Thursday, May 28, 2015

Got my walk on and found a couple of new to me things

I also changed the comment settings to make it easier for people to leave a comment. Feel free to leave one I love reading them.

Found out that the King and Queen of the Netherlands will be visiting where my son in law works today!  Jennifer and Martin lived there for 2 years. Beautiful country.

I'm trying to get my list of things to take on vacation done. So many little things. This cord, that cord, camera, fitbit charger, clothes, hat, coat..... and you know I'll still forget something :)

Sarah's video for today!

Found these 2 new to me foods today:
Hami honey kissed melon and this Canadian product crispy turkey bacon that's already cooked and takes 5 seconds to heat!! Found in Zehrs for my Canadian friend.

Breakfast: baked strawberry banana baked French toast, fat free cream for coffees 7pp

Lunch:veggies, lettuce leaves with turkey, cheese and light whipped dressing, berries, fiber one brownie and whipped cream 5pp

Dinner: 3 oz fish with light breading, oil, salad, 2 tbsp Bolthouse dressing, President's choice mini naan dippers with a little olive oil and garlic 10pp

Other: glass of wine 5pp

  • Water: 12c
  • Steps: 13,371
  • Exercise: 55 minute walk
  • Weekly points: 49-1=48
  • Activity points: 26+6=32

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Change in settings

Just to let you know that I've changed my settings for the blog to let anyone comment but I have to authorize them first so there's no spam.

I'm also open to google searches.

Before I'd kept it pretty private because it was just for a few of my groups to follow with email but I've had requests to change it.

If there are any problems please let me know.


Non scale victories for today!

After yesterdays gain on the scale today I was down -1.1 so I'm good with that.

Today I needed to go shopping for a few things to take with me on vacation. Some of it was clothes. Now I have to tell you that shopping for clothes really is not fun for me. I do it and I like clothes but I had the trying things on and off and not liking them etc.

One of the issues I have is that even though my body is not that big my boobs are! So I end up having to get sizes to accommodate the girls which is a larger size than the rest of me. Well today I decided not to take any notice of the size just find some fun clothes that are comfortable and cute. So much nicer than berating myself for what size I need to pick out. It's freeing when you let go of stressful things.

I have the same issue with shoes as I take a very small size but they are very wide. So I go for comfort :)

The other Non Scale Victory for me today was that I had a very filling breakfast and was out and about shopping and didn't stop for lunch! No I never skip meals and no I don't think it's a great idea but I honestly wasn't hungry and I made sure to have a healthy dinner and dessert when I got home.

The only  time I thought of food was when I was waiting for my daughter at a coffee shop and I thought wow I could eat one of their many goodies. Then I stopped those thoughts and really listened to my body and it was only a couple of hours after breakfast and although I could have stuffed in a goodie I wasn't hungry and didn't need one. Wow that is huge for me! Ended up just short by 2pp for the day so all's well.

Sarah has 2 videos today and one is about me! Sweet! Thanks so much I was sitting here smiling away while watching it. It's so nice to know that people read the blog and like it.

Sarah just for you I took this picture!

Breakfast: Chocolate banana almond oatmeal, 5 Tbsp fat free cream for coffees 6pp

Dinner: Roast chicken, roast broccoli, rice, berries and cool whip and a packet of thin addictives  13pp

Other: glass of red wine 5pp

  • Water: 12c
  • Steps: 10,627
  • Exercise: just walking around shopping all afternoon
  • Weekly points; 49-0=49
  • Activity points: 4

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What the scale doesn't show

I normally weigh in daily. It works for me and I can see patterns in why it goes up and down.

Woke up this morning and the scale was up +2.2 lbs. Did I cry, go stuff my head in a tub of ice cream or stop tracking? NO

What the number on the scale this morning doesn't show is that it was really humid yesterday and I drank a lot of water. I made over 10,000 steps. I also stayed on plan. I'm sensitive to sodium so that was probably a factor as well. I have no doubt I'll be back to yesterday's weight tomorrow or the next day. Onwards and downwards

Don't let the scale dictate what kind of day you will have! Stay strong

Today I went on a very hot and muggy 50 minute walk and biked for 46 minutes.
Here's Sarah's grocery haul video for today!

Breakfast: 1/2c egg whites omelet, baby spinach, slice of velveeta cheese, grapefruit, slice of sprouted Silverhills Squirrelly toast with 1/2 Tbsp pumpkin butter and fat free cream for coffees 5pp

Lunch: 2 home made spring rolls made with crab, 2 Tbsp blue menu Memories of Schwesan Szechwan 1pp, apple 4pp

Dinner: 1c whole wheat pasta, 1/2c pasta sauce, veggies, Sara Lee pound cake slice, thawed frozen strawberries, light whipped cream 11pp

Other: glass of red wine 5pp

  • Water:14c it was very hot and humid
  • Exercise: 50 minute walk, 46 minutes of biking plus walking in a mall!
  • Steps: 13,967
  • Weeklies: 49-0=49
  • Activity points: 7

Monday, May 25, 2015

Doing what has to be done!

Do you put off things that you don't like doing? I do! For me it's cleaning the house I'm just not a natural born cleaner and I put it off as long as I can. Thank goodness the hubs likes doing it :)

The funny thing is that I just love the house when I do give it a good cleaning. Yet I procrastinate doing it.

Weight loss is like that. Do you procrastinate on weighing and measuring your foods telling yourself that you know what an oz is? Do you put of parking well away from the door of the grocery store because you'll do it next time?

Well if you want to get to where you want to be you've got to roll up your sleeves and just do it!!

It's called taking care of yourself. No one else is going to do it.

What do you put off doing because you're too tired or there's not enough time?

Here's Sarah's video for today :) Love this lady!

Breakfast: Chocolate cherry oatmeal parfait, 5T of fat free cream for coffees 6pp

Lunch: Kale salad with parmesan cheese, lemon juice and olive oil and a home made fudgesicle 4pp

Dinner: Meatball sandwiches on lettuce leaves using lean mini meatballs and light cheese, salad, Bolthouse honey dijon mustard, strawberries and cream 6pp

Other: All bran bar which has changed to 5pp from 4! and a glass of wine 10pp

Water: 12c very hot here today
Steps: 12,25
Exercise: 30 minute walk and house cleaning all afternoon
Weeklies: 47-0=47
Activity points: 8+6=14


Sunday, May 24, 2015

I never thought it would be fun

Up until last year the only thing that I associated with biking was pain!

My knees hurt so much that even on a slight upgrade I'd have to get off and walk.

Then my husband bought himself a new bike and said wow this is so easy to ride so why don't I give it a try? Well it was a very tall bike and I was afraid I would fall but I gave it a shot and it's been my bike ever since :) It doesn't hurt my knees at all. I never get off my bike to walk now even on very steep hills.

So don't give up on anything. Sometimes you just have to find something that works. How amazing is it to turn something you dread turn into something you love to do!

Today I biked for 50 minutes and walked for 55 minutes!

Breakfast: 1/2c egg whites, baby spinach, 1/4c light feta, grapefruit, slice of sprouted bread with pumpkin butter and fat free cream for coffees 7pp

Lunch: 1/2c six bean medley no salt, 1 tbsp bolthouse honey dijon dressing, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, fudgesicles x 2 6pp the fudgesicles are a new recipe I made today just click on the link

Dinner: pork loin, sugar free applesauce, cauliflower, 1 slice velveeta, salad, 2 tbsp President' choice pear walnut vinaigrette, 2 tsp olive oil 7pp

Other: glass of wine 5pp

Steps:14,008 right now
Exercise: 55 minute walk and a 50 minute bike ride
Weekly points: 49-0=49
Activity points:7

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Resisting temptation

A lot of people have said to me "how do I stay on plan when I work at a coffee/donut shop". Well it's no secret really I just take my own food and don't buy any food at work. The only time would buy something is maybe some chicken noodle soup if I've forgotten my food or a mini whole wheat bun to go with what I take.

For myself this is the only way I can stay on plan. I cannot eat 1/2 a donut and put the other down. I know myself very well, moderation is not in my dna. Everyone's different but that's what works for me. I bought some Sara Lee pound cake portions this week and they are individually wrapped and when I got them home I said to myself if I over eat them or eat them when they are not planned they won't come back in my house. So far I've only had one planned one and I'm quite happy with that.

I know my triggers and I simply cannot have them in the house. Period!

How do you resist temptation?

Back to work today. I'm strong and it will be an awesome day!

Here's Sarah's video for today!

Breakfast: French toast made with Silverhills Squirrely sprouted bread x 2, egg whites, 1 tbsp fat free cream, cinnamon, sweetener, banana, slivered almonds and sugar free syrup. 5 Tbsp fat free creamer for today's coffees 10pp

Lunch: lettuce leaf with imitation crab, light mayo, onion and peppers, 1/3c plain bean medley with 1/2 tbsp bolthouse honey dijon dressing, 1/2c raspberries, 1/4c blackberries and a fiber one brownie 7pp

At work: extra lean ham, light cheese, foldit, tomatoes, cucumbers, 1c cherries and light yogurt 6pp

  • Water: 9c
  • Steps: 12,048
  • Exercise: just running around at work for 8 hours
  • Weeklies: 47-0=47
  • Activity points: 35+5=40

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hang in there it's definitely worth the hard work!

I used to give up on this journey so easily. A bad day? Start over on Monday! Lost 2 lb? Gain 3!

Over and over and over.

That just doesn't get you anyway but sliding backwards.

Is it easy? Not at all. It's lots of hard work both physically and mentally.

But do you have goals you'd like to accomplish? Not just the big one but small ones too?

Then it's totally worth it.

Yes I track, I weigh, I measure. I drink boatloads of water and measure the cream in my coffees because honestly if you sneak extra in and don't track it who are you fooling? Does anyone else care? No! YOU HAVE TO CARE!!

You have to care enough about you to do the work. You have to change your lifestyle.

You start to realize that a bowl of berries just tastes better than that donut you have your eye on.

You have to make every day count.


Sarah's daily video!

Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg whites, extra lean ham, 1 tsp oil, banana and light yogurt, fat free cream for coffees 6pp

Lunch: Caesar salad, strawberries/blackberries/raspberries and a fiber one brownie 9pp

At work: veggies, turkey and cheese sandwich, orange 5pp

Other: glass of wine 5pp

  • Water: 9c
  • Steps: 15,731
  • Exercise: just grocery shopping and work
  • Weekly points: 47-0=47
  • Activity points: 27+8=35

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Baby bunnies!

Went out on a walk this morning and saw some baby bunnies :) They were so cute sitting in the sun soaking up the rays!

I had a meeting to go to this afternoon and then I was off to get some new running shoes as my old ones were getting holes in them. I'm just a walking fool!

Sarah made an awesome video for today so enjoy!

Breakfast: 1egg, 1 tsp oil, back bacon on a foldit and watermelon, ff cream for coffees 9pp

Lunch: quick bite before I had to run for the bus! veggies, extra sharp old cheddar, yogurt 4pp

Dinner: leftover turkey sloppy joes on a lettuce leaf, salad with 2 tbsp bolthouse honey mustard dressing 1pp, slice of sara lee pound cake with strawberries and light whipped cream 10pp

Other: glass of red wine 5pp

  • Water: 9c
  • Steps: 11,981 so far
  • Exercise:1 hour + of walking
  • Weekly points: 49-2=47
  • Activity points: 21+5=26

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Little surprises that can derail you if you let them

Since the fridge was pretty bare today I didn't plan my food until after I'd picked up a few groceries. Luckily the stores I visited had some great deals on mini peppers, cherries, beets and cherry tomatoes. Then I met Ralph at Walmart and had to make a quick decision on what to have for dinner. I decided to make hamburgers. We were in a rush so I grabbed the ones with the least fat. Went home and when I checked the stats it was 11pp for one!!! Oh my! Oh well since I'd kept pretty low points for the rest of the day I still stayed within my 26pp :) Yep it can be done. I even had a drink at Starbucks as well.

Before that I walked around for about an hour. I love seeing the babies. It was a bit warmer and sunny so I really enjoyed being out.

I did discover that my favourite running shoes have 2 holes in them so tomorrow I'm off on a hunt to find a new pair so I can wear them in before I leave for vacation.

Sarah's video for today!

Breakfast: Giant chocolate banana breakfast cookie, 1/2 grapefruit and ff cream for coffees 6pp

Lunch: cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, light cheese, turkey and berries 3pp

Other: I took my own coffee thermos with my own cream and sweetener so I just asked for coffee and it cost me no extra points since I'd already counted the cream with breakfast! 0pp

Dinner: hamburger patty on lettuce with a slice of blue menu provolone cheese, veggies, cherries 12pp

Other: glass of red wine 5pp
  • Water: 9c
  • Steps: 11,482
  • Exercise: 1 hour + of walking
  • Weekly pts: 49-0=49
  • Activity pts: 16+5=21 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Just taking it one day at a time

Lately instead of worrying about what will happen in a week or how much I can lose in a month I've been taking it one day at a time and celebrating each accomplishment. It can be getting all my waters in or simply taking the long way around the grocery store. Small acts add up. Taking it one day at a time is much easier and sometimes I just take it one hour at a time. You have to do whatever it is you need to do to keep on track.

The other thing I've been doing lately is not beating myself up if I slip up. One slip up does not make for a bad day! You can stop after the one slip up and still have a great day/week!

Managed to get out for an hours walk even though it was actually cold and looked like rain was coming. So weird yesterday was crazy hot and today cold! Came across some lily of the valley which was my grandmothers favorite.

Sarah's motivational video for today!

Breakfast: 1/2c egg whites scrambled, 1/4c light feta cheese, back bacon, 1 tsp oil, 1/2 grapefruit and fat free cream for coffees 6pp

Lunch: 1/2 can of tuna in water, light mayo, 1 tsp oil, lettuce, veggies, watermelon 3pp

Dinner: 1c cooked whole wheat pasta, light pasta sauce, mushrooms, peppers, onions, 2 tsp oil,  10pp

Other: 6oz red wine, 1/2c fat free cottage cheese, 1/2c crushed pineapple which I froze 7pp

  • Water: 9c
  • Steps:10,941
  • Exercise: 1 hour walk
  • Weeklies: 49-0=49
  • Activity points: 17+6=23