Saturday, 9 August 2014

Weekly Weigh In and Lesson Learned

I know, I know I didn't post last week.  I just came back from my WW weekly weigh in and thought I better sit down right now and post before time gets away again.

Two weeks ago I was down 1.1 lbs.  Today I was up the 1.1 lbs.  I was on a roll but ended up making some horrible choices this week. My dad became ill and had to be hospitalized.  As you know, I am not good at dealing with stress and food.  He is feeling better.  I was thrown right out of my routine.  I really have to work on dealing with this because let's face it, life happens.

One good thing did come out of this week.  I realized (even though I should have know before) how badly some food choices affect the way you feel.  On Thursday I had more bread than I have had in a long time.   Before we left for the hospital  I had 2 (yes 2) pieces of toast and a boiled egg and 2 cups of coffee.  For mid morning coffee we also had a cookie.  At lunch, we ended up at a diner and we had chicken salad sandwiches (yes, 2 more pieces of bread) and onion rings, along with another 2 cups of coffee. My dinner was not much better.  Not only was I coffeed out, but I felt absolutely horrible and bloated by the end of the day.  There is no way I want to feel like this again.  

So, Friday morning before I went to the hospital I made the time to workout to the Ripped in 30 DVD and I prepared my food for the day.  One of my new favourite breakfasts is peameal bacon (Canadian bacon) with blueberries.  The bacon is lean and is 1 WW points plus each.    Also, I prepared food to bring to the hospital because I knew the cafeteria would not offer many healthy choices.  I brought a boiled egg, fresh cucumbers and a peach.  When my mom and I went down for lunch, I just ended up buying a coffee.  She was so worried that I would not have enough.  I felt so much better than the day before.  On the way home, I picked up Swiss Chalet quarter white chicken and salad.  All in all, I learned a lesson this week.  I just have to remember how horrible I felt and make better choices.



This summer I have not posted any of my garden updates  I'm sure you have really missed them :-)
Our tomatoes and cucumbers have been really pitiful this year.  They are barely growing at all.  However, I did manage to pick some beans the other day.  Not a lot but enough for us.



Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Weekly Weigh In and Taking the Scenic Route

I really didn't want to post this but I did commit to continue blogging.  Maybe not as much as I was hoping but I do want to keep at it.  I was up 1.1 lbs this week at my Saturday WW weekly weigh in.  I am so fed up with taking the "scenic route" with weight loss.

What happened?  I was playing my old game of being really "good" for the day or two before weigh in.  After the WW meeting I am really motivated and manage to stay on track for a couple of days.  I then get a day when I need  crave something.  You know the game, "one day won't hurt".  I'll be really, really good after.  No, no, no.  This definitely does not work and has to STOP!!!.  I am only fooling myself.

On Saturday night, hubby and I decided to go to downtown Toronto.  We ended up at Honest Ed's.   It is a large bargain store  that has been around for over 60 years.  My mother and grandmother used to bring me there when I was a child.  One of their slogans is "Come In and Get Lost" and I did!.  Hubby had never been there, so we decided to go see it before it closes in a couple of years.


Afterwards we went to a Hungarian restaurant down the street and had their wooden plate special.  I don't think there was one healthy option on that plate, but that didn't stop me from having it.  I received a comment from Sean one day.  He said " I resisted for as long as I could because I desperately wanted to be one of those people who could "just be okay and normal." I'm not "normal," and that's okay, I'm "unique" with special needs and attention when it comes to food and exercise. And I'm worth the effort required to live my best life. And you are too."  

I couldn't get this out of my mind after I ate this meal.  Was I trying to be a "normal" person going out for dinner?   I have been successful before and I just have to do it again.  Yes, I am worth it and so are all of you!


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Weekly Weigh In and Update

I really meant to post a couple of days ago, but you know how life goes and gets in the way!

I had my weekly WW weigh in on Saturday.  Good news and bad news.  Good news is I lost 1.7 lbs.  Bad news, I lost 1.7 lbs.  I know I only started being more careful with my food midweek but I really felt like it would be just a little more.  That being said, I am happy that the scale is going in the right direction.  I have a long road ahead of me, but I am slowly starting to realize this is not an overnight fix.

Getting prepared is one of the main things I need to do to help me with my weight loss.  One of the first things I did was go shopping for some fresh produce.


I was doing well with cutting out sugar until Sunday.  We ended up going to Dairy Queen and I had a small dipped cone.  However, I have been binge free which really makes me happy.  I also started walking again.  My toe is feeling much better.  Today I plan on swimming some laps.  I am really starting to feel like I am getting to a better place and I know from past experience, I will be able to be more successful with my diet then.

Anyhoo, I will try to post more frequently.