Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!
Here I am at work! No candy was eaten but I did give some away :)

This week my goals are:
  • 1. Track everything don't leave anything out: 6 days/7
  • 2. Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water: 6 days/7
  • 3. Workout 4 days: 3 days/7
  • 4. Blog every day even if it's just a quick update: 6 days/7
Breakfast: 2 eggs, spinach, oatmeal and sugar free cranberry sauce 6pp

Lunch: salad, smoked salmon, olive oil, pomegranate, yogurt and natural almond butter 9pp

Dinner:  veggies, chicken, cheese, home made coleslaw, unsweetened apple sauce 6pp

Other: kefir, organic cream for coffees 4pp

water: 6 cups
weekly points: 43-0=43
Activity points: 31+7=38
steps: 14,120
exercise: just working on my feet for 8 hours
fitbit stats:

Friday, October 30, 2015

Healthy habits

When I went to work today a wonderful co-worker brought in this amazing cake. It sat in front of me while I ate the food I brought from home :) Not one taste was taken!

Healthy habits don't happen overnight and sometimes it takes a while to make it a habit. It's really empowering once you have the habit in place and you know longer have to think about doing it as it's automatic.

I work in a coffee/donut shop and the habits that have helped me the most are:

1. Take my own food for dinner
2. Don't eat anything from work. Not even a Timbit as it will set of cravings for more.
3. Take a big bottle of water and then I'm not tempted by hot chocolate or french vanilla
4. Running around a lot adds activity points to my week :)

What habits are you working on?

This week my goals are:
  • 1. Track everything don't leave anything out: 5 days/7
  • 2. Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water: 5 days/7
  • 3. Workout 4 days: 3 days/7
  • 4. Blog every day even if it's just a quick update: 5 days/7

Breakfast: 1 egg/2 egg whites scrambled, spinach, cheese, 1 tsp butter and grapefruit 5pp

Lunch: veggies, smoked salmon, beets, sauerkraut, banana and 1 tbsp natural almond butter 5pp

At work: Wendy's style chili, plain Greek yogurt 8pp took picture before I put in my thermos

Other: kefir, organic cream for coffee, glass of wine after work 8pp

If my numbers for activity points are different the next day it's because I post at dinner time and sometimes earn more before the end of the day.

water: 8 cups
weekly points: 43-0=43
Activity points: 28+3=31
steps: 9,176
exercise: just working on my feet for 8 hours
fitbit stats:



Thursday, October 29, 2015

Taking it one hour at a time

Today I'm taking everything 1 hour at a time. Sometimes we get overwhelmed thinking about the week/month/goal. Just take baby steps and you will still get to where you want to be.

Today I'm going to fill my fridge with healthy foods.
I'm not going to step on the scale until Sunday as it's playing games with my head.

Went on a 45 minute walk with Ralph. Bad news about his sister I think she'll pass away within days. We're taking it one day at a time.

This week my goals are:

  • 1. Track everything don't leave anything out: 3 days/7
  • 2. Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water: 4 days/7
  • 3. Workout 4 days: 3 days/7
  • 4. Blog every day even if it's just a quick update: 3 days/7

Breakfast: Giant baked gingerbread cookie, 3/4c plain Greek yogurt mixed with pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and sweetener 8pp

Lunch: Salmon salad, cheese, grapes, veggies, beets and sauerkraut 5pp

Dinner: rotisserie chicken, salad with dressing, no sugar cranberry sauce, 1/3c stuffing, 2 tsp low sodium gravy 10pp

Other: organic kefir, apple, organic cream for coffees 3pp

Water: 9 cups
Weekly points: 43-0=43
Activity points: 27
Steps: 11,555 so far
Exercise: 45 minute walk

Fitbit stats:



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It's all about choices!

Today I needed to catch up on housework before stopping by to see Jen and Lucas and then going to a board meeting.

I ended up walking for over an hour today.

This week my goals are:

1. Track everything don't leave anything out: 3 days/7
2. Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water: 3 days/7
3. Workout 4 days: 3 days/7
4. Blog every day even if it's just a quick update: 3 days/7

Breakfast: Egg, sausage, kale, olive oil, berries, yogurt and organic cream for coffees 10pp

Lunch: Home made chicken broth with cabbage, salmon, mayo, veggies, sauerkraut, banana 3pp

Dinner at meeting: no picture as I don't take pic's during meetings
Choices I had: Many different kinds of huge sandwiches, an amazing salad, brownies and cake.

What I chose: 2 servings of salad which had strawberries, blueberries, small amount of goat cheese, maybe a tsp of candied pecans with a balsamic vinaigrette. I had no dessert and drank water. I don't think it was many points but I was totally satisfied.

Other: organic kefir 1pp

Water: 8 cups
Weekly points:had an extra glass of wine last night  43-0=43
Activity points: 15+5=20
Steps: 9,360 so far
Exercise: walked over 60 minutes

Fitbit stats:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Change of plans

Today was supposed to start with an early meeting followed with a walk to visit my daughter Jen and grandson Lucas but the meeting was cancelled which meant I got to spend more time with the little guy <3

This afternoon Ralph and I biked over to see my sister in law who sadly will be entering hospice very soon.

This week my goals are:

1. Track everything don't leave anything out: 2 days/7
2. Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water: 2 days/7
3. Workout 4 days: 2 days/7
4. Blog every day even if it's just a quick update: 2 days/7

Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg whites, kale, olive oil, grapefruit, organic cream for coffees 7pp

Lunch:  lettuce wrap tuna salad with avocado, red peppers, mayo, carrot, green onions, raw probiotic sauerkraut, petit pot of plain yogurt, pomegranate 7pp

Dinner: salad, dressing and a chicken drumstick 5pp

Other: organic kefir, extra organic cream, glass of dry red wine 7pp

Water: 6 so far but I have 2 cups beside me that will be finished :)
Weekly points: 49-0=49
Activity points: 7 + 8 = 15
Steps: 13,514
Exercise: 22 minute walk to Jen's, walked her dog Bubba around the cemetery, 18 minute bike ride to see my sister in law

Fitbit stats:

Sunday, October 25, 2015

There is no can't!

I was thinking about this at work last night when I chose to not indulge in any pizza. I was thinking to myself is it that I can't have pizza or that I don't have pizza? The more I thought about it I decided that it wasn't either it was I choose to not have pizza today. Another day I may decide to but for today I choose not to have any. Thinking this way doesn't make me feel deprived in fact it's the opposite it gives me power!!

Today Ralph and I biked to the mall and back. A 48 minute ride. It was pretty cold but not too bad :)

This week my goals are:

1. Track everything don't leave anything out: 1 day/7
2. Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water: 1 day/7
3. Workout 4 days: 1 day/7
4. Blog every day even if it's just a quick update: 1 day/7

Breakfast: Baked berry oatmeal, coffee with organic cream 7pp

Lunch: extra lean ham, avocado, beets, veggies, and the cutest list petit pot of plain yogurt 5pp

Dinner: beef stew 7pp

Other: organic kefir, home made chicken broth, extra organic cream for coffees, glass of red wine 7pp

Water: 8 cups so far
Weekly points: 49-0=49
Activity points: 7
Steps: 7.245
Exercise: 48 minute bike ride

Fitbit stats:


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday

So it was free pizza at work again however since I took some amazing food with me the pizza didn't tempt me at all :)

This week my goals are:

1. Track everything don't leave anything out 2 days/7
2. Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water 2 days/7
3. Walk at least 3 days 1 days/3
4. Blog every day even if it's just a quick update 2 days/7

I don't know why I started my goals mid week so I'm going to start from day 1 again tomorrow!

Breakfast: 2 eggs, salad with olive oil, plain Greek yogurt with raspberries and organic cream for coffees 9pp

Lunch: zucchini, brussels sprouts, 2 tsp lemon olive oil, mussels, 70g avocado 7pp

At work: yes free pizza again today but I'm eating raw veggies, cheese, smoked salmon, grapes, 1 tbsp natural almond butter 8pp

Other: organic kefir, extra cream  2pp

Water: 8 cups
Weekly points: 49-0=49
Activity points: 9+6=15
Steps: 13,345
Exercise: quick walk around a couple of blocks then power walking around grocery store. Working on my feet for 8 hours

Fitbit stats:

Thoughts: Glad I stayed away from the pizza at work. I enjoyed all my meals today. Right foot is aching a little but it was really busy at work this week.



Friday, October 23, 2015

One day at a time

My mantra for this coming week is one day at a time!

I'm having some family stress which has caused me to not be as vigil with my eating last week but I don't want it to continue. I know that there will be very stressful days coming but I will deal with them when they come.

This week I have a jam packed schedule with meetings, that doesn't mean that I don't need to do what needs to be done!

This week my goals are:

1. Track everything don't leave anything out: 1 day/7 days
2. Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water 1 day/7 days
3. Walk at least 3 days this week Not today 0/7 days
4. Blog every day even if it's just a quick update 1 day/7 days

Today I had to do a quick trip to the grocery store as I was out of just about everything! Good to have the fridge full again.

When I went into work I found out we had free pizza! Nope, none for me I just ate what I took with me :)

Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg whites scrambled, 15g cheese, 1 tsp oil, 1/4c oatmeal, coffee with organic cream 9pp

Lunch: salad, tuna, 1 tsp olive oil, 2 olives, banana, almond butter 6pp

Taking to work: Extra lean kolbassa, veggies, berries, plain Greek  yoghurt, sauerkraut 5pp

Other: organic kefir, glass of wine after work 6pp

Water: 8 cups
Weekly pts used: 0
Activity pts earned: 9
Steps: 14,87
Exercise: grocery shopping and working on my feet for 8 hours

Thoughts: Great day the pizza was no temptation! Take one day at a time :)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Brrrrr it feels like winter!

I decided to go on a walk today but boy oh boy it was pretty cool out there!

Breakfast: I used my electric pressure cooker to make pumpkin steel cut oats. 1/4c steel cut oats, 1/2 cup of water, 1/4c pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, sweetener, 1 tsp butter 6pp

Lunch: home made broth, cabbage, mussels 2pp

Took to work: turkey, veggies, kimchi, plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 oz raw almonds, avocado 11pp

Other: kefir, organic cream for coffees, xyla sweetener, coconut oil 7pp

Water: 8 cups
Points used: 2
Weekly pts used: 0 balance: 48
Activity pts earned: 16
Steps: 18,345
Exercise: 65 minute walk in the morning and being on my feet for 8 hours at work

Friday, October 16, 2015

Just another day at work

Had so much rain last night that I decided I didn't want to go on a muddy walk today!

I did however do some body weight and dumbbell exercises:

  • squats x 20
  • lunges x 10 on each side
  • dumbbell rows 2 x 10 each side 5 lb dumbbells
  • dumbbell kick backs 2 x 10 on each side 5 lb dumbbells
  • pushups done on the stairs x 12
  • plank 30 second
  • downward dog lots of good stretching

Breakfast: breakfast roll ups! 1 egg, 2 egg whites, ham, 1/2 oz cheese, spinach, red pepper, oil, grapefruit, organic cream for coffees 9pp

Lunch: home made broth with cabbage and smoked pork hock 4pp

Took to work: turkey, veggies, avocado key lime salsa, plain Greek yogurt 7pp

Other: glass of wine after work, full fat organic kefir, extra cream for coffee 7pp

Water:8 cups
Points used: 27 pp
Weekly points used: 1 Balance: 48
Activity points earned: 6   Balance: 9
Steps: 10,485
Exercise: did the workout above plus worked on my feet for 8 hours


Thursday, October 15, 2015

A wonderful day

Ralph and I went to see the play of Anne of Green Gables. What a wonderful play it was.

Because we had to leave early to get transportation I had a big breakfast to last me until I could get home to eat again. I did take sweetener and cream with me so I could pick up a coffee. Other than that I drank water and sparkling water.

I walked whenever I could and as of now I have 11,325 steps in.

So a few cute things on my travels today. First a door to the bathrooms straight out of Dr Who and in the bathroom and metal tea cup and saucer sink with the hot and cold controls on the floor :)

Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg white omelet, spinach, oil, oatmeal, kimchi and orange slices 10pp

Dinner: hamburger no bun, veggies sauteed in olive oil, plain Greek yogurt and banana, cinnamon 11pp
Other: glass of wine 5pp


Water: 10 cups
Total pts used: 26pp
Weekly pts used: 0 balance: 49
Activity pts earned: 3
Steps: 11,325 so far
Exercise: lots of walking