Sunday, January 30, 2011


We arrived at our condo yesterday afternoon - beautiful sunshine....beautiful day! We'd already done our grocery shopping, stopped at an awesome farm market and bought a gazillion fresh fruits and vegetables......some great meat cuts and WW friendly foods and snacks at the grocery store, so I have absolutely NO excuse not to eat very well, under my points, and in control while I'm here.

This morning, Tony went golfing with his brother and his son-in-law to be (my bil's sil).....I decided to sleep in - something I absolutely NEVER do.

Going to make a smoothy shortly (1% milk, 0 fat yogurt, fresh strawberries and a banana) and then I'm off for a long walk....not sure if I'm going to try to get into Sarasota (more than 5km) or not....maybe just a very long beach walk!? WOW, if that's the hardest decision of my day, I've got it made in the shade, don't I?

"see" you all tomorrow! Might even have some photos to share with you.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The last day at work before a vacation can be.....

......well, overwhelming.

I was going to write something else, but, well, didn't.

I decided to do some "take care of me" work before I dove I'm posting on my blog, catching up with my friends on-line, and letting you all know that I'll likely be MIA until Sunday morning......leaving on vaca - driving to Florida and leaving on will be Sunday before I get myself reorganized down there......

I have walking (10km walks), beach walks (different than the 10km), golfing and swimming on the agenda....LOTS of opportunity to get exercise while enjoying the warmth!

Later friends...

Monday, January 24, 2011

One last thing!

Just noticed........I've lost 10 lbs........I have 30 more to go to get to goal.

I'm officially 25% of the way there........hmmmmmmmmmmmm....interesting

Monday Madness!

Quick fly-by post

1. Tomorrow, whenever I wrap up everything that MUST be done, I'm on vacation until February 7th. DSO and I are driving to Florida - cannot wait. Sunshine, warmth (anything is warmer than here right now!), golf and long beach walks and a few 10km walks over to Sarasota.

2. I managed to lose an entire .2 lbs this week. I think my body is holding onto everything because of work stress.

3. Going to the gym - I have a 5pm appointment with a trainer to relearn a lot of the equipment at the gym. That's step 2 of getting back into the swing of things!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wake Up and Smell the Roses Already!

Geez Louise.

Okay, so went to the gym....after eating completely OP yesterday and tracking, and drinking water.

Decided that I wanted to have my weight done (different time of day than my weekly WI, so the # didn't actually matter, it's a starting number for when I'm at the gym)...and have my BFI measured. OMG. Let's leave it at that.

It's an emergency! My BFI is so high, well, so high, that I'm embarrassed to put it on here right now. I will eventually, but not until I knock it down.

So, next Monday's gym visit involves a booked appointment with a trainer so that I can get a workout organized for the newer machines they have that I'm not familiar with.

Watch out "F" (as in B"F"I), I'm gunnin' for're going DOWN!

Cardio workout yesterday was great - will do it again tomorrow - either workout at the gym or C25K at home.....haven't decided yet.

Stay tuned

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday - Blue Monday, No Less

Apparently today is the "bluest" day of the it can only get better tomorrow, right?!

Luckily it's a beauty (very cold) day out there - beautiful blue skies that we haven't seen in qiute some time.

Yesterday's WI - yes, I did religiously WI yesterday, was less than stellar....+0.9. FRUSTRATING, but I'm calling it a "bump in the road" and not going to derail.

Cardio at the gym excuses.

WW does work and I am following it, so............................I will be a success.....Stay Tuned!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More success!

Yesterday, I did the C25K, Week 1, Day 1 run and survived!

Tracking and water are bang on

I will succeed!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Workout Success!

I did it!

Monday - day 1 - cardio at the gym! It was awesome - honest.

Tuesday - walk around campus like chicken without a head......

Today - workout at home - I have the house to myself and want to reorganize my workout "stuff." More likely to get used that way,eh?

Totally on track with food and feeling very in control!

I'm in a happy place today!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Week 1 Review and Week 2 Plan

So, I did it. Finished week 1, tracked all week, walked all week, drank water all week (not enough for my body, but enough for WW), took my vitamins, hit all 8 healthy guidelines and managed to lose a whopping 1.1 lbs.

Not too bad.

Week 2 - started yesterday - continued heavy cleaning and decluttering around the house, you know the kind where all the appliances get moved back, scrubbed around and put back? Yup, that kind. Spent the best part of 3 hours working around the house and finally got the Christmas decorations packed up and put back into the storage room at my MIL's house.

Today's breakfast, lunch and snacks are packed - about to go to WW on line and track them. I have my vitamins lined up on my desk, I have my water bottle on the go (about to to refill it), and most importantly, I have my gym bag packed and in the van - not going home right after work, going to the gym!

So, this is great! DSO is picking the two youngest up after their volleyball and basketball practices after school today, has supper already planned (gotta love a farmer in the winter when he's off work!), so I'm getting ALL of the support I need at home to look after me - pretty cool, eh?

Stay tuned - today is a cardio workout (treadmill and bike).

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Support at Home!

My DSO has always been supportive of me trying to lose weight, but he also subconsciously sabotages me.

Great news.......he finally gets it - 100%!!!!

Yesterday, two great things happened:

1. He bought me a new food scale - it was sitting on the corner of the kitchen table for me when I got home. He's always joked when I've weighed my food before.....he's not going to do it any longer! I was watching one weight loss/bootcamp show during the holidays - can't remember the name, but it's when a bride is six weeks away from her wedding and can't fit into her dress - she gets a personal trainer and a nutritionist and they revamp her life.......he watched it with me at least once and obviously had a few items he took away from it!

2. He asked me if I had made up my workout schedule yet...which I had done over lunchhour yesterday - he's going to take on driving our two teens back and forth to practices so that I can either go to the gym or work out at home when I get home.....he's making time for me to take care of me!

This is a huge opportunity for me and I'm grabbing it with both hands!

Yesterday was day 2 OP on WW. Only 2L of water, but that's a step in the right direction! And I took advantage of the lack of snow and threw on my runners at lunch and went for a 30 minute walk in the cold!

Today I have my 750ml water bottle on my desk and plan on drinking at least 3 of them while I'm at work, so I'll be close to 3L which is where I want to be. No outdoors walk at lunch as it's snowing and slippery, so I'll hit the treadmill when I get home. Food is planned for today.......and most of it is already tracked!

Go me!

Monday, January 3, 2011 house, my office, and my mind!

Throw out the clutter, organize what you need......ahhhh, feeling better already.

I'm spending January's extra time purging my life. Throwing out, sending boxes and boxes of stuff we don't need to GoodWill, and decluttering everything - my head included!

What better way than to throw out unwanted weight along with it! Along with the weight will also be going bad eating habits, buying my lunch instead of packing it, and the lackadaisical attitude I have towards working out and taking care of me.

First - no more WW meetings for me. They just don't motivate me. I do very well on-line and I love joining I have done just that. Easter Challenge ends on April 3rd and I will rock that one! It will bring me close to my first goal of 150 lbs.......then I vow that BEFORE July 1st, I will hit my all-time goal of 142. That's 30.4 lbs from where I sit today and I WILL DO IT!

I am going to be doing WW on-line, as I mentioned before and have already planned my APs for the next two weeks. This involves the pool at work two lunchtimes per week, the gym after work two days per week and my favourite torturer, Jillian Michaels and her 30 Day Shred 3 days per week. I've decided I'd like to restart C25K, so after the first, say two weeks of my new schedule, I'll flip some of my gym workouts over to C25K. I have some podcasts already downloaded for the first two I'm ready....and I'm off!

Tracking is going is day 2....again.....

Off for a 30 minute brisk walk in the cold, but sunny day outside.

Have an awesome day my friends!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

So much to do.....and Happy New Year!

As we welcome in a new year, so many of us work ourselves into a tizzy trying to figure out what we did so wrong last year to make January 1st the beginning of the rest of our lives! Well.....I was doing just great, actually, but for some reason I seem to have used the holiday season this year to just throw in the towel and eat....and eat....and eat (like that's news to any of us!).

BUT, this year was a bit different for me because I was actually conscious of how I felt while eating....I could tell when I was full and I could stop when I was full. How cool is that? My inner self is getting air time, so to speak....I can hear myself from the inside out....and I'm paying attention!

SO, I feel that 2010 was a great year for me, as I've relearned a very valuable skill.

Now, having said all of that, I've also relearned that sitting on my @ss for two weeks and doing very little heavy physical exercise of any kind is NOT good for me. My arthritis is bothering me - not screaming at me, just reminding me that I NEED TO STAY ACTIVE. How cool is that? Again I can hear myself and I'm paying attention!

So, I'm easing back into exercising, and weight loss. I've gained 6.4 lbs over the holidays, but I think it's going to quickly hit the road when I get back to tracking tomorrow and drinking water instead of, well, other stuff I've been drinking (in moderation, but calorie-laden nevertheless).

2011 is going to be THE year for me......I'm going to take what I've learned in 2010, hone those listening skills, add a substantial amount of exercising and menu planning, and am going to actually finally get this lovely body of mine to where it deserves to be.

I'm going to be playing with some of my friends, both on-line and in real life, and looking and giving support while I figure out the exact perfect formula for me.

Here's to making 2011 the year for you as well!