Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I hurt everywhere!
I went to the gym today, and tried out a new fitness program (Thanks JBird!), but seeings how it's new, and I haven't been in 2 weeks, my arms and legs hurt. I'm scared what it will be like tomorrow! Oh well, no matter what, I will be getting up and biking to work tomorrow, and running tomorrow evening.

Hopefully it won't be too bad.

WI Today

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week...I had some important reading to do...like Harry Potter! But I'm done now, and back!

Nothing overly interesting happend this past week anyway. Tracked everything religiously though, very proud of that. And appartently it paid off this week, with a 1lb loss!!

Thats about all I have for today.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

WI last night...

SUCKED!!! I'm up 2lbs. How can I be up 2?? *Sigh*

This week I will track everything, and put the pts values in too, just to make sure I'm not eating more than I think I am.

Today's menu:
B-Raisin Bran(3), milk, raspberries
S-Hot Chocolate(1), apple, cheese
L-Kamut Pasta, pesto sauce, olive oil, carrots
S-Pear, almonds(4)
D-No clue, I'll be running the roads, so we'll see what I can find (probably going to raid Mom or Gramma's fridge)
S-Frozen pudding pops I made last night.

AP's: 40 min bike ride (3), 45 min walk at lunch, run tonight (don't know the distance yet)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Back at it

So I have decided that now that the detox is over, I am still going to try and follow it. Mostly.
-I miss my milk and dairy products, so those are back in.
-I love bread waaayyyy to much, so it is going to stay out for a while. Plus I had a ton on sunday night, and then felt shity on monday, so I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it.
-Sugar is back in, sorta. No more deserts at lunch. One sweet treat a day, after dinner, IF I want it.
-Diet pop is back in, because I pretty much only drink water, milk and pop. I will be cutting back though.
-Fruits and veggies that were out are also back in, such as grapes, melon, oranges, etc.
-Almonds and almond butter is staying in, even though it's 4pts for almonds!
-Other than that, I'm going to try and stay away from the processed foods and stick to the natural and home made items.
-I'm also going to start mesuing my food more, even though I'm on core. I think that some of my portions have gotten a bit out of control.

Today's menu:
B-Raisin Bran (3), milk
S-Apple, cheese
L-Salad, pork, dressing (2), rice crackers
S(around 2:30)-Carrots
S(after WI)-Grapes, some form of FF latte from Starbucks
D-Don't know yet...

AP's: 60 min biking

Wish me luck for tonights WI, if I lose 2lbs, I will be in one-derland, hopefully to never go back up! I'll post how I did tomorrow!

Sunday, July 22, 2007


I haven't posted pics of me in a while, so I used the new clothes as an excuse!

So, those are pretty much all my new clothes! What do you think?

Friday, July 20, 2007

Hurray for Fridays!!

Finally friday here!

I'm going to Montreal tomorrow, should be lots of fun. And I'm going to try really, really hard to stay OP.

I'm very proud of myself, I drove into work today, and didn't stall the car once! Yippie!

I have absolutly no motivation at work today. None. It's sad really.

Today's Menu:
B-Hot chocolate, oatmeal
S-Apple, almonds
L-Stir fry, rice, veggies
S-Rice crackers, salsa
D-I have no clue what to have.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Detox Day 10

I can't wait for this detox to be over! Yes I feel great, yes it's helping me with WW, but I can't stand the herbal "pills" I have to take! Starting next week, when I'm off the detox, I'm still going to eat the same types of food (whole foods, not processed stuff) because it's basically core, but I am going to start eating/drinking milk products like milk and yogurt. I'm going to try and avoid the cheese, because I was eating WAY TOO MUCH.

For lunch today, I brought some salad, and tuna, but I noticed that my lettus had gone bad! It was nasty. So I walked up to marchello's and got some steamed veggies, roasted zuchini, mashed potatos with veggies, brown rice, and one perogie. It was really good!

Today's menu:
B-Oatmeal, apple
S-Pear, almonds
L-Lots of veggies from Marchello's
D-Dunno, I'll see how I'm feeling when I get home.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Hump Day!!

Going in point form today because....I can!

1. I couldn't return my pants because they didn't have any 12's. I think I will look for a nice belt that I could wear with them, and I should be go for a while. I did buy 2 new spagetti strap tanks though, in Large (as opposed to XL)

2. Didn't get out and get any AP's yesterday. Oh well, I'll make up for it today.

3. My treat last night: a Funky Monkey from Booster Juice (chocolate soy milk, FF frozen yogurt, bananas). So good, and I only got the small size too!

4. I'm defrosting the fridge at work today, and I found a bottle of salad dressing that expred May 2006! Nasty!

Today's Menu:
B-2 Hard boiled eggs (done to perfection!), 2 rice cakes (I'm loving these things!)
S-Apple, handfull of almonds
L-Moroccan Stew, couscous
S-Veggies and hummus
D-Hamburger patty, couscous, squash, salad

AP's: Biking to and from work (40min), Running Room 20 min challenge (althought I will probably be running for about 25 min)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Today's WI!

Woot Woot!! This detox is paying off! I'm down 4lbs! Looking back, I have never had a 4lbs week. I'm hoping that if I stick to the detox for the next week, I will hopefully hit One-derland next week. I have been trying to get there since July 2006!! Sooo excited!!

On a slightly sadder note, this morning I was going to wear my new black pants (the ones that I got in a size 12). It turns out that they are actually 14's. The tag put on by the store said 12, but the tag in the pants says 14. They still feel too big, so I'm going back to the store tonight to see if they have a pair of actual 12's. If not, I will keep the 14's and maybe have my aunt take them in when they get to the "falling off too big" size. I would like to add that I am still really happy that I was able to buy a size 14 and have it be too big!

A new resaurent had opened in Ottawa, it's a sandwich and salad bar called Gooney's. If you work downtown, I strongly suggest you try it (it's on Laurier close to O'Conor, right across the street from WW). Really good food in there. They have some good looking salads too. I should look and see if I can find the NI.

Today's menu:
B-2 Rice cakes, almond butter, apple
S-Latte made with soy milk, handful of almonds
L-Salad with chicken, asparagus, mushrooms, balsamic vinagrette (from Gooney's)
S-Pear, almonds
D-Pasta, with spagetti squash

Monday, July 16, 2007


Not too much going on in my corner of the world.

Took the car out on saturday and drove around a parking lot for 2 hours. I now feel that I understand how this whole standard thing works. About 90% of the time, I can start from a stop without stalling. It's not fast, but at least it doesn't stall. I still struggle with hills. John said he will go out with me this week and help me master those!

I was pretty good this weekend. I managed to track everything, and ate better then I normally do. Slipped up a little as far as the detox goes, had some popcorn and pop while at the movies on sunday. This is looking like another great OP week!

I'm really hoping for a loss this week. I've been really good, and I really need to see a loss, to help keep the motivation up!

Today's Menu:
B-Apple, 2 Rice Cakes, Almond Butter
S-Pear, Mixed Nuts
L-Morocan Stew, Couscous
S-Carrots, Celery, Cucumbers, Hummus
D-Stir-fry, Brown Rice

AP's: 40 min bike ride, 25 min run

Friday, July 13, 2007

Random Pics

First, here's a shot of the new car, a 2007 Yaris. I did pretty good last night, only stalled it a few times. Take offs are a little bumpy, but getting better!

I know it's not the best shot, but it was raining out and I took it from my balcony. I will post better pictures soon. I promise!

Fairwell Echo, you have served me well these past 3 years. You will be missed!

Next, this is a pic of the necklace Anthony gave me. I think it's beautyful!

No other interesting news, or photos for me.

The detox is going well, still not feeling 100% though.

Today's Menu:
B-2 Rice cakes with almond butter, apple
S-Pear, mixed nuts
L-Left over stir fry
S-Carrots, cucumbers, brocolli, maybe hummus
D-Probably chicken with something

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Detox Day 3

Not feeling too great today, but I suspect it's from the detox. As they say in the documentation that goes with it, all the nasties that you are trying to get out of your system have to go through your system first. Oh well, hopefully I will be feeling better soon.

On the bright side, I get the car tonight!!! I can't wait! I'll put up some pictures soon!

Today's Menu:
B-Oatmeal, apple
S-Almonds (had a pear but wasn't hungry for it)
L-Salad, tuna, garlic lemon dressing, rice crackers
D-Pasta and pesto sauce, that I didn't have yesterday

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Detox Day 2

I made stir-fry for dinner last night, and it was delish! It had chicken, onion, carrots, celery, brocoli, zucchini, red and green peppers and tons of garlic! I put some olive oil and lemon juice on it. I served it over rice. Amasing. Took a while to cut up all the veggie though.

Going running with the LTR class again tonight. Probably going to do a 2.4km again.

For those who asked, I'm getting a Red 2007 Yaris. Can't wait until tomorrow!

Today's menu:
B-3 Rice cakes with Almond butter, apple
S-Pear, mixed nuts
L-Leftover stir-fry and rice
S-Veggies and hummus
D-Brown rice pasta, basil and pesto sauce, maybe a salad

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Detox, running and new car!

First running. Last night was the first night of the running class. It went well. It's a big class, about 25 people! Next week I will be giving the talk on the online stuff, what tools are there and how to use them. I'm looking forward to it.

New car. I found out that my new car is already in at the dealership and I am going to get it on Thursday. I can't wait! Should be fun to drive it home. Still learning the whole standard thing.

Detox. Today is day 1 of the detox and it's going well. I went grocery shopping yesterday and bought tons of fruits and veggies. I tasted almond butter today, it tastes great. I almost like it better the peanut butter. Almond butter on rice cakes will make a very good snack. I made up some dressing from the detox cookbook: lemon garlic. I have made it before and I LOVE IT! Basically it's garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.

Today's Menu:
B-Scrambled eggs with red and green peppers
S-Apple, almond butter
L-Salad, tuna, lemon garlic dressing, rice crackers
S-Celery, carrots, cucumbers with hummus
D-Stir fry (zucchini, carrots, celery, peppers, brocoli, sugar snap peas, chicken, with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil), with jasime rice

AP's: Biking (50min)

Monday, July 9, 2007

Gotta get back at it

My pledge to you dear reader:
Seeings how I log on everyday to read other peoples blogs, I will post something everyday. Maybe not much, but at the very least I will post my menu. This will hopefully keep me on track!

The wedding this weekend was great. The bride was beautyful, the groom was hansome, they looked some much in love. WW wise, it was ok. I probably ate too much, drank too much, but I did get alot of dancing in, so it sorta evens out, right? Hopefully tomorrow's WI won't be too bad. On a good note, I have no more parties and what not planned for a little while.

Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be doing a herbal detox program. The food on it is basically core, minus the option of flex points. I am hoping this will give me the kick in the butt I've been looking for.

I start running tonight, nothing big, it's a LTR, but I am looking forward to it.

Today's menu:
B-Hot Chocolate (1), vector cereal (3), milk
S-Apple, nuts
L-Salad, chicken, cheese, dressing (2), cookies (3)
S-Pear, small piece of cheese
D-Dunno yet, something quick and easy.
AP's: running tonight

Friday, July 6, 2007


I have gone down another dress size!! I bought my first pair of size 12 pant! I can't even remember the last time I bought anything in a size 12!! And on top of that, they were clearance, and only cost me $20!!

I have a wedding to go to this weekend. No sure how well thats going to going WW wise, but I am going to try and make good choices. I have been good most of this week and would really like to see a loss on tuesday.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


What a slacker I have been! I haven't posted in almost a week!! And with such awsome news too!

-I ran the HBC run for canada on the weekend, in 70.57 minutes!!!! That is soooo much better than I thought I could do! Apparently not running for two weeks helps! :)

-Canada Day weekend was a huge bust in terms of WW. I knew I was going to be over my points for sunday, but I had planned on getting right back on track come monday...didn't quite happen! I forgot that we always get McDonalds for breakfast after huge parties. And then pizza for dinner, and my WI on tuesday! I only gained .5lbs, so I'm happy with that. I'm back on track now, and hopefully will see a loss next week.

-I found out that I will be getting my car sometime in the week of July 16th. I can't wait!