Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Today was a good day!

After not feeling the greatest yesterday today was a lot better.

We are having a lot of construction to install a light rail system in town which actually made me walk a lot more than I normally would have.

I was happy to grab a quick coffee with my daughter Jen who's doing fantastic.

Breakfast: pumpkin French toast with leftover sf cranberry sauce, 1 tsp oil, 1 1/2 Tbsp sf syrup and 5T of fat free creamer for coffees 6pp

Lunch: a naan round pepperoni pizza with some yoghurt and blueberries 4pp

Dinner: 2 leftover mini meatloaves with mashed potato, home made coleslaw and brussels sprouts with a tsp of butter 8pp

Other: banana, chocolate mousse, 6oz red wine 8pp

Water: 12c
Steps: 10,245

Monday, March 30, 2015

Well it was one of those days!

First believe it or not it was almost a snow blizzard this afternoon which thankfully didn't stay long and melted as it hit the ground!

Second I felt bad today. Not sure why but I just didn't feel good. I didn't meet up with my walking group or do anything else. Ugh!

Third do not make home made brownie brittle. Put it this way I had more than I should have and threw the rest away. Honestly I know better.

Breakfast: 1/2c egg whites scrambled, 1 tsp olive oil, spinach and cherry tomatoes, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 slice chia bread and 1 tsp light margarine, 5 Tbsp fat free cream 6pp

Lunch: cold spaghetti pasta salad with some leftover broccoli, 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese 6pp

Dinner: chicken, stuffing, peas, lower sodium gravy, home made sugar free cranberry sauce 7pp

Other: home made brownie brittle 4pp+++++

Water: 9c
Steps: 4057

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Weekly weigh in and 5K practice walk

I have to admit I was surprised when I weighed in today and was down -1.7 lbs! I'll very happily take that any week :)

I have decided to walk a 5K every Sunday to get ready for my 5k walking race on May 10. I woke up and wasn't really in the mood to do it but after stepping on the scale I perked right up and had no problem getting it done. Some days are just like that. We don't always want to do what we know we need to do. Just do it.

The first 5K practice: 62 minutes
The second 5K practice 58 minutes
and today's 5K practice 57 minutes

Breakfast: baked banana toffee nut French toast I substituted 7g of skor toffee pieces instead of the chocolate chips today, 5 Tbsp fat free cream for coffees 6pp

Lunch: fresh veggies, light cheese, 0% plain Greek yogurt for dip mixed with fajita seasoning and yogurt with 1/2c blueberries 4pp

Dinner: Meatball spinach tortellini soup 1 1/2c, 1 tbsp parmaesan cheese, apple 8pp

Other: 6oz red wine, special K bar double chocolate with protein 9pp

Water: 9c so far
Steps: 12,351 so far

Saturday, March 28, 2015


I woke up this morning and honestly my body felt tired. I guess that means I've been working out a lot and it's not such a bad thing but I decided to just take it easy this morning.

I'm doing my 5K training tomorrow so I won't be lazy for long.

Since I worked earlier in the week for someone I have today off. Sweet :)

Breakfast: egg white omelet with light cheese, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 slice chia bread and 1 tsp light marg, 5 Tbsp fat free cream for my coffees 6pp

Lunch: Taco salad with home made tortilla chips, guacamole and plain greek yogurt 8pp

Dinner: mini meatloaves with mashed potato and veggies and strawberries 6pp

Other: 6oz wine, banana 5pp

Water:11c so far
Steps: 7,408

Friday, March 27, 2015

Groceries and work!

Found a couple of interesting items in the grocery store today. For those of us that are in Canada I bought them in Zehrs/loblaws.
The naan rounds I think I'll use for open faced sandwiches or pizza's.

I also worked today so it was a pretty busy running around kind of day even without any extra exercise!

Breakfast: pumpkin waffles with sf syrup, 5 Tbsp fat free cream for coffees 7pp

Lunch: big mac salad, strawberries, and 1/2 serving peanut butter cheerios mixed with 1/2 serving of chocolate cheerios 8pp I will put the recipe for the salad on my other blog tomorrow. http://suzanneskitchensimplyfilling.blogspot.ca/

At work: veggies, yogurt, turkey breast, apple and a special K bar with protein 6pp

I will probably have a glass of wine after work 5pp

Water: 12c

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Going to the theater!

We went to the theater to see The Wizard of Oz!! I love going to the theater.

Other exercise:
push ups which I did on the wall because my one knee hurts if I kneel on it
back flys
bicep curls
tricep kickbacks
bent arm lateral raises

Also went on a 55  minute walk

Breakfast: cherry oatmeal parfait, 5 Tbsp fat free cream 5pp

Lunch:1 slice of bread toasted with tuna salad an a slice of light provolone melted on top, cucumber, pineapple 7pp

Dinner: Fish, steamed broccoli, 2 tsp butter 7pp

Other: glass of wine at the theater 5pp

Water: 14c

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Called in to work today

Yesterday I forgot to add to my post that I did get a 51 minute walk in and did some of the extra exercises I've been doing. Today is a rest day.

I wasn't expecting to work today and was going to get some cleaning done in the house. Oh well that will just have to be another day :)

So I switched what I was going to have for dinner to lunch and then taking something lighter to work.

Tomorrow we're going to the theater! The wizard of oz!! I'm really looking forward to it. We're going with a lot of people we know so it will be fun.

Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg whites omelet, cherry tomatoes, jalapeno, slice of toast with 1 tsp butter, 1/2 grapefruit and 5T of fat free cream for coffees 8pp

Lunch: spicy Italian flat out pizza with light cheese and turkey pepperoni, Caesar salad with light dressing 10pp

At work: veggies and a giant chocolate banana breakfast cookie I used 1 tbsp of cocoa instead of the regular amount because I like it chocolately, I also used egg sub to save a point 5pp

After work: glass of wine 5pp

Water: 14c
Steps: 7,299

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

There are always choices

I have a board meeting tonight where they always serve dinner. Luckily they usually have some healthy choices available so I'm not stressing over it just making the best choices that I can.

Everyday gives us the opportunity to make new choices. Every single day. What will your choices be today?

Breakfast: pineapple upside down pancakes  I made them with egg substitute to save a point, with sf syrup, 5Tbsp fat free cream for coffees

Lunch: veggies, dip made with 0% plain Greek yogurt and taco sauce, extra lean ham, fibre one bar and yogurt with strawberries

Dinner: at a board meeting! They had beef or chicken on huge kaiser buns, lettuce, dressing, croutons, home made tarts and fruit loaf and fresh fruit. I grabbed maybe 2 oz of shaved beef, a small piece of chicken breast with no sauce or breading, lots of lettuce, a bit of dressing, maybe 5 croutons and fresh fruit. I'm very happy with my choices but no idea on points so I'm not going to worry about it.

Water: 14c
Steps: 12,302 so far

Monday, March 23, 2015


It was still really cold today! Come on Spring I want to feel warm again :)

Today I met up with my daughter Jen at Starbucks. I'm so glad we get to see each other regularly. This summer I'm visiting my son in British Columbia I'm so excited to see him again! Wish we lived closer.

After coffee it was time to meet up with my walking group. I have to admit after doing squats a few times last week and the walking race training my legs are feeling it today.

Breakfast: multigrain hot cereal with banana and 1/2 tbsp brown sugar, 5 Tbsp fat free cream for coffees 11pp

Lunch: light bread grilled cheese with light tomato soup and an apple 5pp

Dinner: fish and chips with peas 9pp

Other: Starbucks birthday cake pop and coffee 5pp

Steps: 15,328 so far

Sunday, March 22, 2015

What a fantastic day!!

Today is weekly weigh in day and I'm down -2.2 today!

As I mentioned last week Mothers day is a 5K walking race and on Sunday's I'm walking 5K to practice for it. My goal is to be under 60 minutes. Last week was 62 minutes and today was 58 minutes!! I'm very happy with that.

Other exercise:

  • crunches
  • planks
  • boat pose
  • bridges
  • 2 hand roll down
  • cobra

Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg whites scrambled, 30g light cheese, unsweetened applesauce, 1 slice toast, 1 tsp light marg and fat free cream for coffees 10pp

Lunch: veggies, blueberries not shown, yogurt, 2x blueberry scones 9pp

Dinner: toasted hot dog bun with shaved angus beef and a slice of light provolone cheese, beef stock and home made coleslaw, apple 6pp

Other: glass of red wine 5pp

Water:14c so far
Steps: so far

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Another day at work

Today is the last day of March break and I really hope that means it will be a bit quieter at work. I love busy but combine busy with a lot of very noisy teenagers :) At least yesterdays shift went fast!

Exercises today:
tricep kickbacks
chest press
shoulder shrugs
dumbbell rows
bicep curls

Breakfast: strawberry cream cheese stuffed French toast, 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar free syrup and fat free cream for coffees 6pp

Lunch: 1/2c egg whites, 30g smoked cheddar cheese, broccoli, 2 tsp oil, banana 6pp

At work: veggies, spicy Thai chili tuna, yogurt, special k bar with protein, apple 8pp

Water: 13c

Friday, March 20, 2015

No walk today as I'm on my feet for 8 hours at work :)

Quick core workout before work:

  • two hand roll downs
  • boat pose
  • ab crunches
  • bridges
  • planks
  • chest lift/cobra

Breakfast: 2 eggs, bacon, slice of toast with 1 tsp light marg, polenta, olive oil and 5T fat free cream for coffees 11pp

Lunch: 1 cup of milk, giant gingerbread breakfast cookie I used egg substitute to save a point7pp

At work: veggies, 0% plain Greek yogurt mixed with spices for dip, smoked cheddar cheese, extra lean ham, yogurt and an apple 7pp

Other: banana 0pp


Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's all about choices

This morning I was woken up by Snuffy because he thought he was going to wither away unless he was fed asap :)

Checked the temperature and it was -8 C which is pretty cool.

I made my breakfast and thought to myself I should just go back to bed. Yep that's what I wanted to do. Then I thought well if I go for a walk right now I'd get it over and done with and have the rest of the day to do other things. Nope I'm pretty tired I'll just go back for an hour. Oh smarten up and get your coat and boots on and JUST DO IT!! So I did :) Walked for 55 minutes.

Sometimes we need to do what we don't want to do. Sometimes it's eating the veggies on our plate, sometimes it getting our water in or getting a workout done. I'll tell you a secret....after I've done it I've never regretted doing it!!

I also picked up my weights and did a great upper body routine.

Breakfast: Baked blueberry oatmeal, 5T fat free cream for coffees 6pp

Lunch: veggies, 1/4 0% fat free Greek yogurt mixed with a little onion soup powder, unsweetened applesauce and a Special K bar with protein 5pp

Dinner: hot dog bun with leftover meatballs and pasta sauce and veggies, 1 slice light provolone cheese, home made coleslaw 11pp

Other: 6oz glass of red wine 5pp

Water:12c so far
Exercise: 55 minute walk, squats, chest press, bent over rows, bicep curls with a twist, kickbacks and shoulder shrugs
Steps: 10,712

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sunny but cold!

Today was very sunny but still cold enough to wear my winter coat, hat and gloves! Come on spring!

We needed to go to the mall to look at a few things today so I decided I'd walk back which took me 58 minutes :)

Tonight I'm going to figure out a weekly workout schedule to do with weights. Should be fun.

Breakfast: banana stuffed French toast with sugar free syrup, 5 Tbsp fat free cream for coffees 6pp

Lunch: spicy Italian flatout made into chips this would be a fantastic replacement for crackers, tsp olive oil, veggies, turkey breast and an apple 5pp

Dinner: chicken, roasted brussels sprouts and green beans and potato, sugar free cranberry sauce, lower sodium gravy 5pp

Other: 6oz red wine 5pp

I will grab a snack later as my points are low so far today.

Water: 13c so far
Exercise: 58 minute walk
Steps:10,528 so far

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weekly weigh in and catching up!

This week I was down -2.0! Very happy with that indeed.

Sorry I haven't post for the last couple of days but things have been a bit crazy around here. Hey life happens sometimes.

Went out on a 55 minute walk but it was hard going with heavy winter boots on, slush, ice and mud!

Breakfast: 1/2c egg whites, bell peppers and onion, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 slice chia bread toasted, 1 tsp light marg, 15g light cheese, blueberries and 4 Tbsp fat free cream for coffees 7pp

Lunch: 1/2 bag broccoli slaw, 2 oz chicken, 1 tsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp general tao sauce, yogurt and a few berries 5pp

Dinner: 1c whole wheat pasta, 1/2c pasta sauce, 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, 3 meatballs 13pp

water: 12 cups so far including coffee
exercise: 55 minute walk
steps: 10,511 so far