Saturday, February 28, 2009

Six more sleeps

Last week went by very quickly. If this coming week goes by as fast, I'll be home before I know it. I cannot wait until Friday. I REALLY can't wait until Saturday! I already told my husband that he could sleep in on Saturday because I'm going to want to get up with the girls.

I'm quite interested to see if I've lost any weight. I feel like I have. But who knows. We'll see next Wednesday, I guess.

Six more sleeps.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Comfort food

Whenever I'm sick, all I want to eat are Mr. Noodles ramen noodles. I don't know if it's because it's easy or what but anyway...that's what I've been eating for the past couple of days. I know they are points killers. But I'm sick and I'm away from home and there's nobody here to baby I'm eating noodles.

The upside (?? I guess ??) is that I was on my feel all day today going from one end of a ship to the other. And I'll be doing the same tomorrow. And the next day. And actually, for all of next week. So when I say my exercise level has increased I'm not kidding around! Will it be enough? Quite frankly, for the next 10 days I don't care. That doesn't mean I'll be hanging out in my room eating chocolate bars and french fries...but I'm not counting points. I'm willing to take any negative consequences that arise from this decision.

Today was not fun. My chest hurts a lot and the cold air made it feel like someone was stabbing me in the throat with every breath. I was gasping for air and people kept asking me if I was alright. I'm not. But there's really no point in getting into it every 15 minutes. Especially since I have to be here and there's nothing anyone can do about my health...I just have to suck it up.

This post is making me sound quite miserable when actually, I feel better than I have since I got here. Emotionally speaking, that is. And so, even though I'm sick, I'm okay. For now.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Oh, for Pete's sake!

Now I'm sick. Chest congestion, upset and sore stomach, body aches and I must admit...crankiness. Directed in particular to the young ladies in class who are so very proud of the fact that they aren't sick because they're from here and are used to the weather.

Because we all know that wind and rain are what really cause colds and flu.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Halifax, NS

I've been away from home for a week now. Only two weeks to go. I really thought I'd be updating more but even when we're not actually in training we're keeping fairly busy. Not only that, I don't want three weeks worth of posts talking about how I'm not making the best food choices but I'm getting more exercise. And how much I miss my family. My girls, mostly. I mean, I miss my husband too...but he and I have had periods of separation as long and longer than this one pretty much since we started dating 13 years ago. We're used to it. But the gosh...I never knew I could miss someone this much.

There's a storm coming, here in Halifax. I'm sort of looking forward to it. Is that weird? I mean, I don't want to see hurricane winds or anything! But I do love a storm! Maybe.

It does affect the training I'm on, though. And if I have to be here, I'd prefer to just get it done and not miss anything because of the weather. We've already missed half a day because of weather. Oh well. It's not like there's anything that I can do about it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I'm tired. It's after midnight and I can't sleep. I'm exhausted. But when I shut everything down and get into bed sleep seems so far away. Sigh.

I'm eating more junk than I'd like. Snacking. It's because I'm bored. Bored and sad. I want to go home.

I'm so tired.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Freaking out just a little

I'm going away for three weeks. I'm going to to be almost 3,000 km from home. From my family. I wouldn't go if I didn't have to...but I have to. I've never left the girls for this long and though I know they'll be well cared for, I'm going to miss them so stinking much.

Being away from home is either going to be really good for the weight loss effort or it's going to be really bad! I'll have some challenges because I'll be eating out a lot for the next three weeks...but on the other hand I'll have plenty of time to plan my meals and exercise since I'll be all alone. And I'm staying in a room with a fridge, stove and microwave.

Ah well...we'll see. I'm not going to stress about it tooooooo much. But it would be nice to come back and find that I'd lost another pound or two.

I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I messed up

Down 1 today. And I (FINALLY!!) got my 15 lb star at WW. With the 6 I lost before, that puts me at -21. Which is what I said I was last week. But I remembered tonight that I don't round up or down. I just go with the whole number. So last week I was still down 20. This week....

21 lost/79 to go

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wednesday weigh in

Down .8 (Again!!!! Am I really going to lose this weight .8 pounds at a time!?)

So, due to rounding...

21 lost/79 to go

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Yesterday went well and today is off to a great start! I kept my points at 21 yesterday. That's considerably lower than my target. Today I'm going to try and do the same. I'm also going to get some exercise. I am SERIOUSLY lacking in that department. I just don't feel like doing it. And I know that it's good for me and it'll help me lose weight faster but the get up and go is just not there...

I made some yummy cabbage and sausage this morning and will be having that for lunch. It was easy. I had about a half of a LARGE bag of coleslaw mix in the fridge that had been there for awhile and I didn't want it to go bad so I chopped an onion and cooked it in 3 teaspoons of olive oil. I added a chopped lean sausage (3 points per) and then threw in the rest of the coleslaw mix. Cooked it until it was all soft then put a bit of salt and a lot of pepper on it and presto! Lunch (times 4, actually...there was a lot of cabbage!) at 2 points per serving! I'll have that with a glass of milk and a Kashi granola bar for "dessert".

I also tried to make the oatmeal "cookies" that were in one of my WW books. The idea is you take one packet of instant oatmeal, add some water, let it stand until thickened and then bake it into 4 cookies. Sounded good. Sounded easy. Actually, it sounded too good to be true...and you know what they say about things that sound too good to be true!! Well, this is NOT the exception to the rule, let me tell you! You know that fake, rubber food that dietitians use to show portion sizes? Yeah...that's what these "cookies" were like. Not impressed. Perhaps the fault lies with me. I may have done something wrong. The instructions were pretty simple though...not sure how I could have messed that up! Oh well. I guess I'll just bake. I've been wanting to make some kind of breakfast cookie anyway. I never have time for breakfast so a cookie, full of yummy, healthy goodness to have with my morning Tim Horton's coffee will be just the ticket!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII

What a blow out! And I'm not talking about the game, ladies and gents!

We had a little party at our place yesterday. Just the four of was fun! My husband made some delicious ribs and (deep fried) chicken wings. And Bones decided we needed a cake so I got one of those. And we couldn't have a party without beer and snacks! No, siree! I made a small effort and cut up some veggies and put them out with some light dip...for the girls. *blush* I didn't have any of the veggies (unless you count the fries...yeah, we made fries too!). I ate WAY too much. I was feeling sick by the time I went to bed and acid reflux was kicking in. YUCK!

The day before wasn't much better, either. My husband took me on a date! We went OUT to a movie...that's a pretty big deal around here. We don't get out a lot! So of course, because I'm an all or nothing kind of gal, knowing that it was a "special" day put me in a celebratory mindset and I ended up eating crap for a good part of the day. Yay.

The good news was two days, not two weeks. I started out today with some fruit. Then for a snack I had some of those cut veggies with that light dip. It's almost lunch time and I think I may make an egg-white omelet or have some tuna or something. I plan on eating super healthy and maybe just a bit below my normal points range to compensate for the weekend.

Chili is on the menu for dinner tonight.

I'm working evenings so that will be an added challenge...but I'm going to walk the stairs for a bit and get some APs in there tonight and tomorrow too.

I feel good. I feel in control.