. Dumbbell chest press 2 x 10 5 lb
  2. One armed dumbbell row 2 x 10 5 lb
  3. Bicep curl 2 x 10 5 lb
  4. Tricep extensions 2 x 10 5lb
  5. Lateral raise 2 x 10 5 lb
  6. Squats x 20
  7. Front lunge (I had a really hard time with these so I’m just going to try to get the right form for now and not worry how many)
  8. Bicycle (I’m just glad you couldn’t see me try to do this one! 10 on each side
  9. Superman x 10
That’s right the same ones as last week Smile

Today’s nosh:

Breakfast: 1 egg, 3 slices of pre-cooked bacon, 1 slice of toast, 1 Tbsp cherry jam, an orange and almond breeze for coffee = 6 pp  I didn’t eat the egg because it was runny! I did take the almonds to WW’s with me instead.

Snack: iced americano with sf syrup and a splash of non fat milk, 20g almonds, banana = 5 pp

Lunch: 1 tortilla, maple leaf natural ham, 1 slice of light medium cheddar cheese, 3 bean summer salad = 8 pp

Dinner: tilapia with light cheddar cheese, salad, newman’s own vinaigrette, lemon and a whole wheat dinner roll = 7pp

Glass of red wine (good for the heart you know) Winking smile = 7 pp
  • Points plus target: 26
  • Points plus used: 33
  • Weekly points used: 7
  • Weekly points balance: 42
  • Activity points earned: 6
  • Activity points balance: 6
  • Steps: so far today 13,069
  • Calories burned: 1894
  • Water: 9 cups