Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Biggest Loser Spoilers Ahead!!

All time "I hate Helen" moment last night had to be when she said that she didn't know if she was ready to go home when she was talking to Tara.... really Helen... is that the same home that you sent your daughter to weeks ago?  Honestly - I can't think of what kind of mother wouldn't insist that their daughter stay in something like this.... She drives me crazy.  Oh, don't get me wrong - I think she looks great - but she isn't a good mom in my eyes.  

I was sad to see Filipe go home last night.... I found him funny and I enjoyed his clips.  I was really impressed to see him running the family/friends boot camp in his backyard.  Good for him.  And his family and friends.  I look forward to seeing him at the finale.

Tara wins another challenge.  It was very nice to see her at the end of it - when she finally accepted herself..... Of course, like with any show, it is annoying to see the same person win all the time, but even though, it will be fun to see how she does at home after this latest breakthrough.  

I personally think Mike will take it all.  I would have liked to see Ron go - I don't like fibbers.  Plus, I have to be honest - I find him rather distasteful to look at.  I realize this is really, really shallow.... but he gives me the icks!

I thought the train the trainer portion was fun to watch.  Bob was even yummier sweaty.  Mmmmmm.....

I'm still feeling pretty crappy.  I have to be honest - I would rather not be sick while all this swine flu is out there - even though there is no way I have it - it is unnerving!   

The only exercise that I did yesterday was a walk for an hour with the pup.  Tonight is my night to go to the gym with husband.  I think I will just sit on the bike while he does his weights.  I don't know if I have the energy to lift weights.  I figure as long as I move some part of me... I likely could pull off a weight workout,  if I'm honest, but I really believe that you get healthy faster if you rest.  Maybe that's a cop-out, I don't know... but that's what I'm going with!!

I'm making Thai chicken thighs tonight.  That has to be one of my favourite meals.  That is the one thing about me - no matter how sick I'm feeling - I never, ever lose my appetite.  Sigh....

I bought myself a nice fresh loaf of 3 grain rye bread today and made myself a ham sandwich for breakfast.  It was really good.  Rye bread has to be my favourite type of bread.  Followed by pumpernickel.  Mmmmm.

Well, I suppose I have blathered on long enough.  Have a healthy day bloggers!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Feeling Weepy

I must have PMS badly today.  I have been tearing up all morning.  My daughter is driving me crazy and every time I think about it.... the tears start.  Ugh!

No work out today......I woke up feeling quite sick (I have a head cold, I think).  I went to the library right when it opened and checked out 3 books.  I've really been feeling like reading lately, but alas, was out of books to read.  Of course, now when you go to the library you have to check the books out yourself, which I've never done, and so the library lady came over and treated me like an imbecile.  She clicked the ok button on the screen with the instructions and then walked away.  I was like "um now I don't know what to do"..... so heavy sigh from her...... it was all I could do not to smack her with one of my books.  Little bitch.  When she was learning her job, I bet she got training.  Now I have to stand there doing her job with no training, and I get the eye rolls and sighs.  I was SO not in the mood for that today.  

What else.  I'm watching Stargate Atlantis again from the beginning to get ready for Season 5 on DVD.  Unfortunately though, last night I had bad dreams about my house sinking.... too much SA right before bed I guess!!

Well bloggers.... that's all I have for today.  What a snoozer - sorry!
Have a healthy day!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Boredom is my enemy!!

Well, my day didn't go as planned today at all.  

My run on the treadmill was BAD.  I was tired, and I think that coupled with the fact that the tread keeps right on going at it's pace, was really hard on my knee, and after 20 minutes I had to walk.  Oy!  My knee was so sore, I had to step off the machine when I was done sideways one leg at a time like an old lady!!  I'm going to do either the bike or the elliptical this week to rest my knee up a bit... and then I think I just have to suck it up and run outside.  Huge sigh.  Maybe I will be lucky and in a week spring weather will be back???

Instead of going to yoga, I took puppy on a new path for a walk for an hour.  I have no rationale for this other than I felt ripped off from cardio for not being able to complete my 30 minutes of running.......

Daughter & I did not go to a movie, because I decided I can't really afford it.  This meant that daughter then went out with friends, and I have been here all day alone.

I have already talked myself out of walking to the store for chips 3 (yes, THREE) times......


Mmmm, Saturday with my Tims

My day of nice to my body went well, except I never did get around to the yoga.  The swim was good (although I ended up a bit sea sick), and belly dance was a hoot!!  Teacher showed us a drum dance that she might teach us.  It was smokin!!  I can't wait!!

Yesterday I had the annual Spring Fling up at my Club.  That is a fashion show and lunch for the ladies at the club.  Fashion show was a lot of fun, they got some of the fitness instructors to model and they were such good sports.  The lunch was a kind of disappointing though.  This year they skipped the salad course, and actually, when they brought out the main course, we all thought it WAS the salad course, because there was a bouquet of lettuce (held together at the bottom by a thinly sliced cucumber) and some salmon & a shrimp.  No rice or anything.  Plus, I don't eat stuff out of the water.  I told them politely that I didn't want a plate, but they very nicely took the salmon off and put a chicken breast on there....but left the very offensive shrimp.  Huge shudder.  Anyhow, we all left very hungry.  And for $45, I expect a half cup of rice.

Last night I worked out while daughter was coaching synchro (we were having dinner at the Club 'cause husband is still off golfing), so I did my 30 minute run and lower body weights.  Then a healthy veggie burger (no bun) and garden salad for dinner.  Yum.  The Club's veggie burgers are really good.  THEN when I got home, it was sunny and a whole 5 degrees out...and puppy had been in kennel the whole time we were I took him on an hour walk.  My feet were quite sore last night - I'm quite sure I need new running shoes.  Last time I think I bought new ones before 200k, but this pair I'm at almost 400 I think.  Yikes!!  I have to check - but I'm sure I got new shoes before Christmas.....

Today....a 30 minute run and then my yoga class.  I've just been running on the treadmill....which is both easier and harder on my knees.  In any case, I'm not going back outside till it friggen warms up.  I'm a fair weather runner for sure!!

Daughter & I may go see a movie today - I wanted to catch the Julia Roberts movie, but she would rather the new Mathew Maconohey (Lord, I know I spelled that WAY wrong, but I'm too lazy to look it up) & Jennifer Garner movie.  It looks fun also, so.....I told her though that if she wants popcorn, she has to buy her own.  I usually get myself the kiddie popcorn and drink, which is only $5 or so.  

Well, that's about all I have for today.  Have a healthy day!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

be kind to my body day!

I went to the club last night with husband.  Yesterday was an upper body day.  I do my run in the morning on my own, and then just do weights with husband.  Last night I was feeling spunky & strong so I upped some of my weights.  WELL, this morning I can hardly get my top on because it hurts to move my arms!!  

As such, I have decided to make this a "be kind" day.  What will that entail?  WELL, it doesn't entail running today (my feet hurt when I got up this morning).  I am going to do 35 minutes of swimming lengths (breast stroke) with friend at 1:00.  When I'm done watching No. 1 Ladie's Detective Agency on PVR, I will fire up the old Wii Fit and do some yoga.  Then tonight, at 7:00 I have belly dance.  All nice, loving, kind to the body exercising.  Obviously I will not be earning a ton of activity points with this type of exercising today, but I really feel like my body needs it.  

Hmm, husband left for his golf trip today.  Of course, the roads are so bad with ice now I'm really worried about him getting there ok!

Not much else on the go for today.  Had the best breakfast today.  1/2 of a Dempsters Everything bagel with peanut butter.  Mmmmm.  It was so good.  I have two hard boiled eggs cooling right now for lunch.  Life is good.

Oh, Co-Op is starting to get more and more WW products in, and in the past few weeks I have tried both the chocolate & banana nut muffins.  I was really surprised at how decadent they taste.  For 3pts, it is a pretty nice treat.  Not every day, of course....but....once in a while.

Well bloggers, have a healthy day!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

it is snowing outside right now

I haven't posted for a while.  For many reasons.  
  1. I haven't really felt like it - I had too much to say and nothing all at the same time
  2. My daughter & husband finally came to blows - mostly because daughter is busy being 16 and husband had finally had enough.  This caused much stress on all 3 of us.  For many, many days.
  3. My computer has been shutting off at the oddest times, resulting in "check disks" that sometimes ran more than 24 hours only to shut off again.  Last night the screen hinges broke completely and the screen was hanging on by a cord at each end!!
Last night husband took me to the Apple store and we came home with a MacBook.  I'm so happy.  It is so light.  And now I can iChat....well, I could if I knew anyone that could also do that.....

OK.  My fitness has been on track through all of my upheaval.  In some ways, that was the only thing to get me through it all.  I am still running (around 5 times a week), doing weights 3 times a week (one week 2x upper body, 1x lower body, next week the opposite), doing my belly dance once a week, yoga once a week...and walking the dog around 5k a day.  Yay me, right?

WELL....I've also been tracking my points.  Haven't made it ONE day on points.  It just shocks me that there was ever a time when that was enough food.  WTF?????

Daughter & husband have started talking again.  Sort of.  Daughter is not applying herself at school.  Not really making any effort to be part of our little family.  It is so frustrating - she has so many opportunities available to her...and she is squandering them all.  Sometimes I wonder if we have done our children any favours by giving them all that we didn't have.  Hmpf!!

Hmm.....sadly, I don't have much more of an update.  I have over 300 blog entries to so much of my life right now. 

I have been feeling very lonely.....kinda since Christmas....everyone seems so busy....I spend most of my days talking to my dog...and while he is good company...he never really has much to say!!  I was hoping to go back to work part time, but as yet have not heard anything.  I like many things about being home, like being here to get daughter off to school, making a kick ass supper every night...being able to go to the gym whenever I want in the day....but it is very lonely.....

Ugh - I think the snow (and clouds that come with it) is really getting me down.  I need spring to be here for real!!!!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

400th Post!

Holy noodle, I've been blathering on here for a long time - 400 posts! Cool beans!

Tornwordo asked about the joke that my husband's company played. Well, here it is. He came in to a very official letter, signed by the controller, saying that they were re-aligning the company finances (husband is part owner) and so, could he please write the company a cheque for $18,478 by April 5. I have never heard panic in my husband's voice like that at all. And of course, before they could tell him it was a joke, he was on the phone with me....not cool.

With daughter home sick yesterday, I was prepared to use it as an excuse to not go to the gym. Yes, that's right, after all of this personal growth with healthy lifestyle changes, I was completely committed to blowing off my exercise. Then daughter, bless her heart, realised that she had to coach her little girls and couldn't miss, and she wanted to go up early so she could grab a sandwich first. So now I have to DRIVE up to the club. All of a sudden is seems like I will have to OUT OF MY WAY to actually skip the workout. Crap.

I get my run done (I'm limiting my treadmill time to 30 minutes, till the bruised feeling is gone in my knee), and I decide to try my new lower body workout. I have been procrastinating, because I have to use the machines, and I'm not comfortable with them yet, and I'm shy, yada, yada.

I get to the laying down hamstring curl machine and it clearly needs some adjusting to fit my body length - but I have no idea which buttons to push/pull to get it where I need it to be. Of course, all of the staff are so busy chatting that I can't get their help. I will be putting in a complaint today. I belong to a ridiculously expensive/high end club. They really should be clamouring to help people on the floor, instead of chatting about their weekend plans. And when they are all together like that, even though I walked up to them, they didn't break up the chat. Me, being me, was too intimidated to make a big deal. Ugh. I hate me being me.

Luckily, husband knows how to use this machine, so when we go up today, he will show me how to adjust it, and I will finish off my lower body workout. Plus, I will do my 30 run. When I started running, I ran every day, cause I just enjoy it. Somehow, over the years, I got it in my head that I shouldn't do that. What a load of shit. If I like it, I'm doing it.

I am waiting for husband to be done in the hot tub so we can watch a show we have taped, so all that is on the tv right now are info-mercials. OMG!!! I have to buy everything I've seen! HAHA!! First was some dvd system that uses dance to give you rock hard abs, and now is a steam floor cleaner that is so light you can use balloons to lift it off the floor!! In all honesty, I can see how that would be nice to have for my ceramic tile in the kitchen....

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Posting Point Style...cause I'm lazy

  • My title says it all
  • Daughter is sick. Took her to the clinic yesterday and then to the lab for blood tests where they took 8 viles of blood!! All of the joints in her body are aching and swollen. What the hell causes that?? I have to wait until Tuesday to find out when the tests come back.
  • I watched Oprah cause she had Valerie, Marie & Starr on. I've been boycotting Oprah for so long I was SHOCKED to see how heavy she is AGAIN. Poor her.
  • Got my Mary Kay makeup today. I put it on immediately. I really like the colours. So does daughter - she informed me immediately that she would be borrowing it!!
  • I was mildly disappointed with the ER finale yesterday - it was a really long, non-eventful episode. Good thing they wrapped up lots this season.
  • My husband's work played a really, really mean joke on him for April fools - I seriously thought he was going to have a heart attack - I have NEVER seen my husband that stressed in the whole time we've been together (almost 20 years). I felt SO bad for him when they came in and told him it was a joke. Thank God it was a joke though!
  • We had Barkbusters in to work with the puppy - OMG people - if you are having issues with your dog, these are the people to call. No KIDDING. I can't recommend it enough. My dog is a changed dog after ONE session! (to be honest, I'm a changed owner also!)
  • Mizfit: I did in fact have a massage yesterday, where I had the EXTREME pleasure of saying to my massage therapist "this is easily the most painful thing you've EVER done to me!". I don't know how I kept myself laying down on the table. The upside is that she worked the kinks out!!
  • My ridiculously thin, tiny "pal" said over coffee today that she was trying to lose 5 was all I could do not to clock her one right in the face. Why would I care at all? I must think about that reaction. That is just wrong.
  • Not much on the agenda for this weekend. We have a curling banquet to go to tomorrow night. I'm going to wear my new makeup.
  • Have a healthy day bloggers!!