Saturday, December 29, 2007

Making Every Moment Count

So, this 12 days of Christmas Challenge that I joined at my gym is totally working. Last night I so would have blown off the gym, but I didn't because I had to go do 45 minutes of exercise to earn my sticker for the challenge. So, when my husband left to go curl, off I toodled at 8:00 at night to do my thing. There were 3 other people in the gym. It was lovely. I did a hill program on the treadmill. I upped my speed and incline from the last time I did it. It is weird. Now that I "run", I don't really feel like I've worked out if I walk. I checked my pulse all throughout my workout, and it was up where it was supposed to be, so I know I was working out, but....if you're wondering why I didn't run - it is because I'm tired. I feel worn out from Christmas. I will start running again on Jan 7.

I'm really looking forward to the fitness classes I have coming up in January. My week will look like this:

Monday: Weight training/Water jogging class (45 min of each)
Tuesday: Salsa lessons with husband
Wednesday: Fun with Fido classes with dog or belly dance (haven't decided yet)
Thursday: Personal trainer session and maybe belly dance, if not Wednesday
Friday: jogging and curling
Saturday: Yoga with husband

Plus, daughter really wants to go to the gym before school, so I will go with her Tues, Wed & Fri and do some easy peddling on the bike - which really helps my knees.

Of course, all of this moving around isn't going to matter a bit if I don't stay on plan. I'm feeling frustrated because 20 pts just seems to go so fast. I know if I add more 0 pt veggies to my diet that would help. Mmmmm, so much to ponder. So little time. 85 days till bathing suit.

Still time to join up in the SparkPeople challenge. We have a lovely group of ladies in the challenge.

OK, have a healthy day bloggers!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

After Christmas Wrap-Up

Well, the holidays have come and went. And just in time, cause my stomach needs a break!
I'm back tracking today. I was back at the gym yesterday. I don't know if I mentioned this, but my club is having a 12 days of Christmas challenge that I signed up for. I still have 3 stickers to collect before the 30th. Yesterday I did a hill program on the treadmill for 20 minutes and 20 minutes on the bike. I will likely do the same thing today.
I'm still taking people for the Spring Challenge on SparkPeople if any of you are interested. My SparkPeople name is fatinahdc. You can just send me a sparkmail.
I have 83 days till I have to put on a swimsuit. Holy crap. I'm freaking out. I have much work to do between now and then. I cannot afford to be starting over anymore. I think I'm going to focus on making my food choices from the core menu. I'm a points gal through and through, but I feel like I need to eat clean for a bit. Mostly because of all the junk over the past while. It is always so surprising to me how out of control my choices get if I take a break. It is like I have never learned anything about healthy eating. Hmpf!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

This and That

Hmm, it has been a while since my last post.
I have been busy finishing up Christmas shopping. Now I have to wrap all that stuff!
I have been having trouble getting my running back up since I was sick. I haven't been able to get past 20 minutes. But yesterday I thought of a plan. I am going to lower my speed a bit, which I think will get me back up to 45 minutes, and then I will increase my speed again.
I had stopped writing down what I'm eating. Today I start again. It is the only way I stay on track.
I likely won't post again until the New Year. Stay safe, enjoy your time with your family, and be healthy!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Noticing the Little Things

For the past 9 weeks I have been doing a Sparkpeople challenge. I have been averaging a loss of a smiggen over 0.5 per week. Yay me. So, it is slow going, and while I want it all off today, I'm happy with my progress. Having said that - I noticed today that I have been wearing a sports bra that I haven't worn in a long time. It kinda just hit me today. I had stopped wearing it because while I could get it on, it had become so small that getting it off was a task and a half. Plus, while I had it on, I actually had trouble breathing - it was that constricting!! Anyhow, I've been wearing it for a week and a half now. Not only can I get it on and off easily, I can breathe!! I must have lost some inches around my chest. Yay me again!!



Yesterday was personal trainer day. She kicked my ass good. I am just getting over a cold, and she worked me so hard that I threw up (I had time to get to the bathroom). This is a breakthrough in and of itself. I have never pushed myself like that before. And I came back and finished the workout. We have a challenge going on at the gym and I had to finish the workout to get my sticker to put it on the board. Nothing was stopping me from getting that sticker. I have to get in 12 45 minute exercise sessions by the end of December. Because of the cold, I only have 4!! YIKES!!! I'm on my way now to do a run on the treadmill. I am going to do 5:1's, because my lungs are still congested (or something in that general area is) and I don't have much stamina. I still think that will be a kickass workout.



After that I'm off to the mall for some last minute Christmas shopping. Should be a total zoo. Blech.

Have a healthy, exercise filled, on program day bloggers!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New Year Workout Plans

It is that time of year for signing up for the winter programs at my Club. Husband & I are all signed up for yoga again. We are adding Salsa lessons to the mix. I'm pretty excited - we have so much fun taking dance lessons.

What I'm SUPER excited about though is a class I found yesterday. The write up in the registration book says it is a good cross training class for runners. It is a combination class - 45 minutes of water jogging followed by 45 minutes of weight training. You realize of course that this means that I will finally be working with weights two times a week! Woo hoo!!

I have a busy day ahead of me. Nothing fun. Lots of running around. Bleh. Oh, well. That's why I don't get paid the big bucks to stay home. ;-)

Have a healthy day bloggers.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Husband's Christmas Party

I had my husband's Christmas party this weekend. What a great time. My knees were SORE, SORE, SORE on Sunday from all the dancing I did Saturday night. I had my new black dress that I wore and I felt really good in it. The only thing that would have made it better would have been if I hadn't been so sick. I feel like crap! I didn't workout today. In fact, I haven't done anything today except sleep. Tomorrow I get back to the land of the living - regardless of how I'm feeling. Sometimes when you're sick it is easy to get into a sitting around funk.

That's about all I have for today. Hope you're all having a healthy day.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Santa Shuffle Race Results

Saturday I ran my race. What a GREAT day I had. It was -18, but with the wind chill it felt like -26. It was unusually damp also. So, we ran the race in our fastest time yet, because I was f*cking cold! At one point my running partner "J" said "Fatinah, what's gotten into you - you're running so fast" I told her I had just lost the feeling in my ass!

Anyhow, we finished at 36:50, which is fan-freakin-tastic because we were running 10:1's. Then, when we got back inside, they were giving out FREE subway subs! I love subway subs, and they had veggie on brown. I can't even tell you how fast we both inhaled our sandwiches - neither of us had really eaten breakfast. We then called our girlfriend to tell her we were done and we all met at Starbucks for a latte. Well, they each had two cap's, but one latte is my max. It was such a fun morning.

So, now we need to find a run to do in the new year to keep us out there....so far all I've found is a 1/2 marathon - but that's not for me.

Yesterday I had a GREAT run on the treadmill (it was -26 again) - I did 50 minutes of walking and running and logged almost 7k. I felt really great after.

Oh, I stopped drinking alcohol. Not in a 12 step way, but I think that not spending points on booze will really help me stay on plan. Plus, it is cheaper to go to dinner if you don't have 3 glasses of wine to pay for, which ends up costing more than I would spend on a bottle. Of course, I have a bunch of lunches and a Christmas party, but.....eh, just means I will wake up feeling good enough to go for a run the next day!

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Outside my comfort zone

I spent the entire morning up at my club today. I had to get out of the house, because the cleaning lady was coming, so I dropped daughter off, then went up to the club for breakfast. Then I watched some curling finals of a spiel that was going on while I drank my coffee.

Then I...wait for it.....went up to the gym. I did 45 minutes on the treadmill (5.4k) of running 10:1's. I have been so intimidated to just go and work out. I go up to meet with the personal trainer, but to just go in.....Anyhow - I DID IT!!!! And it was packed - I got the last treadmill. I ran so hard that my face was beet red. I was really, really proud. Then I ran into ladies I know, so I sat and had coffee with them. One of them asked if I was going to eat. Normally I would just say yes, out of habit, but I realised I wasn't hungry so I said....NO.....look at this - personal growth all over the place!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Plugging along

I'm still plodding along. Last week ended with my running buddy "J" cancelling our run. So, just to re-cap - cousin, friend "A" and friend "J" all cancelled. Urgh!

New week though. Yesterday "J" kinda sounded like she wanted to cancel, but I must have made it hard enough because she didn't - we just met 1.5 hours earlier. It was -25 degrees with the wind chill. That worked in our favour, because it made us run fast, and we had our fastest run to date. 5.6k in 41 minutes (that is running 10 minutes and walking 1). I was really pleased. I have to go buy some lined pants though - my upper legs were burning so much I almost cried!

Today is gym with daughter in the evening. I will do some weights and maybe a short run on treadmill.

Food - is requiring some tweaking....starting right now. I've had a pattern for the past few days. Write down the first one or two things and then nothing.....tsk, tsk.

Anyone watch Battlestar Galactica Razor this weekend? It was SO good. I can't wait for the season I'm missing to come out on DVD - I don't know what the hold up is.....

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Tagged again...5 Random/Weird Things about Moi

1. When I was growing up I had an imaginary friend named "Fun"
2. It stresses me out to watch a movie when I don't know the ending..sometimes I won't go until I find someone to tell me the ending...I didn't do that when I watched Million Dollar Baby and I had a complete crying breakdown in the theatre!!
3. I save fitness magazines or rip out the workouts but never do ANY of them....they just pile up and up and up
4. I can be alone in the house, but get scared if I have to turn the lights out
5. I have an irrational fear of being stabbed in the shower, even though the ONLY part of Psycho I've ever seen is that particular clip in a commercial.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

What Motivation????

Cousin calls me "from work" (I think she was home calling from her cell) saying that it will be a while till she gets home - maybe I just want to go without her. Nope I tell her - I have no plans for the evening - whatever time she gets home is fine. Then she says, well, it will be a while, there will be traffic and I haven't finished my articles yet for my class tomorrow.

That's right - she pulled the University card. So, she didn't run. And neither did I. I did have a great session with my personal trainer though. It was so hard, it made me nauseous! But in a good way.

So then yesterday, was supposed to go to gym with dif friend, until her furnace broke (and of course, the temp dropped!) and by the time she got the repair man in and out - no workout time.

I was really mad for a while at my cousin and at myself. The next time I see her, she is going to complain about her weight, or her lack of stamina running. Maybe I should have pushed harder, but in the end, she has to want it also.

So, from now on I'm going to make my time to do whatever, and if I can have company - great - but if their furnace breaks or their paper isn't done, then they will miss out. I over accommodated and then I missed out myself. That doesn't help anyone. And it makes me grumpy and off program. I was counting on those points. Ok, I need to let it go.

In the meantime, I have to find someone to encourage this week as part of the NewYear'sBest challenge on SparkPeople. That is really coming along, and everyone is having great progress. Of course, we all have our ups and downs, but the over all trend is down, which is awesome!! I really like being a team leader.

To my buddies south of the border: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday full of good times, small portions of quality food, and good finds at your sales tomorrow!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Motivation

You all know that I have been struggling with my motivation. Last night I had to be someone else's motivation. Which is really built in motivation for me.

Cousin is finally back in town. You remember she is who I am doing the Running Room Clinic with. She called last night to say she doesn't want to go tonight - she didn't run while she was away and now she is too far behind. No problem I tell her. I hate that clinic anyhow - we will just get together and run whatever she is comfortable with, 5:1's, 6:1's, she can pick. But your already running so much more than that she says. But I'm just really interested in getting out, and if we don't do this together, we won't see each other I say. Well....she says. Call me when you're home from work I tell her. I want to hear about your trip anyhow. And she said ok.

She was ready to not do it at every turn, but I didn't let her off the hook. She will feel great when we are done because she will have earned activity points, and I will feel great because I will have earned activity points. Good feelings all around.

Daughter wanted me to go to the gym with her last night - she went and swam laps. So, I ended up walking for 38 minutes on the treadmill. I didn't go super fast, but I put a bit of an incline. The gym was unusually warm. And full. I ended up earning 8 activity points yesterday. And I need them - I'm out of flex, so no eating extra for me unless I've moved my butt!

I have my personal trainer today. I normally meet with her on Thursdays, but she is a football fan, and she is taking Thursday & Friday off to watch ball. So, my muscles will be surprised for sure!

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Still on Track after the Weekend!

I made it through the weekend on program. I have used all my flex points and activity points, but I'm still OP.

I actually attended a WW meeting on Saturday. Even though the leader sucks - I still left feeling re-charged. Those meetings are so important to my personal success. I had a great visit with my girlfriend while we were waiting for the meeting to start. The topic of the week was Lifestyle - in that WW is not a diet. It doesn't have an "end". It is for always and forever. I need to be reminded of that. I always think there is an end. But that is why I gain and loose the same 10 lbs.

Husband & I took the puppy on a 6k hike yesterday. He was so tired after - it was funny. He is such a barker though - it can be stressful. In any case, it was a good walk on the hill which provided some good challenge, and I burned over 600 calories.

Daughter passed her Bronze Cross class last night. We were so proud of her. She is now eligible to take the assistant teacher course. And one step closer to being a life guard.

I had my run today with my friend J. We totally rocked it. Our pace was greatly improved, even though I had to walk twice. My new shoes were a dream. It was really cold when we started because the wind was in our face, but by the time we were on our way back it was nice. I made sure to stretch.

Well bloggers, hope you're all having a healthy day!

Friday, November 16, 2007

TGIF

Mmmmm, I'm glad it's Friday. I haven't posted for a whole week. I've thought about it a couple of times, but it felt like a burden. I decided that I don't want to talk about food anymore. I will discuss recipes and such, but not, "oh, I ate this bad thing". So, if that is the kind of blog you're looking for, this won't be it.

I haven't been running much this past week - my knees were SO sore. I also ended up with shin splints one day. I decided that I had put off getting new shoes long enough. So, off I went. I'm really happy with the service I got at the store. And no, I didn't go to the Running Room. I ended up with Nike shoes. They not only feel like a little piece of heaven on my feet, but they are pretty.

I met with my personal trainer yesterday. Another great workout. I'm really surprised at how much I enjoy it. $$ well spent I think. My next step is to concentrate on going one other time on my own. I haven't done that. Why do I feel so intimidated at the thought of doing that?

So, about my new recipe book. OMG!!! We have had 4 recipes so far, and my family has loved them all! I'm not going to re-type them all, cause I'm lazy, but if you e-mail me (fatinahdc@hotmail.com) I will happily send you a pdf of the recipe. But, seriously, the joy of this book is in the grocery list that comes with it for each week. Friggen genious!

The recipes tried so far are:
  • Sweet & Tangy Chicken with Rice and California Veggies
  • Beef Enchilada Casserole with Tomato-Avocado Salad (daughter loved, loved, loved the salad)
  • Teriyaki Chicken Toss with Spaghettini Pasta
  • Lean Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Veggies.

Tonight we eat the last of the 1st week of recipes: Glazed Pork Chops with Rice & Baby Carrots. I can't wait for that one.

Each recipe is for 4-6 people, so we've had left overs from every meal, which I've frozen for lunches in the next week. All of the recipes are easy-peasy.

My puppy got his schnauzer cut this week. He looks so different, and still so cute! Today, at doggy daycare they are having Santa come in for pictures. He is, of course, going to have his done. Husband informed me today that we've turned into "dog people" - all I will say is that I have resisted the urge to buy him little dress up clothes!

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday again so soon??

Yesterday I met with my personal trainer - today I can hardly sit down or stand up - my hamstrings hurt so much! I did my run, listening to Harry Potter. The time passed quickly. I made sure to include some inclines in my run - took the pathways that went up - and then really enjoyed the coming down part! I'm not really looking forward to my run today though. I'm thinking of asking the gal I run with if she wants to do the treadmill - it is so cold and icy outside.

So, I just bought myself the best cookbook EVER. It has 13 weeks of recipes (5 recipes to a week) and then has a grocery list for each week. You just photocopy the grocery list and off you go. I have lots of good recipes, but I hate making the grocery lists. So, today I go shopping for week one. I am going to do all 13 weeks. A former co-worker's wife uses the book and he said that he loves everything in it. And the meals are all either make in 30 minutes, or 60 minutes in the oven. I've gone through and figured out the points for each meal - they range from 7 to 11 - for the first week. I will just then plan the rest of my day accordingly.

Tomorrow is husband's birthday. He has requested roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. I will also do mashed potatoes and asparagus - his favourite veggie. Mmmm, should be yummy.

Well, I must away. The dog wants in, and I have to start getting myself psyched for my run. Wish me luck!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

130'ish days.....

till I have to put on a bathing suit on my spring vacay. I need to loose 1.9 lbs a week. I didn't go to WW yesterday with my friend, since the meeting was in the middle of my massage, but my girlfriend picked up a 3 month journal for me. I used it yesterday. I will use it today. I will use it tomorrow.

I thought long and hard yesterday while I was wallowing in self-pity. I have been exercising like friggen crazy. Totally wasting my time because I haven't been eating properly. I had a nutritionist tell me 2 weeks ago that healthy weight is from 20% exercise, 80% diet. And yet.....In the end, it comes down to laziness. If I can get off my butt to run as much as I have been, if I can spend $$ on a personal trainer every week, if I can curl and go to yoga once a week, surely, surely, surely I can make nice meals for me AND my family so that we all stay on track.

Here we go again.

In other news, I took the dog for a nice walk yesterday. He is getting really good at walking. Now that he is healed from being fixed, I think next week I will start taking him on short runs. I haven't been to a running room clinic since my cousin has been away. I will be glad when the clinic is over. I really don't like the way it is run, and I won't be signing up for anymore.

My massage dude told me yesterday that my right hip was so tight - he couldn't believe it. I noticed when I was changing that my club is holding 30 minute yoga sessions for $10 each. They are all specific - backs, chair work, necks...and....hip openers. I'm going to go on and see if there is still room in that one. Sounds like I need it!

Have a healthy day bloggers. Today I will be working with personal trainer and running. Wooohooooo!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I've been tagged

1. When I was pregnant and in the birthing class, I got so dizzy watching the movies that I had to leave - the lady running the class came out in the hall and said she had never met anyone like me, and that she didn't think I'd be able to do it! (I was over 8 months at the time!)
2. The hardest I've ever laughed was when my husband & I took two-stepping lessons. I just love to be twirled.
3. My biggest fear in life is not seeing my daughter's life
4. Whenever someone famous dies, I can't help but think about what my nanny's reaction would have been, if she was still alive
5. Thinking about knees makes me nauseous
6. Sometimes when I hear people talking a different language, I think in French
7. I worry that I will die without ever having found my passion

Hopefully this insight into me won't stop you from reading!

Have a healthy day.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Lost.....

Ugh. I have been sitting here all morning trying to figure out how to motivate myself. I feel like I've reached the end of my rope - but I'm still hanging on. I don't seem to be able to exercise and keep my diet under control at the same time.

My girlfriend figured out that we had run over 60k since we had been training and burned over 3900 calories. And I think I gained a couple of lbs this week.

I just don't understand why I can't commit. Hmm. Will have to give this much thought. In the meantime my other girlfriend has asked me if I want to go to Weight Watchers tomorrow. I haven't answered her yet.

In other news.....my puppy has gained 1kg since his operation one week ago! He has my metabolism - I also gain weight when recouping!! HA!

Well, I'd better get tidying up - my husband has a co-worker spending the night - he is in town for a business meeting and couldn't find a hotel!

Have a healthy day!

Monday, November 05, 2007

The Sun is Shining

Phew. I'm glad the weekend is over. I need a fresh start.

I did my run today with my friend. Our 5.6k route. 465 calories gone. Yay!! Part of the run was hard because of the ice and snow. Yes, that's right. It snowed this weekend. Crap. My legs are a smiggen sore just 'cause I was so tense on the ice.

I found a rather large knot in my back yesterday. I have to book a massage. I'm putting it off because I know it will really hurt. But, it has to be done. I can feel other parts getting sore because my body must be compensating.

I've been tagged by Cory - I need to think a bit of some things to tell you all about.

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday

Could have called this one "Ho'er, Hum'er".

Noticed when I was commenting on Tigerlilly's blog that I was really talking to myself. I am struggling with having all this candy in the house. I shouldn't have to deal with this. And like Tigerlilly, I feel guilty taking the crap away from my daughter...even though it is ludicrous to let her eat all that. Ugh. Plus I'm grumpy that my husband munches away and doesn't gain.

Ran today with "J". 5.6k. We beat our time from last go (Monday) by just over 2 minutes. Woohoo! Have to remember to turn the clock back this weekend or I will be way too early for my running room clinic on Sunday!

I curl tonight. I'm only looking forward to it because of the drinks after. Is it wrong to think that, or just to admit it????

Well, I'm off to snack on an apple. What I really want is a bag of mini Doritos...... I'm sure the apple will be equally if not more satisfying. F*ck.

Have a healthy day!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Ho Hum....

That is how I'm feeling about blogging lately. Blech!!

So, what have I been up to? Well, still running 5.6k with "J" Mondays & Fridays. We have signed up to do a 5k run on Dec 1. Yay!! Still doing my running room clinic, which is going well all things considered. I just got back from meeting with my personal trainer. All upper body again, just a sprinkle of lower body work. I should be completely unable to lift my arms tomorrow - she pushed me so hard. In an odd way it was fun.





So, I've been loosing minuscule amounts of weight - which is good - but I'm part of a challenge on sparkpeople that is getting me a bit down. I a co-leader, which I am so excited about, and I'm having trouble getting people to report in. I think if they gain, they stay away, and we all know that is when you need to report in more than ever. Any ideas on how I can convince people to do it???





What else. Oh, my daughter tricked me into letting her go halloweening (we don't celebrate this) and now I have an obscene amount of candy in my house. Here is a picture of what she brought in. Little monkey!!







I'm off to not think about the candy and chips. You all have a healthy day!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Run

I did it! I had my 10k run yesterday. It was a lovely day, and our time was.......

are you ready for this?.......

1:16:08!!!!!

Awesome! 7 entire minutes (minus 8 seconds) faster than we had anticipated, and we thought that time was a conservative effort!

I'm so excited - and pleased!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Seriously, Monday Already?

Gee, where did the weekend go?

Friday I ran 7k with "J" and burned over 580 calories doing so! I think this is because there are so many hills on our route. Fun times. I had to stop and walk twice, but I figure only for a TOTAL of 1.5 minutes - so we have improved a ton. This is good news, because I'm running a rather challenging 10k on Saturday.

Friday night we curled. We lost, but I did make one shot. After I drank .5 litre of wine & 1/2 a 10" pizza!

Saturday was 1.5 hours of yoga during which the teacher came over and told me I had lots of work to do. This is the second week she has been crotchety with me. I think she needs a cleanse. In any case, it was a challenging class.

Yesterday was my running room run. Next class I do will be with the Tech Shop. The leader changed the route again, and the pacers spent the whole time running behind me talking about how slow they were going cause they were hung over, but at least they were out. This is true, except my cousin and I were working quite hard to keep that pace, and them yammering on about how slow it was was quite discouraging. I'm not going to stop going, because it is 3 days a week that I'm out moving, but...eh, maybe I'm just too sensitive.

Puppy finished puppy training classes yesterday. Received a certificate of excellence for changing his behaviour and a toy. So cute! They are running another class in January, so I think we will sign up again.

So, people......I didn't write down what I was eating this weekend. Didn't make good choices. Ugh..Last night we had munchies at the club - I so could have ordered a salad. Why is that never my choice? I actually even like salad. Sheesh....Makes all this running for nothing if I'm going to eat like crap.

Have a healthy day!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I'm so excited!!

I am so excited! Last night was my running room run, without my cousin, the run that I usually get left behind on....and I DIDN'T!!! A pacer that doesn't usually come on Wednesdays came. We had a really small group - only 7 of us - and the run was great. We did 3k - in 21 minutes. I'm quite happy with that.


Another reason I'm happy? I bought myself a Garmin Forerunner 301. It has a heart monitor. It tracks your km's, your heart rate, your course (it has gps), your calories..(I burned 245 by the way!). It is so awesome!!!!! I'm quite excited to wear it on Friday with my run with "J" to see how hard we are working. I can download my workout history to a program on the computer....ooooo....I just love being able to keep track of things....I'm all about keeping stats.


Today I have my weight training with my personal trainer. Timing is perfect, because I am now able to move without muscle pain - time to sore them up again! HA!


Yesterday eating wise....well, I had a big breakfast out with a friend, but didn't eat again till dinner, where I had a shockingly small portion of tortellini. I wasn't really hungry, but didn't want to run on an empty stomach. Turns out I should have - ah, live and learn. I ate too soon before the run, and ....well, it wasn't comfortable for sure.


Here are some pictures of my puppy - the one on the left is the "before", the one on the right is the "after". He had his first puppy cut. So cute. Basically all they did was trim up his face, so he could see. And I think they trimmed his paws.




Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tuesday...sweet Tuesday

Well, the pain is finally over. The yoga really helped. I had my run with the running room on Sunday - at one point we had the team leader and 3, yes 3 pacers all up front....with us slow runners at the back with no support. I won't repeat the string of swear words that my cousin had to listen to, but I was NOT impressed.

Yesterday I didn't exercise. I was supposed to run with "J" (last time we went out we did over 7k!), but I had to cancel - I had an installer to wait around for. Kinda worked out well, 'cause I kinda felt like I needed a day off anyhow.

My puppy is having his first grooming today. I can't wait to see him. The hair around his face was so long - he is just getting a puppy trim, cause it is his first time. The lady said it won't take as long as a normal grooming, which is good, cause the puppies don't like to stand for long. I took a before picture, and will take an after picture tonight.

Well, I have some work to do for the sparkpeople NewYear'sBest challenge I'm co-leading. Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Waiting for the pain to stop...

I had my meeting with my personal trainer on Thursday. It was AWESOME!!

We did all kinds of things. Some stuff on the bosu for core, some free weights, some machines. All of it hard. All of it more than I would have done on my own. And we even had some giggles. It was so worth the $$. I know I did way more reps than I would have on my own. We did two sets of all the exercises.

Fast forward to Friday, the next day when the only part of my body that isn't sore is my ears. I have to meet "J" for our bi-weekly run. I think we did almost 9k....in an hour of running and walking. By the time I got out of my car when it was all over and I was home, I could hardly get out of the front seat. I then had to figure out how to get my sports bra off, because I couldn't lift my arms over my head!

Fast forward again to this morning, when I had 90 minutes of yoga. There wasn't one move that we did that didn't almost kill me. I have never needed a stretch more in my life. At one point, I was having trouble with a pose and the teacher told me I need to work on my core. I'm like "chicklet - that's why I'm here!!". She wasn't being a ditch pig though...it was said with kindness.

Tomorrow I have my running room run. 2 x 10:1. Should be fun times, because my cousin will be there. I won't be running alone.

My points have been plentiful, but counted. Thanks to all (Poppy & Kate) who helped with the activity points. I actually noticed that I had miscalculated some for my running (which is intense, or so it says on the points finder). I love finding points.

Well, I guess I've blathered on long enough. Hope all of you are having a healthy on program day!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Help from fellow Weight Watchers

I need to figure out my activity points for one hour of lifting weights with the trainer - would any of you consider it "moderate" effort?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

8 Running Room Classes down - 22 to go!

Went for my running room run last night. The leader managed to f*ck me over again....had us run a whole route instead of turning back after 1/2 way through the time, and the slow people turned off the route, so I ended up quite alone on my run. At one point I couldn't even see the gal in front of me to see where we had to go. I was so mad by the end, I told myself - that's it - I'm not running on Wednesdays anymore! But then I realised the only one that hurts is me. Crap.

Good day eating wise, still on program.

I have my session with the personal trainer today. I'm excited and scared at the same time. I've taken classes with this gal, so I know her well enough, which is why I'm excited - she is really nice. I'm scared cause I know I will have to go farther than I do on my own. Which is the whole point, but still....

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday....

Last night I had my run with the Running Room. I think I mentioned that I didn't like the route last week. It was too long for the amount of time they had planned for the run.....Well, this week we had a new route.

They had us running along the sidewalks under the street lights, and we ran out for 1/2 the time and then ran back. It was perfect. Safe and the exact right length. I was going to skip the run tonight because my cousin can't make Wednesday night runs, but I won't now since I can't get lost on this route. Yay. Although, I was looking forward to a day off.

So, who watched Biggest Loser last night? Because of my run, I had to stay up LATE to watch it. Good episode. I was glad that Jillian's team lost the weigh in, although sad to see one of the twins leave. I don't like Jillian's style. Those men look like they are melting away.....Jim sure looked good in his after clip didn't he? That show is so inspiring.

Watching those folks on "vacation" and trying to deal with the challenges you face....really brought to the front that the rest of our lives are going to be about making good choices. It is unfortunate that more often than not, we look upon good choices as some form of punishment. Seriously. What the hell is that about? I am making a serious effort this week to think of good choices as a treat. I'm going to suggest that as one of the challenges for NewYear'sBest.

Don't forget to stop by SparkPeople and join in!

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

New Challenge

I am so excited. We are starting a new challenge over on SparkPeople called "NewYear'sBest". I'm going to be a team leader!!! Yes, me!!! WOOOHOOO!!!! We have, I think, 7 people signed up so far. Good times ahead. My goals for the challenge are:

1) To loose 1 lb per week
2) To exercise at least 5 times per week
3) To not gyp myself out of fitness by taking it "easy" on myself during the workout
4) To be accountable to myself when I go off track, but not give myself a pass to give up

If any of you are on SparkPeople and want to join up - the more the merrier!!

Today I went running with "J", the gal that I signed up for the 10k run with. Neither of us brought a watch, so we ran/walked but don't know what intervals we were doing. Anyhow, we were out there for around 50 minutes, maybe a bit more. It was a good run. Seemed like lots of hills. Just about killed me. What is worrying me though is the run I have to do tonight with the Running Room. It is a short one, two intervals of 10:1.....oh, well. It is just for today. I meet with "J" again on Friday for another run. Tomorrow is a day off. Can't wait.

I have the munchies today, but so far have managed to only have some water. I am about to have some raisin bran with skim milk. Mmmmm, I love raisin bran. I'm eating some of my activity points today for sure. I bought the best spinach salad for lunch.....so yummy....came with a bit of strawberries and mandarin oranges with a raspberry type vinaigrette.

What else? I think that's about it. Hope everyone is sticking with their programs today and having a healthy day!!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Taking Stock

I have been taking stock of my efforts lately. The other day I was watching a show called X-Weighted, and there was a gal on that was so afraid of failing, she was unable to really set a goal, let alone achieve it.

I just about fell off the couch watching this show, because it made me realize why I haven't been successful with my efforts. I too am afraid. Of success. As I watched this girl on her workouts, I saw myself. I do the work, but I always stop short of really pushing myself. Always. I will tell myself, well, what is important is that I got out here. But if getting out there consists of a run that is barely faster than a walk, and if it means that my heart rate was barely above resting, then I'm fooling myself. I'm gypping myself out of success. I'm spending the time doing it anyway, if I just push myself, it would be worthwhile.

This morning, on my running room run, I decided that it had to end. So, when I came to the part of the path that had a hill, which I would have normally just walked up and then kept going, I didn't. I told myself that I deserved the ass I was going to get if I ran up it. So I did. Oh, I could hardly keep running after I got to the top, but I didn't stop. I caught my breath and picked up my pace. Now, I realize this is just one workout. But I think now that I have seen where I keep going wrong...I will be better able to change the behaviour.

I've also done something rather silly. I signed up for the Halloween Howl run - which is a 10k race at the end October. I'm only running around 3 k now, but I have another gal to train with....and I figure the push will be what I need to get to the level I need to to actually burn some calories. I will meet this this gal twice a week to do longer distances, and I have my running class the other 3 days.

I have hired a personal trainer to meet with me on Thursdays to do weights. I'm just not getting the weights done on my own. If I can do weights then just one other day on my own.....my plan for the week will be:

Monday - weights alone at club, run with 10k training buddy
Tuesday - running room clinic run (pm)
Thursday - weight training with personal trainer, belly dance
Friday - run with 10k training buddy
Saturday - yoga with husband
Sunday - running room clinic run (am)

I had Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday. I made ham, scalloped potatoes, mashed yams, brussels sprouts. I was supposed to have corn also, but I actually forgot to make it! Anyhow, it all turned out good (although the scalloped potatoes didn't thicken) and everyone had a lot of fun. I'm happy I did it on Saturday, because now we have two whole days to relax!

Things I'm thankful for this year: My husband & daughter, my two favourite people in the world; our health, God has really blessed us in this way; my new found revelation which will lead to my success in the coming months and last but not least, my new puppy Indiana, who has provided so much fun and unconditional licking!

Bloggers, I am thankful to all of you also, because it really is a comfort to know that I am not alone with my struggles. Have a healthy day!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Wise Words

This post.....really hit the nail on the head for me. Give it a read....

http://canadiancarolyn.blogspot.com/2007/10/impact-of-scale.html

Monday, October 01, 2007

Monday, Monday, Monday

I worked today. My puppy spent the day at doggy daycare - he is already asleep! The lady said he did well. I actually cried when I dropped him off. I really need help.

I slept like crap last night - fretting about working today. Always the insecurities creep in...what if I can't do what they want....what if they think I'm not worth the $$...on and on for hours....felt like I slept 10 minutes last night.

I also popped off an e-mail to my trainer lady that set my weight program up - I'm going to start seeing her on Thursdays. I'm just not getting it done on my own. At least this way I will get one workout in.

Watched Big Bang Theory - still not sure about that show, BUT I just about split a gut when the one guy actually held up the sign that said "sarcasm". Good times. Wasn't impressed with HIMYM tonight - they better get better soon. Meanwhile - CSI Miami - what is with the dude that plays Horatio - he has to be the worst actor on the planet. Do you think he stands to the side like that when he talks in real life? He must be very insecure.

Hmmmmmmmm. I'm tired.......so,so day today food wise. Tomorrow at the running room clinic - 3 sets of running for 7 (yes, seven) minutes and walking for one minute. Fun times ahead......NOT!!!!!

Oh, I decided to take my lunch tomorrow so that I can tell you all tomorrow that I had a great day food wise - how smart am I??

Have a good night sleep. Meanwhile, shout out to Tigerlilly who posted a nice loss on her blog today.....Yay TL!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Falling off the wagon....

Well, it was bound to happen at some point this week. And it happened last night. Well, not last night....yesterday. Had too many points for breakfast, so everything I ate after that was over points. I didn't go crazy like I normally would...but I didn't have a zero point salad for dinner either. Anyhow, this morning I will update my journal and start fresh....and by that I mean stick to my daily points target and not use any extra!

I think I will rake up some leaves in the backyard today...they are actually starting to bug me. Normally I wouldn't even notice there were leaves in the back yard, but now that I have a dog....I put them in a pile last week, but since then...more have fallen....and it took until now to come up with a plan to get the leaves into the plastic garbage bag that the dog was sure to nip at. I now have a plan, and I'm sure the dog will enjoy the company while he is playing outside.

I was supposed to start curling tonight, but the other team couldn't get enough people together. Imagine...1st night and they are having to jam already!! I'm not too sad though....I really wanted to watch that new vampire (and Angle rip-off) show. Now I can ;-)

I'm going to do a run today on my own. I don't run again until Sunday a.m. with the Running Room. I was himming and ha'ing, but now that I'm not curling....I'd better get out there. It's only 30 minutes....still walking for 1 minute, running for 5

What else......oh ya...CSI...anyone watch? I'm really glad that they didn't kill Sara off. Not that I'm particularly fond of that character....it just would have been so sad for a season premiere. The other show I watched was Grey's. I HATE Izzy's character. Blech, blech, blech......seriously......a horse? I was folding laundry and threw a sock at the tv when George showed up saying he loved her. F*ck! I also watched Big Shots, cause there was nothing else on.....it was ok. I really like the guys they have for the show....so I will watch again......after Grey's we just watched StarGate 1 on dvd. We are in the middle of season 3.

Well....I suppose I should get moving. Literally. I have to drop off puppy's vet papers at the Doggy Spa that he is going to next week. I think he will have so much fun....I have to work and didn't want him home all day alone....he is young yet. Plus, it is a good opportunity to get him used to other dogs. There is a little cocker spaniel that is the same age as him there....

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

2 Running Room classes down....28 to go!

Last night my cousin couldn't attend the run because she had a university class. This meant that I had to go alone. I usually jam on myself when left to do something alone. But, last night I went. It wasn't a great experience. Running wise - I did well - I ran up with the teacher for almost the entire time, so I was happy with my pace, and I didn't walk during any run time...all that was good.

What wasn't great about last night's run was, well, running with the teacher. There was also another gal, so 3 of us were running in a line...shoulder to shoulder, you get the picture? Anyhow, they are chatting....are you married, what do you do for a living, what does your spouse do....do you have kids....and not once did they address me. They quite pretended I wasn't there. I was so uncomfortable that I ended up falling back a bit behind them. Sheesh. This is why I hate doing stuff on my own.

Food wise, I had a good day. Ate 4.5 flex points. I was really hungry....actually, I was quite munchy after my run, but all I had was a half cup of yogurt.

I'm off for breakfast with my other cousin...can't wait. He's so nice.

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

1 Running Room class down....29 to go!

I went to my Running Room class last night. I signed up for a 5k class, which is for people who have "learned to run" - presumably from their learn to run clinic - and just want to increase to 5k. Somehow, I forgot this, so when she told us we were going out to run 4 times the following: walk 1 minute, run 5 minutes...I just about fell off my bench! WHAT???? RUN 5 MINUTES?? That is what my head screamed.

Needless to say, the first 5 minute run was so hard. It hurt my legs, my lungs, my arms were cold.....on and on. But, it was just the first 5 minutes. By the second set....I found my groove.

My cousin joined the class with me. I'm very glad to have the company running, although neither of us are talkers while we run. She found the run quite challenging and told me to go ahead. I thought it better that we stayed together. Had I gone on, she would have stopped. As it was, we were slow, but steady! We never stopped once.

I ate 1 flex point yesterday above my points target for the day. I figure I earned 2 activity points from that class. So, a successful day.

I have a run again tonight. I'm looking forward to tonight because it doesn't have the talking part. You just show up to run. It will be an earlier night.

I missed most of Biggest Loser last night, but we caught....well, I guess the last hour or so.....I teared up when I saw Jerry in his after clip. I was beyond impressed. I will miss him on the show for sure.

Anyone watch SVU? Cynthia Nixon was great on it. The other show I watched was Bones. I have watched the show from the beginning, but somehow was still kinda surprised when they said it was already year 3 of the show. Has Angle really been gone that long?

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Point Counting Day 1...

I found out why I had such a bad headache yesterday - we are having our first Chinook of the season. I felt like my head was ready to explode all day and actually had trouble keeping my food down. Now that the nice weather is here - I should be ok. My headaches only happen as the temperature goes UP. Now that it is up, I will just enjoy the nice weather.

Counting points yesterday. Always a shock to go back to that. It is amazing how quickly your portion sizes grow, your choices are not quite right. In any case, I wrote everything down. And I used 21 flex points!! We had no groceries (I go shopping today) and daughter had a hankering for pizza. We ordered chicken, feta & tomatoes. OMG! Best pizza I've ever tasted! The good news is that I found the count for the pizza in my WW Canadian fast food guide, and so I was able to track everything properly. I didn't need to use that many flex pts - where did I go wrong with my choices? Well, in two places. 1) I looked up the count AFTER I had eaten the food. We all know that if you look it up first - you don't have that third piece! 2) When I have such a bad headache (or am sick in ANY way) I crave comfort food. So I sort of self-justified along the way. This is what the flex points are for. I just have to be sure to get some activity points in.

Which brings me to my first class at the Running Room tonight for my 5k running class! I'm so very excited. My cousin ended up signing up for the class also, so I will even have company. She won't be able to make the Wednesday runs, but I need practice getting out there on my own anyhow.

I have an appt today at the doggy daycare center to see if they will accept my pup as a client. I sure hope they say yes, because I have to work next week. I don't really want to leave him alone all day if I don't have to. I have another place in mind as a back up, although....the place I'm going to today if my first choice - it has such a good set up, with organized play times, sleep times, walks outside.....

Well.....you've all been reading long enough....and I'm not getting any activity points typing.....or am I? HAHA!!!!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Why not counting doesn't work

I have been writing down everything that I'm eating, but not really following a program. That so does not work for me. So, today I'm back to counting my pts. It is really the only way I can eat a reasonable amount. I've tried and tried again to track calories, but after doing points for so long, I just find that I get lost. I know WW works - why do I keep resisting?

On the vegetarian front - things are going well. I'm quite surprised though, at how naturally I order or eat meat without thinking. I found a health food store to go check out in my area to look for protein substitutes.

I have such a bad headache today. I have tried a cup of tea, advil, napping....nothing is working. Too much of a change in pressure in the weather, I think.....still haven't even taken the dog for a walk.....

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Friday, September 21, 2007

So long between posts....

I didn't realize it had been so long since my last post. Sheesh, time flies when you're bored!

Over the past few days I have had some great posts in my head. Now I'm sitting down to write.....my mind is blank.

I was on some vegetarian websites the other day, nosing about. I printed off the PETA vegetarian starter kit. There is some very interesting reading there. I will admit, I didn't read the "get to know your meat" pages, because, quite frankly, I like beef too much. However, I do digest my food better when I'm not eating meat. So far I've been able to do around 2 days meatless and then I have some. Like everything else, this is a work in progress.

On the weekend I am going to Chapters to look for a vegetarian slow cooker book I saw advertised. I love using the slow cooker, but my current recipe book doesn't have a ton of meatless recipes.

So, is anyone out there watching CSI still? What are your thoughts on whether Sarah will be killed off?

I sure wish Biggest Loser was on more than once a week. I love that show. Don't you all just feel so happy for the people in there "where they are now" clips, looking so proud? Oh, and I officially don't like the black team. I was happy that the red team lost the last weigh in though - seriously - those two ladies were making me CRAZY!! What was with the attitudes? I mean we all have them, but these gals have the chance of a life time.

I bought a new mock chicken product to try at lunch today. Mmmmm, pretend chicken...doesn't get better than that!

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Big Brother Finale....do we care?

Well, I wasn't going to watch, but then I realised that I would miss everyone finding out that Eric was America's Player.....I'm just too curious to see every one's reaction.

I'm still sore from yoga. I wasn't able to take the dog on his big walk up the hill yesterday, because it was raining, but I took him for 2-30 minute walks on the bike path. It wasn't as much fun for either of us, I don't think. But, at least it wasn't as muddy!

I had a good food day yesterday. Still not following a program....but making healthy choices......so I guess that is like the core plan?

I see that Poppy is back blogging! Welcome back Poppy!! (http://fatgirlchat.blogspot.com/) Stop by and check out her page - it is one of my fav's!!

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Yoga Rocks!

We started yoga again yesterday. It was great. I am so sore today. Even husband is sore today. And teacher took it easy on us! YIKES! There was one couple that returned that we knew from last time, other than that, new people. One other couple, two ladies and a pregnant lady. Good size class.

After class, we grabbed a quick bite of lunch and took puppy on his big walk. We managed to knock 10 minutes off my regular time. So, I'm thinking when I do it on my own, I need to pick up my pace. Daughter started on the walk with us, but most of the way up the hill, she turned back.

Today I am golfing with a former manager, her friend and my husband. So, after I'm done my Tim's coffee, we will take puppy on his big walk, since he will be locked up for a good part of the day......I'm a bit nervous about doing that big walk and then golfing 18 holes.....we will be using a cart, but I get quite sore from all that swinging of the club.....in any case, sore or not, it will be a fun day! My former manager is one of my favourite people - we always have a good time together.

Well bloggers, have a healthy day!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday, finally!

Puppy was up to pee at 2:30 this morning - I couldn't fall asleep for over an hour after that.....I hate when that happens!!

I added onto my route with the dog for our "big walk" and got it up to an hour. I'm quite pleased about that. My lungs still want to jump out of my chest on the way up the hill. When will that stop??

I didn't make it to belly dance last night. Was busy arguing with daughter. Had a less than stellar parenting moment.....why can't we turn back time?

Meanwhile, my mom just called. Her brother in law died this morning. I feel bad for my mom's husband. He is so sad.

I sure feel like having a glass of wine tonight. I have some homemade port downstairs.....Maybe I will have a glass of that. It is kick ass!!

So, BB8. What a bust, eh? Those two trashy skanky people winning the $$. Unbelievable. But, not as unbelievable as the first week of Biggest Looser. The losses were stunning. I felt bad for the gal that got sent home, because I think that type of person is the one that needs the help the most. I just about cried when I saw how successful she had been on her own, and how proud she looked for the after photos. Awesome. Oh, and how much do I love Bob the trainer? Man, I would love to have just a week with him. I think he seems so NICE. Mind you, so does the blond chick...I forget her name...is it Kim? Personally, for me, Jill would not have the right affect (effect??) on me. I can't wait till the next show.

Well bloggers....stay tuned for a run down of my yoga class tomorrow....I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ok, I'm back

I have been gone for a bit, but I'm back now. I will bring you up to date on what has been happening....

1) hosted breakfast for 12 people (husband's family) and had one SIL complain because she had to drive into town for it. We were having said breakfast specifically so she & her husband could see other SIL who was in from out of province.
2) drove out of province SIL to yet another province to drop her & her hubby off at MIL's. Husband remembered to pack his golf clubs and shoes - a last minute decision, but not our overnight bag.....
3) took dog on his big walk, and on the way home, blew out a tire
4) was up all night next night with a very sick puppy
5) haven't felt like blogging because I feel I have nothing to say - except that I forgot that this blog is really for me...I don't need to have anything to say
6) I have been keeping track of my food, but not really following any program

I start Belly Dance tonight. I'm really glad, because I need some routine. Plus I find that I really miss it in the "off season". The bummer is though, that my friend I do class with is having surgery next week and she didn't sign up for this session. Husband & I start yoga on Saturday. I'm really looking forward to that. We always have fun, and I love the stretched out feeling I get after a class.

I have been taking the dog on his big walks up that hill. My lungs still haven't adjusted to the hike. Everyday still hurts as much as the day before. I guess that still makes it a bit of a workout. We walk for 40 - 45 minutes. He really likes it, and I listen to my iPod - still working on Harry Potter, book 5. I can't wait until the 7th book is available on iTunes.

What else.....eh, I guess that is it. Haven't heard about dinner with former co-workers yet. I hope they schedule it soon - it isn't long until my running clinic starts up and I will be busy 3 nights a week with that. I'm quite surprised at how much I'm looking forward to the clinic. The weather is nice and cool, and great for running.

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Mojo still MIA

I'm still feeling blah about things on the weight loss front. Just feel like I have so much else taking up my time. I'm still writing things down, trying to make more good choices than not. I guess why I feel like I'm not making an effort is the lack of formal exercise. Maybe I will feel better when all of my classes start up.

We have been having a busy 1st week of September. Daughter is adjusting to her new school, which comes with many challenges, such as making a whole new set of friends. Husband is busy at work. Puppy is busy peeing every 2 seconds. If I can get through this week and the weekend, I think things will settle in, and I will feel less blah.

I just spoke with my former supervisor. Man, I miss those girls so much. She is going to try to arrange a dinner for a couple of us - then we don't have to fit all of our talking into an hour over the lunch hour. I sure hope it comes together. These are people that I really want to keep in my life. It is so easy to drift apart if you don't put in any effort.

Well bloggers. The weather has turned the worst kind of awful, so I think a cup of tea is in order, and then I will be out in the torrential downpours to walk to dog.

Oh, the dog did two trips up the huge hill on our big walk today. I thought there was a good chance my lungs would leap out of my chest!! He, on the other hand, seemed to gather more energy the longer we walked!!

Have a healthy day!!

Monday, September 03, 2007

This post is for "Mister & SmarT"

Indiana went on his "big walk" again today. Below are a couple of pictures of him during the big walk, and of course, a picture of him after the big walk.....

I've lost my Weight Loss Mojo!

Oh, my word! I have been having a heck of a time of late! My goals haven't changed. I just can't seem to find my grove since vacation. I'm really hoping that I find a routine again soon. Daughter goes back to school tomorrow. That may help. The only exercise I've been getting is walking the dog. We took him on a "big walk" yesterday - I ended up napping for an hour when we got back. Indiana ended up sleeping for a good part of the afternoon. Blah, blah, blah. Sorry, this isn't much of a post. Sadly, it reflects where I am with things perfectly.........

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Butternut Squash Lasagne

I have a problem. I just went in my freezer and found some leftover butternut squash lasagne. Which I promptly had for breakfast. Which was so tasty, it might be the best lasagne I've ever made. My problem? I can't remember what prompted me to make this recipe, or where I would have had the recipe from. Crap. I hate when I do that!

The sun is back out! I am one of those people who is greatly affected by cloud cover. If I don't have access to sunshine I get really down. Luckily, while the climate where I live gets REALLY cold, we hardly ever don't have sunshine. Except for the past few days. I feel like I've just woken up from a long nap with all the sunshine streaming in now.

Indiana (the new pup) slept through the night again last night. I guess the breeder had been very diligent with her training before we got him. I officially love that woman!

Have a healthy day bloggers!