Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dietary Disaster

OK, not a disaster, but this "homeless" situation I am in is definitely not making for healthy eating.

Yesterday Mom made me bacon and eggs for my "going away" breaky. Which in and of itself is not a big deal...but I topped it off with a McD's fries & cheeseburger on the drive to Victoria and then a chicken teriyaki bento box for dinner....followed by yet another reduced fat egg-nog latte (it's a good thing egg-nog season is just about over because apparently I have an addiction) then a night of drinking.

Not too heavy on the drinking, but enough that I was dumb enough to think I needed a 1am pita. Argh.

At least it instilled extra water drinking in me!

Today I managed to just stick to a coffee misto with egg nog (although it's probably close to the same calorie count as the stupid reduced fat latte)...but I'm thinking about going to get another one because it's a 2 coffee kind of day and the friend I'm staying with doesn't even own a coffee maker (I know, what was I thinking when I chose to stay here?!!).

Our lunch was crazy high-calorie noodles though. I needed one final trip to Noodle Box before I leave town....even though I haven't been there in a year, apparently I felt it was a must-have today. So peanut sauce w/ coconut milk on a huge serving of noodles with shrimp, chicken & pork. I tried to fool myself by ordering extra greens in it, but who's kidding who? It's creamy creamy peanutty sauce!! At least it was huge and we probably won't bother with dinner. But there is that bag of chocolate almonds sitting on the counter taunting me....

I think I'll go to the store for ff yogurt, bananas, and Fibre Source bars to help me this week. If I can at least have healthy filling breakfasts, I won't feel too horrible about the wierd dinners that keep coming up. I have plans pretty much every night this week before I leave for my cross-country move...and I just can't focus on salad every time when all I really care about is visiting with my friends.

I suppose I should be using all of this blogging time to get outside and go for a walk, but...well, I don't want to!!! The exercise resolution can come into play on Tuesday with everyone else! :) Pin It

Friday, December 28, 2007

Friday Menu

Yesterday went almost exactly according to plan. There may have been one homemade chocolate peanut cluster, but I'm pretty proud that it was only one since the neighbor brought over a whole plate of baked goodies!

Today will be no different!

B = coffee w/ light egg nog, ff vanilla yogurt, Gala apple
S = Fibre Source bar
L = veggies w/ 2 tbsp dip, 1 oz cheese, 1 oz salami, pickles, handfull of multigrain Wheat Thins, 1 tbsp salmon cream cheese
D = turkey sammich (hopefully with steamed veggies)
S = something from the neighbor's yummy treat plate

WATER!! Pin It

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Not as bad as it could have been!

As I had thought, I ate way too much over the last few days. It's the only time of year where I truly throw food-caution to the wind, so it doesn't bother me in the least. I actually didn't go as nuts as I thought, but there was definitely an overabundance of mindless nibbling and late-night chips & dip.

Mom's scale told me I'm up two pounds yesterday....but... A) who knows if her scale reads me the same way mine does, and B) I've eaten a bunch of salt that I normally wouldn't and had next to no water.

Starting today I'm aiming for back on track. I am not going to count points just yet, but now that I have gotten past the chips and dips, chocolates, and full fat egg nog I am actually looking forward to normal eating once again.


B = coffee w/ light egg nog, Fibre Source bar, ff vanilla yogurt, 1/2 banana
L = veggies & 2 tbsp dip, 1 oz cheddar cheese, 1 oz salami, handful of Multigrain Wheat Thins, pickles
S = mandarin orange
S = Gala apple
D = open faced turkey sammich with all the fixings (including brussel sprouts!) :)


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to say that I'm going to take a short break from reporting my daily menus and health habits.... We all know that it's not going to be all OP and happy WW eating for the next few days so I don't figure you all want to read about that!

I will still watch portions, stick to the veggie tray instead of the cheese tray, drink my water and try to keep the chips and dips to a minimum. Having said that, I'm not depriving myself of anything....if I want a butter tart I'm having one dammit. :)

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!
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Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday Tired Girl Glad to be Done Cleaning Menu

B = coffee, 1/2 Starbucks sausage & egg thingy
L = finished cold coffee & cold other 1/2 of Starbucks thingy
S = Fibre Source bar while waiting for chiropractor
S = coffee w/ egg nog, 1/2 Starbucks giant chocolate chip cookie
D = going out for Xmas dinner with friends - I sooo deserve this!! Il Terrazzo
I will wait to see what everyone else is doing but I'm thinking of two appies instead of a main (the food is delicious and HUGE!)

Happy Friday before Xmas everyone! Pin It

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday Tired Girl Sick of Moving Crappy Menu

Title says it all.

B = triple grande non-fat vanilla latte
L = grande reduced-fat egg nog latte & cheese dog from Orange Julius
S = nanaimo bar & drink with neighbor (Í don't even like rum & coke, but I wanted the drink!)
D = way too late, Wendy's chili and chicken strips (at least I ordered diet coke!)

Now I'm just thirsty and sucking back as much water as I can without having to pee all night. Pin It

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wednesday Moving Menu

Not sure why I'm even bothering to post this as it's so totally random!

B = was coffee w/ choc milk & whatever was left of the ff vanilla Activia yogurt (3 points if it was lucky)
S = random slice of ff cheese (1), then a Nanaimo bar while I was waiting for packer guy to finish up (2)
S = no time.... Fibre Source bar while trying to coax poor kitty out from under hotel bed (2)
S = probably a banana so I don't starve before dinner (2)
D = oh who knows! I think I want Delicados (yummy Southwestern wrap thingy with chicken and veggies and chipotle sauce....drool) (10)
S = something while I chill in the hotel room (2)

22/22 Pin It

Bye-Bye Scale!

I just more accurate weigh-ins until we move into the new house and they deliver our stuff. Interesting!!!

I can weigh myself at Mom's and I'm sure the hotel gym in Halifax probably has a scale, but they won't be accurate to my own so I don't know if it's even worth it.

Might be fun to just wait until Jan-21st and do it then.... oh, how scary!!!

Can you imagine? Christmas treats and dinners and appies and wine....oh my! Then no weigh-in to show me if I'm doing OK or not.

Odd. I've never been an avid scale watcher, but I like to do the weekly check-in just to make sure I'm not going way overboard. But now that I can't do it, I'm a little freaked.

This could be a good thing. hmmm....or maybe a bad thing. Hopefully it doesn't get ugly.

I guess it might help me to take it easy on the ripple chips n dip this year!! I hope so! Pin It

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday Menu

OK, so it's officially Mother Hubbard's cupboards here. I cleaned out my fridge last night and either threw out the old stuff or gave the leftover condiments, dressings, and frozen stuff to a girlfriend. So today and tomorrow should be interesting menu wise.

B = coffee w/ choc milk, 2 x Nanaimo bar (haha) (6)
S = 2 x mandarin (1)
L = hashbrowns w/ a melted cheese slice, and this little Asian salad I grabbed at the store last night (7)
S = ff Activia vanilla yogurt (2)
D = Mexican rice casserole (I saved one from the freezer) (6)

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Menu

B = coffee, ff Activia vanilla yogurt, 2 x mandarin (4)
L = 2 x hot dog on ww Wonderbread (6)
S = Kozy Shack NSA rice pudding (2)
D = leftover chicken stirfy (6)
S (post-gym) = chocolate soy milk (2)
S = haystack cookies & tea (6)

A = kickboxing (6)

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Weigh In - finally going in the right direction!

I thought my pants felt less tight! Down almost 2 pounds this week!!

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Gingerbread Party

There was a fair bit of cheese last night. Yummy gourmet cheese. It would have been utterly ridiculous to turn it down. Oh, and bites and nibbles of candy as I built my Gingerbread House.

I don't care.

I deserved it! Pin It

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday Menu

B (late) = 2 scrambled eggs on toast w/ ketchup (5)
S = ff vanilla Activia w/ 1/2 banana (3)
D = chicken breast stirfried w/frozen veggies & tri-color rotini (with Thai dressing as the sauce)(8)
S = snacks n treats at the Gingerbread House party (6) Pin It

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saturday OK!

Well, I wasn't hungry for lunchtime so I skipped Subway. There was a piece of English Toffee from Rocky Mountain, but I deserved it for all of the walking around I did today....not to mention the MANY trips up and down the stairs to load the empties into my car.

Dinner out with my friend fell through, so I did end up falling victim to a Costco hot dog and fries, but since I didn't have lunch I don't feel too bad about it. Especially since I brought 3/4 of the fries home and will eat them tomorrow instead.

I'm quite proud of myself. And now I deserve a drink! Pin It

Saturday Menu Plan

If you read my other blog, you know my Saturday is JAM PACKED. I'm hoping that if I arm myself with a plan, I won't blow it with my eating....

B = ff vanilla Activia yogurt, 1/2 banana, sprinkled with crushed vanilla Mini Wheats (4)

Starbucks visit: instead of my holiday favorite of an egg nog latte, I plan to get a huge Christmas Blend regular coffee w/ skim and 1 brown sugar (1)

S = in my purse = 2 x mandarin (1)

L = likely Subway (6)

D = definitely eating out...I'm soooo not cooking! (10) Pin It

Friday, December 14, 2007

I did it!

I just had to post about it before I head to bed. I did it! I stayed OP and made good choices!!

It helps that it's Mother Hubbard's cupboard and I had tons to do around the house, but still....I did it!

I altered my menu a little. I didn't eat the soup at lunch time, so I had a double serving for a 4 point dinner instead. I was still hungry a couple of hours later, so made a dish of steamed frozen veggies for 1 point (instead of munching on random crackers and whatever was handy). While I cleaned out the cupboards and sorted through what needs to be eaten up or thrown out I decided to have a tiny serving of vanilla Mini Wheats...with skim milk for barely 2 points total.

And with all the running up and down the stairs tonight I'm sure there was at least 1 AP. LOL. Pin It

Friday Menu

B = coffee w/ light egg nog (1)
I know, I know. I really need to start eating breakfast again.

S = 2 x mandarin (1)

L = tuna w/ light mayo on Wasa, Healthy Request chicken noodle soup (5)

S = 1/2 banana, ff vanilla yogurt (2)

D = probably out....there is very little fresh food in the house. Either Wendy's for salad & baked potato, Subway, or maybe sushi from the grocery store again. (8-10)

other = drink with girlfriends - depending on dinner, either a Strongbow (5) or vodka/soda (2)


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Our Holiday Dinner

Butchart Gardens were fabulous last night! How festive!! The carolers were particularly good this year, and I always get a laugh out of the 12 days of Christmas displays. The French Hens and Lords a Leaping are my favorites. We also enjoy how they light the bare trees to make them look red and gold and not so wintery and baren. The "flowing water" lights in the sunken garden are pretty damn cool too.

Dinner was super yummy, but by far the richest meal I've had in a while. Totally not point friendly by any stretch of the imagination...almost ridiculous really.

I had a White Russian while waiting to order. And bread. Then the seafood sampler appetizer (the sablefish chowder was soooo yummy). I chose the 6oz rib-eye with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, and truffle rich! We had a fantastic (expensive!) bottle of wine too. We ordered dessert because it just seemed an appropriate way to end the meal, but it turned out to be huge so we only made it part way through (homemade mini cocoa donuts w/ chocolate ganache for dipping and a small Mexican hot die. for.).

The good part is that I now feel satisfied to skip over any more ridiculous holiday meals until Christmas at Mom's. I've enjoyed some potatoes, some cheese, and some chocolate. I feel confident I can make it through til Christmas Eve now without much incident. I have a Gingerbread House building evening to get through and maybe a few good-bye drinks with friends, but those are totally doable in a reasonable way.

Plus, DBF is gone now, so eating salad for dinner isn't such a bad thing around the house! Pin It

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I'm starting to sound like a broken record. I can't stick to my menu plans!!!!

Last night I ended up eating a bowl of Lays potato chips for dinner. How ridiculous is that? I did have a minor NSV on the way home from Kickboxing though.... because I hadn't eaten a proper dinner I was starving, so instead of a drive-thru cheeseburger I stopped at the grocery store and got sushi instead (and only ate half of it)!


B = coffee w/ light egg nog (1)
L = leftover sushi (5)
S = tuna w/ light mayo on Wasa (3)
D = we're eating out AGAIN!

Date night (because DBF is leaving tomorrow morning and we won't see each other again until we arrive in Halifax on Jan-5th): we're heading to Butchart Gardens for Christmas lights and such, then dinner in the yummy Dining Room.

And there will be wine....yummy, yummy wine. Pin It

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday Menu

It's getting tough to make decent meals around here. Because of the move, we are trying to use up whatever we have in the cupboards, fridge or freezer. We can't take anything perishable with us (which sucks because I bet there's a couple hundred bucks worth of condiments, sauces, etc in our fridge) and there's no sense in taking opened boxes of cereal or rice and stuff.

B = coffee w/ light egg nog, ff vanilla yogurt, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup All Bran (3)
L = DBF is bringing Quiznos (6)
S = 2 x mandarin (1)
D = leftover salad w/ low fat Italian, grilled chicken breast w/ teriyaki, 1/2 cup steamed rice (8)
S (post gym) = vanilla soy milk, 1/2 banana, 1 tsp pb (4)

A = kickboxing (6)

22/28 Pin It

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday Menu

So points-wise I think I was OK yesterday....however, healthy-wise I wasn't. Instead of the perogies and salad planned for dinner, I ate four of the chocolate haystack cookies I made for DBF. Same points, no nutrition. Boooo on me!

Today is tough because neighbor Jen and I are getting fish n chips. We've been planning it for months (literally, like 6 months!) and this is our last chance before I move. So I am doing it dammit!

B = coffee w/ light egg nog, All Bran bar (3)
S = mandarin (.5)
L = salad w/ light Italian, 1/2 banana w/ tsp pb (3)
S = mandarin (.5)
D = fish n chips (I'm just writing off the remaining 15 daily points....estimating this is way too hard!)

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Monday Menu

I'm not sure why I even bother posting my menus. I can't remember the last time that I actually stuck with my plans. I'll keep plugging away at it though.

B = coffee w/ light egg nog (1)
L = Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup, tuna sammich w/ light mayo on hearty flax bread (9)
S = chunk of extra old white cheddar (3)
D = 4 perogies w/ mushrooms, tossed salad w/ light Italian (6)
S = 2 mandarins (1)

I may have underestimated a few points, so we'll leave it at this.

No activity. Work is stupid I missed Friday so I'm making up time by working late and skipping Kickboxing. Booooo! I'm aiming for a pile of water intake today though. Pin It

Weekend update

Haha, so I weighed myself this morning thinking "oh yaaieee....155lbs, I'm down!". Whoops....I guess my memory didn't serve me very well because last week I was 154.2lbs. Booooooooo!!

Doesn't surprise me though. My whole eating journey is totally buggered due to this move and the season. I know I'm accountable for what I jam in my mouth, but it's been tough. Really tough.

This weekend I thought I might be down because I basically didn't eat on Friday, and everything I ate on Thursday mostly got puked up. Sorry! TMI! Damn those Fireball shooters.....NEVER AGAIN. Stupid Navy party.

Saturday wasn't totally healthy but it was OP...and although yesterday wasn't great I figured I'd at least stay the same weight-wise.

Ah well, live and learn. I'm still right on the edge of my 5lb comfort zone so I won't cry just yet.

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thursday Menu Surprise

Uh-oh, tonight is DBF's work dinner & dance. Food totally unknown!!

B = coffee (mmmmm....Christmas Blend!), All Bran bar, ff vanilla yogurt, 1/2 banana (5)
L = leftover chicken breast, steamed brocolli (4)
D = completey unknown! I'm driving so the drinks will be minimal. I have 13 points to get me through. Hopefully there are lots of veggies and stuff to fill up on. I will avoid the bread and any sauces, but that's all I can figure thus far. yikes!

A = maybe some dancing.....

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wednesday Menu

B = coffee, ff vanilla yogurt, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup All Bran (2.5)

L = Healthy Request Chicken Noodle soup, tossed salad w/ ff Italian (3)

S = canned peaches, Fibre Source bar (3)

D = chicken breast, steamed brocolli, rice (6)

S (post gym) = chocolate soy milk (2)

S = leftover cheesecake (6)

A = kickboxing (6)

22.5/28 (I'm not eating the APs today to try to counteract the wine from last night!) Pin It

Tuesday is the new Friday

...or at least that's how yesterday afternoon-evening felt.

So close to OP, yet still so far!! Yesterday was busy with work and lots of phone calls in the afternoon, so I didn't get my salads in....or my snack of peaches. I did stick to one piece of pizza for lunch though so that's good.

DBF came home with two bottles of wine and before I'd even finished work for the day, there was a glass on my desk! I had two pieces of pizza for salad. The dog got lots of pizza crust was definitely wanting to be Friday! I stuck to my plan of 1/3 of my cheesecake and I'm quite proud of that!! Pin It

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tuesday Menu

B = coffee, ff vanilla yogurt, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup All Bran (3)

L = DBF bought pizza while I was 1 piece of spinach pizza, tossed salad w/ ff Italian dressing (6)

S = canned peaches, Fibre Source bar (3)

D = TBD, but if I can get DBF to stop at the store it will be baked chicken, steamed brocolli & rice (6).... If not, it will be pizza & salad again (6)

S = tea, cheesecake (which he bought because we said we wanted to try it before we moved) I'll try to portion control it! (4)

A = walk the dog (2)

22/24 (because I'm sure the pizza/cheesecake is more points than I think) Pin It

Super yummy restaurant!

Yesterday went mostly according to plan...with two exceptions.

1) The weather was ass. Pounding rain. So no walking the dog. Which was fine anyway, because being my first day back to work, I didn't have time to get out. Boooo.

2) I caved in to dessert at dinner. But they were little fancy tasters, so I don't think the damage was toooooo bad.

The entire meal was amazing though. I decided on the warm beet salad instead of the mussels for an appy and it was excellent. I stayed with my scallop choice for the main meal and they were also great. Everyone said everything was fantastic. In fact, the best looking meal was the vegetarian option! We had three amazing bottles of wine (I only tried two)....and we drank sparkling water all night which is a nice treat. Dessert was a trio of tasters (all three barely big enough to make a whole dessert...perfect). I opted for the gourmet carrot cake, gingered crullers (so amazing!!) and hazelnut ice cream with chocolate mint ganache. Ah well, we work hard and we deserve it!! :) Pin It

Monday, December 03, 2007

Congratulations Curvy Girl!!

I just wanted to take a moment to congratulation you Lynn on your big day!! I wanted to send a shout out on the actual day, but I was flying home from Halifax and couldn't get to a computer.

Glad the snowy weather didn't interfere and everything went off without a hitch.

Now, go enjoy your honeymoon!!

Cheers and best wishes always! Pin It

Monday Menu

My work Xmas dinner is tonight, so it's a tough day to get back OP....but at least Flex reset for today so hopefully I can make it work.

B = coffee, All Bran bar, ff vanilla yogurt, 1/2 banana (5)

L = 1/2 cup leftover beef tortillini w/ tomato sauce, tossed salad w/ ff Italian (5)

S = 1/2 banana w/ 1 tsp peanut butter (2)

D = Christmas dinner at Rosemeade Dining Room. I'll probably have the mussels appy and the scallop dinner. I will stick to only 2 glasses of wine too...I'll enjoy some Perrier or something instead. Hopefully dessert doesn't rear it's head, but if it does maybe someone will share! (10 daily, 2 AP, plus 20 flex....I think that should be enough)

A = walk the dog (2)

24/24 (10/35 flex) Pin It

Home at last!!

Well, believe it or not, I'm only up .6lbs after this past week away. Utterly AMAZING! It feels like a lot more, and I think that's because of my lack of activity. My mid-section is definitely a lot softer these days and there was a new muffin-top over my good jeans which is why I thought I had definitely gained a lot. (Of course, I've been up three weeks in a that would certainly explain it.) I'm happy to see that the weight remained manageable, and I vow to get in as much activity as I can between now and the big move.

You heard it here!! You folks have to hold me accountable to myself.

I WILL WALK THE DOG AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. I don't care if it snows or sleets or whatever (well, pounding rain I will not do). That's why I have a new Winter coat and mittens dammit. Besides, it'll be a whole lot colder in Halifax so I might as well get used to it.

I WILL GO TO EVERY KICKBOXING CLASS I CAN. There's only a few left available to me before I move, and I want that orange belt!

I WILL DO MY YOGA PODCAST AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK. My flexibility and toning has gone to poop, and I need to fix that.

Thanks everyone. It's good to be back home and back to routine (even if only for a few weeks). Pin It