Friday, August 31, 2007

What a week

Sorry I haven't been posting, I've been really busy this past week. Work has been insane. I did and hour and half of overtime today! It's been nuts. But I did take the time this evening to get caught up on everybody's blog!

On the WW front, I have been OP since Wednesday. I have tracked and measured everything. And got most of my oils in. I'm feeling really good! I've been getting out and doing my activity too.

When I left work today, I felt the need to go running. I almost sprinted from the office to the bus stop, but decided against it. As soon as I got home, I changed into my running gear and went out for a nice 5km. I felt great.

I made what I call "Cheap Stir-fry". It involves taking the beef cubes from the freezer and adding some frozen veggies, oil and spices. yummy!

I did some baking tonight too. I made some more scones, some more oatmeal bars and some PB Fudge.

Alright, off to bed for me!

Monday, August 27, 2007

The weekend and such

Well, I made it throught my weekend ok. Saturday morning, I got up early and went to the gym for an hour before the wedding. For dinner I had a 1/2 pizza and salad. It was really good! I had a cookie for dessert. Thats about it. I didn't go overboard!

Sunday I got up and went for a run. I managed to do a 5km, but I was dragging along by km 3. Oh well, I finished it and that's what counts. I showed up early for the shower and asked if there was anything I could do to help. The girls organizing it asked if I would be ok with counting jelly beans, knowing that I couldn't guess how many there were. So I jumped at the chance, because I LOVE JELLY BEANS! I knew that if I sat there and counted them, I couldn't win the prize, and therefor couldn't leave with 629 jelly beans! So I counted away, and only ate 2! And the food that was put out was pretty healthy too: veggies, fruit, crackers, cheese, sausage bits, corn and tostitos. All in all, I think I did pretty well.

I am frustraited with WW right now, as you probably already know. So I have decided to go back to flex and make sure that I measure everything before I eat it! I'm hopefully going to get the new measuing spoons from WW, hopefully that will make a difference.

Well, time to get back to work!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Drag Queens and other stuff

I was at a comdey show at Yuk Yuk's yesterday, the third annual Laugh Out Proud show. It was awsome. One of the comedians came out dressed in drag and I realised how much respect I have for someone like that. Think about it. Think about how much confidence and self-estime you have to have to go out dressd in drag. You are going completely against what society deems to be "normal". I think it's great that they can go out and do that. And to take a phrase from the comic yesterday "You go girl!"

And now on to a slightly more regular post.

I was WAY off plan yesterday. We went out to lunch to celebrate the upcoming wedding of a co-worker. We went to a place called "Le Panacher" in Hull. They server traditional french cuisine. They had and "A La Carte" menu, and only had about 5 different meal options for lunch: Lamb (on the bone), Pork (agian with bone), Fish (which I don't like), Shrimp (which I also don't like) and then a pasta and chicken dish. So I had pasta. It was good, but the whole restaurent was not my thing. They also had unlimited fresh baked bread with herbs in it. Now THAT was awsome! Then for dinner, I was on the run and grabbed some potato wedges from Loblaws. I've been craving them for a while now, and sorta got into the mentality of "Oh well, the day is already bust". But on the bright side, I did go to the gym for an hour.

This weekend is going to be full of challenges. I have a wedding to go to tomorrow and a bridal shower on sunday (two different couples). The wedding shouldn't be too bad. We aren't invited to the dinner, a bunch of us are going out, so at least I can choose something WW friendly. And then I just have to stay away from the boose at the reception, but I have to drive, so I know I won't go too over. As for the shower, it's going to be trickier. I'll make sure to eat something before going, so that I won't be hungry. Then I'll just stay away from the food!

Here's to a great OP weekend!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Yesterday's Race

I did a 10km race yesterday. It went well. It was a hard course though. For those who know Ottawa at all, it was held at the Experimental Farm Arboritum. The route was half gravel, half pavement. And I'm not talking nice, hard packed gravel, it was loose and moved all around. I had tons of rocks in my shoes. Oh and did I mention there was a hill? A big hill? With a gravel path up it? That I had to run three times? So yeah, my hamstrings are killer today! Oh well. I think I will opt out of running tonight, maybe go for a bit of a walk instead (does shopping count as walking?).

On the bright side, I managed to cut about 15 seconds off my race time. Considering the course, that's pretty decent!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Monday Morning

I had an awsome weekend! Saturday I went and got my hair cut and for a quick trip to the USA. Unfortunatly, there wasn't much going on in terms of getting clothes. Maybe it's because I was in a cheep mood, maybe it was because I didn't have any other girls with me. Either way, I came back with only one running shirt.

I knew it was going to be a day full of food challenges, so I dragged my a$$ to the gym saturday morning and did 1h15 of weights! Then we had lunch at Harvey's, and I only ordered a kids meal, and ended up throwing half the fries out because I wasn't hungry. For dinner we had pizza and I only had 3 pieces (still a little much I know), but I didn't have the one lonely last piece.

Sunday, I spent the afternoon baking. I made mini cookies, blueberry scones (only 2pts and delish!), oatmeal squares (core!) and then some meatloaf for dinner. With dinner we had some bread, and I only ate about half of what I usually have! Still had a little more then I should have, but I'm happy for cutting back!

I'm thinking of changeing WW meetings. I don't like the fact that one week I WI at lunch and one week I WI in the evenings. Things are work are changing, and it looks like I will be downtown 2 days a week, so starting in September, I think I will start going to a Friday lunch meeting. That way at least it will be more consistent. It will depend on what the client thinks of me taking a 45 minute lunch!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Late night post

Not much to day today except yay me for going out running at 3:30 today!

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

My Thursday

Today was a boring day. I found out at 9:00 am that work wanted me to go and shadow one of the other girls from the office at one of our Government client site. Because I work in a very casual work place, I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt so I had to boot it home to change and then back to the office, so I could get a drive to downtown. Then I sat around and watched Nat work all day.

I didn't feel like bikeing in today so I drove, and went right to the gym afterwards. I spent 1h30min on the bike and doing weights. That's twice at the gym this week. And I'm planning on going back saturday morning.

Right now I don't feel like bikeing tomorrow, but I am thinking of driving in and going for a 5km run at lunch time. I think I'm getting tired of bikeing. I can't wait for september, when I get a bus pass again.

Take a look at the collage of fireworks pics I made earlier this week:

I think it looks awsome! I bought the frame for $30!! Regularly $60!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Up 2 lbs at WI. Not overly suprised. But I did walk from downtown to the office after lunch today (about 30min walk) and I'm going to the gym tonight. Time to get back on track.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bad WW weekend...

So, how was everyone's weekend???

WW wise, mine SUCKED!!! I had so much junk it's not even funny! And I told myself that I would go to the gym on friday, that never happend. So I said I would go Saturday morning, again, didn't happen. Ok, so I will go sunday morning. You guessed it, I didn't go. My only saving grace was the really sucky 3km run I did sunday evening with DBF. I like haveing someone to run with, but we were both tired and didn't really want to be running. I am glad we got out.

The plan is to get back on track and drink tons of water today in hopes of salvaging something for tomorrow's WI. At least I will know why the scale stays the same or goes up.

I spent saturday rearranging furniture in my bedroom and the living room, with DBF's help. I love the new looks. Everything is so much more open now. Sunday we drove around the parking lot at Tunney's so DBF could practice driving standard. He's doing really good.

Hope everyone has a great OP day!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Feeling Better

I'm feeling better today. Not so much cow like. Which is good. I had a great OP day yesterday, and even went for a 40min run.

Heading for another OP day today. Going out for indian tonights, so I will have to watch what I take.

Everybody in the office has St-Hubert for lunch, paid for by the boss. I opted not to get anything and had my tuna, salad wrap. I did have an itty bitty piece of apple pie though. And I stood my ground when the boss wanted me to take the leftover pie home. No more pie for me! (Plus, how would I get it home by bike?)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My confession...

Last night, I had my WI. Up 1 lb. Again. So I went to Pizza Hut for dinner, and ate 1/2 a pizza. Great way to loose weight. So today I am feeling like a cow. Mooo.

Oh well. Time to move on.

Going running tonight. Hopefully it won't be too hot and I can really push it.

Didn't bike in. It was raining and I have things to do this evening on a very tight time frame.

Some days I wonder if I will ever make it to goal. I know the progam works, it's worked for so many people I know. It worked for me for the first 40 lbs. So why can't I get it to work for the last 20 lbs?

Monday, August 6, 2007

What a weekend!

Not too good WW-wise, but fun! I drank too much, ate too much. But I did get out and move on sunday. I spent almost 2 hours in the gym sunday morning, and then went for a 30min walk in the evening!

Back at work today, so back on track too. It kinda sucks having to go to work today, when everyone else is at home. Oh well, very slack day, got some good work done, and the boss wasn't here!

So I'm gonna head out early...

Thursday, August 2, 2007

As Promissed...

Here are some photos of the fireworks from last night

Can you belive the heat!!

How crazy is this...It's like 500degrees outside, and I am sitting in the office in a sweater! I have turned off a fan, hopefully it will "warm up" in here!

So how are you lovely ladies coping with the heat? I plan on spending this evening at the pool. I can't wait to get home and hang out by the pool!

Last night, we went to see the Lac Lemay fireworks. They were pretty cool. I got some really neat pictures. I will post them when I crop them down a bit, probably this evening.

Other than that, not much going on here. I'm still sore from tuesday and have opted to not go to the gym tonight, but I will go back on the weekend.

Try and stay cool!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Still sore

As expected, I'm sore today. Not as bad as I thought I would be, but still sore. Oh well, it will pass.

Haveing an ok OP day. There was cake at our board meeting this morning...never a good thing. I had a small piece, but still, I don't need cake at 10 in the morning!

Going running tonight, and then right into the pool!!

B-Rice Crispy's (2), Yogurt, Grapes
S-Watermelon, cake (4)
L-Rice, chicken
S-Apple, Almonds (4)
D-No clue....

AP's-Running (3), Biking (3)