Wednesday, March 26, 2008

wednesday wrap-up - week 5

Well I haven't been updating much over the past 2 weeks and I did miss two wrap-ups so I should try to get that sorted out now. There isn't much to report but I'll try my best!

Let's take a look at what's been happening with me... here's my weekly wrap-up:

summary - week ending March 26
  • Ran out of vitamins and keep forgetting to get new ones or to take one from my hunny's jar so, no vitatmins this week
  • The water goal was easy. I continue to at least meet my daily water intake goals!
  • gave into a couple of stupid cravings: little tiny cute lindt chocolate easter eggs on Monday night, a bacon cheeseburger at Wendy's over the weekend (with a fresca)!
  • I got back into posting on work days again
  • avoided the scale again this week
  • was unfortunately, got some walking in and have been chasing after our new puppy so that's fun and movement

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tuesday Observation

You know, when I eat less processed food and more whole foods, a couple of things happen which I need to constantly remind myself about:

1. I feel better and have more energy.

2. My meals are more satisfying and I have fewer crap cravings.

Simple really but incredibly, I forget about these two things very easily. I'm keeping them on little slips of paper and putting them in the kitchen and at my desk to remind myself.

This isn't a complex problem I have, I just need to keep that in mind.

Monday, March 24, 2008


Wow, being sick knocked me out badly. The symptoms were stuck with me for about 8 days. Last week I still felt weak and things sort of unraveled as far as my plan went. Because last week was a short week for me, I can't even remember much of it. I know that we deliberately avoided easter chocolate all of last week. We had one meal out that I recall but the rest of the week was meals at home and sort of sane.

Workouts took a back seat though, I just couldn't get myself going to do them. This week should be better. The eating thing is back to be 100% on plan. Our fridge is full of fresh fruit and veg (leftover from holiday weekend lunch which we hosted yesterday - a benefit of hosting holiday meals at your home is that you control the menu!) and I bought myself some low fat crunchy snacks (PMS is just around the corner and I will need something cruncy and a little salty).

The clicking was unclicked for a little over week but fortunately, it's snapped back into place and I'm over my flu, ready to go again!!

Friday, March 14, 2008


Or rather, weekend. It's almost here and this week has been a bit of a washout. Today is the first day all week that I have felt close to normal. Getting sick during the week that the time changes is not a smart idea. I can't tell if I'm messed up from the stomach flu or from the time change.

Either way, I've not eaten much this week and what I have eaten has been starchy. Crackers, toast, bread, ginger ale, water. Last night though, I had a normal dinner. I felt a little whoozy afterward but didn't actually get sick so that's progress.

This morning I had a cup of coffee for the first time since Monday and that was delicious. I also feel less cloudy, which is also good.

So yeah, exercise was non-existent this week but I didn't eat much. Next week should be much much better.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

shrinking interrupted

sorry for the lack of posts.

the weekly wrap-up is on hiatus this week too.

I've been sick with a stomach bug since Monday night. The only light at the end of the tunnel is that I may actually lose some weight this week. Not holding my breath but am hoping to feel better and be back to posting again tomorrow.


Monday, March 10, 2008

snow more

We need more snow around here like we need to have gigantic holes in the middle of our heads.

It snowed here for about 36 hours over the weekend. Part of that were actually ice pellets and freezing rain but the accumulations were crazy. Aside from shovelling here and there, not much exercise was done. Unless laundry counts. Walking on ice is a bit tricky, that must burn some calories.

Honestly, it’s stormed here every other weekend since Christmas. We end up hibernating in the house until the storm passes. Unfortunately, snacking is often done while waiting for the snow to stop.

As much as I love the break from work, weekends are just my downfall right now. It’s happening because I’m letting it happen, I know this. For whatever reason though, I can’t click it on the weekends like I can Monday to Friday.

Friday, March 07, 2008

sad ride

This will be a good news / bad news post. Really, it's all good so I shouldn't complain but what the hell, it's my journal and I can whine if I want to.

Last night when we got home, even though I'd been feeling like someone was kicking me in the stomach and had been feeling that way all day, I decided to ride the bike. I put my track pants and tshirt on, grabbed up a load of laundry and went downstairs.

I threw the load into the machine, hopped onto the bike and Dr. Phil was on. I decided to limit the ride to 10 minutes and see how I did. It wasn't fantastic, I rode 2.26 miles and while that was a bit of a disappointment, I tried to focus on the fact that I did do 10 minutes on the bike which is better than nothing. It was particularly good considering how shitty I was feeling. Tonight, maybe I'll do 15 minutes. I keep telling myself that anything I do is better than not doing anything at all, I just don't believe myself some of the time.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

few words

Yesterday, due to the weather, I left work really early. Like, about 2 hours after I'd arrived. It worked out very well that I did because when I got home, I started to feel like hammered crap. I had a weather related headache in combination with TOM arriving.

I didn't exercise like I'd planned to but I didn't eat dinner either (due to feeling too shitty - you know I'm sick when I don't eat because I can usually always eat).

Today I'm back at work but not feeling 100%. I'm feeling a little weak and foggy, neither of these things are good but they are also not bad enough to keep me home.

Anyway, onwards and upwards right?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

wednesday wrap-up - week 2

Once again, it's storming here and once again, I feel shitty. My head is full of what feels like cold and again, last night, I didn't sleep well. We are currently experiencing a huge freezing rain / snow pellet storm. The snow pellets starting pounding our windows at 2 a.m. or so. I woke up every 15 minutes from then on. It's hard to sleep when it sounds like someone is throwing shovels of sand at the window.

Oh well, better days ahead, right?

Let's take a look at what's been happening with me... here's my weekly wrap-up:

summary - week ending March 5
  • Once again, I took my vitamins 7 out of 7 days this week - I even remembered on the weekend!
  • I rock the water - this one I actually enjoyed - I met my daily water intake goal all week!
  • gave into a couple of stupid cravings: pizza on the weekend, as well as those crappy little easter eggs. TOM seems to be taking its' time arriving this month so I seem to be experiencing an extended PMS situation. Hopefully things will get rolling soon and that will be over for another month. All I could think of yesterday was chocolate!
  • I've continued to post here every work-day
  • avoided the scale again this week
  • was unfortunately, not consistent with my intentional exercise at home but did do a lot more walking than I normally do, this past week

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

moving it around

I think that my exercise plan may require some adjustments. All day yesterday, possibily from lack of sleep, I felt really shitty. I could have sworn I was getting a cold. I could not stop coughing or blowing my nose. When I finally got home, I felt too ill to even think about exercising and ended up going to bed early.

Last night I had a great rest and feel much better today physically but am a little disappointed with myself about the whole exercise thing. Tonight, I plan to get back on the bike but the evenings are not as easy as I thought that they would be. I may have to start dragging myself out of bed earlier and squeeze in a ride before work. That worked for me before, we'll see.

Foodwise, eating has been okay. Last night I ate more broccoli than should be allowed (cuz I love it so!) and my breakfasts and lunches are still really excellent. Much fruit and raw veg. Water intake is awesome. Despite the cold thing yesterday and TOM being just around the corner, all's well really. I definitely feel better now than I did a couple of weeks ago and that's the main thing for me.

Monday, March 03, 2008

do it right

Here is a little tip, from me to you: if you are going to treat yourself to a little bit of chocolate, make it worth the splurge. Over the weekend, I was having a hormal rave-up and I bought some of those little chocolate foil wrapped easter eggs. I figured that this would be a good, controlled treat. Unfortunately, I think that they were leftover from last year. They were a little waxy and entirely unsatisfying. Fortunately, I kept my cool and didn't run off and bake brownies or a double-batch of chocolate chip cookies but I could have.

Unfortunately, over the weekend, my ass never touched the recumbent bike. I felt really achey and full of the cold over the weekend. A couple of folks in my office had it bad last week and I felt like I may have picked up a lite-version of it. I still don't feel 100% today, I can't keep warm no matter how much tea I drink or how tightly I hug the rads.

My hunny felt like shit over the weekend too. He found out last week that he has a couple of kidney stones. This absolutely explains his bouts of feeling crappy recently. He was in a lot of discomfort over the weekend so we didn't go too far. We also didn't "crap out" on food like we could have. I mean, we did order pizza at one point over the weekend but there was leftovers for lunch yesterday and I had a slice today for my lunch. It's strange though, ordering a medium and having some leftover, that's real progress for us. I cooked dinner last night (normally my hunny prepares the lion's share of our meals - which is why we had pizza on saturday). I made a casserole with lots of veggies, tuna, some pasta and fat-free cheese. I was a little heavy handed with the black pepper but it turned out okay. Tonight we should be back to normal because I had a call about 90 minutes ago from a very happy camper who had just passed a stone.

So yeah, that was the weekend for me. Nothing exciting, nothing very great to report but nothing too horrible either. Considering how tough I find the weekends, I am pretty happy with this one. Next week will be even better I'm sure.