Monday, November 30, 2009


Daughter had her appt with her personal trainer this morning at 6:30. I decided to join her today - I need something to get me going with the weights again. Unfortunately the trainer didn't show up!! I had no iPod or anything with me, so I just came home. Boy was I mad.

Right now I'm sucking back a Grande Triple shot non fat latte. It's going down gooooood. Once I'm done I'm going to take the pup for his walk. It is really nice out there.

We had husband's Christmas party this weekend in Banff. It was fun. Husband & I went alone for the weekend. Boy, did we need that. It felt so nice to reconnect. Left daughter alone for the first time. She for sure did something she wasn't supposed to because she not only changed the garbage..... the full garbage bag is no where to be found! Little monkey!! In any case, the house is in the same condition we left it in, so.....

I feel blech today. Need to get a good program day under my belt.

Not much else to report now..... have a healthy day bloggers!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I rolled the bones with the new hairdresser

Holy freaking busy day yesterday!!

I ended up just walking into a hairdresser and rolled the bones! I'm now back (sort of) to my natural colour (I had lightened it up a bit over the summer). It looks quite dark compared to what I had, but it just feels so good to have it all trimmed up. I think the cut is fine - my only complaint was that the hairdresser never shut up the whole time. I'm not a chatter, so.....

I never updated my weight tracker on the side from last week's weigh in. I was quite disappointed because I actually felt so much smaller that morning. You know how you just wake up some days and feel a difference? Anyhow, when the scale said 0.2 down I was a bit bummed.

I went this morning and I'm down another 1.4. That makes me feel better about last week, as I'm sure some of this # is from then. In any case, down is down, right?

Last night I skipped belly dance. I went instead to the fitness center and did 30 minutes of spinning and 30 minutes walking a hill program on the treadmill. I also took the dog for a 37 minute walk. I felt like I needed more movement than I would get from Belly Dance.

My stuffed peppers were..... eh, ok. I've made better. They smelled good though - HAHA!

Today is my daughter's 17th birthday. Wow - it went fast. We are dinning at the Club tonight in celebration. I just didn't feel like cooking.

Well, I'm off to meet a friend for coffee, then I have to walk the pup and hit the fitness center 'cause they are having the 12 fitness days of Christmas again at the Club. For a donation to the Salvation Army, we can earn 12 stickers during December and we get our name in a draw for some awesome gifts. They are doing an early bird draw and I have to get 3 stickers before Sunday. I already have one - so I'm keen to get working on #2 & #3!!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Click here to see the shoes:


They are called Town shoes and the product code is 1-4110-162. They are in the 15th row on the right.

I took my own picture, but it doesn't do it justice

I also took a picture of what 10 points worth of Chinese food looks like all measured out:

Surprisingly - that is really VERY filling - I don't think I will ever have to over count on Chinese again!!

Taking a Breather!

I'm off work now till Tuesday, which is when I start a week at a different job. I'm really happy to have the break! The job I just finished with for the month has asked me to do some data entry for a system implementation they are doing in April. I'm going to figure out my availability later today, but I could end up working complete months for Dec & Jan (except for my lovely week off at Christmas, of course!! oh, and except for the week at the other job!!) This is good news because we have made debt reduction a priority. Kinda icky news cause I was really liking the idea of having a week on, week off, week on, week off. That is totally selfish of course, but.... a gal's gotta have dreams!

After work yesterday I went and bought myself some really, really pretty shoes. I walked over to Payless but they didn't have anything kinda fancy (I needed shoes that I could wear to hubby's Christmas party) so I walked over to the nice shoe store (Towne Shoes) and bought myself a seriously smoking pair of shoes. I also stopped at the brand new Holt Renfrew store (seriously - how did I miss that big change??) and picked up a Spanx slip. I think it's all going to come together nicely.

I'm trying to decide if I want to run out and get my hair trimmed today. My regular hairdresser is unavailable and so it would mean stopping in some where and hoping for the best. Eh, it's just hair, right?? I mean, how much could they screw it up??? HAHA!

Program talk: ARGH!!!!

I'm struggling. Do any of you have this problem? Not struggling. This: Monday they ordered in lunch @ work, cause we all had to work right through. It was some chicken stir fry concoction with brown and wild rice and an orange/mandarin salad. I'm not sure how to count it. And when I come across something I don't know how to count - my journaling comes to a grinding halt and I run right off the rails. Sigh.

I have a lot of running around to do today. On the agenda for today is: getting the f*ck back on program, taking puppy for a nice LONG walk, groceries, belly dance...... phew - I'm tired! haha!!

I just made the yummiest looking stuffed peppers - used my brand new WW food scale to calculate the pts value..... 6pts per pepper friends!! CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

OK peeps - I gotta get going with the rest of my day... have a healthy one!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Survived the week AND a NSV

I made it (although just barely) through my first week at my new job. I haven't done this kind of work for over 8 years and I forgot the stress that comes with it. I had a melt down in the car on the way home Tuesday night - complete with tears. Husband handled it WAY better than he used to 8 years ago!!

The upside is that I was SO busy that I stayed on program and ate the food I brought from home. The girl I report to came in on Tuesday with $127 worth of junk food. What a shit show. And there is HUGE social pressure to partake. I did well though. One hand full of chips the whole week.

Tonight I was so tired that husband suggested ordering chinese. Peeps - I did something I have never done before (enter collective breath holding by readers). I filled my bowl (a small soup bowl) with one soup spoon of everything we ordered. And did NOT go back for 2nds or 3rds like I usually do. I did have 5 dumplings. I realize that is a lot, but I had eaten two while I was taking the lids off the food, then put 2 in my bowl and then had one while I was putting dish in dishwasher. 3 of them were mindless eating - I didn't actually even think about it till I started typing this paragraph. Oh, well. Still a NSV cause normally I do that and still have the 2nds and 3rds.

No exercise this week. I pretty much went to bed early every night. I worked two nights quite late and so missed belly dance. Sigh. Next month I will be better prepared.

This will be a short post as I am really tired, and I have the worst headache. Just wanted to let you all know I was still alive.

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Someone please talk me off this ledge!!

Yes folks - I went shopping today. Needed a pair of pants cause I start a new job tomorrow and I haven't worked in 4 years AND I can't wear my Lullulemons!!

Of course, this meant I had to disrobe under florescent lights. That is where the ledge came in. I go into the mall feeling good - needing some pants and then.....

Why does that happen???????

Moving on.....

I went to pole dancing on Friday. I am over the moon excited to report that my friend went to class AND she said she enjoyed that class the best yet RIGHT UP UNTIL around 20 women arrived 20 minutes before our class was over for a party. That meant that they were watching us on the pole almost the whole time we were up there. We learned a backward spin. It is fun.

Not much else to report. Good weekend. On program. Tired and have a HUGE headache thanks to the gale force winds that are blowing the Chinook in. No exercise for me today - my right knee is SO sore I can hardly get up and down stairs. I'm falling apart!!

Little bit freaked out about learning new names, jobs, procedures tomorrow. Wish I had the points to throw myself into a bottle of Baileys. Guess my glass of water with a lemon wedge will have to do!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday at last!!

Even though this was a short week - that is how I feel this morning.

Belly dance last night was so much fun. I really like my beginner class group. Fun gals. I think we might be almost done learning our choreography.

Who watched Grey's last night? Even though I'm really miffed that Izzie is NOT DEAD and George is (oy! I just CAN. NOT. LET.THAT.GO).... I was so impressed with the Chief's story line. Did not see that coming. And I'm a fan of the new doctor since she was on Lipstick Jungle.

WW meeting went well. Lost 0.2. I was a bit miffed with the weigh in lady. She said "oh, well, this is good - week 10 is about breaking through plateaus". I was like.. "um... ok..... thanks". But I was thinking "I just told you that I was happy with this # because I know that I had noodle soup for lunch yesterday and I'm sodium full of water retention, I had a good week on program, and my # will catch up next week." :-p

Today I have a run (haven't checked to see if it is going to warm up out there - might go up the the gym on the treadmill) and pole dancing.

I decided to go for a walk with my walking group tomorrow. Haven't been out with them for ages. They always go for a big breakfast after and it seems counter productive. However, I feel I've hit the point in my journey that I can go for breakfast and not use their orders as my excuse to put myself off plan. There are plenty of tasty breakfast options that do not cost an entire days worth of points. Right?? RIGHT??? Oops - had a panic moment there as visions of eggs benny floated through my head..... I'm back.

So, posting a picture of my journal.... while I'm sure is mind numbingly boring for you guys to have look at - is really doing wonders for me staying on plan. I find that I'm really thinking about my choices now that I know someone might be able to read what I've written there!

Oh, and peeps - yesterday I was out having a Grande Americano with my buds and I got a call - I got that 2nd contract job I wanted!! It will be for between 8 to 48 hours a month all concentrated at one time of month. It is working with a great group and I couldn't be happier!!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I received my introduction e-mail from my motivational buddy AJ. I haven't written mine back to her yet..... hers was so good I'm worried about making a good impression! HAHA.

Anyhow - she sounds like a great partner for me and I'm sure we will find that we have much in common. Please feel free to stop by her site at - I don't know about you guys, but I'm always looking for new blogs. Gotta keep things fresh, right?

Had my run yesterday with the pup. Haven't downloaded my Nike+ for a while - will do that after I publish this. Anyhow. It was a weird run. The run itself, was good. The pup - oy! What a little monkey he was. He was either running too fast ahead of me or stopping to sniff so long that I had to yank at him. Sheesh. Next time we take the short leash and the Barkbuster collar. That will keep him next to me and then my frustration level will be better. Even with Indiana's escapades, I felt good after the run. Of course, my right knee is killing me this morning. Not where I usually hurt (which is always because I need to stretch the old IT bands). This time it is kinda on the knee cap. Weird.

Had no belly dance last night because of Remembrance Day. My feet were so sore, I didn't really mind. Tonight is my beginner class. I'm looking forward to it. I could use some shimmying.

I just got an e-mail that curling is cancelled this week. Both ladies on our 5 man team that know how to skip will be away. I'm not too miffed though - saves me the cost of doggy daycare!

I'm going to WW meeting this morning. I'm quite psyched as I have learned from the Halibloggers (from their meeting pictures) what the subject is for the week and I think it will be quite interesting.

Angie - I do in fact have a flower button, I pushed it and voila! Easy picture taking for Fatinah!!

Oh, I wanted to tell you all about what I had for lunch yesterday. I had two cups of left over brussels sprouts (roasted with balsamic vinegar, EVOO, onions and a smidgen of bacon bits). Well, I made myself some noodle soup (Ichiban type, but Co-Op brand cause it has less pts and mushroom flavour!!) and added my brussels to it! OMG! It was SO good. And filling. So filling in fact that I only had 1/2 cup of tortellini for dinner and I was stuffed! It was 8pts for that soup - and worth EVERY ONE!!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Coffee tasting GOOD this morning!

Ever have one of those mornings where your normally tasty coffee is especially good? Mmm, I'm having one of those mornings.

Yesterday was husband's birthday. He came home at 3:30. At first I was kinda happy - cause I thought he wanted some quiet time (wink, wink) BUT it turned out he had a migraine! Poor him. He was laid up the rest of the day.

Of course, I had been cooking for hours at that point and had my mom & her husband coming over for the big birthday dinner. Which they did. Husband didn't get out of bed until 8:30 last night and finally heated up his plate around 9:00.

Run yesterday was a walk with the puppy. Day got all turned around and when I finally got dressed to go out, my knees were sore.

Took me 8 tries to get pics of my food journal. Until this morning I didn't know how to turn off the flash. Now I have to figure out how to turn it back on!!

Oh, and I also took a picture of the pizza I made myself for lunch yesterday. Man, was it good. Chock full of veggies. Only 30g of light feta and a really high fiber pita - great lunch for 4 pts. I don't really appreciate food pictures - I'm too lazy to scroll through them looking for the heart of the post - but I was particularly proud of this extravaganza!! So my apologies to anyone reading this that also hates scrolling through food pictures!

Monday, November 09, 2009


Short post. I have received the 411 on my motivational partner and I have an e-mail to send to her. I can't wait to meet her. Or maybe I have and read her blog all the time - it's so exciting - I don't know!!

So, today is the day I start posting journal pictures. Or rather tomorrow is. I have decided I will post the day before the day after. I had a carb heavy day today. And sadly, not a veggie in sight. I had a scone for breakfast, a sub from subway for lunch, snacked on a bag of those gluten free puffs and for dinner, a piece of pizza. I feel clogged up just typing that. I'd better get some water in me post haste. I think I'm PMS'ing. In any case, I think the picture taking will help with accountability.

No exercise today. Blech. Run on the agenda for tomorrow. I need it - mentally as well as physically.

Oh, that 2nd company I might get work for called today. Dude that is organizing the work was of with H1N1. He is better and back to work and I have a coffee meeting with him tomorrow morning. One step closer. I just finished with my other job today.

Have a healthy day bloggers.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Pole Dancing Class #3

or as I like to call it - the night of the big pole dancing injury 2009.

That's right - it took 3 classes for me to injure myself. I was on the pole, working my magic like only I can when I stepped out of a spin catching the soft underside of my big toe on the base of the pole. Seriously - easily one of the most painful things EVER!! It hurt like a mother..... The injured area swelled up immediately and turned black and blue. Sigh. Like the trouper I am though, I kept on with the class and did not let hamper my performance. Then when I was doing the slide move down the pole to my knees I slid too fast and BAM my left knee is now black. Double Sigh. Still, on with the show though!! HAHA

Friend & I ended up in different groups. She crinked her neck on her first spin and isn't sure if she will continue with the class. I decided to let her off the hook - if she doesn't want to continue - I think I'm comfortable enough to do the last 3 classes on my own, if I need to.

I think after all, in the end, I'm enjoying the class. At first I really wasn't sure, but..... now..... funds will dictate whether or not I take the class again. I think....


Thursday, November 05, 2009


I have had a million ideas for posts, but just haven't had the time to post. Well, that's not true. I've been really tired after working all day (I know, I'm a wimp!) and so I've been going to bed quite early.

I have signed up for the Santa Shuffle in December - Calgary edition and for the Resolution Run New Years Eve - Ottawa edition. Both 5k. Yay!

Many bloggers have re-committed to WW. It is intriguing and quite exciting. I have decided to jump on the band wagon. I don't like to be left out! I'm going to commit to not missing my meetings, regardless of wether or not I'm working AND I'm going to start posting a picture of my journal. Just for accountability.

I am horribly off program this week. Pisses me off because I know better. I had a high point lunch and then had no points left for dinner. Oh, well. Sadly, I've had a story like that for the whole week.

What else. I have been doing some yoga before bed every night. Stretching my toes. My in-flexible feet are getting in the way with both belly dance and pole dance.

Ugh. I'm too tire to think..... off to bed

Have a healthy day bloggers.

Monday, November 02, 2009


That is what I'm full of as I consider filling in my food journal for last night and today.


oh, I signed up for a motivational buddy over at Mizfit. cool beans. me thinks this is timely.

Have a healthy day bloggers.