Thursday, May 31, 2007


Short post today - I have the worst headache.

Ended up going for my walk last night - and the best part was that daughter joined me for the whole thing! She listened to her music, and I listened to Harry Potter, but I was so happy.

I have belly dance tonight. I hope I can get rid of my headache in time. I'm going - but I'd rather not do it with a headache. I had intended to go for a walk after work, but there was just no way I could.

Hope you're all having a healthy day bloggers!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Swimming Class

I sincerely think that there is a good chance that this stroke improvement class is going to kill me. I am so freakin' tired. I bet we did a MILLION lengths. Seriously. A MILLION.

On the plus side, the teacher noticed that I wasn't rolling my shoulders in the strokes between breaths. I had forgotten I was supposed to do that because I was so busy trying not to drown. BUT, once I fixed that, it went better. I had to use flippers, but I was able to keep up with the rest of the class. Yay me!

Food wise, having a good day. I'm sad to say that I just noticed at 3:00 that I hadn't had anything to drink all day except two cups of coffee! I'm drinking a litre right now. Sheesh. What a dope I am. Can't do all that swimming and not drink any water. Bet that is one of the reasons I'm dragging my ass.

It is so nice out today. I'm going to go for a walk before or after dinner. I doubt I will have the energy for more than one loop around my neighbourhood (5.4k). Hell, I may not even have enough energy for one, but I'm gonna try!! I have that 1/2 marathon at the beginning of July - I figure I should be walking at least an hour a day now.

Mmm, I can smell the chicken I'm cooking for supper - smells good.

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

General Musings

Well, I'm back from the weekend. We were away visiting husband's parents. Didn't make it through the weekend even close to on program. All things considered, we had a good visit. Husband's parents can be trying. Got out golfing for the first time this season and I did pretty well. I pick up my ball after two puts and sit out a hole here and there, but for the holes I played, I was happy.

Didn't get back on program until today. I'm going grocery shopping in 5 minutes - we are out of everything! I did go for a 5.4k walk yesterday (I did it in just over 56 minutes). I downloaded the last Harry Potter book onto my iPod last night. Need to refresh myself before the last book, and the reader for that book is GREAT! Easy walk when you're listening to something you enjoy. It was kinda expensive though. But, what the heck. I'm worth it! HA!

I had to work yesterday. I'm going to be trying really hard to get this job done so I can be done. Except for one gal in the group I'm working with, I don't really enjoy the ladies. And the one gal I do enjoy - works heads down as I try to, so I don't get to chat with her at all. In the mean time though, it is nice to have the extra $$ (hence the big splurge on Harry Potter!).

So, no more Rosie on the View.....I'm sad, because I am a Rosie fan. I enjoy the other ladies also though, so I will continue to watch....although, Barbara Walters I find painful - personally, I think she is too senile to be on a talk show. She has trouble getting her sentences out. I didn't realise yesterday was a holiday in the States, so I'm happy that I didn't miss the show where they address Rosie leaving. It is always interesting to hear how they spin things.

Ok, Barbara just finished her spin. She did good.

Well, I have my bowling wrap up lunch today and then our playoff bowling game. Kinda glad that's over - 5 pin bowling isn't really for me. It was fun to visit with the ladies, but I won't be joining it again. Glad I tried it though.

Ugh - I have lots of running around to do before my lunch. Guess I'd better get at it.

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Let it snow - WTF??

Here are a few pictures of the snow we have here today. The tree/bush in the first pictue usually stands higher than the neighbours roof. The snow is very heavy

This last picture shows our neighbour across the street - their tree actually broke! Meanwhile, across the country - it is 33 degrees!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The View

Did anyone happen to just see the View with Rosie & Elisabeth going at it? Holy cow!!!!! I have never seen anything like that - they hit an all time low! I thought Joy was actually going to walk off with the guest host Sherri! At one point Joy said - "who's directing this show? go to commercial!". Can't wait to see what TMZ has to say about it all!! I bet Rosie ends up leaving earlier than one point she said she was just going to sit there for the next 3 weeks while Elisabeth talks about all her Republican crap!
Ooo, gotta listen to Alicia Silverstone talk about being a vegan!

Crappy Weather

We are expecting quite a bit of snow today. May 23rd, and we are expecting snow. WTF??? Of course, I find myself saying this very thing at this time of year EVERY year. The weather really sucks where I live. Oh, well. No run for me today (since it will be raining until it turns to snow). I have swimming class anyhow.

Not much else to report really. Just doing my thing. Week WW wise is going well. I've had a blip here and there, but....this weekend will likely be a shit show - I will blog about that on Monday, but quite likely it won't be pretty!

Actually, I shouldn't say that. It normally would be a shit show, but I'm really feeling quite like using my head and making the best possible choices. I plan to do lots of walking this weekend also. Best laid plans, eh?

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Article on Sparkpeople

I just read an article on different kinds of carbs on Sparkpeople that I thought some of you might find interesting.

Stomach Flu?

Ugh, I think I have the stomach flu. I have no energy, but I can't sleep.

I had a good weekend. Got a walk (Sunday) and a run (Saturday) in, but that was it. Had dinner out at a friend's Sunday - awesome, awesome dinner. Beef and Pork tenderloins done on the bbq. I don't know what their marinade is, but, mmmm so good. Had chips with dip while waiting for dinner - was so sick the next day from that. Maybe I'm still feeling the effects of that.....

Yesterday we took daughter and her buddy for sushi. Perhaps that didn't agree with me? I don't eat anything out of the water, but perhaps I O.D.'d on soybeans? Or wasabi? Anyhow, we had so much fun at the sushi place. All of us were able to find new things that we liked, and it is so easy on pts. I did try the tempura yams. I won't get those next time, cause they use too many pts, but they were good. Wanted to try them at least once. I shared the order with husband, so I wouldn't eat too much.

Not much else to report. Tried to do C25K today, but was able to do only 20 minutes of week 4 - I was feeling too nauseous to go much further! I still have to do my German homework. I hope my stomach is better in time for class.

Well, this is probably the most boring post ever, so I will sign off.

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Weigh In Results and Grey's Review

Oh, happy freakin' day!

First off, weigh in was fun, because I was down. My WW buddy didn't show, so I didn't stay for the meeting. But, I was there long enough to be down 2.8lbs AGAIN! Yay me! Considering I had a mini meltdown this week, I'm very proud that I was able to pull out of it. This is a huge NSV for me.

Second, Grey's finale. Ugh! I was so psyched that we had an extra 15 minutes. But then I saw what they filled it with. There were some excellent acting moments from Sandra Oh, as always, but.....I'm confused....was she happy or sad when she said to Meredith "I'm free". General gripes were as follows:
  • Seriously - Mc-not so-Dreamy almost picked up Meredith's sister?
  • Who is the mother is this sister? I don't always see all of every episode due to Belly Dance class.
  • George fails the friggin' exam? Did I miss that he was secretly stupid? Was he just so preoccupied at Meredith not writing?
  • Callie (who I love) gets the chief job over Bailey - what the hell is that about?
  • Izzy declares her in-loveness with George out of...friendship? I hope I or my husband don't have that kind of friend.
  • Jane Doe - what a friggin' snoozer and waste of film. Seriously.
  • Callie wants a baby with a husband she is constantly second guessing? WHAT??
  • The chief is now going to STAY at the hospital when it looks like he can get back together with his wife and have a life?

CSI, though, I enjoyed. The moment when Grissolm said that Sara was someone he cared about was well done. Can't wait to see how that turns out.....and to see more of the teams reactions.

Well, I guess I'd better get about my day.

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Shoes....etc....

I went on a shopping spree today. New running shoes (Pearl iZumi) (which have the colour of this font on the soles), new running bra (pretty blue) and new running socks (Running Room brand). Yay! I will be tearing up the trails now for sure. The lady who gave me my massage yesterday suggested that I get actual "running" running shoes. The shoes I had were really for walking.

I'm happy to report that I had a much better swim class today. Much, much better. We worked really hard. It was good though - it didn't feel as hopeless as last week.

So, I was busy sabotaging myself - really working hard at it too - and I realized that I really don't have time for self sabotage - I vacation again in 2.5 months. No time for monkeying around or feeling sorry for myself. I have a plan to end the week on program, so I feel pretty good.

On the German front, class last night was sehr gute. Today I bought index cards to help with memorizing my vocabulary. They are rainbow coloured cards. Oooo, the fun of it all.

So, it is sounding like Veronica Mars isn't going to make it to next season. Silly CW network. They need a kick in the ass.

Well, it is gorgeous outside and my new shoes are calling me to the open roads....well, to the bike path anyhow........

Have a healthy day bloggers.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Self Sabotage

My dieting cycle is so freakin predictable. Work my ass off (literally!), loose a nice #, don't stay in my points the next week.

F**k!! Actually, I think what is freaking me out is that yesterday I didn't exercise. My back is so sore. I have my massage in a couple of hours - the gal is going to have her work cut out for her!

Anyhow - because I didn't exercise, I went over by 3 points yesterday. Now, I know, logically, those 3 points are not going to result in a weight gain. Yet, on some level, it makes me want to binge. I'm actually quite shocked that I made it to bed last night without a complete shit show.

Today is a new day. I will have my massage, do my German homework, which I have left till the last minute, go bowling (my buddy is going to wear her heart monitor/calorie counter to bowling to get an official AP count - how funny is that) and then squeeze in a run. I'm quite anxious to start week 4.

Ugh, I need to get my head back into the game. Another thing throwing me off is Mother's Day brunch. I wrote down everything I ate that day, but so hard to calculate. I figure I'm out of flex points, but since I'm so anal about being precise, its kinda freaking me out. Blah, blah, blah....

Anyhow - have a healthy day bloggers!

Trudging along....

Not much to report. Today is Mother's Day. Daughter is at synchro practice and husband at work until we meet for brunch. This means that I have no one around to bug me while I watch Steel Magnolias for the umpteenth time on TV! (I just love all the ladies in the movie) Yay! Husband even brought me my Tim's before he left for work. Mmmm.

Yesterday all I ended up doing was my C25K. We did get all of our running around done though. Nice productive day. I will do one more round of week 3 and then start week 4. I haven't looked ahead to see what is in store for me, but I'm quite sure I'm ready to move on. I just love how toned your legs feel when you do any little bit of running at all. I do notice though, that I really feel like a need a massage in my upper back - and it has been since I started running again. I've been trying to think about my shoulder and head placement while running, and I make a real effort to hold my core tight...hmm...

Anyhow, to all the Mom bloggers - Happy Mother's Day - make it a healthy one!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Feeling Angry

Ok. So, yesterday, I worked, went grocery shopping, got supper into husband and daughter then we rush off to drop daughter at swim practice.

It was really nice out yesterday. At 6:30 it was still 22 degrees. I hadn't exercised yet so I knew I had to do something. I chose going for a run, because quite frankly it gets me more activity points for less minutes. Here is where my feeling of anger comes in.

We get home, husband sits down, puts on hockey (um, hello, it's 22 degrees outside!), opens up spider solitaire on the computer and promptly starts munching on the two bags of sour candies I bought him while out grocery shopping. I, on the other hand, had to change and to run. I was overcome by anger. Not at him. But at the perceived injustice that I was feeling at that moment.

Why, why, why do I have to be one of those people that has to run because I need activity points, instead of because I love it? By the time my run (and by run, I mean walk/run, 'cause I'm doing c25K week 3) was over, I had calmed down, and was feeling really good about myself for having done it. But man, in those minutes before I went out - I was really, really angry. And, I came dangerously close to taking it out on husband. Which is spectacularly unfair. Ugh!

Meanwhile, today was weigh in day. My buddy weighed in yesterday because she was off for the weekend, so I had to go alone. I didn't stay for the meeting because I'm not really fond of the leader, I just go for social time with my buddy. We get there really early and then chat up a storm waiting for the meeting to start.

ANYHOW.....I had to update my ticker to reflect my (big pat on the back) stunning 2.8lb loss! YAY FOR ME!!!

Today for exercise I don't know.....likely go to the gym and do either weights or practice my swimming. Then, depending on which of those I do, I will run or walk. Unless I run out of time. We have tons to get done today. I have books waiting for me at the library to go pickup.

Ok, bloggers - stop reading me and go enjoy your Saturday!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

German Class Post Mortem

I'm happy to say that German class went off without any drama this week! In fact, the lady that FALSELY accused me of being a home wrecker borrowed my beloved green pen. We learned about family last night, and did a bunch of review from last week. I was so tired after class. The class is 2.5 hours long, and we have no break. I find with all the concentrating I have to do to keep up - I'm sehr tired by the end.

So, on the schedule for swimming class and a walk. No running for me. My quads need a good stretch on the foam roller and a day off. It is supposed to go up to 16 today, and there may be rain. But, I should be able to get my walk in before the rain comes.

So, daughter had two friends over yesterday after school, who ended up staying until around 9:00. It was so much fun watching them. They actually dressed up and did their makeup before they made their dinner (which was a hodge podge of stuff like fried eggs, a frozen dinner, etc). Then, they got changed and did exercise videos. And all the while, they were laughing so much. It was nice watching her be a little girl. And the two girls she had over are two that I really like. They both have a great deal of confidence, and they aren't too shy to talk to us. Some of daughter's friends are so insecure that they not only don't even say hi, they won't even look at us. Doesn't give you a warm fuzzy when that happens!

Anyhow - have a healthy day bloggers!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Gorgeous Day

Man, it is so nice out today. I finished work early today, and I actually took advantage of it and went for a run (C25K) and walk (40 min). Yay for me. My face was so red when I got back. I don't know if that was from exertion or the sun. I think exertion. I have even already done my stretching. What a good girl I am.

I don't really have much else to report. Other than I have German class tonight. I wonder what fun awaits me tonight!

Guten Abend!

Monday, May 07, 2007

I finally did it....

Well, after many weeks of thinking about, commenting about it, I did it. I got off my ass and did C25K (Fatmom - now you have a virtual running buddy). I picked up where I left off - week 3. My first 90 second run I thought there was a good chance I would just drop dead. But, I didn't, and by the 3 minute run, I found my groove. I'm back, baby!

Anyhow, I'm glad I went. I feel really good right now. Once I hit publish on this post, I'm going to stretch. Otherwise, you know tomorrow's post will be me whining about being sore.

Not much else new. Work is off to a very positive start this week. Just waiting for the other shoe to drop - cause my stuff went really well. So well in fact that I don't think I will need to go in Thursday or Friday - yay for me!

Have a healthy day bloggers!

PS: To WW'ers out there doing C25K - do you consider this high intensity when using the points booster for activity points????

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Ticker Update - Weigh In Day

Good Morning fellow WW'ers!

Went and weighed in this a.m. Ticker updated - not! I stayed the same. Oddly enough I'm quite happy. I don't know why, but I jumped on the scale at home this morning BEFORE going to the meeting, and it showed I may be up .2. So, when I got there I and was the same, I was pretty happy. Upon reflection of my week, I think staying the same was about right. I only exercised once, and since I was working, my routine was all out of whack. And, of course, I used all of my flex points. So, I'm happy with my results and ready to start a new journal.

I did have rather a nice NSV last night. Husband was home finally from a week out of town, and we had a LATE dinner - Vietnamese. Not the smartest thing to eat at 9:00 in the evening when you are weighing in at 8:30 the next day. ANYHOW, for the first time ever, I ordered my regular dish and half way through it I stopped. I ALWAYS eat the entire thing. And the best part was, I didn't stop because I was thinking about points, I stopped cause I was full. My mind actually connected with my stomach. Normally I stop cause I have eaten a certain # of points. How exciting is that??????? I know I can hardly contain myself!!

I work again this coming week. I am going to make a better commitment to myself though to exercise in spite of that. I used to exercise when I worked before. Just need to make an effort. I'm like Nike - Just Do It!!

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

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Grey's Anatomy

I had the worst headache today. I took much advil, love. Then I did something bad. I used the headache as my excuse to skip belly dance to watch the 2 hour Grey's.
I have this to say:
  • I kinda found the new show stuff more interesting than Grey's stuff - I'm not loving the Jane Doe story line at all
  • Why, why, why do they keep making McSteamy wear clothes? That man should be in a towel EVERY episode!
  • If George & Izzy don't stop fooling around I'm gonna be pissed. I hated that it looked like they were being "drawn" to each other. Kissing someone requires a decision. George made a very bad one.
  • I loved the whole Christine thing with the wedding - I can so relate to her about putting on a big show
  • I cried when Meredith's dad slapped her. I was shocked at how much that scene touched me - likely because I too grew up without my dad - but - well done
  • How happy am I that Taye Diggs is going to be in the new show??? Um and hello - where the hell was HIS towel?
  • I didn't enjoy that kiss between Addison & the Wings dude. Maybe if he hadn't ANNOUNCED that he was going to use his tongue it might not have had such an ick factor

Overall - I have to say I had a ball with two whole hours. Fun times. I'd love to know what you guys thought.

Of course, the best part was that I was able to watch it at 5:00 which means I will be done tv watching really early - which is good, cause my head is still VERY sore.

On the eating front - bad day. I will spare you the details, but I will just say that I'm glad that I had almost all of my flex pts available to me. I'm going to go assess the damage now. I'm sad to say that when I have a headache, I have trouble not binging.

Well, bloggers, have a healthy day!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The weirdest thing to ever happen...

So, I'm in my German class, and we are practicing introducing one class mate to another. I lean over to whisper my name to the lady that is introducing me and she says:

"Oh, my, God, there is no way I will forget your name, that is the name of the lady that had an affair with my son in law for 7 years right under my daughter's nose"

No shit. We have the EXACT same name. I thought she must have misheard me. But nope. I didn't know what to say, other than it wasn't me. I was so embarrassed!!!!

Other than that, it was a fun class. I have a bit of a head ache though. Too much class participation for my taste, but how else are you going to learn???

The Sweet Return of Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars returns to tv tonight and I have to go to class. I'm so sad. I just love that show. And it has been off for sooooo long.

I had an ok day working. At least I can access all the systems I need now. I am going to have to work like a pig to make my deadline. But, I'm happy to see everyone again.

So, I leave in 5 minutes to go to my German class. Here's hoping the teacher shows this week!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!!!

PS: Still on program! YAY!!